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16 Great Book Series for Teens and Tweens They Won’t Put Down

Inside: Here are 12 of the best teen-approved book series that they won’t want to put down.

Whether you have a tween or teen that loves to read or you’re trying to inspire their inner bookworm, there are so many great options out there when it comes to book series for teens and tweens.

Yes, it’s true, most teens may want to spend more time on their phones or playing video games, and it can get harder and harder to convince them to pick up a book.

We get it. We’re parenting through these ages as well. Teens are way more likely to grab an electronic device instead of a book, but you can change that by suggesting a great book series that will leave them wanting more!

These series are all captivating, addictive reads that will get your teen excited about reading again! We’ve hit several young adult (YA) genres from Dystopia to Fantasy and Sci-fi , so there is something for all different interests!

Psst – if your teen or tween is resistant to old fashion books, devices can actually be used for more than watching Tik Tok videos. Try getting them a kindle paperwhite (no games or other distractions) or download the kindle app on their phone and get a kindle unlimited subscription. Or try an audible subscription and they can listen to books from their phone or other device. You could even listen to books together if you’re still driving your kids to school and other activities or during family trips.

Best book series to recommend to your teens

The Hunger Games is one of the most popular ya books of all time. Collins creates a future post-apocalyptic vision of our own world. The Capitol is the harsh Government of the twelve districts of Panem, which was once North America. As punishment for a revolution in the past, the Hunger Games are created to discourage future rebellions. One boy and one girl (aged twelve to eighteen) are chosen from each district to fight to the death on live television until only one child remains.

The main characters are the “tributes” from district 12, Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark, who form a friendship and maybe more as they work together to thwart The Capitol along with a growing resistance movement across a multi-book saga that will capture the attention, heart, and soul of any reader.

This trilogy is recommended for ages 11+. (As a note, though, there is considerable violence in these books, which would not be ideal for younger readers who are more sensitive to such topics). Bonus is watching the movie trilogy after you finish the book series.

With more than 24 million copies sold, this series is one your teen won’t be able to put down. The Mortal Instruments are the three divine items given by the Angel Raziel to Jonathan Shadowhunter, the first of the Nephilim . Raziel gave them to the Nephilim not only for individual use but also in case of dire emergency, when he would heed their call only once; when used all together, the Instruments would summon the Angel.

The series follows Clarissa Fray, who interacts with a group of Nephilim known as Shadowhunters while also discovering her own heritage and her family history. The Shadowhunters protect the world of mundane/human people, who are also called mundanes or “mundies”, from dark forces beyond their world.

This book series falls in the young adult genre and is recommended for ages 13+.

Not every child who dies goes on to the afterlife. Some are caught halfway between life and death, in a sort of limbo known as Everlost: a shadow of the living world, filled with all the things and places that no longer exist. It’s a magical, yet dangerous place where bands of lost kids run wild and anyone who stands in the same place too long sinks to the center of the Earth.

Allie and Nick don’t survive the car crash, and end up in Everlost, where coins are more valuable than anyone knows, fortune cookies tell the truth, monsters are real, and the queen of lost souls lives in a once-beloved tower. Nick and Allie have to learn to survive in a world with different rules, and figure out who they can trust—and who they must oppose at all costs. At stake is nothing less than the fate of Everlost and the living world they have left behind.

In this gripping trilogy with so many plot twists, New York Times best-selling author Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what just might lie in between. Recommended for ages 12+.

Your tween or teen girl will find herself transported into a world of breathless fairy-tale romance, glittering gowns, and fierce intrigue. For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance to escape a rigid caste system, live in a palace, and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

Well, make that thirty-four girls. For America Singer, being selected is the worst fate she can imagine. It means turning her back on her secret love, leaving her family, and competing for a crown she doesn’t want.

Then America meets Prince Maxon, and she suddenly isn’t sure where her loyalties lie or anyone else’s for that matter. This five-book series is recommended for ages 13+.

