Recommend Fiction Books for 8-yr old. As usual, special details inside
January 24, 2013 11:20 PM Subscribe
Help me find a decent set of books for an 8-yr old niece who is heavily into reading (touch wood). Harry Potter, The Hobbit and some other books are not for her at this point.
posted by theobserver to media & arts (68 answers total) 51 users marked this as a favorite
Some of the wimpy kid books and others I have cursorily read through (to see if they were appropriate) had too much fixation on boys, likes, crushes, jealousies. Seriously? was my first thought.
What books, old and new would be good to gift her, without having all the cheesy romance at that age. [Don't get me started on "I am Mrs Bieber" T-Shirts being sold in stores these days!!!]. Good fiction about suspense, mystery, leadership, teams, genuine humor would be great. Famous Five, Three investigators were the go-to books when we were kids - no to say they are out of fashion, but she has read many of them :(
Paperback or digital editions are fine.
P.S: I have gone through some of the links here