Join Date: Jun 2002
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Freddy the Pig series by Walter R. Brooks - an older series about talking farm animals and their adventures - my kids love these!
Just picked up a couple at the library that I am reading myself to see if they are okay 1)Nathanial Fludd: Beastoligist - The Flight of the Phoenix is the first in the series. I finished it in a few hours but you could probably read 2-3 chapters a night with a child. 2) The Far Flung Adventures of Hugo Pepper - I'm about half-way through and so far it is pretty good. Lots of different stories being woven together around the main character Hugo, who was raised in the Frozen North by adoptive parents and has set out to learn about his biological family and roots.
Let's see... The Wilderking Trilogy - It is an allegory of the story of David and Saul from the Old Testament, written by a Narnian scholar. There is war/fighting going on in it.
Nim's Island and Nim at Sea
Rikki Tikki Tavi
The Boxcar Children
Five Children and It, The Treasure Seekers, and others by Nesbit
I liked the first set of the Spiderwick books but they did have some darker parts in them - like the mom gets kidnapped. I started the second set of them and just did not like the way they were written.
My girls also like the Milly-Molly-Mandy (Brisley) and Betsy-Tacy (Lovelace) series of books.