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)

Saturday, December 18

Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Knopf, 1964. ISBN 978-0375815263. Ages 9-12.

Poor Charlie Bucket wants more than anything to find a golden ticket in a Wonka bar, so that he can be one of the five to see Wonka’s magnificent chocolate factory. When he does, he is accompanied by four other naughty children who, one by one, lose their right to Wonka’s real intention—to find someone to replace him as the chocolate maker. Dahl’s is a tale of morals, and the consequences that must be paid when children are naughty and misbehave. But it is also a magical adventure into a world that is quite unlike anything children have ever experienced.