What are the best books for twelve-year-old kids?

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    #1Holes

    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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    Bobby Mitchell
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This young adult novel, which was adapted into a popular film, is a famed hit with its target audience. It's a massively popular best seller, and one of the best choices for a teen reader. The setting is fantastic but still relatable enough for a wide range of people, and the colorful cast of characters will stick with them as well."
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    #2The 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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    Xu Wang
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book is one of the most thought provoking young reader books out there. I bought it for my 12 year old, but I enjoyed it too. Lois Lowry gives Brave New World a run for its money here."
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    #3Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl was written by Anne Frank, published from the diary she kept when she and her family were in hiding from the Nazis in the then German-occupied Netherlands.
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    Vibhore Khan
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I was working 8am to 7pm shifts for the past few years and I wanted to make sure I spend time in the evening with my 15 year old twin daughters. I was looking for something exciting and magical to share with them while they read to themselves at night. I found this amazing but emotionally sad non-fiction book called "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" which is a philosophical and existential autobiography of a young girl who is being hunted down by Nazis. This sad philosophical treatise explores a wide range of social issues that revolves around consequences, fear, and the transformative nature of the human mind. My daughters are absolutely empathetic towards the plight of victims of war after reading this diary of Anne Frank."
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    #4The Magic of Finkleton

    The Magic of Finkleton

    The Magic of Finkleton is a book by K.C Hilton that tells the story of  Jack, Lizzy, and Robert. When their Uncle Harry died Finkleton became different and the kids are going to find out how to make things back to normal again.

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    Anthony Ramirez
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "Inspiring my 12 year old to read is a challenge, but this Finkleton series had him glued to the pages for hours. Magic and mystery seems to be the key, and it did some magic with my son. He wants more!"
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    #5A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    #6Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is the first book in the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. It welcomed the readers to Harry's magical world and his discovery of his true self where adventure and danger await him as he entered Hogwarts. 

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    Diane Soto
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Harry Potter series is on of the best series for a twelve year old, especially the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. This is the first book written by J.K. Rowling. This story follows Harry on a magical adventure as he encounters Hogwarts."
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    #7The Outsiders

    The Outsiders
    The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton is about how Ponyboy Curtis saw life as one of the greasers, one of the people who does not belong in a regular society. This book has won a number of awards for its contribution to the young adult genre.
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    Amber Walsh
    Written on March 16, 2018
    " The Outsiders is a book that i feel every young person should read it has something in it that every young person can identify with there is a reason it has won numerous awards I highly reccomend"
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    #8I Can Cook: Puddings and Desserts

    I Can Cook: Puddings and Desserts

    I Can Cook: Puddings and Desserts by Marika Germanis includes easy-to-follow recipes and instructions on how to prepare Puddings and Desserts. This beginners book will teach children to make delicious recipes with the guidance of their parents.

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    Julie Ward
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "nice article that is used to cook tasty"
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    #9The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond

    The Witch of Blackbird Pond is a young adult historical fiction written by Elizabeth George Speare. This classic fiction is first published in 1958. 

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    Steven Hayes
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is a good book for a child in their tweens. It has suitably advanced vocabulary and language, and it deals with more serious themes without going too far. It is about an orphan girl growing up in a Puritan colony in Connecticut and the struggles she deals with."
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    #10Are You There God? It's Me Margaret

    Are You There God? It's Me Margaret

    Are You There God? It's Me Margaret is a book by Judy Blume that tells the story of Margaret. She is an eleven-year-old girl who is facing the typical struggles of growing up. To cope she will talk to God.

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    Guo Shao
    Written on March 19, 2018
    "After reading over the general synopsis and some reviews of the book, it definitely sounds like a could be one of inspiration. Me being more an Audiobook person, I just may consider checking this one out sometime! "
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    #11The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)

    The Golden Compass (His Dark Materials)
    The Golden Compass is the first book in Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, and mainly centers on Lyra and her adventures to find her missing friend Roger and her captured uncle, Asriel.
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    Austin Ford
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "My 12-year-old kid just read The Golden Compass and loved it! Based on her reaction, I would expect this to be one of the best books available for children in that age range. What was less expected was that, upon reading the book after my daughter, I loved the book as well! The plot is fairly advanced for a book that I had thought was geared more for tweens and teens. Fantastic read!"
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    #12Watership Down

    Watership Down

    Watership Down is a book by Richard Adams about a band of rabbits who leaves their home to create a new and better one in a different place. This allegorical tale also tells the adventure and challenging journey of rabbits.

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    Vicky Duan
    Written on March 20, 2018
    "This book is designed for twelve year olds. it is about a band of rabbits who leaves their home to create a new and better one in a different place. it is amazing"
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    #13Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second book in the Harry Potter Series. Harry is on his second year at Hogwarts and more exciting but dangerous things are yet to come. 

