Summer reads for tweens

Finding the right book is always a challenge, especially if you’re a tween trying to find a good, fun read. With the lazy days of summer come books, so why not try these light reads for all ages?

Smells Like Dog, Smells Like Treasure and Smells Like Pirates by Suzanne Selfors

This trilogy follows the adventures of Homer W. Pudding and his dog, umm...Dog, as they search for lost treasure, a missing map and hidden fortresses. One of the many silly things in each of these books is the author’s introductory note explaining that, unlike other dog stories, these are not sad and nothing bad happens to Dog. Well, mostly.

The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

For hundreds of years, the four branches of the Cahill clan – Ekaterina, Janus, Lucian and Tomas – have been at war. Minutes before she died, Grace Cahill changed her will, setting in motion a dangerous hunt for 39 clues. After Grace’s death, her grandchildren, Dan and Amy Cahill, leave their home in Boston to search for the secret to the 39 clues. Danger lurks behind every corner as Dan and Amy try to decipher the first clue.

How to Train your Dragon: The Heroic Misadventures of Hiccup the Viking by Cressida Cowell

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III is a hero, an awesome sword fighter, and a dragon whisperer. But, of course, no hero starts out as a hero. In fact, Hiccup was the worst Viking that ever lived, with the possible exception of his best friend. Follow the adventures of Hiccup the Useless and his dragon Toothless in this fun adventure.

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

In the town of Market Chipping lives a girl by the name of Sophie Hatter who makes hats. One day her world is turned upside down by the Witch of the Waste. Confused, Sophie leaves her home in search of a way to change things back. Wandering the hills, she finds a moving castle which belongs to the Wizard Howl. Can Sophie find the heart in this so called heartless man? And why is a scarecrow following her around? Find out in this magical tale.

Grace D. is a teen blogger at Anythink Huron Street. 


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I'll share with my tween at home. Always looking for recommendations and I'm sure she'll enjoy knowing these are from a teen, not her librarian mom!