Just Imagine

50 Great Books: fiction for 9 - 11 years (Set B)

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The Reading Journey is Just Imagine's programme for supporting independent reading.

The Reading Journey is designed specifically to ensure class book corners and reading areas are stocked with the very best books to ensure children encounter quality literature written by the best writers with art work from the best illustrators.

The books in The Reading Journey are selected by a panel of literacy experts and class teachers convened by Just Imagine Director, Nikki Gamble, author of Exploring Children's Literature and co-author of Guiding Readers: layers of meaning.

A dedicated website was launched in April 2018. Accompanying resources for these packs of books are available for free download including posters, reading passports and teacher produced materials.

The essential fiction set creates a rich base for children's reading, comprising classic and modern classics, as well as some more recently published books which have been included due to their potential for longevity.

Essential fiction is available either as a full set of 100 books or as half sets of 50 books per set.

The essential fiction set is most suitable for schools:

  • looking to set up new reading areas in classrooms and across the school
  • needing to refresh old and tired book stock with the most essential books
  • wanting to improve the quality of literature available to children

For schools well-stocked with the essential books on this list, we recommend the themed packs which are designed to encourage peer-to-peer recommendation.

Essential Fiction UKS2 9 - 11 years Set B (50 books) indicative selection:

Aiken Joan The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Almond David Skellig
Baker Matthew If You Find This
Blackman Malories Cloud Busting
Boyne John The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
Colfer Eoin Artemis Fowl
Clare Horatio Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot
Cooper Susan The Dark is Rising
Boyce Frank Cottrell Millions
Crossley-Holland Kevin Arthur: The Seeing Stone
DiCamillo Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Gaiman Neil Coraline
Gaimen Neil The Graveyard Book
Gantos Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Gavin Jamila Blackberry Blue
Gidwitz Adam A Tale Dark and Grimm
Gibbons Alan The Legendeer: Shadow of the Minotaur
Haddon Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Hardinge Frances Fly by Night
Hiaasen Carl Hoot
Jarvis Robin The Power of Dark
Juster Norton The Phantom Tollbooth
Kastner Eric Emil and the Detectives
King Clive Stig of the Dump
Jaffrey Madhur Seasons of Splendour
Magnason Andre Snear The Story of the Blue Planet
Magorian Michelle Goodnight Mister Tom
Morpurgo Michael War Horse
Naidoo Beverley Journey to Jo'Burg
Nesbit Edith Five Children and It
Burnett Frances Hodgson The Railway Children
Ness Patrick A Monster Calls
Nicholson William The Wind Singer
Nimmo Jenny The Snow Spider
Palacccio R J Wonder
Palmer Tom Over the Line
Pearce Philippa The Shadow Cage and Other Stories
Pearce Philippa Tom's Midnight Garden
Pennac Daniel Eye of the Wolf
Reeve Philip Mortal Engines
Rowling J K Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Rundell Katherine Rooftoppers
Said S F Phoenix
Selznick Brian The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Storr catherine Marianne Dreams
Stroud Jonathan The Amulet of Samarkand
Torday Piers The Last Wild
Woods Matilda The Boy the Bird and the Coffin Maker
Wynne Jones Diana Howl’s Moving Castle
Young Moira The Road to Ever After

Pack content may vary

Pack contents may vary. If we are unable to supply a particular book, we will substitute with a book of the same high quality.

Bespoke orders

If you would like to order multiple copies of any of these titles, or enquire about bespoke orders, contact us assistant@justimaginestorycentre.co.uk

School invoicing

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Delivery info

Free delivery on orders over £100 to UK and free delivery on orders over £200 to Republic of Ireland. For carriage to all other destinations, please email us for a quotation assistant@justimaginestorycentre.co.uk