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Bad Tickets

By: Kathleen O'Dell

She's left her good Catholic girl ways behind . . . mostly. It is 1967, the Summer of Love, and Mary Margaret Hallinan has that itchy, squirmy feeling that there must be something more out there for her....

Bad Yeti

By: Carrie Harris

Set in the world of BAD TASTE IN BOYS and BAD HAIR DAY, this original digital story is the perfect introduction into the funny high school world of  CARRIE HARRIS, where humor meets horror (and sometimes...

Before I Die

By: Jenny Downham

For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up.Tessa has just months ...


Before We Were Free

By: Julia Alvarez

Anita de la Torre never questioned her freedom living in the Dominican Republic. But by her 12th birthday in 1960, most of her relatives have emigrated to the United States, her Tío Toni has disappeared...

Bessica Lefter Bites Back

By: Kristen Tracy

"Will have readers laughing aloud," says Booklist of this funny novel set in middle school. Now that Bessica’s the half mascot at her middle school and made some new friends, she finally feels like...

Between Two Worlds

By: Katherine Kirkpatrick

On the treeless shores of Itta, Greenland, as far north as humans can settle, sixteen-year-old Inuit Billy Bah spots a ship far out among the icebergs on the bay--a sight both welcome and feared. Explorers...


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Badd

By: Tim Tharp

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Ceejay and her older brother Bobby have always been close. They both feel like they were born into the wrong family. They enjoyed being badasses together in high school… not in a mean...

Beholding Bee

By: Kimberly Newton Fusco

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Orphan. Outcast. Freak. Bee is all of those things. She is taunted by almost everyone because of the birthmark on her face. There are no options for a home or family. She has lived her entire...

Belle Epoque

By: Elizabeth Ross

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The novel is set in the Belle Époque period in Paris, France; a forty year span of peace and prosperity. It is in this setting that Maude Pinchon, a girl from the French countryside, flees...


Belle Prater’s Boy

By: Ruth White

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this vivid coming-of-age story, two cousins develop a real friendship while discovering the truths about their families and themselves.
Twelve-year-old...

Bessica Lefter Bites Back

By: Kristen Tracy

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Being the school mascot is supposed to be fun, exciting and lead to a new life of being popular. Unfortunately for Bessica, the results aren’t exactly what she was hoping for.  She soon...

Beyond the Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS GUIDE
In Robert Cormier’s unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right–or just to survive–against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....


Black Box

By: Julie Schumacher

WHEN DORA, ELENA’S older sister, is diagnosed with depression and has to be admitted to the hospital, Elena can’t seem to make sense of their lives anymore. At school, the only people who acknowledge...

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Black Radishes

By: Susan Lynn Meyer

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This beautifully-written story takes place in France at the beginning of World War II.  Gustave and his parents live in Paris as the Germans are beginning to take over France. They choose...

The Blood Keeper

By: Tessa Gratton

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Mab Prowd, the blood keeper, comes from a family that teaches her about the potions and dangerous spells she needs for protection and harmony with nature.  Mab and her family live in a...


The Book of Blood and Shadow

By: Robin Wasserman

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After the death of her brother, Nora manages to survive life at Chapman Prep with the help of her best friend, Chris and his girlfriend.  When Chris goes to college a short distance away,...

The Book Thief Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi...

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The Books of Laura Resau

By: Laura Resau

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The Books of Matt de la Pena

By: Matt de la Pena

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By: John Boyne

Berlin 1942

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their...

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Brendan Buckley’s Sixth-Grade Experiment

By: Sundee T. Frazier

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Science competitions, an almost-girlfriend, fights with his best friend… Brendan Buckley’s debut into middle school isn’t going exactly as he planned.  First, he isn’t sure his...


Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

BOOK TALK
Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...

Bullying Book Discussion Guide

By: Random House

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Bullying: A Guide

By: Judy Blume Katherine Ayres Ralph Fletcher Jeffrey Lee Nick Springer

BULLYING: A GUIDE
Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres
Blubber by Judy Blume
Spider Boy by Ralph Fletcher
True Blue by Jeffrey Lee
Feather Boy by Nick Springer

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Burning

By: Elana K. Arnold

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High school track star Ben is leaving behind everything he knows in a week. His small town of Gypsum, Nevada which is shutting down now that the factory closed. His two best friends, Hog...