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)

Tuesday, March 29

Willard, Nancy. A Visit to William Blake’s Inn: Poems for Innocent and Experienced Travelers. Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1981. ISBN 978-0152938239. Ages 9-12.

Influenced by William Blake’s poetry, the reader is taken on a journey to a make-believe inn run by the poet himself, and populated by the very characters and elements of his poems. Written in the style of some of William Blake’s most famous poems, the author has created a world rich with elements from his poetry as well as the time period in London in which he lived.  The illustrations serve to convey the author’s profound love for all things Blake, but as a whole the two magically come alive to the delight of young readers.

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