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)

Saturday, September 11

Hale, Shannon and Dean. Rapunzel's Revenge. Bloomsbury, 2008. ISBN 978-1599900704. Ages 9-14.

In this Wild West retelling of the fairy tale Rapunzel, curiosity gets the best of the title character as she yearns to peek over the great wall surrounding her luxurious villa. What she finds is a barren wasteland of desert and slaves, populated by all those who live in fear of Gothel, the woman she thought was her mother. After escaping from the tall tree Gothel imprisons her in, Rapunzel meets up with a mysterious outlaw named Jack and they make their way back to the villa to put a stop to Gothel’s reign of terror and free Rapunzel’s real mother from slavery.