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Subject: SOS I need some Advice
Date Posted: 11/4/2007 12:15 AM ET
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I would like to know what book series is good for an 8 and 9 yr old girls... they are new readers and I would like to get them some books for xmas.. Anybody got anyideas send me a pm thanks.

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Date Posted: 11/4/2007 12:36 AM ET
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How well do they read?  Possibilities are Pony Pals, Magic Tree House, Junie B. Jones, the Ramona the Brave Series by Beverly Cleary.

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Date Posted: 11/4/2007 1:06 AM ET
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There is a precious new series by Sara Pennypacker called Clementine. I LOVE that 3rd grade child! All my elem. students loved it when I read it aloud to them during our storytime. Along the same line, Gooney Bird Greene by Lois Lowry is a sure winner. Gooney Bird is a precocious second grader that was universally loved by 2 - 5th graders a couple of years ago in the library.


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Date Posted: 11/4/2007 1:16 AM ET
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Maybe the American Girls series? 

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Date Posted: 11/4/2007 7:25 AM ET
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i know i'm probably outdated (i'm 24) but i really liked the sweet valley high books when i was around thier age...i'm sure they've come out with new series since then but...i thought they were good.

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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 8:25 AM ET
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You can't go wrong with Magic Treehouse.  Not only are they fun, they're educational.  Last year my son was in the GeoBee at school.  He knew answers that I couldn't believe he knew.  He told me later he knew alot of them from MTH, being whisked all around the world! 

The remaining ones on my Shelf are 2 for 1.

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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 8:28 AM ET
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Laura Ingalls Wilder; LIttle House Series.  My daughter and I read them together, great books!


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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 8:34 AM ET
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How about Baby Sitter's Club  and of course Magic Tree House.  If you're interested in any of these pm me or just look at my shelf if you have an hour (I have too many books).  lol


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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 8:35 AM ET
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My DD is 9 and she loved Disney Fairy chapter books http://disney.go.com/fairies/books/books.html , Amazing Days of Abby Hayes, Animal Ark, My America, American Girls, My Secret Unicorn, Katie Kazoo Switcheroo.

Most recently she is enjoying Heart to Heart with Mallory series.

Magic Tree House is enjoyed by our whole family, great read-alouds.  The Research Guides that accompany some of the books are my favorite.  :o)

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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 8:45 AM ET
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How about Puppy Patrol, Dolphin Diaries or Animal Ark for the animal lovers. 

A to z mysteries, Jigsaw Jones or Cam Jansen series for mystery fans. 

Fun and educational:  American girls, Magic Tree House, Magic School bus (there are both picture books and chapter books in teh magic school bus series).

My daughter's favorite:  Katie Kazoo Switcheroo (Katie is in 3rd and 4th grade in the series).

Good Luck,


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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 10:25 AM ET
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My daughter just turned 10: She loves the Disney Fairy book seires, Box Car Children, Cam Jansen, Ramona (a classic) and Junie B Jones.  The Disney Fairy books are very popular with her friends right now.  They all have different authors so I'm not sure how to search for them on here.

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