50 BOOKS FOR 5-7 YEAR OLDS

50 BOOKS FOR 5-7 YEAR OLDS

We are a couple of days into the main August Summer holiday with at least 40+ days still to enjoy. I trust no one is bored yet!

Books are one way to ensure we do all enjoy the holiday to the fullest. On Thursday I gave a list of 55 Picture Book titles that should keep you and your children entertained and inspired for a few minutes each day.

Today it is the turn of the older children. The 5-7 year old bracket who have probably started to read for themselves and in any case prefer chapter books.

The list is not just holiday and beach stories and I’ve avoided classic and over popular books. They are for a special list another day.

 

1              A Summer Double Daisy (Daisy Fiction) by Kes Gray (Author), Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)                 528 pages             5 – 7 years                Red Fox

2              Camping is Not Very Ooh La La!: Book 3 (Maisie Mae) by Poppy Harper (Author), Clare Elsom (Illustrator)

160 pages              6 – 11 years           Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

3              Summer The Holiday Fairy: Special (Rainbow Magic) by Daisy Meadows (Author), Georgie Ripper (Illustrator)

192 pages              6 – 8 years             Orchard Books

4              Daisy and the Trouble with Sports Day (Daisy Fiction) by Kes Gray (Author)

320 pages              5 – 7 years             Red Fox

5              The Princess & the Pepperoni Pizza: Volume 1 (What Happens Next?(TM) Fairy Tales) by Amy Joy (Author), Hans Christian Andersen (Author

86 pages                6 – 8 years             CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

6              Mind-Swapping Madness: Volume 1 (Bonkers Short Stories) by Tom E. Moffatt (Author), Paul Beavis (Illustrator)

240 pages              7 – 11 years           Write Laugh

7              Help! I’m Being Chased by a Giant Slug by Andy Griffiths (Author), Terry Denton (Illustrator)                        176 pages              7 – 9 years      Macmillan Children’s Books

8              The World’s Worst Children 3 by David Walliams (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator)

288 pages              7 – 12 years           HarperCollinsChildren’sBook

9              The Nothing to See Here Hotel by Steven Butler (Author), Steven Lenton (Illustrator)

192 pages              6 years and up     Simon & Schuster Children’s UK

10           Dog Diaries by Steven Butler (Author), James Patterson (Author), Richard Watson (Illustrator                         208 pages              6 – 8 years      Arrow (Young)

11           The Chocolate Factory Ghost (The Dundoodle Mysteries) by 1 David O’Connell (Author), Claire Powell (Illustrator)

208 pages              7 – 9 years             Bloomsbury Children’s Books

12           Splash Day! (Little Gems) by Nick Sharratt (Author, Illustrator

80 pages                5-8 years               Barrington Stoke

13           The Cat and the King by Nick Sharratt (Author, Illustrator)

144 pages              5 – 7 years             Alison Green Books;

14           How to Draw by Nick Sharratt (Author)

208 pages              9 – 11 years           Doubleday Childrens

15           Woof! by Allan Ahlberg (Author)

160 pages              7 – 11 years           Puffin;

16           It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Janet Ahlberg (Author)

80 pages                5 – 9 years             Puffin;

17           The Grunts in a Jam by Philip Ardagh (Author), Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

288 pages              7+ years Nosy Crow Ltd

18           The Cat Who Got Carried Away (The Gaskitts) by Allan Ahlberg (Author), Katharine McEwen (Illustrator)

80 pages                5 – 7 years             Walker Books

19           The Woman Who Won Things (The Gaskitts) by Allan Ahlberg (Author), Katharine McEwen (Illustrator)

80 pages                5 – 9 years             Walker Books

20           Magic Tree House 1: Valley of the Dinosaurs by Mary Pope Osborne (Author)

80 pages                5 – 7 years             Red Fox

21           Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator

144 pages              6 – 11 years           OUP Oxford

22           The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy (Author)

128 pages              7 – 9 years             Puffin

23           Sleepovers by Jacqueline Wilson (Author), Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)

112 pages              7 – 9 years             Young Corgi

24           Mummy Fairy and Me by Sophie Kinsella (Author), Marta Kissi (Illustrator)

176 pages              5 – 8 years             Puffin

25           Marge in Charge: Book one in the fun family series by Isla Fisher (Author), Eglantine Ceulemans (Illustrator)

