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Christmas Books for 9 Year Olds

This collection of Christmas books for 9 year olds is full of fun, festive tales guaranteed to make the most magical time of the year even more special! Here we’ve gathered together some of our favourite books for 9 year olds, with plenty of thrilling chapter books, marvellous Christmas mysteries and Christmas activity books. These books make great gifts for 9 year olds too!

A Christmas in Time

Written by Sally Nicholls Illustrated by Rachael Dean
7-9
Alex and Ruby are back in their SECOND time-slip adventure, tumbling back into a Victorian Christmas! From multi-award-winning author Sally Nicholls comes another brilliant action-packed adventure for 7+ readers, beautifully illustrated by Rachael Dean. When Alex and Ruby fall through the mirror in their aunt's house, they find themselves in…
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Rose Campion and the Christmas Mystery

Written by Lyn Gardner
9-12
It's pantomime season at Campions' Palace of Varieties and Wonders - but Rose Campion and her friends have more to worry about than who'll be filling the role of Cinderella. The Duchess - the deadly ruler of the London criminal underworld - has been released from prison, and she has…
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Murder In Midwinter

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
9-12
Sitting on the top deck of a bus days before Christmas, Maya sees a couple arguing violently in the middle of a crowded Regent Street. They see her watching, she looks away, and the woman disappears. Maya goes to the police, who shrug and send her away. Then a body…
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A Kitten Called Holly

Written by Helen Peters Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
7-9
The fourth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and…
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A Secret in Time

Written by Sally Nicholls Illustrated by Rachael Dean
7-9
Alex and Ruby are back in their FOURTH time-slip adventure, tumbling back into 1947! From multi-award-winning author Sally Nicholls comes another brilliant action-packed adventure for 7+ readers, beautifully illustrated by Rachael Dean. When siblings Alex and Ruby tumble back through the mirror, they find themselves in the freezing-cold winter of…
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The Palomino Pony on Parade

Written by Olivia Tuffin
9-12
The fifth in a series of perfect pony books full of action and adventure! Georgia is looking forward to a very merry Christmas with Lily, her gorgeous palomino pony. But then Lily is offered a starring role in a film, and the Olympia horse show is approaching. Georgia suddenly has…
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Murder At Snowfall

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
9-12
A gripping thriller for readers who like danger and mystery and chills and spills from the comfort of their sofas... Unputdownable. The Times and Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week. "Much more Junior Line of Duty than Junior Miss Marple" - The Sunday Times "Just the right level of…
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Snow Sisters: The Enchanted Waterfall

Written by Astrid Foss Illustrated by Monique Dong
7-9
The fourth in the Snow Sisters series. Three brave sisters must race to discover their magical powers and save their home and their parents from the evil Shadow Witch! Luckily, they have a brave polar bear cub and a cast of cute snowy animals to help them... It's the Day…
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Snow Sisters: The Silver Secret

Written by Astrid Foss Illustrated by Monique Dong
7-9
The first in the Snow Sisters series. Three brave sisters must race to discover their magical powers and save their home and their parents from the evil Shadow Witch! Luckily, they have a brave polar bear cub and a cast of cute snowy animals to help them... The evil Shadow…
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Snow Sisters: The Crystal Rose

Written by Astrid Foss Illustrated by Monique Dong
7-9
The second in the Snow Sisters series. Three brave sisters must race to discover their magical powers and save their home and their parents from the evil Shadow Witch! Luckily, they have a brave polar bear cub and a cast of cute snowy animals to help them... The evil Shadow…
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A Donkey Called Mistletoe

Written by Helen Peters Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
7-9
Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and keeping them out of trouble. Unfortunately, this often means she gets into hot water herself... A perfect animal story for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted…
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Sunshine Stables: Sienna and the Snowy Pony

Written by Olivia Tuffin Illustrated by Jo Goodberry
7-9
At Sunshine Stables, dreams become adventures! Young pony fans will love this fantastic illustrated pony club series from Olivia Tuffin. Sienna loves helping out at Sunshine Stables in exchange for rides on Apples, a perfect little Shetland. Nobody believes Sienna when she says that Apples has racing instincts. When a…
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Snow Sisters: The Frozen Rainbow

