Great books for rising 7 year olds

A Listmania! list by April Wallis "scary_aunty" (Kent)
 
The Twits
1.  The Twits by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "You cannot talk about children's books without Roald Dahl - simply the most frequently read book by new independent readers"
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The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights
2.  The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights by Ted Hughes
The list author says:
  "Fantastic language and introduction - frequently read book in schools - a George & the Dragon story - suits children with advanced reading skills - The Iron Giant film has a different plot to the book"
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The Hodgeheg (Puffin Modern Classics)
3.  The Hodgeheg (Puffin Modern Classics) by Dick King-Smith
The list author says:
  "Another children's author that is great for this younger age group & who also writes across many age groups - a simple, caring & frequently read story by young readers"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

The Diary of a Killer Cat (The Killer Cat)
4.  The Diary of a Killer Cat (The Killer Cat) by Anne Fine
The list author says:
  "A really funny story written from the cat's point of view - "OK OK so hang me I killed the bird" said Tuffy. Anne Fine writes for all age groups."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

George's Marvellous Medicine
5.  George's Marvellous Medicine by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "Another great story about mischief & magic & a small boy - v funny - kind of goes well with work about cookery - language & length suits a confident reader"
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The Magic Finger
6.  The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
The list author says:
  "Great for empowering young girls - mischief & magic - Roald Dahl books make great read out loud books to less confident readers too"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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The Man Who Wore All His Clothes
7.  The Man Who Wore All His Clothes by Allan Ahlberg
The list author says:
  "Good transition from picture books to chapter books - full colour illustrations - large format - good story - also see the other stories about the Gaskitts"
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens
8.  Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens by Laurence Anholt
The list author says:
  "A great 'alternative' story to snow white - works well for children who already know the original story, so can understand the parody - part of a series of silly stories"
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Horrid Henry's Underpants (HORRID HENRY EARLY READER)
9.  Horrid Henry's Underpants (HORRID HENRY EARLY READER) by Francesca Simon
The list author says:
  "If your kid likes Horrid Henry then great - there is a whole host of these - simple naughty boy stories in a slightly larger than average print. Has the word pants in it."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Viking at School
10.  Viking at School by Jeremy Strong
The list author says:
  "Another great writer for this age group - fun story about ancient viking meets modern world."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

My Mum's Going to Explode!
11.  My Mum's Going to Explode! by Jeremy Strong
The list author says:
  "1 of a series of books about Nicholas' family - this one made me laugh the most - about pregnancy & new siblings"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

The Guard Dog
12.  The Guard Dog by Dick King-Smith
The list author says:
  "I love this story - everyone has a place and there is a place for everyone - about caring for others & using peoples strengths"
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3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth
13.  The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "Very funny - these "legend of ..." stories are great for younger readers of Eoin Colfer - this one made me laugh the most - especially the 'Paul Jonses'"
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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

The Giggler Treatment
14.  The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle
The list author says:
  "A cautionary tale about how the fairies will get you if you are horrible to your children - (has the word poo in it). Very funny & written in an imaginative way."
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A Mouse Called Wolf
15.  A Mouse Called Wolf by Dick King-Smith
The list author says:
  "Again a touching and sensitive short story with a strong PSHE content from Dick-King Smith"
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy (Seriously Silly Stories)
16.  Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy (Seriously Silly Stories) by Laurence Anholt
The list author says:
  "Another popular book from this series of stories written for younger readers - in this version the magic slippers are a pair of football boots that score amazing goals"
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

The Werepuppy (Puffin Books)
17.  The Werepuppy (Puffin Books) by Jacqueline Wilson
The list author says:
  "A fun story about an errant dog - written by Jacqueline Wilson for her younger readers in slightly larger than average print"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

The Last Gold Diggers: Being as It Were, an Account of a Small Dog's Adventures, Down Under
18.  The Last Gold Diggers: Being as It Were, an Account of a Small Dog's Adventures, Down Under by Harry Horse
The list author says:
  "Part of a series of books about "Roo - a dog of character" as he journeys to Australia in a steam powered airplane - laughed my socks off"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

Nag Club (Sprinters)
19.  Nag Club (Sprinters) by Anne Fine
The list author says:
  "Sprinters are a great series books by well known authors for younger readers - this is written in larger easy to read print - a lovely fun story about getting your own way with your parents"
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Stone Me! (Mad Myths)
20.  Stone Me! (Mad Myths) by Steve Barlow
The list author says:
  "Part of a series about modern takes on Greek myths - this one is about Medusa - would suit an older more sophisticated reader who already knows some Greek stories"
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Burping Bertha
21.  Burping Bertha by Michael Rosen
The list author says:
  "A real book for real children who burp - a cautionary tale about burping too much"
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The Were-Pig
22.  The Were-Pig by Paul Stewart
The list author says:
  "A great little story about serial snacking - Im sure lots of mums & dads can empathise with that one"
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The Runner
23.  The Runner by Keith Gray
The list author says:
  "A serious short book for younger readers about running away from home - needs discussion"
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3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Storm (Red Banana)
24.  Storm (Red Banana) by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The list author says:
  "This is a great traditional style ghost story for younger readers - the banana books are a series of books for newly independent readers writtten by well known authors"
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4u2read: Mad Iris
25.  4u2read: Mad Iris by Scoular Anderson
The list author says:
  "Super funny writer for this age group - printed on sensory sensitive paper for dyslexia, SLD, Irlens, ASD etc"
5.02   Used & New from: 0.28
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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