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    #193026 - 06/02/14 07:59 AM Book recommendations: age 6-8
    Mark D. Offline

    Registered: 12/31/69
    Posts: 272
    Hi everyone - I have been asked to create stickies for threads with lists of book recommendations gathered from member posts for different age ranges (0-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13+). Here is the thread for the 6-8 age range.

    #193053 - 06/02/14 09:48 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    ElizabethN Offline

    Registered: 02/17/12
    Posts: 1390
    Loc: Seattle area
    Thanks for setting these threads up, Mark!

    I am the "moderator" of the 6-8 list, which means that if people make suggestions for books in this age range, I will edit this post to add them to a master list, so they are all together on the first page. Feel free to post your suggestions, and also any suggestions for list format, etc. I will link to the book on Amazon if I can find it there.

    Books for gifted kids aged 6-8
    the Secrets of Droon series by Tony Abbott
    Watership Down by Richard Adams
    Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
    Jenny and the Cat Club (and others) by Esther Averill
    Poppy and others by Avi
    Basher books series by Simon Basher
    Oz series by L. Frank Baum
    The Penderwicks (series) by Jeanne Birdsall
    The World According to Humphrey series by Betty G. Birney
    The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black
    Faraway Tree series and others by Enid Blyton
    Paddington Bear (and others) by Michael Bond
    Secrets Series by Pseudonymous Bosch
    Green Knowe series by L. M. Boston
    Flat Stanley series by Jeff Brown
    The Miniature World of Marvin and James (and others) by Elise Broach
    The Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley
    Lauren Ipsum by Carlos Bueno
    Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
    Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
    anything by Beverly Cleary
    Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi
    Eleanor by Barbara Cooney
    How to Train your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell
    The Adventures of Vin Fiz by Clive Cussler
    James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
    The BFG by Roald Dahl
    Matilda by Roald Dahl
    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
    Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
    George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl
    The Lemonade War and others by Jacqueline Davies
    The Secret Science Alliance by Eleanor Davis
    26 Fairmount Avenue and sequels by Tomie DePaola
    City of Ember and others by Jeanne DuPrau
    Half Magic (and others) by Edward Eager
    The Saturdays (and others) by Elizabeth Enright
    The Familiars series by Adam Jay Epstein
    My Mom the Pirate by Jackie French
    The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
    Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
    My Father's Dragon (and others) by Ruth Stiles Gannett
    The Fairy Doll by Rumer Godden
    The Story of Holly and Ivy by Rumer Godden
    Asterix comics by Rene Goscinny
    13 Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
    The Genius Files and sequels by Dan Gutman
    George’s Secret Key to the Universe by Stephen and Lucy Hawking
    ”B” is for Betsy (and others) by Carolyn Haywood
    Redwall and others by Brian Jacques
    Finn Family Moomintroll (and others) by Tove Jansson
    Toys Go Out series by Emily Jenkins
    We Can’t All Be Rattlesnakes by Patrick Jennings
    The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
    The Secrets of Hexbridge Castle and sequel by Gabrielle Kent
    The Water Horse (and others) by Dick King-Smith
    The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
    Galaxy’s Most Wanted by John Kloepfer
    Rabbit Hill by Robert Lawson
    Catwings (and others) by Ursula Leguin (be sure to preread, as this author spans a very wide age range)
    A Wrinkle in Time and others by Madeline L’Engle (first book is also available as a graphic novel).
    the Narnia series by CS Lewis
    The Year of the Dog and others by Grace Lin
    Pippi Longstocking (and others) by Astrid Lindgren
    Dr Dolittle series by Hugh Lofting
    The Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace
    Gooney Bird Greene series by Lois Lowry
    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (and others) by Betty MacDonald
    Dragon Slayer's Academy by Kate McMullan
    Wildwood and sequels by Colin Meloy
    The House at Pooh Corner (and others) by A.A. Milne
    Owls in the Family by Farley Mowat
    While Mrs. Coverlet Was Away and Mrs. Coverlet’s Magicians by Mary Nash
    The Borrowers by Mary Norton
    How Droofus the Dragon Lost His Head by Bill Peet
    Clementine by Sara Pennypacker
    Nick and Tesla’s High Voltage Danger Lab and sequels by Bob Pflugfelder and Steven Hockensmith
    Jigsaw Jones by James Prellar
    Oliver and the Seawigs by Philip Reeve and Sarah Mcintyre
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and others by J.K. Rowling
    The Lighthouse Family (and others) by Cynthia Rylant
    Alec Flint series by Jill Santopolo
    The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz
    The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Scieszka
    Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor series by Jon Scieszka
    A Cricket in Times Square by George Selden
    To Catch a Mermaid (and others) by Suzanne Selfors
    A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
    A Whole Nother Story series by Cuthbert Soup
    Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
    Geronimo Stilton series by Geronimo Stilton
    All of a Kind Family (and others) by Sydney Taylor
    The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
    Dragonbreath series by Ursula Vernon
    Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner
    Calvin and Hobbes comics by Bill Watterson
    The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
    Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White
    Little House in the Big Woods (and others) by Laura Ingalls Wilder (some of the later books in the series may not be of much interest to younger kids)
    Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams
    Dealing with Dragons and sequels by Patricia Wrede

