Shop now Shop now Shop now Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Listen in Prime Shop now Shop now
Customer Discussions > childrens books discussion forum

Books to read to a 6 year old

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-25 of 75 posts in this discussion
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 16:41:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Dec 2012 16:41:50 GMT
Jan M says:
I've just added Bao's Quest to the Kindle Store and it would be perfect for a 6 year old. It's a dragon tale and includes making new friends, working with others, playing games and a lot more, besides being fun. Best of all it's on Amazon Prime so would be free to read if you're a member.Bao's Quest

Posted on 17 Nov 2012 18:45:39 GMT
Suzee Martin says:
I have 5 complimentary books which are also in this series to be given away with the next 5 orders for Touchwood Tales, Zandor the Evil Wizard...ideal for 6 to 8 year olds. Have a look on Amazon.

Posted on 16 Nov 2012 18:51:33 GMT
Mj says:
For girls, I would recommend Secret Kingdom by Rosie Banks, wonderful books on Magic Nd Friends, and of course the wonderful Rainbow Magic series. Both will have her reading independently before you know it. For boys I'd suggest Beast Quest!

Posted on 15 Nov 2012 21:10:55 GMT
I read Adam Frost's 'Ralph the Magic Rabbit' to mine and they really liked it. He's written a few more now but here is the link: Ralph the Magic Rabbit or if you've got a Kindle, you could always read the 6 year old my one: The Strange School but it depends how advanced they are. Happy reading!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Nov 2012 02:03:37 GMT
Last edited by the author on 15 Nov 2012 02:05:19 GMT
Mark Head says:
---and here's one that might appeal to Santa story addicts and a bedtime reader How Santa got his wheels Ebook and paperback

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Nov 2012 06:25:52 GMT
Last edited by the author on 14 Nov 2012 06:27:50 GMT
Denyse King says:
The kindle version of Realand (The Portal Series) - is now out with the paperback due for publication Dec 1st. I would say my writing style is a cross between Enid Blyton and Spike Milligan though my editor describes it as a cross between Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and Narnia. As your 6 year old enjoyed Roal Dahl I am confident my writing will entertain her too. A reader on Wattpad referred to the prequel to the series as "A great read which could become as epic as Harry Potter". There is a sample available on the kindle page from the link above and I would be interested to know what you think after reading too.

Posted on 13 Nov 2012 14:48:04 GMT
Humphrey says:
Try the ebook 'Football is Fantastic!'

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Oct 2012 09:43:57 BDT
J. Harris says:
Emma, I would love to know what you think of my new book, available as an eBook from today, and in print in around two weeks ... Noosum Foosum

Posted on 26 Oct 2012 00:03:25 BDT
If she likes animals then she may enjoy hearing One Last Run Its a e-book but can download to a pc or ipad. Its a horse adventure from the horses point of view. Its new out this year and I know the author - shes in her teens.

Posted on 28 Sep 2012 20:09:07 BDT
J. Andrade says:
Joan Aitken's series about Arabel and her raven Mortimer is very very funny. The language is a bit old fashioned, in a good way that makes it great for reading aloud. The one about the Escaped Black Mamba is my favourite. My six year old loves all of them, and my 9 and 11 year olds aren't embarrassed to admit that they do too. I don't know why these books aren't better known

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2012 21:23:25 BDT
AJ Duncan says:
May I humbly suggest The Badger-Boy Brouhaha?

It is a comic fantasy set many moons ago in a faraway kingdom (near what we today call Barnet). It tells the story of Will - a lowly owl-pellet collector for the local wizard, Ian Credible - and his quest to save the kingdom's princess from an alien abduction. It is a thoroughly thrilling tale of sad clowns, haunted teacups, terrifying mazes, evil blue goblins, toothy aliens, deadly jam, knights with great haircuts, a maid who is hard as nails, and a badger costume made from a wizard's excess back hair.
Officially, it is aimed at seven to 12-year-olds, but will amaze and delight readers of all ages. Even Grandma.
(Oh, and I confess... I wrote it. It is for my daughter, who is already demanding a sequel, which is an encouraging sign.)

Posted on 23 Sep 2012 17:15:29 BDT
Harris LBB says:
Great of many...Two children, Turnip and Meadowsweet, go down to the river's edge to play. They've taken a coin to wash in the water but the old, precious coin slips from Turnip's fingers and is lost. As they lament their bad luck, they hear a voice from behind them. It is Odo, the cat, and their adventure begins. Magic pins, time travel, a seasick feline and a trip to the twenty-first century makes the trio's day more than it starts out to be. They meet all sorts of characters and see many things that are nothing like what they're used to seeing.

