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HELP PLEASE! Book suggestions for an 8yr old girl with reading age of 6

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bluetufty Fri 24-Jun-11 21:05:22

Friends daughter recently assessed to have reading age of 6 but she is 8 and gets bored easily by books but also doesn't want to read anything too babyish.
Any suggestions please?

madamehooch Sat 25-Jun-11 07:52:36

Try Barrington Stoke publishers. They specialise in books for dyslexic and reluctant readers and their books have an interest age higher than a child's reading age.

bluetufty Sun 26-Jun-11 11:57:45

Thanks!

IndigoBell Wed 29-Jun-11 14:16:06

Easy Jackie Wilsons like 'The Sleepover Club'

0131trojan1 Wed 29-Jun-11 17:52:19

Hi bluetufty
Madame Hooch ,above, seems to know about these things.
My daughter, aged 11, but reading age 8, tried Barrington Stoke books just recently, and she LOVES them. I never thought I would she ever even LIKE books at all, because she got so frustrated, but these have been fab.
They have their own website http://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/ but you can also get them in bookshops. I emailed via their site and got a chart showing their books, which I took into my daughters school and persuaded ( nagged!) them to get some, too. Huge success all round.
PS Just wait till you can't get her to go to sleep because she wants to read longer- you will be in tears!!!

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