25 Great Summer Reads for Kids 6-10


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And we arrive at the last one of the “Summer Reading” lists! 🙂 Thanks for following along, friends. If you haven’t yet read them, you may want to check out the list for teen boys HERE, for teen girls HERE, for boys 11-14 HERE, and for girls 11-14 HERE, and the list for family read-alouds HERE.

Of course, there is a little give here regarding ages. 🙂 Older children will enjoy many of these books as well – After all, the best kind of stories are the ones that resonate differently but well with every age. 🙂

Every family has different expectations for what is appropriate for different ages… and, sometimes, even within the same family a book may be appropriate for one child at one age and not appropriate for another child at the same age. I encourage you to seek and listen to the Lord about reading material for your children ~ and if you have any questions that you think I might be able to answer, please feel free to ask! 🙂

Some of these books may be a little more geared towards boys’ interests, some more toward girls’ interests, but most of them are “gender-neutral” ~ both boys and girls will love them. 🙂

1. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

2. Stuart Little by E.B. White

3. The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White

4. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis ~ 6-8-year-olds may find some of the Chronicles a little scary, so you may want to read them together – They are *wonderful* books!

5. The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes

6. All-of-a-Kind Family by Sydney Taylor ~ There are several books in this series, and each is *great*!

7. Winter Cottage by Carol Ryrie Brink ~ This is out-of-print currently (!), but see if you can find it in your local library because it is one of the most charming books ever written for this age! 🙂

8. Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson ~ Sweet and funny!

9. Homer Price by Robert McCloskey ~ Another one with lots of good, old-fashioned humor!

10. Mr. Popper’s Penguins by Richard Atwater ~ Simply a delightful story of Mr. and Mrs. Popper, who take their performing penguins on the road!

11. The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary ~ Oh, Beverly Cleary, you had such an imagination! There are a couple of books about Ralph S. Mouse; be sure to get them all!

12. The Impatient Turtle by Janette Oke There are several others in this non-sequential series – They are all wonderful!

13. The Best of Woof by Danae Dobson ~ Lovely, fun stories centered around a dog named Woof.

14. In Grandma’s Attic by Arleta Richardson ~ Entertaining and funny, often with strong but gentle themes that reinforce Christian character.

15. The Bracken Trilogy by Jeri Massi ~ The Bridge is the first in this George-MacDonald-like trilogy, set in a medieval fantasy world – well-told stories!

16. The Adventures of Lily Lapp by Mary Ann Kinsinger and Suzanne Woods Fischer ~ This series is great for modern kids to learn about the more-simple Amish lifestyle through Lily Lapp’s fictitious life.

17. The Green Ember by S.D. Smith ~ Kids will gobble up this fantasy series full of adventure. Best for 8+.

18. The Seven Sleepers series ~ This is a solid series that mimics C.S. Lewis’ Narnian Chronicles in some ways. Best for 8+, due to some scary scenarios.

19. The Spirit Flyer Series ~ Oh, this is one of the *best* series to teach kids about the very real spiritual battle in which we are engaged! Due to some scary elements, it’s best for 8+ or for a read-aloud.

20. God’s Good News Bible Storybook by Billy Graham ~ An excellent Bible storybook! My niece and nephew’s one fell apart from use!

21. Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl ~ This is a very comical, imaginative story about a fox who outwits a trio of farmers. (Please note: I do not recommend all of Roald Dahl’s books. God gave him an incredible imagination, but please use discretion when choosing which of Dahl’s books your children read.)

22. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll ~ Clever and imaginative, this one gets better every time you read it. 🙂

23. The Complete Ramona Collection by Beverly Cleary ~ These are lovely, funny books, good for both boys and girls. Also check out her Henry Huggins collection, etc.!

24. James Herriot’s Treasury for Children by James Herriot ~ Sweet stories that help sensitize children to God’s creation. Inspired by Herriot’s own veterinary career.

25. The Borrowers by Mary Norton ~ This is the first in a very creative, old-fashioned series about a family of very tiny people who inhabit the houses of “big people.”

There are a lot for this age group! 🙂 I hope you’ve found some fun ones to add to your child’s to-read list this summer. May they be a blessing to you!

Grace and peace,


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8 Comments, RSS

  1. Sherry Stahl July 5, 2017 @ 6:46 pm

    So many classics I remember with fondness!
    Praying you have a blessed summer reading more great books with your kids?
    ~Sherry Stahl

    • alicia grace July 6, 2017 @ 9:18 pm

      Beloved books can be like old friends, isn’t that true? Thanks for stopping by, Sherry ~ May God give you a blessed summer, too!

  2. Michele Morin July 6, 2017 @ 1:14 pm

    Love these! Homer Price has a great sequel as well, and the audio book is hilarious.

    • alicia grace July 6, 2017 @ 9:16 pm

      I haven’t listened to the audio book! Sounds like a good choice for an upcoming road trip. 🙂

  3. Sarah July 7, 2017 @ 3:22 pm

    These bring a smile to my heart! 🙂 my girls are 11 and 8 and don’t love reading as much as I do. Maybe reading classics will help!

    • alicia grace July 10, 2017 @ 1:45 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it, Sarah! 🙂 Hope the suggestions are helpful. 🙂

  4. Tina at Mommynificent July 13, 2017 @ 4:02 am

    Thanks for linking up this fabulous list at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com! Tweeted!

    • alicia grace July 13, 2017 @ 6:59 pm

      Thanks for hosting, Tina! 🙂

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