Friday, April 22, 2011

On the Clipboard

It's been a while!  While our schedule has been cuh-razy at school lately, the tweens are still reading up a storm.  Here's a little sampling of what's been on the clipboard lately!

 Behemoth, by Scott Westerfeld
 If You're Reading This, It's Too Late, by Pseudonymous Bosch
 The Schwa Was Here, by Neal Shusterman
The Hound of Rowan, by Henry H. Neff
Rebel, by Willo Davis Roberts

What have your tweens been reading lately?

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Real Life Tween Reader

Sparkle is another reader who has been wandering around this library since she was 4. She will generally give anything a test drive, which is an invaluable service!  She's not shy about letting us know why a book works or why it doesn't!  It's fabulous to see a tween reader who knows what she likes, but is willing to give new things a chance.

Do you consider yourself a reader?
Yes, I do consider myself a reader.

What are your favorite genres to read?
Murder mysteries, fantasy, and humorous gruesome books.

How do you select the books you want to read?
I mostly ask for recommendations from librarians, or friends.

What is your favorite book so far?
My favorite book so far is A Tale Dark and Grimm because it is funny *and* bloody.

What is your favorite thing about reading?
My favorite thing about reading is learning the incredible character's story.

Do you read on an e-reader/phone/computer?
Nope.  Only the real kind of book.

What kinds of books do you think are the most popular with kids your age?  Why?
I have no idea.  I'm really not up to date on those things.

What are you currently reading?
I am reading The Romeo and Juliet Code.