Best Books for 7 – 12 Year Olds

By now you will know that I am passionate about the joys and benefits of children reading.  Every Day, Every Where, Every Thing.  

Christmas is the perfect opportunity to stock up on books for the year ahead.  For me growing up Christmas holiday’s meant uninterrupted reading time!  EVERY Christmas I asked for books and then later on Magazines.  The Baby Sitters Club (or anything by Ann M Martin) Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton and then later the Bronte Sisters.  Oh how I hope my children love books as much as I do!!!

I must admit, in this technological age, finding books that children love, and getting them to read them is getting harder.  I strongly believe it doesn’t matter what they are reading as long as they are reading!!!!  Especially for boys, find a topic that interests them and find any book you can on the topic and suddenly you will find them immersed in books! 

So here are some of my favourite for that tricky 7 – 12 Year old group we suddenly find ourselves entering!

Screen Shot 2013-12-16 at 7.36.19 PM

 

1.  Dork Diaries.  This is currently an International Bestseller.  A series of chapter books that is so relatable it’s got that tween market captured.  They are a classic coming of age series dealing with not fitting in, feeling like a dork, heartbreak and embarrassing moments.  This is like a “girlier” version of Diary of A Wimpy Kid.  These are flying off the shelves and I would personally invest in a book set.  I would have loved this series as a child! 

2. Hey Jack.  This is where Master O is at.  Perfect for early readers the contexts are age appropriate and appealing to 6-9 year olds and the large print and simple vocabulary make them a great series of first chapter books.  Jack is a character from the hugely popular Billie B Brown series. He has made the transition over to a more boyish series and the stories are full of grossness, pranks and friendship dilemmas   We went with the box set as part of our “Something to read” Christmas gift giving.

3. Skylanders.  Remember what I said about finding an interest?  Master O Loves Skylanders as do most children in the 7-12 age bracket.  There are numerous books that give great insight into the lands, characters and strategies of Skylanders.  These books contain great facts about each character and my two love to look at the pictures and have Master O read out all the information.

4. Boy Vs Beast.  These are a step up in difficulty and context from Hey Jack.  The monster/alien/robot/beast theme is extremely appealing to the 7-9 year olds.  These books are a hit in the Grade 1/2/3 classroom and have a line up at the library.  The story lines are surreal and supernatural but have kids, especially boys hooked on this popular series.

5.  The Magic Faraway Tree or anything by Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. These are the children’s classics. The characters and story lines are as appealing now as they were 30 years ago.  These make for great bedtime read aloud stories or perfect to set the imagination running wild of more independent readers.  Do not rely on the movies to tell these stories.  They really are at their best when read!

6. The Baby Sitters Club.  Well just BECAUSE!!!  Oh how I loved this series!  I was slightly obsessed and even had a small collection of related paraphernalia   Not sure that many 11 year olds actually baby sit in this age but the friendships and new story lines in each book have you dying for the next one! I still have a few oldies in my collection but will definitely be buying THE WHOLE SERIES for Little Miss A.

So they are my hot book tips for this Christmas.

 Books immerse your child in  another world, introduce new vocabulary and concept, strengthen reading skills and strategies and give them some valuable SCREEN FREE TIME!!!  

A perfect gift for your child at any time of year. 

 

This post was sponsored by Dymocks.  I was paid to give my opinion as a Mum and Teacher on some of the best book buys this Christmas!  All books mentioned above are currently available at Dymocks. 

Comments

  1. Thank you! I am a bit late getting over here…but I love your Christmas (or anytime) list of books for 7-12 year olds. I’m writing a story for an anthology…for 7 to 12ers…but I usually write picture books for 3-7…so I felt a bit out of my comfort zone. Then I found your list…which I will try to get filled at the library today…I feel a lot better, knowing I can use these classic stories as my model.

  2. Hello there. I discovered your website by the use of Google while searching for a similar subject, your website got here up. It appears to be great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  3. Hiya, I am really glad I’ve found this information. Nowadays bloggers publish just about gossip and web stuff and this is actually irritating. A good web site with exciting content, that’s what I need. Thank you for making this web-site, and I’ll be visiting again. Do you do newsletters by email?

