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Old 29-03-2012, 18:17   #1
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Ideas for 7/8 year olds

My son has just started reading the Beast Quest books by Adam Blade. As far as I can tell, there's over 90 of these in the series, and I'd like him to vary things a bit. Are there any recommendations for other books suitable for his age group?
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My son has just started reading the Beast Quest books by Adam Blade. As far as I can tell, there's over 90 of these in the series, and I'd like him to vary things a bit. Are there any recommendations for other books suitable for his age group?
Can't go wrong with Roald Dahl.
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I highly recommend The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle.

It is genuinely funny and written to appeal to young readers. All 3 of my boys loved it at that age.

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I keep Roald Dahl as my treat - they are the stories I read to him at bedtime. Am on BFG at the minute - it's really hard to read it out loud....

Cheers Wendelius - will look out for that one...
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Diary of a wimpy kid is pretty good.
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Horrid Henry was a fave of my son, also Horrible Science/Geography/Histories. His mum reads him Famous Five at bedtime & he loves them (he's coming up to 9). He reads Beast Quest too!
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The Books Aardman's new Pirates film are based on are great silly fun.
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Stig Of The Dump - total classic.
And of course, The Hobbit.
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He will eventually tire of the Beast quest books... Not as quickly as you though! My son read them avidly from about 5 but has lost interest in getting new ones now he's 9, though he will still occasionally pick up one to read.

One of the books he has enjoyed the most over the last couple of years is Muddle Earth, a kind of Lord of th Rings spoof... There have only been 2 books in the series so far. He's also read a lot of the Percy Jackson books and Roddy Doyle's children's books.
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I highly recommend The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle.

It is genuinely funny and written to appeal to young readers. All 3 of my boys loved it at that age.

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Got this from the library at the weekend - loved it. Really funny - had us all laughing loads.
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Look at the Alex Ryder books by Anthony Horowitz. Think the first one is Stormbreaker
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