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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: Trent Reedy: 9780545261258: Halie (6th grade) read this book about an Afghanistan girl's life after the defeat of the Taliban. She thought it was a great introduction to modern cultural issues (opposed to the issues from the middle ages we are currently exploring). She recommends it for Emily when she's older.
Words in the Dust - written by a soldier who lived amongst the Afghans. A fictional novel revealing a heartbreaking story of a girl with a cleft lip and the 'intimate details of imperfect, ordinary lives in an exotic land.' Inspired by a real girl Trent Reedy met on his deployment in Afghanistan. Powerfully written.
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
Summary: 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 clasassmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Lisa Karim's staff pick for March 2014. A quick middle school read. Reminds how people can be both incredibly cruel and incredibly kind. Ultimately, kindness wins the day in Wonder.
Bancroft Middle School Common Read Grades 6-8
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- 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 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.
a tale worth reading
The running dream by Wendelin Van Draanen. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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Grade 7 & 8 Briscoe. 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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The Outcasts: Brotherband Chronicles, Book 1: John Flanagan- Rebecca Caudil Nominee- Judging from the cover, was not expecting much. Ended up loving it.
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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Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine- currently Reagan's favorite book for all time!
Mockingbird: Kathryn Erskine Aspergers
great young adult novel
Mockingbird: Kathryn Erskine THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER / ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT NOVELS OF OUR TIME FOR YOUNG READERS Caitlin has Asperger's. The world according to her is black and white; anything in between is confusing. Before, when things got confusing, Caitlin went to her older brother, Devon, for help. But Devon was killed in a school shooting, and Caitlin's dad is so distraught that he is just not helpful. Caitlin wants everything to go back to the way things were, but she...
The lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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ARKANSAS - The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine - As 12-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz. But when Liz leaves school without even a good-bye, the rumor is that Liz was caught passing for white. Marlee decides that doesn't matter. She just wants her friend back. Marlee and Liz are even willing to take on segregation
The Lions of Little Rock -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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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.
Ghetto Cowboy is a fantastic, uplifting inspirational tale about African American cowboys living in Philadelphia struggling to protect their land. It is very interesting because it is coming from a rowdy boy's point of view. People who like historical fiction will certainly enjoy this book. -- Max, 10
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
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.
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!
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": Michael O. Tunnell: 9781580893374: Amazon.com: Books
Candy Bomber : The Story of the Berlin Airlift's "Chocolate Pilot", by Michael O.Tunnell. (Charlesbridge, c2010) "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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Interactive site for Newbery Honor Book, "Breaking Stalin's Nose" by Eugene Yelchin...a great read aloud and unit of study on communism for children
2012 Honor book: Breaking Stalin's Nose by Eugene Yelchin
Amanda really enjoyed BREAKING STALIN'S NOSE by Eugene Yelchin. 10 year old Sasha lives in the Soviet Union and idolizes his staunchly Communist father, until the day the police take his father away, leaving Sasha homeless and alone!
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 / by Sally M. Walker. Summary Recounts the story from World War I in which two towns were leveled and almost two thousand people killed following the collision of two warships in Halifax Harbour and a blizzard that dumped over a foot of snow in the area. ISBN 9780805089455
Blizzard of Glass: The Halifax Explosion of 1917 by Sally M. Walker - read in Jan 2012 . . . 4 stars . . . Non-fiction middle-grade book about the horrendous explosion in Halifax in December 1917 that killed 2,000 people, injured many many more, and left a fifth of the city’s population homeless. Recommended for anyone of any age who wants to learn about that catastrophe – and why Nova Scotia sends a Balsam fir tree to Boston for their Common every Christmas. Click through for my full review.
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. Winner of Pura Belpre (Author) Award honoring a Latino writer whose children's books best portray, affirm, and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.
Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass - Meg Medina. Who *doesn't* want to read a book with a title like this? Still, the book is more serious (and occasionally teary) than the title might lead you to think. Piddy starts at a new high school in Queens and becomes the target of some really intense bullying.
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Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass | Meg Medina. The 2014 Pura Belpré (Author) Award winner; YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults.
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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E is for eating disorders. Teen tough issues in YA books- Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson #atozchallenge
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.
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 #johngreen
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 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.
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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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.
sequel to IF I STAY! worth reading for sure!
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)
Sequel to "If I Stay" and my new favorite book...
What happened to goodbye by Sarah Dessen. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.
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What Happened To Goodbye - Dessen has some of the BEST young adult realistic fiction novels
Sarah Dessen....i LOVE YOU! coming out with a new book right before I leave for a weekend at the lake? perfect. timing.
Is this worth reading??
What Happened to Goodbye...I HAVE A SIGNED COPY :) @sarahdessen thanks :)
Trinkets by Kirsten Smith. Click the cover image to check out or request the teen kindle.