Top 10 Best Adventure Books for 9-year-olds

Children can embark on all sorts of amazing adventures and daring quests in these seriously exciting adventure books. Below is a list of some of the best adventure books for 9-year-olds, featuring much-loved authors like David Walliams, Philip Pullman and Holly Webb.

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1. Grandpa's Great Escape

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David Walliams

In this hilarious book from brilliant children's author, David Walliams, Jack's Grandpa seems like a typical old man. He wears his slippers to the supermarket and constantly forgets Jack's name... but he can still take to the skies to save the day! This exhilarating adventure features an unbreakable bond between grandparent and grandchild, and will delight young readers with its lively storyline and brilliant illustrations.




2. R. L. Stine's Goosebumps Series

R.L. Stine's Goosebumps Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781407179896 - R.L. Stine
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R. L. Stine

Dare your kids to read these heart-pounding books from R. L. Stine's Goosebumps series, in which children must face all sorts of supernatural terrors. These spine-chilling books feature twisted, funny and gritty adventures that will enthral children. Discover ghouls, ghosts, vampires and more in these spectacularly spooky books.


3. The Firework-Maker's Daughter

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Philip Pullman

This exciting and hilarious novel won the Smarties Book Prize in 1996. It stars Lila, whose dream job is rather unusual: she wants to be a firework-maker! But every aspiring firework-maker must embark on a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend... Join Lila on this spellbinding adventure from His Dark Materials author, Philip Pullman.





4. My Brother is a Superhero

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David Solomons

Perfect for young superhero fans, this book stars Luke, who's mad about comics! He shares a tree-house with his geeky older brother, Zack. Unfortunately, Luke goes for a wee with spectacularly bad timing, just as an alien gives his undeserving brother awesome superpowers and tells him to save the universe! But when Zack is kidnapped, Luke and his friends have just five days to find him - and save the world...


5. Bear Grylls: Spirit of the Jungle

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Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls's take on Rudyard Kipling's famous adventure, The Jungle Book, follows teenager Mak as he heads to India to live with his family. He's usually happiest when holed up in his room playing computer games and practising magic tricks, but finds himself out of his depth in the hustle and bustle of his new city. That's when Mak's dad suggests a refreshing trip - into the jungle. What will happen when Mak's parents are washed away in a sudden monsoon, and he's left with only animal friends to help him out?



6. Swallows and Amazons

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Arthur Ransome

In this classic, unforgettable tale, the Walker children - Captain John, Mate Susan, Able-Seaman Titty and Ship's Boy Roger - set sail on their dinghy, the Swallow, and head for Wild Cat Island. There, they camp under starry skies, swim in clear water and fish for their dinner. But their bliss is disturbed by the Blackett sisters, otherwise known as the fierce Amazon pirates. The Swallows and Amazons must battle it out, and so begins a summer of incredible adventures.


7. The Great Elephant Chase

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Gillian Cross

The sinister, steely-eyed Hannibal Jackson will do anything to capture - and maybe even kill - a giant Indian elephant named Khush, but Tad and Cissie will do anything to protect it. They must outrun and outsmart their cunning pursuer on a wild journey across America - but how do you hide an elephant on the run?! This thrilling and hilarious adventure will captivate children.





8. Emily Feather and the Enchanted Door

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Holly Webb

Everyone thinks Emily's house is awesome. It has loads of different doors, everything is mismatched and higgledy-piggledy, and sometimes it feels like the walls have moved! But don't be silly - they couldn't have. Could they...? Little do visitors realise that some doors lead to other worlds, full of magic and marvels. And Emily will soon discover this for herself... This fantastic adventure will take youngsters on a magical reading journey.


9. The Chronicles of Narnia

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C. S. Lewis

Generations of children have been enchanted by these exciting, action-packed stories. Discover a magical land, inhabited by all sorts of enchanting creatures, as well as a witch who imposes an eternal winter. Be swept away by incredible quests, exhilarating battles and all sorts of fantastical beasts, including centaurs, giants, fauns, and the wise, magnificent lion, Aslan.





10. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll

Discover the spellbinding story of Alice, who falls down a rabbit hole into a weird and wonderful land. Here, she embarks on marvellous adventures, meeting all sorts of curious characters including the Cheshire Cat, the Mad Hatter and the tyrannical Queen of Hearts. This unforgettable tale is a must-read for young booklovers.