Tweens can be a difficult group to buy gifts for, but books are always the answer.
If you’re looking for books to give as gifts for readers aged10-12 this festive season, I’ve got a shopping list for you!
Every year I ask the Your Kid’s Next Read Facebook community to share the ONE book they’re buying as a gift in different age groups, so I can pull them together in one handy book list.
This year, we’re calling them the Your Kid’s Next Read #Bookstive lists and this one is the list of gift books for 10-12 year olds. (Find links to book lists for younger readers at the end of this post.)
It’s a collection of recommendations from the group as well as from team members Megan Daley, Allison Rushby and me. Click the title of the book to read more about it, and to purchase*.
Hope it helps!
YOUR KID’S NEXT READ #BOOKSTIVE LIST FOR READERS AGED 10-12
The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
Keeper of the Lost Cities: Stellarlune by Shannon Messenger
Paws by Kate Foster
The War That Saved My Life by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
The Last Bear by Hannah Gold, ill. by Levi Pinfold
This Is Not A Maths Book by Anna Weltman
When Stars Are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson and Omar Mohamed
A Reluctant Witch’s Guide to Magic by Shivaun Plozza
The Wintrish Girl by Melanie La’Brooy
Big Magic by Sarah Armstrong
Seven Wherewithal Way by Samantha-Ellen Bound
Evie and Rhino by Neridah McMullin
The Jammer by Nova Weetman
The Ghost Locket by Allison Rushby
Swift and Hawk Cyberspies by Logan Macx
Cop and Robber by Tristan Bancks
The Book of Secrets by A. L. Tait
We Run Tomorrow by Nat Amoore and Mike Barry
How to Tackle Your Dreams by Fiona Hardy
The Colourful World of Poppy Starr Olsen by Poppy Starr Olsen and Jess Black
The Goodbye Year by Emily Gale
Tricked: A How-To Guide to Magic and Illusions by Cosentino, ill. by Paul Daviz and Sonny Ramirez
Brilliant Minds: 30 Dyslexic Heroes Who Changed The World by Shannon Meyerkort
Barefoot Kids by Scott Pape
The Book Of Wondrous Possibilities by Deborah Abela
Mars Awakens by H. M. Waugh
The Bookseller’s Apprentice by Amelia Mellor
Wylah The Koorie Warrior by Jordan Gould and Richard Pritchard
All Four Quarters Of The Moon by Shirley Marr
Are you new here? Welcome to my blog! I’m Allison Tait, aka A.L. Tait, and I’m the author of middle-grade series, The Mapmaker Chronicles, The Ateban Cipher, and the Maven & Reeve Mysteries. You can find out more about me here, and more about my books here.
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