My daughter Emma is the biggest bookworm I know. She loves to read and she is interested in blogging, so I asked her to put together a list of great books tween girls will love to share with my readers. Here are some to start you off – she kindly included some lesser-known middle grade fiction titles to give you plenty of inspiration!
Chapter Books Your Tween Will Love
I really liked the book No Talking by Andrew Clements.
In the book No Talking, there is a fifth grade class that is so noisy the teachers call them The Unshushables. Dave who is one of the students, was writing a report on India and he really wanted to be like Mahatma Gandhi, who had for one day a week not spoken at all. Gandhi believed that this brought order to his mind, and Dave liked that, and Dave thought that he would bring MORE order to his mind by doing it for 2 days a week. But then this turns into a boy vs. girl contest when you were only allowed to say 3 words at a time. You were allowed to make other noises with your mouth, like singing.
I really liked that and I thought that would have been a fun communication challenge.
The Books Of Elsewhere: The Shadows by Jacqueline West is about a girl named Olive who moves into an old, kind of creepy mansion with her family. She finds out that the paintings can come alive and and that someone bad is trying to get her. Olive tries to unravel the mystery of the history of the house to confront the bad person.
What We Found Under The Sofa And How It Saved The World by Henry Clark is about 3 kids who find a Zucchinni Crayon, put it on auction, and save the world from being taken over by Indorsians (like aliens). It was a very good book, and I think lots of kids would like it.
In the book Wonder by R.J Palacio, a boy named Auggie has a problem with his face. His face is deformed and lots of kids are scared of him because of it. His mother teaches him at home (homeschool) and finally, he goes to a real school in fifth grade and makes true friends. Together they have lots of adventures and Auggie’s friends begin to see the beauty in his deformed face.
This book teaches you about finding beauty in people, finding the good in people, and it shows the old saying of “don’t judge a book by it’s cover” in a different way; with people.
Emma is always looking for new books to read! Do you have any you recommend? Let us know in the comments!