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    Hi, I'm looking for ideas for books for my DD. She is 6, just started year 2, but a very good reader.
    I'm finding it difficult to find ones with suitable subjects, as lots of them are aimed at older children.

    She has read Enid Blytons Faraway tree books, the wishing chair, and some of the secret seven.
    Also read all of Horrid Henry.

    I thought about Tracey Beaker, but I'm not sure if they are a bit too grown up in their subject matter.


    Any ideas?

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    what about the rainbow magic fairy books theres a huge collection of them my 10 year old son (yes son) has the lot and enjoy's reading them
    i remember reading secret 7 and famous five when i was this age and im sure they still do them
    or tracey beaker there are a few of those
    waterstones will be able to reccommend some

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    thanks,
    she has a lot of the fairy ones, but is getting bored of them. I got her what i thought was a great one for her birthday, and she just said "thanks" in a bored voice and put it to one side!

    I might talk to Waterstones, its a good idea. the library hasn't been very helpful.

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    what about harry potter,famous fives, malory towers.

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    Have a look at The Book People online. They often have set of books and are reasonably priced too.

    She might like to help choose
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    do you think harry potter is ok? the films are 12, and she has only turned 6. Are the books as scary as the films?

    she liked the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, but I had to read it to her, the language was too old fashioned for her to trawl through herself.

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    the first couple of harry potters would be fine. only you know your daughter tho and what scares her. why not read them yourself first, they are much better than the films. i know a 6 year old thats read them all and loved them.

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    What about Roald Dahl his books are great my dd loved them.

    She has enjoyed the Enid Blyton books.

    Some of the Jacqueline Wilson books Lizzie Zipmouth and the dinosaurs packed lunch. Thing to watch with Jacqueline Wilson books some are aimed at an older audience.
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    Roald Dahl is a good suggestion.
    The first couple of Harry Potter books are simple and not too dark - it's the later ones that get a bit gloomy and very long.

    My 8 year old dd is also a very able reader. When she was reading the kind of books your daughter's just got through she was also reading Princess Mirrorbell. Jeremy Strong does some good books like the hundred mile and hour dog. Jaqueline Wilson is a huge hit, although I'd suggest you read the blurb and choose suitable ones for her!

    My 6yo son is into Horrible Histories (and science and geography) big time at the moment and also enjoys reading Cows In Action and Astrosaurs

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    My son and daughter both enjoyed the Lucy Daniel Animal Ark series. Donkey on the Doorstep, Kitten in the cold, Dolphin in the deep and loads more.

    Roald dahl is great, we love all of them. Dick king-smith Babe (the pig), The queens nose, Harrys mad, the hodgepig. Loads more too

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    And Pipi Longstiocking - she loved those

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    The Fairies are great and Borders have a fab collection of Enid Blyton

    Sounds like you need to visit the library
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    I don't know the name so i'm not really useful but there is a collection with dog or cat story for this kind of age.

    you should be proud of her, I hope i'll run out of story and book with my DD and DS. we have lots of books but they're still young LOL

    good luck.

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    thanks everyone, there are some great ideas there.

    I do go to the library, but short of reading every book before letting her pick it up,its really hard to judge what is in them.

    ill definately try some of your suggestions, thanks.

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    This website may be helpful

    http://www.booktrustchildrensbooks.o...vanced_search/

    All of Roald Dahl's books - perfect for the 8-10 age group but suitable too for good readers at a younger age.

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    my daughter loves jeremy strong as he is very funny, he has written lots of good books. Also Judy moody books and eoin colfer. she did like the fairy ones for a while but she, too, got bored of them. Lucy daniels is a fab author the animal ark books are great! I would just say to have a look at the books that are aimed at boys too because they are often quite funny and my daughter is happy to read anything that makes her laugh!

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    Dick King Smith is another great Author for an able 6yr old xx
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    Alan Garner - The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Owl Service are good starters.

    They are written about an area local to me ... I remember we used to go there as students and scare each other witless


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    My 5 year old is a confident reader so have the same problem, I've used the Waterstones guide of children's books - which might give you some ideas. Richard & Judy also did a children book club, not sure if they still do, but we read the humprey books, superdog etc from it.

    I got a book out of the library called The Ultimate First Book Guide - which might give you some idea of titles too. Is for 0-7 years but cover able readers and is good inspiration for presents for younger ones too.

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    What about the Terry Pratchett books for younger readers? The Amazing Maurice is particularly good. And they lead on into all the rest of the Discworld books, so you can keep her stocked for years!

    There are also the Willard Price books, Rosemary Sutcliffe books (I quoted the Eagle of the Ninth in my graduate dissertation), and Rosemary Manning (although I think some of these are now out of print, sadly), and also all the Anne of Green Gables books.

    As you may be able to tell, I read a lot when I was younger. I think I was about 6 or 7ish when I first read the Hobbit, and that's always a good one for strong readers.

 

 
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