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 12

Raskin, Ellen. The Westing Game. Puffin Books, 1978. ISBN 014034991X. Ages 10-13.

When Samuel Westing is found dead, sixteen people are brought together unexpectedly for the reading of his will, and are challenged to a contest to determine which of them is his murderer—the winner of which will inherit his millions. Chaos ensues as they are divided into pairs and given different sets of clues, clues that will lead them one step closer to a killer. More questions arise when bombings and burglaries threaten to end the game for some. Who killed Mr. Westing? Which team will solve the mystery first? And do you have what it takes to figure it out before anyone else does? Gather the clues and find out!