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    Ann Phillips
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Harry Potter is an okay story. However, it would not be my first choice for twelve year old kids. I remember reading Judy Blue type of stories back when I was 12. I grew up on those types of stories and I feel Harry Potter is not really teaching life lessons."
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    #14Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)

    Catching Fire (The Hunger Games)
    There is civil unrest in the districts, and the Capitol is getting tired of quelling these disturbances. In Catching Fire, the Capitol sends a chilling message to the districts to remind them of who is really in charge.
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    Stephen Romero
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "This isn't a bad book and I would recommend this to most people because it's not a bad book that most people I feel should be reading or check out one day."
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    #15The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)

    The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
    The Lightning Thief is the first book in Rick Riordan's series Percy Jackson & the Olympians. In this book, Jackson discovers that he's Poseidon's son and must stop a war between the gods by finding the thief who stole Zeus' master bolt. 
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    Douglas Johnston
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "What a great story to read. It seems like great drama!"
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    #16Number the Stars

    Number the Stars
    Number the Stars by Lois Lowry follows the journey of a Jewish family escaping from Copenhagen during the ruthless days of World War II. This novel also shows the strong power of friendship and how solid bonds can move people.
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    Jerry Hughes
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "It gets pretty deep for a childrens book. I would wait until they are a bit older to tackle this one."
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    #17Coraline Graphic Novel

    Coraline Graphic Novel

    Coraline Graphic Novel:  A book about a girl who moved in a new house with her parents. She gets bored and discontented with her family until she found a door in their new house that leads her in a parallel world that will give her surprises and nightmares. 


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    Scott Johnson
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This is a great children's book with a good message. It is about a young girl that finds a parallel world of excitement to explore."
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    #18Big 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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    Julie Wagner
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "I read the book prior to my child and didn't see why people think it's not an ok read for children. The truth is that kids relate to this stuff and its actually kind of funny and enjoyable. The Diary of a wimpy kid thing is a great formula to get a kid reading if they aren't the type of kid who will pick up a book on their own. After the first chapter my little girl ran upstairs with the book and didn't come back down until she had finished it. Now she wants the whole series. Thanks to these kinds of children's books, my daughter reads on her own and because of that she is becoming a better student. If your kid struggles to pick up a book, you may want to give this series a shot!"
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    #19The Last Council (Amulet #4)

    The Last Council (Amulet #4)
    The Last Council (Amulet #4):The book is about Emily and her friends who went to the cloud city of Cielis to ask for help. When they arrive in the said city, they notice something unusual and that started their journey. 
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    Joe Hart
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "My daughter (12) loved this comic! It's about a friend in the city of Cielis in the sky. I'd recommend it in print though, it does pop more in hand than on screen."
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    #20The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)

    The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3)
    The Cloud Searchers (Amulet #3): Emily and her friends set off in a journey to find the lost city of Cielis. They will encounter challenges and they will find their way to conquer it all.
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    Brian Fuller
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "The cloud searchers is the best young adult novel I have read. Great story and great pacing."
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    #21Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

    Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon

    Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon is a children's fiction graphic novel written by Jules Bass and illustrated by Debbie Garter which was originally published on July 12, 2007. This book follows the story of a vegetarian dragon.

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    Judy Reyes
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I bought this book for my niece and I was honestly a bit disappointed. I don't know if it's the art, which seems a bit garish to me, or the message which starts out okay but ends up being a bit wishy washy and confusing, especially for a child. If you're going to make a book about how it's great to be a vegetarian, run with it. Don't just end up saying that everything is cool as long as the meat eaters stop making fun of the vegetarians. That's a bit of a let down. But as it was, my niece still liked the book and apparently got something out of it regarding the fact that it's nice not to eat meat. It doesn't go much further than that, but I guess it's a start."
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    #22The Figure In the Shadows

    The Figure In the Shadows
    The Figure In the Shadows by John Bellairs is a classic fantasy and mystery novel published in 1975. This book tells the story of Lewis and his lucky coin that holds dark and evil secrets within.
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    Benito Cortez
    Written on March 8, 2018
    "This book is so entertaining, and arouse kids fantasy and it describes to the a world that kids need to know. The story on it is very unique and its one of the best book for kids to read. "
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    #23Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

    Mickey & Me (Baseball Card Adventures)

    Mickey & Me is the fifth book in the Baseball Card Adventures series written by Dan Gutman which centers on a boy named Joe Stoshack who can travel through time with baseball cards.

