Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 10-12

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Around the ages of 10-12, books really take on a life of their own. By now kids are reading text THEY want to read, not just the books given to them by the teacher to help them learn the skill. It is a time when they can name the authors of their favourite books and when series get digested like hot chips – one after another. 

This list of books by the wonderful Your Kids Next Read Facebook group has been selected just for this inspired age group.  

The Your Kids Next Read Facebook group is the place where all the cool kids are hanging out. The lovely Allison Tait set up this fast-growing group and invited me on board as a moderator. It is the place to share your thoughts on books your little ones love, links to relevant children’s book reviews, and, of course, to ask the group for suggestions and recommendations about books for your child to enjoy next.

You can join here.

Please note, these lists are member-generated and not edited with my teacher librarian hat on!      

Books for kids 10-12 years.

For more books for this age range see my post Best Books for Middle Grade Readers’

‘Elementals’ series by Amie Kaufman 

‘Harry Potter’ series by J. K. Rowling

‘The Mapmaker Chronicles’ series by A. L. Tait

‘My Life As An Alphabet’ by Barry Jonsberg

‘Vincent and The Grandest Hotel On Earth’ by Lisa Nicol

‘A Series Of Unfortunate Events’ by Lemony Snickett

‘Grimsdon’ series by Deborah Abela

‘Wonder’ by RJ Palacio

‘The Grandest Bookshop In The World’ by Amelia Mellor

‘The Little Wave’ by Pip Harry

‘Keeper of the Lost Cities’ series by Shannon Messenger

‘Percy Jackson’ series by Rick Riordan

‘The Billionaire’s Curse’ series by Richard Newsome

‘Out of My Mind’ by Sharon M. Draper

‘The Year The Maps Changed’ by Danielle Binks

‘Horrible Histories’ series by Terry Deary

‘The Neverending Story’ by Michael Ende

‘Sick Bay’ by Nova Weetman

‘The Ranger’s Apprentice’ series by John Flanagan

‘How To Bee’ by Bren Macdibble

‘The Wild Robot’ by Peter Brown

‘The Mulberry Tree’ by Allison Rushby

‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien

‘We Are Wolves’ by Katrina Nannestad

‘Songbird’ by Ingrid Languna

‘Wabi: A Hero’s Tale’ by Joseph Bruchac

‘The Fire Star: A Maven & Reeve Mystery’ by A. L. Tait

‘His Name Was Walter’ by Emily Rodda

‘Nevermoor’ series by Jessica Townsend

‘When This Bell Rings’ by Allison Rushby

‘When You Reach Me’ by Rebecca Stead

‘Cryptosight’ by Nean McKenzie

‘Murder Most Unladylike’ by Robin Stevens

The Ateban Cipher’ series by A. L. Tait

‘The Girl Who Drank The Moon’ by Kelly Barnhill

‘The Medoran Chronicles’ series by Lynette Noni

‘Lenny’s Book Of Everything’ by Karen Foxlee

‘Hatchet’ by Gary Paulsen

‘Beyond Belief’ by Dee White

‘Dr Boogaloo and The Girl Who Lost Her Laugter’ by Lisa Nicol

‘The Turnkey’ by Allison Rushby

‘Smile’ by Raina Telgemeier

‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar

‘Kensy and Max’ series by Jacqueline Harvey

‘The Heartsong of Wonder Quinn’ by Kate Gordon

‘Enola Holmes Mysteries’ series by Nancy Springer

‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ series by C. S. Lewis

‘Anne of Green Gables’ by L. M. Montgomery

Megan Daley Bio

Looking for more great book reviews and recommendations? I’m Megan Daley and you can find out more about me here.

My book recommendations (for babies to young adults) is here and you can peruse ALL of my reviews (searchable by age, genre and theme) here.

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