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Best Books For 10 Year Olds

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R. J. Palacio - 2012-02-14
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Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. A NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN W...
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Gretchen Rubin
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The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate - 2015-01-06
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Ivan is an easygoing gorilla. Living at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, he has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. He rarely misses his life in the jungle. In fact, he hardly ever thinks about it at all.Instead, Ivan thinks about TV shows he’s seen and about his friends Stella, an elderly elephan...
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The Mysterious Benedict Society
Trenton Lee Stewart - 2008-04-01 (first published in 2007)
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ARE YOU A GIFTED CHILD Looking for special opportunities? When this peculiar ad appears in the newspaper, dozens of children enroll to take a series of mysterious, mind-bending tests. (And you, dear listener, can test your wits right alongside them.) But in the end just four very special children will succeed. Their challenge: to go on a secret mis...
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill - 2019-04-30 (first published in 2016)
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Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal The New York Times Bestseller An Entertainment Weekly Best Middle Grade Book of 2016 A New York Public Library Best Book of 2016 A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2016 An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 A School Library Journal Best Book of 2016 Named to KirkusReviews Best B...
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Saladin Ahmed
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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. Rowling - 1998-10-01 (first published in 1997)
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Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen...
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Arvind Subramanian
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Roller Girl
Victoria Jamieson - 2015-03-10
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For fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby. Twelve-year-old Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid signs up for roller derby camp, she assumes Nicole will too. But Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new frie...
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Raina Telgemeier - 2010-02-01 (first published in 2009)
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Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal...
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The War That Saved My Life
Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - 2016-05-31
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An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War 2, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars.   Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment. Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. So when her little brother Jamie is shipped out of London t...
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Front Desk
Kelly Yang - 2019-06-25
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Mia Tang has a lot of secrets.Number 1: She lives in a motel, not a big house. Every day, while her immigrant parents clean the rooms, ten-year-old Mia manages the front desk of the Calivista Motel and tends to its guests.Number 2: Her parents hide immigrants. And if the mean motel owner, Mr. Yao, finds out they've been letting them stay in the emp...
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The Secret Lake
A children's mystery adventure
Karen Inglis - 2011-08-04
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An alternative cover edition for this ASIN can be found here.A lost dog, a hidden time tunnel and a secret lake. A page-turning time travel adventure for ages 8-11. UK bestseller now enjoyed by thousands of young readers. When Stella and her younger brother, Tom, move to their new London home, they become mystified by the disappearances of Harry, t...
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Roald Dahl - 2013-02-07
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Trapped in a Video Game by Dustin Brady
Pax by Sara Pennypacker
Time to Create by Christie Burnett
Remarkable Journey of Coyote Sunrise by Dan Gemeinhart
Wish by Barbara O'Connor
Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling
Sweep by Jonathan Auxier
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
Momo by Michael Ende
On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness by Andrew Peterson
Good Night, Mr. Tom by Michelle Magorian
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
5,000 Awesome Facts by National Geographic Kids
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Wings of Fire Book One by Tui T. Sutherland
Restart by Gordon Korman
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Ms. Bixby's Last Day by John David Anderson
Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed
Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Cardboard Kingdom by Chad Sell
Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lai
My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George
Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
The Borrowers by Mary Norton
The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin
Clean Getaway by Nic Stone
The Lonely Heart of Maybelle Lane by Kate O'Shaughnessy
The Tapper Twins Go to War by Geoff Rodkey
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Snow & Rose by Emily Winfield Martin
Rules by Cynthia Lord
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Camp by Kayla Miller
A Graphix Book by Tui T. Sutherland