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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