'Adventurous' magical book for 7 year old dd

(13 Posts)
mother1234567 Thu 06-Mar-14 12:50:32

Hi there
looking for a book or series of books that we can read together at bedtime. My husband read the hobbit to her, it was a graphic comic type version and someone bought her Harry Potter, which we read together also. I'm looking for something similar.
Something magical, but not too hard to comprehend. I want to save the other Harry Potters, Lord of the Rings etc for when she is older.

if anyone could suggest anything, it'd be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

emmaMBC Thu 06-Mar-14 13:30:43

I'd suggest Karen Foxlee's Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy which has just come out.
www.mybookcorner.com.au/listings/1032-ophelia-and-the-marvellous-boy

Quangle Thu 06-Mar-14 13:41:20

Very, very strong recommendation to get hold of Rebecca's World by Terry Nation. It's fantastic although out of print - some copies are available on Amazon at a horrific price. I wonder if you might get it from a library. I had the copy with the Larry Learmonth illustrations which is especially expensive but there are other versions that are slightly cheaper.

Also we've just started on the Holly Webb CatMagic, PonyMagic etc series which is great so far.

and what about the Carbonel series by Barbara Sleigh. I remember loving those.

mabelbabel Thu 06-Mar-14 13:48:03

The "How to Train Your Dragon" books are fun. "Muncle Trogg" also.

TheWomanWithTheMysteriousLump Thu 06-Mar-14 13:51:24

Witch Week by Diana Wynne Jones, moving onto her slightly older books.

Auntierosemary Thu 06-Mar-14 14:04:47

The worst witch series by Jill Murphy? Or the faraway tree collection by Enid blyton? I loved them both when I was wee.

dinkystinky Thu 06-Mar-14 14:07:16

Oliver Moon books - my 7 year old likes reading those himself.
Worst witch also a hit with him.

wearymum200 Thu 06-Mar-14 19:36:04

Gobbolino the witch's cat
The little white horse (Elizabeth Goudge)
Stone Goblins
Bogwoppit

Narnia?

mother1234567 Sat 08-Mar-14 10:13:59

Thank you all. We're off to the library today to see what we can get.

IndianMummy Fri 14-Mar-14 19:41:32

If you're still looking for something; Nina and the Kung Fu Adventure

Sheditious Sun 06-Apr-14 13:13:23

Full disclosure - I wrote this book for my 7 year old daughter.

Elise and her annoying dog Smorg explore the twisty tunnels and tottering towers of Porridge Castle. A magical place of happy ghosts, giant dancing spiders and rude signposts. Where the flying cows roam and a flame-proof hat is essential in case of dragons.

Each chapter is the same length and just long enough to get the dd settled in bed.

Available free from Smashwords
www.smashwords.com/books/view/424141
Just click BUY and set the price to zero.

Colyngbourne Sun 06-Apr-14 19:55:06

The Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles by Julie Edwards (ie Julie Andrews).

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