Monday, November 19, 2012

50 Clean Tween Reads (plus win an ereader)

I may be in my thirties but I still love a good Young Adult book. Now that I have children, however, I realize that there are many books that claim to be YA that I would never, ever, ever let my child read. It gets even harder when you have children who are in that in between age. They are not quite old enough to handle teenage topics, but they are well past Minnie’s Princess Tea Party books. (Although I still love princess themed tea parties.) And not everyone has time to read every single book before their child does. So I got together with a few other authors and decided to compile a list of 50 Clean Tween Reads. I hope this helps other parents in their search to provide wholesome but not simplistic entertainment for their children.

1. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan (PG)

2. The Priscilla the Great series by Sybil Nelson Rated PG

 3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid By Jeff Kinney (G)

 4. The Troubled Tweens: Jinnie Wishmaker By DD Roy (G)

 5. The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy by Nikki Loftin (G)

 6.The Eyes of Pharoah by Chris Eboch (G)

7. Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls series by Meg Cabot (G)

8. My Sparkling Misfortune by Laura Lond Rated G

9. Dark Marco Volume One by Sybil Nelson (PG)

10.Dork Diaries by Rachel Renee Russell (G)

11. Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb by MJ Ware (G)

12. The Hobbit by J.R.R Tolkein (PG)

13. The Mortal Enemy List by Tess Oliver (PG)

14. Enter Ten Tales for Tweens by Various (PG)
An added bonus to buying this books is that all the proceeds go to charity.

15. Wonder by R.J. Palacio (PG)

16. Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce (G)

17.The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (G)

18.Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper (PG)

19. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (G)

20. Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham (PG)

21. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer (PG)

22. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (G)

23. Fablehaven by Brandon Mull (PG)

24. The Teashop Girls by Laura Schaeffer (PG)

25.Timekeepers: Civil Disturbance by J.Y. Harris (PG+)

26. Redwall series by Brian Jacques (PG)

27. Emily Windsnap and the Monster from the Deep by Liz Kessler (G)

28. Warriors by Erin Hunter (PG)

29. Theodosia by RL Lafever (G)

30. The Castle Sisters by Jason Krumbine (PG)

31. Broken Shell by Dalya Moon (PG)

32. Emotionally Charged by Selina French (PG)

33. Floodland by Marcus Sedgwick (PG)

34. Gasparilla's Treasure by Scott Clement (PG)

35. Matt Archer: Monster Hunter by Kendra C Highley (PG)

36. The Dragonfly Pool by Eva Ibbotson (G)

37. The Odd Job Squad by Karl Fields (PG)

38. Savvy by Ingrid Law (PG)

39. Guardian Cats and the Lost Books of Alexandria by Rahma Krambo (PG)

40. War Horse by Michael Morpurgo (PG)

41. Howl of the Wolf by Diane Rapp (PG)

42. The White Giraffe by Lauren St John (G)

43. Nashoga by Rebecca Weinstein (G)

44. Goosebumps by RL Stine (PG)

45. Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones (PG)

46. The Stone Bearers by R.E. Washington

47. It’s a Catastrophe by Sibel Hodge (G)

48. Alcatraz by Brandon Sanderson (PG)

49. The Sister's Club by Megan McDonald (G)

50. Nancy Drew

This is by no means an exhaustive list. There are thousands of great books out there for tweens. Sometimes it’s just hard to know where to start. So, consider this list a launching point. Enjoy! Now as a special treat, just for reading this blog post I'm going to give you a chance to win a Kobo reader and a $25 gift card. Just fill out the rafflecopter form below! a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Love the Pricilla series! Thanks for the wholesome list and giveaway opportunity. :)

  2. Thanks for the chance to win! Great list! :)


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