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Purple Hibiscus. The Garden. Little Women. *

Adichie, Chimamand Aidinoff, Elsie V. Alcott, Louisa May. Lloyd Alexander Almond, David.

920 L 710 L 1160

6th 8th 8th - up 6th 8th

ALA TEEN'S TOP 10 AWARD ALA RECOM.

FAMILY LIFE NIGERIA BIBLICAL FIGURE OF SHARKS FAMILY LIFE

High King. Fire-Eaters.

900L 520L

5th 8th 7th - up

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER WHITBREAD CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD

FANTASY HEROES HISTORICAL FICTION CONDUCTS OF LIFE

FIC AND

Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume 1: The Pox Party. (The) Speak

Anderson, M.T.

1090L

9th

ALA TOP 2007

FIC AND FIC APP

Laurie Hales Anderson The underneath

690L

10th - up

NATIONAL PRINTZ AWARD ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2009 BOOKLIST STARRED 05/15/08 NEWBERY HONOR 2009

Appelt, Kathi, 1954-

830

4-8

HISTORY REVOLUTION, 1775-1783 HISTORICAL SLAVES EXPERIMENTS EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS RAPE SCHOOLS URVIVAL . DOGS . CATS . BAYOUS .

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's debut, begins like many novels set in regions considered exotic by the western reader: climate, social customs, and, above all, food of Nigeria. Retells the tale of the Garden of Eden from Eve's point of view, as Serpent teaches her everything from her own name should eat the forbidden fruit, and then leaves her with Adam and the knowledge that her choice has made mankind fr The story of four sisters, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy is one that will forever be a part of American liteary culture. Set in th in a small New England town, Louisa May Alcott invites the reader into the home of these four sisters as they deal with struggles of having a father off fighting in the Civil War, having to mature and grow up supporting themselves with little and there and finding out about the joys of love, children, and the sadness of death. In this final part of the chronicle of Prydain the forces of good and evil meet in an ultimate confrontation, which determ of Taran, the Assistant Pig-Keeper who wanted to be a hero. It's 1962, and 12-year-old Bobby and his mom leave their small, seaside village in the north of England for a day trip t There, Bobby is staggered by his encounter with Mr. McNulty. This odd little man is his own wandering sideshow; he p cheeks with a dagger, escapes from shackles, and breathes fire in exchange for coins. At home, Dad recognizes McN fellow veteran of World War II, who came home from Burma with his brain boiled by "too much war, too much heat, to men." Meanwhile, Bobby enrolls at the prestigious Sacred Heart school with his new, upper-crust neighbor, Daniel. Bo suffer at the hands of Mr. Todd, a masochistic teacher. As Daniel plots revenge, Bobby worries that his father's increa health might prove fatal. Changing relationships with friends Ailsa and Joseph also bear heavily on Bobby, but overha everything is the Cuban missile crisis. During the climactic night as the disparate characters, including McNulty, gathe on the beach, Bobby's fear that the flash of nuclear annihilation is as likely as dawn fulfills Almond's firm evocation of t time and place. An eye-opening Revolution-era novel, Octavian, a black youth raised in a Boston household of radical philosophers, is excellent classical education. He and his mother, an African princess, are kept isolated on the estate, and only as he g does he realize that while he is well dressed and well fed, he is indeed a captive being used by his guardians as part o experiment to determine the intellectual acuity of Africans. Octavian's mother dies. He runs away joins in the Patriots' captured and brought back to his household where he's bound and forced to wear an iron mask until one of his more s instructors engineers his escape. A traumatic event near the end of the summer has a devastated effects an Melindas freshman year in high school.

FIC ARM FIC AVI

Sounder. * Crispin: The Cross of Lead

William H. Armstrong Avi

900L 780

5th 8th 6th - 9th

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER 2003 NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

POVERTY FAMILY LIFE HISTORICAL . ADVENTURE MYSTERY IDENTITY ORPHANS MIDDLE AGES

School Library Journal (June 1, 2008)Gr 4-8-Appelt brings Southern Gothic to the middle grade set. Three separate b entwined stories are told piecemeal. There is the tale of an abandoned, pregnant calico cat who finds shelter and frien bloodhound, Ranger. He is the abused and neglected pet of Gar Face, a broken-jawed recluse who lives in the Texas he fled 25 years previously to escape an abusive father. And finally there is the story of Grandmother Moccasin, a sha water snake who has lain dormant in a jar for a thousand years, buried beneath a loblolly pine tree. The threads are b together when Puck, one of the newborn kittens, breaks the rule of straying from the safety of The Underneath, the sli beneath Gar Face's porch where Ranger is chained and the cats live. The pace of this book is meandering, and there effort by the dominant third-person narrator to create a lyrical, ancient tone. However, the constant shift of focus from to the next is distracting and often leads to lost threads. Small's black-and-white illustrations add a certain languid moo text. Themes of betrayal, hope, and love are reflected in the three stories, but this is a leisurely, often discouraging jou is ultimately an appropriate ending.-Kara Schaff Dean, Walpole Public Library, MA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Info Angry and humiliated when his sharecropper father is jailed for stealing food for his family, a young black boy grows in understanding by learning to read and with the help of the devoted dog Sounder. Set in 14th-century England. "Asta's son" is all the destitute, illiterate hero has ever been called, but after his mother d that his given name is Crispin, and that he is in mortal danger. The local priest is murdered before he can tell him mor background, and Aycliffe, the evil village steward for Lord Furnival, declares that the boy is a "wolf's head," less than h that he should be killed on sight. On the run, with nothing to sustain him but his faith in God, Crispin meets "Bear," a ro entertainer who has ties to an underground movement to improve living conditions for the common people. They make Great Wexley, where Bear has clandestine meetings and Crispin hopes to escape from Aycliffe and his soldiers, who every turn. Suspense heightens when the boy learns that the recently deceased Lord Furnival was his father and that dead set on preventing him from claiming his title. To trap his prey, the villain captures Bear, and Crispin risks his life t

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Nothing But The Truth.

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LEXILE

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6th 9th

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SUBJECT
SCHOOL STORIES COMMUNICATION

SUMMARY/OTHER

FIC AVI

NP

NEWBERY HONOR BOOK

FIC BAR FIC BAR

Peter And The Starcatchers. Bartoletti, Susan Campbell.

Barry, Dave & Pearson The boy who dared

770L 760

5th 9th 5-8

ALA 2004 BOOKLIST STARRED 02/15/08 VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES (VOYA) 04/01/08 HORN BOOK 10/01/08

FRIENDSHIP HUBENER, HELMUTH, 19251942 . COURAGE . ANTI-NAZI MOVEMENT . GERMANY HISTORY 19331945 . HISTORICAL .

Ninth grader Philip Malloy finds himself unable to participate on the track team because of his failing grade in English. the teacher, Margaret Narwin, dislikes him, he concocts a scheme to get transferred from her homeroom: instead of s respectful, silent attention" during the national anthem, Philip hums. Throughout the ensuing disciplinary problems at s parents take his side, ignore the fact that he is breaking a school rule, and concentrate on issues of patriotism. The co Philip and his school escalates, and he quickly finds the situation out of his control; local community leaders, as well a news media, become involved. At this point, the novel surges forward to a heartbreaking, but totally believable, conclu Peter, an orphan boy, and his friend Molly fight off thieves and pirates in order to keep the secret safe away from the d Black Stache and his evil associate Mister Grin. School Library Journal (May 1, 2008)Gr 6-9-In the newly formed Third Reich, Hitler's initial political doctrine is filled wi solutions for a country plagued with unemployment, poverty, and a post-World War I feeling of defeat. Propaganda an quickly turn to oppressive new laws including the required participation in the Hitler Youth. Helmuth Hubener enters th and is at once impressed with the bravado, shiny uniforms, boots, and patriotic fever sweeping the country. But his Mo teachings trigger questions in his mind about the reality behind the regime's invasions of neighboring countries, mistre Jewish citizens, and closely controlled media. He creates an underground newsletter with information gathered from B using an illegal shortwave radio. As he secretly distributes the flyers throughout the town, his boldness encourages him several accomplices resulting in his arrest, trial, and execution. The novel opens as he is on death row, and the story series of flashbacks. Helmuth is portrayed as a brave, outspoken voice amid a family of acquiescing brothers, mother, stepfather. Based on a real person, the novel includes black-and-white photos of Hubener and his family. Bartoletti off perspective on the Holocaust, demonstrating that even if the effort proves unsuccessful, the courage and convictions should be motivation to speak the truth rather than remain silent. It's a message that must be continually emphasized legacy of the Holocaust.-Rita Soltan, Youth Services Consultant, West Bloomfield, MI Copyright 2008 Reed Business

FIC BAU

Bauer, Joan, 1951-

Squashed

930

YA

ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKS 1995

FIC BAU

Baum, L. Frank (Lyman Frank),

The wonderful Wizard of Oz

3-6

WILSON'S CHILDREN 10/01/10 BOOKLIST 12/01/00

FIC BEL FIC BIL

The Goblin Wood. Billingsley, Franny

Bell, Hilari The Folk Keeper

830L 690

6th 10th 5-8

ALA ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2000 NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA RECOM. BOOKLIST 11/01/08 WEEKLY STARRED 09/29/08

FIC BLO FIC BLU FIC BLU

Gathering of Days. Are You There God? It's Me Margaret Blundell, Judy.

Joan W. blos Blume, Judy. What I saw and how I lied

960L

5th 8th M.S.

PUMPKIN . INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS . COUNTRY LIFE IOWA . IOWA . OZ WIZARD OF OZ CHARACTER) . SCARECROW . WITCHES . FANTASY. ROMANCE HUMOR KNIGHTS ORPHANS . FAIRIES . GOOD AND EVIL . FANTASY. DIARIES RELIGION COMING OF AGE . FAMILY PROBLEMS . SECRETS . FLORIDA HISTORY 20TH CENTURY . HISTORICAL .

From the Publisher: As sixteen-year-old Ellie pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing t herself--she strengthens her relationship with her father and meets a young man with interests similar to her own.

Notes: Presents an illustrated, one hundredth-anniversary edition of the story of Dorothy, a young girl who is blown ov rainbow to the Land of Oz by a cyclone and must seek out the great Wizard in order to get home to Kansas. From the Publisher: After a cyclone transports her to the land of Oz, Dorothy must seek out the great wizard in order t Kansas. A young Hedgewitch, an idealistic knight, and an army of clever goblins fight against the ruling hierarchy that is trying of all magical creatures.

Notes: Orphaned Corinna disguises herself as a boy to pose as a Folk Keeper, one who keeps the Evil Folk at bay, an her heritage as a seal maiden when she is taken to live with a wealthy family in their manor by the sea.

620

YA

The journal of a fourteen-year-old girl, kept the last year she lived on the family farm, records daily events in her small Hampshire town, her father's remarriage, and the death of her best friend. Faced with the difficulties of growing up and choosing a religion, a twelve-year-old girl talks over her problems with he God. Notes: In 1947, with her jovial stepfather Joe back from the war and family life returning to normal, teenage Evie, smit handsome young ex-GI who seems to have a secret hold on Joe, finds herself caught in a complicated web of lies wh devastating outcome change her life and that of her family forever. From the Publisher: Murder and intrigue surround a girl in this mystery set in American in the aftermath of WWII When returned home from World War II, the family fell back into its normal life pretty quickly. But Joe Spooner brought more than just good war stories. When movie-star handsome Peter Coleridge, a young ex-GI who served in Joe's company Austria, shows up, Evie is suddenly caught in a complicated web of lies that she only slowly recognizes. She finds her

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FIC BON

Bond, Victoria

Zora and me

860

5-8

BOOKLIST 11/01/09 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL 11/01/10

HURSTON, ZORA NEALE CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH . COMING OF AGE . RACE RELATIONS . AFRICAN AMERICANS . HISTORY 20TH CENTURY . PAREJA, JUAN DE, 1606-1670 . VELAZQUEZ, DIEGO, 1599-1660 . FANTASY FAMILIES FANTASY FAMILY

FIC BOR

Trevino, Elizabeth Borton de,

I, Juan de Pareja

1100

YA

BOOKLIST NEWBERY MEDAL 1966

FIC BRA FIC BRA FIC BRE

Great And Terrible Beauty. The Unthinkable Thoughts Of Jacob Green. Faerie Wars.

Bray, Libba A Braff, Joshua. Brennan, Herbie

760L 740L 800L

9th 6th 12th 6th 8th

ALA ALA YA 2005 ALA

Peter, ignoring the secrets that surround him . . . until a tragedy occurs that shatters her family and breaks her life in tw Notes: Includes bibliographical references. A fictionalized account of Zora Neale Hurston's childhood with her best frie Eatonville, Florida, as they learn about life, death, and the differences between truth, lies, and pretending. Includes an bibliography of the works of Zora Neale Hurston, a short biography of the author, and information about Eatonville, Flo From the Publisher: Winner of the 2011 John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award! Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a dazzling debut inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurst she's telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller. Her latest creation is a shape-shifting who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. But when boastful Sonny Wrapped loses a wrestling match w alligator named Ghost - and a man is found murdered by the railroad tracks soon after - young Zora's tales of a mythic creature take on an ominous and far more complicated complexion, jeopardizing the peace and security of an entire to forcing three children to come to terms with the dual-edged power of pretending. Zora's best friend, Carrie, narrates th age story set in the Eden-like town of Eatonville, Florida, where justice isn't merely an exercise in retribution, but a tes power of community, love, and pride. A fictionalization of the early years of a literary giant, this astonishing novel is the ever to be endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust that was not authored by Hurston herself. From the Hardcover e Notes: Juan de Pareja, a slave, and his master, Velazquez, the seventeenth century Spanish court painter, develop a of friendship and equality. From the Publisher: Winner of the 1966 Newbery Medal An ALA Notable Book A New York TimesBest Juvenile Book Juan is the slave of the great Spanish painter Diego Valazquez and helps his master in his studio by preparing paints stretching canvases. But Juan is an artist, too: he has taught himself by watching his master's technique. Although su forbidden by slaves, Jaun cannot keep his secret any longer.What will happen when the truth is known? After the suspicious death of her mother in 1895, sixteen-year-old Gemma returns to England, after many years in Ind finishing school where she becomes aware of her magical powers and ability to see into the spirit world. Jacob Green, an adolescent boy with an over-active imagination, learns about life, love, religion, sex, and growing up brother and his nanny.

FIC BRE

Bredsdorff, Bodil.

The Crow-girl : the children of Crow Cove

810

3-6

FIC BRO FIC BRO

Lucas. March

Brooks, Kevin Geraldine Brooks

670L

8th 10th AD - HS

ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2005 MILDRED L. BATCHELDER HONOR 2005 ALA 2006 PULITZER PRIZE FICTION

ORPHANS . CONDUCT OF LIFE . FAMILY LIFE . GRANDMOTHERS . PREJUDICE PSYCHOLOGY UNITED STATES HISTORY 18611865, CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS HISTORICAL . DOMESTIC . WAR STORIES.

When Henry Atherton arrives at the house of eccentric old Mr. Fogarty, he comes upon crown prince Pyrgus Malvae, escaped the Faerie realm, where the Faeries of the Night want to kill him. Mr. Fogarty and Henry decide to help the pr home. It's a complex situation, involving an evil demon, two avaricious glue factory owners, and Lord Hairstreak, leade Faeries of the Night, each with a personal agenda that will lead to taking over the realm. A subplot (Henry realizes tha not his father, is having an affair with his father's secretary) is totally unnecessary, and there are discrepancies in the some awkwardness to slow things down. Still, there's enough solid adventure in the Faerie realm to keep readers on t their seats. Notes: Translation of: Krageungen. After the death of her grandmother, a young orphaned girl leaves her house by the begins a journey which leads her to people and experiences that exemplify the wisdom her grandmother had shared w

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Brooks, Martha.

