Top 10 Best Books for 7-year-olds

From spellbinding stories to engrossing educational titles for kids, we've got all the best books for 7-year-olds, whether they're reading for leisure or for learning.

1. My Brother's Famous Bottom Series

Jeremy Strong

This side-splitting series of seven silly stories begins when tiny twins Cheese and Tomato are born. When the twins audition for a nappy advert, Cheese's bottom is unintentionally broadcast on the news - and what follows is a national tour full of fun and chaos! This and many more adventures are to be discovered by children who read these crazy books.

2. My Bumper Puzzle Book

This Book People exclusive is packed with over 300 exciting pages of interactive fun! Children must find their way through twisty mazes, fill out dot-to-dot masterpieces, solve brain-teasing riddles and complete tricky word puzzles in this giant book of conundrums! Not only will kids have lots of fun, they'll also develop problem-solving, reading and numeracy skills.

3. The Usborne Book of Greek Myths

Anna Milbourne

This gorgeously-illustrated collection of Greek myths forms a perfect introduction to these enthralling stories for children. It includes famous myths such as The Trojan Horse, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Icarus, Pandora's Box and Odysseus, and divulges fascinating extra details about the different mythical monsters that appear in the stories.

4. The Magic Show Book

DK

Everything your child needs to know to put on a spellbinding, mesmerising magic show is revealed in this dazzling book. Find out how to perform mystifying illusions, baffling vanishing tricks and so much more. This vibrant guide to mastering magic is a must-have for budding magicians.

5. Astronaut Academy

Steve Martin

Aspiring astronauts need look no further for the ultimate guide on achieving their dream! Kids can discover the world of space travel and test their skills with a range of challenges that simulate real-life astronaut tasks. These fun activities will build on knowledge of science, maths, first aid, hand-eye coordination and more. Not to mention the amazing stickers, poster, board game, press-out figures and model space shuttle included in this bumper set.

6. How Big is 43 Quintillion?

Help children to develop their maths skills with this unique and fun-filled book about numbers. They'll find out about colossal figures including millions, billions, trillions and the eponymous quintillions in an accessible and fascinating way. The book also includes a short history of maths, with plenty of fun trivia about everything from palindromes to pi.

7. Princess Disgrace Collection

Lou Kuenzler

Follow the adventures of Princess Disgrace, a brave, bright and funny girl, who only lacks a bit of grace. This hilarious series features her first few terms at Princess Academy, where she must deal with the mean Princess Precious, take part in a talent competition, start swimming lessons with real mermaids and skate on a frozen lake - but nothing can happen in Princess Disgrace's world without a bit of trouble.

8. Stig of the Dump

Clive King

First published in 1963, this classic children's novel features a truly enchanting adventure story. No-one believes Barney when he claims he's met a new friend. However, Stig is indeed a real boy, but curiously lives in a dump. Together, the two boys embark on many an exciting journey. With unforgettable characters and a wonderful plot, this timeless tale of friendship is a captivating read.

9. Discover the Human Body: Educational Box Set

Budding scientists can learn all about the fascinating human body with this bumper box set. The Wonders of Learning book provides an engaging introduction to the workings of the body, such as what happens to the air we breathe. The Find, Stick and Learn book adds even more fun to the learning process with lots of colourful stickers. The set also includes wall charts, stencils, colouring pencils and even a build-it-yourself skeleton.

10. Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales Collection

Terry Deary

Terry Deary, author of the hilarious Horrible Histories series, turns his attention to the brilliant bard in this fantastic collection. Flair and humour permeate these books, which look at the plots of the celebrated plays as well as the historical events occurring beyond the theatre walls, such as the gruesome plague and the attempt to steal Elizabeth l's throne. This collection is a brilliantly funny introduction to Shakespeare.

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    Introduce your young reader to a captivating host of stories with this beautifully illustrated collection of Greek Myths.

    The collection includes famous myths such as The Trojan Horse, Jason and the Golden Fleece, Icarus, Pandora's Box and Odysseus. Readers aged 7 and over will be enchanted by these fantastic stories.

    Short notes in the margins of the book add details about the different monsters that appear in the stories.
  • The Magic Show Book - Hardback - 9780241251133 - DK
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    Abracadabra! This book has everything your children need to put on their own magic show - including the chance to make their own magic wand.

    Full of advice on how to perform mind-boggling illusions, vanishing tricks with cards and coins and much more, it's a bright and bold guide to learning the tricks of the trade.

    Encouraging children aged 8 and over to practise the tricks until they're confident enough to perform them in front of the family, it's a brilliantly interactive book that will surely turn heads. The middle spread even features the 'Astonishing Slicer' - and there are instructions on how to work this.
  • Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781472937247 - Terry Deary
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    Terry Deary, the author of the Horrible Histories series, turns his brilliant mind to the works of the Bard in this four-book collection.

