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What age for Spiderwick Chronicles?

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lovecheese Tue 03-May-11 09:47:42

Good offer at Amazon on these at the moment. Have 2 DD's, 10 and 7, both very keen readers. Anyone elses DC read them?

SandStorm Tue 03-May-11 19:06:28

I'm just working my way through them with a group of year 5s. I suspect your 10 year will whizz through them and your 7 year old, depending on her ability, may need a bit of help but not much.

Just be warned the film is actually of the first three books, not just the first one.

I enjoyed them and so did the children I work with.

SandStorm Tue 03-May-11 19:10:43

Just realised I'm talking absolute rubbish - got confused with A Series of Unfortunate Events. Please ignore me blush

lovecheese Tue 03-May-11 19:14:00

'tis OK. Do you mean the Lemony Snicket books in your second post? Are they good too grin and suitable for both ages? The seven year-old reads much of what the older one does (much to the 10 year-olds horror wink)

Takver Tue 03-May-11 21:27:52

Are they the ones with fairies? If so I would have thought they'd be fine for 7 y/o and 10 y/o. If they're the ones I'm thinking of they are very short though - wide text spacing and big margins - and really could have been one book not 5 or 7 or whatever it is, so they ought to be cheap grin

SandStorm Wed 04-May-11 20:19:52

Yes - I meant the Lemony Snicket books and yes, they are good. I've enjoyed them as much as the children I've been reading them with.

perfectstorm Sat 28-May-11 15:21:38

Lemony Snicket is head and shoulders above Spiderwick IMO. They're beautifully written and the allusions etc work for adults on another level, which I think is great. I bought a boxed set off the lot from Book People for peanuts, too! Maybe they still have them?

BarkisIsWilling Sat 28-May-11 16:12:06

My daughter read the series either aged 9 or 10. She enjoyed the books, but would sooner recommend the Fire Thief series.

libbylobs Fri 03-Jun-11 15:29:06

mt little 6 year old loves spiderwick we read them together.x

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