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20 Amazing Book Series for Kids 8-10

Uncover a collection of engaging book series for kids aged 8-10 in our latest roundup. From mystery-solving adventures to epic quests, these series provide a diverse range of stories designed to captivate young readers. Join us as we explore these engaging stories that strike the perfect balance between entertainment and fostering a love for reading. Dive into enchanting worlds of imagination and discovery with these top book series for the 8-10 age group!

Alice Éclair, Spy Extraordinaire! A Recipe for Trouble

Written by Sarah Todd Taylor
9-12

Explore the series: Alice Eclair

Alice Éclair, Spy Extraordinaire will whisk you away on a fabulous adventure, full of daring action and delicious cakes! Baker by day, spy by night – Alice Éclair leads an exciting double life!

Perfect for fans of Robin Stevens’ Murder Most Unladylike series and M.G. Leonard and Sam Sedgman’s Adventures on Trains series.

Look out for Alice’s other missions, A Recipe for Trouble and A Spoonful of Spying!

 

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The Great Crisp Robbery

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
7-9

Discover hilarious tales of primary school life from the Blue Peter award-winning team. Nothing is as it seems for Izzy and friends, and the drama is always off the scale… With fun-packed titles such as There’s A Yeti In The Playground!The Secret School Invasion and A Monster Ate My Packed Lunch! this is a series you won’t be able to put down.

Explore the rest of the series: Baby Aliens Series

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Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
7-9

For Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh, holidays at their grandparents’ cottage mean wild beaches, no curfew, Bella the dog, and most of all – adventure!

Fleur Hitchcock is famous for her excellent “thrillers for beginners”. This action-packed series takes 7+ readers on fantastic, realistic adventures.

Don’t miss the other Clifftoppers adventures in the series: The Arrowhead Moor Adventure, The Thorn Island Adventure and The Fire Bay Adventure.

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S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Rising Storm

Written by Jason Rohan
9-12

Arun, Donna and Sam are ordinary school kids with an extraordinary secret. They are S.T.E.A.L.T.H., a crack team of agents in charge of the most cutting-edge piece of tech the world doesn’t know exists: MANDROID. Always flying under the radar, they solve crimes, prevent disasters and rescue the innocent – and they STILL have to get their homework in on time!

Full of thrilling high-octane action, this is the third in an explosive new action-adventure middle grade series. Perfect for fans of Alex Rider, CHERUB and Mission: Impossible.

Explore the rest of the S.T.E.A.L.T.H. series including S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Ice Breaker and S.T.E.A.L.T.H.: Access Denied.

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My Best Friend and Other Enemies

Written by Catherine Wilkins Illustrated by Sarah Horne
9-12

Funny, wise stories about pre-teen friendship, school life and everything that entails that will touch a nerve with everyone who reads them from author and stand-up comedian, Catherine Wilkins.

 

Check out the rest of this series by Catherine Wilkins including My Great Success and Other FailuresMy School Musical and Other Punishments and My Brilliant Life and Other Disasters. 

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Danny Danger and the Cosmic Remote

Written by Adam Frost
7-9

If you like stories with villainous villains, awesome adventures and gadgets galore, then Danny Danger is your man! Fast-paced and funny, the books are also stuffed full of excellent illustrations so your eyes can take a breather from the action every now and then.

 

Also available: Danny Danger and the Space Twister

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Dragon Storm: Cara and Silverthief

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9

Dragon Storm is a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7 – 9 year olds!

In the land of Draconis, there are no dragons.

Once, there were. Once, humans and dragons were friends, and created the great city of Rivven together. But then came the Dragon Storm, and the dragons retreated from the world of humans.

To the men and women of Draconis, they became legends and myth, except for those in the hidden society, the Dragonseer Guild, for those who can summon their own dragon!

Check out the full Dragon Storm series including: Dragon Storm: Skye and SoulsingerDragon Storm: Connor and LightspiritDragon Storm: Erin and RockhammerDragon Storm: Kai and BoneshadowDragon Storm: Mira and FlametellerDragon Storm: Ellis and Pathseeker and Dragon Storm: Tomas and Ironskin.

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Earth Friends: Pet Protection

Written by Holly Webb
7-9

A brilliant series about four friends who want to make the world a better place and the small changes that make a big difference, with themes of environmentalism and friendship. Written by Holly Webb, bestselling author of the Pet Rescue Adventure series.

 

Look out for the other books in the Earth Friends series: Fair FashionRiver RescueGreen Garden.

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FloodWorld

Written by Tom Huddleston
9-12

FloodWorld is a gripping, action-packed story for 10+ readers. Kara and Joe spend their days navigating the perilous waterways of a sunken city, scratching out a living in the ruins. But when they come into possession of a mysterious map, they find themselves in a world of trouble…

 

Part of the FloodWorld series which also includes the gripping sequel DustRoad.

