Book Ideas For Grandparents To Give Ages 8-12

I know there are a lot of you out there who are grandparents. You probably rely on your sons and daughters to send hints about books that would be perfect for the kids. I can’t help you will all ages, but this will be a start. I will be posting a list of book ideas for younger kids next week.

Kenneth Oppel


My 10  year-old grandson LOVES this book and gives it to all his friends! It’s about a train, a key, and a treasure. Boom! Paper and hardback available.


Serafina and the Black Cloak

SERAFINA AND THE BLACK CLOAK, by Robert Beatty,  is being made into a Disney movie. The action takes place at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina! It’s become a real hit all over the country. Sequel is coming out in August. Available in both paper and hardback.

The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan

THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN is based on a true story about a captive gorilla and is told from the point of view of the gorilla.  It’s a NYT bestseller, and it’s a Newberry Medal winner. Win/win. Perfect. Available in paper or hardback.

boxed set

Hogwarts Library

And for all the  young wizards out there who loved Harry Potter, the HOGWARTS LIBRARY is the perfect gift. Very affordable .


2 thoughts on “Book Ideas For Grandparents To Give Ages 8-12

  1. I started my 11 year old granddaughter on Chris Colfer’s Land of Stories. She loved the whole series. In fact, she took one into her 5 th grade teacher. The teacher read it to the class and said it was the best book she had ever read.

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