Must-Have Books for 10-11 Year Olds | Best Kids Books

Must-Have Books For 10-11 Years Old | Best Kids Books

Best Kids Books and Must-Have Books For 10-11 Year Olds, Curated by Stories to Grow By

Welcome to Stories to Grow By, the #1 Kids Book and Bedtime Story website in the world! Kids Books and Stories with positive messages are our focus and with that in mind we have curated a list of the Best Kids Books for the young ones in your life. Here you will find our Must-Have Books for 10-11 year olds, the absolute best kids books we recommend!

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When You Trap a Tiger by Tae Keller

'When You Trap a Tiger" tells the story of girl who tries to save her grandmother's life. Korean middle schooler Lily makes a deal with a mysterious tiger and learns secrets of her heritage. Would you make a deal with a magical tiger? 'When You Trap a Tiger" brings Korean folklore to life as Lily goes on a quest to unlock the power of stories and save her grandmother. Check it out >


Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar

"Sideways Stories from Wayside School" has 30 one-class stories piled on top of each other. Quirky, bizarre short stories. Accidentally built sideways and standing thirty stories high (the builder said he was very sorry for the mistake), Wayside School has some of the wackiest classes in town, especially on the thirtieth floor. Check it out >


The Crossover by Kwame Alexander

"The Crossover" is about Josh and JB are twins, double trouble on the basketball court, almost 13 years old. But Josh has more than basketball in his blood in "The Crossover". He's got beats, too, that tell his family's story in verse Check it out >


Refugee by Alan Gratz

"Refugee" tells the stories of 3 middle school–aged refugees intertwine—Josef from Nazi Germany in 1938, Isabel from 1994 Cuba, and Mahmoud from 2015 Aleppo. All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. Check it out >


The Seventh Most Important Thing by Shelley Pearsall

"The Seventh Most Important Thing" tells the story of a junk man who was struck and hospitalized by 13-year old Arthur. The man suggests the boy serve probation by working with him. The work and friendship that evolves bears unexpected fruit. Check it out >


I am Malala by Patricia McCormick & Malala Yousafzai

Malala is the youngest Nobel peace prize winner. "I am Malala" tells the story of her struggle to secure the right of girls to an education. "I am Malala" recounts the story of the girl who stood up for education and was injured by the Taliban. Check it out >


The Giver by Lois Lowry

In "The Giver" 12-year old Jonas, from a seemingly utopian world, is singled out to receive special training from The Giver, a training that delivers shocking truths. Life in the community where Jonas lives is idyllic. Designated birthmothers produce newchildren, who are assigned to appropriate family units. Citizens are assigned their partners and their jobs. No one thinks to ask questions. Everyone obeys. Everyone's the same. Except Jonas. Check it out >


Holes by Louis Sachar

You never know what might turn up when you dig holes in the middle of a desert. Young Stanley, wrongly sentenced for stealing sneakers, will find out. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Check it out >


The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

"The Golden Compass" takes place in a fantasy arctic, dark and cold, with daemons, boat-dwelling gypsies, armored bears, and a street child with a strange destiny. Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Check it out >


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