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The Beet Fields

By: Gary Paulsen

For a 16-year-old boy out in the world alone for the first time, every day's an education in the hard work and boredom of migrant labor; every day teaches him something more about friendship, or hunger,...

Lawn Boy Returns

By: Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen’s funny follow-up to Lawn Boy is full of big surprises and big laughs. Lawn Boy says: The summer I was twelve, mowing lawns with Grandpa’s old riding mower turned into big...

Wild River

By: P. J. Petersen

It’s Ryan versus the river in a race against time to save his brother’s life.When twelve-year-old Ryan reluctantly agrees to join his experienced older brother Tanner on a camping trip, he...


Eldest

By: Christopher Paolini

Perfect for fans of Lord of the Rings, the New York Times bestselling Inheritance Cycle about the dragon rider Eragon has sold over 35 million copies and is an international fantasy sensation.Darkness...

The Kid in the Red Jacket

By: Barbara Park

Howard Jeeter has moved across the country and his only friend is an annoying six-year-old girl. Of course, when you’re really lonely, you’ll be friends with anyone—almost.From the Trade...

Don't Make Me Smile

By: Barbara Park

Charlie Hickles' parents are getting a divorce—and for some reason, they actually expect him to understand! But Charlie isn't going to take this divorce lying down.


Road Rash

By: Mark Huntley Parsons

A teenage drummer finds out what life is really like on tour with a rock band in this funny and bittersweet YA novel. For anyone who loved Almost Famous or This Is Spinal Tap.   After being dropped...

Skinnybones

By: Barbara Park

For the smallest kid on the baseball team, Alex “Skinnybones” Frankovitch has a major-league big mouth! But when he brags his way into a pitching contest, this might be one mess that not even...


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Wonder

By: R. J. Palacio

BOOK TALK
Have you ever been bullied for being different?  Or maybe you have bullied someone else for being different.  Maybe you are the person who befriends the kid who is different.  No matter...

Eldest

By: Christopher Paolini

Reading Group Guide

Introducing Fantasy

Fantasy is a form of literature that presents psychological realities in an imaginative or fantastical way. Using myth and folklore as a background,...

Eragon

By: Christopher Paolini

BOOK TALK
Have you ever wondered if dragons were real? If they really could fly and breathe fire from their noses? When you meet Saphira, a beautiful, flying dragon who communicates with her master...


Flat Broke

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK
 
Kevin is broke, penniless, totally without funds, and he really wants to ask Tina to the school dance.  So what’s a guy to do to earn a fortune?  If you are Kevin, you get...

Liar, Liar

By: Gary Paulsen

Book Talk
Kevin is intelligent beyond his fourteen years, and he believes that his constant lying is just good common sense. When he instantly falls in love with Tina, Kevin sets in motion the perfect...

Gary Paulsen Author Study

The breadth of Gary Paulsen’s books alone—adventure, true stories, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, humor—make him the perfect candidate for a classroom author study because there is truly...

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Alida’s Song and The Cookcamp

By: Gary Paulsen

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Life with a boy’s loving grandmother gives him strength and faith in himself, drawing him away from the edge and into the center of life, in these two remarkable novels based on...

Crush

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK

Kevin is at it again; always trying to figure out how to get what he wants in the easiest way possible. What he wants now is Tina--the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen with a laugh...

All Shook Up

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What's the most embarrassing thing your parents have ever done? Cleaned your face with a wet finger? Yelled at you in front of your friends? Insisted on walking with you at the mall? Although...


A Day No Pigs Would Die

By: Robert Newton Peck
Guide Prepared by: Pat Scales, Director of Library Services, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, South Carolina

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this classic autobiographical novel set in the 1920s in rural Vermont, 12-year-old Robert Peck comes of age when his father dies and leaves him to manage the...

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Amos Daragon #2: The Key of Braha

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With the help of friends, Amos is able to survive his first task as a Mask Wearer.  However, soon after that, Amos meets the beautiful and mysterious Lolya, who warns him that...

Picture Book Biography Brochure

In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear.  Not many people in the world had.

But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inherit an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for...

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