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9-11 year olds

Here is the ultimate booklist to read before you're 14 chosen by experts. The list has been broken down into four age bands, with 25 titles in each band​. ​

best books for 9-11 years olds


The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

Skellig by David Almond

Carrie's War by Nina Bawden

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Witches by Roald Dahl

Matilda by Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake

Flour Babies by Anne Fine

Once by Morris Gleitzman

The Adventures of Tintin by Hergé

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

Private Peaceful by Michael Morpurgo

A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

Truckers by Terry Pratchett

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling

Holes by Louis Sachar

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild

The Hobbit by J R R Tolkien

The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson