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9th Grade MYP Book List Revised

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9th Grade MYP Book List A Abadzis, Nick. Laika. Roaring Brook, 2007.

An abandoned puppy, Laika, was destined to become Earth’s first space traveler in the Soviet Union’s Sputnik program. This non-fiction graphic novel portrays the preparation for her fatal journey and the agony of her special handler, who knows that there are no plans for her to come back. Abel, Jessica. Life Sucks. Teen vampire Dave Miller, facing the prospect of eternity stocking shelves at an all-night, vampire-owned convenience store in Los Angeles, becomes involved with Rosa, a mortal with a fascination for the dark side, only to find himself in competition for her attentions with a psychotic surfer-vamp. A graphic novel. Adams. Watership Down, Bestselling picturesque saga of a maverick band of rabbits who, against all odds, seek a new home and a better society. 478pp. Agee. A Death in the Family Agee's great novel of a loving, close-knit family and the courage they display when tragedy suddenly changes their lives. 339pp Albom, Mitch. The Five People You Meet in Heaven. A bitter eighty-three-year-old war veteran who believes his life is meaningless dies while trying to save a little girl's life and finds himself in heaven, where five people from his past--some loved ones, some strangers--explain what his years on Earth really meant, and whether or not he succeeded in saving the child. Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian. Little, Brown, 2007. Talented Arnold Spirit leaves the reservation school to go to an academically superior one located many miles away. How he copes with this change, both at school and on the reservation, is realistic, thought provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny. National Book Award Young People’s Literature 2007; Book Sense Book of the Year 2008 Anderson, Laurie Halse. Speak. Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1999. A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastating effect on Melinda’s freshman year in high school. Anderson, Laurie Halse. Chains. After being sold to a cruel couple in New York City, a slave named Isabel spies for the rebels during the Revolutionary War.

Anderson, Laurie Halse. Twisted. After finally getting noticed by someone other than school bullies and his ever-angry father, seventeen-year-old Tyler enjoys his tough new reputation and the attentions of a popular girl, but when life starts to go bad again, he must choose between transforming himself or giving in to his destructive thoughts. Anonymous. Go Ask Alice. Based on the diary of a fifteen-year-old drug user chronicling her struggle to escape the pull of the drug world. Asimov, Isaac. I Robot Dr. Susan Calvin, the first great practitioner of the new science of robopsychology in 2008, looks back on her career with U.S. Robotics on the occasion of her retirement fifty years later, telling stories of how the mechanical race developed. Austen. Emma, Classic novel about a self-assured young lady whose capricious behavior is dictated by romantic fancy. 396pp. Austen. Pride and Prejudice, A superb comedy of manners, detailing the romantic clash between an opinionated woman and her proud beau. 324pp. Austen. Sense and Sensibility, Two high-spirited sisters search for true love in a straitlaced society. 315pp B Berra, Tim M. Charles Darwin: The Concise Story of an Extraordinary Man. Johns Hopkins University, 2009. Although Darwin was born into a family of physicians and scientists, and targeted by his father for the clergy, he gravitated toward studying plants, animals, and geology at university. An invitation to join the Beagle on its second voyage set the direction of his life. Though plagued with poor health, he ushered in the study of modern biology with his groundbreaking work, “The Origin of the Species”. Beschloss, Michael. Presidential Courage: Brave Leaders and How They Changed America, 1789-1989. Simon & Schuster, 2007. A presidential scholar provides historical examples of presidents, including Jackson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, FDR, Truman, Kennedy, and Reagan, who faced adversity with courage and wisdom to change the future of the country. Bissinger, H. G. Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream.HarperCollins, 1991. In this book that inspired the TV series, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author penetrates the culture of high school football as it is lived in Odessa, Texas.

