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    My dd8 found an old original Black Beauty book at our 2nd hand shop and has been stuck into that. She also loves books by Holly Web. Thinking of getting her the Harry Potter books, I haven't read them myself but have had them recommend to me for her. She's apparently reading and writing at a 13yr old level according to her teacher (!)

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    Not classics, but I just remembered that DS loved The Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket and the Deltora Quest books around that age as well.

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    I'm really tired today, so not thinking well, but off the top of my head:

    Anne of Green Gables is lovely.
    Peter Pan and Wendy
    Blinky Bill
    Try Enid Blyton's books. Some may be ok, some may not. I loved them around 7-8, though.
    Narnia series.

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    I read books by Tamora Pierce at 12... her books are great but 7 to 8 may be a little young (content wise, but I guess it depends on your DD).
    Emily Rodda has some fantastic books, as does Libby Hawthorn and Isobelle Carmody. Some of the last two are intended for teens rather than the tween bracket, so be careful there.
    Tales of Despereaux is beautiful.
    Bridge to Terabithia
    Rangers apprentice series
    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny Dancer View Post
    I'm really tired today, so not thinking well, but off the top of my head:

    Anne of Green Gables is lovely.
    Peter Pan and Wendy
    Blinky Bill
    Try Enid Blyton's books. Some may be ok, some may not. I loved them around 7-8, though.
    Narnia series.

    Not classics:
    I read books by Tamora Pierce at 12... her books are great but 7 to 8 may be a little young (content wise, but I guess it depends on your DD).
    Emily Rodda has some fantastic books, as does Libby Hawthorn and Isobelle Carmody. Some of the last two are intended for teens rather than the tween bracket, so be careful there.
    Tales of Despereaux is beautiful.
    Bridge to Terabithia
    Rangers apprentice series
    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief.
    On Emily Rodda- a couple of years ago I read the door trilogy (the silver door, the golden door, the wooden door if I remember correctly) to my 5/6 class and they -and I- were enthralled. We couldn't put them down or stop talking about them. Awesome books

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    Totally forgot 'the magic faraway tree' and 'the wishing chair'!

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    Oh, Pinocchio, and Stuart Little.

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