Books for a 7 year old upper intermediate reader

NegleyHarrison

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I am a parent of a recently turned 7-year-old native english speaker who has tested as a CEFR B2 (upper intermediate level) reader. Book recommendations all seem too mature in theme, language, tone or emotion for such a young reader. What books may be appropriate for the maturity limitations while still challenging the advanced reading abilities?
 
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Take a look at Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. The author took Chinese folk tales and fashioned them into a continuous narrative about a young girl and her adventures. A Newbery Honor book, it's beautifully presented with lovely illustrations and a change of typeface for the folk tales. Just under 300 pages with a reader's guide at the back with questions to help the reader process what he/she has read. Also an interesting explanation of the author's process. A great book to read together or wait until your child finishes and then enjoy it yourself!
 
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jutfrank

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Most kids prefer to choose what they want to read for themselves. Go on a trip to your local bookshop and let him/her have a look at what there is in the children's section. Your child will be naturally attracted to the books that are written for his/her age group.

Don't worry about CEFR bands. The language in books written for 7-year-old native speakers will be quite appropriate for your child.
 
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... native English speaker ...

Remember to capitalise correctly on the forum. Learners here will assume everything you write is correct when they see (from your profile) that you are a native speaker yourself.
 
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