Odo and the Time Children is a wonderful story! Odo, Turnip and Meadowsweet are all delightful. Their adventure is perfectly charming! The things they see that amaze them, especially combustion engines and the effect they have in the modern world, are shown so vividly that I felt as if I were seeing them for the first time, too. Dolores the mouse is fun and will make children giggle. The other secondary characters are also engaging. I couldn't find anything not to love about this book. One of the best parts is that Che Dee has left it open so that the engaging threesome could, hopefully, go on many more adventures! Wonderful story, clear writing and memorable characters make Odo and the Time Children a tale to remember!
Odo and the Time Children

Posted on 23 Sep 2012 15:36:21 BDT
Harris LBB says:
Odo and the Time Children is an imaginative story about Odo, a talking time traveling cat, Meadowsweet and her brother Turnip. The children find themselves with a big problem on their hands, when Odo appears. A talking cat isn't something you can ignore, and when he offers to help the children find the lost golden coin, they can't say no. Little did the children know that this would involve traveling through time and running into some not very nice people.

Che Dee has woven a delightful tale that makes it hard to put the book down. Her imagination draws you in and keeps you until the last page. Set in Saxon times, modern times and several times in between, you get a sense of what it would be like to travel into the future where everything was strange and wonderful at the same time.

This book is great for children around nine and up. Odo and the Time Children will spark their imaginations and they will learn a little about Saxon England at the same time.

Posted on 16 Sep 2012 08:32:40 BDT
Beowulf420 says:
Jam, Spaghetti and Bigfoot
Try this - extensively tested on 6 year olds!

Posted on 14 Sep 2012 17:04:48 BDT
kiwi says:
Try Amy Nigglebottom and the Turn Left Adventure (£6.95) - kids love it because it has "Bottom" in the title! Great story that even keeps an adult in suspense, and super colour illustrations. - suitable for boys!

Posted on 2 Jun 2012 10:31:31 BDT
liz81 says:
Il lupo e la volpe! But unfortunately it is written in Italian ...


Il lupo e la volpe

Il lupo e la volpe (Libro illustrato per bambini) (Italian Edition)


In reply to an earlier post on 24 May 2012 15:28:05 BDT
[Deleted by Amazon on 24 May 2012 18:21:15 BDT]

Posted on 5 Mar 2012 11:51:21 GMT
Mrs J Vesey says:
I've just finished reading 'Bertle B Bug and the Case of the Missing Space Slugs' by Stuart Garratt, to my 6 yr old daughter as a bedtime read and she loved it, couldn't wait to go to bed. It has adventure, mystery and a few funny moments along the way, it also as characters they can easily remember.

Posted on 27 Oct 2011 23:39:32 BDT
Daisy Drama Club and The Ghost Burglars You could try this ... inspired by my own daughter who set up a drama club with her best friend. We ended up putting on about ten plays in our village hall and even went on tour ...

Posted on 14 Feb 2011 22:53:37 GMT
Switchers says:
I'd second the Mr Gum books, I find them funny too and my six year old loves them. His grandparents bought him the first three at Christmas and he's reading an hour himself every night. He's now finished all 8 books, largely by himself=, they've really helped his reading.

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Feb 2011 19:18:34 GMT
Sam says:
Have read Danny daydream books with our boys and would definitely agree that they are good fun and enjoyable for boys.

Posted on 13 Feb 2011 12:37:12 GMT
popsicle says:
My girls 6 and 3 love being read dick king smith and dahl books, also my oldest loves Daisy the donkey's first fare by russ brown, so much so I had to write a review on here for it never done that before! My girls love it and ask for it to be read every night!
hope that helps

Posted on 11 Feb 2011 09:58:35 GMT
[Deleted by Amazon on 16 Jan 2013 06:59:43 GMT]

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Feb 2011 19:55:47 GMT
ian says:
Try these, 'Charlie Rabbits Adventures' on kindle. you can always download a free sample to see if its right for you. they are ll short bedtime stories so hopefully the child gets to enjoy the ending before they get bored! there are 5 books in the 'adventure series and the first 3 are included in 'the first collection' which starts with a Christmas story that introduces you to the main character, a rabbit! do hope that helps.

Posted on 4 Feb 2011 14:37:20 GMT
[Deleted by Amazon on 7 Jun 2012 20:24:22 BDT]
‹ Previous 1 2 3 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in

Recent discussions in the childrens books discussion forum

More Customer Discussions

Most active community forums
Most active product forums

Amazon forums

This discussion

Participants:  66
Total posts:  75
Initial post:  11 Jun 2009
Latest post:  10 Dec 2012

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 9 customers

Search Customer Discussions