Tween Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at GreenBeanTeenQueen to highlight great reads for tweens. I haven't posted a booklist in awhile, so I decided one was due!
When giving reader's advisory to library patrons, I have my go to authors and series that I always suggest. The tweens on the other hand have their go to authors and series. I was thinking about what the tweens ask for compared to what I suggest. Here is my (very unscientific) results of what is popular at my library:
Tween Go To Books:
Margaret Peterson Haddix
Mary Downing Hahn
My Go To Books:
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
Ivy and Bean by Annie Barrows (for younger tweens)
Allie Finkle Series by Meg Cabot
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L'Engle
Catwings by Ursula K. LeGuin
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Herbert's Wormhole by Peter Nelson
Alcatraz Series Brandon Sanderson
Time Warp Trio by John Scieskza (for younger tweens)
Meanwhile by Jason Shiga
Sammy Keyes Mysteries by Wendelin Van Draanen
A lot of my go to books are readalikes for popular series that are usually checked out and I'm looking for something new to interest the tween readers. Others, like Anne, Mrs. Frankweiler, A Wrinkle in Time, and Catwings, are favorites from my childhood.
Sometimes I can sell the tweens on these books, other times it doesn't work as well. But I always give it a try because I love sharing my favorite books!
What books are popular with your tween readers and what books are popular as your suggestions?
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