What are the best books that every eight year old should read?

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    #1Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Little House on the Prairie (Little House)

    Based on real-life experiences of Laura Ingalls, the Little House on the Prairie is the third book of the award-winning Little House series, that captivated generations of American and worldwide readers. 

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    Joe Matthews
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Little House on the Prairie is the classic book from Laura Ingalls Wilder and this edition features the classic black and white illustrations. Children have been reading Little House on the Prairie for generations and every young child today should read it as well. "
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    #2Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.
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    Benjamin Rios
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The solution solves the problem of a person who wants to read the book. It takes them directly to the area where they can purchase several versions of the book. At the Amazon area you can also read a good bit more or the book to decide if you really want to purchase it or not."
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    #3Pippi Longstocking

    Pippi Longstocking
    Pippi Longstocking is a children's book by the Swedish writer Asterid Lingren. It tells the adventurous story of the titular Pippi, a nine-year-old girl with freckles, red hair in pigtails, and superhuman strength.
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    Brenda Mendoza
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Pippi Longstocking is a fantastic book for a younger reader. A really fun and an engaging tale, perfect for peaking the interest of an 8-year-old."
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    #4The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Harold Chapman
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "It might be a stretch for every eight year old to be able to read J.R.R. Tolkien's tale of hobbits and their adventures, but every eight year old will thoroughly enjoy the story. A fantastical journey is shared by Tolkien and though pulses will quicken and eyebrows will raise, this journey will not disappoint. Recommended without reservation."
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    #5Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!

    Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!
    Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!: An award wining novel about an imaginative mouse who dreams of being a queen. She has dreams of living an extravagant and beautiful life that is opposite to her real situation. 



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    Stephanie Anderson
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "The best books that every eight year old should read Babymouse #1: Queen of the World! is a good book because it explores how children (and adults sometime) want to be someone else. It gives you a look into how being yourself is important my 8 year old likes this book."
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    #6The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children

    The Boxcar Children, ideal for grade 2-6 readers, is about the four orphans who start to make a home in a boxcar just to stay together. In their adventure, they meet their grandfather.

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    Larry Bell
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "When I was eight years old, I read a book titled 'The Boxcar Children.' This book taught me the value and challenges of friendship and hard work. It also taught me that if you fight through the hard times, something good will eventually come out of it. This book should be read by every eight year old child. "
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    #7Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

    Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

    Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: A book about a young boy who seemed to be lousy and forgetful. His story is all about everyday failures of a typical and surpassing all those by believing in a fortune cookie. 

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    Joe Hamilton
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Big Nate: In a Class by Himself is a great book for eight year old children. The book is something children that age can relate to, because the main character is about that age. Nates adventures are full of action and leaves a moral to be learned."
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    #8The Last Council (Amulet #4)

    The Last Council (Amulet #4)
    The Last Council (Amulet #4):The book is about Emily and her friends who went to the cloud city of Cielis to ask for help. When they arrive in the said city, they notice something unusual and that started their journey. 
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    Sean Lewis
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "The best book that every eight year old should read is The Last Council (Amulet #4). It is about a young girl named Emily and her friends who visit the cloud city of Cielis to seek out help. "
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    #9El Deafo

    El Deafo
    El Deafo is a story by Cece Bell about a young deaf girl who struggles with finding friendship and fitting in a peer. Her bulky hearing aid will give her super powers that will make her a super hero.
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    Samuel Hill
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "El Deafo is truly best suited for about 8 year old children. Yes, it's is a comic book and not a book in its entirety but it teaches young kids a lot of valuable lessens. At that age, kids become members of certain societies, some of them have trouble to fit in and I believe, this book can give them a fresh perspective about life in general. "
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    #10The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

    The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)
    The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3): Emily and her friends set off in a journey to find the lost city of Cielis. They will encounter challenges and they will find their way to conquer it all.
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    José Olivares
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "It seems like its good to me, even though i dont know anything about the subject, its clear and descriptive for the people that do"
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    #11Briar Rose: The Sleeping Beauty

    Briar Rose: The Sleeping Beauty

    Briar Rose: The Sleeping Beauty is a book about a beautiful girl who is cursed from birth because of her parents. The witch cursed her to fall asleep forever the moment she gets pricked by a needle. Little did the witch know, a true loves kiss will save the princess. 

