• 125 True Stories of Amazing Animals

    by National Geographic Kids Year Published: 2012 non-fiction, animals
    "Meet a tiger that befriends a pig, a walrus that does sit-ups, a tree-climbing dog, a kayaking otter, and many more amazing animals.  Packed with 125 heartwarming, hilarious, and inspiring animal anecdotes, these truth-is-stranger-than-fiction stories are paired with incredible photos and loads of animal facts.  Discover tons of furry fun on every page!"
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  • 39 Clues Series

    by Various authors Year Published: mystery, family
    Dan and Amy learn that they are from the most powerful family in the world.  After their grandmother dies, they are given the choice to take a million dollars or one clue to find the source of their family's power.  They take the clue and are soon in the race of their lives against their own family members!
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  • A Dog's Journey

    by W. Bruce Cameron Year Published: 2012
    "Buddy is a good dog. 
    After searching for his purpose through several eventful lives, Buddy is sure that he has now found and fulfilled it.  Yet as he watches curious baby Clairty get into dangerous mischief on Buddy's family farm, he is certain that this little girl is very much in need of a dog of her own.
    When Buddy is reborn, he realizes that he has a new destiny.  He's overjoyed when he is adoped by Clarity, now a vibrant but troubled teenager.  As Clarity navigates the ups and downs of adolescence, Buddy is there to protect, cheer, rescue, and love her unconditionally.  When they are suddenly separated, Buddy despairs- who will take care of his girl?
    A charming and heartwarming story of hope, love and unending devotion.  A Dog's Journey asks the question: Do we really take care of our pets or do they take care of us?"
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  • A Season of Gifts

    by Richard Peck Year Published: 2009 Christmas, family
    "It is now 1958, and a new family has moved in next door to Mrs. Dowdel- a family in desperate need of her help (whether they realize it or not).  There's twelve year old Bob, shy on courage in a town full of bullies; his Elvis-obsessed older sister Phyllis, who just might be on the verge of spinning out of control; Bob's little sister, Ruth Ann, ready and waiting for a larger than life role model; and even Bob's two parents, the young minister and wife, who are amazed to discover that the last house in town might also be the most vital.  As Christmas rolls around, the whole family will realize that they've found a true home, and a neighbor with remarkable gifts to share."
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  • A Tale Dark and Grimm

    by Adam Gidwitz Year Published: fairy tales
    This is the story of Hansel and Gretel or is it?  Hansel and Gretel leave their story behind and walk into our other favorite fairy tales.  There is so much more than breadcrumbs in this book.
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  • Al Capone Does My Shirts

    by Gennifer Choldenko Year Published:
    This is a story of a boy, his family and his autistic sister who move to the island of alcatraz.  Here his dad is a prison guard and they are living at the jail with the worst criminals in the country. 
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  • Also known as Harper

    by Ann Haywood Leal Year Published:
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  • Among the Hidden

    by Margaret Petersen Haddix Year Published:
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  • Artemis Fowl

    by Eoin Colfer Year Published:
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  • Begging for Change

    by Sharon G. Flake Year Published:
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  • Behind Enemy Lines: True Stories of Amazing Courage

    by Bill Doyle Year Published: 2009
    "A young lietuenant and his Special Ops team swimming into an Iraqi harbor to disarm a deadly adversary. 
    A Major League baseball player undercover on a covert mission to assasinate a Nazi scientist.
    A young woman determined to help Allied officers escape Nazi-occupied France.
    These and other real life heroes risk it all for their country..."
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  • Blood Fever

    by Charlie Higson Year Published:
    James Bond is looking forward to a school trip in Sardinia and spending time with his cousin.  Things go wrong when he learns that there are secrets on this island that people want to keep quiet.  Read what happens as James investigates...
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  • Bodies From the Ash: Life and Death in Ancient Pompeii

    by James M. Deem Year Published: 2005 non-fiction, volcanoes
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  • Chocolate Fever

    by Robert Kimmel Smith Year Published:
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  • Cirque Du Freak Series

    by Darren Shan Year Published:
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  • Drums, Girls & Dangerous Pie

    by Jordan Sonnenblick Year Published: family
    Steven is a normal kid when his little brother is diagnosed with leukemia.  In this story, he deals with the changes that he experiences as his family fights for their lives.
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  • Earth: The life of our planet

