Recommended Books for 8 - 9 year olds

Some reading inspiration for 8 - 9 year olds

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The One & Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, Children's Books for 8 - 9 year olds





A truly inspiring novel about friendship, love and art told in the voice of Ivan, a gorilla that was captured from his home in the jungle and a young baby elephant.  

Unforgettable and timeless, this is a celebrated work of children's literature and a fabulous book for 8 - 9 year olds. And as a bonus, the book is illustrated beautifully.

Mr Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater

Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly Cleary

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Sassy: Little Sister is Not My Name by Sharon Draper

Sugar Plum Ballerinas by Whoopi Goldberg

Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream by Jenny Han

Bunnicula by Deborah Howe

The Year of the Dog by Grace Lin

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look

A Handful of Stars by Cynthia Lord

Cuckoo Feathers by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins

Calvin Coconut by Graham Salisbury

The Time Warp Trio: Knights of the Kitchen Table by Jon Scieszka

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Bag Beginning by Lemony Snicket