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Book Reviews and Recommendations:

Teen and Young Adult, Ages 12+

 

Is it true that teens would read more if they knew where to discover good young adult books? Surveys say it is true. The Children’s Book Review is a solution. We cover books for teens and we have plenty of excellent young adult book recommendations.

 

Kids Books for teens and young adults

Many adults wonder if teens actually read for fun anymore, others say, thanks to smartphones, they are reading more than ever … just not books. Between homework and social lives, sports and activities, maybe even a job, time is certainly beginning to get stretched thinly for teens (or young adults, if you prefer). Here at The Children’s Book Review, even if, statistically speaking, it’s true, we are not giving in to the idea that teens don’t like to read for pleasure. So … calling all young adults! We’re ready to dazzle you with the young adult book picks that we carefully select to feature from the 4,800+ books published for teens each year. You’ll find books in the following subjects: Fantasy: Supernatural Fiction, and .

Here are a few young adult book reviews and lists to get you started:

A Thousand Nights, by E.K. Johnston | Book Review

Best Young Adult Books with Rachel Caine, Author of Midnight Bites

Everything, Everything, by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

If you’re an expert on young adult books and feel that we must know about one of your favorite books for teens, then you can send us suggestions on books for preteens and tweens through our Twitter handle or with #thechildrensbookreview.  And we certainly hope you’ll chat with us and share your faves on Instagram or Facebook with #teensread. We’re looking forward to connecting with you!

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Books for Ages 12+

Which five words best describe The Star Wars Cookbook: BB-Ate: Awaken to the Force of Breakfast and Brunch? Lara Starr: Yummy Funny Spacey Easy Fun!

Popular Books for Teens Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list.

Which five words best describe A FEW RED DROPS: The Chicago Race Riot of 1919? Claire Hartfield: Gripping, Present Echoes Past, Conversation-starter.

6 New Release Kids & Teen Books We have 6 books to share with you this month: 1 board book, 2 picture books, 1 chapter book, and 2 young adult novels.

An unexpected and phenomenal debut, THE SMELL OF OTHER PEOPLE’S HOUSES should be on everyone’s TBR list.

My Brigadista Year is the latest middle-grade book from the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson. It's a historical novel that follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign.

Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list. Including The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas; and The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic, by written by Leigh Bardugo and lavishly illustrated by Sara Kipin.

For the month of December, Bound By Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story is the best selling middle grade book from our affiliate store.

2 New Books for Teens: In this list, you will discover 2 of the best young adult novels that released during the month of November.

We’ve picked 6 middle grade books that we think are some of the best new books for preteens and tweens that release during the month of November.

When a Bookstore Provides a Portal to Adventure and Dreams, an article written by Mike Rich, a screenwriter best known for films like The Rookie, Radio, and Secretariat.

HOW TO BREAK A BOY, by Laurie Devore, is a study in grief, self-destruction and forgiveness.

Not only is The Winged Girl of Knossos a riveting adventure story and a moving tale of love and friendship; it is also filled with fascinating historical detail about this lost period of Greek history.

Landscape with Invisible Hand, by M. T. Anderson, is insightful and chilling; a wonderful recommendation for any true science fiction enthusiast.

An Evening in Guanima is an engrossing collection of fascinating Bahamian folk tales is full of magic and whimsy, giving readers a peek into this unique island’s culture.

Erin Bowman, author of Retribution Rails, used to tell stories visually as a web designer. Now a full-time writer, she relies solely on words.

Each month, we have fun checking out which kids book series' were the best sellers from our affiliate bookstore. Over the past month, our most popular kids series sold was the the Nuggies illustrated children’s book series.

Popular Books for Teens Here you'll discover five books that we're highlighting from The New York Times' best selling hardcover young adult list.

12 New Books for Teens: In this list, you will discover 12 of the best young adult novels that released during the month of October.

Getting Published at Age 17: Will Kostakis, author of The Sidekicks, discusses how, what went wrong, and what he learned.