Kids Summer Reading List (Ages 11 to 14)

 

Already bored without schoolwork to stay occupied? Too hot outside to do more than sit and read? We've put together a list of our favorite kids books appropriate for ages 11 to 14, both new and classic. Click on the book covers to find out more or to order online for pickup or shipout! 

 

NEW TITLES

Thirteen Witches: The Memory Thief by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Ages 9-13

#fantasy  #friendship  #adventure

 

Tornado Brain by Cat Patrick

Ages 10+

#neurodivergent  #comingofage  #mystery

 

Before the Ever After by Jacqueline Woodson

Ages 10+

#family  #sports  #bipoc  #comingofage

 

Starfish by Lisa Fipps

Ages 10+

#comingofage  #bullying  #selfadvocacy

 

Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk

Ages 10+

#historical  #family  #nature

 

The Republic of Birds by Jessica Miller

Ages 10-13

#fantasy  #russianmythology  #feminism

 

Matasha by Pamela Erens

Ages 10-13

#comingofage  #historical  #mystery  #socialthemes

 

Thanks a Lot, Universe by Chad Lucas

Ages 10-14

#lgbtq+  #socialthemes  #comingofage  #friendship

 

CLASSIC TITLES

The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

Ages 10+

#fantasy  #epic

 

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Ages 10+

#comingofage  #disability  #schoolstory  #socialthemes  #friendship

 

Wolf Hollow by Lauren Wolk

Ages 10+

#historical  #socialthemes

 

The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin

Ages 10-13

#awardwinner  #comingofage  #friendship  #deathandgrieving

 

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Ages 10-13

#disability  #schoolstory  #socialthemes  #family

 

The Glass Sentence by S. E. Grove

Ages 10-13

#fantasy  #family  #friendship  #scifi

 

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

Ages 10-13

#fantasy  #classic  #whollyoriginal

 

Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

Ages 10-14

#historical  #multigenerational  #music  #socialthemes

 

Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce

Ages 12-15

#fantasy  #feminism  #series

 

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Ages 12-17

#historical  #science  #fantasy  #feminism

 

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor

Ages 12+

#fantasy  #bipoc  WestAfricanmythology  #mystery

 

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz

Ages 13-17

#socialthemes  #friendship  #family  #lgbtq+

 

 

The Memory Thief (Thirteen Witches #1) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781481480215
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Published: Aladdin - March 2nd, 2021

Tornado Brain Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781984815330
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Published: Puffin Books - April 13th, 2021

Before the Ever After Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780399545436
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - September 1st, 2020

Starfish Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781984814500
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Published: Nancy Paulsen Books - March 9th, 2021

Echo Mountain Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780525555582
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - April 27th, 2021

The Republic of Birds Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419736759
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Published: Amulet Books - April 20th, 2021

Matasha Cover Image
$12.95
ISBN: 9781632462008
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Published: Igkids - June 1st, 2021

Thanks a Lot, Universe Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419751028
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - May 11th, 2021

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780440418320
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Published: Yearling - May 22nd, 2001

Fish in a Tree Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142426425
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Published: Puffin Books - March 28th, 2017

Wolf Hollow Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9781101994849
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Published: Puffin Books - April 3rd, 2018

The Thing About Jellyfish Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780316380843
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 4th, 2017

Out of My Mind Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9781416971719
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - May 1st, 2012

The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy #1) Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780142423660
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Published: Puffin Books - June 16th, 2015

Howl's Moving Castle (World of Howl #1) Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780061478789
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Published: Greenwillow Books - April 22nd, 2008

Echo Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780439874021
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 24th, 2015

Alanna: The First Adventure (Song of the Lioness #1) Cover Image
$11.99
ISBN: 9781442426412
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - December 7th, 2010

The Lie Tree Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9781419726415
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Published: Amulet Paperbacks - September 19th, 2017

Akata Witch (The Nsibidi Scripts #1) Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780142420911
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Published: Speak - July 11th, 2017

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442408937
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2014