12 Can't-Put-Down Books for 12 Year OldsWhich is why reading coming-of-age books becomes very relevant at this age. Kids this age are also highly influenced by friends, wanting more independence from parents, and making improvements in their abstract thinking abilities. Preteens need good books that both resonate with their complex lives as well as educate and entertain them. Fantasy, magic, and horror provide tech-free escapism for kids. Kids love to imagine themselves as the main characters, especially in kids-can-do-anything adventure and mystery stories like these selections.
MIDDLE GRADE RECS (for boys)
Featured Books for 11+ readers
As kids get older, they're able to grapple with more difficult topics in books, both in fiction and non-fiction - but still get to have lots of fun, too! We have a range of different books for year-olds , from enthralling stories and poignant tales, to fascinating books on coding, science, history and more. Patrick Ness. This award-winning novel features an ancient monster, made up of leaves and branches, who visits year-old Conor O'Malley each night at The monster offers to tell Conor three stories - if Conor will tell his own story afterwards.
Recommended Reads: Children's Classics
And now look where we are! Plus, there are more lists with books for 12 year olds at the bottom of this post. Please note: while in general you can be confident that I have read every book I recommend, in this case there are several books on this list which my kid has read, but I have not read yet. However, I chatted with my 12 year old and read professional reviews so I feel very confident recommending them! Note: covers and titles are affiliate links. The Mighty Odds series by Amy Ignatow.