Fans are eagerly awaiting the release of Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 16 from Jeff Kinney. Join the Heffleys on an all-new thrilling adventure of a lifetime. Things take an unexpected twist when we find out that Greg Heffley and sports don’t mix. He officially retires from sports, but then his mom convinces him to try his hand at basketball. Greg lands a spot on the weakest team — where their chances of winning a single game are zilch! But remember anything can happen in sports. When everything’s on the line and the ball is in Greg’s hands, will he rise to the occasion, or will he blow his big shot? Every book keeps getting better. With over 250 million copies sold, the series is full of great plot twists and it’s super relatable. Hands-down, it’s one of the funniest in the series.
This dog fighting police cop first appeared in the Captain Underpants series. Now he has his own series. Just like Captain Underpants, this book is hilarious and is designed to make kids laugh. It’s got intentional misspellings, bad grammar, and the signature goofy toilet humor that parents hate, but most kids are going to absolutely love it. In this latest chapter, Dog Man takes on an all-new supervillain.
If she is constantly asking you how things work, this book finally has all of the answers. The book is broken into different sections each of which covers a different topic. Questions include things like “Why do I have a heart?” or “Why is the sky blue?” All of the pages are colorful with beautiful photos that make it easy to read and skim through.
The Magic Tree House Series is one of the best chapter books for kids. You won’t find any violence or bad language here. Instead, you will find a mysterious tale about children who discover a magical treehouse in the woods that can transport them across time and space. This set includes the first 4 books in the series.
If she loves Harry Potter, but has never read the books she is going to love the whole set of Harry Potter books. It’s got wizards, witches, and memorable characters. What is there not to like? This is one of the most magical series that only gets better every time you read it.
What happens when you take everything that made the original Harry Potter books so great and then add illustrations to them? It’s time to go back to Hogwarts. If she’s never read the Harry Potter books, now is a great time to start. It starts out like an ordinary story but once readers learn Harry Potter is a wizard, they won’t want to stop reading. Not all of the books have been released in the illustrated series, but they eventually will be.
Just Between Us is a great way to get closer to your 8 year old daughter. Each page has a prompt at the top like “Question I have for you.” The journal has two parts. One part you are supposed to fill out and the other part she fills out. It’s amazing that just that distance of putting everything in a journal opens up a safety net for a meaningful discussion.
If she is a big fan of mysteries, she will love the Box Car children series. It’s one of those series that can make your child fall in love with reading even if she isn’t already a big reader. It’s the story of 4 kids who run away and stumble across a boxcar in the woods. This book takes your 8 year old through the first 4 books in the series.
Mad Libs is so much of fun. There are so many versions to choose from but this one is great for slumber or birthday parties. In this word game, everybody comes up with words that are later used to fill in the blanks in the story. The fun begins when the story is read out loud, which often leads to a hysterical and sometimes silly story.
Many of us read the Amelia Bedelia books as a kid. Even today, it’s hard not to like this series with the loveable and quirky Amelia Bedelia. Kids will get a kick watching Amelia Bedelia take everything so literally and mess up everything she does, which will lead to a lot of laughs.
For most kids, the Captain Underpants series is silly fun. Most parents hate these books because it is ill-mannered. These books explode with goofball jokes and off- the-wall toilet humor. Kids will love repeating their favorite lines from the book over and over. These books are unique because they appeal to both kids that love to read and those who have yet to open the cover of a book.
Cut from the same cloth as the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series, the Dork Diaries stars Nikki Maxwell. Parents need to know that she is not the best role model for kids, as she is often materialistic, selfish, and short-sighted. Still, this series is very popular with 8 year old girls. The latest book is the 14th book in the series: Tales from a Not-So-Best Friend Forever.
Does she know everything about her favorite Pokemon characters? With this book, she can learn their names, their moves, and useful facts. There over 700 Pokemon inside. If she already loves some of the characters, she will love looking them up to learn more about them.
Here is a novel all about Roller Derby. It stars Astrid and her best friend Nicole. Set in middle school, the two friends go separate ways in the summer. One wants to try Roller Derby and the other wants to do ballet. At first, Astrid is not good at Roller Derby but she tries her best, learning so many lessons along the way.
There are plenty of journals but this is one of the most unique journals. It’s supposed to be a 3 year journal. Inside it has different prompts like “What would you buy?” Every day there is a different question, but every year the questions repeat themselves. The fun part is watching how much her responses change over the course of 3 years.
What is the world’s largest animal? It’s the whale, which can weigh 28 times the weight of a dinosaur. The Guinness World Records 2021 is jam-packed with loads of world records — including everything from Fortnite to sports and more. This year there’s a new AR feature to check out!
Who doesn’t love getting a hand written letter? They are the perfect way to show someone you care. Open When letters are a note you write for someone to open on a certain occasion like on her birthday or when she is feeling a certain way. This set contains 12 open when letters.
Did you know that the human brain is made up of mostly water? If she is curious, then she will love this book that is filled with short facts about everything. The great thing about this book is that it will be enjoyed by readers of all reading levels. The best part? She will learn a new fact every day.
We bet you didn’t know that Sonja Reid was the most followed female video gamer on Twitch. Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition contains tons of fascinating video gaming achievements just like this and more. In addition to popular gaming characters each having their own page, this year a whole section is dedicated to Fortnite. This book is a must-have bible for gamers.