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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


elkiedee Mon 02-Sep-13 23:31:20

Glad to see mention of Clever Polly and All About the Bullerby Children. Those and Fantastic Mr Fox would have been my favourites at 6. I read a lot of other Scandinavian children's books for some reason, there must have been some fashion for them. My mum's friend's mum translated quite a few of them (Joan Tate - she also translated lots of adult fiction). They're out of print but if you ever see any secondhand copies, do nab the Aurora books by Anne-Cath Vestly.

My 6 year old DS has begun to read a bit more fluently and is interested in non-fiction books, he's yet to move on to chapter books really, and is still at the stage of being read to/sharing books with us, though he will often sit there turning pages of a different book. I'd like to try and read chapter books with him a bit at a time but we have a 4 year old too, they share a room and this isn't likely to change any time soon, so bedtime stories tend to be picture books they can both enjoy.

Little House in the Big Woods and Little House on the Prairie would be good for a 6 year old, and it's a series for which the reading age moves up a little with each book, at least up to 10/11 or so. I loved Edith Nesbit and Joan Aiken, and I still enjoy them now, but I think they, and Noel Streatfeild, and Judith Kerr's When Hitler Rabbit, might be brilliant in a year or two rather than now. I sort of read anything and everything at 6, but it was partly because we were in China for a year and I was sent book parcels which I devoured.

MyNameIsLola Mon 02-Sep-13 23:37:06

The Pongwiffy books by Kaye Umansky. My absolute favourites as a kid and my DS enjoyed them at 6/7 too.

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