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)

Sunday, September 5

Kinney, Jeff. Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2007. ISBN 978-0810993136. Ages 9-13.

Greg Heffley is a not so popular seventh grader whose mother gives him a journal (NOT a diary). Readers follow Greg through the school year as he and his best friend Rowley scheme and barrel through one adventure after another. But when Greg and Rowley decide not to be friends anymore, Greg realizes he is left with only one unbearable choice for a replacement. Young readers will love this "novel in cartoons," and can continue the journey in Kinney's sequels as well as with the recent release of the film version.