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Your suggestions for chapter books for me to read to 5 year old dd

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handlemecarefully Mon 24-Sep-07 12:04:34

She has recently 'graduated' from short books to wanting me to read her chapter books (with fewer illustrations).

We have done the Faraway Tree books I wouldn't mind something a bit more contemporary than Enid Blyton (and I don't want to get into the politics of Blyton btw!)

Any thoughs?


handlemecarefully Mon 24-Sep-07 12:05:08

'thoughts' even

Hassled Mon 24-Sep-07 12:12:20

George's Marvellous Medicine Roald Dahl - just finished it with 5 year old DS3 and he loved it.

handlemecarefully Mon 24-Sep-07 12:13:45

Of course - Roald Dahl, good suggestion

RosaLuxembourg Mon 24-Sep-07 12:54:33

Ramona the Pest v funny for five year olds
Also Pippi Longstocking - check out BookPeople for new illustrated edition.

Cappuccino Mon 24-Sep-07 12:56:42

my dd loved this

Sobernow Mon 24-Sep-07 13:06:12

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Hulababy Mon 24-Sep-07 13:08:10

Roald Dahl books.
My Naughty Little Sister
Charlotte's Web
Naughty Amelia Jane
Flat Stanley
Milly Molly Mandy

Aero Mon 24-Sep-07 13:10:50

There are some Classics out now in Ladybird books which are condensed for younger readers. Dd is currently enjoying 'Heidi' and previously 'The Secret Garden'

Pippi Longstocking
Mrs Frisby and The Rats of Nimh
Thise damm Fairy books of which there are about 200+.

Oh and Gobbolino The Witches Cat.

handlemecarefully Mon 24-Sep-07 16:59:59

Ah great - thanks very much for these

Califrau Mon 24-Sep-07 17:01:04

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MaryAnnSingleton Mon 24-Sep-07 17:01:57

I was going to suggest Flat Stanley books - nice illusts. too
and I absolutely loved Milly Molly Mandy... you could try Horrid Henry

NorthernRockCod Mon 24-Sep-07 17:02:32

oh yes "horrid henry"

"flat stnaley"
"jamie and angus" and NEW NEW NEW


NorthernRockCod Mon 24-Sep-07 17:02:45

yes to mily molly
ds1 had them even

bobsmum Mon 24-Sep-07 17:05:45

DS has just loved:

The Magic Finger
Fantastic Mister Fox
Esio Trot

all Roald Dahl - all came free off Shreddies last year - my one Nestle concession grinblush

handlemecarefully Mon 24-Sep-07 17:07:20

Looks like a busy evening of ordering books on Amazon for me then!

Califrau Mon 24-Sep-07 17:07:48

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NorthernRockCod Mon 24-Sep-07 17:07:55

spy dog


bobsmum Mon 24-Sep-07 17:08:56

I loved flat Stanley - we did it at school. And the full length version of the Owl Who was AFraid of the Dark.

Lorayn Mon 24-Sep-07 17:09:35

I loved the what katie did series, not sure if she is a bit young for that yet though, probably is.
Also loved anne of green gables, what a FAB book!!

Hulababy Mon 24-Sep-07 17:10:30

Also just read The Magic Finger last week. DD enjoyed it so much we finished it in two nights!

Lorayn Mon 24-Sep-07 17:15:19

and the worst witch, dd loves those.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 24-Sep-07 17:46:18

ds also loved the Little Wolf books (Ian Whybrow)

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