This was one of my daughter’s favorite book series in eighth grade. The Lunar Chronicles are futuristic retellings of classic fairy tales. In the first book, Cinder, a teenage cyborg (half-human, half-machine) must deal with a wicked stepmother, start a rebellion against the evil Queen Levana, and decide how she feels about a handsome prince.  Follow Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles from the beginning with Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Fairest: Levana’s Story, Stars Above (a collection of stories set in the Lunar Chronicles universe), and the epic conclusion, Winter.

The Maze Runner five-book series is an incredible read for teens. The books follow along a group of teens stranded in a deadly world where they must attempt to uncover the mystery of the maze they’re trapped inside, while also working to find any clues about their own forgotten pasts. Perfect for ages 13+.

In Divergent, society has been divided into five factions—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). Beatrice (Tris) must choose between staying with her Abnegation family and transferring factions. Her choice sets the stage for this book series and the secrets that unfold about who or what is really behind this divided order and the role Tris has in uncovering those secrets as well as some of her own. Recommended for ages 14+.

Hobbits, wizards, and magic are what fill the pages of this trilogy of books. Have your teen take a journey into a land that only exists in dreams – or nightmares. Bonus if you read these together and you remind your teen about how you read these in high school. Recommended reading for ages 12+.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Is there anything better than a book series that combines vampires, wolves, and love with a forbidden romance? This best-selling book is a hit for its complex storyline and engrossing character relationships! The reading age for this series is 12+.

With 13 books in this series, it’s one that will capture your teen’s attention for quite some time! They’ll learn some truly unique stories and read about some amazing adventures. They just may find that they’re not too old to let their imagination run wild. Great reading for ages 9+.

Written by John Grisham, this riveting book set will introduce your teen to a legal thrill that is relative to the age in their life. These book sets are great for mystery and suspense and full of fun legal jargon for them to learn and research as well. Ages 9+ can enjoy reading these books but our young teens enjoyed them too.

While many would say that this is a great book series for teenage girls, it’s really one that teen boys and girls can read. This coming-of-age story is especially suited for teens in high school and above as it does have topics that are more grown up in it. Recommended for 14+.

Ranger’s Apprentice is a 12-book series filled with Vikings, Knights, Diplomats, terrifying beasts and much more, but the most intriguing individuals in the world of Araluen are the Kings Rangers. These Elite scouts and archers are few in number but extraordinary in reputation and mystique, even believed by some to possess magical abilities. The story follows Will, an orphan who finds himself apprenticed to Halt, who is not only a national hero, but also the greatest Ranger Araluen has ever seen.

The Ranger’s apprentice series, while an adventure series, has many touching moments of bonding and loyalty as well as frequent comedic relief which will have your teen intermittently laughing and crying. These moments will connect them with the exemplary characters in the novel, while putting them in touch with their own emotions, and teaching them a few lessons about friendship, loyalty, and personal growth along the way.

The online recommendation is 10+ for this book series.

Leigh Bardugo’s Shadow and Bone is currently one of the most prominent fantasy novels for young adults, with Bardugo bringing her own dark twist to the genre. With a diverse ensemble of characters, the story works to reveal the dark underbelly of a world “blessed” with powerful gifts. By deep diving into deception and scandal, Bardugo highlights the importance of connection and morality. For fans of the Hunger Games and Harry Potter, Shadow and Bone is an essential YA read for ages 13+.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

This enchanting collection includes paperback editions of To All the Boys I’ve Loved BeforeP.S. I Still Love You; and Always and Forever, Lara Jean.

The Harry Potter books are some of those classic books that every teenager should read. This is also a super fun series that families can read together. With many books in the Harry Potter series, teens will enjoy immersing themselves in the pages and being a part of the magical world. Great for ages 9+.

While all of the book recommendations listed above are great for teens, don’t forget that means that they’re perfect for adult readers, too. This could be a really great chance to bond with your teen by reading and enjoying some of the same books as them.

Use this as a way to show interest in something that they’re interested in and bond over their love of reading. Books have a way of bringing the imagination and family together.

