In an era of smart-phones, tablets and online gaming, it seems that a tween’s motivation to pick up a book and start to read is relatively low. Saying that, there’s no excuse for us, as parents, not to try to encourage it as much as poss.

Even though my daughter is not an avid reader, she appreciates a good book occasionally. I tell her daily that books can take us anywhere. They have the extraordinary ability to take us to different worlds through the eyes and thoughts of a main character or narrator. Their experiences feel real as we read on to see what happens next. Some leave you thinking about what just happened, inspire you in your own life in different ways and help you deal with different things. Others can teach you about the world around you, but books can also just be a fun way to while away time.

Tweens are ready for intriguing, original, and complex stories, which means that they can find titles perfect for them in every genre. Whether your tween is looking for an imaginative fantasy novel or a suspenseful mystery, a hilarious romp or a thrilling story of adventure, the empowering titles from KP Kyriakos Bookshop are recommended below. And with new titles coming out all the time there is an ever-growing selection of books to choose from!

Maria x