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#1 travelmum

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:08 AM

I love reading to my 5 year old daughter. Can anyone recommend a good series for me to start reading to her?


#2 erypmaV

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:51 AM

QUOTE (travelmum @ 17/01/2013, 10:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love reading to my 5 year old daughter. Can anyone recommend a good series for me to start reading to her?

Enid Blyton - my girls loved the Enchanted Wood and the Wishing Chair particularly.

My DD (4) loves Mr Men / Little Miss books. They are cheap so we have heaps of them, but she still gets me to read Mr Impossible constantly.

You could try Dr Suess as well. If she is OK without pictures, try Harry Potter.

#3 EBeditor

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

My 5 year old loved the Enchanted Wood series by Enid Blyton as well as Roald Dahl's chapter books.

#4 lerato

Posted 17 January 2013 - 09:54 AM

JUnie B JOnes First Grader, a whole series of books and hilarious!!!!!

#5 ComradeBob

Posted 17 January 2013 - 10:01 AM

DD is five and she loves the Billie B Brown series.

#6 MsNorbury

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:36 PM

I second the Enid Blyton suggestions.

My 5 year old DS loves being read the Tashi stories.  They appeal to girls too as his 7 ear old sister read them herself before we got to read them.

They also loved some Roald Dahl  in articular BFG, James and the Giant peach and George's Marvellous Medicine.

#7 melaine

Posted 17 January 2013 - 08:38 PM

Another recommendation for Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree and wishing chair series, and the Tashi series.

#8 heather124

Posted 26 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

Enid Blyton, Magic Ballerina, Boxcar Children, Rainbow Magic

#9 ~strawberry~

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:42 PM

So many good suggestions in this thread! Most of them my DD loves too.

Another series my DD loves having read to her (she's not quite ready to read them by herself yet) is the Thea Stilton's. Each book is set in a different part of the world and for us it's been a useful wool to start discussions about the wider world, finding the city on the map, googling landmarks etc. We've read one's set in Paris, New York and Tokyo/Kyoto, but there are heaps more.

#10 Fillyjonk

Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

I have recently started reading chapter books to Owen amd am loving revisiting some old favourites!!

Although not serieses, so far we have enjoyed a book called Rainbow Street Pets, The Wizard of Oz, James and the Giant Peach and are in the middle of Charlie and the Chocolate factory. I think that next we might read the next book about Oz.

I wish I had some Enid Blyton books on hand - The Wishing Chair books were my favouritest books for ever as a kid. I will have to track down a copy.

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