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In this article we have compiled a list of 30 books for 12 year olds

Children have to listen to new stories for the first time, children used to insist on listening to stories from their elders. 

But at this time, everyone has become so busy that they have no time to listen to the stories of the children Therefore, many such books have been made available for children, which can be spent on reading.

Not only this, but there are also some books which by reading and seeing they know and understand new things. And all kinds of children can read such books.

Highly recommended books for 12 year olds

In this article, we recommended books for 12-year-olds and smaller kids. In this article, there are some books for children, which allow them to learn new things. Children learn a lot of things.

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1. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Board Book for Toddlers, Children’s Board Book)

Great story for children they love it and is now a must in our bedtime ritual.

This book is perfect for children who like to see truck engines.the construction vehicles go to sleep.all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest

Great illustrations and a nice story books for 12 year olds and smaller kids.


2. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This book is about a very hungry caterpillar who has been eating a lot of food ever since he was born: tells the whole story about the caterpillar. This has been especially done so that the children are encouraged to read the book themselves. 

Small but smartly engraved lessons
Book teaches about day & night, different fruits, numbers, days in week etc. this specialy for kids and books for 12 year olds


3. Harold and the Purple Crayon (Essential Picture Book Classics)

Just a unique story and this book help the children to draw imagery and its a creative book. this book is full of funny twists and surprises .

very cute pictures, imaginative story, easy to read, and keeps attention for kids

the amazing new Essential Picture Book Classics list from HarperCollins books for 12 year olds.


4. A Series of Unfortunate Events Books Set by Lemony Snicket13 Books Set

This is a truly thrilling story. A story of 3 siblings orphaned by death of their parents in fire and Count Olaf and his men who are after the fortune the siblings were to get through inheritance. Well..it goes till 13 books in the series

exciting book for children far better than the film. its help to increase your vicabulary and this series best books for 12 year olds


5. Anne of Green Gables: The Complete Collection

This is a simple story about a young girl who is an emotional girl who wins the hearts of all. And it shows the ups and downs of his life.

This set includes all eight books in L. M. Montgomery’s tale of literature’s most famous redhead and her colourful imagination.This specially girls books for 12 year old.


6. Where the Sidewalk Ends

This is a great poem book Shel Silverstein’s masterful collection of poems and drawings stretches the bounds of the imagination.

If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer,
A wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er,
A magic bean buyer . . .

 The Illustrations…and the writings is simply awesome and intresting books for 12 year olds.


7. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in every morning.One day when abuleo hurts his ankle at the local landfill and he can no longer do Sofia misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore. Then she gets an idea-the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall-only to be told by a clerk that she can’t build a park because she’s just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do. Collect them all! Great books for 12 year olds.


8.  Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing (Fudge)

Peter thinks that he has the biggest problem in the world, that his brother Fudge where he goes is the troublemaker and Peter would solve it But one day Peter wins a green turtle and decides to keep it away from his brother, but he gets fuzzed and starts having trouble again.

 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing is the first book in the hilariously funny Fudge .

Enjoyable books for 12 year olds.


9. New Kid

Seventh-grader Jordan loved drawing his life, but his parents sent him to education school because of art.Where he feels like he is alone like him. This full-color graphic novel will also speak to any kid who’s dealt with the challenges of middle school.

This is more than a story about being the new kid“New Kid is at once tender and tough, funny and heartbreaking.

A school where Jordan is one of the few kids of color. Being the new kid is hard enough, but this, in addition to coming from a more modest background than most of his peers, means dealing with a bunch of unwelcome challenge. Great art books for 12 year olds .

10. Number the Stars (Essential Modern Classics)

This book for children 12 years old: an incident book that gives children of this age an inspiration.

This story is a historical story of the second world war. The story is simple: but powerful for children, in which it is not easy to know the kurta done in the war, it is shown that to be friends and be brave and what does it mean to expect good.

Inspired by true events of the Second World War. The story is simple yet powerful for the children to understand the cruelities of war.

Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is a innovative novel based on a true story.

This inspirational best books for 12 years olds .


