100 question children’s book quiz for pupils aged 7-11 in KS2

KS2 children’s books 100 question quiz

Here is our 100 question quiz for children based on reading books for children aged 7-11. There are sets of 10 questions, each about a different children’s literature genre, including a festive Christmas round. All of the books below are featured in our school reading lists for pupils in KS2 and we think all the stories are ideal suggestions to recommend to primary aged children. Use the quiz in school as an end of term activity, at home with your family, or as a holiday activity in your local library. The answers can be found by clicking on the links which will reveal the title of each children’s book.

Children’s science fiction and fantasy books

Fantasy children's books

  1. Bilbo is the what in the book of the same name by JRR Tolkien? Click to reveal the answer
  2. Will finds out he has inherited the magical powers of the ‘old ones’ and has to save the world. Which book by Susan Cooper would you be reading? Click to reveal the answer
  3. If you read about Omri and his magical plastic toy, which Lynne Reid Banks story have you picked up? Click to reveal the answer
  4. What is the title of the third book in the Harry Potter series by J K Rowling? Click to reveal the answer
  5. What is the title of the second book in the His Dark Materials trilogy by Philip Pullman? Click to reveal the answer
  6. Name the prize-winning novel by David Almond about Michael, 12, who moves into a home, and in the garage lives a strange and mysterious man who isn’t what he seems. Click to reveal the answer
  7. What is the title of the classic science fiction story by Madeleine L’Engle about Charles Wallace Murray who travels to a parallel universe to try and find his missing father? Click to reveal the answer
  8. Which picture book by Herve Tullet invites the reader to do something to a yellow dot on the front cover and begin an amazing and imaginative journey? Click to reveal the answer
  9. Which classic by JM Barrie describes a magical fantasy world where a boy can fly and never grow up. Click to reveal the answer
  10. Which book by Ross Montgomery tells the story of Max, who, whilst at boarding school, finds there’s a whole world of minuscule people living in a pile of sand on the caretaker’s floor. Click to reveal the answer

Children’s books about animals

Children's books about animals

  1. Cameron is dying and his only option is to receive an unusual transplant in which book by Malorie Blackman? Click to reveal the answer
  2. Which Richard Adams book about rabbits features Fiver, Bigwig and Hazel? Click to reveal the answer
  3. Which Victorian era book by Anna Sewell is told through the eyes of a horse? Click to reveal the answer
  4. Which book by Betty Birney features Og the Frog and Mean Martin Bean? Click to reveal the answer
  5. What imaginary pet does Henry invent in the book by Dick King-Smith? Click to reveal the answer
  6. Wilbur is a pig saved from slaughter by a spider in which book by E B White? Click to reveal the answer
  7. The film Babe was based on which book by Dick King-Smith? Click to reveal the answer
  8. Kester can talk to animals and they can talk to him. Then he finds out only he can save their world in which book by Piers Torday? Click to reveal the answer
  9. What is the title of Dodie Smith book about Cruella de Vil and an awful lot of dogs? Click to reveal the answer
  10. What is the title of the Dr Seuss book about a cool feline with stripy headgear? Click to reveal the answer

Children’s adventure books

Children's adventure books

  1. Which series of books by Alex T Smith star a small dog with a beret with a sidekick called Sir Bobblysock? Click to reveal the answer
  2. In which weather-related Janet Ahlberg book does a boy tell amazing stories to a band of thieves who have kidnapped him? Click to reveal the answer
  3. In which series of books by Shirley Hughes does a boy called Charlie get into trouble on holiday with burglars? Click to reveal the answer
  4. In which thriller by Malorie Blackman does Vicky discover her father has been accused of stealing a fortune? Click to reveal the answer
  5. In which Gillian Cross book do Dinah and her friends discover strange things about their new Headmaster? Click to reveal the answer
  6. In which book by Christine Nostlinger does Mrs Bartolitti taken in a large parcel which contains a perfectly behaved boy called Conrad? Click to reveal the answer
  7. Philip Ardagh wrote a book about Eddie who is sent to live with a relative after his parents get poorly, turn yellow, go wrinkled, and smell. What is the title of the book? Click to reveal the answer
  8. Which classic transport related adventure by E Nesbit features three children who are sent to live in a small house in the country after their father disappears? Click to reveal the answer
  9. In which Michael Morpurgo adventure is Michael cast adrift from his parent’s boat and marooned on an island in the Pacific Ocean? Click to reveal the answer
  10. What is the title of the first book in the Young James Bond series by Charlie Higson? Click to reveal the answer