  4. Awesome write-up. I’m a regular visitor of your web site and appreciate you taking the time to maintain the nice site. I will be a regular visitor for a really long time.

  5. Hi there. I found your website via Google even as searching for a comparable matter, your website got here up. It appears to be great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.

  6. Hey there. I found your blog by the use of Google even as searching for a similar matter, your site came up. It appears great. I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to visit then.

  7. This message is posted here using XRumer + XEvil 3.0
    XEvil 3.0 is a revolutionary application that can bypass almost any anti-botnet protection.
    Captcha Recognition Google, Facebook, Yandex, VKontakte, Captcha Com and over 8.4 million other types!
    You read this – it means it works! 😉
    Details on the official website of XEvil.Net, there is a free demo version.

  8. This weblog is containing a good information of comic YouTube videos, I liked it a lot.

  9. What’s up everyone, it’s my first visit at this web site, and post is really fruitful in favor of me, keep up posting such posts.

  10. This paragraph is good and fruitful in favor of all new Personal home pages related web programmers; they must study it and do the practice.

  11. YouTube movies are well-known in entire globe, for the reason that it is the leading video sharing web site, and I turn out to be too glad by watching YouTube video clips.

  12. At this time I am going away to do my breakfast, once having my breakfast coming again to read other news.

  13. Incredible points. Sound arguments. Keep up the amazing effort.

  14. If some one wants expert view concerning blogging afterward i recommend him/her to pay a quick visit this webpage, Keep up the good work.

  15. Hi, I also would like to share my view at this place, when i don’t know even about a effortless thing related to PHP, I always go to look for that from internet.

  16. This information is invaluable. When can I find out more?

  17. My boss is also keen of YouTube humorous video lessons, he also watch these even in organization hehehe..

  18. This web page presents fastidious featured YouTube videos; I always down load the dance competition show video tutorials from this site.

  19. Hi dear, me plus my mother are as well watch comical video clips however after I finished my homework

  20. Hello I am from Australia, this time I am viewing this cooking related video at this website, I am in fact cheerful and learning more from it. Thanks for sharing.

  21. Hi there dear, are you enjoying with this comic YouTube video? Hmmm, that’s good, I am also watching this YouTube funny video at the moment.

  22. Asking questions are truly good thing if you are not understanding something fully, but this paragraph provides pleasant understanding even.

  23. Fabulous, what a web site it is! This weblog presents useful information to us, keep it up.

  24. Hello, for SEO real contents are actually needed, if you simply copy and paste then you can not ranked in search engines.

  25. There is also one additional method to increase traffic in support of your web site that is link exchange, so you also try it

  26. This info is invaluable. How can I find out more?

  27. I am keen of learning Flash, is there any article associated to Flash, if all right, then please post it, thanks.

  28. Actually it’s referred to as SEO that when i search for this post I found this site at the top of all websites in search engine.

  29. Wow! It’s a nice jQuery script; I was also looking for that, therefore i got it right now from at this time. Keep it up admin.

  30. Hurrah! After all I got a blog from where I be capable of really obtain useful facts regarding my study and knowledge.

  31. Online canadian http://online-medications.men where to buy generic.

  32. |When I want to place gallery or LightBox or yet a slider on my web site I every time try to use jQuery script in support of that.

  33. Wow! this cartoon type YouTube video I have viewed when I was in primary level and at the moment I am in college and seeing that over again at this place.

  34. If you would like to get a great deal from this piece of writing then you have to apply such methods to your won website.

  35. Can you please email me the code for this script or please let know me in detail concerning this script?

  36. Today YouTube video tutorials quality is more superior and better, so that’s the motive that I am watching this video at at this time.

  37. Why YouTube videos are shared everywhere? I think one motive is that these are simple to take embed code and paste that code somewhere you would like.

  38. All right you are true, YouTube is most excellent video sharing web site, because YouTube is a lightly no much streaming time rather than other web sites.

  39. Hi mates, fastidious piece of writing and pleasant arguments commented here, I am in fact enjoying by these.

  40. What’s up mates, how is everything, and what you would like to say concerning this piece of writing, in my view its really awesome in favor of me.

