7-9 Years

Summer Stars:

7-9 years


Recommended Reads

Best Friends    Jacqueline Wilson

The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World 
   Eoin Colfer

The Diary of a Killer Cat 
   Anne Fine

The Butterfly Lion 
   Michael Morpurgo

Animals don’t have ghosts  
  Siobhan Parkinson

Beware! Killer Tomatoes
    Jeremy Strong

Highway Robbery 
   Kate Thompson

Farther    Grahame Baker-Smith

Snakes’ Elbows   
Deirdre Madden

Fierce Milly    Marilyn McLaughlin

It’s a Book    Lane Smith

Little Red Hood    Marjolaine Leray

Nature Adventures  
   Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

The Scarecrow and his Servant    Philip Pullman

The evil hairdo  
  Oisín McGann

Animals in School
    Julia Donaldson

Actual Size 
   S Jenkins

Create Your Own Superhero Stories 
   Buster Books

How-To Handbook
    Egmont Books

Lizzy Zipmouth    J Wilson

The Giggler Treatment    Roddy Doyle

Rover Saves Christmas    Roddy Doyle

The Meanwhile Adventures    Roddy Doyle

Flat Stanley                                                                 Jeff Brown

Clarice Bean, That’s Me                                             Lauren Child

That Rabbit Belongs to Emily Brown                         Cressida Cowell

The BFG                                                                     Roald Dahl

The Arrival                                                                  Shaun Tan

The Dragonsitter                                                         Josh Lacey

Weekends with Max and his Dad                               Linda Urban

Lulu and the Brontosaurus                                         Judith Viorst

The Terrible Two                                                        Mac Barnett and Jory John

The Hero’s Guide to Saving your Kingdom               Christopher Healy

Wing and Claw                                                           Linda Sue Park

The Zombie Chasers                                                   John Kloepfer and Steve Wolfhard

The Story Thieves                                                        James Riley

The Croc Ate My Homework                                      Stephan Pastis

School of Fear                                                            Gitty Daneshvari

Storybound                                                                  Marissa Burt

The Demon Headmaster                                             Gillian Cross

Kensuke’s Kingdom                                                    Michael Morpugo


 Popular Books

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat    Dave Shelton

Special Powers    Mary Hoffman

Under the hawthorn tree    Marita Conlon-McKenna

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory    Roald Dahl

Little Manfred    Michael Morpurgo

The Abominables    Eva Ibboston

A Little, Aloud, for Children  
   Michael Morpurgo

Do Igloos Have Loos? 
   Mitchell Symons

The Official Countdown to the London 2012 Games  
  Simon Hart

Letters from an Alien Schoolboy   
Ros Asquith

The Parade 
   KP Kojo

One Dog and His Boy    Eva Ibbotson

Big Day Out    Jacqueline Wilson

See Inside Your Body
    Katie Daynes and Colin King

Matilda    Roald Dahl

Magicalamity    Kate Saunders

Laugh Your Socks Off Even More Joke Book  
  J Strong

A Mouse Called Wolf   Dick King-Smith

Horse Pie   Dick King-Smith

George Speaks   Dick King-Smith

How to write really badly    Anne Fine

The Dreaming Tree  
  Eithne Massey

The Little Witch Who Can’t Spell    Marie Burlington

Demon from the Deep End    James Allison

Her Mother’s Face  
  Roddy Doyle

Fantastic Mr. Fox    Roald Dahl

Esio Trot    Roald Dahl

Gangsta Granny    David Walliams

Mr. Stink    David Walliams

Bill’s New Frock    Anne Fine

Doodles Lanhorn and the Quest to Save Inner Earth            Russle Bernstein

My Brilliant Life and Other Disasters                                    Catherine Wilkins

Zombies                                                                                   R. McGeddon

Captain Pug                                                                            Laura James

Dotty Detective                                                                       Clara Vulliamy

The Secret Pirate                                                                    Elli Woolard

The Amazing Dinosaur Detectives                                          Maggie Li

Tiger Days                                                                              Sarah Lean

Dognapped                                                                             David J. Robertson

The Adventures of Alfie Onion                                               Vivian French