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    #12Thumbelina

    Thumbelina

    Thumbelina is a book about a girl that is as big as a thumb. She worries about how she will find true love with her size, but he met a fairy price and she became happy. Things are only getting better when she was kidnapped and that started her journey of escape. 

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    Nancy McDonald
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Although I love Thumbelina I don't think an eight year old boy would love it too much. I know a girl would absolutely love it. But it would be sort of iffy on the boys opinion."
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    #13The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Jason Weaver
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I bought this for my son and he just loved it. I love when he tells me about it and I'm amazed at the lessons that it seems that he's learned from this book."
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    #14Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Andrew Robinson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I love the Harry Potter series and this book in particular. This is a wonderfully written and highly entertaining book that really grabs the reader and is hard to put down. With that being said this book is a bit advanced for your normal 8 year old. Maybe you could read it with them but in my opinion this isn’t a good book for theto read on their own."
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    #15Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a humor and fantasy fiction novel first published in 1964. This book tells the story of Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and five lucky children who got an entry ticket for a tour.

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    Diane Riley
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "One of my favorite stories is the tale of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. This classic is a "must-read" for children and helped to peak my early interest in literature. What child doesn't love the idea of visiting a giant candy factory, filled with wonder and mystery?"
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    #16Snow White and Rose Red

    Snow White and Rose Red
    Snow White and Rose Red is a book about two little girls who lives with their mother in a small house. They do not have a lot of money but they are happy and kind. The two girls both love to play outside but they have different characteristics that makes each of them unique. 
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    Ruth Stanley
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "My daughter's favorite part is about the bear. I used the story as an analogy about being nice to people because you will never know if one day they might turn into a prince. Highly recommended!"
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    #17I Can Cook: Puddings and Desserts

    I Can Cook: Puddings and Desserts

    I Can Cook: Puddings and Desserts by Marika Germanis includes easy-to-follow recipes and instructions on how to prepare Puddings and Desserts. This beginners book will teach children to make delicious recipes with the guidance of their parents.

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    Paul Holland
    Written on March 3, 2018
    "This may be a decent idea by getting children to interact with their parents and practical skills, both of which should be applauded. It would be nice to teach children to cook something a little healthier than puddings and desserts though."
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    #18Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

    Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

    Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon is a children's fiction graphic novel written by Jules Bass and illustrated by Debbie Garter which was originally published on July 12, 2007. This book follows the story of a vegetarian dragon.

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    Jason Edwards
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "My nephew likes to read, and one his favorite books is Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon. This is a graphic novel written about a vegetarian dragon. It's funny and entertaining. "
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    #19Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories

    Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories
    Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories is a children's biography and historical book written by Rosemary Wells and was published on October 23, 2000 by Puffin Books. It follows the story of Mary Breckinridge as a nurse.
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    Dorothy Bishop
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "A great and true story that every child should read to learn about history. it is a personal story of one woman, so it makes the history of little more real in a little more relatable. rather than flooding a child was boring facts, this is a story they can be involved in an interested in and want to see it to the end."
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    #20Everything I Know About Pirates

    Everything I Know About Pirates
    Everything I Know About Pirates is a children's picture book by Tom Lichtenheld for ages 4 to 8. It's a collection of funny "facts" about pirates, like how the American Dental Association frowns upon them carrying knives in their mouths.
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    Kimberly Howell
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "This isn't the best book that an eight year old should read. There are many others that would be better candidates for best book for eight year olds."
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    #21David Goes To School

    David Goes To School
    David Goes to School is a humorous fiction book for kids that was originally published in 1999. This graphic novel was written and illustrated by artist David Shannon. David Goes to School is ideal for kids in preschool to Grade 3.
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    Emma Phillips
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Reading to children with autism sometimes needs a little audio/visual to keep them engaged.best to Teach classroom rules with David Goes to School. This guide includes activities to practice predictions, vocabulary, and integrating text and illustrations. The kids must learn the rules."
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    #22Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

    Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

    Mickey & Me is the fifth book in the Baseball Card Adventures series written by Dan Gutman which centers on a boy named Joe Stoshack who can travel through time with baseball cards.

