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Book series to read to 7 year old

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PinotAndPlaydough Thu 24-Jan-19 14:43:52

We are almost finished reading Harry Potter and I would love another series that I could read to her.
She’s read almost all Roald Dahl’s books, a lot of Enid blyton (but wasn’t that fussed by them), all David Williams books and all the pippi books. I’m looking for a series that I’ll actually enjoying reading to her as well as stories she’ll love.

Thiswayorthatway Thu 24-Jan-19 14:50:45

Alex Rider, Percy Jackson

Ricekrispie22 Thu 24-Jan-19 16:19:37

The Worst Witch
How to Train Your Dragon
The Chronicles of Narnia
Toto the Ninja Cat
Kat Wolfe Investigates
Clarice Bean

Leeds2 Thu 24-Jan-19 18:32:36

Little House on the Prairie
Shrinking Violet
Lemony Snicket

BlueChampagne Fri 25-Jan-19 12:58:58

Archie Greene
Edge Chronicles
Adventures of Algy
The Hobbit

Thesnobbymiddleclassone Fri 25-Jan-19 13:06:36

The Worst witch
Fantastic beasts
Horrible Histories
A series of unfortunate events
Princess Diaries
Pipi longstocking

blueskiesandforests Fri 25-Jan-19 13:06:50

I read to my 7 year old with his older siblings, so some of our books are a bit old, but if she's read all the Roald Dahl and Harry Potter (Did you really read the later ones?) she'll be fine with older stuff.

Artimus Fowl has been a big hit though I'm not sure my own 7 year old understands every word, and he got a bit upset about the parts involving Artimus' parents in the first two books.

Alcatraz versus the evil librarians

Tuesdays at the castle (younger female lead character)

Jane Blond (younger style than the books above - female spy kid).

blueskiesandforests Fri 25-Jan-19 13:08:34

Missing or dead parents seem to be a recurring theme... But I guess that goes for Harry Potter and some Roald Dahl too :/

NoSquirrels Fri 25-Jan-19 14:16:36

Parents get in the way of an adventure!

How about the Chrestomanci books by Diana Wynne Jones?

blueskiesandforests Fri 25-Jan-19 14:43:25

NoSquirrels yep I guess they do. These days there has to be an explanation, usually a tragic one, of parental absence or lack of monitoring - not like in the days of Swallows and Amazon's or 5 Children and It or even Famous Five, where the parents were alive and well and apparently beyond reproach, just barely happily absent or somewhere about but not paying any attention at all!

blueskiesandforests Fri 25-Jan-19 14:45:08

* stray word barely in there ...
The mothers in Swallows and Amazons and 5 Children and It do have cameo roles but don't get in the way...

RiverTam Fri 25-Jan-19 14:47:45

well, as you've finished HP at the preposterous age of 7 I'd just move straight on to Lord of the Rings, OP. Maybe a bit of Dickens or Hardy?

Or maybe choose something that she'll fully understand because I'll bet that 75% of HP, especially the later ones, will have gone straight over her head.

PoohBearsHole Fri 25-Jan-19 14:49:14

Robin Stevens books are fun, Agatha Christie for kids

stayfit Sat 26-Jan-19 05:56:45

My almost 7 yr old enjoyed Micheal Murpurgo's War horse.

KarinandtheSeaUrchins Sat 26-Jan-19 06:01:02

Isadora Moon - lovely sweet and funny books!

thecatsbite Fri 01-Feb-19 17:26:06

The Legend of Podkin One Ear is lovely, with good illustrations. If she likes magic and mystery, try the Goodly and Grave series - strong female heroine and a farty cat! Again, fabulous illustrations.

AntheaGreenfern Fri 01-Feb-19 17:28:26

E Nesbit books are still worth reading.

AntheaGreenfern Fri 01-Feb-19 17:29:32

Other books by Astrid Lundgren: Karlson on the Roof series, Emil series.

AntheaGreenfern Fri 01-Feb-19 17:30:12


SusieFlo Mon 25-Feb-19 10:22:23

Take a look at the Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo and see what you think? Similar vein to Harry Potter, (Haven't read these with my
kids yet but we have the set 'on hold' for a bit later)

The Enid Blyton 'Mystery' or 'Adventure' sets might be worth a look, too. or 'What Katy Did' / 'Anne of Green Gables'?

Tempted to suggest Mallory Towers (much beloved in my childhood) but I spotted a thread on another forum this week by a mum who had just re-read them and couldn't believe what a nasty of bullies Darrel and her friends were!

bonbonours Thu 07-Mar-19 16:16:51

Fizzlebert Stump series by AF Harrold is hilarious. I possibly enjoyed reading it even more than the kids.

SkipperSalt Fri 15-Mar-19 09:07:18

Dear PinotandPlaydough et al,
You may wish to check out the first of a series of books that I have written and just published. Skipper Salt and Ted's Upcycling available on Amazon downloads for tablet iphone on promotion from this coming Monday. My page on facebook "Tales of Walcombe Bay" gives details. My book has some wonderful illustrations and the setting is based around the fictional seaside place of Walcombe. Along with the gradual release of stories, there is a website which will have activities for "Young Salts!"
Best wishes Mark Horsburgh

Seeline Fri 15-Mar-19 09:16:01

The Borrowers

MumUnderTheMoon Fri 15-Mar-19 09:39:29

Judy Blume super fudge books are great.

dolphin50 Sun 17-Mar-19 04:25:34

roald dahl, enid blyton, michael morpurgo and jacqueline wilson are the best childrens authors in my opinion. Individual series like the chronicles of narnia, Harry potter, the land of stories, the magic treehouse series, helen moss' adventure books and percy jackson and stand alones like 5 children and it, the secret garden, peter pan and bridge to terebithia are also amazing,

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