740L

8th 12th

ALA 2005

INTERPERSONAL

On an isolated English island, fifteen-year-old Caitlin McCann makes the painful journey from adolescence to adulthoo experiences with a mysterious boy, whose presence has an unsettling effect on the island's inhabitants. Mr. March remains a shadowy figure for the girls who wait patiently for his letters. They keep a stiff upper lip, answerin evasive, flowery letters with cheering accounts of the plays they perform and the charity they provide, hiding their own privations. Readers, however, are treated to the real March, based loosely upon the character of Alcott's own father. M clergyman influenced by Thoreau, Emerson, and especially John Brown (to whom he loses a fortune). His high-minde continually thwarted not only by the culture of the times, but by his own ineptitude as well. A staunch abolitionist, he is naive about human nature. He joins the Union army and soon becomes attached to a hospital unit. His radical politics embarrassment to the less ideological men, and he is appalled by their lack of abolitionist sentiments and their cruelty appears that he has committed a sexual indiscretion with a nurse, a former slave and an old acquaintance, March is s plantation where the recently freed slaves earn wages but continue to experience cruelty and indignities. Here his faith and in his religious and political convictions are tested. Sick and discouraged, he returns to his little women, who have in his absence. March, on the other hand, has experienced the horrors of war, serious illness, guilt, regret, and utter d A confused seventeen-year-old girl, a single mother and her young son, two elderly women, and a sad and lonely man

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Heartless Girl Staring Down The Dragon. Sophie. The Pinballs. Byars, Betsy Cromer. Honey Baby, Sweetheart. White Midnight. Ender's Game. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.

AUTHOR

LEXILE

LEVEL

SOURCE

SUBJECT
RELATIONS FAMILY CANCER FAMILY KIDNAPPING FRIENDSHIP PEOPLE WITH MENTAL DISABILITIES . INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS SELF PERCEPTION FANTASY PEOPLE FANTASY COMIC BOOKS, STRIPS, TECHNIQUE HEROES &HEROINES CZECH AMERICANS NEW YORK HUMOR FAMILY PROBLEMS HISTORICAL FICTION

SUMMARY/OTHER

BRU FIC BUC FIC BUR FIC BYA FIC BYA FIC CAL FIC CAL FIC CAR FIC CHA

Buckingham,Doro thea Burt, Guy Byars,Betsy. The summer of the swans Caletti, Deb Honey, Calhoun, Dia Orson Scott Card Michael Chabon 600L 830 900L

6th 8th 6th 8th 6th 8th 3-6 9th - up

ALA ALA ALA RECOM. NEWBERY MEDAL 1971 ALA 2004

own individual tragedies to bear, come together in a small Manitoba town and find a way to a better future. Fifteen-year old Rell DeMello returns to high school after having been successfully treated for cancer and has to make with family, friends, and her own self-identity. Matthew's search for answers about his childhood and his family lead him to kidnap his own sister and demand she re knows, no matter what the cost is. Three adolescents overcome personal tragedy together in a foster home. Three lonely foster children learn to care ab themselves and each other. Notes: A teenage girl gains new insight into herself and her family when her mentally handicapped brother gets lost.

In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set ou to reunite an elderly woman with her long-lost love and in the process learn many things about "the real ties that bind" another.

800L 780L 1170L

8th 12th 8TH AD

ALA MADISON LIST MMSD 2001PULITZER PRIZE FICTION

While barbarians threaten the land, mysterious visions help guide fifteen-year-old Rose when she is given the chance family from servitude, if only she will provide a wicked old man an heir fathered by his deformed grandson, "the Thing" attic. Ender, who is the result of genetic experimentation, may be the military genius Earth needs in its war against an alien

Joe Kavalier, a young artist and magician, escapes pre-World War II Czechoslovakia, making his way to the home of Brooklyn cousin. Sam dreams of making it big in the emerging comic-book trade and sees Joe as the person to help h cousins gain success with their masked superhero, the Escapist, Joe banks his earnings to bring his family from Prag love with Rosa Saks, daughter of an art dealer. But when the ship carrying his brother to America is torpedoed, Joe jo and is posted to Antarctica. Half-insane, he returns to a wandering life that leads back to Rosa and now husband Sam What results is a novel of love and loss, sorrow and wonder, and the ability of art to transcend the "harsh physics" of t gives us a magical glimpse of "the mysterious spirit world beyond."

FIC CHO FIC CHO

Al Capone Does My Shirts . Daniel Half Human And The Good Nazi. Doris Orgel, Translator.

Gennifer Choldenko Chotjewitz, David.

600L 740

YA 7th 12th

ALA YA 2005 MILDRED L BATCHELDER HONOR BOOK AWARDS

FIC CLE

Cleary, Beverly.

Dear Mr. Henshaw

910

3-6

NEWBERY MEDAL 1986

DIVORCE . PARENT AND CHILD . SCHOOLS . LETTERS . INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS GANGS SURVIVAL . TELEVISION PROGRAMS . INTERPERSONAL

FIC COB FIC COL

Prep. Collins, Suzanne.

Coburn, Jake The Hunger Games

660L 810

9th 12th YA

ALA ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKS 2009 VOICE OF YOUTH

What is it like to live on alcatraz island in the 1930s? Moose and his family, including his autistic older sister, find out w becomes a prison guard! In Hamburg, Germany, in the 1930s, Daniel enjoys being part of the Hitler Youth until he discovers his mother is Jewis thrown out of his elite school. He still has fun with his best friend, Armin, who falls in love with Daniel's Jewish cousin; mounts, racism is rampant, and Armin begins to stay away, though he takes risks and warns his friend to hide. Daniel Hamburg in 1945 as interpreter for the Allies frames the novel, which switches among the viewpoints of too many cha including Daniel's parents, who fight about whether to leave the country. But the detailed history woven into the fiction this clearly translated novel an important title for the Holocaust curriculum, especially given the friendship drama that k ethical questions to the very last page. Notes: Newbery, 1984 In his letters to his favorite author, ten-year-old Leigh reveals his problems in coping with his pa divorce, being the new boy in school, and generally finding his own place in the world. From the Publisher: Dear Mr. Henshaw, Leigh Botts has been author Boyd Henshaw's number one fan ever since he grade. Now in sixth grade, Leigh lives with his mother and is the new kid at school. He's lonely, troubled by the absen father, a cross-country trucker, and angry because a mysterious thief steals from his lunchbag. Then Leigh's teacher a letter-writing project. Naturally Leigh chooses to write to Mr. Henshaw, whose surprising answer changes Leigh's life.W Newbery MedalAn ALA Notable Book A one-time tag artist, Nick tries to come to terms with the death of a friend, to protect the brother of his would-be girlfri escape the violence of wealthy New York City prep-school hoods, and to figure out who he really is.

Notes: Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen accidentally becomes a contender in the annual Hunger Games, a grave co hosted by the Capitol where young boys and girls are pitted against one another in a televised fight to the death. From the Publisher: In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol s twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the other districts in line by forcing them to participa

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RELATIONS . CONTESTS . SCIENCE . SCIENCE .

SUMMARY/OTHER

ADVOCATES

FIC COL

Collins, Suzanne.

Mockingjay

800

YA

BOOKLIST STARRED 08/25/10 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL 10/01/10

FIC COO FIC COO FIC COO FIC COO FIC COR FIC COR FIC COR FIC COR FIC COR FIC CRA FIC CRA

Driver's Ed. Flight #116 Is Down.

Cooney, Caroline B. Cooney, Caroline B. Susan Cooper Cooper, James Cormier, Robert. Cormier, Robert. Cormier, Robert. Corder, Zizou Corrigan , Eireann. Crane, Stephen. Skin deep

670L 710L

7th 9th 6th 8th

ALA RECOM. ALA RECOM.

INSURGENCY . SURVIVAL . TELEVISION PROGRAMS . INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS . CONTESTS . SCIENCE . VANDALISM HISG SCHOOL AIRCRAFTS ACCIDENTS FANTASY HISTORICAL FICTION HUMOR SCHOOL STORIES SCHOOL FICTION INTELLIGENT SERVICE HUMAN ANIMAL CMMUNICATION FAMILY PROBLEMS INTER-RELATION BIOGRAPHY COURAGE HEROES DEATH . SELFCONFIDENCE . DOGS . INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS . FRIENDSHIP . COMING OF AGE .

Grey King . The Last Of The Mohicans. * Beyond The Chocolate War. The Chocolate War. I Am The Cheese. Lion Boy: The Chase. Splintering. The Red Badge Of Courage. Crane, E. M.

930L 1350L 810L 820L 810L

5th 8th 6th 8th 6th 8th 6th 8th 6th 8th 6th 8th

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA RECOM. ALA RECOM. ALA RECOM. ALA RECOM. ALA 2004 ALA YA 2005 ALA RECOM. BOOKLIST 01/01/08 PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 02/25/08 VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES (VOYA) 04/01/08

annual Hunger Games, a fight-to-the-death on live TV. One boy and one girl between the ages of twelve and sixteen a by lottery to play. The winner brings riches and favor tohis or her district. But that is nothing compared to what the Cap more year of fearful compliance with its rule. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen, who lives alone with her mother and sister, regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her impoverished district in the Games. But Kat close to dead before - and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. Bu win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love. Acclaimed writer Collins, author of the New York Times bestselling Underland Chronicles, delivers equal parts suspense and philosoph and romance, in this stunning novel set in a future with unsettling parallels to our present. Collector's Edition Features with gold foil- New cover art- Original novel with cloth coverand deckled edges Notes: Katniss Everdeen, having survived the Hunger Games twice, learns she and her family and friends are in dang the Capitol holds her responsible for the unrest and races against time to protect those she cares about and the peopl 12. From the Publisher: Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she's ma the bloody arena alive, she's still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should unrest? Katniss. And what's worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either. Not Katniss's fam friends, not the people of District 12. Powerful and haunting, this thrilling final installment of Suzanne Collins's groundb Hunger Games trilogy promises to be one of the most talked about books of the year. Three teenagers' lives are changed forever when they thoughtlessly steal a stop sign from a dangerous intersection a mother is killed in an automobile accident there. When a 747 jumbo jet crashes in her backyard, 16-year-old heidi must summon all of her courage and strength to help workers save the passengers. When 15-year-old remy goes along with a driver's ed class prank of stealing road signs, it looks to be harmless fun. H fun turns to vandalism, events spiral out of control to a deadly conclusion. In this volume of The Dark Is Rising sequence, Will Stanton, visiting in Wales, is swept into a desperate quest to find t harp and to awaken the ancient Sleepers. A Mohican brave struggles to protect two English girls from an evil Huron during the French and Indian War in upstate

970L 900L 770

8th 12th 6th 8th YA

Brilliant sequel to the chocolate war reveals what happens to devious archie costello when the students at trinity scho take revenge on him. A high school freshman discovers the devastating consequences of refusing to join in the school's annual fund raising arousing the wrath of the school bullies. A stunning novel of psychological power and explosive suspense. When a teenager finds two different birth certificate name on them, he is plunged into a devastating family secret. After saving the lions from their evil trainer, Charlie, a boy with the ability to speak the language of cats, goes to Venic for his parents and solve the mystery of their kidnapping with help from Bulgarian King Boris. Relates, in a series of poems from different perspectives, the events and after-effects of an intruder's violent attack on Examines Crane's novel and considers the relation of its subject, themes, and style to its historical context.

Notes: High school student Andrea Anderson has always been content watching life from the sidelines, but when she job helping her reclusive neighbor, Andrea is forced to rethink everything she believes in and take a more active role i around her. From the Publisher: If all the world's a stage, Andrea Anderson is sitting in the audience. High school has its predictab heroines, villains, and plotlines, and Andrea has no problem guessing how each drama will turn out. She is, after all, a spectator. In the social hierarchy she is a Nothing, and at home her mother runs the show. All Andrea has to do is sho day and life basically plays out as scripted. Then one day Andrea accepts a job. Honora Menapacea reclusive neighb every other aspect of her life, Andrea's role is clear: Honora's garden must be taken care of and her pottery finished, a needs to feed her dog, Zena. But what starts out as a simple job yanks Andrea's back-row seat out from under her. Li predictable, and nothing is what it seems. Light is dark, villains are heroes, and what she once saw as ugly is too beau

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Walk two moons. Athletic Shorts. Bud, Not Buddy

Creech, Sharon Crutcher, Chris. Christopher Paul Curtis

770L 1010L 950L

5th 8th M.S. 4th 7th

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA RECOM. 2000 NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

FAMILY LIFE SHORT STORIES RUNAWAYS AFRICAN AMERICANS DEPRESSIONS 1929 MICHIGAN HISTORICAL EMOTIONS HUMOR MENTAL DISABILITIES HISTORICAL

words. Andrea must face the fact that life at first glance doesn't even crack the surface. From the Hardcover edition. After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mothe Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left. A collection of short stories featuring characters from earlier books by Chris Crutcher.

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Bucking The Sarge Wendy. Catherine, Called Birdy. Midwifes apprentice. Wonder When Youll Miss Me. The Blue Girl. Door in the Wall. Wheel on the School . Diaz, Junot, 1968-

Curtis, Christopher Paul Cushman, Karen. 1170L

8th - up

GOLDEN KITE AWARDS ALA RECOM NEWBERY HONOR BOOK, NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA ALA YA 2005 NEWBERY AWARD WINNER NEWBERY AWARD WINNER BOOKLIST STARRED 07/01/07 PULITZER PRIZE 2008

When 10-year-old Bud Caldwell runs away from his new foster home, he realizes he has nowhere to go but to search he has never known: a legendary jazz musician advertised on some old posters his deceased mother had kept. A frien picks him up on the road in the middle of the night and deposits him in Grand Rapids, MI, with Herman E. Calloway an band, but the man Bud was convinced was his father turns out to be old, cold, and cantankerous. Luckily, the band me more welcoming; they take him in, put him to work, and begin to teach him to play an instrument. In a Victorian ending the rocks he has treasured from his childhood to prove his surprising relationship with Mr. Calloway. The lively humor the grim details of the Depression-era setting and the particular difficulties faced by African Americans at that time. Bu engaging protagonist. Other characters are exaggerations: the good ones are totally open and supportive, while the vi family finds particularly imaginative ways to torture their charge. Deeply involved in his cold and manipulative mother's shady business dealings in Flint, Michigan, fourteen-year-old Lu sense of humor while running the Happy Neighbor Group Home For Men, all the while dreaming of going to college an philosopher.

7th 8th

Cushman Karen Davis, Amanda De Lint, Charles. Marguerite de Angeli Meindert Dejong The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao

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MIDDLE AGES GIRLS HEALTH RUNAWAY CONDUCT OF LIFE SUPERNATURAL LITERATURE STORKS DOMINICAN AMERICANS . RITES AND CEREMONIES .

In the year 1290, her fourteenth year, Catherine begins a diary that quickly fills with the irrepressible joys and frustratio Winner of the Newbery honor award, this story presents a very colorful and personal window into medieval England. T wise fictive diary of a 13th-century English girl, according to PW, "introduces an admirable heroine and pungently evo unfamiliar setting." In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles an eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world. Sixteen-year-old Faith Duckle embarks on a journey of discovery when she runs off with the circus after attacking one who raped her the year before.

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Seventeen-year-old Imogene decides to reinvent herself after moving to a new town with her family, hoping to leave b tough, rebellious nature, befriending the high school outcast and trying her best to avoid trouble, but when she gets on side of a gang of malicious fairies, Imogene finds herself in more trouble than ever before. The crippled son of a great lord in 14th century England must overcome his disabilities in order to serve his king. The residents of a small town in Holland try to bring storks to nest in their village.

