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The Ultimate Summer Reading List for Kids Ages 9 – 12
Looking for some great new summer reads for your 9- to year-old to help keep the summer learning slide at bay? These are the latest and greatest middle grade books to entice your tweens to spend vacation days with a book in hand. Another epic summer vacation starts now! Get ready for a new cartoon-filled, silly medieval adventure from the author of the Big Nate books. Plus, just wait for the epic plot twist! In this powerful story of loss and forgiveness, sisters living on the streets of Chennai, India, forge a family bond with two boys who help them survive by scavenging trash. When their fathers start dating, daughters Avery and Bett are sent to summer camp to bond.
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No longer children, nor yet adults, pre-adolescent girls struggle with the necessary and important work of self-discovery and expression. Guiding them across this threshold requires open communication and loving support. The books on this list can help us to begin and frame conversations about issues girls might be facing, such as popularity, peer pressure, shifting friendships, and interpersonal conflict. Readers of many ages and backgrounds will enjoy and relate to these books. I have recommended some of these titles to advanced 5th grade readers. I also know, from personal experience, the pleasure of reading these books as an adult. People who are extraordinary, by definition, don't fit in.
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