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Recommended Reads Age 8-11


Can't find anything you want to read? Have a look at the suggestions below and let us know what you think, or if you've read a great book you want to share with us, then send a review in by emailing


Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

An all time favourite, this modern classic is both gripping and macabre. A good read for older readers. If you enjoy it then why not try some of Neil Gaiman's other titles, including his picture books for older readers and graphic novels. Neil also wrote Coraline which has been made into a film. 




Sedric and the Great Pig Rescue by Angie Morgan

This new historical tale set in the Dark Ages is a good alternative for fans of Mr Gum. Silly and fun this is the first book of the series. 



   Broccoli Boy


The Astounding Broccoli Boy by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Turning green! This must mean Rory is a superhero. Find out what happens when he and the school bully try to get past  hospital security to discover what their superpowers are. 


Or check out further suggestions from these websites:

Book Trust Bookfinder

Reading suggestions from World Book Day 



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