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I am looking for books for my nine year old daughter. She loved Pocahontas And The Strangers by Clyde Robert Bulla. She also loved a Lion to Guard Us by Clyde Robert Bulla. She also loves horses. No dragons, science fiction.
Thank you for any suggestions..
These are some of the christian kid series I have on my shelf...
Patricia St. John (wonderful)
The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge
I recall a series of Christian kids' books set on a horse ranch, if I can remember the name I'll post it.
Karen Kingsbury's Red Gloves series
I would recommend anything by Kate DiCamillo--Because of Winn Dixie, Tales of Desperaux, etc. My kids (ages 7 and 9) LOVE those books.
Beverly Cleary's books, especially the first two Ramona books ( I don't care for the later Ramona books at all) and the Henry Huggins series
Little House on the Prairie
The Fudge series by Judy Blume
The American Girl books are always a big hit
Katie Kazoo books
The Borrowers series by Mary Norton
My kids adored Anne of Green Gables--but we listened to it on audio. Much of the language might be difficult to decipher for a 9 year old--it was written in the early 1900s, so the prose is rather flowery.
Mr. Popper's Penguins--another great hit with my kids
Just Grace by Cherise Harper
The Railway Children was also a great read aloud, both kids truly enjoyed it and then we got to watch the movie afterward. They still talk about it.
The Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books are ALWAYS wonderful. My son's 3rd grade class had them read aloud by the teacher and they couldnt' wait for reading time every day.
Then there's always Junie B Jones, Magic Tree House, and all of those series out there...
Winnie the Horse Gentler series www.winniethehorsegentler.com
Animal Ark Series
Sandy Lane Stables Series
Pet Finders Club Series
The Puppy Place Series
Sisters in Time Series
Misty of Chincoteague and sequels
I'd have to put in a plug for my parents' books, the Farm Mystery Series. Nothing scary, just two boys on a farm who try to figure out mysterious happenings. I don't know if they are available here or not, but you can google Castleberry Farms Press to find our website. The books are:
Footprints in the Barn
The Mysterious Message
Where There's Smoke...
The History Mystery
(All by Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Castleberry)