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Box sets for advanced 8 year old reader?

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Initial post: 8 Feb 2013, 18:06:09 GMT
Bookmyster81 says:
My daughter is an avid reader and basically is reading a book a day (from school library). She has gone through the books I have brought so I really need box sets as single books simply don't last long.

Any ideas for good ones that are fairly long but don't have too much teen content? She will read pretty much any types of books

Posted on 9 Feb 2013, 13:03:26 GMT
sandsy says:
The White Giraffe series (4 books) by Lauren St John;
Horrible Histories box set;
Famous Five is available as a boxed set as are other Enid Blyton series from time to time;
How to Train Your Dragon (9 books) by Cressida Cowell.

Suggest you look at The Book People or Red House for lots of box set bargains. There are also bargains to be found from eBay sellers.

Posted on 9 Feb 2013, 16:50:58 GMT
My daughter (now 10) sucked up books by the age of 8 too. She loved the "Warrior Cats" by Erin Hunter (it's about cats living in the wild) and the Narnia books, of course. You can also try buying her eBooks since they're much cheaper.

Posted on 9 Feb 2013, 17:47:45 GMT
My eight year old absolutely devoured Michael Murpurgo books, and I enjoyed them too.

Posted on 9 Feb 2013, 18:30:50 GMT
poppycat says:
My daughter was the same at that age still is,always goes back to reread all harry potters for about thirtieth time,loved nancy drew after she'd got through all the usual enid blyton stories and has just discovered the book of beginnings by John Stephens lots in set.

Posted on 11 Feb 2013, 10:26:26 GMT
Kim D says:
Can I suggest The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness (which you can buy as a box set on Amazon). The series is a challenging read for an 8 year old, but the chapters are short, the stories are always exciting and the content is age appropriate. I know many children who think these books are brilliant.
With best wishes
Kim Donovan
Author of St Viper's School for Super Villains

Posted on 11 Feb 2013, 17:59:46 GMT
Ceana says:
May I recommend the Spiderwick Chronicles, they are a eerie series of books. Perfect for a 8 year old.

Posted on 19 Feb 2013, 15:47:30 GMT
Miss Jones says:
I noticed that all of these posts are recommending books all in a series, why not try a mixed box set of classics like Oxford Children's Classic Box Set. They are books she can come back to again and again.

In reply to an earlier post on 17 Jun 2013, 23:53:52 BST
Cat Lover says:
Try Philip Roy's Submarine Outlaw series. It's not a box set, but there are 5 books in the series, and the sixth one will be out this summer. Wonderful!

Posted on 18 Jun 2013, 19:24:58 BST
Broxi3781 says:
The Dark is Rising sequence is brilliant as id The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series.

Posted on 20 Jun 2013, 07:19:08 BST
Igor says:
A good recommendation would be Enid Blytons Malory Towers(Six books) and St Clares (nine or so books)

Posted on 20 Jun 2013, 22:01:43 BST
saintlynerak says:
Captain underpants are good! Ten of them to read, my seven year old , didn't enjoy reading, til these! Any suggestions of further reading for him anyone?

In reply to an earlier post on 21 Jun 2013, 14:41:17 BST
L. Baldachin says:
Susan Cooper, the excellent Dark is Rising series (5 books). I was also a big reader and into sci-fi and fantasy at the age of 8-9 and loved these books. Also, John Stephens - Books of Beginning series (still in progress). Currently being read by younger sibling and says its very good.

Also, Carbonel, The Kingdom of Carbonel and Carbonel & Calidor by Barbara Sleigh. I never forgot this trilogy.
Lucy M. Boston series: Children of Green Knowe - children's mystical ghost story of sorts. Challenging read too so it might slow her down!
Helen Cresswell books, especially Moondial.

Posted on 22 Jun 2013, 11:32:20 BST
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Posted on 22 Jun 2013, 14:14:54 BST
Broxi3781 says:
Jay - one can only wonder if you have written the reviews yourself - or had friends and family do it. it's obvious this is your book or you wouldn't be desperate to try to sell it under very post. There is a meet the authors board here for self promotion. Spamming the readers forums is a violation of Amazon rules.

Posted on 22 Jun 2013, 14:49:59 BST
A. Milne says:
Hi! I have a 9 year old son who is also an avid reader and we both loved the Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. I can also highly recommend Dragon Whisperer by Lucinda Hare although sadly the series isn't yet finished.

Posted on 22 Jun 2013, 22:25:31 BST
J. Robertson says:
Try the Dream master series by Teresa Breslin, both my children loved them. The first one is a little complex for the first couple of chapters (setting up the format for the series), but then is brilliant. My dyslexic son enjoyed them so much he strived to read them. His class teacher enjoyed his copy so much she added the series to the class library.

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Posted on 28 Jun 2013, 21:31:31 BST
Love2Read says:
The Charlie Bone series by Jenny Nimmo is brilliant

Posted on 25 Oct 2014, 08:06:13 BST
G Lardner says:
Hi guys

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Dec 2014, 22:19:00 GMT
LEP says:
They have a Michael Murpurgo collection at Red House books - 20 books for £25(ish).
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