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Serving Young Teens and ‘Tweens, ed. Shiela Anderson


jThe great thing about this book is that it is a very practical, rather than totally theoretical sort of book. I am hanging on to it as I want to read a number of suggested books for tweens. It also … Continue reading

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Naked Reading: Uncovering What Tweens Need to Become Lifelong Readers, by Teri S. Lesesne


This book was required reading for my Libr 264 course on Tween Literature, and it is a worthwhile read. I liked the greyed boxes that gave mini list of different kinds of books such as Humor. There were also some … Continue reading

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Tales of King Arthur by James Riordan


Riodan has taken the stories of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table from several sources and combined them into this book suitable for tweens. I would say this book would be appropriate for boys from 10 and … Continue reading

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“Tween Girls Bombarded with Unhealthy Messages” by Erika Weisensee


This article discusses how media bombards girls between 8 to 12 years old with articles, ads, dolls, and toys geared toward developing their “sexiness” factor before they are mentally or emotionally ready. This reminds me of a news article several … Continue reading

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The Keys to the Kingdom: Mister Monday by Garth Nix


Mister Monday is Book One of The Keys to the Kingdom series. You may know this author from his earlier books, including Sabriel and Lireal. Nix has won the Aurealis Awards for Best Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Novel, and … Continue reading

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