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The Best Books for 7-Year-Olds

Explore a tailored list of the best books for 7-year-olds, covering chapter books, picture books, and engaging non-fiction reads. This collection is crafted to captivate young minds with a diverse range of stories, from captivating narratives to informative adventures. Dive into this thoughtfully assembled list and introduce your 7-year-old to a world of imagination, learning, and literary exploration!

Zoe’s Rescue Zoo: The Worried Wombat

Written by Amelia Cobb Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
At Zoe's Rescue Zoo only the cutest, cuddliest animals need apply! Zoe loves living at her uncle's rescue zoo because there's always something exciting going on. And Zoe also has an amazing secret... She can actually TALK to the animals! Zoe's thrilled to welcome a new wombat family to the…
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Press Start! Super Rabbit Boy Blasts Off!

Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
5-7
For 5+ kids who love video games but aren't allowed to play as often as they'd like... Sunny's favourite game is Super Rabbit Boy, where his carrot-loving friend must thwart all the plots the evil King Viking of Boom Boom Mountain comes up with. Help! King Viking is causing trouble…
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This Book Will Make You An Artist

Written by Ruth Millington Illustrated by Ellen Surrey
5-7
Paint a still-life like Vincent Van Gogh! Create a cubist collage like Pablo Picasso! Make a polka-dot pumpkin like Yayoi Kusama! This book will make YOU an artist as you explore 25 different art techniques - from cave painting to contemporary performance - inspired by ground-breaking artists from around the…
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British Museum: Roman Soldiers

Written by Tegen Evans Illustrated by Tom Froese
5-7
Discover the secrets of the Roman Army in this fascinating gift book from the British Museum. What was a Roman legion? How exactly did soldiers train for battle? And why did they have to 'march like a tortoise'? Find out the answers to these questions and many more in this…
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Princess Minna : The Wicked Wood

Written by Kirsty Applebaum Illustrated by Sahar Haghgoo
5-7
Princess Minna loves to sort out mix-ups and mishaps in the kingdom! In this full-colour illustrated chapter book, join her on her hilarious quest to escape the Wicked Wood! Princess Minna lives in Castle Tall-Towers with the King and Queen, Raymond the Wizard and her best dragon friend, Lorenzo. There…
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British Museum: Celebrate!

Written by Laura Mucha Illustrated by Hannah Tolson
5-7
Travel the world in this awe-inspiring new gift title from the British Museum featuring 50 spectacular new festivals that you won't want to miss! It's time to celebrate as you explore some of the world's most exciting festivals from different countries, cultures and religions around the globe. From the familiar…
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National Trust: Butterfly Skies

Written by Lauren Fairgrieve Illustrated by Kate Read
5-7
In this gorgeous gift book, create your own beautiful 3D butterflies before discovering fascinating facts about each species! Press out the pieces and slot them together to create 20 different irresistible flying friends. After finishing your 3D flutter, either hang the stunning decorations to make a butterfly sky or press…
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A Whale of a Time

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Matt Hunt
5-7
A brilliantly illustrated collection of 366 hilarious poems to keep you laughing all year round! The Times Children's Book of the Year 2023 Featured in New York Times Holiday Books for Children Shortlisted for Waterstones Book of the Year 2023 A wonderful gift for all ages, this beautifully produced anthology…
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Doggy School

Written by Paige Braddock
5-7
Peanut, Butter and Crackers are back and off to doggy school in the third hilarious graphic novel for pet lovers and fans of The Secret Life of Pets. Crackers and floppy-eared puppy Peanut are off to doggy school! But when the two dogs are separated, Peanut is left to fend…
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British Museum: Find Tom in Time: Shakespeare’s London

Illustrated by Fatti Burke
5-7
A brilliantly fun search-and-find puzzle book for children from 7+, developed in consultation with the British Museum. Tom's not only lost in time, he's lost his cat, too! Can you find Tom and his naughty cat, Digby, across the pages? Packed with detailed artwork, fascinating Tudor facts and over 100…
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Wigglesbottom Primary: The Sports Day Chicken

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Becka Moor
5-7
Laugh-out-loud hilarity with two-colour illustrations from the incomparable Pamela Butchart - three stories of mayhem and chaos where pupils' imaginations run riot... Year 2 at Wigglesbottom Primary is never boring. They don't expect to run a race against a chicken at Sports Day, or eat green toxic slime at lunch…
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How to be a Detective and Other Crime-Fighting Jobs

Written by DC Alexandra Beever Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
A friendly, fascinating book about how to work in the crime-fighting industry, written by Detective Constable Alexandra Beever. Do you have what it takes to become a detective, a crime scene investigator or a forensic scientist? Find out all about the incredible crime-fighting jobs you could do, from training to…
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Growing Up: An Inclusive Guide to Puberty and Your Changing Body!