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Book 1: Eighth Grade Bites Book 2: Ninth Grade Slays Book 3: Tenth Grade Bleeds Book 4: Eleventh Grade Burns Book 5: Twelfth Grade Kills A five-book series about a less-than-popular teenager’s struggles to survive the ups and downs of high-school life. James. Libba. After her mother dies mysteriously in 1895 India. Flyboys: a True Story of Courage. Bradley. who has been visited by faeries since child-hood.Black. and discusses the violence inflicted by both sides in the Pacific war. 2003. discovers that she herself is a magical faerie creature with a special destiny. Gemma is sent to a finishing school in England where she becomes aware of her magical powers. Brewer. . Flags of Our Fathers. A savage. Heather. Delacorte. A Great and Terrible Beauty. Bray. Examines the disappearance of eight American airmen shot down and taken prisoner on the remote island of Chichi Jima in World War II and the secrecy that surrounded the events for decades. 315pp. sixteen-year-old Kaye. Presents an account of the Marines who came together during the battle of Iwo Jima to raise the American flag in a moment that has been immortalized in one of the most famous photographs of World War II. Tithe Trilogy Tithe : a modern faerie tale Ironside : a modern faery's tale Valiant : a modern tale of faerie In Tithe. 433pp. tormented orphan falls wildly in love with the daughter of his benefactor. James. all while trying to keep a certain little secret about himself under wraps. Wuthering Heights. Bronte. Holly. Jane Eyre The searching portrayal of a passionate mid-nineteenth-century woman. Series Bradley. Bronte.

Ender Wiggin is six years old when it begins. Ender’s Game Series Book 1: Ender's Game Book 2: Speaker for the Dead Book 3: Xenocide Book 4: Children of the Mind Book 5: First Meetings: Three Stories from the Enderverse Book 6: Ender’s Shadow Book 7: Shadow of the Hegemon Book 8. Shadow Puppets Andrew "Ender" Wiggin thinks he is playing computer simulated war games. he is. Orson Scott. or destroy him utterly. and sadness. 216pp. First published 1927. Carter. He will grow up fast. recounts her story. Cather. Willa. the secret behind his outstanding accomplishments. The Education of Little Tree. Ender may be the military genius Earth des-perately needs in a war against an alien enemy seeking to destroy all human life. Gifted Hands. in fact.expressing honesty. two French missionaries make their way into the harsh. and what drives him to take risks. My Antonia. The result of genetic experi-mentation. the book goes much deeper than a retelling of events.C Caines. Death Comes for the Archbishop. This is the story of a Cherokee Indian boy growing up in the Tennessee hills with his grandparents during the depression of the 1930's. Cather. . In the midnineteenth century. mountainous region of New Mexico hoping to revive the religion brought by Spanish priests and then left to decay in the hands of an insubordinate and materialistic clergy. The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. . Narrated by the boy in simple. unexplored. to chip away and find the diamond inside. innocence. Card. The tape-recorded history of a remarkable black woman more than 100 years old. The only way to find out is to throw Ender into ever harsher training. honest language. Captures the physician's fight to beat the odds. engaged in some-thing far more desperate. with help from her Louisiana neighbors. Willa Cather portrays pioneer Nebraska life in one of the best-loved classics of American fiction 244pp. who. Ben. Carson.

Clarke. Childhood's End Clarke offers a brilliant treatment of the next step in human development: homo superior. a retired police detective. The Hunger Games. A lucrative reward is offered by the band’s manager. 423pp. but it's hard to explain a murder when the body disappears into thin air and the murderers are invisible to everyone but Clary.052pp. Head Games. 220pp. and a brain tumor he’s named “Bob. she hardly expects to witness a murder — much less a murder committed by three teenagers covered with strange tattoos and brandishing bizarre weapons. Hunger Games Trilogy Book 1: Hunger Games Book 2: Catching Fire Book 3: Mockingjay . Suzanne. 1. a grave competition hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death. The Canterbury Tales. Martin’s. The lead singer of a popular boys’ band disappears. 2007. Group portrait capturing the full spectrum of medieval society.Cavanagh. Clary knows she should call the police. The unabridged saga of the fabulous knight and his simple squire and their adventures in medieval Spain. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games.” Series Cervantes. The Mortal Instruments Book 1: City of Bones Book 2: City of Ashes Book 3: City of Glass Book 4: City of Fallen Angels Book 5: City of Lost Souls (release date 5/1/12) Book 6: City of Heavenly Fire (release date 9/1/13) When fifteen-year-old Clary Fray heads out to the Pande-monium Club in New York City. Don Quixote. Collins. St. Clare. with two ex-wives. a teenage daughter. Thomas B. Chaucer. Cassandra.

