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)

Friday, February 18

Tripp, Valerie. Meet Kit, an American Girl. American Girl Publishing, 2000. ISBN 978-1584850168. Ages 9-12.

Living during the Great Depression hasn’t truly affected Kit, until her father is forced to shut down his car sales business and the family resorts to taking in boarders to help pay the bills. While Kit is upset at first at how unfair the circumstances are, she soon realizes that changes can also be good. Kit is an adventurous young girl, full of life and excitement. Since the content and historical implications of the story are simplified, younger tweens will be able to fully comprehend the significance of living during a time such as the Great Depression. The American Girl series, geared more towards girls, is also a wonderful blend of both fiction and non-fiction, history in particular.