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Holiday reads for mature 10 year old boy

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suecy Mon 28-Jul-14 16:16:55

Has just read Hunger Games and Percy Jackson series.
Any ideas?

Likes humour and adventure

Thanks in advance

MrsWinnibago Mon 28-Jul-14 23:55:55

My Dd has been reading some of my old faves such as The Iron Man and Harold and Bella and Jammy and Me.

Stig of the Dump is great too. Gotta love Tom's Midnight Garden as well!

yomellamoHelly Tue 29-Jul-14 00:01:02

Ds has just finished the first in the Cherub series. Worth a try? Also really enjoyed Holes.

steppemum Tue 29-Jul-14 00:01:25

Anthony Horowitz
Dirk Gently's holistic detective agency
How to Train you dragon series (if he hasn't already read it)

feetheart Tue 29-Jul-14 00:06:09

DD(11) is working her way through the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy series. She is LOVING it though had listened to the original radio series before starting to read it. Not sure if it helps but she says she is enjoying 'hearing the voices in my head' (wonders if I should worry grin)

Happy36 Tue 29-Jul-14 00:08:54

Agree with others' great suggestions, also could try the Jennings and Hardy Boys series, Swallows And Amazons, War Horse, novels by Louis Sachar, The Daydreamer by Ian McEwan. Happy reading!

schmalex Tue 29-Jul-14 06:05:56

Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy?

ShanghaiDiva Tue 29-Jul-14 06:17:59

Henderson's boys
Slated trilogy by Teri terry
Alex rider series
Holes by Louis as her
Skellig by David almond

BlueChampagne Tue 29-Jul-14 14:00:15

Sherlock Holmes

Seeline Tue 29-Jul-14 14:05:09

Alex Rider series
Young James Bond series
There are a couple more like Percy Jackson - Heroes of Olympus and the Kane family series
Power of Five series

Leeds2 Tue 29-Jul-14 15:20:59

The Djinn series (eg Fire Djinn) by Linda Davies. Very similar to Percy Jackson, imo.

There is also a series by Graham Nix. Can't remember what it is called, but each title includes the name of one of the days of the week.

stealthsquiggle Tue 29-Jul-14 15:25:13

Most have been mentioned already but:

Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and Restaurant at the end of the Universe

Kane family ones


Eragon and sequels (Inheritance and Brisingr)

Kinraddie Wed 30-Jul-14 16:31:55

Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo is ideal for this age.
Also the Foul Play series by Tom Palmer (football thriller type books).

SecretSpi Thu 31-Jul-14 09:54:27

Ribblestrop by Andy Mulligan
The Willard Price Adventure series (now re-released)
My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
The Bother in Burmeon & Trouble in Teutonia by S.P.Moss (Full disclosure - these are mine!)

Wolfiefan Thu 31-Jul-14 09:59:52

Nix series is something about keys I think. It starts with Mister Monday.
My 11 year old is reading Gone and The Enemy series. He's also reading the Patrick Ness trilogy. Scary stuff!

anchovies Thu 31-Jul-14 10:02:40

My ds (also 10) says if he likes hunger games and Percy Jackson to read Heroes of Olympus smile

emmaMBC Thu 31-Jul-14 13:16:47

Whale Boy by Nicola Davies for adventure

Maggot Moon adventure, dystopian novel.

Jack Gantos, for example Dead End In Norvelt

Has he discovered the Skulduggery Pleasant series?

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