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, November 2

Creech, Sharon. The Unfinished Angel. Joanna Cotler Books, 2009. ISBN 978-0061430954. Ages 9-12.

For as long as she (or he?) can remember, an angel has inhabited the stone tower of Casa Rosa and looked over the citizens of a small village in the Swiss Alps. But the angel’s purpose has never seemed important or clear until Zola Pomodoro arrives with her father and moves into Casa Rosa. Zola is a colorful character who can see the angel and instructs her to “do something” to help those in need—including a pack of orphans with no place to go. With Zola’s help, the unfinished angel helps to bring a village together and realizes that angels come in many forms.