teen books

Picks for Picky Readers            

Recommended by Alan (13), who loves to               
read when he finds a book that he loves               

Artemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl, The Arctic Incident, The Eternity Code.
The Amulet of Samarkand
The Bartimaeus Trilogy
Jonathan Stroud makes a brilliant beginning in The Amulet of Samarkand.
Big Bad Book of Bart Simpson
Cartoon stories that satirize school, comic book heroes and modern life.
The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness
The epic series begins with action-packed thrills in Wolf Brother.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Darren Shan
Read them in one gulp - Cirque du Freak to The Vampire Prince (#7).
Ender series
Orson Scott Card's Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow; thrilling SF.
1st in Christopher Paolini's exciting new Inheritance series.
Harry Potter
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is fantastic!
Maniac Magee
Jerry Spinelli's story of the perfect kid hero in flap-soled sneakers.
Samurai Spirit
Burt Kozak's 'Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life'; samurai stories.
Tales of a teen Superman from #1, Arrival to #6, Buried Secrets.
The Spiderwick Chronicles
Jared, Simon & Mallory Grace take on dark faery in this spooky series.
Wolf Brother
Swords for Hire
Will Allen's 'Two of the most unlikely heroes you'll ever meet'.
Felines: Into the Wild, Fire & Ice, Forest of Secrets, Rising Storm
The Wee Free Men
Dreams and nightmares come to life in Terry Pratchett's Discworld.

See also our Columns on Teen Reads, including The Reading Torch, Motivating Reluctant Readers, Image Oriented Readers, Take a Trip, Get an Earful, Teen Reads Rule!