When I was younger I was a big reader. (Hey, I still am!)My reading age was always a few years above my actual age, and at one point in Primary School I’d finished every book they had. Oh, I miss those times. Now there are a few books that I remember reading constantly between the ages of around 7-11, in the later years of Primary, and also in the early years of High School. Now I had the obvious, like Harry Potter, Jacqueline Wilson, Roald Dahl and all that kind of stuff, but here are some that I don’t really see people talking about that often. Look at me in all my primary school glory haha.
Enid Blyton’s Popular Rewards Books
We had 6 of these books in total and I couldn’t tell you the amount of times I read each one. Filled with stories of young boys and girls, witches, fairies, gnomes, animals and so much more. There’s a huge variety, and most have some sort of moral message hidden in there. With such a selection of short stories within one book, they made for the perfect bedtime stories. Definitely at the younger age range, but I think I could read them now and love them just for the memories they’d bring back!
The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler
Has anyone read this?! I feel like it’s such a random and unknown book, but I loved it. Tyke is a bit of a troublemaker, and has a best friend called Danny. Danny has a speech impediment and may need to transfer to a special school, so we see Tyke trying to stop that happening. There’s a bit of a surprise at the end, and I feel like it’s such a great lesson in this day and age… I won’t spoil it – you should definitely read! If you are planning on reading, please don’t search the ending. It’ll just ruin it completely. At just over a 100 pages it’ll be a quick one, that’s for sure!
Coming up to the end of my primary school years here, Goosebumps. I think most people read these books, but they’re just such a classic. I also enjoyed Bone Chillers, Fear Street, Point Horror and whatever else there was. Can’t beat a bit of horror right? And boy, these were scary/creepy when I was 11 haha! I’m one of those who is actually pretty soft, but loves to be scared by books/films. Ghosts in real life? No thanks, stay away please. I had so many Goosebumps books, but sold most of them in car boot sales. When I found these two, I just had to keep hold of them. I feel like I need to start collecting these again.
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13 3/4
So I don’t actually own the first book, but I was in early high school when I read it and it just really made me laugh. The second (pictured) I read a few years later when I was a bit older, and more like the age they’re supposed to be for. There are some later ones that I’ve never read. I just feel like everyone should experience the life of Adrian Mole at least once. You can tell by this copy that I read it a lot… The pages inside are falling out!
Other notable books to mention include Goodnight Mr Tom, The Secret Garden, Twins at St Clares, Secret Seven, Famous Five, Babysitters Club and a lot more that I’ve forgotten about…