Customer Discussions > childrens books discussion forum

Recommendations for books for 8 year old girl with a reading age of 11

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 151-175 of 235 posts in this discussion
In reply to an earlier post on 21 May 2012 11:52:21 BDT
sophie says:
my 11 year old son loves books by David Walliams but it depends on her sense of humour -for example Billionaire Boy and Gangsta Granny

Posted on 22 May 2012 00:17:29 BDT
J says:
Check out my novel "A Colour Of China". Guaranteed to stretch her mind with its rich textures and vivid imagery. A thrilling ride. Plus, it contains benevolent themes regarding society. Enjoy!

In reply to an earlier post on 22 May 2012 07:52:53 BDT
Sou'Wester says:
Mr. Wan. Please look at the top section of this forum, "Important Announcement from Amazon". It makes it absolutely clear that spamming and self-promotion are not permitted except in the "Meet Our Authors" section.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 18:15:45 BDT
frenchbush says:
I would recommend 'Six Minutes Past Midnight' by Annie Christensen. It's a really fast paced adventure story with lots of humour and action, my neice loved it so much she read it straight through twice. It's a book that manages to captivate children from the ages of 8 upwards and even their parents. LOVE IT!!!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2012 21:07:06 BDT
White Rose says:
Try "Quest for the Unicorn" - it was created for a nine year old with a reading age of 12 - a kids' plot, but written in uncompromised English.Quest for the Unicorn

Posted on 28 Aug 2012 20:16:51 BDT
She would probably like Journeys of the Guardians' Key by Jennifer Aherne.

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Aug 2012 14:39:05 BDT
Michelle says:
My Daugther who is 12 has started to write her own books which are aimed at probably 8-14 year olds. they are wrote by a child for a child. she has wrote they are fantasy books. If you daughter likes animals she may like The Clan Squirrals - Eye of the Storm by Abigail Chappell. If you do buy and like this book would you please let me know as only her friends have read these books so far. Hope this helps

Posted on 27 Sep 2012 21:00:12 BDT
Last edited by the author on 27 Sep 2012 21:01:36 BDT
AJ Duncan says:
May I humbly suggest The Badger-Boy Brouhaha (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.)

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Oct 2012 14:35:20 BDT
B. Moore says:
this is a charming traditional adventure story. My son loved it - worth a try or a sample
A great catch (A Tom, Jack and Jenny Adventure)

Posted on 25 Oct 2012 23:47:15 BDT
One Last Run If she likes horses then she may enjoy this new book written by a fourteen year old girl from the horses view point which I find unusual. :)

Posted on 3 Dec 2012 22:57:16 GMT
Try Lottie LImber by indie publisher dtheherring - a fun, heart-warming story about how poetry and stories can keep families together...

Posted on 3 Dec 2012 23:15:34 GMT
anne15444 says:
Also recommend "Calendar Pigs" by Georgina Jack Calendar Pigs on kindle and a few 1st edition hardback copies may still be obtainable otherwise it is now sold out worldwide. A heartwarming tale of evacuation to a farm in Northumberland. Beautiful descriptions and very real characters....lively dialogue throughout.

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 09:53:41 GMT
hirslc says:
Black Beauty, Watership Down, the Susan Cooper series, Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson, The Tripods series by John Christopher, Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls, The Witch of Blackbird Pond, the Ballet Shoes series by Noel Streatfeild, the Just So Stories/Jungle Book, The Sword in the Stone by TH White, A Christmas Carol - all highly recommended!

Posted on 4 Dec 2012 10:44:13 GMT
[Deleted by the author on 8 Apr 2013 10:29:01 BDT]

Posted on 17 Dec 2012 21:49:03 GMT

Ok, I'm sure you're not really wanting authors promoting their wares, but just in case.... my little story might fit the bill. If your daughter has a silly sense of humour like myself, Oswald and Boris's INCREDIBLE Involuntary Adventure on the Island of the Not Quite Right is funny, exciting, vampire-free, thought-provoking and engaging.

Just a suggestion!

