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The Best Books for Kids Ages 9-12

Looking for the best books for nine- to twelve-year-olds?

Our mission is to help children find their next favorite book. As J.K. Rowling once said, “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” In our collection of the best books for nine- to twelve-year-olds, you'll find everything from new 2021 books to classic favorites, from award-winning books to hidden gems. Whether you have an advanced reader or a reluctant reader, boy or girl, in our collection you're sure to find a book that becomes a favorite.

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Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal
Picture book
5.5
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Susan Batori, Heather Tekavec
Picture book
5.4
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Nicolas Jeter, Sara Ugolotti
Picture book
5.4
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Bookroo's Top Recommended 9- to 12-Year-Olds Books

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Meindert DeJong, Maurice Sendak
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7.0
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Patrick Carman
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6.1
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Kate Messner, Christopher Silas Neal
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5.5
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Bestselling Books for 9- to 12-Year-Olds

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Lesser-Known Gems for 9- to 12-Year-Olds

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Peter Goes
Picture book
6.3
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John Patrick Green
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Herman Parish, Lynne Avril
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Kara West, Leeza Hernandez
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Lyla Lee, Dung Ho
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Wanda Coven, Priscilla Burris
Picture book
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