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Best Books for Sixth-Graders
As tweens start figuring out the world and their place in it, well-told stories can help them explore different places, feelings, issues, and eras. Our list of engaging books for 11- and 12-year-olds has it all, from nonfiction and science fiction to exciting fantasy epics and gritty urban tales inspired by the headlines. And for more great books, check out our lists of the Best Book Series for Tweens and Books Tweens and Teens Recommend to Friends.