In the search for a good book series for your 7th graders who are 12 years old, look no further. I’ve made a list of the best chapter books that will keep your kids reading for a long time.
It’s very rare for a book to be very good at the start of a series, but by the 2nd or 3rd book, it’s not as good anymore. These are book series that stay good through the whole thing. I’m your friend. That’s something I don’t like.
I know that there are a lot more fantasy and sci-fi books than other types of books, so I’ll keep adding to this list as I find more great books in other types of books. One reason I think this is a problem is that when you’re young, you read a lot of realistic books that are done. No, this is not a book series
Best Book Series for 7th Graders
Cinder (Lunar Chronicles) by Marissa Meyer
Great for teenagers who are moving from middle-grade books to young adult ones. When Prince Kai asks Cinder, a human with cyborg parts, to fix something for him, she gets caught up in a plot that puts her life at risk and the whole country is in danger. And it turns out that she isn’t who she thinks she is. If you love fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Red Riding Hood this is a must-read series that you can’t put down! All of the books are great, too. Set of Boxes
Furthermore by Tahereh Mafi
Her world is filled with magic and color. When it comes to her skin and hair, only Alice doesn’t have any color at all. And her father hasn’t been around for a long time, which makes her even more sad. With the help of Oliver, Alice and her father try to get him back to the real world. But the rules are very different there, and the people there eat people for their magic. It doesn’t matter that Oliver and Alice are at odds when they start their journey. They become friends because of the many challenges that they face. It also has a unique plot that is so well written that you won’t want it to end.
The Crossover by Kwame Alexander
Because this is written in verse, it’s a quick read that packs a big punch! In the same way that Josh talks about his life in quarters, he talks about his own life. She got a girlfriend. He got in trouble for hitting her in the face with a basketball. He watched as his father’s heart began to fail. This is a story about a 12-year-old boy who is just trying to figure out life like most 12-year-old boys. It’s very interesting.
Bloom by Kenneth Oppel
Getting ready for a roller coaster ride of suspense and action and adventure and sci-fi and coolness! They don’t seem to be bothered by the strange-looking plants that appear out of nowhere and spread across the world, covering homes and streets, eating animals and people but not these three kids. A group of scientists have found that the plants are from another country. kids may be their only chance to stop them. This is a great story that ends with a crazy cliffhanger and more books in the series. To avoid spoilers, I’ll just say that it’s a great story.
Ali Cross by James Patterson
if you want to read about an exciting adventure and mystery that you can’t put down, read this one next. On Christmas Eve, Ali’s friend Gabe is missing, his FBI-agent father is accused of killing an old man, and someone broke into their house while they were at church and stole his father’s service weapon, so he can’t use it. Ali knows that he has to try to fix things, and he starts by looking for Gabe. Don’t miss the second book, “Like Father, Like Son.”
The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Michael Vey #1) by Richard Paul Evans
The series is about a boy who has electrical powers and a group of bad people who want to control him and other people like him. If you like fast-paced adventure and science fiction, you’ll love this series. It’s a great show for kids who like action, suspense, and adventure. Set of Boxes
The Maze Runner by James Dasher
How exciting! It’s hard for middle school students, especially those in 7th and 8th grade, to get rid of these books. In this dark world, kids are either killed or forced to kill in order to stay alive. There are a lot of twists in the story that will keep your kids surprised and excited. Here is the boxed set.
Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
During this Wizard of Oz remix, Dorothy turns into a bad person. Amy Gunn, another girl from Kansas, is called in to help the freedom fighters fix and free all of Oz. In this 7th grade book series, the writing is great, and the plot is a surprise. It’s hard to put down!
Unwanteds by Lissa McMann
As a person in this society, you are classified as Wanted, Necessary, and Not Wanted. In this story, Alex is a person who doesn’t belong. He’s going to die. It turns out that instead of dying, Alex is saved by a magician who has set up a secret, magical haven for the Unwanted. There, they live and train to use their magic skills. Like Alex’s art teacher, who is an octagator. Alex is a twin. He wants to be with his twin, a Wanted. He thinks that his twin also wants to be with him. He doesn’t do that. In order to see his twin in the old world, Alex will risk the safety of his new home. And, of course, the secret world is found, war breaks out, and more secrets are found.
The Nameless City by Faith Erin Hicks with Jordie Bellaire
In an Asian-influenced TV show about a city that was taken over, we meet two kids who come from different clans and backgrounds, but they become friends. Kaidu is a Dao and he’s just moved to the Nameless City, where he’s learning to be a soldier while living there. Rat is a street girl who helps Kaidu learn how to live in the city. Together they stop a plot to kill the mayor of the city. Middle schoolers in 7th grade will find the story and characters interesting and complex. Here are the next two stories: Stone Heart.
Ghost by Jason Reynolds
Ghost gets on a track team by accident, and it changes his life. For example, his coach becomes a mentor and father figure. He makes him own his mistakes (stealing sneakers) and deal with the ghosts from his past. Well-written and hopeful about growing up and becoming who you are, this book is a good read. Another great story comes next. Patina is also in the series and it’s a great one, too.