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Destined: A Fates Story

By: Lanie Bross

In this beautiful, romantic prequel to FATES, Corinthe attends a beachside party at a glamorous mansion on Point Reyes, where she must help fulfill a mysterious--and potentially deadly--destiny. There...

Aladdin LGB (Disney Aladdin)

By: Karen Kreider
illustrated by: Darrell Baker

What do you get when you combine a magic lamp, a flying carpet, a beautiful princess, and a young man who wants to be a prince? Disney Aladdin! All the fun and adventure of the hit movie is retold in the...

Kindness for Weakness

By: Shawn Goodman

In an environment where kindness equals weakness, how do those who care survive? A Tayshas Reading List Pick An  ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book   “Shawn Goodman takes us...


Melonhead and the Undercover Operation

By: Katy Kelly
illustrated by: Gillian Johnson

Melonhead here—with more rules?! I already have the Remind-O-Rama list from my mom, which reminds me what I shouldn't do. Now my dad has created the Melon Family Guidelines for Life to remind me...

Something Like Hope

By: Shawn Goodman

Seventeen-year-old Shavonne has been in juvenile detention since the seventh grade. Mr. Delpopolo is the first counselor to treat her as an equal, and he helps her get to the bottom of her self-destructive...

Becoming Chloe

By: Catherine Ryan Hyde

Meet Jordy. He’s on his own in New York City. Nobody to depend on; nobody depending on him. And it’s been working fine.Until this girl comes along. She’s 18 and blond and pretty–her...


Am I Right or Am I Right?

By: Barry Jonsberg

Calma Harrison is in love. Not just with herself, but also with the handsome checkout guy at Crazi-Cheep. So stocking shelves at the Crazi- Cheep seems like the perfect job—until that annoying customer...

The Daring Adventures of Penhaligon Brush

By: Sally Jones Rogan
illustrated by: Christian Slade

PENHALIGON BRUSH LONGS for adventure and finds it aplenty in the seaside village of Porthleven. Within hours of his arrival, he is captured by armed ferrets and thrown into the dungeon of Furball Manor....


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Wonder Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: RJ Palacio
Guide Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers now also includes the bestselling short story The Julian Chapter.

I won't describe what...

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Gated Book Talk

By: Amy Christine Parker

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Only three months from the end of the world remain, and teens Lyla, Will, Brian and Marie train daily to protect their community from the outsiders who surround them.  Disobey the rules...

Kindness for Weakness

By: Shawn Goodman

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James just wants to belong somewhere. And it doesn’t seem to be with his mom and her abusive boyfriend, Ron. His brother, Louis, walked out two years ago leaving 13-year-old James behind....


Twerp

By: Mark Goldblatt

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Sixth grader Julian Twerski is known for two things he can be proud of: he’s the fastest kid at PS 23 and he’s really smart. However, things are about to change. There’s a new fifth...

Revenge of a Not-So-Pretty Girl

By: Carolita Blythe

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For Catholic School girls, Faye and her friends Caroline and Gillian are mean. Their current scheme involves going uptown and mugging former film star, Evelyn Rider. The girls don’t anticipate...

Out of Nowhere

By: Maria Padian

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Tom Bouchard occupied his time with three things: soccer, school and girls. Not necessarily in that order. Senior year was going to be sweet for Tom and his best friend Donnie. But when...


The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan

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Seniors must write about a tragedy for their required English paper at Irving High School. The first day on campus, Duncan arrives to find a stack of CD’s and a note left to him...

Love and Other Perishable Items

By: Laura Buzo

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Amelia, at the tender age of fifteen, crushes deeply over Chris, an older guy of twenty-one.  A six-year age difference does not seem that it should matter that much, but it does.   As...

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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Liar & Spy

By: Rebecca Stead

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building...

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Secrets from the Sleeping Bag: A Blogtastic! Novel

By: Rose Cooper

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Sofia Becker‘s parents  force ask her  to go to summer camp with her best friend, Nona.  She has plenty of reasons for not wanting to go:

 No technology.  If she’s going...

Happy Families

By: Tanita S. Davis

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Two smart kids. Twins – a boy and a girl even. Home in the suburbs. Good schools and jobs. The Nicholas family was living the American Dream. At least that’s what sophomore twins...