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!