From poignant stories to hilarious tales to absorbing educational titles, we have a wide range of fantastic books for 9-year-olds, whether they're reading for pleasure or looking to learn. See below for some of the best ones.
Eleven-year-old comic book fan Luke shares a tree-house with his big brother, Zack. In a horribly unlucky twist of fate, Luke decides to go for a wee just as an alien arrives, and gives the undeserving Zack superpowers so he can go and save the universe. This is extremely annoying for Luke, but when Zack is kidnapped, it's up to Luke and his friends to save him - and the world.
Take your child back in time to the exciting, perilous world of the Romans with these thrilling fictional tales! They feature authentic period detail and follow natural problem-solver Flavia Gemina, who, with her friends, Jonathan, Nubia and Lupus, set forth to solve a series of perplexing mysteries.
Would your young Time Lord like to know how to destroy evil monsters, design innovative gadgets and use their imagination to create whole new worlds? Look no further than this brilliant activity book, perfect for fans of the much-loved TV show, which divulges all of the Doctor's secrets! It has hours of activities to complete and lots of Doctor Who trivia to enjoy.
This heart-breaking but illuminating tale follows young Willie Beech, an unhappy, deprived child who lives in London with his abusive mother. But when war breaks out and Willie is evacuated to the countryside, he is taken into the home of Tom Oakley, an old man who turns out to be kind and loving. Willie also makes a wonderful friend in Zach, who loves to go cycling. But what will happen when Willie's mother demands he come home?
This wonderfully vibrant series of books will help kids tackle the core tricky topics of numbers, geometry, statistics and algebra in a fun and exciting way. Not only does it enhance their learning, it also shows them how the maths they learn at school can help them go on adventures, complete a computer game or even compete in extreme sports.
This powerful book introduces children to the shocking but uplifting story of Malala Yousafzai. Brought up in a world where girls were expected to be silent and obedient, Malala defied the Taliban when she passionately stood up for women's rights - and was shot for it. Now a ground-breaking activist, Malala is helping children worldwide to get the education they deserve. Learn more with this wonderful retelling of her famous story.
This somewhat well-known book (ahem) is the first in the utterly spellbinding Harry Potter series. Join our eponymous young hero, Harry Potter, as a half-giant wielding a magical umbrella tells him on an island in the middle of a storm that he is, in fact, a wizard, and then gives his cousin Dudley a curly-wurly pig tail - and that's not even the craziest part!
These fantastically fun history books will give your child an exciting introduction to all sorts of eras in history, from Ancient Egypt to the Tudors, the Stone Age to the Victorians. Full of facts on art, science, technology and more, as well as heaps of crafts, ideas and recipes, kids will love exploring history through these interactive books.
Budding writers will love this wonderfully resourceful creative writing book. With lots of helpful advice and inspiration, from choosing a genre to writing a screenplay and so much more, there are prompts for writing stories, poems, blogs and more. With lots of interactive activities, your child will be writing literary masterpieces in no time.