Category Archives: Ages 9-12

The Best Kids Books for ages 9-12.

Papier-Mache Monsters: Turn Trinkets and Trash into Magnificent Monstrosities

Author: Dan Reeder Publisher: Gibbs Smith Product Description Learn more secrets at papermachemonsters.com. Step-by-step instructions for creating papier-mâché monstrosities (20091019)

Dora’s Big Book of Stories (Dora the Explorer)

Author: Various Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Now Dora fans can enjoy reading their favorite bestsellers all in one book! This collection includes seven stories: Dora’s Book of Manners Dora Goes to School Dora’s Fairy-Tale Adventure Dora’s Chilly Day Show Me Your Smile! Dora’s Pirate Adventure Big Sister Dora!

Cats Love Christmas Too: A Seasonal Celebration in Poetry and Prose

Author: Publisher: Little Brown & Co (Juv) Product Description Lovingly detailed color illustrations of cats lying by the holiday fire or hunting in the winter night complement a festive, stocking-stuffer collection of prose and poetry featuring the holiday adventures of famous kitties.

Trophies Practice Book Grade 5

Author: HSP Publisher: Hmh School

I Will Rejoice: Celebrating Psalm 118

Author: Karma Wilson Publisher: Zonderkidz Product Description The Moonbeam Award Silver Medal Winner in the religion category, I Will Rejoice allows parents and teachers to share wonderful ways children can rejoice in the simple pleasures of everyday life. Based on Psalm 118:24, I Will Rejoice brings Scripture to a child’s level of understanding. Children six […]

The View From Saturday (Newbery Medal Book)

Author: E.L. Konigsburg Publisher: Atheneum Product Description HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to […]

Chicken Boy

Author: Frances O’Roark Dowell Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Meet Tobin McCauley. He’s got a near-certifiable grandmother, a pack of juvenile-delinquent siblings, and a dad who’s not going to win father of the year any time soon. To top it off, Tobin’s only friend truly believes that the study of chickens will reveal…the meaning of life? […]

Good, The Bad, And The Bunny (It’s Happy Bunny)

Author: Jim Benton Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description Like a light shining through the darkness comes a guide who can truly illuminate the differences between right and wrong, good and evil, just and unjust, hot and gross…It’s Happy Bunny! What would It’s Happy Bunny do after receiving a gift? Say, “Thank you?” Try, “Have a […]

Children’s Picture Atlas

Author: Ruth Brocklehurst Publisher: Usborne Books Product Description This picture atlas takes young readers on a visual journey around the world, from the hot plains of Africa, to the frozen tundra of the Artic. Detailed pictorial maps reveal the richness and diversity of human and animal life around the world. Each map shows the countries, […]

How to Speak Politely & Why

Author: Munro Leaf Publisher: Universe Product Description Updated for the 21st century, How to Speak Politely and Why is a picture book with a point: proper speech and good grammar without nagging. It aims to remove “ain’t” and “uh-huh” and “gimme” and “got” and a score of unfortunate nuances by a simple, sure painless and […]

Story of a Girl

Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description When she is caught in the backseat of a car with her older brother’s best friend–Deanna Lambert’s teenage life is changed forever. Struggling to overcome the lasting repercussions and the stifling role of “school slut,” she longs to escape a life defined by […]

How Many Bugs in a Box? (Mini Edition): A Pop-up Counting Book

Author: David A. Carter Publisher: Little Simon Product Description Here is the book that started the Bugs phenomenon! Inside each bright box are bugs to count from one to ten. Bugs fans will laugh and learn as they lift open the boxes and find colorful, comical bugs that pop out, run, eat — and even […]

Eighth Grade Bites (Chronicles of Vladimir Tod, Book 1)

Author: Heather Brewer Publisher: Speak Product Description Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school. Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His […]

Hungry Monsters: A Pop-Up Book of Colors

Author: Matt Mitter Publisher: Reader’s Digest Product Description What do hungry monsters eat? It all depends on where they are. In this laugh-out-loud, colorful pop-up board book, monsters under the bed eat things like red underwear, those in the bathroom enjoy bath soap and yellow duckies, and attic monsters just love old books and umbrellas. […]

A Wizard of Earthsea (The Earthsea Cycle, Book 1)

Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Publisher: Bantam Product Description A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard. Amazon.com Review Often compared to Tolkien’s Middle-earth or Lewis’s Narnia, Ursula K. Le Guin’s Earthsea is a stunning fantasy world that grabs quickly […]

Where the Red Fern Grows

Author: Wilson Rawls Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description With gorgeous new cover art, this beloved American tale about the friendship between a boy and his two dogs has assumed the status of a modern classic and has been made into a highly acclaimed motion picture. Amazon.com Review Author Wilson Rawls spent his […]

Silver Berries and Christmas Magic

Author: Urslan Judith Gaffington Publisher: Access Publishers Network

The Christmas Book

Author: Caroline Royds Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description Poems, stories, and carols for each of the twelve days of Christmas.

