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Culture Good Books for 11 Year Olds  

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This list has all kinds of awesome books for 11 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best books for 11 year olds come in many forms. Some good books for eleven year olds tell an exciting story while other great books for 11 year olds are educational or historical. Many of the best books for 11 year olds to read have captivating graphics to accompany the written word and inspire young readers' imaginations.

What kinds of stories will you find on this best books for 11 year olds list? The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a great book for pre-teens to read. This classic story teaches children about stereotypes, integrity, and honor. Eleven years old is also a great age for kids to start reading Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.

If your eleven year old likes a bit of adventure in their books, start them off with the first installment of the Hunger Games trilogy. Other great stories that appear on this top books for eleven year olds list include Because of Winn-Dixie, Tuck Everlasting, and The Westing Game.

Which book for 11 year olds do you think is the best? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any great books 11 year olds love that aren't already listed.
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The Lion, the Witch and the Wa... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds

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25 8
Harry Potter and the Goblet of... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds

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20 4
Alice in Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Lewis Carroll, William Glennon

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25 9
Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds

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18 7
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Suzanne Collins

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16 6
Harry Potter and the Chamber o... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds

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13 4
Holes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Louis Sachar

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14 5
A Wrinkle in Time is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Madeleine L'Engle

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12 4
The Tale of Despereaux is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Kate DiCamillo

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13 5
Because of Winn-Dixie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Kate DiCamillo

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14 7
The Secret Garden is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Frances Hodgson Burnett

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10 4
Number the Stars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Lois Lowry

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13 7
Matilda is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Roald Dahl

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11 6
The Lightning Thief is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Rick Riordan

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10 5
The Giver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Lois Lowry

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9 4
Are You There God? It's Me, Ma... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds

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11 7
To Kill a Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds

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10 6
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Lucy Maud Montgomery

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10 8
The Hobbit is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
J. R. R. Tolkien

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8 6
The Princess Diaries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds

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7 5
The Phantom Tollbooth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Norton Juster

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7 5
Tuck Everlasting is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Natalie Babbitt

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4 4
The Westing Game is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Ellen Raskin

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4 5
Maniac Magee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Jerry Spinelli

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3 5
Wonder is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Books for 11 Year Olds
Rachel Vail