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Needing some book suggestions for my nine year-old boy

post #1 of 26
Thread Starter 
Got any titles that your young boy just LOVED? We have exhausted all known goodies and it's time for some new ones. He is an awesome reader so chapter books are great for him. He loved the Wimpy Kid books as well as the Captain Underpants series. Anything similar or just otherwise fantastic?

Thanks!
post #2 of 26
The Magician's Elephant. It's a lot of fun to read out loud.

Ds also likes the Goosebumps series and the Puppy Place series.
post #3 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thank you! I'll go reserve those from the library right now!
post #4 of 26
Sideways Stories From the Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Holes also by Louis Sachar

Hoot by Carl Hiasson

Flush by Carl Hiasson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (one of the few people I've ever seen render Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report speechless during an interview. It was priceless.) ETA: Hmm, just checked this and the recommended age seems to be a little older - 12 and up.

Roald Dahl is always a safe bet for that age.
post #5 of 26
Thread Starter 
Awesome! Thanks for the list, mama.
post #6 of 26
something i do is i look up award winning novels or library lists for the ages of my children and pick that way. or, have you tried novelist? i am not sure it is freely available but i have access with my library card and you type in the name of novels that your kids loved and they make recommendations based on the books you picked. pretty handy!

anyway some books my son enjoyed:

spiderwick
series of unfortunate events
the Oz series
Bones (graphic novels)
The mystery of the graffiti ghoul (marty chan)
Rascal by sterling north
the whipping boy
post #7 of 26
He would problaby love the Hank Zipzer series by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver.
Ds 12 liked ,still likes them a lot. They are very funny, like Wimpy Kid. I personally like them more. There must be at least 12 of them. My son has them all.
post #8 of 26
I'm an elementary school library tech and I've successfully suggested the following to boys with those interests:

- Melvin Beederman Superhero series by Greg Trine
- Shredderman series by Wendelin Van Draanen
- Magic Pickle series
- My Father's Dragon series
- Frindle and other books by Andrew Clements
post #9 of 26
The Magic Thief series,
http://www.amazon.com/Magic-Thief-Sa.../dp/006137587X


Zen Ties by Jon J. Muth

Magyk (Septimus Heap, Book 1)
http://www.amazon.com/Magyk-Septimus...ref=pd_sim_b_5
post #10 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much, friends!
post #11 of 26
The City of Ember, The People of Sparks, The Prophet of Yonwood, and can't recall the fourth book lol by Jeanne DuPrau
post #12 of 26
My daughter and son are huge fans of Captain Underpants and Wimpy Kids, and they also enjoy Pokemon and Legend of Zelda books, as well as Garfield comics (bound into books, we find them mostly at thrift shops and used bookstores).
post #13 of 26
How about the Series of Unfortunate Events, Percy Jackson, or 39 Clues. I also second the mention of Andrew Clements.
post #14 of 26
The Henry and Ribsy books by Beverely Cleary are also fun.
post #15 of 26
Phantom Tollbooth
Invention of Hugo Cabret
Bud not Buddy
post #16 of 26

I love this thread! Thank you for all the good suggestions.

My nine year olds are running out of English literature, and we have to get hold on some new. Hard to get them where we live, but I can probably order them form Amazon or iTunes.

We are also very fond of audio books and listen a lot in the car.

 

post #17 of 26
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Sideways Stories From the Wayside School by Louis Sachar

Holes also by Louis Sachar

Hoot by Carl Hiasson

Flush by Carl Hiasson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie (one of the few people I've ever seen render Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report speechless during an interview. It was priceless.) ETA: Hmm, just checked this and the recommended age seems to be a little older - 12 and up.

Roald Dahl is always a safe bet for that age.

Don't know how you feel about this, but he talks about masturbation.  I think the book my be a bit too mature for a 4th grader.  YMMV :)
 

 

post #18 of 26

my boys love "The Castle in the Attic" and The Indian in the Cupboard - plus all the sequels.

post #19 of 26

One of my sons just bought "100 Cupboards" by N.D. Wilson today. He started reading, and so far he seems to be excited about it.

post #20 of 26
My 8-1/2 year old ds really likes the series "And then it happened" by M & L Wade. I think there are 9 in the series.
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