What Should I Read Next? [Pre-Teen]

Life-on-the-line survival stories

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Can You Survive Storm Chasing? by Elizabeth Raum
(You Choose series)

Blizzard: A Tale of Snow-blind Survival by Thomas Kingsley Troupe
(Survive! series)

Alone by Megan E. Freeman

Peak by Roland Smith

Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick
*CD audiobook only

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
(This Missing series)

Zane and the Hurricane by Rodman Philbrick

Surrounded by Sharks by Micheal Northrop

Paradise on Fire by Jewell Parker Rhode

Hatchet by Gary Paulson
(Brian Robeson series)
*Also in CD audiobook

Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby

Beyond the Bright Sea by Lauren Wolk
*Also in e-audiobook

Across the Desert by Dusti Bowling

The Disaster Days by Rebecca Behrens
*e-book only

The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier
(Last Kids on Earth series)

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry

If you liked the Spy School series by Stuart Gibbs

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Codename Zero by Chris Rylander
also available in e-book
(Codename Conspiracy series)

City Spies by James Ponti
(City Spies series)

The Doublecross by Jackson Pearce
(Superspy series)

Mac Undercover by Mac Barnett
(Mac B., Kid Spy series)
*also in e-book

Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein
also available in e-book

Ungifted by Gordan Korman

The Graham Cracker Plot by Shelley Tougas

Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman
e-book only
(The Genius Files series)

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh

If you liked the Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

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Pahua and the Soul Stealer by Lori M. Lee

The Last Fallen Star by Graci Kim
(Gifted Clans series)

Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

City of the Plague God by Sarwat Chadda
*Only in e-book

Paola Santiago and the River of Tears by Tehlor Kay Mejia
(Paola Santiago Series)
*Only in e-book

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi
(Pandava Series)

Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee
(Thousand Worlds Series)

Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
(Tristan Strong Series)

The Serpent’s Secret by Sayantani DasGupta
(Kiranmala and the Kingdom Beyond Series)

Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins
(The Underland Chronicles)

Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
(Sal & Gabi Series)

Midnight for Charlie Bone by Jenny Nimmo
(Children of the Red King Series)

The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann
(Unwanteds Series)

The Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
(Seven Wonders Series)

Heartfelt stories like Wonder by R.J. Palacio

The Lost Girl by Anne Ursu

Lucky : Maris, Mantle, and my best summer ever by Wes Tooke

Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan

Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper

Restart by Gordon Korman

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

Maxi's Secrets : (or, what you can learn from a dog) by Lynn Plourde

The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf

Cyclone by Doreen Cronin

Stories of the unbreakable bond between an animal and a human

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Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate

A Boy Called Bat by Elana Arno

Saving Winslow by Sharon Creech

Because of the Rabbit by Dick King-Smith

Lady Lollipop by Ben Michaelsen
(Lollipop Series)

Stay by Bobbie Pyron

I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosiak

Maxi's Secrets : (or, what you can learn from a dog) by Lynn Plourde

High-stakes sports books

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The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
also available in e-book
(Crossover Series)

The Rookie Bookie by Jon Wertheim

Lucky : Maris, Mantle, and my best summer ever by Wes Tooke

Ghost by Jason Reynolds

The Big Game by Tim Green

Lone Stars by Mike Lupica

If you liked Hatchet by Gary Paulson

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Ice Dogs by Terry Lynn Johnson

A Wolf Called Wander by Roseanne Parry

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell

Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis
*also available in e-book

The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
*e-book only

My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
*also available in CD audiobook

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Michaelsen

Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson
*also available in e-book

The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss
*also available in graphic novel

Call It Courage by Armstrong Sperry