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Read for my school - books not age appropriate. Anyone else a bit twitchy?

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sparkysparkysparky Wed 21-Jan-15 19:28:22

My Dd is in Year 3. The books available are not filtered by age e.g. The Enemy by Charlie Higson. Fine enough book (I've read it) but squashed zombies are not suitable for many including my Dd. It asked for her year group and gender (,?) when we logged on. Wasn't expecting stuff that is unsuitable. Another example - Lady Grace mysteries - talks about men looking at women's "dugs" ( I had to look that one up) within the first few pages. Don’t want that stuff in my Dd ' s head while she's so young. I didn't think I was a prude. Anyone else found this/ anyone else bothered. Haven't raised it with school. Might do.

nonicknameseemsavailable Wed 21-Jan-15 21:19:03

I am not familiar with it but yes I would raise it. My daughter is one of the oldest in Yr2 and I am afraid I would prefer her to be reading Holly Webb, animal stories, Dick King Smith etc, nice and appropriate for her age. So prude or not I think you are right to raise it, I would.

Roseformeplease Wed 21-Jan-15 21:20:47

Why ask for gender? To reinforce a few stereotypes?

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