Get ready for a curated list of must-read book series for kids aged 8-10! We’ve handpicked a diverse selection that spans from mystery and adventure to epic quests, ensuring there’s something for every young reader. Join us as we delve into these engaging narratives that strike the ideal balance between entertainment and cultivating a passion for reading. Explore new worlds and embark on thrilling journeys with our top picks for the 8-10 age group!
The Secret Rescuers: The Storm Dragon
The Rescue Princesses: The Amber Necklace
Friendship, animals and secret royal adventures! With over one million Rescue Princesses titles sold, this action-packed series is the perfect combination of good friends, beautiful dresses, ninja moves and baby animals!
Each story features an exotic location and a thrilling rescue mission. From the Crystal Mountain of Onica to Emily’s first Grand Ball, the princesses must spring into action to protect animals in danger!
From Paula Harrison, author of the Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue series, this fabulous series of books has short chapters and beautifully illustrated throughout. The Rescue Princesses series is perfect for readers aged 7 and up, and you can find related activity sheets on the Nosy Crow website.
My Brother Is a Superhero
Luke is a comic-mad eleven-year old who shares a treehouse with his geeky older brother, Zack. Luke’ s only mistake is to go for a wee right at the wrong time. While he’s gone, an alien gives his undeserving, never-read-a-comic-in-his-life brother superpowers and then tells him to save the universe. Luke is massively annoyed about this, but when Zack is kidnapped by his arch-nemesis, Luke and his friends have only five days to find him and save the world…
Books don’t come much funnier than these! Packed with heart and soul, this series is perfect for fans of David Baddiel and David Walliams. Find other titles in the series: My Cousin Is a Time Traveller, My Arch-Enemy Is a Brain In a Jar, My Evil Twin Is a Supervillain and My Gym Teacher Is an Alien Overlord.
Olivia’s First Term
Olivia isn’t happy that she’s been sent to stage school, but in the course of a turbulent first term, Olivia finds out much more than she bargained for about the theatre, about friendship, about enemies, about her family and about herself. Follow the adventures of Olivia in this series of books!
Princess of Pets: The Cuddly Seal
Ruby Palace is no place for pets! But Princess Bea won’t let royal rules stop her from helping animals in need…
From Paula Harrison, author of the Rescue Princesses and Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue series. With a shiny foil cover and beautifully illustrated throughout by Olivia Chin Mueller, this series is the perfect book for animal-mad young readers aged 7 and up.
Red Moon Rising
Laney thinks the summer’s going to be boring but how wrong she is! From the moment she sees a blood-red moon, things take a turn for the magical. For Laney is a faerie, a member of the Mist Tribe, and things are about to get exciting, and mysterious, and dangerous. Laney and her faerie friends must stop an evil Shadow Faerie finding the magical objects he needs to become all-powerful. Each book deals with the quest for a different object.
The first in this enchanting and mysterious faerie adventure series from Paula Harrison.
A Kitten Called Holly
A fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon.
Jasmine’s dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself…
Brilliant storytelling that will make you laugh and cry, this is Dick King-Smith for a new generation. Perfect for readers aged 7 and up.
The Dragon In The Library
The first book in a fantastically exciting, brilliantly funny, magical new series! From the bestselling author of the Loki series.
Save the library, save the world!
Kit can’t STAND reading.
She’d MUCH rather be outside, playing games and getting muddy, than stuck inside with a book. But when she’s dragged along to the library one day by her two best friends, she makes an incredible discovery – and soon it’s up to Kit and her friends to save the library … and the world.
Sunshine Stables: Amina and the Amazing Pony
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic pony club series from Olivia Tuffin.
Packed with adventure and full of heart, Olivia’s huge knowledge and passion for ponies shines on every page. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Jo Goodberry, this is a perfect pony story for readers aged 7+.
Child of Air, Water, Earth or Fire: now that she is thirteen Storm must undertake The Choosing and be claimed by one of the Elementals, which will determine her whole life’s work. But for Storm, daughter of a father murdered by Water and a warrior mother claimed by Earth, there will be no easy destiny.
Rose Campion and the Stolen Secret
Rose was left by her mother at the door of Campion’s Palace of Variety and Wonders as a baby. It is her home, and she loves it, but she never stops wondering who she really is. When murder threatens to destroy the music hall, Rose will need all her performance skills to crack the crime and delve into a murky past of blackmail, subterfuge and abduction…
Snow Sisters: The Silver Secret
The first in the Snow Sisters series. In their first adventure, the girls sneak away from their castle for a night-time quest through the frozen forest. Can they find the pink Everchanging Light before the Shadow Witch snatches it for herself?
Beautifully illustrated throughout by Monique Dong, this magical action-adventure with real heart is perfect for fans of Frozen. The Snow Sisters series will have 7+ readers hooked till the final page.
Spectre Collectors: Too Ghoul For School
For readers who like their funny stories to be just a little bit spooky too…
Denzel is having no luck with his maths homework. First, it’s too difficult, then there’s a terrifying mess of smoky black tendrils that wants to kill him, then two teenagers explode through his window holding guns and throwing magic. They are the Spectre Collectors, and spooky is their speciality. Realising that Denzel has a special gift, they sweep him off to their headquarters for training. Tested with awesome weapons and ancient magic, Denzel realises just how little he knows. But there’s a serious problem on its way from the Spectral Realm, so Denzel has a lot to learn. FAST.
Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy
A funny, fast-paced series aimed at aspiring “Stranger Things” fans. – Bookseller
When twelve-year-old, UFO-obsessed, Lucy Sladan sneaks out in the middle of a thunderstorm to investigate the unexplained disappearances in her hometown of Sticky Pines, she finds more than she bargained for: a huge hairy creature, a thirteen-year-old stranger named Milo Fisher and a deep-rooted secret. Together, Lucy and Milo become entwined in a mystery that threatens to engulf the whole town of Sticky Pines and its weird and wonderful residents.
Sticky Pines: The Bigwoof Conspiracy is the debut novel for children by the talented Dashe Roberts, with others in the series being: Sticky Pines: The Valley of the Strange and Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake.