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, December 7

Christopher, Matt. Miracle at the Plate. Little, Brown, 1967. ISBN 978-0316139267. Ages 9-12.

Skeeter is the best batter on the Milky Ways, but he’s hopeless at fielding. Tommy is a decent fielder, but has no talent for hitting. When Skeeter accidentally runs over Tommy’s dog with his bike, he takes the dog to the vet without telling Tommy. But when Tommy and the rest of the team find out, Skeeter becomes worried that Tommy will finally take his place. Fans of Matt Christopher’s sports chapter books will not be disappointed with this baseball story. The book offers both exciting representations of the baseball games, as well as a moral story sure to appeal to animal lovers. While the book is geared more towards boys, girls who love sports and animals will also enjoy the story.