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Best Books For 9 Year Olds

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Wonder
R. J. Palacio - Feb 14, 2012
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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...
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Gretchen Rubin
Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja
Marcus Emerson - Oct 30, 2013 (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...
Harry Potter
The Complete Collection
J. K. Rowling - Nov 15, 2014 (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 …...
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
J. K. Rowling - Oct 01, 1998 (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
Matilda
Roald Dahl - Feb 07, 2013 (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!...
The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan - Jan 01, 2013 (first published in 2005)
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Twelve-year-old Percy Jackson is on the most dangerous quest of his life. With the help of a satyr and a daughter of Athena, Percy must journey across the United States to catch a thief who has stolen the original weapon of mass destruction — Zeus’ master bolt. Along the way, he must face a host of mythological enemies determined to stop him. Most ...
Charlotte's Web
E. B White - Jun 02, 2016 (first published in 1952)
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This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." This high-quality paperback features vibrant illustrations colorized by Rosemary Wells!Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's ...
The Last Kids on Earth
Max Brallier - Aug 08, 2019 (first published in 2015)
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Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hoards of Zombies and Winged Wr...
Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
Judy Blume - Apr 05, 2007 (first published in 1972)
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Life with his little brother, Fudge, makes Peter Hatcher feel like a fourth grade nothing. Whether Fudge is throwing a temper tantrum in a shoe store, smearing mashed potatoes on the walls at Hamburger Heaven, or trying to fly, he’s never far from trouble. He’s an almost three-year-old terror who gets away with everything, and Peter’s had it up to ...
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Christina Warren
The Last Kids on Earth
June's Wild Flight
Max Brallier - Apr 07, 2020 (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--...
Because of Winn-Dixie
Kate Dicamillo - Sep 01, 2020 (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...
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
Wish by Barbara O'Connor
Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate
The Witches by Roald Dahl
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Baby-Sitters Club by Gale Galligan
Phoebe and Her Unicorn by Dana Simpson
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz
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
Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh
The Survival Guide for Making and Being Friends by James J. Crist
Time to Create by Christie Burnett
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater
The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm by Norman Hunter
Secret Coders by Gene Luen Yang
Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis