Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 8-10

Best gift books for 8-10 year olds
Posted on December 5, 2022

Looking for books to give as gifts for readers aged 8-10 this festive season?

Look no further.

Every year I ask the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community to share the ONE book they’re buying as a gift in different age groups, so I can pull them together in one handy book list.

This year, we’re calling them the Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive lists and this one is the list of gift books for 8-10 year olds. (Find links to book lists for younger readers at the end of this post.)

It’s a collection of recommendations from the group as well as from team members Megan Daley, Allison Rushby and me. Click the title of the book to read more about it, and to purchase*.

Hope it helps!


Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers aged 8-10


A Glasshouse of Stars by Shirley Marr


Books for 8 year oldsThe Travelling Bookshop (series) by Katrina Nannestad


The Little Wave by Pip Harry


The Land Of Stories by Chris Colfer


Runt by Craig Silvey


Books for 8 year oldsMiss Penny Dreadful and The Midnight Kittens by Allison Rushby


The Sugarcane Kids and The Red-Bottomed Boat by Charlie Archbold


National Geographic Almanac 2023


Landing With Wings by Trace Balla


Books for 9 year oldsThe Reindeer and The Submarine by Beverley McWilliams


Frankie Best Hates Quests by Chris Smith


How To Be The New Person by Anna Branford


Dusty In the Outwilds by Rhiannon Williams


Books for 9 year oldsI Am A Book, I Am A Portal To The Universe by Stephanie Posavec, ill. by Miriam Quick


Pearlie and Pig and The Great Hairy Beast by Sue Whiting


Lonely Planet Kids Atlas of Dogs


Eddie Woo’s Magical Maths by Eddie Woo


Books for 9 year oldsZadie Ma and The Dog Who Chased The Moon by Gabrielle Wang


Sherlock Bones (series) by Renee Treml


The Unstoppable Flying Flanagan by Felice Arena


Football Fever (series) by Kristin Darell


More #Bookstive

YKNR #Bookstive list for readers 0-3

YKNR #Bookstive list for readers 4-6

YKNR #Bookstive list for readers 6-8


Allison Tait Your Kid's next ReadAre you new here? Welcome to my blog! I’m Allison Tait, aka A.L. Tait, and I’m the author of middle-grade series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, The Ateban Cipher, and the Maven & Reeve Mysteries. You can find out more about me here, and more about my books here.

If you’re looking for book recommendations for young readers, join the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community, and tune in to the Your Kid’s Next Read podcast!


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