Great Books Guide Cymru 2023: 10-11

Ti a Dy Gorff

The best English, Welsh and bilingual books from 2023 for 10-11 year olds.

  • Ti a Dy Gorff

    Author: Adam Kay Translator: Eiry Miles

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Ti a Dy Gorff

    Author: Adam Kay Translator: Eiry Miles

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Mae creu llyfr ffeithiol sydd hefyd yn gwneud i blant chwerthin yn dipyn o her ond dyna’n union mae Adam Kay wedi llwyddo i’w wneu…

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  • Y Llwynog Tân Olaf

    Author: Lee Newbery Illustrator: Laura Catalán adapted by Sian Northey

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Y Llwynog Tân Olaf

    Author: Lee Newbery Illustrator: Laura Catalán adapted by Sian Northey

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 10+

    Mae'r berthynas rhwng plentyn ac anifail yn aml yn cynnig cysur a chysylltiad emosiynol sydd yn unigryw. Grym y berthynas hon mae …

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  • Fablehouse

    Author: EL Norry

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Fablehouse

    Author: EL Norry

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    This is a wonderful book, full of hope and magic. Heather and her friends don’t feel special, they don’t feel like the ‘chosen one…

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  • The Storm Swimmer

    Author: Clare Weze

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Storm Swimmer

    Author: Clare Weze

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    When Ginika meets a boy who lives in the sea, they strike up a secret friendship - but what will happen when he gets ill? A v…

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  • Moonflight

    Author: Gill Lewis Illustrator: Pippa Curnick

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Moonflight

    Author: Gill Lewis Illustrator: Pippa Curnick

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Could Tilbury Twitch-Whiskers really be the rat hero to return the legendary diamond and break its curse? A thrilling adventure wi…

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  • Tyger

    Author: S F Said Illustrator: Dave McKean

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Tyger

    Author: S F Said Illustrator: Dave McKean

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 10+

    Adam is a boy living in London, but not as we know it. In this alternate universe slavery was never abolished, which has left the …

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  • When I See Blue

    Author: Lily Bailey

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • When I See Blue

    Author: Lily Bailey

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    This is a touching and honest book about life in the grip of OCD but also the power of friendship. It’s also a reminder that good …

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  • Joyful Joyful

    Author: Various curated by Dapo Adeola

    Interest level: 12-14

    Reading age: 11+

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  • Joyful Joyful

    Author: Various curated by Dapo Adeola

    Interest level: 12-14

    Reading age: 11+

    A joyous collection of stories and poems celebrating Black voices, with universal appeal. The perfect gift for any child ready to …

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  • War of the Wind

    Author: Victoria Williamson

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • War of the Wind

    Author: Victoria Williamson

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Max is sure that the new wind turbines on his island are sinister, but will anyone listen to a frustrated deaf schoolboy? Gripping…

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  • Wild

    Author: Ele Fountain

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 10+

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  • Wild

    Author: Ele Fountain

    Interest level: 12+

    Reading age: 10+

    Jack is devastated when his dad dies. As his behaviour spirals out of control, his mum takes him on a work trip to South America, …

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  • Speak Up!

    Author: Rebecca Burgess

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Speak Up!

    Author: Rebecca Burgess

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Mia is a secret superstar musician, writing song lyrics that her friends love. But in real life she’s bullied for being different.…

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  • Glitter Boy

    Author: Ian Eagleton

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Glitter Boy

    Author: Ian Eagleton

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    James is being bullied at school, while dealing with grief and normal Year 6 worries. Can James find the sparkle in his life again…

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  • Olly Brown, God of Hamsters

    Author: Bethany Walker Illustrator: Jack Noel

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • Olly Brown, God of Hamsters

    Author: Bethany Walker Illustrator: Jack Noel

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    Olly is flabbergasted when a horde of hamsters appear in his bedroom after crash-landing their spaceship in his neighbour’s garden…

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  • 21% Monster

    Author: P. J. Canning

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 10+

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  • 21% Monster

    Author: P. J. Canning

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 10+

    Teenage boys Darren and Malek are on the run from a ruthless, secret organisation which transformed them into superhumans and now …

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  • You Are History

    Author: Greg Jenner Illustrator: Jenny Taylor

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

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  • You Are History

    Author: Greg Jenner Illustrator: Jenny Taylor

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 8+

    A fun and riotous introduction to world history through fifty objects children encounter in everyday life.

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  • The Last Whale

    Author: Chris Vick

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 10+

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  • The Last Whale

    Author: Chris Vick

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 10+

    Action-packed, moving and thought-provoking, this is an epic tale with a strong eco message that will take your breath away.

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  • Deadlock

    Author: Simon Fox

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Deadlock

    Author: Simon Fox

    Interest level: 9-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Archie Blake can pick locks. And when a diamond necklace goes missing and his dad is arrested, it’s down to Archie and his unusual…

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  • Y Frân Glocwaith

    Author: Catherine Fisher

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Y Frân Glocwaith

    Author: Catherine Fisher

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Mae hon yn nofel afaelgar sydd yn mynnu sylw’r darllenydd o’r tudalennau cyntaf pan, yn hwyr un noson mae dieithryn yn rhoi parsel…

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  • Pêl-droed Penigamp

    Author: Robin Bennett Illustrator: Matt Cherry

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • Pêl-droed Penigamp

    Author: Robin Bennett Illustrator: Matt Cherry

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Dyma lyfr ffeithiol sy’n berffaith i ffans ifanc pêl-droed a, diolch i’w arddull ysgafn a hwyliog, bydd hefyd yn apelio at rai syd…

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  • The Magician's Daughter

    Author: Caryl Lewis Illustrator: George Ermos

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 9+

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  • The Magician's Daughter

    Author: Caryl Lewis Illustrator: George Ermos

    Interest level: 10-11

    Reading age: 9+

    Mae Dad Abby yn gonsuriwr ond pan mae pethau’n mynd o chwith yn ei berfformiad diweddaraf mae’n penderfynu ei bod hi’n amser rhoi’…

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