Hi! My son is 8. He loved Wings of Fire and Percy Jackson, but he said the rest of Riordan is too scary.

It’s so hard when your young readers are also advanced readers–just because they CAN read something doesn’t mean it’s age appropriate for them!

Here’s what One Man Book Club reco’d:

–The Wild Robot and The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown
–The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black
–The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, The Witches, Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and The Giraffe, the Pelly, and Me by Roald Dahl
–The Fablehaven series, The Candy Shop War series, and The Five Kingdoms series by Brandon Mull
–Anything by Kate DiCamillo
–The first three Harry Potter books
–The Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne
–The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
–The Indian in the Cupboard by Lynn Reid Banks
–Anything by Katherine Applegate
–The World According to Humphrey series by Betty Birney
–Bob by Wendy Mass & Rebecca Stead
–The Imaginary Veterinary series by Suzanne Selfors
–Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger
–Fudge books by Judy Blume
–Ramona books by Beverly Cleary

These are a few from my lists for 10 and under, and there are more where those came from. If you’re willing to read to him, then the options increase tremendously! So, what do you think? Agree with my reco’s? What’d I miss?

Here’s what the Book Club community added:

All my kids liked the Magic Treehouse books, Stick Dog series and 13 Story Treehouse books at that age. I read Fablehaven, The Chronicles of Narnia and Harry Potter to my boys around that age too. I took my kids to bookstores and library’s and asked the people there to give them suggestions.

My Lemoncellos library books. The Westing Game. Narnia. Harry Potter. Kept of the Lost Cities. Treasure island. Nancy Drew (my son loves them!) Swiss family Robinson.

My son loved the Puppy Place and Upside Down Magic books at that age. In Spanish, all of the books by Pam Muñoz are great ( Esperanza Renace, etc.)

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