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Angela855 Tue 16-Jun-15 10:28:39

My daughter has loved all the Harry Potter books and is now bereft. any ideas what she can read next? other books seem a bit tame now. She's 9 going on 35

cunchofbunts Tue 16-Jun-15 10:41:15

The Hounds of the Morrigan by Pat O'Shea
The Wizard of Earthsea books by Ursula Le Guin
The Dark Angel Trilogy by Meredith Ann Pearce
The Dreamhunter Duet books by Elizabeth Knox (though it has one mention of sex in it if you want to avoid that)

SwearyGodmother Tue 16-Jun-15 10:42:38

Gabriel's Clock by Hilton Pashley
His Dark Materials Trilogy by Philip Pullman

BertieBotts Tue 16-Jun-15 10:42:50

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy are good. I read those after HP and loved them.

lavendersun Tue 16-Jun-15 10:44:54

Off the top of my head Clariel, Sabriel and others (four of them) have just been enjoyed here by someone who was 9 last week (HP read numbers of times). The Hobbit, Eva Ibbotson, The Incorrigibles, Lemony Snickett, Goth Girl series.

Lots of others, I will report back when I have a bit more time.

doublepotions Tue 16-Jun-15 13:17:40

The Whitby witches series, Robin Jarvis are great.

tribpot Tue 16-Jun-15 13:19:10

Percy Jackson is where we went next. A couple of The Dark Is Risings but ds wasn't so keen, I might try him again now.

cunchofbunts Tue 16-Jun-15 14:03:35

Ooh yes! Robin Jarvis is great. I love his Deptford Mice trilogy too.

123rd Tue 16-Jun-15 14:04:22

My Dd loves the maze runner series

BertPuttocks Tue 16-Jun-15 14:05:07

Mine went on to Percy Jackson and then Skullduggery Pleasant.

honeysucklejasmine Tue 16-Jun-15 14:06:42

The Queen's Thief (quartet) by Megan Whalen Turner

MistressMerryWeather Tue 16-Jun-15 14:08:57

Terry Pratchett, anything Discworld.

Smooshface Tue 16-Jun-15 14:09:32

second the dark materials trilogy, deffo
i believe Hunger Games stuff could be the right direction too? or are they too old for 9?

mac12 Tue 16-Jun-15 14:18:17

so glad to have found this thread, my daughter is racing through the last HP and I'm already bracing for the come down...

InMySpareTime Tue 16-Jun-15 14:19:23

Joseph Delaney's "Spooks" series
The Strangeling's Tale by Carol Ferro
The Divergent series
Narnia series
Percy Jackson
Pratchett's Bromeliad trilogy

MistressMerryWeather Tue 16-Jun-15 14:22:50

Joseph Delaney's "Spooks" series

Yes to this.

I would say that Hunger Games depends on the 9 year old. Mockingjay is very graphic.

DrankSangriaInThePark Tue 16-Jun-15 14:29:34

I read HDM after HP and hated them. <helpful>

Dd is loving Caroline Lawrence's Roman mysteries. Nothing like HP but (apparently) rollicking good mystery stories.

cunchofbunts Tue 16-Jun-15 16:36:46

The Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper is excellent.

cunchofbunts Tue 16-Jun-15 16:37:26

The Snow Spider Trilogy by Jenny Nimmo.

Enb76 Tue 16-Jun-15 16:41:47

The Weirdstone of Brisingham by Alan Garner. Actually, quite a lot of Alan Garner is brilliant. Jenny by Paul Gallico, and I'd second the Jenny Nimmo Snow Spider books.

lavendersun Tue 16-Jun-15 19:06:42

Another list from me OP after checking my amazon history for the last 6 months. I now know why I am not rich, I am enjoying this thread myself and making a list:

The Penderwicks is a lovely series, Mysterious Benedict Society, Nurse Matilda series, One Wish, Thirteen Curses, Thirteen Secrets, Thirteen Treasures, How to Train your Dragon series, Hogwarts Library series, Mr Bliss, Farmer Giles of Ham, Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy, all the David Walliams books, The Moffats (series), Emil and the Detectives (series). Classics like National Velvet, Ballet Shoes, Secret Garden. Dianna Wynne Jones books too are fab. Tried a couple of Terry Pratchets which were not well received.

I buy books elsewhere too! Charity shops if they have nice books, in town, anywhere really!

The Legend of the Guardians is brilliant (15 book set) but we had to order it from the US.

DD reads at least two 400 page books a week and our local (tiny & rural) library is rubbish. I have to order everything in, pay 75p and wait for weeks. I gave up on it at about age 6.

lavendersun Tue 16-Jun-15 19:09:02

Oh yes - Narnia - fantastic, Phantom Tollbooth (DD loved it), Iva Ibbotson anything. Swallows and Amazons series.

mugglingalong Tue 16-Jun-15 19:11:11

Ali Sparks books go down well here with HP mad dd.

cdtaylornats Wed 17-Jun-15 15:14:28

Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Coifer

Roseotto Sat 20-Jun-15 21:55:48

Lemony Snicket, Pseudonymous Bosch, Coraline (Neil Gaiman), Goth Girl.
IMO Hunger Games/His Dark Materials are too old for 9, better left a couple of years.

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