I have always been thankful that Miss A enjoys reading. One of the most exciting things for her starting Middle School earlier this year was that she could borrow books from the school library. She enjoys going to the library in our local village but that relies on me taking her, whereas she can browse to her heart’s content in the school library and change her books as soon as she is ready. I already know books are going to feature quite heavily on her Christmas list this year so I thought I would share with you 9 books for 9 year olds that I know Miss A enjoys reading herself.
Miss A read Ratburger by David Walliams whilst we were on holiday at Doniford Bay in the Summer holidays. It was her first experience of David Walliams and she wouldn’t let us go for dinner one afternoon until she had finished the book. I think that gets top marks. I will definitely be purchasing other books by David Walliams for her this year.
Miss A was first introduced to the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series when she received the first one in a party bag last year. She has since been collecting the remainder of the series slowly, and I know she’s going to want to add book number 11 which is out in November to her collection.
We have reviewed Dork Diaries TV Star on the blog before. This was Miss A’s first introduction to the series and she has also been collecting these slowly. There is a new book Frenemies out later this year.
There are so many Jacqueline Wilson books out that it’s difficult to know which ones to start with. There are different stories within each book and some of them I would be a little wary of Miss A reading at 9, but there are plenty that are very suitable including the Butterfly Club.
A classic book that I remember reading when I was a similar age to Miss A. She has been working her way through the Roald Dahl boxset for a while now.
We have the whole Famous Five series that hubby kept from his childhood. He started reading these to Miss A a few years ago, but if your child hasn’t discovered the series yet then I can highly recommend them.
Miss A has read every Horrid Henry book available more than twice over. She loves the antics that Henry gets up to. The whole series is a great read.
Enid Blyton features heavily on our reading shelves at home and I am happy that Miss A’s love of Enid Blyton has followed on from mine when I was young. The Naughtiest Girl series is funny as well as a great read.
I hope middle school won’t be the worst years of Miss A’s life, but this series is written in a fun way that Miss A relates to and enjoys.
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