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Best Books for 8 Year Olds - Top Reading List and Reviews 2016

In this year of 2016, some wonderful books have been released for 9 year olds - and there are also quite a number of long-standing favorites.

An entire list of this year's top picks in girls' and boy's top picks would be mighty long indeed - so here I have chosen several current hot sellers that are getting incredibly high ratings and reviews - plus some additional resources and tips...


Gravity Falls: Journal 3 by Alex Hirsch

Journal 3 brims with every page ever seen on the show plus all-new pages with monsters and secrets, notes from Dipper and Mabel, and the Author's full story. Fans of Gravity Falls will simply love this 288-page full-color jacketed hardcover version...

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling

For the first time, J.K. Rowling's beloved Harry Potter books will be presented in lavishly illustrated full-color editions. Kate Greenaway-award-winning artist Jim Kay has created over 100 stunning illustrations, making this deluxe format a perfect gift as much for a child being introduced to the series, as for the dedicated fan.

The Land of Stories: An Author's Odyssey by Chris Colfer

When the twins and their friends enter worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, finding allies no one else could have ever dreamed of, the race begins to put an end to the Masked Man's reign of terror. Can the twins finally restore peace in the fairy tale world?

The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition by Valorie Schaefer

Our best-selling body book for girls just got even better! With all-new illustrations and updated content for girls ages 8 and up, it features tips, how-tos, and facts from the experts.

Basil of Baker Street (The Great Mouse Detective) by Eve Titus

Basil—the famous sleuth of mousedom—lives in the cellar of Sherlock Holmes’s house. A devoted admirer of the great detective, he has learned his craft by listening at the feet of Holmes himself. But will it be enough to help Basil solve his most baffling mystery yet?

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