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#1 Fanny McPhail

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:26 PM

I've finally started doing my christmas shopping and I'd really like to get my 8.5yr old niece a book. She has an older sidling so I know that they already have Charlottes Web, the Secret Garden, Anne of Green Gables, most of Roald Daryls work and the babysitters club series.

I would really love to get her a recent release which is suitable for her age range.

What would you suggest?

Also, I noticed a book called The Templeton Twins on book repository and was wondering if this was in the right age bracket.

TIA

#2 Two-one-two

Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:31 PM

My 8 year old twin girls love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!

#3 0zeKid

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:35 PM

My oldest DD loves to read the "Fairy" series - she is not into fairies but that have like animal farries and water, magic and rainbow series and many many more so I can keep buying them.

I am sure you will recognise the overs:
http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Kate-Royal...inthisseries-11

Happy shopping



#4 Fanny McPhail

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:38 PM

Thank you everybody for the suggestions these are great. biggrin.gif

#5 handsfull

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:39 PM

Mine are totally into Geronimo Stilton....

#6 fancie

Posted 05 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

When DD was 8 she was a great fan of the Deltora books by Emily Rodda.

In fact she lived and breathed the characters 24/7.



#7 Indi

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:10 PM

These:  Australian Girl

My daughter and all her friends love them.

#8 Julie3Girls

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

I second the Our Australian Girl books - they are sets of 4 books, each set about a girl sometime in Australia's history.

Big hit with my just turned 9 yr old is EJ12. Hugely popular with her and her friends.




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