Hiya, I am looking for some book series for my 9 year old son for Christmas. I don't think he'd like massive books but he is a good reader. He already has all the Flat Stanley books, Roald Dahl and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and a just bought the Chronicles of Narnia books. Could anyone recommend some good book series for a 9 year old boy please? Do you think he might enjoy Beast Quest or would it be too ''young'' for him? And what sort of age are the Mr Gum books good for please? I don't know much about that one. Thanks in advance
The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz is basically a young James Bond. If this looks a little too much for your son, try Horrowitz's Diamond Brothers series. Who Let The Gods Out by Maz Evans is a hilarious book based on a school boy's adventures in Ancient Greece and will appeal to reluctant readers. The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm Emil and the Detectives Scribbleboy Animalcolm Anything by David Williams A Series of Unfortunate Events
I would say too old for Beast Quest. Seconded Alex Rider. A slightly easier book if he finds them too much are the Roman Mysteries. They're similar standard I'd say, but shorter. My ds is working through Biggles at present, but his all time favourites are the Lone Pine Series by Malcolm Saville. Out of print, so you need to get second hand. He also enjoyed the Naitabal set which are great fun. Although prepare for a sudden interest in buying penny stamps and speaking in the Naitabal language.