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DeeKirkby Wed 31-Jul-13 09:53:39

Hello Divinidylle
I write books for children (and adults) and your daughter may find my Portal Series entertaining. I would be happy to give you (and any other interested parents) a coupon for a free digital copy of Realand (first book in the series) if you have an e-reader.

wearymum200 Sun 28-Jul-13 19:30:12

In addition to those mentioned above (sorry if any of these are the obvious classics) there's another Astrid Lindgren Lotta book; also Anna Hibiscus stories; Claude by Alex Smith; Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf; Mrs Pepperpot chapter books. The first 2 Little House stories have been enjoyed by DD (4) as well.
Alison Uttley Animal stories eg Little red Fox, Sam Pig are sweet though I'm not sure if they're still in print.

Mhw02 Fri 26-Jul-13 09:57:23

Agree with lots of the above suggestions! Also (forgive me if any of these come under "obvious classics"!):

Janet and Allan Ahlberg - The Jolly Postman is fab, but I used to love pretty much any of their books.

Brambly Hedge (which also has the most gorgeous illustrations).

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

I used to love the Alpaca books by Rosemary Billam, though I've just looked on Amazon and they appear to be out of print and only available second hand.

babybythesea Wed 24-Jul-13 17:01:47

I was also going to suggest Enid Blyton - the Wishing Chair series and the Enchanted Wood series. My 4.5 year old DD and I have read all of the Wishing Chair, and are halfway through the Enchanted Wood, and she's loved them. Children who meet fairies and pixies and have adventures - it's led to a lot of conversations about where we'd fly to in magic chairs etc!

Naughty Amelia Jane - also Enid Blyton.

Roald Dahl - some of the ones for younger children (Fantastic Mr Fox, James and the Giant Peach, Esiotrot, The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me).

Yes to My Naughty Little Sister, and Paddington.

Dogger - Shirley Hughes.

The Owl who was afraid of the Dark - Jill Tomlinson

DD still likes Elmer but you might find that your DD is growing out of them now.

Dr Seuss - Cat in the Hat is a big favourite here.

BookKids Wed 24-Jul-13 03:52:15

Books that my five year old girl loves are:
Room on the Broom
Rhyme Stew
Old Shell New Shell
Night Noises
She adores the Felicity Wishes collection and is just getting into Enid Blyton (Wishing Chair Collection - it's a chapter book though so requires more concentration).
There's a good list in the 4 or 5 year old section at:

Divinidylle Wed 03-Jul-13 22:39:32

Thank you for all the suggestions, the Holly Webb ones are just the sort of thing that will appeal to my DD at the moment, as are Iggy and me - she is going through quite a girly phase and is very specific about what she likes and doesnt like! Will follow you blog Peri - fab idea!! Have read all the Julia Donaldson ones, will try the illustrated stories for girls as well - this is going to cost me a fortune, may have to try the library as well! Have read her Milly Molly Mandy which I remember my mum reading to me. She also enjoyed this one

freetrait Wed 03-Jul-13 22:26:16

Whoops, that was a reading book link, the first one is this!

freetrait Wed 03-Jul-13 22:25:16

Peri's ones are fab.

DD also likes this

and has just started to enjoy an old anthology for 5 year olds that I got for DS from a charity shop, has Emperor's New Clothes, Rapunzel etc etc in.

She loves this

Julia Donaldson books are still going strong- do you have all those? Superworm, Tiddler, Cave Baby, oh yes, Mr Men and Little Miss.

Periwinkle007 Wed 03-Jul-13 12:52:43

also there are some chapter books called 'Iggy and Me' and others which are fun. about a big sister's life with a little sister.

Enchanted Wood/Faraway Tree/Wishing Chair.
Holly Webb stuff

we have a great book of poems my girls like - Poems for Young Children, Miles Kelly Publishing.

The Kitten with No Name - Vivian French I think is the author
Julia Donaldson - Animals in School
Usborne do Young Reading Series One books which are good - ideal early readers when they get to that level but nice to read and share, The Princess and the Pea was a particular favourite here

Old Bear - Jane Hissey
Milly Molly Mandy
Mr Benn

I have just started a blog of childrens books to recommend - LOADS still to put on there, only on about week 3 so far but gives some ideas.

Divinidylle Wed 03-Jul-13 11:53:11

Thank you! Going onto Amazon now smile! Have read all my naughty little sister which she loved, would recommend!

Periwinkle007 Wed 03-Jul-13 11:38:26

Katie and the art gallery ones by James Mayhew -they are beautiful
Katie Morag
Winnie the Witch - Valerie Thomas
The Lighthouse Keeper - Ronda and David Armitage
My Naughty Little Sister
Alfie and Annie Rose
The naughtiest girl in the school
Laura's Star

Divinidylle Wed 03-Jul-13 11:31:17

My DD is nearly 5 and loves being read to, and want to find some new stories as I am starting to know all ours off by heart! We have read all the obvious classics as well as Charlie & Lola, Peppa Pig (which I can't stand anymore). Any suggestions?

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