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Books for ages 8+

Narnia Stories (suitable for ages 8+)
Talking beasts, heroic deeds and epic battles between good and evil await you in C. S. Lewis’s classic fantasy series, which has been enchanting readers for over sixty years.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (suitable for ages 8+)
A much-loved story made even better in written format!

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (suitable for ages 8+)
The unforgettable story of Bilbo Baggins and how his life in his cosy Hobbit Hole changes.

Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Grahame (suitable for ages 8+)
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a children’s story that lives in the hearts and minds of its readers well into adulthood. A classic tale of river life and friendship

Anne of Green Gables Series by L M Montgomery (suitable for ages 8+)
Discover the adventure of Anne of Green Gables. Full friendship, family, catastrophes, and romance..

The Borrowers by Mary Norton (suitable for ages 8+)
This beautifully-written story will enchant young readers, who will love the idea of the Borrower’s hidden ‘wainscot world’. Exciting, mysterious and with a hint of sadness, it has a deserving reputation as a classic of twentieth century children’s literature.

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell (suitable for ages 8+)
Black Beauty is born in a beautiful meadow and cared for by gentle humans. But life takes him far from home..

Wind in The Willows by Kenneth Grahame (suitable for ages 8+)
A timeless classic. The Wind in the Willows is a children’s novel by Scottish novelist Kenneth Grahame, first published in 1908. Alternatingly slow-moving and fast-paced, it focuses on four anthropomorphised animals: Mole, Rat, Toad, and Badger.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian (suitable for ages 9+)
Superbly written and a very moving tale of a young lad alone during wartime.

Skullduggery Pleasant (suitable for ages 9+)
Banish boredom and enter the spine-tingling world of Skulduggery Pleasant and with their free children’s audiobook!

Alice in Wonderland Stories (suitable for ages 9+)
Down the rabbit hole away little Alice goes. Follow her at your own peril but beware of the world you are about to enter.

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (suitable for ages 9+)
A much-loved story made even better in written format!

Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield (suitable for ages 9+)
Noel was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. Although she was considered the plain one she ended up leading the most glamorous and exciting life.

Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian (suitable for ages 9+)
Superbly written and a very moving tale of a young lad alone during wartime.

Charlie Morphs into a Mammoth by Sam Copeland and Sarah Horne (suitable for ages 9 to 11)
The third book in the series is once again filled with hilarious misadventures.

A Sprinkle of Sorcery by Michelle Harrison (suitable for ages 9 to 11)
Filled with sorcery, secrets and lots of sisterly banter!

Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (suitable for ages 9 to 11)
A wonderful summer of adventure, friendship and discovery.

Sherlock Holmes Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle (suitable for ages 10+)
Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective, arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created.

Why the Whales Came by Michael Morpurgo (suitable for ages 10+)
An exciting adventure from Britain s best-loved children s author and the man behind War Horse, Michael Morpurgo.

The Sword in the Stone by T H White (suitable for ages 10+)
The extraordinary story of a boy called Wart – ignored by everyone except his tutor, Merlyn.

The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier (suitable for ages 10+)
Alone and fending for themselves in a Poland devastated by World War Two, Jan and his three homeless friends cling to the silver sword as a symbol of hope.

The Railway Children by E Nesbit (suitable for ages 10+)
When Father goes away with two strangers one evening, the lives of Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are shattered. They and their mother have to move from their comfortable London home to go and live in a simple country cottage, where Mother writes books to make ends meet.


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