Reading Tween

Too old for kids books, too young to read teen fiction?

The last installment of the Summer Book Hook is devoted to that in-between age group, the tweenagers. I selected some of most talked about and most recommended books by tweens over this past summer sprinkled in with a few recommendations of my own. Other than Harry Potter (naturally), below are a few great reads for kids not quite ready to make the jump into reading young adult fiction…

Okay for Now by Gary Schmidt

The Maze Runner by James Dashner

A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

Apothocary by Malie Meloy

The Only Ones by Aaron Starmer

Stormbreaker (The Alex Rider series) by Anthony Horowitz

Eight Grade is Making Me Sick by Jennifer L. Holm

Beauty by Robin McKinley

The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

Eragon (Inheritance series) by Christopher Paolini

Warp Speed by Lisa Yee

The Ruins of Gorlan (Ranger’s Apprentice series) by John Flanagan

Hope Was Here Joan Bauer

Two great resources for tween recommended reading: Welcome to My Tweendom and The All-Time Best Books for Tweens by Parents.com.


Previous Summer Book Hook posts:

Beginning Chapter Books


Graphic Novels

Early Readers

My Cyber Librarians

Get a Clue! Middle Grade Mysteries

Looking For Your Next Magical Adventure

Season’s Readings: Librarian selected books featured in Lawrence Kids Magazine

Summer Survival Guide for Wimpy Kids Fans

Looking for books for toddlers age kids and younger? Check out this board book list or the Reading Together picture book lists.

And that’s it! I’m hoping to have a non-fiction favorites feature, “Fall Into Non-Fiction”, here in the near future. I really wanted to include one in the Summer Book Hook, but alas ran out of time. I hope everyone had a wonderful summer of reading. Here in Lawrence school starts next week… where did the summer go? I hope these tips and the Summer Book Hook reading lists were helpful. I know I enjoyed putting them together and sharing them with you and yours.

RIP Summer! Vive le Fall!!




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