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#283845 15-Mar-2021 20:09
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I am after book recommendation for kids 8-11.  They aren't super advanced readers, they can read the words, but maybe lack some deeper comprehension as we have kept them fairly sheltered. 

 

I used to read Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, but my son found some of those a little scary. Basically I'd like to find some great adventure books for them, some light suspense, mystery, no blood, gore or anything beyond very light violence. I don't want to head too far into weird fantasy right now.

 

Ideally something I can check out of the Library with Libby.

 

Thanks for recommendations.


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  #2675132 15-Mar-2021 20:14
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  #2675134 15-Mar-2021 20:23
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Tree house stories are great, or Minecraft zombie, Harry Potter or diary of wimpy kid


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  #2675136 15-Mar-2021 20:27
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My kids are more than obsessed by The Wings of Fire series. It's dragons and assorted nonsense but in a melodrama kind of way.




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  #2675140 15-Mar-2021 20:34
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The Wombles? I used to read them when I was little.


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  #2675146 15-Mar-2021 20:58
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You could try famous five & secret seven.

 

There was another series I used to read as a kid, it was a kid whos father was a police officer, the kid was in to science and used to solve crimes.

 

Young ????? ( When I remember I will let you know. )

 

 

 

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  #2675158 15-Mar-2021 21:35
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I enjoyed reading the Animorphs series when I was young - with all the special chronicles as well


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  #2675165 15-Mar-2021 21:46
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Famous Five and Secret Seven by Enid Blyton.







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  #2675178 15-Mar-2021 22:12
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https://www.brandonsanderson.com/alcatraz-vs-the-evil-librarians-series/

 

"The book is intended to be a light-hearted action adventure book with fantasy elements. The publisher places it for ages eight through thirteen, but I’d personally target it at ages ten and up. "

 

So maybe in a couple of years?


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Harry Potter, Keeper of the Lost Cities, Jacqueline Wilson, Nanny Piggins, Geronimo Stilton and Judy Moody all rate highly in our house :->


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  #2675659 16-Mar-2021 18:18
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The Dragon Defenders - NZ author James Russell.

 

 

 

Dragon Brothers – Dragon Brothers Books

 

 

 

My son has been reading them as they release for a year or two now.  He's about to turn 8 next month but is an advanced reader so should hit your age range well enough.


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  #2675686 16-Mar-2021 19:00
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Geektastic: Famous Five and Secret Seven by Enid Blyton.

 

+ ‘The Bobbsey Twins’ and ‘The Hardy Boys’ series. 😀 And ‘Biggles’.





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  #2675690 16-Mar-2021 19:19
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Captain Underpants.

 

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  #2675698 16-Mar-2021 19:45
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Many good recommendations above.

 

Big Nate series was enjoyed by my 9 year old.

 

 


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  #2675749 16-Mar-2021 20:02
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the Adventure series by Willard Price, the first one Amazon Adventure was written in 1949. Loved these books when i was a child. Also the kids detective series Alfred Hitchcock and the three investigators is a great  series for kids, again i could read them fast enough as a kid .





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Diary of a Wimply Kid, Dog Man, Captain Underpants, Big Nate


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