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Best Books For 9 Year Olds

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Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. Rowling - 1998-10-01 (first published in 1997)
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Harry Potter has never been the star of a Quidditch team, scoring points while riding a broom far above the ground. He knows no spells, has never helped to hatch a dragon, and has never worn a cloak of invisibility.All he knows is a miserable life with the Dursleys, his horrible aunt and uncle, and their abominable son, Dudley - a great big swollen...
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Arvind Subramanian
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R. J. Palacio - 2012-02-14
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Over 6 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.I won’t describe what I look like. Whatever you’re thinking, it’s probably worse. A NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING JULIA ROBERTS, OWEN W...
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Gretchen Rubin
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Percy Jackson and the Olympians
Rick Riordan - 2014-06-03 (first published in 2009)
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An alternative cover edition of this ISBN can be found here.5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers with poster)The Lightning ThiefThe Sea of MonstersThe Titan's CurseThe Battle of the LabyrinthThe Last Olympian An alternative cover edition of this ISBN can be found here.5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers with poster)The Lightning ThiefThe Sea o...
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Roald Dahl - 2013-02-07 (first published in 1988)
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This beloved Roald Dahl title is now available in a gorgeous hardcover classic edition.Matilda is a brilliant and sensitive child, but her parents think of her only as a nuisance. When one day she is attacked by her odious headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, Matilda suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to avenge herself!...
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Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja
Marcus Emerson - 2013-10-30 (first published in 2012)
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My name is Chase Cooper, and I'm a 6th grade ninja. It's my first day at a different school and the only person I know is my cousin, Zoe (but she might be a little too cool for me). I was just another scrawny kid until a group of ninjas recruited me into their clan. It was a world of trouble I wasn't prepared for, which is why I kept this diary (or...
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The Last Kids on Earth
June's Wild Flight
Max Brallier - 2020-04-07 (first published in 2018)
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The New York Times bestselling Last Kids on Earth series presents June Del Toro in her very own adventure! Told from June's point of view--and set between the shattering events of The Midnight Blade and the upcoming 6th book in the series-- June's Wild Flight brings new characters, high-stakes action, and stunning revelations in an adventure that c...
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Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate Dicamillo - 2020-09-01 (first published in 2000)
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Kate DiCamillo's beloved, best-selling debut novel is now available in a paperback digest edition.Kate DiCamillo's first published novel, like Winn-Dixie himself, immediately proved to be a keeper—a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor winner, the inspiration for a popular film, and most especially, a cherished classic that touches the hearts...
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Harry Potter
The Complete Collection
J. K. Rowling - 2014-11-15 (first published in 2007)
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A beautiful boxed set containing all seven Harry Potter novels in hardback. These new editions of the classic and internationally bestselling, multi-award-winning series feature instantly pick-up-able new jackets by Jonny Duddle, with huge child appeal, to bring Harry Potter to the next generation of readers. It’s time to PASS THE MAGIC ON …...
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Barbara O'Connor - 2016-08-30
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Listening Length: 4 hours and 41 minutesEleven-year-old Charlie Reese has been making the same secret wish every day since fourth grade. She even has a list of all the ways there are to make the wish, such as cutting off the pointed end of a slice of pie and wishing on it as she takes the last bite. But when she is sent to the Blue Ridge Mountains ...
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Roller Girl
Victoria Jamieson - 2015-03-10
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For fans of Raina Telgemeier’s Smile, a heartwarming graphic novel about friendship and surviving junior high through the power of roller derby. Twelve-year-old Astrid has always done everything with her best friend Nicole. So when Astrid signs up for roller derby camp, she assumes Nicole will too. But Nicole signs up for dance camp with a new frie...
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The One and Only Ivan
Katherine Applegate - 2015-01-06
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Charlotte's Web by E. B White
The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift Set by Chris Colfer
The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
Restart by Gordon Korman
Real Friends by Shannon Hale
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
El Deafo by Cece Bell
Number the Stars by Lois Lowry
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Baby-Sitters Club by Gale Galligan
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhhà Lai
Wings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 by Tui T. Sutherland
Mighty Jack and the Goblin King by Ben Hatke
The Sheep-Pig by Dick King-Smith
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke
Keeper of the Lost Cities Collection Books 1-5 by Shannon Messenger
Trapped in a Video Game by Dustin Brady
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
Lunch Lady and the Cyborg Substitute by Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage
Dude, That's Rude! by Pamela Espeland
Growing Friendships by Eileen Kennedy-Moore
Stepping Stones by Lucy Knisley
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Dragons vs. Unicorns by Kate Biberdorf
The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends by James J. Crist
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
Time to Create by Christie Burnett
Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan
Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm by Norman Hunter
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis
Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, Young Reader's Edition by William Kamkwamba