What are the best must-read books for 8 to 10-year-old boys?

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    #1Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the first book in the young adult series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney which centers on Greg Heffley starting his new school year at a middle school. 
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    Keith Howard
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I am 11 years old and I have been reading this series over and over for 4 years! However they are not a challenge or a deep read they are just clever and happy. I chose to write a review on this one because it is my favorite but that applies to all the books. I was lucky enough to have the author visit my school 2 years ago and he said some people don't like his books because they are not deep enough. As much as reading a deep and challenging story is important what is wrong with something light and funny once and a while. I think that reading is reading and these books will put a smile on your face and there is nothing wrong with that, not only that, they very clever and they have a true story line aside to being silly! I highly recommend for kids 7-12 (or any age above 12 if you eat to read a good laugh out loud story"
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    #2Big Nate Goes for Broke

    Big Nate Goes for Broke

    Big Nate Goes for Broke is the fourth book in the Big Nate Novels series written by Lincoln Peirce. this humorous realistic fiction for middle-grade readers was originally published in 2012.

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    Rachel Owens
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I love it when novels capture the unique experience of childhood. This series does this exceptionally on a young boy going on journey in middle school. "
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    #3Harry 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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    Dorothy Wallace
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "What is there to say other than it's a Harry Potter book? Another amazing, thrilling, adventurous book!"
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    #4Redwall

    Redwall

    Inside Redwall Abbey, mice live peacefully with any stranger coming to see their place. But a terrible army of rats is planning to attack them, so Matthias, a little but brave mouse, is ready to defend his home at any cost. 

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    Andrew Stanley
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "I would probably suggest Redwall for a little older reader than 8 to 10 year olds, but it wouldn't be a bad idea. In Redwall Abbey mice live peacefully with any strangers coming to see them, but they are about to be attacked by a terrible army of rats."
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    #5Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Humberto Bravo
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is one of the best must-read books for 8 to 10-year-old boys out there. It's a classic and is a gateway to reading for most young boys. A definite gift for any son/nephew/grandson."
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    #6The Faraway Tree Stories

    The Faraway Tree Stories

    The Faraway Tree Stories series is a children's fantasy fiction novel written by Enid Blyton. This was originally published in 1991. This series narrates the story of Jo, Bessie and Fanny's life while living in the Enchanted Wood.

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    Thomas Jenkins
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "This series of books is very charming and cute. However, it is best for children of younger ages. It is ideal for emerging readers, and while both boys and girls can love it, it is best suited for young girl readers. The books have changed from their original write and are slightly edited to an American style, it is unclear what the purpose of this is, but it has been done."
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    #7The Wind in the Willows

    The Wind in the Willows
    'The Wind in the Willows' is a classic fantasy tale written by Kenneth Grahame which has become a must-read for kids and teenagers. It tells the adventures of Rat, Mole, Badger and Mr. Toad, a group of eccentric talking animals.
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    Benjamin Walker
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "he story is great, and the Wordsworth Children's edition offers a complete, unabridged version with original photos - one per chapter. And there's the rub. There are now slightly abridged editions with wonderful illustrations, and full versions with more pictures, which is what small children often enjoy most about reading. I was upset that the reviews for all editions of the book were clumped together, so I couldn't tell which book people actually liked best"
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    #8I Am Still Not a Loser (Barry Loser)

    I Am Still Not a Loser (Barry Loser)

    I Am Still Not a Loser is a humorous fiction book for readers of ages 7 to 14. This is written by Jim Smith, and it is the second book in the Barry Loser series. This book has received the 2013 Roald Dahl Funny Prize award.

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    #9Black Beauty

    Black Beauty
    Black Beauty is a classic children's novel by Anna Sewell that tells the story of a horse named Black Beauty as he lives his life first in happiness in the care of a loving owner, to more unfortunate circumstances as a working horse.
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    Judy Little
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a must read for anyone. It is exciting and memorable for all ages. I've read it before and will read again. 5 stars always."
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    #10Percy Jackson and the Olympians

    Percy Jackson and the Olympians
    Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a pentalogy of fantasy books by Rick Riordan. It follows the adventures of Percy Jackson, son of Poseidon, and his friends as they go on quests to save the human world from a war between Greek gods.
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    Johnny Hanson
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "A friend's kid was a little bummed after finishing the Harry Potter series. My friend suggested her daughter read Twilight, but I stepped in with the Percy Jackson and the Olympians box set. Riordan's series follows much of the same feel that Rowling's does, but is different enough to stand firmly on its own feet. Her daughter loved them and read them many times since then."
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    #11The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is the first book in the Oz series written by L. Frank Baum which tells the story of Dorothy and her dog named Toto after they find themselves stranded in the fantastical Land of Oz. 

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    Zachary Reyes
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "im not sure if this book is exactly for kids that age. it is a good book, dont get me wrong, but i thik it has a it more adult themes in it than a child that young would totally undersatnd"
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    #12Pax

    Pax

    Pax is a fictional children's book written by Sara Pennypacker and illustrated by Jon Klassen. This fictional children's book was published on February 2, 2016 by Balzer + Bray.

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    Jose Williamson
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "If you want to teach your children lifelong lessons then Pax is a good book for your children to read. This book teaches about true friendship in a well-developed story with interesting characters and beautiful illustrations. My 9-year-old loves this book."

Summary

Best What are the best must-read books for 8 to 10-year-old boys
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Diary of a Wimpy KidBooks 44 Paid
2Big Nate Goes for BrokeBooks 40 Paid
3Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBooks 38 Paid
4RedwallBooks 36 Paid
5Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsBooks 32 Paid
6The Faraway Tree StoriesBooks 31 Paid
7The Wind in the WillowsBooks 30 Paid
8I Am Still Not a Loser (Barry Loser)Books 28 Paid
9Black BeautyBooks 25 Paid
10Percy Jackson and the OlympiansBooks 23 Paid
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