Watching your child dive into longer reads can make gifting great books for the holidays more exciting than ever. This book list includes top titles Scholastic Editors have handpicked for kids ages 9 to 12. Action-packed graphic novels (like Miles Morales #2: Stranger Tides!) and books about finding yourself (like Definitely Nat) are popular picks for kids in this age range. Even better, when you opt for a book set or series, your child will have books to read all through winter break and beyond.
On this list, you'll find the new Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Illustrated Edition — a stunning update to the classic and timeless book. This story captures Harry facing Dolores Umbridge, Lord Voldemort, and the Ministry of Magic. Your child will enjoy flipping through the beautiful and colorful illustrations featuring iconic characters like Luna Lovegood.
Help your growing reader develop a reading routine with popular and engaging books. These editor picks of the best books for tweens will captivate your child and reinforce their love of reading.
Shop the best holiday book gifts for kids ages 9 to 12 below!
Looking for holiday gifts for kids? Explore trending books, gifts to spark their imagination, and ideas to instill a love of reading and learning in our Holiday Gift Guide. You'll find everything you need for a book-filled holiday, including the best books to gift to a teenager, the best book sets by age, the top reads under $5, and much, much more! Shop our picks and more at The Scholastic Store. Or to give a reader you love the gift of choice, give an egift card.