Tween Book Recommendations

Tween Book Recommendations

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Staff and Patron Recommendations

Boston Jane (series) by Jennifer L. Holm– Sixteen-year-old Jane Peck has ventured to the unknown wilds of the Northwest to wed her childhood idol, William Baldt. But her impeccable training at Miss Hepplewhite’s Young Ladies Academy in Philadelphia is hardly preparation for the colorful characters and crude life that await her in Washington Territory.
–Recommended by Rachel (Staff)

The Mysterious Benedict Society (series) by Trenton Lee Stewart– An ad attracts dozens for mind-bending tests readers may try. Only two boys and two girls succeed for a secret mission, undercover and underground into hidden tunnels. At the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, the only rule is – there are no rules.
–Recommended by Ashley (Staff)

Protector of the Small (series) by Tamora Pierce– Ten-year-old Keladry of Mindalen, daughter of nobles, serves as a page but must prove herself to the males around her if she is ever to fulfill her dream of becoming a knight.
–Recommended by Ashley (Staff)

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate – Ivan is a gorilla that lives at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, and has grown accustomed to humans watching him through the glass walls of his domain. Instead of thinking about his old life in the jungle, he thinks about TV shows, his friends, and art. Then he meets Ruby, a baby elephant taken from her family, and she makes Ivan see their home—and his own art—through new eyes.
–Recommended by Sara (Staff)

Alex Rider (series) by Anthony Horowitz– They told him his uncle died in an accident. He wasn’t wearing his seatbelt, they said. But when fourteen-year-old Alex finds his uncle’s windshield riddled with bullet holes, he knows it was no accident. What he doesn’t know yet is that his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission. But he is about to, and once he does, there is no turning back.
–Recommended by Rachel (Staff)

Smile by Raina Telgemeier– Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after Girl Scouts she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there’s still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
–Recommended by Ashley (Staff)