Highlights: New Books for 9 to 12 Year Olds
Best Book Series for Tweens
From timeless classics to graphic novels; marvellous mysteries and trips back in time, these books are must reads for everyone. Mona lives with her aunt — a dressmaker to the lady of the house — in a little cottage on the edge of the grand Somerset Estate. When Lady Somerset passes away and a new member of the family inherits the house, things change overnight for Mona. It comes with a criminally good new cover! Artemis Fowl is not like other year-olds. Oh, but wipe images of cuddly, Peter-Pan-style, bedtime story fairies from your mind, cause this lot are anything but.
With increased attention spans and logical thinking skills, kids this age are able to read harder books for longer amounts of time. Since children this age are also placing a greater value on independence, they may be more interested in choosing books for themselves. Let them read through this list of expert recommendations for the 50 best books for 9- and year-olds and select one or 10 books to read. Of course, you know your child best. So if you see a book that would be a good fit with his or her interests, buy it or borrow it and give it to your child. The more books, the more reading! Fantasy books are best known for their magic, mythical creatures, and ability to keep kids turning the pages!
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Read on to find out our favourites for eight to year-olds. You can trust our independent reviews. We may earn commission from some of the retailers, but we never allow this to influence selections, which are formed from real-world testing and expert advice. This revenue helps us to fund journalism across The Independent. The latest book in this best-selling series will no doubt fill many a Christmas stocking this year. In this adventure, Greg finds an old video camera in his basement and with the help of his best friend, Rowley, he hatches a plan to make a scary movie, with the ultimate goal of making his fortune.