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    Amy Perkins
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "While this is a great series of chapter books ( think Magic Treehouse), it's lexile is 630, so I think it's better suited for the 8-10 crowd. I think 12 is a bit too old for this series. I would however recommend it for the 3-5th grade level."
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    #24The Lost Scrolls: Earth (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Earth (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Earth is one of the books in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon released in January 2007.

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    Sara Matthews
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "I needed a good book for my son, who is twelve years old. I found out about The Lost Scrolls: Earth (Avatar) from some close friends. It's one of the books in the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. My son loves the cartoon, so I thought he'd love this. It's really an amazing book. My son loves it and plans to read the rest in the series. Check it out if you love the Last Airbender series!"
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    #25The Care and Keeping of You

    The Care and Keeping of You

    The Care and Keeping of You: The Body Book for Girls is written by Valorie Schaefer and illustrated by Norm Bendell. This book is a self-help for girls on understanding their bodies. This book is published in 1998 by Turtleback Books.

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    Hemant Rathore
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "a nice read for children.. enjoyable for adults too"
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    #26Prince Cinders

    Prince Cinders

    Prince Cinders is Babette Cole's retelling of the Cinderella story but with the young boy Cinders as the main protagonist in this children's picture book.

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    Arjun Patil
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "This book is a must read for all 12 years old kids, it has a very interesting story on it and it develps kids imagination, and makes them better person with the moral of the story that hides in it. "
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    #27Redwoods

    Redwoods

    Redwoods is a children's non-fiction graphic novel originally published in 2009. This picture book was written and illustrated by Jason Chin. It tells the story of a young boy as he discovers the wonders of Redwood trees.

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    Miguel Rosales
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Redwoods is a fantastic book for kids to explain the amazing thing that are redwood trees. I like that it's a non-fiction graphic novel, because it tries to talk to kids in a media that they are more comfortable with working in these days. My nephew loved the copy I got him"
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    #28The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau

    The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau is a children's literature picture book written and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino and it was originally published in 2009. This graphic novel tells the story of Ocean Ambassador Jacques Cousteau.

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    Rodolfo Rentería
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I've always had trouble finding the right gift for my 12 yr old nephew. This book feels like it will fit right in with his love of sea animals and perhaps spark a sense of discovery too!"
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    #29Cowardly Clyde

    Cowardly Clyde
    Cowardly Clyde is a children's photo book authored by Bill Peet. It was first published in 1984 by HMH Books. It is about a coward war horse who thought he could at least act bravely if he cannot be brave.
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    Teresa Owens
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "Cowardly Clyde is a book about a soldiers horse and how he is not battle brave. This is a book that teaches children how to face fears, and that bravery is what we do in the face of fear. Great story line with a lesson to learn."
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    #30A Darkness Forged in Fire (The Iron Elves)

    A Darkness Forged in Fire (The Iron Elves)

    A Darkness Forged in Fire is the first book in the thrilling adventure and action fantasy series for young adult, the Iron Elves. It was written by Chris Evans and was first published in July 2008. It is about a vengeful elven ex-warrior.

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    Ajay Bhatnagar
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "The name alone would make twelve-year-old me spaz over. Something I'd suggest if you're into fantasy, and warriors, and generally just going hard. Something that's like taken meets fantasy, a truly great masterpiece."
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    #31Pink and Say

    Pink and Say

    Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco is a fiction children's literature originally published in 1994. This novel was written and illustrated by Polacco and was released by Philomel Books. It follows the story of two American Civil war soldiers.

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    Kyle Gardner
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Race-mixing propaganda aimed toward children. Very disturbing people are behind this type of thing. Terrible."
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    #32Ancient Thunder

    Ancient Thunder
    Ancient Thunder is a picture book written and illustrated by Leo Yerxa, an artist of Ojibwa ancestry. The book is a tribute to wild horses who helped the First Peoples. It was published by Groundwood Books in 2012.
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    Madison Elliott
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "Good description but I wonder if this picture book is too childish for twelve-year old kids. I am not sure this is the most age appropriate solution if it is a tribute book to wild horses."
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    #33Love Potion No. 8

    Love Potion No. 8
    Love Potion No. 8 is the last book in the Avatar: The Last Airbender Ready-to-Read Level 3 series written by Molly Reisner with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. It was made for ages six and up and was published in 2008.
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    Melissa Stewart
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "This book comes from the serial "Avatar: The Last Airbender Ready-to-Read Level 3". Beautifully written Molly Reisner and by illustrated by Patrick Spaziante, the book offers preteen entertainment and lessons about self discovery, love and acceptance, as well as entertainment"
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    #34The Black Stallion

    The Black Stallion

    The Black Stallion is a children's book written by Walter Farley, first published in 1941. It is the first book in The Black Stallion series, and it tells the story of a boy named Alec Ramsey and his adventures with a stallion named Black.

