Top Book Suggestions for 9-11 Year Old

I happen to have a 9-year old that devours books and I am always on the lookout for a new series for her to read.  So in the spirit of sharing some series that we have enjoyed in the last 6 months, I have created a quick list of some we have loved. If you liked the Lemony Snicket series, you will most likely enjoy these 3:

  • The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 1 by Holly Grant 
  • The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 2 by Holly Grant 
  • The League of Beastly Dreadfuls Book 3 by Holly Grant 

If you have a reader that likes a mystery with kids being the heroes, and a spin on your classic Fairy Tale characters, here is a new series with 3 out already and the 4th to be released in March:

  • Fairy Tale Reform School Flunked
  • Fairy Tale Reform School Charmed
  • Fairy Tale Reform School Switched
  • Fairy Tale Reform School Tricked

Note the next set of series also come in a few graphic novels as well if that is where your child’s interests lie:

  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 2
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 3
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 4
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 5

Once you have completed the first 5, the next series picks up and links Percy Jackson and friends in this newer series:

  • Heroes of Olympus Book 1
  • Heroes of Olympus Book 2
  • Heroes of Olympus Book 3
  • Heroes of Olympus Book 4
  • Heroes of Olympus Book 5

Next in the series with the Olympians theme is the “Trials of Apollo” series.  We haven’t read them yet but, they are what she will be reading next.  Rick Riordan is a great storyteller and his writing has captivated my child.  Finally, a few great reads that we have gone back and read several times over the years.  Sometimes a fun read is too good to put away for long.

  • The Tale of Despereaux
  • Falling for  Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox

Falling for Rapunzel isn’t in the same chapter book category as the others but an early reading book that we love to go back to as it simply makes us laugh every time.  My kids have always enjoyed discussing any book they are reading.  If the book is good, there is a great deal to share and discuss along the way. I hope that there is a book or two on our list that is new to you and you can enjoy them as much as we did.