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6-8 year olds

Here is the ultimate booklist to read before you're 14 chosen by experts. The list has been broken down into four age bands, with 25 titles in each band​. ​

best books for 6-8 years olds. ​


The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton

A Bear Called Paddington by Michael Bond

The Milly-Molly-Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankester Brisley

Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown

Clarice Bean, That's Me by Lauren Child

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown by Cressida Cowell

The BFG by Roald Dahl

The Story of Babar by Jean De Brunhoff

My Naughty Little Sister by Dorothy Edwards

Asterix the Gaul by René Goscinny

Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman & Caroline Binch

Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson

The Queen's Nose by Dick King-Smith

The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

Winnie-the-Pooh by A A Milne

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Scieszka & Lane Smith

Horrid Henry by Francesca Simon

The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Charlotte's Web by E B White

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Mister Magnolia by Quentin Blake