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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...

What Once We Feared: An Original Forest of Hands and Teeth Story

By: Carrie Ryan

When the zombie apocalypse hits and the dead begin to rise, Jonah and his friends are on a class field trip downtown.  Panicked, they make a split-second decision to seek shelter in the Overlook,...

What the Moon Saw

By: Laura Resau

Clara Luna's name means "clear moon" in Spanish. But lately, her head has felt anything but clear. One day a letter comes from Mexico, written in Spanish: Dear Clara, We invite you to our house...


What They Always Tell Us

By: Martin Wilson

JAMES AND ALEX have barely anything in common anymore—least of all their experiences in high school, where James is a popular senior and Alex is suddenly an outcast. But at home, there is Henry,...

What They Found

By: Walter Dean Myers

WALTER DEAN MYERS returns to the world of 145th Street: Short Stories to show how love can be found, and thrive, in the most unlikely places. Curtis finds love in Iraq as he struggles to stay alive in...

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...


When the Snow Fell

By: Henning Mankell

As it has in the past, the first snow of the year signifies to Joel Gustafson his very own New Year's Eve. So when the snow begins to fall on a cold November day, Joel gets busy making resolutions--three...

When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and...


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The Warlock

By: Michael Scott

On Alcatraz Island, two human immortals – Machiavelli and Billy the Kid – are about to release loathsome monsters to terrorize and destroy the city of San Francisco. Meanwhile, in the city, a motley...

The Watsons Go to Birmingham 1963 Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

The Newbery Honor-winning American classic, The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963, celebrates 20 years with this anniversary edition featuring a special letter from Christopher Paul Curtis and an introduction...

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We Are the Goldens Book Talk

By: Dana Reinhardt

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Nell and Layla are sisters, the best of friends and each other’s support. Layla willingly paves the way for Nell when she enters high school.  As a freshman, Nell makes the soccer team...


We Were Liars Book Talk

By: E. Lockhart

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The three daughters of a very wealthy father constantly fight over the estate and the expensive possessions of their parents.  However, their father forces them to come to his private island...

The Wednesdays

By: Julie Bourbeau
illustrated by: Jason Beene

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They’re sneaky.  They’re silly.  They’re sinister.  What are they, you might ask?  They are the Wednesdays and they are out to cause mischief and mayhem in the town of Mount Tibadabo. ...

When Life Gives You O.J.

By: Erica S. Perl

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After her grandmother dies and Zelly’s family moves from Brooklyn to a home in Vermont, she thinks her dream of owning a dog will finally come true.  No such luck; her parents are still...


When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

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Albert Einstein said, "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." When You Reach Me is just the kind of book that you will experience - mysterious, with strange...

Who Needs Magic?

By: Kathy McCullough

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It’s summer. And Delany Collins is finally used to her new life in California. She has a boyfriend, found out that her dad isn’t half bad, and has gotten used to being a fairy godmother....

The Whole Story of Half a Girl

By: Veera Hiranandani

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Life is good for fifth grader Sonia Nadhamuniai. There are only two weeks until summer, when she can spend more time with best friend, Sam, and they can plan for next year’s play at their...


Will in Scarlet Book Talk

By: Matthew Cody

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His father missing, their kingdom under attack, and no money to mention, Will Scarlet goes on the run in order to avoid being killed.  His unknowing venture into Sherwood Forest lands him...

The Winter Horses Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Philip Kerr

From Philip Kerr, the New York Times bestselling author of the Bernie Gunther novels, comes a breathtaking journey of survival in the dark days of WWII in Ukraine, a country that remains tumultuous...

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Wish

By: Joseph Monninger

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The Make-A-Wish Foundation has brought attention to children with terminal illnesses, fulfilling a child’s wish before they die.  Wish is just one possible story about a young boy who...


Wish

By: N. D. Wilson

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Bee’s brother, Tommy, knows everything there is to know about sharks. He also knows that his life will be cut short by cystic fibrosis. And so does Bee. That’s why she wants...

Wolfcry

By: Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

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Beautiful Oliza Shardae Cobriana faces critical decisions in her life as she prepares to choose her mate. As heir to Wyvern's Court, she must keep the peace that her parents...

Wonder

By: R. J. Palacio

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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...


Wonder Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: R. J. Palacio

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that has captivated over 1 million readers.

I won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse.

...

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Woods Runner

By: Gary Paulsen

Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American...

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Would You

By: Marthe Jocelyn

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Natalie and her friends love to play would you . . .: Would you rather lose all your hair or all your teeth? Would you rather have your father sing in the supermarket or your...


Write Before Your Eyes

By: Lisa Williams Kline

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If you could alter anything in your life just by writing it down, what would you want to change? Gracie finds an old blue journal at a yard sale and discovers that whatever she...

Written in Stone

By: Rosanne Parry

   Rosanne Parry author of Heart of a Shepherd, shines a light on Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest in the 1920s, a time of critical cultural upheaval.

   Pearl...

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The Wrong Hands

By: Nigel Richardson

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Fourteen-year-old Graham Sinclair hides a secret. His mom tells him, ?everyone carries around one terrible thing that no one else knows.? After Graham tries to share his secret...