Hunger Games Trilogy Series Books 1 – 3 Collection Classic Box Set by Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games, Catching Fire & Mockingjay)The Selection 5-Book Box Set: The Complete SeriesThe Maze Runner Series Complete Collection Boxed Set (5-Book)Divergent Series Four-Book Paperback Box Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, FourJ.R.R. Tolkien 4-Book Boxed Set: The Hobbit and The Lord of the RingsTwilight Saga 6 Book Set (White Cover)A Series of Unfortunate Events Lemony Snicket 13 Books Collection Pack Set (Includes the Bad Beginning, the Reptile Room, the Wide Window, the Miserable Mill, the Austere Academy, the Grim Grotto, the Penultimate Peril, the End)Theodore Boone Series Books 1 – 7 Collection Box Set by John Grisham (Theodore Boone, Accused, Activist, Fugitive, Abduction, Scandal & Accomplice)Pretty Little Liars Box Set: Books 1 to 4The Ranger’s Apprentice Series (Complete 12 Book Set)The Shadow and Bone Trilogy Boxed Set: Shadow and Bone, Siege and Storm, Ruin and RisingHarry Potter Paperback Box Set (Books 1-7)


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24 awesome chapter book series for kids

Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure

Written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books (AGES 8-12). Get ready Wimpy Kid fans because Greg Heffley’s best friend Rowley Jefferson has a new book, and this time, it isn’t a journal—it’s a full-blown fantasy adventure! Dive into Rowley’s imagination for this epic adventure that follows Roland and his best friend, Garg the Barbarian, as they set out to rescue his mom from the White Warlock! Let your little reader experience the Wimpy Kid world like they’ve never seen it before! $16,

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The Bad Guys

Written and illustrated by Aaron Blabey, Scholastic Inc. (AGES 7-10). This illustrated chapter book series is filled with hilarious moments as a team of bad guys try to take on missions for the good side. Kids will love the antics of Mr. Wolf, Mr. Piranha, Mr. Snake, and Mr. Shark as they try to do good despite their bad guy looks. $8,

Start with: The Bad Guys #1

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The Wollstonecraft Detective Agency

Written by Jordan Statford and illustrated by Kelly Murphy, Penguin Random House (AGES 8-12). History, mystery and science collide in this series! Awkward kid-genius Lady Ada Byron befriends Mary Godwin, an adventurous 14-year-old romantic. Together they form the Wollstonecraft Detective Agency—a secret constabulary for the apprehension of clever criminals. $11,

Start with: The Case of the Missing Moonstone

Photo: Random House

Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Written and illustrated by Jeff Kinney, Amulet Books (AGES 8-12). This hilarious series of graphic novel follows Greg Heffley, a diary-keeping middle-schooler who’s just trying to navigate through hallways of undersized weaklings, kids who grew into giants over summer and those who’ve already started shaving. $18,

Start with: Diary of a Wimpy Kid #1

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Written by D.J. MacHale, Random House Children’s Books (AGES 8-12). Earth is about to go dark and there are no signs of new power sources. But one group of kids go on a mission that might save humanity. $16,

Start with: Project Alpha

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The Adventures of Captain Underpants

Written and illustrated by Dav Pikey, Scholastic Inc. (AGES 7-10). If your kids are fans of fart jokes, they’ll love Captain Underpants, a superhero drawing who’s accidentally brought tol life by elementary-schoolers George and Harold! $13,

Star with: Captain Underpants #1 

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Dog Man

Written and illustrated by Dav Pikey, Scholastic Inc. (AGES 7-10). From the creators of Captain Underpants comes Dog Man! Part man, part dog, he digs for deception, fights crime and has a serious nose for justice. $13,

Start with: Dog Man #1

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Timmy Failure

Written and illustrated by Stephen Pastis, Candlewick (AGES 8-12). Clueless, but comically confident, Timmy Failure is the CEO of the best detective agency in town. Follow his unorthodox approaches to investigations and world domination in this hilarious series. $8,

