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Subject: Looking for suggestions for two girls 9 and 6
Date Posted: 9/12/2007 7:57 PM ET
Member Since: 6/28/2007
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Heyla all,

I was hoping for some suggestions for two girls, they are the daughters of one of my friends and their birthdays are coming soon.

For the older girl I'm looking for ideas for chapter books - she really likes anything with horses but other suggestions are appreciated as well.

For the younger girl she has all the Clifford books and apparently really likes "gross" books.  One of her favorites is about a farting dog.

Also both girls love Pugs so any books that fall into that category would work as well.

 

Thanks for your assistance

Trish

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 12:41 AM ET
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Trish,

       For the nine year old try Animal Ark, there is a series about horses that I can't remember the name.   Also there is a book by American Girl called Girls and their Horses which my 10 year old loves and has for about a year. This book  has photos or real girls and thier horses. If you are just looking for chapter books here are some that my 10 going to be 11 really enjoy. Horrible Harry, Cam Jansen, American Girl, Little house chapter books not the orginal series, Girls to the rescue, Mary Kate and Ashley mysteries, Who Was Thomas Jefferson(Ben Franklin, Sacagewa, Thomas Jefferson, Amelia Earhart ect..) Jigsaw Jones. 10 animal rescuses about 10 true tales of how different animals rescued people really an interesting book. I think it is listed on my shelf. Some of these are written at a level that they could be enjoyed by both.

For the six year old. You might want to try Captian Underpants (it might be a little beyond her but it sounds like it would sure be her kind of book.  Also  you might want to try the Bailey school kids, Ghostville elementary. She was 7 reading these but is a really good reader.  The Bailey school kids try and figure out if the new fill in the blank is a ledendary figure from history like a werewolf, franenstien, lockness monster, vampire.  My daughter loved them.  By the way I am pretty sure the book she really likes is Walter the Farting dog and I believe theire are more of that series.

 I have a lot of these books on my shelf and I would be willing to do 5 paperback childrens books for 3 credits. If you have questions send me a p.m. Jean

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 12:41 AM ET
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Pony Pals is the series that I could not rember before.  Jean



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Date Posted: 9/13/2007 1:26 AM ET
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Thanks so much for the info Jean. You have no idea how much I appreciate it. I want to do whatever I can to encourage both these girls to read and the fact that they both enjoy it now is something I want to foster.

On top of that they are great kids - they bought me a present with their own money when they went on vacation to Disneyland this summer  because they know I love Eeyore.

Thanks again. I'll check with my friend to see if either of them have any of those you suggested and I may very well take you up on that offer.

Trish

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 5:27 PM ET
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For chapter books Half-Magic and pretty much any other book by Edward Eager is a really good choice.  For horse books I still have to say I love the classic Black Beauty the best, my 11-year-old cousin just got a kids' edition of it and she's been reading it over and over.  For "gross" books, the Captain Underpants series might fall into that category, although they're not so much gross as silly. (and I just noticed the previous person also recommended them) also the Junie B. Jones books, if you havent read any of them are pretty hilarious for kids and grown ups.

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 11:46 PM ET
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Little House on the Prairie

and

American Girl

 

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 5:27 PM ET
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There is a really unique series that I've been sending to my nieces (aged 7 & 8) that you might try: The Sisters Grimm. It's about two sisters (about the same age as the girls for whom you are buying) who discover that they are descendents of the Brothers Grimm and that all the stories are true. They end up in a town where all the real fairy tale characters live. It's very well written--I read them before I sent them to my nieces. The author is Michael Buckley and there are 4 books in the series so far.