Top 10 Books for 10 Year Olds 2016

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2016 Best Books for 10 Year Old Children

 
10 year old girl reading book in grassThe top 10 books for 10 year olds are an impressive lineup – it seems that children at this age tend to stretch their imaginations, taking a leap from “little kids books” into brand new worlds of creativity and adventure.

What’s here: On this page are the ten best books for children ten years of age for the spring and summer months of 2016, based on two points: consumer popularity and higher overall book reviews and ratings. Various types and themes of books are included in the list.

For shoppers: For each of the books for ten year olds on this page, one or more merchants have hand-picked and provided based on low pricing, product availability and trusted reputation for safe, easy and convenient online shopping. For those books with existing book reviews, links to those have also been given here.

What’s Here:

1. The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
2. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling
4. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley
5. The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls by Cara Natterson
6. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
7. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott
8. The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer
9. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo
10. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

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1. The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

On a number of kids’ books “hot lists,” The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan also manages the top position for ten year olds this year.

Zeus is mad enough to kick his son Apollo off of Olympus, sending him hurling to New York City in the form of a normal teenage boy. Only this teenager is chased relentlessly by demi-gods, demons, and other destructive creatures.

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2. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley also hits high among the top 10 books for 10 year olds in 2016.

Ada is nine-years-old with a twisted foot, a cruel mother, and a one-bedroom apartment that has been her prison since she was born. In the dead of night, this little girl ventures to London to escape her mom and the devastations of World War II. What a powerful, profound story.

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3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Third up on the list – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

I loooove Harry Potter. In the original, Harry Potter discovers who he is—a hereditary wizard with untapped magical abilities. This is the introduction to the world of Hogwarts. Of course, I am STILL waiting on my Hogwarts letter. Wink!

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4. Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley

Circus Mirandus by Cassie Beasley comes in fourth among the ten best books for ten year olds this year.

Micah Tuttle is a curious kid who believes in fairytales and magic. When Micah hears about the Circus Mirandus from his Grandpa Ephraim, he sets out to find it and a talented magician. One who can bend light and move the universe. This is a book about belief and miracles.

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5. The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls by Cara Natterson

A great book for ten year old girls – The Care and Keeping of You 2: The Body Book for Older Girls by Cara Natterson.

You’ve heard about the original Care and Keeping of You, but this is the second edition for older girlies (10 and up). From peer pressure, to advanced hygiene, puberty, and personal care, this book covers everything girls need advice for.

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6. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan

Sixth up on the list – Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, Book 1: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan.

Another must-read from Rick Riordan. This book is about Magnus Chase, a troubled boy who lives on the streets of Boston. Living by his street smarts, survival instincts, and wits, Magnus learns that he’s the son of a Norse god. Impossible, never. Includes Viking stories about the Gods of Asgard.

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7. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott

A returning hit among books for ten year olds – Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott.

There are over 100 pages in this book, each packed with laugh-out-loud jokes. There are several different categories, like knock-knock jokes, classic funnies, and one liners. I am sure that, as a parent, you will hear all of them. Ha!

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8. The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer

The Land of Stories: An Author’s Odyssey by Chris Colfer hits 8th of the best books for 10 year old kids in 2016.

Connor is an author of short stories—ones of daring adventures, sword fights, and far-off lands in distant galaxies.

However, his villain, The Masked Man, challenges Connor and his friends to a challenging, death-defying race through his own short stories.

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9. Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo

Raymie Nightingale by Kate DiCamillo hits 9th on the list.

Raymie Clarke is an ambitious, sad little girl whose father left town with a dental hygienist two days ago. BUT if she can do a series of things, like win Little Miss Central Florida Tire, then her daddy will see her newspaper picture. Then he HAS to come back. Right?

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10. The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz makes it to 10th on the list of books for 10 year old boys and girls in 2016.

Another Harry Potter treasure. This book is a cookbook of Cauldron Cakes, Chocolate Frogs, and hundreds of other must-try yummies from the Harry Potter books. Kiddos (with adult supervision) can mix, bake, and devour spellbinding dishes with magical, charming origins.

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 05/15/16.

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