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The Best Wholesome Books For 10-Year-Olds

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This article showcases our top picks for the Wholesome Books For 10 Year Olds. We reached out to industry leaders and experts who have contributed the suggestions within this article (they have been credited for their contributions below).

We are keen to hear your feedback on all of our content and our comment section is a moderated space to express your thoughts and feelings related (or not) to this article This list is in no particular order.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

This product was recommended by Adam Jacobs from Bubblegum Casting

Enjoy spectacular full-color illustrations throughout the fifth book in the Harry Potter series while you read it. Harry Potter must discover depth and power in his friends, start embracing the limitless loyalty of his dear ones, and endure unbearable sacrifice to face the ever-increasing threat posed by He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named. The magical world is in increasing disarray, and He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named is becoming more dangerous daily.

Imagination Station Series – Adventures in Odyssey by Paul McCusker

This product was recommended by Adam Jacobs from Bubblegum Casting

Imagination Station is a book for young readers (ages 7 to 12) that promises to be full of adventure and mystery. It was written by the people that wrote Adventures in Odyssey. This series is similar to the well-known Magic Tree House series, although it does not involve any witchcraft or magic. There are more than nine volumes worth of thrilling material.

The Celestina Code by Nora Szanto

This product was recommended by Zuhura Miriam from Catalyst Brand Strategy

The Celestina Code is an adventure chapter book with a twist. The author has a master’s degree in psychology and the book is based on her key findings on what makes highly successful and fulfilled people different from the rest. The Celestina Code merges all the excitement of a thrilling quest with the added advantage of stimulating the brain into a state of learning. Readers ages 10-14 will believe that their dreams are attainable by empowering them with essential high-performing traits to rise from adversity, overcome obstacles, step into their truth and reach their goals with integrity.

Supply Jane Clears the Way by Megan Preston Meyer

This product was recommended by Megan Preston Meyer from The Adventures of Supply Jane & Fifo series

The Adventures of Supply Jane and Fifo focuses on helping kids not only learn critical thinking skills through a fun and creative adventure of supply chain and manufacturing, but it can also bring parents and their kids together in an interactive way that is wholesome (also, the artwork is amazing!).

All-of-a-Kind-Family by Sydney Taylor

This product was recommended by Ranee Zhang from Airgram

This series, written in the 1950s, is a rare find. It is sought after for its rich vocabulary and wholesome values, as well as for its family charm and adventures.

The Kingdom Series by Chuck Black

This product was recommended by Benjamin from Stress Reliever Club

My family and I have become obsessed with this chapter book series, which is an allegory of the Bible set in medieval times. There are knights, sword duels, warriors, and women, among other characters.

The Little Ghost Who Was a Quilt by Riel Nason

This product was recommended by Dylan Schwartz from Dylan Universe Comics

This book is such a wholesome read for kids because it talks about the positives of being different, even if you feel like there aren’t any. The story follows a ghost who is a quilt instead of a light bed sheet like all of his friends and family. Being a quilt makes it tough to be a traditional ghost, and it can seem like there is no point to it. But near the end of the book, there is a need for this ghost quilt as he is special and can do things that other regular ghosts can’t. Using amazing illustrations, and words that young children can read, it is a very great and relatable book!

Secrets of the Tally by Halie Fewkes

This product was recommended by Dana Spearin from Luke Knows

Secrets of the Tally is a book filled with danger, friendships, and sisterhood. The main character is a strong, independent and fierce young lady that is trying to piece together her past. This wholesome fantasy brings magic to life and keeps you wanting more.

The War that Saved my Life By Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

This product was recommended by Thomas Simon from Monitask

This book tells the story of a young girl during World War II with a physical disability whose world opens up when she is evacuated from London to the English countryside. It teaches valuable lessons about overcoming adversity, courage, and self-worth.

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

This product was recommended by Thomas Simon from Monitask

This classic book tells the story of a young boy and his relationship with a tree that loves him unconditionally. The story deals with themes of selflessness, love, and sacrifice. It is a wholesome read for any age, but I believe it would speak to 10 years old’s in particular as they start to understand more complex emotions and relationships.

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

This product was recommended by Inez Stanway from Live Laugh Create

This classic fantasy tale follows the adventures of four siblings who discover a magical world hidden inside an old wardrobe. With its cast of memorable characters and imaginative setting, this book is sure to captivate young readers.

The Karate Mouse by Geronimo Stilton

This product was recommended by Layla Acharya from Edwize

Geronimo Stilton’s book The Karate Mouse is one of the many books of the Geronimo adventure series. The story revolves around a mouse who is an editor and Publisher of a famous rodent gazette. The Genre of the book is fantasy fiction. This book is a wholesome choice for a 10-year-old with a wicked sense of humour and wild adventures that are beautifully portrayed by the writer and gives the reader the impression of being a part of the story. For example, in this book, Geronimo the mouse has to learn to become a Karate expert in one week to win the World Karate Championship. The journey is unique and offers insights into many problems that Geronimo faces while striving to learn the art. Moreover, It has many picture illustrations that present the reader with a fair idea of what is happening in the story. It also comes in a box set and at an affordable price.

