Must-Have Books for 8-9 Year Olds | Best Kids Books

Must-Have Books For 8-9 Years Old | Best Kids Books

Best Kids Books and Must-Have Books For 8-9 Year Olds, Curated by Stories to Grow By

Welcome to Stories to Grow By, the #1 Kids Book and Bedtime Story website in the world! Kids Books and Stories with positive messages are our focus and with that in mind we have curated a list of the Best Kids Books for the young ones in your life. Here you will find our Must-Have Books for 8-9 year olds, the absolute best kids books we recommend!

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Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls

'Where the Red Fern Grows" is about a boy who trains two Redbone Coonhounds for hunting. Billy has dreamt of owning not one, but two dogs. So when he’s finally able to save up for two pups—Old Dan and Little Ann—he’s ecstatic. It’s true that times are tough, but together they’ll roam the hills where the Red Fern grows. Check it out >


Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

"Sideways Stories from Wayside School" has 30 one-class stories piled on top of each other. Quirky, bizarre short stories. Accidentally built sideways and standing thirty stories high (the builder said he was very sorry for the mistake), Wayside School has some of the wackiest classes in town, especially on the thirtieth floor. Check it out >


Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

"Diary of a Wimpy Kid" is the first of a series of books about Greg, who fills in his journal with words and pictures of the misadventures in his life. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" explores how being a kid can really stink. And no one knows this better than Greg as he finds himself thrust into middle school. Check it out >


A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle

"A Wrinkle in Time"  was the winner of the Newbery Medal in 1963, the story of the adventures in space and time of four teenagers. Meg Murry, her small brother Charles Wallace, and her mother had come down to the kitchen for a midnight snack when they were upset by the arrival of a most disturbing stranger. Check it out >


Matilda by Roald Dahl

Matilda is a precocious child with an uncaring mother and father. This is the story of her time in school run by the tyrannical headmistress Miss Trunchbull. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power  Check it out >


The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

In "The Phantom Tollbooth" Milo sets up a giant tollbooth from a box and drives through it, into the land of expectations and beyond. For Milo, everything’s a bore. When a Phantom Tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he’s got nothing better to do. Check it out >


D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

"D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths" will inspire a lifelong fascination with mythology and the ancient world. In print for over fifty years, "D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths" has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Check it out >


Hello, Universe by Erin Entrada Kelly

"Hello, Universe" sees four middle-schoolers’ fates intertwine one summer in this Newbery-award winning tale of friendship. Told from four intertwining points of view—"Hello, Universe" celebrates bravery, being different, and finding your inner bayani (hero). Check it out >


James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

In "James and the Giant Peach", magic crystals change the life of James Henry Trotter when a giant peach grows out of the tree in his yard. A peach starts to grow and GROW AND GROW. Inside that peach are seven very unusual insects - all waiting to take James on a magical adventure. Check it out >


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