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What We Hide

By: Marthe Jocelyn

Americans Jenny and her brother, Tom, are off to England: Tom to university, to dodge the Vietnam draft, Jenny to be the new girl at a boarding school, Illington Hall. This is Jenny's chance to finally...

ACID

By: Emma Pass

"Jenna Strong is a futuristic Jason Bourne."--Justine MagazineFans of Matched and Divergent will be hooked by this fast-paced, nail-biting survival story, featuring an unforgettable heroine reminiscent...

May B.

By: Caroline Starr Rose

I've known it since last night:It's been too long to expect them to return. Something's happened."If May is a brave, stubborn fighter, the short, free-verse lines are one-two punches in this Laura Ingalls...


Rumble Fish

By: S. E. Hinton

Rumble Fish is a trade paperback from the best-selling author of The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton, whose novels are as relevant as ever, exploring sibling relationships, the importance of role models, and the...

Every Day After

By: Laura Golden

It's been two months since Lizzie's daddy disappeared due to the awful Depression. Lizzie's praying he'll return to Bittersweet, Alabama, for her birthday. It won't feel special without him, what with...

Navigating Early

By: Clare Vanderpool

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” —James Patterson   “Reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.” —The Wall Street Journal  ...


Jump into the Sky

By: Shelley Pearsall

Levi Battle's been left behind all his life. His mother could sing like a bird and she flew away like one, too. His father left him with his grandmother so he could work as a traveling salesman—until...

Please Ignore Vera Dietz

By: A.S. King

Vera’s spent her whole life secretly in love with her best friend, Charlie Kahn. And over the years she’s kept a lot of his secrets. Even after he betrayed her. Even after he ruined everything. So...

Wanderlove

By: Kirsten Hubbard

Are you a Global Vagabond?No, but 18-year-old Bria wants to be. In a quest for independence, her neglected art, and no-strings-attached hookups, she signs up for a tour of Central America—the wrong...


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Mister Max Reader’s Theater Activity Kit and Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic note, is unusual even for them. Did theyintend to leave him behind? Have they...

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Navigating Early

By: Clare Vanderpool

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” —James Patterson
 
“Reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.” —The Wall Street Journal
...

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Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as...

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The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By: Carrie Ryan

BOOK TALK
Mary lives in a world governed by strict rules created by the Sisterhood to protect the village from the Unconsecrated dead who constantly hunger for flesh. As a young, unmarried woman she...

The Mighty Miss Malone Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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The Queen of Water

By: Laura Resau and Maria Virginia Farinango

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When Virginia is only seven years old, her poor indígena family allows her to be taken from them to be a servant for a family from the ruling class. However, the family does not allow Virginia...


Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly...

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X-Isle

By: Steve Augarde

BOOK TALK
 
Parents barter what treasures they have left to help their young boys escape the flooded mainland to a better life on Eck Island.  Baz and Ray are the only two chosen on this...

Rodzina

By: Karen Cushman

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The Year of My Miraculous Reappearance

By: Catherine Ryan Hyde

BOOK TALK
 
Cynnie thinks her life can?t get any worse than it already is. She has an alcoholic mother, a younger brother with Down?s syndrome, and a father who is dead. Even though it?s...

Scat

By: Carl Hiaasen

Bestselling author and columnist Carl Hiaasen returns with another hysterical mystery for kids set in Florida's Everglades.
 
Bunny Starch, the most feared biology teacher ever, is missing....

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When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

By: Kimberly Willis Holt

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