Bookshop Gift Guide 2020: For Kids 10–13



Miles Morales: Spider-Man

Jason Reynolds and Kadir Nelson

$9.99 $9.19

Spider-Man gets a fantastic reboot in this new take on one of our favorite superheroes, by none other than Jason Reynolds! Watch Miles prove that even "boys like him" can be superheroes.


Nnedi Okorafor

$16.99 $15.63

In grieving his father's death, Ikenga develops super powers, powers that will enable him to seek justice and do right by his father's memory. Join him on this emotional and deeply heroic endeavor!

Race to the Sun

Rebecca Roanhorse

$16.99 $15.63

Action-packed with a deep delve into Native American mythology, Nizhoni is a heroine you won't soon forget. In her quest to rescue her father, she bonds with her land newly and more deeply, and takes her place in the great legacy of her ancestors.

One Real American: The Life of Ely S. Parker, Seneca Sachem and Civil War General

Joseph Bruchac

$18.99 $17.47

This new release tells the story of someone few of us know, and most owe a debt of gratitude. Dive into this tale of the first Indigenous Commissioner of Indian Affairs, the man who drafted the terms of Confederate surrender at Appomattox.

It's Trevor Noah: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood (Adapted for Young Readers)

Trevor Noah

$8.99 $8.27

Hilarious, because, well...Packed with his characteristic wisdom and humor, this adaptation for younger readers does a wonderful job sharing Trevor's story, while also shedding light on some complex global dynamics.

Hurricane Child

Kacen Callender

$7.99 $7.35

These are some lonely years. It says a lot when we find someone who gets us, who really sees us, especially when beyond the normal trials of adolescence, one is braving the unknown spirits of the island and painful family wounds. A tender, deep, queer, coming of age story.

Guts: A Graphic Novel

Raina Telgemeier

$12.99 $11.95

For the last year, Guts has been a much needed voice to tweeners, helping to offer language to hard feelings, most notably anxiety, and creating space wherein they won't feel alone! Its accessible style as a graphic novel makes it a perfect companion for even your most reluctant reader.

Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe: A Celebration of the First Edition

C. S. Lewis and Pauline Baynes

$20.00 $18.40

A forever good time, you can't go wrong with the special edition classic. Jam packed with adventure and deep questions about what's right and wrong, head out on the journey with Lucy and Edmund and get lost, and found again!

The Unicorn Quest

Kamilla Benko

$8.99 $8.27

Sisters, unicorns, and mystical adventures through time and space! The first of Sophie and Claire's three fantabulous treks.

The School for Good and Evil

Soman Chainani and Iacopo Bruno

$8.99 $8.27

Harry Potter meets Princess in Black, this tale of outgoing princess superheroes—or are they villains?—will keep you guessing . . . and farting, throughout the series!

We Are All Greta: Be Inspired by Greta Thunberg to Save the World

Valentina Giannella and Manuela Marazzi

$12.99 $11.95

Greta has made such an impact in such a short time on this earth. This fantastic ode highlights her contributions, while making it clear that we all have this potential in us, at any age, in a lovely graphic novel form.

The Thing about Jellyfish

Ali Benjamin

$8.99 $8.27

Grief sure is something, something adults rarely even have a great grasp on. This award winning novel from Ali Benjamin is a treasure of a companion, giving language and offering a warm hug through all the things that are hard.

Stella Díaz Has Something to Say

Angela Dominguez

$6.99 $6.43

There are things that make each of us different, and sometimes others read "different" as wrong. We love seeing Stella embrace and overcome the challenges associated with English as her second language while finding her way in a new school, and her voice along the journey!