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)

Sunday, March 27

Williams, Vera B. Amber Was Brave, Essie Was Smart. HarperCollins, 2001. ISBN 978-0060294601. Ages 9-12.

When Amber and Essie’s father is taken to jail for forging a check, the two sisters must rely on each other to get through the hard times as their mother struggles to take care of the family. By telling this story using poems and illustrations, the author is able to convey much more emotion and meaning below the surface than with simple text.  Young readers will see two sisters who not only love each other very much, but who rely on each other for comfort and safety when the world they have always known is shattered.

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