These resources were compiled in conjunction with the 2012 ALSC/YALSA Joint Presidents' Program: The Digital Lives of Tweens and Young Teens. The list was developed by the ALSC Quicklist Committee (books), The ALSC Great Websites for Kids Committee (websites) and The ALSC Children and Technology Committee (resrouces for parents and librarians).
Books for Tween and Young Teens
Please be aware that books are selected for a range of readers from 8-14 years old. As you know, a book that is topical and appropriate for an 14 year old may very well not be for a 10 year old. There are other important factors that come into play when deciding which books are appropriate, such as the reader's maturity level, reading ability, and family mores.
Tweens and Young Teens (Age 8 - 14)
Artemis Fowl. Eoin Colfer. Disney/Hyperion Books, 2009. ISBN: 9781423124528. Ages 11 and up.
Older Tweens or Young Teens (Age 12+)
Websites for Tweens and Young Teens
The list provides a sample of sites in art, literature, the sciences, mathematics, computer science, and history. We acknowledge that this list is absent of the typical favorite music, video and social networking sites of tweens and teens, such as Facebook, Hulu, Pandora, Spotify, Youtube, iTunes, Instagram and Picmonkey, but we hope that this sampling of Great Web Sites will provide inspiration to the librarians that strive to provide new perspectives to today’s tweens and teens.