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Posted: Nov 19 2009 at 11:23am | IP Logged Quote amyable

My 6.5 year old girl is such a sweet soul, and sensitive to too much danger/sadness/mature topics in books. I know she can stand some - like I think some of the Little House books might be good. She's an excellent reader, but don't know what level exactly. Maybe 3rd/4th grade?

But she is in such a rut with reading (only choosing Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew books and Disney Fairy books because she knows of them, can fly through them, and knows she likes them) I'd like to help her branch out a bit, but am blanking on safe books for her. Any ideas? Lists? Old threads?

Basically the books *I* want to suggest for her would keep her happy and innocent, at least a little longer. She gets enough gloom and doom from her sisters.

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Posted: Nov 19 2009 at 11:55am | IP Logged Quote happymama

My 6yo is reading Nancy Drew & Hardy boys, and I think they have some pretty scary situations in them!!

He likes Cam Jansen books. Charlie & the chocolate factory (and other books by that author), loves Little House books. Most of the books on Elizabeth's suggested reading list. I'll post more if I think of them...
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Posted: Nov 19 2009 at 12:32pm | IP Logged Quote SuzanneG

I think my girls are pretty sensitvie, but they are growing out of it a bit. These are some that they've read lately, and I haven't had any tears or late nights with:
::Children of Noisy Village
::Cobble Street Cousin books....probably a bit "easy" for her, but still good and fun
::All of a Kind Family
::Big Susan
::The Littles
::Paddington books
::Gooseberry Park
What about the lists from
::James Herriott Animal Treasury
::Mrs. Twiggly's Tree
Advent Readin for a Strong Reader
::Owls in the Family
::Chocolate Touch
::Chocolate Fever
::Stone Fox -- sad at the end, but beautiful!
::Mr. Popper's
::Thimbleberry Stories
::Forest Folk Tales
::Miss Hickory
::Raggedy Ann
::Ramona books
::Homer Price
::Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
::Dolphin Adventure -- maybe a bit "scary"??\
::Five true Dog Stories
::Ralph S. Mouse
::or if you need more advanced reading material...go to the read aloud section from Sonlight...content is mild, but it's at a higher reading level?? Thoughts?
::What about the Burgess Animal Books?

Am I on the right track, or do you think some of these are too sad and too mature?

And, I linked some of the threads in the archives that have lots of titles listed.

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