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Book Reviews and Recommendations:

Preteen and Tween, Ages 9-12

 

With maturity developing and a wide range of reading abilities among preteens and tweens, middle grade novels (books for ages 9 and up) begin to soar with well-developed fantastical worlds, a gentle increase in the complexities of social and emotional plot developments, smaller fonts, and more pages.

 

Children's Book Reviews for ages 9 to 12

While kids used to read books featuring characters around their age, preteens and tweens begin to “read up”–they often like to read about characters older than themselves, while also reserving the right to “read down” at any moment in time. We believe that our job here at The Children’s Book Review is to select excellent middle grade books that cover the many interests, maturity levels, and varying ranges of emotional readiness of kids ages 9-12. Our middle grade book reviews and book lists cover everything from the simply fun to stories that begin to raise difficult questions. You’ll find fantasy novels, mystery books, historical fiction, graphic novels (books that are formatted in comic book style), and much, much more.

Here are a few middle grade book lists to get you started:

5 Laugh-Out-Loud and Reach-for-the-Kleenex Middle Grade Novels

5 Amazing Middle Grade Books

5 Middle Grade Books That I’ll Never Lend Out to Anyone Ever

If you’re a huge fan of middle grade novels and a socialite, digitally speaking, and feel that we must know about one of your favorite books for ages 9-12, then you can send us suggestions on books for preteens and tweens through our Twitter handle, and share your most distinguished books on Instagram or Facebook with #thechildrensbookreview. We’re looking forward to connecting with our fellow bookworms!

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Boos for Ages 9-12

Ten of the Best Books and Why You Should Read Them, as selected by Natalie C. Anderson (City of Saints & Thieves).

If You Were Me and Lived in … the Ancient Mali Empire is yet another great addition to this delightfully illustrated edutainment series for children ages 7 and up.

Lovers of fantasy will revel in the world of FURTHERMORE, likely reading the story several times just to be immersed in such a colorful, exciting world.

The ever-popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series is the best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store.

LOREDANA CUNTI is a writer and producer of children’s entertainment. A mother of two, she lives in Toronto developing ideas for food, family, and fiction.

The Rat Prince, by Bridget Hodder, is our best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store this month.

Which five words best describe Flying Lessons and Other Stories? Ellen Oh: Best Stories in the World!

From the middle grade books that release during January, we’ve picked 13 that we think you're going to love.

The Peerless Seer is an enjoyable middle grade novel for those that dabble in fantasy, treasure hunting, science and nature, or all of the above.

A seasonal special in which some pirates fall into battle with some fiendishly-devised monsters.

From New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël comes a fun, adventure-filled, contemporary novel that poses the question what would you do if your dream life became reality?

The entertaining 101 SERIES FOR KIDS, a group of books that covers interests for all, remains as the best selling kids series from The Children’s Book Review’s affiliate store.

For the third month in a row, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, by Bianca Schulze, is our best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store this month.

From the middle grade books that release during December, we’ve picked 5 that we think are really great reads.

Of all the questions astronauts are asked by kids, the most frequent one is “How do you go to the toilet in space?”

Wildlings, by Eleanor Glewwe, is a captivating fantasy about the bond between twins, and the power of children to stand up for what's right.

Proving that these are all popular series, everything remains the same on our best selling kids book series list.

Two months in a row 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up, by Bianca Schulze, is our best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store this month.

We've narrowed our best-of-the-best picture book list down to 13 picture books that we feel represent the best of November.

From the many middle grade books that release during November, we’ve picked 12 of our favorites to share with you.