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What can I read to dd after 'The Faraway Tree'?

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Besom Thu 27-Sep-12 21:15:19

This has been our first 'proper' book, rather than picture book. She is 4.5. Something a bit more modern might be good. Any suggestions?

vodkaanddietirnbru Thu 27-Sep-12 21:16:41

the other 2 books in the series? Roald Dahl?

Roseformeplease Thu 27-Sep-12 21:18:35

The Wishing Chair. Any of the E Nesbitt books.

arfur Thu 27-Sep-12 21:19:27

Roald Dahl? Charlie and choc factory?

suebfg Thu 27-Sep-12 21:20:21

Have ordered Wishing Chair for DS - he's 5. He's also enjoying the proper Alice in Wonderland books now. Roald Dahl is also a favourite - we get the audio books from the library.

BonnieBumble Thu 27-Sep-12 21:20:27

Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe

Mrs Pepperpot

Besom Thu 27-Sep-12 21:21:07

Yes sorry, the book we have is all three of them in one. I might try her with some Roald Dahl. She will soon tell me if it's freaking her out.

suebfg Thu 27-Sep-12 21:22:38

There are some good Paddington books. Also, would highly recommend the Akimbo series by Alexander Mccall Smith (think that's his name) if your DD is into wildlife.

laracroft2001 Thu 27-Sep-12 21:24:03

Amelia Jane - also Enid blyton

The enchanted wood

The naughtiest girl in the school

The folk of the faraway tree

And when older the mallory towers series

trots off to download some Enid blyton used to love it all as a kid.

Besom Thu 27-Sep-12 21:24:31

E Nesbit - will google but did they write the one about the phoenix?

Pinkmumma Thu 27-Sep-12 21:26:52

Famous Five?!

whattodo112 Thu 27-Sep-12 21:34:06

Georges marvellous medicine, The Twits, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory have all been RD hits with my 5yo DD. I've seen some versions where the book is larger than a standard paperback, more like A4 size, with an illustration in colour every few pages. They look lovely.

Besom Thu 27-Sep-12 21:59:48

All good suggestions thanks!

beanandspud Thu 27-Sep-12 22:53:44

My naughty little sister by Dorothy Edwards (and the others in the series).

DeWe Fri 28-Sep-12 09:34:57

Little house books.

Worst Witch

Animal Ark

Magic Kitten/Puppy/anything else they think will sell

Milly Molly Mandy

Mary Poppins

Ballet Shoes

StellaNova Fri 28-Sep-12 11:20:59

I don't have any suggestions for anything more modern as I am stuck in the 70s when it comes to knowing what is available.

DS1 aged 4 won't let me read Faraway Tree books, he finds them too scary, sadly. He likes: Milly Molly Mandy; Meet Mary Kate (and sequels); Matthew's Secret Surprises (and prequel); and he absolutely loves a book called Magic in the Air (weathervanes come alive and fight crime...) which I am sick the backteeth of reading smile

TheWishaTree Fri 28-Sep-12 19:22:20

Have you seen Enid Blyton's Book of Brownies? I read it til it was threadbare at that age!!

TheWishaTree Fri 28-Sep-12 19:23:28

Also, some of the Dick King Smith books are suitable for younger readers It's usually pretty easy to tell by browsing the first page or so. Martin's Mice was very good, about a cat who is too kind to catch the mice on his farm.

Takver Fri 28-Sep-12 22:13:12

The 'Sophie' books by Dick King Smith are lovely (Sophie is 4 in the first book, I think)
The Anna Hibiscus series is nice to read aloud & each chapter is a story, which is good for bedtime

jongleuse Mon 01-Oct-12 11:49:12

Anna Hibiscus is cute.
Both DS (7) and DD(4) have absolutely loved the Ramona books by Beverley Quimby although not exactly modern (1970s). Also Pippi Longstocking and Rumer Godden Miss Happiness and Miss Flower. the Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins books (helps that she has seen the films). DD also adored the BFG.

BlueChampagne Mon 01-Oct-12 12:15:30

second Pippi Longstocking
Olga da Polga (Michael Bond)

drjohnsonscat Mon 01-Oct-12 23:10:37

My naughty little sister.
Pippi (also the stories about Lotta for a slightly younger child)
The Wombles

deleted203 Sat 06-Oct-12 03:30:22

Can you still get 'Mary Mary' books? I loved those as a child. Would second 'My Naughty Little Sister'. And my son loves 'Dear Teddy Robinson'.

loopsngeorge Wed 10-Oct-12 22:44:37

I love Teddy Robinson! The one about Santa bringing him as a little bear always makes me well up.....
We read that series plus My Naughty Little Sister around the same time as the Faraway Tree.

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