The Famous Five Collection One by Enid Blyton

This product was recommended by James Watts from Own The Grill

It’s the perfect gateway series to mystery literature, and as the characters are the same age as the intended targeted audience, the reader invests more of themselves in their exploits. Blyton’s famous juvenile sleuths have been delighting young readers for generations and will undoubtedly continue to do so for generations to come. The ideal way for any ten-year-old to while away an afternoon or three…

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba

This product was recommended by Min Tom from Happy Hong Konger

This captivating memoir demonstrates how one boy’s brilliant concept can illuminate the world even in the direst circumstances.

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

This product was recommended by Granger McCollough from Elite Patio Direct

It’s a tale of swashbuckling adventure, long-lost treasure, pirates, the endearing spirit of man, and the power of redemption. ‘Treasure Island’ is a literary classic that deserves a place in every childhood library and is as exciting and exhilarating today as it was when it was first published one hundred and forty years ago.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

This product was recommended by Cory Peterson from Led Lighting Supply

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of those classic stories that live on forever. The characters, the story, the lessons, they all stay with you like a beautiful dream. The characters are quirky in their personality traits. The story is fun and engaging. While it is marketed towards children, I think it is suitable for all ages. The visual picture Roald Dahl paints of the factory is vibrant and lets your imagination go wild. The story starts on a bleak note but slowly shows how that true happiness can be found anywhere.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith

This product was recommended by Stewart Kaplan from Ant-Keeper

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn tells the story of a little girl who moves with her family from their old neighborhood in Brooklyn to a brand new house on Long Island. Her experiences change her perspective of things around her and she learns about how being true to yourself makes you happy. This is a good book that calmly introduces to children how it is important and fulfilling accepting yourself is. Children may not look at it as deeply, but it is a good medium to nurture this mindset in the younger generation. The book of Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn nailed this.

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart

This product was recommended by Smriti Tuteja from Yogic Experience

10-year-olds are at a sensitive stage in the journey of life. They do not want to be called kids, they are not teenagers and they wish to do a lot in their lives. Well, many of them do, but some do not have enough time or opportunity. This story by Dan Gemeinhart is heartwarming and heart-wrenching together. It is about a little boy who is terminally ill. All he has is a dream, a dream to climb a mountain one day. He embarks on the journey even if it means he will not make it back. The book is honest and profound and has it all to inspire little souls. A must-read for all those beautiful children out there.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

This product was recommended by Brandon Wilkes from The Big Phone Store

The best book wholesome book for 10-year-olds is The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. It is a classic story that has been loved by generations of readers. The book is set in the fictional town of St. Petersburg, Missouri, in the early 1800s. Tom Sawyer is a young boy who is always getting into mischief. He is also very brave and has a big heart. The adventures in the book include Tom running away from home, getting lost in a cave, and witnessing a murder. The book is full of excitement and adventure, and it is sure to keep 10-year-olds entertained.

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

This product was recommended by Jack Williams from Handyman Reviewed

Rose’s narrative is frequently tragic, yet there are also humorous moments. Readers will identify with Rose because of her distinctive worldview, which gives her strength and empowerment.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

This product was recommended by Michael Jan Baldicana from Dream Chasers

The One and Only Ivan is a children’s book written by Katherine Applegate. The book tells the story of a silverback gorilla living in captivity at an amusement park who tries to come to terms with his own mortality. The One and Only Ivan is wholesome because it teaches children empathy for animals who are born into captivity and never know freedom or what it’s like to live freely in their natural environment. This book has been praised for being an emotional and heartwarming story.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

This product was recommended by Stacy Lewis from Eternity Modern

This is one of my favorite books because it is so relatable, not just for kids but also for parents. This heart-warming novel tells a story of a boy named Auggie Pullman, suffering from a genetic disorder called Treacher Collins syndrome, his inner strengths, and his journey through self-love. This book teaches kids empathy, compassion, and the value of friendship.

A Wrinkle In Time by Madeleine L’Engle

This product was recommended by Deepanshu Bedi from Exhalewell

A Wrinkle In Time is a science fiction novel full of adventures and wholesome characters. This is an amazing read for kids who’ve ever dealt with loss and indifference. It teaches readers important values such as love, individuality, nonconformity, friendship, and courage.

Journey From Peppermint Street By Meindert De Jong

This product was recommended by CJ Xia from Boster Biological Technlogy

This is a great book for 10 year old kids as this book gives some great life lessons. The book suggests to avoid deviating from the road you’re on, as this was something Grandpa always stressed. This is why, when they went, in the dark, to Aunt Hinka’s house, Siebren never once thought his grandfather would veer off the path. Fortunately, Aunt Hinka rescued Grandpa just in time in her little boat. What an amazing trip it was shaping up to be! Please continue reading to learn about Siebren’s further exploits!

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

This product was recommended by CJ Xia from Boster Biological Technlogy

Karana, a teenage girl, is the protagonist of this story. She lives alone on an island populated solely by blue dolphins. Karana spends her days struggling to maintain life while also trying to attract the attention of passing ships in the hopes that they may offer assistance. Your youngsters will love following Karana’s story as she survives in this manner for many years.

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