Just Imagine

100 Great Books: fiction for 9 - 11 years (Set A)

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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 A (full set 100 books) indicative selection:

Adams Richard Watership Down
Aiken Joan The Wolves of Willoughby Chase
Almond David Skellig
Anderson Sophie The House with Chicken Legs
Baker Matthew If You Find This
Barrie James Peter Pan
Bawden Nina Carrie's War
Benjamin Floella Coming to England
Blackman Malories Cloud Busting
Boyce Frank Cottrell Millions
Boyne John The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket
Brahamchari Sita Tender Earth
Burnett Frances Hodgson The Secret Garden
Byars Betsy The Midnight Fox
Clare Horatio Aubrey and the Terrible Yoot
Clary Julian The Bolds
Colfer Eoin Artemis Fowl
Cooper Susan The Dark is Rising
Cowell Cressida How to Train Your Dragon
Cresswell Helen Moondial
Cross Gillian The Demon Headmaster
Crossley-Holland Kevin Arthur: The Seeing Stone
DiCamillo Kate Because of Winn-Dixie
Doherty Berlie Children of Winter
Dowd Siobhan The London Eye Mystery
Durrant S E Running on Empty
Edge Christopher The Many Worlds of Albie Bright
Evans Lisa Small Change for Stuart
Gaiman Neil Coraline
Gaimen Neil The Graveyard Book
Gantos Jack Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key
Garfield Leon Shakespeare Stories
Garner Alan The Weirdstone of Brisingamen
Gavin Jamila Blackberry Blue
Gibbons Alan The Legendeer: Shadow of the Minotaur
Gleitzman Morris Boy Overboard
Gregory Lorraine Mold and the Poison Plot
Haddon Mark The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
Haig Matt To Be a Cat
Hardinge Frances Fly by Night
Hardy Vashti Brightstorm
Hiaasen Carl Hoot
Ho Yen Polly The Boy in the Tower
Holm Ann I am David
Hughes Ted The Iron Man
Ibbotson Eva The Abominables
Jaffrey Madhur Seasons of Splendour
Jansson Tove Finn Family Moomintroll
Jarvis Robin The Power of Dark
Juster Norton The Phantom Tollbooth
King Clive Stig of the Dump
Jansson Tove Finn Family Moomintroll
Layton George The Fib
Leonard M G Beetle Boy
Lewis Gill Scarlet Ibis
Lingard Joan Natasha’s Will
MacKenzie Ross The Nowhere Emporium
Magnason Andre Snear The Story of the Blue Planet
Magorian Michelle Goodnight Mister Tom
McCaughrean Geraldine The Odyssey
McKay Hilary Saffy's Angel
Morpurgo Michael War Horse
Naidoo Beverley Journey to Jo'Burg
Nesbit Edith Five Children and It
Nesbit Edith 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
Pastis Stefan Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made
Patterson Katherine Bridge to Terabithia
Pattern Brian Monster Slayer
Paver Michelle Wolf Brother
Pearce Philippa The Shadow Cage and Other Stories
Pearce Philippa Tom's Midnight Garden
Pennac Daniel Eye of the Wolf
Pratchett Terry Truckers
Priestley Chris Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror
Pullman Philip Clockwork
Reeve Philip Mortal Engines
Riordan Rick Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Rowling J K Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Rundell Katherine Rooftoppers
Sachar Louis Holes
Said S F Phoenix
Sedgwick Marcus Floodland
Selznick Brian The Invention of Hugo Cabret
Serrallier Ian The Silver Sword
Singer Nicky Feather Boy
Stevenson Robert Louis Treasure Island
Storr Catherine Marianne Dreams
Stroud Jonathan The Amulet of Samarkand
Torday Piers The Last Wild
Wilde Oscar The Happy Prince and Other Stories
Wilson Jacqueline Hetty Feather
Woodfine Katherine Mystery of the Clockwork Sparrow
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

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