For children starting to read chapter books or seven to 10 year olds, try the MAGIC TREEHOUSE series by Mary Pope Osborne.
My children gobble them up! She sends two beloved characters through a new adventure each book. These adventures cover topics from history and science, everything from the Titanic to gorillas.
One word of advice, you might want to ask the parents if the children you're giving books to already owns them. These are all popular children's books. The Magic Treehouse books are a series with new ones coming out all the time. It's a good idea to find out which ones the child might already own.
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