Top 10 Books for 9 Year Olds 2016

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2016 Best Books for 9 Year Old Children

 
9 year old girl reading with motherWhether a nine year old child is a fan of adventure, life-learning and touching stories – or “funny stuff,” one of the top 10 books for 9 year olds will likely be a big hit.

What’s here: On this page are the ten best books for children age 9 for spring and summer of 2016, based on a couple of factors – popularity by sales and overall consumer ratings. Included in the list are some new titles, as well as some much-loved returning favorites for this age group.

For shoppers: For each of the books listed on this page, one or more resources is provided to buy it online. The resources are individually chosen based on having low, competitive pricing, product availability and for having trusted reputations as safe, convenient shopping resources. Links to book reviews are also provided here.

What’s Here:

1. The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
2. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling
4. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson
5. Wonder by R. J. Palacio
6. Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes by Rick Riordan
7. The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition by Valorie Schaefer
8. Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way by Dr. Seuss
9. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott
10. Pax by Sara Pennypacker

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1. The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan

The Trials of Apollo, Book 1: The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan hits first place among the top 10 books for 9 year olds in 2016.

Cast to Earth from Olympus, the once-great god Apollo has angered his father, Zeus, to the point of banishment. Placed into the form of a normal teenage boy, this deity hones his survival instincts in the modern world of New York City. Rick Riordan also authored the Percy Jackson series.

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2. The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Marking second place among the ten best books for nine year old kids this year – The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley.

Timeline: World War II. Ada is a nine-year-old sweetheart with a twisted foot and an ashamed, cruel mother. She has never left the comforts, or confines, of her one-bedroom apartment. One night, she sneaks out to join her brother in London, where a new adventure begins. Heart-wrenching yet hopeful story.

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The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley (2015, CD, Unabridged)

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3. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling

Lovin’ this one! Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone: The Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling is my personal favorite of nine year olds’ top books for 2016.

I am so in love with the Harry Potter series. I remember reading the first book when I was a teenager, and that actually began my love for chapter books. The first one introduces us to Harry Potter, his friends, mentors, enemies, and magic. This edition is beautifully, colorfully illustrated.

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4. Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson

Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson also makes its place on the list.

Astrid is a twelve-year-old wild child who does absolutely everything with her adventurous best friend, Nicole. Unfortunately, when Nicole makes new friends at summer camp, Astrid feels left out, and the two drift apart. To salve the hurt, Astrid discovers derby camp, and consequently discover her love of competitive roller-skating.

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5. Wonder by R. J. Palacio

A returning favorite among top picks in nine year old kids’ books – Wonder by R. J. Palacio.

August was born with a facial deformity, and he worries about being accepted. Wonder is a beautiful tale that covers bullying, difference, acceptance, and mainstream beliefs. In other words, this book is about perspective, and how everyone is different in their own ways—whether it be physical, emotional, or psychological.

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365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Precepts by R. J. Palacio (2016, Paperback)

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6. Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes by Rick Riordan

Hitting 6th place on the list – Demigods & Magicians: Percy and Annabeth Meet the Kanes by Rick Riordan.

Another Rick Riordan must-read. This book combines two series from the author—the Percy Jackson series and the Kane series. So, basically Egyptian lore meets Greek mythology—and it’s awesome. With Annabeth in tow, the quartet teams up to battle it out with odd creatures who seek their mutual destruction.

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7. The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition by Valorie Schaefer

Another returning top book for 9 year old girls – The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Younger Girls, Revised Edition by Valorie Schaefer.

When little girls hit those tween years, their bodies start developing rapidly, leaving many of them shaking their heads, crossing their arms, and wishing for immediate invisibility. This book lessens their embarrassment and stress with advice, tips, and facts about hygiene, puberty, and personal care. Totally a girl power go-to!

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8. Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way by Dr. Seuss

Another one of my personal favorites on the list – Seuss-isms! A Guide to Life for Those Just Starting Out…and Those Already on Their Way by Dr. Seuss also tops the nine year old boys’ and girls’ books for 2016.

Dr. Seuss is remembered for his silly creatures, funky poems, and quirky rhymes, but those stories hid important life lessons in plain sight. This great collection features classic quotes and odd, but worthwhile, life advice from the best Seuss books.

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9. Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott

Next up on the list – Laugh-Out-Loud Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott.

Dear kiddos, these jokes are all for you. There are hundreds of laugh-out-loud knee-slappers in this book—ones that I’m sure parents will hear all about. For example, “who keeps the ocean clean?” The mermaid, of course. There are over 100 pages with 4 jokes per page in different categories.

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Laugh-Out-Loud Animal Jokes for Kids by Rob Elliott (2014, Paperback)

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10. Pax by Sara Pennypacker

The final item on this year’s list of the top ten books for nine year old kids – Pax by Sara Pennypacker.

Pax was an orphaned kit (baby fox) when little Peter rescued him and raised him. Now full-grown with a friendship and bond unlike any other, Peter is forced to return Pax to the wild. When Peter realizes his mistake, he strikes out during war-times to find his animal companion again.

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Pax by Sara Pennypacker (2016, CD, Unabridged)

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 05/15/16.

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