Ideas for confident and able dd aged 7?

(12 Posts)
woooooooobooo Sat 30-Nov-13 22:50:59

My dds both 7 love David Walliams books. One loves anything animal related, so the battersea series or wwf ones. Other dd loves worst witch, winnie the witch and horrid Henry. Second Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl etc. Also if she likes animals Holly Webb is very good. She's done some easier ones aimed at 5-7 and harder ones I'd say were 7-9

beatricequimby Sat 30-Nov-13 22:40:54

Also the proper Winnie the Pooh books and the books about the Melendy family by Elizabeth Enright (out of print but cheap second hand).

beatricequimby Sat 30-Nov-13 22:39:33

7 year old dd's favourite book is Five Children and It by E Nesbit and the other 2 in that series. Also Alice in Wonderland and through the looking glass. A Little Princess, the Family from one end street, various books by Eva Ibbotson. Also various by Rumer Godden - Miss Happiness & Miss Flower, Little Plum. Various by Noel Streitfield - Ballet Shoes, White Boots.

And she loves Asterix and Tintin.

changejustforyou Sat 30-Nov-13 09:03:34

dd 7 is currently reading Percy Jackson, and rainbow magic fairies.

Littlepinkseal Thu 28-Nov-13 22:53:11

My 7yr old likes
The Shrinking Violet books by Lou Kuenzler
Monstrous Maud books by A B Saddlewick
Bella Donna books by Ruth Symes
Aunt Severe and the Dragons by Nick Garlick
Prince Jake books by Sue Mongredian (and also all the Oliver Moon ones)
The Grunts in Trouble by Philip Ardagh

101 Dalmatians
Stuart Little

Periwinkle007 Wed 27-Nov-13 12:41:49

Naughtiest Girl, Mallory Towers, Twins at St Claires, Alison Uttley stuff, Dick King Smith, Enid Blyton in general, Narnia, Ballet Shoes, Swish of the Curtain and all those sort, Gobbolino the Witches Cat, Worst Witch, Holly Webb animal ones and Maisie Hitchins, Ottoline books (I have seen them recommended, not read them), Original paddington chapter books which are really lovely, Roald Dahl, Enchanted Wood and Wishing Chair ones, Charlotte's Web I remember reading in Yr2.

Remember just because she is capable of reading harder books doesn't mean she can't still enjoy an easier read so don't rule out things that might on first glance seem too short or more basic language. My daughter likes to do a more challenging longer book then a couple of shorter, easier ones then another longer one etc.

will come back if I think of more.

DeWe Wed 27-Nov-13 12:15:37

Dd1 at that age was reading Harry Potter, Roman Mysteries, Joan Aiken, and just beginning on Alex Rider.
Dd2 at that age was reading the Little House stories, When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Famous Five (and other Endi Blyton), Monica Edwards, some Jacqueline Wilson, Narnia, Elizabeth Goudge and one or two Chalet Schools (she found the later ones easier at that age)

All my DS' friends are reading the 'How To Train Your Dragon' series.

KringleCandleLover Wed 27-Nov-13 08:22:54

My 7yr old DD loves the Diary of a wimpy kid series.

baggyoldcow Wed 27-Nov-13 08:18:49

The Worst Witch series?
Famous Five / Secret Seven?
Anything by Roald Dahl

Jellypudmum Tue 26-Nov-13 23:20:26

Could anybody please recommend authors / books for my dd aged 7. She's an able reader and I would love her to keep her passion for books and would be so grateful for any help and guidance. Xx

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