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Okay, I'm book shopping for an advanced reader, age 10, any ideas?

My 10 year old daughter use to hate to read, but has finally found her groove in the past few months. She is tested at school on a 6th to 8th grade level (those are the books she may check out from the school library) and mostly those are the level of books she is interested in. Any good series, new or old that...


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1. Spectacle
My daugher LOVED and still loves this classic:

"From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler" a novel by E. L. Konigsburg that won the Newbery Medal for excellence in American children's literature in 1968.

The story revolves around Claudia Kincaid, a precocious 12-year old girl who feels underappreciated by her parents. She decides to run away from home just long enough to show her family what they would be missing without her. Unfortunately, she doesn't enjoy hardship or discomfort, which rules out the traditional 'running away'. To solve this problem, Claudia decides to stay at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. She persuades her younger brother Jamie to accompany her: he's quiet, but most importantly, he has a secret stash of cash, which he's accumulated by betting on and cheating at card games with his best friend, Bruce Lansing, as well as a transistor radio.

Much of the early part of the novel details how Claudia and Jamie settle in at the museum: blending in with school groups on field trips during the day to learn more about the museum's exhibits, hiding in the bathroom at closing time, and emerging after the staff has gone. At night they bathe in the fountain and sleep on antique beds. During their stay, they become fascinated with the newest exhibit: a beautiful statue of an angel, suspected to have been crafted by Michelangelo. They research the statue, and discover that it was sold to the museum by a Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, who lives in Farmington, Connecticut. They spend the last of their dwindling money to travel to Mrs. Frankweiler's house, where they discover the angel's secret, hidden in the voluminous and erratically organized files in Mrs. Frankweiler's office. There they find out that Michelangelo made the angel. (Afterwards, she sends them home in her Roll-Royce to their worried parents and siblings.)

It is really cool and also highlights some of the real works of art that are historical and that are really at the museum. My daughter is 19 and still talks about this book, she really loved it and was an advanced reader herself. She taught herself to read at age 4 and was reading at 8th grade lever in 3rd grade as well. We read the Chronicles of Narnia, The Boxcar Children, and she loved stories about successful women like Helen Keller, Marie Currie, Nellie Bly, Amelia Ahrhardt, things like that. Stories about women she could see herself in.

2. Tomodachi senshi
Well, Sherlock Holmes is interesting and occasionally scary. I don't recommend the Mary Russel stories, though. I recommend classics in general. The Call of the Wild, Julius Caesar, and Romeo and Juliet are wonderful for advanced readers. The Lord of the Rings would be a wonderful trilogy for a good reader. After she gets a little better, maybe she ought to read Silmarillion, which was difficult for me at a similar level. Um, I hate to plug, but in a short enough time, I plan on publishing a book for that grade level.
3. stephieSD
I was always an advanced reader for my age, and in elementary school my teachers had me read series like The Babysitter's Club and The Bailey School Kids.

The Bailey School Kids was from when I was in (I think) third grade, so that might be a little too easy for her.

The Wayside School books are always good, as are any of Louis Sachar's books.
They're funny, which holds interest, and they're written at what sounds to be the right level.

Gary Paulsen is always good for that reading level, too, but his stories are a lot deeper.
4. me
Baby-Sitters Club
Allie Finkle's Rules For Girls
Beacon Street Girls
Nancy Drew
5. Jilibean Reinstated
I have one, age 11 who reads at a post high school level. She's obsessed with horses now...loves Black Beauty and any of the horse series out there. I find them really kid friendly too, with nothing offensive. I'd rather have her into horses at this age than boys!

Some of those horse series, I will say, will be pretty easy for her. But I think she'll still enjoy them. Here's one..
Pony Tails I think they are called. Oh, and Nancy Drew is always a winner!
go to Amazon and check horse juvenile fiction

Mine also enjoyed the Lemony Snicket books.
6. Emιly Mαrια III
Get her the Baby-Sitters club series. It is so awesome, I had loads of fun reading those at her age. Basically, in a nut-shell, (Oh God, I almost said but-shell!) it's about this group of 7th / 8th graders, who make a baby-sitting club. They talk about a lot of issues, one (off the top of my mind) being discrimination, where a family refuses to have one of the Asian baby-sitters babysit for them. They also touch on loss of a family member, friends moving, being behind in school, looking different, cliques, vacations, family issues, and a little on "puppy love". I'm sure she can identify with one of the characters, whether it be sporty Kristy, quiet Mary-Anne, artistic Claudia, trendy Stacy, geeky Mallory, dancer (and African American) Jessi, or laid-back vegetarian Dawn. The books are by Ann M. Martin. *Realistic fiction*

Another is The Series of Unfortunate Events, which is a really intellectual series, that focuses on the lives of the Baudelaire siblings, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Their parents were killed in a fire, and they are shipped from family member to family member, while a greedy Count Olaf goes after them. He was a man that was the original care-taker for them after their parent's death, but he just wanted to murder them so he could obtain their large fortune. It introduces many vocabulary words, ironic events, and multiple adventures with strange people. It's by "Lemony Snicket". (That's just his pen name) *Realistic fiction bordering on just plain unfortunate*

Of course, you've probably heard Harry Potter millions of times, so I won't even tell you what they're about, but they're another great option. *Fantasy*

If she's a real dog-lover, get her Marley & Me, the kid version, by John Grogan. It's a story about a rambunctious puppy introduced to a young couple's lives, basically as what they call the "training before a child". They show the dog and this family's lives for years, and it's a really touching book. *Non-fiction, but not boring at all*

A Wrinkle In Time (The series as well) by Madeleine L'Engle is also a classic that I read in the 5th grade. (Which I'll assume she just entered) It's a very thought producing series, which touches on the universe, and real science. (They mention mitochondria in one book, so when she reaches middle school, she'll be able to go "Hey, I remember that!") I believe I read the first 2 or 3 books, and I think there are 4 in the series. *Fantasy / Science Fiction*

Judy Blume's books are another great option. My favorites are Blubber, Iggy's House, and Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. (They focus on bullies, racism, and young teenager puberty / religion, respectively.)

Good luck, these would all be great choices for her! I hope I helped!
7. doingthepanic
I used to love Lois Duncan's books. They are a little scary but not too graphic and I used to read them when I was her age - I was also an advanced reader. She has a number of titles to choose from.
8. Elizabeth
Anne of Green Gables is a really good series. also the Little house on the prarie books. I used to love the Nancy Drew mystery books too. :)
harry potter is a good series. :) hope this helped!! :)
9. rolleriffic@sbcglobal.net
Little House, Chronicles of Narnia, American Girl, Magic Tree House.
10. AddieInWonderland
I knwo! she would love warriors! Its stories about cats of the wild that live in clans. they are some of my fav books and r still coming out.
the first one is called Warriors: Into the wild second one Warriors: fire and ice and third is Warriors: forest of secrets.

THey are by erin hunter.

I thouroghly enjoy these book sand they arnt hard to read. I really love to read so these would be a great series. im only 13! ( and idk if your daughters skool Does Accelerated Reader (AR) but they are worth 10 points each or more)

Hope she likes them!

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