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Suggestions for a seven year old boy who likes being read to but reads well himself?

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festereagain Mon 24-Sep-12 11:27:27

He is my godson and he likes having a story at night, but can read most of what he is currently being read. Any suggestions for something a bit more advanced that his mum and dad could read to him? He can read the easier Roald Dahl books like the Enormous Crocodile and Revolting Rhymes, just as a starting point...?
Any suggestions gratefully received. He likes 'animal stories' and 'fantasy' (his words)...

scaevola Mon 24-Sep-12 11:34:19

The "How to Train your Dragon" series? You can read him a chapter or two, the he can carry on reading in bed if he wants to.

ShatnersBassoon Mon 24-Sep-12 11:35:12

The Mr Gum series by Andy Stanton.

Gumby Mon 24-Sep-12 11:36:33

David Walliams
Harry Potter
Dinosaur Cove series
Beast Quest books
Jeremy strong
Horrid Henry
Famous Five

festereagain Mon 24-Sep-12 11:36:49

His brother has Mr Gum so that's easily dealt with, and How to Train your Dragon is a good idea grin....

festereagain Mon 24-Sep-12 11:39:28

oh, the Hundred Mile an hour Dog - good plan!! I've never tried any Dinosaur Cove, will investigate smile

Takver Mon 24-Sep-12 12:55:25

If I understand, you mainly want books for reading aloud? I'd suggest

Lion Boy trilogy (set in the near future about a boy who can talk to cats - so animals and fantasy)
Charlie Bone series (a bit like Harry Potter but not so dark)

For him to read to himself, I'd suggest Dick King Smith - he's written lots of animal stories, and I'd say they're much of a level with the easier Roald Dahl books.

festereagain Mon 24-Sep-12 13:45:36

I thought of DKS and bought the Hodgeheg, and I was looking at Charlie Bone, so I will go for that too - never heard of Lion Boy so I'll look at that too. The last book I read by Jenny Nimmo was the Snow Spider trilogy, I loved that - I never see it anymore sad
Thank you all so much for such great suggestions!!

Takver Mon 24-Sep-12 14:31:33

The Snow Spider is still around, I think - dd had it from the library, and it was quite a new book (but we are in Wales so perhaps more interest?).

I'd definitely recommend the Lion Boy books for reading aloud, dd and I both enjoyed them when she was around that age. The only thing I would suggest is to get the whole trilogy in advance as the first two books both end on cliffhangers!

festereagain Mon 24-Sep-12 22:24:32

OK takver, I shall buy all three smile.I am easily persuaded where buying books is concerned. Very pleased with all these suggestions. Plus may re-read the Snow Spider if I can get a copy. It was much more fun than the Mabinogion....

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