Best Books for 9 Year Old Girls

Last Updated on March 18, 2022 by Michele Tripple

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Looking for books to add to your list for your 9 year old girl? Look no further we have compiled a list of our favorite best books for 9 year old girls for you!

Best Books for 9 Year Old Girl


I am always on the search for the best books for my children to read. I know that sometimes it is hard to find a good book for girls. I am always on the hunt to find new books that may interest them that they wouldn’t have selected themselves. I am sharing my list of the best books for 9 year old girls that have been a favorite in our home.

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Babysitters Club by Ann M. Martin

In the series Babysitters Club the girls are trying to start a babysitting club and their parents are very supportive of the girls mission. These books are a great read for any 9 year old girl because the characters are very responsible and always find a way to have fun. The books focus on the fun and skills babysitting and caring for kids. 

American Girl Books 

There are plenty of American Girl Books to choose from. You can start with this year’s Girl of the Year book. It’s called Joss: Touch the Sky and is a book about confidence in life and in her gym activities. American girl books are the perfect books for 9 year old girls because it always has a life skill to teach them about everyday issues they may face no matter the era they live in. 

Geronimo Stilton Books

Geronimo Stilton Series 10 Book Box Set will be the perfect set of books to buy for any 9 year old girl if they enjoy figuring out puzzles, exploring maps and treasure hunts. These books are mostly colorful and are filled with brain teasers. 

Harry Potter 

Looking for a great story of amazing friendships and good versus evil. Then grab the Harry Potter Book Series for your 9 year old girl! These books are a great example of strong female characters and great role models for girls. This is why any of the Harry Potter Book Series would be a great series for any 9 year old girl!

Dork Diaries

This book series The Dork Diaries follows a girl through her middle school days as she figures out how to manage middle school, mean girls, best friends and even boyfriend drama. If you are any familiar with Diary of a Wimpy Kid these are very comparable. 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

This is just the first book of many in this series. Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his school work or tame his temper. In this book Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief his mom reveals a secret to him about where he came from and about his time being sent off to camp for demigods to find out who his dad really is

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle

If you are looking for a book about girl power and want to help teach a girl that no matter what they do they can be heroes then be sure to add A Wrinkle in Time to your 9 year old girls bookshelf. A Wrinkle in Time will for sure teach them that it is ok to be smart and looks don’t matter. 

Annie’s Life in Lists by Kristen Mahoney

A perfect book for anyone who has ever had to move or start over in a new home, school, and make new friends. Annie’s Life in Lists is a very fun book to read and is a great way to get to know the character of the book through the list that she makes. This will forever remain on my list of favorite books for 9 year old girls. 

P.S. Longer Letter Later by Paula Danzigar and Ann M. Martin

In the book P.S. Longer Letter Later two best friends have to continue their friendship through old fashioned letter writing after one of their families moves away to another state. This book shows how friends can cope with the moving of one’s best friend. 

The Confidence Code Journal 

Girls are known to worry a lot about their looks and what others think. In The Confidence Code Journal you’ll find that it is packed with quizzes and challenges that teach a girl to take risks, deal with failure and be who they truly are. This is a another great title to add to your list of books for 9 year old girl.  

Matilda by Ronald Dahl

Matilda is a great book to pick up as it is a reminder to any young girl that they have the power to be in charge of their own learning and education. Matilda takes the lead in her learning and demands her parents to send her to school so she can read books to increase her knowledge. 

You Shouldn’t Have to Say Goodbye by Patricia Hermes

You Shouldn’t Have to Say Goodbye is a book that allows tough topics to come to the surface such as death and the loss of a loved one. This book also allows the reader to be aware of life’s precious moments. 

Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate BiCamillo

Because of Winn-Dixie is a great book you pick up and just can’t put down. It is a wonderful choice for any 9 year old girl because it truly teaches them how to respect and care for others. These may be an older series but a great series of books for 9 year old girls. 

Nancy Drew Books

What great books to grab for 9 year old girls. Nancy Drew is a great role model for young girls. She is fearless and smart.  With plenty to choose from if your 9 year old girl is into mysteries and solving problems, she will enjoy Nancy Drew Books for sure. These are on top of my list of best books for 9 year old girls. 

Charlotte’s Webb by E.B. White

Charlotte’s Webb is a classic book everyone should read. It teaches the importance of friendship, love and how we should all treat each other. 

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Wonder is an excellent book to read with your 9 year old girl. This book teaches so much about role models and the importance of being kind to others. This book does hold a lot of emotional content so just be sure your 9 year old is mature enough and ready to handle the cruelty the main character Auggie suffers in his life. This is a great one to add to your list of books for 9 year old girls.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry

Number the Stars is a historical book about how people would have to hide and run from the Nazis. It really dives deep into how families were scared of the Nazis and it portrays a family that took in their daughter’s best friend as part of their family. This book will teach bravery and how to be a great friend. 

The One and Only Ivan by K.A. Applegate

The One and Only Ivan is a fabulous book for any elementary and middle school aged. It is such a great animal story that takes place at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade. This book has sadness but it is handled with tenderness. This book is surely one to add to your list of books for 9 year old girls.


There you have it our list of best books for 9 year old girls. We hope you have found a few you feel that special girl in your life will enjoy reading and enjoys getting lost in a book.

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