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Ideas on books for advanced reading 6 year old

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TheEnthusiasticTroll Mon 26-Nov-12 23:33:22

Have read almost all Roal Dahl, far away tree and magic chair, mr gump, horrid henry, she doesn't like rainbow fairies.

Does like battersea dogs series but a little too basic, she likes the idea of Jacqueline Wilson but story line is a little beyond her grasp in suitcase kid and another she has that I don't remember the name.

Looking to replenish for Xmas plus she has come off reading scheme at her request as she told her teacher that the easy reading books where taking up too much time when she could be reading what she wants. and I have agreed to use own books until school are able to purchase some free choice books for her.

Any ideas based on these likes, her reading has really taken off and struggling to keep up with her. Would like a series suitable for her ability that isn't a over her comprehension.

Tgger Tue 27-Nov-12 11:54:23

DS is still going on Horrid Henry and Dirty Bertie, but also likes Jeremy Strong. Usborne stories, he's enjoyed the series 2 ones recently. Then he likes "scary stuff", Kaye Umansky. Probably joke books are his favourite at the moment though smile. I have bought various other things but those are his favourites, leaving Enid Blyton for now. Oh yes... The Beano.....

NotAnotherPackedLunch Tue 27-Nov-12 12:25:36

The Mr Majeika series of books might be worth a look too.

PolkadotCircus Tue 27-Nov-12 13:29:39

Yes we love The Beano and The Phoenix.grinHorrid Henry is fab too.

TheEnthusiasticTroll Tue 27-Nov-12 13:58:13

Lots of great advice thanks everyone. I completely agree polkadotcircus I think HP would very much turn her off and no way am I up for pushing her too much, she reads all the time is either on the PC, ipad or has a book in her hand. I seem to replenish her books over Xmas, will take atrip to the charity shops and see if I can pick up some of the suggestions, I have bought milly Molly Mandy and lemony snickets off amazon so will try and pick up some others just to give her a selection in her room and what we can pick up from the library.

She loved beno I was going to get her a subscription for Xmas

Mominatrix Tue 27-Nov-12 14:39:19

Has she read any of the Noel Streatfield books? I was obsessed with the Shoes books between 6-9.

The Incorrigibles of Ashton Place is a fantastic series (I think that books 1 and 2 are now available here).

Harriet the Spy

From the Mixed up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwieler

The Ottoline books by Chris Riddle

Bezuz and Ramona books

The Penderwicks series

beingagoodmumishard Tue 27-Nov-12 18:09:00

Paddington Bear
Phantom Tollbooth
Other Enid Blyton books, my favourite one when I was a child was Mr Galliano's circus
The Moomins

Themumsnot Tue 27-Nov-12 18:20:35

I had this issue with DD1 when she was six and we mainly found the solution lay in older books. She read all the E Nesbits that year, the first few Little House books (I think after Shores of Silver Lake Laura got too old for her to empathise with) and lots of Enid Blyton school stories - Naughtiest Girl, St Clares, Malory Towers. Also the Ramona books which someone has mentioned on here. There is a danger with the freakishly good early readers that you start giving them books that they can technically comprehend, but don't really get all the same. Things like the Roman Mysteries she could have read at that age, but a lot of it would have gone over her head emotionally for instance.

pointythings Tue 27-Nov-12 19:27:14

DD2 loved the Naughtiest Girl in the School series at this age. There are at least 8 if not more. And I agree with Themumsnot that you need to be careful re content (like the 'freakishly good early reader' term, I feel a lot less alone now...

Rooble Tue 27-Nov-12 19:33:44

E Nesbitt and Noel Streatfeild were my favourites at that age.

