Tween Summer Reading Book Quiz

Which Novel Should You Read Next? 

Take this short quiz and discover which tween literature best suits your personality!

~ Keep track of your responses ~

1) What quality do you most
value in a friend?

a) Adaptability
b) Chatty
c) Creativity
d) Imagination
e) Courage

2) Which was your favorite Harry Potter class?

a) Transfiguration
b) History of Magic
c) Charms
d) Care of Magical Creatures
e) Defence Against the Dark Arts

3) What is your dream job?

a) Actor
b) History Teacher
c) Artist
d) Animal Trainer
e) Astronaut

4) Which movie would you rather watch?

a) Sing
b) The Lightning Thief
c) Raya and the Last Dragon
d) How to Train Your Dragon
e) Jumanji

5) If you could have any superpower, what would it be?

a) Shapeshifting
b) Time Travel
c) Transmutation
d) Talking to Animals
e) Super Speed

6) Which Percy Jackson character are you most similar to?

a) Grover Underwood
b) Rachel Elizabeth Dare
c) Annabeth Chase
d) Chiron
e) Percy Jackson

7) What are you looking for in
the next book you read?

a) I want to see a talking animal
b) I want to revisit fairytales
c) I want to discover new worlds
d) I want to meet new creatures
e) I want to explore the unknown

8) What does your average Saturday afternoon look like?

a) Talking to my pet
b) Hanging with my family
c) Working on my stories
d) Going to the zoo
e) Hiking

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Art created by Shruti Agarwal

Scroll down to see your recommendations. Clicking on the titles will take you to the book.

Answered Mostly A

Anthropomorphic Animals

Answered Mostly A: Anthropomorphic Animals

You will love these novels featuring animals that act like humans.

“Klawde : Evil Alien Warlord Cat”
by John Bemelmans Marciano

Klawde is not your average cat. He’s an emperor from another planet, exiled to Earth. He’s cruel. He’s cunning. He’s brilliant… and he’s about to become Raj Banerjee’s best friend. Whether he likes it or not. Klawde had everything. Sharp claws. Fine fur. And, being the High Commander of the planet Lyttyrboks, an entire world of warlike cats at his command. But when he is stripped of his feline throne, he is sentenced to the worst possible punishment: exile to a small planet in a quiet corner of the universe… named Earth. Raj had everything. A cool apartment in Brooklyn. Three friends who lived in his building. And pizza and comics within walking distance. But when his mom gets a job in Elba, Oregon, and he is forced to move, all of that changes. It’s now the beginning of summer, he has no friends, and because of his mother’s urgings, he has joined a nature camp. It’s only when his doorbell rings and he meets a furball of a cat that Raj begins to think maybe his luck is turning around…

“The Silent Thaw: Warriors the Broken Code series, book 2. “
by Erin Hunter

The #1 nationally bestselling Warriors series continues! Discover more epic adventures in the second book in the action-packed Broken Code story arc. ThunderClan’s leader, Bramblestar, has been behaving erratically after losing one of his nine lives, and suspicion is quickly spreading across Clan borders. And when a strange apparition sparks unrest in SkyClan and ShadowClan, each warrior must decide where their allegiances lie–with their Clan, or the warrior code itself.

“Sparks! [Volume 1]”
by Ian Boothby

August is a brilliant inventor who is afraid of the outside. Charlie is a crack pilot who isn’t afraid of anything. Together these pals save lives every day. They also happen to be cats who pilot a powerful, mechanical dog suit! Always eager to leap into danger, this feline duo have their work cut out for them as they try to thwart Princess, an evil alien bent on enslaving mankind. Don’t let the fact that Princess looks like a cute, diaper-wearing baby fool you. She’s clever, determined, and totally ruthless. So when Princess and the browbeaten fools she calls servants enact a brilliant and dastardly plan to conquer Earth, August and Charlie pull out all the stops to save the day.

“A Whale of the Wild”
by Rosanne Parry

For [the killer whale] Vega and her family, salmon is life. And Vega is learning to be a salmon finder, preparing for the day when she will be her family’s matriarch. But then she and her brother Deneb are separated from their pod when a devastating earthquake and tsunami render the seascape unrecognizable. Vega must use every skill she has to lead her brother back to their family. The young orcas face a shark attack, hunger, the deep ocean, and polluted waters on their journey. Will Vega become the leader she’s destined to be?

“Woof: a Bowser and Birdie novel, 1”
by Spencer Quinn

Bowser is a mutt, just adopted by eleven-year-old Birdie Gaux and her grandmother, but when they all get home to Grammy’s bait and tackle shop in the bayou they discover that their prize stuffed marlin has been stolen–so Bowser decides to investigate, and things quickly become complicated and dangerous.