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Eva. A Northern Light. Dr. Ernest Drakes Dragonology:

Dickinson Peter Jennifer Donnelly Ernest Drake

1010L 700L IG122OL

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MADISON LIST ALA RECOM. ALA UV 2005 ALA YA 2005

ANIMALS FICTION MURDER FANTASY DRAGONS

Notes: Overweight and nerdy Oscar lives with his Dominican American mother and sister in New Jersey and dreams o renowned author and finding true love, but unfortunately, a family curse stands in the way of his wishes. From the Publisher: This is the long-awaited first novel from one of the most original and memorable writers working to have never been easy for Oscar, a sweet but disastrously overweight, lovesick Dominican ghetto nerd. From his home Jersey, where he lives with his old-world mother and rebellious sister, Oscar dreams of becoming the Dominican J. R. and, most of all, of finding love. But he may never get what he wants, thanks to the FukS-the curse that has haunted t family for generations, dooming them to prison, torture, tragic accidents, and, above all, ill-starred love. Oscar, still wa first kiss, is just its most recent victim. D'az immerses us in the tumultuous life of Oscar and the history of the family at rendering with genuine warmth and dazzling energy, humor, and insight the Dominican-American experience, and, ult endless human capacity to persevere in the face of heartbreak and loss. A true literary triumph, The Brief Wondrous L Waoconfirms Junot D'az as one of the best and most exciting voices of our time. An extraordinary story of a girl whose memories and personality are implanted into the body of a chimp. Retells the story of the true murder that inspired "an American tragedy" as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl;

An introduction to dragonology that includes spells to catch dragons, a chronology of their natural history, tips for catc descriptions of legendary dragons, and numerous illustrations of dragons and dragon slayers.

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Down A Dark Hall. The Hollow Kingdom.

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SUPERNATURAL HISTORICAL FICTION MAGIC SISTERS FANTASY PREJUDICES DOGS . BROTHERS AND SISTERS GREEK AMERICANS DETROIT DOMESTIC .

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750L 750L

MADISON LIST ALA YA 2005

Suspicious and uneasy about the atmosphere at her new boarding school, fourteen-year-old Kit slowly realizes why sh other three students at the school were selected. In nineteenth-century England, a powerful sorcerer and King of the Goblins chooses Kate, the elder of two orphan girl arrived at their ancestral home, Hallow Hill, to be his bride and queen.

The People Of Sparks Due This Spring. Estes, Eleanor, 19061988. Middlesex

Jeanne Duprau Ginger Pye Jeffrey Eugenides

760L 990

6th 8th 3-6 AD - HS

ALA RECOM. NEWBERY MEDAL 1952 HORN BOOK 2003 PULITZER PRIZE FICTION

Lina and Doon are thrilled to see their people join them above ground in the vibrant village of Sparks, but suspicion an soon turn the villagers and newcomers against each other. Notes: "An Odyssey/Harcourt Young Classic." The disappearance of a new puppy named Ginger and the appearance mysterious man in a mustard yellow hat bring excitement into the lives of the Pye children.

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The House Of The Scorpion .

Nancy Farmer

660L

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The Sea Of Trolls. Nothing To Lose.

Farmer, Nancy. Flinn, Alex.

670L 550L

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ALA YA 2005 ALA YA 2005

MYTHOLOGY FAMILY ABUSE

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Johnny Tremain Story of Boston in Revolt. Slave Dancer. Friction. * Keeshas House.

Esther Forbes

840L

5th 8th

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA ALA

HISTORICAL FICTION KIDNAPPING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE FAMILY PROBLEMS POETRY

Paula Fox Frank, E. R. Frost, Helen

970L 630L NP

5th 8th 6th 10th 6th 9th

From the opening paragraph, in which the narrator explains that he was "born twice," first as a baby girl in 1960, then boy in 1974, readers are aware that Calliope Stephanides is a hermaphrodite. To explain his situation, Cal starts in 19 grandparents came to America. In his role as the "prefetal narrator," he tells the love story of this couple, who are brot his parents are blood relatives as well. Then he tells his own story, which is that of a female child growing up in suburb with typical adolescent concerns. Callie, as he is known then, worries because she hasn't developed breasts or starte menstruating; her facial hair is blamed on her ethnicity, and she and her mother go to get waxed together. She develo passionate crush on her best girlfriend, "the Object," and consummates it in a manner both detached and steamy. The causes Callie to find out what she's been suspecting-she's not actually a girl. The story questions what it is that makes are and concludes that one's inner essence stays the same, even in light of drastic outer changes. Fields of white opium poppies stretch away over the hills, and uniformed workers bend over the rows, harvesting the j the empire of Matteo Alacran, a feudal drug lord in the country of Opium, which lies between the United States and Az Mexico. Field work, or any menial tasks, are done by "eejits," humans in whose brains computer chips have been inst docility. Alacran, or El Patron, has lived 140 years with the help of transplants from a series of clones, a common prac rich men in this world. The intelligence of clones is usually destroyed at birth, but Matt, the latest of Alacran's doubles, spared because he belongs to El Patron. He grows up in the family's mansion, alternately caged and despised as an a pampered and educated as El Patron's favorite. Gradually he realizes the fate that is in store for him, and with the hel his bluff and kind Scottish bodyguard, he escapes to Aztlan. There he and other "lost children" are trapped in a more s slavery before Matt can return to Opium to take his rightful place and transform his country. After Jack becomes apprenticed to a Druid bard, he and his little sister Lucy are captured by Viking Berserkers and ta home of King Ivar the Boneless and his half-troll queen, leading Jack to undertake a vital quest to Jotunheim, home of A 17-year-old runaway has returned to Miami to find his mother going on trial for the murder of his savagely abusive s What really happened? Only Michael knows the whole truth, but will he come forward? In a narrative that--in brief, alte chapters--moves backward and forward in time, Flinn expertly reveals how very complicated this question is. The resu paced, readable mystery that is rooted in the psychology of battered-spouse syndrome and its impact on an entire fam look at carnival life and Michael's growing love for another carny named Kirstie add gritty texture and a layer of emotio to the already intriguing plot. This story of a tragically injured young silversmith who ends up hip-deep in the American Revolution is inspiring, exciti Winner of the prestigious Newbery Award in 1944, Esther Forbes's story has lasted these 50-plus years by including a loss, courage, and history in a wonderfully written, very dramatic package. It's probably not great for little guys but ma olds or older will find it a great adventure. Kidnapped by the crew of an Africa-bound ship, a thirteen-year-old boy discovers to his horror that he is on a slaver an play music for the exercise periods of the human cargo. Alex, suffering a bit of a crush on her eighth-grade teacher Simon, becomes confused about what is true when a new Alternative claims Simon has been molesting her and Alex. Up-Frost has taken the poem-story to a new level with well-crafted sestinas and sonnets, leading readers into the sou psyches of her teen protagonists. The house in the title isn't really Keesha's; it belongs to Joe. His aunt took him in wh 12, and now that he's an adult and the owner of the place, he is helping out kids in the same situation. Keesha needs to stay-her mother is dead; her father gets mean when he drinks, and he drinks a lot. She wants to stay in school, all t do, and Keesha lets them know they can stay at Joe's. There's Stephie, pregnant at 16, and terrified to tell anyone exc boyfriend. Harris's father threw him out when his son confided that he is gay. Katie's stepfather has taken to coming in late at night, and her mother refuses to believe her when she tells. Carmen's parents have run off, and she's been put

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Tending To Grace. Coraline. Julie of the Wolves. Pictures Of Hollis Woods. Fat Kid Rules The World. Singing The Dogstar Blues. Adam of the Road. Samurai Shortstop

Fusco, Kimberly Newton. Gaiman, Neil. Joan Craighead George Giff, Patricia Reilly. Going, K. L.

760L 740L 860L 650L 700L

7th 12th 6th 8th 5th 8th 4th 7th 8th - up

ALA YA 2005 ALA RECOM. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA

EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS FANTASY SURVIVAL SKILLS WOLVES FAMILY LIFE INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS DRUGS OBESITY ADVENTURE MYSTERY MINSTRELS MIDDLE AGES SAMURAI FATHERS AND SONS BASEBALL BOARDING SCHOOLS JAPAN HISTORY MEIJI PERIOD, 1868-1912 HISTORICAL . INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS BOARDING SCHOOLS DEATH

a DUI. Dontay is a foster kid with two parents in jail. Readers also hear from the adults in these young people's lives: t parents, grandparents, and Joe. It sounds like a soap opera, but the poems that recount these stories unfold realistica Cornelia, a high school student, is forced to confront the truth about herself and her mother after her mom runs off with leaving her in the care of an eccentric aunt. Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly differe own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others. While running away from home and an unwanted marriage, a thirteen-year-old Eskimo girl becomes lost on the North Alaska and is befriended by a wolf pack. A troublesome twelve-year-old orphan, staying with an elderly artist who needs her, remembers the only other time sh in a foster home, with a family that truly seemed to care about her. Seventeen-year-old Troy, depressed, suicidal, and weighing nearly three hundred pounds, gets a new perspective on Curt, a semi-homeless teen who is a genius on guitar, asks Troy to be the drummer in a rock band. In a future Australia, the saucy eighteen-year-old daughter of a famous newscaster and a sperm donor teams up with hermaphrodite from the planet Choria in a time travel adventure that may significantly change both of their lives.

Goodman, Alison Elizabeth Janet Gray Gratz, Alan.

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7th 12th 5th 8th 7th UP - AD

ALA NEWBERY MEDAL ALA TOP 2007

The adventures of eleven-year-old Adam as he travels the open roads of thirteenth-century England searching for his father, a minstrel, and his stolen red spaniel, Nick. It is 1890, and 16-year-old Toyo Shimada is uniquely poised to witness the clash of old and new ways in his native To Meiji has instituted a series of radical reforms; one of them requires that all samurai hang up their swords. In the hypn scene, Toyo and his father assist as his Uncle Koji commits ritual suicide or seppuku. Toyo's father, Sotaro, is a schol whose weapon has always been his ink brush, but he too has decided that he cannot live in this new Japan. He tells T he has taught him the ways of bushido, or the warrior's code, he, too, will take his own life. Meanwhile, Toyo begins h an elite high school where the hazing by the senior students makes the first-year students miserable. Eventually, the t friends are able to stand up for themselves, and Toyo wins a place on the school's besuboro or baseball team. His les bushido include meditation, balance, and swordplay, and Toyo finds in baseball a way to make the connection betwee modern and ancient, mental and physical."

FIC GRE

Looking for Alaska.

Green, John.

930L

9th - up

BBYA 2006 TOP TEN

FIC HAD FIC HAL FIC HAM FIC HAR

The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time. Donorboy. M. C. Higgins, the Great . Surrender

Haddon, Mark. Halpin, Brendan. Virginia Hamilton Hartnett, Sonya.

1180L 1330L 620L

6th 8th HS Adult 6th 12th 9th - up

ALA 2005 ALEX AWARDS NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA TOP 2007

AUTISM HUMOR FAMILY RELATIONS FAMILY LIFE AFROAMERICANS FAMILY PROBLEMS CITY AND TOWN LIFE

Miles Halter's adolescence has been one long nonevent-no challenge, no girls, no mischief, and no real friends. Seek Rabelais called the "Great Perhaps," he leaves Florida for a boarding school in Birmingham, AL. His roommate, Chip, genius scholarship student with a Napoleon complex who lives to one-up the school's rich preppies. Chip's best friend Young, with whom Miles and every other male in her orbit falls instantly in love. She is literate, articulate, and beautifu exhibits a reckless combination of adventurous and self-destructive behavior. She and Chip teach Miles to drink, smok elaborate pranks. Alaska's story unfolds in all-night bull sessions, and the depth of her unhappiness becomes obvious dialogue is crisp, especially between Miles and Chip. His descriptions and Miles's inner monologues can be philosoph but are well within the comprehension of sensitive teen readers. Despite his overwhelming fear of interacting with people, Christopher, a mathematically gifted, autistic fifteen-year-old to investigate the murder of a neighbor's dog and uncovers secret information about his mother.

Rosalind, a fourteen-year-old orphan, becomes the ward of her biological father after the tragic death of her gay moth struggles with the adjustment of getting to know a father she never knew. As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M. C. is torn betw get his family away and fighting for the home they love. When Anwell was seven, he caused the death of his developmentally disabled older brother. Several years later, he m his age, a wild child named Finnigan, and the two forge an unorthodox yet formidable bond. As this psychological thril unfolds, Anwell-who now calls himself Gabriel, in reference to the archangel-and Finnigan take turns narrating an arra facts, probable lies, and half-truths. Through the years of the boys' adolescence, their small Australian town is plagued Anwell's father gathers a vigilante troop to ward away the firebug while his son curries favor with the local cop by tellin and where the vigilantes are headed. The boys share a hound named Surrender; he is a thief and marauder, not unlik of his owners. As this stew of unhappiness, mischief, and outright criminality unwinds-apparently while young Gabriel deathbed-readers come to realize that he is schizophrenic. Whether his avenging efforts truly come to murder, in the f

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Harris, Charlaine.

Living dead in Dallas

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KLIATT 09/01/02

VAMPIRES . MISSING PERSONS . MYSTERY . MYSTERY .

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Sweetblood.

Hautman, Pete

680L

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ALA

Dark Frigate. Godless.

Charles Boardman Hawes Hautman, Pete.

1230L 700L

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NEWBERY AWARD WINNER NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR YOUNG PEOPLE'S LITERATURE

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS VAMPIRES DIABETES ADVENTURE RELIGION

patricide, isn't crystal clear. But it doesn't need to be: the plot is relentless. Notes: Louisiana cocktail waitress and mind-reader Sookie Stackhouse agrees to help the local vampire community lo missing member on the condition that no humans be harmed, but things start to go wrong when a delicious blonde arr scene. From the Publisher: The second Sookie Stackhouse novel from the New York Timesbestselling author-and the basis f series True Blood. For years, Charlaine Harris has delighted fans with her mystery series featuring small-town waitres paranormal sleuth Sookie Stackhouse. Now, Ace is pleased to republish her second novel in the series in hardcover. Sookie is pursued by a very sexy vampire-and a very deadly monster. With HBO and Alan Ball, creator of Six Feet Un launching an all-new series, True Blood, based on the Southern Vampire novels, the demand for Charlaine Harris and Stackhouse is going to be bigger than ever. After a lifetime of being a model student, sixteen-year-old Lucy Szabo is suddenly in trouble at school, at home, with t vampires she has met online and in person, and most of all with her uncontrolled diabetes.

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Across The Nightingale Floor. All Creatures Great And Small. +1 Hoot. * Hamilton, Virginia, 1936-2002.

Lian Hearn James Herriot Hiaasen, Carl. M.C. Higgins, the great

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ORPHANS VETERINARIANS HUMOR SUSPENSE HUMOR AFRICAN AMERICANS . COMING OF AGE . FAMILY LIFE OHIO . MOUNTAIN LIFE OHIO . OHIO .

In 17th century England, an accident forces orphaned Philip Marsham to flee London in fear for his life. He signs on w of Devon, a dark frigate. When the ship is seized in by a devious group of men, Philip is forced to accompany these "g fortune" on their murderous expeditions. A disaffected 16-year-old, Jason Block, who decides to invent a new religion with a new god--the town's water tower. converts is surprisingly easy. His small group includes his twitchy friend Shin, a self-styled scribe who is writing the ne (snippets enticingly appear at the beginning of each chapter), and Henry, a bully who undergoes changes when he is priest of the "Chutengodians." In a smartly structured narrative that is by turns funny, worried, and questioning, Jason his once-cohesive little congregation starts wanting to "worship" in its own ways, some of them deadly. Not everything Shin's meltdown doesn't seem real, even though it has been thoroughly foreshadowed. But most scenes are honest a bone, such as the one in which Jason and Harry agree that their dangerous stunts are worth their weight in memories has questioned his or her religion, especially as a teenager, will respond to Jason's struggles with belief. Is a magical tale that takes place in ancient Japan; Tales Of The Otori, Book One

FIC HOF

A Stir Of Bones.

