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Books

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief & I Am the Messenger

By: Markus Zusak

Two powerful modern classics from #1 New York Times bestselling author Markus Zusak. The Book Thief affirms the ability of books to feed the soul even in the bleakest of times in a...

Matilda Bone

By: Karen Cushman

Orphaned Matilda is not at all pleased when she arrives at Blood and Bone Alley to become an assistant to Red Peg the Bonesetter. She is a religious, well-educated girl who can’t picture herself...

Meridian

By: Amber Kizer

Half-human, half-angel, Meridian Sozu has a dark responsibility.Sixteen-year-old Meridian has been surrounded by death ever since she can remember. As a child, insects, mice, and salamanders would burrow...


Messenger

By: Lois Lowry

Messenger is the masterful third novel in the Giver Quartet, which began with the dystopian bestseller The Giver, now a major motion picture. Matty has lived in Village and flourished under the guidance...

Mexican WhiteBoy

By: Matt de la Peña

Danny's tall and skinny. Even though he’s not built, his arms are long enough to give his pitch a power so fierce any college scout would sign him on the spot. Ninety-five mile an hour fastball,...

Milkweed

By: Jerry Spinelli

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from a Newbery MedalistHe's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw. He's a boy who steals food for himself,...


Moon Over Manifest

By: Clare Vanderpool

Winner of the 2011 Newbery Award.The movement of the train rocked me like a lullaby. I closed my eyes to the dusty countryside and imagined the sign I’d seen only in Gideon’s stories: Manifest—A...

Mr. Tucket

By: Gary Paulsen

Fourteen-year-old Francis Tucket is heading west on the Oregon Trail with his family by wagon train. When he receives a rifle for his birthday, he is thrilled that he is being treated like an adult. But...

My Chemical Mountain

By: Corina Vacco

   Rocked by his father's recent death and his mother's sudden compulsion to overeat, Jason lashes out by breaking into the abandoned mills and factories that plague his run-down town. Always...


Resources

Mason Dixon: Basketball Disasters

By: Claudia Mills
illustrated by: Guy Francis

BOOK TALK
My name is Mason and I do NOT want to play basketball.  But once again, I listen to my best friend Brody, and to make him happy, I let him convince me to join the team.  Yeah right! ...

May B.

By: Caroline Starr Rose

BOOK TALK
Meet Mavis Betterly, loving called May Betts by her brother Hiram, and cruelly called May B. by the kids at school because she has trouble reading.  May is crushed when her parents decide...

Meant to Be

By: Lauren Morrill

BOOK TALK
Some things in life can be planned and predicted: what to wear, which sports to play, which classes to take, where to go to college. Other decisions, like who you’re going to fall in love...


The Midnight Dress Book Talk

By: Karen Foxlee

BOOK TALK
Rose and her father never stay in one place very long. Barely long enough for social services to track them, and definitely not long enough to fit in and make friends. But all that changes...

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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Mister Max and the Book of Lost Things Book Talk

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

BOOK TALK
Max’s parents are actors and when they receive an offer to travel to India to perform for the Maharajah, the family immediately makes a plan for the voyage.  However, for some unknown...


Mister Max Reader’s Readers Theater Activity kit and Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!

Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic...

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Muckers Book Talk

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

BOOK TALK
Hatley, Arizona is a mining town and the copper has all been mined.  When the mine closes, the school will also close because people will leave Hatley.  So this is the final year of the...

Muckers Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review.
...

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My Chemical Mountain

By: Corina Vacco

BOOK TALK
Jason’s world has been destroyed by the Corporate America chemical plant in town. Toxic waste, giant trash dumps, chemicals of unknown origin spilling into the water…all of it poisoning...

My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

BOOK TALK
 
Mina is not like most other kids her age.  She goes where her imagination takes her, which is usually any place but where she is.  While she is excited to experience all that...

My Name Is Mina

By: David Almond

Award-winning author David Almond reintroduces readers to the perceptive, sensitive Mina before the events of Skellig in this lyrical and fantastical work. My Name is Mina is not only a pleasure to read,...

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My Not-So-Still Life

By: Liz Gallagher

Book Talk
Personal expression with herself as the canvas defines Vanessa.  From the colorful string around her wrist that represents how she is feeling at the moment to the rapidly changing color...