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.

As part of this series:
Books for one-year-olds
Books for two-year-olds
Books for three-year-olds
Books for four-year-olds
Books for five-year-olds
Books for six-year-olds
Books for seven-year-olds
Books for eight-year-olds
Books for nine-year-olds
Books for ten-year-olds
Books for eleven-year-olds
Books for twelve-year-olds
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message 1: by Sarah (last edited Aug 24, 2013 12:32PM) (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!


message 2: by Jennifer (last edited Jul 13, 2020 04:26AM) (new)

Jennifer Completely baffled that Anna Karenina is recommended for 9-year olds. Sex, violence, and a lexile level that sets it at about 9th grade, but hey, I am sure most 3-5th graders will appreciate this 964 page book. After reading it, they might as well start their dissertation comparing it to Tolstoy's life. Then they can check out Harold and the Purple Crayon and see if there is any deeper meaning to be found there.

I get it, some kids are advanced and some kids are a little behind, but the problem is that by that argument there is absolutely no need to make these lists by age-especially when they are limited to one year. Just make a general kids reading list. When you separate it by age, a parent or child accessing it expects to find books on the list that are at their reading level and maybe a few slightly above and below. The advanced kids then can look at the reading list for 12-year olds if this one is too tame, just as a struggling child could look at the list for 7-year olds. But when you decide for whatever reason to put a book some college students struggle to grasp on the same list as a book most parents read to their kids before they can read, the list gets ridiculous as a "Books for 9-year olds" list. As I said, if you want to make an all-inclusive list, there is nothing wrong with sticking a wide variety of books on it, but when a person is looking for books at a specific reading/interest level, your list ends up being bait-and-switch.


message 3: by Lee (new)

Lee What is going on when someone called 'Judy Mooring' is recommending anti-vaxxing books for children? All of this person's recommendations should be removed as they are clearly not concerned about finding great books for nine year olds to read.


message 4: by Ska (last edited Mar 22, 2021 02:08AM) (new)

Ska Lee wrote: "What is going on when someone called 'Judy Mooring' is recommending anti-vaxxing books for children? All of this person's recommendations should be removed as they are clearly not concerned about f..."

I agree and the anti-vaxx book has been removed from this list. Unfortunately, it is possible to add multiple books to multiple lists within seconds. On the other hand, for regular librarians like me, it can take ages to find one book and remove it from a list (especially if the list is very long). It's a fight against windmills... :/

It might be helpful to report/flag the offending account or ask a super librarian for help.

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/1...


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