Books to get you through lockdown: 6-8 year-olds

The 13-Storey Treehouse

We know that lockdown can feel stressful and overwhelming for you and your family, but sitting down with a book can really help children to relax and unwind.

We've put together a list of brilliant titles that young readers will love - they're great for children who are starting to read independently and feature lots of humour, illustrations and adventures to enjoy!

So whether you're looking for a book to share together or something your child will like reading alone, take a look at our list - and lots of these titles are part of a series, so there are even more exciting books to get stuck into when you've enjoyed these.

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  • The 13-Storey Treehouse

    Author: Andy Griffiths Illustrator: Terry Denton

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The 13-Storey Treehouse

    Author: Andy Griffiths Illustrator: Terry Denton

    Interest level: 6+

    Reading age: 8+

    Griffiths and Denton create a triumph to engage even the most determined hater of books, which includes hilarious cartoon drawings…

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  • Dave Pigeon (Racer!)

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-10

    Reading age: 7+

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  • Dave Pigeon (Racer!)

    Author: Swapna Haddow Illustrator: Sheena Dempsey

    Interest level: 6-10

    Reading age: 7+

    The third book in the brilliantly funny Dave Pigeon series continues its light-hearted focus on friendship and the trials and trib…

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  • The Monster Doctor

    Author: John Kelly

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • The Monster Doctor

    Author: John Kelly

    Interest level: 6-8

    Reading age: 6+

    There's chaos at the local monster doctor's surgery - so Ozzy steps in to help out. It's one calamity after another in this f…

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  • Football School: Star Players

    Author: Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton Illustrator: Spike Gerrell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Football School: Star Players

    Author: Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton Illustrator: Spike Gerrell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Featuring 50 outstanding football players, this is a who’s who guide to the footballing world, from Eniola Aluko to Zinédine Zidan…

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  • Armadillo and Hare

    Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Armadillo and Hare

    Author: Jeremy Strong Illustrator: Rebecca Bagley

    Interest level: 4-8

    Reading age: 6+

    In this adorable collection of ten short stories, friends Armadillo and Hare meet other animals in a variety of encounters that ce…

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  • The Legend of Kevin

    Author: Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 7+

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  • The Legend of Kevin

    Author: Philip Reeve and Sarah McIntyre

    Interest level: 7-10

    Reading age: 7+

    Max longs for adventure in his life – then one day, a flying pony called Kevin crashes into his flat, blown in by a magi…

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