Keeping kids engaged in reading books is a great antidote to technology but also it’s a great hobby and habit to encourage in your kids. It’s relaxing, it stimulates their imagination and it’s great for developing their concentration.
Rob Biddulph, Roald Dahl, Joanna Nadin, R.L. Stine, Sharna Jackson, David Baddiel & Kate Pankhurst books are perennial favourites for 9 year olds but there are fantastic new authors to discover too.
Kids this age love series, like Percy Jackson or Artemis Fowl, and don’t forget non-fiction and graphic novels. Books for 9 year olds are incredibly varied so enjoy exploring these great books with your kids.
‘Today a reader, tomorrow a leader. ’
Here’s a diverse list of great books for 9-year-olds, including various genres and reading levels:
“Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White: A heartwarming story about the friendship between a spider named Charlotte and a pig named Wilbur.
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series by Jeff Kinney: These humorous and relatable books are written in the form of a diary and are perfect for reluctant readers.
“Matilda” by Roald Dahl: Roald Dahl’s whimsical and magical tale of a girl with extraordinary abilities and a love for books.
“The Magic Tree House” series by Mary Pope Osborne: These adventure books take young readers on exciting journeys through time and history.
“Percy Jackson & The Olympians” series by Rick Riordan: A series filled with Greek mythology, humour, and action, perfect for kids who love adventure.
“Wonder” by R.J. Palacio: A moving and inspirational story about a boy with a facial deformity starting school.
“The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate: A touching novel about a silverback gorilla’s life in captivity and his journey to freedom.
“The Tale of Despereaux” by Kate DiCamillo: A beautifully written fairy tale about a mouse, a rat, a princess, and soup.
“A Series of Unfortunate Events” series by Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler): A darkly humorous series following the misadventures of the Baudelaire orphans.
“The Bad Beginning” by Lemony Snicket: The first book in the “A Series of Unfortunate Events” series, which sets the tone for the rest of the books.
“The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett: A classic story of a girl who discovers a hidden garden and its transformative power.
“Holes” by Louis Sachar: A story about a boy who is sent to a juvenile detention centre and uncovers a mysterious family curse.
“The Chronicles of Narnia” series by C.S. Lewis: A timeless series of fantasy adventures in the land of Narnia.
“Where the Mountain Meets the Moon” by Grace Lin: A beautifully illustrated and enchanting story inspired by Chinese folklore.
“How to Train Your Dragon” series by Cressida Cowell: The books that inspired the popular animated film series, featuring the adventures of Hiccup and his dragon, Toothless.
“Draw With Rob” The Number One bestselling art activity book from internet sensation, Rob Biddulph
These books offer a range of reading experiences, from classic tales to contemporary adventures, and can cater to a variety of interests and reading levels. Be sure to consider your child’s preferences and reading ability when selecting books for them and why not choose together?