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What is your/your childs favorite childrens book of the moment ?

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kitchensync · 03/03/2011 14:17

What the title says really. Mine is When you Reach Re by Rebeca Stead. It is based on A Wrinkle in Time which was my favorite book in the 70s.

Are there any you would recommend preferably age nine upwards ?

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kitchensync · 03/03/2011 14:18

Sorry, that shoud read When You Reach Me.

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meditrina · 03/03/2011 14:23

My 10 yr old is currently passionate about the Percy Jackson series - eponymous boy, but good strong female characters too. (I'm reading them too, and now know more about the Greek myths than I ever did before).

kitchensync · 03/03/2011 14:24

Great we haven't tried those, thanks.

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cazzybabs · 03/03/2011 14:24

my gum

mysterious benedict society

cazzybabs · 03/03/2011 14:25

mr gum sorry... trying to bf at the same time

Takver · 03/03/2011 15:14

Yep, Percy Jackson the latest thing here too (dd will be 9 in a couple of weeks)

cymruoddicatref · 03/03/2011 16:00

What a bizzarre coincidence - I bought "A wrinkle in time" yesterday, in Foyles whilst waiting for a train - I'd never heard of it. I'm half way through - it is a surprising read. I am enjoying it .. My girls have never read any sci-fi, so I picked it up to challenge them to try something different.

walesblackbird · 03/03/2011 16:04

Percy Jackson here as well - in fact that's who he dressed up as today for WBD

meditrina · 03/03/2011 16:49

Orange camp t-shirt, or full Grecian armour?

TheCowardlyLion · 03/03/2011 16:56

DS (aged 8) still obsessed with Harry Potter - re-reading for the zillionth time. Also a huge fan of Percy Jackson and Alex Rider (that's who he dressed up as today Grin).

ragged · 03/03/2011 18:35

9yo dd: Jane Blonde, any JWilson book, The Secret Garden, Saddle Up.

11yo ds: Space Crime Conspiracy, The Infinity Code, The Inventors.

Takver · 03/03/2011 18:49

Roman Mysteries also very popular here.

alittlebitshy · 03/03/2011 18:55

Roman mysteries here too - dd (7) is dressed up as the girl character, Flavia, today....

Hulababy · 03/03/2011 18:58

8y DD is really into Harry Potter at the moment, although actually prefers listening to Stephen fry reading them on audio CD as she says he is much better at the expression than she is :)

And having read part of an old Choose Your Own Adventure type story she found at my parents house, she really wants more of these but they are quite hard to come by.

If anyone has seen any can you let me know!

GrimmaTheNome · 03/03/2011 19:01

Terry Pratchetts 'Tiffany Aching' books though I'm waiting for the latest to come out in paperback so DDs current book at bedtime is The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents. (DD is 12, not sure all the Tiffany ones would be suitable for a 9 year old - they get older as she does)

DilysPrice · 03/03/2011 19:03

Percy Jackson, Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, Horrible Science and Jacqueline Wilson (8 yr old DD) with the occasional lamentable Rainbow Fairies binge.

meditrina · 03/03/2011 19:08

Hulababy: There was a Doctor Who Decide Your Own Destiny series she might like if you can find them. (12 books - I got them heavily discounted from The Book People, but they've sold out).

FattyArbuckel · 03/03/2011 19:09

The Beasts of Clawstone Castle

CDMforever · 03/03/2011 20:10

DS 13 Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
DS 4 has gone off books! loves writingand drawing at the moment. Hope the book withdrawal is temporary!
DD 2 Stick Man (tho she finds it impossible to understand what "pooh sticks" means!)

Hulababy · 03/03/2011 20:12

meditrina - thanks. She doen't like Doctor Who at present but I will see if the same publishers have some from another series/theme. I did manage to find a Club Penguin one today so that will have to keep her going for now.

sofaaddict · 03/03/2011 20:16

Hulababy - I remember loving Famous Five versions of those as a child. Worth a google/look on Amazon?

IWillCountToThree · 03/03/2011 20:17

Me and my DD1 (7) love the Tiffany Aching books, and we're trying to get her to warm to the Percy Jacksons. She's interested but not overly so.

Eva Ibbotson series are a surprising hit too, dark comedy seems to suit her!

She went as DEATH (Pratchett) for WBD, DD2 (5) went as Mog!

sofaaddict · 03/03/2011 20:19

Oh, and to answer the question (sorry OP!). My DD only a tiddler at the moment but she loves anything that involves lifting a flap or something shiny on the page. (But I now shudder when I see a title beginning 'That's not my...) Smile As a child I loved The Faraway Tree and The Wishing Chair books by Enid Blyton, rather than the Five and Seven series.

sofaaddict · 03/03/2011 20:19

But I DID enjoy the 'create your own story' version of the Famous Five! (Otherwise my two posts don't make sense!)

Hulababy · 03/03/2011 20:23

Just had a quick look, thank you. Ebay have some :)

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