We are huge fans of reading, and I am happy to say so are all of our kids here at You Brew My Tea. That's why I wanted to share some of our Top Kids Book Club Books & Top Picks for Tween. This list has great options you can use for group reading with friends, or a formal book club.
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Best Pick for All Ages:
Even if you don't read to your child every day, reading is an important part of your routine. We started reading at an early age with our son, and pretty soon he could pick the books he loved and bring them to us to read. That includes some of these popular items on this list, as well as some we had handed down from parents and grandparents. We hope the lists below help you with your kids and potential book clubs in the future!
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? By Bill Martin Jr
- Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
- The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
- Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss
- Go, Dog. Go! By PD Eastman
- The Pokey Little Puppy by Janette Sebring Lowrey
- Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
- Love You Forever by Robert Munsch
- If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff
- The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
- Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
- The Little Engine that Could by Watty Piper
- Tikki Tikki Tembo by Arlene Mosel
- Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
- The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- The Little Mouse, The Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don Wood
- Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans
- The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
- Charlottes Web by E.B. White
- Corduroy by Don Freeman
- Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein
- A Wrinkle in Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle
- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
- Holes by Louis Sachar
- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
- The Boxcar Children Set by Gertrude Chandler Warner
- The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary
- Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
- The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
- Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
- The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Cinder by Marissa Meyer
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
- The Secrets Realm by Bev Stout
- The Selection by Kiera Cass
- War Storm by Victoria Aveyard
- A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
- The Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir
- Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J. Maas
- Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare
- Obsidio by Amie Kaufman
- Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
- Legendary by Stephanie Garber
Take advantage of our favorites list to create a kids book club books list that you can work through with your children. These are all perfect for reading in leisure time or for educational purposes if you are a homeschooler!
Top Picks For Tween Must Reads
The Wee Child is truly a book worm. In fact, he has been devouring books this year like crazy. Any parent would love that he is asking for more books instead of toys or video games. It is so much fun seeing his mind growing and his views expanding. As a result of his reading habits, I have come up with a great list of what I believe are the top books for tweens to read.
If you have a book worm, or are longing to create a book worm in your child, this list is a great place to begin. Some of these books are well known, while others seem to be a bit less popular but just as great. In fact, a few of these authors are my friends and I am so happy to share their books here because not only do I love supporting my fellow authors, but I also know that these books are truly amazing.
Stuart Gibbs: This author is known for his middle grade books. While many are familiar with his animal-themed series, the Wee Child especially loves his space and spy series listed below. In fact, we preorder almost every book he puts out.
J. Scott Savage: I actually reviewed the Farworld series a few years ago, and introduced them to my son recently. He fell in love with them and recently began the Cove of Mysteries series of books. They are full of fantasy and science fiction themes that appeal to any reader who likes things that involve dragons, adventure, and imaginary worlds.
- Farworld: Water Keep
- Farworld: Land Keep
- Farworld: Air Keep
- Farworld: Fire Keep
- Mysteries of Cove: Fires of Invention
- Mysteries of Cove: Gears of Revolution (released 9/20/16)
Katie Femia: If you like dystopian novels, this is the book for you. Her second book is in the process of editing, so I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next!
Peter Lerangis: The Seven Wonders books have kept my son tucked into a book throughout our recent road trip. I loved that there are not just the books, but fun addendums to them that make the adventures go on for longer.
- Seven Wonders: The Colossus Rises
- Seven Wonders: Lost In Babylon
- Seven Wonders: The Tomb of Shadows
- Seven Wonders: The Curse Of The King
- Seven Wonders: The Legend Of The Rift
Brandon Mull: Fablehaven is perhaps the most well known, but this author most definitely has the key to encouraging kids to read. From younger grade to teens, these stories are full of fantasy and drama that keeps the pages turning.
- Fablehaven: The Complete Series
- Five Kingdoms: Sky Raiders
- Five Kingdoms: Rogue Knight
- Five Kingdoms: Crystal Keepers
- Five Kingdoms: Death Weavers
Holly Black: Magical creatures and people are woven throughout her books. I love the ideas and themes, and while she has multiple series, she also has great stand alone books. Not only does the Wee Child love these, but I find myself sneaking his books to read when he is done. Being a book worm is obviously something that runs in the family
Jules Vern: Classic literature begins with the fantasy of Jules Vern. There is nothing better than watching your kids minds explode while reading the tales that take them through time and into a fantasy land.
As you try to encourage your child to read more and become a book worm, this list is a great place to start. I love appealing to the Wee Child's love of fantasy and science fiction. These books are a perfect way to do just that!
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