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Recommendations for DS(9) who's run out of books to read

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chicaguapa Wed 12-Mar-14 13:01:20

He's got a good reading age. He's read and exhausted the following:

Tom Gates
Wimpy Kid
David Walliams
World According to Norm
9th Grade Ninja
How to train your dragon series
Captain Underpants

He's tried and rejected:

Skulduggery Pleasance
Alex Rider
Young James Bond
Lemony Snicket

Apparently he likes books about people's lives and not adventure. I'm inferring that he likes character-based books rather than plot-driven. grin

I'd rather he read something a bit more challenging than just more Wimpy Kid-style books (although I realise that reading what he wants to read is better than not reading at all). At the moment he's not reading anything as he can't find anything to interest him.


caykon Wed 12-Mar-14 13:11:03

He seems to like the same books as my daughter, she has also enjoyed the Judy Blume Fudge books ( starts with tales of fourth grade nothing), she also likes Michael Morpurgo.

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 12-Mar-14 13:15:08

Roald Dahl Percy Jackson books (by Rick Riordan) Greek ledgends and the series based in Roman times...War stories series...

yegodsandlittlefishes Wed 12-Mar-14 13:17:38

*Legends blush

Try a library for a while to see what they have.

soontobeslendergirl Wed 12-Mar-14 13:22:18

Charlie Bone series?
Alastair Fury Books?

DunderMifflin Wed 12-Mar-14 13:24:56

Secret Benedict Society books are fab and Lauren St John series (can't remember if that's the author or main character - sorry!) are loved by my DD.

Takver Wed 12-Mar-14 13:25:45

What about some older books - adventure seems to be the popular thing right now, so if he prefers more character driven stuff then that might be better? Swallows & Amazons if he's not put off by the length are pretty easy to read and great stories (plus 12 of them if he likes them!)

Also maybe Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder is really good and about a 9 year old boy, he might also like the main Little House series. Also the Family from One End Street books might appeal.

Catilla Wed 12-Mar-14 13:35:56

Michael Morpurgo books are all about people's lives and there are loads of them.

My son likes similar books and has just worked his way through all the Percy Jackson and Heroes of Olympus series. He also enjoys Harry Potter. He's now trying a few adult scifi books - Ender's Game (wants to see the movie) and reading Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy with his Dad.

soontobeslendergirl Wed 12-Mar-14 14:03:53

Another funny series is the Andy Griffiths one about Bums. Bumbageddon is one of them I think - those might be up his street.

Takver Wed 12-Mar-14 17:35:38

Another funny (and modern) series which dd enjoyed is the Rugby Zombies books, can't remember author, sorry.

chicaguapa Wed 12-Mar-14 22:35:34

Thank you! It looks like there are some good prospects there.

I also came across this site Lovereading4kids which looks like a good way to find new books.

maillotjaune Fri 14-Mar-14 14:01:22

I'd second older books or those with a historical slant - my 9 yo isn't into the fantasy / adventure stuff so beloved of his 10 yo brother but has loved
Charlotte's Web
Emil and the Detectives
The Silver Sword
Stuart Little
Tom's Midnight Garden

kimlo Sun 16-Mar-14 19:26:45

dd1 likes the same type of books.

She has recently read and enjoyed
the silver sword
goodnight mr tom
when hitler stole pink rabbit
skellig, and the prequel

Ive just got her to read
stig of the dump
my name is david
a rag a bone and a hank of hair

jelliebelly Sun 16-Mar-14 19:36:41

My ds loves Roald Dahl

mamaduckbone Sun 16-Mar-14 19:43:09

Has he tried Michael Lawrence books? Nudie Dudie is one title...I can't remember any more. They are funny and real-life based rather than adventure / fantasy.

emmaMBC Mon 17-Mar-14 12:55:40

How about;

Boy Who Swam With Piranhas
The Secret Hen House Theatre
Whale Boy

These are all new books from 2013 / 2014 - enjoy!!

Louise1956 Sun 23-Mar-14 19:23:12

He might like the Artemis fowl series by Eoin Colfer, they have quite interesting characters.

Stig of the Dump by Clive King is a superb book.

Skellig by david Almond is another very memorable book that he might enjoy.

He might like William Mayne perhaps, he wrote a lot of books, earthfasts is a good one.

makeminea6x Sun 23-Mar-14 19:25:12

Rosemary Sutcliffe books are awesome, mostly only available on Amazon.

makeminea6x Sun 23-Mar-14 19:25:25

Rosemary Sutcliffe books are awesome, mostly only available on Amazon.

PhilippaB Tue 25-Mar-14 20:09:05

My DD likes Scream Street and slightly lighter Fangs the Vampire series both by Tommy Donbavand and has just started Half Bad which she is also really into. Also:
The London Eye Mystery
No Passengers beyond this point
The Black Book of Secrets
Dandelion Clocks (aimed at girls)

Blu Tue 25-Mar-14 20:19:29

The Louis sacher books? Holes etc.
Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce
My Family and other Animals - Gerald Durrell

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