16 Most Hyped Books to Read For Kids

Books to read for kids

16 Books to Read That Tweens Recommend To Friends

Word of mouth rules when kids age 7 to 12 pick a book to read. See what titles kids are hyping these days.

Peer pressure’s not so bad when it comes to reading. A popular book has the power to sweep up even reluctant readers as word of its awesomeness catches on. Nobody knows better than tweens what could be the best recommendation of books to read for kids their age, so we asked them: “What would you tell your friend to read?”

Books to read for kids

According to our informal poll, their picks go beyond the enduring biggies kids regularly recommend: the Harry Potter series, anything by Rick RiordanLemony Snicket‘s 13-volume A Series of Unfortunate Events, the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, the Hunger Games trilogy, and graphic novels such as Raina Telgemeier‘s Smile, Drama, and Sisters.

Check out tweens’ recommendations of books to read for kids, old and new, and see if one — or more — will hook your kid, too:

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