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Best Books For 7 Year Olds

Recommendations from 17 articles, Richard Branson, Sarah Silverman, Alexis Ohanian and 9 others.
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Charlotte's Web
E. B White - Jun 02, 2016 (first published in 1952)
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This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's ...
Dinosaurs Before Dark
Mary Pope Osborne - Jul 28, 1992
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Jack and Annie's very first fantasy adventure in the bestselling middle-grade series—the Magic Tree House!Where did the tree house come from?Before Jack and Annie can find out, the mysterious tree house whisks them to the prehistoric past. Now they have to figure out how to get home. Can they do it before dark . . . or will they become a dinosaur's...
Dog Man
Grime and Punishment
Dav Pilkey - Sep 01, 2020
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The next great Dog Man adventure from the worldwide bestselling author and artist Dav Pilkey. You'll howl with laughter!The Supa Buddies bamboozled the baddies, but all's not right in the world. Dog Man has a new problem to pound, and he's going to need his entire pack to help him. Will he go barking up the wrong tree?Dav Pilkey's wildly popular Do...
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Melinda Wenner Moyer
The Never Girls Collection #1 Disney
The Never Girls)
Kiki Thorpe - Sep 24, 2013
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In a blink of an eye, the wishes of four best friends come trueNthey're whisked off to Never Land, home to Tinker Bell and her fairy friends. This attractive box contains the first four Never Girls adventures: "In a Blink, The Space Between, A Dandelion Wish, " and "From the Mist." Illustrations....
Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poems and Drawings
Shel Silverstein - Feb 18, 2014 (first published in 1974)
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Where the Sidewalk Ends turns forty! Celebrate with this anniversary edition that features an eye-catching commemorative red sticker. This classic poetry collection, which is both outrageously funny and profound, has been the most beloved of Shel Silverstein's poetry books for generations.Where the sidewalk ends, Shel Silverstein's world begins. Th...
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Amy Cuddy
Dragons and Marshmallows
Asia Citro - Mar 14, 2017
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With magical animals, science, mystery, and adventure -- the brand new series Zoey and Sassafras has something for everyone! Easy-to-read language and illustrations on nearly every page make this series perfect for a wide range of ages.In the first book of this series, Zoey discovers a glowing photo and learns an amazing secret. Injured magical ani...
The World According to Humphrey
Betty G. Birney - May 05, 2005
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The first book in the series about everyone's favorite classroom pet!You can learn a lot about life by observing another species. That’s what Humphrey was told when he was first brought to Room 26. And boy, is it true! In addition to having FUN-FUN-FUN in class, each weekend this amazing hamster gets to sleep over with a different student, like Low...
Ivy & Bean
Annie Barrows - May 03, 2007 (first published in 2006)
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The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they wouldn't be friends. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, Nancy, and has to hide quickly, Ivy comes to the rescue, proving that sometimes the best of friends are people never meant to like each other. Vibrant characters and lots of humor make this a charming and addictive introduction to I...
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
J.K. Rowling - Oct 01, 1998 (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
The Giving Tree
Shel Silverstein - Mar 01, 2004 (first published in 1964)
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"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein. Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew old...
Magic Tree House Boxed Set, Books 1-4
Dinosaurs Before Dark, The Knight at Dawn, Mummies in the Morning, and Pirates Past Noon
Mary Pope Osborne - May 29, 2001 (first published in 1996)
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Get ready for a world of adventure with the first four titles in the beloved Magic Tree House series!Jack and his little sister Annie are just two regular kids from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania. Then they discover a mysterious tree house packed with all sorts of books...and their lives are never the same! Soon they are traveling through time and space ...
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Melinda Wenner Moyer
Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box by Annie Barrows
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Meet Yasmin! by Saadia Faruqi
Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
The School is Alive! by Jack Chabert
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence
Tales of Sasha 3 Books in 1! by Alexa Pearl
Absolutely Alfie and the Furry, Purry Secret by Sally Warner
Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins
The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate by Scott Nash
The New Kid at School by Kate McMullan