From 8 to 11 years old; grades 3-6
Not yet teenagers, but no longer little kids,” tweens” are struggling to see where they fit in. Books can be a wonderful way to reach preteens in our lives, helping them explore their own interests and passions, and also coming to understand the complicated world they live in. Kids this age still appreciate the power of a story read aloud to them—especially the daily ritual of a chapter or two of a family read aloud. They also enjoy books that reflect their own unique interests and those of their friends, using these stories as conversation starters as well as escapes into their own world. There is an explosion of books written that capture the interests of tweens; keep us posted as you discover new ones!