Staff picks tagged "tweens"

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Blackbringer

4

Sometimes I just want a book to wrap me up in a nice warm hug and take me on a magical adventure. Lucky for me, there's Laini Taylor. Read more...

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The Night Gardener: A Scary Story

4

Just scary enough to make you think twice before turning out the lights. Read more...

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Upside Down in the Middle of Nowhere

5

A heart-wrenching tale of a New Orleans girl whose 10th birthday falls the same day Hurricane Katrina destroys the city. Read more...

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Absolutely Almost

5

"I love you, Albie. You are caring and thoughtful and good." And, really, isn't that what matters in the long run? Read more...

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How They Choked: Failures, Flops, and Flaws of the Awfully Famous

4

These funny and irreverent facts are sure to tickle the funny bones of kids and adults alike. If you don't watch out, you might learn something too. Read more...

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Can You Survive in the Special Forces? An Interactive Survival Adventure

4

I wanna be an Airborne Ranger, I'm gonna read about a life of danger. Sound off… Read more...

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Get Outside Guide: All Things Adventure, Exploration, and Fun!

5

The perfect companion to the library's Summer Reading Club, this book will get your family outside and exploring the great outdoors' many wonders! Read more...

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Magic Marks the Spot

5

Pirates and magic and gargoyles-- oh my! This is a fantastical pirate tale that will make landlubbers wish for life on the high seas. Read more...

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Navy SEAL Dogs: My Tale of Training Canines for Combat

4

There are about 600 military working dogs. They are smart, strong and aggressive. I don't want to meet one. Read more...

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Jane, the Fox, & Me

4

What do "Jane Eyre," foxes and little girls who look like sausages have in common? Surprisingly, a lot. Read more...

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The President Has Been Shot! The Assassination of John F. Kennedy

5

A striking account of JFK's assassination. I just can't say enough about how fantastic a read this is. Read more...

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Fortunately, the Milk

4

Aliens and vampires and time travel, oh my! Dad runs into ALL of these things, plus much more, on a short trip to the corner for some milk! Read more...

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library

5

It's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" meets "The Westing Game" in this action-packed tale for bibliophiles. Read more...

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How To Speak Dog: A Guide to Decoding Dog Language

5

This book is fun and informative and full of great pictures! For the dog lover in everyone. Read more...

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Navigating Early

4

If "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" got together with "The Odyssey," their book baby would be "Navigating Early." Read more...

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Doll Bones

5

A creepy tale that seems like it should be told around a campfire. Did you hear the one about the haunted doll made from the bones of a dead girl? Read more...

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Destiny, Rewritten

4

If you're looking for a book that's charming and magical, look no further! Read more...

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Follow Follow: A Book of Reverso Poems

4

Fairy tale poems that make sense whether you read them backwards or forwards-- and tell a different story each way. Read more...

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Ungifted

4

Being gifted doesn't mean you know it all. Read more...

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Game Changers

4

Written by well-known sportswriter Mike Lupica, this book is a fun football read for kids ages eight and up. Read more...

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The One and Only Ivan

4

The One and Only Ivan tugs at the heartstrings in a way that only a true story can. Read more...

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Wonder

4

I think kids (and adults, for that matter) could learn a lot of great lessons from this book. Read more...

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The Apothecary

4

Meloy's style is classic and timeless, and has an appeal for both kids and adults. Read more...

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Middle of Nowhere

3

If you're like me, and you're a sucker for stories about abandoned kids making it on their own, this might be the book for you! Read more...