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    Jason Brooks
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I thought it was important for my kids to read some of the classic young adult literature that I was exposed to as a child. I decided to give them copies of The Black Stallion to read. That may have been a mistake because now all they talk about is horses! Still, I am very happy that they loved this book. "
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    #35Sokka, the Sword Master (Ready-to-Read. Level 3)

    Sokka, the Sword Master (Ready-to-Read. Level 3)

    Sokka, the Sword Master is the second book in the Ready-to-Read series written by Sherry Gerstein with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. It is based on the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar: The Last Airbender.

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    Ryan Warren
    Written on March 21, 2018
    "Lazy and boring for a kid to read. Nothing mystifying or whimsical about it."
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    #36Thunder Cake

    Thunder Cake

    Thunder Cake by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 1990. This book tells the story of a grandmother telling her scared granddaughter that the storm clouds were ingredients for her specialty cake.

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    Jessica Day
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Some things are timeless and that definitely includes books. It's a fun yet important book about facing your fears, which to a degree is an important thing for every kid to learn. Thunder cake is certainly a great solution for kids."
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    #37The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

    The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

    The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular is a fairy tale novel written and illustrated by Violet Plum which was first published in 2014. This book follows the story of Princess Primrose who wants to be loved by everyone.

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    Ishan Kapoor
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "A princess fairy tale book that tells the story of Princess Primrose that strives to be popular. It teaches your kid a lot of life lessons and it keeps them entertained."
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    #38Life Strategies For Teens

    Life Strategies For Teens

    Life Strategies For Teens written by Jay McGraw is a New York Times bestselling self-help book for kids. McGraw features here the Ten Laws of Life. With over 200 pages, this book is published in 2000 by Touchstone.

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    Ruth Barrett
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This is one of the best books for a twelve-year-old kid that is trying to find their way. It gives a lot of advice to help them on their path and it's not a normal self help book that turns kids away. "
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    #39The Lost Scrolls: Air (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Air (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Air is one of the books in the Avatar: the Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon published in January 2007.

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    Jacob Gonzalez
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "There's so many entertainment options for twelve year old kids these days. What will definitely capture their attention is a great book called The Lost Scrolls: Air (Avatar)."
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    #40Summer Ball

    Summer Ball
    Summer Ball is the second book in the sports fiction series Danny Walker written by Mike Lupica which continues on the story of Danny Walker who is leading his basketball team in the national championship. 
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    Nancy Rios
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The Amazon page was a great resource to get more information about this book and to see how many pages it is and if it's suitable to twelve year old kids. It is an easy site to look through and read reviews by other users to determine if I want to get this book or not. It also has the suggested age range listed in the product details that lets me know how old the reader should be. Very easy to find relevant information on this site."
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    #41Junkyard Wonders

    Junkyard Wonders
    Junkyard Wonders by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 2010. This book tells the story of Trisha and the new school she has transferred to. Junkyard Wonders is based on the author's childhood.
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    Harry Stewart
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Junkyard Wonders is a great book for two reasons. The first one is, it is just a great read. It is very easy to understand, and the illustrations are great. The second, and more important, reason is because it teaches a valuable lesson to an age group that could use a boost of inspiration. It teaches children to never give up in a way they can relate to. "
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    #42A to Z

    A to Z

    A to Z is a children's picture board book written and illustration made by Sandra Boynton which features animal characters and nontraditional texts which have been reprinted on thick board pages. 

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    Roger Ellis
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "While looking for a book for my 12 year old nephew, I came across A to Z. While it looks interesting, I don't think it would interest someone at that age. It would be good for someone much younger though."
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    #43G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book

    G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book

    G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book is a book by David Schwartz that presents each alphabet as an equivalent of a mathematical term. The illustrations are fun and creative, it will surely capture the attention of young learners. 

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    Beverly Cox
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Ok, if you're wanting to teach your kid math or you're a teacher teaching math to kids ...then this book should be on your shelf,your desk,in your bag....you get the point. It's fun and something kids will enjoy. It's so fun that I even wanted to learn more math. It's great! A must have!"
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    #44The Lemonade Club

    The Lemonade Club
    The Lemonade Club by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 2007. This book tells the story of Miss Wichelman's fifth-grade class and her lesson about 'when life gives you lemon, make lemonade'.
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    Ethan Perry
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "very good and enjoyable book"
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    #45Out of My Mind

    Out of My Mind

    Out of My Mind is a bestselling children's book by Sharon M. Draper. It tells the story of Melody Brooks, a ten-year-old girl with cerebral palsy. Melody overcomes her challenges and proves to everyone that she is capable of great things.

