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Book recommendations for 9 year old wanted

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misscph1973 Thu 16-Jan-14 13:48:51

My DD is 9 and has recently read all the Lemony Snickets books and The Never Ending Story. Her had is reading Harry Potter to her and her younger brother. Any recommendations?

SuzanneUK Thu 16-Jan-14 15:20:12

I bet she'll love Clarice Bean.

There are quite a few books in the series and they're very good indeed.

BlueChampagne Thu 16-Jan-14 16:25:10

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase etc by Joan Aiken
The Green Knowe series by Lucy M Boston
The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper

were some of my favourites about that age.

hardtostayfocused Thu 16-Jan-14 16:29:20

My DD loves the Tom Gates series by L Pichon and pretty much anything by Jaqueline Wilson.
Also Clarice Bean, plus the Ruby Redfort books, a Clarice Bean spin-off, which are intended for slightly older readers but your DD might like if she's a good reader.

Wonder if my DD would like Lemony Snicket... will try.

RememberYoureAWomble Fri 17-Jan-14 09:36:39

I'd second The Dark is Rising series by Susan Cooper - brilliant books!

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell?

IndianMummy Fri 17-Jan-14 11:09:03

The girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making - or something like that (it's a long title to remember! but good book)

misscph1973 Fri 17-Jan-14 11:15:26

Thank you so much for the recommendations! DD already read Clarice Bean and didn't like Ruby Redford much. I have ordered The Wolves of Willoughby Chase from the library. Unfortunately they don't have The girl who circumnavigated fairyland in a ship of her own making, would love it, it looks great! I don't buy many books for DD as she reads them so fast. All other recommendations are on the list!

BlueChampagne Fri 17-Jan-14 16:08:20

I also used to enjoy Jules Verne at junior school.

notnowbernard Fri 17-Jan-14 16:22:11

I absolutely LOVE the clarice bean books

I'm reading them to 8yr old dd2 but 10yr old dd1 enjoys them too

notnowbernard Fri 17-Jan-14 16:23:22

Sorry, saw she's already read them

All the JW books
Narnia series

WidowWadman Fri 17-Jan-14 16:23:27

Chris Riddell's Goth Girl. It's beautiful.

SpookedMackerel Fri 17-Jan-14 16:28:41

Penelope Liveley ghost stories are good fun.
Eva Ibbotson is also good.

BlueChampagne Sat 18-Jan-14 22:53:06

Just read Goth Girl to DS1 (6) - we both enjoyed it but he'll get much more out of it in a few years. A primer for Terry Pratchett and Jasper Fforde.

MyNameIsKenAdams Sat 18-Jan-14 22:54:01


Little Women

Babysitters Club

JiltedJohnsJulie Wed 22-Jan-14 17:55:06

Try the George series by Lucy Hawking. Very popular her, just wish sh would right some more smile

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