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Book recommendations for a senstive 8 year old girl

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uvavu Mon 29-Feb-16 13:18:10

I'm looking for recommendations for my 8 year old book worm.

Although she's a good reader she's emotionally very young for her ages so can't handle anything even remotely scary or sad. Harry Potter, Roald Dahl and most Jacqueline Wilson are out. She doesn't like David Walliams. She doesn't like fantasy and never got on with Rainbow Fairies or anything like that.

She prefers stories about girls, and likes school stories and anything funny.

She's read all books from the following series: the Judy Moody and Stink books, Daisy and the Trouble with books, Malory Towers, Naughtiest Girl in School, Penny Dreadful, Maisie Mae and some Famous Five.

So I'm looking for similar styles of books, if anyone has an 8-9 year old girl what do they like to read?

momb Mon 29-Feb-16 13:42:40

The flower fairy books?
Enid Blyton Enchanted Wood/Faraway Tree?
Swallows and Amazons

EdYouKateShaun Tue 01-Mar-16 05:36:26

My DD lined the Secret Seven much more than the Famous Five.

St Clares
The Worst Witch
Milly Molly Mandy

EdYouKateShaun Tue 01-Mar-16 05:37:52

Lots of Dick King Smith
The Sheep Pig
The Queen's Nose
are favourites here.

annandale Tue 01-Mar-16 05:45:12

the Jill pony books were much loved by me as a fairly sensitive child, they are by Ruby Ferguson. Order them from the library as they are £8 each on amazon confused

Try A Necklace of Raindrops by Joan Aiken.

Duckdeamon Tue 01-Mar-16 05:45:22

I have a DD like this too, although she likes the scary stuff and then gets scared. I also really really dislike enid blyton having read a couple to her when younger, too many things in them that annoy me! So haven't been giving her any!

Of the roald dahl books think Matilda is a good one in terms of little scariness!
Secret Garden, Heidi, railway children (usborne do abridged versions).
Stinkbomb and ketchup face. Worst Witch. Borrowers (but a scary ending). Pippi Longstocking.

mrsmortis Tue 01-Mar-16 13:22:46

How about the Little House books?

BlueChampagne Tue 01-Mar-16 14:04:49

Black Beauty might do the job, and Goth Girl might be worth a try.

annandale Tue 01-Mar-16 20:27:29

Black Beauty is the saddest book in the world!?

How about the blue, orange, green fairy books?

lavendersun Tue 01-Mar-16 20:30:54

Glitterings Academy is very sweet.

7Days Tue 01-Mar-16 20:36:32

She might like the Holly Webb books, mostly sad looking puppy needs home, young girl wants to help, setback, happy ending.

EdYouKateShaun Fri 04-Mar-16 08:41:21

Sad doesn't even begin to describe Black Beauty! It's heartbreaking! As an adult who knows what happens, I am still a wreck when I read it.

Cric Fri 04-Mar-16 08:42:33

Lady daisy by dick king smith.... I loved this book as a child!

KERALA1 Fri 04-Mar-16 08:46:11

Ottoline books

Pippi longstocking

Holly Webb (9 and 7 year old book worms)

When older Lauren child ruby Redfort series

MrsCF Fri 04-Mar-16 13:15:48

Clarice Bean books are great.
Mr Gum is funny but not too scary
My daughter is loving the Wimpy Kid books and Tom Gates too

JC22334 Mon 07-Mar-16 10:20:14

The Clever Tykes books are a big hit over here. I like the characters and their ambition!

greenbloom Fri 11-Mar-16 20:09:53

The 'Ramona' series by Beverley Clearley
'the Worst Witch' series
'The Dribblesome teapots' by Norman Hunter - secondhand

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