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My ds, 10, has just got a Kindle and wants me to fill it up for him, with some good classic books. Well I have added the old stand byes, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Sherlock Holmes, others by Conan Doyle, Jules Verne, Andrew Lang, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Pyle.


There are some others that I would like to download, but I want to make sure that they are OK for ds to read.


I am looking at downloading books by


H. Rider Haggard - He has read King Solomon's Mines

H. G. Wells - He has read War of the Worlds

John Buchan - The Thirty-Nine Steps

Rafael Sabatini


Is there anything by these authors that would not be suitable for a 10 yo?


Are there any other authors that you can recommend? Not the usual run of the mill ones, but the ones that don't get mentioned very often.

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Victor Appleton has the Tom Swift series, Carlo Collodi wrote Pinocchio, David Cory has several adventure books for young boys (ds9 likes them), Rudyard Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill, Hugh Lofting wrote Dr. Doolittle, Edith Nesbit Five children and It. These are all available for free through www.gutenberg.org or one of the other free sites. I haven't read any of the ones you asked about.

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Off the top of my head...

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Treasure Island and Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson

Robin Hood and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

by Roger Lancelyn Green

A couple of my favorite resources for selecting books are...

How to Grow a Young Reader by Kathryn Lindskoog

The Hand That Rocks the Cradle by Nathaniel Bluedorn

Honey for a Child's Heart, Honey for a Teen's Heart by Gladys Hunt

You can view the books at www.amazon.com

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