11. The Complete Tales of Winnie-The-Pooh

This is the story of a bear that has been going on since the old generation, which the children of today like to accept. This story is the story of the rabbit of the forest, of the lion and pooh.

These characters and their stories are timeless treasures of childhood,The book is a classic in the history of children’s literature.  


12. Bridge to Terabithia (Movie Tie-in) by Katherine Paterson(2006-12-26)

This is an unforgettable friendship story Jess Rons wants to be the fastest boy in the class, but her life changes when a girl named Leslie Burke moves into the neighborhood farm.

Bridge to Terabithia tells the story of bullied kids,The following day, Jess and his parents visit the Burke family home to pay their respects. Leslie’s father, Bill Burke  tells Jess she loved him, and thanks him for being a very good friend to her, since she had trouble making friends at her old school. Jess feels overwhelming guilt for Leslie’s death.


13.Snow Day! (Step into Reading)

This book is for the children who have started reading, through the pictures in it they can understand the story of the days of winter: school days Both are involved in the activities of winter with the friends of their siblings.

The brother and sister from PUMPKIN DAY! and APPLE PICKING DAY! have woken up to a winter wonderland–it’s a snow day!


14.  Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story

A wonderful and sweet story from an American food family and also connects the culture and food.“Fry Bread celebrates the thing itself and much, much more. The book is very easy to read and the pictures are very attractive!

This is a touching story that describes Native American traditions and history 


15.  Frog and Toad are Friends

This is the story of Frog and Toad: as two friends should live together Frog and Toad are always together, whether winter or summer, they both live together.

Frog and Toad are always there for each other — just as best friends should be.these two friends have fun together the whole year round!

The characters and stories are very engaging, Lovely stories and illustrations, with the fantastic characters of Frog and Toad.


16. Ramona the Pest

Ramona Quimby is thrilled to be starting kindergarten. She likes a little boy named Davy so much she wants to kiss him, and she loves Susan’s beautiful curls so much she wants to pull them to see them bowing. Her teacher even promises her a present just for sitting still! So how does Ramona get in trouble? Well, anyone who knows Ramona knows that she is never a pest on purpose.

Ramona’s a lively girl who knows how to stand up for herself. The illustrations are perfect!


17.  Coraline

 Coraline’s new house is somewhat strange: there are no signs of danger in it. This is the second house in the drawing-room behind the door that parents are waiting for. He wants Krona to be with him forever but he knows that once he goes back to that door, the poet cannot come back.

This deliciously creepy, gripping novel is packed with glorious illustrations by Chris Riddell

Coraline is a brave girl who is always up for challenges.Coraline will fight back, no matter how bad things turn out to be.


18. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (The Chronicles of Narnia)

The most loved of all the Chronicles, this wonderful tale can be enjoyed again and again. Lucy steps into the Professor’s wardrobe but steps out again into a snowy forest. She’s stumbled upon the magical world of Narnia, land of unicorns, centaurs, fauns! and the wicked White Witch, who terrorizes all. Lucy soon realizes that Narnia, and in particular Aslan, the great Lion, needs her help if the country’s creatures are ever going to be free again.


19.Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

 It is a great book and the first in the series of five books. In this book the author keeps you wondering about what is going to happen in the next chapter. The battles are described in a great manner that it holds on to the interest of then readers.

This book talks about the main protagonist Percy Jackson who discovers that the world is much bigger than he ever imagined, He has never met his father, he hates his abusive stepfather and he adores his mother. Best book for 12 year olds Because in this age he likes to read the book of adventures.


20. Walk Two Moons

In this story, as soon as Soeb entertains his grandparents with his outrageous story, he remembers his own story, which left only one wish in life To join her missing mother from Fr.

“In this funny and sad adventure story ,13-year-old Salamanca, who is proud of her Indian blood and her country roots.


21. The Crossover

This novel is about Josh and Bell’s twin brothers, who are basketball in Bell’s blood, Josh and Bell break the rules of the court. And do not realize that they run away from them.

