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Sloegin2 Thu 06-Dec-18 22:41:34

My 9 year old (reluctant reader) has really got into Harry Potter.
He’s got all my books that I saved from when they first came out. Can anyone recommend anything similar that will catch his imagination?

andmypointis Thu 07-Feb-19 08:33:49

My son is a very reluctant reader I can't really get him to read fiction. I found a book on Amazon that has the difficult words expalined on the page for kids like a dictionary. He liked the cover and it seems to have got him interested because he can look up the words so it has that non-fiction feel to him that he likes. It's called The Cadwaladr Quests Tangled Time, adventure set in Wales

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OohMrDarcy Tue 15-Jan-19 21:18:09

My DS is 9 too and loved HP.... he's now working his way through all the Percy Jackson and associated books - anything by rick riordan as far as I can tell! He loves the mythology in them.

CountFosco Tue 15-Jan-19 21:16:40

DD and I went on to Narnia after HP which she really enjoyed and we're now reading His Dark Materials. But having just read the fight between Iofer and Iorek last night I'd say it was much darker than even the last HPs.

BillywilliamV Tue 15-Jan-19 18:36:27

Lockwood and co, my DD and I LOVE them

Limaloma1 Mon 14-Jan-19 22:16:42

My 10 year old loved Harry potter, he enjoyed The Hobbit and is reading Lord of the Rings at school. He said The lord of the Rings has been quite hard to get into though compared to The Hobbit.

Bought my DS the set of Alex Rider books and he wouldn't even look at themhmm

I read on here about The Ranger's Apprentice series being a good book series to read. My DS judged the book by its cover and didn't want to read it, so i started reading to him a couple of chapters a night. By chapter 5 he took book away and finished it in a couple of days! He is just waiting for the 4th book to arrive from Ebay now. I wish he wasn't so hard to find books he might enjoy.

strawberrypenguin Tue 08-Jan-19 15:20:28

Septimus Heap series by Angie Sage. Starts with Magyk

LuggsaysNotaWomen Tue 08-Jan-19 15:11:22

The Sea of Trolls trilogy - mythical and funny (better writing than HP IMO too).

imip Tue 08-Jan-19 15:05:01

Yy to Percy Jackson and also try Alex Rider. Dd also love Nevermoor and mortal Engines as mentioned above.

CasanovaFrankenstein Tue 08-Jan-19 14:54:42

Second the Dark is Rising sequence and also The Giant in the Snow. Also as PP said, the Worldquake series, I’ve read Dragon’s Green and it was excellent.

Philip Pullman - various titles including Sally Lockhart series.

Jonathan Stroud - not sure if this might be a bit too scary for now but Bartimaeus and Lockwood series are great. They are scary though!!!!

genius1308 Mon 07-Jan-19 20:39:21

My 10 year old (reluctant reader) got enthused about reading through the Tom Gates books. This was the first time bed actually chosen to read anything himself and in whizzed theough them in no time. He then moved onto Diary of a Wimpy kid which he really enjoyed (typical boy humour!). He's just finished the Skullduggery Pleasant series, which he loved and also The Spooks. He tried The Hobbit, as he loved the film, but found it hard going and gave up half way through. He's just started The Maze Runner series which he is enjoying but he said it is a bit more difficult than the other books he's read.

Beamur Mon 07-Jan-19 20:39:09

I'd also recommend the 'How to train your dragon' series too. Audiobooks voiced by David Tennant too which are great.

mamaduckbone Mon 07-Jan-19 20:37:06

Gregor the Overlander - written by Suzanne Collins who wrote The Hunger Games but for a younger audience. I wouldn’t recommend The Hunger Games for a 9 year old personally.
Percy Jackson - very similar premise to HP but with an Ancient Greek twist.

purplebunny2012 Mon 07-Jan-19 20:31:19

Darren Shan

Needcoffeecoffeecoffee Mon 07-Jan-19 19:22:14

Ds loves Harry Potter and then races through the how to train your dragon had already read the worst witch and is currently enjoying 'the train to impossible places'
The series with 'my brother is a superhero' and the 13 storey tree houses also went down well with his age group
strawberrie I loved nervermoor. I bought it for ds then worried it maybe scary so read it first. There is a new one due in May so hoping the start of many. Only thing is that its a bit of a spoiler if you haven't read the first

PinkOboe Mon 07-Jan-19 19:18:48

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PinkOboe Mon 07-Jan-19 19:18:41

The dark us rising trilogy (Susan Cooper)

mrwalkensir Mon 07-Jan-19 19:04:48

Mortal Engines?

spiderlight Mon 07-Jan-19 19:02:49

Another vote for Jenny Nimmo's Charlie Bone series.

strawberrie Fri 04-Jan-19 11:42:33

Try Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend, I loved that one myself and feels influenced by HP - there's a child with a curse, a mysterious evil force..

BlueChampagne Fri 04-Jan-19 11:37:50

How to Train your Dragon
Maudlin Towers books by Chris Priestley. Imagine Molesworth with artwork by Charles Addams ... (though I'm warned his other stuff is proper scary).
Archie Greene is in the Harry Potter vein

hels71 Sun 30-Dec-18 17:09:54

The Charlie Bone books by Jenny Nimmo. Also The Crestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones.

BoogleMcGroogle Thu 27-Dec-18 17:39:12

My 9 YO is really enjoying the Who Let The Gods Out? Series and is a great HP fan.

Timeforabiscuit Wed 26-Dec-18 17:37:35

"I am number 4" was a big hit, as well as the "hunger games".

Cooroo Wed 26-Dec-18 17:34:34

Skulduggery Pleasant books by Derek Landry are great and like Potter they get darker as the series go on.

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