Reader Requests: Young readers, advanced reading

There is nothing better than children who love to read. They are opening themselves up to so many different worlds. However, sometimes they reach for worlds that might not be appropriate for their age.

9780732290214 A Waltz for Matilda by Jackie French

I received a message from a lady looking for some books for her eleven year old daughter who is reading at a fourteen/ fifteen year old level. It’s such a common problem and thankfully there are plenty of young adult books that are suitable for younger readers. I have put together a list of authors who write books that are appropriate for advanced readers without the teen issues and behaviours. Some of them still deal with issues – most books do. But these ones are great!

9780552562522 The Alchemyst by Michael Scott 9780143301950 Once by Morris Gleitzman 9780141339092 Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer – Artemis Fowl series

Cornelia Funke – Inkheart series

Rick Riordon – Percy Jackson series

Michael Scoot – Nicholas Flamel series

Colin Meloy – Wildwood series

Morris Gleitzman

Skye Melki-Wegner

Jacqueline Harvey

Jackie French

Adeline Yen Mah

Michael Morgurgo

Jacqueline Wilson.

There are also the classics: The Secret Garden, A Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables, Alice in Wonderland, Seven Little Australians, Little Women, Peter Pan and Playing Beatie Bow.

There are so many more books however these are just some of my favourites. If you have any further questions or would like some more suggestions for someone you know, please contact me at


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