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Need some new ideas for dd aged 10

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Dancergirl · 21/08/2013 22:52

She's always been a keen reader but is getting a bit stuck on what to read next.

She's read:

Harry Potter
Jacqueline Wilson
A lot of classics - Little Women, Anne of Green Gables etc
My Story books
Cathy Cassidy
When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit (and another by same author)
A stitch in time - Penelope Lively
The Tin Princess - Philip Pullman
Ballet Shoes
Theatre Shoes
Tennis Shoes

Probably loads of others but can't remember at the moment. She's very able so can cope with challenging books but at the same time I want reading to stay a pleasure not a chore.

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Dancergirl · 21/08/2013 22:55

Just remembered about Judy Blume and Goodnight Mister Tom!

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LadyKooKoo · 21/08/2013 22:55

Michael Morpurgo. Philip Pullman. The Lemony Snicket series. Nina Baldwin. Judy Blume.

toolatetobed · 21/08/2013 23:29

Has she read "Journey to the River Sea" by Eva Ibbotson? Had that recommended to me recently on another thread and my 10-year-old DD enjoyed it.

toolatetobed · 21/08/2013 23:33

Also (another recommendation from an MN thread!) Saffy's Angel by Hilary McKay.

RooRooTaToot · 21/08/2013 23:43

The Circle Books by Tamora Pierce (there are other quarters and series by her too - all wonderful! The circle books are aimed at her age group. The others are brilliant, but do deal with some coming of age things that you may want to check first)
Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer (also his one offs like The Wish List)
Terry Pratchit
The Bartimaeous Trilogy
Little House on the Prairie
The Hobbit

SorrelForbes · 21/08/2013 23:49

The Tree that Sat Down, The Stream That Stood Still, the mountain of magic. All by Beverly Nichols.

The Secret Garden, A little Princess and The Lost Prince by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

The Wells books by Lorna Hill

Other Noel Streatfeild books : The Gemma series, Thursday's Child, The Circus Is Coming etc.

Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Lively.

Rebecca's Worlds by Terry Nation.

Takver · 22/08/2013 19:31

YY to Casson family books (Saffy's Angel is the first one in the series, there are 6 or so) and Eva Ibbotson

I just got The Misfits & Addie on the Inside for dd prompted by another thread on here, they went down very well & she says there's another in the series.

DD also likes Calvin & Hobbes & Asterix for a bit of light reading

birdbrain21 · 22/08/2013 19:48

here's some good ones I remembe avidly reading as a kid, I'm a big book worm so have read loads of books this is just off the top of my head I'm sure I can think of more if you want...

anything by noel streatfeold
anything by eva ibbotson
redwall (series)-brian jacques
chalet school (series)-elinor brent-dyer
little house on the praire (series)-laura ingalls wilder
molly moon (series)-georgia byng
bit boyish but I enjoyed; artemis fowel (series)-eoin colfer and alex rider (series) anthony horowitz
the borrowers (series)-mary norton

think I'm off to th library for a trip down memory lane Wink

MrsNoodleHead · 22/08/2013 19:49

I devoured David Eddings at that age.

Dancergirl · 22/08/2013 20:08

Thanks, she's read some Eva Ibbotson but there are others.

Some great ideas, keep them coming Smile

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RooRooTaToot · 23/08/2013 10:11

Just remembered The Dark is Rising sequence by Susan Cooper. A beautiful series (bears no relation to the TERRIBLE film adaptation they did).

Also The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goodge.

Black Beauty
I Capture the Castle

DeWe · 23/08/2013 20:46

DD2 aged 9yo has read that lot, plus the Rose/Lily series by Holly Webb
Chalet schools (in bucket loads!)
What Katie did series
E Nesbit ones (Five Children and it/enchanted castle/treasure seekers etc)
Monica Edwards set
Arthur Ransome,
Gwendoline Courtney
The Hobbit
Borrowers
Mary Poppins
Lots of classics.

PearlyWhites · 23/08/2013 20:50

Swallows and amazons

chauffeurmummy · 25/08/2013 23:42

How about Percy Jackson, Charlie Bone (may be little young - but a great series) and The Mysterious Benedict Society?

Dancergirl · 26/08/2013 00:01

She's read the Rose/Lily Holly Webb ones, really enjoyed those.

My oldest dd loved Charlie Bone but dd2 isn't keen. She's getting fussier as she gets older!

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KatieHannahBen · 31/08/2013 19:28

My 9yo DD has just read 'The Top Secret Diary of Davina Dupree' by S K Sheridan and she was completely addicted to it from start to finish, we loved the peace and quiet! Before that she read the naughtiest girls books by Enid Blyton and also likes Dianna Wynne-Jones books, which I also did at her age.

picnicbasketcase · 31/08/2013 19:31

The Mr Gum books and Wilma Tenderfoot series are both very good.

chicaguapa · 31/08/2013 19:35

I always recommend the David Walliams books. DD (11) loves those.

Some of these might be slightly too old, but you said she was able...

The Hunger Games
GONE series - Michael Grant (like the Hunger Games)
Eragon series (about dragons)
Series of Unfortunate Events (funny)
Alex Rider series
Philip Pullman's dark materials

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