Sometimes those tweens are stubborn readers after school lets out. Here are a few ideas posted through the American Library Association from a listed provided by NPR to inspire them to find a corner of their own.
Harriet the Spy: Louse Fitzhugh
The Year of Billy Miller: Kevin Henkes
Half a Chance: Cynthia Lord
Under the Egg: Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Counting by 7s: Holly Goldberg Sloan (also CD Book and OverDrive)
How I Discovered Poetry: Marilyn Nelson & Hadley Hooper