Peter Shearing

(p.s. also available in paperback, Oswald and Boris's INCREDIBLE Involuntary Adventure on the Island of the Not Quite Right )

Posted on 18 Dec 2012 21:28:41 GMT
[Deleted by the author on 18 Dec 2012 21:30:59 GMT]

Posted on 18 Dec 2012 21:38:52 GMT
anne15444 says:
Calendar Pigs by Georgina Jack is available for Kindle or a few copies left of 1st edition

Posted on 19 Dec 2012 01:34:04 GMT
Big Annie says:
would suggest Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising series, also H.M. Hoover's Children of Morrow, or Pamela Brown's Blue Door Theatre series

Posted on 19 Dec 2012 18:27:03 GMT
My now 18-year-old daughter was similar at that age. She read all the 'Puppy Patrol' books - they may not be too young for your daughter. Then she moved onto Melody Carlson books (I think that's the right spelling) - they are quite wide-ranging in their topics.

Posted on 20 Dec 2012 22:28:05 GMT
Judging by the very strong responses during school visits and many, many letters, I suspect that my children's book, Molly and the Sword, would work well for your daughter. It tells of a young girl who overcomes obstacles on the road to success as a violinist. The recommended age is 7-12 - a wide range but the book can be read on many different levels as one ages. (For example, among the respondents in their 20's was a violinist in the Iraqi National Symphony -- although the book is not just for musicians ... nor for girls.) There are lots of reviews, letters and "News & Views" on the book's web site:

Posted on 26 Dec 2012 16:10:51 GMT
[Deleted by the author on 8 Apr 2013 10:28:41 BDT]

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Dec 2012 12:01:03 GMT
Jeff Tucker says:
I wrote The Adventures of Pokey and Sparky, maybe she would like these, I bet she does. Look for The River first, then Big City, Magic Totem and Trip to Mars. All free still today on kindle. Good Luck, Jeff Tucker

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Dec 2012 22:46:44 GMT
Try this book. An adventure story about a young psychic girl. No mention of make-up but does involve illegal pet smuggling! If you read it I would appreciate a book review on Amazon. Thanks. :)
Indigo and the Strange Animal Menagerie (An Indigo Adventure)

In reply to an earlier post on 29 Dec 2012 14:58:05 GMT
Big Annie says:
have stopped tracking this discussion for ideas as i am sick fed up of people plugging their own books

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Dec 2012 17:14:03 GMT
T. P. Ripley says:
Hi - Try my own book - Lily Lovebug and the Unconquered Planet. Don't let the title put you off. For boys and girls (good readers - 50000 words). Full of adventure, excitement and humorous gory bits! Aliens, Wizards, giant spiders - the lot!

T. P. Ripley
[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

Discussion Replies Latest Post
Important Announcement from Amazon
81 18 Sep 2013
Sapphire battersea Jacqueline wilson??? plus recommend childrens classics 1 3 days ago
Help me find my fav childhood book!!! 4 9 days ago
Recommended book for boys aged 7-10 22 11 days ago
Box sets for advanced 8 year old reader? 20 13 days ago
searching for children's book from the 1970s-1980s 96 24 days ago
Looking for a lost children's book from the 90s 0 26 Nov 2014
desperately seeking a children's audio book 36 2 Nov 2014
CHEVALIER: THE QUEEN'S MOUSEKETEER series (Fairy tale, fantasy, rhyming, bedtime story/picture book, for kids 4-10) 1 26 Oct 2014
Funny books for a 5 year old girl 24 19 Oct 2014
Old-fashioned children's books 134 19 Oct 2014
FANTASTIC NEW BOOK: Children's Books: MARTY MOUSE FINDS A HOUSE (Very Funny, Rhyming Bedtime Story/Picture Book for Beginner Readers, starring Marty Mouse the Lonely Mouse, Ages 2-8): Illustrated Story Book 0 9 Oct 2014

More Customer Discussions

Most active community forums
Most active product forums

Amazon forums

This discussion

Participants:  195
Total posts:  235
Initial post:  25 Oct 2009
Latest post:  29 Mar 2013

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 20 customers

Search Customer Discussions