D . or find a way to escape in the abandoned silver space ship that lies in the Grass Plains. Emmett Till. Great Expectations. Series Coy. Runner. . Dickens. Greenwillow. Chris. he quickly learns that the money is not worth the risk. Crowe. but when his love of running leads to a high-paying job. Ally. Chris. Tor. but when she is being paired with her ideal mate. Miles barely recalls when football was fun after being sidelined by a new coach. Dickens. Crutcher. A fierce indictment that callous greed of Victorian industrial society and its inhumane educational system. The Silver Ship and the Sea. 2007. Crackback. Matched Book 1: Matched Book 2: Crossed (release date 11/1/11) Book 3: (release date 11/1/12) Cassia has always had complete trust in the Society to make decisions for her. The story of young Pip's difficult coming-of-age in the genteel but corrupt world of Victorian society. and Cassia begins to doubt the Society's infallibility as she tries to decide which man she truly loves. finds romance. six genetically enhanced children must learn to use their special talents to either survive and make the planet their home. Brenda. Carl. Cooper. Getting Away With Murder: The True Story of Emmett Till Case. John. and pressured by his best friend to take performance-enhancing drugs. constantly criticized by his father. in Mississippi. but chooses not to tell anyone so his senior year will be as normal as possible. Living with his alcoholic father on a broken-down sailboat on Puget Sound has been hard on seventeen-year-old Chance Taylor. 306pp. and realizes that his secret has a serious impact on others. Deuker. Presents a true account of the murder of fourteen-year-old. Abandoned on an environmentally dangerous colony planet where the citizens are hostile toward genetic engineering.Condie. Eighteen-year-old Ben Wood has been given less than a year to live. Deadline. 454pp. 2007. Hard Times. a second face flashes on the screen. in 1955. This surprisingly humorous story tracks that final year as Ben goes out for football.

fifteen-year-old part-black Rayona. gripping saga of a black man who struggles from the South to the North.Dorris. Arielle. 380pp. . always encountering other people's preconceived notions about him. 2007. Little. Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses. Rebecca. and other non-food chemicals.. Copper Sun. Duncan. Sharon. Steve.. Lois. 372pp. determined to exact revenge from his enemies. a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves. Tony. Draper. Just Another Hero. we discover that snack cakes and other popular food products are concocted from by-products of chlorine bleaching. Dana. Drawing on interviews with industry professionals. du Maurier. Penguin. and Jericho face personal challenges during their last year of high school. Ellison. whose search and dreams bind the three women together. Who Killed My Daughter? Story of popular young adult author Lois Duncan's search for the truth behind her eighteen-year-old daughter's brutal death while driving alone in her car. Brown. Florida. This classic novel of mystery and romance still touches the imagination of young people. Invisible Man. Mined (Yes. a misunderstood student brings a gun to class and demands to be taken seriously. In the sequel to Jim the Boy. set in the period before Pearl Harbor. gypsum mining. Twinkie Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown. Sharon. Edmund Dantes escapes. The Count of Monte Cristo Unjustly sentenced to life imprisonment. This is the thrice-told tale of three women. Ettlinger. petroleum processing. 442pp. A Yellow Raft in Blue Water. The Blue Star: A Novel. E Earley. and Manipulated into What America Eats. her American-Indian mother Christine. 2008. Dumas. Strange. November. and the fierce and mysterious Ida. Mined). Last book in the trilogy that began with The Battle of Jericho and November Blues. As Kofi. Draper. Jim moves through his final year of high school into a grownup world at war.

