Books and Series My 8-Yr Old Has Been Racing Through

My daughter reads all the time. She will grab anything that’s out and about… from the easy readers that ED brings home from the libraries to books that LD recommends.  I thought I’d share some of the series that she’s flown through this semester.

Dog Diaries: She’s read them all… Ginger, Buddy, Barry, Togo, Dash. She said they were wonderful.  I notice there is also a series called Horse Diaries



Bad Kitty books: Bad Kitty Gets a Bath; Happy Birthday Bad Kitty; Bad Kitty vs. Uncle Murray; Bad Kitty for President DD wanted me to get the three books she hasn’t read from the library when we were working on this post!


Here’s a Penny and Penny and Peter



Big Big Big Book of Tashi, 2nd Big Big Book of Tashi: These books are wonderful for young kids who are just starting to read on their own because there are drawings on most every page. That said, DD wasn’t interested a couple of years ago and raced through both volumes a month or two ago.

Horrible Harry: This is another series that DD was not interested in these a couple of years ago, but earlier this semester she devoured four or five books from this series a day!



Encyclopedia Brown — This was another series that my son read early on (around 6 or 7), but that DD has just discovered recently.  Again, she’s been pouring through this series one or two books a day.

Deltora Quest: LD convinced DD that she just had to read this book.  She finished the first four books and has started into the second volume (which has books 5-8).  I haven’t read this series, but from what I understand there’s a strong girl character.

Baby Mouse: This is a series that DD finishes by the time we get home from the library, but she loves them.




Ella Enchanted; Fairest: We listened to Ella Enchanted as an audiobook. DD decided to read it on her own and then borrowed some of Gail Carson Levine’s other books from the library.  When she finished Fairest, she thrust it in my lap and said, “You HAVE to read this book!!”  I think she’s reading Ever now.

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The BFG: We’re in the middle of reading The BFG aloud together at bedtime.  Both DD and ED are loving it and beg for more! LD joined in with us a couple days  later (so he missed the first couple of chapters), but he loves it too and so we have to wait for him now before we start reading! 🙂


The Ramona Books by Beverly Cleary: Beezus and Ramona, Ramona the Pest, Ramona the Brave, Ramona and her Father  Actually DD read these last semester, but I thought I would include these in my list.

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At this age, my son really loved these two series:

Beast Quest


Percy Jackson series



That’s about it for today. Here are a couple similar posts I’ve written:

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