‘With a bolt of lightning on my kicks . . .
The court is SIZZLING.
My sweat is DRIZZLING.
Stop all that quivering.
Cuz tonight I’m delivering’

“Full of heartbreak and exhilaration” books for 12 year olds and smaller kids.


22. Last Stop on Market Street (Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Books)

CJ and his grandmother would go to the city every Sunday after church, but this bewildered Kaj wonders why he does not have the same car like his friend He keeps asking all this to his grandmother and he gets answers to the questions with great enthusiasm, which makes his day more beautiful.

This energetic ride through a bustling city highlights the wonderful perspective only grandparent and grandchild can share.

Wonderful books for 12 year olds and smaller kids.


23. The Girl Who Drank the Moon

This is the magic book Every year people come to give a child to a witch living in the forest and think that everyone will be safe with this sacrifice but The witches of the forest are really good and protect them from the demons living in their house and leave them to the family members on the other side of the forest.

This book is a perfect match of magic. Its just amazing. Its perfect for children, its magic transport you to a beautiful world you will hate to leave.


24. Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party

This is the story of China, when he was in danger, at that time, the penis was happy with his parents, but due to the increasing accident, the penis was afraid for everyone’s safety.

A great read for discussion points dealing with freedom, oppression and understanding the dynamic history of communist China.

It gives an insight of the hardships faced by the Chinese people during the revolution.

Inspirational books for 12 year olds and smaller kids.


25.A Wrinkle in Time (A Puffin Book)

 A WRINKLE IN TIME is a classic adventure for children, a ‘wrinkle in time’ for his lost father, he finds himself on an evil planet where all life is enslaved by a huge pulsating brain known as ‘It’.

How Charles, his sister Meg and friend Calvin find and free his father makes this a very special and exciting mixture of fantasy and science fiction.

People who like science fiction will certainly enjoy this. The book was out of the world.It was filled with fantasy and wonders,at the same time was scientific books for 12 year olds and smaller kids.


26. Goodnight Moon

In a great green room a little bunny is tucked up snugly and safely in bed and is getting ready to say goodnight to all the familiar things in his room, one by one.

This gentle bedtime story.Goodnight Moon a timeless picture book, which is known and loved around the world,The book says goodnight to lots of different object that are found in the bunny’s room. It has colour pages and then focuses on some of the objects in black and white and the sentences rhyme. 

Children’s loves this books for 12 year olds and smaller kids.


27. Where the Wild Things Are (Caldecott Collection)

Max introduces an imaginative introduction to the new generation: and describes art and original works with great enthusiasm .

The book is good with beautiful illustrations. this is a classic, beloved by millions and on every list of best childrens books of all time.

Absolutely stunning sketch, especially the moonlit night as the back cover page, absolutely brilliant.

Such a different concept of the story and illustrations books for 12 year olds and smaller kids.


28. The Outsider: The No.1 Sunday Times Bestseller

This is the incident of a city when an 11-year-old boy is murdered and in his investigation, it is revealed that it has been done by the person of a good family.

so King’s propulsive story of almost unbearable suspense kicks into high gear.

A compelling and chilling suspense novel, The characters, the plot, the writing, everything was superb.

A twisted story books for 12 year olds and smaller kids.


29. The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread

The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12
The Tale of Despereaux: Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread


This story is about a princess whose mother died because of a rat named Chiaroscuro,
And a girl named Miggrey sow whose mother died when she was 6 years and her father had sold him to man who use take care of his shop for just a handful of cigarettes table cloth and hen, and she serve’s the palace and who is entertains foolish dreams .
It also a story about a mouse with long ears and had his birth with his eyes opened named Desperaux

A deftly crafted fairy tale adventure story , It is the tale of a beautiful, flaxen-haired princess who laughs often and makes everything around her seem brighter. It is the tale of a poor, deaf serving girl who entertains foolish dreams of splendour. 

This is the best children’s story books for 12 year olds.


30. Maniac Magee

This story of Maniak Magi of an accidental orphan who lives with his uncle’s aunt and later decides to run and is successful This is where his story begins.

 After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run–and not just run away, but run. This is where the myth of Maniac Magee begins.

A heartwarming books for 12 year olds.


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