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    Emma Vasquez
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "My 8 year old son LOVED this book! It's always a joy when I buy him something and when he asks for more I know it have to be good. I will be buying all the books in this series and hope he writes many more. "
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    #23The Care and Keeping of You

    The Care and Keeping of You

    The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls is written by Valorie Schaefer and illustrated by Norm Bendell. This book is a self-help for girls on understanding their bodies. This book is published in 1998 by Turtleback Books.

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    Crystal Gutierrez
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "a must read for children. a gem of a book"
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    #24Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!

    Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs!
    Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features colorful and humorous illustrations of dinosaurs with vibrant texts. 
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    Philip Howard
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "When I have a kid I for sure am going to buy them the book Oh My Oh My Oh Dinosaurs! I think that this book is good for any young kid to read. This book is really engaging for kids in their developmental phase."
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    #25The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau is a children's literature picture book written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino and it was originally published in 2009. This graphic novel tells the story of Ocean Ambassador Jacques Cousteau.

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    Abhinav Chattopadhyay
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "For our nautical friends, Jacques Cousteau is quite simply a revelation among all else. This picture book provides the younger generations with the context on a historic figure."
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    #26I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

    I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew

    I Had Trouble in Getting to Solla Sollew: Yellow Back Book is a children's picture books written by Dr. Seuss, also known as Theodor Seuss Geisel. First published in 1965, this book is published in 2004 by Collins.

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    Jeffrey Fuller
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "This is a nice book for those to read who like books. It's got good story-telling and the overall character development is good too. "
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    #27Cowardly Clyde

    Cowardly Clyde
    Cowardly Clyde is a children's photo book authored by Bill Peet. It was first published in 1984 by HMH Books. It is about a coward war horse who thought he could at least act bravely if he cannot be brave.
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    Aarav Chopra
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "This is an excellent book that teaches children to be brave and try new things, which is an excellent message for children in the 6-10 year old range. The children I read the book to really enjoyed the illustrations. Tip: when reading, do a silly horse voice during the horse parts. "
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    #28Fifth Form at St.Dominic's

    Fifth Form at St.Dominic's

    Fifth Form at St.Dominic's is an Adventure and Children's Fiction story written by Talbot Baines Reed. It was published in the year 1971 December by Hamish Hamilton Ltd.

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    Virginia Owens
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I love reading stories about boarding schools and Fifth Form at St. Dominic's is one of the best ones to read especially to my eight year old. This book tells a variety of stories by a group of school children during their time growing up in a British Public school during the 19th Century."
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    #29Pink and Say

    Pink and Say

    Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco is a fiction children's literature originally published in 1994. This novel was written and illustrated by Polacco and was released by Philomel Books. It follows the story of two American Civil war soldiers.

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    Jeffrey Morris
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "My son loved this book, and it is a great way to teach a little bit about history, our past mistakes, and how our country has bettered itself over the years. For this reason, I think this book is a must for young children."
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    #30Mindbenders and Brainbusters

    Mindbenders and Brainbusters
    Mindbenders and Brainbusters: THe Ultimate Avatar Challenge is a quiz book created by Avatar: The Last Airbender author Michael Teitelbaum. It was published in September 2008. It contains a quiz for avid Avatar fans.
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    Aarav Kapoor
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "This book has not story whatsoever concerning the world of the animated show Avatar, and is in fact, not a book at all, but a collection of puzzles and brain teasers for younger audiences. If that is your thing, then this book does a decent job of providing simple word puzzles to keep the young ones busy during trips."
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    #31Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale

    Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale

    Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale is a children's literature book written and illustrated by Henrick Drescher. This book tells the story of a pudge escaping to find personal growth. It is originally published in 2006.

