5 Books for school age kids (ages 5-8) + Giveaway

Take a look at these book suggestions for school age kids aged between 5-8 years, as kids begin to start to read as they start school. By age 8 they might be far more confident, but in this age bracket before the tween years… what books are good to look at? well, let’s take a look at some stories.

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Book suggestions for school age children

Charlotte’s Web

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“Charlotte’s Web” is a children’s novel by E.B. White that tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a spider named Charlotte, who tries to save him from being slaughtered by writing messages in her web. It is a heartwarming tale about friendship, loyalty, and the circle of life.

Charlotte's Web


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Matilda is a children’s novel written by Roald Dahl about a young girl named Matilda Wormwood who possesses extraordinary intelligence and telekinetic abilities and uses her powers to stand up against her neglectful parents and the cruel headmistress of her school.

The Giving Tree

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“The Giving Tree” is a children’s book written by Shel Silverstein. It tells the story of the relationship between a young boy and a tree over the course of the boy’s lifetime. The tree gives everything it has to the boy, including its apples, branches, and trunk, until it is nothing but a stump. The story is often interpreted as a metaphor for the selfless love of a parent or friend.

The Giving Tree
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

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“The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is a fantasy novel by C.S. Lewis. It tells the story of four siblings who enter a magical world called Narnia through a wardrobe and become involved in a battle against the evil White Witch. The story is filled with adventure, magic, and Christian allegory.

Phantom Tollbooth

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“The Phantom Tollbooth” is a children’s fantasy novel written by Norton Juster. It tells the story of a bored young boy named Milo who discovers a magical tollbooth that transports him to a whimsical world where he goes on a journey to rescue Princesses Rhyme and Reason. Along the way, he meets many quirky characters and learns valuable lessons about the importance of knowledge and imagination.

The Phantom Tollbooth

Final Thoughts

There are many more to choose from, and depending on the child’s reading age it may take them a while to work up to some of these, but these stories are all good to really allow them to get confident and experience in reading stories before the next much older range of books. These are also good for parents etc to help guide them through the reading age bracket, especially as they head past age 7 when the reading level starts to take a level up.

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