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    anyone know some good books for a tween??

    she's 11 and has read all the harry potter and all the twilight. Can anyone recommender something that she will enjoy that's not too childish, but not too adult??
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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    There's the Eragon series.

    Another one that I liked was the Pendragon series by D.J. MacHale. The first book is "The Merchant of Death"
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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    If she's still into vampires, I know some of my 5th graders after Twilight began to read the "Marked" series. It's a tween read and not childish. I have not read it personally, but I've heard good things about the series.

    I personally have enjoyed the Peter Pan series, starting with "Peter and the Starcatchers".
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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    I forgot about the Peter Pan books THANKS!


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    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

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    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    anyone read the kingdom keepers?


    Originally Posted by Disney Wrassler
    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

    Charles M. Schulz
    Originally Posted by MWalton
    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    It really depends on where she stands reading level wise...but how about the Nancy Drew Series.
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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    Her mother is thinking of giving her Nora Roberts, bacause she's above all the books she knows, like goosebumps, fairies, babysitter's club, ect


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    Tassie, I found a quote for ya !

    "Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia."

    Charles M. Schulz
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    Did the pages take that long to reach around to your part of the world?!?

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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    My 12 Year old LOVES the Sisters Grimm series. My wife has read every Nora Roberts novel and gave me a "no" due to the explicit nature of some of the novels.
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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    My daughter says she really likes books by the author Sarah Dessen but like Twighlight, they are geared more toward young teens than tweens.
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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    The Uglies series is pretty good for that age group. There's always the Babysitter Club (do they still make them?)...

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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    Another newer wizardish book series is:

    The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.

    We are waiting to get the 3rd or 4th book now.

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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    Artemis Fowl series is a good one.

    I did not like the Kingdom Keepers.

    I did like the Seekers series (the one with the bears, go figure).

    I'm also big on the Tales of the Otari which is a Chinese/Japanese hybrid. Those were really tastey.

    Can you tell I teach language to tweens?

    Narnia is a classic, but the heavy symbolism upsets some parents. Roald Dahl is a fantastic author and there's a ton of activities on the internet to follow up. I taught Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and then we tried different chocolates from around the world---Cadburys were a favorite--to emphasize each chapter.

    My kids had no idea what a gobstopper was. Or a jawbreaker, for that matter.

    THe Phantom Tollbooth is also a fun one to work with. Each chapter is almost like a complete tale, so it works, just like Harry Potter.


    Gary Paulsen is a great, masculine author and is very famous for his book Hatchet, about surviving alone in the wilderness. However, I liked his books about dog sledding better, like Dogsong.

    Holes is very good; the movie is just as strong for follow up.

    Garsh, that's all I can think of now. Do you have an accurate reading level? And does your local library have a summer reading program? Sometimes those have great supplementary activities that keep the kids interested. Another idea? I try to pick books that have an upcoming movie...say, like, A Christmas Carol... and then read the book with the youngsters and then see the movie to discuss the differences.

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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    Quote Originally Posted by Roo719 View Post
    I try to pick books that have an upcoming movie...say, like, A Christmas Carol... and then read the book with the youngsters and then see the movie to discuss the differences.

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    The book series I mentioned The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel is being made into a movie. I'm just saying... great minds... think alike.

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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    Has she done Lemmony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events?
    Jerry Spinelli books (Maniac Magee)
    Black Beauty (if she is into animals/horses)
    Louis Sachar books
    Last of the Really Great Whangdoodles (by Julie Andrews)


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    Re: anyone know some good books for a tween??

    Quote Originally Posted by pratt55 View Post
    Another newer wizardish book series is:

    The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott.

    We are waiting to get the 3rd or 4th book now.
    I like this series! I need to see if our library has the 3rd one on cd.


    i loved the Betsy Tacy books by Maude Hart Lovelace when I was a tween.

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