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Age 9-12

  • A Monster Calls Patrick Ness
  • A Quite Kind of Thunder Sara Barnard
  • A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle
  • Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
  • Anna Dressed in Blood Kendare Blake
  • Animal Farm George Orwell
  • Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery
  • Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
  • Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfeild
  • Big Book of Bad Things Michael Rosen
  • Call of the Wild Jack London
  • Chasing Stars Malorie Blackman
  • Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah
  • Cosmic Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Cuckoo Song Frances Hardinge
  • Fortunately, the Milk Neil Gaiman
  • Frozen Charlotte Alex Bell
  • George’s Secret Key to the Universe Lucy and Stephen Hawking
  • Goodnight Mr. Tom Michelle Magorian
  • Heidi Johanna Spyri
  • Here Lies Arthur Philip Reeve
  • Holes Louis Sachar
  • Holes Discover a Hidden World Jonathan Litton
  • How to be Top Geoffrey Willans
  • I, Coriander Sally Gardner
  • Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson
  • Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
  • Night Shift Debi Gliori
  • Rail Head Philip Reeve
  • Revolver Marcus Sedgwick
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D Taylor

  • Skullduggery Pleasant Derek Landy
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Michael Morpurgo
  • The Art of Being Normal Lisa Williamson
  • The Borrowers Mary Norton
  • The Firework Maker’s Daughter Phillip Pullman
  • The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
  • The Great Elephant Chase Gillian Cross
  • The Hobbit JRR Tolkein
  • The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • The Lies we Tell Ourselves Robin Talley
  • The Little White Horse Elizabeth Goudge
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis
  • The Pig who Saved the World Paul Shipton
  • The Railway Children E Nesbit
  • The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket
  • The Song from Somewhere Else Levi Pinfold
  • The Star of Kazan Eva Ibbotson
  • The Tide Knot Helen Dunmore
  • The Unforgotten Coat Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Water Horse Dick King–Smith
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Joan Aiken
  • Thornhill Sam Smy
  • Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes
  • Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Watership Down Richard Adams
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Judith Kerr
  • Why The Whales Came Michael Morpurgo
  • Wonder R.J. Palacio
  • Young Bond: SilverFin Charlie Higson