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    Jeffrey Berry
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "Good book, if you're looking for a kids book. If you're a grown kid (read adult,) then skip it. However, it does have some life lesson type material for young kids, so its worth getting if you have a reason to read it."
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    #32Love Potion No. 8

    Love Potion No. 8
    Love Potion No. 8 is the last book in the Avatar: The Last Airbender Ready-to-Read Level 3 series written by Molly Reisner with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. It was made for ages six and up and was published in 2008.
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    Amit Nair
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Lazy cash grab for a big name IP. very soulless and bland. Just a big advertisement for the TV show. "
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    #33Barnyard Dance!

    Barnyard Dance!
    Barnyard Dance is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features rhyming texts and eccentric characters that will get kids and adults singing along. 
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    Rachel Bryant
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Sandra Boynton does it again! She delivers a fun book - fun to read and fun to listen to! Kids will soon be imitating the sounds the animals make, followed by laughter from everyone."
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    #34Thunder Cake

    Thunder Cake

    Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 1990. This book tells the story of a grandmother telling her scared granddaughter that the storm clouds were ingredients for her specialty cake.

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    Vishal Kadam
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "I got this book for my son to read, because he was scared of storms. The story is great and the illustrations are very well done. During storms, we would get the book down and read it and it gave my son a different idea about what thunder and lightning were. It really helped him with his phobia, but it is also just a really great, heart felt book. Any parent would benefit from reading this to their child."
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    #35Rockabet

    Rockabet
    Rockabet: Classic Edition is a children's picture guidebook on rock music and the alphabet written by Kelly Polark and illustrated by Kelli Ann Little. It was published in September 2013.
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    Albert Howell
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This is a great book and I would highly recommend. I would put this as one of the best."
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    #36Sokka, the Sword Master (Ready-to-Read. Level 3)

    Sokka, the Sword Master (Ready-to-Read. Level 3)

    Sokka, the Sword Master is the second book in the Ready-to-Read series written by Sherry Gerstein with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. It is based on the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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    Rosa María Morán
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "I think this is a really good book that kids can read and understand the complex world of Avatar and all that it offers"
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    #37Fred and Ted Like to Fly

    Fred and Ted Like to Fly

    Fred and Ted Like to Fly is a fictional children's literature novel originally published in 2011. This graphic novel was written and illustrated by P.D. Eastman. It was preceded by the Fred and Ted Go Camping.

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    Samuel Parker
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I bought this as a gift for my 8 year old nephew. He loves to read and to be read to, but he seems to particularly like this book. It has some entertainment value for me as well. I would recommend this as a great book to buy for a child. "
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    #38The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday

    The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday

    The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Birthday (The Berenstain Bears) is a birthday-themed, children's book written by Stan Berenstain and Jan Berenstain. It is published in 1986 by Random House Books for Young Readers.

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    Andrés Álvarez
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "These books were great, and I'm glad they were recommended as a solution. My child loves them and I also grew up reading them!"
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    #39Pirate Pete

    Pirate Pete

    Pirate Pete and his trusty parrot sail the seas in search of gold and booty, they have a hard time tracking down the jackpot when he goes ashore at Candy Island, Clover Island, Sleepy Island, and Dragon Island.

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    Henry Little
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Very cute book! My child has recently made this his favorite book. The illustrations are very well done too. Great buy!"
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    #40Why Are You A Vegan? And Other Wacky Verse For Kids

    Why Are You A Vegan? And Other Wacky Verse For Kids

    Why Are You A Vegan? And Other Wacky Verse For Kids is a compilation of Violet Plum's rhyming stories for children. This graphic novel is filled with colorful and eye-catching visuals and art suitable for kids.

