Subscribe

12 best books for preteens

Wondering how to spend those new giftcards? In "100 Best Books for Children,"Anita Silvey recommends these twelve novels for ages 11 and 12.  It's never too late to pick up that book you skipped over on your summer reading list, or introduce a title with substance to a preteen in your life. 

1. 'The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle,' by Avi

of

Avi creates a swashbuckling heroine guaranteed to delight readers. In 1832, Charlotte Doyle is a young lady well-trained at the Barrington School for Better Girls. She expects that her ocean crossing from London to Providence will be relatively uneventful; however, when she finds herself between a nefarious captain and his mutinous crew, the reader learns just how capable and courageous Charlotte really is. 

1 of 12

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story
 
 
Make a Difference
Inspired? Here are some ways to make a difference on this issue.
FREE Newsletters
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.
 

Loading...

Loading...

Loading...

Save for later

Save
Cancel

Saved ( of items)

This item has been saved to read later from any device.
Access saved items through your user name at the top of the page.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You reached the limit of 20 saved items.
Please visit following link to manage you saved items.

View Saved Items

OK

Failed to save

You have already saved this item.

View Saved Items

OK