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Tween Book Talks

Elizabeth Lutz with When You Reach Me book

April 16, 2020

Everyone needs something new to read from time to time, even tweens! 

Occasionally, we'll post tween book talks right here on www.mcpl.us. The talks will cover a wide range of novels aimed at late elementary and middle school-age kids. The talks can be experienced in two different ways. Tweens can either watch the YouTube video discussion associated with each book below, or can download an MP3 file of the talk to their computer, tablet or smartphone and listen to it podcast-style!

When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead
Available from the library as a book or audiobook (see link below), or via Wisconsin's Digital Library as an e-book or audiobook

 

 


The Line Tender by Kate Allen
Available from the library as a book or audiobook (see link below), or via Wisconsin's Digital Library as an e-book or audiobook

 

 


The Boggart by Susan Cooper
Available from the library as a book or audiobook (see link below), or via Wisconsin's Digital Library as an e-book

 

 


The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente
Available from the library as a book or audiobook (see link below)

 

 


A Place to Belong by Cynthia Kadohata
Available from the library as a book or audiobook (see link below), or via Wisconsin's Digital Library as an e-book or audiobook

 


 


Book Cover: A PLACE TO BELONG

"A PLACE TO BELONG" by CYNTHIA KADOHATA

12 year-old Hanako and her family, reeling from their confinement in an internment camp, renounce their American citizenship to move to Hiroshima, a city devastated by the atomic bomb dropped by Americans.

Book Cover: THE GLASS TOWN GAME

"THE GLASS TOWN GAME" by CATHERYNNE M. VALENTE

Whisked away to a magical historical land of their own invention as they are about to depart for boarding school, sisters Charlotte and Emily Brontë find themselves fighting Napoleon to obtain a potion that raises the dead, a situation that is complicated by the abduction of their siblings, Anne and Branwell.


Books Reading Recommendations Tweens