Monday, July 1, 2013

Tween Reading Recommendations

Wondering what to read for summer reading?  There are a lot of terrific books that fit our "Dig Into Reading" theme.  Here are a few you might like to read...

The Spindlers by Lauren Oliver - come for the book discussion on Friday, July 19th @ 11:00am!

Accompanied by an eccentric, human-sized rat, Liza embarks on a perilous quest through an underground realm to save her brother Patrick, whose soul has been stolen by the evilest of creatures--the spider-like spindlers.

Leepike Ridge by N.D. Wilson

While his widowed mother continues to search for him, eleven-year-old Tom, presumed dead after drifting away down a river, finds himself trapped in a series of underground caves with another survivor and a dog, and pursued by murderous treasure-hunters.

Olivia Kidney and the Secret Beneath the City by Ellen Potter

While preparing for her participation in the princepessa's wedding, adjusting to being a student at a school for the arts, and dealing with surprise visitors at home, twelve-year-old Olivia ventures into the New York City subway tunnels in search of a man who might help her friend Frannie.

City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.

Theodosia and the Serpents of Chaos by R.L. LaFevers

Twelve-year-old Theo uses arcane knowledge and her own special talent when she encounters two secret societies, one sworn to protect the world from ancient Egyptian magic and one planning to harness it to bring chaos to the world, both of which want a valuable artifact stolen from the London museum for which her parents work.

First Light by Rebecca Stead

When twelve-year-old Peter and his family arrive in Greenland for his father's research, he stumbles upon a secret his mother has been hiding from him all his life, and begins an adventure he never imagines possible.

Check out the Tween Kiosk in front of the Children's Desk for all of these books and many more!

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