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New series needed for 11 yr old ds

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spottymoo · 30/11/2014 18:09

He's read harry potter
Hunger games
Percy jackson
Beast quest

It's a very advanced reader for his age but it still need to be age appropriate any suggestions

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jeee · 30/11/2014 18:12

Alex Ryder.

And I know that I've been criticised for suggesting this before, but 'light' classics, like 'Christmas Carol'. DS and DD2 (12 and 11) are both reading
'To Kill a Mockingbird', and are both enjoying it.

atticusclaw · 30/11/2014 18:14

If he's read hunger games then Im not sure you need to worry too much about age appropriateness anymore. The Hunger Games trilogy is disturbing to read, far more so than the movies.

But in a more helpful way I would suggest:

Mortal Engines/Predator cities series
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel
The Kane Chronicles (by the percy jackson author)
possibly His Dark Materials (he'll be able to read it at a certain level as a story and then revisit out when he's older and get the religious stuff)
Fighting fantasy series (for a bit of 1980s retro game fun)
The Inheritance cycle (Eragon)
The Divide series
Alex Rider series

jessplussomeonenew · 30/11/2014 18:18

Diana Wynne Jones is brilliant - she has books for all age groups but the Chrestomanci series is a great place to start.

atticusclaw · 30/11/2014 19:33

Oh yes I forgot Chrestomanci. DS1 also loved Enchanted Glass and the Homeward Bounders. Oh and Howl's Moving Castle.

Eeek · 30/11/2014 20:18

The CHERUB series from Muchamore but be aware some deal with drugs and sex, although i think they do it well.
Charlie Higson books.
Roman Mysteries
Silver Sword by Rosemary Sutcliffe
Divergent trilogy

LoveMyBoots · 30/11/2014 20:23

The Dark is Rising series is good. Loved the books when I was younger.

madamehooch · 01/12/2014 20:29

Skulduggery Pleasant

Ranger ' s apprentice

Booksteensmagazines · 01/12/2014 21:49

Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve - plenty of books in the series, dystopian, well written

Bodyguard: Hostage by Chris Bradford - action packed, not too demanding as a read

Maze Runner by James Dashner - dystopian and action packed (first film just out)

MetaWars by Jeff Norton - dystopian, computer based

Jimmy Coates by Jim Graig - action packed, penny of books in the series, not a demanding read

schmalex · 02/12/2014 06:02

Phoenix by SF Said.
Skulduggery Pleasant series.

iseenodust · 03/12/2014 11:53

H.I.V.E.
Dragon rider
Amulet of Samarkand

atticusclaw · 03/12/2014 12:57

chronicles of ancient darkness series

wearymum200 · 03/12/2014 19:53

Brotherband, Charlie bone, Gods and Warriors, Larklight series for contemporary stuff. Ds1 just been having a lot of fun with Tales from Schwartzgarten series. Could also try Terry Pratchett, Young Sherlock books, Snow Spider trilogy
Classics (or maybe just old...): could try Biggles, chronicles of Prydain, Weirdstone of brisingamen, Elidor

Lilamani · 04/12/2014 05:22

How about the Artemis Fowl series?

spottymoo · 05/12/2014 20:17

Lots of great suggestions have passed the list from you all on to various relatives Grin

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AgnesDiPesto · 12/12/2014 17:09

Gone by Michael grant
Department 19 - will hill
Insignia - s. Kincaid
Wolf brother Michelle paver

DeckTheHoopsWithBoughsOfHolly · 13/12/2014 20:40

The Charlie Higson young James Bond Books?

There's also the Charlie Higson series of Zombie death books: The Enemy, The Fear, The Dead etc. But maybe wait a couple of years for them as they are quite a step up.

schmalex · 19/12/2014 06:44

Ash Mistry series by Sarwat Chadda or The Sword of Kuromori by Jason Rohan.

BadgerB · 20/01/2015 11:02

"Time Riders" series by Alex Scarrow. My 10-11yo loved them. And so did I.

BlueChampagne · 01/02/2015 22:24

Alan Garner and Sherlock Holmes.

BlueChampagne · 01/02/2015 22:25

Not a double act ....

BlueChampagne · 01/02/2015 22:29

Swallows and Amazons?
Pippa Pearce - Minnow on the Say etc

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