50 brilliant novels for 11+

 Read reviewGoodbye Stranger

Goodbye Stranger

Rebecca Stead

As Bridge makes her way through seventh grade on Manhattan's Upper West Side with her best friends, curvacious Em, crusader Tab, and a curious new friend--or more than friend--Sherm, she finds the answer she has been seeking since...

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The Water and the Wild

Katie Elise Ormsbee, Elsa Mora

Strange things are happening on the island Lottie calls home and her bestfriend Eliot is getting sicker, with a disease the doctors have given up trying to cure. Lottie is helpless, useless, powerless—until a door opens in the...

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The Cut Out

The Cut Out

Jack Heath

Fero isn't a spy.But he looks exactly like someone who is: Troy Maschenov - a ruthless enemy agent.But what starts as a case of mistaken identity quickly turns into a complicated and dangerous plan. Fero is...

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The Lie Tree

The Lie Tree

Frances Hardinge

Another deliciously creepy novel from Frances Hardinge, the award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.

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 Read reviewThe Thing About Jellyfish

The Thing About Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

An extraordinary debut about a 12 year old girl coping with the death of her best friend. And jellyfish.

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 Read reviewA Single Stone

A Single Stone

Meg McKinlay

Beautifully crafted dystopian novel from award-winning author Meg McKinlay.

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Crow Country

Crow Country

Kate Constable

When Sadie is tumbled back in time to view a terrible crime, she is pulled into a strange mystery. Can Sadie, Walter and Lachie figure out a way to right old wrongs, or will they be condemned to repeat them?

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Apple and Rain

Apple and Rain

Sarah Crossan

When her imagined perfect life with her estranged mother begins to unravel, fourteen-year-old Apple finds comfort in reading and writing poetry.

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The Ratcatcher's Daughter

The Ratcatcher’s Daughter

Pamela Rushby

It's 1900. Thirteen-year-old Issy McKelvie leaves school and starts her first job - very reluctantly - as a maid in an undertaking establishment. She thinks this is about as low as you can go. But there's worse to come.  Issy...

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Playing Beatie Bow

Playing Beatie Bow

Ruth Park

A thrilling adventure story for children and young adults by Park Ruth, Playing Beatie Bow follows Abigail as she suddenly finds herself in the Sydney of a hundred years ago as the result of a scary game.

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 Read reviewTwo Wolves

Two Wolves

Tristan Bancks

Gripping and unpredictable, with a hero you won't forget.' - John Boyne, author of The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas An old man tells his grandson that there is a battle raging inside him, inside all of us. A terrible battle between...

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Skink No Surrender

Skink No Surrender

Carl Hiaasen

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Carl Hiaasen debuts his first book for teens with this laugh-out-loud thriller, SKINK NO SURRENDER.

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 Read reviewVango: Between Sky and Earth

Vango: Between Sky and Earth

Timothee De Fombelle

Raised by a strange nanny in Sicily, Vango grows up with one friend, a priest Zefiro, who lives in a monastery hidden from sight. On reaching adulthood, Vango decides to follow in Zefiro's steps, but at the moment he is taking his...

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 Read reviewThe Giver

The Giver

Lois Lowry

In a perfect world, Jonas begins to see the flaws... THE GIVER is the classic award-winning novel that inspired the dystopian genre and a major motion picture adaptation for 2014 starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie...

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Eight Keys

Eight Keys

Suzanne LaFleur

Eleven-year-old Elise feels stuck. Her school locker-buddy squashes her lunch and laughs at her, every day. She doesn't want to go to school - and her best friend Franklin just makes things worse. One day Elise discovers an...

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Spurt : A Balls and All Story

Spurt : A Balls and All Story

Christopher Miles

Jack Sprigley isn't just a late-bloomer. He's a no-bloomer. He's about to start the last term of year nine and puberty is still a total no-show. Worse yet, he hasn't heard from his friends all holidays. He assumes they've finally...

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Rooftoppers

Rooftoppers

Katherine Rundell

Charles, a fellow survivor and an eccentric scholar, finds Sophie and brings her home to his London bachelor flat. Raised in a quirky home filled with music, words and love (though questionable diet), Sophie grows into a...

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Zebra Forest

Zebra Forest

Rishe Gewirtz Adina

In an extraordinary debut novel, an escaped fugitive upends everything two siblings think they know about their family, their past, and themselves.

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This One Summer

This One Summer

Jillian Tamaki, Mariko Tamaki

Every summer, Rose goes with her mum and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different.

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Hating Alison Ashley

Hating Alison Ashley

Robin Klein

Classmates Erica Yurgen and Alison Ashley vie with each other to become the undisputed star of their class.

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Shine

Shine

Candy Gourlay

Rosa suffers from a rare condition that renders her mute. She lives on the strange island of Mirasol where the rain never seems to stop. In the gloom of the island, its superstitious population are haunted by all sorts of fears...

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Freia Lockhart's Summer of Awful

Freia Lockhart’s Summer of Awful

Aimee Said

Freia Lockhart has all the ingredients for an awesome summer: great new friends, an extremely kissable boyfriend, plans for New Year's Eve (which don't include her parents) and no school. But when her mum reveals some devastating...

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Same Sun Here

Same Sun Here

House Silas, Vaswani Neela, Hilary Schenker

A 12-year-old Indian immigrant girl in New York City and a Kentucky coal miner's son become pen pals, and eventually best friends, through a series of revealing letters exploring such topics as environmental activism, immigration,...

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 Read reviewChasing the Valley

Chasing the Valley

Skye Melki-Wegner

Set in a land where magic can be terrifying, Chasing the Valley combines the friendship and camaraderie of Ranger s Apprentice with the hardship and survival of The Hunger Games with spectacular results. Danika is used to...

