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Old 26 November 2012, 03:41 PM
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Hey, Ringkeeper, did your daughter like any of these books?
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Old 26 November 2012, 05:43 PM
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China Miéville "Un Lun Dun"

Kind of Harry Potter meets Alice in Wonderland.
Probably one of the absolute top most talented authors today. Read it yourself first, see if it's her level. You might enjoy it too.
Most of his other stuff is for a more mature audience.
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Old 26 November 2012, 06:02 PM
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I wonder if she's ready for the Dear Canada series. These are books written by different authors, each from the POV of a child (usually 11 or 12) living through an interesting time in Canadian history. I particularly recommend the books written by the always wonderful Jean Little.

http://www.scholastic.ca/dearcanada/books/
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Old 26 November 2012, 06:17 PM
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Maybe something by Walter Farley?

I know I liked his books when i was a young'un.
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Old 30 November 2012, 10:32 PM
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The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer is excellent. Clever and well-written, with great dialogue.
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DS is older but reads on about the same level and recently I was happy to find him the Choose Your Own Adventure series that I loved when I was a kid. They might not be Newberry-level literature but they're lots of fun and add a lot of opportunities for rereading (which my DS needs).
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Nancy Farmer is an excellent author for younger readers, but her subject matter can be rather dark. (Drug Lords and Beserker Vikings). I actually read them myself as an adult, and think she is worlds better than Rowling.

Felix Salten is the author of Bambi, and I highly recommend his books, though you might have to go the e-bay route to find some of the titles. Mary O'Hara, who wrote about life on a working horse ranch in the 1940s, starting with My Friend Flicka, are books I absolutely loved back in the day, and I don't think they would be too hard for a 6th grade reader.

I recommend taking your daughter to some good used bookstores and have her browse the titles. When I was young that is how I discovered some of the great classics of youth literature, which most school libraries no longer seem to carry.
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The Alice books by Lewis Carroll

Peter Pan by JM Barrie

The Hobbit

Books by Roald Dahl (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, lots more)

Doctor Dolittle

The Redwall books by Jaques

Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

The Misty books (for horse-mad kids!) by Marguerite Henry
I wanted to cherry pick these from ULTRAGOTHA, because I totally agree with all of them.

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Maybe something by Walter Farley?

I know I liked his books when i was a young'un.
Yes! I loved the Black Stallion series. Had all 21 of them and read them til their covers about fell off.

The Dragonbreath series by Ursula Vernon. They're almost more graphic novel like, but they're wonderful!
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