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Age 9-12

  • A Monster Calls Patrick Ness
  • A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle
  • Across the Nightingale Floor Lian Hearn
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
  • Animal Farm George Orwell
  • Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery
  • Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
  • Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfeild
  • Black Hearts in Battersea Joan Aiken
  • Boy Overboard Morris Gleitzman
  • Call of the Wild Jack London
  • Catcall Linda Newbery
  • Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah
  • Cosmic Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Dead End in Norvelt Jack Gantos
  • Dizzy Cathy Cassidy
  • Forest Matt Haig
  • Fortunately, the Milk Neil Gaiman
  • 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
  • I, Coriander Sally Gardner
  • Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson
  • Little House in the Big Woods Laura Ingalls Wilder
  • Masterpiece Elise Broach
  • Moon Over Manifest Clare Vanderpool
  • Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry Mildred D Taylor
  • Silverfin Charlie Higson
  • Sparks Ally Kennen
  • Stormbreaker Anthony Horowitz
  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Michael Morpurgo
  • The Borrowers Mary Norton
  • The Considine Curse Gareth P Jones
  • The Demon Headmaster Gillian Cross
  • The Diamond of Drury Lane Julia Golding
  • The Firework Maker’s Daughter Phillip Pullman
  • The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
  • The Great Elephant Chase Gillian Cross
  • The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • The Little White Horse Elizabeth Goudge
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe CS Lewis
  • The Man who would be King Rudyard Kipling
  • The Penderwicks Jeanne Birdsall
  • The Pig Scrolls Paul Shipton
  • 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 Tide Knot Helen Dunmore
  • The Unforgotten Coat Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • The Water Horse Dick King–Smith
  • The Wind Singer William Nicholson
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Joan Aiken
  • Tom Brown's Schooldays Thomas Hughes
  • Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson
  • Unhooking the Moon Gregory Hughes
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Judith Kerr
  • When You Reach Me Rebecca Stead
  • Why The Whales Came Michael Morpurgo
  • Wonder R.J. Palacio
  • Young Bond: SilverFin Charlie Higson