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Book help for an 11 year old v serious reader...

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nevernotstruggling Sat 26-Sep-20 21:24:50

If dd1 loves Harry Potter, his dark materials, Anne of green gables, Nancy Drew, Jaqueline Wilson....what else will she like?

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Swimbikerun Sat 26-Sep-20 22:14:03

The Help
Fault of our stars
Animal farm
The star outside my window
The assassins blade

nevernotstruggling Sat 26-Sep-20 22:18:39

Any series? I think she's a bit young for some of those. Her reading age is 6th form but she's only 11...

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nimbuscloud Sat 26-Sep-20 22:21:03

Chalet School?
Little house on the Prairie series?
I still have books by Gordon Cooper that I loved

nimbuscloud Sat 26-Sep-20 22:22:44

The Gordon Cooper ones are A Second Springtime, An Hour in the Morning and A time in the City

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 26-Sep-20 22:26:50

Rick Riordan Percy Jackson series

Chrestomanci books by Dianna Wynne-Jones

Stravaganza series Mary Hoffmann

Spooks series (The Wardstone Chronicles) by Joseph Delaney

Ohdoleavemealone Sat 26-Sep-20 22:27:34

I think I started on Angus, things and snogging after jaq Wilson.

PhilODox Sat 26-Sep-20 22:29:05

Francis Hardinge's The Lie Tree
Cressida Cowell's Wizards of Once series
Eva Ibbotsen's Journey to the River Sea, or The Star of Kazan
I assume she's read all the various Rick Riordan series?
And the Artemis Fowl series?
And the Skullduggery Pleasant series?
Michelle Paver's Wolf Brother series.

Firefretted Sat 26-Sep-20 22:29:55

Michelle Magorian
Flambards series by KM Peyton

Witchend Sat 26-Sep-20 22:31:01

Alex Rider
Narnia Series
Cherub maybe (check first, they can be a little much for some 11yos)
Joan Aiken's Dido series or Bridle the Wind series
Antonia Forest
Hardy Boys
Little Women
Katie Did

lakesidewinter Sat 26-Sep-20 22:31:15

Little house on the Prairie series
Some of the Judy Bloom books.
Lord of the Rings/hobbit

cupofteaaa Sat 26-Sep-20 22:31:20

The spooks apprentice novels are amazing for any age but aimed for 12-15 years!

nimbuscloud Sat 26-Sep-20 22:32:01

Add in Black Beauty, Tarka the Otter
The Secret Garden, The Water Babies...

pointythings Sat 26-Sep-20 22:32:15

Susan Cooper's The Dark Is Rising series. Anything by Diana Wynne Jones. The Septimus Heap series (7 books). Garth Nix's Abhorsen books. Rick Riordan's stuff. Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching books (but stop before I Shall Wear Midnight, it's too dark for 11).

lakesidewinter Sat 26-Sep-20 22:32:36

At that age I liked little women series and what Katy did series.

PhilODox Sat 26-Sep-20 22:32:38

Also Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans
Helena Duggan's A Place Called Perfect series
The Beetleboy/BeetleQueen series
Peter Bunzl's Cogheart series
Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines series
Philip Reeve's Railhead series

Shirtyllama Sat 26-Sep-20 22:33:14

Joan Aiken!

BabloHoney Sat 26-Sep-20 22:34:34

I started reading Terry Prachett when I was about 11, loved them!

PhilODox Sat 26-Sep-20 22:35:25

The Explorer by Katharine Rundell. Or Wolf Wilder, or Rooftoppers
Joan Aiken Wolves of Willoughby Chase series

AdaColeman Sat 26-Sep-20 22:36:40

The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch etc series by Rosemary Sutcliff.
The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper. The Dark is Rising is the second book, and it’s fun to read that in December, so you can read it on the right days!

PhilODox Sat 26-Sep-20 22:37:06

DS and I just read I Shall Wear Midnight, it was fine. Serious, yes, but he is mature and we read it together.

BuffaloCauliflower Sat 26-Sep-20 22:37:20

Diana Wynne Jones book. All of them, though some are more mature than others. I loved them at that age and was also a very advanced reader.

PhilODox Sat 26-Sep-20 22:37:55

The Box of Delights is also excellent to read in December!

PastaAndPizzaPlease Sat 26-Sep-20 22:38:34

His dark materials, Artemis fowl, mortal instruments and associated prequels/sequels

Osquito Sat 26-Sep-20 22:44:13

Seconding Garth Nix’s Abhorsen books!

Fire & Hemlock (Diana Wynne Jones)
Everworld series (it has a few swear words, deals with a lot of teen themes, you may want to read first to see if it’s suitable)
Malorie Blackman’s work
Tamora Pierce’s Alanna: The First Adventure, it’s book 1 in the lioness series

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