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post #21 of 26

Depending on his reading level, my daughter really loved the Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins.   Scholastic lists the reading level of the first book as: Grade Level Equivalent: 6-8, Lexile Framework: 630L, Reading Level: 4.9, Guided Reading Level: T, Age: 11-14 

 

I volunteer in the library at my kids' elementary school, so I see 9 year olds reading a real variety, some read the same as the 6th graders and some don't, so it's hard to say.  A couple years ago she was really into the Percy Jackson series, and counts that series and the Underland Chronicles as her two favorites.  

post #22 of 26

A few books my nine year old loved.  The Hay Meadow and The Cay.  Fantastic books. 

 

post #23 of 26

My son recently discovered  Mat Christopher's books. He writes all kinds of sports novels,(soccer,basketball,baseball,football ect.)

post #24 of 26

"How to Train Your Dragon by Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III" and others in the series.  Expect some boy-worthy grossness and a character named "Big-    boobied Bertha" but every book is fun and funny and good adventure to boot.  

 

I read these to my 6yo daughter when she was into dragons (her literature interests are very tomboyish) and we read 5 of them before she decided that dragons should be red and she wanted to read The Hobbit for the second and third time (I mean, have them read to her.  She's lucky I'm a Tolkien fan and that I prefer reading books out loud anyway.)  Then she pestered me to read the LOTR after she learned about the Balrog, and that even Gandalf was afraid of it.  She had thought nothing could be scarier than Smaug!  

     

post #25 of 26

The Golden Acorn is one that my 7 1/2 year old has been enjoying recently. It is a little challenging for him to read on his own, but might be just right for your son.

 

What about graphic novels? My son has also liked the Mouse Guard series, Asterisk and Owly. Owly requires almost no reading, but they are great books anyway. Mouse Guard is the most challenging from a reading/vocabulary standpoint.

post #26 of 26

Just remembered that besides the Hank Zipzer http://www.hankzipzer.com/authors.html

and  the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series http://www.wimpykid.com/

the Fudge  books by Judy Blume   http://www.judyblume.com/books/fudge.php  are very funny!

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