Reading & Literature
Surrounding your older kids with living books is a great way to get them excited about reading. Middle school is the perfect time to introduce them to some of…
One of the best ways to get middle schoolers engaged in history is to add some historical fiction books to your lesson plans. Stories based on historical events and famous figures bring the subject to life for kids in a way that a textbook can't. They can see how history relates to their lives. Here are some powerful historical fiction books for tweens that should definitely be on your reading list.
If Newbery award winners aren't on your tween's reading list, now's the time to add some. Any of these titles are perfect for middle school kids. Newbery winners include a wide variety of subjects, so it's easy to find something that your older kids will be excited to read. Use the titles here for an easy way to add some quality literature to your homeschool. My kids absolutely loved The Giver.
Amazing books for tweens who love animals. Do you have older kids who love animals? This book list is full of titles they'll want to read. The stories are centered around mice, dogs, rabbits, and even a giraffe. They are fiction stories and non-fiction ones. My daughter loved reading about Max. Which one do you think your tween will like?
The books on this list are generally thought of as popular business books, but they also teach some valuable life lessons and skills. They can have a huge impact on your teen. As they read these popular titles, older kids will find new passions, discover what it means to dream big, and learn about leadership. This is a genre that should be on every homeschooler's reading list. 7 Habits for Teens gave my teens a ton of practical knowledge.
Do you include biographies on your tween's reading list? These powerful stories will inspire and challenge your older kids and should be a regular part of your homeschool. Most of them are written about young people who stepped up and made a difference in the world. Their stories are important, inspirational, and fascinating. Which one will you have your tween read first? My oldest really enjoyed Anne Frank's powerful story.
While adults are familiar with the personal growth book genre, they're rarely on our teen's reading lists. That's a shame because they're at a time where they're trying to figure out who they are and what their future looks like. These books will help to inspire and encourage your older kids to be the best versions of themselves. Inspirational books that focus on personal development can help teens build confidence and feel empowered to take charge of their lives.
Looking for some new books to add to your tween's reading list? You can't go wrong with Newbery award-winners. The winning stories represent a wide variety of subjects, but they have one thing in common - they're excellent literature. There are so many to choose from that it can be hard to narrow down. Here are 6 Newbery winners that my tweens loved and I think your will too. So encourage your older kids to read some of these titles.
Do you use historical fiction in your homeschool? It's a great way to get kids interested in history. Stories in this genre help to bring history alive for kids and often transport them back in time. It allows them to see what life was like for people during important moments in history. The books on this list make history approachable and should definitely be on your tween's reading list.