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Books for 7 year old girl

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SewnSew Mon 26-Oct-20 12:31:25

We can't see our 7-year old granddaughter at the moment but have the great pleasure of reading her bedtime story every Sunday night over Skype. We are now running out of books, so can anyone suggest any she might like? She loves dancing, gymnastics, and her cockapoo puppy, as well as most other animals. When I look online it is hard to work out what age group a particular book would suit, so any help would be much appreciated. Thank you!

Grandmabatty Mon 26-Oct-20 12:32:41

Ballet shoes?

Welshwife Mon 26-Oct-20 13:16:41

If you go onto the dreaded Amazon site and put in books for 7-9 year old girls - or similar - you will get a list and you could have browse through.

lemongrove Mon 26-Oct-20 13:41:44

Although don’t restrict your search to 7 year old girls, just put in 7 year olds.Girls like adventure books too!
Enid Blyton, David Walliams, Tom Gates, and what about some classic books like The Secret Garden, Tom’s Midnight Garden etc.

Parsley3 Mon 26-Oct-20 14:16:09

My granddaughters love anything by David Williams.

Parsley3 Mon 26-Oct-20 14:16:47

Walliams!! Auto correct.

Grannynannywanny Mon 26-Oct-20 14:32:04

I recently bought Fearless Fairytales by Connie Huq( former Blue Peter presenter) for my 7yr old granddaughter and her 5yr old brother and they love it. Just released a few weeks ago, it’s a modern and amusing take on traditional fairy tales.

Grannynannywanny Mon 26-Oct-20 14:33:47

Greenfinch Mon 26-Oct-20 21:42:16

My 7 year old granddaughter has just enjoyed Charlott's Web as a bedtime story though she did find it a little bit sad.

MissAdventure Mon 26-Oct-20 21:59:07

Tracey Beaker books may be something she enjoys, although the characters are not all sweetness and light.

Ellianne Mon 26-Oct-20 22:15:01

Worst Witch books by Jill Murphy.

stillaspringchicken Tue 27-Oct-20 09:37:08

If she likes animals look at books by Holly Webb - nice stories for that age and a good selection

Snip Tue 27-Oct-20 09:50:03

Matilda by Roald Dahl - irreverent but relatable.

Snip Tue 27-Oct-20 09:50:47

Matilda by Roald Dahl. Irreverent but relatable.

Kryptonite Tue 27-Oct-20 09:55:48

The Sophie stories by Dick King Smith. Just right for an animal lover. Also My Naughty Little sister by Dorothy Edwards.

Grandyma Tue 27-Oct-20 09:57:15

David Walliams, Tom Gates, Roald Dahl, Harry Potter. Also Amazon but don’t restrict your search to 7 year old girl. If you are reading the books to her they can be above her reading level ability.

Nanny100 Tue 27-Oct-20 09:58:12

The Enid Blyton books like the Famous Five series, or the ...... of Adventure series are still good. A couple of chapters a night are good for bedtime.

SueDoku Tue 27-Oct-20 10:05:15

The Worst Witch series, or the series about Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary

SuRu Tue 27-Oct-20 10:07:20

If you’re reading aloud, the Narnia books by C S Lewis should go down well.

HannahLoisLuke Tue 27-Oct-20 10:22:15

I know they're considered old fashioned but I think you still can't beat The Secret Seven, Famous Five, Mallory Towers books by Enid Blyton.
Also Roald Dahl, Jaqueline Wilson ( maybe more for older girls) and of course the old classics. I think What Katy Did would be just about OK.

Quilty Tue 27-Oct-20 10:22:19

Wind in the Willows.
Black Beauty.
Tarka the Otter.

HannahLoisLuke Tue 27-Oct-20 10:27:55

Also Heidi, Pippi Longstocking, Pollyanna.

Sadgrandma Tue 27-Oct-20 10:41:16

My daughter used to love all the Dick King Smith books. The Sheep Pig (Babe) Martin's Mouse etc. We read her all the Narnia books and Swallows and Amazons. Personally I loved What Katy Did, Little Women, The Railway Children and, of course all the Enid Blyton books. There are so many out there old and new. I bet you enjoy reading them as much as she does.

Notagranny44 Tue 27-Oct-20 10:45:29

My Dad gave me "The Borrowers" for my seventh birthday, when it was first published. I still love it!

Phloembundle Tue 27-Oct-20 10:46:48

Paul Gallico books are wonderful, especially 'Jennie'. The language is a bit dated but the story is superb.