What next for 6 year old boy?

(13 Posts)
FiveGoMadInDorset Sun 24-Mar-13 07:40:24

Second Mr Gum.

CorrieDale Sun 24-Mar-13 07:17:25

Beast quest for my 7 year old. There's half a million of them so you need to steer him into reading them for himself! For reading aloud Ronald Dahl. And naughty Amelia Jane is hugely popular with both of mine. Ds also likes diary of a wimpy kid.

tumbletumble Sun 24-Mar-13 06:58:28

My 7yo DS loves Horrid Henry.

IAmLouisWalsh Sat 23-Mar-13 20:17:19

EB exhibition is at Seven Stories, the centre for children's books. It opens in May, I think - replacing the Julia Donaldson one that is on at the moment.

HotheadPaisan Sat 23-Mar-13 08:53:17

Magic Tree House and Dinosaur Cove popular here.

Takver Sat 23-Mar-13 08:46:12

The Charlie Bone series is also worth a look - similar to Harry Potter, but much less dark.

I found that with Harry Potter - the first couple are more amusing than "serious" and more or less suitable for all ages, but as they go on, they get daeker and deal with much more serious/deeper issues.
It was ok when they were being published as the readers aged along with Harry grin but now they're all out, I had to get "firm" with the littles and explain that they couldn't just read straight through the whole series.
When is the EB exhibition? That sounds right up mine and DDs street! and Newcastle is just up the road from here grin

Campaspe Fri 22-Mar-13 19:01:21

Yes, another vote for the Faraway Tree here. I've just read it to my 6 y o DD, and it was a pleasant nostalgia trip for me and she enjoyed the story. If your son likes animals, have you considered any of the Dick King-Smith books? Or some Micheal Morpurgo (some are aimed at older children I think, so you may want to have a browse through them first).

I will certainly be checking out "The Mice of St Gorans" PomBear, so thanks for the recommendation.

IAmLouisWalsh Fri 22-Mar-13 18:55:27

Thanks for ideas so far.

He has asked for Harry Potter - I think he will be OK with 1 and 2.

Also dug out 101 Dalmatians and The Secret Island - we will be going to the Enid Blyton exhibition in Newcastle when it opens so will introduce Faraway Tree etc then.

Faraway Tree, or Wishing Chair, or Secret Seven?
I got one called "The Mice of St. Gorans" on my Kindle, it was actuallt free at the time too, and it is lovely - I recommend it to anyone and everyone grin and each chapter is a new little story so it lends itself very well to bedtime reading. My littles were 5, 7, and 9 when we first read it and they all loved it, and it has some beautiful "one liners" and subtle jokes for the grown ups too. It is a lovely book grin

Takver Thu 21-Mar-13 22:18:39

Swallows & Amazons?

PepeLePew Thu 21-Mar-13 21:28:51

Mr Gum? Very funny...

IAmLouisWalsh Thu 21-Mar-13 21:26:45

We have just finished the How To Train Your Dragon series - all 10 of them, just waiting for the final one - as bedtime stories read aloud.

What should we read now? He has a 4 year old brother who will be listening in. We have read most of Roald Dahl, Wind in the Willows, Winnie the Pooh, Alice...

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