    by Dr. Mike Goldsmith Year Published: 2011
    "Earth is a world in progress.  Within an expanding universe, it is a vivid blue spark of life that came into being four and a half billion years ago through a series of explosive events.  Since its formation, it has forged ahead with purpose, forming oceans, an atmosphere, and a rare blend of conditions that make the planet suitable for life.  And Earth is changing still, shaped partly by human beings and partly by conditions beyond our control.  These pages are a visual celebration of a precious place, the like of which we may never discover elsewhere in space. "
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  • Eight Keys

    by Suzanne LaFleur Year Published: 2011 Mystery, Identity
    "For Elise, nothing has seemed right since middle school started.  She gets tortured by her locker partner and can't get her homework done.  A new baby moves into her house, interrupting her wonderful life with Uncle Hugh and Aunt Bessie.  Worst of all, things with her best friend, Franklin, are just not the same as they used to be.
    Then Elise discovers a secret: a mysterious key labeled with her name.  Could it open one of the eight doors in the barn above Uncle Hugh's workshop, the ones that have been locked for as long as she can remember?  Could whatever's behind those doors be for her?
    On a quest to make sense of a complex gift left for her by her father before he died, Elise discovers the heart of family and friendship, and begins to unlock the biggest mystery of all: herself."
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  • Ella Enchanted

    by Gail Carson Levine Year Published:
    In this Cinderella story, Ella has an extraordinary gift that changes her life forever. 
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  • Eragon

    by Christopher Paolini Year Published:
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  • Eye of the Storm

    by Kate Messner Year Published: 2012 mystery, science, fantasy
    In the not-too-distant future, killer storms and massive tornados are a part of daily life... and the storms are getting worse every day.  When Jaden Meggs arrives at Eye on Tomorrow, the exclusive summer science camp that her father's company created, she meets Risha and Alex, who are equally determined to find a way to stop the storms and save their homes.  But when they discover a terrifying secret about Jaden's father, a summer of cool science turns into a heart-pounding race to expose the truth and save countless lives from the biggest storm they've ever seen."
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  • Faith, hope and ivy june

    by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Year Published: 2009
    "Two Kentucky girls, Ivy June Mosley of Thunder Creek and Catherine Combs of Lexington, are participating in their schools' seventh-grade exchange program.  Taking turns, each girl leaves home for two weeks to live and attend classes with the other, and writes about their experience in a journal. 
    In some ways, the girls are worlds apart.  Ivy June lives up in the mountains with her grandparents, Mam-maw and Papaw Mosley, because it's too crowded at her parents' place.  Catherine lives with her family in a beautiful house with plenty of space for everyone.  As the girls spend time in each other's neck of the woods, they find out that they've both been keeping secrets.  And when, without warning, Ivy June and Catherine face the terror of not knowing what's happening to their loved ones, they discover that they may be more alike than different."
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  • Fake Mustache

    by Tom Angleberger Year Published: 2012
    "Is a fake mustache all you need to run the country?
    The mustache in question is no cheap costume prop but the Heidelberg Handlebar Number Seven, a lip tickler so dazzingly convincing, it can turn whole towns of people into mindless yes-men.  Twelve year old Casper Bengue borrows ten dollars from his friend Lenny Flem Jr. to buy the mustache.  So when a mysterious- and very short- mustachioed man goes on a bank-robbing spree, then launches a well-financed bid for the presidency, it doesn't take Lenny long to realize that his buddy is up to no good.  Too bad almost everyone else is completely under Casper's spell."
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  • Flipped

    by Wedelin Van Draanen Year Published:
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  • Freckle Juice

    by Judy Blume Year Published:
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  • Goal! The Dream Begins

    by Kuno Becker Year Published:
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  • Goosebumps

    by R.L. Stine Year Published:
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  • Hatchet

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: survival
    Thirteen year old Brian's plane crashes and he must fight for his life in the Canadian wilderness.  Will he survive?
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  • Heartbeat

    by Sharon Creech Year Published: family, identity
    Annie lives to run but life has other plans with her pregnant mother, her forgetful grandfather and her moody best friend.  She tries to figure out where she fits in life.
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  • Hero

    by Mike Lupica Year Published: Mystery, superheroes
    A boy learns that his father has been killed in a plane crash but the boy knows it wasn't an accident.  He tries to investigate the "accident."  He soon learns that he has secret powers.  Suddenly people are after him... maybe the same people that murdered his father. 
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  • Holes

    by Louis Sachar Year Published:
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  • Hoot

    by Carl Hiaasen Year Published:
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  • I Survived Series

    by Lauren Tarshis Year Published: 2010
    -The sinking of the Titanic, 1912
    -The attacks of September 11, 2001
    -The bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
    -The shark attacks of 1916
     
