Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tween Tuesday: GreenBeanTeenQueen Holiday Gift Guide

Tween Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted on GreenBeanTeenQueen. This week I'm posting my GreenBeanTeenQueen Holiday gift guide, so of course today I'll be posting books for tweens! Join the Tween Tuesday fun and add your link below.

Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix

-If you work with tweens, most likely you know the name Margaret Peterson Haddix. Found is book one of The Missing series and now that all three books are out, readers won't have to worry about the cliffhanger endings! This series is full of adventure and suspense-what more could you ask for?

-If you know a tween girl who hasn't been introduced to the Anne books, you need to do your book lover duty and get this series into her hands now! Even better, package it with the movie and be prepared to gush over Gilbert Blythe crushes! Anne of Green Gables is a timeless classic that always goes over well with tweens.

Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson
-I can't say enough good things about this series. If you have tweens wanting humor, action, adventure, fantasy-get them hooked to the Alcatraz series. This series also makes a great tween/parent read-aloud as there's plenty of laugh out loud humor for all ages.

Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls by Meg Cabot
-The Allie Finkle series is perfect for younger tween girls who want to start reading some meatier books, but aren't quite ready for YA. Meg Cabot's signature humor is here and Allie is a fun book best friend.

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger

-This book is one that tweens will pick up just based on the cover and title alone and discover a fantastic book inside. Tweens will be left wondering if origami Yoda is real or not and there's tons of humor and a bit of romance that makes this a perfect tween book for guys and girls.

Vordak the Incomprehensible by Vordak
-If you have Wimpy Kid fans, you need to get Vordak's book in their hands and it will be sure to have them rolling. Vordak will teach them all about becoming evil leaders and the lessons along the way and the cartoon-ish format will be sure to please even the most reluctant of readers.

From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg

-My all time favorite tween read-I read this book so many times as a tween! Who wouldn't want to run away and live in a museum and solve a mystery? This one's a classic that still holds tween appeal today.

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia

-From my all time favorite read from my tween years to my new favorite tween read, One Crazy Summer blew me away when I first read it this year. Seriously, I think I might cry if this one doesn't win the Newbery! This is a tale of daughters and mothers and sisters and it's another one that's a great parent-tween read aloud to read together.


  1. Ah, you picked one of my all time favorites (From the Mixed Up Files)! I used to dream to sneaking off to the Museum of Natural History and spending the night.

    Great post! There are a bunch here I hadn't heard of and will be checking out for sure. Thanks!

  2. I really enjoyed the Anne of Green Gables book growing up. I'm glad to see you recommending them to a new generation!


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