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Re: Recommendations for my daughter

Post by ashleythefairy » 24 Feb 2018, 00:06

One of my favourite books series of all time is The Sister's Grimm by Micheal Buckley. This is a great fantasy series for kids which I read when I was in fifth grade. I would definitely recommend!

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Post by AngieIs » 23 Mar 2018, 00:39

Diana Wynn Jones! Howel's Moving Castle is actually the first book of trilogy (not just a stand-alone). Patricia C. Wrede and Tamora Pierce are both great suggestions. Also, Lloyd Alexander's Black Cauldron books.

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Post by AngieIs » 23 Mar 2018, 00:41

Ooooh, and EVERYTHING Bruce Coville ever touched! Goblins in the Castle is a particularly good choice, in my not terribly humble opinion.

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Post by rcarr13 » 24 Mar 2018, 13:18

These suggestions are great. My son is 8 and reads above his grade level as well. I understand what you mean about finding interesting books at a higher reading level that still has appropriate content. I will have to look into some of these suggestions as well.

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Post by fearstreetlover » 01 Apr 2018, 16:33

I googled some books and these 2 sounded good for her age and reading level The Alchemyst

by Michael Scott

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Inkheart

by Cornelia Funke

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Post by desantismt_17 » 10 Apr 2018, 08:27

A Wrinkle in Time is always a winner. There's also the Upside-Down Magic series by Sarah Mlynowski about a group of kids at a magic school who have powers that have gone weird. Also The Ever After series by Shelby Bach. I best describe it as Percy Jackson but with fairytales.
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Post by Imarru » 10 Apr 2018, 23:21

She might like the Animorphs series by K.A. Applegate, something I liked about this series is the books can be read out of order without very much confusion.
Other series I would reccomend:
My Sister the Vampire series by Sienna Mercer
Vampire Island by Adele Griffin, I liked these books because I thought it was an interesting take on vampires.

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Post by Mommaj » 18 Apr 2018, 09:34

Anne of Greene Gables is the best book series! Harry Potter series is good too but I don't know how you feel about witches and wizards. And the books are way better than the movies.

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Post by facelesswoodsman » 19 Apr 2018, 18:53

I have several recommendations, if you don't mind.

Other people have already suggested Cornelia Funke's books -- I highly recommend her book Dragon Rider in particular!
I also VERY highly recommend Where The Mountain Meets The Moon by Grace Lin.

If your daughter likes mythology, she should definitely try Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman. It's a very short read, but it's a wonderful story.

The Unicorn's Secret series by Kathleen Duey is below your daughter's reading level (they're advanced chapter books) but I recommend them anyway; the author does not "dumb down" the writing at any point, and it's a very good, intriguing story with a vividly described immersive fantasy world and well-developed, likable characters.

The Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull is absolutely fantastic, but she might enjoy those more when she's a little older. (It can get scary at times and there are several scenes that describe characters getting injured/bleeding -- but it never gets horribly gruesome.)
Actually, I found Fablehaven to be just as appealing to adults as it is to kids, so if you'd like you could read them first to see if they'd be appropriate for her.


I have a few other recommendations that aren't technically in the fantasy genre but still have magical elements to them, so she might like them:

The Doll People by Ann M. Martin and Laura Godwin is a fun read about dolls who are secretly alive. They sneak out of their dollhouse at night in search of a long-lost doll who mysteriously disappeared years before.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo is another story about a toy who is alive -- it's about what happens to a rabbit doll after he is separated from the girl he belongs to. I'm not a huge fan of Kate DiCamillo's books myself, but I honestly adored this one.

Beyond The Laughing Sky by Michelle Cuevas is about a boy who is part-bird trying to figure out how and why he is the way he is and which world he belongs in. As cliche as this may sound, this book really warmed my heart. The characters are very endearing and the writing style gave me a pleasant, happy feeling -- it is a bittersweet story, though, so if your daughter really doesn't like books with sad parts she should probably skip this one for now.

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Post by Crazybud » 21 Apr 2018, 13:05

What better age to introduce your daughter to The Harry Potter series than 12? You can start by gifting her the first book. Let her grow with the characters!

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Post by KasieMiehlke » 22 Apr 2018, 18:29

I enjoyed reading the Monster Blood Tattoo series by D.M. Cornish.

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Post by Cswrawr » 22 Apr 2018, 19:01

I think the Redwall series is around that reading level. It's about a community of animals that go on adventures and have feasts. The mice, badgers, hedgehogs etc are the "good guys" but then there's stoats and rats and other "bad" animals that steal or cheat which leads to warrior mice defending the abbey. This is a terrible terrible description but hopefully you get the idea.

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Post by KasieMiehlke » 22 Apr 2018, 19:12

Cswrawr wrote: ‚ÜĎ
22 Apr 2018, 19:01
I think the Redwall series is around that reading level. It's about a community of animals that go on adventures and have feasts. The mice, badgers, hedgehogs etc are the "good guys" but then there's stoats and rats and other "bad" animals that steal or cheat which leads to warrior mice defending the abbey. This is a terrible terrible description but hopefully you get the idea.
I fogot about these! I agree. They are great books.

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Post by Maja Saveva » 07 May 2018, 08:08

Chronicles of Naria is veryy good.

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Post by pricklypurple » 27 Jun 2018, 17:59

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Novel by Ian Fleming

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