5 brilliant books for 7-year-olds

Here are some great books for 7-year-olds to help enhance their love of reading and increase their linguistic skills!

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Sumaya Fodey

Last updated: August 7th, 2023

5 brilliant books for 7-year-olds

Here are some great books for 7-year-olds that’ll help increase their comprehension and linguistic skills!

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Author
Sumaya Fodey

Last updated: August 7th, 2023

5 brilliant books for 7-year-olds

Here are some great books for 7-year-olds that’ll help increase their comprehension and linguistic skills!

icon of a star with a smiley face

Author
Sumaya Fodey

Last updated: August 7th, 2023

5 brilliant books for 7-year olds

Here are some great books for 7 year olds, to help increase their comprehension and linguistic skills.

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Author
Sumaya Fodey

Last updated: August 1st, 2023

Reading with your 7-year-old is a brilliant way to spend quality time together and inspire their imagination. Books are a great way to ignite your child’s imagination and transport them to new worlds, all while enhancing their love for literature!

With this in mind, here are 5 brilliant books for 7-year-olds to help foster their love of reading and writing.

'The Big Umbrella' by Amy June Bates

This incredible book carries a beautiful message about the importance of inclusivity and kindness. It’s the perfect way for parents or teachers to start a great conversation about inclusivity that comes intuitively to children.

The book stars an umbrella at the doorstep on a rainy day. A child takes the umbrella and welcomes a ballerina, an athlete, tall and hairy creatures, a dog, birds and someone in plaid underneath. The umbrella begins to grow as more people take shelter.

For the entirety of the book, you don’t see any of the character’s faces, up until the end when the sun begins to shine. Under the umbrella are people of different abilities, ages, ethnicities, and races – all intermingling.

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'The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure' by Doreen Cronin

Meet the Chicken Squad: Sweetie, Sugar, Dirt and Poppy. They’re not your average chicks and don’t spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs, but instead seeking adventure and solving mysteries!

One day, a squirrel bursts into the chicken coup because there’s something SCARY AND BIG outside. It’s a good thing the Chicken Squad are here to take on the case!

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'Little Badman and the Invasion of the Killer Aunties' by Humza Arshad and Henry White

Something strange is happening at Humza’s school, as teachers keep vanishing and being replaced with food-obsessed aunties with the aim of fattening everyone up! 

Humza is forced to put his dreams of rapping aside as his music teacher vanishes. Will he be able to figure out what’s going on and find the disappearing teachers?

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'Ada Twist, Scientist' by Andrea Beaty

This inspiring story follows Ada and her love for science. She wonders, ponders and asks herself some questions. Important things like ‘why are there hairs growing inside our noses?’ and ‘why do roses have pointy things attached?’. 

Her inquisitive mind allows her to launch a mission of discovery, as she investigates and conducts scientific research to find her answers!

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'The Most Magnificent Thing' by Ashley Spires

Finally, this is a charming story about a young girl and her dog. The girl has an incredible idea to make something magnificent, and she already knows how it’ll look and work. It shouldn’t be too hard to make as she makes things all the time! Unfortunately, this is the opposite of easy – as she fails continuously.

Eventually the little girl gets super upset and quits. But her beloved dog convinces her to not give up and to continue. With her new found enthusiasm and passion, she resumes to her project and makes her magnificent creation just right.

The most magnificent thing book for 7 year olds

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Explore reading with DoodleEnglish

Looking for even more ways to explore reading and writing? DoodleEnglish is an app that’s filled with fun, interactive questions covering reading, writing, spelling and grammar! 

From tracing letters to highlighting plurals in sentences, DoodleEnglish sets work at just the right level for each child, letting them work independently and ensuring continual progression through the curriculum. And best of all, you can try it for free! 

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In summary...

And there we have it – 5 brilliant books for 7-year-olds!

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It’s an app that boosts confidence in English by exploring the subject through fun curriculum-aligned exercises and games – and you can try it for free! 

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