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Adventure series for a 6 year old girl?

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WinifredBanks Fri 14-Nov-14 17:34:14

DD has very much enjoyed the Famous Five and Secret Seven; are there more adventure series like this that you'd recommend?

schmalex Fri 14-Nov-14 19:18:30

Oliver and the Seawigs is excellent. Not a series but definitely an adventure.

WinifredBanks Sat 15-Nov-14 05:54:20

Thanks Schmalex, looks good smile

EdYouKateShaun Sat 15-Nov-14 06:19:53

Swallows and Amazons?

SavoyCabbage Sat 15-Nov-14 07:13:25

There are other lesser known Enid Blytons too. Like the '........of Adventure' series and the 'R mysteries'

hels71 Sat 15-Nov-14 08:05:55

Also blyton...the secret island, secret of spiggy holes etc like famous five.

Leeds2 Sat 15-Nov-14 14:31:27

Sophie and the Shadow Woods series by Linda Chapman is very popular in the school where I volunteer. It is much more up to date than Enid Blyton, I think Sophie has super powers and battles against creatures called such things as Boggarts.

WinifredBanks Sat 15-Nov-14 21:40:32

Thank you for suggestions; I already have the Adventure enid Blyton series tucked away for Christmas. I loved Swallows and Amazons as a kid, but has it dated?

WookieCookiee Sat 15-Nov-14 21:52:25

Lauren St John's Laura Marlin books are worth a look.

BlueChampagne Mon 17-Nov-14 13:48:36

Second Sophie and the Shadow Woods!
The Worst Witch

WinifredBanks Tue 18-Nov-14 06:15:38

Thank you; I was trying to remember for what age Nancy Drew is suitable?

Delphine31 Tue 18-Nov-14 06:21:43

The CS Lewis Narnia books might be worth looking at.

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is accessible enough for a 6 year old. The next books in this collection become gradually denser/aimed at older children but I would have thought not far beyond Famous Five in complexity.

WinifredBanks Wed 19-Nov-14 05:48:17

Thanks Delphine; I agree with you about the increasing complexity, and therefore have been holding off; ditto Harry Potter. There seems to be a dearth of non-magic adventure series...

nonicknameseemsavailable Wed 19-Nov-14 21:16:51

I always preferred the Adventure series to the Famous Five and Secret Seven. There is a mystery series too.

All 7 Worst Witch books have gone down very well here. DD1 is now enjoying Maisie Hitchins books by Holly Webb.

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