eighteen old. the people and events that shaped his life. A Lesson Before Dying. one by one. The next Pearl Harbor attack might be atomic. T. Barnum. North Carolina town where they once lived and. As I Lay Dying. set in Louisiana in the 1970's. Fleming. Chronicles the life of showman P. Frank. Babylon. Beastly A modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" from the point of view of the Beast. Flake. 251 pp. in the process. begin to die of their worst fears. Faulkner. experience their first taste of power and pride. and the day after. The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous.. The Unspoken. Thomas. Six teens are drawn back to the small. discussing how he created his legendary circus. a vain Manhattan private school student who is turned into a monster and must find true love before he can re-turn to his human form.F Fahy. Set in the 1940' s here unfolds a heart breaking story of friendship between two black men one wrongly condemned to die and one who's persuaded to impart something of himself. The harrowing account of a family's struggle to get their mother properly buried.. Stupendous Life of Showman P. and who they believe poisoned their parents. From the author of A Gathering of Old Men. Sharon. as prophesied by the cult leader they killed five years earlier. A Gathering of Old Men. 312pp. Bang.T. 255pp. Candace. Pat Frank's novel about the end of the world. In this eloquent novel. black men each claim to have shot a white man and. G Gaines. Alas. a disintegrating family. Flinn. Barnum. A teenage boy must face the harsh realities of inner city life. Alex. and the impact Barnum had on the entertainment industry. 213pp. and destructive temptations as he struggles to find his identity as a young man. Gaines. .

Grant. and his ultimate success. Bullies rule. dangerous. no parents. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. K. Michael. Jack. too. This funny. A sinister creature lurks.Gantos. Gantos writes a compelling personal memoir of a poor boy’s dream to be a writer. It’s a terrifying new world. Going. suicidal. deadly powers—that grow stronger by the day. Toddlers. And the teens themselves are changing. no doctors. Gone Series Book 1: Gone Book 2: Hunger Book 3: Lies Book 4: Plague Gone. a semi-homeless teen who is a genius on guitar. 2003. Then they kill him. When a Japanese American is charged with his murder. L. Random House. An autistic boy keeps a diary of his efforts to solve the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog. No teachers. Giles. In 1954 on the isolated beaches of San Pedro Island in Puget Sound. Seventeen-year-old Troy. Alison. Hunger threatens. Middle schoolers. Eon: Dragoneye Reborn. 2002. Mark. H Haddon. Except for the young. his entanglements with drugs. but to do so will require much. touching novel is a revealing look into the mind of an autistic person. gets a new perspective on life when Curt. asks Troy to be the drummer in a rock band. the school nerd. Fat Kid Rules the World. into one of the most popular boys in school. a local fisherman mysteriously drowns. internet. developing new talents—unimaginable. Ani-mals are mutating. and weighing nearly three hundred pounds. Sixteen-year-old Eon hopes to become an apprentice to one of the twelve energy dragons of good fortune and learn to be its main interpreter. Shattering Glass. Snow Falling on Cedars. including keeping secret that she is a girl. no cops. Gone. and television. depressed. Alex Award 2004 . A group of cool high school boys transform Simon Glass. 460pp. Guterson. There is no way to figure out what's happened. Roaring Brook. Teens. Hole in My Life. Goodman. it becomes clear over the course of the ensuing trial that much more is at stake than one man's guilt. are the phones. prison. Gail. And no way to get help. But not a single adult.

