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)

Tuesday, October 5

Howe, James. The Misfits. Atheneum Books, 2001. ISBN 0689839553. Ages 10-14.

Sticks and stones may break our bones, but names will break our spirit. So goes the theme of the No Name Party, a team of misfits who set out to change the face of middle school by running as a third party for student office so that they can stop others from calling people names and putting them down. Addie, the “know-it-all,” along with the help of Skeezie, the “loser,” Joe, the “fairy,” and Bobby, the “fatso,” take on the school with their radical ideals, and end up uniting the student body in a way no one ever expected.