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.
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:
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Play It Again, Grandpa is a lovely tribute to how music can create community and how it can be passed down from generation to generation.
The series provides detailed scientific explanations, hands-on experiments and projects, historical case studies, and even etymological facts.
This novel, City of the Plague God, is not only a gripping read but also a great introduction for readers to modern social issues.
Vasavi Koka’s picture book ‘Kokan and Zoya’ is a children’s story designed to teach children about embracing their emotions, in particular anger.