The tragic tale of the seduction of a beautiful and innocent peasant girl. . thrust suddenly into maturity. Philip M. First published 1965. An autistic boy keeps a diary of his efforts to solve the mystery of who killed his neighbor’s dog. so it's up to Sam. an African-American girl who refused to give up her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery. Hoose. 403pp. twenty-two-year-old housemaid Anne Green recalls her life as she lies in her coffin. Harmon. Alabama. J James. a young medical student. Hooper. 371pp. to figure out the right thing to do. he turns to the only person he feels can help—his hero. Also includes Daisy Miller. Vast. and The Jolly Corner. Slam. touching novel gives an eerie impression of autistic thought process. Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime. 2007. In 1650. stillborn. Newes From the Dead. The Turn of the Screw. Since Tony is only a poster. Putnam. rebellious sixteen-yearold Poe Holly rails against a high school system that allows elite students special privileges and tolerates bullying of those who are different. Forced to leave Los Angeles for life in a quiet California wine town with a father she has never known. Herbert. Frank. brooding Egdon Heath is the setting for this examination of the frailties of human love. Haddon. Hardy. Mary. in fact. Brutal. skating legend Tony Hawk. Tess of the D'Urbervilles. Presents an account of fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin. Dune.Hardy. The Atreides family is banished to planet Dune where the ferocious Fremen live. steels himself to assist with her dissection. he doesn't offer answers. nine months before Rosa Parks. Mark. and covers her role in a crucial civil rights case. The Return of the Native. presumed dead after being hanged for murdering her child that was. 414pp. Washington Square. The Beast in the Jungle. while Robert. When fifteen-year-old skateboarder Sam "Slam" Jones learns that his ex-girlfriend is pregnant. Michael. This funny. Series Hornby. Nick.

Larbalestier. Sue Monk. The Secret Life of Bees. Steven. The Secret Life of Bees.. Massachusetts. fishing boat as the fishermen battle for survival against high seas and overwhelming odds. Cities. one a physician and the other a clergyman. Johnson. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Maureen. Searching for a connection to her dead mother. 13 Little Blue Envelopes. 301pp. makes the tired old subject of life in a mental hospital into an absorbing Orwellian microcosm of all humanity. 1990. "Powerful.Johnson. Eye of the World. two men. Lily leaves her abusive father and finds shelter with a family of African American sisters. . HarperCollins. Kidd. The Ghost Map: The Story of London’s Most Terrifying Epidemic—And How It Changed Science. Kidd. Son of the Mob. Searching for a connection to her dead mother. Readers follow a Gloucester. The Perfect Storm. Compulsive liar Micah promises to tell the truth after revealing that her boyfriend has been murdered. 2005. Lily leaves her abusive father and finds shelter with a family of African American sisters.. Liar. Ginny’s beloved. Robert. Strait-laced Vince. and the Modern World. falls for the daughter of the FBI agent who is bugging his house. Jordan. Korman. Gordon. 2006. Penguin. Justine. son of the Mafia family. poetic realism. Sue Monk. quirky Aunt Peg sends her on one more adventure when she dies. the Age of Prophecy. leaving Ginny a series of envelopes. when the existence of bacteria and the concept of waterborne disease are still unknown. Series Junger. the world and time itself hang in the balance in danger of falling under the Shadow. In 1991 the forces of nature converged to create a 100-year storm that caught the North Atlantic fishing fleet at sea and unprotected. K Kesey. successfully trace the source of a cholera epidemic to a contaminated well in an impoverished part of London. In 1854. During the Third Age." 273pp. Tor. The envelopes lead Ginny on a whirlwind tour of Europe where she finds answers to important questions about her aunt and about herself.

Krisher. Gordon. and one fiery girl named Faith. Finn. A Separate Peace. slavery. but also metal forests. Last of His Tribe. 378pp. and when her father disappears. who hid from the white invaders in the early 1900's in order to die a natural death. and vast wilder-ness. Massachusetts. Knox. The Bean Trees Taylor Greer flees her harsh life in Appalachia and heads west in this memorable novel of love and friendship. religious differences. has no memory of his childhood and is sure that he came from Outside Incarceron. including women's rights. The history of the Yaho. Son of the Mob. The tragedy that took the lives of experienced mountain guides and novice climbers in a raging blizzard atop Mt. 198pp. Thirteen-year-old Maggie Pugh's abusive relationship with her mother and her close friendships within the African-American community of Kinship. Into Thin Air. Trudy. Incarceron is a prison so vast that it contains not only cells. Dreamhunter Duet Book 1: Dreamhunter Book 2: Dreamquake In a world where select people can enter "The Place" and find dreams of every kind to share with others for a fee. dilapidated cities. Incarceron and Sapphique by Catherine Fisher. Knowles. falls for the daughter of the FBI agent who is bugging his house. Kroeber. Korman. poignancy. Strait-laced Vince. Uncommon Faith. Everest in 1996 is chronicled with clarity. speak in their different voices of major issues of their day. abandonment and belonging. prisoner. Spite Fences.Kingslover. 232pp. Ishi. Two young prep school roommates learn to cope with the emotions of adulthood when one of them is struck down by a crippling accident. Krisher. a small tribe of California Indians. residents of Millbrook. In 1837-38. a fifteen-yearold girl trains to be a dreamhunter. she is left to carry on his mysterious mission. and brutal honesty by one who witnessed the event first-hand. a seventeen-year-old. 209pp. Georgia stir up racial tension and threaten the town's way of life. Krakauer. Elizabeth. . Trudy. son of the Mafia family.