Written by Astrid Foss Illustrated by Monique Dong
7-9
The third in the Snow Sisters series. Three brave sisters must race to discover their magical powers and save their home and their parents from the evil Shadow Witch! Luckily, they have a brave polar bear cub and a cast of cute snowy animals to help them... The Snow Sisters'…
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Olivia’s Winter Wonderland

Written by Lyn Gardner
9-12
It's winter at the Swan Academy, and that means panto! While Olivia practises being the back end of a horse, everyone else is auditioning for a major new movie. Soon the school is full of rivalry and suspicion, nasty tricks and strange mysteries. To lighten the mood, Eel organises a…
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Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure

Written by Fleur Hitchcock
7-9
For Aiden, Chloe, Ava and Josh, holidays at their grandparents' cottage mean wild beaches, no curfew, Bella the dog, and most of all - adventure! The lead actress in Frost Castle's winter play is sure she's cursed! A break-in, a car accident, and now her precious locket is missing. But…
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There’s A Yeti In The Playground!

Written by Pamela Butchart Illustrated by Thomas Flintham
7-9
Izzy and friends are excited! The snow is falling fast and they're hoping they'll all be sent home early. But then they hear weird noises in the playground, and find a big footprint in the snow... And that's when they know! There's a YETI in the playground and it's HUNGRY!…
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Princess of Pets: The Snowy Reindeer

Written by Paula Harrison Illustrated by Olivia Chin Mueller
7-9
Ruby Palace is no place for pets! But Princess Bea won't let royal rules stop her from helping animals in need. While visiting her cousins at wintery Peruva Castle, Bea finds a cold and hungry reindeer hiding in the snow. But with party preparations keeping everyone busy, can Bea keep…
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The Rescue Princesses: The Ice Diamond

Written by Paula Harrison Illustrated by Sharon Tancredi
5-7
Friendship, animals and secret royal adventures! With over one million Rescue Princesses titles sold, this action-packed series is the perfect combination of good friends, beautiful dresses, ninja moves and baby animals! Princess Maya is delighted to welcome the Rescue Princesses to the Kingdom of Lepari. It's a beautiful land, where…
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Wren

Written by Lucy Hope
9-12
A dark, gothic adventure set on the island of Anglesey in North Wales and featuring a very fantastical beast...   Wren lives in an ancient castle in the mountains near the sea. The wind whistles through it and the walls sing to her. Wren is busy inventing things, and her…
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Dragon Storm: Kai and Boneshadow

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9
The fifth book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7-9 year olds! In the land of Draconis, there are no dragons. Once, there were. Once, humans and dragons were friends, and created the great city of Rivven together. But then came the…
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Writes of Passage: Words To Read Before You Turn 13

Written by Nicolette Jones Illustrated by Mary Kate McDevitt
9-12
An inspiring, accessible and powerful collection of words that matter. Published in a gorgeous hardback edition, with a stunning neon and foil-stamped cover, ribbon marker, and beautifully designed insides, Writes of Passage is the perfect gift for every occasion - birthdays, Christmas, school leaving celebrations, confirmations, bar and bat mitzvahs,…
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A Puppy Called Sparkle

Written by Helen Peters Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
7-9
The twelfth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and…
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Dragon Storm: Cara and Silverthief

Written by Alastair Chisholm Illustrated by Eric Deschamps
7-9
The second book in a thrilling, magical, and action-packed new fantasy series, illustrated throughout and perfect for 7 - 9 year olds! In the land of Draconis, there are no dragons. Once, there were. Once, humans and dragons were friends, and created the great city of Rivven together. But then…
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An Owl Called Star

Written by Helen Peters Illustrated by Ellie Snowdon
7-9
The eighth in a fantastic series of animal stories for younger readers by Waterstones Children's Book Prize-shortlisted author Helen Peters, with beautiful black-and-white illustrations by Ellie Snowdon. Jasmine's dad is a farmer, and her mum is a large-animal vet, so Jasmine spends a lot of time caring for animals and…
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Olivia and the Movie Stars

Written by Lyn Gardner
9-12
The Swan Academy is under threat from closure due to a building development next door. Into this tense atmosphere come Cosmo and Cosima, the famous singing/acting twins from Hollywood to star in Peter Pan. But a series of mysterious accidents in the theatre threaten to close the production. Who is…
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