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

Lowry, Lois. The Giver. Bantam Books, 1993. ISBN 0553571338. Ages 12-14.

Jonas lives in a world untouched by war or famine, fear or pain. When children reach the age of twelve, the Elders ceremoniously give each child their assignment for life. A great honor, Jonas is bestowed with the assignment of receiving training from The Giver, the only one to hold the memories of how the world used to be. This knowledge does not come without a heavy price, for Jonas must be given all the memories, no matter how painful or frightening, before The Giver retires and Jonas takes over. But when the truth is too much for Jonas to bear, he must make the ultimate sacrifice in order to set things right.