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Books for a 9 years old boy

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uptheirons · 10/10/2011 14:11

Please could anyone recommend books for my 9 year old boy, he's not into fighting/war stories. He has read all the Secret Sevens, a couple of Harry Potters, Roahld Dahl and all the Rob Childs I can find! I have suggested Lemony Snickett but he's not sure! Thanks

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DeWe · 10/10/2011 14:27

Famous Five, possibly Roman Mysteries (Caroline Lawrence) Stig of the Dump, Arthur Ransome, Joan Aiken

IndridCold · 10/10/2011 17:18

Cressida Cowell's Hiccup the Viking books are great reads and very funny, as are the Andy Stanton Mr Gum books.


DS also loved The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster at that age. You could also try some of the Michael Morpurgo books too.

PlumBumMum · 10/10/2011 17:23

The secret series by pseudonymous Bosch, first one is called This book is a secret, they are a mystery series, but very funny, things like chapter4 sorry I've lost chapter 4 but nothing happens, if your ds has a good sense of humour he'll love them.

Takver · 10/10/2011 18:46

Charlie Bone series (a bit Harry Potterish but dd liked them)
Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones (and lots of her other books)
Roman Mysteries as mentioned above
Lionboy trilogy

Collision · 10/10/2011 18:47

Jeremy Strong books are fab
Captain Underpants
How to train your dragon
Flat Stanley
Horrible Histories
Non fiction anything

SquishyCinnamonSwirls · 10/10/2011 18:48

Lemony Snickett is fab. DD loves the Michael Morpurgo books too.

Horrible Histories and Science go down well.

KatharineClifton · 10/10/2011 18:54

I think the Roman Mystery books are pretty bloodthirsty so maybe not the best choice.

I just asked my nine year olds (one of each) and they suggest:

Famous Five and all Enid Blytons
Jacqueline Wilson (both read her books)
My Sister the Vampire books
Diary of a Wimpy Kid books
Dickens! (I've never read them)
Varjeck Paw and Varjack Paw: The Outlaw (these were absolutely loved)
The Tollins

uptheirons · 10/10/2011 19:11

Thank you all for your suggestions, thats great.

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Appuskidu · 10/10/2011 20:21

Wolf Brother
The Indian in the cupboard
Wimpy Kid
Lemony Snickett
Narnia
Spiderwick Chronicles
Stig of the Dump
Secret Sven
Magic Tree house

SecretSpi · 10/10/2011 21:05

Definitely recommend the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
Tom Trueheart series by Ian Beck.
Sebastian Darke by Philip Caveney
Also, some of the older books like Swallows & Amazons, Tom's Midnight Garden and others by Philippa Pearce

Marne · 10/10/2011 21:09

Dd1 loved Diary of a wimpy kid (so much we had to go and watch the movie).
Lion Witch and the wardrobe
Alice in wonderland (the one based on the new film)
Diary of a vampire

ChippyMinton · 10/10/2011 21:21

Alex Rider series (he's a teenage secret agent)

uptheirons · 11/10/2011 20:05

Thanks everyone thats given me lots to try, if something grabs his interest theres no stopping him!

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Annelongditton · 19/10/2011 14:40

What about the Michael Morpugo animal books etc? They are usually on special offer as a box set at the book people.

Organa · 19/10/2011 14:46

Archemis Fowl and Percy Jackson are my nine year old's favourites. (Thankfully he has finally started to read some books with a decent story!!

KamiKaur · 21/10/2011 23:34

We loved the Measle Mallockee books! The first one is called Train Set of Terror. Lots of fun and illustrated too. We really loved the series.

JiltedJohnsGhoulie · 23/10/2011 11:57

Incredible Luck of Alfie Pluck is funny.

mankyscotslass · 24/10/2011 14:48

DS is 9.

He loves the Artemis Fowl books, and is working his way through the series. HE has also started reading the Percy Jackson books, anthe first 3 Harrpy Potter books.

I've got him the first 3 Enid Blyton Adventure series.

jongleuse · 24/10/2011 23:18

Second How to train your Dragon if he hasn't already done them, Artemis Fowl and Percy Jackson. Phantom Tollbooth?
If he's into football then Mal Peet and Bali Rai (soccer squad) have also done some footie books.

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