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    #235955 - 01/19/17 08:17 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    ultramarina Offline
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    Not sure if already mentioned, but DS8 is extremely fond of the Wildwood series by Colin Meloy

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    #235963 - 01/19/17 11:47 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Mana, can you provide a little more detail about what "the Amulet series" is so I can add it to the list? Otherwise, I think the first-page list is up to date through here.

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    #237519 - 04/02/17 12:23 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Yikes, I am over 3 months late.

    I would not recommend the Amulet series for young readers for its violent content. The first book starts off with a parent suffering a very traumatic death. Definitely 8 and up for most children.

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    #237520 - 04/02/17 12:36 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    OK, I'll leave it off this list, then. Thanks!

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    #237524 - 04/02/17 02:27 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    My son really enjoyed Bridge to Terabithia, The One and Only Ivan, Old Yellar, Rain Reign, Where the Fern Grows, and Tuck Everlasting. These all deal with some sort of death in the novels though, so discretion is advised for more sensitive readers.

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    #241448 - 02/26/18 11:29 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Relatively new and great non-fiction graphic comics for this age group:

    - The Human Body Theatre by Maris Wicks

    - And the whole Science Comics series (the first is Coral Reefs - Cities of the Ocean by Maris Wicks) is terrific as well. There are already four or five and more will be coming out soon (including one on the human brain!).

    - Also, Sea Creatures #1, Reef Madness and Sea Creatures #2, Armed and Dangerous by Christophe Cazenove. There are likely more coming out, as they were first published in French and there are more available in the French series.

    - And also, older but still great: All of the Joseph Midthun Building Blocks of Science and Building Blocks of Math books.

    DS6 loves all of the above!

    And I would almost recommend to add the Beast Academy books on the list! DS6 has taken to reading them for pleasure. smile

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    #241554 - 03/08/18 07:20 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Lovely gentle chapter books to feed the imagination:

    Fortunately the Milk by Neil Gaiman

    Ottoline books by Chris Riddell

    Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve

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    #241877 - 04/04/18 07:27 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    City of Ember (Series) by Jeanne DuPrau (Science Fiction)
    Holes by Louis Sacher

    Both of these have been favorites in our house. (Mystery)
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    #242020 - 04/10/18 10:44 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    Lemony Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events" books are DS6's newest reading obsession. I definitely recommend these stories for their dark humour and irony.

    Here's a link for books 1-13.

    https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Wreck-Un...ortunate+events
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    #242021 - 04/10/18 12:53 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
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    "The Genius Files", a five-book series by Dan Gutman about 12-almost-13-year-old gifted twins, and their adventures with a secret government agency (under the oblivious noses of their professorial parents).

    https://www.amazon.com/Genius-Files-Mission-Unstoppable/dp/0061827665

    And Lemony Snicket is also on our list for the immediate future.
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