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Best Books for 9-11 year olds

Millions

In 2015, we put together a list of the 100 best books for children from the last 100 years.

The books below are ones suitable for children aged 9-11.

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  • Millions

    Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce

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  • Millions

    Author: Frank Cottrell Boyce

    One night, a bag containing £229,370 falls from the sky and flattens the hermitage. Damian is convinced it is a gift from Go…

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  • Matilda

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

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  • Matilda

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    This modern fairy-tale with a brilliantly inspiring young heroine is one of Roald Dahl's best loved stories.

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  • Once

    Author: Morris Gleitzman

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  • Once

    Author: Morris Gleitzman

    Morris Gleitzman brings heart and humour to the difficult subject of the Holocaust in this ground-breaking children's book.

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  • Skellig

    Author: David Almond

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  • Skellig

    Author: David Almond

    Exploring a ramshackle garage with his new-found friend Mina, Michael discovers a strange, magical creature who needs his help.&nb…

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  • The Adventures of Tintin

    Author: Hergé Translator: Michael Turner and Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper

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  • The Adventures of Tintin

    Author: Hergé Translator: Michael Turner and Leslie Lonsdale-Cooper

    Resourceful junior reporter Tintin embarks on a series of exciting international adventures, accompanied by his faithful dog Snowy…

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  • Ballet Shoes

    Author: Noel Streatfeild

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  • Ballet Shoes

    Author: Noel Streatfeild

    First published in the 1930s, this classic story of three very different girls who work hard to master their talents has captivate…

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  • The Little Prince

    Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Translator: Katherine Woods

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  • The Little Prince

    Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery Translator: Katherine Woods

    An air pilot makes a forced landing deep in the Sahara Desert. There, he makes a mysterious Little Prince, who tells him a series …

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  • The Witches

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

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  • The Witches

    Author: Roald Dahl Illustrator: Quentin Blake

    Real witches disguise themselves as lovely ladies, when secretly they want to squish and squelch all the wretched children they de…

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  • Truckers

    Author: Terry Pratchett

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  • Truckers

    Author: Terry Pratchett

    The first title in the Bromeliad trilogy, this is an enchanting fantasy from favourite author Terry Pratchett.

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  • Holes

    Author: Louis Sachar

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  • Holes

    Author: Louis Sachar

    Stanley Yelnats' family has a history of bad luck, so he is not entirely surprised when a miscarriage of justice sends him to the …

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  • A Monster Calls

    Author: Patrick Ness From an idea by Siobhan Dowd Illustrator: Jim Kay

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  • A Monster Calls

    Author: Patrick Ness From an idea by Siobhan Dowd Illustrator: Jim Kay

    Connor's mum has cancer and life is changing. There is the nightmare, then there is school, where people avoid him, or persecute h…

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