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, April 3

Fritz, Jean. Shh! We’re Writing the Constitution. Illustrated by Tomie dePaola. G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1987. ISBN 978-0399214035. Ages 9-11.

Fritz brings to life the Constitutional Convention and all the drama that it entailed in this historically accurate account of the founding of our nation and its government.  As the country moved from thirteen colonies to “We The People,” much conflict and disagreement occurred between those who were for the national government and those who were for individual states. While the content could be dry and overwhelming, Fritz brings an element of excitement to the creation of our country’s very foundation—its government.  Young readers will enjoy the subtle humor and lightheartedness of the text, while older readers can supplement the text with the complete Constitution included in the back of the book.

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