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Find an excellent book for an elementary school child

A guide by Y. McCloskey "booklover918"
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These are great stories that appeal to both boys and girls.


Books with universal appeal
Adventure and fun featuring boys and girls

The Chocolate Touch
Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Gone-Away Lake (Gone-Away Lake Books)
James and the Giant Peach
Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five)
Tales of Magic Boxed Set (Edward Eager Tales of Magic)
A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)
Tuck Everlasting
The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf))
The Phantom Tollbooth


Brother and sister adventures
Stressing that it's possible to have fun with your siblings

Mitch and Amy
Lost Treasures: Hotel for Dogs - Book #9
Flush
The Tanglewoods' Secret (Patricia St John Series)
Seventh Cousin
Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
The Pink Motel
The Ghost of Windy Hill (A Little Apple Paperback)
The Saturdays (Melendy Quartet)
The Four-Story Mistake (Melendy Family)
Ten Kids, No Pets (An Apple Paperback)


Mysteries
Spooky but fun

The Westing Game
Chasing Vermeer
The Ghost of Windy Hill
Meg and the Disappearing Diamonds
The Mystery Off Glen Road (Trixie Belden #5)
The Mystery of Chimney Rock (Choose Your Own Adventure, #5)
the secret of saturday cove
Mystery of the Pirate's Ghost,
Holes
Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints
No Flying in the House (Harper Trophy Books)
Gathering Blue


Stories about animals and critters
Humans play very little part in these tales

Socks
The Cricket in Times Square
Charlotte's Web (50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition)
Bunnicula: A Rabit-tale of Mystery
Freddy the Detective
A Bear Called Paddington

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Books with universal appeal
1.  The Chocolate Touch  by Patrick Skene Catling
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2.  Hello, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle  by Betty MacDonald
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3.  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  by Roald Dahl
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4.  Gone-Away Lake (Gone-Away Lake Books)  by Elizabeth Enright
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5.  James and the Giant Peach  by Roald Dahl
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6.  Five on a Treasure Island (Famous Five)  by Enid Blyton
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7.  Tales of Magic Boxed Set (Edward Eager Tales of Magic)  by Edward Eager
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8.  A Wrinkle in Time (Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quintet)  by Madeleine L'Engle
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9.  Tuck Everlasting  by Natalie Babbitt
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10.  The Giver (Readers Circle (Laurel-Leaf))  by Lois Lowry
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11.  The Phantom Tollbooth  by Norton Juster
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Brother and sister adventures
12.  Mitch and Amy  by Beverly Cleary
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13.  Lost Treasures: Hotel for Dogs - Book #9  by Lois Duncan
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14.  Flush  by Carl Hiaasen
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15.  The Tanglewoods' Secret (Patricia St John Series)  by Patricia Mary St. John
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16.  Seventh Cousin  by Florence Laughlin
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17.  Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)  by J.M. Barrie
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18.  From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler [Deckle Edge]  by E. L. Konigsburg
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19.  The Pink Motel  by Carol Ryrie Brink
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20.  The Ghost of Windy Hill (A Little Apple Paperback)  by Clyde Robert Bulla
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21.  The Saturdays (Melendy Quartet)  by Elizabeth Enright
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22.  The Four-Story Mistake (Melendy Family)  by Elizabeth Enright
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23.  Ten Kids, No Pets (An Apple Paperback)  by Ann M. Martin
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Mysteries
24.  The Westing Game  by Ellen Raskin
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25.  Chasing Vermeer  by Blue Balliett
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26.  The Ghost of Windy Hill  by Clyde Robert Bulla
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27.  Meg and the Disappearing Diamonds  by Holly Beth Walker
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28.  The Mystery Off Glen Road (Trixie Belden #5)  by Julie Campbell
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29.  The Mystery of Chimney Rock (Choose Your Own Adventure, #5)  by Edward Packard
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30.  the secret of saturday cove [Illustrated]  by Barbee Oliver Carleton
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31.  Mystery of the Pirate's Ghost,  by Elizabeth Hoffman Honness
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32.  Holes  by Louis Sachar
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33.  Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Mysterious Handprints  by Donald J. Sobol
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34.  No Flying in the House (Harper Trophy Books)  by Betty Brock
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35.  Gathering Blue  by Lois Lowry
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Stories about animals and critters
36.  Socks  by Beverly Cleary
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37.  The Cricket in Times Square  by George Selden
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38.  Charlotte's Web (50th Anniversary Retrospective Edition) [Deluxe Edition]  by Garth Williams
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39.  Bunnicula: A Rabit-tale of Mystery [Supratitled]  by Deborah Howe
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40.  Freddy the Detective [Import]  by Walter R. Brooks
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41.  A Bear Called Paddington  by Peggy Fortnum
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Is The Giver appropriate for a class of 10-year-olds? 66 17 days ago
E-Book broken, last pages missing 4 May 5, 2014
Does Jonas die? 24 Aug 20, 2013
Looking for similar book 0 Jul 30, 2013
Need something besides The Giver 4 May 30, 2013
Jonas and Gabriel? (probably Messenger spoilers) 2 Jan 30, 2012
From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, good for boys too?? 2 Apr 11, 2011
Good Book 3 Mar 30, 2011
chapter books for bedtime reading to 5 year olds 2 Jun 14, 2010
James and the Giant Peach for 6 year olds? 4 May 9, 2010
Good Book for Grade 5 and up 0 Oct 30, 2008
Welcome to the Flush forum 1 Jan 5, 2006
 
   

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Qualifications: Ages 7 to 12
Last updated: 9/21/11
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