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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    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.
     
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    Never too late for a book. I will consider it for the next gift.:)
     
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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 :)