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Tween Tuesday

Tween Tuesday is a new feature where I will post a few of my favorite tween reads.

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix (The Missing Book One)

Here's the booktalk I use on my tweens (and teens!):

A plane lands out of the blue. No one knows where it came from or where it was going, and once they get on board, the only passengers are babies. Now, thirteen years later, Jonah and his friend Chip are starting to recieve letters that say "you are one of the missing" and "beware."

Such a great premise and an easy sell. After I book talk it, the hold list jumps up like crazy. Plus, Margaret Peterson Haddix is the queen of tween suspense and her books are always flying off the shelf. Found is the first in a series and Sent just released last month. I can't wait to read it, but I'm number 22 on our library hold list, so it'll be awhile! A great read for anyone looking for suspensful mystery.


Robot Dreams is a recent discovery for me, even though it's been out for a couple of years now. It's a graphic novel that's told entirely in pictures-almost no text at all. It tells the story of Dog who wants a friend, so he purchases a robot. But while at the beach, Robot gets in the water and becomes rusted and Dog has to leave. The two spend the next year reflecting on their friendship and having various adventures-real or dreamed.
I will say this one was a little sad and bittersweet, but it was such a fun, touching story that I couldn't help but enjoy it. It'd be a great introduction to graphic novels, especially for showing just how much emotion can be packed into them.

Comments

  1. I just read Robot Dreams too but I haven't posted my review yet. Happ BBAW!

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  2. Ooo - I saw Found on the shelf at the bookstore tonight and I almost bought it. I love her Shadow Children series.

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  3. I just read Found a week or two ago. It was So good! I love everything I've read by her.

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  4. You hooked me! I'm requesting Found at my library as we speak.

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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