Books for Kids 9-12 Years

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Summer Must Read Chapter Books

Kids are at it again and sharing what they are reading over the summer! Help your kids age 9-12 and teens develop their summer reading list from these recommendations. Check with your local library to see if you can access these as ebooks for FREE.  Recommended for Age 9-12 The ...
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Trilogy for kids age 9-12

Trilogy for kids age 9-12

Are you ready for some binge-reading this summer? Rohan recommends this trilogy by Chris Rylander for kids ages 9-12. Codename Zero  A young boy in middle school named Carsen is a popular prankster, but then somebody gives him a secret package to deliver to Mr.Jensen. He thinks it is a ...
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Lift as You Climb: The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell

Book Review of Lift As You Climb

Lift as You Climb The Story of Ella Baker by Patricia Hruby Powell Review by Frannie Rooney, Literacy First Volunteer  I came across “Lift as You Climb” while browsing the Austin Public Library’s Kids section. It was the first book I saw under “New”. Considering the current progress of the ...
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book friends

Reading and Friendship: Shruti’s Story

An interest in books that starts during childhood can lead to much more than academic success. Teenage volunteer Shruti Vadlakonda reveals how a love of reading resulted in friendships that would help her navigate middle school. Think about how you’ve met your closest friends. Mostly for me, I’ve become friends ...
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Shabeeba's Book Reviews

Shabeeba’s Book Reviews

Shabeeba recommends these stories to fill your summer days. In addition to reviewing books for us, Shabeeba volunteers with the Islamic Circle of Noth American Austin Chapter Food Pantry. Recommended for kids age 9-12, and young adults  Holes by Louis Sachar  Louis Sachar’s Holes is an intricate and satisfying novel ...
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Chapter Book List

Chapter Book List

We are teaming up with Generation Serve to promote literacy this summer and beyond! Kids and teens are sharing with us some of the books they are reading over the summer. Here are some recommendations.  Recommended for kids age 9 – 12  Aru Shah and the End of Time by ...
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Trials of Apollo

National Volunteer Week: Cassandra’s Reviews

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 19th – April 25th), BookSpring is highlighting contributions from volunteers, who are critical to making our operations possible throughout the region of Central Texas. BookSpring’s temporary transition to working remotely has provided us with the occasion to spotlight volunteers who have made a ...
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National Volunteer Week: Sameer’s Reviews

National Volunteer Week: Sameer’s Reviews

In honor of National Volunteer Week (April 19th – April 25th), BookSpring is highlighting contributions from volunteers, who are critical to making our operations possible throughout the region of Central Texas. BookSpring’s temporary transition to working remotely has provided us with the occasion to spotlight volunteers who have made a ...
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Must Read Series: Young Adult Books

Must Read Series: Young Adult Books

Destinee has a passion for books and reading! Here are her Young Adult book recommendations for you. These books are available on Amazon. Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish By Pablo Carta At six feet tall and 180 pounds, eighth-grader Marcus Vega is usually seen as a threat by pretty much ...
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Must Read Series: Junie B. Jones

Must Read Series: Junie B. Jones

Students from Gorzycki Middle School are helping BookSpring remind kids reading can help them learn and grow. They are reminding all Central Texas families how inspirational and important books can be. A special thank you for helping launch The Must Read Series for kids, which features book recommendations by kids ...
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A full set of Harry Potter Books

How Long Will I Love Harry Potter? Always.

By Ashley Haustein Like many 30-year-olds, I grew up loving Harry Potter. The magical Hogwarts castle, professors who could turn into cats, and flying broomsticks captured me in a way no other story did. Last summer, my book club decided to put a “pause” on reading books written for adults ...
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20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Liam H.

20 books by 2020 Story Challenge: Liam H.

Liam H. held a book drive for our literacy programs in lieu of presents for his 11th birthday party. Thanks to his friends at St. Austin Catholic School they collected books to share with other children in Central Texas. Thanks Liam for helping us provide children in Central Texas with 20 ...
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