I would like to ask you for advice.

What book would you recommend to my 8-year old daughter?

I'm trying to teach her reading. We are not natives but she can speak fluently. She has read all Ladybird Tales quite easily so I bought her "The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place" - which looked like a very nice book but she doesn't like it. The flowery language and the lack of a real story (at least at the beginning) are too much for her.

She would like something more filled with a story, more straight, preferably with animals. Does anybody have any advice - a book you liked or a book your kids like?

Many thanks in advance.

  • 1
    Have you tried Diary of a Wimpy Kid?
    – Jan
    Oct 1, 2021 at 8:57
  • 1
    Is this sort of recommendation question on topic? In general, these sorts of questions aren't a good match for Stack Exchange's question and answer format, because there typically isn't a single objectively correct answer.
    – nick012000
    Oct 1, 2021 at 10:11
  • 2 Jan: Thanks. It looks great, simple words to read but I'm a little bit worried about text "font" - this hand-written text is not so easy to read. But all the rest is great. I will try it. Thanks
    – Yorik
    Oct 1, 2021 at 10:45
  • 2 nick012000: Yes, it is a recommendation question. I'm sorry, I just didn't know where to aks and I felt like a "parenting" forum would be appropriate. If it is against rules I'm sorry, it was not on purpose.
    – Yorik
    Oct 1, 2021 at 10:53
  • Yorik, welcome! I see what you are trying to do and as a parent I think helping you child learn (and love) to read is wonderful. As a moderator, I’m sorry but this kind of question is opinion-based and I must close it. The tour and the help center will explain more about it.
    – Stephie
    Oct 1, 2021 at 11:22


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