The new Anansi Mystery series is a well written afro-centric adventure and fantasy series for pre-teens. When twins, Karabo and Siphe, overhear some workers complaining about strange goings on at the construction site for the new library, Karabo is determined to discover what is going on. Together with their friend Bandile and his dog Zuko, they get pulled into a ghostly adventure.
This series by South African author Niki Daly is a collection of wonderful, every day events that occur in the life of Thoko, who lives with her Mama and beloved Gogo.
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.
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.
Check out our selection of 7 Awesome Adventure Books guaranteed to get your middle school children reading. Let the adventures begin!
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 Children of Blood and Bone is a highly celebrated West African inspired fantasy for young adults that mixes dark magic with adventure and deadly danger.
Ruby Red Shoes is a sweet little hare who lives in a colourful caravan in the country with her granny. Now she’s off to visit her cousins in London. A charming picture book series for 3 – 7 year olds.
This is about a 14 year old teenager who is desperately wanting to sort his life out because everything is going wrong. He wants to kiss a girl before the end of the year and he also wants to get revenge on a bully who gives him a very rough time. This book is the funniest book I have ever read.
The Judy Moody series follows the adventures of a feisty and funny girl who creates her own bucket list of things to do before she goes to Grade 4.
Beast Quest is a bestselling fantasy adventure series for 7-11 year olds that boasts over 130 books and millions of fans around the world. In series 1 the story starts in the land of Avantia, where the evil wizard Malvel has cast spells on the great protective beasts of the land, including Ferno the Fire Dragon who watches over Southern Avantia, protecting the water supply for all the people.
Just in time for Christmas look out for Elsa the Mistletoe Fairy. Rachel and Kirsty are looking forward to spending Christmas together but then Jack Frost gets up to his usual mischief and steals Elsa the Mistletoe Fairy’s magical objects.