Kid-Approved Books

Tween

9 Mysteries Fourth and Fifth Graders Recommend to Their Friends

Filled with intrigue, suspense, and puzzles that must be solved, a good mystery can engross both voracious and reluctant readers. Here are nine great ones.

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Growing Reader

Tween

9 Baseball Books Kids Say Are Home Runs

Batter up! Looking for some great baseball books for kids? Check out these stories young readers are recommending to each other.

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Tween

15 Books That 9- to 12-Year-Old Boys Say Are Awesome

According to tween boys — both avid and reluctant readers — these books were so engaging they didn’t want to put them down. See which titles they raved about.

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Tween

16 Classics That 8- to 12-Year-Olds Say Are Worth Reading Today

We went straight to the kids to find out what classic books have stood the test of time and continue to be beloved by tween readers today.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Reads for Super Readers: 9 Books for 8- to 12-Year-Old Bookworms

Know a big-time bookworm? These kid-recommended books are perfect for 8- to 12-year-olds who love to read stories about the joy of reading.

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Tween

13 Kid-Recommended Books Guaranteed To Make 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders Laugh

To find out which books are guaranteed to have your middle-grade reader in stitches, we went straight to the source. Here are 13 books kids say crack them up.

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Tween

12 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Fourth and Fifth Grade Readers

It can be hard for advanced readers to find that just right book. Check out these age-appropriate yet challenging books kids recommend as must-reads.

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Growing Reader

15 Books That 6- to 8-Year-Old Boys Say Are Must-Reads

These books had 6- to 8-year-old boys raving, either because they made them laugh, were full of adventures, or were so exciting they had to keep reading.

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Tween

6 Books That 6th Grade Girls Are Raving About

The secret to getting busy tweens to read? Finding the book that hooks. Sixth graders are raving about these friendship and adventure stories.

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Tween

16 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced Fifth and Sixth Grade Readers

These books are loved by advanced fifth and sixth grade readers for their unique character voices, complex plots and themes, and high page counts.

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Growing Reader

Tween

16 Nonfiction Books Kids Will Actually Read

Reading nonfiction doesn't have to be a chore for kids. These kid-approved informational books will appeal to even the most reluctant nonfiction readers.

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Growing Reader

Tween

Graphic Novels Elementary Schoolers Love

As an elementary school librarian, graphic novels were one of my favorite tools for helping reluctant readers get excited about checking out a book.

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Growing Reader

10 Buzzworthy Chapter Book Series for 6- to 8-Year-Olds

Here are 10 “kid-approved” series that you may not know about but come highly recommended by young readers.

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Growing Reader

14 Kid-Approved Books for Advanced First and Second Grade Readers

These books are wholesome enough for a 6- or 7-year-old but also offer depth and complexity that make them thought-provoking for advanced readers.

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