Xmas prez ideas for book-loving 6yr old?

(24 Posts)
litdog Thu 06-Dec-12 16:40:07

My Year 1 son LOVES reading and has asked for books for Christmas so I thought it might be nice to get him a boxed set, rather than just a few books.

He quite likes Early Reader Horrid Henry, to read himself, and he has an old and battered box set of Mr Men books that he loves us to read to him - and he's starting to read them himself, too.

Has anyone got any good suggestions?

Thank you!

lostintoys Thu 06-Dec-12 19:26:36

Y

noramum Thu 06-Dec-12 20:06:09

Maybe the Famous Five? Or Dr. Seuss?

PolterGoose Thu 06-Dec-12 21:32:40

The Book People always have good offers on book sets. Have a look and see what they've got.

simpson Thu 06-Dec-12 21:49:04

Flat Stanley
The Secret 7 is slightly easier to read than The Famous 5

sailingby Thu 06-Dec-12 22:43:35

My 6yo DS enjoys:
Astrosaurs (prefers these to be read to him, but he does read them himself too)
Dinosaur Cover series
Sophie Smiley (football related books)
Hooey Higgins series (by Steve Voake) - very funny

Merrin Fri 07-Dec-12 11:45:41

Have got my Y 1 DS (5) Secret Seven and S.W.I.T.C.H. from the Book People. He likes me to read Beast Quest and Dinosaur Cove to him and he likes to read Horrid Henry and comics to himself.

Haberdashery Fri 07-Dec-12 12:20:16

Claude books are lovely for a beginning independent reader, v funny and lovely pictures but in the format of something a little more grown up so they look like a paperback. DD (also 6) reads and rereads them constantly.

This is the author's blog: http://alextsmith.blogspot.co.uk/

Would highly recommend Lulu and the Brontosaurus which I have got for DD for Christmas and already read myself. And Sally Gardner is great fun - a bit harder but not madly difficult. Things like The Invisible Boy might appeal.

iseetinselandtantrums Fri 07-Dec-12 12:22:16

dinosaur cove definitely
mr gum
how to train your dragon

My DD1 loves books. From reception she has had Roald Dahl boxset, Secret Seven. Also reads Dr Seuss and any books by Jeremy Strong & Jacqueline Wilson. Have just brought her for Xmas Michael Morpugeo boxset & Harry Potter.

upstart68 Fri 07-Dec-12 12:31:42

Don't know how well he reads but mine is 7 and really likes the Jeremy Strong books, Roald Dahl, Horrible Histories.

BlameItOnTheChoirOfAngels Fri 07-Dec-12 12:45:20

Mr gum is hilarious, redhouse and the book people have some fab deals on.

Tgger Fri 07-Dec-12 16:00:07

Dirty Bertie, silly stories...bleeping beauty, silly willy billy goats etc, some of Usborne early reading? HH....lots of those! Jeremy Strong pirate school are easier and for younger readers.

simpson Fri 07-Dec-12 22:29:08

Would second the seriously silly stories, they are fab. DS (7) still loves to re read them. He loves Little Red Riding Wolf and Snow White and the 7 Aliens the best....

I would also have a look at the Happy Families books too....

DS liked Mr Creep the Crook the best....

litdog Fri 07-Dec-12 23:14:43

Only just got back to this as dd been in hospital. Thank u all v much - I shall sit down and google all suggestions tomorrow. Really really appreciated x

simpson Fri 07-Dec-12 23:40:58

Hope your DD is ok.....

Willdoitinaminute Fri 07-Dec-12 23:47:27

I started reading How to train your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell with my DS at 6 yrs he just loves them and now at 8 rereads them regularly. They are so much more entertaining than the film.
Beast quest are also popular with most boys.
I also bought the Babar stories for him another hit. They were a favourite of mine.

Tgger Sat 08-Dec-12 00:00:09

Yes, hope she is ok. Simpson I have bought DS the Snow White and the seven aliens for Xmas smile

simpson Sat 08-Dec-12 17:03:59

I didn't realise there were so many tbh...

I found a book with them all in together in a charity shop (previously I had only thought there were 3 of them..)

SantaFrontPaws Sat 08-Dec-12 17:06:30

Would he be too little for a subscription to The Puffin book club? You get a magazine and choose a book from each (bimonthly I think).

My dd has this subscription magazine they also do a story box one as well.

litdog Sat 08-Dec-12 17:53:52

Thanks again all. DD fine - caught finger in door and end came off. I do not recommend it.

SO grateful for all ideas. Gonna look up the Book People site now x

Bakingtins Sun 09-Dec-12 20:18:48

Try Red House too - I think they are a sister company of Book People but specialise in books for children. Book People have a beautiful set of nature stories with an audio CD for £10. Fab illustrations and simple text.

Bakingtins Sun 09-Dec-12 20:20:32

Also, not a box set but my 6 yr old loves all the Usborne "Look inside" books. they sometimes have them at Book people.

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