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Need some new ideas for dd aged 10

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Dancergirl Wed 21-Aug-13 22:52:27

She's always been a keen reader but is getting a bit stuck on what to read next.

She's read:

Harry Potter
Jacqueline Wilson
A lot of classics - Little Women, Anne of Green Gables etc
My Story books
Cathy Cassidy
When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit (and another by same author)
A stitch in time - Penelope Lively
The Tin Princess - Philip Pullman
Ballet Shoes
Theatre Shoes
Tennis Shoes

Probably loads of others but can't remember at the moment. She's very able so can cope with challenging books but at the same time I want reading to stay a pleasure not a chore.

Dancergirl Wed 21-Aug-13 22:55:02

Just remembered about Judy Blume and Goodnight Mister Tom!

LadyKooKoo Wed 21-Aug-13 22:55:14

Michael Morpurgo. Philip Pullman. The Lemony Snicket series. Nina Baldwin. Judy Blume.

toolatetobed Wed 21-Aug-13 23:29:25

Has she read "Journey to the River Sea" by Eva Ibbotson? Had that recommended to me recently on another thread and my 10-year-old DD enjoyed it.

toolatetobed Wed 21-Aug-13 23:33:26

Also (another recommendation from an MN thread!) Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay.

RooRooTaToot Wed 21-Aug-13 23:43:53

The Circle Books by Tamora Pierce (there are other quarters and series by her too - all wonderful! The circle books are aimed at her age group. The others are brilliant, but do deal with some coming of age things that you may want to check first)
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer (also his one offs like The Wish List)
Terry Pratchit
The Bartimaeous Trilogy
Little House on the Prairie
The Hobbit

SorrelForbes Wed 21-Aug-13 23:49:58

The Tree that Sat Down, The Stream That Stood Still, the mountain of magic. All by Beverly Nichols.

The Secret Garden, A little Princess and The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The Wells books by Lorna Hill

Other Noel Streatfeild books : The Gemma series, Thursday's Child, The Circus Is Coming etc.

Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Lively.

Rebecca's Worlds by Terry Nation.

Takver Thu 22-Aug-13 19:31:15

YY to Casson family books (Saffy's Angel is the first one in the series, there are 6 or so) and Eva Ibbotson

I just got The Misfits & Addie on the Inside for dd prompted by another thread on here, they went down very well & she says there's another in the series.

DD also likes Calvin & Hobbes & Asterix for a bit of light reading

birdbrain21 Thu 22-Aug-13 19:48:53

here's some good ones I remembe avidly reading as a kid, I'm a big book worm so have read loads of books this is just off the top of my head I'm sure I can think of more if you want...

anything by noel streatfeold
anything by eva ibbotson
redwall (series)-brian jacques
chalet school (series)-elinor brent-dyer
little house on the praire (series)-laura ingalls wilder
molly moon (series)-georgia byng
bit boyish but I enjoyed; artemis fowel (series)-eoin colfer and alex rider (series) anthony horowitz
the borrowers (series)-mary norton

think I'm off to th library for a trip down memory lane wink

MrsNoodleHead Thu 22-Aug-13 19:49:59

I devoured David Eddings at that age.

Dancergirl Thu 22-Aug-13 20:08:05

Thanks, she's read some Eva Ibbotson but there are others.

Some great ideas, keep them coming smile

RooRooTaToot Fri 23-Aug-13 10:11:49

Just remembered The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper. A beautiful series (bears no relation to the TERRIBLE film adaptation they did).

Also The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goodge.

Black Beauty
I Capture the Castle

DeWe Fri 23-Aug-13 20:46:28

DD2 aged 9yo has read that lot, plus the Rose/Lily series by Holly Webb
Chalet schools (in bucket loads!)
What Katie did series
E Nesbit ones (Five Children and it/enchanted castle/treasure seekers etc)
Monica Edwards set
Arthur Ransome,
Gwendoline Courtney
The Hobbit
Mary Poppins
Lots of classics.

PearlyWhites Fri 23-Aug-13 20:50:23

Swallows and amazons

chauffeurmummy Sun 25-Aug-13 23:42:19

How about Percy Jackson, Charlie Bone (may be little young - but a great series) and The Mysterious Benedict Society?

Dancergirl Mon 26-Aug-13 00:01:57

She's read the Rose/Lily Holly Webb ones, really enjoyed those.

My oldest dd loved Charlie Bone but dd2 isn't keen. She's getting fussier as she gets older!

KatieHannahBen Sat 31-Aug-13 19:28:02

My 9yo DD has just read 'The Top Secret Diary of Davina Dupree' by S K Sheridan and she was completely addicted to it from start to finish, we loved the peace and quiet! Before that she read the naughtiest girls books by Enid Blyton and also likes Dianna Wynne-Jones books, which I also did at her age.

picnicbasketcase Sat 31-Aug-13 19:31:12

The Mr Gum books and Wilma Tenderfoot series are both very good.

chicaguapa Sat 31-Aug-13 19:35:24

I always recommend the David Walliams books. DD (11) loves those.

Some of these might be slightly too old, but you said she was able...

The Hunger Games
GONE series - Michael Grant (like the Hunger Games)
Eragon series (about dragons)
Series of Unfortunate Events (funny)
Alex Rider series
Philip Pullman's dark materials

Suzie70 Fri 13-Sep-13 14:08:18

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