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    Jeffrey Watkins
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I didn't like this really and neither did my kid. I get what they were going with using that art style, but it's just not great to look at. Doesn't look like a well done version of kid drawings, but just simply kid drawings. Stories are kinda boring too."
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    #41Junkyard Wonders

    Junkyard Wonders
    Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 2010. This book tells the story of Trisha and the new school she has transferred to. Junkyard Wonders is based on the author's childhood.
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    Joyce Carter
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "I really liked this book. I found it for school and the message the author gave was very inspiring and positive. You can do anything in life if you just keep trying . The lessons are good for all students and children to learn and the stories are interesting also. Very nice illustrations too. "
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    #42George's Marvelous Medicine

    George's Marvelous Medicine
    George's Marvelous Medicine is a children's book written by Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It tells the story of the titular character, as he tries to invent a medicine that will cure his grandmother of her grumpiness.
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    Billy Day
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "This children's book is a must read for any kid. It is a cute story of a boy trying to cure his grumpy grandma. It's a very comical and feelgood story for a kid."
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    #43A to Z

    A to Z

    A to Z is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features animal characters and nontraditional texts which have been reprinted on thick board pages. 

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    Joseph Mendoza
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "A great book for an eight year old to read is A to Z a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features animal characters and nontraditional texts which have been reprinted on thick board pages. This book not only entertains but educates."
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    #44Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

    Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty

    Happy Birthday, Bad Kitty (Bad Kitty) by Nick Bruel tells the story of Bad Kitty who wants something special for her birthday. Suitable for kids ages 5 and up, this book is published in 2009 by Roaring Brook Press.

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    Anna Chapman
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This book is suitable for 5 years old kids and over, and its worthy giving them as a gift because it will serve them as a good moral book for their life. "
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    #45The Lemonade Club

    The Lemonade Club
    The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 2007. This book tells the story of Miss Wichelman's fifth-grade class and her lesson about 'when life gives you lemon, make lemonade'.
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    Sharon Russell
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "The Lemonade Club is an excellent choice for an eight year old's reading material. This book not only touches on the concept of best friends and what is expected of them, it also touches on illnesses within the community and the need for support from everyone to aid in the patient's recovery. "
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    #46Edmund's Lunch

    Edmund's Lunch

    Edmund's Lunch is a children's literature graphic novel written and illustrated by Violet Plum and was published in 2014. This book tells the story of Edmund and his lunch who is often teased because of its unique food content.

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    Guadalupe Saldaña
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "Wow, the price is over $700! There is no way I would pay this!"
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    #47Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)

    Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)

    Water, Water Everywhere is the fourth book in The Sluggers series written by Loren Lon and Phil Bildner which centers on a baseball team trying to raise money to pay off the Payne family's big-league debt. 

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    Susan Jackson
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Good read if you like these type of books. Took me a while to finish it though."
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    #48Mr. Lincoln's Way

    Mr. Lincoln's Way

    Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 2001. This book tells the story of the coolest school principal - Mr. Lincoln. This novel was released by Philomel Books in New York.

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    Tammy Dean
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "It's okay, I guess."
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    #49Pumpkin Jack

    Pumpkin Jack

    Pumpkin Jack is a children's literary fiction book written and illustrated by Will Hubbell. This graphic novel was originally published in 2000. It tells the story of Tim's lantern which he called Pumpkin Jack.

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    Samantha Oliver
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Pumpkin Jack is an amazing book! I love the illustrations, the story, even the title. It's so cute, and a must for all 8 year olds!"
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    #50The Bee Tree

    The Bee Tree
    The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 1993. This book tells the story of little Mary Ellen and her grandfather as they hunt for bee trees in the wilderness. 
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    Reyansh Pillai
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Really well done for younger readers. I got this for my nephew; my sister commented to me how much she really enjoyed the book (and my nephew did too!) and loved the little lesson at the end of it."
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    #51The Pink Motel

    The Pink Motel

    The Pink Motel is a children's mystery adventure book written by Carol Ryrie Brink and illustrated by Sheila Greenwald. This tells the mystery in a newly-inherited motel in Florida. This book is published in 1993 by Aladdin Paperbacks.

