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Recommendations for 7 year old boy not quite at Roald Dahl stage

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abc12345 Sat 18-Mar-17 09:58:34

...He's a good reader but possibly needs something a bit shorter or has more pictures than Roald Dahl type books but but he's board of Julia Donaldson and alike.

Any suggestions would be gratefully received!

Rainbowqueeen Sat 18-Mar-17 10:00:24

Horrid Henry?
Australian author. Andy Griffiths. Start with the 13 story treehouse series. They are awesome

Lowdoorinthewal1 Sat 18-Mar-17 10:03:57

You can get short versions of some books that are really good. Like this.

abc12345 Sat 18-Mar-17 22:12:26

Thanks for your suggestions, they look perfect. Do yo know any other short stories??

weasle Sat 18-Mar-17 22:15:34

Horrid Henry
Dirty Bertie
Mr Gum
How to train your dragon
Enid Blyton shorter books
David Walliams
Adventures of Humphrey the hamster
Spy cat / pup

Purplehonesty Sat 18-Mar-17 22:17:23

Horrid Henry do short books

My 7yo loves them. I think they might be called the easy reader versions?

BlueChampagne Mon 20-Mar-17 13:59:22

Easy reader Beast Quest
Claude books
Super Saver Mouse by Sandi Toksvig

Some Roald Dahl may be accessible, such as The Magic Finger.

Waddlelikeapenguin Wed 22-Mar-17 00:46:14

Kingdome of Wrenley
Dragon Masters series
Magic tree house
13 storey tree house etc
Goblins series David Melling (??He also wrote Kiss that Missed)

mymatemax Wed 22-Mar-17 00:51:45

Montgomery frog.

hadtomakeanawfuldecision Wed 22-Mar-17 00:53:54

Jeremy Strong

ScarlettFreestone Wed 22-Mar-17 01:06:11

Cressida Cowell's How to Train Your Dragon series, they are fantastic books and very funny.

RiverdaleJughead Wed 22-Mar-17 02:56:49

As an EngLit MA student I can honestly say Dahl and Dickens can F off . I loved milky molly mandy if he's not gendered

Hopeful16 Wed 22-Mar-17 04:16:17

Dick King-Smith books are a step before Dahl imo. Mainly animal based stories.

SummerLightning Wed 22-Mar-17 04:32:22

13 storey treehouse
Jeremy strong (my brother's famous bottom, etc)
Barry loser

SummerLightning Wed 22-Mar-17 04:38:11

I think how to train your dragon a similar or harder level than roald Dahl (certainly harder than the twits, etc)
My 6 and 8 year old like the early readers in those massive sets you can get from book people.

Also try cartoons? Mine like asterix and Garfield. Also they loved nuts in space and weasels by Elys Dolan (picture books but a bit older than Julia d)
Oh and also the harder Dr Seuss.

RedSandYellowSand Wed 22-Mar-17 05:06:51

Dinosaur cove i haven't seen mentioned.
And yes to treehouse adventures, beast quest, horrid Henry. There is also a whole set of early readers.

I'd say train your dragon is harder than the shorter Dhal books (twits, magic finger, giraffe pelly and me)

mrsmortis Wed 22-Mar-17 08:42:21

Flat Stanley is fun.
How about the Secret Seven books?

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