Written by Rachel Greener Illustrated by Clare Owen
5-7
A modern and inclusive guide to help every child understand their journey from childhood to being a grown-up. Shortlisted for The Week Junior Book Awards 2024! Growing up is a natural part of life, and every child deserves to understand the different ways their body may change as they grow…
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The Earth Book

Illustrated by Hannah Alice
5-7
Take a closer look inside Earth with this incredible board book about our planet, with see-through acetate pages. Have you ever thought about how amazing our world is? What happens deep under the Earth's surface? How do volcanoes form? And how does our planet stay a healthy place for us…
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Cosmic Creatures: The Snuggly Snowpop

Written by Tom Huddleston Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
On a faraway planet, cute alien animals need help! Luckily, Charlie and her robot friend, Random, are ready for any rescue adventure... Charlie and her dad are on a mission with Captain Robertson to climb the highest mountain on planet Vela. When some very cute, very cheeky snowpops turn up…
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The Wind in the Willows

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Kate Hindley
5-7
Meet Mole, Ratty, Toad and Badger in this timeless adventure that has enchanted generations of children. This beloved childhood classic by Kenneth Grahame is now available in a stunning gift book edition with dazzling new art. One spring day, Mole peers out from his underground home to find a marvellous…
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And Everything Will Be Glad to See You

Written by Ella Risbridger Illustrated by Anna Shepeta
5-7
A forceful, passionate and uplifting collection of poems by women and girls that is guaranteed to inspire, delight and empower. From well-loved poets, including Maya Angelou, Wendy Cope, Lucille Clifton and Christina Rossetti, to newer voices such as Amanda Gorman, Yrsa Daley-Ward and Ada Limón, this outstanding collection from talented…
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How to Be a Doctor and Other Life-Saving Jobs

Written by Dr Punam Krishan Illustrated by Sol Linero
5-7
A friendly, fascinating book about how to work in the medical industry, written by NHS GP and TV presenter Dr Punam Krishan. Do you have what it takes to become a doctor, a medical scientist or to work in public health? Find out all about the incredible life-saving jobs you…
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Magnificent Mabel and the Very Bad Birthday Party

Written by Ruth Quayle Illustrated by Julia Christians
5-7
The sixth book in the hilarious Magnificent Mabel series, highly illustrated throughout and with three short stories - perfect for newly-confident readers. Meet Mabel - she's MAGNIFICENT. Sometimes life isn't fair for Mabel Chase. Like for instance she has to invite EVERYONE in her class to her birthday party or…
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The Secret Garden

Written by Geraldine McCaughrean Illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
5-7
A favourite bedtime classic, beautifully retold by bestselling and award-winning author, Geraldine Mccaughrean This beloved childhood classic by Frances Hodgson Burnett is now available in a sumptuous gift book edition with dazzling new art. When Mary Lennox is sent from India to live with her uncle at gloomy Misselthwaite Manor,…
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A Forever Home for Bella

Written by Linda Chapman Illustrated by Sophy Williams
5-7
Grace and Jack have a plan - to find purrfect homes for purrfect pets! Nine-year-old twins Grace and Jack run the Forever Homes rehoming service. Whether it's a cheeky puppy or a shy kitten, they're determined to pair every animal with their perfect person - and have lots of adventures…
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On Your Marks, Get Set, Gold!

Written by Scott Allen Illustrated by Antoine Corbineau
5-7
An exciting, laugh-a-minute guide to every Olympic and Paralympic sport - updated for the 2024 Paris Olympics! From boxing to boccia, find out just what it takes to become an Olympic and Paralympic star in this hilariously informative guide to the games. For each sport you'll discover why it's great,…
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The Body Book

Illustrated by Hannah Alice
5-7
Look inside the human body in this incredible inventive board book with see-through acetate pages. What's going on inside the human body? How do we move, eat, think, sleep and breathe? Children will love looking inside to discover the answers with amazing see-through pages and clear, friendly text. With labelled…
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British Museum: So You Think You’ve Got it Bad? A Kid’s Life in the Aztec Age

Written by Chae Strathie Illustrated by Marisa Morea
5-7
Shortlisted for the Laugh Out Loud Book Awards 2023! Part of Nosy Crow's list of publishing in collaboration with the British Museum and developed in consultation with one of the world's leading experts on the Aztecs. A kid's life in the Aztec Age might sound like fun, what with all…
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Making A Baby: An Inclusive Guide to How Every Family Begins

Written by Rachel Greener Illustrated by Clare Owen
5-7
In this honest, accessible illustrated guide to how babies are made, young readers can find out exactly what is needed to grow a baby, from introducing the basic building blocks of life such as sperm and eggs, to explaining the different ways that these building blocks can be put together…
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Be Kind, Be Cool, Be You: Inspiring Words to Live Your Life By

Illustrated by Nikki Miles
5-7
This is the little book of happiness that everyone needs in their life! Positively packed with pick-me-up messages and wise words to remember, this bright, chunky paperback gift book is the perfect package for anyone who needs to feel uplifted and empowered. Designed to build confidence, boost resilience and spark…
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: The Aliens Are Coming!

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton
5-7
Three more slapstick two-colour early readers from our favourite doggy detectives, all set in the summer sun. And things are HOTTING UP! Someone is CHEATING in the SANDCASTLE competition! There's something FISHY about the new CAFE! But it's the ALIEN INVASION that REALLY makes Shifty and Sam lose their COOL!…
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Unicorn Academy: Phoebe and Shimmer

Written by Julie Sykes Illustrated by Lucy Truman
5-7
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. Phoebe and Shimmer are having a brilliant time at Unicorn Academy. They're…
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National Trust: 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Sandra de la Prada
5-7
This is the ultimate guide to having fun outside for children aged 6-11! Coinciding with the National Trust's relaunch of the 50 Things to Do Before You're 11 3/4 campaign, this book is bursting with ideas to help children from any background discover the great outdoors and get closer to…
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National Trust: Step Inside Homes Through History

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Sarah Gibb
5-7
In this beautifully detailed, laser-cut book, children can travel back in time and explore homes from seven different eras: Late Middle Ages, Tudor, Georgian, Victorian, 1920s, 1960s and present day. Peek through the windows, discover the rooms inside and spot the family members. Then, learn a bit more about the…
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