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book recommendation for 6 year old ds who hates reading but loves being read o....

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allthreerolledintoone · 02/11/2010 09:55

i really want him to start enjoying books so it may inspire to want to learn to read more

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Takver · 02/11/2010 10:23

Have you read him:
Astrosaurs / Astrosaurs Academy (latter is 'easier' reading)
How to Train your Dragon series
Captain Underpants

I don't know the Beast Quest series, but I think they are a 'boy' version of the evil Rainbow Fairies . . . which have no literary merit, and appear to be designed to make adults chew their own arms off to escape reading them - but are kiddie-crack to a lot of little girls.

DaftApeth · 08/11/2010 11:28

At the same stage, ds loved joke books. They gave him the opportunity to read a few lines without being scared off by too much text. It's also a good way of knowing if they are understanding what they are reading.

Also, audiobooks. He can get into a more in-depth story even if the text is too tricky. Ds loved (and still does) Roald Dahl, Winnie the Pooh, the dreaded Horrid Henry.

He also enjoyed Beano comics - again not too much text but fun to read.

crazygracieuk · 09/11/2010 13:34

Agree with DaftApeth about joke books. My children loved the Horrid Henry ones and they helped them understand different types of humour like sarcasm, puns etc.

GrimmaTheNome · 09/11/2010 13:42

Definitely see if he likes the Beano - this advice applies to book-shy girls too!

Get some annuals this xmas, whichever he may be interested in.

There's lots of good non-fiction too which may appeal to him more.


But do carry on reading to him too.

Mari235 · 12/11/2010 19:15

JUst out!!!
A book for children aged 3 to 8 ideal for read alone older children, but definitely for the parent/younger child to read together.

Check out www.willandjake.co.uk
Adults like it too!

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