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Paperboy

Paperboy

Vince Vawter

When an eleven-year-old boy takes over a friend's newspaper route in July, 1959, in Memphis, his debilitating stutter makes for a memorable month.

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 Read reviewNine Open Arms

Nine Open Arms

John Nieuwenhuizen, Benny Lindelauf

An intriguing novel with a classic feel, featuring three vividly alive young sisters, an eccentric family struggling against the odds, and the slowly revealed story of a house with a past.

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Nanberry: Black Brother White

Nanberry: Black Brother White

Jackie French

The year is 1788, and in the newly created colony at Sydney Cove is struggling for survival. Seen through the eyes of the colony's only surgeon and Nanberry, the Aboriginal boy adopted by Surgeon White who finds himself...

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Cracks

Cracks

Caroline Green

Cal Conway thinks it's his mind that's breaking when cracks start appearing that no one else can see. He discovers that, far from leading an ordinary life in a northern town in 2010 as he thought, he has spent his whole life so...

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Red

Red

Libby Gleeson

Red can't remember the cyclone she went through. In fact, she can't remember anything: her name, where she lived, who her family might be. What can she do to find out who she is and where she belongs?

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Son of Death

Andrew McDonald

Sod's parents have been keeping something from him. Just a minor thing, really, about what they do. The thing is, they are grim reapers. Oh yes, and Sod's a grim reaper, too. Grim reaping is the family business, and Sod's name...

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Don't Call Me Ishmael

Don’t Call Me Ishmael

Michael Gerard Bauer

I'm fourteen years old and I have Ishmael Leseur's Syndrome. There is no cure. But that won't stop Ishmael and his intrepid band of misfits from taking on bullies, bugs, babes, the Beatles, debating, and the great white whale in...

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Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind

Draper

From a multiple Coretta Scott King Award-winning author comes the story of a brilliant girl that no one knows about because she cannot speak or write. If there is one book teens and parents (and everyone else) should read this...

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The Honest Truth

The Honest Truth

Dan Gemeinhart

Mark has been in and out of hospital his whole life  - and he's fed up. So when his cancer returns, he decides he's had enough. Running away with his dog Beau, he sets out to climb a mountain - and it's only when he's left...

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Wonder

Wonder

R. J. Palacio

Auggie wants to be an ordinary ten-year-old. He does ordinary things - eating ice cream, playing on his Xbox. He feels ordinary - inside. But ordinary kids don't make other ordinary kids run away screaming in playgrounds. Ordinary...

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Cuckoo Song

Cuckoo Song

Frances Hardinge

A breathtakingly dark and twisted tale from award-winning author Frances Hardinge

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Other Brother

Other Brother

Simon French

Kieran wants to be part of the in-group at school. He wants to be on the football team. He wants to fit in. But then his cousin Bon turns up. Bon doesn't know anything about fitting in -- he looks different, he wears the wrong...

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I Kill the Mockingbird

Paul Acampora

When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. Not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm and they hatch a plot to get the town talking about...

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Skulduggery Pleasant

Skulduggery Pleasant

Derek Landy

Meet the great Skulduggery Pleasant: wise-cracking detective, powerful magician, master of dirty tricks and burglary (in the name of the greater good, of course). Oh yeah. And dead. Then there's his sidekick,...

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Phoenix

Phoenix

S. F. Said, Dave McKean

A BOY WITH THE POWER OF A STAR . . . But one night, he dreams that the stars are singing to him, and wakes to find an uncontrollable power rising inside him. In a galaxy at war, where Humans and Aliens are deadly enemies, the...

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Sisters

Sisters

Raina Telgemeier

Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected. Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years...

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 Read reviewDandelion Clocks

Dandelion Clocks

Rebecca Westcott

Helps you discover Liv's passion for photography, her brother's obsession with sticking to the rules, the stupidity of Moronic Louise at school, and how the family copes as Mum's terminal illness takes hold...

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 Read reviewViolet Ink

Violet Ink

Rebecca Westcott, Matt Jones

Quiet, contemplative Izzy has always adored her charismatic, confident older sister, Alex. But when Alex starts going out with a new boyfriend, everything changes. Izzy isn't sure she can still trust her sister - but she will...

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 Read reviewThe ACB With Honora Lee

The ACB With Honora Lee

Kate De Goldi, Gregory O'Brien

Moving, charming novel from much - loved, international - award - winning children's author Kate de Goldi, author of the 10pm question. Beautifully packaged and illustrated throughout with drawings by Greg O'Brien. Perry's mother...

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 Read reviewNightbird

Nightbird

Alice Hoffman

From the bestselling author of Indigo, Aquamarine and Incantation, comes a beautiful spellbinding tale of magic, friendship and an ancient curse.

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 Read reviewThe Meaning of Maggie

The Meaning of Maggie

Megan Jean Sovern

This debut coming of age novel from a fresh new talent will have readers laughing, cheering and crying as they learn, like Maggie, what is means to be okay and what it means to live.

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 Read reviewMy Life as an Alphabet

My Life as an Alphabet

Barry Jonsberg

Introducing Candice Phee: twelve years old, hilariously honest and a little ... odd. But she has a big heart, the very best of intentions and an unwavering determination to ensure everyone is happy. So she sets about trying to...

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 Read reviewWhen You Reach Me

When You Reach Me

Rebecca Stead

Miranda and Sal are friends, but when Sal gets punched by a kid for no apparent reason, he shuts Miranda out of his life. Then she finds a mysterious note scrawled on a tiny slip of paper, and other notes left for her in strange...

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