Juliet. but the band's leader. Eric’s children convince him and the other former band members to reunite for a blazing comeback. Lisa. A smart. The dysfunctional and relentlessly nosy Spellman clan spends as much time spying on each other as they do working their cases. brilliant. Sam. The Spellman Files. fifteen-yearold Virginia tries to deal with her self-image. Lockhart. Marillier. who are all thin. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. Walker. E. an irrepressible twenty-eight-year-old sleuth. Eric Thrashmettle. Carolyn. and her antics with the group soon draw some unlikely attention and have unexpected consequences that could change her life forever. the Wildwood. Series. funny series sure to delight Twilight fans.L Llewellyn. works for her parents’ San Francisco PI firm. Death Eric was your parents' favorite rock band. 2006. retired because he thought he was cursed. Joyce. Melissa. Knopf. Feeling like she does not fit in with the other members of her family. Dual perspectives reveal the aftermath of seventeen-year-old Michael MacKenzie's birthday celebration during which he discharges an antique Winchester rifle and unknowingly kills the father of high school classmate Jenna Ward. Mackler. Urban faeries can be really mean! Aislinn’s grandmother warns her not to admit she can see them. and her antics with the group soon draw some unlikely attention and have unexpected consequences that could change her life forever. M MacDonald. Wildwood Dancing. Izzy Spellman. Every full moon. Rita Award/Capitol Choices . Swallowing Stones. The Return of Death Eric. Marr. her first physical relationship. all-male society at her exclusive prep school. E. Lockhart. Wicked Lovely. Frankie Landau-Banks attempts to take over a secret. but that is hard to do when their king is convinced that she is their rightful queen. Frankie Landau-Banks attempts to take over a secret. 2008. Lutz. 2007. 2007. When his bank account runs dry. My Butt and Other Big Round Things. Simon & Schuster. HarperTeen. five sisters who live with their father in Transylvania use a hidden portal to cross over into a magical world. and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her. The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks. where they dance until morning with the creatures who live there. The Earth. all-male society at her exclusive prep school. and good-looking.

2006. Baby. his family. his father. Monninger. Moore. Mary McGarry. she feels she should go back on the streets with her boyfriend if she cannot find the mother who has deserted her again. Houghton Mifflin. 1936. Dairy Queen. Ever since she was eight years old. 2007. Focusing on the storytelling aspects of drawing comics. Perry. Scarlett O’Hara summons strength to salvage her plantation home. After her genteel. twelve-year-old Thomas and his eight-year-old sister Margaret are forced to grow up too quickly. and their zoo animals emigrate from India to North America aboard a cargo ship. Catherine Gilbert. Hyperion. but it is not until she befriends an elderly nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power. Harcourt. and while she likes them and enjoys learning to race their sled dogs. McCullers. Hero.Martel. The Life of Pi: A Novel. Thom is both gay and a natural-born superhero with the ability to heal others’ physical maladies. Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem. 2006. Morris. Myers. HarperCollins. Lisa. Viking. Sixteen-year-old Pi Patel. DopeSick. Yann. Manga and Graphic Novels. Man Booker Prize 2002 McMann. Wake. 2002. Murdock. Walter Dean. a defeated ex-superhero. Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics. Joseph. 308pp. Mitchell. Homeless and abandoned by their mother. Gone with the Wind. Fifteen-year-old Baby's last chance at foster care is with the Potters. Unsentimental yet compassionate portrayal of a cross section of humanity in a small southern town. surviving hand-to-mouth while living in a tent with their father in the woods of Vermont during the Great Depression. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter. the author's avatar uses a skillful mix of dry humor and instruction to offer insights into designing and drawing a comic strip. The ship sinks. Scott. high school student Janie Hannagan has been uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams. The Lost Mother. Thom Creed is a bit of an outsider amongst his peers. and Pi finds himself sharing a lifeboat with a 450. and above all. . he has secrets to keep from his friends. seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a strange man who reveals different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices. First published. 2005. Apart from being a skilled athlete and unselfish. romantic lifestyle is swept away by the Civil War. McCloud. Margaret.pound Bengal tiger.

