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, November 8

Brewer, Heather. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites. Speak, 2007. ISBN 978-0525478119. Ages 12-14.

Three years after the mysterious fire that killed his parents, Vlad is still mourning their deaths. Then his favorite teacher goes missing and is replaced by Mr. Otis Otis. Vlad is convinced that his eccentric substitute had something to do with the disappearance of his teacher, and maybe even his parents’ deaths. And what’s worse, he also seems to know Vlad’s greatest secret—he is the son of a vampire, and half vampire himself. As Vlad learns more about the strange world of vampires known as Elysia, he also begins to learn more about himself and the monster he hope he never becomes.