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Book recommendations for 11 year old girl

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Ratatouille76 Tue 09-Apr-19 19:55:54

She likes murder mysteries and Harry Potter and wants something easy to get into. Thanks.

rosydreams Tue 09-Apr-19 20:12:59

Ratatouille76 Tue 09-Apr-19 21:02:22

Thank you. I've never read Terry Pratchett. Are they fantasy?

rosydreams Tue 09-Apr-19 21:21:54

yes fantasy the discworld novels are good but i thought the tiffany aching series part of discworld would be good for her age

JoyceDivision Tue 09-Apr-19 21:25:35

Ruby Redfort series, DD loves them, written by Charlie & Lola author...they are fad books re a girl detective,good chunky books to get into

Ratatouille76 Tue 09-Apr-19 22:03:30

Thank you both.
Yes she loves a detective novel. Robin Stevens is her current favourite.

samlovesdilys Tue 09-Apr-19 22:07:32

Lauren St John books?? There are animal ones in Africa and son LOVES them!!

JoyceDivision Wed 10-Apr-19 08:35:01

DD loves the Robin Stevens too! There is also a newish one called Children of Castle Rock by Natasha Farrant that is very very good, but with her enjoying Robin Stevens Def try Ruby Redfort

BlueChampagne Wed 10-Apr-19 13:05:10

Cressida Cowell "Wizards of Once"
Katherine Rundell "Rooftoppers"

Not murder mysteries but recently enjoyed by my 11 yo.

Ratatouille76 Wed 10-Apr-19 18:41:32

Thank you. Got her the first Ruby Redfort today. She's broken her wrist and got a cold so is fed up and deserved a present.

JoyceDivision Wed 10-Apr-19 20:01:14

Ah fab, hope she enjoys it. Tell her "Hang in there, bozo" wink

Itwouldtakemuchmorethanthis Wed 10-Apr-19 20:03:54

The Dark is rising
Chrestomancy series

BlueChampagne Wed 10-Apr-19 21:23:39

Roman Mysteries if she hasn't already read them, ditto Lady Grace Mysteries. And how about Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie?

SomeLikeItTepid Wed 10-Apr-19 21:41:49

I agree with the Tiffany Aching Discworld novels. I read them after finishing all of the other Discworld books and have kept them for my own daughter (who also loves the Harry Potter series)

BlueChampagne Mon 15-Apr-19 12:36:36

Archie Greene is Potteresque

hels71 Tue 16-Apr-19 12:27:22

DD is 11. She loves the Charlie Bone books by Jenny Nimmo, also the Crestomanci books, The Roman Mysteries and anything by Emma Carroll.

BlueChampagne Wed 17-Apr-19 09:29:37

Keep an eye out for this

PomBearWithAnOFRS Wed 01-May-19 01:07:14

I second the Dark is Rising series, and anything else by Susan Cooper
Also anything by H.M. Hoover if you can find them.
The Skullduggery Pleasant series are sort of detective novels too.

DocusDiplo Wed 01-May-19 01:11:31

Go to booktrust website - loads there to filter by age and new books too

Stephy97 Wed 01-May-19 01:34:47

Absolutely. The Ruby Redford novels are fabulous. I love them as well! There is also a series that's English and features two schoolgirl friends solving murders etc at their school. Will have to double check the title and get back to you. My Harry Potter-addict DD also loves them. The Goth Girl series is also really good.

thewalrus Thu 02-May-19 14:35:34

My girls love the Robin Stevens books too. Other favourites:
Wizards of Once (there are two)
Nevermoor (2 books)
Ruby Redfort
Lauren St John
Sinclair mysteries (Katherine Woodfine, I think, there are 4 of these)
The Land of Stories series.
The London Eye Mystery (by Siobhan Dowd, Robin Stevens has written a sequel but I can't remember its name)

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