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josephinebonaparte Sat 08-Oct-11 00:57:56

Can anyone recommend some fresh chapter books for my Dd to read for herself? She's not into fairies or princesses, likes animals a lot. She's enjoyed roald dahl, finding Michael murpago a bit depressing.

CogitoErgoSometimes Sat 08-Oct-11 06:41:27

Has she found the Mr Gum series? Slightly disgusting but there is a girl heroine she might like.

insanityscratching Sat 08-Oct-11 07:18:46

Dick King Smith is usually a good one to look at

peggotty Sat 08-Oct-11 07:32:34

The Worst Witch series, or Pippi Longstocking maybe?

Normaprice Sat 08-Oct-11 07:58:22

Horrid Henry, flat stanley

josephinebonaparte Sat 08-Oct-11 08:15:36

She loves worst witch and Dick king smith. Is that hamster series any good?

CogitoErgoSometimes Sat 08-Oct-11 10:35:29

Would also recommend the James Herriot 'All Creatures Great and Small' series. Started reading them when I was about that age and, if someone likes animals, they're just the ticket.

CroissantNeuf Sat 08-Oct-11 10:38:41

I was going to suggest Mr Gum books too.

DS is 7 and what I would call a 'reluctant reader' but really enjoyed Mr Gum.

parttimedomesticgoddess Sat 08-Oct-11 10:58:02

My DD is 8, but has loved Humphrey the Hamster books, the animal rescue series as well as Spy Dog books (she also loves animals!) You can search amazon with any of those key words and it will give you some titles to try - I would try and order the first of a series from the library to try

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