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Books for Ages 6-10: Learning to Read

Hook your children on reading by reading to them and by providing them with books appropriate to their reading levels that they can read independently.
  1. Book Reviews (8)
  2. Chapter Books (8)
  3. Classic Children's Books (3)
  4. Series (15)

Anniversary Editions of Children's Books
The two anniversary story collections on this list feature popular characters Clifford the Big Red Dog and Lyle the Crocodile and stories beginning readers enjoy.

The Hundred Dresses
The Hundred Dresses, an award-winning short novel by Eleanor Estes, recommended for ages 8 to 11, effectively addresses friendship, peer pressure and bullying.

The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The 180-page fantasy, The Borrowers, a classic children's book by Mary Norton, is an excellent read aloud for ages 7 to 9, as well as a good book for independent readers.

20th Anniversary Edition of Dinosaurs Before Dark, Magic Tree House #1
Check out the cover art of the 20th Anniversary Full-Color Edition of Dinosaurs Before Dark, Magic Tree House #1, the first book in the popular series by Mary Pope Osborne, illustrated by Sal Murdocca.

Read about Books #1-28 in the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne...
Read all about the Magic Tree House Series, Books #1-28, by Mary Pope Osborne, and get a complete book list of these stories for ages 6-10.

I Broke My Trunk! by Mo Willems
If you are looking for a beginning reader book that's fun to read, I recommend I Broke My Trunk! and all the other books for beginning readers in the Elephant and Piggie series by Mo Willems.

An Egret's Day
An Egret's Day Children's Poetry Book Review: Searchng for children's poetry books about nature? Try An Egret's Day by Jane Yolen, illustrated by nature photographer Jason Stemple.

Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little is a cut above most chapter books. Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little is a humorous chapter book about a nine-year-old year who procrastinates about doing an assignment - reading the book Stuart Little - and come up with some wildly imaginative ways to avoid reading Stuart Little.

Too Many Pumpkins
Unlike many Halloween picture books, Too Many Pumpkins is a heartwarming fall story with no ghosts, goblins or any other holiday symbols except for Jack O'Lanterns.

Judy Moody Series - Readers Respond to Judy Moody Series by Megan McDonald
Judy Moody Series: Readers respond with their opinions of the Judy Moody series by Megan McDonald. Share your family's opinions of the Judy Moody...

2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners
The Theodor Seuss Geisel Award honors beginning reader books for beginning readers.

2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners
The 2010 Award winners honor beginning reader books for beginning readers. The 2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal winner is Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!. The 2010 Geisel Award Honor Books are I Spy Fly Guy!, Little Mouse Gets Ready, Mice and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends and Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day.

2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners
The 2010 Award winners honor beginning reader books for beginning readers. The 2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal winner is Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!. The 2010 Geisel Award Honor Books are I Spy Fly Guy!, Little Mouse Gets Ready, Mice and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends and Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day.

2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Winners
The 2010 Award winners honor beginning reader books for beginning readers. The 2010 Theodor Seuss Geisel Medal winner is Benny and Penny in the Big No-No!. The 2010 Geisel Award Honor Books are I Spy Fly Guy!, Little Mouse Gets Ready, Mice and Mole: Fine Feathered Friends and Pearl and Wagner: One Funny Day.

For many of the books in the Magic Tree House fiction series, there's a Magic...
For many of the Magic Tree House fiction series books, there's a Magic Tree House Fact Tracker, a research guide that's a companion nonfiction book, both geared for younger independent readers.

The Magic Tree House Series, Books #29 and Up
Learn how books #29 and up in the Magic Tree House Series by Mary Pope Osborne differ from Book #1-28 but are also very popular with young independent readers.

B is for Bagpipes: A Scotland Alphabet
B is for Bagpipes: A Scotland Alphabet, a 40-page nonfiction children's book in picture book format, is recommended for readers 8-12 and as a read aloud for ages 6 and up.

Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth
Find out why Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth by E.L. Konigsburg, an award-winning children's book by E.L. Konigsburg - a story of friendship and imagination - is a good book for ages 7-10.

Magic Tree House Resources for Parents and Teachers
Younger independent readers love the Magic Tree House series and the companion nonfiction Fact Trackers. Learn all about the books, the author, related crafts and more.

Harry the Dirty Dog
Read this Harry the Dirty Dog book review to find out why this children's books has been a childhood favorite for more than 50 years, enjoyed as both a read aloud and as a book for beginning readers..

The Mercy Watson Series
The Mercy Watson series will appeal to beginning readers who enjoy humor in their early chapter books.

The Ballpark Mysteries Series
Learn all about the Ballpark Mysteries series by David A. Kelly, early chapter books that appeal to independent readers fro 6 to 9 years old.

Jake Drake Series
Kids who are 7-10 year old (grades 2-5) will enjoy the Jake Drake series by Andrew Clements.

The Little House Series
The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the story of a pioneer girl's childhood, which is based on the life of the author, is recommended for ages 8-12..

The Ivy + Bean Series
The Ivy + Bean series is a very popular series of chapter books about two girls in second grade, their friendship and the entertaining results of many of their ideas.

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