Disclosure: I received review copies of some great reading options for tweens and teens for review purposes only. All opinions are my own.
I’ve always wanted to instill a love of reading in my children. I think that’s one of those things that is so important. When they can read well and love to read, they can learn so much easier.
Part of loving to read comes from the right books. Really finding books that you can immerse yourself in. I didn’t find that until I was much older. I wish I learned to love reading when I was younger.
Finding Reading Options for Tweens and Teens can be hard. Here are a few books that are coming out soon from Disney Publishing that look great.
The First Book of Ore The Foundry’s Edge
(The Books of Ore)
Pub Date Apr 15 2014
For Phoebe Plumm, life in affluent Meridian revolves around trading pranks with irksome servant Micah Tanner and waiting for her world-renowned father, Dr. Jules Plumm, to return home. Chief Surveyor for The Foundry, a global corporation with an absolute monopoly on technology, Phoebe’s father is often absent for months at a time. But when a sudden and unexpected reunion leads to father and daughter being abducted, Phoebe and would-be rescuer Micah find themselves stranded in a stunning yet volatile world of living metal, one that has been ruthlessly plundered by The Foundry for centuries and is the secret source of every comfort and innovation the two refugees have ever known.
Pub Date Apr 8 2014
Ages 12 and up
14-year-old Heath Lambert is spending his summer at Camp Harmony in the picturesque Cascade Mountain Valley. It’s the perfect place to enjoy the soothing calm of nature as he weighs a heavy decision. The camp offers distractions: his friends, Cricket and Dunbar, always up for trouble; his reluctant crush on Emily, one half of the beautiful Em & Em Twins; and hulking bullies Thumper and Floaties, who are determined to make him their punching bag for the summer. But no one rattles Heath like his creepy cabin mate, Will Stringer. Brilliant, cold and calculating, Will views the world as one big chess game, and he’s always three moves ahead of everyone else.
Heath soon learns there’s a much bigger threat to contend with. Something’s wrong with the animals in the surrounding forest. A darkness is spreading, driving them mad with rage. Wolves, bears, mountain lions-even the chipmunks are infected, spurred on in droves by one horrific goal: hunt and kill every human they find.
Heath and a ragtag band of campers are faced with a choice: follow Will’s lead and possibly survive, or follow the camp staff and die. But how do you trust a leader when you suspect he’s more dangerous than the animals you’re running from?
Heath came to Camp Harmony to be surrounded by nature. He’s about to get his wish.
OMG: The Magic Mistake
By Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson
On Sale: 2/4/14
After becoming the most awkward fairy godmother ever, twelve year old Lacey Unger-Ware thought that her magical duties were done for good. In fact, she’s just getting started. When Lacey is invited to attend the Godmother Academy it should be a dream come true. But to Lacey it means the total opposite: she’ll have to be separated from her friends and family for a hundred years. Um, no thank you!
But this is an offer Lacey can’t refuse. The fairy godmother Katarina knows that Lacey will be cursed forever if she doesn’t complete the magical test. Now Lacey must find the true love for one special lady and arrange the perfect wedding before time runs out. With her best friends Sunny and Paige along to help, there’s a glimmer of hope. But where’s a fairy godmother to save the day when you need one? Oh, wait…
The second book in Barbara Brauner and James Iver Mattson’s middle grade series is full of heart and charm, and Abigail Halpin’s black-and-white illustrations are irresistible.
Barbara Brauner grew up in a house that had so many books, her father had to brace the floors. After she moved to Los Angeles to work in the movie business, she met James, who’s been her writing partner ever since. Barbara lives with her crazy attack-cat, Jeeves.
Before he started writing with Barbara, James Iver Mattson worked in motion picture special effects, which, just like the Oh My Godmother series, often involved a lot of sparkles. James’ cat Fred is Jeeves’ sweeter-natured brother.
Visit the duo online at www.braunermattson.com.