Top 10 Best Literacy Books for 11-year-olds

Literacy can be a challenging subject for young learners, particularly as SATs and other important exams start to loom. But with these brilliant books, kids are sure to become pros in grammar, spelling, punctuation and more in no time. See below for the best literacy books for 11-year-olds.

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1. Oxford Primary Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Dictionary

Oxford

Children will love being guided by quirky bird characters through the full-colour pages of this exuberant dictionary, ideal for checking grammar, punctuation and spelling on a daily basis. It features easy-to-remember rules, a list of tricky words, the words most commonly misspelled and lots more useful advice. It's sure to provide a sturdy foundation in English for children at Key Stage 2 level.

2. Letts 11+ Success: English Complete Revision

Val Mitchell

This comprehensive guide to 11+ success will help kids assess their current English skills and target the areas they need to practise and develop, so they can sit their 11+ selection tests with confidence. It covers all the skills and question types that may come up and accurately reflects the level of difficulty of the real tests. It includes comprehension, grammar, spelling, inference, deduction and many other essential skills, as well as a section on writing skills to help prepare for any writing tests that individual schools may set.

3. Oxford Better Spelling: Ages 9-11

Oxford

With five spellings a day for kids aged 9-11 to learn, Oxford Better Spelling is a book that will help children enhance their spelling skills. The book features carefully-levelled spelling lists for each age group and covers core vocabulary as specified in the National Curriculum, making it ideal for SATs preparation. Over 3,000 words are included, focusing on everyday words as well as more challenging words that spellers of all ages struggle with!

4. The Usborne Write Your Own Story Book

Louie Stowell

Aspiring authors will love this exciting activity book, which is packed with hints, tips and handy tasks to help them write simply brilliant stories. It features writing techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas and writing from different perspectives. Plus, the book includes story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to stories from outer space. With plenty of lined space to fill, each activity offers suggestions for characters, settings and objects to write into the story, as well as questions to stir the imagination.

5. Spelling for Literacy: Ages 10-11

Andrew Brodie

This indispensable spelling book has been designed to fully reflect the demands of the latest National Curriculum, covering all the statutory requirements, including sounds and spelling patterns. It also provides non-statutory guidance, including all curricular word lists together with many others! Every essential word and spelling pattern is explored in this valuable classroom companion and homework helper.

6. The Usborne Guide to Better English

R. Gee

This exuberant and amusing book contains advice, tips and techniques to help children (and adults!) remember the often-confusing rules of English grammar. Featuring cheerful illustrations throughout, it points out common mistakes and misspelt words and shows how they can be avoided. Packed with quizzes, games, tests and tips, as well as useful internet links, this book is helpful for the classroom, for homework and even for the office!

7. The Usborne Guide to Punctuation

Nicole Irving

If commas prove confusing and semi-colons mystifying, this is the perfect book to help readers assess and improve their punctuation skills. It features clear and simple explanations that help to illuminate and clarify the rules and regulations of English punctuation in an accessible and engaging way.

8. Letts KS2 English SATs Revision Help Books

Letts

This essential selection of revision books uses three different approaches to help children engage with the different topics of English and excel at Key Stage 2 level. However your child learns best - whether by seeing, hearing, doing, or a mixture of the three - these easy-to-follow books are sure to help them unravel the often difficult topics of spelling, punctuation, grammar and more. The books include a practice workbook, a revision guide and useful practice test papers.

9. Write Your Own Mystery and Ghost Stories

Usborne

Aspiring authors will love this spine-tingling activity book. It's bursting with terrifying ideas for children who fancy themselves as the next big mystery or ghost story writer. From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there's plenty of inspiration to help children write about all kinds of curiosities. The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. There are also blank spaces and themed areas for kids to write in so they can unleash their creativity!

10. Oxford School Dictionary

Oxford

This fantastic new edition of the trusted, comprehensive Oxford School Dictionary features new curriculum support and will boost your children's vocabulary with lots of new words and meanings. It includes a helpful new spelling, grammar and punctuation section, great for enhancing language and literacy skills. All entries are written in clear, child-friendly language that kids will understand, based on the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English. Extensively trialled in schools, it's the perfect classroom companion for young writers.

  • ABQZW 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    This guide to 11+ success will help you to assess your current English skills, and target those that you need to practise and build, so that you can sit your 11+ selection tests with confidence. * Covers all the skills and key question types that could appear on the commonly used 11+ English selection test papers. * Accurately reflects the level of difficulty of the actual tests. * Includes comprehension, grammar, spelling, inference, deduction and many other essential skills. * Plus a section on writing skills to help prepare for any writing tests individual schools might set.
  • AAHGX 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
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    This bright and amusing book contains advice, tricks and techniques to help children and adults remember the often-confusing rules of English grammar. With cheerful illustrations throughout, this book should encourage children to improve their English skills in a fun and lively way. It points out common mistakes and misspelt words in written English, showing how they can be avoided. Packed with quizzes, tests, games and tips, as well as Internet links, this book should be helpful for the classroom, for homework and for the office.
  • GPSD 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £10.99
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    Fluttering with friendly and quirky bird characters to guide children through the clear pages and full-colour layouts, this is the ultimate child-friendly dictionary for pupils aged 7-9.

