My feed
Premium

Please
or
to access all these features

Join in for children's book recommendations.

Children's books

Adventure series for a 6 year old girl?

13 replies

WinifredBanks · 14/11/2014 17:34

DD has very much enjoyed the Famous Five and Secret Seven; are there more adventure series like this that you'd recommend?

OP posts:
schmalex · 14/11/2014 19:18

Oliver and the Seawigs is excellent. Not a series but definitely an adventure.

WinifredBanks · 15/11/2014 05:54

Thanks Schmalex, looks good Smile

OP posts:
EdYouKateShaun · 15/11/2014 06:19

Swallows and Amazons?

SavoyCabbage · 15/11/2014 07:13

There are other lesser known Enid Blytons too. Like the '........of Adventure' series and the 'R mysteries'

hels71 · 15/11/2014 08:05

Also blyton...the secret island, secret of spiggy holes etc like famous five.

Leeds2 · 15/11/2014 14:31

Sophie and the Shadow Woods series by Linda Chapman is very popular in the school where I volunteer. It is much more up to date than Enid Blyton, I think Sophie has super powers and battles against creatures called such things as Boggarts.

WinifredBanks · 15/11/2014 21:40

Thank you for suggestions; I already have the Adventure enid Blyton series tucked away for Christmas. I loved Swallows and Amazons as a kid, but has it dated?

OP posts:
WookieCookiee · 15/11/2014 21:52

Lauren St John's Laura Marlin books are worth a look.

BlueChampagne · 17/11/2014 13:48

Second Sophie and the Shadow Woods!
The Worst Witch

WinifredBanks · 18/11/2014 06:15

Thank you; I was trying to remember for what age Nancy Drew is suitable?

OP posts:
Delphine31 · 18/11/2014 06:21

The CS Lewis Narnia books might be worth looking at.

The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is accessible enough for a 6 year old. The next books in this collection become gradually denser/aimed at older children but I would have thought not far beyond Famous Five in complexity.

WinifredBanks · 19/11/2014 05:48

Thanks Delphine; I agree with you about the increasing complexity, and therefore have been holding off; ditto Harry Potter. There seems to be a dearth of non-magic adventure series...

OP posts:
nonicknameseemsavailable · 19/11/2014 21:16

I always preferred the Adventure series to the Famous Five and Secret Seven. There is a mystery series too.

All 7 Worst Witch books have gone down very well here. DD1 is now enjoying Maisie Hitchins books by Holly Webb.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.