Popular 8 12 Year Olds BooksRead on to find out our favourites for eight to year-olds. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent. The latest book in this best-selling series will no doubt fill many a Christmas stocking this year. In this adventure, Greg finds an old video camera in his basement and with the help of his best friend, Rowley, he hatches a plan to make a scary movie, with the ultimate goal of making his fortune.
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Totally hilarious and quite short-which is appealing to many readers. Aleksandra Mizielinski. Dave CousinsChildren's Author. The adventures start the minute they step off their ocean liner the series is set in a steampunky late 19th century and involve kidnap, stolen jewels and a heartbroken boy willing to do anything to put his family back together!
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A laugh-out loud romp of a Viking adventure set on the windy Isle of Berk, this is the first in a hugely successful book series and is now being made into a film. Having just passed his dragon initiation programme, Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, a young Viking searching for a way of becoming a hero, sets about the challenge. First, he must catch a dragon; then he will have to train it. Hiccup's attempts are hilarious and charming, and the cold, soggy world of the Vikings provides an endless source of mirth. Against all the odds, poor Charlie Bucket finds a golden ticket to a trip of a lifetime to visit Willy Wonka's chocolate factory. The tour round the factory is every child's dream, but too much of a temptation for Charlie's fellow golden ticket winners. A classic, magical, rags-to-riches moral fairytale.
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