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Adventure stories, etc. for 9yo reading at a middle/high school level

Laura in China
The list author says: "Finding books for children who are reading at this level, but who are not yet ready for many teenage and adult issues, can be a challenge. Not all of these books cause Calvin to read to the limit of his abilities, but they have caught his interest."
Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Puffin Classics)
Rip Van Winkle and Other Stories (Puffin Classics)
Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)
Murder Must Advertise (Lord Peter Wimsey Mysteries)
"Golden-age detective fiction - some drug references"
Stormbreaker (An Alex Rider Adventure)
Stormbreaker (An Alex Rider Adventure)
"007-style stories for the younger set"
The War of the Worlds (Tor Classics)
The War of the Worlds (Tor Classics)
Waywalkers (Sam Linnifer)
Waywalkers (Sam Linnifer)
Tarzan of the Apes (Dover Thrift)
Tarzan of the Apes (Dover Thrift)
Kidnapped (Penguin Classics)
Kidnapped (Penguin Classics)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1)
The Fellowship of the Ring (The Lord of the Rings, Part 1)
"Son says: "A really good book about magic.""
The Thirty-Nine Steps (Oxford World's Classics)
The Thirty-Nine Steps (Oxford World's Classics)
The Prince and the Pauper (Signet Classics)
The Prince and the Pauper (Signet Classics)
His Dark Materials (Laurel-Leaf)
His Dark Materials (Laurel-Leaf)
"Son says: "Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very good.""
King Solomon's Mines (Oxford World's Classics)
King Solomon's Mines (Oxford World's Classics)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Classics)
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Penguin Classics)
Modesty Blaise (Modesty Blaise series)
Modesty Blaise (Modesty Blaise series)
Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)
Hans Brinker, or The Silver Skates (Dover Children's Evergreen Classics)
The Extraordinary Journeys: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Oxford World's Classics)
The Extraordinary Journeys: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (Oxford World's Classics)
"Make sure to get a good, modern translation, like this one.  Also 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea."
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
"Son says: "The best modern Ancient Greek mythology novel I've ever read.""
The Kite Rider
The Kite Rider
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)
The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1)
"Easier reading but a lot of fun."
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Puffin Books)
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Puffin Books)
Best-Loved Folktales of the World (The Anchor folktale library)
Best-Loved Folktales of the World (The Anchor folktale library)
Oliver Twist (Modern Library Classics)
Oliver Twist (Modern Library Classics)
"Also A Christmas Carol."
Tiger (The Five Ancestors, Book 1)
Tiger (The Five Ancestors, Book 1)
"Son says, "Good.  It introduces the early 'qiang', a hollow stick that shoots bullets.""
The Fire within (The Last Dragon Chronicles)
The Fire within (The Last Dragon Chronicles)
The Coral Island (Puffin Classics)
The Coral Island (Puffin Classics)
Eragon (Inheritance)
Eragon (Inheritance)
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes