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by order of the Town of Andover Select Board, September 13, 2021

Memorial Hall Library

Reintroducing our Tween Collection!

In the fall of 2019, the Teen Room introduced our Tween Collection as a way to better serve middle school readers and parents. This collection, located behind the Teen Room desk but open for patrons to browse, is indicated by a blue and green "TWEEN" sticker on the spine. Our teen librarians selected these books to great choices for readers who can use the Teen Room - a special place for patrons in grades 6 through 12 - but who aren't quite ready for the content of teen books, which are usually aimed at high schoolers.

Obviously, a lot has happened since the fall of 2019 so we're guessing there are some patrons who haven't heard about the Tween Collection yet! If you want to see it and browse, come up to the Teen Room on Level 1 to check it out. Of course, we won't prevent any tweens from getting any Teen Fiction or teens from getting Tween fiction! We just want to present lots of options for all the different kinds of readers in Andover. Whether you're looking for a mystery, the lastest Rick Riordan Presents book like the Aru Shah series, realistic fiction, or more, we're confident that the Tween Collection that something to offer middle schoolers.

Take a look at the below list of some recent additions to the Tween Collection.

New Tween Books in 2021

Spy school at sea : a spy school novel
Spy school at sea : a spy school novel
by Stuart Gibbs

While on a mission aboard the The Emperor of the Seas, Ben Ripley faces off against his arch enemy, Murray Hill, on the high seas and quickly finds himself in hot water as things take a dangerous turn.
Red, white, and whole
Red, white, and whole
by Rajani LaRocca

Feeling disconnected from her heritage as the only Indian-American student in her community, young Reha commits herself to a future different from her dreams when her mother becomes dangerously ill.
Pahua and the soul stealer
Pahua and the soul stealer
by Lori M. Lee

After an angry spirit steals her brother’s soul, lonely 11-year-old Hmong girl Pahua Moua, who is gifted with a unique ability, must find her way through the spirit worlds to save him—discovering her true destiny along the way.
Thanks a lot, universe
Thanks a lot, universe
by Chad Lucas

When his anxiety spirals into panic attacks after being placed in foster care, an increasingly desperate Brian is offered shy assistance by a basketball teammate Ezra, who is concealing a secret crush.
Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom
Kiki Kallira Breaks a Kingdom
by Sangu Mandanna

Drawn into the mystical world she created, Kiki Kallira must battle against her fear and anxiety to save two worlds—the real and imagined—from the wrath of an ancient deity bent on total destruction.
Last gate of the emperor
Last gate of the emperor
by Kwame Mbalia

Yared Heywat is a star player of the underground augmented reality game, The Hunt for Kaleb's Obelisk, but when city-razing monsters attack Addis Prime, he finds himself in the middle of a forgotten, galaxy-spanning war.
Middletown
Middletown
by Sarah Moon

Left to fend for themselves in the wake of their father’s abandonment and their mother’s enforced rehab, 13-year-old Eli and her older sister embark on a desperate effort to stay out of foster care.
Red Stars
Red Stars
by Davide Morosinotto

A middle grade mystery adventure told through diary entries, maps and photos depicts the harrowing journey of two siblings who become separated when the Nazis declare war on the Soviet Union and their city evacuates its children on trains meant to carry them to safety.
Hush-a-bye
Hush-a-bye
by Jody Lee Mott

Lucy and her younger sister find a broken doll that has astonishing powers and a sinister agenda.
Finding Junie Kim
Finding Junie Kim
by Ellen Oh

A tale based on true events follows the coming-of-age of a girl who is motivated by an act of racism at school to learn about her ancestral heritage and her grandparents’ experiences as lost children during the Korean War. 
The Lost Things Club
The Lost Things Club
by J. S. Puller

After surviving a school shooting, Leah must help her little cousin TJ, who’s gone mute, find his voice again by creating a world called “The Land of Lost Things” at the local laundromat that makes his dreams a reality.
The boy who made everyone laugh
The boy who made everyone laugh
by Helen Rutter

Dreaming of being a comedian but feeling that his stutter stands in his way, Billy Plimpton, shows everyone that nothing can hold him back as he makes his way to the spotlight!
The greatest superpower
The greatest superpower
by Alex Sanchez

Thirteen-year-old Jorge Fuerte struggles to deal with his father coming out as transgender, his twin brother's anger, and trying to keep the secret from his comic-loving friends and cool, confident, quirky new neighbor Zoey.
The vanished
The vanished
by Nic Stone

Shuri, princess of Wakanda, hears whispers of exceptionally talented young girls across the world going missing. A young environmental scientist in Kenya, a French physics prodigy--the list of the missing keeps growing and growing. And when this mystery hits home in away the princess would've never expected, there's no more time for hesitation: There are lost girls out there somewhere, and Shuri is determined not to let them be forgotten.
The chance to fly
The chance to fly
by Ali Stroker

A Tony Award-winning actress and the author of the Camp Rolling Hills series follows the experiences of a theater-loving girl who uses her wheelchair to defy expectations, and gravity, when she is cast in a kids’ production of a favorite Broadway musical.
One Kid's Trash
One Kid's Trash
by Jamie Sumner

Hugo becomes cool for the first time in his life due to his extraordinary talent for garbology, the science of decoding people’s trash, and lets it all go to his head.
The double life of Danny Day
The double life of Danny Day
by Mike Thayer

When Danny’s family moves across the country, he suddenly has to use his special ability of living every day twice to expose a ring of cheaters in the lunchtime video game tournament as well as take down bullies one day at a time... or is it two days at a time?
The secret of star whales
The secret of star whales
by Rebecca Thorne

In a mission to preserve the memory of his deceased father, 12-year-old Maxion Belmont, aboard the space station Azura, discovers the secrets of the most elusive creatures in the galaxy: star whales.
World in between : based on a true refugee story
World in between : based on a true refugee story
by Kenan Trebinčević

Based on a true refugee story, this moving novel follows Kenan and his family as they make it out of war-torn Bosnia alive, which is only the beginning of their journey.
Lotería
Lotería
by Karla Valenti

In Oaxaca City, Mexico, ancient friends Life and Death discuss free will while engaged in a game of chance, with eleven-year-old Clara as the protagonist of their theories and a pawn in their game, moving inevitably towards her ultimate fate.
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