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  • Inkheart

    by Cornelia Funke Year Published:
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  • Joey Pigza Loses Control

    by Jack Gantos Year Published:
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  • Kick

    by Walter Dean Myers Year Published: soccer
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  • Leap of Faith

    by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley Year Published:
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  • Maniac Magee

    by Jerry Spinelli Year Published:
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  • Mates, Dates and Cosmic Kisses

    by Cathy Hopkins Year Published: friendship, relationships
    Izzy can't leave her house just in case the boy she likes calls.  Her best friends decide to give her the reality check that she needs to get back on track.
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  • Mudshark

    by Gary Paulsen Year Published: 2009 Mystery
    "Mudshark is cool.  He's fast-thinking and fast-moving, and he's the go-to guy with the answers.  Lost your shoe?  Your dad's car?  Can't find your homework?  The Mudshark Detective Agency is on the case.  At least, it is until the Psychic Parrot takes up residence in the school library.  The word in school is that the parrot can out-think Mudshark.  And right now, the school needs someone who's good at solving problems.  There's an escaped gerbil running the halls, a near-nuclear emergency in the faculty restroom, and an unexplained phenomenom involving disappearing erasers.  Once Mudshark solves the mystery of the erasers, he plans to investigate the Psychic Parrot... "
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  • Powerless

    by Matthew Cody Year Published: superheroes, mystery
    Daniel is the new kid in town and he has just learned that his new friends are odd.  One can fly and another can become invisible.  They try to do good in their town but worry that their abilities will disappear when they turn thirteen.  Is there a villain trying to take their powers away from them?
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  • Romiette and Julio

    by Sharon Draper Year Published:
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  • Sami's Sleepaway Summer

    by Jenny Myerhoff Year Published:
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  • Samir and Yonatan

    by Daniella Carmi Year Published: friendship, overcoming differences, Middle East
    "Samir is a Palestinian boy who finds himself in an Israeli hospital surrounded by people that he blames for his brother's death.  Samir must face the enemy that he has always been told to fear."
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  • Scat

    by Carl Hiaasen Year Published:
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  • she said yes

    by Misty Bernall Year Published: 1999
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  • Showoff

    by Gordon Korman Year Published: 2012
    "Griffin Bing and his friends are back- and this time, things have gone to the dogs!
     
    After former attack dog Luthor goes berserk at a dog show, he's accused of ruining the career of the three-time national champion.  Griffin has always wondered whether you could teach such a vicious dog new tricks...but he also smells a setup of some king.  He feels bad for Luthor- bad enough to spring him from the pound.  The only way for Luthor to make everything right is to do the unthinkable... and become the new national champion.  Can Giffin Bing, The Man with the Plan, turn this beast into a beauty?  Very soon, the whole world will want to know the answer."
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  • Sideways Stories from Wayside School

    by Louis Sachar Year Published:
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  • Sir Fartsalot hunts the booger

    by Kevin Bolger Year Published: 2008
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  • Stargirl

    by Jerry Spinelli Year Published:
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  • Sunrise Over Fallujah

    by Walter Dean Myers Year Published:
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  • Super Soccer Boy

    by Judy Brown Year Published:
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  • Tears of a Tiger

    by Sharon Draper Year Published:
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  • Teen Idol

    by Meg Cabot Year Published:
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  • The Adventures of Bean Boy

    by Lisa Harkrader Year Published: 2012
    "Tucker MacBean wants to be a superhero.  Only a superhero could save Tucker's family.  Lately, the MacBeans have been unraveling like a ball of twine.   So Tucker devises a secret plan.  To get enough money to put my family back together, all I have to do is create the winning superhero sidekick for a comic book contest.  Easy right?  Except first I have to......
     