    This list includes stories that are technically fiction, but their primary purpose is to teach instead of to tell a story. This separation was a judgment call, and I’m willing to move books from one category to another if asked
    Beast Academy math books
    The Day-Glo Brothers by Chris Barton
    Tell Me a Picture by Quentin Blake
    The Elements: The New Guide to the Building Blocks of Our Universe by Jack Challoner
    The Magic School Bus books by Joanna Cole
    Phineas L MacGuire series by Frances O’Roark Dowell
    The Great Scientists by John Fardon (no luck finding this on Amazon – any more hints?)
    Did Fleming Rescue Churchill? by Jamies Cross Giblin and Eric Brooks
    The Elements and Mad Science by Theodore Gray
    Where's Wally series by Martin Handford (do you mean Where’s Waldo? No luck finding Wally on Amazon)
    Horrible Science series
    Horrible History series
    Junior Genius Guides
    Muse magazine
    Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, and Biruté Galdikas by Jim Ottoviani
    Q is for Quark by David M Schwartz
    G is for Googol by David M Schwartz
    You Can Count on Monsters by Richard Evan Schwartz
    Encyclopedia Brown by Donald Sobol
    Human Body Theater by Maris Wicks (graphic novel)
    Banker to the Poor by Muhammad Yunus (prereading recommended as it touches on sensitive subjects)
    Science Comics series by Various

    Read aloud suggestions
    I'm keeping these separate on the list for now, but any of the above books might be read-alouds if you prefer
    Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
    The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones (7 books in this Chrestomanci series)
    Moby Dick by Herman Melville
    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

    Edited by ElizabethN (04/10/18 02:00 PM)

    #193078 - 06/02/14 12:19 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    aquinas Offline

    Registered: 11/02/12
    Posts: 2513
    Thanks Mark and ElizabethN!
    What is to give light must endure burning.

    #193083 - 06/02/14 12:32 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    Leyla Offline

    Registered: 05/08/13
    Posts: 58
    Roald Dahl Books:
    James and the Giant Peach
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    The BFG
    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator
    Danny the Champion of the World
    George's Marvelous Medicine

    #193086 - 06/02/14 12:40 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    ultramarina Offline