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    Tiffany Duncan
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is one of the rare children's classics that holds up over decades. It's precisely the kind of book I would've looked for way back when. Highly recommended."
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    #52The Dangerous Book for Boys

    The Dangerous Book for Boys
    The Dangerous Book for Boys is written by Conn Iggulden and Hal Iggulden features how-tos for children, specifically boys. The book's target ages are from eight to eighty years old.


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    Jessica Gardner
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "This is a great book for kids, regardless of gender. I bought it for my niece and nephew to encourage them to put away the video games and go outside (they were getting chubby, which worried me). Now we go on fun "adventures" together. I cannot wait for summer so we can plan some more. "
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    #53The Castle Corona

    The Castle Corona

    The Castle Corona is a children's historical fantasy novel by the acclaimed author of juvenile fiction, Sharon Creech, first published in 2007. Set in the medieval ages, it tells the story of two peasant children, Pia and Enzio.

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    Catherine Lee
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "My 8 year old really liked this book. It not only taught him a little bit about the time period, the story line also really appealed to him."
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    #54An Egg Is Quiet

    An Egg Is Quiet
    An Egg is Quiet is a children's literature picture book written by Dianna Aston and illustrated by award-winning artist, Sylvia Long. This book was originally published in 2006 and it introduces the world of eggs.
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    Mark Welch
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "reading helps in brainstorming"
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    #55Apples and Pumpkins

    Apples and Pumpkins
    Apples and Pumpkins is a children's literary fiction book written by Anne Rockwell with the help of illustrator artist Lizzy Rockwell. This picture book was originally published in 1988. 
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    Joyce Willis
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Truly this is a very sweet book about the fall. It’s a simple read and my 2 yo loved it. My daughter likes to feel very prepared for everything so we got her this book to prepare her for her first visit to the pumpkin patch this October. And I’ll just say, reading the book was honestly a sweeter, more perfect experience than the one we had at our local pumpkin patch. I recommend it highly for the fall season. It’s a great addition to a child’s library. I know we will enjoy pulling it out again next fall! "
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    #56Wemberly Worried

    Wemberly Worried

    Wemberly Worried is a children's literature book written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes. This graphic novel was originally published in April 2010 by Greenwillow Books. It is ideal for kids aged 4-8 years.

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    Catherine Grant
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "My kids can't get enough of Wemberly Worried and neither can I! The unique drawing style is cool and inspiring for all ages. The moral of the story is so important in teaching empathy and the importance of understanding other people. I like discussing the book with my kids afterward and making sure they get the lessons being taught. A fun read that also challenges their vocabulary!"
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    #57Billy And Blaze

    Billy And Blaze

    Billy And Blaze: A Boy And His Pony (Billy & Blaze) is a children's book featuring a horse written by C.W. Anderson. This tells the story of Billy who receives Blaze, a pony, as a gift. Published in 1992 by Aladdin.

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    Rose Barnes
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Any story about a gift pony should be read by every kid ever. Gift ponies are great. Older books can easily still ring true in our lives, and the younger generations should see that. "
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    #58That's Why We Don't Eat Animals

    That's Why We Don't Eat Animals

    That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things is written and illustrated by Ruby Roth and was published in 2009. This book teaches kids how their food choices could affect animals and the planet.

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    Stephen Washington
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals helped me to realize how poor my old diet was for the environment and planet as a whole. I learned a lot reading this book and recommend it to environmentalist's that feed their children a standard Western diet. "
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    #59Sophie's Squash

    Sophie's Squash

    Sophie's Squash is a children's fiction book written by Pat Zietlow Miller and it was illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. This graphic novel was originally published in 2013 and it won the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text.

