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Old 02-18-2013, 02:01 PM   #1
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Grown up books for a 10 yr old

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My daughter Cailtin loves reading but she's getting bored with childrens books. She loves humour, mystery and thrillers. I need to find her some more adult books that don't have any scenes of a sexual nature or content that is too grown up in them. They should also be easy to read and not too boring.
Any suggestions?

I was thinking of trying the following 3 but so far it's all I can think of.

The Mysterious Stranger - Mark Twain
Jock of the Busheveld - Percy Fitzpatrick
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Talking to strange men - Ruth Rendell

She's very mature for her age and knows where babies come from lol!
Just nothing with details of you know what!

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Take a look at this link Snip. There are lots of ideas on here. I would suggest you look at some specific authors. Carl Hiassen is one, Cornelia Funke is another. Who else...um...try the Artemis Fowl series too, that was a good 'er.
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Take a look at this link Snip. There are lots of ideas on here. I would suggest you look at some specific authors. Carl Hiassen is one, Cornelia Funke is another. Who else...um...try the Artemis Fowl series too, that was a good 'er.
Thanks Alix I tried searching online but the suggestions were terrible! One site even suggested To Kill A Mockingbird I know it's a classic and maybe I have no culture but reading it was like watching paint dry
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Has she read the Harry Potter series yet, Snip? Another wonderful set of books is the Anne of Green Gables series, by L.M. Montgomery, truly classic. Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Norse mythology books were fun for me at that age. The Narnia series was good. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books are a hoot, and take place in Botswana! I would second Carl Hiassen.

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Has she read the Harry Potter series yet, Snip? Another wonderful set of books is the Anne of Green Gables series, by L.M. Montgomery, truly classic. Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Norse mythology books were fun for me at that age. The Narnia series was good. The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency books are a hoot, and take place in Botswana! I would second Carl Hiassen.

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She's read Harry Potter, Narnia and The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency (bought at the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency Coffee shop in Botswana!) We lived in Botswana up until a year ago.

Forgot about Anne of Green Gables and I'll try some mythology books. Thanks Dawg
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That link I posted is to the Young Readers Choice Awards. They break down the books by age group, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. I've read a LOT of the books on those lists over the years and the quality is consistently good. They are also chosen and voted upon by readers and the kids are always pleased with them. Hope you find some things she'll enjoy.
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I loved Nancy Drew when I was her age. Sherlock Holmes might be interesting, too.

Re the Detective Agency book, has she read the entire series?

I just started rereading "The Secret Garden."
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I loved Nancy Drew when I was her age. Sherlock Holmes might be interesting, too.

She should like Nancy Drew, I liked it too and her taste is similar to mine.

Re the Detective Agency book, has she read the entire series?

Yip, she's a book worm like her mother

I just started rereading "The Secret Garden."
She is busy with The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgsen Burnett !
Which redition are you reading?
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You might pose the same question on this forum...http://www.bookandreader.com/forums/ Alix and I are both members there.
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #10
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Ok, I've picked 2 suggestions from each of you. I'm going to the library tomorrow to see what I can find. That should keep her busy for a while :)

Thanks Again!
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