Some great novels for tweens and teenagers have crossed my desk recently, so I wanted to share them with you. As you’ll see, they span a wide variety of topics, from sports to mystery. I hope you’ll check them out for your book-loving kid. Even if you have a reluctant reader, one of these books might just get him or her to finally realize that reading can be fun!
Liberty Porter: First Daughter
By Julia DeVillers
Liberty Porter’s dad just started a new job: President of the United States! So, what’s it like to live in the White House when the Secret Service follows you everywhere and people are always walking through your home? Spunky Liberty finds lots of fun and adventure in her new residence and in her role as First Daughter!
The Spider’s Web
By Adrian Tilley
This futuristic thriller takes place in the year 2056 in Hong Kong. To prevent the spread of a deadly disease, entire neighborhoods have been segregated, a strict curfew has been enforced, and the grim-faced troops of the Alliance roam the streets. Like everyone else, 17-year-old Jeff has been keeping his head down. But when he discovers a secret that blows his world apart, he’s forced to act. His path crosses with Kathy, who is also racing against time to save her parents. Can they help each other and save their families before the web closes in on them?
The Wild Soccer Bunch: Kevin the Star Striker
By Joachim Masannek
This book is a must-have for soccer or sport lovers. It’s part of a series of books that have sold millions internationally and are now arriving on U.S. shores for the first time. Kevin the Star Striker tells the story of a soccer team in Chicago called The Wild Bunch. When spring arrives, they find that Mickey the Bulldozer and his gang, The Unbeatables, have taken over their field. Will they be able to get it back in the most important game of their lives?
Jackson Jones: The Tale of a Boy, an Elf, and a Very Stinky Fish
By Jenn Kelly
All Jackson wants is to be the hero, just for once in his life. The hero who steps in at the last minute to save the universe. The hero who saves the entire village from a raging fire. Great Aunt Harriett is always telling him find his own story, but so far his story doesn’t seem very exciting. Until he falls into Great Aunt Harriett’s hair, that is. There Jackson will encounter a world of elves, trap doors, bubblegum-blowing birds, hairy-backed spiders, kangaroo meat, and perilous danger which requires … a hero.
Chase to the Brazen Head
By Gregory Payne
This semi-historical adventure features a group of friends from Shanghai International School who follow in the footsteps of a 1941 expedition to the Stronghold of the White Emperor in order to prevent a thief from stealing the Brazen Head, an ancient bronze statue that can predict the future. There’s a secret society, mysterious characters from the past, wild boat rides, giant fighting crickets and an archery exam -- where the price of failure is death!
All of the terrific books above are available on Amazon!
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