    And the answer to everything might just be... a handful of beans. 
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  • The Always War

    by Margaret Peterson Haddix Year Published: 2011
    "For as long as Tessa can remember, her country has been at war.  When local golden boy Gideon Thrall is awarded a medal for courage, it's a rare bright spot for everyone in Tessa's town-until Gideon refuses the award, claims he is a coward, and runs away.  Tess is bewildered, and can't help but follow Gideon to find out the truth.  But Tessa is in for more than she bargained for.  Before she knows it, she has stowed away on a rogue airplane headed for enemy territory.  But all that pales when she discovers a shocking truth that rocks the foundation of everything she's ever believed- a truth that could change the world.  Is Tessa brave enough to bring it into the light?"
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  • The Cupcake Queen

    by Heather Hepler Year Published: 2009
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  • The Day my Butt went Psycho!

    by Andy Griffiths Year Published: humor, boys
    Zach goes on a journey where he must face the biggest butt of all!
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  • The Cupcake Queen

    by Heather Hepler Year Published: realistic fiction, family
    After Penny's parents are separated, she leaves New York City to live in a small town with her mother.  While working at her mom's cupcake shop, will she fight for her old life in the city or adjust to small town living?
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  • The Eleventh Plague

    by Jeff Hirsch Year Published: 2011
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  • The Face on the Milk Carton

    by Caroline B. Cooney Year Published:
    Fifteen year old Janie sees a photo on a milk carton.  It's a missing girl... and it's her!  She begins to question her identity and who her parents really are.
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  • The Eleventh Plague

    by Jeff Hirsch Year Published: survival
    During a world war, disease was used as a weapon of mass destruction.  Steven and his father try to survive in this "new" world when they find other survivors.  Not everyone is exactly as they seem.  If you liked the Hunger Games, you'll love this.
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  • The False Prince

    by Jennifer A. Nielsen Year Published: 2012
    "War is brewing in the kingdom.  Conner, a nobleman of the court, devises a cunning plan to find an impersonator of the king's long lost son and install him on the throne.  Four orphans, including Sage, are recruited to compete for the role.  Sage knows that Conner's motives are questionable, yet his life balances on a sword's point- he must be chosen to play the prince or he will certainly be killed.  But Sage's rivals have their own agendas as well, and as Sage moves from the rundown orphanage to Conner's sumptuous palace, layer upon layer of treachery and deceit unfold.  Finally, a truth is revealed that may well prove more dangerous than all of the lies taken together!"
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  • The False Princess

    by Eilis O'Neal Year Published: 2011
    "According to the oracle, there was a chance the princess could die, murdered, before her sixteenth birthday.  All the oracle saw was blood, and the princess dead in this room."
    But I am sixteen, I thought hazily.  Is that what they want to tell me, that I'm safe now?  My father went on, "The princess was the only heir.  We had to keep her safe, no matter what the cost... We hid the princecess away so she would be safe until after her sixteenth birthday.  And we replaced her with another baby, a false princess.  You."
    I am alone, I thought as I gazed around the hall.  All of this, all of my life, it was a dream.  And it was ending. 
    "What is my name?" I asked. 
    For the first time the Queen stirred, raising her head to look at me.  "Sinda" she said, her voice thin.  "He said your name was Sinda." 
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  • The Giver

    by Lois Lowry Year Published: fantasy
    Set in a world of fantasy, Jonas thinks he lives in an ideal world.  Then he is given his life assignment and he begins to realize everything that he has been missing... the good and the terrifying!!!  Things are not always what they seem.
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  • The Hunger Games

    by Suzanne Collins Year Published: adventure, survival
    Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her sister's place in the annual Hunger Games.  She must literally fight to the death to survive in this action-packed novel.
     
    Other books in the series:
    Catching Fire
    Mockingjay
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  • The Killing Sea

    by Richard Lewis Year Published: 2006
    "Aceh, Indonesia. 
    December 2004. 
    Rusian, an Indonesian boy, and Sarah, an American girl are brought together in the aftermath of the devastating tsunami.  Rusian is searching for his missing father, while Sarah is trying to get medical treatment for her sick brother.  Together they travel through the destruction, barely believing all that they see.  The Killing Sea is a high-stakes survival story that puts a human face on a terrible tragedy. "
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  • The Lemonade War

    by Jacqueline Davies Year Published:
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  • The Lightning Thief

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: Rick Riordan, adventure, Greek mythology, friendship
    Percy learns that the father he never knew is a Greek god.  Suddenly people are after him.  He must go on an adventure of a lifetime to discover the truth. 
     
