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Books for 9 year old boy, reading age 13


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Initial post: 11 Dec 2012 13:19:04 GMT
Ellie T says:
Hi,
Can anyone help me with some new books for my son to read, he is 9 with a reading age of 13. He loves Roahl Dahl, David Walliams, Andy Stanton, Jeff Kinney, Dav Pilkey so anything else along those lines would be perfect.
Thanks

Posted on 11 Dec 2012 14:07:04 GMT
Taknitez says:
Try "Little League Heroes". It is a great story for a young boy. Sure, it is a baseball book, but the social situations and drama of a young boys life are very evident and the manner in which they deal with them so real.

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Dec 2012 16:07:08 GMT
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Posted on 11 Dec 2012 18:15:09 GMT
P.J. Taylor says:
Hi Ellie,

Give 'Brian, His Granddad & the Cup of Ages' a try. Available in paperback and as a Kindle download. Very similar to Rick Riordan. Alternatively, 'The Ghost of Thomas Kemp' or books such as 'The Hobbit'...

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 00:41:06 GMT
leelarlou says:
Try some of the Alan Garner books... my 10 yr old is going to get some for Christmas as I read them at the same age and have never forgotten them! Just brilliant...always loved The Weirdstone of Brisingamen and The Moon of Gomrath or try The Wind Eye by Robert Westall of the machine gunners fame, another favourite.

Good luck and you will probably end up reading them too (Garner has since written a sequel to weirdstone & gomrath called Boneland which is set 40 years later when the characters are 40 years older).

Posted on 13 Dec 2012 10:24:52 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2012 21:39:32 GMT
Ellie T says:
Lisa,
Thank you for the ideas, I will give them a try. It's nice to have someone willing to help me out with who isn't just trying to push a book they've written.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2012 22:48:17 GMT
The hobbit is a good book but the key is always what a child is interested in. My son will read about dragons and fantasy.

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Dec 2012 22:57:34 GMT
All goods authors and my child likes very similar books. He does like the how to train the Dragon because of the humour and Chris D'lacey books. I think the Rick Riordan books which my daughter of the same age reads are good books. Horrible Histories have loads of totally fabulous books of for different interests.

Posted on 15 Dec 2012 23:04:26 GMT
Ellie T says:
Thank you Shetland Bookworm, my son loves horrible histories too, I will take a look at your other suggestions.

Posted on 16 Dec 2012 17:29:56 GMT
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Posted on 17 Dec 2012 21:29:21 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 18 Dec 2012 23:08:51 GMT
S E Bee says:
Zip and the Indiscernible Zone. Great fun sci fi adventure about aliens and spies with a cottage called Granny

Posted on 21 Dec 2012 22:37:08 GMT
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Posted on 22 Dec 2012 14:46:39 GMT
Dark Angel says:
My son is ten and has enjoyed reading the Alex rider books and the cherub series by Robert muchamore.

Posted on 23 Dec 2012 22:03:57 GMT
2BoysMumsy says:
My son loved the Diamond Brothers books (before moving onto Alex Rider), also SpyDog/Pups and Mr Gum (both quite easy but very funny). Also some of the Michael Morpurgo books, especially Born to Run. Young Bond also went down well.

It used to be difficult to find good books for more advanced readers (higher level language whilst age suitable stories), but there do seem to be many more around these days. You could try asking your school librarian for recommendations too - ours was very helpful with our son.

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 03:16:10 GMT
My 9 year old daughter likes the terry Pratchet books. Like a hat full of sky or amazing Maurice and his educated rodents. And of course the bromeliad, truckers, diggers and wings

Posted on 24 Dec 2012 09:02:01 GMT
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Posted on 24 Dec 2012 20:00:56 GMT
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Posted on 30 Dec 2012 13:20:33 GMT
Hi
I would recommend
Percy
or
The Cave of the Sleeping Knights

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T. P. Ripley says:
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Posted on 30 Dec 2012 22:39:35 GMT
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In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jan 2013 16:48:45 GMT
John Battle says:
Hi Ellie, I'm not sure if it's polite to suggest my own book, but you might like to have a look at Land Of Light and Shadow.
Also, I'd suggest the Pulman Dark Materials books and The Hobbit.
John
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