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)

Sunday, November 14

Herman, Mark. (Director). (2008). The Boy in the Striped Pajamas [Motion picture]. United States: Miramax Films. Ages 13-14.

After Bruno’s soldier father receives a promotion in Nazi Germany, Bruno and his family move to the country. Cooped up and bored, Bruno begins to explore the surrounding area where he sees farmers working in their pajamas, and befriends a young Jewish boy named Shmuel behind an electrified wire fence. Young and naïve, Bruno believes that the fence is up for Shmuel’s protection. Then one day Bruno decides to help Shmuel find his missing father by stealing into the camp disguised in a pair of Shmuel’s pajamas, with horrifyingly tragic results. Based on the bestselling young adult novel by John Boyne.