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Want It Wednesday-Tweens

I work mostly with Teens at my library, but I also run tween programming and often do book talks and school visits with 5th grade, so I try to keep an eye out for great Tween reads as well. Here's a couple of tween reads I'm looking forward to getting my hands on this summer! I'm hoping to feature more tween books on my blog as well.

Babymouse: Dragonslayer by Jennifer Holm and Matthew Holm


Release Date: 8/25/09

About the Book: In a distant kingdom a growing darkness falls over the land. One is called to defend . . . to bring hope . . . to slay the Mighty Dragon. . . .

Could it be . . . Babymouse? Find out when Babymouse leads her fellow Mathletes in the quest of a lifetime, a death-defying fight to win back both her school’s honor and the coveted GOLDEN SLIDE RULE. Our brave young hero must face not just the evil Owlgorithms but also her own personal dragon—MATH. Destined for glory, for greatness, for bookstores and libraries everywhere . . . this is the epic adventure fans have been waiting for!


GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I love Babymouse! I booktalk these titles all the time and can't wait to read Babymouse's newest adventure. I would totally be a dragonslayer if I could look as cute as Babymouse!






My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie

Release Date: 8/4/09

About the Book: Ten-year-old Nathan Abercrombie is having a really bad day. First, Shawna Lanchester, the prettiest girl in his class, doesn’t invite him to her party. Then he gets picked last in gym class. Things couldn’t get any worse…until he gets doused with an experimental serum that turns him into a half-dead zombie!

Nathan soon discovers that being half dead isn’t all bad. He doesn’t need any sleep, so he can stay up all night and play games online. He doesn’t feel any pain, so there’s no need to worry about Rodney the bully anymore. Still, Nathan would rather be human. Will he find a cure? Or will Nathan be half-dead forever?

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: You know zombies are taking over when there are tween books about them!! I love David Lubar-he's hystarical! Don't believe me? Check out his humor page-scroll down for library humor, it's great! If anyone is going to write about zombies for tweens, I'm glad it's David Lubar-I can't wait to read this one!

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  1. Eeee! I love Babymouse and I didn't know what/when the next one would be! Color me excited (and pink)!

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  2. I love Babymouse! They're just so cute....the pink and black and white illustrations, and the fun little plots that take the reader into Babymouse's imagination!

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Hello! My name is Sarah and I am a Youth Services Manager who works with kids, tweens and teens. I love being asked about great books to read! I started my blog in 2008 as a way to keep track of what I've been reading and to use a reference tool for reader's advisory and it's grown into much more than I could have ever anticipated. In addition to book reviews, I also enjoy posting audiobook reviews, booklists and my adventures in being a librarian. 2017 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Committees: 2021 Newbery Committee 2018 Odyssey Committee 2016 Caldecott Award 2013 Michael L. Printz Committee- Fabulous Films Committee I have also served on the Cybils, Missouri State Library Association Readers Selection Lists, and as an Audies judge. Presentations :  I have offered various presentations at local, state and national libraries and conferences. Topics have included:  What's New in Children's & Teen Literature Engaging Teens in Reader's Advisory Gee