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What comes after 'Famous Five' for adventure loving 9yr old DS

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splodge2001 Fri 03-Dec-10 16:46:14

I'm hoping to capitalise on DS' devotion to the Famous Five by introducing an equally appreciated range of books to him.

He loves adventure, has done Harry Potter, his Dark Materials too complex. He loved Dr Doolittle - was thinking of some classics.

Any ideas??

pinkhebe Fri 03-Dec-10 16:48:37

Percy Jackson, redwall series, and the spooks series are ds's current faves, as well as the Terry Pratchett range of 'wee free men' etc

sethstarkaddersmum Fri 03-Dec-10 16:52:55

Swallows and Amazons

Lotkinsgonecurly Fri 03-Dec-10 16:54:23

How about Just William? I used to love those books when I was younger.

headzookeeper Fri 03-Dec-10 16:57:20

I agree with the redwall series. I loved them as a child and still have about 15 of them now. my copy of Redwall is torn and tattered from the amount of reads it has had in the last 20 years but one of my favourite ever books, full of adventure

pinkhebe Fri 03-Dec-10 16:59:31

headzookeeper he's still writing about 1 a year We have the just william series but they've been unread, bit like the Roman Mysteries which might also be a good choice.

splodge2001 Fri 03-Dec-10 17:00:08

Sounds good - keep 'em coming

GrimmaTheNome Fri 03-Dec-10 17:02:05

pinkhebe, I do hope your 'etc' includes the Truckers trilogy? grin

pinkhebe Fri 03-Dec-10 17:02:06

ds is 10 and he really likes the 'cherub' series BUT they might be a bit old for him

pinkhebe Fri 03-Dec-10 17:03:56

gimmathenome no blush he's not read those, just the discworld ones for young adults (although I know alot of old adults who enjpyed them!

Notevenamouse Fri 03-Dec-10 17:04:46

Frozen in Time
The Penderwicks

Notevenamouse Fri 03-Dec-10 17:05:58

Young Sherlock Holmes may be better than the Penderwicks I think they might all be girls can't remember.

onimolap Fri 03-Dec-10 17:12:16

Alfred Hitchcock wrote some children's mystery books eg The Whispering Mummy (probably out of print).

The Moonstone? The Woman in White? King Solomon's Mines?

Takver Fri 03-Dec-10 17:53:32

The Lionboy trilogy by Zizou Corder are cracking adventures.

splodge2001 Fri 03-Dec-10 21:36:44

Thanks guys - just bought Just William set on Ebay for 99P!

Whippet Fri 03-Dec-10 21:45:12

Anthony Horowitz Diamond Brothers series are good for younger readers.... then he'll want to get onto Alex Rider.....

And Power of Five


DS (10) lives, breathes and sleeps Horowitz...

But given that his English teacher said he was 'gifted' at English and had a reading age of over 16 I'm not complaining grin

TheHouseofMirth Sun 05-Dec-10 20:58:14

The Phantom Tollbooth?

Kestryn Sun 05-Dec-10 21:00:44

Swallows & Amazons? And pretty much anything by Chris Riddell / Paul Stewart.

Goingspare Sun 05-Dec-10 21:10:41

I second Percy Jackson, Terry Pratchett, Athony Horowitz, Stewart/Riddell. Also Artemis Fowl (Eoin Colfer).

TheHouseofMirth Sun 05-Dec-10 21:30:15

The Phantom Tollbooth?

ImASlatternGetMeOutOfHere Sun 05-Dec-10 21:36:03

The Young James Bond series by Charlie Higson.

bruffin Mon 06-Dec-10 17:15:17

The old Willard Price Adventure books have been published again ie Amazon Adventure, Jungle Adventure etc I loved them when I was younger.

lisaannne Tue 07-Dec-10 22:05:24

Does he like Doctor Who? There are hundreds of those books.

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