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 4

Van Draanen, Wendelin. Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief. Knopf, 1998. ISBN 978-0679888390. Ages 10-13.

Sammy loves to watch people from her grandmother’s window with her binoculars, especially those at the “seedy” Heavenly Hotel across the street. But an innocent bit of spying turns dangerous when Sammy witnesses a burglary. And to make matters worse, when he sees her watching him—she waves! Now not only does she have to deal with her mother abandoning her and her first day of junior high, but also a criminal who will stop at nothing to keep her quiet. Too bad everyone keeps thinking she’s making it all up. Why won’t anyone believe her? And who is the hotel thief?