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PeasandCucumbers Sat 09-Mar-13 09:08:57

DD is yr2 and just turned 7. She would read every waking moment if she could and hence goes through books quite quickly. I would like to stretch he a little more with the books she reads and I think she could cope with something slightly more mature.

She has read a lot of Enid Blyton, Clarice Bean, Naughty Puppy, Roald Dahl, Horrid Henry Darcy Bussel ballerina books, Princess books bloody Rainbow Fairy books basically anything she can get her hands on. I would like to try and steer her away from the likes of RF and get her to try something a bit more challenging.

We still read as a family at bedtime fairly often and have read some classics like Alice, Tom's Midnight Garden etc and she has enjiyed these. Her comprehension is very good. I am planning on reading Narnia and Stig of the Dump as shared stories next to her and her brother.

I would be really grateful for some suggestions


dikkertjedap Sat 09-Mar-13 10:12:40

Mix of fiction and non-fiction books, such as:

Billionaire Boy, Gangsta Granny, Mr Stink
Princess Poppy
Don't Cook Cinderella
Jenny the Cat (Blackwells still does them)
Swallows and Amazons
Ballet Stories
Usborne book Greek Myths

Basher Science books (they are small books about a huge range of topics)
Usborne books about Volcanoes, Vikings, Weather, Slavery, Romans, The Victorians etc. etc. (they have lots of small books about UK History, same as the big book about UK history and works out slightly more expensive but children tend to be put off by one HUGE book so the smaller books tend to go down a lot better IME)

dikkertjedap Sat 09-Mar-13 10:13:19

And of course Pippy Longstocking

rockinhippy Sat 09-Mar-13 10:33:09

My own DD loved Juney B Jones books there's a whole series & they grow with the DCs IYSWIM -

I was a bit concerned as they are written as a DC might speak at a young age, but that's what DD loved about them & its done her literacy no harm at all, quite the opposite in fact, so don't let that put you offsmile

PeasandCucumbers Sat 09-Mar-13 13:08:51

Thanks for the suggestions. She has read Mr Stink but not any other David Walliam books. Tha Basher Science books sound great for DS too, I will have a look through the suggestions on Amazon grin

Takver Sat 09-Mar-13 13:33:56

Might she like the How to Train Your Dragon books?

Grumpystone Sat 09-Mar-13 16:52:53

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Leeds2 Sat 09-Mar-13 19:00:13

Worst Witch, if she hasn't read them already!

dikkertjedap Sat 09-Mar-13 19:26:38

Oh yes, agree with Worst Witch, also Mr Majeika!!!!!

ArcticHare Thu 14-Mar-13 13:03:48

My dd is also 7 and in Year 2. Her biggest love is Enid Blyton but she has also enjoyed reading:
Ramona series by Beverly Cleary
The Narnia chronicles
Princess Mirabelle books by Julia Donaldson
Gwyneth Rees books
Some Jacqueline Wilson
Five Children and It
Early Little House on the Prairie books
Butterfly Lion and Kaspar Prince of Cats by Michael Morpurgo
Pippi Longstocking books
(Plus huge amounts of Rainbow Fairy/Mermaid/Pony Mad Princess type books!)

BlueChampagne Fri 15-Mar-13 12:56:29

Joan Aiken - Wolves of Willoughby Chase etc, Necklace of Raindrops

PomBearWithAnOFRS Fri 22-Mar-13 00:21:45

Mrs Pepperpot
Andre Norton, especially Octagon Magic
Ramona Quimby series
Natalie Babbit, Beverley Nicholls, Mary Stewart, Lynn Reid Banks, and Astrid Lindgren's childrens books if you can find them. Search for Delicious, The Tree That Sat Down trilogy, The Farthest Away Mountain, Ludo and the Star Horse, and The Brothers Lionheart are all wonderful reads - I still have my childhood copies, and re-read them sometimes grin
John Masefield's Box of Delights and Midnight Folk
Nina Bawden, Noel Streatfeild, Lorna Hill, the "My Friend Flicka" series, Elyne Mitchell's "Silver Brumby" series, Enid Blyton's "Barney" series and the "Mr. Galliano's Circus" trilogy...

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