Welcome to TweenCity!

Welcome to TweenCity!

This blog is designed to be a selection resource for children between the ages of 9-14, as well as a reader's advisory tool for both current and future librarians.

PLEASE NOTE: An appropriate age range is given for each title, however this is merely a suggestion. Children, especially tweens, read at many different levels which cannot be determined simply by age or grade level. Therefore, it is important to assess each child's reading level before suggesting titles. In addition, since this blog is designed for tweens only, some titles listed may also be appropriate for children older or younger than ages 9-14, but these ages will not be listed.

Ages 9-12: Elementary school level (Grades 3-6)
Ages 12-14: Middle school level (Grades 7-8)

Wednesday, September 1

Balliett, Blue. Chasing Vermeer. Scholastic, 2004. ISBN 978-0439799270. Ages 10-13.

Three people receive the same mysterious letter, a curious book shows up, and a Vermeer painting is stolen. Coincidence? Not according to Calder Pillay and Petra Andalee. Then the art thief challenges the world to take a closer look at Vermeer’s work, but for Calder and Petra, there are more personal reasons for solving the mystery. Using secret codes and intuition, the unlikely pair forge a friendship and are determined to get to the bottom of things—no matter how dangerous things may get. Because neither can rest until Vermeer’s A Lady Writing is returned where she belongs. Readers can also find an interactive mystery in the book's illustrations. Read Balliett's The Wright 3 and The Calder Game for more adventures with Calder and Petra.