The 50 Best Books for and Year-Olds | BrightlyWhich 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. Readers will connect with the struggles of daily life and growing up. Few things stick with you as much as a deeply memorable story.
The All-Time Best Books for Tweens
Can she win them over in time to compete in the robot challenge? Discover the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu while learning about the rich history of Peru in this illustrated book for young explorers. Matilda doesn't watch television. At age 5 she reads a lot. But when she gets frustrated with her school principal, Matilda uses her new-found mental power to save the school. Marooned on an island for six months, the true story of Manjiro Nakahama chronicles his rescue and American education before he returns to Japan where he becomes an honored samurai.
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Do you have a tween in your life who loves to read? These 12 titles have been total winners for my daughters, ages 8 and Please do the world a favor and share your own recommendations for great tween titles in comments. I love that my girls love this book. When a young girl is marooned for eighteen years on an island off the coast of California, she not only survives, but manages to find a kind of happiness with only the animals for company. Kanana is strong and smart and resourceful as she waits for the ship that took her tribe away to return.