Hoffman, Nina Kiriki

6th 8th

ALA

FAMILY PROBLEMS GHOSTS

All Creatures Great and Small is full of humor, warmth, pathos, drama, and James Herriot's love of life. His journey ac Yorkshire dales, and his encounters with humans and dogs, cows, and kittens are lovingly told by Christopher Timothy fascination, affection, and joy that suffuses Dr. Herriot's work Roy, who is new to his small Florida community, becomes involved in another boy's attempt to save a colony of burrow from a proposed construction site. Notes: As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M.C. is to trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love. From the Publisher: M.C.'s family is rooted to the slopes of Sarah's Mountain. His great-grandmother escaped to the m runaway slave and made it her home. It bears her name, and her descendants have lived there ever since. When M.C from atop the gleaming forty-foot pole that his father planted in the mountain for him -- a gift for swimming the Ohio Ri only the rolling hills and shady valleys that stretch out for miles in front of him. And M.C. knows why his father never w family to leave. But when M.C. looks behind, he sees only the massive remains of strip mining -- a gigantic heap of dir perched threateningly on a cliff above his home. And M.C. knows they cannot stay. So when two strangers arrive in th bringing the promise of fame in the world beyond the mountains and the other the revelation that choice and action bo his grasp, M.C.'s life is changed -- forever. In 1974, Virginia Hamilton dazzled the world with her powerful account of a coming of age trapped between heritage of his mountain home and his desires for the future. Twenty-five years later, the Great remains the only novel ever to win the Newbery Medal, the National Book Award, and the Boston Globe/Ho Award. It is truly an American classic. A teenager begins the painful process of breaking away from her abusive father, with help from allies both human and A chance encounter with three classmates leads Susan to an abandoned house that not only turns out to have a stron of its own but also harbors an uncommonly substantial ghost named Nathan. After years of listening to her mother bei her minor transgressions, Susan is internally well armored--but that armor thins under the influence of these newfound

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Up A Road Slowly. Redwall. Worlds Afire: The Hartford Circus Fire Of 1944. Out Of Order.

Irene Hunt Brian Jacques Janeczko, Paul B. Jenkins, A. M.

1130L 800L

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NEWBERY AWARD WINNER MADISON LIST MMSD ALA YA 2005 BCCB BLUE RIBBON FICT.BOOKS AWARD MADISON LIST MMSD

FAMILY LIFE ORPHANS FANTASY ANIMAL CIRCUS FIRES INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS SELF PERCEPTION MEXICAN AMERICANS

the eerie closeness that develops between her and Nathan. Julie, a seven-year-old orphan, would remember her happy days at Aunt Cordelia's forever. There were sad times too her sister, death of a schoolmate, and disappointment of first love. When the peaceful life of ancient Redwall Abbey is shattered by the arrival of the evil rat Cluny and his villainous hord a young mouse, determines to find the legendary sword of Martin the Warrior which, he is convinced, will help Redwa destroy the enemy. In this novel written as a collection of eyewitness poems, the excitement and anticipation of attending the circus on Ju Hartford, Connecticut, turns to horror when a fire engulfs the circus tent, killing nearly 180 people, mostly women and

Popular sophomore baseball star Colt Trammel faces a personal crisis when his girlfriend dumps him, his failing grade bump him from the team, and he finds himself drawn to a new, green-haired girl at school.

Breaking Through.

Francisco Jimenez

710L

8TH

FIC JOH FIC JOH FIC JOH FIC JON

Fast And Brutal Wing. (A) The First Part Last. Target. The Known World

Johnson, Kathleen Jeffrie. Angela Johnson Johnson, Kathleen Jeffrie Edward P. Jones

720L

8th12th

ALA YA 2005

MYSTERY ANIMALS PARENTS AND CHILDREN RACE RELATIONS ANOREXIA AFRICAN AMERICANS. VIRGINIA SLAVERY HISTORICAL . BOUGAINVILLE ISLAND (PAPUA NEW GUINEA) HUMOR FAMILY PROBLEMS

790L

6th 8th 8th UpAD

ALA 2005 ALA 2004 PULITZER PRIZE FICTION

FIC JON FIC JUB

Mister Pip.

Jones, Lloyd.

780L

AD

2008 TOP TEN BEST FOR YA ALA

Alice, I Think.

Juby, Susan

950L

7th - up

FIC KAD FIC KEI FIC KNO FIC KOE

Kira-Kira. Rifles for Watie. A Separate Peace. * Margaux With An X.

Kadohata, Cynthia. Harold Keith Knowles, John. Koertge, Ron.

740L 910L 1110L 580L

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NEWBERY AWARD WINNER NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA RECOM. ALA YA 2005

FRIENDSHIP HISTORICAL SELF HELP EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS

Breaking Through chronicles the author's teenage years. At the age of 14, Francisco and his family are caught by la m (immigration officers) and forced to leave their California home, but soon find their way back. The author explores the challenges they face while also relaying universal adolescent experiences of school, dances and romances. Having co Mexico to California ten years ago, fourteen-year-old Francisco is still working in the fields but fighting to improve his l complete his education. Disparate perspectives describe the aftermath of a Halloween night in which a famous author goes missing after repo attacking local teens. Letters and a teenager's writing assignments are among the devices that reveal the magical ele (characters can transform into animal form) as well as deep, realistic hurts: a family haunted by the disappearance of characters' increasingly frequent need to alter themselves and the thrill of their animal transformations are compelling Sixteen-year-old Bobby finds out that he is going to become a father and suddenly all the things that seemed importan before are insignificant as he and his girlfriend, Nia, try to sort out the situation and decide what to do. After being brutally raped, Grady finally goes to a new high school where he meets an outgoing African American and students who try to help him deal with the horrible secret that is robbing him of his life. Henry Townsend is a former slave who was purchased and freed by his own father. Through hard work, he has acqui of farmland in Virginia. Given the slave-based agricultural economy, Townsend believes that the logical (and legal) wa land is with slaves, and, eventually, he owns more than 30. Although he is less brutal than his neighbors, most of his s of escaping north. When they try, Townsend must pay the white patrollers to return them or be seen as irresponsible. of bloody slave rebellions spread through the South, unscrupulous bounty hunters begin to round up free blacks, Nativ and white orphans along with the escapees. By focusing on an African American slaveholder, Jones forcefully demon institutionalized slavery jeopardized all levels of civilized society so that no one was really free. Set on a Pacific island near New Guinea in the 1990s, this is a tale of war, love, literature, and the power of belief. Wit engulfed in civil strife and the white people having fled, Mr. Watts, the remaining white man, who is married to a native to become the schoolteacher and reopens the village school. His text of choice is Charles Dickens's Great Expectatio one of his students, is enraptured by the story, finding the fate of Pip a needed escape from the horrors of her own ex Ever since Alice arrived at first grade dressed as a hobbit and endured a week of increasingly violent peer rejection, s home schooled by her hippie mom and indifferent dad, leaving her with what her therapist calls "a shocking poverty of appropriate real-life experience." Now Alices inept new therapist, Death Lord Bob, has cornered her into agreeing to g public high school. Actually, this fits right in with Alices career aspirations to become a cultural critic, and her eighties statement would be working out pretty much all right (especially after she gets a great haircut somewhat by accident) her old nemesis Linda, now grown seriously homicidal, and her two head banger henchmen. Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 19 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. The struggles and hardships faced by Jeff Bussey on his 300-mile escape route during the Civil War.

At an exclusive prep school in the 1940s, two friends, a shy loner and a handsome daredevil-learns shattering lessons growing up. Margaux, known as a "tough chick" at her Los Angeles high school, makes a connection with Danny, who, like her, str the emotional impact of family violence and abuse.

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FIC KOJ FIC KOJ

The Blue Mirror. Buddha Boy.

Koja, Kathe. Koja, Kathe

1130L 1090L

8th - up 7th 10th

ALA YA 2005 ALA BCCB BLUE RIBBON AWARD

FIC KON FIC KON

From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler . The Outcasts Of 19 Schuyler Place.

E. L. Konigsburg Konigsburg, E.L.

700L 840L

5th 6th 6th 9th

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA YA 2005

RUNAWAY CHILDREN FUNNY THOUGHT PROVOKING

Seventeen-year-old loner Maggy Klass, who frequently seeks refuge from her alcoholic mother's apartment by sitting in a local cafe, becomes involved in a destructive relationship with a charismatic homeless youth named Cole. Justin-an "average" kid-serves as the interface between readers (and to some extent his schoolmates) and Michael M Buddha Boy, whose Buddhist teacher named him Jinsen, "fountain of God." Justin mostly wants to pass through high unnoticed (beneath the notice of the school's "royalty"), doing his work and enjoying his friends. He is fortunate to hav albeit divorced parents-another facet of the novel that sets it apart in a field full of useless adults. But Justin is stirred o camouflage by the animosity that the new kid incites, quite unintentionally, simply by being different. Both irritated and Jinsen's apparent imperturbability to his tormentors, Justin is also astonished by Jinsen's artistic abilities Two suburban children run away from their Connecticut home and go to New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, whe ingenuity enables them to live in luxury.

FIC KOR FIC KOR

Son Of The Mob: Hollywood. Korman, Gordon.

Korman, Gordon Son of the mob

690L 690

8th 12th YA

ALA 2004 VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES (VOYA) 02/01/03 LIBRARY MEDIA ALA NEWBERY NOTABLE 1954 JUNIOR B. AWARD MADISON LIST MMSD NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA YA 2005 ALA YA 2005 ALA YA 2005 BEST NEW BOOKS

TEENAGERS ORGANIZED CRIME . MAN-WOMAN RELATIONSHIPS . TEENAGERS . HISTORICAL RELIGION SLAVERY GROWING UP HIGH SCHOOL RACIAL SPORTS ADVENTURE HISTORICAL FICTION WORLD WAR II MYSTERY EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS FANTASY

In Silent to the Bone, a grown-up Margaret Rose Kane helps her half brother, Connor, solve the mystery of why his be speak. Outcasts is her remembrance of her 12th summer. Pitched into camp by her parents while they travel in Peru, tormented by cliquish cabin mates and adopts a passive-aggressive stance that infuriates the overly rigid and moneycamp director. Rescued by her beloved elderly uncles and taken to their home, Margaret is appalled to discover that t ordered the soaring, artistic towers they have created in the backyard to be taken down because they don't adhere to of the now-historic district. Stung by the idea that real history and a work of art could be destroyed by profit-seeking in manipulating governmental regulations, Margaret swings into action to fight an even larger tyranny than the one she h encountered at camp. Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a rela threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent. Notes: Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent. From the Publisher: Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a power boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent.

FIC KRI FIC KRU FIC KRU FIC LAT FIC LAW FIC LAW FIC LEA FIC LEG FIC

Uncommon Faith. and Now Miguel. Whale Talk. Carry On, Mr. Bowditch . B For Buster. A Crack In The Line. Heck, Superhero. Gifts.

Krisher, Trudy Joseph Krumgold Chris Crutcher Jean Lee Lathan Lawrence, Iain. Lawrence, Michael. Leavitt, Martine. Ursula Leguin 780L 1000L 570L 730L 870L 610L 630L

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In 1837-38, residents of Millbrook, Massachusetts, speak in their different voices of major issues of their day, including rights, slavery, religious differences, and one fiery girl named Faith.

This is the story of a twelve-year-old Miguel Chavez, who yearns in his heart to go with the men of his family on a long sheep drive to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains--until his prayer is finally answered, with a disturbing and dangerous e

Intellectually and athletically gifted, TJ, a multiracial, adopted teenager, shuns organized sports and the gung-ho athle school until he agrees to form a swimming team and recruits some of the school's less popular students. A fictionalized biography of the mathematician and astronomer who realized his childhood desire to become a ship's c authored The American Practical Navigator. Sixteen-year-old Kak, desperate to escape his abusive parents, lies about his age in the spring of 1943 to enlist in the Force and soon finds himself based in England as part of a crew flying bombing raids over Germany.

On the second anniversary of his mother's death, Alaric Underwood still grieves, but by placing his hands on his moth beautiful handcrafted replica of their home, he can transport himself to the alternate reality his mother now inhabits, w meets Naia, a girl who could be his twin. Abandoned by his mother, thirteen-year-old Heck tries to survive on his own as his mind bounces between the superh he imagines himself to be and the harsh reality of his life. Personal gifts can work for good or ill, depending on how the person so blessed with them chooses to put them in play explores the potential benefits and risks associated with special talents in this miraculous novel. For older readers, thi look at how history and family impact our lives is a memorable addition to leguins body of work!

Wrinkle in time.

Madeleine

740L

5th 8th

NEWBERY AWARD

SCIENCE FICTION

Meg Murry and her friends become involved with unearthly strangers and a search for Meg's father, who has disappea

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LEngle Levithan, David. Elizabeth Foreman Lewis London, Jack. Lowachee, Karin

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LEN FIC LEV FIC LEW FIC LON FIC LOW

The Realm Of Possibility. Young Fu of the Upper Yangtzee. The Call Of The Wild. * Burndive.

8th - up 890L 1120L 5th 8th 6th 8th 6th 8th

WINNER ALA YA 2005 NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA RECOM. ALA

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS LIFE CONDUCTS ADVENTURE ANIMALS DOGS TERRORIST SPACE WARFARE

engaged in secret work for the government. A variety of students at the same high school describe their ideas, experiences, and relationships in a series of interco verse stories.

FIC LOW FIC LOW FIC LOW

The Giver. Number the stars Lowry Lois

Lowry, Lois. Lowry Lois Messenger

760L 670L 640

6th 8th 5th 8th YA

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER NEWBERY AWARD WINNER MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR 2006 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED 02/01/05

SCIENCE FICTION HISTORICAL FRIENDSHIP SELF-ESTEEM . HEROES . TAXICAB DRIVERS .

FIC LYN

Inexcusable

Lynch, Chris.

810L

9th

BBYA 2006 TOP TEN

FIC MAC

Birdland.

