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Subject: Need book suggestion for 6 year old girl
Date Posted: 5/15/2008 10:10 AM ET
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My neice is coming to visit for a month this summer.  She's in kindergarten.  Anyone have any suggestions for a few books that we could read together?  I'd really like a book that has several stories in one - as she only visits once a year and bookshelf space in limited.


Date Posted: 5/15/2008 10:24 AM ET
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How about a chapter book that you could read over the course of her visit?  My girls (age 6 and 3) love the Junie B. Jones series, and they also loved Stuart Little. 

Date Posted: 5/15/2008 11:10 PM ET
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there is a book called its super to be six that has several stories in it for 6 year olds.

Date Posted: 5/17/2008 11:34 AM ET
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Picture books are still great for six year olds. 

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, If You Give a Pig a Pancake, If You Give a Moose a Muffin and the rest by Laura Joffe Numeroff are some of DD's favorites.

Winnie the Pooh and the House at Pooh Corner are also great read-alouds because of the pictures and it's very lyrical.

Date Posted: 5/20/2008 12:14 PM ET
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I would go for a picture book also.  If you are looking for something more classical  I know that are some chapter books of Little Women.  I think they call them stepping stones chapter books.

Date Posted: 5/22/2008 11:02 PM ET
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my six year old daughter and i read "Charlie and The Chocolate Factory" last summer...she REALLY loved it.

We've also read the Littles series as well as the Judy Moody and Stink Moody books by Megan McDonald.  She LOVES Junie B Jones...but i have some gripes about the bad grammer and language.  (lots of misspelled words and lots of "stupid").  Six year old girls love the Junie B, though!


Date Posted: 6/2/2008 1:59 AM ET
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Beverly Cleary's books are a little dated, but my kids loved them, as did my neice andnephew.

Date Posted: 6/5/2008 8:05 PM ET
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another suggestion would be the "Ivy and Bean" series by Annie Barrows...my six year old daughter has LOVED them...there are four books in the series so far.

Date Posted: 6/9/2008 12:58 AM ET
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When my daughter was in kindergarten we started reading the Junie B. Jones books.  The bad grammar kind of bugged me at first, but a lot of kids talk like that.  My husband and I read to her a chapter or two every night and I don't know who enjoyed them more her or us.  We have moved onto Magic Tree House series.  The characters are brother and sister and they have many adventures in their magic tree house that takes them through time to learn about everything from knights to revolutionary war to tornados.  They are short chapter books, but the chapters always end in suspense where you want to keep reading.

Date Posted: 6/14/2008 11:58 PM ET
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My daughter is 6 and she has just finished reading the Ramona books.  She LOVED them.  She still likes picture books too though.

Date Posted: 6/15/2008 1:20 PM ET
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You could read Charlotte's Web with her.  My daughter read it when she was six and loved it.  It's a really sweet, funny story.

Subject: Beverly Cleary, Amber Brown and Olsen Twins.....
Date Posted: 7/16/2008 9:39 PM ET
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I have some Beverly Cleary and Amber Brown books.....

Date Posted: 7/19/2008 9:44 PM ET
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For pure fun with your niece....

Harry the Dirty Dog Treasury

Fairy Tale collections

It's not a treasury, but "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" (by Kevin Henkes) is so cute and fun (also other books by Kevin Henkes).

Dr. Seuss collections

Aesops Fables- with pictures




Date Posted: 7/24/2008 8:05 PM ET
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When Molly was Six. Series of stories set in 19th centur t Boston. Super. It's in the Junior Classics volume, Stories about  Boys and Girls.

Date Posted: 7/25/2008 7:37 AM ET
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Date Posted: 7/26/2008 9:13 PM ET
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I have 3 Junie B Jones books. My granddaughter who is 6 loves those books

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 11:35 AM ET
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Junie B. Jones was the first thing that came to my mind. Amber Brown books are also very cute.

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 11:17 AM ET
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If you are reading together, what about a book of fairy tales? Especially one with beautiful illustrations?

Date Posted: 7/31/2008 12:31 PM ET
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DD has been enjoying her "Biscuit" books..she knows most of the words and of course who can resist a cute doggy?

Date Posted: 8/1/2008 10:00 PM ET
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The Van Gogh Cafe by Cynthia Rylant  It's magical!


Date Posted: 8/9/2008 10:11 PM ET
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I love amelia bedelia but have found that children under 8 don't always get the humor in the changing of the meanings. I would HIGHLY suggest Daisy Meadows books about fairies. There are MANY series Rainbow Magic, Pet Fairies, Weather Fairies, Funday Fairies. These are sets of 7 in each series. If you're looking for a "stand alone" book, there are "special edition" books... Stella the Star fairy, Holly the Christmas fairy, Joy the summer vacation fairy and ummmm I forget the other. My eight year old is completely facinated by this author and the concept of fairies in general....

There are some Nancy Drew Notebooks as well. They are short chapter books with a 3rd grade Nancy Drew. Really cute!