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Top 10 Best Classic Books for 7-year-olds

Discover delightful classics that have captivated generations of children, featuring beloved characters such as Aslan the lion, Pippi Longstocking and Bilbo Baggins. For the very best classic books for 7-year-olds, just check out the list below.

1. The Chronicles of Narnia

C. S. Lewis

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

2. Roald Dahl Collection

Roald Dahl

Discover the bizarre, hilarious and phizz-whizzing tales of the wonderful Roald Dahl, including The Twits, Matilda, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and more. Explore his wondrous world and quirky characters in his truly gloriumptious stories, featuring Roald Dahl's distinctive wit and spellbinding storytelling.

3. The Famous Five Series

Enid Blyton

Join Dick, Anne, Julian, George and Timmy the dog on all of their exciting escapades - in caves, castles, secret passageways and more! The gang must outsmart thieves, hunt for hidden treasure, and unravel all sorts of mysteries in these riveting classic tales.

4. The Hodgeheg 

Dick King-Smith

The Hodgeheg is a classic animal story that will be loved by all 7-year-olds. As clever as Max the hedgehog might be, he's got a tricky task when it comes to crossing the road safely. What will he do? This is a gentle tale that will be a hit with animal-lovers. 

5. Pippi Longstocking

Astrid Lindgren

Discover the marvellous adventures of Pippi Longstocking, a red-haired, freckled little girl who is superhumanly strong and fiercely independent! She can cook and clean for herself, repair her house, care for her pets and otherwise manage her affairs all by herself. She absolutely loves animals; her best friends are a horse and a monkey. Join Pippi as she performs at the circus, takes her friends on a trip to the Canny Canny Islands, and lots more! Children will be gripped by these rip-roaring tales.

6. The Hobbit

J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo is a hobbit. He likes to keep himself to himself and enjoys a peaceful, uneventful life. But one day, a group of dwarves turns up at his door, and his life is changed forever. He must embark on an epic quest to help the dwarves reclaim their mountain and slay the malicious, miserly dragon, Smaug - all rather difficult for a homely hobbit! This riveting story features themes of courage, friendship, and action-packed adventure!

7. The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

Kids will adore this spellbinding story, which stars 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 vindictive teacher's pet... Join Mildred on her many misadventures.

8. Charlotte's Web

E. B. White

This much-loved tale features a girl named Fern. One spring morning, she rescues a little piglet and names him Wilbur. Wilbur is sent to live on a farm where he meets Charlotte: a very intelligent and beautiful spider. An unlikely bond forms between them, and they soon become the best of friends. But Wilbur is faced with a terrible doom... the butcher's axe! Charlotte must think of an ingenious way to save her new pig pal... This stunning story is perfect for sharing with all the family.

9. Winnie-the-Pooh

A.A. Milne

The Winnie-the-Pooh stories are well-known to most children thanks to the Disney adaptations but how many children have read this classic? Treat your kids to the heart-warming and funny tales of Pooh Bear and his friends in this lovely book featuring E.H. Shephard's iconic illustrations. 

10. Little House on the Prairie

Laura Ingalls Wilder

Based on Wilder's real-life childhood adventures, this captivating book follows a family in Wisconsin, who set up their home amongst Indians and wild bears. The book describes the way the different groups learn to live together in harmony, as well as what happens once the family leaves the prairie and Mary and Laura start school...

These children classics are sure to be instant hits with your kids! We know you may well have read some of these when you were 7 too and we want to help you pass your love of reading down to your children with our range of terrific Hand-picked classics for kids.

Classic books for 8-year-olds

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
  • Roald Dahl books
  • The Famous Five by Enid Blyton
  • The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith
  • Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
  • The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
  • Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
  • Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
  • Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder