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Jacqueline Wilson for a 6 year old?

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BaconAndAvocado Tue 28-Oct-14 10:06:34

DD is an avid reader and always drawn to the covers of JW's books but I know the subject matter of some of them is a bit adult.

Are there any that would would be appropriate?


Muskey Tue 28-Oct-14 10:14:29

Tbh I would wait a little bit longer. Dd is 11 and loves j Wilson but I only let her read them when she was 8 as you say some of the content is a bit difficult for a little person to deal with. I think a lot of her books are graduated in that they are targeted for particular age ranges. I think dd started off with the three hetty feather books (hetty feather, emerald star and diamond battersea not sure which order they should go in). We went to see a production of it on stage in London in the summer and both dd and I were crying

Carrie5608 Tue 28-Oct-14 10:14:40

To some extent I think it would depend on the six year old. If she lives in a world where all families and parents love each other and their kids then it might be a bit if a shock to her. Personally I would say no she is too young for the nitty gritty of these books but it depends on her life experiences to date.

BaconAndAvocado Tue 28-Oct-14 10:17:56

Thanks, think you've just confirmed what I thought!

Just wasn't sure if she'd written anything specifically for the younger child?

So if it's not JW, what's it to be?

We've done Rainbow Fairies to death, she's enjoying My Naughty Little Sister.

Also enjoyed the cute animal series, Bellla the Bunny etc.

Any more ideas?

TunipTheUnconquerable Tue 28-Oct-14 10:19:12

Have a look on her website - it tells you which age groups they're for. The ones for early readers are fine.

Leeds2 Tue 28-Oct-14 19:16:56

Iggy & Me books by Jenny Valentine are the modern day equivalent of My Naughty Little Sister.

Milly Molly Mandy.

Battersea Dogs and Cats Home have published a series of books about dogs/cats who are re homed with a new family. Called things like Max's Story, Snowy's story etc.

Sue Bentley also does a Magic Kitten and Magic Puppy series.

hels71 Wed 29-Oct-14 17:13:51

The Worst Witch.
Enid Blyton

LIZS Wed 29-Oct-14 17:17:27

Sophie stories, Teddy Robinson, Dick King Smith

ClaudiaJean Wed 29-Oct-14 22:56:02

My six year old has enjoyed the Bella Donna series by Ruth Symes.

Also the RSPCS series - The Abandoned Kitten, Puppy Gets Stuck etc!

CocktailQueen Wed 29-Oct-14 22:57:16

Cliff hanger by JW is suitable. Look on JW's website for age guides.

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ExsqueezeMe Wed 29-Oct-14 23:17:12

My very sensitive DD read Sleepovers when she was 6.

ExsqueezeMe Wed 29-Oct-14 23:18:44

Daisy and the trouble with....books are good for that age group

Judy Moody
Maisie Mae
My brothers famous bottom and other Jeremy Strong books

BaconAndAvocado Thu 30-Oct-14 17:06:15

Thanks all, have just had a gander at Sleepovers and it's perfect! thanks

MizLizLemon Thu 30-Oct-14 17:12:14

My six year old has almost finished working her way through The Hetty Feather books. She's not a sensitive type when it comes to fictional things and she's enjoyed them but parts of them that she's told me about could be upsetting to some children, characters dying from flu and TB. She also really likes Holly Webb's Masie Hitchens series, they're also set in Victorian times but seem to be aimed at slightly younger readers.

Dancergirl Sun 09-Nov-14 16:16:10

My 7 year old dd has read quite a few JW books including the Hetty Feather series. Slightly different situation though as she's the youngest of 3 girls so just raids her sisters' rooms for books!

It's good you want to censor what she reads but I have to say if she's a keen reader you won't be able to do that for long. They get their hands on books anywhere, at the library, school library, borrowed from friends etc...I think you have to relinquish a bit of control.

Also try the Ramona books by Beverly Cleary. And some of younger Judy Blumes - the Fudge series etc.

Roald Dahl of course

tenderbuttons Sun 09-Nov-14 16:22:26

There's also one called Twin Trouble which is also good for this kind of age.

But she is like crack cocaine for girl readers. DD - seven - reads the ones she is allowed over and over and over again. The only thing that seems to match it for addictiveness is Harry Potter - and she could probably manage the first few of those soon.

DD adored the Magic Faraway Tree at the same age, and also some of the Enid Blyton school stories too.

Madcats Thu 13-Nov-14 21:10:10

What are her views on Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell? Usually fab illustrations, but in a different way.

I lured DD into Cressida Cowell and Harry Potter through talking books.

That said, DD wasn't interested in Jacquie Wilson.

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