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#1 mrshappymum

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:16 PM

I'm wanting to get some books for my DS 6th birthday coming up.

He likes reading books about things ie the moon, animals, facts of life etc. He seems interested in learning about things at the moment.

Just wondering if anyone has any suggestion as to age appropriate books like this? Or any other books that this age group may enjoy?

#2 tomson

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Both my kids enjoyed the Magic Treehouse at that age.. it is a series that has a fact based storyline.

Edited by tomson, 15 January 2013 - 07:27 PM.


#3 Ianthe

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

The DK range of books are great for factual stuff

The eyewitness series includes computers, scientists, Arctic and Antarctic just to name a few.

http://www.penguin.com.au/DK/DEFAULT.htm

#4 Elemenopee

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:47 PM

My 7yr old dd also really loves the Magic School Bus chapter books.Book Depository has them for only 4.53 ea, I bought all 17 for my dd for xmas.
edited to add link http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/search?sea...ool+bus+chapter

Edited by Elemenopee, 15 January 2013 - 07:48 PM.


#5 ljay

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:49 PM

have you considered the kids national geographic magazines, they seem exciting original.gif

#6 **Xena**

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:55 PM

When my son was in Kinder we bought him a book to receive from Santa called 'The General Book of Knowledge' He loved it then and he loves it still- 4 years later.

#7 mrshappymum

Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:29 PM

Thanks girls. Love the general knowlege type books. Might go and do a Book Depository order now original.gif

#8 The Awesome One

Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

I'm currently reading Charlie And The Chocolate Factory to DS1, we do a chapter a night (sometimes more if it's a small chapter), he is loving it and has asked to read the Glass Elevator next  original.gif

#9 belinda1976

Posted 18 January 2013 - 11:51 AM

I've just bought DD1 a Billy B Brown book for Christmas.  They are very basic books only about 4 chapters with rather large writing and basic words.  DD can read most of it herself, with a little help from me.



#10 Guest_CaptainOblivious_*

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:21 PM

Baa Baa Smart Sheep. It cracks us all up. It's about a clever sheep who tricks a turkey into eating poo. Our 6 and 3 year olds nearly choked laughing the first time we read it and walk around quoting it.

#11 feralangel

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:47 PM

QUOTE (Ianthe @ 15/01/2013, 08:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The DK range of books are great for factual stuff

The eyewitness series includes computers, scientists, Arctic and Antarctic just to name a few.

http://www.penguin.com.au/DK/DEFAULT.htm



I was going to suggest this.  The DK range is excellent and perfectly matches what you are seeking.




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