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 27

Paolini, Christopher. Eragon. Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. ISBN 978-0375826689. Ages 10-14.

In Alagaesia, a fifteen-year-old boy of unknown lineage named Eragon finds a mysterious stone that weaves his life into an intricate tapestry of destiny, magic, and power, peopled with dragons, elves, and monsters. This is an epic tale of a boy whose simple life falls apart with the discovery that he is meant to be more than he could have ever imagined--a Dragon Rider. Tweens who love fantasy will love this first book in a series full of action and adventure, and identify with Eragon's solitary quest to discover who he truly is and what he is meant to do with his newfound abilities.