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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:45 pm 
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I have been told to make sure my son reads lots of books with longer more unusual and old fashioned words in them to improve his vocabulary.

Can anyone suggest boy friendly titles? There were lots of Jane Austin type novels for my daughter, but I'm at a loss for my son!

Thank you! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:12 pm 
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Just William series - Richmal Crompton

Any of the Geraldine McCaughrean books (very unisex adventures)

Some of Terry Pratchett's books for kids eg The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents; the Bromeliad books.

Lemony Snicket series

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively

Anything by Joan Aiken

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 10:13 pm 
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Treasure Island and Kidnapped and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde all by Robert Louis Stevenson. Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain. Any book by Robert Westall, Storm Catcher for one. Moonfleet , R Faulkner. Try and find the fanastic Sky version of this just shown at Christmas


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 10:32 pm 
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The Hobbit

And if you want to challenge them more then books by Isaac Asimov.
Not only good for vocabulary but also for comprehension as will enable them to think about the inferential questions where most kids struggle.


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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 11:04 pm 
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Swallows and Amazons, Captain Hornblower, Septimus Heap, Tom Sawyer & Huckleberry Finn.

More ideas here: http://www.elevenplusexams.co.uk/advice ... ading-list


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