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Best Books For 7 Year Olds

Delve into the finest selection of books for 7-year-olds, compiled from the most referenced sources. These engaging stories are perfect for second graders, appearing repeatedly on respected book lists.

Recommendations from 38 articles, Richard Branson, Sarah Silverman, Olivia Wilde and 18 others.
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Dog Man
Grime and Punishment
Dav Pilkey - 2016-08-30
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In this ninth book from the popular Dog Man series, the mischievous K9 is in hot water with the mayor. Stripped of his badge, he faces a long road to redemption. But with help from his friends, can he make things right? This charming tale from acclaimed author and artist Dav Pilkey touches on themes of empathy, kindness, and persistence. Suitable for readers of all ages.
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Melinda Wenner Moyer
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt - 2013-06-27
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This playful, imaginative story will leave children laughing and playing with their crayons in a whole new way. Debut author Drew Daywalt and New York Times bestseller Oliver Jeffers create a colorful solution to poor Duncan's problem: all of his crayons have quit! Each color has its own hilarious reason for no longer wanting to be used. What will Duncan do without his crayons? Find out in this charming book.
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Where the Sidewalk Ends
Poems and Drawings
Shel Silverstein - 2002-11-01 (first published in 1974)
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Experience the imaginative world of Shel Silverstein's classic poetry collection, Where the Sidewalk Ends. Meet a boy who turns into a TV set, a whale-eating girl, and other fascinating characters. The poems are both outrageously funny and profound, making it a beloved book for generations. With its excellent sense of rhymes and alliteration, this masterful collection is a pleasure to read aloud, making it one of Parent & Child magazine's 100 Greatest Books for Kids. Join the delightful adventure of Where the Sidewalk Ends and discover why Silverstein's unique creativity has captivated readers for decades.
Recommended by
Amy Cuddy
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Ivy & Bean
Annie Barrows - 2007-04-19 (first published in 2006)
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This captivating children's book revolves around two girls, Bean and Ivy, who initially think they have nothing in common. However, a timely rescue turns them into unlikely friends. The story is full of fun, vivid characters, and laughs, making it a delightful and irresistible read for all.
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Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty - 2016-09-06
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Join Ada, an imaginative and curious scientist, on her quest to find the source of a terrible smell in her house. Ada is not afraid of failure and conducts scientific experiments in the name of discovery. Follow Ada's journey as she learns to turn her failures into success and continues to pursue her passion for science.
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Emily Chang
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Dinosaurs Before Dark
Mary Pope Osborne - 1992-07-28
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Travel back in time with Jack and Annie in this enchanting middle-grade book series to a prehistoric past of dinosaurs and adventure. Follow their first fantasy quest in the Magic Tree House as they are whisked away by a mysterious tree house and must find their way back home before dark. Will they survive and escape the hungry jaws of a dinosaur or remain lost in time forever? Find out in this thrilling read.
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Dragons and Marshmallows
Asia Citro - 2017-03-14
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This enchanting book series, Zoey and Sassafras, combines magic, science, mystery, and adventure for readers of all ages. Follow Zoey and her best friend Sassafras as they discover a secret that brings injured magical animals to their backyard barn for help. In the first book, Zoey and Sassafras must use their skills to figure out what's ailing a sick baby dragon named Marshmallow. Will they be able to save the day? Find out in Dragons and Marshmallows.
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Charlotte's Web
E. B White - 2001-10-01 (first published in 1952)
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A heartwarming tale of friendship, love, life, and death, this classic children's book is beloved by generations. Written by E.B. White, the author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, the story follows the unlikely friendship between a little pig named Wilbur and a wise spider named Charlotte. With newly colorized illustrations by acclaimed artist Rosemary Wells, this paperback edition is guaranteed to capture the hearts of readers young and old.
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Bear and Bird
The Picnic and Other Stories
Jarvis - 2023-05-09
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Discover the heartwarming stories of Bear and Bird, an unlikely but inseparable pair. With Jarvis's signature wit and charm, these tales capture the true essence of friendship and the lengths we go to make our loved ones happy. From forgotten picnics to unexpected talents, each story is filled with gentle humor and genuine affection. Join Bear and Bird on their delightful adventures, and you'll be captivated by their endearing bond in no time.
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Meet Yasmin!
Saadia Faruqi - 2018-08-01
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"Meet Yasmin!" introduces an adventurous second-grader eager to find solutions to life's little problems through her big imagination. Yasmin's Pakistani American family accompanies her on her curious explorations, inspiring young readers to unleash their own creativity."
Magic Tree House by Mary Pope Osborne
The Never Girls Collection #1 Disney by Kiki Thorpe
Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen by Debbi Michiko Florence
Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate Dicamillo
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling
Dog Man by Dav Pilkey
My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett
Amelia Bedelia Means Business by Herman Parish
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Case of the Missing Cheetah by Veronica Mang
Unicorn Academy #1 by Julie Sykes
Never Girls #1 by Kiki Thorpe
The School is Alive! by Jack Chabert
Tales of Sasha 3 Books in 1! by Alexa Pearl
The Chicken Squad by Doreen Cronin
Ellie, Engineer by Jackson Pearce
Beatrice Zinker Upside Down Thinker by Shelley Johannes
Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka
Junie B. Jones's First Boxed Set Ever! by Barbara Park
Amelia Bedelia Chapter Book 4-Book Box Set by Herman Parish
George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
Ivy and Bean's Treasure Box by Annie Barrows
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
Lulu Goes to Witch School by Jane O'Connor
Katie Fry, Private Eye #1 by Katherine Cox
The Dot by Peter H Reynolds
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Rise of the Earth Dragon by Tracey West
Fox & Rabbit by Beth Ferry
Cat Kid Comic Club by Dav Pilkey
The High-Skies Adventures of Blue Jay the Pirate by Scott Nash
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Bird & Squirrel On Ice by James Burks
King & Kayla and the Case of the Missing Dog Treats by Dori Hillestad Butler
Lost Treasure of the Emerald Eye by Geronimo Stilton
Mindy Kim and the Yummy Seaweed Business by Lyla Lee
The Wild Robot by Peter Brown
Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Mia Mayhem Is a Superhero! by Kara West
Rise of the Balloon Goons by Troy Cummings
Secret Beast Club by Robin Birch
Absolutely Alfie and the Furry, Purry Secret by Sally Warner
Puppy Pirates #1 by Erin Soderberg
The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy
Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty
Rabbit & Bear by Julian Gough
The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey
The Amazing Life of Azaleah Lane by Nikki Shannon Smith
The Adventures of Captain Underpants by Dav Pilkey
Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel
Bird & Squirrel on the Run by James Burks
A True Home by Kallie George
Rickshaw Girl by Mitali Perkins
The Magic Mirror by Anna Staniszewski
Giants Beware! by Jorge Aguirre
How to Trick the Tooth Fairy by Erin Danielle Russell
The New Kid at School by Kate McMullan
The Best Seat in Second Grade by Katharine Kenah
Dory Fantasmagory by Abby Hanlon
Cat Ninja by Matthew Cody
The Bad Guys Box Set by Aaron Blabey
Green Eggs and Ham by Seuss
The Book with No Pictures by B. J. Novak