As kids get older, they're able to grapple with more difficult topics in books, both in fiction and non-fiction - but still get to have lots of fun, too! We have a range of different books for 11-year-olds, from enthralling stories and poignant tales, to fascinating books on coding, science, history and more.
This award-winning novel features an ancient monster, made up of leaves and branches, who visits 13-year-old Conor O'Malley each night at 12.07am. The monster offers to tell Conor three stories - if Conor will tell his own story afterwards. We learn that Conor's mother has cancer, Conor is bullied at school, and that he has strained relationships with his father and grandmother - but the monster has come to heal him. Friendship, love and overcoming loss are central to this poignant tale.
This three-book collection from DK and Carol Vorderman gives kids the chance to get ahead with their programming skills in an accessible and exciting way! Supporting the National Curriculum, it explains the concept of coding and how to use it to make animations and games using the programming languages Scratch and Python. Includes a central text as well as two books focusing specifically on games and projects.
This brilliant book follows Stanley Yelnats, a 14-year-old boy who's sent to a juvenile detention camp. He can't believe that all he and the other boys have to do all day is dig holes - how boring! But it's not long before Stanley realises he must uncover the grave truth. Kids will have a HOLE lot of fun (sorry) reading this wonderful tale!
Alex Frith & Susan Meredith
With separate books for boys and girls, these insightful books tell children approaching puberty all about the physiological and emotional changes they can expect in an engaging, reassuring manner. Fun and witty illustrations make this a funny and accessible guide to the changes every child will face as they grow up.
This book is a must-have for any aspiring vlogger, whether you're a beauty expert, a gaming guru or a comic genius! This book contains heaps of hints, tips and ideas, and plenty of pages to plan and organise your way to vlogging success. It also contains loads of information on famous faces like Zoella, Superwoman and PewDiePie, as well as quizzes, quotes and inspiration.
This Usborne book would make a wonderful addition to any young historian's bookshelf. From bloody battles to perilous plots, brutal beheadings to the putrid plague, life in Britain under the Tudors and Stuarts could be highly exciting - or just plain awful! Discover more with this book of fascinating facts, illustrations, paintings, maps and more.
The adrenaline-pumping series of the Lorien Legacies stars 15-year-old John Smith, an unusual teenager who's constantly on the move, and will be hunted down if he delays too long. However, when he ends up in Paradise, Ohio, he decides it's finally time to settle down and make friends. But before long, his secret is revealed: that he was once one of nine. Three have perished - and John is next.
The first book in a powerful trilogy, Noughts and Crosses turns social history upside-down with striking effect. Callum is white, and a mere Nought; Sephy is black, a privileged Cross and the daughter of a politician. As they grow up together, their friendship blossoms into love, but can their deep bond endure prejudice, heartbreak, loss and division? A subversive, exhilarating story, filled with unpredictable twists and turns and riddled with gripping subplots.
Set in 1939 Nazi Germany, this captivating story follows Liesel, avid young book-lover and determined book thief at a time when thousands of books were being destroyed. When Liesel has to help hide a Jewish boy in the basement, the power of words and books to enrich the soul is explored by both youngsters as they try to evade danger and even death. This spellbinding yet shocking story is a must for any young book-lover.
This heartening self-help book will benefit any child struggling with bullying or anyone who simply wants to know more about it. It answers many compelling questions, such as: Can you do anything to stop being bullied? How can you learn to make friends and respect yourself? This essential guide is hugely encouraging and informative for any child, and will help them develop their self-esteem and overcome bullies of all kinds.