10-11 year olds are still within the middle grade readership (8-12 year olds) but some are growing out of the younger end of this spectrum and are ready for something slightly edgier. Tween books aimed at 10-13 year olds usually have protagonists who are in their early teens, and the themes and sense of humour may be a bit more mature than the books aimed at younger readers. Having said that, many 10- and 11 year olds continue to enjoy books that younger kids also like, and often reread favourite book series as comfort reads.
Our list of popular book series below covers quite a spectrum, reflecting the different maturity levels and changing tastes of 10-11 year olds.
Everyone wants to get their kids reading, and a really gripping series is a great way of developing their inner bookworm. Izzy, a 10-year-old girl living in the UK, talks us through her favourite series for kids.