The Reading Adventure

100 Books to Check Out Before You're 12

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Pub Date 18 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 18 Oct 2022
DK, DK Children

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Description

Discover the world with this carefully curated list from We Need Diverse Books.

The Reading Adventure: 100 Books To Check Out Before You’re 12 will inspire young readers to discover books beyond the curriculum. 
 
From mystery to autobiography, the book is organized by genre, so you can jump to the section that interests you the most. Each entry has a key theme box so you can immediately see if the book is something you’ll enjoy. Simple biblio information is listed so you can decide whether to tackle a longer read, or choose something more bite-sized with pictures. Helpful signposts lead readers to another book the author thinks they’ll enjoy. Hidden gems, award-winners, classics, and current bestsellers are brought to life by vibrant illustrations. There’s truly something for everyone!
Discover the world with this carefully curated list from We Need Diverse Books.

The Reading Adventure: 100 Books To Check Out Before You’re 12 will inspire young readers to discover books beyond the...

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ISBN 9780744057881
PRICE $19.99 (USD)

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The Reading Adventure features 100 books to read before age 12. There are book lists for all kinds of interests, from scary book, mysteries, heroic adventures, and comedy. I really loved the features that included an interview with the author. I liked the diversity of books and authors, whether BIPOC, queer, or disabled. I loved the bright illustrations that accompanied each book selection. It also had some great tips from writers for young budding writers. Excellent!

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I loved this book! It was an anthology of books for children/young teens (but really anyone) by We Need Diverse Books. The book is divided up by genre/group - like there is mystery but then also uplifting stories. Each is accompanied with a beautiful illustration, a brief synopsis, and then a box about what topics it covers (like family changes, folklore, etc.) as well as if you liked this, go read about this other book in this anthology. I loved that it spanned more than just young children. So many books added to my to be read list!

I received my copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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This colorful and engaging book provides eye-catching snippets of information along with more in-depth explanations of a host of relevant and diverse titles. As a children's librarian, I love that this book can connect patrons with many books already within our collection, and it also introduces me to a few titles I have yet to read. I appreciate the "If you like this, check out...." Quick Look boxes, and the format of each page satisfies the need for instant information yet allows readers to learn more about each wonderful title in a concise and easy-to-read paragraph. Looks like an awesome resource to have as a supplement or back-up option to in-house reader's advisory! I've added it to my ordering list for my library system.

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I'm always stumped when helping my 9-year-old pick out ebooks from the library - I feel like I'm always googling "best chapter books for 7yos or 8yos or 9yos." And so I was delighted to find this book. It groups books into categories including, "Make 'Em Laugh," "Marvelous Mysteries," "Essential Conversations," and "Becoming Me." Each book page includes a short summary, a "Quick Look" with themes featured in the book and further recommendations of similar books, and an eye-catching illustration. Each section also features an author interview.

The books featured here are amazingly diverse, offering such a range of representation, and includes some of the best middle grades books my 9yo and I have enjoyed together lately like V.E. Schwab's City of Ghosts, Kelly Yang's Front Desk, and more.

I downloaded three recommendations from this book last night to my 9yo's kindle from the library and the first one he picked up is already a hit. This is definitely a great resource for kids and parents alike!

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I love to have books full of booklists in order to give my kids options of books to read. It's always nice to know what you might be interested in reading before heading to the library, a book sale, a book store, or even just trying to figure out a gift for someone.

This is essentially a well rounded booklist for kids. It gives options of middle grade books that handle multiple cultures, backgrounds, disabilities, and experiences; a very handy resource.

Thank you to DK books for sending me this ARC to read through Netgalley.

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If you have a son or daughter that is 8-12 years old, I highly recommend this book. Inside are 100 books every child should read (or should be read to them) before their teen years. It includes a brief description of each book, illustrations, a quick look at what the book is about, and two other books included in the book that you’d like if you liked the first one. There are also author interviews for some of the books. I read/listen to a lot of books with my 8 and 9 year old, but we’ve actually only read a few of the books listed, so I was excited to add so many books to our to read list. The ones we have read are some of our favorite books. The diversity in authors and characters on this list is great and the problems the characters face are ones that most kids do face in their tween and teen years. We’re excited to spend the next few years reading/listening to the books from the list and I even added the entire book list as a Goodreads Shelf for us to keep track!

Thanks NetGalley and DK for the opportunity to review this book.

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This is a neat book! I will be reading a lot of them with my kiddo. Also, it’s well written with beautiful illustrations!

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This is a great resource for libraries, classrooms, or others who are trying to figure out what books to read and what they are about. Broken down into different categories, each book has a summary and some facts plus bits about authors are sometimes included. The book includes books across many genres and tells you what you'd like to be aware of when choosing to read or not.

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The Reading Adventure
Pub Date: October 2022
A great resource for our library. This colorful and engaging book provides eye-catching snippets of information along with more in-depth explanations of a host of relevant and diverse titles. As a children's librarian, I love that this book can connect patrons with many books already within our collection, and it also introduces me to a few titles I have yet to read.
4 stars

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Unfortunately, according to the NetGalley site, this book cannot be downloaded. I am not sure why. It is a title that I am certain I would want to read, especially as I tutor beginning readers.

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How great was this resource! As a school librarian of grades PK-12, it showcased a lot of books that I was slightly familiar with, but I was able to gain more of a detailed understanding though this resource. We are definitely buying a copy!

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