Start with: Mistakes We Made

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Rainbow Magic

Written by Daisy Meadows and illustrated by Georgie Ripper and Orchard Books, Scholastic Inc. (AGES 6-10). Fairy-obsessed kids will indulge in this series of fairy books. Rainbow Magic follows the adventures of friends Kirsty Tate and Rachel Walker and their fairy friends. And trust us, there are more than enough books (200, to be exact) in this series to keep your kid busy all summer long. $7,

Start with: Ruby the Red Fairy

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A Series of Unfortunate Events

Written by Lemony Snickett and illustrated Brett Helquist, HarperCollins (AGES 9-12).  If your kid’s not keen on happy-go-lucky tales, this series is definitely the series for her. The books follow orphans Violet, Claus and Sunny as they try to escape the treachery of Count Olaf, a villian after their wealth. $18,

Start with: The Bad Beginning

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Written by Beverly Cleary and illustrated by Tracy Dockray, HarperCollins (AGES 8-12). Life with sisters can be fun, rowdy and interesting, but life with little sister Ramona is all that and more. Follow all the trials and tribulations Ramona causes for her older sister Beezus in the first installment of the series. $10, 

Start with: Beezus and Ramona 

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The Spiderwick Chronicles

Written and illustrated by Tony DiTerlizzi and written by Holly Black, Simon and Schuster (AGES 6-10). when siblings Jared, Simon and Mallory move into an old mansion, they discover that there’s a magical—and potentially dangerous—world of fairies living there, too. The Grace siblings want to share their discovery, but what happens if the fairies don’t let them? $10,

Start with: The Field Guide

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Magic Tree House

Written by Mary Pope Osborne and illustrated by Salvatore Murdocca, Penguin Random House (AGES 6-8). When Jack and his younger sister Annie discover a tree house in the woods, something magical happens: they travel all the way back to the dinosaur age, medieval times, ancient pyramids and more! $8, 

Start with: Dinosaurs Before Dark 

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The Chronicles of Narnia

Written by C.S. Lewis, various publishers (AGES 11-13). Let your kid delve deep into the world of fantasy in these seven classic novels. Set in the mythical world of Narnia, the series’ several different protagonists—all children—take on magic, beasts and talking animals as they unfold Narnia’s history. $11,

Start with: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Photo: Scholastic

Junie B. Jones

Written by Barbara Park and illustrated by Denise Brunkus, Random House Children’s Books (AGES 6-9). Junie B. Jones is one of the funniest kindergarteners around! This series chronicle’s her adventures as she gets herself into some trouble and hilarious situations at school. Elementary schoolers everywhere will find her accurate descriptions humourus. $6, 

Start with: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus

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Written and illustrated by Judd Winick, Random House Children’s Books (AGES 8-12). In this graphic novel series, D.J. and Gina are normal kids until they befriend Hilo, a boy who came down from the sky but doesn’t know where he’s from or what he’s doing on Earth. But what if Hilo wasn’t the only thing to fall from the sky? Will D.J. and Gina be able to help Hilo save the world? $17,

Start with: Hilo: The Boy Who Crashed to Earth

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Harry Potter

Written by J.K. Rowling, various publishers (AGES 6+). Whether your kid is an independent reader or prefers reading aloud with a parent, it’s never to early to get them started on this classic series. Follow Harry, Hermione and Ron through their adventures, hardships and magical encounters at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. $15,

Start with: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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Goosebumps Most Wanted

Written by R.L. Stine, Scholastic Inc (AGES 8-12). If your kid likes the creepy stuff, she’ll love Goosebumps’ new series based around some of its most chilling characters! Each book features a new protagonist and villain. $8,

Start with: Planet of the Lawn Gnomes

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Fudge Series

Written by Judy Blume, various publishers (AGES 8-12). Fourth-grader Peter Hatcher finds life with his little brother Fudge impossible. To top it off, Peter’s parents constantly dote on Fudge, even though he throws temper tantrums and even takes Peter’s beloved turtle! The Fudge series follows the adventures of Peter, his family and even his nemesis. $11,

Start with: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing

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Percy Jackson and the Olympians