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    Jeffrey Chapman
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "This was an extremely interesting read for me. Right away the cover had got my attention, and from the second I picked it up I couldn't put it down."
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    #46Zipper: The Kid with ADHD

    Zipper: The Kid with ADHD

    Zipper: The Kid with ADHD is a book by Caroline Janover that tells the story of a smart boy with ADHD. People cannot understand him because he is so hyper with the high impulse to do things. 

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    Keith Newman
    Written on March 22, 2018
    "Cute book, not the best written but it's entertaining. Would be particularly good for kids with ADHD that can relate to the title character."
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    #47Retreat from Gettysburg

    Retreat from Gettysburg

    Retreat from Gettysburg is a dramatic but action-packed novel for pre-teens authored by Kathleen Ernst. It is set on the days after the Confederate Army lost at Gettysburg.The book contains actual photos of the time period.

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    May Liang
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "If your tween is into stories that are around the confederate army time then they may really like this book. The actual pictures from the time are a bonus and really help them to visualize the era. There is a lot of action as well. This book won't be interesting to everyone though."
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    #48The Lost Scrolls: Fire (Avatar)

    The Lost Scrolls: Fire (Avatar)
    The Lost Scrolls: Fire is one of the books in the Avatar: the Last Airbender series by Michael Teitelbaum with illustrations from Patrick Spaziante. This is a repackage edition by Nickelodeon released in 2007.

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    Nicole Watson
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "The Lost Scrolls is a great book for 12 year olds. Although I couldn't put it among the very best, it is more appropriate for this age group, though it may be preferred more by those who like reading fantasy fiction."
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    #49A Savage Thunder

    A Savage Thunder

    A Savage Thunder: Antietam and the Bloody Road to Freedom is a historical novel for pre-teens and young adults written by Jim Murphy. It attempts to portray the day when the Civil War cost America almost 23,000 lives in one day.

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    Janet Harper
    Written on March 31, 2018
    "I did not enjoy. But, if you are interested in war story it would be a good book to read. It gave a lot of vivid details in the story. I would not buy again."
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    #50Edmund's Lunch

    Edmund's Lunch

    Edmund's Lunch is a children's literature graphic novel written and illustrated by Violet Plum and was published in 2014. This book tells the story of Edmund and his lunch who is often teased because of its unique food content.

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    James Meyer
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "Boring and preachy. Its a book about being a vegan. I mean, come on. Just look at who printed it: "Violet's Vegan Comics is a mother and daughter team of story writers/illustrators making happy, colourful vegan picture books and comics for children. " Talk about an agenda. "
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    #51How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself

    How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself
    How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself is a children's how-to book by Robert Paul Smith and illustrated by Elinor Goulding Smith (Illustrator). This book is a 2010 reprint of the original 1958 version. 
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    Bryan Lee
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "How to Do Nothing with Nobody All Alone by Yourself is one of the best books for twelve-year-old kids. My kid loves it. He has worked hard to do some of the stuff that's in the book and he has had tons of fun."
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    #52The Black Book of Colors

    The Black Book of Colors
    The Black Book of Colors is a children's picture book written by Menena Cottin and illustrated by Rosana Faría. It aims to teach children about blindness by allowing them to experience the world using their senses other than sight.
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    Kenneth Rice
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "The concept of this book is great. It really makes kids use their imagination and think outside the book. I highly recommend checking it out."
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    #53Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)

    Water, Water Everywhere (Sluggers Book)

    Water, Water Everywhere is the fourth book in The Sluggers series written by Loren Lon and Phil Bildner which centers on a baseball team trying to raise money to pay off the Payne family's big-league debt. 

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    Gregory Moore
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "I think this book is very good for pre-teen kids. It is very easy to read, and very interesting till the end. It shows how problems can make the road more difficult for anybody, but working as a team is a good way to confront the adversity. Even though it is not too realistic, it can help to seed good values for kids this age. If it was a bit more realistic, I would give it a 5, but, no complains, it is very good book."
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    #54When The Leaf Blew In

    When The Leaf Blew In
    When the Leaf Blew In is children's literary fiction book written by Steve Metzger and it was illustrated by Kellie Lewis. This graphic novel was originally published in 2009 and it tells the story of a barnyard one autumn day.
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    Philip Webb
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "When the Leaf Blew In is a very creative and dare I say zany story that will catch the attention of pre-teens and teenagers alike who are interested in reading. I gotta admit I got myself pretty involved in the story myself so just imagine how much fun your kids would have reading it."
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    #55The Double Life of Pocahontas

    The Double Life of Pocahontas
    First published in 1983, The Double Life of Pocahontas is an award-winning historical fiction novel for children by Jean Fritz. It chronicles Pocahontas's life and the worlds she inhabited: that of the British settlers' and her own.
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    Marilyn Rivera
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Good book for teen readers. We keep this one in the car and my daughter has been sucked in during some of our summer road trips."
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    #56Mr. Lincoln's Way

    Mr. Lincoln's Way

    Mr. Lincoln's Way by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 2001. This book tells the story of the coolest school principal - Mr. Lincoln. This novel was released by Philomel Books in New York.