  41. One more thing that I wish for to share here is that, whatsoever you are using free blogging service except if you don’t update your blog on daily basis then it’s no more attraction.

  42. Hahahaha, what a comical this YouTube film is! I am still laughing, thanks to admin of this site who had posted at this web page.

  43. I am sure this post has touched all the internet people, its really really nice article on building up new blog.

  44. My grand father every time used to watch YouTube comic videos, hehehehehe, since he desires to be cheerful forever.

  45. Its my good luck to visit at this website and find out my required piece of writing along with video demonstration, that’s YouTube video and its also in quality.

  46. There are also so many video uploading sites, and these also provide facility for distribution their videos, however I think YouTube is the most excellent.

  47. It’s an awesome post in support of all the internet users; they will take benefit from it I am sure.

  48. Hi there, thanks for all the people, I will add many more videos in future days, admin

  49. This piece of writing is nice and fruitful in favor of all new Personal home pages related web programmers; they have to study it and do the practice.

  50. What’s up i am kavin, its my first occasion to commenting anywhere, when i read this paragraph i thought i could also create comment due to this good article.

  51. What’s up every buddy, it’s a wonderful fun at here watching these funny YouTube video tutorials at here, good stuff, thanks to admin of this site

  52. Sure high resolution video quality consists of much memory, that’s why it gives improved feature.

  53. Graphics are genuinely fastidious source of lessons instead of wording, its my knowledge, what would you say?

  54. I’m gone to tell my little brother, that he should also visit this weblog on regular basis to get updated from newest news.

  55. Hurrah! Its also pleasant paragraph about JavaScript, I am really keen of learning JavaScript. thanks admin

  56. In my house when I take bored, afterward I only ON my notebook and open YouTube web page to watch the YouTube video clips.

  57. |When I wish for to place gallery or LightBox or even a slider on my web page I every time try to use jQuery script in favor of that.

  58. I think the admin of this web site is genuinely working hard for his website, since here every stuff is quality based stuff.

  59. If you are concerned to learn Web optimization strategies then you must read this post, I am sure you will take much more from this article regarding Search engine optimization.

  60. Asking questions are really pleasant thing if you are not understanding anything completely, however this piece of writing provides nice understanding yet.

  61. For hottest information you have to go to see web and on web I found this site as a finest web site for hottest updates.

  62. Hi, how’s it going? Just shared this post with a colleague, we had a good laugh.

  63. All right this YouTube video is much better than last one, this one has nice picture quality as well as audio.

  64. Thanks designed for sharing such a fastidious thought, article is good, thats why i have read it entirely

  65. Hello colleagues, how is everything, and what you desire to say on the topic of this paragraph, in my view its in fact remarkable designed for me.

  66. I always used to study piece of writing in news papers but now as I am a user of net so from now I am using net for articles or reviews, thanks to web.

  67. This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am in fact impressed to read everthing at single place.

  68. What a funny blog! I actually enjoyed watching this funny video with my relatives as well as with my friends.

  69. I have read so many articles or reviews on the topic of the blogger lovers but this paragraph is actually a good paragraph, keep it up.

  70. Really when someone doesn’t understand then its up to other visitors that they will assist, so here it takes place.

  71. Marvelous, what a weblog it is! This blog presents useful data to us, keep it up.

  72. This post concerning how to embed a YouTube video code is in fact useful in support of fresh internet access visitors. Good occupation, keep it up.

  73. non prescription australia http://online-medications.men/ buy generic cheap.

  74. That’s actually a fastidious YouTube movie pointed out inside this article about how to write a article, therefore i got clear idea from here.

  75. Hi, just wanted to tell you, I liked this post. It was practical. Keep on posting!

  76. What’s up buddy, what a quality is! For this YouTube video, I am genuinely pleassant, since I have never seen fastidious quality YouTube video before,

  77. Hahahahahahaha, this politics related YouTube video is truly so humorous, I liked it. Thanks for sharing this.

  78. This is my first time go to see at here and i am actually pleassant to read all at single place.

  79. Asking questions are actually fastidious thing if you are not understanding something completely, but this article presents pleasant understanding even.