Written by Rick Riordan, Disney Hyperion (AGES 9+). Percy is a good kid, but he has a bit of a temper. He could’ve sworn his pre-algebra teacher at boarding school turned into a monster (whom Percy tried to kill). When Percy’s mom hears about the trouble he’s been getting into at school, she decides it’s time for him to find out the truth about where he came from. She sends him to the one place he’ll be safe: Camp Half-Blood, a training ground for demigods like him. Here begins his involvement with Olympian gods and with the battles of their enemies. $12,

Start with: The Lightning Thief

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Written and illustrated by Jeff Smith, Scholastic Inc. (AGES 9-12). When a young bone boy named Fone Bone and his two cousins are banned from Boneville, they find themselves trapped in another wonderful—but terrifying—land. Along the way, they discover secrets, danger, new friendships and begin a wild adventure. $14,

Start with: Out From Boneville

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Anne of Green Gables

Written by L.M. Montgomery, various publishers (AGES 9-12). In this Canadian classic, Anne Shirely is sent off to Avonlea, PEI, where she meets the elderly Cuthberts who are looking to adopt. But when she finds out they want to adopt a boy instead, she tries to win them over. $7,

Start with: Anne of Green Gables

Photo: Scholastic


Written and illustrated by Kazu Kibuishi, Scholastic (AGES 9-12). When siblings Emily and Navin’s dad passes away, they move with their mom to the home of her dead great-grandfather. But the house holds secrets. One day, a sinister creature lures Emily, Navin and their mom into the basement which turns into an underground world full of demons, robots, and talking animals and their adventure begins. $16,

Start with: The Stonekeeper

Photo: Scholastic

Dear Canada

Written by various authors, Scholastic Inc. (AGES 9-12). In this series of historical novels, each book recounts a true event in Canadian history, as told in first-person by a girl. The novels include the diary entries of a girl who escapes the war in England, a prarie girl who contracts polio during The Great Depression, and most recently, the residential school diary of an Indigenous girl taken away from her home (set to be released on Aug. 30). $15,

Start with: With Nothing But Our Courage: The Loyalist Diary of Mary MacDonald 

Photo: Scholastic

This article was originally published on Aug 22, 2020

Handbooks for parents. Part 3. Teenagers. TOP 5 best books on raising children from 13 to 17 years old.

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How to properly raise children? Is there an answer to this eternal question?

The modern literature market offers countless books on parenting, on the topic of child-parent relationships. To help you navigate this diversity, we have prepared a series of articles “Desk books for parents. TOP 15 Best Books on Parenting. The cycle consists of 3 articles:

  • Board books for parents. Part 1. Preschoolers. TOP 5 best books on raising children from 0 to 7 years.

  • Board books for parents. Part 2. Junior schoolchildren, schoolchildren. Top 5 best books on raising children from 7 to 12 years old.

  • Board books for parents. Part 3. Teenagers. TOP 5 best books on raising children from 13 to 17 years old.

In our third (final) article, we will present you the TOP 5 best books on raising children from 13 to 19 years old. But first, let’s take a closer look at the features of the growth and development of children in such a difficult adolescence.

Age periods and crises.

There are many theories and concepts of the development of the child’s psyche. One of the most popular belongs to the famous psychologist L.S. Vygotsky. Here you can observe the alternation of crisis and stable periods:

Neonatal crisis

Infant age (up to 1 year)

Crisis 1 year

Early childhood (1-3 years)

Crisis 3 years

Preschool age (3-7 years old)

Crisis 7 years

School age (7-13 years old)

Crisis 13 years

Pubertal age (13-17 years old)

Crisis 17 years

According to this periodization, adolescence, puberty is considered the period from 13 to 17 years.

Crisis 13 years.

By the age of 13, both in the physical and mental development of children, qualitative changes occur — hormonal and psychological restructuring of the body, puberty.

Children are emotional, susceptible to failure, vulnerable, and their feelings are difficult to control. Thinking, intellectual activity, creative approach to solving problems are actively developing. A personal identity begins to take shape.

It is no longer adults who have a huge influence, but peers. Your own status among other children becomes very important. At this age there is an active formation of «small groups». Children begin to strive for their own independence, trying to get rid of the control of their parents.

