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Words in the dust by Trent Reedy. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Words in the Dust by Trent Reedy FIC REE Zulaikha, a thirteen-year-old girl in Afghanistan, faces a series of frightening but exhilirating changes in her life as she defies her father and secretly meets with an old woman who teaches her to read, her older sister gets married, and American troops offer her surgery to fix her disfiguring cleft lip.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Wonder by R.J. Palacio July 2013
Bancroft Middle School Common Read- Required Grade 6-8
Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. Young Hoosier Book Award winner, 2014-2015, 4-6.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio, chosen by Ellen Kelley, Roosevelt Elementary School Principal
Ways to live forever by Sally Nicholls. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Ways To Live Forever: Sally Nicholls- Rebecca Caudil nominee- Quick enjoyable read, but moving read.
A tale dark & Grimm by Adam Gidwitz. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz: In this mischievous and utterly original debut, Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm-inspired tales. As readers follow the siblings through a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind (and beyond) the bread crumbs, edible houses, and outwitted witches.
A Tale Dark and Grimm by Adam Gidwitz- Jfic Gidwitz Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight other classic Grimm (and Grimm-inspired) fairy tales. An irreverent, witty narrator leads us through encounters with witches, warlocks, dragons, and the devil himself. As the siblings roam a forest brimming with menacing foes, they learn the true story behind the famous tales, as well as how to take charge of their destinies and create their own happily ever after.
a tale worth reading
A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Gidwitz. (Dutton Children's Books, 2010). Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hanseland Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.
The running dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again. BEST BOOK EVER. I READ IT AS A DISTANCE TRACK AND CROSS COUNTRY (AND AVID) RUNNER AND IT REALLY INSPIRED ME. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen - When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
The outcasts by John Flanagan. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Day 14 - My favorite book by my favorite author - The Outcasts by John Flanagan. This book is amazing!! There's only three books in the Brotherband Chronicles right now, but I think it shows potential of possibly being even better than Flanagan's other series, Ranger's Apprentice!
The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles Series #1) by John Flanagan Skandian outcasts Hal, Stig, and others do battle at sea against the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race across icy waters where not everyone thinks of the competition as play.
'The Outcasts (Brotherband Chronicles)' by John Flanagan ---- From the author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice! They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys...
Okay for now by Gary Schmidt. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Okay for Now - This has got to be one of the best YA books that I have read in years and being a middle school media specialist, I have read a lot of them. I hope the kids like it - they didn't appreciate his Wednesday Wars.
Gary D. Schmidt has written many novels that I would deem as "Worth Reading". My favorites are "The Wednesday Wars" and "Okay for Now" which can go hand in hand but are also readable as individuals. Set in the period of the Vietnam war, these two books explore the elements of home, family, school, friends, romance, and the arts which, when poured together and shaken up, create the drink we know as life.
Queens Library Mock Newbery Winner: Okay for Now, by Gary D. Schmidt "As a fourteen-year-old who just moved to a new town, with no friends and a louse for an older brother, Doug Swieteck has all the stats stacked against him. So begins a coming-of-age masterwork full of equal parts comedy and tragedy from Newbery Honor winner Gary D. Schmidt. As Doug struggles to be more than the Sskinny thug that his teachers and the police think him to be, he finds an unlikely ally in Lil Spicer ”a fiery young lady who Ssmelled like daisies would smell if they were growing in a big field under a clearing sky after a rain. In Lil, Doug finds the strength to endure an abusive father, the suspicions of a whole town, and the return of his oldest brother, forever scarred, from Vietnam. Together, they find a safe haven in the local library, inspiration in learning about the plates of John James Audubon "s birds and a hilarious adventure on a Broadway stage. In this stunning novel, Schmidt expertly weaves multiple themes of loss and recovery in a story teeming with distinctive, unusual characters and invaluable lessons about love, creativity, and survival."
Young Adult Lit by the guy who wrote The Wednesday Wars. It's a companion book to that one (meaning you don't have to read WW to understand this one). And it's equally well done. I'm a fan, Gary Schmidt!
Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt YARP Middle School Nominee 2012-2013
Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt / 9780547152608 / Fiction - Historical fiction - pre-moon landing
Mockingbird : (mok'ing-bûrd) by Kathryn Erskine. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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great young adult novel
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine. One of my favorite books!!!
Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine (Autism Spectrum Disorder) -- touching novel about a young girl with Asperger's grappling with her older brother's death while trying to understand what is "normal" -- National Book Award Winner
The lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. In 1958 Little Rock, Arkansas, painfully shy twelve-year-old Marlee sees her city and family divided over school integration, but her friendship with Liz, a new student, helps her find her voice and fight against racism.
The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families.
I, Emma Freke by E.J. Atkinson. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Growing up near Boston with her free-spirited mother and old-world grandfather, twelve-year-old Emma has always felt out of place but when she attends the family reunion her father's family holds annually in Wisconsin, she is in for some surprises.
I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
The hunt for the seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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The Hunt for the Seventh- Christine Morton-Shaw: Rebecca Caudil Nominee. Not really my cup of tea...
The Hunt for the Seventh by Christine Morton-Shaw FIC MOR When his father starts a new job at Minerva Hall as gardener, twelve-year-old Jim discovers an ancient curse that needs to be unraveled before disaster happens.
Ghetto cowboy : a novel by Greg Neri. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Ghetto Cowboy / G. Neri "Twelve-year-old Cole's behavior causes his mother to drive him from Detroit to Philadelphia to live with a father he has never known, but who soon has Cole involved with a group of African-American "cowboys" who rescue horses and use them to steer youths away from drugs and gangs."
Ghetto Cowboy book review
Rebecca Caudill Award Nominee- Ghetto cowboy: a novel by G. Neri; illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson.
Ghetto Cowboy by G. Neri. Based on a true story!! Middle school and up.
Close to famous by Joan Bauer. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Close to Famous by Joan Bauer - Humorous young adult book
Close to Famous by Joan Bauer When Foster and her mother end up in a small town, they find it full of people with big dreams. Can they all help each other fulfill them? Great author for teen girls...lots of strong girls in her books!
(TEEN) Close to Famous: Twelve-year-old Foster McFee and her mother escape from her mother's abusive boyfriend and end up in the small town of Culpepper, West Virginia, where they use their strengths and challenge themselves to build a new life, with the help of the friends they make there. Reserve the kit: http://www.eventkeeper.com/kitkeeper/index.cfm?curOrg=dclibs
Candy bomber : the story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" by Michael Tunnell. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Candy Bomber The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot" (Book) : Tunnell, Michael O. : "World War II was over, and Berlin was in ruins. US Air Force Lieutenant Gail Halvorsen knew the children of the city were suffering. They were hungry and afraid. The young pilot wanted to help, but what could one man in one plane do?"--dust jacket flap.
Breaking Stalin's nose by Eugene Yelchin. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006DUIGIE/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_NCwyub1H8TDT8. Ten year-old Sasha is so excited to become a Young Pioneer in Stalin's Soviet Union until the day Sasha's father is arrested and Sasha begins to question the regime where every one is suspect...Unforgettable historical fiction for all ages!
2012 Honor Book: Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
"Breaking Stalin's Nose" by Eugene Yelchin (2012 Newbery Honor Book)
Boys without names by Kashmira Sheth. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Boys without names. Another one I've read. And once again, another one I LOVED! It is again, ONE of the best books ever!!!!!! It makes you wonder about lots of different things. It is one of the best 2014 master list Caudill's ever!!!
CHILDREN'S BOOK REVIEWS - BOYS WITHOUT NAMES by Kashmira Sheth. "Boys Without Names draws readers into a world far from their own and awakens all of their senses." Click to read our full #ReadingTub review. #WeReadDiverseBooks
Blizzard of glass : the Halifax explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917--- Recounts the devastating collision and explosion of two ships in Nova Scotia's Halifax Harbor in 1917, which killed at least 2,000 and caused widespread destruction. 971.6 WAL--- CCLS
Blizzard of Glass by Sally Walker On December 6, 1917, two ships collided in Halifax Harbour, resulting in the largest man-made explosion until the detonation of the atomic bomb.
Bamboo people : a novel by Mitali Perkins. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Mitch is reading BAMBOO PEOPLE by Mitali Perkins. He's working his way through the 2014 nominees for the Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award already! "Two Burmese boys, one a Karenni refugee and the other the son of an imprisoned Burmese doctor, meet in the jungle and in order to survive they must learn to trust each other."
Burma - Young Adult Novel
Bamboo People by Mitali Perkins|. I think this is my favorite book of hers. Middle school aged book (could be 5th grade). Realistic fiction.
The apothecary by Maile Meloy. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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The Apothecary - Book Review. Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
The Apothecary (Apothecary, #1) / Maile Meloy "Follows a fourteen-year-old American girl whose life unexpectedly transforms when she moves to London in 1952 and gets swept up in a race to save the world from nuclear war."
