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BettySundaes Tue 09-Jul-19 14:02:15

My DD 8 always does the library's Summer Reading Challenge (6 books over 6 weeks) which keeps the reading going over the holidays!

This year she has read more challenging stuff like Phoenix and the Carpet, Five Children and It and also loved the The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson, she reads these to me so I can check comprehension - but it will take 2-3 weeks to get through a book.

What can she read independently that are similar stories/style but she can whizz through a bit quicker so as to meet the Challenge goals?

Comefromaway Tue 09-Jul-19 14:16:08

Some of the Michael Morpurgo books (the ones that are not too upsetting for an 8 year old) arn't as many pages.

Matilda Roald Dahl

I can't remember how thick The Railway Children is, I know dd had an abridged version at one point.

PIppi Longstocking

I loved What Katy Did at her age but it would take longer to read. Is Milly Molly Mandy a bit young?

BettySundaes Tue 09-Jul-19 14:47:49

Have been through all the Roald Dahl books, Railway Children she gave up on. Michael Murpurgo is a good idea - she has read some of his, Butterfly Lion, Why the Whales Came and Alone on a Wild Wild Sea which she loved, will see what else he can offer.

She's been through Worst Witch, How to train your Dragon, Secret Seven, Treehouse series. She likes stories set in boarding schools thought about Mallory Towers - but its a bit old fashioned.

AdaColeman Tue 09-Jul-19 16:57:54

Some ideas...
Millions ~ Frank Cottrell Boyce
Letters from the Lighthouse ~ Emma Carol
Swallows & Amazons ~ Arthur Ransome
Eleventh Orphan, Chancery Lane Conspiracy, Stolen Sister ~ Joan Lingard
St. Clair's ~ Enid Blyton

Ricekrispie22 Tue 09-Jul-19 17:04:39

St Grizzle’s School For Girls
Maisie Hitchins series
Nancy and Plum
The Glass Bird Girl
A Little Princess
Four Children and It by Jaqueline Wilson

BettySundaes Tue 09-Jul-19 20:53:32

Thanks I'll check out those suggestions

Leeds2 Tue 09-Jul-19 22:58:25

Street Child, by Berlie Doherty. Not like the books you have mentioned, but a modern classic and the girls in the library where I volunteer love it!

AdaColeman Fri 12-Jul-19 15:48:49

Have you found your six books Betty? What did you choose?

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