What are the best books for 10 to 12-year old kids?

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    #1Big Nate on a Roll

    Big Nate on a Roll

    Big Nate on a Roll is a comedic children's literature and comic strip novel by cartoonist Lincoln Peirce. This is the third book in Peirce's Big Nate series. It was originally published in August 2011.

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    Robert Coleman
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Not quite the children's books that I grew up with and enjoyed but is miles above the new stiff out today. Good illustrations and basic plots that any child can relate. Likeable characters and my kids always read through them within a day when a new book in the series is purchased."
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    #2Holes

    Holes

    Holes by Louis Sachar is an adventure fiction novel published in 1998. This book follows the story of a young boy named Stanley Yelnats who was sent to a detention center for redemption and something more.

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    Rakesh Singh
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "This is one of the best book for children.This is a very enjoyable book. I think it is geared for youthful readers. As a parent I would have no problem having my middle school children reading this book. There is no obscene or inappropriate language.This book is full of memorable characters, evil villains, thrilling mysteries, and unpredictable twists and turns, HOLES is a story for any book-lover no matter the age. It's a modern classic."
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    #3The Giver

    The Giver

    The Giver is a book by Lois Lowry that tells the story of Jonas, a boy who lives in a very structured society where everyone has a role. He will soon discover what his role is meant to be, and it will change his life.

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    Wang Sun
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Giver by Lois Lowry is a great book for 10-12 year old kids. Lowry has a way of writing engaging stories for kids without dumbing it down. Kids can tell and do appreciate that. "
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    #4Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    Diary of a Wimpy Kid is the first book in the young adult series Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney which centers on Greg Heffley starting his new school year at a middle school. 
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    Sandra McDonald
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "This book series is great. I like the fact that it keeps my kid interested. I would definitely recommend this to any parent who is trying to get their kid more interested in reading. The prices are great and there is a whole series."
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    #5Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables

    Anne of Green Gables is about two old siblings who are still unmarried. They are too old to handle their farm so they decide to adopt a girl that shocked the whole town. The girl has imaginary friends and will encounter problems growing up.

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    Dennis Hart
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Though Ann of Green Gables is a terrific book for tweens, I cannot recommend this copy. In fact, I suggest you find another one. Based on the reviews, this one looks like a pirated copy. A copy was probably scanned into a computer running OCR software and reprinted for sale. Do not get this one."
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    #6The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book

    The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is a tale about a boy raised by ghosts in a cemetery. This 2008 novel is the only book to win both the Newberry medal and Carnegie medal, along with Hugo Award and Locus Award.

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    Adam Curtis
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I bought this book for my young nephew since it's targetted at young adults. He told me that he really likes the book. I can tell it's true by the way he describes things that are going on in the story. It's pretty obvious that he is very immersed into this world, which tells me that the author does a good job of pulling in the reader."
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    #7Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)
    Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 6): Sixth in the best selling book series Diary of a Wimpy Kid. This plot of the book revolves around the daily experiences of young boy. He makes sure that he is well behave for him to get the present he really wants for Christmas.
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    Thomas Jenkins
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This really does seem like it is a great story for the kids and not just during Christmas time. I like the plot and think there could be a lot of fun things to be told with it. This children's story definitely has my blessing!"
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    #8The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is a children's fictional novel written by Jeff Kinney. This children's fictional novel was published by Amulet books. The Last Straw is the third book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series.

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    Jeffrey Morris
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Growing up, I was quite a fan of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. It gave quiet/shy me someone to identify with and also plenty of laughs along the way. Now that it's time to hand these books off to my own kid, I know he'll thoroughly enjoy them as much as I did. If you enjoyed the first two books (or read any of the many other ones out of order), you'll certainly enjoy Greg's antics in The Last Straw."
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    #9Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is a children's fictional novel written by Jeff Kinney. This children's fictional novel was published by Amulet Books. Dog Days is the fourth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series.

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    Roy Russell
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "My kids can't get enough of this series. Still funny even four books in. A fun read for the whole family."
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    #10Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is a children's fictional novel written by Jeff Kinney. This children's fictional novel was published by Amulet Books. Rodrick Rules is the second book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series.

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    Barbara Williamson
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I immediately picked this up after reading the first in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. These books are a really great read. I decided to try one out before giving one to my nephew for Christmas, but became a fan myself. They are very appropriate for middle school aged kids and definitely deserving to the attention and praise they have received."
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    #11The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    The Ugly Truth (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is a children's fictional novel written by Jeff Kinney. This children's fictional novel was published by Puffin. The Ugly Truth is the ninth book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series.

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    Jane Dean
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "My son loves the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books. They're very entertaining for him, and this book in the series did not disappoint. If you have a reader at home, I highly recommend getting this series."
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    #12Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

    Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

    Big Nate: In a Class by Himself: A book about a young boy who seemed to be lousy and forgetful. His story is all about everyday failures of a typical and surpassing all those by believing in a fortune cookie. 

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    Sandra Keller
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "a old time things still it following us now on wards to our children too,but it so good only."
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    #13The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)

    The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid) is a children's fictional novel written by Jeff Kinney. This children's fictional novel was published by Puffin. The Third Wheel is the seventh book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series.


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    Megan Mendoza
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "In today's world bullies are a hard but true fact for many/most middle school aged kids. The Diary of a Wimy Kid series is a must read for all 10 to 12 year old kids. It shows the devastating effects bullying can have one someone. The seventh book in the series "The Third Wheel" follows our main character as he navigates a school dance! These social rights of passage can be exceptionally stressful for these young kids and reading from this point of view may help them to process the emotions they may be feeling."
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    #14Wonder

    Wonder
    Wonder is a book by R.J Palacio that tells the story of a kid with a facial difference who will bravely face the world and the challenges it gives him. With the help of his supporting parents, he will be able to embrace his real self.
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    Austin Freeman
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "If I could give a "6" for a great book for 10 to 12 year olds, then I would as "Wonder" is a fantastic book for this age group. Both of my kids read the book and they BOTH stated that the "book is better than the movie". How many times have you ever heard a kid from the digital age state that the book is better than the movie? There's just something about R. J. Palacio's writing style where she infuses her characters with humanity and warmth and real human emotions. I even read the book and started crying at several emotional scenes in the book. I have also bought this book more times than I can recall as a gift for nephews and nieces. It is THAT good!"
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    #15The Twits

    The Twits

    First published in 1980, The Twits is a children's book by acclaimed author Roald Dahl and illustrated by Quentin Blake. It tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Twit, an ugly, smelly couple who likes to play tricks on each other and on others.

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Best What are the best books for 10 to 12-year old kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Big Nate on a RollBooks 35 Paid
2HolesBooks 32 Paid
3The GiverBooks 29 Paid
4Diary of a Wimpy KidBooks 29 Paid
5Anne of Green GablesBooks 28 Paid
6The Graveyard BookBooks 24 Paid
7Cabin Fever (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)Books 24 Paid
8The Last Straw (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)Books 22 Paid
9Dog Days (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)Books 16 Paid
10Rodrick Rules (Diary of a Wimpy Kid)Books 10 Paid
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