Contempory Life

Books that parallel their lives and thoughts are always of interest to kids, and probably more now as they move toward adolescence.


Many psychologists feel that reading fantasy to older children is one of the keys to problem-solving skills in later life. Whether fantasy is simple or complex, historical, contemporary, or futuristic, these books seem to be enjoyed by all.

12+ Years Recent Releases

The Apothecary
The Batboy
Closed for the Season The Entomological Tales of Augustus T. Perceval: Petronella Saves Nearly Everyone
The Lost Hero
Princess of the Midnight Ball
The Son of Neptune
Storm Runners
Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
The Thief Lord
The Youngest Templar: Keeper of the Grail
The Youngest Templar: Trail of Fate

Myths, Legends, & Folktales

At this age many children are drawn to books about the days of King Arthur, the Greek heroes and heroines, and stories from the Bible.

Animal Nature Stories

A connection with nature and caring about the creatures which children share the planet with is a part of growing up. The instinct to relate to animals and pets, or the whole outdoors is very strong in many children now, and they should be given the opportunity to read and listen to as many of these stories as possible.