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)

Monday, October 11

Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker. Puffin Books, 2000. ISBN 0399236201. Ages 12-14.

Alex Rider is saddened by the news that his guardian and uncle Ian was killed in a car accident, but his suspicions rise when he finds his uncle’s car riddled with bullet holes. Soon, Alex is pulled into the world of covert operations and Britain’s MI-6, where Ian Rider had served as a secret agent. Dragged into a case involving a potentially dangerous new computer called Stormbreaker, Alex is coerced into going undercover in his uncle’s place to gather more information. Reluctantly, Alex becomes entangled in a game of cat and mouse as he discovers the truth about Stormbreaker, and seeks out his uncle’s killer. Alex’s unbelievable debut adventure in this engaging spy series is sure to leave you wanting more!