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Nice book set for 10 year old DD

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redskybynight Fri 15-Jan-16 12:40:54

DD has told her grandparents that she would like books for her 10th birthday present. This, of course, has prompted them to ask me to suggest something that she would like and hasn’t already read.

We don’t actually own a huge number of books as we tend to go to the library frequently –and don’t have masses of storage space—so I thought it might be an idea if they could get her a “nice” box set.

The only problem is what to get? DD’s recent favourites include Malory Towers, Trebizon, Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates, various Jacqueline Wilson, Dork Diaries. She has read the Harry Potter books so many times she basically knows them by heart! Her favourite book (according to her) is Witch Week by Diane Wynne Jones, but other books by DWJ have been more hit and miss. She read a couple of the Roman mystery books, but then lost interest. She has recently read and enjoyed a few classics: Secret Garden, Ballet Shoes, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi – so I wondered whether a set of “classics” might work? The only other thing I can think of is that she seems to like books set in schools, and whether there is any others she’s not read but might like?

TIA for any suggestions for box sets/nice collections that she might like?

TannhauserGate Fri 15-Jan-16 12:42:49

Enid Blyton St Clare's?

TannhauserGate Fri 15-Jan-16 12:44:10

Eva Ibbotsen? Book People is the best place to look- you can click on boxed sets and it will show you all the ones they have.

Gruach Fri 15-Jan-16 12:51:25

Get them to have a look at the Folio Society website. Endless choice of brilliant and beautifully produced books; Ursula K. Le Guin, Joan Aiken, John Wyndham, Douglas Adams, Philip Pullman etc. Sure to be something she'd love.

notmynameohno Fri 15-Jan-16 13:09:50

Chronicles of Narnia?
Mary Poppins set

Allthatnonsense Sun 24-Jan-16 21:08:14

Emily of New Moon.

jollyfrenchy Sun 07-Feb-16 23:27:13

My 9 year old loved the Laura Ingalls Wilder series. Also Roald Dahl if she hasn't already got them, or the David Walliams books are great - Boy in the Dress and Mr Stink especially.
There are various box sets of Michael Morpurgo books which seem to go down well with this age range.
If she likes JW but wants something slightly more grown up, Cathy Cassidy seems to be the next stage up.

Kingfisherfree Sun 07-Feb-16 23:32:58

Another vote for Michael Morpurgo my DD loves all his books.

millymollymandy46 Wed 10-Feb-16 21:54:59

The Silver Brumby books by Elyne Mitchell? (if she likes horses)
Little Women etc.
I have boys but would she like the Rick Riordan books on Percy Jackson? And his Kane Chronicles etc? Mine love those.

NoSquirrels Wed 10-Feb-16 22:02:31

Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder - perfect for that age!

Girlfriend36 Wed 10-Feb-16 22:04:21

Has she read the David Walliam books, my 10yo dd loves them.

WidowWadman Wed 10-Feb-16 22:07:57

His dark materials by Pullman, or the Tiffany Aching books by Pratchett

TheoriginalLEM Wed 10-Feb-16 22:12:33

another vote for Chronicals of narnia.

Also the PSammead series by E.nesbit.

mrsmortis Tue 23-Feb-16 16:19:32

The book people normally have a boxed set of mixed classics: Secret Garden, Little Women, etc.

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