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A Chase In Time

Written by Sally Nicholls Illustrated by Rachael Dean
7-9

From multi-award-winning author Sally Nicholls, A Chase In Time is the first in a brilliant time-slip adventure series for 7+ readers, beautifully illustrated inside by Rachael Dean, with cover illustrations by Isabelle Follath.

 

Have you read Alex and Ruby’s other adventures: A Christmas in TimeAn Escape in Time and A Secret in Time?

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Kevin the Vampire: A Most Mysterious Monster

Written by Matt Brown Illustrated by Flavia Sorrentino
7-9

The Kevin the Vampyre series is a brilliantly funny fantasy adventure series. Kevin Aurelius is just like any other almost eleven-year-old. Well, apart from his fangs obviously. And that he’s immortal. Oh and did I mention he’s a vampire? This hilarious series of books is illustrated throughout by Flavia Sorrentino. Check out Kevin the Vampire: A Wild and Wicked Witch as well!

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Lenny Lemmon and the Invincible Rat

Written by Ben Davis Illustrated by James Lancett
7-9

This series of books is hilarious school-based comedy for kids 7+ with black and white illustrations throughout. A modern day Just William perfect for fans of Wimpy Kid and Pamela Butchart!

Check out the full Lenny Lemmon series or the sequels: Lenny Lemmon and the Trail of Crumbs and Lenny Lemmon and the Alien Invasion.

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Little Bird Flies

Written by Karen McCombie
9-12

Bridie lives on the remote Scottish island of Tornish, the youngest of three sisters. Although she loves her island, with its wild seas and big skies, she guiltily nurses a secret dream of flight – to America and the freedom of the New World. This series follows Bridie adventures, and the sequel Little Bird Lands continues her story.

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We Won an Island

Written by Charlotte Lo
9-12

One of The Telegraph’s Top 50 Books of 2019! This is a “wonderful, feel good story about family, friendship and community”.

When Luna’s family win an island, Luna thinks it will solve everything AND she can finally get a donkey! But things don’t go entirely to plan – no one expects Luna’s younger brother to win a Sheep Pageant, for example – and the secret festival they hold soon spirals out of control.

 

Check out the sequel We Made A Movie which continues the adventures!

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Max the Detective Cat: The Catnap Caper

Written by Sarah Todd Taylor Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear
7-9

With a beautifully fluffy tail and a keen nose for adventure, Max the Detective Cat is ready for any mystery…

Beautifully illustrated throughout by Nicola Kinnear, Max the Detective Cat is perfect for readers aged 7+.

Check out all of Max’s adventures: The Disappearing Diva and The Phantom Portrait

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Mermaid Academy: Isla and Bubble

Written by Julie Sykes & Linda Chapman Illustrated by Lucy Truman
7-9

Mermazing action-packed underwater adventures for young readers. Beautifully illustrated throughout and with a glittery cover! From the authors and illustrator of the bestselling Unicorn Academy series.

Hidden deep beneath the waves is Mermaid Academy, a magical school where mermaids are paired with their very own dolphin and must discover their unique mermaid magic, with plenty of adventure along the way!

 

Check out the full series of mermazing chapter books for kids!

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Witchworld

Written by Emma Fischel Illustrated by Chris Riddell
9-12

The first funny, excitingly witchy story in the trilogy for 9+ readers; it’s impossible not to fall under its spell, especially with Chris Riddell’s bewitching cover and incidental illustration. Check out the other titles in the seriesWitchmyth and Witchwild. 

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Unicorn Academy: Evie and Sunshine

Written by Julie Sykes Illustrated by Lucy Truman
7-9

When your best friend is a unicorn, magical adventures are guaranteed! Imagine a school where you meet your own unicorn and have amazing adventures together! That’s what happens for the girls at Unicorn Academy on beautiful Unicorn Island.

With a glittery cover and beautifully illustrated throughout by Lucy Truman, Unicorn Academy is the perfect series for 7+ readers who love magic and adventure.

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Twelve Minutes to Midnight

Written by Christopher Edge
9-12

Step into the past to discover a thrilling mystery about a sinister plot to shape and control the future, in this spine-tingling historical adventure from award-winning author Christopher Edge.

Penelope Tredwell is the feisty thirteen-year-old orphan heiress of the bestselling magazine, The Penny Dreadful. Her masterly tales of the macabre are gripping Victorian Britain, even if no one knows she’s the author…

Check out the rest of the series with The Black Crow Conspiracy and Shadows of the Silver Screen.

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The Palomino Pony Comes Home

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12

The Palomino Pony Series is a series of perfect pony books full of action and adventure! Follow the adventures of Georgia and her palomino pony Lily in this adventure packed series, perfect for kids who love all things horsey.

 

Check out the rest of The Palomino Pony Series!

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