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Culture Good Books for 8 Year Olds  

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This list has all kinds of awesome and magical books for 8 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. When it comes to the best books for 8 year olds, there's plenty to choose from. Some good books for eight year olds tell tales of magic, fantasy, and excitement, while other great books for 8 year olds continue to build the skills of developing readers. Many of the best books for 8 year olds to read have captivating illustrations and characters to help inspire the imaginations of young readers.

What stories and tales are ranked on this best books for 8 year olds list? The early books in the Harry Potter series are really popular with eight year olds, and this is a great age to introduce youngsters to the series. Between magic, adventure, and thrilling Quidditch tournaments, there's something for everyone to enjoy in these page-turning tales. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is another beloved book that eight year olds have enjoyed for generations.

If you're eight year old likes spooky stories, they will probably go wild for the first books in the Goosebumps series. Other good books featured on this top books for eight year olds list include The Little Prince, Harriet the Spy, and The Secret Garden. Once your kiddo has read the novels, be sure to treat them to a viewing of the film adaptations as well!

Did you have a favorite book when you were eight years old? Give the best stories a thumbs up and be sure to add any other good books at an 8 year old reading level if they aren't already listed.

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds

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Charlie and the Chocolate Fact... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds

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The Little Prince is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
The Little Prince Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle

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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds

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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
The Witches Roald Dahl

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Jeff Kinney

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Goosebumps is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
Goosebumps R. L. Stine

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The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds

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The Lightning Thief is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
The Lightning Thief Rick Riordan

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Pippi Longstocking is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
Pippi Longstocking Astrid Lindgren

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The Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett

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The Indian in the Cupboard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds

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Ballet Shoes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfeild

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Matilda is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
Matilda Roald Dahl

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Because of Winn-Dixie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
Because of Winn-Dixie Kate DiCamillo

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Harriet the Spy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
Harriet the Spy Louise Fitzhugh

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The Flying Classroom is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
The Flying Classroom Erich Kästner

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
Little Women Louisa May Alcott

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The Adventures of Tintin: Brea... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds

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How to Eat Fried Worms is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds
How to Eat Fried Worms Thomas Rockwell

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The Adventures of Captain Unde... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds

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The Stinky Cheese Man and Othe... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Books for 8 Year Olds