With increased attention spans and logical thinking skills, kids this age are able to read harder books for longer amounts of time.
Although be warned: it takes a dark turn thanks to the time-twisting plot. The Great Fire Dogs by Megan Rix: £5.99, Puffin This is an engaging tale for animal lovers to read in the anniversary year of the Great Fire of London.
"Going to the prom is about seven years away," she wrote in a widely-circulated essay about the online dating life of tweens last week.
Fortunately, all of it — the park, the boy, the prom — was merely virtual.
A word about selection: you may be surprised not to find classics like Huckleberry Finn or popular titles like Harry Potter listed here.
Although these are wonderful books, they aren't included because many parents are already familiar with them.