Answered Mostly B

Folklore and Mythology

Answered Mostly B: Folklore and Mythology

You will love these novels based on classic stories passed down through generations.

“The Bigfoot Files”
by Lindsay Eagar

Twelve-year old Miranda Cho used to believe in it all, used to love poring over every strange footprint, every stray hair, everything that proved the world was full of wonders. But that was before her mother’s obsession with monsters cost Miranda her friends and her perfect school record, before Miranda found the stack of unopened bills and notices of foreclosure in the silverware drawer. Now the fact that her mom’s a cryptozoologist doesn’t seem wonderful. It’s embarrassing and irresponsible, and it cost them everything. So Miranda agrees to go on one last creature hunt, determined to use all her scientific know-how to prove to her mother, once and for all, that Bigfoot isn’t real. Then her mom will have no choice but to grow up and get a real job – one that will pay the mortgage and allow Miranda to attend the leadership camp of her dreams. But when the trip goes horribly awry, will it be Miranda who’s forced to question everything she believes?

“Guest: A Changeling Tale”
by Mary Hahn

Young Mollie traverses eerie, perilous lands to retrieve her baby brother, Thomas, from the Kinde Folke, malicious sprites who snatched him and left a hideous changeling in his place.

“Titans”
by Kate O’Hearn

When Titans Astraea and Zephyr find a human boy on their world, they must figure out how he got there and why. What they uncover is a plot to take over Titus and ultimately the universe.

“Tristan Strong Destroys the World. Tristan Strong series, book 2. “
by Kwame Mbalia

Book two in the series set in a world populated with African American folk heroes and West African gods. Seventh-grader Tristan must return to Alke and enlist the help of African gods and black folktale heroes when Nana is abducted from the Strong family farm in Alabama.

“When You Trap a Tiger”
by Tae Keller

When Lily and her family move in with her sick grandmother, a magical tiger straight out of her halmoni’s Korean folktales arrives, prompting Lily to unravel a secret family history. Long, long ago, Halmoni stole something from the tigers. Now they want it back. And when one of the tigers approaches Lily with a deal–return what her grandmother stole in exchange for Halmoni’s health–Lily is tempted to agree. But deals with tigers are never what they seem. With the help of her sister and her new friend Ricky, Lily must find her voice…and the courage to face a tiger.

Answered Mostly C

Fantasy

Answered Mostly C: Fantasy

You will love these fantasy novels because of their intricate new worlds, the magical adventures, and fantastical dragons.

“Charlie Hernandez & The League of Shadows”
by Ryan Calejo

Steeped in Hispanic folklore since childhood, middle schooler Charlie Hernández learns the stories are true when, shortly after his parents’ disappearance, he grows horns and feathers and finds himself at the heart of a battle to save the world.

“The Dragon Egg Princess”
by Ellen Oh

A magicless boy, a fierce bandit leader, and a lost princess must join forces to save their worlds from foreign forces and a long-forgotten evil that lurks in an ancient magical forest.

“Dragon Pearl”
by Yoon Ha Lee

Min, a thirteen-year-old girl with fox-magic, stows away on a battle cruiser and impersonates a cadet in order to solve the mystery of what happened to her older brother in the Thousand World Space Forces.

“Peeves”
by Mike Van Waes

Steven (Slim) Pickings is on the edge of a breakdown–but then, it always feels like Slim is teetering on the edge of something. The difference this time is that something’s caused Slim’s worries to come alive! He’s set loose a bunch of annoying, pesky, outrageously contagious creatures–and they’re infecting everyone they meet and massing to take over the town! Now Slim and the rest of the town are trailed by the things that annoy them most. Noisy Peeve, Lazy Peeve, Asking Peeve–they all stick with Slim at all times and left untreated, they’re quickly getting worse and way, way more destructive. To stop them, Slim will have to do more than just team up with his family and friends–he’ll have to face his fears, literally!

“Ronan Boyle and the Bridge of Riddles. Ronan Boyle series, book 1.”
by Thomas Lennon

Ronan, fifteen, the youngest and lowliest recruit to Ireland’s secret Garda, faces untold danger from the wee people while trying to prove his imprisoned parents were framed.

Answered Mostly D

Magical Creatures

Answered Mostly D: Magical Creatures

You will love these novels because of the amazingly unique creatures that inhabit them.

“Bob”
by Wendy Mass

Along the train lines north of New York City, 12-year-old neighbors Myla and Peter search for the link between Myla’s necklace and the disappearance of Peter’s brother, Randall. Thrown into a world of parkour, graffiti, and diamond-smuggling, Myla and Peter encounter a band of thugs who are after the same thing as Randall. Can Myla and Peter find Randall before it’s too late, and their shared family secrets threaten to destroy them all? Drawing on urban art forms and local history, “Finding Mighty” is a mystery that explores the nature of art and the unbreakable bonds of family.

