Making choices for this list was not easy, primarily because children aged between 6 and 9 have such a wide range of interests, experiences and vary in their confidence in reading independently. Common to many of the novels recommended below for children as they are becoming more independent in their reading are imaginative characters who display courage and determination. A number of the recommendations are the first in a series that are well worth reading. Young readers should find many of these stories lots of fun. The recommendations are listed alphabetically.
Horace the elephant is turning eleven so he invites his friends to a splendid costume party.
Unfortunately in the middle of the...