    Perfect for daily use for checking grammar, punctuation and spelling, this is essential reference for Key Stage 2 children and their parents and teachers.

    With features such as easy-to-remember rules, a list of tricky words, those words most commonly misspelled and plenty more, this reliable book from Oxford University Press will provide a sturdy grounding in the English language and its techniques for children aged 7 and over.
  • AFATU 7 years +
    7 years +
    (3)
    • £7.19
    • RRP £8.99
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    Aspiring young writers will love this fun activity book full of hints, tips and handy tasks for writing breath-taking stories. The first half of the book is full of writing tips, techniques and methods to make every story a masterpiece, with helpful activities on coming up with ideas, writing from different points of view and creating characters, settings and story lines. The second half of the book is full of story themes to write about, from murder mysteries to tales from outer space. With lots of lined space to fill, each activity comes with suggestions for characters, settings and objects to write into the story as well as questions to prompt the imagination.
  • AQFCX 10 years +
    10 years +
    • £19.99
    This revised edition of the best-selling Spelling for Literacy series consists of six books designed to reflect fully the demands of the latest National Curriculum. The books cover all the statutory requirements, which specify sounds and spelling patterns, as well as the non-statutory guidance including all curricular word lists...together with many others! Preserving the popular format of the original series, each book contains forty sets of words, with each set arranged across three pages: an overview display page, for pinning to the wall or showing on screen; a practice page, to include using the words in context, and a 'Learn, write, check' page to reinforce the learning process. By using these books, teachers will cover every word and every spelling pattern required for the 2014 curriculum.
  • OBN2 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
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    With its five spellings a day for children aged between 9 and 11 to learn, Oxford Better Spelling is a book to help any child enhance their spelling skills.

    The book has carefully levelled spelling lists for each age group and covers core vocabulary as specified in the National Curriculum, meaning it's ideal for SATS preparation.

    With over 3,000 words included, the book focuses on everyday words as well as challenging words that we all struggle with...
  • Usborne Write Your Own Mystery and Ghost Stories - Hardback - 9781474916165
    WYOM 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00Save 54.99999999999999772626324556767940521240234375%
    Does your child dream of writing the next horror sensation? This spine-tingling activity book is bursting with scary ideas for children who fancy themselves as a mystery or ghost story writer.

    From haunted houses to eccentric detectives and cursed tombs, there are ideas to help children write about all kinds of curiosities.

    The book contains advice on planning stories, creating characters, building suspense and writing dialogue. The pages even have blank spaces and themed areas for children to write into, too.
  • Letts KS2 English SATs Revision Help Collection - 3 Books - Collection - 9780007961955
    LTSE 7 years +
    7 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £17.97
    • Save £11.98Save 65.99999999999999772626324556767940521240234375%
    • Just £2.00 per book
    This unique collection of revision books uses three different approaches to help children engage with the different topics of English and achieve success at Key Stage 2 level.

    Whether your children learn best by seeing, hearing or doing (or even if a mixture of the three works well for them), these easy-to-follow books are sure to help them find the answers they need for the notoriously difficult subject of English.
    Featured in the collection are a practice workbook, a revision guide and even some practice test papers.
  • AXJLO 10 years +
    10 years +
    (1)
    • £10.39
    • RRP £12.99
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    A major new edition of the trusted, bestselling, comprehensive Oxford School Dictionary with new curriculum support. This fantastic new edition will boost your children's vocabulary with new words and meanings from across the curriculum. A helpful new spelling, grammar and punctuation section is included to enhance language skills and bring the dictionary right up to date. What makes it the best? It is uniquely powered by the Oxford Children's Corpus, the largest bank of children's language in English, so you can be confident that all entries are clearly written in child-friendly language that children actually understand. Each example is perfectly age-appropriate, making it easy and enjoyable for every child to use. New for this edition is a robust supplement on spelling, grammar and punctuation, giving targeted help with the tricky bits, making this dictionary the perfect tool to support children in their journey to become good readers and writers. As usual, it has been extensively trialled with schools, so you can be sure it is still the best dictionary for your children, in a durable hardback format. Further help with writing skills is available in the updated new edition of the companion Oxford School Thesaurus. Looking for great word activities to match this dictionary? Find fun downloadable activities, puzzles, and word games at www.oxforddictionaries.com/schools
  • APMYZ 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £5.39
    • RRP £5.99
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    If commas are confusing and adjectives perplexing, then this series will enable any reader to assess and improve their skills. With clear and simple explanations the rules and regulations of the English language become clear. This book focuses on punctuation.