Children’s books about wizards, witches, dragons and other strange creatures

Children's books about witches and wizards

  1. Mildred Hubble attends Miss Cackles academy in which series of books by Jill Murphy? Click to reveal the answer
  2. In which classic by E Nesbit do a group of friends find a magic carpet with an egg that hatches into a mythical creature? Click to reveal the answer
  3. Which book by Roald Dahl features a Norwegian grandmother, a lot of mice and a hotel with some very nasty guests? Click to reveal the answer
  4. The Rim of Heaven, Firedrake, the Brownie Sorrel and a child called Ben appear in which fantasy by Cornelia Funke? Click to reveal the answer
  5. Lizzie who? Is the title of which book by Helen Cresswell about a girl who claims she’s seen a witch. Click to reveal the answer
  6. Which picture book by Mick Inkpen features a princess who can’t get to sleep because of a noisy dragon and a grumpy giant until she discovers a magic song to quieten them. Click to reveal the answer
  7. Which series of books by ‘Adam Blade’ feature dragons, mythical creatures, gods, fire and heroes? Click to reveal the answer
  8. Which book by Eva Ibbotson tells the story of two children who try to save a family of Yetis from hunters? Click to reveal the answer
  9. Which classic picture book by Maurice Sendak tells the story of 8-year-old Max and how he enters a world of strange and scary monsters? Click to reveal the answer
  10. David Solomans wrote about a slightly different kind of brother who has been given extraordinary powers by a visiting alien. What was the title of the book? Click to reveal the answer

Children’s historical stories

Children's historial stories

  1. Which book by Kevin Crossley Holland tells the story of King Arthur in exactly 100 chapters? Click to reveal the answer
  2. Which novel by Andrew Norris follows two boys who skip school to travel back to the Roman period in a time machine? Click to reveal the answer
  3. Which gripping thriller by Peter Bunzl is set in Victorian times and features Lily is a world of mysterious clockmakers and lots of danger? Click to reveal the answer
  4. In which Beverly Naidoo thriller do brother and sister Femi and Sad flee Nigeria in search of a better life in London? Click to reveal the answer
  5. Which historical story by Jamila Gavin tells the story of Jaspal and Marvinder who escape India during the 1947 civil war to search for their father on the other side of the world in England. Click to reveal the answer
  6. In which historical fantasy by Joan Aiken does James III rule in 1832 in an England which is overrun by Wolves crossing through the channel tunnel? Click to reveal the answer
  7. Name the historical novel by Geoffrey Trease set in the late 1500s where two boys run away and join Shakespeare’s travelling band of actors before trying to stop an assassination attempt on the Queen. Click to reveal the answer
  8. Name the title of the gripping Rosemary Sutcliff tale of Roman soldier Marcus Flavius Aquila who tries to find out what became of his father’s missing legion. Click to reveal the answer
  9. Name the series of often revolting and nasty stories from the past by Terry Deary. Click to reveal the answer
  10. Name the character and book title about a man interested in wealth distribution, who helped the poor, and who lived in the time of King John. Click to reveal the answer

Children’s books about people and characters

Children's books about characters

  1. Auggie wants to be treated like everyone else in which book by RJ Palacio? Click to reveal the answer
  2. When Roald Dahl wrote his childhood autobiography, what did he call it? Click to reveal the answer
  3. What is the name of the book by Jeff Brown about a boy who gets squashed by a pinboard and sent to America? Click to reveal the answer
  4. Name all the books in the Treehouse series, in order, from first to last. Click to reveal the answer
  5. According to Roald Dahl, who is the most unpleasant couple in the world? Click to reveal the answer
  6. Joe has lots of money but no friends in which book by David Walliams? Click to reveal the answer
  7. In which book by Joanna Spyri does an orphan have to leave her beloved childhood home in the mountains and countryside? Click to reveal the answer
  8. What is the title of the book by Clive King about a caveman who lives near Barney’s grandparent’s house? Click to reveal the answer
  9. What is the surname of the sisters who experience the magic of the grounds of Arundel estate in the book by Jeanne Birdsall? Click to reveal the answer
  10. What is the title of the Ted Hughes story told over five nights about a destructive giant made of metal who befriends a boy? Click to reveal the answer

