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Funny / silly / fantasy books for an 8yo boy

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tumbletumble · 13/08/2014 15:26

DS1 is 8. When he was younger he liked Roald Dahl, The Magic Faraway Tree, Mr Pinkwhistle, Horrid Henry and Captain Underpants. He recently really enjoyed Fortunately, The Milk by Neil Gaiman.

He doesn't seem to get on so well with more serious books, eg Beast Quest, Michael Morpugo.

Any recommendations please?

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Greythorne · 13/08/2014 15:35

Roodica the Rood series is very silly and very funny.

Hakluyt · 13/08/2014 15:38

How to train your dragon and Mr Gum.

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Suggestions when he's read that lot! Grin

TeWiSavesTheDay · 13/08/2014 15:39

Terry pratchett has books for older children, truckers, diggers and wings would suit his taste I reckon.

kids ones listed here

BlueChampagne · 13/08/2014 15:43

Space Penguins is pretty silly!

KittyandTeal · 13/08/2014 15:53

My year 5s (so a bit older but friend read it to y3) we're entranced by The Iron Man.

KittyandTeal · 13/08/2014 15:54

It's not silly or funny though.

blueberryboybait · 13/08/2014 15:56

has he read any David Walliams, they are brilliant as is Roddy Doyle's The Giggler Treatment.

Purpleroxy · 13/08/2014 15:56

Agree How to train your dragon. Maybe Jeremy Strong books and has he read all the wimpy kid books? All the David Walliams books.

emmaMBC · 13/08/2014 23:23

The Grunts series could be right up his street, in addition to Oliver & The Seawigs ... keep an eye out for Cakes in Space by the same authors which will be published early September.

The Tom Gates series by Liz Pichon is incredibly popular & worth a try too.

Space Pirates series by Jim Ladd (!) published by Nosy Crow has been very, very popular in our house too.

AppleSnow · 13/08/2014 23:26

I second Mr Gum

JiltedJohnsJulie · 14/08/2014 09:18

My DS is currently reading, and enjoying, Stick Dog.

tumbletumble · 14/08/2014 17:00

Thanks so much for all these ideas Smile

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BlueChampagne · 15/08/2014 14:59

How about a joke book?

WallyBantersJunkBox · 15/08/2014 15:02

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
David Walliams
Goosebumps
Dinosaur Cove
Percy Jackson series
Secret Seven
Never wipe your bum with a hedgehog.

issynoho · 15/08/2014 15:24

Third Mr Gum!

ScarlettDarling · 15/08/2014 20:00

Wimpy kid series
big nate series
world according to norm series
tom gates series
Barry loser series
Mr gum
gregor the overlander (not funny but really exciting !)
Middle school series.
Can you tell that my ds loves a series?!

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