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Ideas for 6 year old girl, advanced reader, for Christmas?

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FoxInABox Mon 24-Oct-16 13:01:47

I'm looking for book ideas for my 6 year old daughter for Christmas if anyone can suggest any? She is an advanced reader, but not interested in the books I'm buying my 9 year old (they are at about the same level in reading and I have bought her tom gates and David Williams). She has been reading horrid henry, but she is much more of a girly girl than my eldest. I'm looking for something that she will be able to read to herself and enjoy- something funny, age appropriate and maybe about a young girl or something relatable. Any suggestions?

mrsmortis Mon 24-Oct-16 14:51:49

My answer to a lot of things on here seems to be either Dick King Smith or Swallows and Amazons. Both of them might work for your little girl.

My DD especially enjoyed the Sophie books and her current favourite is the Queen's Nose.

FoxInABox Mon 24-Oct-16 15:10:17

Thank you I will try these, going to get a few different ones and get more if she likes them.

user1474398674 Mon 24-Oct-16 22:46:28

You could try Escape from Nettle Farm. It's release date is 28th November but it is available now on the author's website where you can get signed copies. It's about a young girl and a puppy and is for 8-9 year olds.

ImperialBlether Mon 24-Oct-16 22:50:51

What about the series of Secret Seven by Enid Blyton?

ImperialBlether Mon 24-Oct-16 22:52:36

Or Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild? There's a series there, too.

Creatureofthenight Mon 24-Oct-16 22:53:31

You could try Chris Riddell's "Ottoline" series, I think you can get them in a nice gift set.

ImperialBlether Mon 24-Oct-16 22:53:40

Actually, anything by Noel Streatfeild!

RhinestoneCowgirl Mon 24-Oct-16 22:53:52

How about Pippi Longstocking? Or Milly Molly Mandy?

BertPuttocks Mon 24-Oct-16 22:54:23

The Worst Witch series?

Avebury Mon 24-Oct-16 22:54:26

Ramona Quimby and Pippi Longstocking

Enidblyton1 Mon 24-Oct-16 22:56:51

I was also going to say Worst Witch series.
Or how about a school series like Malory Towers or The Naughtiest Girl in the School?

Charlotte's Web?

Sleeperandthespindle Mon 24-Oct-16 22:59:19

DD has a lovely series about Violet Mackerel.

FuckingHateRats Mon 24-Oct-16 23:26:05

Worst Witch, Animal Ark series, Roald Dahl, some of the shorter Michael Morpurgo stories, Faraway Tree collection.

holidaysaregreat Mon 24-Oct-16 23:30:00

Animal Ark, Amelia Jane, Mr Gum, Mrs Pepperpot, Battersea Dogs Home collection

Leeds2 Tue 25-Oct-16 00:53:50

My Naughty Little Sister series, or its modern day equivalent, Iggy & Me.

Mr Majeika series.

Paddington books.

Humphrey the Hamster books.

aforestgrewandgrew Tue 25-Oct-16 01:19:08

DS is 7 and a great reader.

He's especially enjoyed Swallow and Amazons, the Worst Witch series, the Mr Gum series and Roald Dahl.

FoxInABox Tue 25-Oct-16 08:10:08

Fantastic thank you all, I'm going to look at each of these on amazon now. I always get them some books for Christmas but was completely stuck for ideas for DD6 this year so this is great. I think as she likes horrid Henry she will like the naughty ones!

Getnakedorgohome Tue 25-Oct-16 08:21:52

Thank you for the nettle farm recommendation user147 I've just ordered for my dd. Some of the names will strike a chord with her and I'd never have found it without this thread so thank you! smile

ChessieFL Tue 25-Oct-16 08:32:11

Anne of Green Gables and also another series by same author Emily of New Moon

The Animals of Farthing Wood

Mary Poppins series

WHIZADORA Tue 25-Oct-16 09:02:06

We got Escape To Nettle Farm by Justin Davis the other day for our daughter age 7. She is loving reading it herself,and it has some beautiful illustrations throughout which she loves as it breaks up the text. You can buy it from the authors website,I would highly recommend it! Lovely story!

ImperialBlether Tue 25-Oct-16 11:11:24

I loved this Catherine Cookson book for children when mine were about that age.

BlueChampagne Thu 10-Nov-16 21:43:32

Sophie and the Shadow Woods
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf
Olga da Polga
Wings & Co Fairy Detective Agency

keely79 Thu 10-Nov-16 21:54:34

Books that DD (just 7 and also a good reader) enjoys

Chris Riddell - Ottoline or Goth Girl books or if a bit more advanced is needed (my DD will go through an Ottoline book in a day), the Muddle Earth books.
Terry Pratchett - Tiffany Aching series
Enid Blyton - Mallory Towers or St Clares series
Nancy Drew
Judy Blume (picked carefully)
Dr Doolittle
Roald Dahl
Railway children

chamenager Thu 10-Nov-16 22:05:53

My 6yo fairly advanced reader has recently enjoyed some of the 'Secret Rescuers' series. It's quite girlish but has enough adventure and suspense for him to be able to overlook the fact that the main characters are girls and all the magical animals in need of rescuing are 'cute'. In other words, it is obviously written and marketed for girly girls, but nevertheless has an engaging exciting storyline.

(I wish fewer children's book series were so obviously gendered!)

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