Brilliant Books for Six Year Olds to Read This Summer

Seb is an amazing reader and will happily read a book in a day or two(or less). With summer coming up I have asked him to recommend some brilliant books for six year olds. These books are all good for reading independently or together and come personally recommended from my own six year old.

Brilliant books for six year olds


The Witches by Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl books have an enduring appeal to children and adults alike and they are brilliant for independent reading or to read together, I recommend them all! Seb chose The Witches as his current favourite, he loves the tale of the boy and his grandmother and the witches who HATE children and has read the book several times now.

The Magic Faraway Tree Collection by Enid Blyton
Head up the faraway tree and on some adventures with Moonface, Saucepan Man and Silky the Fairy. Visit magical lands and imagine what it would be like to ride on the slippery slip. A classic must read collection for all children.

The 13 Storey Tree House Series by Andy Griffiths
A whole series of books (each jumping 13 storeys) about the coolest treehouse around(who doesn't want a chocolate waterfall that you can swim in?). With lots of brilliant illustrations by Terry Denton the books take you on awesome adventures.  Seb absolutely loves this fun series and has devoured them all so quickly. We are eagerly awaiting the 91st Storey Tree House due out in August.

The Animals of Farthing Wood by Colin Dann
A classic from my own childhood. I remember reading this as a class in school while the TV programme was showing. The animals home is being bulldozed and so they join forces to travel to a nature reserve and face adventures and danger along the way. Seb enjoyed reading about the animals and their journey to White Deer Park.

Bear Grylls Adventures by Bear Grylls
A brand new series of books from Bear Grylls. Each book in the series follows a different child at an outdoor activity camp. The child is given a magic compass with a fifth direction which guides them to meet Bear himself who teaches them new skills and facts to use in real life. Seb has been reading these over the last week, each book in an evening and has been teaching me some survival tips. He is really looking forward to the rest of the series.

Jellyphants and Woolly Jumpers: My First Joke Book  by Amanda Li
A slightly different choice but this book has caused lots of amusement over the last few months. Simple, witty jokes for children that are easy to read and remember. Perfect for making friends and family chuckle.

I would love some more recommendations for brilliant books for six year olds. My little bookworm is always on the hunt for more to devour. What does your six year old enjoy reading?

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