Great reads for 10 and 11 year olds

A Listmania! list by April Wallis "scary_aunty" (Kent)
 
Skellig
1.  Skellig by David Almond
The list author says:
  "Deep and thoughtful book - needs discussion - difficult subject matter - about a younger sibling who is ill in hospital."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (262 customer reviews)

The Borrowers (Puffin Modern Classics)
2.  The Borrowers (Puffin Modern Classics) by Judith Elkin
The list author says:
  "A children's past classic about wee people who live in your house and borrow things like one half  of your favourite socks - a challenging read because of the vocabulary."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Hobbit
3.  The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
The list author says:
  "The classic dragons and wizards tale - read the book & enjoy before the film comes out."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,872 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Holes
4.  Holes by Louis Sachar
The list author says:
  "Ironically funny - told in 2 different time periods - set in US  - much better than the film."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (764 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Cosmic
5.  Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The list author says:
  "A what if story - about kids ending up in space - whoops! - very funny."
5.24   Used & New from: 0.01
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Stig of the Dump (Puffin Books)
6.  Stig of the Dump (Puffin Books) by Clive King
The list author says:
  "A caveboy found living in a dump by children - set in the chalk pits of kent - a bit like Catweezle."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (134 customer reviews)

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Flour Babies
7.  Flour Babies by Anne Fine
The list author says:
  "About an experiment in parental responsibilty, where would you stuff your flour baby while you played football and would you even want to be seen with it? Very funny."
5.24   Used & New from: 0.01
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Demon Headmaster
8.  The Demon Headmaster by Gillian Cross
The list author says:
  "Superficially a sci-fi story about kids in a school run by the Demon Headmaster. But also questions & makes you think about what schools are really for."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Short!: A Book of Very Short Stories
9.  Short!: A Book of Very Short Stories by Kevin Crossley-Holland
The list author says:
  "A fantastic book for kids who have no reading stamina whatsoever."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler
10.  The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler by Gene Kemp
The list author says:
  "Another young persons classic - about transfering to big school - naughty escapades & friendship."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Bootleg
11.  Bootleg by Alex Shearer
The list author says:
  "The country is being run by the "good for you party" & they are coming to check your lunchboxes for chocolate!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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The Bromeliad (Truckers Omnibus Edition): "Truckers", "Diggers", "Wings"
12.  The Bromeliad (Truckers Omnibus Edition): "Truckers", "Diggers", "Wings" by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Excellent read for young people interested in Pratchett, about the little people."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Johnny and the Bomb (Johnny Maxwell)
13.  Johnny and the Bomb (Johnny Maxwell) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "Learn all about the trouser legs of time - the best of the Johnny series."
5.24   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

The Suitcase Kid
14.  The Suitcase Kid by Jacqueline Wilson
The list author says:
  "About parental separation & a child coming to terms with it - sensitive observation but always mixed well with humour too."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (103 customer reviews)

Framed
15.  Framed by Frank Cottrell Boyce
The list author says:
  "Inspiring - about a remote Welsh village harbouring works of art; & misunderstandings with hilarious consequences. (Brief reference to lingerie catalogues)."
5.24   Used & New from: 0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Artemis Fowl
16.  Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "A younger more evil version of James Bond, including gadgets - dwarfs that fart mud & fairies with the technology to make themselves invisible - fab."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (269 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Wish List
17.  The Wish List by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "What happens if you bungle a burglary & end up having to pay the price in the afterlife? Sounds like a morbid obsession - but is actually both funny & touching."
5.59   Used & New from: 0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant - book 1)
18.  Skulduggery Pleasant (Skulduggery Pleasant - book 1) by Derek Landy
The list author says:
  "A great cool looking gothi sort of book that older boys like to be seen reading - about a skeletal detective fighting all evil."
3.50   Used & New from: 0.01
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Hoot
19.  Hoot by Carl Hiaasen
The list author says:
  "Set in US - about frienedship & trying to save a tiny wild owl from developers - very funny - bit slow to start."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

The Saga of Erik the Viking (Puffin Books)
20.  The Saga of Erik the Viking (Puffin Books) by Terry Jones
The list author says:
  "Viking type saga, falling off the edge of the world, monsters etc  - great."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase Sequence)
21.  The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase (The Wolves Of Willoughby Chase Sequence) by Joan Aiken
The list author says:
  "Challenging read because of vocabulary - set in an alternative reality of the present - where wolves still stalk."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Ghost of Thomas Kempe
22.  The Ghost of Thomas Kempe by Penelope Lively
The list author says:
  "The hauntings of troublesome ghost Thomas Kempe - who appears to have been a magician in the past - challenging content."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Goodnight Mister Tom
23.  Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian
The list author says:
  "Needs discussion - an old man looking after an evacuee discovers that the boy in his care has been brutally beaten - more positive than it sounds."
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4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (366 customer reviews)

The Fib
24.  The Fib by George Layton
The list author says:
  "Short story collection about growing up in the North - what's the biggest fib you ever told & did it involve Bobby Charlton?"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Printer's Devil (Printers Devil Trilogy)
25.  The Printer's Devil (Printers Devil Trilogy) by Paul Bajoria
The list author says:
  "A mystery set in victorian austerity - good page turner."
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