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Books for Young Readers Pre Teens and Tweens, Ages 9-12

 

Pre Teens, tweens, and middle grade readers (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.

 

Books for Young Readers Pre Teens and Tweens

 

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.

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 Gorgeous Animal Adventure Novels for Middle Grade Readers

Best Selling Middle Grade Books | Book List

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

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Books for Ages 9-12

Get to know Lorena from Award-winning author Cynthia Kadohata’s Saucy, an irrepressible and heartwarming story about a girl and her ever-growing pig.

In Boon On The Moon, the first book from The Booniverse, John extends his love of sci-fi/fantasy into storytelling for the page instead of the screen. We chatted with him about the story, his writing process, and the entertaining characters. Read on!

Boon on the Moon is a well-plotted sci-fi novel that feels authentically futuristic and will surely appeal to space-obsessed kiddos and those that love an exhilarating adventure.

An understanding of the United States Constitution—and the amendments—will provide them with fuel for getting involved and making a difference. The following books offer up digestible information.

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle-grade book list from our affiliate store is New Kid by award-winning creator Jerry Craft.

If you know an animal lover, this list of middle-grade novels includes five gorgeous tales that will pull on heartstrings, inspire, encourage, and most certainly entertain.

Readers who enjoy a blend of realism and fantasy are sure to be drawn to this adventurous story of loss, forgiveness, and mindfulness.

To learn more about BRADLEY'S DRAGONS, join us on this virtual book tour for Patrick Matthew's Bradley's Dragons.

A Whale of the Wild is a poignant animal adventure that demonstrates the importance of coming together in a crisis time.

A Whale of the Wild weaves a heart-stopping tale of survival with impeccable research on a delicate ecosystem and threats to marine life.

Join us on this virtual book tour for A Little Spark, by Chris Parsons.

Joke books should be part of every child's library, and here are five reasons why.

Which five words best describe Stealing Mt. Rushmore? Daphne Kalmar: Heartbreak, Hope, Awakening, Betrayal, Family

This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle-grade book list from our affiliate store is a title included in our book list 10 Enchanting Kids Books About Unicorn.

This is a book that will certainly unleash your creativity and you’ll most probably go on to design your own outrageous treehouse.

Thanks to the lively cast of characters, young listeners, ages seven and up, will readily follow this tale of an unlikely conqueror.

From danger to bravery to equality for all, A Little Spark offers just the right amount of magic and adventure to captivate readers and encourage them to venture out into the world with a spark of their own.

The Little Prince is a thin book with its mere ninety-eight pages, but don't be fooled; it's a brilliant book meant to be deeply thought about and to encourage you to build castles in the air.

A newspaper columnist, editor, and award-winning game designer, Patrick Matthews’ first novel was published by Scholastic in 2013. Here we discuss his third published novel, Bradley’s Dragons.

Ethan's Moon Tower is an engrossing novel that would appeal to engineer, inventor, and astronomer types, as well as readers who enjoy rich settings and danger that comes in the form of wild dust storms and feuding neighbors.