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Great books for rising 7 year olds

April Wallis "scary_aunty"
 
The Twits
The Twits
"You cannot talk about children's books without Roald Dahl - simply the most frequently read book by new independent readers"
The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights
The Iron Man: A Children's Story in Five Nights
"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"
The Hodgeheg (Puffin Modern Classics)
The Hodgeheg (Puffin Modern Classics)
"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"
The Diary of a Killer Cat (The Killer Cat)
The Diary of a Killer Cat (The Killer Cat)
"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."
George's Marvellous Medicine
George's Marvellous Medicine
"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"
The Magic Finger
The Magic Finger
"Great for empowering young girls - mischief & magic - Roald Dahl books make great read out loud books to less confident readers too"
The Man Who Wore All His Clothes
The Man Who Wore All His Clothes
"Good transition from picture books to chapter books - full colour illustrations - large format - good story - also see the other stories about the Gaskitts"
Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens
Seriously Silly Stories: Snow White and The Seven Aliens
"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"
Horrid Henry's Underpants (Horrid Henry Early Reader)
Horrid Henry's Underpants (Horrid Henry Early Reader)
"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."
Viking at School
Viking at School
"Another great writer for this age group - fun story about ancient viking meets modern world."
My Mum's Going to Explode!
My Mum's Going to Explode!
"1 of a series of books about Nicholas' family - this one made me laugh the most - about pregnancy & new siblings"
The Guard Dog
The Guard Dog
"I love this story - everyone has a place and there is a place for everyone - about caring for others & using peoples strengths"
The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth
The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth
"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'"
The Giggler Treatment
The Giggler Treatment
"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."
A Mouse Called Wolf
A Mouse Called Wolf
"Again a touching and sensitive short story with a strong PSHE content from Dick-King Smith"
Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy
Seriously Silly Supercrunchies: Cinderboy
"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"
The Werepuppy (Puffin Books)
The Werepuppy (Puffin Books)
"A fun story about an errant dog - written by Jacqueline Wilson for her younger readers in slightly larger than average print"
The Last Gold Diggers: Being as It Were, an Account of a Small Dog's Adventures, Down Under
The Last Gold Diggers: Being as It Were, an Account of a Small Dog's Adventures, Down Under
"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"
Nag Club (Sprinters)
Nag Club (Sprinters)
"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"
Stone Me! (Mad Myths)
Stone Me! (Mad Myths)
"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"
Burping Bertha
Burping Bertha
"A real book for real children who burp - a cautionary tale about burping too much"
The Were-Pig
The Were-Pig
"A great little story about serial snacking - Im sure lots of mums & dads can empathise with that one"
The Runner
The Runner
"A serious short book for younger readers about running away from home - needs discussion"
Storm
Storm
"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"
4u2read: Mad Iris
4u2read: Mad Iris
"Super funny writer for this age group - printed on sensory sensitive paper for dyslexia, SLD, Irlens, ASD etc"