Tween Recommended

Book Recommendations

Here are a few lists we put together. Our Youth Book Lists page will help you find just the right book for you to read next.

Our Youth Services librarians have put together this list of books for youth and their families looking to better understand current events and the history of racism in the United States. We hope these materials serve as a starting point for important conversations about race and social justice with family, friends, and your community.
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The Apps listed below are available on the Tween iPads in Kids' World.


Art & Design

Comic Book App icon  Canva app icon  Scribble Press App icon



Cargo Bot App icon  Code Spark Academy app icon   Hopscotch App icon

 Swift Playgrounds App icon  The Everything Machine app icon  Tynker App icon


Angry Birds Star Wars II App icon  Color Switch app icon   LEGO® Jurassic World  app icon

 Minecraft Pocket Edition ap icon  Prune app icon  Ravensburger Puzzle App icon App icon  Toca Life Office App icon

Math and Science

Color Uncovered App icon  DragonBox Algebra app icon   Sound Uncovered App icon

 Sushi Monster App icon  ​​​​​​​WWF Together app icon


Garage Band App icon  The Orchestra app icon


Prisma Photo Editor App icon  Zombie Booth 2 app icon

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Check out this list of games that are available to play on the Tween Gaming Cart. You can also check them out from our collection to play at home.

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  • The Alien Adventures of Finn Caspian: A science fiction story for kids told in 15-20 minute episodes.
  • April Eight Songs & Stories: A magical fairy tale podcast series for the whole family.
  • Book Club for Kids: Young readers meet and talk about a book. Celebrity readers and authors join in the fun.
  • Brains On!: An award-winning audio show for kids and families. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world. 
  • But Why: An NPR podcast led by kids. You ask the questions and But Why finds the answers.
  • Buttons & Figs: A podcast for kids about playing with words.
  • The Past and The CuriousBite-sized, audio-based true stories of inspiration, humor, and the incredible achievements of all types of people throughout history.
  • The Show About Science: Second grader Nate takes his listeners on an awesome adventure into the world of science research and discovery.
  • Story Seeds: Kids collaborate with authors who grow original stories inspired by their story ideas!
  • The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mart Patel: A serial mystery story that is, “Goonies meets Spy Kids meets Stranger Things” for middle grade kids.
  • Wow in the World: NPR hosts guide curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them.