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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 2020 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.

Bestselling Books for 9- to 12-Year-Olds

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John Ritter
Picture book
Lynne Reid Banks
Chapter book
5.3
Patrick Skene Catling, Margot Apple
Chapter book

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

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The Best Bear in All the World book
Jeanne Willis, Kate Saunders, Brian Sibley, Paul Bright, Mark Burgess
Chapter book
5.8
Paper World: Planet Earth book
Bomboland
Picture book
5.5
The Wishmakers book
Tyler Whitesides, Jessica Warrick
Chapter book
5.5

New & Coming Soon

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The One and Only Bob book
Katherine Applegate
Chapter book
Who Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? book
Patricia Brennan Demuth, Jake Murray
Chapter book
How To Eat Fried Worms book
Thomas Rockwell, Emily Arnold Mccully
Chapter book
Other Words for Home book
Jasmine Warga
Chapter book

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