Mack, Tracy

670L

7th 10th

ALA

HIGH SCHOOLS RAPE FAMILY LIFE ALCOHOL FOOTBALL VALUES ADDICTION SELF HELP SPEECH DISORDER BROTHERS BIOGRAPHY

In the 1920's a Chinese youth from the country comes to Chungking with his mother where the bustling city offers adv his apprenticeship to a coppersmith brings good fortune. The savage frontier rouses primeval instincts in a dog, who has been man's companion and helpmate all his life. He s in order to answer the mystic call of the wild. Ryan Azarcon, the son of a notorious starship captain and planetary aristocrat and grandson of an admiral and diplom looking, spoiled, young celebrity constantly hounded by the media. He is also, by virtue of his pedigree, in the middle o conflict generated by the ongoing war with the alien strits, whom Lowachee introduced in Warchild .As this story open desperately trying to escape the memories of a bombing at his grandfather's embassy. Then, when his father takes un action, Ryan is targeted by assassins. To protect him, Captain Azarcon orders him aboard his ship, the Macedon. Sim recent headlines and their generators lend plausibility to the tale, as does Ryan's reaction when he realizes that media deadly. Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only on then learns the terrible truth about the Community. In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis. Notes: "Originally published in Australia in 2002 as The messenger by Pan Macmillian Australia Pty. Limited"--T.p. ver capturing a bank robber, nineteen-year-old cab driver Ed Kennedy begins receiving mysterious messages that direct h addresses where people need help, which helps him start to get over his lifelong feeling of worthlessness. From the Publisher: protect the diamonds survive the clubs dig deep through the spades feel the hearts Ed Kennedy i underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Au utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he i stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen t makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed' 2005 Michael L. Printz Honor Book and recipient of five starred reviews, I Am the Messenger is a cryptic journey filled fists, and love. Keir is a senior who fancies himself a "lovable rogue." So do his widowed father, his older sisters, and his classmates. being liked; he just doesn't do well with involvement. When he tackles and cripples a member of an opposing football determined to be an "accident"-one that earns him the good-humored nickname, "Killer." When he and his buddies de statue, they consider it a high-spirited, funny prank. When he gets drunk, the alcohol abuse is dismissed as "silly, harm and drugs at parties are "strictly recreational." And when he date rapes the girl he thinks he loves, at first he convinces "the way it looks is not the way it is." Keir's first-person narrative chillingly exposes the rationalization process that the goes through to persuade himself and those around him of his innocence.

FIC MAC FIC MAR FIC MAR

Promises To Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America. Drift. Saving Francesca.

Robinson, Sharon. Martinez, Manuel Luis Marchetta, Melina.

1030L

4th 7th

ALA YA 2005

6th 8th 770L YA

ALA BCCB BLUE RIBBON FICTION BOOKS AWARD

TEENAGERS MEXICAN FIXTION SCHOOL LIFE

Haunted by the death of his older brother, 14-year-old New York City-native Jed spends his winter break filming a doc his East Village neighborhood. Following clues left behind in Zeke's poetry journal, he finds himself going deep into hi psyche. The painful memories and emotions that surface bring Jed face-to-face with the destitute, homeless girl ment of the poems. Jed's efforts to reach out to her, and the ensuing near tragedy, galvanize his grieving parents into action recognizing his needs. Robinson chronicles the life of her legendary father. She weaves historical events into the story of one of baseball's gr players, revealing how they shaped his life. About the civil rights spokesperson. In addition to personal details, this int biographical sketch and authentic glimpse into the life of a great African American provides information on the post-Ci race relations, and the struggle for civil rights. It will inspire readers and enhance character-education units. Sixteen-year-old Robert Lomos, living with his grandmother in San Antonio since his father abandoned the family and suffered a breakdown and moved with his little brother to California, struggles to earn the money to follow her and put back together. Francesca used to think her biggest problem was transferring to St. Sebastian's--a school only recently turned coed: " come true, right? Seven hundred and fifty boys and thirty girls? But the reality is that it's either like living in a fish bowl don't exist." But now there's this matter of her usually vibrant and annoyingly optimistic mother Mia refusing to get up i

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The Usual Rules.

Joyce Maynard

790L

6th 8th

ALA UV 2005

Dragonsinger. Dragonsong. The Road .

Mccaffrey, Anne. Mccaffrey, Anne. Cormac McCarthy

920L 960L 670L

6th 8th 6th 8th

ALA RECOM. ALA RECO 2007 PULITZER PRIZE FICTION WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD AND THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, ALA TOP 2007

FATHER /MOTHERS CHILDREN SEPTEMBER 11TH FANTASY FANTASY FATHER-SON RELATIONSHIP VOYAGES AND TRAVELS UNITED STATES

morning. Her taciturn father doesn't have much to say on the subject, her beloved little brother Luca is anxiously looki answers, and her so-called friends from her old neighborhood seem to have abandoned her. So, Francesca keeps it a frustration with school (there aren't enough girl's bathrooms and no girl's sports teams); her fear making new friends (w girls who do go to St. Sebastian's); and her overwhelming hatred of the smug Will Trombal, who despite being comple infuriating, is also incredibly cute. Keeping this to herself when all she wants to do is spill it to her mother is killing Fran with Mia trying to make herself well again, Francesca will have to figure out how to save herself. Contains a novel about a thirteen-year-old girl who finds herself living with her father, across the country from her nati coping with her mother's violent death in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

Pursuing her dream to be a Harper of Pern, Menolly studies under the Masterharper learning that more is required tha with music and a clever way with words. Forbidden by her father to indulge in music in any way, a girl on the planet Pern runs away, taking shelter with the pla lizards who, along with her music, open a new life for her. A man and his son trying to survive in a devastated country where food is scarce and everyone has become a scaven survival of the fittest rings true here-very few people remain, and friends are extinct. Essentially, this is a story about n nurture, commitment and promises, and though there aren't many characters, there is abundant life in the prose. We a how McCarthy has mastered the world outside of our domestic and social circles, with each description reading as if h a scene from the landscape and pasted it in the book. He uses metaphors the way some writers use punctuation, spri about with an artist's eye, showing us that literature from the heart still exists.

FIC MCC

Sold

McCormick, Patricia.

820L

9th - up

HUMAN TRAFFICKING CALCUTTA (INDIA) CHILD PROSTITUTION BROTHELS

FIC MCK FIC MCK FIC MCM

The Hero And The Crown. Sunshine. Acceleration.

Mckinley, Robin. Mckinley, Robin. Mcnamee, Graham

1120L

6th 8th 6th 12th

NEWBERY WINNER ALABEST YA ALA YA 2005 ALA BEST YA BOOK

FANTASY VAMPIRES MYSTERY DETECTIVE

As this heartbreaking story opens, 13-year-old Lakshmi lives an ordinary life in Nepal, going to school and thinking of to marry. Then her gambling-addicted stepfather sells her into prostitution in India. Refusing to "be with men," she is b starved until she gives in. Written in free verse, the girl's first-person narration is horrifying and difficult to read. "In betw come./They crush my bones with their weight./They split me open./Then they disappear." "I hurt./I am torn and bleedin men have been." The spare, unadorned text matches the barrenness of Lakshmi's new life. She is told that if she work family's debt, she can leave, but she soon discovers that this is virtually impossible. When a boy who runs errands for their clients begins to teach her to read, she feels a bit more alive, remembering what it feels like to be the "number on again." When an American comes to the brothel to rescue girls, Lakshmi finally gets a sense of hope. An author's note what readers fear: thousands of girls, like Lakshmi in this story, are sold into prostitution each year. Aerin, with the guidance of the wizard Luthe and the help of the blue sword, wins the birthright due her as the daughte Damarian king and a witchwoman of the mysterious, demon-haunted North.

670L

8th

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An Earthly Knight.

Mcnaughton, Janet. Meyer, L. A.

760L 1120L

7th 10th 6th 8th

ALA YA 2005 ALA

FANTASY HISTORICAL NONFICTION ORPHANS SEA STORIES HISTORICAL FICTION

Sunshine is abducted by a vampire, and as she waits through the night, fearing the worst, she forms an unlikely bond captor. Up-Seventeen-year-old Duncan is haunted by the fact that he was unable to save a drowning girl a few yards away on afternoon the previous September. This summer he has a job working underground at the Toronto subway lost and fo uncovers, amid the piles of forgotten junk, an opportunity to exorcise his own guilty demons. When business is slow, D spends his time rummaging through dusty shelves and boxes of unclaimed items. During one of these sessions, he un strange, leather-bound book that turns out to be the diary of a would-be serial killer. Unable to tear himself from the go descriptions of tortured animals and arson, he discovers that the writer has started to stalk women on the subway. Wh seem disinterested, the teen takes matters into his own hands, and with the aid of his two best friends, tries to track an murderer before he can strike. In medieval Scotland, sixteen-year-old Jenny Avenel is chosen as a potential bride for the king's brother and must nav tides of tradition and the power of ancient magic to define her own destiny. Reduced to begging and thievery in the streets of London, a thirteen-year-old orphan disguises herself as a boy and c way onto a British warship set for high sea adventure in search of pirates.

Meyer, L.A.

1120L

8th - up

ALA YA 2005

Meyer continues the adventures of the wild and wanton Jacky, who sailed aboard HMS Dolphinas a crewmemberuntil discovered that he was really a girl. Here, she must leave her true love, Jaimy, when she is put ashore in Boston for a

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Twilight: A Novel.

Meyer, Stephanie.

720L

9th - up

BBYA 2006 TOP TEN

VAMPIRES SCHOOLS . WASHINGTON (STATE)

FIC MON FIC MOR

Anne Of Green Gables. * Fleshmarket.

Montgomery, L.M. Morgan, Nicola.

550L 730L

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FRIENDSHIP HISTORICAL FICTION MEDICINE

FIC MOR FIC MOR FIC MOS FIC MUR FIC MYE FIC MYE FIC MYR FIC NAP

Private Peaceful. Year Of Secret The Assignments. The Legend Of Buddy Bush. Bottled Up: A Novel Fallen Angels. Slam! Kissing Kate. Bound.

Morpurgo, Michael. Moriarty, Jaclyn. Shelia P Moses Murray, Jaye Walter Dean Myers Walter Dean Myers Myracle, Lauren Napoli, Donna Jo.

860L 890L 760L 600L 650L 750L 710L 800L

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an elite girls' school. She describes her snobbish classmates and the failed attempts of the headmistress to make a la A natural show-off, Jacky loves to play her pennywhistle and dance on the streets. When she is arrested and jailed for some knee, she is demoted to serving girl. She hooks up with a drunken violin player to perform in taverns to earn mo back to England and her Jaimy. With her propensity for plunging headfirst into trouble, the irrepressible Jacky rolls qui adventure to another. As the story ends, she signs onto a whaler bound for England, leaving an opening for a third vo does an excellent job of conveying life in Boston in 1803, particularly the rights, or lack thereof, of women. Jacky's hea certainty that she's in control and her cocky first-person account make her a memorable heroine. Headstrong, sun-loving, 17-year-old Bella declines her mom's invitation to move to Florida, and instead reluctantly opt her dad's cabin in the dreary, rainy town of Forks, WA. She becomes intrigued with Edward Cullen, a distant, stylish, a disarmingly handsome senior, who is also a vampire. When he reveals that his specific clan hunts wildlife instead of h deduces that she is safe from his blood-sucking instincts and therefore free to fall hopelessly in love with him. The fee and the resulting volatile romance smolders as they attempt to hide Edward's identity from her family and the rest of th Meyer adds an eerie new twist to the mismatched, star-crossed lovers theme: predator falls for prey, human falls for v tension strips away any pretense readers may have about the everyday teen romance novel, and kissing, touching, an on an entirely new meaning when one small mistake could be life-threatening. Bella and Edward's struggle to make th relationship work becomes a struggle for survival, especially when vampires from an outside clan infiltrate the Cullen t head straight for her. As a result, the novel's danger-factor skyrockets as the excitement of secret love and hushed aff morphs into a terrifying race to stay alive. Realistic, subtle, succinct, and easy to follow, Twilight will have readers dyin teeth into it. Anne, an eleven-year-old orphan, is sent by mistake to live with a lonely, middle-aged brother and sister on a Prince E farm and proceeds to make an indelible impression on everyone around her. A story set in Scotland in the early 1800s. Five days after Robbie Anderson's mother has a tumor removed from her b dies; thus begins the downward spiral of her family. Robbie's father disappears, leaving the 14-year-old to care for his sister, Essie. Morgan provides graphic descriptions of the brutal surgery and the squalor in which most of Edinburgh's lived during this period. Her characters work hard just to keep their living quarters and a small amount of food in their Robbie gets involved with two shady men who deliver "fresh bodies" for a fee to a doctor interested in human anatomy doctor whom he believes killed his mother. When the teen's anger and grief overwhelm him, he slips further into a life drinking. It takes Essie to snap him out of his depression. However, the bodies he helped deliver still haunt himhe kn down that innocent people are being murdered, and he makes a decision to do the right thing, no matter the conseque protagonist's need for revenge is palpable, and Morgan's story is fast paced and absorbing. When Thomas Peaceful's older brother is forced to join the British Army, Thomas decides to sign up as well, although fourteen years old, to prove himself to his country, his family, his childhood love, Molly, and himself.

Alianne must call forth her mother's courage and her father's wit in order to survive on the Copper Isles in a royal cour political intrigue and murderous conspiracy. Tiffany, a young witch-to-be in the land of Discworld, teams up with the W a clan of six-inch-high blue toughs, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland. Based on a memory and a family story, shelia moses has resurrected a character like very few others youll meet in yo very valuable part of this book is the epilogue, in which ms.

A high school boy comes to terms with his drug addiction, life with an alcoholic father, and a younger brother who look

Seventeen-year-old Richie Perry, just out of his Harlem high school, enlists in the Army in the summer of 1967 and sp devastating year on active duty in Vietnam.

Sixteen-year-old "Slam" Harris is counting on his noteworthy basketball talents to get him out of the inner city and give chance to succeed in life, but his coach sees things differently. Sixteen-year-old Lissa's relationship with her best friend changes after they kiss at a party and Lissa does not know w she gets help from an unexpected new friend. A tale in a small village during China's Ming period. Since her beloved father's death, Xing Xing has become "hardly m slave," serving her acrimonious stepmother and pitiable stepsister, Wei Ping, whose botched, bloody foot binding has perilously unwell. A dangerous trip in search of medicine for Wei Ping brings Xing Xing into the wider world, but she re home more treacherous than before. Napoli creates strong, unforgettable characters--particularly talented, sympathet

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Napoli, Donna Jo, 1948-

Breath

620

YA

CHILDREN'S BOOKS 10/01/03 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL 11/01/03 HORN BOOK 01/01/04 VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA YA 2005 MADISON LIST MMSD MADISON LIST MMSD NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA RECOM. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA YA 2005 BLUE RIBBON FIC.BOOKS AWARD

FIC NAY FIC NEL FIC NEW FIC NIX FIC ODE FIC ODE FIC OBR FIC OPP

Shiloh. Rock Star, Susperstar. The Abduction Sabriel. Island of the Blue Dolphins. Sing Down The Moon. Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. Airborn.

Naylor Phillips Nelson, Blake. Mette Newth Garth Nix Scott O Dell O'dell, Scott. Robert C. OBrien Oppel, Kenneth.

890L 530L 840L 1060L 1000L 820L 790L 760L

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MIDDLE AGES . CYSTIC FIBROSIS . MAGIC . PLAGUE GERMANY . HAMELN GERMANY 12731517 . HISTORICAL . ANIMALS WELFARE MUSICIANS ESKIMOS FANTASY MAGIC ADVENTURE INDIANS RATS MICE FANTASY

FIC ORT

Call Me Maria .

Judith Ortiz Cofer

970L

7TH

MADISON LIST MMSD

IDENTITY

FIC ORT FIC OSA

The Meaning Of Consuelo. Cuba 15.

Cofer, Judith Ortiz Osa, Nancy. 750L

6th 8th 6th 10th

CHILDREN'S AMERICAS AWARD YA LIT. WINNER ALA RECOM.

