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The 50 Best Books for 11- And 12-Year-Olds

"Our 50 best books for 11- and 12- year-olds, curated by a panel of children's literature experts. You'll find a wide variety here, excellent books that appeal to a range of preteen interests, backgrounds, and even moods."
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Circus Mirandus (Cassie Beasley)
Circus Mirandus (Cassie Beasley)
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Dealing With Dragons (Patricia C. Wrede)
Dealing With Dragons (Patricia C. Wrede)
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Doll Bones (Holly Black)
Doll Bones (Holly Black)
4
Impyrium (Henry H Neff)
Impyrium (Henry H Neff)
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Eragon (Christopher Paolini)
Eragon (Christopher Paolini)
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Furthermore (Tahereh Mafi)
Furthermore (Tahereh Mafi)
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The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Kelly Barnhill)
The Girl Who Drank the Moon (Kelly Barnhill)
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His Dark Materials Trilogy (Philip Pullman)
His Dark Materials Trilogy (Philip Pullman)
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9
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
The Hobbit (J.R.R. Tolkien)
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Lockwood & Co. 1: The Screaming Staircase (Jonathon Stroud)
Lockwood & Co. 1: The Screaming Staircase (Jonathon Stroud)
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The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
The Phantom Tollbooth (Norton Juster)
12
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Chris Grabenstein)
Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library (Chris Grabenstein)
13
Hoot (Carl Hiaasen)
Hoot (Carl Hiaasen)
14
The Nameless City (Faith Erin Hicks)
The Nameless City (Faith Erin Hicks)
15
Princess Academy (Shannon Hale)
Princess Academy (Shannon Hale)
16
Spaced Out (Stuart Gibbs)
Spaced Out (Stuart Gibbs)
17
The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin)
The Westing Game (Ellen Raskin)
18
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Grace Lin)
Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Grace Lin)
19
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Gennifer Choldenko)
Al Capone Does My Shirts (Gennifer Choldenko)
20
American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang)
American Born Chinese (Gene Luen Yang)
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21
Because of Mr.Terupt (Rob Buyea)
Because of Mr.Terupt (Rob Buyea)
22
The Best Man (Richard Peck)
The Best Man (Richard Peck)
23
As Brave as You (Jason Reynolds)
As Brave as You (Jason Reynolds)
24
Counting by 7S (Holly Goldberg Sloan)
Counting by 7S (Holly Goldberg Sloan)
25
The Crossover (Kwame Alexander)
The Crossover (Kwame Alexander)
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Flying Lessons and Other Stories (Ellen Oh)
Flying Lessons and Other Stories (Ellen Oh)
27
Goodbye Stranger (Rebecca Stead)
Goodbye Stranger (Rebecca Stead)
28
The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
The House on Mango Street (Sandra Cisneros)
29
Mockingbird (Kathryn Erskine)
Mockingbird (Kathryn Erskine)
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Pax (Sara Pennypacker)
Pax (Sara Pennypacker)
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Okay for Now (Gary D.Schmidt)
Okay for Now (Gary D.Schmidt)
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Return to Sender (Julia Alvarez)
Return to Sender (Julia Alvarez)
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33
The Seventh Most Important Thing (Shelley Pearsall)
The Seventh Most Important Thing (Shelley Pearsall)
34
Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli)
Stargirl (Jerry Spinelli)
35
Touching Spirit Bear (Ben Mikaelsen)
Touching Spirit Bear (Ben Mikaelsen)
36
When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)
When You Reach Me (Rebecca Stead)
37
Wolf Hollow (Lauren Wolk)
Wolf Hollow (Lauren Wolk)
38
Before We Were Free (Julia Alvarez)
Before We Were Free (Julia Alvarez)
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Boxers & Saints (Gene Luen Yang)
Boxers & Saints (Gene Luen Yang)
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Echo (Pam Munoz Ryan)
Echo (Pam Munoz Ryan)
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