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?
These exciting guides include a variety of fun facts and tips on how to survive the wild. With titles like First Aid, Shelter Building and Firecraft and Campfire Cooking, they'll be experts in no time and ready to take on their first camping trip.
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 madcap series is great for those who love the weirder side of life. Andy and Terry live in the worldâs best treehouse complete with a giant catapult and marshmallow machine! In each book in the series the treehouse gets 13 new extensions to eventually create a mighty 91-storey treehouse! With crazier stories each time, this a series that's sure to entertain every 8-year-old.
If your 8-year-old enjoys interesting facts and a lot of laughs, this series of books from The British Museum and The National Trust are sure to be their new favourites. The books feature black-and-white illustrations and teach children about history and nature in easy-to-read bite-sized pieces.
These books blend scientific and geographical topics by explaining the causes and consequences of various natural disasters. The books cover volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, fires and floods in fascinating detail and using modern-day case studies.
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?