Suggested reading for 10-13 year olds

  • War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

  • Shadow by Michael Morpurgo

  • The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

  • The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien

  • The Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling

  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame

  • The Young Bond series by Charlie Higson

  • Around the World in Eighty Days (Puffin Classics edition) by Jules Verne

  • Matilda by Roald Dahl

  • The BFG by Roald Dahl

  • Boy by Roald Dahl

  • Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie

  • The Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan

  • The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

  • The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

  • The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne

  • The Horrible Histories series

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

  • The Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz

  • The Roman Mysteries series by Caroline Lawrence

  • The Noughts and Crosses trilogy by Malorie Blackman

  • The Theodore Boone series by John Grisham

  • The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

  • A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

  • The Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer

  • When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit by Judith Kerr

  • The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier

  • Lion Boy by Zizou Corder

  • The Curious Incident of The Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon

  • I, Coriander by Sally Gardner

  • Goodnight Mister Tom by Michelle Magorian

  • The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 ¾ by Sue Townsend

  • Mud, Sweat and Tears by Bear Grylls

  • Notes from a Small Island by Bill Bryson

  • A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson

  • Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce

  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge 

  • Holes by Louis Sachar

  • Rusty series by Ruskin Bond

  • The Ice Monster by David Walliams 

  • The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q Rauf

  • Animal Farm by George Orwell

  • Nineteen Eighty Four by George Orwell

  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

  • Catch 22 by Joseph Heller

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

  • His Dark Materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman

  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

  • Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

  • You are Awesome by Matthew Syed

  • Dare to be You by Matthew Syed

  • Wonder by RJ Pallacio 

The Week Junior is a current affairs magazine written specifically for young people aged 8–14.

 The following books, magazines, podcasts and videos will help your tutees prepare for their scholarship exams:
 

  • The Undercover Economist by Tim Harford

  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

  • Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps that Explain Everything About the World by Tim Marshall

  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

  • Fermat’s Last Theorem by Simon Singh

  • A History of the World in 100 Objects by Neil MacGregor

  • Alex’s Adventures in Numberland by Alex Bellos

  • The Little Book of Thunks: 260 Questions to Make Your Brain go Ouch! by Ian Gilbert

  • Do You Think You're Clever? The Oxford and Cambridge Questions by John Farndon

  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

  • The Greatest by Matthew Syed

  • The New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

  • Fifty Things You Need To Know About British History by Hugh Williams

 
The Week is a current affairs magazine that brings together the best articles from around the world, whilst The Day is a daily online newspaper for teenagers.
 
The Inquiry and 21st Century Mythologies are podcasts from the BBC. The first explores the trends, forces and ideas that shape the world and the second is an exploration of aspects of popular culture.
 
TED and TED-Ed deliver a huge range of talks designed to get everyone thinking.