So, there is a change in the social situation of development, new interests and needs arise, changes occur in the body. At the same time, the “internal content” does not keep pace with active physical growth. This period of development is a crisis.

As we wrote in the previous article, during adolescence, there is a transition to a new life stage and the implementation of important tasks for the child:

  • Autonomy — the need to separate from parents, to look for their own meanings in life and make decisions on their own.
  • Building relationships — the need to understand the features of communication in the adult world (in particular, building relationships with the opposite sex).
  • Gender role identification — the need to understand who you are, what your characteristics are and what kind of man / woman you will be in the future.

The solution of these problems is impossible without overcoming the crisis of adolescence — perhaps the most protracted and acutely experienced.

Manifestations of crisis 13 years old:

1. Negativism is the denial of the authority of adults, and as a result, the denial of almost everything that adults offer. A teenager can be hostile, run into scandals and quarrels, while at the same time experiencing internal anxiety. In fact, such a separation from the environment is only an attempt to find their own meanings.

2. Independence — a teenager tries to solve various tasks and problems on his own, without accepting and not perceiving the help of adults.

3. «Feeling of adulthood» — often teenagers begin to talk and dress differently, behave more provocatively, trying to appear adults. At the same time, they can try to smoke, drink alcohol, trying to prove that they are no longer small, get involved in various unpleasant situations, trying to test their strength.

4. Decreased interest in learning and ability to study.

5. Interest in one’s own appearance, often accompanied by anxiety — a teenager may look at himself in the mirror for a long time, may not accept himself and be terribly worried about this.

6. Interest in the opposite sex, first love.

7. The desire to be in a group of peers is the simultaneous desire to be “not like everyone else” and to be “with everyone”.

8. Dependence on external evaluation.

9. Inadequacy of self-esteem (from overestimated to severely underestimated).

As Irina Mlodik wrote in her book (“A Book for Non-Ideal Parents, or Life on a Free Subject”), the experience of adolescence crisis in children is accompanied by strong feelings. If parents know about them, it may be easier for them to understand their children:

1 . Aggression. One of the main tasks of the child at this stage is separation from the parents, and this is impossible without anger and aggression. We can say that a protest against any proposal is an almost automatic reaction of a teenager. It is important to understand that this is not forever.

2 . Fear. During the teenage crisis, the child is literally filled with fears. The teenager is afraid of being rejected by his peers; afraid to be unnoticed and at the same time — to be in the spotlight; afraid that his love will be rejected, but no less than that it will be accepted and something will have to be done about it, etc.

3. Shame. During this period, active growth and maturation takes place, a teenager often begins to be ashamed of his body, the manifestation of his gender. He wants to be beautiful and attractive, while he sees in himself mostly flaws. Often begins to cover up a sense of shame with cynicism.

4. Alarm. A teenager experiences severe anxiety — how to continue to live, what lies ahead, whether he will cope with adulthood. In this case, often a teenager may not recognize his anxiety. As a result, it pours out in the form of irritation, and can also provoke withdrawal into oneself.

As in the case of any other age crisis, you need to survive it. Let the child go through this difficult period, as a result of which he will step to a qualitatively new level of development. Suppression of the manifestations of the crisis can lead to inharmonious development or to the fact that this crisis will manifest itself in another period of life, when such manifestations will already seem “out of the ordinary” and significantly complicate adult life.

It is also worth remembering that the crisis does not necessarily pass very rapidly. In some adolescents, it may be less pronounced.

What should parents do?

1. To understand that the child has already grown up. Now he can make decisions on his own. It is necessary to give the child to insist on his own, to allow him to make his mistakes.

2 . Remember that this is not a “bad and terrible” child, but that such behavior is an inevitable manifestation of a crisis.

3 . Accept your child, support him. Despite how bad and wrong he seems to others, continue to love him and believe that he will soon overcome the crisis.

4 . Do not forget that in fact the child continues to love and respect you, but now he cannot show this, since he needs to separate from you and leave the zone of your control. Therefore, despite the difficulties, it is important to remain in good relations.

