I've been reading to my girls for as long as they would listen. I still do it, despite the fact my tween reads to herself. It's part of our nightly routine, a hanger-on from the preschool days that neither of us wants to let go. But after several years of reading aloud, I crave more complex plots and she's able to follow them with ease. Remember, she's nine, so this list will start on the younger side and I'll build onto it. But I highly recommend these reads for your tweens, especially if you're reading them together. Here are 20 books to start:
Please share your favorites - so many books, so little time. Happy reading!