Christmas Stories from Grandma’s Attic

Author: Arleta Richardson Publisher: Chariot Victor Pub Product Description Still content with her life as a minister’s wife in a small Michigan farming community, Mabel observes with great interest the busy lives of family and friends.

Christmas Alphabet

Author: Blue Lantern Publisher: Putnam Juvenile Product Description A poem in which every letter of the alphabet decribes a different aspect of Christmas and its celebration.

Eloise’s Summer Vacation (Ready-to-Read. Level 1)

Author: Kay Thompson Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Eloise, Weenie, and Nanny are going on a road trip across the country for vacation!

B is for Bear

Author: Roger Priddy Publisher: Priddy Books Product Description Teaches the alphabet   Develops vocabulary   Touch and Feel, including bear’s nose!

The Fashion Disaster That Changed My Life

Author: Lauren Myracle Publisher: Puffin Product Description “Out of all the people in the world, why do I have to be the freak who went to school on the very first day of the year with a pair of PANTIES stuck by static cling to the leg of my pants?!!!” Seventh grade was supposed to […]

Harry Potter Et La Coupe De Feu / Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (French Edition)

Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Gallimard

Summer

Author: Gerda Muller Publisher: Floris Books Product Description This colorful little book is part of a series of four chunky boardbooks without text. The series takes young children through the four seasons of the year with fun, active pictures. Summer portrays children fishing for tadpoles, playing at the beach, eating ice-cream, and enjoying evening picnics. […]

Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business (Junie B. Jones, No. 2)

Author: Barbara Park Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Illus. in black-and-white by Denise Brunkus. Trouble crops up because of an unusual misunderstanding–Junie B. starts to think that her newborn brother is really a baby monkey! “Chapter book readers will be laughing at Junie’s antics as well as her way with words.”–Booklist.

Emily’s Balloon

Author: Komako Sakai Publisher: Chronicle Books Product Description One day, Emily gets a balloon. By the end of the afternoon, the balloon is no longer just a plaything. Emily and the balloon are friends. But when the balloon blows away, what will Emily do? The beautifully evocative illustrations and the timeless innocence of the story […]

Beowulf

Author: Publisher: Candlewick Product Description This exhilarating graphic-novel edition of an ancient classic honors the spirit of the original as it attracts modern readers. The epic tale of the great warrior Beowulf has thrilled readers through the ages — and now it is reinvented for a new generation with Gareth Hinds’s masterful illustrations. Grendel’s black […]

14 Cows for America

Author: Carmen Agra Deedy Publisher: Peachtree Publishers Product Description In June of 2002, a very unusual ceremony begins in a far-flung village in western Kenya. An American diplomat is surrounded by hundreds of Maasai people. A gift is about to be bestowed on the American men, women, and children, and he is there to accept […]

Pendragon (Boxed Set): The Merchant of Death, The Lost City of Faar, The Never War, The Reality Bug, Black Water

Author: D.J. MacHale Publisher: Aladdin Product Description Bobby Pendragon was a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He had a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. Then one day his uncle Press showed up telling Bobby that some people needed his help, and nothing has been the same since. Now Bobby knows that he […]

The Islands of the Blessed (Richard Jackson Books (Atheneum Hardcover))

Author: Nancy Farmer Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books Product Description In this much-anticipated conclusion to the Sea of Trolls trilogy, Notland is no place to seek one’s true calling. Or is it?

Winter

Author: Gerda Muller Publisher: Floris Books Product Description This popular series is back in print at last! This colorful little book is part of a series of four chunky boardbooks without text. The series takes young children through the four seasons of the year with fun, active pictures. Winter portrays children shovelling snow, ice-skating, feeding […]

A Frog in the Bog

Author: Karma Wilson Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description There’s a frog on the log in the middle of the bog. A small, green frog on a half-sunk log in the middle of the bog…. Amazon.com Review You may already know an old lady who swallowed a fly, but you’re about to meet her chief […]

I’m Sorry! (Blue’s Clues)

Author: Justin Chanda Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Green Puppy accidentally breaks Magenta’s favorite crayon and feels so bad that she doesn’t tell her. That makes Green Puppy feel really bad! With the help of Blue and her other friends, Green Puppy figures out the best way to say “I’m sorry” to her friend.