    Covering A Midsummer Night's Dream, Macbeth, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet, the illustrated and impeccably researched books celebrate Shakespeare in style.

    Written with passion and flair, each book not only looks at the plots of the famous plays but also major historical events that happened outside the theatre doors including the plague and an attempt to steal Queen Elizabeth I's throne.

    These books provide a great introduction to Shakespeare for children aged 7 and over.
  • Astronaut Academy - Paperback - 9781782403937 - Steve Martin
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    Does your child have what it takes to become an astronaut and succeed on a mission to Mars? This book gives them the chance to test themselves and find out everything there is to know about space travel.

    Once enrolled at the academy, children will face a variety of challenges and missions that mimic the real-life tasks that astronauts may have to complete in space. These activities - many of which are based around science and maths - include those that improve hand-eye coordination, obstacle courses, building a balloon rocket and learning basic first aid.

    There's also a Space Goodies section including stickers, a poster, a board game, press-out figures and a model space shuttle.
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    Get to grips with maths and make sense of the really big numbers with the help of How Big is 43 Quintillion?

    A fun and unique way of helping children enhance their maths skills, the book explains the concepts of millions, billions, trillions and quintiliions in exciting and accessible ways - focusing on the maths behind the Rubik's Cube.

    The book contains a short history of maths and numbers and fascinating facts about everything from palindromes to pi. Analogies, explanations and infographics also combine to help readers aged 7 plus to visualise these big numbers; e.g. did you know that if one billion children stood on each other's shoulders, they would reach past the Moon?
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    Stig of the Dump is a true classic. Nobody believes Barney when he says he's met a new friend. Stig is a real boy living wild in a dump, and together the two boys embark on many journeys of discovery.

    This wonderfully appealing and classic adventure story is one that children of all ages will enjoy reading. With its timeless appeal, unforgettable characters and an endearing tale of friendship at its heart, Stig of the Dump is simply enchanting.

    Still as fresh and exciting after over 50 years, this is a classic story to be shared and enjoyed time and time again.
  • Princess Disgrace Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781407177632 - Lou Kuenzler
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    Princess Grace is a brave, funny and clever girl, but she's certainly not the most graceful. In this hilarious series, fans of The Worst Witch and The Naughtiest Girl in School series can enjoy reading about her first few terms at Princess Academy.

    In her first term, she's excited to learn how to be a proper princess and is making friends, despite Princess Precious being mean to her. In Grace's second term, she falls out with Izumi and Scarlet and it appears that everything is going wrong - until a talent competition changes everything.

    The third term finds Grace excited to start swimming lessons with real mermaids, but her friend Scarlet is not so sure. as she's terrified of water; Winter Term at Tall Towers finds all the princesses looking forward to learning to skate on the frozen lake, especially when they hear that one of them will star in a performance with famous dancer Glacia Blizzard - but it turns out she's hiding a dangerous secret.
  • Jeremy Strong: My Brother's Famous Bottom Collection - 7 Books - Collection - 9780141376158 - Jeremy Strong
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    Children will be laughing their socks off as they work their way through the books featured in the hilarious My Brother's Famous Bottom series from Jeremy Strong.

    With seven books of silliness to enjoy, we reckon you might be laughing at these just as much as the kids. It all starts when the twins Cheese and Tomato are born and Nicholas' family decide they need to make more money. Dad has a brainwave - nappies! When the twins audition for a nappy advert, Cheese's bottom is accidentally broadcast on the news... what follows is a national tour and chaos involving giant babies and goats on motorbikes!

    After this, things get crazier still. The whole family head off on a camping trip; the eggs they're hatching for the school's Easter fair are going missing; and Nicholas' bottom might just save Christmas...
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    Exclusive to Book People, this exciting book has over 300 colourful pages of amazing and interactive fun.

    It encourages children to find their way through twisty mazes, complete dot-to-dots, solve number riddles and attempt to master word puzzles.

    Huge in size, it provides plenty of entertainment and will help develop children's problem-solving skills. Just give them a pencil and watch them race through the book.
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    This big box will tell budding scientists everything they need to know about the human body.

    The padded Wonders of Learning book provides a fun and informative introduction to the workings of the body and explains everything from what goes on inside our bodies to what happens to the air we breathe, while the Find, Stick and Learn sticker book helps children have some interactive fun while learning about its intricacies.

    There are also wall charts to develop further understanding, stencils, colouring pencils and best of all - a build-it-yourself skeleton!

    A complete guide to anatomy, the box even has a special design where children can project an image of a human body onto the wall of a dark room using a torch.