The Five Best Books for Kids 7 to 9

Written by Pat O’Neill

Think back to when you were in elementary school. What was the first book you fell in love with? It was probably one you read with a little less help from mom and dad.

Early elementary school is the magical time when bookworms become butterflies. It’s the time when kiddos stop reading with you and start reading to you.

Spark creativity, compassion, and a sense of adventure. You’re little one isn’t so little anymore. It’s time to turn the page and start the next chapter in a lifetime of reading.


Pax, by Sara Pennypacker

Friendship moves beyond outward appearances. It doesn’t matter if you have four legs or two, short hair or long, a big bushy tail or none at all. Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him, but the outbreak of war means Peter has to leave his best friend behind. This National Book Award Longlist title from Sara Pennypacker, illustrated by the beloved John Klassen, takes us on a journey that tests the boundaries of friendship.

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The Infinite Ratsos, by Kara LaReau & Matt Myers

The Ratso brothers want to be tough like their father so they try their hand at “being mean” and spreading trouble—but each time it backfires and they inadvertently end up doing good deeds. A genuinely moving tribute to the importance of being kind.

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The Illustrated Compendium of Amazing Animal Facts, by Maja Säfström

Did you know that alligators swallow stones? Or that a group of flies is called a business? In these 100 artfully illustrated, carefully curated pages of fun animal facts, you’ll learn more about the animal kingdom than you ever imagined. Future trivia champions, take note.

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Heartwood Hotel, by Kallie George

They say home is where the heart is, but not so for Mona the mouse who has never had a home. So begins Heartwood Hotel, the story of an orphaned mouse who stumbles upon a hotel in a tree trunk. Will it be her home for long? Charming characters populate George’s tale of perseverance, courage, and the importance of friendship.

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Flying Deep, by Michelle Cusolito

Permission to dive? Granted. Down to the darkest depths of the ocean we go. In our tiny submersible Alvin we’ll explore underwater volcanoes and collect alien-like creatures for scientific study. Along the way we’ll analyze ocean currents, avoid running into vent chimneys, and investigate natural firework shows. Endless adventure awaits!

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