This list of the best books for 8-year-olds includes a range of brilliant titles, from funny fiction to fascinating fact-filled compendiums! Browse through the list for your child's next favourite read.
This hilarious worldwide bestseller is beloved by kids from New York to Newcastle! It stars Greg, who finds himself thrust into a new school where scrawny little weaklings like him must share the corridors with bigger, meaner, tougher kids who are already shaving. Greg decides he must try to become cool, and attempts to do so through his popular friend, Rowley. What will happen when their friendship is tested to the limits?
This brilliantly mind-boggling book will captivate non-fiction fans. It reveals how Russia is 10 times as wide as France, what the biggest creatures and countries on Earth are, how the world's smallest bird can perch on a pencil, and so much more! It's also bursting with stunning images and visual comparisons.
Kids will be left spellbound by these enchanting stories, which star the lovable, clumsy witch, Mildred. She's excited to be studying at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she keeps making silly mistakes, messing up spells and crashing her broomstick! As if things couldn't get any worse, she manages to make an enemy out of Ethel, the teacher's pet... Join Mildred on all her misadventures in these seven magical books.
This stupidly hilarious series is full of crazy adventures and fantastic fun! Join intrepid heroes Stinkbomb and Ketchup-Face as they set off on a perilous (or perhaps just rather silly) adventure. While you're at it though, watch out for dodgy badgers, porcupines and pizzas... These rib-tickling reads find our heroes enduring a kerfuffle at Christmas, discovering that pages from their own story have gone missing, and dealing with some dastardly bees.
Give your kids the chance to test their astronaut abilities to see if they could flourish in outer space! Children will face a variety of challenges and missions in this out-of-this-world book. Many of the activities are based around science and maths, and involve developing key skills such as hand-eye coordination and basic first aid. Kids will be enthralled by this interstellar book, which includes fun stickers, a board game, press-out figures and even a model space shuttle!
Travel through time with the familiar characters of Biff, Chip and Kipper in these exciting historical stories. Great for kids making the transition from picture books to longer stories, these spellbinding adventures feature characters from the past, giving children an exciting insight into history.
This perfectly pocket-sized puzzle book is great for popping into a schoolbag, handbag, glovebox or suitcase to ensure the kids are never bored again! It contains over 100 piratical puzzles, including challenging number games, muddled mazes, wacky wordsearches, perplexing picture puzzles and much more, with all the answers at the back of the book.
Has your child ever dreamed of being a magician? This book makes it possible with everything they need to put on their own magic show! Full of advice on how to perform confounding tricks that will baffle their friends and perplex their parents, kids will love learning the marvellous art of magic from this bold, bright book.
Complete with phizz-whizzing favourites like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and more, children will love this wonderful collection of hilarious, unforgettable tales by legendary children's author, Roald Dahl.
This heart-warming, funny and fascinating novel will captivate young readers. It is London, 1876, and Hetty Feather is left at the Foundling Hospital by her mother when she is just a tiny baby. She goes to live with a foster family in the countryside, and with her 'brothers', Jem and Gideon, she sneaks off to visit a travelling circus, where she is enthralled by the show, but particularly by Madame Adeline and her horses. However, when Hetty returns to the Foundling Hospital, she goes back to a tedious life of horrendous uniforms and abysmal food. Could her real mother be the marvellous Madame Adeline? Or is the truth even more surprising?