The following are reviews of materials for tweens, which I see as ages 9 - 13 or basically 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grades. They are listed in alphabetical order, by the author's last name. The date refers to the publication date of the book. The links are to the blog post with my review. This list is drawn from reviews I published between December 2010 and May 2011, and are for my class at SJSU on Materials for Tweens.
Fiction for Tweens:
Atinuke, Anna Hibiscus (2010)
Bacigalupi, Paolo. Ship Breaker (2010).
Choldenko, Gennifer. No Passengers Beyond This Point (2011).
Creech, Sharon. Heartbeat (2004).
DiTerlizzi, Tony. The Search for WondLa (2010).
Draper, Sharon. Out of My Mind (2010).
Frazier, Angie. Midnight Tunnel (2011).
Hauge, Lesley. Nomansland (2010).
Holm, Jennifer. Trouble with May Amelia (2011).
Holm, Jennifer. Turtle in Paradise (2010).
Horowitz, Anthony. Stormbreaker: Alex Rider series (2001 - 2011).
Ignatow, Amy. The Popularity Papers (2010).
Ignatow, Amy. The Popularity Papers: Book Two (2010).
Messner, Kate. Sugar and Ice (2010).
Meyrs, Walter Dean. The Cruisers (2010).
Park, Linda Sue. A Long Walk to Water (2010).
Partridge, Elizabeth. Dogtag Summer (2011).
Peirce, Lincoln. Big Nate: In a Class by Himself (2010).
Pierce, Tamora. Alanna: The First Adventure (1983).
Preus, Margi. Heart of a Samurai (2010).
Ryan, Pam Munoz. The Dreamer (2010).
Schmidt, Gary. The Wednesday Wars (2007).
Smith, Roland. Storm Runners (2011).
Vernon, Ursula. Dragonbreath: Lair of the Bat Monster (2011).
Williams-Garcia, Rita. One Crazy Summer (2010).
Wiles, Deborah. Countdown (2010).
Deutsch, Barry. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword (2010).
Holm, Jennifer. Squish #1: Super Amoeba (2011).
Townsend, Michael. Amazing Greek Myths of Wonder and Blunder (2010).
Reiner, Aaron. The Unsinkable Walker Bean (2010).
Yolen, Jane. Foiled (2010).
Picture books (fiction):
Greenfield, Eloise. The Great Migration (2011). (cross-listed with poetry)
Goldin, Barbara Diamond. Cakes and Miracles (2010).
Millen, C.M. The Ink Garden of Brother Theophane (2010).
Rex, Adam. Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006).(cross-listed with poetry)
Williams, Mary. Brothers in Hope: The Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan (2005).
Franco, Betsy. A Dazzling Display of Dogs (2011).
Grandits, John. Technically, It's Not My Fault: Concrete Poems (2004).
Greenfield, Eloise. The Great Migration (2011). (cross-listed with picture books)
Katz, Bobbi. The Monsterologist: A Memoir in Rhyme (2009).
Mora, Pat. Dizzy in Your Eyes (2010).
Paschen, Elise and Dominique Raccah (eds.). Poetry Speaks Who I Am (2010).
Rex, Adam. Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich (2006).(cross-listed with picture books)
Schwartz, David. What in the Wild? (2010) (cross-listed with nonfiction)
Sidman, Joyce. Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night (2010). (cross-listed with nonfiction)
Bishop, Nic. Lizards (2010).
Cassino, Mark. The Story of Snow (2010).
Cole, Joanna. Magic School Bus: Oceans iPad app (2011).
DK Publishing, Ask Me Everything: Facts, Records, Lists and Even More Facts (2011).
Fleming, Candace. Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt's Life (2005).
Jenkins, Martin. Can We Save the Tiger? (2011).
Jenkins, Steve. How to Clean a Hippopotamus (2010).
Jenkins, Steve. Life on Earth: The Story of Evolution (2002).
Jenkins, Steve. The Top of the World: Climbing Mount Everest (1999).
Montgomery, Sy. Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World's Strangest Parrot (2010).
Latteier, Amos. The Strange and Wonderful World of Ants. iPad app (2010).
Lendroth, Susan. Calico Dorsey: Mail Dog of the Mining Camps (2010).
Rappaport, Doreen. Eleanor, Quiet No More (2009).
Ross, Stewart. Into the Unknown: How Great Explorers Found Their Way by Land, Sea and Air (2011).
Schwartz, David. What in the Wild? (2010) (cross-listed with poetry)
Sidman, Joyce. Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night (2010). (cross-listed with poetry)
Sierra, Judy. The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters (2005).
Stone, Tanya Lee. Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream (2009).
Woodward, John. This Book Made Me Do It (2010) .
Cole, Joanna. Magic School Bus: Oceans iPad app (2011). (cross-listed with nonfiction)
Latteier, Amos. The Strange and Wonderful World of Ants. iPad app (2010). (cross-listed with nonfiction)
ToonDoo - kids creating comics (on-line site)