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A book series my 9-year-old daughter loves

Ivy received a copy of Withering-by-Sea by Judith Rossell in her Christmas stocking this year, and she loved it so much, we had to quickly run back to the bookstore to buy the next two books in the series. She tells me these are her new favourite books, so I just knew I had to share them here with you.

‘Withering-by-Sea’ is followed by the sequel, Wormwood Mire, and then by the third and final adventure in the award-winning series, Wakestone Hall. The series features the adventures of an 11-year-old orphan, Stella Montgomery, who lives with her dreadful aunts. Ivy was so glued to the books, she devoured each book in a day and told me she was so sad when she finished the third one. At one point over the Christmas holidays, I took the kids for ice cream, and while the other kids were queuing for ice cream, I looked over and found Ivy sitting at a table completely immersed in the story.  Books over ice cream! You know it must be a good book when that’s the choice. : )

I’d say these books would be great for young readers in the 7-10 year age range, depending on reading ability.

Courtney x


Comments (3)

Esther in Amsterdam
January 7, 2019

These look great, thanks! Ava would love them xx

January 7, 2019

This is absolutely perfect Courtney. I’ll buy them for my 9 year old. She hasn’t found a book or series yet that gets her engrossed in reading. This might be the ticket.

January 10, 2019

Thank you for sharing. This series was available at my local library – what luck!

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