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CJE1979
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Good authors for 10 year olds

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My son loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney and Big Nate books by Lincoln Peirce. What other good authors are out there for a 10-11 year old? Thanks!

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Chronicles of Narnia[7 book series] by C. S. Lewis
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Here Lies the Librarian by Richard Peck
Goblins in the Castle (Minstrel Book) by Bruce Coville
Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher: A Magic Shop Book by Bruce Coville
The Fairy Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm, Book 1) by Michael Buckley and Peter Ferguson
The Fire Within by Chris D'Lacey
The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn (The Samurai Mysteries) by Dorothy Hoobler and Thomas Hoobler
Follow My Leader by James B. Garfield
The Ravenmaster's Secret: Escape From The Tower Of London by Elvira Woodruff
Snow Treasure by Marie McSwigan
The Spiderwick Chronicles: The Field Guide; The Seeing Stone; Lucinda's Secret; The Ironwood Tree; The Wrath of Mulgrath by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi
The Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl Years by Rosemary McDunn
Leepike Ridge by Nathan D. Wilson
House of Dark Shadows (Dreamhouse Kings Series,Book 1)by Robert Liparulo

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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :mrgreen: Rick Riodian Percy Jackson and Hero's of olypus :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :mrgreen:

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Tolkien might be a little tough going but the story is worth it
Magic Tree House is excellent, level probably about the same as Wimpy Kid
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Ronald Dahl

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Michael Broad wrote a great collection of books called "Jake Cake and the school dragon" ect just google his name along with Jake Cake and you should see the books! :)
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Post by Maud Fitch »

Hullo there, CJE1979, have you logged on to your local library catalogue? Many have dedicated kids catalogues and the top ten guaranteed favourites. I'm not sure where you live but I can recommend some good international authors:

Dav Pilkey - "Dragon's Tales" or "Captain Underpants" series
Elizabeth Singer Hunt - "Jack Stalwart" series
Anthony Horowitz - "Alex Rider" series
Emily Rodda - "Rowan of Rin" or "Deltora Quest" series
Andy Griffith - "Schooling Around" or "Just" series
H I Larry - "Zac Powers" series, Mega Mission, Test Drive, etc.
Eoin Colfer - "Artemis Fowl" series
Jeff Brown and Scott Nash - "Flat Stanley" series.
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Barbara Park. All of the June E. B. Jones books are great. I used to love them when I was younger.

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Oh also I don't know where you are from but the IDOE has published lists of recommended reading for students, which is nice because they include fiction and non-fiction, poetry, biography, etc.
(sorry Indiana Dept. of Ed)
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My son liked Rick Riordan's Kane series (anything by him, actually), and a variety of authors who use small images and/or maps to go with the story. I can't recall the authors.

Librarians can help find any of those books; they're a helpful lot.

Kim

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Ronald Dahl or Rick Riodan

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I can recommend all the books by Garth Nix- particularly the Mister Monday series.
My brother loved them and flew through them all.

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I would highly recommend all of David Walliams' books. "Mr Stink", "The Boy in a Dress" and "Billionaire Boy" are all really funny and touching. The humour's perfect for children but they all have an important message in them as well. I've not got through one without crying at the end.

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If he's in to football, how about "Alfie Jones" by David Fuller?

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Post by Wibblywobblygw »

This really depends on the kids reading level, but I'm a huge advocate of anything by Tamora Pierce.

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