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

Russell, Rachel Renee. Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous Life. Aladdin, 2009. ISBN 978-1416980063. Ages 9-12.

Nikki Maxwell wants more than anything to be a part of the CCP (Cute, Cool & Popular) group at her new school, Westchester Country Day. But it’s hard to do when your clothes are all wrong, your parents won’t buy you the new iPhone, and you feel invisible. Well, that and the only reason she’s at this fancy private school is because her dad is the school’s exterminator. So things start to look up when the school announces its annual Avant-Garde art show, and Nikki is sure she’ll be popular once she wins the contest. What she doesn’t expect is the most popular (and mean) girl on campus to enter the contest as well, and make her life miserable! With the help of some new friends and a new crush, Nikki manages to make a name for herself, even if it means embracing her inner dork. Written in the style and spirit of Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Russell’s Dork Diaries will make you want to embrace your inner dork as well.