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fun summer reading list for 9-10 year olds

This list of 4th grade age 9-10 summer reading list is sponsored by Zenni Optical via One2One Network. Thank you for supporting ITKM and the brands I love.

One of the best things in life is being a parent of a reading child.  The feeling you get when your child sputters out the right words – indescribable.  It only gets better as time goes on, as they tackle bigger books with bigger words and complex plots.  As a bookworm, this is totally thrilling to me and watching Savannah, my 9 year old, burn through books is just the bee’s knees.

She is like every other 9 year old I know – obsessed with Minecraft, FNAF, DanTDM and 3DS games.  I sense a collective eyeroll from all parents reading this who have kids of a similar age.  Luckily, she also loves to read and she sneaks off to read on her own all of the time – prompting not usually needed.  She (much like her mother) loves everything R.L. Stine.  She reads and re-reads everything he writes, the scare-aholic that she is.  Who doesn’t love a fun scare?

She reads a lot of other things, though, specifically loving series books.  Here are her top favorites she either read this summer or are still on her to-read list:   *note* she loves the fantasy genre!

  • Goosebumps (series)  by: R.L. Stine
  • Ghosts of Fear Street (series)  by: R.L. Stine
  • The Thief of Always  by: Clive Barker
  • The Lightning Thief  by: Rick Riordan
  • The Sea of Monsters  by: Rick Riordan
  • The Menagerie (series)  by: Tui T. Sutherland
  • Wonder  by: R.J. Palacio
  • The One and Only Ivan   by: Katherine Applegate
  • Centaur Rising  by: Jane Yolen
  • Stella by Starlight  by: Sharon M. Draper
  • The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place (series)  by:  Maryrose Wood
  • Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures  by: Kate DiCamillo
  • all books from Lemony Snicket

If you want your kids to read more, I suggest you take your own advice.  When our kids see us reading, not just leisurely, but ravenously flying through novels, they are more likely to do the same.  Ya know – monkey see, monkey do.  The trickle down affect keeps on going, which is really nice when you have younger siblings just starting out in the reading world!  My 3 year old has to grab a book and “read” whenever he sees Savannah reading.  He isn’t actually reading yet but I love that he is interested and giving it a go!

Your kids will only enjoy reading if they can see the words, so make sure they are getting their yearly visits with an optometrist.  Then, they are going to need a stylish pair or two of glasses.  Zenni Optical offers prescription and non-prescription eyeglasses/sunglasses for the whole family.  Zenni’s affordable prices are a welcome solution for all this back to school shopping and there are lots of new on-trend kids styles here!  Keep your entire family reading with the proper eyewear!

What are your 9-10 year old’s favorite books?

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