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Books to get you through lockdown: 9-11 year-olds

Dragon’s Green

We know that lockdown is an overwhelming time for many young people, but books can be a brilliant escape - whether they're exploring difficult emotions or whisking you off on a fantastic adventure.

We've put together a list of titles we think older primary school children will really enjoy - and many are part of a series, so there's even more for them to discover when they've finished these!

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  • Dragon’s Green

    Author: Scarlett Thomas

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Dragon’s Green

    Author: Scarlett Thomas

    Interest level: 10+

    Reading age: 10+

    When her grandfather dies, Effie vows to protect his magical books, and in doing so, journeys through a book into the magical Othe…

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  • Clean Getaway

    Author: Nic Stone

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Clean Getaway

    Author: Nic Stone

    Interest level: 10-14

    Reading age: 9+

    One day, Scoob's Grandma turns up at his house and invites him on a road trip - retracing the steps of a trip she took with his la…

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  • Donut the Destroyer

    Author: Sarah Graley & Stef Purenins

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Donut the Destroyer

    Author: Sarah Graley & Stef Purenins

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Donut is the daughter of legendary villains - not easy when you want to use your powers for good. But Donut is determined to choos…

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  • The Wizard in My Shed

    Author: Simon Farnaby Illustrator: Claire Powell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Wizard in My Shed

    Author: Simon Farnaby Illustrator: Claire Powell

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Medieval magic meets a 21st century TV talent show when a vengeful warlock, an ordinary girl and a talking guinea pig are thrown t…

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  • The Book Case

    Author: Dave Shelton

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • The Book Case

    Author: Dave Shelton

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    This sniggeringly funny, totally deadpan adventure is a joy to read. Loosely set in the 1930s, it’s a bit like reading a really we…

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  • The Somerset Tsunami

    Author: Emma Carroll

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Somerset Tsunami

    Author: Emma Carroll

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    This is another glorious example of historical fiction from Emma Carroll: a feisty, female-led adventure based on the real-life ev…

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