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

Smith, Jeff. Bone: Out From Boneville. Scholastic, 2005. ISBN 0439706238. Ages 10-14.

Fone Bone, along with his cousins Phoney and Smiley are chased out of Boneville after Phoney gets caught doing one too many shady deals. After getting separated, they each make their way to a forested valley where they meet Thorn and her cow-racing Gran’ma Ben. As they search for one another, they encounter many different creatures, including terrifying rat creatures and a dragon that has the uncanny ability to keep Fone Bone out of trouble. But the most terrifying one of all, known as the “Hooded One,” has other more permanent things in store for the Bone cousins. Read the rest of the Bone graphic novel series to find out what happens.