Books For Younger Readers

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A problem recently brought to my attention is that of finding books suitable for younger readers with an older reading age. One friend has a 6 1/2 year old with a reading age of 10. The problem isn't finding books for a 10 year old - that's easy - the problem is finding books with an appropriate reading age, but covering material of interest to a 7 year old!

Here are a few titles and authors that have been suggested:

  • Rick Riordan (Percy Jackson)
  • Terry Pratchett
    • Wee Free Men
    • Johnny and the ..
    • Bromeliad
    • Truckers/Diggers/Wings
  • Alan Garner
  • Diana Wynne Jones
  • Lemony Snicket
  • Louis Sachar (Holes)
  • Lucy & Stephen Hawking
  • Anthony Horowitz: Stormbreaker
  • Roald Dahl in general,
  • The Phantom Tollbooth,
  • Charlotte's Web,
  • Tom's Midnight Garden.
  • Heinlein
  • A.C.Clarke


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