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Books for 7yo to read

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alwaysright Wed 27-Jul-11 19:58:53

Trying to keep up DS reading over the holidays! Need suggestions on what books to get him please!

He's not a avid reader, so nothing too advanced please!


MrsCornish Wed 27-Jul-11 20:00:17

Beast quest!

madamehooch Wed 27-Jul-11 20:12:25

Try posting in childrens books. You'll get lots of response there.

wheresthepimms Wed 27-Jul-11 20:16:49

Captain Underpants, Mr Gum (DS8 just discovered these), the star wars clone wars books, Shaun the Sheep

megkat Wed 27-Jul-11 20:19:52

Charlie and the chocolate factory, horrid henry?

Takver Wed 27-Jul-11 20:20:25

Astrosaurs Academy (or the straight Astrosaurs books, but the AA ones are shorter & a bit of an 'easier read')

madwomanintheattic Wed 27-Jul-11 20:21:48

how to train your dragon and the rest of the cressida cowell books.

Whogivesa Wed 27-Jul-11 23:35:44

Horrid henry
Anything by Jeremy strong.
The book people tend to have cheap sets of books which are good too.

smee Thu 28-Jul-11 11:07:20

Horrid Henry have a range for different ability levels, so some easy readers and then nudge him up. We go to Oxfam and pick up books for holiday reading. Went yesterday and picked up a lot. Kids' books are 50p each at our local one.

dietcokeandwine Thu 28-Jul-11 20:49:14

Search 'DK Readers' on Amazon...they do a range of different-ability level books from pre-readers to proficient. Beautifully illustrated (so more appealing to a child who - like mine - can be put off by plain pages of text) and lots of variety. DS, who is 7, is particularly keen on the Star Wars ones grin

Alternatively the short-story 'Stories for 7 Year Olds' compilations have also gone down well here.

maree1 Thu 28-Jul-11 21:16:07

"Not an avid reader" - if you haven't done it already take turns with him in reading pages. It will let him know you enjoy reading too. Also you will be able to bring more life and style to the reading - a skill which eventually might get passed to him.

Agree with the Horrid Henry recommendation. Plenty of them to choose from. And you might take turns at reading Harry Potter with him.

Merrin Fri 29-Jul-11 12:43:20

Dr Who magazine, Beano, Young National Geographic?

singinggirl Fri 29-Jul-11 12:49:16

Dirty Bertie

Dinosaur Cove - not taxing at all except the dinosaur names, but boys don't seem to mind them!



Horrid Henry

teacherwith2kids Fri 29-Jul-11 13:42:22

Jack Stalwart adventure books.

Lots of football series by Rob Childs - everything from easy reader all the way up to teen reads. Football Academy series similar but not quite as good. Martin Waddell has also written a couple, illustrated by Russell Ayto, which are even easier reads.

There's a series of books called 'Sprinters' which are all by different authors but are all levelled at 'short chapter book' level. Many of those are good.

Belo Fri 29-Jul-11 13:49:43

Diary of a wimpy kid. My dd2 who is also 'not an avid reader' read 3 of these books quite quickly, staying up later then she is allowed! She's in year 3. Lots of her friends in her class have also been reading them and they've been swapping them around. She has found them to be hillarious and keeps talking to me about them. The Book People are selling a set of 4 of them for £4.99 at the moment.

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