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

Softley, Iain. (Director). (2009). Inkheart [Motion picture]. United States: New Line Cinema. Ages 9-14.

When Meggie finds out her father is a Silvertongue, her whole world becomes like a fairy tale adventure. A Silvertongue can bring characters off the page of a book just by reading the story out loud. But for every character that comes out of the book, another must take its place. Thus Meggie and her father, along with both real and fictional friends, must fight the evil Capricorn in order to rescue her mother from the pages of a book. Literature fans will recognize elements from great stories like The Wizard of Oz, Arabian Nights, and more. Based on the first book in the bestselling series by Cornelia Funke.