Because parents of kids who love to read can never have enough books.

So you have a voracious little reader who’s already made it through the Magic Tree House and Boxcar Children series? Where do you go next? Here are some of the favorites from my household:

Contemporary

Book Recommendations For Tweens

39 Clues—the first series (excluding book 3 for minor romantic scenes); ages 9-13

Book Recommendations For Tweens

Frindle by Andrew Clements; ages 8-11

Book Recommendations For Tweens

Warriors/Seekers/Survivors (three separate series) by Erin Hunter 9-14

Book Recommendations For Tweens

Harry Potter by JK Rowling (The first four are appropriate. The rest need some censoring); ages 8+

 

Vintage (like, from when we were kids)

Book Recommendations For Tweens

Ballet Shoes/Skating Shoes/Theater Shoes by Noel Streatfeild; ages 9-13

Book Recommendations For Tweens

Matilda by Roald Dahl; ages 8-13

Book Recommendations For Tweens

This Can’t be Happening At MacDonald Hall! by Gordon Korman; ages 8-12

Book Recommendations For Tweens

The Chronicles of Narnia series by C.S. Lewis; ages 8+

Book Recommendations For TweensThe Little House on the Prairie (series) by Laura Ingalls Wilder; ages 8+

Book Recommendations For Tweens

The Black Stallion (series) by Walter Farley; ages 8-12

Book Recommendations For Tweens

Anne of Green Gables (use discretion for later books in the series) by L.M. Montgomery; ages 9+
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9 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you for this post!
    I got my kids into reading with the first few Harry Potters and was looking for other choices- great options!
    (I can’t believe I forgot about Gordon Korman!)
    Beverly Cleary’s and the Littles set are also great.

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