10 Books To Add to Your 10 year olds Summer Reading List 2020

Summer is around the corner and school is about to be out until the fall! Keep reading fun at home with these great books.

There books are a mix of all the best genres: fiction, fantasy, comic books, non-fiction book, picture books, and chapter books.

  1. Spirit Riding Free: The Spring Filly (144 pages) – Chapter BookScreen Shot 2020-05-28 at 3.41.15 PM

    Spring is the season of change, and things are changing in Miradero–Lucky, Pru, and Abigail will soon be heading off to Palomino Bluffs Riding Academy! Before they go, the PALs want to become Frontier Fillies Trail Trainers. But to do that, the girls need to find and train a brand-new horse–something Lucky has never done! It seems as if everything is coming together when the PALs fall in love with a mini horse named Sandy and are given the chance to train her before the Miradero Founders’ Day Parade. But training a horse turns out to be more difficult than Lucky could have imagined. Sandy likes kicking, doesn’t like being ridden, and refuses to listen to any of the PALs!

  2. What A Wonderful World by Tim Hopgood (32 pages) – Picture book

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First recorded in 1967 by Louis Armstrong, and with sales of over one million copies, What a Wonderful World has become a poignant message of hope for people everywhere. Sweet and positive in its message, with bright, beautiful art, this book is sure to be a hit. Perfect for sharing

3.DogMan Fetch-22 by Dav Pilkey(240 pages) – Because Comic Books are books too !

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Petey the Cat is out of jail, and he has a brand-new lease on life. While Petey’s reevaluated what matters most, Li’l Petey is struggling to find the good in the world. Can Petey and Dog Man stop fighting like cats and dogs long enough to put their paws together and work as a team? They need each other now more than ever — Li’l Petey (and the world) is counting on them!Dav Pilkey’s wildly popular Dog Man series appeals to readers of all ages and explores universally positive themes, including empathy, kindness, persistence, and the importance of doing good.

4.A Duckling Called Button by Helen Peters (pages 160)Screen Shot 2020-05-28 at 3.44.28 PM

In the second tale in a heartwarming new chapter-book series, aspiring veterinarian Jasmine Green hatches a plan to save a clutch of duck eggs.Jasmine Green’s mom is a veterinarian and her dad is a farmer. She has spent her life surrounded by animals. So when she sees animals that need rescuing, she knows just what to do. While walking in the woods, Jasmine and her best friend, Tom, find a nest of orphaned duck eggs. The eggs need lots of care. Hatching them is hard work. Can Jasmine keep the eggs warm and safe? With a little love and luck, the Green family farm will have a fluffy duckling friend for life. Author Helen Peters and illustrator Ellie Snowdon return for a charming springtime visit to Oak Tree Farm. Reminiscent of James Herriot and Dick King-Smith’s classic stories, yet thoroughly modern, this second book in the Jasmine Green series is perfect for animal-loving readers.

5.The Chronicles of Narnia: The Magician’s Nephew by C.S. Lewis (Pages 208)

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When Digory and Polly are tricked by Digory’s peculiar Uncle Andrew into becoming part of an experiment, they set off on the adventure of a lifetime. What happens to the children when they touch Uncle Andrew’s magic rings is far beyond anything even the old magician could have imagined.

Hurtled into the Wood between the Worlds, the children soon find that they can enter many worlds through the mysterious pools there. In one world they encounter the evil Queen Jadis, who wreaks havoc in the streets of London when she is accidentally brought back with them. When they finally manage to pull her out of London, unintentionally taking along Uncle Andrew and a coachman with his horse, they find themselves in what will come to be known as the land of Narnia.

6.Ink! National Geographic Kids Book (48 pages) – Non-fiction text.

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Non-fiction books are also good for children because it teaches students to read for information which is the majority of what they would be doing if they pursue college careers.  It helps your child build background knowledge that they will need to conquer future text in the future. Many life tasks have a “how to” format that teaches someone how to do something or about a specific topic.

7.Be You! by Peter H. Reynolds (32 pages) – Everyone is unique and special. A joyous celebration of self-expression.

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Discover a joyful reminder of the ways that every child is unique and special, from the beloved creator of The DotHappy Dreamer, and New York Times bestseller, The Word Collector. Here, Reynolds reminds readers to be your own work of art. To be patient, persistent, and true. Because there is one, and only one, YOU.

In the tradition of books like Oh, the Places You’ll Go! and I Wish You More comes a wholly original, inspirational celebration of individuality as only Peter H. Reynolds can create!

8.Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli (pages 192)

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Shes a square peg kid in a round hole world who might show everyone what it means to be yourself. Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of “Stargirl, Stargirl.” She captures Leo Borlock’s heart with just one smile. She sparks a school-spirit revolution with just one cheer. The students of Mica High are enchanted. At first.Then they turn on her. Stargirl is suddenly shunned for everything that makes her different, and Leo, panicked and desperate with love, urges her to become the very thing that can destroy her: normal. In this celebration of nonconformity, Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli weaves a tense, emotional tale about the perils of popularity and the thrill and inspiration of first love.

9.Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years by Stacy Mcanulty (40 pages)

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– Prepare to learn all about Earth from the point of view of Earth herself.

“Hi, I’m Earth! But you can call me Planet Awesome.”

Prepare to learn all about Earth from the point-of-view of Earth herself! In this funny yet informative book, filled to the brim with kid-friendly facts, readers will discover key moments in Earth’s life, from her childhood more than four billion years ago all the way up to present day. Beloved children’s book author Stacy McAnulty helps Earth tell her story, and award-winning illustrator David Litchfield brings the words to life. The book includes back matter with even more interesting tidbits.

10.Narwhal’s Otter Friend: A Narwal and Jelly Book (64 pages)

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– Jelly isn’t so sure about Narwhal’s new friend, Otty. Is this jellyfish jealous?

Narwhal and Jelly . . . and Otty?! Exuberant Narwhal and skeptical Jelly test the waters of adding a new friend to their pod when they meet Otty the super-adventurous otter in the fourth book of this blockbuster early graphic novel series!

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