What are good books for 9 year old girls? (4th Grade)?

I was hoping that someone could give me some suggestions on good books for my little girl. She has to read 30 minutes a day. She is an outstanding reader, so needless to say we go through books very quickly. Do you know of any good books? If it helps any to know her grade she is in the 4th grade. Thank you in advance!

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    Dear IvY:

    My daughter LOVED the American Girl series. These are stories about girls from many different countries and backgrounds that tell their stories about growing up in America. Some are historical fiction, some contemporary. Some are immigrants, some are not. The series presents a great basis for exposure to different countries and cultures.

    The Little House series was also a favorite of mine, teaching 4th graders. Laura Ingalls Wilder is the author of these. If she likes mystery, my kids liked the Goosebumps series also.

    With these, you'll find her reading far more than 30 minutes, so be prepared to have a bookworm in the house!!

    Have a great summer.

    Source(s): Teacher, 10 years.
  • magno
    Lv 4
    3 years ago

    Books For 9 Year Old Girls

  • lol21t
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    YES! I loved to read when I was younger too. These books have been around for years (except Harry Potter of course!)

    I was never allowed to read Babysitter's Club or Sweet Valley High books. I'm not sure why but my mom didn't like what they taught I guess. However, I enjoyed the following books when I was younger:

    Judy Blume books-the entire series

    Goosebumps books (if she likes mysteries)

    Beverly Cleary books-the entire series

    The Lion, Witch and The Wardrobe

    Katie Kittenheart

    Charlotte's Web


    Little House in the Big Woods

    Sarah, Plain and Tall

    Caddie Woodlawn

    How to Eat Fried Worms

    Harry Potter

    Pipi Longstocking

    Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (one of the many Judy Blume books)

    I, Houdini

    Stuart Little

    The American Girl books

    Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    Cheaper by the Dozen

    10 Kids, No Pets

    The Madeline L'Engle books (A Wrinkle In Time, etc.)

    Island of the Blue Dolphins

    Harriet the Spy

    The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Boxcar Kids

    Source(s): I'm a middle school teacher
  • 4 years ago

    The Poppy books by Avi. Midnight Magic (I think by Avi too). Murder mystery. The Giver (as said above) but it's a sad one. (by Lowry). Among the Hidden. This is a sad one too and deals with death and a lot of other scariness. The Search for Delicious by Babbit (so good, don't let the silly name put you off). An adventure story, one of my all-time favorites even still. The Phantom Tollbooth. An imaginative adventure. I started reading the Harry Potter series when I was her age. But they came out every year or two so I was older every time I read a new one, and they become adult very quickly so I'd probably hold out on those for a little while or space them out. The Laura Ingalls Wilder series was a favorite growing up. I always used to hate the show because of how inaccurate it was and took some serious life advice from Laura :) Caddie Woodlawn. much like Laura I. W. books but not a true story, which annoyed me because I wanted it to be true. Also: Our Only May Amelia. Same shebang. very good read, bit of a tear-jerker though at one part. ---- I just remembered Goose Chase by Kindl and Ella Enchanted. Both are fairytales/fairytale-esque without falling into the traps of making the girls either floozies or so masculine that you wonder if the author has some underlying issues.

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    I was hoping that someone could give me some suggestions on good books for my little girl. She has to read 30 minutes a day. She is an outstanding reader, so needless to say we go through books very quickly. Do you know of any good books? If it helps any to know her grade she is in the 4th grade....

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've got a 10 year old sister and she's constantly reading something.. Typically the Babysitter's Club books, I had them when I was younger and I think we've probably got the whole set now, she goes through them like crazy.. Also Nancy Drew, American Girl, and anything about cats.. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and really all of the Narnia books were a big hit.. A Series of Unfortunate Events.. Any of the books in the Ramona Series, or really anything by Beverly Cleary, or the Amelia Bedelia books.. etc. =)

  • 1 decade ago


    Some books that I liked in 4th grade (3 years ago) were:

    Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (they have easier versions if she doesn't want to read the unabridged version)

    The Ramona Series by Beverly Cleary (some books are: Ramona Forever, Ramona and Her Mother, Beezus and Ramona, and others)

    The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

    The American Girl series by various authors (these books are about girls from all different time periods. The books usually have underlying lessons like, be kind, be helpful, etc. The website is here:

    www.americangirl.com )

    The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

    Happy reading to your little girl :)

    Source(s): Was in 4th grade recently, forever a bookworm
  • 1 decade ago

    When I was that age I loved the American Girl series. Also the Magic Tree House series was good. Oh and Secrets of Droon are good. If she is really a good reader you might be able to use the Harry Potter books. Thats all I can think of for now. Oh I hear the click series... I think thats what they are cool... but i am not sure what they are about and if they are appropriate. I am glad she loves to read that is so great. I hope you can find some good books for her.

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    3 years ago

    Good Books For 4th Graders

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    4 years ago

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