I am looking for a few REALLY good books for my 9-year-old daughter. (She is NOT a girly girl. She is a huge tomboy... for lack of a better term. Pretend you are recommendations for a 9 year old boy and she will probably like your recommendations. hahaha)
She is dyslexic and needs easy to read books that would still appeal to a child her age. She has tried reading Percy Jackson and Harry Potter, but never finished them. I suspect it is because they are too hard and she is having problems with comprehension. (She swears they are not too hard, but this is just what I suspect.) Sometimes if there is an unknown word (that she can't read by sight), I suspect she skips it instead of taking the time to actually sound it out. And I think that is the root of her comprehension problem. She understands much better when I have her read aloud because she can't just skip words.
We've looked at the high noon books, and I sort of feel "meh" about them. None of them really look that good. (Maybe I am wrong?)
She LOVED the scholastic branches set when she was younger, but she has read all of them. (And she first started those a few years ago, so I would love to move her on to the next step if possible.)
She also liked Cricket in Times Square (when I had her read it aloud buddy style) and Pengey the Penguin. She also silently read and enjoyed One and Only Ivan and Flora and Ulysses. (I know those are all animal books, but that is a coincidence.)
Before you suggest it, she already listens to a TON of audiobooks. This would be in addtion to those audiobooks, not as a replacement. We have a tradition that we gift books for Christmas, so I am looking for some ideas on things I could wrap that she would actually enjoy reading.
And before you suggest graphic novels, we already do a ton of those too. So this would be in addition to those types of books too.