    Other books in the series:
    The Sea of Monsters
    The Titan's Curse
    The Battle of the Labrynth
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  • The Limit

    by Kristen Landon Year Published: 2010 fantasy
    "In a world not too far removed from our own, kids are being taken away to special workhouses if their families exceed the financial debt limit imposed by the government.  Thirteen year old Matt briefly wonders if he might be next, but quickly dismisses the thought.  After all, his parents are responsible for their spending right?  But after Matt's family unexpectedly goes over their limit, Matt is whisked away to a workhouse where far more serious dangers exist than anyone on the ourside realizes- dangers that could change his reality forever."
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  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    by C.S. Lewis Year Published:
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  • The Lost Hero

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: 2010
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  • The Popularity Papers

    by Amy Ignatow Year Published:
    Lydia and Julia want to figure out how to become popular.  They keep notes of their observations and conduct experiments to discover the answer.
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  • The Princess Diaries

    by Meg Cabot Year Published:
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  • The Red Pyramid

    by Rick Riordan Year Published: Fantasy, Egypt, Riordan
    Siblings Carter and Sadie have just reunited with their father when disaster strikes.  Their father awakens the Egyptian gods and is kidnapped by the worst one!  Now Sadie and Carter must try and save their father while embracing their magical ancestry.  Lots of adventure as these siblings narrate their experience.
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  • The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter

    by Kristen Tracy Year Published: 2011
    "Bessica is going to one school.  Her best friend Sylvie's going to a different one.  That means Bessica is going to be a-l-o-n-e. No one to walk to class or eat lunch with, to study or text with.  Bessica feels like such a loser.  She wants friends.  She's just not sure how to make them.
    It doesn't help that her beloved grandma is off on some crazy road trip with her new boyfriend.  Or that gorgeous Noll Beck thinks Bessica is just a kid.  Or that Bessica has made an enemy of the hall monitor.  Or that there are some serious psycho bullies in her classes.  Bessica doesn't care about being popular.  She just wants to survive- and look cute.  Is that too much to ask?"
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  • The Seach for Delicious

    by Natalie Babbitt Year Published: 1969
    "Twelve year old Gaylen, the King's messenger, is off to poll the kingdom, traveling from town to farmstead to town on his horse, Marrow.  At first, it is merely a question of disagreement at the royal castle over which food should stand for Delicious in the new dictionary.  Then Gaylen's quest leads him to unusual characters, including a minstrel who sings about a mermaid child, and Ardis, who might save the kinddom from havoc.  And soon it seems that the search for Delicious had better succeed if civil war is to be avoided. 
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  • The Secret School

    by Avi Year Published: school
    Ida lives in a poor town and dreams of becoming a teacher.  When her teacher has to leave school, Ida takes over the class in secret to make sure that she can graduate from eighth grade and go to high school.
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  • The Shadow Project

    by Herbie Brennan Year Published: 2010
    "Danny Lipman is a thief... Until one night he robs the wrong house.  He inadvertently breaks into the headquarters of the Shadow Project, a secret government organization where teenage spies are trained to leave their bodies, using astral projection to travel around the world on deadly missions. 
    Danny is captured, but the project leaders quickly realize he has a special gift.  And when a key operative- the director's daughter, Opal- goes missing, he is offered a choice: Join the Shadow Project or go to jail. 
    Danny joins and is quickly sent to investigate the Project's current target: a worldwide terrorist organization known as the Sword of Wrath.  But as he gets deeper in, he discocers both the Project and the Sword of Wrath are far more than they seem.  Danny and his fellow operatives are caught up in an ancient supernatural conflict and will have to learn how to survive in a world without boundaries of space or time, where the wrong choice could be their last."
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  • The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    by Ann Brashares Year Published:
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  • The Summer Before Boys

    by Nora Raleigh Baskin Year Published:
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  • The Wednesday Wars

    by Gary D. Schmidt Year Published:
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  • Trash

    by Andy Mulligan Year Published: 2010
    "In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three "dumpsite boys" make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city.  One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious.  So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the city police offer a handsome reward for its return.  That decision brings with it terrifying consequences, and soon the dumpsite boys must use all of their cunning and courage to stay ahead of their pursuers.  It's up to Raphael, Gardo, and Rat- boys who have no education, no parents, no homes, and no money- to solve the mystery and right a terrible wrong.  "
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  • Trouble Maker

    by Andrew Clements Year Published:
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  • Tunnels

    by Roderick Gordon and Brian Williams Year Published: 2009
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  • Tunnels

    by Roderick Gordon Year Published:
    Will has nothing in common with his dysfunctional family except for his love of archaeology he shares with his father.  Then one day Will's father mysteriously disappears while on a dig.  Will must finish the dig to find him but he discovers so much more!
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  • Waiting for Normal

    by Leslie Connor Year Published: family, realistic fiction
    After her mom and stepfather get divorced, Addie is forced to live in a trailer with her mom.  Addie's mom makes things worse for Addie but things continue to get better for Addie's stepsiblings and her stepfather.  How will Addie survive?
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  • We Fought Back: Teen Resisters of the Holocaust

    by Allan Zullo Year Published: 2012
    "Fifteen year old Paul just helped blow up a Nazi supply train.  Can he escape the Germans hunting him for revenge?
     
