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Top Books for Kids 10 and Under
Indy's Child made a list of our favorite books for kids under 10. Check it out! Your child might just find their new favorite book.
- The Day the Crayons Quit
Author: Drew Daywalt
Age Range: 3 - 7 years
About the book:Crayons have feelings, too, in this funny back-to-school story illustrated by the creator of Stuck and This Moose Belongs to Me -- now a #1 New York Times bestseller!
Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.
- Hard Luck (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series #8)
Author: Jeff Kinney
Age Range: 8 - 12 years
About the book: Greg Heffley's on a losing streak. His best friend, Rowley Jefferson, has ditched him, and finding new friends in middle school is proving to be a tough task. To change his fortunes, Greg decides to take a leap of faith and turn his decisions over to chance. Will a roll of the dice turn things around, or is Greg's life destined to be just another hard-luck story?
- LEGO Play Book: Ideas to Bring Your Bricks to Life
Author: Daniel Lipkowitz, and Gregory Farshtey
Age Range: 7 - 15 years
About the Book: Building on the success of wildly popular The LEGO® Ideas Book, LEGO Play Book has all-new ways to encourage kids to think, build, and play creatively. Featuring more than 200 different builds, this fun guide inspires readers with LEGO ideas to bring their bricks to life while encouraging them to use their imagination and play in new ways, creating amazing LEGO models of their very own.
Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses
Author: Kimberly & James Dean
Age Range: 4 - 8 years
About the Book:Pete the Cat is back in New York Times bestselling artist James Dean's picture book Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses, written by Kimberly Dean. Pete the Cat wakes up feeling grumpy—nothing seems to be going his way. But with the help of some magic sunglasses, Pete learns that a good mood has been inside him all along. Fans of Pete the Cat will love watching him take his positive outlook and transform a grumpy day into an awesome day!
Author: R.J. Palacio
Age range: 8 - 12 Years
About the book:August Pullman was born with a facial deformity that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can't get past Auggie's extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller.
- Wild Born (Spirit Animals Series #1)
Author: Brandon Mull
Age range: 8 - 12 Years
About the Book:#1 New York Times bestseller Brandon Mull launches Scholastic's brand-new multiplatform phenomenon. Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by cloaked strangers. Four flashes of light erupt, and from them emerge the unmistakable shapes of incredible beasts - a wolf, a leopard, a panda, a falcon. Suddenly the paths of these children - and the world - have been changed forever.
- Poems to Learn by Heart
Author: Caroline Kennedy
Age range: 8 - 11 Years
About the Book: There's a poem to celebrate every moment in life-whether it's hitting a home run, watching a sunset, or laughing with your best friend. A poem is a gift of the heart that can inspire, reassure, or challenge us. Memorize it-share it-it's yours forever. In this diverse collection, a companion to her New York Times #1 best-seller A Family of Poems, Caroline Kennedy has chosen more than a hundred poems that speak to all of us.
- Dream Animals: A Bedtime Journey
Author: Emily Winfield Martin
Age range: 2 - 5 Years
About the book: Ideal for bed time reading, this book will appeal to parents and children who love Grandfather Twilight and On the Night That You Were Born. Author, illustrator, and creator of The Black Apple Etsy shop, Emily Martin convinces children to close their eyes and discover who their dream animal might be—and what dream it might take them to.
- The Surprise Attack of Jabba the Puppett
Author: Tom Angleberger
Age range: 8 - 12 Years
About the book: Dark times have fallen on McQuarrie Middle School. Dwight's back—and not a moment too soon, as the gang faces the FunTime Menace: a new educational program designed to raise students' standardized test scores. Instead, it's driving everyone crazy with its obnoxious videos of Professor FunTime and his insidious singing calculator! When Principal Rabbski cancels the students' field trip—along with art, music, and LEGO classes—to make time for FunTime, the students turn to Origami Yoda for help.