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    Vihaan Pillai
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Sophie's Squash is a delightful children's book. It won a Golden Kite for picture books and really is great for young ones."
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    #60A Little House Birthday

    A Little House Birthday
    A Little House Birthday (Little House Picture Book) is a birthday-themed, children's book written by Laura Ingalls Wilder and illustrated by Doris Ettlinger. This book is published in 1998 by HarperCollins.

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    Micaela Marín
    Written on March 27, 2018
    " Little House Series are easy to read and little children find them highly enjoyable to see how others lived. Join the Ingalls family as they celebrate little Laura’s fifth birthday in the Big Woods of Wisconsin."
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    #61Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman is a children's literature book written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz. This picture book follows the story of an African-American athlete.

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    Ángela Granados
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Good reads"
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    #62A Worm's Tale

    A Worm's Tale

    A Worm's Tale is a children's picture book written by Barbro Lindgren and illustration made by Cecilia Torudd, which a story of Arthur who accidentally steps on a worm in the park which become his new and special friend. 

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    Jack Wallace
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I fondly remember my kindergarten teacher reading this to our class. I liked it so much that I begged my parents to get it as a bed time book for my little sister."
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    #63The Ballad of the Pirate Queens

    The Ballad of the Pirate Queens
    The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by author Jane Yolen and illustrator David Shannon is an illustrated children's book about pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade. It immortalizes these two women and offers readers a look at the high seas.
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    Charles Carpenter
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "This is a great book for kids that are a little older. It tells of a great adventure, and is easy to read. It is a must have for a young kid. "
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    #64Scary, Scary Halloween

    Scary, Scary Halloween
    Scary, Scary Halloween is a speculative fiction book written by Eve Bunting and it was illustrated by artist Jan Brett. This graphic novel was originally published in 1986. Scary, Scary Halloween is ideal for kids in preschool and up.
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    Cheryl Armstrong
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "This is cute little book. I think it is a bit young for my eight year olds reading level though. She still likes it."
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    #65The Big Fat Worm

    The Big Fat Worm

    The Big Fat Worm is a children's picture book written by Nancy Van Laan and illustration created by Marisabina Russo which tells the story of a big fat worm threatened by a big fat bird which was also threatened by a big fat cat.

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    Luis Alberto Madrigal
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "My kid greatly enjoyed this book. It wad age appropriate and easy for him to read."
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    #66A Seed Is Sleepy

    A Seed Is Sleepy

    A Seed is Sleepy is a children's non-fiction literature graphic novel originally published in March 2007. This picture book was written by Dianna Aston and award-winning artist, Sylvia Long.

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    Anthony Dunn
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "A Seed Is Sleepy is one of the best books for eight year olds. My son read it over and over and couldn't get tired of it. It's one of those books that live in one's mind even when they grow old. He always tells me stories about it and re-reads it from time to time."
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    #67The Skirt

    The Skirt
    The Skirt is a children's book written by Gary Soto, first published in 1992. It tells the story of Miata Ramirez, a Hispanic girl who brought a folklorico skirt to school for show and tell.
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    Raymond Reyes
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "A very interesting look into the life of a young Hispanic girl, written by Gary Soto, a legendary Latino author. Moving and heartwarming tale that will surely tug at your hear strings. "
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    #68Count Down to Fall

    Count Down to Fall

    Count Down to Fall is a children's non-fiction literary book written by Fran Hawk and it was illustrated by Sherry Neidigh. This graphic novel that tells the colorful season of autumn was originally published in 2009.

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    Jesse Lucas
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Great book, subject matter is amazing for children. The pictures are high quality, this is a great book for children."
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    #69Captain Abdul's Little Treasure

    Captain Abdul's Little Treasure

    Captain Abdul's Little Treasure is a book in the Captain Abdul series, written by Colin McNaughton. It's full of pseudo-sword-fighting, hide-and-seek, and smelly diapers, as captain Abdul is left to babysit on the high seas.

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    Christopher Kelley
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Captain Abdul's Little Treasure is an amazing book for any young reader. I picked this up for my 8 year old and he was busy with it for hours."
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    #70Bob and Otto

    Bob and Otto

    Bob and Otto is a children's picture book written by Robert O. Bruel and illustration created by Nick Bruel which tells the story about the friendship between a worm and a caterpillar.

