'Tween Summer Reading

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BOSTON-- Kids between 9 and 12 old comprise the new “tween" demographic. They have their own music, movies and TV shows. But what about books? Children’s librarian, Sherry Eskin, of the Honan-Allston branch of the Boston Public Library shares a number of recommendations.

Our ‘Tween Picks

  • Meg Cabot, “Allie Finkle’s Rules for Girls”
  • Jeff Kinney, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”
  • Pseudonymous Bosch, “The Name of this Book is Secret”
  • Lauren Myracle, “Eleven”
  • Kirsten Miller, “Kiki Strike: Inside the Shadow City”
  • Ann Brashares, “3 Willows: The Sisterhood Grows”
  • Gary Schmidt , “The Wednesday Wars”

We also heard from one young listener Julianne Mozzer, who recommends the Narnia books and “The Great Brain” series:

  • C.S. Lewis, "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe"
  • C.S. Lewis, "Prince Caspian"
  • C.S. Lewis, "The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"
  • C.S. Lewis, "The Silver Chair"
  • C.S. Lewis, "The Horse and His Boy"
  • C.S. Lewis, "The Magician’s Nephew"
  • C.S. Lewis, "The Last Battle"
  • John Dennis Fitzgerald, "The Great Brain"
  • John Dennis Fitzgerald, "More Adventures of the Great Brain
  • John Dennis Fitzgerald, "Me and My Little Brain"
  • John Dennis Fitzgerald, "The Great Brain At The Academy"
  • John Dennis Fitzgerald, "The Great Brain Reforms"
  • John Dennis Fitzgerald, "The Return of the Great Brain"
  • John Dennis Fitzgerald, "The Great Brain Does It Again"
  • "The Great Brain Is Back" (Published in 1995 from loose notes after the author’s death)

This program aired on August 3, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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