A good book for my sister?

I was looking to get her 2, maybe 3 books for her birthday. She's turning nine, but she's at a 6th grade reading level. Problem is, the books at her reading level aren't in hr interests very much, and she gets bored with the ones in her interests because they aren't challenging enough. (She finished three Judy Moody Books in one day.) So, I want some books challengin enough for a very intelligent 9 year old but on a topic she'll be interested in. The only online store I'll order from is amazon. I can also buy it at barnes and noble(only bookstore within an hour from me).

She also found the childrens Marley (not Bad Dog Marley, the shaved version of Marley and Me) a good book, and devoured all 5 Diary of a wimpy kid books.

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  • Nova
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    I think some recommendations (but not all, especially not the Percy Jackson and Dork Diaries recommendations) from the first answer are too mature for her (not to mention inappropriate - I would only recommend them to high school or middle school students due to content), despite the fact that she can read at a 6th grade level.

    She may like:

    * Holes by Louis Sachar (the Wayside School series is also one that kids her age tend to enjoy; a note about Holes: it might be more suitable for the 11-13 age; the Wayside series is aimed at a younger group)

    * Skinnybones by Barbara Park

    * Ralph S. Mouse books by Beverly Cleary (The Mouse and the Motorcycle, etc.)

    * The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (Note: while this one is aimed specifically at kids, I've found that those older tend to appreciate and enjoy it more, but I'm only recommending it because I think it's a great book)

    * Books by Roald Dahl (Matilda, etc.)

    * The Cricket in Times Square by George Seldon

    * Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine (I'm adding this fantasy because it seems that your sister likes humorous books - and this book is that and more. It's a great story, the main character is hilarious, and it is aimed at a slightly older audience - I'd say at the 6th grade level, though it contains no objectionable content. Plus, kids tend to love this book.)

    * Bruce Coville books (which are pretty funny) - My Teacher is an Alien, Aliens Ate My Homework, etc.

    * Bunnicula by Deborah Howe

    * The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

    * Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson

    * My brother has similar taste in books (he loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series), is an advanced reader, and loves Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events series.

    It seems that she likes more humorous books, so I tried to add the ones that would fall into that category. I hope you find her something that she loves. Good luck.

  • God
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    I'll tell you what the series is and then put the books in order. =)

    The immortal series by Alyson Noel:


    Blue Moon


    Dark Flame

    Night Star


    The touch series by Laurie Faria Stolarz:

    Deadly Little Secret

    Deadly Little Lies

    Deadly Little Games

    Deadly Little Voices (it comes out this november!)

    Percy Jackson & the olympian series by Rick Riodan:

    The Lightning Thief

    The Sea of Monsters

    The Titan's Curse

    The Battle of the Labyrinth

    The Last Olympian

    The Heroes of Olympus Series by Rick Riordan (same characters from the Percy Jackson series but you have to read the percy jackson series first to understand the heroes of olympus series)

    The Lost Hero

    The Son of Neptune (comes out this fall)

    The Riley Bloom Series by Alyson Noel



    Dreamland (comes out this fall)

    Whisper (comes out spring 2012)

    Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shepard:

    Pretty Little Liars









    The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvader:



    Forever (comes out this july!)

    The Kane Chronicals series by Rick Riordan:

    The Red Pyramid

    The Throne of Fire

    these books are AMAZING!

    I think she'll like the Percy Jackson series the best! She might also like Dork Diaries, the first book is pink, it's like Diary of a Wimpy kid but the main character is a girl.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

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  • 9 years ago

    Why don't you try the Percy Jackson books? My 9 year old nephew loves them. You could also try the Nancy Drew series. I loved those when I was her age (and no, I'm not that old).

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