9 Year old boy - run out of ideas again!

(12 Posts)
sittinginthesun Tue 20-Nov-12 11:17:19

Any suggestions please? 9 Year old boy, higher reading age (not sure what, but working at 11 year old level in literacy). Read ALL the Horrible Histories, Sciences, Maths etc, currently finishing all the Michael Lawrence books. Read all the How to Train your Dragon series. Can't stand Harry Potter.

Wanders around the library and says he's read all the good ones... (and is supposed to have a reading book in his school bag at all times, but basically reads a good book in an evening, so we are struggling a bit).

Help!

Takver Tue 20-Nov-12 12:58:20

Lion Boy
Artemis Fowl
Swallows and Amazons
Diana Wynne Jones (Chrestomanci series + others)
Non fiction on subjects that appeal to him
Philosophy Files / Sophie's World

Takver Tue 20-Nov-12 12:59:15

Eragon series
The Last Dragonslayer
Pratchett childrens books (eg Truckers series)
Roman Mysteries (hundreds of these!)

wearymum200 Tue 20-Nov-12 21:04:36

Young Samurai
Ranger's Apprentice
Secret Kingdom
Hobbit
Stoneheart series
Cornelia Funke: The Thief Lord, Inkspell, Dragon Rider
Chronicles of ancient darkness (a bit scary maybe, depends how impressionable he is)
Chronicles of Prydain

SoMuchToBits Tue 20-Nov-12 21:07:59

Professor Branestawm series
Also, does he like football/cricket? If so, there are books by Bob Cattell about cricket/football, and some other authors who write football fiction.

pointythings Tue 20-Nov-12 21:20:08

Rick Riordan - Percy Jackson series, Kane Chronicles. There are loads and they are great, fast-paced, very funny. good use of vocab.

sittinginthesun Wed 21-Nov-12 10:57:57

Thank you, all. We will be back to the library with this listsmile

You could go "back over" too - Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Moonfleet, The Barsoom, Pellucidar, and the Land That Time Forgot novels - if you have a Kindle, loads of the classics are free too grin
There's the Willard Price "Adventure" series - they are a wee bit dated, but are exciting, quite different from anything else he's likely to have read, and all the animal facts in there are well researched and true and they do stick in one's head for being wrapped up in story so to speak too. There are 13 in all, and the first is Amazon Adventure.
Or Susan Cooper - there's the "Dark is Rising" sequence (ignore that vile film) and Seaward, the Boggart and its sequel, King of Shadows, and Victory - they are all really good reads too.

HousewifefromBethlehem Fri 23-Nov-12 23:26:39

Bear grylls has written a few kids books.

steppemum Fri 23-Nov-12 23:45:29

Joan Aitkin, has written loads, some are more 'girly' others a bit spooky/haunted.
loved them as a kid
My ds likes Animal Ark. Covers look a bit naff, but they are basically about a vets family in different situations. He doesn't like goosebumps type books, so really likes these vets ones.

lljkk Mon 26-Nov-12 16:45:03

Sam Hutton, Connor Clover, Measle, Jiggy McCue, Beast Quest, Cows in Action (I assume he's read Astrosaurs), Dick King Smith, Michael Morpugo, Alex Rider (maybe), Tyke Tiler.

nicky1968 Thu 29-Nov-12 21:21:43

Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
Candleman by Glenn Dakin

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