Category Archives: Tween Non Fiction

Non fiction books tweens would find interesting.

Cosplay, by Lauren Orsini


Instant hit with my middle school girls! Combine the ideas of dress-up, manga, and pretending to be your favorite character. And what dress-ups, what extravagant costumes, interviews with the people who bring their characters to life at conventions around the … Continue reading

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The Boys in the Boat: The True Story of an American Team’s Epic Journey to Win Gold at the 1936 Olympics, by Daniel James Brown


I rowed at Harvard. My disclaimer: I was on the Lowell House women’s crew team. ¬†We were an intramural team. One woman has rowed Freshman crew for Harvard. We rowed one race on the Charles. I caught a small crab. … Continue reading

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Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers by John Gillespie and Catherine Barr


this very useful book is the Supplement to the First Edition. It covers “more than 2,600 titles published from early 2004 to early 2006, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources” (back cover). It includes both … Continue reading

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Understanding the Causes of a Negative Body Image by Barbara Moe


Billed on the cover as “A Teen Eating Disorder Prevention Book,” it is for a more advanced reader (not necessarily older reader) than the book I read on dating violence and does not have the somewhat dated dorky pictures that … Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About Relationship Violence by Katherine White


I read this book because my son had to do a final project in Middle School where he chose his own topic and presented it in a paper and in front of his peers. He chose Relationship Violence on the … Continue reading

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The Emergency Book by Jeanne Bendick


This is one of the most practical books I have seen in a long time. Besides First Aid information, there was lost of practical information such as how to turn off the house electrical system and how to tell a … Continue reading

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