Pubertal age (13-17 years).

On average, by the age of 14-15, a teenager overcomes the crisis for 13 years. He strengthens his idea of ​​himself, his appearance, self-consciousness is formed. Puberty ends, the first serious relationship, love, appear. There is still a desire for independence, a rejection of advice from parents, and from adults in general, but their own views on life, beliefs, and worldview are already being formed.

During this period, abstract-logical thinking is formed, the ability to concentrate attention improves, and volitional regulation is enhanced. Teenagers are already starting to make life plans and are thinking about how to implement them. Choose a future profession. The leading activity is gradually becoming educational and professional.

A teenager graduates from school and is on the verge of a real adult life. Sometimes, due to the need to determine the future life, profession, high emotional stress can arise. At the turn of graduation from school, a crisis of 17 years appears due to a sharp change in lifestyle.

Crisis 17 years.

Manifestations of crisis 17 years old:

1. Fear of a new life.

2. Maximalism in assessments and judgments.

3. Upholding one’s own point of view, the significance of one’s own values, the isolation of the inner world.

4. Anxiety and responsibility.

At the end of this crisis, an internal life position is finally formed, there is an awareness of one’s individuality, professional self-determination and stabilization of the personality.

TOP 5 best books on raising children from 13 to 17 years old.

Author: E. Bolshakova

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E. Bolshakova is the author of articles on developmental psychology, education and development of creative abilities of children and adolescents. Member of the Russian Union of Professional Writers.

What to do if your child is headlong into an informal culture? What are these youth, teenage subcultures?

This book will give answers to these and other questions, tell parents about various mass youth movements, about the features and their negative features, as well as about possible ways to overcome their negative sides.


Author: E.N. Vasina (Asensio Martinez)

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E.N. Vasina (Asensio Martinez) — PhD in Psychology, consultant psychologist, host of programs and trainings in the field of art therapy, member of the Art Therapeutic Association of Russia.

The set will introduce a teenager to the world of professions, as well as help him navigate and choose a direction close to him, based not only on interest, but also on personal predisposition, features and abilities.

The set includes two art albums: for a child and for a parent, as well as a teaching aid. Albums are supposed to be kept simultaneously. Such joint work allows a teenager and an adult to better understand each other’s positions and expectations, to get closer, and in the course of joint work to develop a common strategy for implementing plans.


Author: P.V. Dmitrievsky

Item information:

P. V. Dmitrievsky is a psychologist, a specialist in parent-child relationships, couples, chemical and non-chemical addictions.

How to build a dialogue with a child? How to properly discuss the rules with teenagers? The book provides practical recommendations for parents, based on the author’s many years of experience, built on the results of many consultations with children and parents, based on the results of work in adolescent psychological groups, field camps, psychotherapy sessions.


Author: Robert T. Bayard, Jean Bayard

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Robert T. Bayard and Jean Bayard are professional psychologists in clinical practice in California and parents of many children.

Useful book for parents and grandparents of teenagers. Written in easy and accessible language. It describes many recognizable situations, provides practical advice and various options for overcoming conflicts (sometimes parents need to change something in their behavior to successfully resolve situations). The authors once again remind that a child is a person, a separate person who can be independent and has the right to his own life. You have to love him and accept him the way he is.

Author: Adele Faber, Elaine Mazlish

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Adele Faber is a psychologist, educator, and author of books on parenting.

Elaine Mazlish is the author of methods for family interaction, a mother of many children.

This book is a great help to parents of teenagers. The authors in an accessible form tell how parents can help their child overcome this difficult adolescence and become an independent and harmonious personality; how to build relationships with a teenager, how to talk with him on various “difficult” and “forbidden” topics, and what parents can do to make their children trust them. In addition to useful tips, the book contains exercises, funny illustrations, and most importantly, thanks to the book, you can understand how to make a teenager hear his parents and feel their support.

