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Recommendations for 11 year old girls reading books?


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Initial post: 1 Mar 2012, 21:22:52 GMT
W. RULE says:
HI
does anyone have any Recommendations for books with know witches or that sort of stuff? I love ballet shoes and stuff along those lines I have read all the Enid blytons so need some more stuff to read. many thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2012, 18:13:58 GMT
Last edited by the author on 10 Mar 2012, 12:36:43 GMT
LEP says:
I've just answered a similar posting by you re. this. Have a look at that.

In addition to those I've already mentioned elsewhere, try these:

The Swish of the Curtain - Pamela Brown (and other books in the series by her)
Follyfoot - Monica Dickens
Flambards series - K M Peyton
Castle of Shadows - Ellen Renner
Beswitched - Kate Sauders
The Penderwicks - Jeannie Birdsall
Silver Spiers series - Ann Bryant
A Traveller in Time - Alison Uttley
Philippa Fisher's Fairy Godsister - Liz Krenner
Shine - Kate Maryon
Glitter - Kate Maryon
A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline l'Engle
The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - Joan Aiken
There's also The Worst Witch series by Murray, however, it may be too young for you.

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Mar 2012, 21:19:35 GMT
LEP says:
Here's one or two more:
Magicalamity - Kate Saunders (and her other books)
Also look at Eve Ibbotson's books. She writes both children's and teens/YA books.

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2012, 13:00:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Mar 2012, 21:47:43 GMT
LEP says:
Here's some more. I took these from recommendations for age 11 from the RedHouse Books site.

A Midsummer Tights Dream - Louise Rennison (part of a series)
Sky Hawk - Gill Lewis
My Family and Other Animals - Gerald Durrell
The Ingo Chronicles - Helen Dunmore
Ballad and also Lament - both by Maggie Stiefvater
Hush Hush and also Crescendo - both by Becca Fitpatrick
The Elephant in the Garden - Michael Morpurgo
Ruby Redfort - Look into My Eyes - by Lauren Child
Lemony Snicket
The Emerald Atlas - John Stephens
Pegasus - Robin McKinley
Journey to the River Sea - Eva Ibbotson
Library of Athena series - Christine Norris
The Shapeshifter - Ali Sparkes
Little House on the Prairie - Laura Ingalls Wilder

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2012, 13:09:14 GMT
LEP says:
A few more:

St. Clare's series and also Malory Towers series - Pamela Cox
Pony Club Rivals series - Stacy Gregg
Skate School series - Kay Woodwood
Laura Marlin Mysteries - Lauren St John

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2012, 16:52:00 GMT
W. RULE says:
thanks so much I am grateful for all of that.
thanks!

In reply to an earlier post on 8 Mar 2012, 18:06:51 GMT
Last edited by the author on 8 Mar 2012, 20:22:38 GMT
LEP says:
Lizzie Dripping - Helen Cresswell
The Diamond of Drury Lane (Cat Royal series) - Julia Golding
At the House of the Magician series - Mary Hooper
Pegasus series (not the one already mentioned) - Kate O'Hearn

In reply to an earlier post on 10 Mar 2012, 19:49:25 GMT
LEP says:
Have you read:
Chronicles of Narnia - C S Lewis
The Hobbit - Tolkien

Posted on 12 Mar 2012, 11:54:06 GMT
W. RULE says:
Yes!

Posted on 12 Mar 2012, 14:30:28 GMT
P. J. Taylor says:
Check out:-

Moondial by Helen Cresswell

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2012, 09:41:28 GMT
try " The Witches" by Roald Dahl. Published in 1983 and turned into a terrific film in 1990 starring ANGELICA hUSTON AND MAI ZETTERLING.
and a host of good old British talent.
BB

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Mar 2012, 09:56:57 GMT
try " The Witches" by Roald Dahl. Published in 1983 and turned into a terrific film in 1990 starring ANGELICA hUSTON AND MAI ZETTERLING.
and a host of good old British talent.
BB

Posted on 23 Mar 2012, 20:53:07 GMT
Sandy May says:
The Ingo series is fantastic, as well as the Roman Mysteries.

My 11 year old girl twins love them.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Mar 2012, 11:04:58 GMT
Reviewer says:
Hi, I am a HUGE Enid Blyton fan! These two simialr style books are free today on Amazon (links at the bottom of the You Tube video) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U74FO3wYe9U

In reply to an earlier post on 25 Mar 2012, 22:47:46 BST
Last edited by the author on 25 Mar 2012, 22:50:21 BST
hi , try " Skulduggery Pleasant " .. ive just read the 1st one and its brilliant , i recon its ripe for a tv series or a film i rate it so highly , also of course the " Northern Lights " trilogy which the film Golden Compass was based , again brilliant !!

Posted on 26 Mar 2012, 17:23:07 BST
Through The Cat Flap: The Gold Shield

Hi

Please download the smaple chapters and see what you think of this book :)

Thanks

Posted on 31 Mar 2012, 01:07:52 BST
Last edited by the author on 31 Mar 2012, 01:17:27 BST
Hazel says:
Tomorrow Girls #1: Behind the Gates
The Secret of the Old Clock/The Bungalow Mystery/The Mystery of the 99 Steps: 1 (Best of Nancy Drew Classic Collection)
The Mysterious Benedict Society
The Inkheart Trilogy
Ranger's Apprentice 1: The Ruins of Gorlan

And if you don't mind dragons (actually living statues) and squirrels:
The Fire Within

Posted on 7 Sep 2012, 12:44:20 BST
Last edited by the author on 3 Jan 2013, 12:29:48 GMT
To add to LEP's post, the Follyfoot books by Monica Dickens are

Cobbler's Dream
Follyfoot
Dora At Follyfoot
The Horses Of Follyfoot
Stranger At Follyfoot

There is an omnibus edition of the latter four books, but it doesn't contain Cobbler's Dream.

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Sep 2012, 15:32:52 BST
Last edited by the author on 27 Sep 2012, 15:36:31 BST
John Gammon says:
This one doesn't have witches, but it's scary and funny enough: True Grit, by Charles Portis. It's a story told by a singleminded, resourceful 14 year old girl who hires a gritty deputy marshal and goes on an adventure into Indian territory to find her father's killer. You'd think it was written when it is set, because it really conjures up what it was like to live in 19th century Oklahoma, but the book first appeared in 1968. There's an introduction in the latest edition by another author, Donna Tartt, who says her whole family (including her as a youngster) loved this novel no matter what their reading tastes were. Roald Dahl liked it too. A great read, and cheap on Amazon at the moment.

Posted on 6 Oct 2012, 23:04:15 BST
Last edited by the author on 6 Oct 2012, 23:04:55 BST
Blackjack says:
Try the Sammy Keyes series by Wendelin Van Drannen. A 13 year old girl detective, my daughter got hooked at the age of 10, I still read them and I'm a lot older than her!

Posted on 10 Oct 2012, 01:50:20 BST
Nonny says:
"As It Happens" By J.Savile

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Oct 2012, 17:40:22 BST
Belstarr The Lost Toymaker: 1 or Iris Investigates: Beastly Goings On In Pelican Wharf: 1

Either, Belstarr The Lost Toymaker - Christmas Story like the 'Grinch' or Iris Investigates - a spooky tale. Both excellent.
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