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Sky Raiders (Five Kingdoms) For a list of books in this series, click here.
Cardboard He reread his favorite graphic novel.
Phoebe and Her Unicorn
The Dragon in the Sock Drawer He read the whole series and was disappointed to learn there are no more books in it. For a list of books in the Dragon Keepers series click here.
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix He read another Harry Potter book. He began to read the sixth one too (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince) but was no longer in the mood for it so this one is the last finished.
Moon Rising He read the first five books in the Wings of Fire series over the summer and I totally forgot that there are 3 or 4 more books in this series. He was so thrilled when I brought them home from the library and read them all. For a list of books in this series click here.
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell and other books in the series. Click here for a list. My son read the whole series and so did my daughter who is 2 years older.
How to Train Your Dragon For a list of books in this series click here. You can find them on Amazon here. He read the whole series and loved it.
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Lemonade War For a list of books in The Lemonade War Series click here. He read the whole series.
Stranded For a list of books in this series click here. He read the whole series.
The Menagerie For a list of books in this series click here. Matous loved this series.
The Dragon of Lonely Island
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda For a list of books in the Origami Yoda series click here.
The Unwanteds For a list of books in this series click here.
A Dragon’s Guide to the Care and Feeding of Humans
The Wild Robot
Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Magical Creatures I think it is planned as a series (for sequels check here).
The Adventurer’s Guide to Successful Escapes
James and the Giant Peach
Song of the Poison Dragon (a very short book, more suited for beginning readers but my son read the series in 1st grade and since then new books came out so he wanted to read them)
Loki’s Wolves For a list of books in this series click here.
Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk My daughter read it eagerly right at the beginning of 4th grade because she loved Rump (I read it to my kids over the summer).
Spirit Animals For a list of books in this series click here. My son read the series at the beginning of 2nd grade but a new book came out so he read it now.
Dragon’s Egg A dragon story even for girls! Although there are not many reviews on Amazon, from what I have read elsewhere, it seems like a good adventure story for this age group. If you don’t care for dragons, skip it. Read more reviews here.
The Maze of Bones For a list of books in The 39 Clues series click here.
City of Thirst (a sequel to The Map to Everywhere)
The Fairy Tale Detectives For a list of books in this series click here. I read the first one to my kids and they read the rest of the series on their own.
One Dead Spy For a list of books in Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales series click here.
The Best School Year Ever
The Kid Who Ran for President
Moxy Maxwell Does Not Love Stuart Little
Thor’s Wedding Day
A Dragon’s Guide to Making Your Human Smarter
My son fell in love with the series Who was… What was… etc. So he read several of them, for example:
Who Was Alexander the Great?
Other books in this series he read:
Who Was Joan of Arc?
Who Was Genghis Khan?
Who Was Gandhi?
What Was the Alamo?
What Was Pearl Harbor?
What Was D-Day?
What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?
Warriors For a list of books in this series click here. Check other series by Erin Hunter. The Warriors series has many sub-series, see them here. My son is in love with these books and reads one after another.
The Mysterious Benedict Society For a list of books in this series click here.
Swindle For a list of books in this series click here.
Sometimes I could not decide what age was appropriate for certain books. I’ve found recommendations for both 8- and 9-year-olds. If you are not sure it is probably better to read these either toward the end of 3rd grade or wait till 4th grade.
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief For a list of boos in this series click here.
Books he listened to or we read together
A Wrinkle in Time
Bud, Not Buddy
The Egypt Game
My Side of the Mountain
Redwall For a list of books in this series click here.
Heart of a Samurai
The Sign of the Beaver
The Worst Class Trip Ever
The War That Saved My Life A wonderful book. We loved it–my husband does usually not join us for reading but he insisted we wait for him every night to continue.
Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods We listened to the audio book as a family. It is very well written, funny and entertaining (kids were in 3rd and 5th grade)
Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes Because our kids loved listening to the stories about gods in the car, I checked this out from the library and it is also a success.
The Fairy Tale Detectives For a list of books in this series click here.
Big Game Both my kids like the FunJungle series so we read this one together. For a list of books in this series click here.
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
A Single Shard This book may not be for everybody because I can imagine a lot of kids being bored with it. However, I read it to my kids when they were in 3rd and 5th grade and they enjoyed it (my fifth grader more than my third grader, also because she does pottery as a hobby so she could relate)
Serafina and the Black Cloak (Voted #1 Middle Grade Novel of 2015) We also read the sequel.
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes I’ve read reviews by people who were bored by the book, but so many loved it that I decided to post it here. Read more reviews here.
Floors For a list of books in this series click here. My kids listened to the audio book when they were 8 and 10.
Cosmic (audio version fantastic, people love this book, a younger child might not appreciate the topics as much as a 10-year-old)
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