- The Railway Children by E Nesbit - The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett - Heidi by Johanna Spyri - Pollyanna by Eleanor Porter - Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - 3 more books in this series, plus she did another series with books called Eight Cousins and Rose In Bloom
Also by L M Montgomery, was the Emily trilogy, where all books have titles including her name, Emily climbs, Emily's Quest, etc - I preferred this to Anne of GG set as a child. L M Montgomery was really prolific, she wrote a lot more than I ever knew and I had 8 Anne books, plus the 3 Emilys, and about 5 more aside from that! But I have bought a mahoosive set for kindle.
I just looked to see whether the Children of Green Knowe was on kindle and I'm a bit surprised that it isn't
Thank you very much everybody; have downloaded the Mice of St thingy book and there are some great suggestions here which I very much appreciate.
The only reason we're avoiding EB (apart from the dodgy racism/sexism) is that I that I think they are appallingly written! Thanks everyone for replying, would love to hear of any more recommendations.
The Mice of St. Goran's - I recommend it to everyone, it's lovely Why avoid EB? Just think of them as "long ago and far away" in a different world - the characters and settings tend to be so remote from what modern children encounter every day that they may as well be a different parallel world (like Harry Potter ) that just resembles this one a lot. Treat them as fantasy/make believe as you would any other story. My DD (10) love the Opal Moonbaby ones we won them on here and no3 son (8) likes the Mr Gum series. There are five "Katy" books btw, not three - "Clover" and "In the High Valley" are the last two, and they were free on Kindle recently There's the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, and Susan Cooper has some nice ones, not just the "Dark is Rising" series, but the Boggart, Seaward, Victory, and King of Shadows are all good too.
DD1 got a kindle for her birthday; she loves Wimpy Kid, so have downloaded all of those, plus just did all the Ane oGG series and "What Katy Did" trilogy; any other recommendations would be very gratefully received. Avoiding Enid Blyton.