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20 Quintessential Books for 6-8 Year Olds

Books for 6-8 year olds. Books for elementary age children.

If your child is six to eight years old, you probably find him/her waffling between picture books and chapter books. The reality is, there is no reason to choose one type of book and stick to it. Here are 20 quintessential books for your 6-8 year old to read. These are great books to add to your home library. We love to give books as gifts, so every Easter, Birthday, and Christmas, each of our children get a book.

Books for 6-8 year olds. Books for elementary age children.


Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein


Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Elliot


Paddington by Michael Bond


Frog and Toad by Arnold Lobel


Penny and her Marble by Kevin Henkes


Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty MacDonald


My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett


Charlotte's Web by E.B. White


Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater


Betsy-Tacy book 1 by Maud Hart Lovelace


Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne


The Borrowers by Mary Norton


Beezus and Ramona by Beverly Cleary


Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill


Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren


The Field Guide (The Spiderwick Chronicles Book 1) by Holly Black


Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown


A Lighthouse Family Series by Cynthia Rylant

Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat


Judy Moody by Megan McDonald


Books for 6-8 year olds. Books for elementary age children.

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