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firebird
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Hi Guys,

I was wondering if you could help me out. I want to buy my 9 year old neice some books for Christmas but I'm out of ideas!

She has just finished and loved the Lemony Snicket - Series of Unfortunate Events. She says she loves the humour and the black comedy.

Do you have any recommendations of something similar?

Thanks in advance,
FB

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when I was that age I read anything by William Sleator. (actually, I read some of the Lemony Snicket books then too)

I think Interstellar Pig by Sleator was pretty fun, but he's a sci-fi YA author, so i dont know if she likes sci-fi

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My teenager recommended Frank Beddor's Looking Glass Wars series and The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin.
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Roald Dahl
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Dealing with Dragons was my favorite book ever at that age.
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Orincoro
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Everybody Poops.
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Nice, Orin. [Roll Eyes]

firebird, has she read the Dalemark Quartet or any of the Young Wizards books?

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Goody Scrivener
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Another recommendation - Percy Jackson and the Olympians (series)
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The Bartimaeus Trilogy.

http://www.bartimaeustrilogy.com/

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firebird
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Thanks!

Lots of recommendations which are very much appreciated. William Sleator in particular looks good. She seems to take against anything with animals in it and I need to check about magic / sci-fi themes.

Thanks again!

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quote:
Originally posted by Orincoro:
Everybody Poops.

She could just watch the movie!
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Around that age I was a big fan of the Great Brain series.
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