Children’s mystery stories

Children's mystery stories

  1. Stanley Yelnets digs what in the spellbinding novel by Louis Sachar? Click to reveal the answer
  2. Dylan discovers priceless artworks hidden in North Wales caves in which book by Frank Cottrell Boyce? Click to reveal the answer
  3. Minty Cane discovers a strange and magical tunnel through time in which book by Helen Cresswell? Click to reveal the answer
  4. Name the award-winning book by Kiran Millwood Hargrave which tells the story of Isabella who dreams of finding her map maker father and takes the first opportunity to search the monster-filled wasteland to find him. Click to reveal the answer
  5. What is the title of the picture book by Gary Crew which describes Tristan and a mysterious box decorated with strange hieroglyphs that lets him see the past, the present and the future? Click to reveal the answer
  6. Which whodunnit story set in Germany in the 1920s starts a young boy who joins a gang of children determined to solve the mystery of a man who has vanished from a train with a lot of money. Click to reveal the answer
  7. In which book by Penelope Lively is James plagued by the 17th-century ghost of a magical sorcerer who doesn’t want to leave. Click to reveal the answer
  8. In which Lucy M Boston book does Toseland and his grandmother live in a Huntingdonshire house inhabited by ancestors, some dating from the time of the Norman conquest? Click to reveal the answer
  9. What is the name of the book by Helen Cresswell about Polly, who, when she looks at the lake and wood behind her aunt’s house, can turn it into a magic land using her mind? Click to reveal the answer
  10. Name the rhyming picture book by Carol Ann Duffy about a strange being who carries a waterproof sack and looks to steal something from any children she hears crying. Click to reveal the answer

Christmas stories for children

School Reading List KS2 Christmas children's books quiz

  1. Kay is given a magical device that can make him fly, turn him small and take him back in time. What is the title of the book by John Masefield? Click to reveal the answer
  2. Which picture book by Chris van Allsburg features a boy who gets on a mysterious train heading to the north pole? Click to reveal the answer
  3. In which book by CS Lewis do four children find themselves in a strange world where “it is always winter and never Christmas”? Click to reveal the answer
  4. In which picture book by Raymond Briggs does the main character eventually melt away. Click to reveal the answer
  5. Which book tells the story of Christmas and has been read by the most people? Click to reveal the answer
  6. Which Charles Dickens novella features the character Ebenezer Scrooge? Click to reveal the answer
  7. Robin Stevens wrote a murder mystery set at Christmas time. What was it called? Click to reveal the answer
  8. In which book by Matt Haig does Father Christmas run out of magic and stop visiting children? Click to reveal the answer
  9. Which fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen tells the story of a young tree that wants to grow up? Click to reveal the answer
  10. Which famous classic by Louisa May Alcott starts with “Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents”. Click to reveal the answer

Children’s books about war

Children's books about war for children aged 7-12

  1. Tommo is a soldier in WW1. What is the title of the book by Michael Morpurgo? Click to reveal the answer
  2. What is the title of the Marcus Zusak book narrated by Death? Click to reveal the answer
  3. Which book set in WW2 by Nina Bawden features characters called Hepzibah Green and Mr Johnny? Click to reveal the answer
  4. Chas has almost the best collection of war memorabilia in Garmouth, but not quite, in which WW2 adventure by Robert Westall? Click to reveal the answer
  5. Jan, Bronia and a paper knife appear in which dramatic WW2 adventure by Ian Serrailier? Click to reveal the answer
  6. What is the title of the Michael Foreman picture book about football in WW1? Click to reveal the answer
  7. Which book by Morris Gleitzman tells the story of a Jewish boy who flees from an orphanage during WW2 to try and locate his parents who are trapped in Nazi Germany? Click to reveal the answer
  8. Which modern classic by Michelle Magorian tells the story of Willie Beech, evacuated to Little Weirwold – a village which when the time comes to return to London, he doesn’t want to leave? Click to reveal the answer
  9. Name the title of the children’s book by Michael Morpurgo about a boy who runs away from boarding school and is told an amazing story about a soldier who wins the Victoria Cross and a circus lion. Click to reveal the answer
  10. Name the Michael Morpurgo adventure about Tucky and David who discover two escaped German airmen and cannot decide whether to tell the authorities? Click to reveal the answer

Children’s picture books

Can you name the titles of the children’s books below, just by looking at pictures below? Click on each image to see the answer.

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Why not have a look at our suggested reading lists for children aged 3-16?

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