The Lost Years of Merlin

Author: T. A. Barron Publisher: Philomel Product Description There has never been a magic like Merlin’s, and T. A. Barron reveals how the legend was born in his adventure-loving five-book epic featuring the heroic young wizard and his unforgettable band. To celebrate the epic, which has sold over a million copies, Philomel has created a […]

Newbery Girls: Selections from Fifteen Newbery Award-winning books chosen especially for girls

Author: Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Presents selections from fifteen Newbery Award-winning novels, including “Misty of Chincoteague,” “The Courage of Sarah Noble,” “The Tombs of Atuan,” “Dicey’s Song,” and “The View from Saturday.” Amazon.com Review In 1744, John Newbery started a bookshop in London and hung out a sign reading “Juvenile Library.” Over 200 […]

Lion in the Box

Author: Marguerite De Angeli Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers Product Description Retells the events of a special Christmas for a poor family in New York City at the turn of the century.

Tell Me the Story

Author: Max Lucado Publisher: Crossway Books Product Description This book is a tool which parents can use to instruct their children in learning the eternal truths of God and the ancient story of mankind.

Yu-Gi-Oh!: Millennium World, Vol. 5 (Yu-Gi-Oh! (Graphic Novels)) (v. 5)

Author: Kazuki Takahashi Publisher: VIZ Media LLC Product Description The final saga of the Yu-Gi-Oh! epic! After many deadly duels, Yugi has collected the three Egyptian God Cards, the key to remembering his own past life as an Egyptian pharaoh. When the cards take Yugi’s soul back in time, can he defeat the villains of […]

Super Spies (Backyardigans Ready-to-Read)

Author: A&J Studios Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Join supercool Agent Secret on a dangerous mission that takes him around the world!

Life or Death (Little Secrets, Book 4)

Author: Emily Blake Publisher: Point Product Description One family. Two sides. A whole town caught in between. In this soap-opera series, the twists keep coming–and no secrets are safe. Chad is in a coma, fighting for his life. Will he pull through…or take his secrets to the grave? Tom blames himself for what happened to […]

Answers Book for Kids: Vol. 3 – God and the Bible

Author: Ken Ham Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group/Master Books Product Description Even adults struggle to understand our Creator – the infinite Being who seeks a personal relationship with each of us. Now kids can begin to understand both God’s Holy Word and the importance of Him in their lives – what He expects from them, […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Ready-to-Read. Level 1)

Author: Margaret McNamara Publisher: Simon Spotlight Product Description When Mrs. Conner’s class learns about a great man, they discover their own dreams and hopes for a better world!

The Littles and the Lost Children (The Littles #12)

Author: John Peterson Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks Product Description In this rousing new adventure about tiny people, Winkie and Tip Small-Fry are lost in Trash City, the secret community under the town dump. Black-and-white illustrations.

The Sandwalk Adventures: An Adventure in Evolution Told in Five Chapters

Author: Jay Hosler Publisher: Active Synapse

D’aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths

Author: Ingri d’Aulaire Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers Product Description “For any child fortunate enough to have this  generous book…the kings and heroes of ancient  legend will remain forever matter-of-fact; the  pictures interpret the text literally and are full of  detail and witty observation.”–Horn  Book. “The drawings…are excellent  and excitingly evocative.”–The New  York Times. Amazon.com Review No education is complete without […]

Dora’s Three Little Fairy Tales (Dora the Explorer)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: A&J Studios Publisher: Simon Spotlight/Nickelodeon Product Description Dora invites young readers into the magical world of fairy tales. Three classic tales are included in this charming collection: Goldilocks and the Three Bears The Lucky Table The Three Little Pigs

Standard Test Lessons in Reading: Book C

Author: Lelah M. Crabbs Publisher: Teachers College Press

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon (P.S.)

Rating: (27 reviews) Author: Isabel Allende Publisher: Harper Perennial Product Description Reunited once more, young Alexander Cold and his best friend, Nadia, embark upon a new adventure, following Alex’s frighteningly fearless journalist grandmother Kate to a forbidden kingdom hidden away in the frosty peaks of the Himalayas. They seek the fabled Golden Dragon—a sacred statue […]

Walt Disney’s BRER RABBIT and HIS FRIENDS (Disney’s Wonderful World of Reading, No. 13) From the Motion Picture Song of the South

Rating: (26 reviews) Author: Joel Chandler Harris Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers Product Description Brer Rabbit outwits Brer Fox and Brer Bear when they try to trick him.