Nonfiction books for 9 year olds
June 24, 2012 7:32 AM Subscribe
Great non-fiction books for a smart 9 year old search: my kindle owning niece is embarking on summer vacation. I'd like to gift her some good books to fill up her summer days... she reads a huge amount, and I'd really like to encourage this. She's nine but has a roughly 9th grade reading level, so she's definitely capable of handling somewhat advanced books, and she's curious about a wide range of things. Really I'm looking for pretty much anything non-fiction & interesting.
posted by lyra4 to Education (27 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
She especially likes: astronomy, math involving fractions, cats, bugs and anything having to do with gardening.
I started her off with these books:
The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson
Turn Left at Orion
by Dan M. Davis
Flying to the Moon: An Astronaut's Story by Michael Collins
What other books should I get her? I'd love to build up a good list so that I can send her one a week all summer. Kindle format is easiest as I don't usually have physical access to her kindle to install PDFs or other formats, but go ahead and recommend books in other ebook formats if you think they're worthwhile.