Gaiman, N., & Young, S. (2013). Fortunately, the milk. New York, NY: Harper Collins.
Neil Gaiman is very popular among tweens for his creepy stories like Coraline but he has also written great funny books. Fortunately the Milk is recommended for tweens ages 8-12 and is really funny. Any tween who has a parent that loves to tell stories will love this story about a dad’s wild adventure to get milk for his children’s cereal. This book is about a wild adventure features many favorite story elements including dinosaurs, pirates, ponies, piranhas, and some twilight-esque vampires. Their dad loses the milk on a few occasions but is not only able to recover it he uses it to save the earth from aliens. The book also features a lot of great artwork making it particularly good for younger tweens, reluctant readers and tweens who are learning English as a second language in addition to any tween that loves cool artwork. This is a short story which also makes it a great recommendation for tweens looking for a quick read.