Book Gifts for Kids

Here come the holidays, and it’s time to think about the special kids in your life! Since books make perfect gifts, here’s a list of some of the books I and a few of my helpful kid readers have reviewed for you to help you choose the best books for your own middle-grade reader!

 
 

For the epic adventurer

MiddleworldMiddleworld (jungle adventure & Maya myth)

DragonetThe Dragonet Prophecy(dragons saving the world)

societysSociety’s Traitor (searching for a golden city & a magical bird)

MinotaurThe Minotaur Riddle (olympic adventure & the Labyrinth)

Lion WitchThe Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (a witch & talking animals)

WarriorKing’s Warrior (for the young adult, a feisty princess and a secretive guide)

 
 

For the history enthusiast

UnfortunateThe Unfortunate Son (15th century life, slavery, & some pirates)

Golden DreamThe Golden Dream of Carlo Chuchio (a treasure hunt in the desert, Don Quixote style)

Princess ElizabethPrincess Elizabeth’s Spy (for the young adult, mystery in war-recovering England)

LincolnChasing Lincoln’s Killer (President Lincoln)

DanielSiegeDaniel at the Siege of Boston (Patriots and the fight over taxes)
 
 
 

For the princess or horse admirer

Two PrincessesThe Two Princesses of Bamarre (for the older middle-grader, becoming brave in a fantasy kingdom)

OceanMiri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret (being a mermaid princess isn’t as easy as you thought)

MagicPonyMagic Pony: A Dream Come True (a magical poster makes a magic horse)
 
 

For the action seeker

MiddleworldMiddleworld (jungle adventure & Maya myth)

LawlessLawless (when the good guys are bad guys)

DoorThe Door in the Dragon’s Throat (digging up & defeating spirits)

ArtemisArtemis Fowl (a little James Bond brought to fantasy)

TigerThe Five Ancestors: Tiger (kung-fu in 15th century China)

MazeThe 39 Clues: Maze of Bones (every chapter is a surprise)

 
 

For the fantasy lover

WhittingtonWhittington (a cat and a struggling reader)

HalitorHalitor the Hero (an accident-prone knight and a brave maiden)

LightsThe Kingdom of Lights (steampunk meets Harry Potter)

TreeThe Tree of Mindala (evil & adventure inside a snow globe)

MoonThe Moon Coin (world-hopping fantasy, Narnia style)

DragonetThe Dragonet Prophecy (dragons saving the world)

OceanMiri Attwater and the Ocean’s Secret (being a mermaid princess isn’t as easy as you thought)
 
 

For the picture looker

OliviaOlivia and the Missing Toy (a funny picture book for younger kids)
 
 

For the comic laugher

DarthDarth Paper (middle school truth from a finger puppet)

BestSchoolThe Best School Year Ever (6th graders and big trouble)

 
 

For the myth buff

SavageThe Savage Fortress (for the older middle-grader, Hindu monsters & gods)

societysSociety’s Traitor (searching for a golden city & a magical bird)

MinotaurThe Minotaur Riddle (olympic adventure & the Labyrinth)

13thThe 13th Cycle (for the young adult, a college girl’s snooping to learn about the Maya & the end of the world)

MiddleworldMiddleworld (jungle adventure & Maya myth)

TimekeepersThe Last TimeKeepers and the Arch of Atlantis (for the older middle-grader, time traveling fantasy)

 
 
Already have a book in mind? See what other kids have to say about it! Check out a list of kid-reviewed books on Reviewed by Kids.
 
 

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