Book for children

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  1. provolik

    provolik New Member

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    Hello,

    I need an help. I want to do a gift to my nephews. They are 8 and 7 yo and I want a fantasy book for them, but avoiding Harry Potter.

    Can someone give me some advice? I should prefer recent title, but is not mandatary.

    Thank you.
     
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    JIM zombie Turncoat

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    Tamago Lord-Commander of Anakin's Kingsguard

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    What I really, really liked was this series The Borrowers by Mary Norton. Quite old. I think a 7yo might enjoy it though.
    I'm probably too late with the recommendation anyway.
     
  4. provolik

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    Never too late for a book. I will consider it for the next gift.:)
     
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    Tamago Lord-Commander of Anakin's Kingsguard

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    Good to hear, then :D
     
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    The Percy Jackson series are great!
     
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    really?
     
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    Yeah I love the. Rick Riordan does a great job
     
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    I strongly recommend "The Edge Chronicles" (for both children and adults) by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell. It's intended for ~10-13 year olds I think, but it should be fine for kids a bit younger as well.

    It's all about airships that fly by having floating rocks chained to them, which become more or less buoyant by heating/cooling them. There's some cool completely unique fantasy races (as well as goblins), but interestingly very few references to humans. All around it has incredible setting design and an epic plot with some interesting twists.
     
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    That actually sounds really cool, I might have to check them out... so when my daughter is old enough, uh I have a suggestion for her... yeah... that's totally why :p
     
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    I read them when I was 16, but I've been considering going back to them.
     
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    sounds awesome. I'll search for it :)
     
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    I'm with her on this one. Great series with a great deal of basic knowledge on Greek mythology. I couldn't put them down when I read through them.
     
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    How did they receive the gifts? What did you buy them in the end?
     
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    @provolik
    Weird that it hasn't been mentioned yet, but Redwall is a great fantasy series for children. They were the first series of books I ever got really into.
     
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    It's one of my regrets that I never read Redwall when younger
     
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    Did you at least read it when you were older? I bet it's still fun to read.
     
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    I tried, but I think for me its just on the cusp of being a bit too aimed at youth for me to get into now. I think had I read it before nostalgia would cover that; but for a fresh reader I think its just not for me now.
     
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    After all this talk about it I'm definitely gonna re-read Mossflower (my favourite of the series) in the near future.
     
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    My daughter read the Deltora Quest series herself when she was 8, and it's been her "gateway drug" into fantasy stories :)
    It's the fairly standard template - small group must find magical items to defeat the dark lord etc. Very age appropriate for kids under 10.

    There's even an animated series you can find most of on Youtube, but I made my daughter read ALL the books before I let her watch them :)