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She is 11 years old. She went to the book store yesterday with her nana and came home with a book called, Shivers. Ummm, not appropriate for an 11yo. Nana had read about it online and thought it was ok. It's going back this weekend. She said to ask for some recommendations from you guys. She loves books like the HG series, Erin Hunter, Percy Jackson. She loves books about animals. Any suggestions for really good books?




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Watership Down? about a community of rabbits, but I remember being totally blown away by it around that age.


Has she read Madeline L'engle? A Wrinkle in Time et.al.? Wendy Maas's 11 Birthdays? When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead? These strike me as books a kid who likes a fantasy/sci fi bent to their lit might like.

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Has she read any by Lois Lowry? The Anastasia books are cute.



A gathering of days

Number the stars

The devils arithmetic

Plain girl

Hattie big sky

Jacob have I loved

The ballad of Lucy whipped and other books by Karen cushman

A girl of the limbers oat

Ann Ronaldo books

Izzy wily billy by Cynthia Vogt, as well as her homecoming series

The birchbark house by Louise Erdrich

The yearling if she hasn't read that yet.

National velvet

A tree grows in Brooklyn

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All Creatures Great and Small by James Herriot

All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot



These are great!, and after reading there is a wonderful TV series (with some familiar faces in it)


Check our Honey for a Child's Heart and Honey for a Teen's Heart and Honey for a woman's heart all by Gladys Hunt.

I love Honey for a Child's heart.



Enid Blyton, The famous Five series or the adventure series would be good. Even though they aren't mysteries or about animals I also loved her Boarding school books when I was that age(Mallory Towers, St. Claire's)

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Just curious, was that the book by Maggie Stievater? I haven't read it, but I have heard the author is popular with middle school ages.


Yeah, I was curious... Shiver isn't that bad. But different parents have different standards.


Unless you have a really good independent bookstore that you trust, I actually wouldn't have her talk to the bookseller. Sometimes you may get someone knowledgeable, but usually they only know a couple of big titles and aren't clued in at all to what's appropriate or not.


A couple more possibilities I don't think I saw mentioned:


The Hero and the Crown and The Blue Sword

The Search for Wondla and A Hero for Wondla

So You Want to Be a Wizard

anything by Diana Wynne Jones

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Yeah, I was curious... Shiver isn't that bad. But different parents have different standards.



Well, talk about being between the sheets and taking their clothes off and moaning like the wolf/boy that he was.....is inappropriate in my book!


We do have a great gal that works in our local Barnes and Noble so I feel pretty comfortable with the suggestion.



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