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what are your 10 year old dds reading?

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frazzled74 Wed 09-Sep-09 13:14:37

just interested to know whats popular with that age at moment ,have a friend who wants to encourage her dd to read.

OrmIrian Wed 09-Sep-09 13:15:50

Stig of the Dump
Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchet
Crossing of Ingo - Helen Dunmore (??)

applejuiceradio Wed 09-Sep-09 21:01:39

Just read sequel to The Little Princess - Wishing for Tomorrow - by Hilary McKay. VERY satisfying. Lavinia not horrible, just frustrated blue stocking!

LadyGlencoraPalliser Thu 10-Sep-09 00:25:33

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.

jessia Thu 10-Sep-09 14:30:49

I blush have just finished reading Ronia the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren on the recommendation of my 10-year-old DN. Have blubbed all afternoon (blush again) but it's a very satisfying, meaty book because it's not all about little girls (except for one, of course grin) lots of dirty, lousy robbers, and amazing descriptions of nature in all the seasons! And if she won't read it, read it yourself!

MamaG Thu 10-Sep-09 14:35:04

mine is currentlyh reading "The Tanglewoods SEcret" which is really old - girl called Ruth has to help AUnt Margaret out with her housework while boy calle dPhilip chops wood then goes out to play hmm

Ruth puts on a clean pinny hmm hmm grin

she loves Jacqueline Wilson (but be careful as some are for older readers)

AramintaCane Thu 10-Sep-09 14:40:57

Magyk series by Angie Sage
Stig of the dump
Toms midnight Garden

were the most recent three.

castille Thu 10-Sep-09 14:45:26

DD2, a total bookworm, has recently read:

Anne of Green Gables
Harry Potter
Carrie's War
My sister Jodie (Jacqueline Wilson)

To encourage reading I'd choose modern literature to start with. Old fashioned language can be a turn-off for reluctant readers (like DD1).

FernieB Fri 11-Sep-09 13:11:27

My 9yo's refuse to read anything not modern at the moment, so are reading Clarice Bean and the Lucy Jessica Hartley series. They also enjoy Jacqueline Wilson.

freber Sat 12-Sep-09 18:07:30

My 9 year old is reading the Twilight series, Shakespeare(!), Sophie's World and Runemarks, all mixed in with a bit of Potter and Jane Blonde!!

The hardest thing I have is finding books that challenge her reading age, 17+ years, but doesn't bring too much inappropriate content.

bigTillyMint Sat 12-Sep-09 18:10:49

She's just finished Jane Eyre and is now reading a Nancy Drew.

cory Sun 13-Sep-09 20:28:04

dd around this age read Judith Kerr (When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit), Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy, the Princess Diaries, the Anne of Green Gables series, Rosemary Sutcliff, Harry Potter

LadyGlencoraPalliser Mon 14-Sep-09 10:09:54

DD2 has finished When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit and is reading Carrie's War. She read Goodnight Mr Tom recently as well. I think she fancies the idea of being an evacuee.
She also likes the Historical House series, Little House on the Prairie, A Traveller in Time and the Ladybird Adventures in History series from the Sixties.
Away from history she likes Harry Potter and school stories like Malory Towers and St Clares.

Jux Mon 14-Sep-09 10:15:25

Artemis Fowl is an old favourite, being re-read for the umpteenth time (the series, not sure which one in particular at the moment)

The Hogfather

Just starting Pride and Prejudice

Alice in Wonderland

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