Children's reading lists

11 must-read classics for 9 to 12-year-olds

From unruly orphans and magical worlds to a monstrous underwater ship – these coming-of-age classics are packed with legendary characters and stories that have stood the test of time.

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A selection of books for 9 to 12 year olds on an orange doodle background

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