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Summer reading recommendations for 7&8 year olds

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Karlwho Wed 22-May-19 14:47:57

As the title says really!
Can be books to read independently or as a family.
We've read Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Mr Gum, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, The Worst Witch, to name a few series. We've covered a lot of manga/graphic novels. Any recommendations would be appreciated! Any genre, any 'target audience' (not bothered if it's a 'boys book' or 'girls book'), picture books or novels.

Ricekrispie22 Wed 22-May-19 16:23:17

Charlotte’s Web
Stig of the Dump
The Hodgeheg
Fantastic Mr Fox
Dairy of a Killer Cat
World’s Worst Children
13 Storey Treehouse
How to Train Your Dragon
Captain Underpants
Flat Stanley
Mrs Pepperpot Stories
Pippi Longstocking
Olga da Polga
Pongwiffy books
Gobbolino the Witch’s Cat
Barry Loser
Amelia Fang
Just William

loz1986 Wed 22-May-19 16:24:32

I would say all of the chronicles of narnia my boys love them

Karlwho Wed 22-May-19 16:27:43

Omg Pongwiffy! I grew up reading those books! And Narnia. Great suggestions

herecomestherainagain2 Wed 22-May-19 16:30:47

St Claire's / Mallory towers

BlueChampagne Wed 22-May-19 16:44:27

The Adventures of Algy
Maudlin Towers

Leeds2 Fri 24-May-19 23:08:04

Tom Gates, or Middle School - similar to Wimpy Kid.
Jeremy Strong books.
Daisy And The Trouble With .......... books.
Horrible Histories.
Dirty Bertie books.
Humphrey the Hamster books.
Tintin comic books.

PomBearWithAnOFRS Mon 27-May-19 01:54:06

Willard Price's "Adventure" series - Amazon Adventure is the first one.
Susan Cooper - the Dark is Rising series, the Boggart duo, in fact anything by her!
Enid Blyton's Adventure series or her Barney series.
The Connie Companion quartet.
Douglas Hill's Last Legionary quartet and the prequel.
Robert A Heinlein's juvenile novels.
Any of Nicholas Fisk's books.

MrssusT Tue 18-Jun-19 18:14:53

I use the teacher book blogs and the #kidlit hashtag on twitter to get up to date suggestions. This one has a good mix of books - www.amazon.co.uk/shop/tomtolkien?listId=3TEZXCF9J7T9C&tag=mumsnetforu03-21 , there are some great suggestions on this download: theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/2017/06/24/100-book-lists-for-primary-classroom/ and I use this as a goto website thereaderteacher.com/

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