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, December 13

Cleary, Beverly. Ramona the Pest. W. Morrow, 1968. ISBN 978-0812422733. Ages 9-10.

Everyone thinks Ramona is a pest, but Ramona is just so interested in life and the world around her, she cannot help it. When she finally enters kindergarten, Ramona has a lot to learn about following the rules. But while she loves many things about school, her penchant for not following rules leads to her eventual dropping out of kindergarten. And it is up to Ramona to change her attitude if she wants to continue going to school. Ramona, like other spunky female characters, is the typical inquisitive and determined character who means well, but seldom does well. Her outrageous adventures and shenanigans serve as fine entertainment for young readers of all ages.