Book Lists for 11-13 Year Olds

Stories for 11-13 years

Catch a falling star

by Meg McKinlay

Her perilous mansion

by Sean Williams. Also available in eBook.

Lenny’s book of everything

by Karen Foxlee. Also available in eAudiobook.

Swallow’s dance

by Wendy Orr. Also available eAudiobook.

The dog runner

by Bren MacDibble

The house with a clock in its walls

by John Bellairs

Catch me if I fall

By Barry Jonsberg

The Polar Bear Explorer’s Club

by Alex Bell

The popularity code

by Stephanie Faris

The year the maps changed

by Danielle Binks

Series for 11-13 years

Unearthed series

by Amie Kaufman and Megan Spooner. Also available in eAudiobook.

Enola Holmes

By Nancy Springer


by Jack Heath

Rise of the Mythix series

by Anh Do. Also available in eBook.

My Australian story series

A collection of uniquely Australian stories.

Paladero series

by Steven Lochran

A Twisted Tale

by assorted authors

Book to screen for 11-13 years

We bought a zoo

by Benjamin Mee

Enola Holmes

by By Nancy Springer

The whale rider

by Witi Ihimaera.

Shadows of the dark crystal

by J.M. Lee

The boy in the striped pyjamas

by John Boyne

The house with a clock in its walls

by John Bellairs

Fantastic beasts and where to find them

by J.K. Rowling. Also available as an eBook and eAudiobook.

Dragons ultimate movie guide

Top facts and stats from all three movies.

Artemis Fowl

by Eoin Colfer

Alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

by Judith Viorst

Factual books for 11-13 years

101 collective nouns

by Jennifer Cossins

Brain lab for kids

Eric H. Chudler

Stand up for the future

This book showcases emerging Aussie talent and encourages readers to create positive social change.

Under the stars

by Lisa Harvey-Smith