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EPZ

DD is 10 and reads tonnes. We have gone through JK Rowling to Morris Gleitzman.. I have just ordered Little woman.

 

Is there a book you loved growing up or with your own children that you consider a must read? A book that really made an impact on you or was simply an awesome read?

 

Just after some inspiration, thank you!

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Mose

Heidi

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MarciaB

Anne of Green Gables (and series)

 

Little House on the Prairie series (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

 

I also loved the Enid Blyton school series (Mallory Towers and St Clares)

 

Also Trixie Belden/Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys!

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3babygirls

All of the Enid Blyton books. Especially the five series and mallory towers :) Absolutely loved them. And Roald Dhal books.

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Riotproof
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Every Judy Blume I read.

 

My son the same age is currently smashing through Roald Dahl’s catalogue.

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Lalala4

Ruth Park - Playing Beattie Bow

 

CS Lewis - Narnia series

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22Fruitmincepies

I was similar at that age, my parents found that old books slowed me down - the language seems more dense maybe. Anyway, at 10 it was the hobbit. Then the next year lord of the rings, that kept me going for months!

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mandelbrot

Some authors I loved at that age:

 

Diana Wynne Jones

Ursula Le Guin

Madeleine L'Engle

Margaret Mahy

Joan Aiken

Catherine Jinks

Betsy Byars

Cynthia Voigt

Margaret Clark

Robin Klein

K.M. Peyton

Monica Dickens - Messenger series

 

They're all women, which I only just realised now! My two favourites of those would be Diana Wynne Jones and Margaret Mahy.

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Bereckii

Nevermoor and Wundersmith by Australian author Jessica Townsend.

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-Belinda-
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All of the above and Isobelle Carmody

 

ETA And John Marsden's "tomorrow when the war began" series

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Kiwi Bicycle

Beverly Clearly's Ramona series and another vote for Judy Blume.

Alison Uttley animal stories.

I also loved NZ author Magaret Mahy too!

Tamora Pierce.

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PuddingPlease

Some authors I loved at that age:

 

Diana Wynne Jones

Ursula Le Guin

Madeleine L'Engle

Margaret Mahy

Joan Aiken

Catherine Jinks

Betsy Byars

Cynthia Voigt

Margaret Clark

Robin Klein

K.M. Peyton

Monica Dickens - Messenger series

 

They're all women, which I only just realised now! My two favourites of those would be Diana Wynne Jones and Margaret Mahy.

 

I feel like this list is basically perfect. The only names I can think to add are;

 

Gillian Rubenstein

Victor Kelleher

Maurice Gee

Caroline McDonald

Isobelle Carmody (may be more suitable in a year or two)

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barrington

Land of Stories was a favourite of my DD1 and all her classmates in grade 5.

 

DD2 (11) is currently reading a children's version of the Power of One.

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mandelbrot

I feel like this list is basically perfect. The only names I can think to add are;

 

Gillian Rubenstein

Victor Kelleher

Maurice Gee

Caroline McDonald

Isobelle Carmody (may be more suitable in a year or two)

 

I'd forgotten about Gillian Rubenstein!

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EPZ

Thank you guys! These are awesome suggestions!

 

We will start with Heidi, Hobbit, The Book Thief, Anne of Green gables, The Power of One. Diana Wynne Jones - Moving Castle.....and go from there, through that great list of authors, thanks Mandala!

 

 

(Her brother has Tomorrow series, Enid Blyton, )

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mandelbrot

Some of those authors will be hard to find :(

 

My controversial opinion:

Diana Wynne Jones is a better author than J.K. Rowling. Neil Gaiman agrees ;)

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doubting thomas

My faves

 

Playing Beattie Bow - Ruth Park

Black Hearts in Battersea - Joan Aiken

The Warden's Niece - Gillian Avery

 

And my favourite horsey books ( I went through a phase but they are amazing books that have stuck with me) -

A Horse for XYZ; The Black Stallion; Black Beauty;

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Lady Monteagle

I just gave my DS10 my battered, moldy old copy of Bridge To Terabithia (from when I was 10yo). He loved it.

 

Even better if they can read it before seeing the so-so film version!

 

Emily Rodda

Ranger's Apprentice series

How To Train Your Dragon series

Rick Riordan's series (Percy Jackson, Magnus Chase)

Mortal Engines series

Artermis Fowl series

The Dark Is Rising series

Garth Nix - Keys to the Kingdom series plus he's done others

 

Light relief? Tom Gates, XX Storey Treehouse, Dogman

 

When DS13 was around that age he loved Horrible Histories, especially ancient history. DS10 doesn't though.

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lizzzard

Biggles and Sherlock Holmes. Maybe not the typical genre of 10 year old girls but I couldn't get enough of these at that age.

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Rowenas necklace

DD and I are enjoying the Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series, although I find the Americanisms a bit annoying.

 

DD is 6, but an older kid would get more out of it.

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Contrebasse

Some new ones my daughter loves:

- nevermoor series

- Withering by Sea series

- Dragonkeeper series

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PhillipaCrawford

I don't think I saw Patricia Wrightson mentioned.

an Australian author incorporating Indigenous legends into her books.

I loved them as a child and my kids also adored them.

Nargun and the Stars. An older kind of magic

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fillyjonk

The Dark is rising series

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TinyGiraffe

Two series I loved as a child were Alice in wonderland/through the looking glass and the lion, the witch & the wardrobe series.

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Ellie bean

Watership down

Lord of the rings (I read it when I was about 8 I think, I like the trilogy better than the hobbit)

Lots of Terry pratchetts novels would be suitable

Let her loose in the library? That’s what mum did with me

I also loved comic books too

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