Scoobyblue Tue 27-Nov-12 20:04:27

All Enid Blyton - Secret Seven, Famous Five, the school ones.
David Walliams
Pippi Longstocking
Alice in Wonderland
The Little Princess
The Secret Garden
Some Michael Morpurgo - dd found War Horse and Private Peaceful too sad at this age but enjoyed them at 8/9.
Moonin books
How to train a dragon series
Tumtum and Nutmeg

Themumsnot Tue 27-Nov-12 20:38:42

Oh yes, and did anyone say Mr Gum yet? No? Then I will.
Mr Gum.

TheEnthusiasticTroll Tue 27-Nov-12 20:58:37

I did mention mr gum myself though just checked OP and I actually wrote mr gump blush. But she has read loads and she loves them.

Themumsnot Tue 27-Nov-12 21:04:31

Oh so you did! Sorry! Has she read the Dick King-Smith Sophie books? And the Daisy and the trouble with... books?

drjohnsonscat Tue 27-Nov-12 21:18:09

Was going to say The Little Princess. Also we had success with:

Bad Cat Good Cat by Lynne Reid Banks
Oh Kitty by Bel Mooney (it's a whole series of short stories about a girl who gets into scraps - so short enough to read a chapter each night and simple stories but quite fun. Like a modern My Naughty Little Sister)

parachutesarefab Wed 28-Nov-12 03:23:48

My Secret Unicorn series, Linda Chapman
Other series by Linda Chapman
Animal Ark
Holly Webb

Gwynneth Rees

And all the books / authors / series already suggested smile

Haberdashery Wed 28-Nov-12 10:39:10

I just got this for my six year old who is a good reader:

It's great fun, and there are a few others in the same series.

Daisy Dawson also went down well:

This is pretty easy but lots of fun:

Rudolphstolemycarrots Wed 28-Nov-12 13:23:13

horrible histories and moomines

Rudolphstolemycarrots Wed 28-Nov-12 13:24:15

hetty feather

cakebake Wed 28-Nov-12 13:40:19

I have the same trouble with my 6 year old, but her school are refusing to move her up or push her forward. She's enjoying the worst witch series at the moment, and I have picked up the Enid Blyton St Clare's series from the book people for christmas, they also have a winnie the witch box set of 40 stories in ten books. We did try lemony snicket, she could read it really well, but struggled with understanding some of it.

TheEnthusiasticTroll Wed 28-Nov-12 14:20:29

The school didn't seem to question or make it difficult. i had no idea dd was was going to ask. she came home one day last week and said she had asked the teacher if she could move up and the teacher said maybe then she had guided reading that afternoon and the teacher got her to read a few pages from a selection of the top colours and said I think you will be better having free choice books, but you will need to be patient until we can buy some harder ones for you to have and ask if we could record her own books until then. The teacher didnt even talk with me, this was all done off dds own back.

take3 Wed 28-Nov-12 14:30:48

There are tons of good books that aren't in any uk libraries....
What about the Magic Treehouse Series - excellent, easy read, short chapters. There are tons in the series.
The Boxcar children - a sort of nicer version of the Famous Five
The Enchanted Horse - Brilliant
I would second my Naughtly Little Sister and Milly Molly Mandy.
The Littles - a bit like the borrowers but much easier chapter books, excellent and available second hand on Amazon (some new).

allchildrenreading Wed 28-Nov-12 17:15:00

Lots of terrific suggestions. What about Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf by Catherine Storey, too?
We used to get 6/12 books from local libraries and quite a lot from charity shops.
I'd tend to read a couple of chapers and dd would generally know by then if the story gripped her and she wanted to go on.

Themumsnot Wed 28-Nov-12 17:53:08

Oh and another one - if she likes Horrid Henry she will love Francesca Simon's Don't Cook Cinderalla.

bibblenoo45 Sun 03-Aug-14 11:03:07

My younger children all really enjoyed books about animals. We used to get the 'animal ark' series by Lucy daniels and after they finished reading them I would buy the audio books for us to listen to in the car. I think they also really loved the Holly Webb books. My daughter ( age 7) is reading Holly Webb at the moment and seems to be loving it.

Galena Sun 03-Aug-14 19:13:50

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