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Subject: Book Reccomendations for Girl Reading on 6th Grade Level
Date Posted: 10/22/2007 8:55 PM ET
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I am trying to find some books that my daughter might like to read.  She is reading on a 6th grade level and she likes books that are humorous and mystery books. 

Any suggestions ?

Date Posted: 10/22/2007 10:39 PM ET
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I know I'll probably come up with a thousand suggestions after I log off... I'll try to remember to post those tomorrow... :)

Off the top of my head, I'd reccomend books by Ellen Raskin. She won the Newberry for The Westing Game. Her books are mysteries, and usually have several plays on words going through them also. I remember LOVING them, back in the day.

 

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 8:33 AM ET
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Thanks I'll be sure to check the author out.  

I read the Sweet Valley High books once a long time ago and was wondering but can't remember is their content okay for a 4th grader to read? 

Date Posted: 10/23/2007 1:29 PM ET
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My son who is in 6th grade really enjoyed Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson. It is the story of how Peter Pan came to be. It is full of humor, adventure, and surprises. There is also a sequel, Peter and the Shadow Thieves.  I think a boy or girl would enjoy these books, even I did!

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 3:25 AM ET
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Hmmm...let's see.  A 4th grader reading at the 6th grade level.  My daughter was there last year.  = )  Here are some of her favorites:

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler - humorous in places, and quite mysterious

Anne of Green Gables - Anne is hilarious, and dramatic!

Tuck Everlasting - maybe not what  your daughter is looking for...?

Caddie Woodlawn - ditto above

Enchanted Forest Chronicles - laugh-out-loud funny!

Chet Gecko books - What could be funnier than a 4th-grade gecko detective?  = )

Ella Enchanted - Cinderella rewritten

American Girls mysteries - always a good choice

Oh, and the Time Warp Trio books!  Both my kids (boy and girl, 3rd and 5th grades) LOVE these books!

 

Hope some of that helps!

~Jori



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Date Posted: 10/24/2007 4:06 PM ET
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Thanks you guys... I will check out some of the authors/books mentioned and let her deciede what to order!

Date Posted: 10/24/2007 4:52 PM ET
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My dd is the same way (also 4th grade!).  She's been enjoying the Artemis Fowl series.  And she would second the Peter and the _____ books by Dave Barry (and I would too -- they're very clever!).

Date Posted: 10/27/2007 5:24 PM ET
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My cousin really enjoys the Princess Diaries series :)

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 5:22 PM ET
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I have a deal on Sweet Valley High, but I would think you should check them out first, they are older, so might be ok.  My girls loved Babysitter Club at that age when they were reading at a 6th grade level (also around 3rd-4th grade).  I have a bunch, most not listed, but if you want, pm me and we can make a deal.

Date Posted: 10/28/2007 10:52 PM ET
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NOT Princess Diaries for younger girl!

My first grader was reading at that level last year and we figured, those are nice Disney movies, she could read those....and the first chapter is about teenage stuff (kissing, boobs, etc).

 

We enjoyed "Half Magic" which was a recommendation from here (PBS).

She loved the Series of Unfortunate Events set....funny tragic stuff.

When you find good stuff (funny yet appropriate), let me know!