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    Tyler Adams
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Decent book for the age group. I like the positive tone that it takes, though from where I live, I found the principle to be a little too "nice" for a real-world situation. But as a lesson about bullying, it's not too bad."
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    #57Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl is a humor and fantasy fiction novel first published in 1964. This book tells the story of Mr. Willy Wonka's chocolate factory and five lucky children who got an entry ticket for a tour.

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    Janet Adams
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "When looking for the best of anything I want options, not just one specific thing. Had my topic been looking for just one book this solution may have worked but having a twelve year old child myself I do not think this fits the age category, it would suit a younger age bracket."
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    #58Pumpkin Jack

    Pumpkin Jack

    Pumpkin Jack is a children's literary fiction book written and illustrated by Will Hubbell. This graphic novel was originally published in 2000. It tells the story of Tim's lantern which he called Pumpkin Jack.

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    Jesse Chen
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "a great kid read"
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    #59The Bee Tree

    The Bee Tree
    The Bee Tree by Patricia Polacco is a fictional children's literature originally published in 1993. This book tells the story of little Mary Ellen and her grandfather as they hunt for bee trees in the wilderness. 
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    Mark Gonzales
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "This book makes me wish I had young children in my life just so I could give it to them! The author has mastered the art of writing books kids love and ask for time and time again."
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    #60The Pink Motel

    The Pink Motel

    The Pink Motel is a children's mystery adventure book written by Carol Ryrie Brink and illustrated by Sheila Greenwald. This tells the mystery in a newly-inherited motel in Florida. This book is published in 1993 by Aladdin Paperbacks.

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    Chris Tang
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The pink motel is a great story to read to pre-tweens and children alike. Many lessons can be learned by reading this, it is also very entertaining and interesting. "
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    #61Oh Honestly, Angela!

    Oh Honestly, Angela!

    Oh Honestly, Angela! is a children's fiction and the first book in Angela series written by Nancy K. Robinson. It is first published in 1985 by Scholastic.

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    Amanda Dunn
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "A timeless classic for young kids. This book takes you through the mind of two sisters as they try to make ends meet without their mother throughout the month of December. Heartwarming and enduring to read, you really connect with the characters. I bought this book for my niece, who just turned 11, and she hasn't been able to put it down. This is the first time I have seen her away from her phone for more than an hour. Buy it for your kid. They will thank you. "
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    #62Puzzle Island

    Puzzle Island

    Puzzle Island is a picture book for children written and illustrated by Paul Adshead. It includes detailed illustrations of different parts of the island, and the readers are asked to search for hidden figures and unscramble letters.

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    Joseph Collins
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Ofter really good illustrations for kids of all ages."
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    #63The Boy Who Loved Math

    The Boy Who Loved Math

    The Boy Who Loved Math is a book by Deborah Heiligman that tells the story of Paul Erdos and his love for Mathematics. This book teaches readers how that Math is an interesting subject that should never be taken for granted.

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    Gregory Franklin
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "As a math lover myself, I absolutely adored this book. I don't read as much as I want to due to lack of time, but I found myself smiling after reading this. The main character was creatively wrote and the book is a perfect merger of learning and fantasy. "
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    #64Big 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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    Manuel Cortés
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Maybe it's because he's a genius like his dad, but when I bought my 12 year old son Big Nate on a Roll, he got angry and shouted at me, asking if I knew how old he was. He gave the book to his 8 year old brother, who seemed to enjoy it more. Just goes to show, you can't trust those age recommendations!"
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    #65An Egg Is Quiet

    An Egg Is Quiet
    An Egg is Quiet is a children's literature picture book written by Dianna Aston and illustrated by award-winning artist, Sylvia Long. This book was originally published in 2006 and it introduces the world of eggs.
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    Stephanie Weaver
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "I love, love this book. The illustrations are beautiful and really make this book for me. I love books that teach in a subtle way. This book is all about eggs. Birds eggs, fish eggs, amphibian eggs, anything that lays an egg, its story is here. The book follows the tail of each egg from being laid to being hatched. I found this book full of beautiful, deeply detailed illustrations"
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    #66Rain Reign

    Rain Reign

    Rain Reign is a children's book written by Ann M. Martin. It tells the story of Rose, a girl with Asperger's Syndrome, and a stray dog she named Rain. After a series of mishaps, Rose discovers that Rain already belongs to someone else.

