Favorite Books For 7 Year Olds
My 7 year old has grown out a lot of the picture books we have at home. Also the chapter books that his older siblings enjoy aren’t suitable either, as the reading level is too advanced. So what to do?
So here are our ideas for chapter books for 7 year old girls and boys to read and also to enjoy listening to as a read aloud.
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Popular Adventure Books For Boys And Girls
1. Geronimo Stilton Adventure Series
Enter the world of Geronimo Stilton, where another funny, cheesy adventure is always right around the corner. Each book is fast-paced with lively art and a unique format kids aged 7 to10 will love.
These books were the first ones, after trying a few other adventure novels, that were interesting, a good length and at a manageable reading level for my 7 year old. Our first choice!
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2. Thea Stilton Adventure Series
Geronimo’s adventurous sister Thea narrates these tales packed with action, mystery, and friendship!
Similar to the Geronimo Stilton Series but with story lines geared towards girls. Another great choice for this age group!
3. EJ12 Girl Hero Adventure Books
This unique best selling adventure series for young girls is perfect for newly confident chapter book readers.
Special Agent EJ12 cracks codes and foils evil plans all over the world. Emma Jacks worries about mean girls, gym comps and not having perfect hair. EJ12 is Emma Jacks. Saving the world is the easy part!
Read Aloud Books For 7 & 8 Year Olds
4. The Chronicles of Narnia
The Chronicles of Narnia tell the story of a world where a witch decrees eternal winter; where there are more talking animals than people; and where battles are fought by Centaurs, Giants, and Fauns.
The language in this series is above the reading level of my 7 and 8 year old boys but it makes for a great read aloud story.
Sometimes I will pause as I am reading and ask the kids whether they understand a certain word or phrase. That can get into a good discussion!
These chapter books are well written, well thought out adventure stories that will be enjoyed by your kids for many years!
I would recommend going for the box set because it includes all seven titles in The Chronicles of Narnia.
- The Magician’s Nephew
- The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
- The Horse and His Boy
- Prince Caspian
- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
- The Silver Chair
- The Last Battle
Classic Story Books For 7 Year Olds
5. The Magic Faraway Tree Collection
When Joe, Beth and Frannie move to a new home, an Enchanted Wood is on their doorstep. When they discover the Faraway Tree, it proves to be the beginning of many magical adventures!
Join them and their friends Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the fairy as they discover which new land is at the top of the Faraway Tree. Will it be the Land of Spells, the Land of Treats, or the Land of Do-As-You-Please?
I started with reading these books as a read aloud to the boys when they were 5 and 6. Now I find they enjoy reading the Faraway Tree Books on their own.
What makes them so great is that each book is a collection of different adventures to the lands that come to the top of the faraway tree. Great for reading a chapter at a time!
Have you collected all the titles in the Magic Faraway Tree series? Look out for The Enchanted Wood, The Faraway Tree, Folk of the Faraway Tree, and Up the Faraway Tree.
6. The Wishing Tree Collection
Another classic adventurous series by author, Enid Blyton. These chapter books feature two children, Mollie and Peter, their friend, Chinky the Pixie and a chair that can fly and grant wishes!
The Wishing-Chair takes them on some marvellous adventures – to a castle where they narrowly escape from a giant and rescue Chinky the pixie, to the Land of Dreams, and to a disappearing island!
Short chapters and illustrations make The Wishing Chair Adventures perfect bedtime reading for children aged five and up. For grandparents and parents it is a chance to introduce Blyton to the next generation.
Funny Reading Books For 7 Year Olds
7. Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl was a spy, ace fighter pilot, chocolate historian and medical inventor. He was also the author of Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and many more brilliant stories.