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5 Great Books for 10 Year Old Girls (and boys!) – Summer Edition

Finding great books for 10 year old girls (and boys!) can be tricky. Our daughter is an avid reader and writer. She has piles of earmarked books throughout the house, despite my best efforts to encourage her to read one book at a time. This year, she has read dozens of books and fallen in love with several of them.

Reading has not always been easy for her. She began as a reluctant reader and struggled until 2nd grade. I’ll always be so thankful for the teacher she had when we lived in Ireland, she was devoted to helping Claire become a more confident reader. So if you’re little one is struggling with reading, I want to encourage you that there is hope and before you know it, you too could have a bookworm in your house!

Below are our favorite 5 books for 10 year old girls (and boys!)

5 Great Books for 10 year old girls

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  • Story Thieves by James Riley

Story Thieves follows the adventures of a young girl that travels into books to find someone special. Our daughter loved this story, it was full of great adventure and exciting moments. She can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series!

Story Thieves

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  • On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson

Claire thought the characters in this story were interesting and that the story was encouraging. The book has many funny parts but also tells a great story of good versus evil.

On the edge

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  • Half upon a Time by James Riley

This was a great find and she loved the adventure! Half Upon a Time is the story of a boy being trained to be a knight (but not a very good one!) when suddenly a girl falls from the sky. This book is sure to make you laugh!

Half upon a time

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  • The Extraordinary Education of Nicholas Benedict by Trenton Lee Stewart

This book is about a 9 year old orphan boy with lots of troubles. He has an unfortunate looking nose, narcolepsy (he falls asleep constantly!) and many enemies. This book follows Nicholas in his adventures as he tries to find the mysterious treasure.

Extraordinary education

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  • Harry Potter by JK Rawling

After a year of pleading we finally let Claire read Harry Potter. Before she started I listened to the first book just to review it and make sure I knew the content and could talk with her about it. We may not be super conservative about book choices, but I have heard that the Harry Potter books can get dark (later in the series) so I wanted to be sure that I was reading along with her. (We both LOVED the book and are now reading Book 2).

Harry potter 
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These are just a few of our favorite books! Are you surprised to hear that I just read Harry Potter for the first time this year? I think it’s easy to say we’re hooked!


5 Great Books for 10 year old girls

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