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

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

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!

 

*This post contains affiliate links. See contact page for details.

Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 6-8

Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 6-8

Every year I ask the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community to share the ONE book they’re buying this festive season 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 6-8 year olds (

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 6-8

 

What Zola Did (series) by Melina Marchetta, ill. by Deb Hudson

 

My Father’s Dragon by Ruth Stiles Barnett

 

Books for 6 year oldLittle Ash (series) by Ash Barty, Jasmin McGaughey, ill. by Jade Goodwin

 

Willa And Woof (series) by Jacqueline Harvey

 

Furball: Spy Cat by Adrian Beck.

 

How To Make A Picture Book by Elys Dolan

 

Books for 6 year oldHow We Came To Be: Surprising Sea Creatures by Sami Bayly

 

Koori Princess by  Anita Heiss

 

Amazing Animal Journeys by Jennifer Cossins

 

The Big Book of Exhibits by Marita Bullock and Joan-Maree Hargreaves, Illustrated by Liz Rowland

 

Books for 6 year oldWhat Snail knows by Kathryn Apel

 

Rewilding Kids Australia by Melissa Mylchreest

 

Action Dude by Andy Riley

 

Hot Dog by Anh Do, ill. Dan McGuinness

 

books for 6 year oldThe Shop Train by Josie Wowolla Boyle, ill. By Paul Seden

 

Nice Garry (series) by Nathan Lyon, Michael Wegner, ill. David Williams

 

Ollie and Bea (series) by Renee Treml

 

The Courage of Magnolia Moon by Edwina Wyatt, ill. by Katherine Quinn

 

Books for 6 year oldThe Odds by Matt Stanton

 

Mertales (series) by Rebecca Timmis

 

Hana’s Hundreds of Hijabs by Razeena Omar Gutta, ill by Manal Mirza

 

 

YKNR #Bookstive list for readers 0-3

YKNR #Bookstive list for readers 4-6

 

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!

 

*This post contains affiliate links. See contact page for details.

Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 4-6

Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 4-6

Every year I ask the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community to share the ONE book they’re buying this festive season 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 4-6 year olds (find the YKNR #Bookstive list for readers 0-3 here).

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 4-6

 

Do Not Open This Book (series) by Andy Lee, ill. by Heath McKenzie (4+)

 

School of Monsters (series) by Sally Rippin (4+)

 

Picture books for ChristmasBillie and the Blue Bike by Ambelin Kwaymullina (4+)

 

Beast Feast by Emma Yarlett (4+)

 

 

Santa Post by Emma Yarlett (4+)

 

It Fell From The Sky by Eric and Terry Fan (4+)

 

Picture books for ChristmasA is for Bee by Ellen Heck (4+)

 

Emergency! Emergency! Vehicles to the rescue by Rhian Williams, ill. Tom Jellett (4+)

 

 

The Wild Life (series) by Laura Bunting, ill. by Philip Bunting (4+)

 

Be Careful, Xiao Xin! by Alice Pung, ill. Sher Rill Ng (4+)

 

Picture books for ChristmasWild Bush Days by Penny Harrison, ill. By Virginia Gray (4+)

 

Charlie’s Whale by Libby Gleeson, ill. by Hannah Somerville (4+)

 

 

Ceremony by Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing, ill. by David Hardy (4+)

 

Bush Magic by Kylie Howarth (4+)

 

Books for ChristmasRabbit & Bear (series) by Julian Gough, ill. by Jim Field (5+)

 

Cranky Chicken (series) by Katherine Battersby (5+)

 

 

The Muddy Chef by Penny Whitehouse (5+)

 

Come Over To My House by Eliza Hull, Sally Rippin, ill. by Daniel Gray-Barnett (5+)

 

Picture books for ChristmasThe Best Hiding Place by Jane Godwin, ill. Sylvie Morris (5+)

 

My Deadly Boots by Carl Merrison, Hakea Hustler, ill. by Samantha Campbell (5+)

 

 

Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall (5+)

 

My Strange Shrinking Parents by Zeno Sworder (5+)

 

How Do You Say I Love You? by Ashleigh Barton, ill. by Martina Heiduczek (4+)

 

 

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!

 

*This post contains affiliate links. See contact page for details.

Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 0-3

Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive list for readers 0-3

Every year I ask the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community to share the ONE book they’re buying this festive season 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 0-3 year olds.

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 0-3

See Touch Feel (A first sensory book to share with your baby) by Roger Priddy (0+)

 

Picture books for ChristmasSing Me The Summer by Jane Godwin, ill. Alison Lester (1+)

 

Welcome, Little One by Sophie Beer (1+)

 

Wombat by Philip Bunting (1+)

 

My Country (board book) by Ezekiel Kwaymullina, ill. Sally Morgan (1+)

 

Playtown (series) by Roger Priddy (18mths+)

 

A Tiny Light by Alison Lester (2+)

 

Picture books for ChristmasSnap! by Anna Walker (2+)

 

Walking Your Human by Liz Ledden, ill. by Gabriella Petruso (3+)

 

All of the factors of why I love tractors by Davina Bell, ill Jenny Lovlie (3+)

 

Plume Festival Seeker by Tania McCartney (3+)

 

All The Words I Need To Know by Jane Godwin, ill. Andrew Joyner (3+)

 

11 Words for Love by Randa Abdel-Fattah, ill. Maxine Beneba Clarke (3+)

 

Picture books for ChristmasFreddy the Not-Teddy by Kristen Schroeder, ill. Hilary Jean Tapper (3+)

 

Whisper on the Wind by Claire Saxby, ill. Jess Racklyeft (3+)

 

Dirt by Sea by Michael Wagner, ill. Tom Jellett (3+)

 

Bluey: Bluey and Bingo’s Fancy Restaurant Cookbook (3+)

 

Say Hello by Jane Godwin, ill. Jane Reiseger

 

Picture books for ChristmasWhat to say when you don’t know what to say by Davina Bell, ill. Hilary Jean Tapper (3+)

 

Stellarphant by James Foley (3+)

 

Diary Of A Rescued Wombat by Jackie French, ill. Bruce Whatley (3+)

 

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!

 

*This post contains affiliate links. See contact page for details.

More spooky stories for kids

More spooky stories for kids

Spooky stories for kids are having a bit of a moment with a cluster of new titles featuring ghosts and other eerie characters hitting the shelves in recent years.

So, with Halloween on the horizon, I asked Allison Rushby – the third musketeer in the Your Kid’s Next Read community – to create a list of releases (new and favourites) for kids who love spooky stories.

Allison is the perfect curator for a list like this, being not only a big fan of stories both spooky and scary (see this earlier list she created for more options for middle-grade readers) but an author of junior fiction and middle-grade novels that hit that perfect sweet spot between spooky and safe.

For younger readers, try her latest book Miss Penny and The Midnight Kittens, while middle-grade readers will love The Ghost Locket and The Mulberry Tree.

 

More spooky stories for middle-grade readers

This selection of spooky stories is mostly aimed at kids 8-12. Click the link to find out more about each book or to purchase from Booktopia*

 

ghost stories for kids

 

Honour Among Ghosts by Sean Williams

 

 

 

ghost stories for kids

 

 

Her Perilous Mansion by Sean Williams

 

 

ghost stories for kidsGus and the Starlight by Victoria Carless

 

 

 

 

the goodbye yearThe Goodbye Year by Emily Gale

 

 

 

 

ghost stories for kidsA Girl Called Corpse by Reece Carter

 

 

 

 

ghost stories for kidsGhost Squad by Claribel A. Ortega

 

 

 

 

ghost stories for kidsA Ghost in my Suitcase by Gabrielle Wang

 

 

 

 

ghost stories for kidsTing Ting the Ghosthunter by Gabrielle Wang

 

 

 

 

ghost stories for kidsPrometheus High (series) by Stuart Wilson

 

 

 

 

ghost stories for kidsThe Haunting of Aveline Jones (series) by Phil Hickes, illustrated by Keith Robinson

 

 

 

 

ghost stories for kidsThe Ghost Locket by Allison Rushby

 

 

 

 

ghost stories for kidsMiss Penny Dreadful and the Midnight Kittens by Allison Rushby

 

 

 

 

The Mulberry TreeThe Mulberry Tree by Allison Rushby

 

 

 

 

Your Kid's Next Read podcastAre 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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