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Help! book ideas for 9 year old girl?

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sailor1983 Mon 24-Oct-11 21:30:53

Help Im after any recommendations for suitable chapter books for a 9 year old, very good quick reader, covered the usual roald dahl, blyton etc!!

NatashaBee Mon 24-Oct-11 21:32:41

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mankyscotslass Mon 24-Oct-11 21:34:39

Laura Ingalls Wilder - the little house series
Susan Cooper - The dark is Rising series
LLoyd Alexander - The Chronicles of Pyrdain
The Chalet School Books
Mr Gum books
The first few Harry Potter Books
Anne of Green Gables
The "what Katy did books"

Beauregard Mon 24-Oct-11 21:37:28

Jacqueline Wilson- Quite dark imo

Michael Murpago
David Walliams

Takver Mon 24-Oct-11 21:37:49

Lion boy trilogy (Zizou Corder)
Diana Wynne Jones (the Chrestomanci series is a good one to start one)
How to Train your Dragon series

Old favourites like Ballet Shoes (and anything else by Noel Streatfield)

AlwaysRocking Mon 24-Oct-11 21:39:53

Apologies in advance as I'm not sure on reading ages but:

The Lion the witch and the wardrobe (always a Christmas book for me)
Eva Ibbotsen - especially Journey to the river sea and Star of Kazan
Second the suggestion of Chalet School

baskingseals Mon 24-Oct-11 21:43:55

Heidi by Joanna Spry - I think


Bedknobs and Broomsticks

sadly dd is obsessed with Jacqueline Wilson

Clarice Bean books are really good though - there's just not enough of them

books like Pollyanna and the Secret Garden dd struggled with, but i might give the What Katy Did books a whirl, i absolutely loved them

mankyscotslass Mon 24-Oct-11 21:43:59

And yes, the How toTRain your Fragon Books - DD loves them
The Worst Witch books
A seriues of Unfortunate events series (depending on the child)
The first few Percy Jackson books
The Redwall Books
THe first Anne of Green Gables Book

mankyscotslass Mon 24-Oct-11 21:46:12

Fragon?? blush DRAGON!

Heidi books

There is a series of Mary Poppins books - I loved them

Trebizon books

The Drina books (ballet)

sailor1983 Mon 24-Oct-11 21:48:15

wow great thankyou!!

Takver Mon 24-Oct-11 21:54:00

Spiderwick Chronicles
Ottoline goes to School & the other Ottoline books

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