Feeling too old for Children’s books and not old enough for the Young Adult books? Check out the Tween Scene! The tween collection is composed of books that will challenge a young person’s, aka tween’s, reading level and parents can depend on the quality of the books and authors in the collections.
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Recommended Reading for Tweens
The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flemel Series
By Michael Scott
While working at pleasant but mundane summer jobs in San Francisco, fifteen-year-old twins, Sophie and Josh, suddenly find themselves caught up in the deadly, centuries-old struggle between rival alchemists, Nicholas Flamel and John Dee, over the possession of an ancient and powerful book holding the secret formulas for alchemy and everlasting life. While famous and infamous figures from history are discovered to be immortal, fighting for good and evil. Josh and Sophie discover that they hold the fate of the worlds in their hands.
YA SCOTT/J SCOTT
The Redwall Series
By Brian Jacques
In the Mossflower woods stands the red sand stone abbey of Redwall. Here the peaceful animals of the forest gather to celebrate, feast, and go on adventures. But sometime evil comes to distrupt the peace and the animals of Redwall will rise to defend freedom. Discover the Legend of Martin the Warrior, the Long Patrol, the badges of Salamandastrom and many others.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians
By Rick Riordan
When Percy Jackson discovers that his dyslexia and his hyperactivity are caused by his family lineage, he is stunned to discover he’s a demigod. Percy is the son of Poseidon, the god of the sea. When Percy is sent to Camp Halfblood, he meets other demigods and soon discover that there are forces plotting against the Olympians. Percy and his new friends set out to defend the Gods of Olympus.
YA RIORDAN/J RIORDAN
The Frog Princess Series
By E.D. Baker
After reluctantly kissing a frog, an awkward, fourteen-year-old princess Emma suddenly finds herself a frog, too, and sets off with the prince to seek the means--and the self-confidence--to become human again. Emma and Eadric soon discover that there are more adventures and magic spells to deal with in this funny series.
Peter and the Starcatchers Series
By Dave Barry & Ridley Pearson
Soon after Peter, an orphan, sets sail from England on the ship Never Land, he befriends and assists Molly, a young Starcatcher, whose mission is to guard a trunk of magical stardust from a greedy pirate and the native inhabitants of a remote island. For those of you who love Peter Pan will be swept away in this adventure series.
Harry Potter Series
By J. K. Rowling
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School for Wizards and Witches. Harry Potter the boy who lived will be tested against the forces of evil and a journey to defeat He Who Must Not Be Named.
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