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#1 of 5 Old 11-16-2010, 06:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I read the Harry Potter thread with interest, as I am looking for age appropriate chapter books to read aloud to my 7 year old daughter.  I feel she is too young for Harry Potter.  She did seem to enjoy Stuart Little and Little House on the Prairie.

 

Any other suggestions??  I was thinking of:

 

A Secret Garden

Wind in the Willows

Holly Hobbie

Paddington Bear

Charlotte's Web

 

 

These are all older titles that I seem to remember enjoying... but it has been a looooong time!  I would love some suggestions for parents who have actually read them aloud to their children already!

 

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The Little House on the Prairie series is great.  My 5-year-old son and I are almost done with the 3rd book in the series, and he has really enjoyed them.


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My kids have enjoyed the secret garden. Also the original Grimms fairy tales.

 

Also the Peter Pan series is popular here right now. We are currently reading Peter Pan in scarlet.

 

 

 


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We like older books---Milly Molly Mandy, A Happy Little Family, Up and Down the River, Jenny & the Cat Club, The Wind Boy, Noisy Village, Betsy & Tacy, Betsy, Tacy & Tib.  The Laura Ingalls books up to a certain age, and of course Farmer Boy---we could read just that book for a whole season.  Actually all these books---we read them, finish them, then start again.

 

And there are the books like ---The Book of Fairy Princes, The 7 year Old Wonder Book, Puck.  Those are also much beloved ones.

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Last year for Christmas, my parents gave DD the book Tumtum & Nutmeg. It's actually 3 books in 1, but DD absolutely loves it! Over the past year, we've read all three stories within it, and she has asked to re-read the first ones recently.

 

She also loved Secret Garden and Charlotte's Web, so those might be good choices for you as well.


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