DRAMA PSYCHOLOGY LOSS HIGH SCHOOL CUBAN AMERIC FICT.

and her haunting, sometimes violent tale amplifies themes from well-known Western Cinderella stories, making them questions: Could ancestors serve as "fairy godmothers"? In a society that so grossly undervalues females, what does after" really mean? Teens and teachers will want to discuss the layered themes of freedom, captivity, love, human righ creative endeavor within this powerful survival story, which, like the yin and yang forces Xing Xing thinks about, balan terror and tenderness, and is both subversive and rooted in tradition. Notes: Elaborates on the tale of "The Pied Piper," told from the point of view of a boy who is too ill to keep up when a away the healthy children of a plague-ridden town after being cheated out of full payment for ridding Hameln of rats. From the Publisher: Salz is a boy afflicted with a strange disease -- he coughs and coughs and cannot catch his breat way he can stay alive is by doing things that make him an outcast: joining a coven, throwing himself into a handstand overtake him, avoiding the ale that his brothers and all the townspeople drink.Salz lives in a time of superstition and fe medieval town of Hameln. This summer his bare-bones existence has been more fearsome than ever. Salz's father an are affected by horrifying fits. The rest of the townspeople are gripped by a plague of madness. And the entire town is pestilence of rats -- rats that crawl in their soup bowls, swarm in their sick beds, jump into their babies' cradles. Only S unaffected. But is that because he is innocent? Or is he the devil himself?Only Donna Jo Napoli can conjure a world li real that readers will fill their lungs with the fetid air of Hameln with every breath they take. When he finds a lost beagle in the hills behind his West Virginia home, Marty tries to hide it from his family and the do owner, a mean-spirited man known to shoot deer out of season and to mistreat his dogs. When Pete, a talented bass player, moves from playing in the high school jazz band to playing in a popular rock group experience exhilarating even as his new fame jeopardizes his relationship with girlfriend Margaret. An Eskimo girl and her betrothed, kidnapped from their 16th-century Greenland home, are tortured and brutalized in th religion and science. Alternating narratives between the captives and the Norwegian adolescent who guards them poi parallel two worlds. Riveting, thought provoking, and demanding. Sabriel, daughter of the necromancer Abhorsen, must journey into the mysterious and magical Old Kingdom to rescue from the Land of the Dead. O'Dell tells the miraculous story of how Karana forages on land and in the ocean, clothes herself (in a green-cormoran otter cape on special occasions), and secures shelter. Perhaps even more startlingly, she finds strength and serenity the island. An authentic portrait of 19th-century native American life. When white soldiers invade navajo lands, bright morning, a girl, is forced to join the long walk with the rest of her people-a 300-mile march to an indian reservation. Having no one to help her with her problems, a widowed mouse visits the rats whose former imprisonment in a labora them wise and long lived. An original and imaginative Victorian-era fantasy. Matt, 15, only feels alive when he's aloft working as a cabin boy abo Aurora, a luxury airship that is part dirigible, part passenger cruise ship. When wealthy Kate and her chaperone come soon discovers that she is determined to prove her grandfather's claims that he saw strange creatures flying in the sky the year before. The man's diary describes them as huge, furry beasts with batlike wings and sharp claws. Soon after pirates attack the ship and rob the wealthy passengers. A storm forces the damaged Aurora to set down on a seeming island. Kate and Matt discover the skeletal remains of one of the creatures, and, later, a live but deformed one that live treetops. In their attempts to photograph "the cloud cat," they stumble upon the pirates' hideout and are captured. Can in time to stop the brigands from stealing the Aurora? Will Kate prove the existence of this undiscovered species? This adventure has something for everyone: appealing and enterprising characters, nasty villains, and a little romance. Maria is a girl caught between two worlds: Puerto Rico, where she was born, and New York, where she now lives in a apartment in the barrio. While her mother remains on the island, Maria lives with her father, the super of their building. struggles to lose her island accent, Maria does her best to find her place within the unfamiliar culture of the barrio. Fin Spanglish of the barrio people ringing in her ears, she finds the poet within herself. In lush prose and spare, evocative weaves a powerful novel, bursting with life and hope. A Puerto Rican girl coming of age in the 1950s struggles to negotiate her own terms of survival within the confines of h

Violet Paz, a Chicago high school student, reluctantly prepares for her upcoming "quince," a Spanish nickname for the of an Hispanic girl's fifteenth birthday.

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Single Shard. (A)

AUTHOR
Linda Sue Park

LEXILE

LEVEL
4th 8th

SOURCE

SUBJECT
POTTERY KOREA HISTORICAL . HISTORICAL KOREA FAMILY LIFE FRIENDSHIP DEATH DIAMONDS

SUMMARY/OTHER

FIC PAR

920L

2002 NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

FIC PAR FIC PAT

When My Name Was Keoko. Bridge to Terabithia.

Park, Linda Sue. Katherine Paterson

610L 810L

6th 8th 5th 8th

JANE ADDAMS HONOR BOOK AWARD NEWBERY MEDAL

A twelfth-century Korean village is accustomed to hunger with an orphan boy Tree-ear and his guardian Crane-man w They sleep under a bridge in summer and in a pit in winter, eating what they can forage in the woods or garbage piles 12, Tree-ear becomes an assistant to the potter Min who is the maker of the finest celadon ware in Ch'ul'po, a village pottery. When Min entrusts two precious pots to Tree-ear to deliver to Songdo, the boy must make his way across mil territory, relying on his courage and wits to prove himself worthy of Min's trust. With national pride and occasional fear, a brother and sister face the increasingly oppressive occupation of Korea by J World War II, which threatens to suppress Korean culture entirely.

FIC PAT FIC PAT FIC PAT FIC PEA

East . Jacob Have I Loved. +2 Lyddie. Tom's Midnight Garden.

Edith Pattou Katherine Paterson Paterson, Katherine. Phillipa Pearce

900L 880L 860L 860L

6th 8th 7TH M.S. 6TH

ALA 2005 MADISON LIST MMSD ALA RECOM. MADISON LIST MMSD

FANTASY MAGIC BROTHERS AND SISTERS WORK FACTORIES ADVENTURE FANTASY

Jess Aarons is eager to start fifth grade. He's been practicing his sprints all summer, determined to become the fastes school. All seems to be on track, until the new girl in class (who also happens to be Jess's new next-door neighbor), L leaves all the boys in the dust, including Jess. After this rather frustrating introduction, Jess and Leslie soon become in Together, they create an imaginary, secret kingdom in the woods called Terabithia that can be reached only by swingi creek bed on a rope. But one morning a tragic accident befalls Leslie as she ventures alone to Terabithia, and Jess's forever. Leonard deftly interprets the strands of humor, realism and heart-wrenching emotion woven into Paterson's fin careful and authentic handling of Jess's anger and grief in the aftermath of the accident is sure to touch listeners. A young woman journeys to a distant castle on the back of a great white bear who is the victim of a cruel enchantmen

FIC PEC FIC PEC FIC PEC FIC PEC

A Day No Pigs Would Die. A Long Way From Chicago. River Between Us. (The) The Teachers Funeral: A Comedy In Three Parts.

Peck,Robert Newton. Richard Peck Peck, Richard Peck, Richard

690L 750L

M.S. 4th8th 7th 12th 6th 8th

ALA RECOM. MADISON LIST MMSD ALA ALA YA 2004 / 2005

ANIMALS ADVENTURE HISTORICAL U.S. SCHOOL STORIES

FIC PER

Criss Cross

Lynne Rae Perkins

6th 9th

2006 NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER

IDENTITY 1960S FICTION SELF COUCNIOSNESS

Feeling deprived all her life of schooling, friends, mother, and even her name by her twin sister, Louise finally begins t identity. This richly crafted story paints an authentic portrait of life in the mill towns of the industrial revolution. Lyddie is one of who works in the mills of lowell, ma. When the conditions at the mill begin to affest her friend's health, lyddie risks her better working conditions. Tom is furious. His brother, Peter, has measles, so now Tom is being shipped off to stay with Aunt Gwen and Uncle A boring old apartment. There'll be nothing to do there and no one to play with. Tom just counts the days till he can retur Peter.Then one night the landlady's antique grandfather clock strikes thirteen times leading Tom to a wonderful, magic and marking the beginning of a secret that's almost too amazing to be true. But it is true, and in the new world that To a special friend named Hatty and more than a summer's worth of adventure for both of them. Now Tom wishes he cou his relativesand Hatty. Based on the author's own childhood, this story is the timeless tale of one shaker boy, his beloved pet pig, and the joy hardships that mark his passage into manhood. When Joey and his sister Mary Alice travel from their home in Chicago to their Grandmother's small town, they don't e crazy adventures they encounter there. During the early days of the Civil War, the Pruitt family takes in two mysterious young ladies who have fled New Orlea north to Illinois. Russell Culver's narration transports readers back to 1904, when he was 15 years old and still in eighth grade at Hom School, "an out-of-date, unimproved, one-room country schoolhouse in the backwoodsiest corner of Indiana." Living o his father, big sister, Tansy, and little brother, Lloyd, he dreams of hopping a freight train for the Dakotas. When the lo dies, Russell's sister takes over her position. This alarming development calls for action and even retaliation, but Russ Tansy more than a match for his mischief, pranks, and ill-considered plans. Peck is in his element here. The narrator's comes through as in his recollection of walking to school: "It was only about a mile, and uphill both ways, as the road t always was back then." In every other way, though, Russell seems no great distance in time from his experiences in t vivid is the telling of every event, conversation, and emotion. Best of all, the dry wit and unpretentious tone make the s comical, its characters memorable, and its conclusion unexpectedly moving. Debbie, who wishes that something would happen so she'll be a different person, and Hector, who feels he is "unfinish most of the novel. Both are 14 years old. Hector is a fabulous character with a wry humor and an appealing sense of s awareness. A secondary story involving Debbie's locket that goes missing in the beginning of the tale and is passed a number of characters emphasizes the theme of the book. The descriptive, measured writing includes poems, prose, h question-and-answer formats. There is a great deal of humor in this gentle story about a group of childhood friends fac crossroads of life and how they wish to live it.

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Luna: A Novel. A Hat Full Of Sky.

AUTHOR
Peters, Julie Anne. Pratchett, Terry.

LEXILE

LEVEL
8th 12th YA

SOURCE

SUBJECT
IDENTITY BROTHERS & SISTERS FANTASY ADVENTURE LITERATURE FANTASY WITCHES ADVENTURE FANTASY DRAMA

SUMMARY/OTHER

FIC PET FIC PRA FIC PRA FIC PUL FIC RAP

500L 820L

ALA YA 2005 ALA YA 2005

Wee Free Men: A Story Of Discworld. The Golden Compass. 33 Snowfish.

Pratchett, Terry Phillip Pullman Rapp, Adam.

680L 930L 1050L

5th 7th 6TH - up. 9th -up

ALA MADISON LIST MMSD ALA 2005

FIC RAP FIC RAS FIC RAW FIC REE FIC REE FIC REE FIC RIO

Under The Wolf, Under The Dog. Westing Game. Where The Red Fern Grows. Mortal Engines. Pirates. Predator's Gold: A Novel. Riordan, Rick.

Rapp, Adam. Ellen Raskin Rawls, Wilson. 750L 700L

9th 12th 5th 8th 5th 8th

ALA YA 2005 NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA RECOM.

FAMILY PROBLEMS ADDICTIONS MYSTERY AND DETECTIVES ADVENTURE

Fifteen-year-old Regan's life, which has always revolved around keeping her older brother Liam's transsexuality a sec when Liam decides to start the process of "transitioning" by first telling his family and friends that he is a girl who was boy's body. A plucky young girl discovers that she's different and special and goes off to learn the ways of her kind. Tiffany Aching appeared in last year's The Wee Free Men as a brave, cunning, frying-pan-wielding 9-year-old from the chalk country that she's destined to be a witch, as her grandmother was before her. In this sequel, set two years later, she leaves ho become an apprentice to Miss Level, an older witch with two bodies and one mind. Three female students from Ashbury High write to three male students from rival Brookfield High as part of a pen pal p leading to romance, humiliation, revenge plots, and war between the schools. Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from be subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North. On the run in a stolen car with a kidnapped baby in tow, Custis, Curl, and Boobie are three young people with deeply and bleak futures. As they struggle to find a new life for themselves, it becomes painfully clear that none will ever be a the past behind. Yet for one, redemption is waiting in the unlikeliest of places. With the raw language of the street and stream-of-consciousness prose, Adam Rapp hurtles the reader into a world of lost children, a world that is not for the f Gripping, disturbing, and starkly illuminating, his hypnotic narration captures the voices of two damaged souls - a third through drawings - to tell a story of alienation, deprivation, and ultimately, the saving power of compassion. Sixteen-year-old Steve struggles to make sense of his mother's terminal breast cancer and his brother's suicide.

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.

Philip Reeve Rees, Celia Reeve, Philip. The lightning thief

990L 800L

6th 8th 6th 9th 7th 12th

ALA RECOM TEEN'S TOP 10 AWARD ALA YA 2005 ALA NOTABLE SCHOOL LIBRARY CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD NOMINEES 2012 AWARD NOMINEES 2012 2005 PULITZER PRIZE FICTION ALA YA 2005 1998 PULITZER

SCIENCE FICTION HISTORICAL FICTION ADVENTURE SCIENCE FICTION GODS . CAMPS . VOYAGES AND TRAVELS . FANTASY. FANTASY .

In Where the Red Fern Grows, Billy and his precious coonhound pups romp relentlessly through the Ozarks, trying to elusive raccoon. In time, the inseparable trio wins the coveted gold cup in the annual coon-hunt contest, captures the coon, and bravely fights with a mountain lion. When the victory over the mountain lion turns to tragedy, Billy grieves, b beautiful old Native American legend of the sacred red fern that grows over the graves of his dogs. Tom, a third class apprentice in a distant future in which technology has been lost and tiered cities move about the Ea caterpillar tracks, often absorbing smaller locales, has many dangerous adventures after being pushed off London by Valentine, a historian who is trying to resurrect an ancient atomic weapon. At the dawn of the eighteenth century, Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe, set sail from Jamaica on a pirate vessel, h escape from an arranged marriage and slavery.

740

5-8

FIC ROB FIC ROS FIC

Gilead How I Live Now. American Pastoral

Marilyn Robinson ne Rosoff, Meg. Philip Roth NC1620L

AD 9th - up AD

CONFLICT OF GENERATIONS FAMILY LIFE FARM WAR USA HISTORY

In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, Tom and Hester hope that the ice city of An reach the rumored haven of the Dead Continent--America--before the savage Hunstmen of Arkangel find them. Notes: After learning that he is the son of a mortal woman and Poseidon, god of the sea, twelve-year-old Percy is sen camp for demigods like himself, and joins his new friends on a quest to prevent a war between the gods. From the Publisher: Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can't seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. being away at boarding school is only getting worse-Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a mo to kill him. When Percy's mom finds out, she knows it's time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and tha one place he'll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends -- one a s other the demigod daughter of Athena -- Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods. In 1956, toward the end of his life, Reverend John Ames begins a letter to his young son, sharing the story of his life a how his faith influenced his choices and actions.

To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York City, fifteen-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her a cousins, with whom she instantly bonds, but soon war breaks out and rips apart the family while devastating the land.

Seymour "Swede" Levov, a hard working man who came of age in triumphant postwar America, must give up his drea

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AUTHOR

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LEVEL

SOURCE

SUBJECT
1961-1974 HUMOR FANTASY WIZARDS

SUMMARY/OTHER
peaceful life when his daughter grows up to be a 1960s revolutionary terrorist.

ROT FIC ROW Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince. Rowling, J. K. 1030L 6th 8th

PRIZE ALA 2006

FIC ROW FIC RUS

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix. Empire Falls

Rowling, J.K. Richard Russo

950L

6th 8th AD

ALA 2002 PULITZER PRIZE FICTION

FANTASY WIZARDS FATHERDAUGHTER RELATIONSHIP TOWNLIFE

FIC RYL

God Went To Beauty School.

Rylant, Cynthia

4th 8th

ALA

GOD

FIC RYL FIC SAE

Missing may. Sammy And Juliana In Hollywood.

Rylant Cinthia Saenz, Benjamin Alire.

980L 390L

5th 8th 8th 12th

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER BCCB BLUE RIBBON FICTION BOOKS AWARD

GRIEF VALUES

FIC SCH FIC SLA FIC SLE FIC SON

Lizzie Bright And The Buckminster . Dust. Interstellar Pig . One Of Those Hideous Books Where The Mother Dies.

