Top 10 Best Books for 10-year-olds

From side-splitting stories and fantastical adventures to non-fiction treasure troves about space and history, discover your child's new favourite read in this list of the best books for 10-year-olds.

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1. David Walliams' Books

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David Walliams

This brilliant collection contains David Walliams's first five fantastically funny novels. In The Boy in the Dress, how will Dennis's schoolmates react when he comes to school in a dress? In Mr Stink, Sophie befriends a very smelly tramp. In Billionaire Boy, the son of a billionaire finds that despite his luxurious home, he is unhappy without genuine friendship. Gangsta Granny will prove that grandparents may be far more exciting than kids think, and in Ratburger, Zoe must try to keep her beloved pet rat safe from the greedy grasp of Burt of Burt's Burgers.


2. R. L. Stine's Goosebumps Collection

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R. L. Stine

Dare your kids to read these heart-pounding books from R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series, in which children must face all sorts of supernatural terrors. These spine-chilling books feature twisted, funny and gritty adventures that will enthral children. Discover ghouls, ghosts, vampires and more in these spectacularly spooky books.


3. Poo! A History of the World from the Bottom Up!

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Sarah Albee

This brilliant book is filled with disgusting details and horrendous hygiene - and kids are sure to love it! The ways humans have removed their waste has changed the world in ways you couldn't possibly imagine, and children will find this revolting read both repulsive and riveting! From how many loos you'd find in a pyramid to how moats were used for more than just defence, this book is full of funny facts and toilet trivia.



4. Marsh Road Mysteries

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Elen Caldecott

These thrilling novels are filled with friendship, fun and plenty of adventure! Guaranteed to keep kids hooked, they feature the wonderful heroes Piotr, Minnie, Andrew, Flora and Sylvia, who must try to track down a diamond thief - but what will they do when the prime suspect turns out to be Piotr's dad? Discover the truth of this tale and two other mind-boggling mysteries in this fantastic 3-book collection.


5. Harry Potter Series

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J. K. Rowling

This enchanting series has inspired a love of books in millions of children with its enthralling adventures, fantastical creatures and spellbinding characters! Join young Harry Potter as he enrols at the magical (but perilous!) Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Over the years, he must contend with a three-headed dog, a terrifying basilisk, ghoulish dementors, a mysterious Potions Master and so much more, and must ultimately face his most terrifying nemesis: Lord Voldemort.


6. Harry Potter Colouring Book

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If your young witch or wizard has finished reading the novels and been left with horrendous Harry Potter cravings (don't worry, it happens to the best of us!), fear not - this spellbinding colouring book will whisk them back to the magical world in no time. They can embellish the intricate drawings of their favourite characters - including Harry, Dobby, Lord Voldemort and more - in whatever way they choose; all they need is a bit of colour!


7. The Chronicles of Narnia

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C. S. Lewis

Generations of children have been enchanted by these exciting, action-packed stories. Discover a magical land, inhabited by all sorts of enchanting creatures, as well as a witch who imposes an eternal winter. Be swept away by incredible quests, exhilarating battles and all sorts of fantastical beasts, including centaurs, giants, fauns, and the wise, magnificent lion, Aslan.





8. Journey to the River Sea

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Eva Ibbotson

It is 1910 and Maia, tragically orphaned at just thirteen, is sent from England to faraway Manaus, to live with relatives hundreds of miles up the Amazon. She is accompanied by an enigmatic and eccentric governess who has her own mysterious reasons for making the journey. Before long, both will discover a lush, exotic world, filled with new experiences that will enchant and challenge them both. Young readers will be captivated by this mesmerising tale.


9. War Horse

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Michael Morpurgo

In this gripping tale, a horse named Joey witnesses the deadly reality of battle from both sides of the trenches in the First World War. He will come to understand the chaotic power of war, and the boundless beauty of peace. His owner, Albert, is determined to bring his beloved horse home safely. This engrossing story is a favourite with kids, parents and teachers alike, and has been adapted for film and stage.





10. 100 Things to Know about Space

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Alex Frith

Perfect for inquisitive minds, this inspiring book reveals the answers to lots of important questions, like why astronauts need wilderness survival skills in space and how they can escape a black hole. Bursting with 100 fascinating facts, this interstellar read will captivate kids, and keep budding astronauts thoroughly engrossed.