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Recommendations for very able 7 year old reader please

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BlimeyCrikey Fri 05-Feb-16 20:14:11

I need advice. My daughter is a good, highly enthusiastic reader. She's enjoying school books on offer but is looking for others to read too. She's 7.

She loved Beast Quest, are there others along those lines?

I don't know what's out really. Are there any other series' of books children who like those are in to?

She likes anything funny too. Because she reads quickly, I'm struggling to get enough in one go for her. One beast quest book only lasts an hour, and she is able to tell me all about it with full enthusiasm afterwards so she's not skim-reading! It's all fantastic, but she wants more!

I'm going to order some to the library. Thanks.

Sadik Fri 05-Feb-16 20:23:08

Has she read the Astrosaurs, Cows in Action and Captain Underpants series'?

Ditsy4 Fri 05-Feb-16 21:15:26

Jeromy Strong, The Faraway series, Michael morpurgo but take advice as some wouldn't be suitable. Animal Ark series.
It is great that she is an avid reader. smile

IAmAPaleontologist Fri 05-Feb-16 21:21:09

Daisy and the trouble with
Roald Dahl
The Little House books
The Worst Witch
Pippi Longstocking
Mr Gum
Fizzlebert Stump

BlimeyCrikey Fri 05-Feb-16 21:47:57

Thank you! Some new ones and some classics I couldn't recall from the depths of my mind!

She's read the faraway tree series and quite enjoyed them but really, she loves a bit of action and peril!

BlimeyCrikey Fri 05-Feb-16 21:49:14

Sadik I've never heard of them! Shall have a look, thanks. She's reading to age 10/11. So subject matter is quite tricky to navigate.

She's read one Daisy book and really loved it. I'll have to look for more

Witchend Sat 06-Feb-16 08:21:24

Mine all loved the Little House series in year 1/2.

IAmAPaleontologist Sat 06-Feb-16 08:24:15

Classics like Pollyanna or the secret garden should be fine for her age content wise while being of a higher reading age. There is a series of classics that is beautifully illustrated, dd has a couple. Will have to try to remember who published them. Or get off my arse and go up to her room to check.

BrieAndChilli Sat 06-Feb-16 08:31:48

The borrowers
Narnia series

JennyOnAPlate Sat 06-Feb-16 08:52:24

My dd has just turned 8 and is working her way through the Harry Potter series at the moment...should keep her occupied for a while!!

Girlfriend36 Sat 06-Feb-16 08:55:27

All the David Walliam books are fantastic.

WidowWadman Sat 06-Feb-16 08:59:58

My 7 year old loves the How to train your dragon series (Cressida Crowell), and thhe Goth Girl books and Ottoline, both by Chris Riddell

WhatTheActualFugg Sat 06-Feb-16 09:03:01

OP I have the same issue with my DD(5). At school they give her things like Milly Molly Mandy and Pippi Longstocking which she enjoys. At home she finds Roald Dahl hilarious, Winnie the Witch, the Worst Witch and those awful fairy books.

She's getting through them quickly though so I've started stocking up on deals at The Book People. They have lots of good books I've never heard of before and often, £1 a book or less.

BirdyBedtime Sat 06-Feb-16 09:24:10

Agree with Sadik - Astrosaurs and Cows in Action are faves of DS (7) and content wise they are fine. Book People currently have a classics set for around £12 which I'm planning to get. DS recently assesed by school as reading age of 12 (courtesy of Read Write Inc I believe) so I have same worry as OP about suitable content - particular with 'boys' books often being more violent.

BlimeyCrikey Sat 06-Feb-16 09:56:01

Thanks everyone. I thought it would be a common concern. There are a lot on here I haven't heard off so I'll have a look for her.

She read the first HP book recently, it only took her over a day and a half as she got so into it and sat reading for hours.

IAmAPaleontologist Sat 06-Feb-16 14:12:04

here. Templar Classics illustrated by Robert Ingpen. Beautiful books.

Charlotte's Web is another one Dd really liked.

Ditsy4 Sat 06-Feb-16 19:55:37

DK published a series of Classics beautifully illustrated. My daughter had some of them.

BlueChampagne Mon 08-Feb-16 12:56:50

DS is 8 and has finished Harry Potter. Here are some books he's enjoyed over the last couple of years. He's now on The Hobbit.

Sophie and the Shadow Woods
101 Dalmatians
WitchMyth and WitchWorld by Emma Fischel
Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Roman Mysteries
The Giggler Treatment
Alice in Wonderland

Second How to Train your Dragon and Goth Girl

WhattodoSue Mon 08-Feb-16 18:55:06

The problem we are having with Harry Potter is that my DD hasn't found anything that matches up. She read them all once before Christmas, then saw the first film on Christmas eve, and then announced she wanted to postpone christmas so she could binge read them again. She read them all by early January and then has spent the last month re-reading all her favourite bits again and again. So I have mixed feelings about those for young advanced readers - it is hard to know what to turn to next!

Sadik Mon 08-Feb-16 20:58:13

If she likes Harry Potter (OP rather than Sue), but you're worried that the later ones are too dark, then try the Diana Wynne Jones Chrestomanci series (Charmed Life is the best one to read first), and also the Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo.

BlueChampagne Tue 09-Feb-16 13:25:47

Swallows and Amazons

Mummycamel Mon 15-Feb-16 20:31:17

This was my question as I clicked on the reading link so thanks!
My 6 1/2 reads through animal stories like she would junk food- The Rescue Princesses, RSPCA and WWF stories I can get in bulk from the book people or Lowplex
She loves the classics- Secret Seven and Famous Five, I know the sexism etc makes them dated but you can't beat them for excitement and adventure and she's happily re read again and again.
I'm saving the little house books for a year or two because the later books have more mature themes and also I want to enjoy them with her, I'd hate to put her off by letting her read them too young!
Julia Donaldson's The Joneses is great but only a one off.
'What Katy Did' is a must for a 7+ able reader.
Personally I would've let mine read the Borrowers at this age, I find it a bit creepy!
E Nesbit is a good one to get started on- Five Children and It
I'm also finding it hard to feed this reading habit!

Kathsmum Sun 28-Feb-16 08:40:28

Lovely illustrated ones are pricy but we are on Gullivers travels. Most classics have childrens versions.
Avoid black beauty though.

JC22334 Mon 07-Mar-16 10:21:12

Give the Clever Tykes books a go? My DS loves them and she reads them over and over again.

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