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American books for a 7 year old

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cakeinmyfacehole Sun 08-Jan-17 18:49:46

Hello wise ones. Can anyone recommend a book/books for a 7 year old who loves reading.

I was thinking of re-reading some Mallory Towers type stuff to assess whether she'd like it (& I'm fairly certain she will, I just wasn't sure if it might be in a year or so).

However, she is just about to move to the USA (east coast) so I was pondering on whether there might be a more relevant American story to help ease her transition. She will be going to a regular American school there.

The only idea I had was Sweet Valley but I wasn't sure if that would be too saccharine/full of daft body image stuff (I loved them for pure escapism but they are daft).

She is really enjoying reading some Dahl and starting to enjoy longer, less kiddie books. I love how bookwormy she is becoming.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

cakeinmyfacehole Sun 08-Jan-17 18:53:36

Just to add - this is for independent reading. She reads with her parents but enjoys her own time with a good book as well.

Unescorted Sun 08-Jan-17 18:59:32

The Shrinking of Treehorn

text here It is very Upper Eastside NYC. I loved it as a kid still do

cakeinmyfacehole Mon 09-Jan-17 07:49:51

Oooohhhh thank you - I'll order that one (& look forward to reading it before I send it over)

Felyne Mon 09-Jan-17 07:54:54 often have good book recommendations for all ages and I think they are American.

cakeinmyfacehole Mon 09-Jan-17 12:27:48

That site is ace.... thank you. I'll be using that loads I think.

Saradlwood Mon 09-Jan-17 19:29:08

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PopGoesTheWeaz Mon 16-Jan-17 21:58:22

Mixed up Files of Basil e Frankweiler (sp??) is a NY one. All things Judy Blume and Harriet the Spy are other classics. Charlottes Web and Stuart Little are essential reading but Charlottes web is probably one to read to her considering the ending.

Magic Tree house are good too, though she may be outgrowing them depending on her reading level.

PhilODox Mon 16-Jan-17 22:01:52

Ramona Quimby by Beverley Cleary

SVH is for teens!

AFingerofFudge Mon 16-Jan-17 22:04:17

How about the Tillerman stories? Homecoming, Dicey's song etc? I loved them when I was young (although that was a while ago! blush)

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