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Recommendations age 9-11

Our publishing team chooses the best children’s and teens’ books every day. Our latest recommendations for children age 9 to 11.

9-11 years

Simon Thorn and the Viper's Pit

Aimee Carter

Simon Thorn and the Viper's Pit

Twelve-year-old Simon Thorn's life is almost unrecognisable from just a few months ago. He has a twin brother, an uncle he never knew and his first real friends at the secret Animalgam Academy. Not only is he an Animalgam ...

£4.89 £6.99

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9-11 years

The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective

Elizabeth Eulberg, Matt Robertson

The Great Shelby Holmes: Girl Detective

Shelby Holmes is not your average nine-year-old. For one, she happens to be the best detective her neighbourhood has ever seen, using her uncanny analytical mind and sassy attitude to solve crimes which stump even the police department. But when ...

£4.19 £5.99

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9-11 years

The Song from Somewhere Else

A. F. Harrold, Levi Pinfold

The Song from Somewhere Else

Frank doesn't know how to feel when Nick Underbridge rescues her from bullies one afternoon. No one likes Nick. He's big, he's weird and he smells - or so everyone in Frank's class thinks. And yet, there ...

£9.09 £12.99

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5-9 years

The Impressionists

Frederic Sorbier, Jean-philippe Chabot

The Impressionists

Discover the painters who were masters of immediate impressions. Look at the way they saw the city and country life, sea, summer and winter. Featuring illustrations and transparent pages that reveal hidden pictures. 

£6.29 £8.99

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8-12 years

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

Christopher Edge

The Many Worlds of Albie Bright

When Albie's mum dies, it's natural he should wonder where she's gone. His parents are both scientists and they usually have all the answers. Dad mutters something about Albie's mum being alive and with them in ...

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9-11 years

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

Stephanie Burgis

The Dragon with a Chocolate Heart

Aventurine is the fiercest, bravest kind of dragon, and she's ready to prove it to her family by leaving the safety of their mountain cave and capturing the most dangerous prey of all: a human. But when the human ...

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9-11 years

Assassin's Code

Alex Woolf

Assassin's Code

To read or not to read? With a pulse-pounding historical thriller series like The Shakespeare Plot there's really only one answer! Journey back in time to danger-filled Elizabethan London. Alice Fletcher is a stagehand at the Globe theatre. When ...

£6.99 £9.99

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9+ years

Quidditch Through the Ages

J. K. Rowling

Quidditch Through the Ages

Did you know that : there are 700 ways of committing a foul in Quidditch? The game first began to evolve on Queerditch Marsh? What Bumphing is? That Puddlemere United is oldest team in the Britain and Ireland league? (founded 1163 ...

£4.19 £5.99

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