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Books for 9 year olds

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DottyG:
I got an Angel from our Angel Tree this year who's 9 years old.  It's a girl, and she wants books.  I need help with some ideas on what to get, as it's been a couple of years since I was 9. ;)

I'd really like to get some classics rather than "pop" stuff now.  What would be good?  Probably every girl needs some "Nancy Drew", right?  Would this be age-appropriate for a 9 year old?

What else fits that age group that "every little girl needs in her library"?

LiveLoveLearn:
What about The Little House on the Prarie series?  Any of Shel Silverstein's books.  Black Beauty.  Little Women.  Island of the Blue Dolphins.  My Side of the Mountain.  Trumpet of the Swan.  Tales of a 4th Grade Nothing or Are you there God?  It's me Margaret by Judy Blume.

Happy hunting :)

jais:
DD is 11.  Two years ago, the Junie B. Jones books were HUGE with her and her friends.  Also, Judy Moody was pretty popular.

cicero:
definately little women! is narnia for that age group? I don't remember.

my 10 YO niece is devouring the little house the prarie series.

aline:
Definitely Nancy Drew. Some good suggestions already, but I might also recommend:

Anne of Green Gables
Heidi
The Little Princess
The Secret Garden
The Wizard of Oz (but I'm sure you've already thought of that one! :) )
A Wrinkle in Time
Any of the Trixie Belden series
Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
Any of the Marguerite Henry books (I loved the Misty books)
Alice in Wonderland
Peter Pan

That's all I can think of right now, but I'm sure more will come to me later.

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