I have one boy that loves nothing more than to cozy down and read to himself for hours on end. He loves to tell me all about his favorite books, and when I asked him if he would share his best books for 9 year olds he sat down to write this list out for me. Maybe one day he will actually review his recommendations, but for now here is a list of his best books for 9 year olds – a list of 13 books that he has enjoyed reading on his own.
Best Books for 9 year olds:
1 The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
2 Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien
3 Redwall by Brian Jacques
4 Books by Enid Blyton . He has read many of her books, most of which run in series. Some are; Famous Five, Magic Faraway Tree, Secret Seven, the Adventure series (Circus of Adventure, Island of Adventure, etc.)
5 Garfield comics
6 Calvin and Hobbes comics
7 My Side of the Mountain – Paul recommended he read this and once he completed it he brought it to me and begged me to read it too. There is something remarkably special about your child recommending a book to you.
8 The Hardy Boys (the original series)
9 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
10 Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales – we had read these previously together but he has enjoyed them on his own after being gifted the complete works in one volume.
11 Ladd Family Adventures – Paul and I both grew up reading these and we have a growing collection for the boys.
12 Books by E Nesbit – she has so many wonderful stories! Some of his favorites have been The Phoenix and the Carpet, Five Children and It, The Story of the Amulet, Railroad Children, and The Enchanted Castle
13 Chronicles of Narnia – between being read these, listening to the audio books, and reading them himself I think he has been through these stories no less than half a dozen times each. He hasn’t tired of the classic stories!