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 22

Selick, Henry. (Director). (2009). Coraline [Motion picture]. United States: Focus Features. Ages 9-14.

Coraline can’t believe her luck when she finds a secret door in her boring new house that leads to a world much like her own, but so much better. But things are not quite what they seem when Coraline’s “other mother” tells her that the only way she can stay in this world she loves is to sew buttons over her eyes like all the others there. Terrified, Coraline refuses, but when her “other mother” kidnaps her real parents in order to keep Coraline there forever, she must return to this frightening world to save them and defeat the evil woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Based on Neil Gaiman’s popular book for tweens.