Do you have a tween at home? If you do, then chances are you’re going through the same thing as we were a few years back. The most common question that parents get is: What’s the best tween book series? It’s important to understand how essential reading can be for everyone. So, in order to help you out as much as possible and narrow down that list of books for your tween (or soon-to-be-teen), here are the six best tween book series.
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Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan
If you’re looking for the best tween book series, then look no further than the entire Percy Jackson series by author Rick Riordan. These books will captivate your tween from the very first page, and beyond. With more than 20 titles in this amazing series, there is something for every reader in this epic Greek mythology adventure.
Sheena Meyers series by L.B. Anne
An elderly man, a peculiar new kid at school, and mysterious text messages will change everything Sheena Meyers has ever believed in, sweeping her out of a humdrum, teenage, existence, and setting in motion what one little girl’s destiny can mean to the world.
The Chronicles of Narnia by c.s. lewis
If you’re looking to spark a love for reading in your tween, then The Chronicles of Narnia might be the perfect book series for tweens. Narnia is a fantasy series about a 12-year-old boy named, Edmund, who discovers a door that takes him to Narnia, a fairy-tale world, where there are four Pevensie siblings and their loyal companions.
Narnia is filled with talking animals and mythical creatures, along with kings, queens, battles and adventures all geared toward teaching children valuable lessons about life and the importance of being kind and fair. If you’re looking for a series that will keep your tween hooked and reading all day, then this series is perfect.
The Unwanteds Series by LISA mcmann
Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths. Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret–behind the mirage of the “death farm” there is instead a place called Artime.
Kirkus Reviews describes The Unwanteds as “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter,” and now you can find out why with this boxed set of the entire thrilling series.
Keeper of the Lost Cities Series by shannon messenger
A telepathic girl is the key to an unknown world and it’s up to her to save it in the thrilling Keeper of the Lost Cities series. The first five books are now available as a collectible paperback boxed set!
Sophie Foster has never quite fit into her life. The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret—at least, that’s what she thinks…It turns out the reason Sophie has never felt at home is that, well…she isn’t. And as she sets out for a new life that is vastly different from what she has ever known, telepathy is just the first of many shocking secrets that will be revealed.
Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
If you’re looking to immerse your tween in a magical world of witches, wizards, dragons, and all of their close friends, Harry Potter is the series to read. Harry Potter is a series about a young boy named, Harry Potter, who is dropped off at the Dursley’s doorstep at the age of one and is too old to be at his parents’ house. Harry is under the care of his aunt and uncle, the Dursleys, who do not want anything to do with the boy. However, Harry is different from all of the other children, he’s a wizard. And not just any wizard, he’s a wizard who is hunted by a group of wizards that want to capture him and kill him.
Harry Potter is full of adventure, fantasy and a little bit of romance. And if that’s not what you’re looking for in a tween book series, we don’t know what is. This series is perfect for any tween who loves to escape into a magical world full of adventure and excitement.
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