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    My son loved to read these books: DS7 1-LEMONY SNICKET, Book 1:'Who Could That Be at This Hour?\
    Book 2:'When Did You See Her Last?
    Book 3 is will be out soon in October. DS7 is so excited.
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    2-STAR WARS, jedi Academy
    3-SPIRIT ANIMALS, Book 1: Wild born
    Book 2: Hunted
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    I asked him which one you should recomended for the 7 years old to read first . He said that , First Lemony snicket because Sprit Animals has so many upside down . If he begins with Lemony Snicket, he will get used to it.

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    My DS10 LOVES "The Inheritance Cycle" series by Christoper Paolini. The first book is "Eragon."

    I haven't read them myself, (too big for me, lol) but the vocabulary is complex because he often asks me what words mean when he is reading in the car.

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    The Lemonade War (and series)

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    DD recently loved this book and the others in the Seeds of America trilogy: http://www.amazon.com/Chains-The-Seeds-America-Trilogy/dp/1416905863/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_y

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    Originally Posted by ultramarina
    DD recently loved this book and the others in the Seeds of America trilogy: http://www.amazon.com/Chains-The-Seeds-America-Trilogy/dp/1416905863/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_y

    We love Laurie Halse Anderson! Ultramarina, I can't remember exactly how old your DD is, but Anderson's YA offerings are great, particularly Speak (but the story involves a rape, so may not appropriate for the 9-12 age range of this thread. However, very appropriate for girls headed to high school...).

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    DD10 has hit the ceiling of the MAP test and is reading at a high school level. The challenge is to find books that are at a more advanced reading level, that don't bring in too much sex or violence. Books from a century or two ago are generally safer bets, since society censored more back then.

    Here we can assess the kid-safe: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/

    Here we can assess the grade-level or lexile: http://www.scholastic.com/bookwizard/

    I just wish these two databases were merged. I still have not found a definitive solution to this problem. Its exacerbated by how fast gifted children consume books.


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    Cricket, she's 11--we're in an awkward stage with books. I'm trying to squeeze the last little bit out of children's, because YA is freaking me out. Adult fiction is looking like a better choice right now!

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    Biographies are often a safe choice. One source is every good book.

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    There are also good reads on the thread Short book / advanced middle school level.

    And on this recent blog post from Gifted Parenting Support:
    Finding Age Appropriate Books for Gifted Readers
    by L J Conrad
    July 6, 2015

    Adding a link to the thread Graphic novel recommendations? which mentions a 9-year-old.

    Adding a link to the thread Books like Horrible Histories for older kids.

    Adding a link to the thread Book Recommendations For All Ages, which mentions a book for
    "advanced fourth graders and up."

    Adding a link to the the thread Non-fiction audio book recommendations, for a 10-year-old child.

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    How about the Doctor Who series' books,from their TV episodes?

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