Our highly anticipated Tween Book Boxes are now available for checkout! If you’re constantly searching for something new to read, the frustration stops here! Tweens in grades 3–5 can stop by the Children’s Services Desk and check out the three types of book boxes we have available. You can also visit our catalog to see what is available and to place holds.

Each box has a different genre—fantasy, realistic fiction or historical fiction. They also include some prizes and perhaps a surprise craft! Prizes and the craft will be different each box. As exciting as they may all be, you must return the book and the box, but you can keep everything else!

These boxes are available for a standard 21 day check out period with an option for renewal. We also encourage you to please fill out your comment card enclosed in each box with your feedback.

 

Some of the titles that you may find in our Tween Book Box include:

Twins by Varian Johnson & Shannon Wright

Maureen and Francine Carter are twins and best friends. They participate in the same clubs, enjoy the same foods, and are partners on all their school projects. But just before the girls start sixth grade, Francine becomes Fran — a girl who wants to join the chorus, run for class president, and dress in fashionable outfits that set her apart from Maureen. A girl who seems happy to share only two classes with her sister! Maureen and Francine are growing apart and there’s nothing Maureen can do to stop it. Are sisters really forever? Or will middle school change things for good?

Fly on the Wall by Remy Lai

After his family’s annual trip to visit his father in Singapore is cancelled, Henry decides he doesn’t want to be cooped up at home with his overprotective family and BFF turned NRFF (Not Really Friend Forever). Plus, he’s hiding a your-life-is-over-if-you’re-caug​h​t secret, and he’s on the verge of getting caught. Determined to prove his independence and avoid punishment for his crimes, Henry embarks on the greatest adventure ever. . . hoping it won’t turn into the greatest disaster ever.

Becoming Muhammad Ali by James Patterson & Kwame Alexander

This biographical novel tells the story of Cassius Clay, the determined boy who would one day become Muhammad Ali, one of the greatest boxers of all time. Before he was a household name, he was a kid with struggles like any other. Kwame Alexander and James Patterson join forces to vividly depict his life up to age 17, including his childhood friends, struggles in school, the racism he faced and his discovery of boxing.

Treasures of the Twelve (The Twelve, Book #2) by Cindy Li

When Usagi first met the fabled Heirs of the Twelve, she had just one goal: saving her sister, Uma.

But despite increasing her zodiac powers by becoming the new Rabbit Warrior Heir, Usagi’s attempts to rescue Uma have failed. Soon Usagi and the Heirs realize that to truly free those they love from the Dragonlord, they must take on a dangerous task: finding the ancient treasures of The Twelve.

Make sure to borrow one of these brand new boxes now before they’re all checked out. They are the perfect companion to your socially distanced holiday season!