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    Bertha Córdova
    Written on April 2, 2018
    "A very enjoyable story. A talented author. I started reading and couldn't put it down. I loved this book. I read it a few times."
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    #67Eloise Wilkin Storie

    Eloise Wilkin Storie

    Eloise Wilkin Storie is a book by Golden Books that contains rhymes, prayers, and poems with cute illustrations that will make every kid want to read it. It is illustrated by Eloise Wilkin. 

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    Aaryan Subramanium
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "This book was a dissapointment to our family. My kids found it boring and very uninteresting. I thought it was pretty good, but they didn't want anything to do with it."
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    #68Apples and Pumpkins

    Apples and Pumpkins
    Apples and Pumpkins is a children's literary fiction book written by Anne Rockwell with the help of illustrator artist Lizzy Rockwell. This picture book was originally published in 1988. 
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    Tejas Dasgupta
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Perfect to read before going on your own pumpkin picking or apple picking adventure! Good for all ages, but more suited for the younger crowd under the age of 8 years old. "
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    #69Verukal

    Verukal

    Verukal is a book by  Malayattoor Ramakrishnan. The story was inspired by the experiences of the author. It tells the story of a man who came back to his town after several years and plans on selling his townhouse but changed his mind. 

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    Brittany Moreno
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I bought this book for a young exchange student from Indian thinking he would like something to read in his language, Malayalam, but he didn't seem pleased while reading it. It seemed like it would have a good story but I was told that it wasn't very entertaining and the author used very basic language."
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    #70Sophie's Squash

    Sophie's Squash

    Sophie's Squash is a children's fiction book written by Pat Zietlow Miller and it was illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. This graphic novel was originally published in 2013 and it won the Golden Kite Award for Picture Book Text.

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    Gerald Coleman
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "Sophie's Squash is a great fit for any age. The artwork is very appealing and reminiscent of illustrations in roald dahl's books. 12 year old kids will like it, though it will not challenge their reading abilities."
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    #71Inch by Inch

    Inch by Inch

    Inch by Inch is a New York Times Best Illustrated Book written by Leo Lionni which introduces an inchworm who can measure anything under the sun, from a robin’s tail to a toucan’s beak.

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    Kyle Phillips
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Inch by inch by means books was very nite"
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    #72Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited

    Wilma Unlimited: How Wilma Rudolph Became the World's Fastest Woman is a children's literature book written by Kathleen Krull and illustrated by David Diaz. This picture book follows the story of an African-American athlete.

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    Sean Hoffman
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "This looks like ag reat kids book. If you need one check this out."
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    #73The Ballad of the Pirate Queens

    The Ballad of the Pirate Queens
    The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by author Jane Yolen and illustrator David Shannon is an illustrated children's book about pirate queens Anne Bonney and Mary Reade. It immortalizes these two women and offers readers a look at the high seas.
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    Lauren Crawford
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "I purchased this book for my nephew and he loved it. There is a nice mix of history and poetry. The writer's style is quite unique and this is a nice book to have in your library. "
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    #74Five On A Treasure Island (Famous Five)

    Five On A Treasure Island (Famous Five)

    Five On A Treasure Island is the first book in the Famous Five series written by Enid Blyton. First written in 1942, this children's fiction adventure book classic is republished in 2001 by Hodder.

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    Jacob Gonzalez
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Looks like a long-running and good series for young adults. Might be a little long for a 12-year-old, but that really depends on their reading level."
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    #75Time to Say Please

    Time to Say Please

    Time to Say Please! is a picture book authored and illustrated by Mo Willems. It is a companion book to the popular Time to Pee book that Willem also released. It is about a group of mice narrating how kids learn when to say "Please".

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    Nicholas Lewis
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "Those cartoon characters in "Time to Say Please" are quite likable and easy for children to relate to. The book teaches kids some manners in a very straightforward way and some might argue that it's too straightforward but I disagree with that notion. Overall, I think this a decent book for what it is supposed to be..."
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    #76Scary, Scary Halloween

    Scary, Scary Halloween
    Scary, Scary Halloween is a speculative fiction book written by Eve Bunting and it was illustrated by artist Jan Brett. This graphic novel was originally published in 1986. Scary, Scary Halloween is ideal for kids in preschool and up.
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    Keith Newman
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book is a good solution because the reviews are very good. Readers recommend it and really enjoy the book."
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    #77How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay

    How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay

    How Tia Lola Came to (Visit) Stay is a children's book by Julia Alvarez. First published in 2002, it tells the story of Miguel and how his life was changed by his parents' divorce and the arrival of his aunt from the Dominican Republic.

