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« on: July 16, 2013, 01:55:44 PM »

My 6 year old has taken up reading in a big way. She's just moved onto chapter books.  Now I'm scrambling to find some good stuff for her.  Any ideas.... She's a new reader, drama averse, and I don't want any "branded" stuff...disney princesses or movie adaptations (boy those books suck rocks). 
I'm wondering if she'd like Encyclopedia Brown.  Any other ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2013, 07:20:38 PM »

When I was six I loved reading Little House in the Big Woods. To me that book was magical. Charlotte's Web is special too but I cried my eyes out at the ending. If those are a little older than she'd be ready for, you know, a simple book I think is good is My Many-Colored Days, by Dr. Seuss. I wish more 6 year olds shared a love of reading. Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 01:02:31 AM »

I don't remember the author, but the book my girls cried for me to read again and again was simply called PARTS.  It's a hilarious, rhyming book with lots of cute illustrations!

Another one that I adored reading to my girls was THE HOBBIT.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 01:31:03 AM »

The first book my folks read to me was something called LITTLE RICHARD AND PRICKLES, about the adventures of a rabbit and his hedgehog buddy. Buggedout Oy, no wonder I'm so warped.....  Wink



The first book that I bought and read (I still have it) is THE OLD GANG by A. Stephen Tring, dealing with the lives of three young boys living in England after World War 11.  Smile

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 07:49:10 AM »

Frank Baum's Oz books are good, fun reading with only enough drama to keep things interesting. A few moments that seem creepier to us today, but I loved these as a kid, and they are still readily available.

You also might look at Beverly Cleary's books like The Mouse and the Motorcycle. I loved it and its sequels as a child. She also wrote the Ramona books, which seem to be very popular with little girls. The bonus there is that some of the Ramona books are on the banned/challenged book lists (because Ramona uses words like "stupid"), so you can start teaching her the ludicrousness of banning books.  TeddyR

One thing, which you may already be doing, is that it is important that you read to/with her. Reading to my daughter was a very special bonding time for us. She's in college now, but she still occasionally wants me to finish reading the last Harry Potter book to her (we only got about halfway through). This was also fun for me because I got to practice my silly voices.  Smile
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« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 08:26:22 AM »

Here's a few that come to mind.

Sideways Stories from Wayside School
The Indian in the Cupboard
Phantom Tollbooth
Pippi Longstocking
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 02:24:05 PM »

    A WRINKLE IN TIME

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_wrinkle_in_time



THE SPACESHIP UNDER THE APPLE TREE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Space_Ship_Under_the_Apple_Tree


THE WONDERFUL FLIGHT TO THE MUSHROOM PLANET

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wonderful_Flight_to_the_Mushroom_Planet



CHARLOTTE'S WEB

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte%27s_Web


NANCY DREW

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nancy_Drew



BOBBSEY TWINS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobbsey_twins


MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Popper%27s_Penguins



DANNY DUNN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danny_Dunn



HOMER PRICE

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Price



HENRY HUGGINS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Huggins



     I hope she might enjoy these as much as I did at her age; I loved Encyclopedia Brown, too.
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« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2013, 05:37:52 PM »

My son absolutely fell in love with the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.  He started at 7, I think, and read the first 28 books in less than a couple of weeks.  He's re-read them numerous times.

Both of my children loved the Frog and Toad books, too.

There are some others; I'll look to see what they have that has not already been mentioned (Charlotte's Web is a great one).
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2013, 01:10:04 PM »

My son absolutely fell in love with the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.  He started at 7, I think, and read the first 28 books in less than a couple of weeks.  He's re-read them numerous times.

Both of my children loved the Frog and Toad books, too.

There are some others; I'll look to see what they have that has not already been mentioned (Charlotte's Web is a great one).


I was going to mention the "Frog and Toad" series....my daughter loved those. The "Little House" books  are interesting and are excellent as an introduction to the past. "Charlotte's Web" was a big favorite of mine....must have read it 50 times. Also,the Alfred Hitchcock introduced "The Three Investigators" is a good start into mysteries.

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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2013, 01:27:49 PM »

     Just remembered this author, and her series....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ellen_MacGregor

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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2013, 06:47:31 AM »

Agreed about The Three Investigators: just please don't read your little ones this:  Buggedout Buggedout


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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2013, 03:40:28 PM »

Agreed about The Three Investigators: just please don't read your little ones this:  Buggedout Buggedout




You know Trevor, she is SO drama and scaery averse I wouldn't dare.
Once again, I tthank you all for the brain power, some excellent ideas here.
In addition its great to see some old friends I've missed lately...Ulthar and Derf, I'm looking at you guys.
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