thread: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

  1. #1

    Jul 2009
    Out North, Vic
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    Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    Looking at some ideas for niece for x-mas.

    She's 9 and LOVES reading, I've leant her all my old Enid Blyton books & she's steaming through them...



    Ideas?

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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    Black Beauty? At that age I loved that book and would finish it, then flick back to the first page and start again. Also My Friend Flicka and the Black Stallion books.

  3. #3

    Jul 2009
    Out North, Vic
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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    I've got black beauty
    Never thought of that.

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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    Also the Alex series by Tessa Duder was quite good. Maybe the Tomorrow series, depending on maturity levels.

  5. #5

    May 2008
    Melbourne, Vic
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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    I was into Tolkien by that age! Does she like fantasy?

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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    I think when i was 9 i was really into the babysitters club.

    Sooo long ago i cant remember but i was in primary school

  7. #7

    Jul 2009
    Out North, Vic
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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    I've got some babysitters club books & ..... High? (Brain fade)
    Can't remember what else I was reading back then, goosebumps (still got them too) & anything put in front of me!

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    Dec 2008
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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    If she likes classics:

    The Secret Garden
    Anne of Green Gables
    Little House on the Prairie
    Charlotte's Web


    Roald Dahl

    Dork Diaries
    Truly Tan

    Or Judy Blume:
    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
    Otherwise Known as Sheila The Great
    Superfudge

  9. #9

    Jul 2009
    Out North, Vic
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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    Awwww I've got the secret garden & the Anne of series.... Memories!
    Keeping them for my girls but I think my niece might just get a free run of them first!

    Wondering if a voucher for a book shop would be good.
    Make a day to take her for hot chocolates & book shopping!

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    Aug 2006
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    Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    Might be a bit early for Harry Potter. Maybe save that for when she is 10 & about to turn 11 .

    You could always steer her straight over to the Magic Wishing Chair, there's a whole series of those.

    Others that I remember reading & loving around that time were books like Milly Molly Mandy, Mrs Pepperpot, and The Little White Horse. Charlotte's Web (of course). Heidi. She's probably not far off from The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe. And I loved (with a passion) The Secret Garden.

    ETA I second Truly Tan, that was big with my 9 year old niece last year.

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    Re: Recommendations for 9yr old girl.

    Ella Enchanted
    At The Sign Of The Sugared Plum
    Stuff by Jackie French (Tom Appleby, Somewhere Around The Corner)

    The Alex series is wonderful, as is the Song of the Lioness series by Tessa Duder. But they do have sexual relationships in them (not so graphic in Alex), so depends on her maturity and what her parents are happy for her to read!