What are the best must-read books for eleven-year-old kids?

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    #1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Harry Romero
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "It's Harry Potter; the name speaks for itself. An entire generation grew up on these books, and I'm sure others will enjoy them as well. This is the first book in the series, and as you would imagine, makes a great starting point if a kid is wanting to read the series. "
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    #2The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The story revolves around the journey of four siblings to Narnia where they fight with an evil witch.  

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    Evelyn Butler
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is the first book in the Chronicles of Narnia series. These books are great for 11 year olds. They're fantasy books that are captivating, have interesting characters, the stories are fun and exciting, and they aren't too long. This book involves a wardrobe that takes four young children to another world to fight a witch."
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    #3Charlotte's Web

    Charlotte's Web
    Charlotte's Web by E.B. White is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come.
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    Jack Sanders
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I bought Charlotte's Web by E.B. White for my granddaughter and fell in love with the characters all over again. Fern, the little girl, Wilbur, the pig, and of course Charlotte A. Cavatica. I remember being little and thinking how smart I was for knowing that Araneus cavaticus was Charlotte's scientific name. And now my granddaughter loves the book too!"
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    #4The Magic of Finkleton

    The Magic of Finkleton

    The Magic of Finkleton is a book by K.C Hilton that tells the story of  Jack, Lizzy, and Robert. When their Uncle Harry died Finkleton became different and the kids are going to find out how to make things back to normal again.

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    Jack Adams
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "It is hard to determine a must read book for eleven year olds due to a wide variety of interests. The Magic of Finkleton is a really good book that I think must children in that age group would enjoy."
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    #5The Hobbit

    The Hobbit

    The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien is a modern classic and the prelude to The Lord of the Rings. Bilbo Baggins is a hobbit who enjoys a comfortable life, but his contentment is disturbed when Gandalf and a group of dwarves arrive on his doorstep.

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    Steven Reid
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I think The Hobbit is a must read book for kids, including 11 year olds. It's the classic by J.R.R. Tolkien that is a prelude to The Lord of the Rings. It's about hobbit Baggins whose entire life is turned upside down by a group that comes to his door. "
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    #6Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
    Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is the fourth book in the Harry potter series. The story revolves around how Harry get past through Lord Voldemort once again. The quidditch cup is also happening and Harry will make sure he will see it. 
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    Nicholas McDonald
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire is an absolute must read for any 11 year old. It is a great book, and fun...and once they are done you can share the movie with them as well."
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    #7Holes

    Holes

    Holes by Louis Sachar is an adventure fiction novel published in 1998. This book follows the story of a young boy named Stanley Yelnats who was sent to a detention center for redemption and something more.

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    Nicole Ferguson
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Holes is a classic Young Adult novel about a boy who has been sent to a detention center. It's a great choice for older kids."
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    #8The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a young adult historical fiction written by Elizabeth George Speare. This classic fiction is first published in 1958. 

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    Ann Dixon
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The Witch of Blackbird Pond, is a really nice story, with a sweet romance, and a little history mixed in. Perfect for a young girl who enjoys reading. "
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    #9The Giver

    The Giver

    The Giver is a book by Lois Lowry that tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a very structured society where everyone has a role. He will soon discover what his role is meant to be, and it will change his life.

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    Philip Grant
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "A wonderful book about a dystopian future where everything is dictated. What seems to be Utopia turns out to be something else. A great way to teach kids that not everything is what it seems. Adults might even like this story as well."
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    #10To Kill a Mockingbird

    To Kill a Mockingbird
    To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee's Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork of honor and injustice in the deep south and the heroism of one man in the face of blind and violent hatred. This was first published in 1960.
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    Grace Hopkins
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic. It has some very adult topics. However I think younger kids can grasps the issues and it is not too graphic. "
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    #11A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    Amy Wong
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This is a great book for eleven year olds. I am reading it with my son. Fantastic imagery. Excellent book to teach figurative language and a fun read. "
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    #12Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
    Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix is the fifth installment in the seven books of Harry Potter Series. The book is about the challenges that Harry Potter faced in his fifth year at Hogwarts and how he overcome everything.
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    Brian Nelson
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The Order of the Phoenix is an excellent book for eleven year olds. I bought this for my son and he could not put it down until he finished it. "
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    #13Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban: The third installment in Harry Potter book series. The story revolves around the adventures of Harry Potter. He also discovered all about Sirius Balck and his parents. 

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    Manuel Cortés
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This was the first Harry Potter book I read. I remember when I bought it. I was 11 and got it at an A.C. Moore. All kids should read it."
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    #14The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Last Olympian, the last book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians, is centered on how Percy trained to fulfill his destiny and lead the heroes in protecting Mount Olympus against the Titan King, Kronos.


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    #15Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables is about two old siblings who are still unmarried. They are too old to handle their farm so they decide to adopt a girl that shocked the whole town. The girl has imaginary friends and will encounter problems growing up.

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    #16Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince: The story revolves around Harry Potter's sixth year in Hogwarts. Their class learned to apparate and Harry found a book that helped him in his potions class. More adventures and mysteries await him.
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    Jesse Tucker
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The war against Voldemort is not going well; even the Muggles have been affected. Dumbledore is absent from Hogwarts for long stretches of time, and the Order of the Phoenix has already suffered losses. And yet . . . as with all wars, life goes on. Sixth-year students learn to Apparate. Teenagers flirt and fight and fall in love. Harry receives some extraordinary help in Potions from the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. And with Dumbledore's guidance, he seeks out the full, complex story of the boy who became Lord Voldemort -- and thus finds what may be his only vulnerability."
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    #17The Phantom Tollbooth

    The Phantom Tollbooth
    Boredom, curiosity, and a phantom tollbooth led Milo to the Lands Beyond, where the boy found out that life is more exciting than it seems. In Phantom Tollbooth, Milo goes on an adventure that he did not think was possible.
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    Larry Henry
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a children's classic. I read it when I was 10 and just gave it to my 11-year-old. She loves it. It's quirky, funny and explores English and mathematics connecting them together in a world of their own. A world filled with puns and wordplay."
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    #18The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Tyler Guerrero
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This is the beginning of the series and Percy Jackson is a very interesting book. It is written from the standpoint of the protagonist, a pre-teen with a wry and irreverent sense of humor. If you are an adult, you can easily read it with your pre-teen/early teen as something to do together."
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    #19Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Billy Armstrong
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Ok I am always confused why people would recommend as a top recommendation, a 2nd or 3rd book in a series instead of the 1st one. Who goes into a trilogy reading the second book first? I agree with the actual Harry Potter recommendation, but do not start with book 2 thats silly "
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    #20Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

    Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets

    Captain Underpants and the Attack of the Talking Toilets is the second book in the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey. This was originally published in 1999 for middle-grade readers.

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    Heather Schultz
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I was looking for some must reads for my kid. He's getting to the age where encouraging a kid to read and really make or break their love for literature in life. I remember reading these books as a kid, and I loved them! I'll definitely be picking some up for my son. I do wish that they were a little more thought provoking, but I'll have to keep looking for that!"

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Best What are the best must-read books for eleven-year-old kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's StoneBooks 32 Paid
2The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)Books 28 Paid
3Charlotte's WebBooks 26 Paid
4The Magic of FinkletonBooks 26 Paid
5The HobbitBooks 23 Paid
6Harry Potter And The Goblet Of FireBooks 23 Paid
7HolesBooks 21 Paid
8The Witch of Blackbird PondBooks 19 Paid
9The GiverBooks 18 Paid
10To Kill a MockingbirdBooks 17 Paid
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