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  11 PLUS RECOMMENDED READING LIST
The tables below shows books and newspaper articles that will help to improve student’s writing and vocabulary skills.
Some of the books and newspaper articles, which are mentioned in the tables below, may appear as comprehension or cloze passages and/or writing topics in the 11 Plus exams.
BOOKS
Nos Book title Author Buy Now
1 Harry Potter: The Complete Collection (1-7) J.K. Rowling
2 The Wolves of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Chronicles Book 1) Joan Aiken
3 A Christmas Carol (Puffin Classics) Charles Dickens
4 Black Beauty (Wordsworth Children's Classics) Anna Sewell
5 The Secret Island (Secret Stories) Enid Blyton
6 Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1 Philip Pullman
7 The Subtle Knife (His Dark Materials) Philip Pullman
8 The Amber Spyglass (His Dark Materials) Philip Pullman
9 Mockingjay (part III of The Hunger Games Trilogy) Suzanne Collins
10 The Hunger Games Trilogy - 3 Book Set Suzanne Collins
11 Around the World in 100 Days Gary Blackwood
12 The Witches (Dahl Fiction) Roald Dahl
13 The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events) Lemony Snicket
14 Best Friends Jacqueline Wilson
15 The Secret Lake: A children's mystery adventure Karen Inglis
16 Watership Down (A Puffin Book) Richard Adams
17 The Butterfly Lion Michael Morpurgo
18 Battle of Britain - a Second World War Spitfire Pilot 1939 - 1941 Chris Priestley
19 The Railway Children Edith Nesbit
20 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz & Glinda of Oz (Wordsworth Classics) L. Frank Baum
21 Oxford Children's Classics: The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
22 The Hobbit J. R. R. Tolkien
23 A Stitch in Time Penelope Lively
24 The Call of the Wild (Global Classics) Jack London
25 Street Child Berlie Doherty
NEWS PAPER ARTICLES
Nos Heading Publisher Link
1 The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson The Guardian
2 'The Fairy Raid': proof that fairies exist? The Guardian
3 Umbrellas for all occasions be it wet or fine The Guardian
4 A night in the workhouse casual ward The Guardian
5 Athene Seyler, the 101 year-old funny lady The Guardian
6 The ways of the wolf The Guardian
7 Doctor Who's who The Guardian
8 'One day we'll disappear': Tuvalu's sinking islands The Guardian
9 Memories of a traveller's life The Guardian
10 My Gypsy childhood The Guardian
11 Children are stuck inside more than ever – how can we give them back their freedom? The Guardian
12 Let nature heal climate and biodiversity crises, say campaigners The Guardian
13 The selfish case for saving bees: it’s how to save ourselves The Guardian
14 Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years The Guardian
15 Amateur archaeologist finds ‘phenomenal’ trove of rock engraving The Guardian
 
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