We all know it’s important to keep reading. So important, teachers often recommend a minimum amount of daily reading. It can be a challenge to keep interesting books in front of kids especially with the call of everything electronic. But here is a list of perfect books for 10 year old girls. This list comes directly from my favorite reliable source, my very own resident 10 year old girl.
So, if you need a few ideas, check out the list below. There is something here whether your girl is a voracious reader or would rather be doing something else with her time. This list contains selections appropriate for ages starting at 8 and up to 14. These titles may be carried at your local library or bookstore. Some schools partner with a company named Scholastic to offer books at a discounted price and that’s where we get ours most of the time.
If you’re unfamiliar with the I Survived franchise by Lauren Tarshis, you’re in for a treat. This series is great for making history relatable to kids. Each book covers an event in history from the point of view of a kid. The protagonist is always someone the reader’s age. I Survived – The Attack of the Grizzlies is the newest book in the franchise, it will be released in late September.
What I really appreciate about this series is how the author takes real-life tragic events and teaches the reader that even when bad things happen, we have a tremendous opportunity to learn and grow from them.
The Wings of Fire series is another one that my kids love. Written by Tui T. Sutherland, The Lost Continent is the latest installment of an epic series with dragons and all the dramatic imagery that comes with these mythical creatures. The dragons live in groups and there are different kinds of dragons who do not always get along with one another.
I love how the protagonist in each book has a personal journey of self-discovery and character development that are powerful lessons for the readers. In the Lost Continent, Blue has a happy peaceful life and expectations of what will happen next but life throws a monkey wrench in the program and Blue has to learn to adapt.
My daughter is a huge fan of this series written by famous celebrity twins, Tia and Tamera Mowry. Double Cross is the fourth and final installment of the middle school series that brings the girls back to their hometown and solves some of the remaining mysteries of the series. The storylines and characters are great for teaching young readers about friendship and family dynamics.
Well if twins are good, triplets are better. This book is the next installment in Jennifer Ziegler’s library of adventures for the Brewster triplets. This time the triplets are going into 7th grade and have a plan for conquering the school year ahead when right out the gate, things do not go according to plan and the triplets rely on their signature cunning and wit to survive the year. What I think is really cool about Teacher’s Pets is how the triplets are really developing their own individual identity and cultivating individual interests.
It would be a mistake not to make room for the latest installment for The Baby-Sitters Club series. The Baby-Sitters Club series, created by Ann M. Martin is one of the most successful series in publishing history. The series has introduced many to the babysitting genre we love. This edition is a graphic novel and will follow the club during Kristy’s mom’s wedding day when the club must also babysit fourteen children at once. I love that this series illustrates the problem solving and teamwork skills needed for entrepreneurial endeavors and life.
Cool Careers With Animals
Speaking of career ambitions, for any girl that is also an animal lover, Cool Career’s with Animals written by Audra Wallace introduces readers to a whole wide world of working with animals. Several career options are covered and we learn that career choices extend beyond veterinarians. It’s sure to get the mind flowing with possibilities.
Here’s another choice if your reader is an animal lover, Max’s Story is the next installment for the A Dog’s Purpose Puppy Tales Series written by W. Bruce Cameron. These stories are touching and addicting. If you’re familiar with the series, these tales are told from the perspective of the dogs. Max is a Yorkie mix from New York. I think this is brilliant because Yorkies are well known for their “little dog body – big dog heart and mind” personalities. Max also has a very Yorkie trait of being a bit of a one person dog. Those themes throughout the storyline are simply brilliant. As Yorkie owners, we expect to find this story particularly relatable.
Smile is great because it tells the story of Raina’s seventh grade school year when an accident disrupts her desire for normalcy and fitting in. It also covers the balance we learn between our personal world and the world around us. Those who have been through seventh grade can relate. Those who will be or are in seventh grade will appreciate that they are not alone.
Sisters is also inspired by Raina’s childhood. In it, she unravels her contentious relationship with her sister. It unfolds over the course of a three-week road trip the family undertakes to attend a family reunion. Raina and her sister learn to get along motivated by a common good. Anyone who has a sibling can relate to this.
There you have it, our family’s recommended books for August 2018 for 10 year old girls. I hope you’ve found something helpful, inspirational, or interesting. I’d love to know what do your kids love to read?