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Age 9-12


  • The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips Michael Morpurgo
  • The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • Watership Down Richard Adams


  • Astrid the Unstoppable Maria Parr
  • Call of the Wild Jack London
  • Holes Louis Sachar
  • Journey to the River Sea Eva Ibbotson
  • The Explorer Katherine Rundell
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket
  • The Story of the Blue Planet Andri Snear Magnason
  • The Star of Kazan Eva Ibbotson
  • Young Bond: SilverFin Charlie Higson


  • Anne of Green Gables LM Montgomery
  • Ballet Shoes Noel Streatfeild
  • The Borrowers Mary Norton
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe C.S. Lewis
  • The Wolves of Willoughby Chase Joan Aiken
  • The Secret Garden Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson


  • A Monster Calls Patrick Ness
  • A Wish in the Dark Christina Soontornvat
  • Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Lewis Carroll
  • Artemis Fowl Eoin Colfer
  • Miss Peregine's Home for Peculiar Children Ransom Riggs
  • The Firework Maker’s Daughter Phillip Pullman
  • The Graveyard Book Neil Gaiman
  • The Indian in the Cupboard Lynne Reid Banks
  • The Spiderwick Chronicles Tony DiTerlizzi


  • Chinese Cinderella Adeline Yen Mah
  • Goodnight Mr. Tom Michelle Magorian
  • Here Lies Arthur Philip Reeve
  • I, Coriander Sally Gardner
  • The War that Saved my Life Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The Boy in Striped Pyjamas John Boyne
  • War Horse Michael Morpurgo
  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit Judith Kerr


  • The Unforgotten Coat Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Matilda Roald Dahl
  • Hoot Carl Hiaasen
  • Ratburger David Walliams


  • Revolver Marcus Sedgwick
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society Trenton Lee Stewart
  • Why The Whales Came Michael Morpurgo


  • Curiosity the Story of a Mars Rover Marcus Motum
  • Hidden Figures Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Holes: Discover a Hidden World Jonathan Litton


  • Charlie and Me Mark Lowery
  • El Deafo Cece Bell
  • I Go Quiet David Ouimet
  • The Fox Girl and the White Gazel Victoria Williamson
  • The Song from Somewhere Else Levi Pinfold
  • Wonder R.J. Palacio


  • A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L'Engle
  • Cosmic Frank Cottrell Boyce
  • Fortunately, the Milk Neil Gaiman
  • Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A Retelling Tanya Landman
  • Mortal Engines Philip Reeve
  • Skullduggery Pleasant Derek Landy