These titles aimed at ages 8-12 are Jenny's recent picks for Twenty by Jenny.
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The Tale of Despereaux
“He can’t live,” says Despereaux’s father. “ ‘Not with his eyes open like ... read more
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The Book of Three
The Book of Three heralds the introduction of the post-modern series in America, ... read more
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Appleblossom the Possum
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The War that Saved My Life
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One Crazy Summer
This outstanding novel takes your child back o the summer of 1968, an ... read more
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Tumble & Blue
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The Doldrums
Nicholas Gannon’s debut novel The Doldrums has all the makings of a classic. ... read more
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Pax
I think that my most favorite kind of book is an illustrated middle-grade. ... read more
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The Charmed Children of Rookskill Castle
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The Secret Keepers
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Raymie Nightingale
Sometimes the pain in her heart made her feel too terrified to go ... read more
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Wolf Wilder
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Book Scavenger
In her first novel, Jennifer Chambliss Bertman introduces a smart, resourceful 12-year-old who ... read more
14
The Little Prince
True confessions: This is my favorite book. I remember reading it first at ... read more
15
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie Bucket’s Grandpa Joe tells him magnificent stories about Mr. Willy Wonka (“a ... read more
16
When You Reach Me
This coming-of-age story, narrated by 12-year-old Mira, touts the rewards of independent thinking ... read more
17
The Glass Sentence
Debut author S.E. Grove introduces a plucky 13-year-old heroine named Sophia Tims in ... read more
18
The Inquisitor's Tale
Adam Gidwitz’s newest novel for young readers, The Inquisitor’s Tale, is funny, thought-provoking, ... read more
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The Graveyard Book
As you may know, this book won the Newbery Medal earlier this year, ... read more
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Esperanza Rising
Esperanza Ortega loves her family’s El Rancho de las Rosas in Aguascalientes, Mexico. ... read more
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