What books should my child be reading in preparation for the 11+?
Getting your child into the habit of reading on a regular basis is one of the most important things that you can do to help them prepare for the 11+. By reading often, children begin to become; quicker readers, more accurate readers, and build up a wider vocabulary. These are all skills which are needed for success in the 11+.
It is important, alongside reading regularly, that your child is exposed to a variety of literature; fiction, non-fiction, poems, short stories, newspapers and magazines. This will allow them to gain an understanding of a wide range of writing styles and will ensure that they are prepared for any text which may come up on the 11+.
Below is a short list of both modern and classic books which we recommend. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Storm Breaker by Anthony Horowitz
Scarlett by Cathy Cassidy
The Valley of Secrets by Charmain Hussey
Inkheart Trilogy by Cornelia Funke
Skulduggery Pleasant series by Derek Landy
The Spiderwick Chronicles by Holly Black
Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas by john Boyne
Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
Terry Pratchet series by Terry Pratchet
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Redwall series by Brian Jacques
The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis
Dragon’s Fire series by Charles Ashton
The Railway Children by E. Nesbit
Famous Five and Magnificent Seven series by Enid Blyton
Lord of the Rings and Hobbit series by J.R.R Tolkein
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Lord of the Flies by William Goldberg