  80. Oh! Wow its genuinely a funny and jockey YouTube video posted at this point. thanks for sharing it.

  81. I don’t waste my free time in watching video lessons but I like to read posts on net and get updated from most up-to-date technologies.

  82. You have to waste less time to look for your required matter on web, since nowadays the searching methods of search engines are fastidious. That’s why I fount this post here.

  83. Hello to every body, it’s my first pay a quick visit of this blog; this website carries awesome and really excellent stuff designed for visitors.

  84. In favor of my schoolwork reasons, I all the time used to get the video lectures from YouTube, as it is trouble-free to fan-out from there.

  85. There are also so many video uploading sites, and these also give facility for sharing their videos, however I think YouTube is the finest.

  86. I read this paragraph completely regarding the comparison of most recent and preceding technologies, it’s awesome article.

  87. I know this web site presents quality based articles or reviews and additional information, is there any other web page which gives such stuff in quality?

  88. Hmmm, yup no hesitation Google is best in favor of blogging except nowadays word press is also good as a blogging since its Search engine optimization is good defined already.

  89. It’s an remarkable post for all the web visitors; they will get benefit from it I am sure.

  90. Wow! this cartoon type YouTube video I have seen when I was in primary level and at the moment I am in institution of higher education and watching that again at this place.

  91. If some one needs to be updated with most recent technologies therefore he must be go to see this site and be up to date everyday.

  92. Hi friend, what a quality is! For this YouTube video, I am in fact happy, since I have never seen pleasant quality YouTube video before,

  93. Hi, I read your new stuff on a regular basis. Your story-telling style is awesome, keep it up!

  94. Actually programming is nothing except it’s a logic, if you take handle on it after that you are the master else not anything.

  95. smettere di fumare agopuntura bologna

  96. It’s an amazing piece of writing in support of all the online people; they will get benefit from it I am sure.

  97. I all the time emailed this weblog post page to all my friends, for the reason that if like to read it then my friends will too.

  98. I have read so many articles regarding the blogger lovers except this piece of writing is actually a pleasant paragraph, keep it up.

  99. Hi there to all, I am also genuinely eager of learning Personal home pages programming, except I am new one, I every time used to examine articles related to PHP programming.

  100. Nice response in return of this issue with firm arguments and explaining everything about that.

  101. Can you please send me the code for this script or please enlighten me in detail regarding this script?

  102. My family members all the time say that I am wasting my time here at net, but I know I am getting know-how daily by reading such good posts.

  103. Truly when someone doesn’t know afterward its up to other viewers that they will help, so here it occurs.

  104. In YouTube video embed code you can also give parameters based to your wish like width, height or even border colors.

  105. Hello friends, its wonderful piece of writing on the topic of cultureand fully defined, keep it up all the time.

  106. Search criminal records harris county, http://background-check-services-for-landlords.science delaware county public criminal records.

  107. What does a pre employment background check look for, http://background-check-services-for-employers.science/ st george utah warrant search.

  108. Wow, fastidious YouTube video on the topic of how to set up virtual directory, I completely got it. Thanks keep it up.

  109. I am keen of learning Flash, is there any post associated to Flash, if all right, then please post it, thanks.

  110. Every weekend i used to pay a quick visit this web site, as i wish for enjoyment, as this this website conations actually good funny material too.

  111. Since the admin of this site is working, no uncertainty very soon it will be well-known, due to its feature contents.

  112. Great delivery. Sound arguments. Keep up the great effort.

  113. Buy Essay Germany | Essay Writing Service in Germany

  114. Buy Essay Germany | Essay Writing Service in Germany

  115. People seach free, http://background-check-services.science/ criminal background check massachusetts.

  116. Federal jail inmate search, http://background-check-renter.science adoption service.

  117. What does an employer look for when doing a background check, http://background-check-rental.science public court records for kansas.

  118. Divorce court records franklin county ohio, http://background-check-service-for-employers.science will pending charges show up on a background check in texas.

