Monday, July 31, 2006

The ten best kids' books, ages 8-12

Kate Scarborough of (U.K.-based) CY children's magazine picked the ten best books for children ages 8-12.

Here are her top three picks:

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

I can still remember so much of the detail in this. JK Rowling loves it, and it's being filmed. Perfect for girls who love horses and adventure.

The Switch by Anthony Horowitz

Two boys from very different lifestyles switch bodies. Funny and gripping; good for reluctant readers as they can't help but get involved.

Holes by Louis Sachar

An intelligent story made up of jigsaw pieces that come together brilliantly. A great book for children who love puzzles and mystery.

Click here to read the rest of her list.

Previously here on the blog: classic children's books.

--Marshal Zeringue