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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

In our sixth installment of the “Learn to Draw on TCBR” series, just like in his book Let's Make Comics, Jess Smart Smiley teaches us how to make a comic.

Genesis Begins Again is Alicia D. Williams' debut novel. Read all about it!

Get To Know Rex Gallagher from Beth Vrabel’s The Reckless Club, a new middle-grade Breakfast Club drama set in a old folks' home.

The Children's Book Review | January 30, 2019 This month, the book that tops off the best selling middle grade book list from our affiliate store is TCBR founder Bianca Schulze's 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up—the must-read reference guide for book lovers of all ages! Also listed are the 5 books we selected from the nationwide best-selling hardcover middle grade list, as seen on The New York Times. All of these books are wonderful choices for tweens and middle schoolers. The Children’s Book Review’s Best Selling Middle Grade Book   101 Books To Read Before You Grow Up Written by Bianca Schulze Publisher’s Synopsis: 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. This must-read review list acts as an interactive journal where kids can document the books they read, why they like them, and how they rate them. Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Upcelebrates the importance of reading and encourages family participation to develop lifelong readers. The perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages, 101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up helps both kids and parents decide which books to

Here are five classic nonfiction survival tales written for adults—to be read and passed on to young readers with a taste for adventure.

In The Mystery of the Lost Map, readers are introduced to Cowboy Little and Cowboy Small, two brothers that share a thirst for adventure and mischief.

6 Performing Arts Books for Theater Kids selected by thespian Jenna Gavigan, author of Lulu the Broadway Mouse.

Which five words best describe Lizzy and the Good Luck Girl? Susan Lubner:  Hope, Signs, Family, Friendship, Cats

Quills dance, precious stones possess magic, and magical creatures and folk fill the pages of this fantasy series by author D.E. Night.

From author Erik DeLeo, The Squirrel Squire and the Tournament of Oaksis the first book in the A Fantastic Tails Adventure series for kids ages 8 and up.

Gregory Funaro's newest book, WATCH HOLLOW, from HarperCollins in February 2019 is out now.

Emma Wunsch, author of Miranda and Maude: The Princess and the Absolutely Not a Princess – the premier book of the series, combined her daughter’s “love for all things princess” with a silly, impromptu story to create the characters.

A funny chapter book, inspiring non-fiction, a wordless graphic novel, a diverse selection of characters, magical realism, historical fiction, a bunch of middle grade debuts, and a little fantasy are what you will find in this list of 33 brilliant books for kids ages 6 through 14.

Here are 19 of our favorite non-fiction picture books from 2018—and be sure to check out our list of the best fiction picture books from 2018.

Chula the Fox makes a great addition to the important “own voice” movement, in which the main character and author share an identity. Filled with hard truths and the importance of family, this is an enthralling middle grade novel deserving of a spot on home and library bookshelves.

Filled with wisdom, knowledge, and courage—just like the Chickasaw elders—readers ages 6 and up are sure to be fascinated by this educational picture book.

Liberty Frye and the Emperor’s Tomb is the third book in a wonderful series of adventures. Liberty Frye and the Witches of Hessen and Liberty Frye and the Sails of Fate are the first two installments in the trilogy.

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different, written by Ben Brooks and illustrated by Quinton Wintor! Giveaway begins December 19, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends January 19, 2019, at 11:59 P.M. MT.

Which five words best describe Art in Action? Matthew "Levee" Chavez: Curious, fun, challenging, transforming, thoughtful.

Margaret Peterson Haddix is the author of many critically and popularly acclaimed YA and middle grade novels, including the Children of Exile series, The Missing series, the Under Their Skin series, and the Shadow Children series.