176 pages              5 – 8 years             Piccadilly Press

26           Isadora Moon Goes to the Ballet by Harriet Muncaster (Author) Paperback

128 pages              6 – 8 years             OUP Oxford

27           Isadora Moon Goes Camping by Harriet Muncaster (Author)

128 pages              6 – 8 years             OUP Oxford

28           Wigglesbottom Primary: The Shark in the Pool by Pamela Butchart (Author), Becka Moor (Illustrator)         112 pages              5+ years      Nosy Crow Ltd

29           The Invincibles: The Piglet Pickle by Caryl Hart (Author), Sarah Warburton (Illustrator)

112 pages              7+ years Nosy Crow Ltd

30           Sam Wu is NOT Afraid of Sharks! by Katie Tsang (Author), Kevin Tsang (Author), Nathan Reed (Illustrator)

224 pages              6 years and up     Egmont

31           The Boy Who Grew Dragonsby Andy Shepherd (Author), Sara Ogilvie (Illustrator) Paperback

224 pages              7 – 9 years             Piccadilly Press

32           Dave Pigeon – (Racer) by Swapna Haddow (Author), Sheena Dempsey (Illustrator)

160 pages              5 – 7 years             Faber & Faber

33           There’s a Dragon in my Pants by Tom Nicoll (Author), Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

144 pages              5 – 8 years             Stripes Publishing

34           The Last Flight (Terry Deary’s Historical Tales) by Terry Deary  (Author)

64 pages                7 – 9 years             A&C Black

35           Diary of a Tooth Fairy by Alan Durant  (Author), Vanessa Cabban (Illustrator)

160 pages              5 – 7 years             Walker Books

36           There’s a Dragon in my Toilet by Tom Nicoll (Author), Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

128 pages              5 – 8 years             Stripes Publishing

37           There’s a Dragon in my Pants by Tom Nicoll (Author), Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

144 pages              5 – 8 years             Stripes Publishing

38           There’s a Dragon in my Backpack! By Tom Nicoll (Author), Sarah Horne (Illustrator)

144 pages              5 – 8 years             Stripes Publishing

39           Jurassic Carp: My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish by Mo O’Hara  (Author), Marek Jagucki (Illustrator)

224 pages              7 – 10 years           Feiwel & Friends

40           Horrid Henry’s Swimming Lesson (Horrid Henry Early Reader) by Francesca Simon (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator

80 pages                6 – 8 years             Orion Children’s Books

41           Horrid Henry’s Loathsome Library Collection 30 Books by Francesca Simon (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator)

Ave 80 pages per book       6 – 11 years           Orion Children’s Books;

42           Delphie and the Magic Ballet Shoes (Magic Ballerina, Book 1by Darcey Bussell  (Author)                                96 pages               5 – 8 years      HarperCollinsChildren’sBook

43           Bethany The Ballet Fairy: The Dance Fairies Book 1 (Rainbow Magic) by Daisy Meadows  (Author), Georgie Ripper (Illustrator)

80 pages                6 – 8 years             Publisher: Orchard Book

44           Samantha the Swimming Fairy: The Sporty Fairies Book 5 (Rainbow Magic) by Daisy Meadows  (Author), Georgie Ripper (Illustrator)

80 pages                6 – 8 years             Orchard Books;

45           Summer The Holiday Fairy: Special (Rainbow Magic) by Daisy Meadows  (Author), Georgie Ripper (Illustrator)

80 pages                6 – 8 years             Orchard Books;

46           Mr Men Adventure with Superheroes (Mr. Men and Little Miss Adventures) by Adam Hargreaves (Author), Roger Hargreaves (Draft Writer)

32 pages                3 – 6 years             Egmont

47           Mr Men My Complete Collection Box Set by Roger Hargreaves (Author)

47 books giving 1692 pages              3 – 5 years             Egmont

48           Little Miss: My Complete Collection Box Set by Roger Hargreaves (Author)

36 books giving 1120 pages              3 – 5 years             Egmont

49           Serious Graffiti (No. 1 Boy Detective) by Barbara Mitchelhill (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator)

64 pages                7 – 9 years             Andersen Press

50           Emmeline and the Plucky Pup by Megan Rix (Author)

272 pages              6 – 9 years             Puffin