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Initial post: 8 Oct 2010 15:42:38 BDT
Looking for books that will inspire 8-11 year olds please!

Posted on 8 Oct 2010 18:06:06 BDT
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome - timeless, classic, kids of all ages love it.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Oct 2010 18:22:41 BDT
Heliotrope says:
This series is becoming increasingly popular
Saxby Smart: Private Detective - The Curse of the Ancient Mask and Other Case Files
And by the same author, these are highly recommended:
Jeremy Brown: Spy
Bottomby

Posted on 8 Oct 2010 19:28:35 BDT
Ruth O'D says:
Darren Shan's 'Cirque de Freak' series, or Anthony Horowitz's 'Alex Rider' books.

Posted on 9 Oct 2010 18:51:30 BDT
Ms. L. Regan says:
Does he like fantasy? If so, 'Zac's Destiny' by Lynne North is worth checking out. It's a sword and sorcery tale that isn't so long as to get boring!

Posted on 9 Oct 2010 20:03:48 BDT
Last edited by the author on 9 Oct 2010 20:05:00 BDT
My 9 year old son has been gripped by the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz. It's lovely to see him so enjoying a book. It's about a 14 year old spy who gets up to several exciting adventures.

Posted on 10 Oct 2010 02:26:35 BDT
ExpatinJapan says:
My son who is almost the same age loves the Beast Quest series by Adam Blade and also the How to train your dragon series by Cressida Cowell.

Posted on 10 Oct 2010 08:09:42 BDT
A John says:
The Beast Quest books were popular in my son's class
Also - The Spiderwick Chronicles, and Captain Underpants

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 00:39:42 BDT
Last edited by the author on 11 Oct 2010 00:40:59 BDT
ExpatinJapan says:
And in a similar vein to Captain Underpants, the Horrid Henry series is a hoot! Despite being a rather naughty character, he does learn the error of his ways.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2010 10:13:18 BDT
hill-dweller says:
The Grim Gruesome books are fun exciting historical adventure stories for this age group.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:41:26 BDT
Jimera says:
The first in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz is available as a graphic novel too. Lots of images that support independent reading and quicken the pace.

Posted on 11 Oct 2010 14:41:28 BDT
Jimera says:
The first in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz is available as a graphic novel too. Lots of images that support independent reading and quicken the pace.

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Oct 2010 00:58:15 BDT
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Posted on 13 Oct 2010 14:10:14 BDT
Last edited by the author on 13 Oct 2010 14:11:44 BDT
S Brethes says:
I've had great feedback from 9 year old boys and girls on The Green King by Stephanie Parker. A mystical adventure set in the English countryside - a little bit old fashioned but full of magic and monsters, secret passageways and the battle between good and evil!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Oct 2010 19:45:02 BDT
K. Valentine says:
Percy Jackson series, The Spook Chronicles, The Adventures of Charlie Small, Mr Gumm stories, How to Train Your Dragon series all kept mine engrossed and writing fabulous stories at school!

Posted on 13 Oct 2010 21:08:43 BDT
Holes, my son has just read this and he absolutely loved it! Hes now reading it again!

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 20:07:09 BDT
SPM says:
My son is ten and has read all the Alex Rider books, also by Anthony Horowitz the Diamond Brothers series of books, if he likes football, then consider the books by Dan Freedman about Jamie Johnson, Conspiracy 365 January through to September read so far and already on order are October to December, anything by Michael Morpurgo and of course Roald Dahl, my son especially enjoyed Roald Dahl autobiography Boy. For light reading Captain Underpants and Horris Henry also went down well although he has a grown out of these a little now.

In reply to an earlier post on 14 Oct 2010 20:30:50 BDT
C. Dines says:
Millions and Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce. My son (10) is fixated - hates fantasy and these books especially Cosmic have really made him laugh. If your son likes mad books, try Mr Gum.

Posted on 14 Oct 2010 22:19:05 BDT
C. Carter says:
A Million Footsteps is an adventure story of two brothers who are 9 and 11 and my son loved it. He has also enjoyed most of the Michael Morpurgo books and just recently read Holes by Louis Sachar.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2010 16:27:32 GMT
Gogindy says:
[ASIN:B004ASORLG Flotsam]] kindle

Flotsam, By Stephanie Skeem. A great kids book that's easy yet fun to read. Uk hasn't got the paperback in print though.

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Dec 2010 16:27:39 GMT
Gogindy says:
[ASIN:B004ASORLG Flotsam]] kindle

Flotsam, By Stephanie Skeem. A great kids book that's easy yet fun to read. Uk hasn't got the paperback in print though.

Posted on 13 Dec 2010 17:41:45 GMT
Scott says:
May I suggest my new book, Spy Kidz, a hilarious Sherlock Holmes-style mystery adventure?

Regards,

Jayde

jayde-scott.blogspot.com

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2010 21:28:41 GMT
Sam says:
Try Danny Daydream. This is a book of short stories about a boy who daydreams about adventures. Really fun and good for boys in particular.

Posted on 13 Dec 2010 23:19:59 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 14 Dec 2010 17:54:54 GMT
Janis MacKay says:
may I suggest my prize winning book - magnus fin and the ocean quest, published by Floris. Had lots of positive feedback from nine year old boys
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