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Topic: I need reccomendations for a 9 - 10 year old girl

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Subject: I need reccomendations for a 9 - 10 year old girl
Date Posted: 7/28/2008 12:19 PM ET
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My niece like to read mysteries. Can anybody give me any ideas as to what would be some good books for her to read.

Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 3:00 PM ET
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My DD loves mysteries too.  She is now 11, but will read any mystery.  She enjoys the Clue series, Nancy Drew, the New Mary Kate and Ashley Mysteries, and the Boxcar Children.  She has been reading them off and on for several years now.  So they would be age appropriate for your niece. 

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 4:59 PM ET
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These are some my DD really liked at that age:

Juliet Dove, Queen of Love - Naylor

Flush - Carl Hiaasen

A Year Down Yonder - Peck

The Secret School - Avi

Bernie MaGruder and the Bats in the Belfry - Naylor

Snow Treasure - Mary McSwigan

The Sammy Keyes series

And just about anything by Gloria Whelan and Karen Hesse :-)

Date Posted: 7/28/2008 10:06 PM ET
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I adored Nancy Drew! I have one up on my shelf now actually! Its never even been read since I won it in a gift exchange and had already had it along with the entire series. So it's practically new!

Date Posted: 8/5/2008 1:50 AM ET
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I have some young adults on my shelf, mysteries

Date Posted: 8/18/2008 12:08 PM ET
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Sammy Keyes is definitely a good choice. The books are interesting and also well written. Hank the Cowdog is also great, especially if she is a bit of a tomboy. Anything by Enid Blyton is great (but hard to come by). If she's an advanced reader (these books are quite long), you could try anything by Cornelia Funke (Inkspell will be released as a movie soon). Gail Carson Levine is also a good choice (Ella Enchanted, Princess Tales, etc). Margaret Peterson Haddix is also a good read, especially the Shadow Children series.