October 13, 2009

Tween Tuesday

Tween Tuesday was started over at Green Bean Teen Queen as away to hightlight awesome books for the 9-12 year old set. AKA Tweens.  I feel I review and highlight a lot of Teen/YA books, and since I teach 7th graders I want to make sure I cover ALL the readers I have in my classes. 

I have two books to highlight today.

Among The Hidden (The Shadow Children Series) by Margaret Peterson Haddix

From Barnes and Noble:

Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police.

This is the first book in a seven book series.  I've read this book aloud to my students, and they always enjoy it - often begging me to read book 2.  The students I have that are the 3rd or more child in their family are very interested in this book since they would be illigel. 

Luv Ya Bunches by Lauren Myracle

This is a new book I've seen around a lot.  I haven't read it yet, but from what I've read about it, it's a great book for tween girls with a great message about being proud of who you are.  And that's a message that girls this age need to hear over and over.  I'll be buying it for  my daughter for sure.

From Barnes and Noble

What do Katie-Rose, Yasaman, Milla, and Violet all have in common? Other than being named after flowers, practically nothing. Katie-Rose is a film director in training. Yasaman is a computer whiz. Milla is third in command of the A list. And Violet is the new girl in school. They’re fab girls, all of them, but they sure aren’t friends. And if evil queen bee Medusa— ’scuse me, Modessa—has her way, they never will be. But this is the beginning of a new school year, when anything can happen and social worlds can collide . . .


  1. I really enjoyed Among the Hidden. I'd like to read more in the series someday.