Putnam. Joyce is faced with a dilemma when her pushy rich aunt offers her plastic surgery to change the look of her eyelids. Joyce must decide what Korean beauty really means to her. Beacon. Novik. Walter Dean. not aboard aircraft. Some amusing events occur as the result of her aunt's well-intentioned. Scholastic. by the renowned master of light. Linell Nash Smith. 2008. The Fold. 2008. Naomi. Young American soldiers are soon disillusioned and challenged by the realities of the war in Vietnam. Myers. Ballantine. Fallen Angels. Seeing no way out of his difficult life in Harlem. but atop the mighty backs of fighting dragons. humorous verse. An. while at the same time combat forces are bombing their schools and houses. Aerial combat brings a thrilling new dimension to the Napoleonic Wars as valiant warriors rise to Britain's defense by taking to the skies. Monster. Nash. His Majesty’s Dragon. Myers. Walter Dean. Sunrise over Fallujah. Always compared to her beautiful. Walter Dean. The Best of Ogden Nash. Dee. Ivan R. DopeSick.DJ spends most of her time helping out on the family farm until she is coerced into helping train Brian. but unwanted "gifts" to each family member. Charming and clever writing from the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award winner. O Oliver. 2006. the star quarterback on the town’s rival football team. talented older sister. While on trial as an accomplice to a murder. The Truro Bear and Other Adventures: Poems and Essays. is edited by the poet's daughter. Myers. sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken. Robin is a young soldier trying to make sense of his tasks in the Iraq War where confusion and randomness rule: his public affairs unit is trying to make friends with Iraqis. Ogden. Walter Dean. This delightful book of rhythm and rhyme. Myers. seventeen-year-old Jeremy "Lil J" Dance flees into a house after a drug deal goes awry and meets a strange man who reveals different turning points in Lil J's life when he could have made better choices. Mary. together with magical word use. . 2008. DJ decides to go out for the other team herself and the fact that she has a major crush on Brian complicates matters. N Na. 2007.

has come to pass. they form a new nation. in many respects. The Amber Spyglass. Paton. prophetic vision of a totalitarian "future" which. Mau is caught in the tidal wave that destroyed his island. Michael L. Eragon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. 1984 A chilling. The compassionate story of Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom. 272 pp. he thinks it is the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. 1995. Knopf. Philip. Accompanied by her daemon. Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subjects of ruesome experiments in the Far North. P Paolini. 2008. perhaps it will buy his family meat for the winter. R . set against the background of the conflicts and traditions of Hasidic and Orthodox Jews. The odyssey of two young men journeying from boyhood to manhood.. Pratchett. Cry. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling. Series Pullman. Terry. Christopher. Lord Asriel. The Beloved Country. HarperCollins. Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father. The Inheritance Cycle Book 1: Eragon Book 2: Eldest Book 3: Brisingr Book 4: Shur’tugal (release date: 11/8/11) When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest. Printz Award 2009 Pullman. Carnegie Medal.Orwell. Together on the devastated island. 283pp. Philip. Potok The Chosen. Nation. The Golden Compass. 267pp. and Daphne is her ship’s only survivor of that tsunami.

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