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Book Series for Tweens and Teens

Here you'll find information about some of the book series fiction that is so popular with 8-12 year old children, tweens and teens.

The Origami Yoda Books by Tom Angleberger
The Origami Yoda book by Tom Angleberger, include a humorous series for middle grade readers, set in a middle school humor, as well as a related activity book.

The Chronicles of Prydain
Find out all about The Chronicles of Prydain series, including the recommended ageof readers, an overview of the series, and publication information for each of the books, plus information about the author, Lloyd Alexander.

The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Hunger Games Trilogy, three dystopian novels for teens by Suzanne Collins, have proven enormously popular with kids in middle school, teens and adults.

The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander
Learn all about The Book of Three, which is the first book in the fantasy series The Chronicle of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander.

The Kane Chronicles
The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan is full of adventure and Egyptian Mythology. This article provides an overview of the middle grade book series.

The 39 Clues
The 39 Clues book series has proven popular with kids ages 8-12. Author Rick Riordan wrote the story arc for the entire series and the first book in the series. Other authors of books in the ten-book mystery, history and adventure series include: Jude Watson, Gordon Korman, Margaret Peterson Haddix, and Linda Sue Park, among others.

The 39 Clues Book Series
The 39 Clues book series for kids, which is full of mystery and adventure, is popular with ages 8-12.

All About the Diary of a Wimpy Kid Books
If you are looking for a humorous series that will engage middle grade readers, from kids who love reading to reluctant readers, I recommend the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the other Wimpy Kid books, all written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney.

The Chronicles of Narnia FAQs
Learn about C. S. Lewis and his Chronicles of Narnia, a series of classic fantasy novels for children. Learn about the movie versions of following books by C.S. Lewis: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspain and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Percy Jackson and the Olympians
The Percy Jackson & the Olympians series by Rick Riordan is a lively mixture of fantasy, adventure and Greek mythology, with touches of humor thrown in. The story is told from the perspective of a middle school student with problems, Percy Jackson.

Scientists in the Field Series
The Scientists in the Field series is recommended for ages 9-14. The Scientists in the Field is a nonfiction series that focuses on the work of scientists and scientific investigations in the field.

Crank Trilogy by Ellen Hopkins
Crank, Glass, and Fallout are the three books in the popular Crank trilogy of young adult books. It's a realistic series about the effects of drug addiction by Ellen Hopkins.

The Twilight Saga
Read this overview to find out more about the Twilight Saga, the popular series of fantasy novels for teens by Stephanie Meyer.

Parent's Guide to the Twilight Series
Learn all about the Twilight series with this parent’s guide to the Twilight series. Read this parent’s guide to the Twilight series to find out more about the dark fantasy romance teens and tweens are reading.

The Heroes of Olympus
The first book in the Heroes of Olympus series by Rick Riordan was published in 2010. There are a projected total of five books in the series, with a new book to be published annually. While you don't have to have read the enormously popular Percy Jackson and the Olympians series to enjoy this lively fantasy adventure, Percy Jackson fans will enjoy returning to Camp Half-Blood, and finding some familiar characters from the Percy Jackson series. I recommend the series foe ages 10-15, grades 5-9.

The Mortal Instruments
Learn about the Mortal Instrument series, an urban fantasy series of young adult books for teens by Cassandra Clare.

The Hunger Games Trilogy
The Hunger Games series consists of three dystopian novels: The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay. The Hunger Games trilogy will appeal to teens, ages 13 and up. The 384-400 page books contains violence and strong emotions so younger tweens may find them disturbing.

The Little House Series
The Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder, the story of a pioneer girl's childhood that is based on the life of the author, will appeal to ages 8-12..

Maximum Ride Series
Here is an overview of the Maximum Ride series, a blockbuster fantasy series for teens by James Patterson. Refer to this overview for the science fiction and fantasy series for teens and adults.

The Maze of Bones: 39 Clues
The first book in the 39 Clues book series is The Maze of Bones. In addition to writing book 1 of the series, Rick Riordan also created the story arc for the entire series.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Summary of Each Book
Read the summaries of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and other Wimpy Kid books by Jeff Kinney, which kids love for its middle school humor.

The Fablehaven Series of Fantasy Novels
Fantasy lovers will enjoy the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull.

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