Are you confused about which book to read next … look no further … there are lists and lists, and lists for all sorts of preferences here!
Upper Primary School
Books to Read fro 9 – 11 Year Olds
The books in this section have been selected for 9 – 11 year olds and will require several sessions to read. Titles in this section have been chosen keeping current issues in mind that young children or their friends would be dealing with or hear in the news – stories are a great way to explain these intricate issues and develop sympathy and empathy for those involved. There are also titles that have been loved across generations that take children into a magical world of ‘pretend’.
When Chester Greenwood was a young boy in 1873 he invented earmuffs to protect his ears, later at the age of 19 he patented his design and eventually became a very successful businessman. Read his story and get inspired!
Chikadee and Makoons are twin brothers who do everything together until tragically they are separated. Chikadee and his family travel across new territories, meet unusual people while experiencing a range of emotions while search for their dearest Makoons. By award winning historical fiction author.
A beautifully illustrated book in which Malala (Nobel Peace Prize Winner) tells her own story in her own words for a younger audience. She shows how no matter how small you are and where you live, you can make a difference.
An excellent book to inspire young girls into science. Contains both well known and lesser known scientists from Jane Goodall the primatologist to the African-American physicist and mathematician who calculated the trajectory of the 1969 Apollo 11 mission to the moon.
One of the most popular in the series where Tintin ends up in Tibet looking for his dear Chinese friend Chang. The book is greatly appreciated by the Dalai Lama for creating and awareness of the existence of Tibet (the book does include and details of the political situation). It was published a year after the Dalai Lama went into exile. A great one to start with if introducing children to Tintin.
The first in a series which promises nothing more than misery and despair. The three Baudelaire orphans are bright, charming and sweet looking but extremely unlucky. An amusing series that has been cleverly written and become very popular, inspiring the production of a movie and a Netflix series.
Evan and Jessie are siblings who end up having a lemonade war during the summer holidays when Evan realises his sister will be a skipping a grade and be in the same grade as him. There are many marketing tips included on how to make money with interesting charts.