Top 10 Best Magical Books for 11-year-olds

Embark on magical adventures, discover a host of fantastical creatures and immerse yourself in the wonderful worlds of these magical books for 11-year-olds. These enthralling titles feature curious characters and plenty of thrilling twists and turns.

1. The Neverending Story

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Michael Ende

This magical tale follows the seemingly small and insignificant Bastian Balthazar Bux, who would be the last person to consider himself a hero. But through the pages of an old book, he uncovers a mysterious world of enchantment, which is falling into decay. The immense task of restoring the world now falls to Bastian, and this sets the stage for a spellbinding adventure.

2. The Harry Potter Series

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J. K. Rowling

This enchanting series has inspired a love of books in millions of children with its enthralling adventures, fantastical creatures and spellbinding characters. Join young Harry Potter as he enrols at the magical (but perilous!) Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Over the years, he must contend with a three-headed dog, a terrifying basilisk, ghoulish dementors, a mysterious Potions Master and so much more, and must ultimately face his most terrifying nemesis: Lord Voldemort.

3. His Dark Materials

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Philip Pullman

Featuring three books - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass - this captivating fantasy trilogy follows Lyra and her 'daemon', the animal embodiment of her inner self. Travel with Lyra to amazing fantastical settings, through snowy hills, to an otherworldly city, and even to the Land of the Dead, on all sorts of daring and dangerous quests.

4. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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Lewis Carroll

Kids can immerse themselves in a dreamlike world with this enthralling book. Follow the white rabbit down the rabbit hole and tumble into a world where all your normal worries disappear, and you must instead contend with the grinning Cheshire Cat, the nonsensical Mad Hatter and the cruel Queen of Hearts. Full of wonderful wordplay and perplexing puzzles, children will love this riveting read.


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Christopher Paolini

Eragon, a young farm boy, lives a simple, uneventful life - until a dragon hatches from what he thought was just a stone. Eragon is thrown into a new world of destiny, magic, peril and power. Armed with only a sword and the advice of an old storyteller, Eragon and the dragon must navigate hazardous terrain and dark enemies ruled by a malevolent king. Can Eragon become the next legendary Dragon Rider and save the Empire?

6. The Magicians' Guild

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Trudi Canavan

The first book in the heart-pounding Black Magician trilogy follows Sonea, a girl who lives in the downtrodden slums of the city of Imardin. Every year, the city's magicians 'purge' the streets of urchins and slum-dwellers. They put up a magical shield to ward against attacks - but Sonea somehow penetrates this shield with a rock. The magicians' worst fear has come true: there's an untrained magician loose in Imardin. They've got to find her, but Sonea is determined to stay hidden forever - despite her powers growing increasingly uncontrollable.

7. The Hobbit

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J. R. R. Tolkien

Bilbo is a hobbit. He likes to keep himself to himself and enjoys a peaceful, uneventful life. But one day, a group of dwarves turns up at his door, and his life is changed forever. He must embark on an epic quest to help the dwarves reclaim their mountain and slay the malicious, miserly dragon, Smaug - all rather difficult for a homely hobbit! This riveting story features themes of courage, friendship, magic, and action-packed adventure!

8. Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief

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Rick Riordan

This thrilling fantasy series stars a rather unlikely hero: Percy, a troubled child who has dyslexia and ADHD. The story rapidly progresses from a school outing for mortals from the twenty-first century, to a quest to reach the gates of the Underworld with a satyr and a daughter of Athena. Infused with mythological elements and filled with shocking twists and turns, this bestselling novel will engross children.

9. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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L. Frank Baum

This beloved book follows young Dorothy Gale, a girl from Kansas whose house is whisked away by a cyclone to the weird and wonderful Land of Oz. In order to get back home, she must follow the Yellow Brick Road, find the Wizard of Oz and ask for his help. On her way, she goes on a marvellous adventure with a Scarecrow, a Cowardly Lion and a Tin Woodman, and must take down the Wicked Witch of the West. Kids will be enchanted by this much-loved classic tale, full of fun and friendship.

10. Inkheart

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Cornelia Funke

This enthralling fantasy adventure follows 12-year-old Meggie. She lives with her father, who has a rather unusual talent: he can bring characters from books to life. However, unfortunately, his magical gift has caused an evil villain to be conjured up and unleashed into the world. A riveting but perilous series of events is sure to follow for Meggie and her father... Magic fans will be gripped by this rich, exciting, fantastical novel.