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List of good books for children aged 9-10

Hello! List for kids 9-10 years is not very long, but we are just in the process, so it will be replenished, come back periodically;))) And I’ll put a link on the blog panel so that you can quickly find it;)

1) Dinka. V. Oseeva. I loved this book as a child, but I haven’t bought it for my daughter yet, I don’t like modern editions, I’m trying to find a second-hand book;)

2) On the island of Saltkroka. A. Lindgren.
3) Waffle heart. Tonya Glimmerdal. Maria Parr

4) Listen to my heart. Bianca Pitzorno
5) Secret garden. F. Burnett
6) Pollyanna. Elinor Porter
7) The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain.
Here I note that the child of Tom Sawyer read in a swoop, with Huck things go much more slowly. But he says that he also likes Huck’s adventures. By the way, I remember that it was the same with me;) On the one hand, it would be readable at 11-12 years old, but modern children at 12 years old will no longer be interested, probably …
8) Treasure Island. R. Stevenson
9) George and the secrets of the universe. George and the Treasures of the Universe. George and the Big Bang. S. Hawking. L. Hawking

10) The Hobbit, or there and back. J. Tolkien. There are many editions, here are very beautiful pictures

I have already said that it is difficult for me to evaluate books in the fantasy genre, especially to determine how old they are. But my child has already read it, liked it;))) So maybe from the age of 9 you can already read it;)
11) «Tim Thaler, or Sold Laughter» by James Crews
12) My grandfather was a cherry. A. Nanetti.

13) Dunno on the Moon. N. Nosov. Yes Yes exactly. The Adventures of Dunno is on the list for 5-6-year-olds, Dunno in the Sunny City for 7-8, and on the Moon in this list;)

14) Adventures of Captain Vrungel. A. Nekrasov.
15) Adventures of Electronics. E. Veltistov.

16) Books by Vladislav Krapivin.
17) How a marabou sings. M.Moskvina

18) Three with a minus, or the Incident in 5 AI Pivovarova

19) Stories and stories by Radiy Pogodin.
20) Pure Dor. And other stories by Yuri Koval.

21) Stories about the war. L. Kassil, Radiy Pogodin, V. Oseeva and others

22) Conduit and Shvambrania. Lev Kassil

23) King Matt I. Janusz Korczak.

24) Alice in Wonderland. Alice in the Wonderland. L. Carroll. I even find it difficult to choose a book for the picture. Everyone has their own Alice;))) we also have such an interesting publication;)

25) Legends and myths of Ancient Greece.

26) Adventures of a prehistoric boy. D’Ervilly

27) About Babak Kostochkina. A. Nikolskaya.

28) Beauty 5 «B». I.Antonova

29) Time is always good. A. Zhvalevsky, E. Pasternak

30) Run from here. A. Zhvalevsky, E. Pasternak

31) Knight on skates. E. Usacheva

32) Nulik’s adventures. Mathematical trilogy: Three days in Karlikania. Black Mask from Al Jabra. Nulik the sailor. V. Levshin.

33) Anya from Green Gables. Lucy Montgomery.

34) When I grow up, I will be a hockey player. M. Sanadze. To be honest, I don’t know whether it’s on this list or on the previous one. Maybe the boys’ mothers will tell you where it’s better;)

35) Crystal key. T. Kryukova.

36) Nina is the girl of the Sixth Moon. Mooney Witcher. I read this book myself and decided to move it here from the previous list. It’s too early for first-graders;)

37) Omelet with sugar. The adventures of a family from Cherbourg. And other books in this series. J-F Aru-Vigno.
38) Grunt virus. Turn your cat up loud. S. Makhotin

39) Land of white elephants. O.Popova, L.Nikolskaya

40) Trilogy Master of scattered sciences. V. Levshin.

41) Penderwicks. Penderwicks on Gardem Street. Ginny Birdsell.

42) Tales from the old house. Asya Kravchenko.
43) A series of books about Molly Moon. Molly Moon and the magic book of hypnosis. Molly Moon Stops Time and Dr. Georgia Bing.

44) Three girls: the story of one apartment. Elena Vereiskaya.

45) The life and adventures of an Eccentric. Vladimir Zheleznikov

46) Knights of Birch Street.

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