Your 9YO niece sounds like my dd.momma2kact wrote:I have another question: I am needing book ideas for my 9 year old niece to read to herself (she reads about a book a night--chapter books). I am quite conservative in the books I will read to my children and/or let them read themselves.
Thanks so much for any and all suggestions!
She enjoyed The Sugar Creek Gang books. The characters are boys but they are great stories of adventure and Finding God in in the midst of them.
She also liked a series of princess diaries. I'll have to ask her exactly what the names of them were. They were written like a journal of different historical women like Queen Elizabeth, Marie Antoinette, and others but starting when they were just young girls.
These are somewhat smaller chapter books so to slow her down just a little I printed out a form on Donnyoung.org that after each chapter she would just write out a few lines in her own words what happened. This has helped her tremendously in being able to narrate back after reading the entire story.