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Initial post: 24 Sep 2009 09:51:52 BDT
T says:
I am looking for some new books for my 7 year old son and has come across Roman Mysteries. Are these any good for 7 year old boys? Thx.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jan 2010 12:59:07 GMT
Booklover says:
They are good for any age! I started then when the first book came out and I was about 8. I am now 16 and still can't wait for the next one to come out! And the main characters are all about 10 or 11, but they havent really aged much through all of the books.

Posted on 14 Jan 2010 18:32:01 GMT
J. Sandell says:
Have you tried the Fire Theif trillogy by Terry Deary, the Time Travelling Cat series by Julia Jarman or anything by Theresa Breslin?
If you get stuck for a new author again - go to a library and ask for a reference book calld "Who Next..." you can look up your favourite authors and it will suggest other people you might like, it's great when your favourite author can't write as fast as you read!

Posted on 16 Jan 2010 17:51:01 GMT
T says:
Booklover, thx for your comment.

J Sandell, great reference book suggestion. Thx.

Posted on 19 Feb 2010 16:40:31 GMT
ajk77 says:
If you mean Caroline Lawrence: the Thieves of Ostia etc. then yes, though more typical a couple of years later.

In reply to an earlier post on 20 Feb 2010 12:06:23 GMT
flapjack says:
They are pretty hard books for a 7 year old, very wordy with a wide vocabulary. if you are reading aloud and he can sustain concentration for a long time then he'll like them, and it is a good opportunity to explain what the new words mean. I'd say they are probably reading age 9-10 standard if he is reading to himself.
They are very good books and my son loves them. They are probably a similar level in reading to the last Harry Potter books.

Posted on 14 Mar 2010 11:13:47 GMT
hill-dweller says:
If you're interested in The Roman Mysteries, the GRIM GRUESOME VIKING VILLAIN books are in a similar vein - though probably easier to read for a 7-year old as they're very accessibly written with short chapters and nicely spaced pages. They're also very exciting and great fun! A friend said the first book helped turn her 8-year old son into a 'real' reader as he couldn't put it down! Take a look at the website, www.grimgruesome.com. The 3 books are: Grim Gruesome Viking Villain: The Cursed SwordGrim Gruesome Viking Villain: The Queen's PoisonGrim Gruesome Viking Villain: Trolls' Treasure

Posted on 14 Mar 2010 20:56:17 GMT
T. Marks says:
there are really good books but it depends how sensitive your boy is. They are really intresting and different at times but can be a little bit gruesome (in the first one Flavia's (flavia's the main character) neighbours get their dogs head cut off. It depends how mature your boy is. I read them when i was about 8 (im 13 now)and i was fine so i'd say give it a go
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