    Fifteen year old Sarah has lost many loved ones to Nazi murderers.  Will partisan fighters accept her into their secret group?
     
    Seventeen year old Frank and his team are preparing to attack a heavily armed German convoy.  Can they succeed against overwhelming odds- and survive?"
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  • When You Reach Me

    by Rebecca Stead Year Published: 2009
    "By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood.  They know where it's safe to go, and who to avoid.  Like the crazy guy on the corner.  But things start to unravel.  Sal gets punched by a kid on the street for what seems like no reason, and he shuts Miranda out of his life.  The apartment key that Miranda's mom keeps hidden for emergencies is stolen.  And then a mysterious note arrives, scrawled on a tiny slip of paper:
    I am coming to save your friend's life, and my own.
    I ask two favors.  First, you must write me a letter.
     
    The notes keep coming, and Miranda slowly realizes that whoever is leaving them knows things that no one should know.  Each message brings her closer to believing that only she can prevent a tragic death.  Until the final note makes her think she's too late.  This remarkable novel takes place in the real world but holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart."
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  • Who was King Tut?

    by Roberta Edwards Year Published: 2006 biography, Egypt
    Who was King Tut?
    A boy king.
    The Ruler of Egypt who died before he was twenty.
    A three-thousand year old mummy.
    All of the above!!!
     
    Find out more about the real King Tut in this fun and exciting illustrated biography.
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  • Wild Life

    by Cynthia Defelice Year Published: survival, family
    After Erik's parents are deployed to Iraq, Erik is sent to live with grandparents that he barely knows.  He decides that he can make it on his own and leaves. This is a true survival story.
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  • Witchlanders

    by Lena Coakley Year Published: 2011
    "High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the witchlands by throwing bones and fortelling the future.  It's all fake.
    At least, that's what Ryder thinks.  He doubts the witches deserve their tithes- one quarter of all the crops his village can produce.  And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people's old enemy, Baean, has been defeated?
    But when a terrifying new magic threatens both his village and the coven, Ryder must confront the beautiful and silent witch who holds all the secrets.  Everything he's ever believed about witches, the Baen, magic and himself will change when he discovers that the prophecies he's always scored...
     
    are about him.."
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  • Wolf Storm

    by Dee Garretson Year Published: 2011
    "This is Stefan's big break.  He's on location in the mountains far from home for his first movie role, filming a blockbuster sci-fi adventure.  The props, the spaceships, and the trained wolves on set should add up to a dream job, but acting turns out to be much tougher than he ever imagined, and he feels like his inner loser is all that's showing through.  From the way his famously stuck-up co-star, Raine, treats him, he's pretty sure she thinks so too.  And worst of all, no one will believe his claim that there are wild wolves haunting the forest around the set.  When a blizzard strikes, isolating the young co-stars and bringing hungry feral wolves into the open, Stefan must take on his biggest role yet- working together with his co-stars to survive.  With no secnod takes, they only have one chance to get it right."
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  • Wrapped

    by Jennifer Bradbury Year Published: 2011
    "Agnes Wilkins is standing in front of an Egyptian mummy, about to make the first cut into the wrappings, about to unlock ancient (and no-so ancient) history.  Maybe you think this girl is wearnig a pith helmet with antique dust swirling around her.  Maybe you think she is a young Egyptologist who has arrived in Cairo on camelback.  Maybe she would like to think that too.  Agnes Wilkins dreams of adventures that reach beyond the garden walls, but reality for a seventeen year old debutannte in 1815 London does not allow for camels- or dust, even. No, Agnes can only see a mummy when she is wearing a new silk gown and standing on the lawns of Lord Showalter's estate, with chaperones fussing about and strolling sitar players straining to create an exotic atmosphere for the first party of the season.  An unwrapping. 
     
    This is the start of it all, Agnes's debut season, the pretty girl parade that offers only ever-shrinking options: home, husband, and high society.  It's also the start of something else, because the mummy Agnes unwraps isn't just a mummy.  It's a host for a secret that could unravel a new destiny- unleashing mystery, an international intrigue, and possibly a curse in the bargain.  Get wrapped up in the adventure..."
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