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    Nicholas Martinez
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "There are MANY great books for children under 12 and while this one looks to teach a lot of great life lessons, it does carry a more serious tone. I enjoyed a lot more light-hearted books when I was that age but this would do well to teach kids about different cultures outside of America."
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    #78The Doll in the Garden

    The Doll in the Garden

    The Doll in the Garden by Mary Downing Hahn is a fiction ghost novel published in 1989. This book follows the story of a 10-year old girl named Ashley and her encounter with a beautiful doll buried in their garden.

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    Armando Ríos
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "I read some stories of ghosts of Mary Downing Hahn and almost always have a great suspense, I have always terrified these dolls of porcelain, unfortunately in this story does not focus on this issue."
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    #79A Seed Is Sleepy

    A Seed Is Sleepy

    A Seed is Sleepy is a children's non-fiction literature graphic novel originally published in March 2007. This picture book was written by Dianna Aston and award-winning artist, Sylvia Long.

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    Douglas Perry
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Most of Dianna Aston and Sylvia Long's work is geared towards a younger audience, and "A Seed Is Sleepy" is no exception. By age twelve, children should be far more cognitively advanced that this book warrants, so while it might be a good read for younger children (around age 5), it'll be far below the level of a twelve year old."
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    #80The Perfect Place

    The Perfect Place
    The Perfect Place is a juvenile fiction novel by Teresa E. Harris, first published in 2014. It tells the story of Treasure and her younger sister, Tiffany, as the two of them struggle with their father's disappearance.
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    Jason Contreras
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "Bought The Perfect Place for my twelve-year-old daughter and she loved it. She usually doesn't seem that interested in reading, but was really excited about this book."
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    #81Count Down to Fall

    Count Down to Fall

    Count Down to Fall is a children's non-fiction literary book written by Fran Hawk and it was illustrated by Sherry Neidigh. This graphic novel that tells the colorful season of autumn was originally published in 2009.

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    Sara Scott
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This book is more suited for the seven to eight year old crowd. It's got some activities, and some learning passages, but it's several years younger than the intended audience."
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    #82Tortilla Sun

    Tortilla Sun
    Tortilla Sun is a children's novel by Jennifer Cervantes, originally published in 2010. It tells the story of a twelve-year-old girl named Izzy, who spent the summer with her grandmother and explored her Hispanic roots.
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    Harold McDonald
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book is about a 12 year old girl, which makes it pretty much perfect for any 12 year old. The book isn't too long, which should help hold the attention of my daughter , and features a very entertaining and fun story. "
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    #83Bubba the Cowboy Prince

    Bubba the Cowboy Prince

    Bubba The Cowboy Prince is Helen Ketteman's adaptation of the Cinderella story regarding Bubba, who is bossed around by his stepfather and stepbrothers until the rancher Miz Lurleen made him her cowboy prince.

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    Carolyn Brown
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "This book is fantastic for your 12 old kid, i strongly recommend it. My nephew liked it so much, and he has read it twice. "
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    #84Woody, Hazel and Little Pip

    Woody, Hazel and Little Pip

    Woody, Hazel and Little Pip is a children's literary fiction book written and illustrated by Elsa Beskow. This graphic novel was originally published in 1944. It tells the amazing autumn season of Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip.

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    May Liang
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Woody, Hazel and Little Pip is a great book, perfect for my almost 12 year old. The book, a classic, brings the autumn season to life with colorful graphics and stories of friendship and triumph. What a wonderful book it is."
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    #85As Far As I Can See (My America)

    As Far As I Can See (My America)

    My America: As Far As I Can See is the first book in the Meg's Prairie Diary series written by Kate McMullan. This book is part of the My America series which is a historical fiction for children. Published in 2002 by Scholastic.

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    Vincent Bailey
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "As Far As I Can See (My American) is an outstanding book for any kids 12 and up. Focus on the life of the old times. It inspire my kid to be grateful since this book has a ton of hardship that the main character has to endure. Would highly recommend it."
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    #86Red Room Riddle

    Red Room Riddle

    Red Room Riddle by Scott Corbett is a horror fiction novel published in 1972. This book follows the story of Bruce and Bill who met a strange boy who offered to show them the ghosts in his house.

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    Tiffany Dixon
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Actually this book is good for kids who loves to read horror stories. It really makes to feel scary in many moments. It illustrates haloween atmosphere and more suspense in the story."
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    #87Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen

    Making Me Happen is a self-help book for kids written by Taayoo A. Murray. This book is a motivation resource targetted to teenagers. This book is independently published in 2017.

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    Leonardo Romo
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Great book for kids! My son loves it so much and it's helped inspired him! Definitely recommend it to parents for their kids."
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