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Posted by Kate, November 20, 2012

Best books for seven year-old girls

So, long after our blog post about Best Books for Seven Year Old Boys and after a recent bit of a controversy about whether it’s OK to designate books as ‘books for boys’ and ‘books for girls’ at all, @krishgm (Krishnan Guru-Murthy) has asked on Twitter for recommendations of books for seven year-old girls.

Here are some Nosy Crow suggestions:

The whole of the Rescue Princess series

For girls who like to draw, the Magical Mix-ups books

For girls who (hooray!) still like picture books, The Princess and the Peas, Goldilocks and Just the One Bear, Hubble Bubble, Granny Trouble and Whizz Pop, Granny Stop.

A bit less girly, but bang on the nail for seven year-old readers is our Vulgar the Viking series

And The Grunts in Trouble would be a fun not-too-girly read-aloud book too.

Finally, our Cinderella app entertains a lot of seven year-old girls too.

Of course there are other great books for seven year old girls that aren’t published by Nosy Crow. Here are a few that immediately spring to mind.

Almost anything by Roald Dahl, but The BFG would top my list.

Any Pippi Longstocking

Enid Blyton’s The Magic Faraway Tree

Any Horrid Henry

Any Mrs Pepperpot books

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

Lots of Rumer Godden (The Story of Holly and Ivy, The Diddakoi, The Doll’s House (oh! The Doll’s House), Miss Happiness and Miss Flower

Any of The Worst Witch books

Any of the interminable but absolutely compelling Rainbow Magic series (made my own girls into independent readers, so I am forever grateful)

I loved The Famous Five books at seven. Together with Blyton’s Adventure series, they were the books that made me into an independent reader, but they left my own children absolutely cold.

Any of the Mr Majeika books

Any of the Ms Wizz books

The Claude books by Alex T Smith

The Ottoline books by Chris Riddell

The Sophie books by Dick King Smith – and other Dick King Smith books like The Sheep Pig

Charlotte’s Webb (very sad)

Gobbolino the Witches Cat

Oh, I could go on and on, and I might, if I feel less coldy, go back into this post and organise it properly into sections.

But let us know your suggestions in the meantime.

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