J.K. Rowling does not encoruage intrest in the occult. She is a a member of the Protestant Christian church, and she has said that she tought up the idea of Harry Potter when she was bored on a train journey from Manchester to London, not in a "spirit communication". She would never say this as she aknowledges that her books are FICTION- she should know she wrote them. She aknowledged that magic is not real and is a creation of her imagination purely for entertainment.
What is subversive about being anti-religious? More to the point, what do you mean "DM finishes with anti-religious ideas"? I am not sure anyone should take reading advice from someone who is so slow on the uptake - a critique of irrational religious dogma is infused throughout the trilogy! Anyway, post-Harry Potter reading? Try the Percy Jackson series (Greek mythology brought to 21st century USA). Absolutely fabulous - although rebelhed might find it unsuitable because it lacks a Christian morality thread ;-)
I probably enjoyed the Percy Jackson movie more because I haven't read the book and didn't have to obsess over the details that were dropped in the process of transferring book to movie. The movie wasn't a patch on "clash of the titans" but it was a great way to kill 90 minutes of the weekend.
Oh yeah, and Christian morality supports warfare... I do not.
My Little sister is exactly the same, and age nine. Make sure she reads the other three Rowling pieces on Harry Potter, (fantastic beasts, quidditch through the ages, and Beedle the Bard). Having exhausted all these, my sister has now started reading them again, but I have started her on the Dark Materials Trilogy, The Seven books of C.S.Lewis, The Hobbit. The most important thing for her is that it is a series, so she can develop a love of the characters as they grow, as well as magic and adventure of course! For the Lord of the Rings, I'm going to start her with the tapes, and once she recognises the potential, she'll read the books as starting books can be a little tricky after Harry Potter (I was in the same situation years ago). I'll write back again if I have any more updates. In the meantime, Good Luck!
The book to read is "Tom Tullet and the Saxon Ruby" I think this book is the start of a new series of adventures of Tom Tullet. Tom is a typical 21st century teenager from a poor single parent family. When he is excluded from school, his mother insists that he stay with his grandmother in the tiny village of Saxonflete where opportunities for mischief are few. A ruined medieval castle looms over the village. While Tom is exploring the ruins he is thrown violently back into the year 1193, where a series of dangerous and exciting adventures change his whole attitude to life Tom Tullet and the Saxon Ruby
I would really appreciate if your daughter read Jack Hunter - Secret of the King. It is a fast paced 'Famous Five' style adventure mystery, packed with exciting chases, villians, twists and hidden treasure. I personally think she will love it.
Try the Percy Jackson books, they are fantastic stories with lots of adventure and Greek myths. My 9 year old daughter is obsessed with them. If yours hasn't already learnt about Greek myths at school it is a topic that will come up soon. They are also on the recommended reading for 11+