Boy By Gary D Schmidt Slade, Arthur William Sleator Sones , Sonya.

1000L

6th 8th

NEWBERY HONOR BOOK FOR YA ALA MADISON LIST MMSD ALA YA 2005

690L 810L 820L

8th 12th 7TH - up 7th 10th

HISTORICAL FICTION DRAMA RACISM SUPERNATURAL HUMOR SCIENCE FICTION INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS FAMILY GRIEF FATHERS & DAUGHTERS .

The deeds of Voldemort's Death Eaters are spreading even to the Muggle world, which is enshrouded in a mist cause Dementors draining hope and happiness. Harry, turning 16, leaves for Hogwarts with the promise of private lessons w Dumbledore. No longer a fearful boy living under the stairs, he is clearly a leader and increasingly isolated as rumors is the Chosen One, the only individual capable of defeating Voldemort. Two attempts on students' lives, Harry's convic Draco Malfoy has become a Death Eater, and Snape's usual slimy behavior add to the increasing tension. Yet through and his friends are typical teens, sharing homework and messy rooms, rushing to classes and sports practices, and fli Hermione realize their attraction, as do Harry and Ginny. Dozens of plot strands are pulled together as the author pos for the final book. Much information is cleverly conveyed through Dumbledore's use of a Pensieve, a device that allow memories to be shared by Harry and his beloved professor as they apparate to various locations that help explain Vol Harry Potter, now a fifth-year student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, struggles with a threatening teac problematic house elf, the dread of upcoming final exams, and haunting dreams that hint toward his mysterious past. A keen observer of human nature, Russo explores the tragicomic realities of life in a small mill town in central Maine w days are behind. Miles Roby is a basically decent guy who runs the Empire Grill for the widow of the last Whiting male himself when he, too, couldn't recover from his failure to dispatch his wife). Miles's own wife has left him for a sleazy g and his angst-ridden teenage daughter has befriended a sullen, ominously silent classmate shunned by the rest of his Meanwhile, his ne'er-do-well father is in the process of trying to con a senile old priest into financing his annual jaunt t As the world careens around him and his fellow townfolk, Miles is trying desperately to figure out what went wrong and both complicated and simple, seem to lie mostly in the house across the river in which Mrs. Whiting resides. A recent hit song asked what if God was one of us? Here, the question is, what if He is just a Guy (or possibly a Girl) w poker and watches movies and sometimes catches a cold and needs Mother Teresa to come over and take care of hi the premise of Rylant's slim volume of poems, which is classified as . In the title poem, God goes to beauty school bec hands and wants to do nails for a living. (He calls His shop "Nails by Jim" because He worries that if He called it "Nails people would think Him sacrilegious and not tip). From there, God is caught up in all sorts of worldly craziness, from g arrested to writing a fan letter to a country music singer. After the death of the beloved aunt who has raised her, twelve-year-old Summer and her uncle Ob leave their West V in search of the strength to go on living. "Someone's gonna hurt you. And you're gonna wish you never had a heart." The warning quickly becomes reality as S struggles with his girlfriend Juliana's violent death. Sammy and Juliana's Hollywood is a New Mexico barrio, where Sa more than his virginity and his girlfriend during his difficult 1969 senior year. A good student and an avid reader (his cl nickname him "The Librarian"), he works hard for his dream of college. One friend is drafted for Vietnam, another dies overdose. Two gay friends leave town in exile, and Sammy's father is injured in an automobile accident, altering Samm But dad suggests that they shouldn't feel so bad about loss: "I mean--it's the only thing we're good at." The barrio sett palpable as the wings that beat against Sammy's insides when danger lurks. The tough but caring family, neighbors, a speak in authentic dialogue liberally laced with Spanish that adds texture to the story, and an empathetic teacher and against the school dress code provide a small victory to help Sammy weather the racism and poverty that fuel his emo losses. In 1911, Turner Buckminster hates his new home of Phippsburg, Maine, but things improve when he meets Lizzie Brig girl from a poor, nearby island community founded by former slaves that the town fathers--and Turner's--want to chan tourist spot.

Eleven-year-old Robert is the only one who can help when a mysterious stranger arrives, performing tricks and promis rain, at the same time children begin to disappear from a dust bowl farm town in Saskatchewan in the 1930s. Barney's boring seaside vacation suddenly becomes more interesting when the cottage next door is occupied by three neighbors who are addicted to a game they call "Interstellar Pig." Fifteen-year-old Ruby Milliken leaves her best friend, her boyfriend, her aunt, and her mother's grave in Boston and re to Los Angeles to live with her father, a famous movie star who divorced her mother before Ruby was born.

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820

YA

BOOKLIST STARRED 05/01/04

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where the mother dies

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MOVING, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS . HOMOSEXUALITY . COUNTRY LIFE RELIGION FOLKTALE SURVIVAL WITCHCRAFT PURITAN PREJUDICES ADVENTURE SPORTS DEATH PAKISTAN SEX ROLE SOCIAL PROBLEMS HUMOR ADVENTURE HUMAN VALUES

SUMMARY/OTHER

PUBLISHERS SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL 750L 760L 5th 8th 5th 8th 5th 8th 850L 560L 820L 970L 620L NP 990L 1010L 5th 8th 6th 8th 3rd 6th 7TH - up 7th 12th 6th 8th 6th - up 6th 8th NEWBERY AWARD WINNER NEWBERY MEDAL NEWBERY MEDAL NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA RECOM. NEWBERY AWARD WINNER NEWBERY HONOR BOOK ALA YA 2005 ALA RECOM. ALA RECOM. ALA RECOM.

FIC SOR FIC SPE FIC SPE FIC SPE FIC SPI FIC SPI FIC STA FIC STE FIC STE FIC STE FIC STE FIC STE FIC STE

Miracles on Maple Hill . Bronze Bow. Call it Courage. Witch of Blackbird Pond. Crash. Maniac Magee. Shabanu, Daughter Of The Wind. Can't Get There From Here. Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde. * Kidnapped. The Pearl.

Virginia Sorensen Elizabeth G.Speare Armstrong Sperry Elizabeth George Speare Spinelli, Jerry. Spinelli Jerry Suzanne Fisher Staples Strasser, Todd. Stevenson, Robert L. Stevenson, Robert Louis. Steinbeck, John.

From the Publisher: My name is Ruby This book is about me. It tells the deeply hideous story of what happens when m dies and I'm dragged three thousand miles away from my gorgeous boyfriend, Ray, to live in L.A. with my father, who even met because he's such a scumbag that he divorced my mom before I was born. The only way I've ever even see the movies, since he's this mega-famous actor who's been way too busy trying to win Oscars to even visit me once in Everyone loves my father. Everyone but me. Ten-year-old Marly and her family move from the city to Grandmother's old Pennsylvania farmhouse, hoping that the o will restore Father's health. A young boy seeks revenge against the Romans for killing his parents, but is turned away from vengeance by Jesus.

Although he is afraid of the sea, the son of a Polynesian chief, whose people worship courage, sets out alone in his ca conquer his fear. In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman con witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.

Seventh-grader John "Crash" Coogan has always been comfortable with his tough, aggressive behavior, until his rela an unusual Quaker boy and his grandfather's stroke make him consider the meaning of friendship and the importance After his parents die, Jeffrey Lionel Magee's life becomes legendary, as he accomplishes athletic and other feats whic contemporaries. When eleven-year old Shabanu, the daughter of a nomad in the Cholistan Desert of present-day Pakistan, is pledged an older man whose money will bring prestige to the family, she must either accept the decision, as is the custom, or r consequences of defying her father's wishes. Tired of being hungry, cold, and dirty from living on the streets of New York City with a tribe of other homeless teenag dying, one by one, a girl named Maybe ponders her future and longs for someone to care about her. Suspenseful tale of a london scientist and a monstrous beast; a classic tale of the duality of man's nature. The story of young David Balfour, an orphan, whose miserly old uncle cheats him out of his inheritance and schemes kidnapped and sold into slavery. But after many adventures, justice triumphs.

The Red Pony. *

Steinbeck, John.

810L

6th 8th

ALA RECOM.

HORSES

Treasure Island.

Stevenson, Robert Louis.

610L

7th Up-

ALA RECOM.

ADVENTURES PIRATES

FIC STI

Shiver

Stiefvater, Maggie

740

YA

SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED 10/01/09 02/01/11 PUBLISHERS

WOLVES . HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS . METAMORPHOSIS . SUPERNATURAL .

Kino, a poor Mexican pearl fisher, finds a valuable pearl. Yet instead of bringing blessings, the pearl acts as a harbing misfortune to Kino and his wife, Juana. Ultimately, it is returned from whence it came. Steinbeck's parable, originally p 1947, is a well-written retelling of an old Mexican folktale. Hector Elizondo, with his fine voice and great diction, reads keeping this simple, tragic tale moving toward its inevitable conclusion. In "The Gift," the best-known story, young Jody Tiflin is given a red pony by his rancher father. Under ranch hand Billy guidance, Jody learns to care for and train his pony, which he names Gabilan. Caught in an unexpected rain, Gabilan cold and, despite Billy Buck's ministrations, dies. Jody watches the buzzards alight on the body of his beloved pony, a at his inability to control events, he kills one of them. The archetypal sea-faring adventure story is given another rousing and dramatic rendition in this quickly paced abridg Hodder's top-flight Classic Collection series. The critical plot and subplot threads have been beautifully retained, and a lines like "shiver me timbers" have been included. Stalwart English actor Richard Griffiths handles the bulk of the narra flawlessly and is particularly effective in his pacing. He is capably assisted by Gareth Armstrong who, 590Linexplicabl uncredited on the cassette case. Notes: In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity. From the Publisher: From a dazzlingly talented young writer, a haunting and original supernatural romance in the vein TWILIGHT. For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protectio pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold m back again. Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. B nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.

FIC STI

Linger

Stiefvater, Maggie

800

YA

BOOKLIST 06/15/10

WEREWOLVES .

Notes: Grace and Sam struggle to keep their relationship together, while Grace lies to her parents and keeps a secret

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HUMAN-ANIMAL METAMORPHOSIS . SUPERNATURAL . FANTASY. LOVE AIDS DISEASE

SUMMARY/OTHER

VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES (VOYA) STARRED 08/01/10

and Sam copes with his werewolf past. From the Publisher: The astonishing #1 New York Times bestseller. In Maggie Stiefvater's Shiver, Grace and Sam fou other. Now, in Linger, they must fight to be together. For Grace, this means defying her parents and keeping a very da secret about her own well-being. For Sam, this means grappling with his werewolf past . . . and figuring out a way to s future. Add into the mix a new wolf named Cole, whose own past has the potential to destroy the whole pack. And Isa already lost her brother to the wolves . . . and is nonetheless drawn to Cole.

FIC STR

Chanda's Secrets.

Stratton, Allan.

590L

9th- 12th

ALA YA 2005

FIC STR

Golems Eye: Bk 2 In The Bartimaeus Trilogy .

Stroud, Jonathan

800L

6th - up

ALA 2004

FANTASY

FIC STR

Stroud, Jonathan.

The golem's eye

800

5-8

BOOKLIST 08/01/04 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED 10/01/04

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Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry. * Chief Sunrise, John Mcgraw, And Me.

Mildred D. Taylor Tocher, Timothy.

920L 820L

5th 8th 6th 9th

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA YA 2005

MAGIC . APPRENTICES GENIES . GOLEM . CZECH REPUBLIC . ENGLAND . FANTASY. RACE RELATIONS HISTORICAL RACE RELATIONS

The statistics of the millions infected with HIV/AIDS in southern Africa find a human face in this gripping story of one te Chanda Kabele, who sees the disease threaten her family and community. Far from case history, Chanda's immediate present-tense narrative is neither sentimental nor graphic as it brings close the personal struggle with all its pain and l and guilt. Chanda's stepfather and baby stepbrother died of the disease. Now Mama may have it. No one will talk abo Is Chandra infected? Her best friend, driven to prostitution, does get AIDS, which is dormant. Should Chanda take her who has lived and worked in southern Africa, creates an authentic sense of the community in town and in the bush, in poverty, overburdened hospitals, struggling schools, and packed cemeteries. At 14, Nathaniel works in the Department of Internal Affairs trying to stop a group of commoners who are responsible rebellions against the magician-run government. As he pursues the elusive Resistance, he discovers that an unknown using ancient magic to control a golem and wreak havoc on the city of London. Meanwhile, readers get a look into the Resistance through the eyes of Kitty, a resourceful young commoner. She was born with a "resilience" to magic, an ab her to the attention of the rebels, and her motivations for joining them are clearly presented. As events unfold, Nathan are faced with choices that will test their courage and honor. The third-person narrative switches focus between the tw Notes: "Miramax books." In their continuing adventures, magician's apprentice Nathaniel, now fourteen years old, and Bartimaeus travel to Prague to locate the source of a golem's power before it destroys London. From the Publisher: The second adventure in the Bartimaeus trilogy finds Nathaniel working his way up the ranks of th government, when crisis hits. A seemingly invulnerable clay golem is making random attacks on London. Nathaniel an must travel to Prague to discover the source of the golem's power.

FIC TOL FIC TRU FIC TUR

The Hobbit. Inside Out. The King of Attolia.

Tolkien, J.R.R. Trueman, Terry Turner, Megan Whalen.

1000L 710L 840L

6th 8th 7th 10th 7th - up

ALA RECOM. ALA ALA TOP 2007

FANTASY PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS KINGS, QUEENS, RULERS, ETC. SOLDIERS ADVENTURE FANTASY.

An African-American family living in the South during the 1930s is faced with prejudice and discrimination which its ch understand. Fifteen-year-old Hank Cobb, tired of his transient ballplayer father's drinking and abuse, jumps at a chance to run awa meets mysterious Chief Sunrise, a great pitcher who claims to be a Seminole, who is trying to track down New York G manager John McGraw for a shot at the majors. While traveling north, the pair has a variety of experiences--from com on a girls' team) to dramatic (Chief faces prejudice). But perseverance pays off, bringing a surprising revelation about identity as well as a rewarding friendship and chance to shine on the diamond. The story is both entertaining and thou provoking. In language appropriate to the book's 1919 setting, the likable protagonist relates the tale, incorporating ab baseball detail as well as a growing personal awareness of civil rights issues, on and off the field. A tale of dragons and elves, hobbits and kings; one of the most enchanting stories of all time.

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Turnbull, Ann.

730L

5th 9th

ALA YA 2005

HISTORICAL

A sixteen-year-old with schizophrenia is caught up in the events surrounding an attempted robbery by two other teens eventually hold him hostage. Eugenides, the former Thief of Eddis, is back and just as clever as ever. As King of Attolia after literally stealing and m Queen, he must convince the rest of her court and her subjects that he deserves his title. The Attolians think he's an id being used by the Queen. They refuse to believe that he and Irene could honestly love one another, considering that s responsible for having his hand cut off. His attendants and guards mock him behind his back and play pranks on him, thinking that he's too spineless and incompetent to protest. That is, until a guard named Costis punches him in the fac him down. Beheading is the usual penalty for such a transgression but Eugenides devises a better punishment. It is th Costis's eyes that readers see how he and the court consistently underestimate the shrewd young man. This third boo series continues to involve political intrigue, espionage, and attempted assassination but is less concerned with the fig between kingdoms that dominated the previous book. Instead, it explores the complex and very romantic relationship monarchs. In 1662 the British Parliament passed the Quaker Act, making it treason to refuse to swear an oath of allegiance to the

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The Adventures Of Huckleberry Finn. Montmorency: Thief, Liar, Gentleman?. Updale, Eleanor.

