Tweens

From 8 to 11 years old; grades 3-6

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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!

Book Lists

Two More Recommended Graphic Novels for Tweens

Two New Graphic Novels for Tweens:  REAL FRIENDS by Shannon Hale and INVISIBLE EMMIE by Terri Libenson

Celebrating Literacy:  Three New Picture Books

More Graphic Novels for Tweens

New Series for Tweens and Teens

Tweens and Teens Series Updates

Comics and Graphic Novels for Tweens

Classic Books

Spanish/English Novels for Tweens and Teens

Short Story Collections for Tweens

Family and Class Read Alouds

Harry Potter and Beyond:  Great Series

Middle East Books for Teens and Tweens

Mystery Series

Great NEW Series

Great Role Models for Boys

Tellings and Retellings

Living a Writing LIfe:  Books for Tween and Early Teens

Picture Books for Writers

Beyond Nancy Drew

Adventure Series, Starring Girls

Math Adventures

Musicians When They Were Children

Books with Siblings

Celebrating a Love of Words

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One Response to Tweens

  1. Info Tween says:

    I am a tween, and love the Harry Potter series, so have to agree with that!

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