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    Kimberly Gomez
    Written on April 4, 2018
    " An adorable book, and what 8 year old doesn't like bugs? Very cute to read to your little one. "
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    #71Woody, Hazel and Little Pip

    Woody, Hazel and Little Pip

    Woody, Hazel and Little Pip is a children's literary fiction book written and illustrated by Elsa Beskow. This graphic novel was originally published in 1944. It tells the amazing autumn season of Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip.

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    Victoria Deng
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is a nice, simple book that children would enjoy from ages of being read to, up to ages eight to nine. It's a simple story, but the pictures bring it to life."
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    #72A Bird and His Worm

    A Bird and His Worm
    A Bird and His Worm is a children's picture book written by James Kaczman which is a tale about the relationship between a bird and a worm wherein the bird talks about how he likes to walk more than fly.
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    Socorro Martínez
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "I think A Bird and His Worm is an excellent read for a child from kindergarten to 3rd grade. This book shows the reader that it is okay to be different and to choose to befriend those who may be different from you! "
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    #73Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action

    Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action

    Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action is a non-fiction literature written and illustrated by Ruby Roth for kids. This graphic novel was originally published in 2012. It introduces to kids the value of eating vegatables.

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    Crystal Bradley
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Vegan Is Love: Having Heart and Taking Action is a great resource for kids. It will help them understand what being a vegan is all about. It's easy to understand and illustrated beautifully."
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    #74Max's Worm Cake (Max and Ruby)

    Max's Worm Cake (Max and Ruby)

    Max's Worm Cake is a children's picture book written by Grosset & Dunlap which is part of the Max and Ruby series. It tells the story of Max and Ruby who have different views on worms. 

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    Bruce Turner
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "My 8-year old son is the greatest, and he loves gardening with me. So I bought him this book, which I thought (as it concerns worms) he would love. He identified with the hero, Max, and laughed his head off when I read it to him!"
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    #75The Bear and the Piano

    The Bear and the Piano
    The Bear and the Piano is a picture book for kids about a bear who discovered a piano in the forest and learned to play it. It is written and illustrated by David Litchfield and was published in February 2016.
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    José Luis Soriano
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "looks good but i do not think it offers anything another book can't"
  73. 0

    #76Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen is a self-help book for kids written by Taayoo A. Murray. This book is a motivation resource targetted to teenagers. This book is independently published in 2017.

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    Brandon Hill
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I read to my son every night before he goes to bed, so I am always on the look out for books appropriate for bedtime. Making Me Happen didn't really fit the bill, as it is more of a self help book for kids, written by the kids. Tried reading it one night and ended up questioning where I was going in life and working through the exercises myself. My son was not impressed."
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    #77The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

    The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

    The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular is a fairy tale novel written and illustrated by Violet Plum which was first published in 2014. This book follows the story of Princess Primrose who wants to be loved by everyone.

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    Stephanie Matthews
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "I was looking for books for my eight year old cousin, and found this recommended to me by a friend. I think the story has a nice message about trying to make everyone happy, which is very difficult to do, especially as you grow up and have to manage expectations. It's a tough lesson to learn, and one you don't always see well-reflected in children's media. The illustrations are a little rough, but colourful and charming; my cousin liked the book very much!"

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Best What are the best books that every eight year old should read
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Little House on the Prairie (Little House)Books 45 Paid
2Charlotte's WebBooks 41 Paid
3Pippi LongstockingBooks 36 Paid
4The HobbitBooks 32 Paid
5Babymouse #1: Queen of the World!Books 30 Paid
6The Boxcar ChildrenBooks 28 Paid
7Big Nate: In a Class by HimselfBooks 22 Paid
8The Last Council (Amulet #4)Books 21 Paid
9El DeafoBooks 18 Paid
10The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)Books 17 Paid
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