Over 20 Modern Classics (7-11 year olds)

As 2019 gets underway, I’ve put together some of the ‘modern classics’ that my older two children (aged 9 and 7) enjoyed reading in 2018. They read these independently but that is not to say they would not make wonderful family read alouds as well.

Maybe there is something here your family would enjoy.

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Happy reading!

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