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Chapter books that your 6 yo enjoyed or that you enjoyed as a child?

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Whipple Sun 30-Jun-13 18:26:07

DD1 (5yo) has enjoyed:

The owl who was afraid of the dark
Magic faraway tree etc
Mr Meddle
Amelia Jane
Dilly the Dinosaur
Teddy Robinson
My naughty little sister
Milly Molly Mandy
The Foxwood collection
Tales from Brambely hedge
Toys from Toyland
The giraffe and the pelly and me

She wants me to read Babe by DKS next, and then some of the Ronald Dahl books we have (the twits, Georges marvellous medicine)

I want to start buying more for Birthday and Christmas presents so would really appreciate any suggestions for a soon to be 6yo


Whipple Sun 30-Jun-13 18:27:28

Oh and she enjoyed Fantastic Mr Fox as well.

DeWe Sun 30-Jun-13 19:05:44

Ds (just turned 6yo) has enjoyed books in the last year which include:
Horse and His boy (Narnia)
Little House books (particularly Farmer Boy)
Demon Island (60s adventure story)
Mystery at Witchend (Malcolm Saville)
War Horse
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit
Various My Story ones (usually round WWII)
Currently reading Storm Ahead (Monica Edwards)

He is very interested by WWII so some of the books are influenced by this. It means he does read books that look quite hard, but because he already thoroughly understands the situation, it makes it relatively easy for him.
It's also influenced by my collection of children's books.

Periwinkle007 Sun 30-Jun-13 20:55:43

The Naughtiest Girl in the School is proving very popular with my 2 girls at the moment. Paddington chapter books, Gobbolino the Witches Cat, Holly Webb stuff, Alfie and Annie Rose, Charlotte's Web, Ramona? (not sure what age that is aimed at but I know I liked it at some point)

DamnDeDoubtance Sun 30-Jun-13 21:04:37

Wind in the Willows, Green Smoke by Rosemary Manning, My Naughty Little Sister and The Amelia Jane books.

TheYamiOfYawn Sun 30-Jun-13 21:11:12

My DD enjoyed mist of the books on your list. The big favourites which haven't been me.ruined yet are the Ottoline books. She also lives pretty much any Linda Chapman series. ar

Whipple Mon 01-Jul-13 09:25:04

I've added loads to my amazon wish list, thanks smile

Would appreciate any more suggestions

BlueChampagne Mon 01-Jul-13 12:53:33

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has to be on the list!
Stuart Little
Jamie and Angus (Anne Fine)
A Necklace of Raindrops (Joan Aiken)
The Worst Witch (Jill Murphy)
The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark (chapter version)

BlueChampagne Mon 01-Jul-13 12:54:34

Oops, didn't read opening post properly! However, add "Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf"

SecretSpi Mon 01-Jul-13 14:56:45

The Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse and, if you can track down the Mary Plain books, I used to love those!

Whipple Mon 01-Jul-13 15:07:30

Really appreciate all the suggestions, I have a lovely big wish list.

And some of them are bringing back great memories smile

Any more?

HouseAtreides Mon 01-Jul-13 15:08:37

The Ramona books!

cornflakegirl Mon 01-Jul-13 15:11:29

Peter Pan
Ballet Shoes

DeWe - thank you for reminding me about Little House books - I loved them! Will have to see if the library has them for DS.

Quangle Mon 01-Jul-13 15:13:01

Holly Webb books and the Naughtiest Girl in School books currently winning in our house.

Not getting much traction with The Little Princess which surprised me.

cornflakegirl Mon 01-Jul-13 17:31:46

DS really likes Holly Webb's new books, the Maisie Hitchins detective series (well, two books so far). (No idea how they compare with her other stuff - much less twee judging solely on the covers of the animal books.)

Periwinkle007 Mon 01-Jul-13 17:33:06

oooh forgot Heidi - I used to love Heidi.
loved Ramona too.
my daughters were very excited to discover we have 3 Naughtiest girl in the school books that I got down from the loft (hubby wasn't quite so excited seeing as he is the one reading them to the girls)

wigglesrock Tue 02-Jul-13 11:45:41

Dd2 6 in October, has just finished reading the younger Eoin Colfer books - the Legend of Spud Murphy etc. She absolutely loved them.

She has also had a go at dd1s Wimpy Kid books.

Dd1 loves Holly Webb.

wigglesrock Tue 02-Jul-13 11:49:17

Oh dd1 also loves Pippi Longstocking

CaptainSweatPants Tue 02-Jul-13 11:51:25

My 6 yr old dd is wading through the daisy meadows fairy books

ChewingOnLifesGristle Tue 02-Jul-13 11:53:13

No hesitation in suggesting The Phantom Tolbooth. I loved it, ds and dd loved it...we all love itgrin

Also Fattypuffs and Thinifers.

Stig of the Dump also good.

Whipple Tue 02-Jul-13 11:56:26

Oh I remember Pipi - how could I forget her?! And the Bullerby children, they were by the same author. Loved them.

Had a look at the Eoin Colfer and found three:

The legend of spud Murphy
The legend of Captain crows teeth
The legend of the worst boy in the world

Am I missing any?

Whipple Tue 02-Jul-13 11:59:02

Just looked at the Phantom Tolbooth and it looks right up dd1s street. She loved the magic of the Faraway tree!

I was hoping when I started this thread to get recommendations of books I hadn't heard of. I love it when I enjoy a book almost as much as dd1 grin

wigglesrock Tue 02-Jul-13 12:17:16

They're the 3 we have, they're aimed at younger kids than Artemis Fowl. They're very good - she flew through them, a wee bit every night.

They were recommended to me on here. My dd2 is a great reader but she's young, much more confident and able than dd1 wad at her age, so I've struggled to get books that have enough words in them but aren't too emotionally advanced iyswim.

Am off to have a nosy at the rest of the recommendations. Thanks for linking this thread, I was on the activities thread wink

Periwinkle007 Tue 02-Jul-13 12:56:53

we have The Bullerby Children from when I was little - I always loved it too, not read it to my girls yet.

Whipple Tue 02-Jul-13 20:03:45

That's lovely Periwinkle - I would love to have my old books

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