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Garfage Sat 22-Sep-07 17:06:08

Hi all: I have recently got back in touch with a lovely nephew and niece I thought I'd lost contact with forever. they have just lost their Mum and are a bir fragile obviously. They are both great readers according ot their Dad, but I have no idea what they like/who they are into! Can anyone help and recommend a great couple of books - the girl is just gone 10 and the lad is 7? It doesn't matter if they have read them, I am sure they'd appreciate the gift whatever. Alternatively Amazon sometimes does lists, any of them worth looking at? All help grategully received. Gary

bigdonna Sat 22-Sep-07 17:52:54

you could try tracey beaker or roald dahl for your niece and horrid henry and captain underpants for your 10yr son loves books by anthony horowitz and my 8yr old dd likes reading high school musical actually most 10 yr olds are into this too!!!!

pinkbubble Sat 22-Sep-07 17:59:18

Good book for boy is "Dirty Bertie" DD7 is 7 and loves it, so much so she asked the school library to buy some in! And they didgrin

Books for 10 yr old girl - Tracy Beaker, Famous Five,Harry Potter,

frankie3 Sat 22-Sep-07 18:14:59

For a boy Flat Stanley is good. Also, the Where's Wally books are great for 7 year old boys.

Bink Mon 24-Sep-07 21:40:58

If they're great readers, in their circs I expect they would like something that they can get a bit lost in - not too "real".

Dark is Rising (Susan Cooper) series for your niece.

Possibly The Hobbit for your nephew - or, if that might be too advances, the Varjak Paw books (there are two of them).

nell12 Mon 24-Sep-07 21:44:05

7 y-o boy; anything dr who!!! There are the novels, they may be a little tricky for him, but there are so many other books on the monsters, the daleks, comic style books etc you will be able to find something suitable

For a girl; another vote for high school musical, It is dreadfully unhigh-brow grin but tbh thats what they like and where's the harm grin

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