Twain, Mark. Updale, Eleanor. Montmorency : thief, liar, gentleman?

390L 1100L 1100

6th 8th 6th 10th 5-8

ALA RECOM. ALA YA 2005 BOOK LINKS 03/01/07 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

ADVENTURE HISTORICAL FICTION ROBBERS &OUTLAWS . IDENTITY . LONDON (ENGLAND) HISTORY INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS

also making it illegal for the Friends of Truth, another name for the Quakers, to meet. It is during this time that 15-year Susanna and 17-year-old Anglican William meet and fall in love. To complicate matters, William, the son of the mayor drawn to the Quaker faith, and Susanna's parents, friends, and mentor are imprisoned and persecuted. Susanna is al punishment after she continues to hold meetings with the children while the adults are in jail. A vivid recreation of the history, the people, and the language of the 19th century American south.

FIC VAN

Deep.

Susanna Vance

690L

6th 8th

ALA UV 2005

FIC VAN FIC VAN FIC VER FIC VER FIC VOI FIC VOI

Heir Apparent. Never Trust A Dead Man. 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. Around The World In 80 Days. Homecoming. On Fortune's Wheel.

Vande Velde, Vivian Vivian Vande Velde Verne, Jules. Verne, Jules. Voight, Cynthia. Cynthia Voigt

820L 880L 1030L 1070L 630L 830L

6th 7TH 6th 8th 6th - up 6th 8th 7TH - up

ALA MADISON LIST MMSD ALA RECOM. ALA RECOM CLASSIC ALA RECOM. MADISON LIST MMSD

SCIENCE FICTION MYSTERY COMEDY FANTASY ADVENTURE FAMILY LIFE ADVENTURE

In Victorian London, after his life is saved by a young physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and f scientific lectures he attends as the physician's case study exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for hi Notes: "First published in Great Britain in 2003 by Scholastic Ltd."--T.p. verso. In Victorian London, after his life is sav physician, a thief utilizes the knowledge he gains in prison and from the scientific lectures he attends as the physician exhibit to create a new, highly successful, double life for himself. From the Publisher: Set in Victorian London, this is a gripping tale of a man leading a double life as a thief and a gentl a petty thief falls through a glass roof trying to escape from the police, what should have been the death of him marks of a whole new life. He soon becomes the most elusive burglar in Victorian London, adopting a dual existence as both respectable, wealthy gentleman named Montmorency, and his degenerate servant Scarper. Two totally dissimilar girls meet under extreme circumstances. Birdie, 13, is the coddled only child of highly educated living in a small town in Oregon. Morgan, 16, is the only surviving child of a couple who dropped out of life in Norway t seven seas in a small clipper. Both teens become the prey of a handsome, charismatic psychopath based on a small in the Caribbean and must team up to save their lives. Alternating first-person chapters provide ample evidence of the temperaments and experiences. Birdie is voluble and expansive-sometimes to the brink of tedium. Morgan is matter-o affects emotional detachment. Birdie has known little trouble in her life; she occasionally suffers severe asthma attack otherwise she has existed swathed in the cocoon of her parents' love and attention. Morgan's baby brother was stillbo beloved older sister drowned-swept overboard by a giant wave-and her parents have lapsed so deeply into alcoholism has taken their boat and abandoned them in desperation. Their individual trajectories to the crude wooden cage wedg abandoned well in which they are imprisoned make for interesting reading. However, they pale next to the description interaction once they are together and the taut, suspenseful story of their escape. While playing a total immersion virtual reality game of kings and intrigue, fourteen-year-old Giannine learns that demo damaged the equipment to which she is connected, and she must win the game quickly or be damaged herself. Wrongly convicted of murder and punished by being sealed in the tomb with the dead man, seventeen-year-old Selwy help of a witch and the resurrected victim to find the true killer. A deep sea quest, fantasy, and science combine to make this a timeless adventure

Pirate buffs will find Treasure Island's variety of ship drawings, details of sailing minutiae, and photographs of pieces o guns and swords quite satisfying. The tale of the tillermans-four children abandoned by their parents, searching for a place to call home.

FIC WAR FIC WER

Andy Warhol: Prince Of Pop. Double Helix. *

Greenberg, Jan Werlin, Nancy.

1120L 690L

8th - up 9th - up

BLUE RIBBON AWORD ALA YA 2005

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY ENGINEERING BIOETHICS FICTION

Late one night 14-year-old Birle, the innkeeper's daughter, dives into the river in rash pursuit of a supposed thief, prom love with this runaway Lord of the Kingdom and embarks with him on a world-spanning adventure. Birle and her Lord shipwrecked on a barren coast, rescued by pirates, sold into slavery and, after many other tribulations, narrowly escap for home. On Fortune's Wheel , set in the same imaginary world as Jackaroo , is a lush narrative woven from element fairy tales and legends. Chronicles the life of pop artist Andy Warhol, describing his childhood in Pittsburgh, the development of the Factory, a fame. Eli Samuels' mother is dying of Huntington's Disease and he is aware that it might be in his own future. Yet his father Eli does not have the fateful genetic marker and maintains a secretive silence. An excellent science student, Eli is hire the famed Dr. Quincy Wyatt's lab, foregoing college and defying his father. In some way, Wyatt is tied to Eli's parents genetic mystery. Thus Nancy Werlin has set the stage for a suspenseful thriller whose seamless boundary between sc fiction keeps listeners totally involved (Dial, 2004). Read by Scott Shina, this audio version is engaging and exciting. H easily distinguishes all the characters, and he gives Eli a strong voice in keeping with his intelligence and determinatio interested in science will be caught up in the intrigue as Eli pieces together clues and redefines himself and his relatio both his father and girlfriend. His sexual relationship with Viv is apparent although not a major part of the story.

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Werlin, Nancy.

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The rules of survival

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SOURCE

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CHILD ABUSE BROTHERS & SISTERS EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS . ADVENTURE MYSTERY CONDUCT OF LIFE IRISH HUMOR AFRO-AMERICANS FRIENDSHIP INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS BULLFIGHTS HISTORICAL DISCOVERIES GOOD AND EVIL . FANTASY.

SUMMARY/OTHER

FIC WER

660

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Notes: Seventeen-year-old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself and his sisters from their emotionally and physically abusive mother.

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So Yesterday. See You Down The Road. No Laughter Here. Zigzag. Shadow of a Bull. New Found Land . Wooding, Chris, 1977-

Westerfeld, Scott. Whitney, Kim Ablon. Williams Garcia, Rita Wittlinger, Ellen Mia Wojciechowska Allan Wolf The haunting of Alaizabel Gray

770 780 690 730 740 850 970

7th 12th 8th 12th 5th 8th 8th 12th 5th 8th 6th 8th YA

ALA YA 2005 BOOKLIST EDITOR'S CHOICE BOOKS FOR YOUTH AWARD ALA YA 2005 ALA NEWBERY AWARD WINNER ALA YA 2005 SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL STARRED 08/01/04

Hunter Braque, a New York City teenager who is paid by corporations to spot what is "cool," combines his analytical s girlfriend Jen's creative talents to find a missing person and thwart a conspiracy directed at the heart of consumer cult Sixteen-year-old Bridget, member of an Irish Traveler community in the U.S., questions the traditions of her family's no criminal way of life and begins to consider breaking free.

FIC WOO FIC WOO FIC WOO

Behind You.

Woodson, Jacqueline. Jacqueline Woodson Jacqueline Woodson

720

8th 10th

ALA YA 2005

Hush. If You Come Softly.

640 570

6TH 8TH - up

NEWBERY AWARD WINNER MADISON LIST MMSD

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS DEATH AFROAMERIC. FAMILY LIVES FAMILY LIFE SOCIAL MATTERS INTERRACIAL

In Queens, New York, ten-year-old Akilah is determined to find out why her closest friend, Victoria, is silent and withdr returning from a trip to her homeland, Nigeria. A high-school junior makes a trip with her aunt and two cousins, discovering places she did not know existed and stre not know she had. Manolo Olivar has to make a decision: to follow in his famous father's shadow and become a bullfighter, or to follow h become a doctor. The letters and thoughts of Thomas Jefferson, members of the Corps of Discovery, their guide Sacagawea, and Capta Newfoundland dog, all tell of the historic exploratory expedition to seek a water route to the Pacific Ocean. Notes: As Thaniel, a wych-hunter, and Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to destroy the terrible creatures that infest London's Old Quarter, their lives become entwined with that of Alaizabel Cray, a woman who may be either mad or po From the Publisher: The Alienest meets Dracula in this gripping, gothic-horror thriller from young UK phenom Chris W Thaniel, just seventeen, is a wych-hunter. Together, he and Cathaline - his friend and mentor - track down the fearful lurk in the Old Quarter of London. It is on one of these hunts that he first encounters Alaizabel Cray. Alaizabel is half-c and possessed. Whatever dreadful entity has entered her soul has turned her into a strange and unearthly magnet - a and drawing horrors from ever dark corneer. Cathaline and Thaniel must discover its cause - and defend humanity at After fifteen-year-old Jeremiah is mistakenly shot by police, the people who love him struggle to cope with their loss as his life and death, unaware that 'Miah is watching over them Twelve-year-old Toswiah finds her life changed when her family enters the witness protection program

FIC WOO

Poison.

Wooding, Chris.

870

7th 10th

BBYA 2006 TOP TEN.

SISTERS FAIRIES STORYTELLING FANTASY.

FIC The Haunting Of WOO Alaizabel Cray. FIC Sorcery & Cecelia, WRE The Enchanted * VHS?DVD

Wooding , Chris Wrede, Patricia C.

970 720

8th 12th 6th 8th

ALA YA 2005 ALA

FANTASY HISTORICAL FICTION

Two 15 year olds, Jeremiah (Miah) who is black, and Elisha (Ellie) who is white, meet during their first year at an exclu York prep school and fall in love. Both teens are also dealing with difficult family situations. Miah's father has left his m another woman, and Ellie is trying to fight through her feelings about her mother, who twice abandoned her family for periods. The teenagers must also deal with the subtle and not-so-subtle bigotry that they are subject to as a mixed-rac Miah and Ellie go about working through their problems, both individually and together, and their relationship continue giving readers a shared sense of contentment. Thus, the tragic climax will leave them stunned. Woodson's lyrical narr story through alternating voices, Ellie's in the first person and Miah's in the third. Pale and thin, with long black hair and violet eyes, the sullen, moody girl named Poison is an appropriate heroine for t top gothic horror fantasy. The 16-year-old has never been out of the Black Marshes, one of the remote backwaters se humans in a Realm ruled by phaeries and inhabited by a cast of foul creatures that includes trolls, daemons, and a pa nasty Spider Woman. When her baby sister is kidnapped and a changeling is left in her crib, Poison sets off for the Re Phaerie to rescue her. Her old friend and confidant, the elderly Fleet, who is acquainted with the world outside the Ma her with directions and money. But her greatest asset is her knowledge of old stories from the books in his library, for leads her into adventures that seem to repeat familiar fairy tales. By the time she confronts Alethar, Lord of Phaerie, P picked up an appealing cast of sidekicks who lighten the relentlessly horrific situations. As thunder and lightning crash pours down, the plot twists and turns toward an ending that may not surprise careful readers. Suffice to say that Poiso the hero of her own story. Her destiny serves as a fitting metaphor for the self-absorbed alienation that accompanies a As Thaniel, a wych-hunter, and Cathaline, his friend and mentor, try to destroy the terrible creatures that infest the alle London's Old Quarter, their lives become entwined with that of Alaizabel Cray, a woman who may be either mad or po In 1817 in England, two young cousins, Cecilia living in the country and Kate in London, write letters to keep each oth their exploits, which take a sinister turn when they find themselves confronted by evil wizards.

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Chocolate Pot. Prince Across The Water. Sword Of The Rightful King: A Novel Of King . Dragon And Thief: A Dragonback Adventure.

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FIC YOL FIC YOL FIC ZAH

Yolen, Jane And Robert J. Harris. Yolen, Jane Zahn, Timothy 1010 800

6th-10th 6th 9th 6th 8th

ALA YA 2005 ALA ALA

In 1746, a year after the Scottish clans have rallied to the call of their exiled prince, Charles Stuart, to take up arms ag England's tyranny, fourteen-year-old, epileptic Duncan MacDonald and his cousin, Ewan, run away to join the fight at discover the harsh reality of war. Merlinnus the magician devises a way for King Arthur to prove himself the rightful king of England--pulling a sword fro trouble arises when someone else removes the sword first.

FIC ZIN FIC ZUS

Loch. The Book Thief.

Zindel, Paul. Zusak, Markus. 730

6th 8th 9th - up

ALA RECOM. ALA TOP 2007

BROTHERS AND SISTERS MONSTERS JEWS GERMANY HISTORY WORLD WAR, 1939-1945 JEWS RESCUE HISTORICAL .

Orphaned, 14-year-old Jack Morgan, raised to be an assistant to his now-dead con-man uncle, Virgel, is on the run af framed for a crime he didn't commit. He is hiding out in his uncle's spaceship--whose computer program, Virge, is a vi on a remote, uninhabited planet when another spaceship crashes after a fierce battle. The only survivor is the K'da wa a dragonlike being who cannot live apart from a symbiotic relationship with a humanoid host. Teaming up to clear Jac Draycos embark on a fast-paced chase across space and into danger. Characterizations are intriguing, to say the leas wrestling with ethics and morality, but essentially the opener of the Dragonback series is a romp of a space thriller, pro don't take it too seriously. Fifteen-year-old Loch and his younger sister join their father on a scientific expedition searching for enormous prehisto sighted in a Vermont lake, but it soon becomes obvious that the expedition's leaders aren't interested in preserving the

FIC ZUS

I Am the Messenger.

Zusak, Markus.

640

9th

BBYA 2006 TOP TEN

SELF-ESTEEM HEROES TAXICAB DRIVERS HISTORY MYSTERY

Zusak has created a work that deserves the attention of sophisticated teen and adult readers. Death himself narrates War II-era story of Liesel Meminger from the time she is taken, at age nine, to live in Molching, Germany, with a foster working-class neighborhood of tough kids, acid-tongued mothers, and loving fathers who earn their living by the work hands. The child arrives having just stolen her first book-although she has not yet learned how to read-and her foster The Gravedigger's Handbook, to lull her to sleep when she's roused by regular nightmares about her younger brother Across the ensuing years of the late 1930s and into the 1940s, Liesel collects more stolen books as well as a peculiar the boy Rudy, the Jewish refugee Max, the mayor's reclusive wife (who has a whole library from which she allows Lies and especially her foster parents. Zusak not only creates a mesmerizing and original story but also writes with poetic s causing readers to deliberate over phrases and lines, even as the action impels them forward. Death is not a sentimen but he does attend to an array of satisfying details, giving Liesel's story all the nuances of chance, folly, and fulfilled ex it deserves. An extraordinary narrative. Nineteen-year-old cabbie Ed Kennedy has little in life to be proud of: his dad died of alcoholism, and he and his mom prospects for success. He has little to do except share a run-down apartment with his faithful yet smelly dog, drive his cards and drink with his amiable friends. Then, after he stops a bank robbery, Ed begins receiving anonymous messa code on playing cards in the mail, and almost immediately his life begins to swerve off its beaten-down path. Usually t instruct him to be at a certain address at a certain time. So with nothing to lose, Ed embarks on a series of missions a toss of dice: sometimes daredevil, sometimes heartwarmingly safe. He rescues a woman from nightly rape by her hus brings a congregation to an abandoned parish. The ease with which he achieves results vacillates between facile and and Ed's search for meaning drives him to complete every task.

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