Read our top 11 early chapter book series for girls. Perfect for moving into new reading levels and growing reading confidence and enjoyment. We love these books for their strong female characters who are happily and unapologetically, themselves.
Books for 10-12 Years
Rafe Khatchadorian is the unlikely hero of the Middle School series about an 11 year old boy who takes on rules, bullies and boredom and wins. Well, he might not always win, but he has a lot of fun in the process! Perfect for reluctant readers and anyone who enjoys adventure, humour and The Diary of A Wimpy Kid.
A collection of diverse tales from creative writers, poets, artists and thinkers living with prejudice, judgement, bullying and racism that help young readers find courage and self-belief in these times.
Check out our selection of 7 Awesome Adventure Books guaranteed to get your middle school children reading. Let the adventures begin!
When children get inspired to write their own stories, this is the book you can steer them towards. Growing writers will love the write-in spiral bound style which they can take wherever they go, and it has prompts, tips and a story writing tool kit to help them learn to write their own stories.
Soul Surfer is the bestselling inspirational autobiography of a talented young surfer girl who lost her arm in a near-fatal shark attack—and triumphantly returned to competitive surfing.
An easy reading book for 8 – 12 year olds about a young teen boy and a girl who climb a tree to save it and end up finding themselves and inspiring a whole town.
El Deafo is a funny and moving graphic novel memoir about a young hearing impaired girl and her adventures at school as she tries to fit in while standing out.
A popular easy-reading series for fans of the Minecraft books – kids love to follow 12-year old Zombie’s diary about his friends and the crazy zombie adventures they have.
Young readers will love the easy-to-read tales of Max Crumbly and his daily ups and downs in middle school by best-selling author of The Dork Diaries, Rachel Renée Russell.
The story of Irma Stern, one of South Africa’s most famous artists, is shared in this wonderfully written biography, perfect for young artists and scholars.
The inspiring ‘Road to Glory’ series covers some of South Africa’s top sporting legends as they set out on their journey to become national and international stars. From Siya Kolisi, Wayne Van Niekerk, and Hashim Amla to AB De Villiers and Caster Semenya, this is a well-written range that shares these sports stars personal triumphs and setbacks.