- recommend me some reading books for my 7yr old lad please
looking for some inspiration really. my 7 year old is a little below average in reading ability and to be honest a bit lazy with learning (the irony being that he’ll watch the documentary channel over cartoons). can anyone recomend me some books that would interest him to read himself?
usual sort of boys stuff… aliens, monsters, adventure etc.Posted 7 years agomrsgripsMember
Potter is too grown up for 7yrs old in my opinion as some words and ideas are more advanced (and the books quickly progress into even more ideas death/murder which you might not find appropriate), but you could perhaps read them together.
I’d say Mr. Gum, Raold Dahl, Spiderwick Chronicles, Flat Stanley, Horrid Henry, Captain Underpants and Magic Treehouse (an American Import)Posted 7 years agoAdmiralableMember
Enid Blyton – Famous five, Secret Seven, Magic Faraway tree.
Roald Dahl as mentioned above.
Our boy loved me reading Magic Faraway tree or BFG to him. Get him to join in as well. Get him to read anything you see though as well. From Crisp packets, Milk cartons, Magazines you get the idea though….Posted 7 years agoNo_discerning_tasteMember
My son has just read “Diary of a whimpy kid” and loved it. First time he has ever finished a book and wanted to get the second one straight away. He is 10 but the book lends itself well to younger children as it is very easy to read, with lots of fun drawings etc.Posted 7 years agomiketuallySubscriber
My daughter laughs her head off at the My Brother’s Famous Bottom books: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Brothers-Famous-Bottom-Jeremy-Strong/dp/0141322381
I’d agree with Harry Potter being too old for a 7-year-old. My daughter’s an above average reader and would struggle a little with reading them herself, and the content would scare her silly, I reckon.Posted 7 years agoCountZeroMember
All of the Arthur Ransome books are a fantastic read, easy to understand and follow, and really quite exciting. One nice factual touch is that the boat Goblin that features in We Didn’t Mean To Go To Sea is a real boat and she still exists, now owned by The Nancy Blackett Trust. Ransome was living on her on the Broads when he wrote the book.Posted 7 years ago
I would also suggest the Horatio Lyle books by Catherine Webb. They’re set in Victorian London and Horatio is a mad inventor/private detective, a sort of Steampunk Sherlock Holmes. He has two sidekicks, a rather posh boy, and a very smart, cheeky girl street urchin. Excellent books, I can’t recommend them highly enough. She’s also written four other books, the first two, Mirror Dreams and Mirror Wakes, are stunning, very much in the style of Roger Zelazney, but your lad might struggle with them a bit, but certainly worth a try. They’re a good adult read, too. I loved them. Catherine had the first one published when she was fourteen…missingfrontallobeMember
Dorling Kindersley staged readers are good, lots of different topics. Half the battle with lads is finding something that they want to read & that is age appropriate – my son is an avid reader and currently is into “Henderson Boys”, which are a series of books about child spies in WW2. Probably be a bit too much for the OPs son (my lad is 10 & topping out the reading scale at school) but certainly something for the future.
Before Borders Bookstores all closed we’d go about once a week & Josh would just take himself around the kids section, usually ending up sat somewhere with a book, often factual, that he’d half read before we bought it!Posted 7 years ago
The topic ‘recommend me some reading books for my 7yr old lad please’ is closed to new replies.