Aug 282020
Prisha’s Book World – Recommended Reads for 8-12 year olds
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My collection that goes on bigger and bigger in number

This is the recommendation post (for the age group 8 to 12) that I am posting on behalf of my 8.5 years old daughter Prisha Ambi (3rd std). She is an avid reader and loves her books and ballet more than anything else in the world.

My first ever book was Biscuit. It’s about a puppy called Biscuit adopted by a little girl. These books are for 3 years+. I still have this book in my collection.

I developed immense interest in reading once I finished Charlie And The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. This book is about a poor little boy Charlie who is an example for kindness and giving his 100%. I love the character Charlie because he worked hard to achieve his goal.

Other Roald Dahl’s books I have read so far are George’s Marvelous MedicineMatilda( both are my favorite books), Charlie and The Great Glass ElevatorFantastic Mr FoxThe Magic FingerThe WitchesThe Twits. I love these books because they make you laugh out loud and at the same time we meet characters who are smart, intelligent, selfish, loyal and adventurous.

Just For Girls has become my life long friend. This book gives information on changes happen in our body while growing up. It’s a self explanatory book with beautiful illustrations. A must have for every girl.

Chronicles of Narnia (all in one book) took me to the whole new imaginative world and I am still reading it. All stories are connected.

Then came the most amazing and funny book I have ever read. The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams. My mother got reference of this book from KBC. This book is about 10 kids who have extremely worst habits and the author narrated in a funny way. I’m looking forward to reading other books by this author.

I also read The Blue Umbrella and Angry River by Ruskin Bond. I liked both of them because both books have stories on girls who are of somewhat similar to my age.

Charlotte’s Web by E B White is about a girl who saved a pig runt and friendship between a pig and a spider. I loved the loyalty between them in this book.

The One And Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate is about a Gorilla called Ivan who saved life of a baby elephant called Ruby. Inspired by a true story. I strongly recommend this one because it is about strength, love and loyalty. I learnt what true friendship is and how it should be from this book.

Number The Stars by Lois Lowry is a story about a girl saving her BFF from Nazi militants. Based on true events. Annmarie in this book is brave and smart at the same time. I loved her fierce nature.

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate Dicamillo is about the friendship between a girl and a huge dog. Loved the bond between the girl and the dog.

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate Dicamillo is about the journey of a rabbit who loses the one he loves and finally finds her (a little girl) again. What I love in this book is the rabbit didn’t lose hope till end.

Out Of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper is about a girl who has cerebral palsy with a sharp mind. I am still reading it and yet to finish it. What I’ve been enjoying most about this book is that Melody didn’t give up till she got her own voice to express her feelings and emotions.

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