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9 year old likes Mysteries but has outgrown Enid Blyton...

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expatkat Tue 16-Sep-08 13:42:34

...whereas i think Agatha Christie would be too hard for him, even though he's a pretty good reader.

Nothing too rubbishy, please.

Any suggestions?

dinny Tue 16-Sep-08 13:44:25

Philip Pullman?

Bewilderbeast Tue 16-Sep-08 13:46:50

hardy boys (it's not rubbish honest, I loved them as a pre-teen)

StellaDallas Tue 16-Sep-08 13:47:02

Lots of 9-yr-old boys like these.

hanaflower Tue 16-Sep-08 13:58:55

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

expatkat Tue 16-Sep-08 17:20:46

These are great ideas and I'm going to go the library and look for all of these books. (Except the Philip Pullmans, which he has, but which seem too advanced for him still, maybe.)

I wonder if Marina is around. I think she posted last night that her 9-year-old was reading Murder on The Nile? I wonder what books he read before A.C.

dilemma456 Thu 18-Sep-08 19:22:06

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frogs Thu 18-Sep-08 19:33:48

CAroline Lawrence, the Roman Mysteries series.

slayerette Thu 18-Sep-08 19:35:59

When I was young I really enjoyed these They're not mysteries as such but I loved them - and there're loads!

zwiggy Thu 18-Sep-08 19:35:59

Paul Zindel are brilliant

epsombooks Thu 25-Sep-08 14:44:01

Usborne Books have an amazing range of fiction books and a whole set of classics retold.

Visit to see what I mean

PrimulaVeris Thu 25-Sep-08 14:49:57

Roman Mysteries

Has he read any Antony Horowitz?

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