Starting a book series opens up a world of possibilities for readers of all ages, but especially for 9-year-olds who are ready for more challenging books and complex topics. The right series will not only keep your child engaged, but will also sharpen their reading comprehension, expand their imagination, and improve their vocabulary.
Perfect for independent reading time, these book series for your 9-year-old will give them the opportunity to explore different worlds, meet relatable characters, and dig into longer plotlines. Exposing your child to a variety of book genres also broadens their interests and love of books.
Check out some of our favorite series for 9-year-olds below!
The Bad Guys: This team of mischievous bad guys — Mr. Fox, Mr. Shark, Mr. Piranha, and Mr. Snake — are always looking for ways to be bad, but when they decide to be good instead, hilarious situations arise in this graphic novel series by Aaron Blabey.
The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix: This graphic novel version of the classic series by Ann M. Martin presents the relatable adventures of Dawn, Claudia, Mary Ann, and Stacey with captivating illustrations. These stories about friendship and responsibility will have readers engaged until the last page.
Pokémon: If your child loves the wondrous world of Pokémon, this chapter book series will get them hooked. Readers join Ash and his devoted Pikachu on his quest to become a Pokémon Master.
Goosebumps: Readers will love immersing themselves in R.L. Stine’s stories of haunted masks, demon ventriloquist dummies, and other monsters. Full of plot twists and frights, this series is sure to become a favorite.
The Last Kids on Earth: This action-packed series follows Jack Sullivan and his group of friends as they evade zombies and battle frightful creatures after the Monster Apocalypse. Packed with adventure, these titles are perfect for kids who love lots of thrills and laughs.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians: A modern-day spin on classic Greek legends, this adventure-filled series about a group of teenage demigods will cultivate and capture the imaginations of readers.
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