Gift-shopping for your child or young teen? Here’s 14 great titles to check out.
House of Hades by Rick Riordan – Book four of the Heroes of Olympus series
Horses of the Dawn series by Kathryn Lasky – Middle grade animal fantasy series. Third graders love this series!
The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell (series) by actor Chris Colfer – Mysterious powers of a special book transport twins Alex and Conner to a land of wonder and magic.
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan – Genius & outsider Willow Chance learns how to connect with others after her parents die in an accident.
Doll Bones by Holly Black – Friends embark on a real-life quest to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
Escape from Mr. Lemoncellos’s Library by Chris Grabenstein – A dozen sixth-graders are plunked down into the middle of a futuristic library for a night ofadventure.
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo – Ulysses the squirrel demonstrates powers of strength and flight after a vacuum cleaner accident.
Gaby, Lost and Found by Angela Cervantes – Gaby Howard loves volunteering at the local animal shelter, and longs for her family to be reunited.
My Teacher Is a Monster! (No, I Am Not.) by Peter Brown – Humorously explores the complexity and depth of teachers and students, even the wacky ones..
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake – In 1871 Wisconsin, 13 old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, who is presumed dead.
Spirit Animals: Wild Born by Brandon Mull – Multi-authored Spirit Animal series for animal-loving tween readers just digging into fantasy books.
Three Times Lucky by Sheila Turnage – 11 year old Mo LoBeau turns detective when her co-parent Mo seems implicated in a murder.
Ungifted by Gordon Korman – Troublemaker Donovan Curtis is mistakenly sent to a special school for gifted and talented students!
Wings of Fire (series) by Tui T. Sutherland – The seven dragon tribes are locked in an endless battle over an ancient, lost treasure.