Tween Reader’s Advisory Resource List

This book list was created as a Tween Reader’s Advisory for the Materials for Tweens class I am currently taking at SJSU as part of my master’s program. There are more books I would have liked to include but I had to make some hard decisions to try to create a diverse and interesting book list. I tried to include books from many different areas though I still favored my favorite genres from when I was a tween.



Brown Girl Dreaming

Malcolm X By Any Means Necessary


The Cow-Tail Switch and Other West African Stories

The Faithful Friend

Irish Fairy Tales and Legends

Graphic Novel/Comic

Courtney Crumrin and the Coven of Mystics

The Graveyard Book Volume 1

Lost and Found

Star Wars Jedi Academy

Wolverine Worst Day Ever


Almost Astronauts

My Princess Boy

Treasury of Egyptian Mythology

A Woman in the House and Senate


Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret

Artemis Fowl

Bobby vs Girls (Accidentally)

The City of Ember

A Coal Miner’s Bride


Doll Bones

Down the Rabbit Hole

Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

The Great God Pan

Fortunately the Milk

From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Ender’s Game


I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly

Lady of Ch’iao Kuo: Warrior of the South

The Lightning Thief

Marie Dancing

Oracles of Delphi Keep

The Order of Odd-Fish

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

Peter Pan and the Starcatchers

The Phantom Tollbooth

Picture the Dead


The Red Pyramid

The Riverman

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda

“Who Could That Be at This Hour?”



a Pizza the Size of the Sun

Other Resources


Ha Ha Moustache


Dig into History


Ella Enchanted

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Subscription Database

Basic Student Research Center


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