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The FitzOsbornes at War

By: Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper completes her heart-stealing epic drama of history and romance with The FitzOsbornes at War. Sophie FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped their remote island home when...

Absolutely Lucy #7: Lucy's Holiday Surprise

By: Ilene Cooper
illustrated by: Royce Fitzgerald

Adopted twin girls, a precocious pup, and a busy holiday season make Christmas at the Quinns’ house a bit crazy!   Bobby is excited to have two adopted baby sisters, but he’s also excited...

Wandering Warrior

By: Da Chen

“WHAT DO YOU get when you cross Harry Potter with Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon? Wandering Warrior, Da Chen’s first book of fiction. . . . Whiz-bang action at every turn. . . . A culturally...


Stealing Freedom

By: Elisa Carbone

Inspired by a true story, the riveting novel of a young slave girl's harrowing escape to freedom on the Underground Railroad.The moment Ann Maria Weems was born, her freedom was stolen from her. Like her...

Secrets from the Sleeping Bag: A Blogtastic! Novel

By: Rose Cooper

Sofia is spending the summer at Camp Krakatow! S'mores, crafts, bug juice, water sports, boys(!) . . . Sofia doesn't want to forget one second of sleepaway camp!

Love Me Tender

By: Audrey Couloumbis

Elvira’s family has never been the warm, fuzzy type. Most of the time, Elvira can’t stand the sight of her little sister, Kerrie. Elvira and her mother, Mel, fight more often than not. Mel...


Where Are You, Blue Kangaroo

By: Emma Chichester Clark

Blue Kangaroo belongs to Lily, and she takes him with her wherever she goes. Sometimes Blue Kangaroo gets lost, but he always waits for Lily to find him. Lately, though, Lily has been losing her friend...

Bud, Not Buddy

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963,...

The FitzOsbornes in Exile

By: Michelle Cooper

Michelle Cooper combines the drama of pre-War Europe with the romance of debutante balls and gives us another compelling historical page turner.Sophia FitzOsborne and the royal family of Montmaray escaped...


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Texas Gothic

By: Rosemary Clement-Moore

BOOK TALK
 
In the Goodnight family, magic is a way of life. Well, for all of them except Amy who hates any association with it.  All it has done is complicate her life, so when Aunt Hyacinth...

Fitz

By: Mick Cochrane

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Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald (Fitz) has a hole in his life. He lives with, loves and respects his single mom, but he can’t let go of wondering who his dad is or why he’s not part of Fitz’s...

The Lost Songs

By: Caroline B. Cooney

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When Lutie Painter decides to cut class and take the city bus north instead of the school bus west, her aunt and uncle have no way of preventing her from heading straight into...


Driver’s Ed

By: Caroline B. Cooney

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Getting a driver's license is the one thing that would make Remy's and Morgan's lives nearly perfect. And it seems as if it's going to be easy and fun. After all,...

Burning Up

By: Caroline B. Cooney

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Thematic Connections
Family & Relationships
Racism
Responsibility
Trust
Grades 7 up
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare discovers dark...

The FitzOsbornes at War

By: Michelle Cooper

BOOK TALK
Escaping to England when their home on a remote island was attacked by the Nazis, the Montmaray family dodges bombs, endures blackouts, experiences rationing, and witnesses the Blitz. ...


Lexie

By: Audrey Couloumbis
illustrated by: Julia Denos

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For as long as ten-year-old Lexie can remember, she’s spent every summer on the shore with her parents.  Together, they’d comb the beach for treasure, swim in the ocean, and eat food...

Jake

By: Audrey Couloumbis

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Not Exactly a Love Story

By: Audrey Couloumbis

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It started with a midnight phone call. An obscene one – sort of.  And continued to develop into, well, if not exactly a love story, a secret friendship. When the high school jock Biff...


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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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...

Rodzina

By: Karen Cushman

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