Choosing suitable books for young teens, sometimes called tweens or middle grade readers, can be a challenge because they are moving between the childrens' and teen or young adult sections. To assist you with your search we have created a list of fiction that we recommend for young teens. At our libraries you can identify these items by the orange stickers on the front covers and spines. You might also find notes from us about who we think will like these titles and what they might contain. Check out our GoodReads lists or visit us at the Unley Libraries for more information.
Graphic novels are particularly appealing for this age group. Parents can be reassured that studies suggest graphic novels are equally beneficial, and actually have some added benefits in terms of synthesizing visual and written information. Titles we recommend for the 10-15 age group can be identified by the Young Teens stickers. We also have a Goodreads list.
We love teen fiction! There's really something special about this collection, it is so diverse and creative. You will find characters that you become totally obsessed with, books that make you laugh, cry and fall in love. You will discover a book that will change your life. You can find some of our favourites in our Goodreads list.
We offer Kindle eReaders for loan. Each Kindle is loaded with popular teen and young adult titles available to library members aged 12 years and over and free on a 28 day loan with a limit of 1 Kindle per card. Borrowers aged under 15 years are required to borrow on a parent/guardian card. Please ask at the library customer service desk. The Kindles include titles from the Premier's Reading Challenge list, titles that made the Children's Book Council of Australia Notables list and some of the SACE required reading. You can find a full list of the titles held on our Kindles via our catalogue. If you have suggestions for titles you'd like to see on our Kindles, get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org.