Good first chapter books for 6 yr old

(20 Posts)
sailingby Sun 17-Feb-13 22:17:06

Horrid Henry is good, but maybe not the best role model (or maybe DS's behaviour/humour would have evolved that way anyway?!).
My DS (6) likes Dinosaur Cove series, Astrosaurs series and a series of books for children by Alexander Mcall Smith (eg the Banana Machine).

survivingwinter Sun 17-Feb-13 19:57:40

Oliver Moon has just gone down well with my 5 nearly 6 yr old and some Winnie the Witch books are available as chapter books. We also love the Usbourne Young Readers series..

sittinginthesun Sun 17-Feb-13 19:39:01

Secret Seven is currently very popular in our house. smile

IzzyBusy Sun 17-Feb-13 13:03:52

Early readers Horrid Henry brilliant. Also we have the Beano subscription delivered weekly, which DS loves.

Thank you everyone. I will take a look at all these tomorrow.

simpson Sat 16-Feb-13 23:13:17

The only thing I would say about Flat Stanley (my DD is on ORT10/11) and she found it tough because of the "Americanisms" ie sidewalk etc and there was one pic of FS being posted into a postbox and she kept insisting it was a bin grin

DD also liked the Morris the Cat chapter books and I know they are not chapter books but I would seriously look into the Happy Families books (Mr Creep the Crook etc) they are fab!!

Biscuitsneeded Sat 16-Feb-13 23:04:56

Beast quest. Very formulaic but much loved by my boys!

allchildrenreading Sat 16-Feb-13 23:02:27

Wonderful memories of Flat Stanley, Roald Dahl, Frog and Toad... but also seek out - on Amazon if necessary - other Arnold Lobel titles - Mouse Tales and Owl at Home. Blissful After this, the world's their oyster.

Horrid Henry, Flat Stanley, Magic Treehouse. Some Roald Dahl. Maybe try non-fiction and poetry too.

He probably wouldn't like Rainbow Magic quite as much as DD does grin

Acinonyx Sat 16-Feb-13 20:29:04

Second - Magic treehouse series - has very well-controlled language.

noramum Sat 16-Feb-13 20:21:41

I would go for Usborne Young readers. My DD loves them and they are a good mix of text and pictures.

mirry2 Sat 16-Feb-13 18:57:06

I second 'The Owl who was afraid of the Dark'

CocktailQueen Sat 16-Feb-13 18:54:39

My DS likes the magic tree house series, plus early horrid Henry readers, plus Jill Tomlinson books - the owl who was afraid of the dark etc, and the usborne first readers too - usborne has a great range of books for all levels.

simpson Sat 16-Feb-13 18:09:38

Would second Horrid Henry and Roald Dahl (maybe The Magic Finger is a good one to start).

DD loved the Frog and Toad books and the Mercy Watson books.

Bunnyjo Sat 16-Feb-13 18:02:36

DD is 5 and in Yr 1. Roald Dahl has some easier reads and Allan Ahlberg's Gaskitt books are excellent. DD has had some Red Bananas books home from school, which were also very good. One of her very favourite books was was Julia Donaldson's 'The Giants and the Joneses' and was a big hit with DH too.

diddlediddledumpling Sat 16-Feb-13 17:38:39

My 6 year old has just got it too, and asked for these

dinkystinky Sat 16-Feb-13 17:29:58

Horrid henry early readers are a hit with my 6 year old D's.

The Viking Vik series is good.

rotavirusrita Sat 16-Feb-13 17:21:44

We started with some of the easier roald dahl ones.... The twits or georges marvellous medicine ....i enjoyed reading them again as much as ds did

My DS (6 and in Y2) has just started to 'get' reading.
He has always loved being read to and is just beginning to understand that reading can be fun rather than a chore.

He is on ORT level 6 (orange band) and I would love to get him some books that he could read at home (with or without me).

Does anyone have any recommendations of what to start with? Thanks

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