Getting your tween to read can sometimes feel like pulling teeth. But there is a little secret to keep your pre-teen reading at a time when many kids abandon their love of books. Finding the genre that excites them is often all it takes to relight the fire for reading. They’ll start with one series and then they’ll be hooked.
Adventure books are usually a pretty sure bet for sparking their interest. These books, full of action-packed pages, will take your tween’s imagination for a ride that they won’t want to get off. And hopefully, it will instill a love of reading that will never burn out.
15 Of The Best Adventure Book Series For Tweens
With over five million copies sold in the United States, and over a thousand five star reviews on Amazon, this series is a sure-fire winner for your pre-teen. It’s similar to Lord of the Rings, and is the perfect hero/villain story. The Rangers are protectors of the kingdom, but will they win the day? You’ll have to read to figure it out!
This series also has a ton of five star reviews on Amazon, and was written by a New York Times Best Selling Author. The fantastic story arcs across different worlds and different scenarios. As a bonus, the main character also struggles with making tough decisions in his personal life. These decisions are comparable to real world choices that our pre-teens struggle with on the daily.
After dealing with his mother’s mysterious death, Magnus Chase is living alone on the streets of Boston. Through a series of interesting events, Magnus realizes that he’s actually a Norse God. And thus begins a wild adventure as he tries to find his way. With over 2,000 five star reviews on Amazon, this book is sure to be a hit on your child’s bookcase.
If you’re child loves this series, then you should also try the other Rick Riordan series. My children have read them ALL (and so have I)!
Twins Alex and Conner find themselves in a whole new world, and face to face with childhood fairytale characters. Classic fairytales commingled with their real world life prove to be a wild ride for these young boys. Will they be able to get home? Ask your young reader!
We’ve all fallen in love with A Wrinkle in Time, and it’s included in this awesome boxed set. Madeleine L’Engle wrote five books in total, and your child will fall in love with the characters within these pages. The adventure is new and exciting, and the problems they faces are imaginative and compelling.
This is such an interesting series because it’s based on zodiac signs. Each character has a different zodiac sign (and thus, different strengths), and your reader will be more inclined to identify with these heroines. This is an illustrated, lengthy read, that has many exciting battles and foes. It’s a completely new way of presenting a story that is sure to keep your child’s attention.
If you’re tweens work their way through all these adventure book series, here are a few more we’d suggest.
Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Paperback Boxed SetThe Trials of Apollo 3-Book Paperback Boxed SetThe Heroes of Olympus Paperback 3-Book Boxed SetPercy Jackson X 5 Book Set Series Collection 5 Book SetThe Kane Chronicles Collection Rick Riordan 3 Books Set Red Pyramid,Throne FireThe Chronicles of Narnia (Box Set)The Ranger’s Apprentice Series (Complete 12 Book Set)Five Kingdoms Complete Collection: Sky Raiders; Rogue Knight; Crystal Keepers; Death Weavers; Time JumpersWings of Fire Boxset, Books 1-5 (Wings of Fire)The Land of Stories Complete Paperback Gift SetThe Zodiac Legacy: ConvergenceThe Balance of Power (The Zodiac Legacy, Bk. 3)The Zodiac Legacy: The Dragon’s ReturnKeeper of the Lost Cities Collection Books 1-5: Keeper of the Lost Cities; Exile; Everblaze; Neverseen; LodestarThe Unwanteds Collection: The Unwanteds; Island of Silence; Island of Fire; Island of Legends; Island of Shipwrecks; Island of Graves; Island of DragonsFablehaven Complete Set (Boxed Set): Fablehaven; Rise of the Evening Star; Grip of the Shadow Plague; Secrets of the Dragon Sanctuary; Keys to the Demon PrisonThe Inheritance Cycle Series 4 Book Set Collection Eragon, Eldest, Brisngr
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