“Phoebe and Her Unicorn. 11, Camping with Unicorns”
by Dana Simpson

This latest installment in the Phoebe and Her Unicorn adventures by Dana Simpson is full of friendship, hijinks, magic and adventure. School’s out, so Phoebe and her unicorn best friend, Marigold Heavenly Nostrils, have the entire summer to play games, visit the pool, and even go camping. Unicorn horns are excellent utensils for roasting things over the campfire, too, even if Marigold prefers toasted apples to s’mores. While exploring in the woods, Phoebe and friends meet a unicorn named Alabaster, who uses a special video game console that’s powered by plants. Throughout her summer adventures, Phoebe learns that being cool isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that it’s much better to be your true self. It’s all part of the unforgettable experience of Camping with Unicorns.

“Mermin. Book 1, Out of Water”
by Joey Weiser

“MERMIN the MERMAN from MER!?” That’s the question Pete and his friends ask after finding the fish-boy washed up on the beach! Mermin just escaped the undersea kingdom of Mer, and is ready to have some fun on dry land! But why would this aquatic kid be afraid to swim? Perhaps it has something to do with the fishy pursuers who have followed him from the depths below!

“The Tail of Emily Windsnap: Emily Windsnap, Book 1”
by Liz Kessler

After finally convincing her mother that she should take swimming lessons, twelve-year-old Emily discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world.

“The Wizards of Once : Wizards of Once, Book 1”
by Cynthia Surrisi

Once there were Wizards, who were Magic, and Warriors, who were not. But Xar, son of the King of Wizards, can’t cast a single spell. And Wish, daughter of the Warrior Queen, has a banned magical object of her own. When they collide in the wildwood, on the trail of a deadly witch, it’s the start of a grand adventure that just might change the fabric of their worlds.

Answered Mostly E

Adventure

Answered Mostly E: Adventure

You will love these novels because of their brave characters and the exciting challenges they must face.

“Crocodile Rescue!: Wild Survival. 1”
by Melissa Cristina Marquez

Twelve-year-old Adrianna Villalobos and her older brother Feye travel the globe with their parents, the hosts of a suspenseful nature show called “Wild Survival!” The show features daring animal rescues and the work the family does at their animal sanctuary. They’ve recently gotten an offer to take the show from YouTube to a TV network, and Adrianna is thrilled. So far, she’s always been behind the scenes, but now she gets to join the rest of her family onscreen. She can’t wait to bring her passion for animals to a wide audience. Their first stop is the lush mangrove forests of Cuba, where they’re going to help rescue an injured crocodile. But things get off to a rocky start when Feye is injured in an accident partially caused by Adrianna. The status of the show is in jeopardy, and Adrianna’s parents want her back behind the scenes, or maybe even back at home. Adrianna is determined to prove herself, and save the show-whatever it takes. Even if that means confronting the legendary Mega Croc of Cuba that’s rumored to inhabit the murky waters around their base camp.

“The Fire Keeper: Storm Runner. 2”
by J.C. Cervantes

Zane Obispo’s new life on a beautiful secluded tropical island, complete with his family and closest friends, should be perfect. But he can’t control his newfound fire skills yet (inherited from his father, the Maya god Hurakan); there’s been a painful rift between him and his dog ever since she became a hellhound; and he doesn’t know what to do with his feelings for Brooks. One day he discovers that by writing the book about his misadventures with the Maya gods, he unintentionally put other godborn children at risk. Unless Zane can find the godborns before the gods do, they will be killed. To make matters worse, Zane learns that Hurakan is scheduled to be executed. Zane knows he must rescue him, no matter the cost. Can he accomplish both tasks without the gods detecting him, or will he end up a permanent resident of the underworld? In this cleverly plotted sequel to The Storm Runner, the gang’s back together again with spirited new characters, sneaky gods, Aztec royalty, unlikely alliances, and secrets darker than Zane could ever have imagined. Secrets that will change him forever.

“Squirm”
by Carl Hiaasen

This summer, Billy will fly across the country, hike a mountain, float a river, dodge a grizzly bear, shoot down a spy drone, save a neighbor’s cat, save an endangered panther, and then try to save his own father. Carl Hiaasen tells a wickedly funny, slightly twisted tale about families, figuring out what’s really important, and knowing when (and when not) to let things go.

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
by E. K. Johnston

In an alternate world where industrialization has caused many species of carbon-eating dragons to thrive, Owen, a slayer being trained by his famous father and aunt, and Siobahn, his bard, face a dragon infestation near their small town in Canada.

“A Wolf Called Wander”
by Rosanne Parry

A young wolf cub, separated from his pack, journeys 1000 miles across the Pacific Northwest, dealing with forest fires, hunters, highways, and hunger before finding a new home. Based on the true story of a wolf called OR-7.