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My daughter is 10 years old and loves to read!
She doesn't like to challenge herself though and I would love to have
a recommendation of a series that will just "pull her in" and keep her attention for awhile,
but will challenge her! Any thoughts?!
She has already read so many of the series, but there has got to be some I am missing, maybe an older one I haven't thought of?!
She just read Trumpet of the Swan in 2 nights, and LOVED it!
That may give you a gauge of what Level she is at?
Not advanced, but not behind either.
what about Judy Blume books?
Babysitter Club books?
Sweet Valley Twins?
They also have tons of Disney show books that are about 150 pages or so....
What about the older Little house on the Prairie books?
just a few suggestion. My dd is in 3rd grade, but is at a 5th grade level.. So those are the type of books she reads....
stay at home, homeschooling momma to Jacob(12), Alisha(10), Andrew (5)
thank you so much!!!
What I meant by the series she has read: Little House, Ramona, Main Street, Doll People Series, Allie Finkle, American Girl, Babysitters Club, Nancy Drew, Sisters Grimm and so many more....
She doesn't like really any Harry Potter type stuff!
Last edited by tarapollardpakosta; September 30th, 2010 at 03:56 PM.
I wish I still had all of my old BSC books. I bet they'd be worth money now. The fashion styles have changed a lot since the 80's. I remember when there were only a few books in the series. Now there are a zillion.
We did read Charlotte's Web & those other ones, but NOT Sarah, plain & tall ! That is on my list now! She did read all the Little House, Babysitter and Judy Blume books. I am going to check some of those links!!! She can read a 150 page book in about an hour or so. I want her to be challenged and start reading more like 200-300 page books, she can read above her grade level, she just doesn't like to!!! Sometimes she is lazy!!! Off to check out the suggestions! I like the idea of CHristian Fiction, I just don't know of anything good?!
I will check out the Mandie books!!! thank you everyone!!!!!!
Bill Myers (the Forbidden Doors series is one you'll want to preread though, as it can be scary, so PG)
Frank Peretti (kids series called The Cooper Kids)
I would suggest checking out Book Adventure. The link I have you going to takes you to their reading list by grade/reading level. She can also take tests on there about the books she reads and earn point to get a prize!
Looks like you got great suggestions here! My daughter is 10 and she really enjoyed reading Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell. It's a true story of a 12 year old Indian girl who is abandoned on a Pacific island (what is now San Nicolas) and has to learn to survive on her own until she is finally rescued 18 years later. The book received the John Newbery Medal. It's about 185 pages long, which includes the author's note at the end of the story describing the rescue of "The lost woman of San Nicolas". It was scheduled as a Read Aloud in her 5th grade curriculum, but DD is a strong, independent reader and was able to read it on her own. Might be a nice challenge for your DD too? Best wishes to you!