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Does this sound like a nice list for a 9yo?

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margaritasbythesea Mon 15-May-17 13:33:20

Dd's has only just got into reading independently and for pleasure via the Enid Blytin Brer Rabbit stories. She like them because they make hard laugh, involve animals and are short enough for her to read at one sitting. She has now asked for a library for her birthday. smile I have been looking at threads on here and these seem likely to please.

Mrs Pepperpot
Ottoline and the Yellow Cat Chris Riddell
Clever Polly and the stupid wolf stories
The World's Worst Children - Walliams

What do you think. Any suggestions to add very welcome. We are not in an English speaking country so I can't just take her to the local library to see what she likes.

Many thanks.

Astro55 Mon 15-May-17 13:34:45

The wishing chair
The magic faraway tree
Daisy - lots of books

margaritasbythesea Mon 15-May-17 13:47:35

Thanks for your reply Astro. I will c heckout Daisy. Your post made me realise that I should have mentioned what I have read for bedtime story.

Wishing Chair and Faraway tree
13/26/52 story treehouse
Terry Jones books
Worst Witch
Roald Dahl
Sheep pig
Charlotte's Web

She is quite a naive age 9

Sunnyshores Mon 15-May-17 13:50:15

My DD will only read animal stories!
Holly Webb has written lots, you can buy them in sets on Amazon.
Gill Lewis books are 10+
Jenny Oldfield Dolphin Island series
She does enjoy the Famous 5 too.

Toomanycats99 Mon 15-May-17 14:31:18

My 9 yo dd reads things like diary of a wimpy kid, dork diaries, tom gates, Harry Potter. However they are all very different from what you have listed so maybe ones to bear in mind for a year or so!

margaritasbythesea Mon 15-May-17 17:20:37

Thanks to you both.

Sunnyshores - may I ask if those series of books are sad at all? She hates sad things. She only barely tolerated Charlotte's Webb.

Toomanycats - I think she would probably like to have those read to her as they sound funny, and yes - I am saving Harry Potter for later - I'm hoping they will encourage her to devour books the way I used to.

Radishal Mon 15-May-17 17:24:39

Worst witch - there's a series on CBBC too. Not wholly faithful to the plots but the characters work well.

Sunnyshores Mon 15-May-17 19:38:02

Tbh she mostly reads on her own these days. I dont think they can be too sad, certainly not at the end, as she is fairly sensitive. I know she didnt like any of the Michael Morpurgo books she started as they were sad (ie War horse).

Sunnyshores Mon 15-May-17 19:40:03

PS just remembered last summer she read a Roald Dahl boxset and loved them.

queenoftheschoolrun Mon 15-May-17 19:50:11

My DD is of a similar sensitive disposition. She has the Enid Blyton's Malory Towers and Famous Five boxsets which she loves. The Book People sell them cheaply so might be worth looking there if they deliver to where you are.

She also enjoyed Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather series.

1nsanityscatching Mon 15-May-17 19:52:31

The World According to Humphrey and the rest of the series Betty G Birney were among dd's favourites.

margaritasbythesea Mon 15-May-17 19:53:25

Thanks for the recommendations. It's much appreciated. Any opinions on the ones on my list?

Is Hetty Feather set in the olden days? She's quite keen on the olden days, you know, when I was young hmm

StarDanced Mon 15-May-17 19:57:49

If she likes Enid Blyton then the mallory towers series and the naughtiest girl series would be good. I enjoyed them when I was that age.

2014newme Mon 15-May-17 19:58:50

Those are quite young for a 9 year old.

stargirl1701 Mon 15-May-17 19:59:40

Gobbilino, the Witches Cat
Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse
Milly Molly Mandy
Teddy Robinson
Stuart Little
Trumpet of the Swans
A Little Princess
The Secret Garden
Pippi Longstocking

Creatureofthenight Mon 15-May-17 20:00:56

Yes the Hetty Feather books are set in Victorian times.
Michael Morpurgo has lots of animal stories though some can be sad.

margaritasbythesea Mon 15-May-17 20:05:55

I loved The Adventures of a Little Wooden Horse! It made me weep buckets though!

Thanks again for the suggestions. She is a young 9. Brer Rabbit is the first book she has ever picked up and read without being asked, despite my best efforts. Something naive and naughty or funny is good.

hellokittymania Mon 15-May-17 20:07:35

I can't remember the exact title but it's about a rabbit and it's called the wondrous adventures of Edward Tulune or something similar. The adventurous life? It does have some parts that could make your daughter upset, for example there is a part where a girl is sick and dies and the dad is a bit abusive. A lot of teacher friends in the US have read it to their classes though, some have read it to second or third graders and they said their classes really loved it.

Mrsknackered Mon 15-May-17 20:11:39

Cat amongst the pigeons is a good series!

NotBanksy Mon 15-May-17 20:11:51

Mallory towers, the secret seven by Enid blyton. I was a naive child and I loved them smile

Sleeperandthespindle Mon 15-May-17 20:14:31

I don't think they sound too young for a 9 year old at all. I still enjoy reading similar to/ with my DC and I'm over 40.

DD (8) is very much into Malory Towers at the moment, having re-read the Naughtiest Girl series many times. I held off giving her Malory Towers until now. She now realises that there is the prospect of St Claire's ahead too.

monkeywrench Mon 15-May-17 21:02:19

My DS is almost 9 and we read, over and over and over and over again all of the Swallows and Amazons series, they are his absolute favourite books.

SueGeneris Mon 15-May-17 21:05:02

What about Judy Blume's Ramona series? I really loved those as a child.

BikeRunSki Mon 15-May-17 21:10:19

Mrs Pepperpot is quiet young for 9... I'm reading them to my 5 year old! I know that this is a thread about independent reading, but I'd says Mrs P is quiet young stories too.

TheCrowFromBelow Mon 15-May-17 21:11:29

ALL the Michael Morpurgo are sad and spoiler alert quite often the animals die.
DS1 was traumatised.
What about the Animals of Farthing Wood?

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