    Registered: 08/24/10
    Posts: 3428
    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle (and others)—Betty MacDonald
    The Spiderwick Chronicles--Holly Black
    The Night Fairy—Laura Amy Schlitz
    Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little, The Trumpet of the Swan—E.B. White
    Owls in the Family--Farley Mowat
    Beverly Cleary
    Pippi Longstocking (and others)—Astrid Lindgren
    My Father's Dragon (and others)—Ruth Stiles Gannett
    Finn Family Moomintroll (and others)—Tove Jansson
    The Lighthouse Family (and others)—Cynthia Rylant
    All of a Kind Family (and others)—Sydney Taylor
    Jenny and the Cat Club (and others)—Esther Averill
    Half Magic (and others)—Edward Eager
    The House at Pooh Corner—A.A. Milne
    The 13 Clocks--James Thurber
    Mr. Popper's Penguins
    the Narnia series--CS Lewis
    Catwings (and others)—Ursula Leguin
    Paddington Bear (and others)—Michael Bond
    Little House in the Big Woods (and others)—Laura Ingalls Wilder (some of the later books in the series may not be of much interest to younger kids)
    The Fairy Doll—Rumer Godden
    The Story of Holly and Ivy—Rumer Godden
    A Cricket in Times Square--Selden
    the Secrets of Droon series--Tony Abbott
    DragonSlayer's Academy--Kate McMullan

    #193087 - 06/02/14 12:41 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    ashley Offline

    Registered: 03/26/12
    Posts: 639
    Detective Series:
    - Droon Series (Abbott)
    - Jigsaw Jones (Prellar)
    - Encyclopedia Brown (Sobol)
    - Geronimo Stilton (Stilton)
    - Boxcar Children (Warner)

    Fantasy Series:
    - How to Train your Dragon series (Crowell)
    - Flat Stanley series (Brown)
    - Dragon Slayer Academy series (McMullan)
    - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; The Glass Elevator (Dahl)
    - Oz series by Baum

    Talking Animals:
    - Dr Dolittle series (Lofting)
    - My Father's Dragon trilogy (Gannett)
    - Cricket in Times Square (Selden)
    - Jungle Book (Kipling)

    Classics for read alouds:
    - The Hobbit (Tolkein)
    - Narnia (Lewis)
    - Peter Pan (Barrie)
    - Moby Dick (Melville)

    #193088 - 06/02/14 12:41 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    bluemagic Offline

    Registered: 03/29/13
    Posts: 1489
    Question for the moderator. There are a number of books that easily fit into more than one category. Should we post it to both? For example a lot of 8-12 year old fiction, is good for this age for a very advanced reader or as a read out loud but still good for kids 8-12.

    #193091 - 06/02/14 12:46 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    ElizabethN Offline

    Registered: 02/17/12
    Posts: 1390
    Loc: Seattle area
    I think it should probably be posted in both.

    I will add the rest of the books suggested, but it will probably take me a little while to look them all up on Amazon. Posting with links would make my job shorter, but it's not a requirement. smile

    I am also soliciting suggestions for breaking the main list up into categories, as I can see that it is already really too long.

    Edited by ElizabethN (06/02/14 12:57 PM)

    #193117 - 06/02/14 02:29 PM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    bluemagic Offline

    Registered: 03/29/13
    Posts: 1489
    Dealing with Dragons -- Patricia Wrede

    Read outloud or advanced readers
    The Lives of Christopher Chant by Diana Wynne Jones
    (7 books in this Chestomancy series)

    Picture books with more text
    The Dragon who Lost his Head,
    Eleanor -- by Bill Pete
    The Stinky CHeese Man & Other Fairly Stupid Tales by Jon Sciekska & Lane Smith

    Magic School Bus Books by Scholastic
    Q is for Quark
    G is for Google by David M Schwarz, Kim Doner

    #193232 - 06/03/14 07:23 AM Re: Book recommendations: age 6-8 [Re: Mark D.]
    ConnectingDots Offline

    Registered: 09/06/13
    Posts: 848
    Junior Genius Guides -- seems to be a newer series, written by a man who held a record in Jeopardy! winnings. DS7 loves them.

    The Miniature World of Marvin & James, also Masterpiece by Elise Broach

    Edited by ConnectingDots (06/04/14 05:30 PM)

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