Books for your 8 year old

(14 Posts)
Luna9 Tue 15-Sep-15 21:55:11

Hi. Just looking for books and stories for my 8 year old daughter to read and to read to her. She has finished some series that she liked like secret Kingdom but seems to want something different now. Any ideas?

MMmomKK Tue 15-Sep-15 23:19:52

My 8 yo DD devoured the Land of Stories series this summer - read these books twice, each.

Racundra Tue 15-Sep-15 23:25:26

Not heard of either of those, could you post the authors?
What about Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy.
How to train your dragon by Cressida Cowell.
Little house on the prairie by Laura ingalls Wilder.
The Indian in the cupboard by Lynne Reid banks.
The chronicles of Narnia by cs Lewis.

iwantavuvezela Tue 15-Sep-15 23:29:57

varjak Paw (and Varjak the outlaw) by SF Said - two of the best books I read to my DD this year.

Also the astrid Lindgren books. Currently reading The Brothers Lionheart, there's also Ronia the Robbers daughter ....

Minicaters Tue 15-Sep-15 23:51:58

My 8 year old has recently been hooked by Caroline Lawrence's Roman Mysteries series (15 books so far - thank heavens for Book People!) and the chronicles of Narnia.

I've not heard of Secret Kingdom. Would you recommend?

Cedar03 Wed 16-Sep-15 06:50:27

My daughter also likes the Roman mysteries book.
Also we've or she's read these recently:
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
carrie's War by Nina Bawden
the Peppermint pig by the same
Stink and Judy Moody books by Megan Macdonald
Tom Gates books
Little House on the prairie
The famous five books

Luna9 Wed 16-Sep-15 08:41:43

Thank you very much for your recommendations; Will make a list and see which ones I can find

BlueChampagne Wed 16-Sep-15 13:55:53

To add to the above:

Ottoline books
Goth Girl books
Harry Potter
Charlotte's Web
101 Dalmatians
Black Beauty

redskybynight Wed 16-Sep-15 19:59:08

Really not sure about Roman mysteries for an 8 year old!! The first ones are fine, but the later ones have some very adult themes!!

DD seems glued to Enid Blyton - the adventure series, magic faraway tree, famous five etc.

satinpillowcase Fri 18-Sep-15 14:02:40

All of above plus mine crazy about Percy Jackson... there are loads by that author. Will keep you going for ages
Adventure series by Helen moss is in manner of famous five etc

satinpillowcase Fri 18-Sep-15 14:04:00

Books by Eva ibbotson

RueDeWakening Fri 18-Sep-15 14:16:35

DD is 8, and has recently read/is currently reading:
Ottoline books
Goth Girl series
Five Children and It/Phoenix and the Carpet
Gwyneth Rees Super Sister series
Princess Mirrorbelle
Ruby Redfort
Clarice Bean
Wimpy Kid
The Mysterious Benedict Society series
How to Train Your Dragon
The Moffat series (Eleanor Estes)
Tom Gates
Mr Gum
David Walliams
Ballet Shoes/White Boots/etc by Noel Streatfeild
Barry Loser series
Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events series

satinpillowcase Fri 18-Sep-15 14:26:50

Oh yes forgot about lemony snickett. Also spiderwock series.

Luna9 Sun 20-Sep-15 21:06:41

Great Advice. Thank you very much

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