Top Ten Books That I Want My Nephew To Read

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is all about books we’d want our children/future children/niece/nephews to read! So here are mine…

My nephew is almost 6 and I can’t wait for him to get to the age where he might read/hear these books. All of these books I either loved as a child or read to my current class who are 6/7 years old!

The BFG- Roald Dahl


I absolutely adore this book. I think he would love it too. He’d love the whizzpoppers!

George’s Marvellous Medicine- Roald Dahl

George's Marvellous Medicine

Loved this book. It’s always my first class book with Year 2. I hope he wouldn’t get ideas to make a medicine for his Gran!

The Witches- Roald Dahl

The Witches

This one would scare him at the moment, but I hope he eventually gets to read it!

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)

The World’s Worst Children and World’s Worst Children 2- David Walliams

The World's Worst Children

I have a feeling he’d love some of these disgusting tales!

The Invention Of Hugo Cabret- Brian Selznick

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

Definitely for when he’s older! 🙂 I think he’d love this mixture of pictures and words!

The Demon Headmaster- Gillian Cross

The Demon Headmaster (Demon Headmaster, #1)

Such a classic from my childhood. I’d love him to read this one day.

Goodnight Mister Tom- Michelle Magorian

Goodnight Mister Tom

Another classic. My current school reads this with 10-11 year olds. It’s such a fantastic book.

The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas- John Boyne

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Again, this book wouldn’t be suitable right now, but years down the line it will be. I feel its educative too. Can’t escape the teacher in me.

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Chrissi Chat: What books would you recommend for ages 7+?


I need your help bookworms! As you may have seen on Twitter, I’m starting a Primary PGCE to be a primary school teacher (4-11 years old) from September this year. I’ve been thinking about literature that I want to share with the children. I’m all for reading to children. I currently work with 4-7 year olds, so I’m quite aware of books for that age range. I’m also going to share with the children the awesomeness that is Roald Dahl. But what I want to know is…. what shall I read, or look into reading for children from 7 years up?

I have a few questions:

What sort of things did you like to read at 7 years old or older?

Did you have a favourite author?

Can you recommend any recent books that would be suitable for this age?

Any information you could give me about children’s literature from the ages of 7 + would be fantastic and very helpful. Thank you 🙂