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What level books for a nearly 7 year old?

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mrsmerryberry Tue 22-Oct-13 21:53:40

DD is doing well with reading and is on what they call "extension" in class. Most of her books at home are the big picture story books that you would probably read to your toddlers at bedtime. I feel I need to buy more books that are a bit of a challenge, whilst still capturing her interest. She took a book out of the local library called "Daisy and the trouble with kittens" and has so far enjoyed reading this. Can anyone recommend any books that might be suitable. Thanks.

busylizzie76 Tue 22-Oct-13 21:56:36

My 6 yr old loves the daisy and the trouble with.... Books.
She also loves the rainbow fairies (yawn!), animal ark, shrinking violet, etc.....
We are off to the library to find more shiny, brightly coloured books for her to read.
I just wish my son, 7, was at all interested in books.....only minecraft will inspire him!

mrsmerryberry Tue 22-Oct-13 22:00:39

Ahhh, so I'm on the right track with the Daisy books busylizzie76, will look out for rainbow fairies. Thanks.

BellaVida Tue 22-Oct-13 22:00:48

I think the Roal Dahl books are all great. If she's into more 'girlie' books, then my DD loved the Rainbow Fairy books. Or you could look at the Enid Blyton books, such as the Faraway Tree and Wishing Chair.

I guess it really depends what kind of stories she likes.

busylizzie76 Tue 22-Oct-13 22:04:16

Here's the first in the feels like there is about 40,000 of them.....they are certainly not great works of literature but definitely support independent reading in girlie girls

mrsmerryberry Tue 22-Oct-13 22:06:25

Hi BellaVida, it's funny you should mention Enid Blyton, as I'm currently reading her the Wishing Chair Collection book at bedtime. She is getting a bit sad, as we are almost to end of it and is already asking what book will I read next, she absolutely loves this book. Thanks for the Faraway Tree recommendation, I'll get this one lined up for our next bedtime read when we have finished the Wishing Chair.

Takver Tue 22-Oct-13 22:09:16

There's lots of great series around - not only the dreaded Rainbow Fairies (most little girls love them . . .). Dd liked
Anna Hibiscus
Cows in Action
Dick King Smith's Sophie books (plus lots of his other books)

Periwinkle007 Wed 23-Oct-13 11:36:07

my daughter enjoys Rainbow Fairies, Magic Molly (big hit at the moment) the Laura's star chapter books (60 page, still have colour pictures), Dick King Smith. Also Anna Hibiscus, Amelia Jane, Naughtiest Girl in the School, Faraway Tree/Enchanted Wood, some mermaid ones, Willow Valley, Bluebell Woods, Winnie the Witch chapter books, Lighthouse Keeper (available as big picture books or as colour illustrated chapter type books), there are lots of Holly Webb ones other than Magic Molly too.

Periwinkle007 Wed 23-Oct-13 12:13:18

Iggy and Me
Worst Witch possibly

fenhenderson Wed 23-Oct-13 12:41:48

Try this makes a great change from fairies ;-) only good on colour Kindle though....

Roal Dahl The Twits was always my favourite!

mrsmerryberry Wed 23-Oct-13 14:02:30

Thanks all, lots for me to have a look for in my local book shop.

CassieKate Mon 04-Nov-13 21:10:18

Hello, I have two books on my website that may inspire your daughter. They are both beautifully written and illustrated and they also come with audio CD's. They have gone down very well with my 5 year old so I would highly recommend them.

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