5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens

Welcome to the first month of our 2016 reading adventure! Have you downloaded your FREE list and decided what style of books your family is going to start with?

I’ve decided to go along with popular culture and start the year off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage them during their journey.

 5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens To start off the 2016 Reading Adventure, I've decided to start off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth/personal improvement genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage our middle school kids during their journey.This post contains affiliate links.

January Reading Choices for Middle Schoolers

As I mentioned, I’ve chosen personal growth as our first choice for our adventure. Here are five books that I think teens will enjoy reading and will also personally challenge them.

5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens To start off the 2016 Reading Adventure, I've decided to start off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth/personal improvement genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage our middle school kids during their journey.

Be a Changemaker: How to Start Something That Matters by Laurie Ann Thompson

Encourage your kids to be real change makers in their community and possibly the world. Real life examples, step-by-step activities, and tips make this not only an inspirational read, but a practical one as well.

5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens To start off the 2016 Reading Adventure, I've decided to start off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth/personal improvement genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage our middle school kids during their journey.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

You’ll find few people as inspirational and uplifting as the late Randy Pausch.  His Last Lecture will encourage your middle schooler to overcome their obstacles and make the most of every opportunity (and day) they’re given while keeping in mind what’s most important in life.

5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens To start off the 2016 Reading Adventure, I've decided to start off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth/personal improvement genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage our middle school kids during their journey.

One Word That Will Change Your Life by Jon Gordon, Dan Britton, & Jimmy Page

Identifying one word to keep your focus for the year can be very powerful regardless of your age. While reading this book, your tween/teen will be persuaded to set some goals this year for themselves and to assign one word to them. Then they’ll be able to compare all of their choices and actions against their chosen word, making it more likely that they’ll their goals.

5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens To start off the 2016 Reading Adventure, I've decided to start off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth/personal improvement genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage our middle school kids during their journey.

Who Moved My Cheese? for Teens by Spencer Johnson

One thing is guaranteed in this world – change. Just like us, our kids are constantly faced with change, so the sooner they learn how to deal with it, and figure out how to embrace it, the better. Spencer Johnson adapted his bestseller for teens by adding in references that are more relevant to them.

5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens To start off the 2016 Reading Adventure, I've decided to start off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth/personal improvement genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage our middle school kids during their journey.

You Have a Brain: A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. by Ben Carson M.D., Gregg Lewis, & Deborah Shaw Lewis

Our teens are growing up in a society where the bar continues to be set lower and lower, which saddens me. It’s up to us to encourage our kids to think BIG! Mr. Carson suggests that teens think for themselves, do what’s right, and embrace every chance they have to learn and grow.

5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens To start off the 2016 Reading Adventure, I've decided to start off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth/personal improvement genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage our middle school kids during their journey.

 

Specials for our Subscribers

This month (and every month this year) our reading adventure subscribers will be receiving some goodies in their inbox to help them fully embrace their adventure with their middle schoolers.

We’ll be sending our faithful followers a reading log, a book report form, as well as some discussion questions to go along with some of our reading choices for the month.

5 Personal Growth Books Appropriate for Tweens & Teens To start off the 2016 Reading Adventure, I've decided to start off with personal growth. As adults, we’re very familiar with the personal growth/personal improvement genre, but we don’t always think about it for our kids. But they’re trying to figure out who they are and where they fit in too. It’s important that we constantly inspire and encourage our middle school kids during their journey.

 

What is your favorite personal growth book for tweens & teens?

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Megan Zechman
I love homeschooling! Learning is a way of life for our family. Most days you will find us exploring our Central Florida community, having fun while learning. I am constantly looking for new and interactive ways to engage my children. Pinterest is one of my favorite tools for finding fun, hands-on learning activities. Connect with me @Pinterest.
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Comments

  1. I have not seen any of these before! I was looking for something like them for my newly-turned 13yo for Christmas. I had to settle for something else then, but I’ll pin this to use for the next occasion. Good stuff! :-)

  2. Thanks for this list! I pinned now, for later. I have a teen and a pre-teen, will certainly be checking these out. Awesome job, and thanks for sharing!

  3. I’m having trouble signing up for the book club. Every time I input my email address, it says something went wrong! I’m very excited about this. I hope my tween enjoys it!

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