In third grade, the changes that kids may face, like having to move schools, can seem like the end of the world. These books for 9 year olds will not only help them to deal with new experiences, but reassure them that they’re not alone in what they’re going through.
Making friends isn’t always easy, and this book helps kids with tips and advice in a reference guide style that suits children who prefer to be given facts rather than being presented with stories. With help on how to overcome over 50 common social challenges, kids will be more confident in the playground.
Moving house can be overwhelming for kids, but this book turns it in to an adventure. It’s filled with advice and activities on how to prepare for a move, and kids can also use it as a scrapbook to hold their memories of the experience.
Kids can have fun filling out this diary with their BFFs – they can share their hopes and dreams and learn more about each other, recording their feelings in the journal. Then they can use the sparkly purple lock to make sure their secrets are safe from everyone but each other.
The first adventure in the Fix-It Friends series, this book teaches kids that they shouldn’t be ashamed to ask for help – Veronica can’t help Maya overcome her fear of bugs by herself, but the moral of the story for kids is that by working together they’ll achieve even more.
Chicken soup helps to build kids up when they need physical strength, and this book promises to do the same for their soul – filled with stories of hope and courage to inspire children in third grade and above, it encourages thought-provoking conversation around the dinner table.
Kids love to doodle, and this illustrated diary is filled with tips to help them take their drawings to the next level. Each page prompts a different project, encouraging kids to use mediums from watercolor to markers, and they can add in memories such as photos and ticket stubs, too.
For some kids, making friends is easy, while others may struggle to keep friendships. Through colorful illustrations and light-hearted text, this book helps shy kids learn how to meet new people, and it also includes fun activities for children to do with their new friends.
It’s important for kids to learn the value of self-esteem at a young age, and this book includes stories with positive role models to encourage them to make the right choices. An inspiring book for 9 year olds, it can also be used by parents and teachers to help kids become more self-aware.
It isn’t only adults who get stressed – this picture book for kids in elementary school helps them to acknowledge and cope with their stress, encouraging mindfulness by connecting with nature. The gentle story and watercolor drawings, as well as a guide to meditating, will help to relax kids before bedtime.
Arguing with friends or having a close friend move away are both experiences that many third graders go through. This book is filled with over 200 cartoons to help kids learn how to make-up with their pals, as well as make new friends, based on research and true-to-life examples.
Whether they’re experiencing problems at school or recognizing pressures from the media, kids are feeling stressed at a younger age than ever before. This book focuses on the importance of mindfulness, using bubbles as a way to help kids manage their breathing to stay in control of their feelings.
The emotions that they’re experiencing as they get older may be difficult for kids to identify. Through stories and activities, this book helps kids to name their feelings in order to take back control using a vocabulary that’s comfortable to them, including words such as “buzzing” and “squirmy”.
Being different is awesome and this journal encourages kids to draw and write about what makes them unique, from what their hair looks like to how they feel about pickles. Whether they complete it in a day or over a year, they can look back on this book and feel proud of who they are.
Books for 9 year olds that encouraging positive-thinking help them to develop self-esteem and tolerance at a young age, setting them up to succeed in school and in life. The 101 stories in this book demonstrate the importance of making the right choices, making it a useful reference both inside and outside of the classroom.
This journal is a place where kids can write down thoughts, feelings and concerns that they’re not ready to talk about – it’s their ‘happy place’ where they won’t be judged or laughed at, and where they can learn more about who they are, helping to improve their confidence.
Moms may find it hard to get their sons to open up, but this journal creates two-way communication by encouraging both parents and kids to share stories, memories and interests. Whether you complete it together or leave it for the other to find, you’ll learn more about each other than you realize.
Every third grader wants to be the cool kid in class, and so does Robbie York – this is a story about his plan to become cool, even though his mom still kisses him goodbye at the bus stop. As well as making kids laugh out loud, they’ll be able to relate to Robbie too.
If you’re still having to remind your 9 year old to watch their manners, this book uses colorful cartoons to teach them the basics of politeness, whether they’re at school or at home. The book is written in language they can relate to, giving them a vocabulary of ‘power words’ to remember.
Kids don’t always want to tell their parents how they’re feeling, especially when it comes to their latest crush at school – this diary is a place where they can write down their secrets, before locking their journal with the sparkly, pink lock to keep it secure.
Feeling that they’ve ‘lost’ their friends is an experience that many third graders go through, including Veronica when a new girl joins the class in this story with the Fix-It Friends. However, as always, there’s a moral to the story, helping kids to look to solve the problems they’re having with their pals, too.
Although making friends isn’t like completing an assignment, kids can practice the techniques in this handbook to help them learn to make friends and keep them too. The quizzes and ‘what would you do scenarios?’ help to guide them through challenges, such as breaking the ice.
Journals aren’t just for girls, as this DUDE Diary shows. Filled with activities including designing a galaxy of planets and listing the best hiding places if aliens invade, there are also blank pages for boys to write down their feelings… or to stick chewing gum and dead bugs.
Girls may struggle to ask about the changes they’re noticing in their body, so this book aims to answer any questions they may have without the awkwardness of asking mom or dad. Written in age-appropriate language, it helps kids to be prepared for the changes they’ll experience during puberty.
In this diary, kids have 104 double-sided, illustrated pages just to write about themselves – whether they’re doodling love hearts or writing the first draft of their novel, they can lock up their diary when they’re finished to make sure that their innermost thoughts are safe.
Making the move from suburbia in to town can be overwhelming for kids – often it involves more than a change of house, but also a new school and even a new lifestyle. Ally Finkle describes how she felt when she found out her parents were moving, helping kids to realize that they’re not alone.
This empowering book for 9 year olds helps kids to understand that achieving mindfulness comes from within – if they can own their emotions, they can tap in to their inner-strength to be more confident and calm. It’s written for kids by kids, so children can relate to the tips for dealing with school or bullies.
This journal is a place for boys to reflect on the power of prayer. Each page helps them to develop their thoughts and ideas from a list in to a “map” for them to follow as they to talk to God, strengthening their relationship with Him.
Boys who are always scribbling will enjoy having this diary to capture their thoughts and feelings, from what they did at school to their favorite candy bar. The what-if scenarios and crazy questions help them to develop their writing skills, supporting their learning in the classroom.
Moving can be scary for kids as it’s an unfamiliar experience – this workbook takes them through step-by-step what to expect during the build-up and on the day of the move, giving them advice on saying goodbye and making new friends, as well as including activities to focus on if they get anxious.
It’s hard for both kids and parents to talk about the changes that happen during puberty, even more so for boys who often struggle to tell you how they’re feeling. This book will help you to discuss what’s happening without any awkwardness, providing you with answers to his questions in simple, age-appropriate language.
Mother and daughter relationships can be tough as kids grow up, so this journal helps you to reconnect by asking each other questions and understanding the other’s perspective. With mini quizzes as well as space to write, draw and doddle, you’ll learn more about each other and become closer than ever.
Kids may not be confident enough to talk about issues they’re having at home or at school, but this DIY book helps them to express themselves as the hero in their own story – the process of putting together the book will help them to focus on being creative rather than on their problems.
Being the new kid, it can be tempting to create a past that’s different (and more exciting) than the truth. Cody learns the hard way that making up lies is not the way to make friends, encouraging kids to be themselves… and also to have sympathy for newbies in their class.
This book breaks down the skills kids need to succeed in to 5 Social Competencies Assets, from planning and decision making to conflict resolution. The stories, tips and ideas in this guide will help them to make friends as well as good choices both now and throughout their lives.