12 Books To Read Before Age 12

Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone
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|September 1, 2014

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Harry Potter has never even heard of Hogwarts when the letters start dropping on the doormat at number four, Privet Drive. Addressed in green ink on yellowish parchment with a purple seal, they are swiftly confiscated by his grisly aunt and uncle. Then, on…
Wonder
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|February 14, 2012

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Kindness brings us together no matter how far apart we are. Millions of people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller WONDER and fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. The book that inspired the Choose Kind movement, a…
Oh, the Places You'll Go!
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|January 22, 1990

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Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! i s the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond!  From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly…
Charlotte's Web
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|April 10, 2012

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Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan , is a classic of children''s literature that is "just about…
The Giving Tree
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|February 18, 2014

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The Giving Tree , a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein''s poignant…
Smile
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|February 1, 2010

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Raina Telgemeier's #1 New York Times bestselling, Eisner Award-winning graphic memoir based on her childhood! Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth. What follows is…
Diary Of A Wimpy Kid (diary Of A Wimpy Kid #1)

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Boys don't keep diaries-or do they? The launch of an exciting and innovatively illustrated new series narrated by an unforgettable kid every family can relate to It's a new school year, and Greg Heffley finds himself thrust into middle school, where undersized…
The Day The Crayons Quit
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|June 27, 2013

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The hilarious, colorful #1 New York Times bestselling phenomenon that every kid wants! Gift a copy to someone you love today. Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have…
The Stonekeeper (amulet #1)
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|January 1, 2008

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Graphic novel star Kazu Kibuishi creates a world of terrible, man-eating demons, a mechanical rabbit, a talking fox, a giant robot - and two ordinary children on a mission. After the tragic death of their father, Emily and Navin move with their mother to the home…
Percy Jackson And The Olympians, Book One The Lightning Thief (percy Jackson And The Olympians…

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The Paper Bag Princess
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|April 10, 2018

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Over five million copies in print! When the fiercest dragon in the whole world smashes Princess Elizabeth’s castle, burns all her clothes, and captures her fiancé, Prince Ronald, Elizabeth takes matters into her own hands. With her wits alone and nothing but a…
The Hobbit
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|June 26, 2012

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The Hobbit is the unforgettable story of Bilbo, a peace-loving hobbit, who embarks on a strange and magical adventure.A timeless classic.Bilbo Baggins enjoys a quiet and contented life, with no desire to travel far from the comforts of home; then one day the…