Captivating, Cliché-Free Tween Books About Love

Help your tween escape with these tales of true love and friendship.




As Valentine's Day fast approaches, your middle grade reader may be curious about all things from first crushes to first dates to growing friendships. These hand-selected titles incorporate complex stories of tweens and teens finding their way in the world of first-time relationships, complicated feelings, and innocent fun. Great for boys and girls, share these books covering topics from figuring out the different "species" known as "boy" to a love story that begins with a couple of pugs. Full of fun, relatable feelings, and easy-to-digest themes, your older readers will love these books on love. 
Families & Relationships
Age 13
Age 12
Age 11
Adolescent Issues
Families and Relationships
Independent Reading
Valentine's Day