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Modern fiction for children aged 7-11

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18yearstooold Fri 02-Jan-15 21:46:28

I'm trying to improve my knowledge of modern fiction student teacher and i'm in need of suggestions

I'm all Morpugo'd out I think

I've read...
Street child
Oranges in no man's land
Varjak paw
The firework maker's daughter
Holes
I was a rat

Plus lots of Morpugo

I'm not going near beast quest or wimpy kid

Any suggestions?

piggychops Fri 02-Jan-15 21:49:26

How to Train Your Dragon
Anything written by David Walliams.

iklboo Fri 02-Jan-15 21:51:13

Fangs - Vampire Spy
Spy Dog
Captain Underpants

cosmicglittergirl Fri 02-Jan-15 22:03:38

Others by Berlie Doherty
Wolf Brother
The Silver Sword
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
Skellig
The London Eye Mystery
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Goodnight Mr Tom
Flour Babies
Are books I've read with my year 5s and 6s.
And of course Michael Morpugo

thoth Fri 02-Jan-15 22:06:12

All the How to Train your Dragons- there's 11 of them so far
Lauren Child's Ruby Redfort series
Mr Gum (Andy Stanton)
Percy Jackson Series

somebodythatiusedtoknow Fri 02-Jan-15 22:09:00

Lemony Snickett!

thoth Fri 02-Jan-15 22:12:47

wah- it just ate my post.
Philip Pullman's Northern Lights trilogy
Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events
Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series (v popular, but I don't like them)
Percy Jackson series
7yos would probably still enjoy Claude Series by Alex T. Smith
A Boy and a Bear In a Boat by Dave Shelton

thoth Fri 02-Jan-15 22:13:51

oh and Terry Pratchett- Tiffany Aching books and Diggers/Truckers/Wings

thoth Fri 02-Jan-15 22:14:28

Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow

18yearstooold Fri 02-Jan-15 22:15:43

Oh I forgot about lemony snicket

My daughter loved them and we read them together

Taffeta Fri 02-Jan-15 22:17:25

Ottoline books by Chris Riddell
Neil Gaiman - Unfortunately the Milk, Graveyard Book etc
Holes Louis Sachar

But absolutely the best book ever must read.......

Wonder by RJ Palacio

BerylThePeril44 Fri 02-Jan-15 22:23:09

Anything by Anthony Horowitz
Boy in the striped pyjamas
Jeremy strong...great fun!
Enid Blyton still popular with many children
Middle School stories...my daughter loves them

Cloudhowe63 Fri 02-Jan-15 22:24:33

Anthony Horowitz -I Know what you did Last Wednesday, etc. Think it's the Diamond Brothers series.

smugmumofboys Fri 02-Jan-15 22:27:20

Just came on to say Wonder by R.J. Palacio, but Taffeta has beaten me to it.

I haven't yet read it myself, but 10 year old DS2 said it's the Best Book Ever.

thoth Fri 02-Jan-15 22:30:47

btw- It's Fortunately the Milk grin
Coraline too.

FullOfChoc Fri 02-Jan-15 22:31:22

Liar and spy by rebecca steed
Susan Cooper books
Phillippa Pearce books

18yearstooold Fri 02-Jan-15 22:33:42

Thank you everyone, lots for me to go at there

Taffeta Fri 02-Jan-15 22:36:10

smugmumofboys - DS who was 10 at the time, and I read it together. He's not a fiction fan but loved it. I struggled not to blub during some of my chapters. blush

It was just perfect for him at that age. Answered so many social questions he had.

smugmumofboys Fri 02-Jan-15 22:45:45

He has warned me that 'you'll probably cry' as I'm a bit of a weeper these days. I'll definitely read it.

I just gave him the companion book, 365 Days of Wonder and he's thrilled.

VirginiaTonic Fri 02-Jan-15 23:08:36

My dd likes

Marcus Sedgwick
Neil Gaimann
Chris Riddell
Jaqueline Wilson
Iva Ibbotson writes some great books for kids.

nonicknameseemsavailable Sat 03-Jan-15 00:03:36

my daughter likes the Maisie Hitchins books by Holly Webb (and all her animal stories).
She has recently discovered Gwyneth Rees, particularly loves the Super Sister books.
others she has enjoyed include various Dick King Smith, some Enid Blyton (naughtiest girl), The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy and thousands of books about animals. oh and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

she is 7. she won't read anything sad so 99% of Morpurgo stuff is banned.

thoth Sat 03-Jan-15 00:26:31

Oh, and Cornelia Funke - Dragon Rider, Ink Heart etc

LePetitMarseillais Sat 03-Jan-15 06:40:40

What on earth is wrong with Wimpy Kid?hmm

My 3 are exceptional readers and all were weaned on WK.Said books have got millions of kids reading.

Beast Quest was a fab bridge to Percy Jackson and The Hobbit.

Kids reading a lot makes them good readers,reading literature they enjoy is key.For some that will be BQ,WP et al for a while or longer.My 11 year old ds's are on course for level 6s and still dip into WP.In fact one re-read the entire lot over Xmas(along with a shed load of other more worthy stuff).

Have a masseeeeeve list of what my lot read but heart Wonder(every school should have a copy). Ironically it is a tad Wimpy Kidesque.My DS had the Wonder book of quotations for Xmas and loved that too.

TeenAndTween Sat 03-Jan-15 09:06:54

Stitchhead series of books by Guy Bass.

As above the David Walliams books.

My DD2 enjoys books but is a reluctant independent reader. The above 2 authors got her to do this, and are very readable for an adult too.

(Wimpy Kid, Tom Gates etc are good for children to read but I'm not sure there is a very wide range of vocab, and as an adult they are not so grabbing really).

Taffeta Sat 03-Jan-15 09:09:42

I don't understand the comparison between Wimpy Kid and Wonder?

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