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16-10-2017, 11:06 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

Have a look at some of the books by Katrina Kahler - she writes books specifically for girls (am I allowed to use that word now ; ). Her `Supergirl` and Julia Jones' Diary books were a favourite of my great niece.
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17-10-2017, 09:06 AM
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Re: Any book ideas

Some good ideas there for me to look at. I'm not afraid of books and toys for different genders as long as the opposite gender are allowed to use them too, I had a male cousin loved my sindy doll as a child but he wasn't allowed one of his own, that always made me sad, he grew up still wanting his own sindy doll !
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17-10-2017, 09:43 AM
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Re: Any book ideas

Originally Posted by Sweetsue ->
Anything by Michael Murpurgo.
Ditto!! Absolutely anything and everything ever written by Michael Morpurgo!

And Lord of the Rings trilogy

Start with The Hobbit
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18-10-2017, 12:24 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

I must admit I'm more than a bit out of touch with children's and teenager's books, but how about Arthur Ransome - Swallows and Amazons, and so on
Or are they considered a bit too outdated now?

My daughter enjoyed historical novels, but the only one I can remember is Mist Over Pendle
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18-10-2017, 01:40 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

She read swallows and amazons a while ago and enjoyed it in a historical sort of way, could quite get her head around parents allowing children to go off on their own like that. Same happened with famous five books she liked them but it was like a different world to her.
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18-10-2017, 02:28 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

As you have implied that she is quite capable for her age, how about something practical

'The Bushcraft Kid' by Jo Franklin

Search Google for Craft Books for Kids

Get a simple book on bicycle maintenance?

Try this - www.bikehub.co.uk and search for the article; 'Pedalling Propoganda - Bike Books for Kids'.
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18-10-2017, 02:36 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

Hi

The Terry Pratchett young adult ones are good.

That is to say I am reading one now.
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18-10-2017, 03:14 PM
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Thinking back I loved Enid Blyton, The Secret Seven , Mallory Towers, St Claire's , The famous Five

I also loved Heidi, Ballet Shoes, The little Princess, Anna of Green gables. So yes old classics but still readable
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30-10-2017, 02:26 PM
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What about 'Wonder" by R J Palacio. It's just wonderful, I really enjoyed it and so did my teenagers.
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30-10-2017, 03:35 PM
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Re: Any book ideas

I'll look into them all but not the more practical ones as she isn't able to ride a bike yet with her weak left side from her stroke a while ago. So it's not really fair to put things out there she won't be able to use really. Obviously if she showed an interest we'd do it but she isn't really interested in what she can't do more about what she can do well and what's going to be possible next. Horses etc she's just learning about because next summer she is going to take a course at a local stable for disabled kids.
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