Middle Grade Books Both You and Your Tween Can Enjoy

by Dena McMurdie

Photo credit: Cavan Images, Cavan Collection/Getty Images

There’s no question that the isolation of the pandemic was hard on everyone. Reading books together helped my kids and I adjust to being confined to our house 24/7. It helped stave off boredom, gave us something to talk about, and reduced the inevitable brain-drain kids get from not being in school. And though the world is slowly opening up again, this little moment of connection is something we still do. Sometimes, I’ll read aloud to my tweens, but other times, we’ll read the same book on our own and then discuss it afterward. It’s like our own little book club.

If you’re interested in starting an informal book club with your kids, or a virtual one with their friends, here are some fantastic books to check out.