Books for nine-year-olds
Children's book lists go from Snuggle Puppy to The Stand. That's fine, but as an auntie, it's hard to know where in the spectrum a particular child might fall. So this list is of books you or children you know loved at around age nine.

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1 The Magic of Finkleton (Fin...
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2 Charlotte's Web
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3 Nate Rocks the World (Nate ...
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4 Culloo
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5 Frindle
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6 The Secret Garden
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7 Matilda
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8 Peter Nimble and His Fantas...
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9 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Diary...
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10 Harry Potter and the Sorcer...
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11 Half Magic (Tales of Magic,...
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12 The School Story
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13 Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble
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14 Tales of a Fourth Grade Not...
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15 Beezus and Ramona (Ramona, #1)
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16 Ramona And Her Mother
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17 Fablehaven (Fablehaven, #1)
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17 Black Beauty
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19 Wonder
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20 From the Mixed-Up Files of ...
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21 Little House on the Prairie...
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22 Little Town on the Prairie ...
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23 New Kids on the Rock (Small...
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24 Fallen Idols (Sons of the K...
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25 The City of Ember (Book of ...
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26 Down Under Thunder (Small W...
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27 Athena the Brain (Goddess G...
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28 The Lightning Thief (Percy ...
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29 The Long Winter (Little Hou...
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30 Ramona the Pest (Ramona, #2)
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31 Ramona and Her Father (Ramo...
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32 Heidi
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33 Lionel and the Golden Rule
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34 Chemistry: The Atom and Ele...
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35 Spooky Straw Dolls
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36 Mystery of the Secret Room ...
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37 The Lost Hero (The Heroes o...
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38 The Penderwicks: A Summer T...
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39 A Little Princess
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40 Julie of the Wolves (Julie ...
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40 Harriet the Spy (Harriet th...
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42 Pinky Pye (The Pyes, #2)
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43 Ramona the Brave (Ramona, #3)
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44 Ginger Pye
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45 Henry Huggins (Henry Huggin...
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46 The Moffats (The Moffats, #1)
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47 Farmer Boy (Little House, #3)
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48 Molly: An American Girl : 1944
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49 Little House in the Big Woo...
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50 The Bravest Squirrel Ever (...
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50 Rikke and The Mist of Journeys
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50 Neurology: The Amazing Cent...
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50 Monster Club: Case of the I...
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50 The Fairies of Turtle Creek
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50 Wonderland (The Storyworlds...
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56 Gertrude's Broken Wand (Mar...
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56 The Bravest Squirrel in the...
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56 Cellular Biology: Organelle...
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56 Maggie Moore and the Secret...
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60 Henry Reed, Inc.
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60 Booger Bottoms
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60 Cellular Biology: Organelle...
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60 Mystery of the Ballerina Gh...
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64 Leven Thumps and the Gatewa...
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65 Happy Niners (Sons of the K...
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66 Bulls and Burglars (Small W...
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67 The Creator's Ark (Sons of ...
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68 Bridge to Terabithia
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69 The Egypt Game (Game, #1)
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70 The Invention of Hugo Cabret
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70 Mary Poppins
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72 How to Speak Dragonese (How...
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73 The Last Day (Sons of the K...
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74 Aphrodite the Beauty (Godde...
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75 The Adventures of Captain U...
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76 Pippi in the South Seas
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77 Jennifer Murdley's Toad (Ma...
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78 Seven-Day Magic (Tales of M...
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78 Big Nate: In a Class by Him...
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80 Magic by the Lake (Tales of...
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80 Amazing Greek Myths of Wond...
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82 The Time Garden (Tales of M...
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83 Knight's Castle (Tales of M...
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83 On the Banks of Plum Creek ...
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85 The Enchanted Castle
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86 Betsy-Tacy and Tib (Betsy-T...
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86 The Light Princess
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88 Betsy and Tacy Go Over the ...
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89 Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown ...
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90 Betsy-Tacy (Betsy-Tacy, #1)
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91 Stuart Little
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92 Where's Waldo? the Fantasti...
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93 Betsy-Tacy
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94 Samantha's Boxed Set
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95 Kirsten's Boxed Set
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96 Addy: An American Girl (Box...
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97 Arlene on the Scene
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97 When Life Gives You O.J.
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97 Fern Valley: A Collection o...
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97 A Single Shard
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message 1: by Sarah (last edited Aug 24, 2013 04:32AM) (new)

Sarah This was the year that Riordan took over. We read the Percy Jackson series as well as the Heros of Olympus series (we still do as we await a new book almost every year and currently awaiting House of Hades to be released). The Kane Chronicles is another series we read and continue reading with new releases. Non-fiction also increased because of his interest in Greek, Roman and Egyptian mythology inspired by Riordan's books.

Silky books like Horrid Henry crept in and comic books such as the Calvin and Hobbes series but kept at a minimum. Captain Underpants (sp) books are banned in my home as well as Barney the Purple Dinosaur and anything Teletubbies when he was much younger (and that's anyother story).

We read The Maze Runner series and he loved it and we started Flanagan's The Ranger's Apprentice and into book 5 out of 11 while he was still nine. I highly recommend this series if you enjoy Riordan's books, Rowling's Harry Potter series and Suzanne Collin's Gregor the Overlander series.

Also read and loved were John Stephen's books The Emerald Atlas and The Fire Chronicles. We continue to wait for the next book (and assuming it is a trilogy and about what we think will be called or in reference to, The Book of Death).

As I've said before, to each his own. It depends on the interests of the child, their level of reading and comprehension as well as the amount of risk they are willing to take to learn to read more challenging and complex chapter books.

Bottom line: as long as they are reading!


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