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)

Thursday, October 28

Lee, Tony & Hart, Sam. Outlaw: The Legend of Robin Hood. Candlewick Press, 2009. ISBN 978-0763643997. Ages 12-14.

In this graphic novel retelling of the legend of Robin Hood, Robin of Loxley begins as a child in awe of famed outlaw William Stutely. His father, Patrick of Loxley, Earl of Huntington, devotes his life to teaching Robin to be the very best archer. Twelve years later, Robin returns from fighting by King Richard’s side in the Crusades to avenge his father’s murder. Seeing the injustice that Prince John has subjected his beloved country to, he dons the name of “outlaw” and sets up camp in Sherwood Forest. Together with the help of his men, he steals from the rich to give back to the poor and wins the heart of the fair Maid Marian in the process.