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recommendations for a good but not very keen 10 year old girl reader

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aprilshowerssoon Wed 09-Mar-16 17:00:28

I am running out of ideas. Thanks

RB68 Wed 09-Mar-16 17:11:29

Hetty Feathers
Scarlet and Ivy

Ewe like lots of classics as well - current one is Silver Sword

RB68 Wed 09-Mar-16 17:11:48

We not ewe!

aprilshowerssoon Wed 09-Mar-16 17:43:33

No Jacqueline Wilson even allowed at school!

emmaMBC Wed 09-Mar-16 18:10:52

Check out Robin Stevens latest series, which has got many girls hooked.

longdiling Wed 09-Mar-16 18:14:18

Would she read non-fiction instead? My 9 yo Ds is a good but reluctant reader. He'll read things like the Guinness Book of Records or Horrible Histories or atlases or Gross Science books. I've given up on fiction, it was a losing battle.

SleepyForest Wed 09-Mar-16 18:27:29

Goth girl? Harry Potter? What does she like?

Bryt Wed 09-Mar-16 18:36:39

My DD 10 loved the Robin Stevens series, a murder most unladylike etc...

emmaMBC Wed 09-Mar-16 18:41:45

Yes, Bryt aren't they brilliant. A new one is coming out next month.

StDogolphin Wed 09-Mar-16 18:49:00

Percy Jackson
Dark is Rising

Too late for a bit of Enid?

WidowWadman Wed 09-Mar-16 18:49:16

Goth Girl and Ottoline, both series by Chris Riddell

Bryt Wed 09-Mar-16 18:55:25

EmmaMBC I pre-ordered the 4th one for DD. I rarely do that with a book.

Igiveupn0w Wed 09-Mar-16 18:59:49

Mine is loving First News...published and delivered every Friday. Better than nothing -though I am tiring of her asking how I am going to vote in the referendum. She knows more about it than me!
I struggle to get her interested in any books though she is meandering through the first Ali Sparkes Shape Shifter book at a very leisurely pace. Her brother started on book one again straight after he had read the last one so they must be good!

nancy75 Wed 09-Mar-16 19:02:55

Dd is 10 she has suggested
Witch world
Scarlett & ivy
Roof toppers
Wolf wilder
A murder most unladylike
Toms midnight garden
A traveller in time
Wings & co

ditherydora Wed 09-Mar-16 19:03:52

Diary of a wimpy kid. Dd1 who is 8 loves them. It's really got her into reading

LurkonTAthread Wed 09-Mar-16 19:17:07

Depends what she likes but mine have enjoyed:
Little house on the prairie
Wolves of willoughby chase
Diary of a wimpy kid
Murder most unladylike (and rest of series)
The Hunger Games
My Story collection

HandbagAddiction Fri 11-Mar-16 12:48:04

Anything by Eva Ibotson (SP?) would be good. Star of Kazan, Dragonfly Pool.
Also try Lauren St John - she did 1 dollar horse and then has also written some other fab books which both my 9 year old and 12 yr old like.
Depending on ability - things like Neverending Story or Northern Lights are also excellent - albeit long.

butteredbarmbrack Fri 11-Mar-16 12:56:12

YY to Goth Girl and Murder Most Ladylike
Lauren Child's Ruby Redfort books about a girl codebreaker/spy worth a look
Mine went through a Nancy Drew stage, courtesy of Grandad sourcing a load in a second hand book shop
How about graphic novels? Our library has quite a collection, my 11yo DD moved on to Agatha Christie after reading a graphic/comic book version of one!

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