so dd loved the whimpy kid series. she is an extremely picky reader. she reads voraciously. if she doesnt like a book she drops it half way.
its rare that she actually enjoys what she reads.
she loved Fablehaven series http://www.amazon.com/Fablehaven-Brandon-Mull/dp/1416947205
she is just completely immersed in that series.
she also loves manga and the baby mouse series. and http://www.amazon.com/American-Indian-Trickster-Tales-Legends/dp/0140277714/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1293905216&sr=1-8 and Island of the BLue Dolphins.
she has tried HP, The Hobbit, Eragon - but dropped them half way. like she told a friend last night she likes dragons but didnt find eragon story line gripping enough for her to read the whole series. she read the first book. she has tried rainbow fairies, disney fairies but didnt like them.
now i am not into fantasy or magic or science fiction so dont know what books to pick for her.
but i was looking for two kinds of recommendations.
1. something like whimpy kid - which is based around school and adventure and fun. i grew up in asia so grew up with enid blyton. and Malory Towers and St Claire. now those books i cant find here used. they would be perfect for her.
2. fairies- magic, adventure
or even just books to try and see if she might find interesting. its sooo hard to find the right books for her. she loves reading mainly fiction, but some non fiction too.
she is a precocious reader so she reads beyond her age/grade group.