THE APOTHECARY by Maile Meloy. Janie's parents are Hollywood screenwriters in the 1950s when the Blacklist sends them across the seas to London. There, Janie meets Benjamin, the apothecary's son, who turns out to be the heir to a powerful ancient text with recipes for transformative spells that puts them right in the path of Russian spies. A unique story with a fascinating setting.
StorySnoops Children's Book Reviews | The Apothecary | Maile Meloy
Yaqui Delgado wants to kick your ass by Meg Medina. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina. One morning before school, some girl tells Piddy Sanchez that Yaqui Delgado hates her and wants to kick her ass. Piddy doesn't even know who Yaqui is, never mind what she's done to piss her off. As the harassment escalates, avoiding Yaqui and her gang starts to take over Piddy's life. Is there any way for Piddy to survive without closing herself off or running away?
yaquidelgado Classics are Cool, But... | Summer Reading for Grades 9 12
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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“Dead girl walking,” the boys say in the halls. “Tell us your secrets,” the girls whisper, one toilet to another. I am that girl. I am the space between my thighs, daylight shining through. I am the bones they want, wired on a porcelain frame. Lia and Cassie were best friends, wintergirls frozen in matchstick bodies. But now Cassie is dead. A fantastic YA novel dealing with eating disorders.
Try: Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson - Wintergirls is another young adult novelthat brilliantly examines loss, coming to terms with a friend's illness, and finally understanding your own. Lia is very, very skinny, and that's the way she likes it. But after her best friend dies from complications with bulimia, her world starts to unravel.
E is for eating disorders. Teen tough issues in YA books- Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson #atozchallenge
Lia and her friend Cassie struggle with anorexia, but when Cassie dies, Lia is left feeling haunted, struggling with the sickness and path to recovery. With issues of self-image and the portrayal of unattainable standards of beauty all around us, this would be a good book to teach about the subject of anorexia. It is also important to note that not only girls struggle with self image and eating disorders, and this book also shows the power of words and the impact they may have on others.
Wintergirls, one of the best books I've ever read, worth reading
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Book Review of Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
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Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan - When two teens, one gay and one straight, meet accidentally and discover that they share the same name, their lives become intertwined as one begins dating the other's best friend, who produces a play revealing his relationship with them both.
One cold night, in a most unlikely corner of Chicago, two teens—both named Will Grayson—are about to cross paths. As their worlds collide and intertwine, the Will Graysons find their lives going in new and unexpected directions, building toward romantic turns-of-heart and the epic production of history’s most fabulous high school musical. John Green and David Levithan.
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan|| #1 favorite John Green book
Where she went by Gayle Forman. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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A book worth reading
Where She Went is yet another stellar writing performance by Gayle Forman. The sequel to If I Stay, Where She Went is a mature Young Adult book that is beautifully written and entirely riveting.
Where She Went (If I Stay) by Gayle Forman. $6.51. http://www.letrasdecanciones365.com/detailp/dpbuc/Bb0u0c4wHp4cXeDByIi.html. Author: Gayle Forman. Publisher: Speak (April 5, 2011). 274 pages. The highly anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed If I Stay Picking up several years after the dramatic conclusion of If I Stay, Where She Went continues the story of Adam and Mia, from Adam's point of view. Ever since Mia's decision to stay - but n...
Where She Went by Gayle Forman. A must read especially after seeing the #IfIstay movie. Love these 2 books
Where She Went by Gayle Forman book review. (With spoilers if you haven't read If I Stay)
Where She Went by Gayle Forman (If I Stay 2) Way better than the first! I enjoyed this one, it makes book 1 worth reading. (9/21-9/23/14)
What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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"Source: Penguin (US). This book has been nominated by teens for this year's Teen's Top Ten award presented by #YALSA. If you are a teen between the ages of 12-18 please vote for your favorites. If you are a teen at heart, help spread the word and get the teens in your life to participate. To vote for #WhatHappenedToGoodbye by #SarahDessen as your favorite book of the year please visit ala.org/yalsa/teenstopten. #TTT12.
Bestseller Books Online What Happened to Goodbye Sarah Dessen $11.98
What Happened to Goodbye, by Sarah Dessen, was a 2012 Teens' Top Ten book.
Sarah Dessen is a great young adult author. I have yet to read this one but it is Christmas break.
Is this worth reading??
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.