Series books

Horrid Henry series    Francesca Simon

Dirty Bertie series   Alan Macdonald

Angela Nicely series   Alan Macdonald

Alfie Green series    Joe O’Brien

The Magic Key series     Roderick Hunt

Beast Quest series    Adam Blade

Sea Quest series   Adam Blade

Captain Underpants series    Dav Pilkey

Stink series    Megan McDonald

Judy Moody series    Megan McDonald

Elf Girl and Raven Boy series   Marcus Sedgwick

Adventure Island series   Helen Moss

Kitty and Friends series    Various

Maisie Hitchens series   Holly Webb

Mr. Gum series   Andy Stanton

Magic Molly series   Holly Webb

Triplets series   Holly Webb

Lily series   Holly Webb

Diary of a Wimpy Kid series    Jeff Kinney

My Magical Pony series    Jenny Oldfield

Alice series    Judi Curtin

Penny Dreadful series   Joanna Nadin

Moshi Monsters series    various

Hundred-mile-an-hour dog series   Jeremy Strong

Big Nate series   Lincoln Peirce

Geronimo Stilton series

Indie Kidd series   Karen McCombie

Horrible History series   Terry Deary

Astrosaurs series   Steve Cole

Animal Ark series   Lucy Daniels

Jamie & Angus series   Anne Fine

Time Hunters series   Chris Blake

Battersea Dogs & Cats Home series   various

Oliver Moon series   Sue Mongredien

Tom Gates series   Liz Pichon

Worst Witch series   Jill Murphy

St. Clare’s series   Enid Blyton

Malory Towers series   Enid Blyton

Famous Five series   Enid Blyton

Secret Seven series   Enid Blyton

The Five Find-Outers series   Enid Blyton

Mr. Majeika series   Humphrey Carpenter

My Story (historical events) series   various

Doctor Proctor series   Jo Nesbo

My Naughty Little Sister series   Dorothy Edwards

Milly-Molly-Mandy series   Joyce Lancaster Brisley

Tumtum and Nutmeg series   Emily Bearn

(Magical Woodland series                  Beverley Nichols

Dragon Slayers Academy                   Kate McMullan

Alcatraz Series                                    Brandon Sanderson

Bunnicula Series                                 James Howe

A to Z Mysteries                                  Ron Roy

Deltora Quest                                     Emily Rodda

Clemency Pogue                                 J.T. Petty

Time Warp Tiro                                  Jon Scieszka

Hank the Cowdog                               John R. Erickson

Secrets of Droon                                 Tony Abbot

Encyclopedia Brown                           Donal J Sobol

Bird and Squirrel (Graphic Novel)     James Burks

Minerva Mint                                      Puricelli Guerra

Nick and Tesla                                                Rob Pflugfelder, Steve Hockensmith

Whatever After Series                         Sarah Mlynowski

Ivy and Bean                                       Annie Barrows



Charlotte’s Web    E.B White

The Little Prince     Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Alice in Wonderland
    Lewis Carroll

A little princess    Frances Hodgson Burnett

Beauty and the Beast    Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve

Black Beauty     Anna Sewell

Pinocchio    Carlo Collodi

Robinson Crusoe 
   Daniel Defoe

The Railway Children    E. Nesbit

The Wizard of Oz    L. Frank Baum

What Katy Did  
   Susan Coolidge

The Wind In The Willows 
   Kenneth Grahame

Charlotte’s Web
    E B White

Aesop’s Fables    Aesop

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood 
   Howard Pyle

Pollyanna    Eleanor H. Porter

Grimm’s Fairy Tales    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm

The Three Musketeers    Alexandre Dumas

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe    C.S. Lewis

The family from one end street    Eve Garnett

Carrie’s War   Nina Bawden

The Indian in the Cupboard   Lynne Reid Banks

The Children of Green Knowe   Lucy Boston

Pippi Longstocking   Astrid Lindgren

The Borrowers    Mary Norton

Five Children and It    E. Nesbit

The Silver Sword    Ian Serraillier

War Horse    Michael Morpugo

Paddington Bear    Michael Bond

Little Old Mrs. Pepperpot    Alf Proysen

 Mary Poppins                                                                        P.L. Travers

Through the Looking Glass                                                    Lewis Carrol

The Teddy Robinson Storybook                                              Joan G. Robinson

Adventures of the Little Wooden Horse                                  Ursula Moray Williams

The Jungle Book                                                                     Rudyard Kipling

Heidi                                                                                       Johanna Spyri

Peter Pan                                                                                J.M. Barrie

King Arthur And His Knights Of The Round Table                Roger Lancelyn Green

The Neverending Story                                                           Michael Ende

The Trumpet of the Swan                                                        E.B. White

Stuart Little                                                                             E.B. White

Stig of the Dump                                                                     Clive King

The Cay                                                                                   Theodore Taylor

Carrie’s War                                                                           Nina Baldwin

The Borrowers                                                                        Mary Norton

The Iron Woman                                                                     Ted Hughes

The Iron Man                                                                          Ted Hughes

Wind in the Willows                                                                Kenneth Grahame


Recommended Reads for 7-9 Years compiled by Loretta Kinsella, Waterford City and County Council Library Service