Book Ideas Needed

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Book Ideas Needed
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Fri, 05-21-2010 - 11:41pm

I want to encourage my niece to keeping reading for the summer.

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In reply to: tpcm
Sat, 05-22-2010 - 12:29am
I'm trying to remember what I read at that age. Might have to ask my mum. Probably Nancy Drew, Janette Oke, Robin Jones Gunn (Christy Miller series), and C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia).

 





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Sat, 05-22-2010 - 9:26am
Maybe some of the classics....Little Women, Little Men,

 


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Sat, 05-22-2010 - 9:57am
Another(IMO) great series is Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maude Montgomery....LOVED them as a young girl!

 


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Sat, 05-22-2010 - 2:40pm

How could I forget L.M. Montgomery? There's also the Emily of New Moon series, Pat of Silverbush, the short stories that make up The Chronicles (and Further Chronicles) of Avonlea, Magic for Marigold, Jane of Lantern Hill... I also have some short story collections by subject, like Akin to Anne (about orphans), one of ghost stories, etc.


(For the adults, there's Kilmeny of the Orchard and Blue Castle. I think Kilmeny is probably suitable for a younger age, but I usually think of Blue Castle as grown-up because it's more philosophical and serious.)

 





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In reply to: tpcm
Sat, 05-22-2010 - 5:30pm
I read Nancy Drew, The Boxcar series, and The Babysitter's Club at that age.


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Sat, 05-22-2010 - 9:12pm

The "Warriors" series by Erin Hunter. They are so good, my 12 year old son and I both love them.

Some people are letting their kids read the "Twilight" series at her age, it just depends on how mature she is.

Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) has a lot of other books that are very good, also.

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Sun, 05-23-2010 - 5:09pm

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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