Is your middle schooler stumped for what to read? These 9 books or book series will inspire a love of reading in any child, whether they love longer books or shorter books.
This story features a 14 year old girl who gets mixed up in an epic battle between good and evil. Contains space travel and mind-controlling brains. Any fans of epic adventures will love this series. Skip the other books she wrote though- they are rather boring.
Features a 12 year old boy who is practically good-for-nothing. Somehow he ends up having all kinds of adventures nevertheless! I love the semi comic-like appearance to this book. There are lots of knock-offs now, but the original is still the best.
A hidden magical society, a seven years struggle between good and evil, plus chocolate frogs. Classic modern fantasy at its finest.
A smart girl who “spies” on people so that she can write about them in her journal. She is an aspiring journalist and ends up writing some cruel things about her friends and family. When her journal is stolen, Harriet must face the consequences of her actions and learn which is more important, her writing or her relationships.
Money, crime, a 13 year old braniac and science-based fairies. Artemis is one of the smartest children in the world, but he uses his powers for evil. When he runs across a society of real-life fairies, however, he must decide whether to join with them on the side of good or become the enemy of an entire underground society of magical creatures. I love how this series is half science-fiction and half fantasy.
Yet another epic fantasy battle between good and evil, but this one is based on ancient English folklore. Each book in the series adds to the tension of the series until you are holding your breath to see how it all ends. This is a great wintertime read.
The Redwall Series by Brian Jacques
Classic tales of animal adventure and fantasy fun. A little formulated, but the audio version of the story is amazing. This series has amazing descriptions of food and setting.
A nine-year-old named Peter has an annoying baby brother and an equally annoying girl neighbor. My 8 year-old loves this series and is tickled by the funny things that Peter says and Fudge does. She particularly liked the scene where the dad dumps food on his toddler’s head.
Incredibly smart and creative children must foil an evil plot to rule the world through mind control. These books are long, but have enough action to keep children engaged. The entire series is entertaining and surprisingly fast to get through considering the size.
Any other books you would add to this list?