My daughter has become quite the avid reader. She devours books before I can even catch the whole plot line from her. I wanted to share some of these titles with you in case you are looking for great books for 10 year olds. I’m pretty sure she wears out our local librarians looking for the next adventure to go on. These are on different reading levels because she simply reads what she enjoys.
10 books my 10 year old is obsessed with – Great Books for 10 Year Olds
If you are more conservative you may not like some of these titles as I let her read fantasy books and I don’t ban books with a boyfriend/girlfriend relationship in them. I will say that many of these books are fabulous and she has thoroughly enjoyed them.
I think Harry Potter will always hold a special place in her heart. It was her first chapter book series that she genuinely enjoyed reading without my help. She got lost in the adventure and the magical story. For a time I was sure that everything in my home would be based off of Harry Potter. She even wore Harry Potter Mickey Ears to Disney! This is a great series to let your child read or to read aloud with them.
I was nervous we wouldn’t find a book series to follow up Harry Potter because she loved it so much. Then we discovered Land of Stories. She has fallen in love with this series. How could you not fall in love with a story about jumping into other stories? Chris Colfer is an incredible author and has definitely captured her imagination.
My daughter even made a video for the More Than a Homeschool Kid Youtube channel to share more about this series.
This is the newest series my daughter is enjoying. She says that this book is a lot of fun because it is a princess but with a strong female role. I have a feeling this will continue to be a favorite. She doesn’t even know there is a third book yet but I have a feeling when I tell her it will be on her library wish list.
I asked her why she loves this series and she said, “I like twisted fairy tales. I like how you have constant adventure and barely any down time. In the first chapter or two it is a bit slow but the rest is non-stop action.” She checked out this entire series and I see her finishing them really quickly.
We are reading this series as a family and really enjoying it. My daughter said she loves Percy Jackson because it is very intriguing and it easily grabs her attention. She said she gives up on a book if it takes too long to pick up. It does a good job of getting you into the action quickly. She also loves that there is a character that is dyslexic like her.
This series is a quicker read. It is smaller but it doesn’t sacrifice story to make it shorter. The story is a ton of fun and really captivated her attention. She spin off series based on these books. She says this would be a good book to read if you are a struggling reader. It is a good start before larger books.
These are shorter books. They are easy reads and have a really well written fantasy story. There are a lot of twists and turns. It helps to have the entire series because each book ends on a cliffhanger. The last book is a little darker so you may want to screen that one first if you have certain rules with your child.
This series is very much like a young Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts. His parents died in a plane crash and his mission is to solve a mystery about different beasts using only a book from a close relative and a little help from a friend. My daughter says this is a really fun series that your kids won’t want to put down.
If your child is a Disney fan at all you don’t want to miss this series! Take an adventure into the parks after night fall as some of the most famous characters come to life in a really unique way. Some of these can get scary. If you have a sensitive child they may not enjoy it as much.
My daughter wasn’t thrilled about this series the first time she read it. However, after watching the Netflix series from this book she quickly changed her mind. She had to know what was coming next. These books are smaller so they are easier to fly through. She really enjoyed them.
Which book would you add to a list of books for 10-year-olds? Leave me a comment and let me know.
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