  119. Free peopl search, http://background-check-records.science/ tennessee public records divorce.

  120. Georgia public records database, http://background-check-providers.science benton county mn warrant check.

  121. Federal background check phone number, http://background-check-provider.science roe for employers.

  122. Public record search in canada, http://background-check-search.science/ how to check your background online.

  123. Public records st tammany parish louisiana, http://background-check-screening.science employment background check process india.

  124. Police officer background check process, http://background-check-program.science/ il doc inmate search.

  125. Hardin county ky district court records, http://background-check-locations.stream wood county wv public arrest records.

  126. How to check if you have a warrant in ct, http://background-check-reviews.science free info on a person.

  127. Free address finder by name, http://background-check-list.stream public criminal records puerto rico.

  128. Report writing for criminal justice professionals 3rd edition, http://background-check-review.science/ performing background checks employees.

  129. What is the best free criminal background check, http://background-check-job.stream/ counties in the world.

  130. Births uk, http://background-check-investigator.stream instant criminal background check free.

  131. Criminal background check on minors, http://background-check-results.science/ renting a house credit check.

  132. Inmates in florida, http://background-check-reports.science employee screening questionnaire.

  133. smettere di fumare

  134. How to find arrest records in nevada, http://background-check-investigation.stream/ portland tennessee public records.

  135. Gta 4 criminal lookup, http://background-check-report.science/ williamson county public arrest records.

  136. Moderate background investigation opm, http://background-check-renters.science/ cheap background check companies.

  137. Buy Essay Canada

  138. Warrant search parker county, http://background-check-instant.stream/ public military records online free.

  139. Lds ancestry, http://background-check-for-free.stream how to do a criminal background check on someone in the uk.

  140. How background checks work, http://background-check-information.stream/ will self employment show up on background check.

  141. Lancaster county court records uk, http://background-check-for-employment.stream court records ohio.

  142. Ca county jail inmate search, http://background-check-history.stream federal bop locator.

  143. Arapahoe county court records search colorado, http://background-check-government.stream/ records search.

  144. Internet person search, http://background-check-criminal-records.stream/ background check meaning.

  145. Killeen texas public records, http://background-check-free-criminal-record.stream/ public voting records michigan.

  146. How do you do a background check on someone uk, http://background-check-companies.stream/ criminal background check levels.

  147. Public arrest records escambia county florida, http://background-check-free.stream/ criminal records lookup free.

  148. Background check with new ssn, http://background-check-for-rental.stream salem oregon public arrest records.

  149. Michigan public criminal record search, http://background-check-cheap.stream criminal report chicago.

  150. Pre employment screening benefits, http://background-check-for-landlords.stream/ what do they search for in a background check.

  151. Tenant credit check services, http://background-and-criminal-check.stream/ jackson county tn criminal records.

  152. Anchorage alaska court divorce records, http://arrest-search.stream search incident to arrest vehicle.

  153. Police clearance online, http://arrest-records-free.stream request for public records form california.

  154. Smettere Di Fumare Velocemente

  155. Free juvenile arrest records, http://arrest-record-search.stream/ ashley county arkansas public records.

  156. Credit reference check for landlords, http://arrest-lookup.stream/ cochise county arizona public records search.

  157. Meck county arrest lookup, http://arrest-record-background-check.stream/ free expungement of criminal records nc.

  158. Look up juvenile criminal records, http://affordable-background-checks.stream/ houston police department arrest records.

  159. Criminal records search dade county, http://advanced-background-checks.stream wayne county public records nc.

  160. Expungement of criminal records hawaii, http://advance-background-checks.stream/ case law court cases.

  161. Online employment background screening, http://advance-background-check.stream/ summit county criminal records ohio.

  162. Free criminal records ny, http://accurate-background-screening.stream state of new jersey public criminal records.

  163. Oklahoma district court records tulsa, http://accurate-background-checks.stream york county arrest records.

  164. Public arrest records bakersfield ca, http://accurate-background-check.stream/ davidson county warrant search tn.

  165. Adoptees searching for birth family, http://access-background-checks.stream/ ny arrest record search.

  166. can u buy online in canada http://www.jesuspavilion.org.uk/pharmacy/trial-ed-set-standart buy online from mexico.

Speak Your Mind

*