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All Shook Up

By: Shelley Pearsall

The King of Rock ’n’ Roll lives! And he’s Josh’s dad.When 13-year-old Josh finds out that he has to stay with his dad in Chicago for a few months, he’s not too thrilled. But...

Sweet Valley High #5: All Night Long

By: Francine Pascal

Jessica Wakefield has charmed many guys in her lifetime. But she’s never met a challenge like Scott Daniels. And she’s determined to prove that she may be a junior in high school, but not when...

Sweet Valley High #6: Dangerous Love

By: Francine Pascal

Elizabeth Wakefield has never had a problem with rules. But when Todd gets a new motorcycle, Liz is torn. Her parents have forbidden her from ever getting on a bike. But everyone else is ecstatic over...


When Life Gives You O.J.

By: Erica S. Perl

For years, 10-year-old Zelly Fried has tried to convince her parents to let her have a dog. After all, practically everyone in Vermont owns a dog, and it sure could go a long way helping Zelly fit in since...

Alida's Song

By: Gary Paulsen

A remarkable novel about one of the most important, and loving, relationships in Gary Paulsen's life.The wonderful grandmother seen through the eyes of a young boy in The Cookcamp reaches out to him at...

Ceci Ann's Day of Why

By: Christopher Phillips
Illustrated by: Shino Arihara

Christopher Philips-known for promoting the art of Socratic inquiry to adults and older children around the world-now turns his attention to the very young. Ceci Ann approaches her day with an open and...


The Celebutantes: To the Penthouse

By: Antonio Pagliarulo

IT’S SUMMER IN the city for Madison, Park, and Lexington Hamilton. Only, these triplet heiresses have more on their plate than hot-tubbing and the Hamptons. The Royal Crown Society of America is...

Sweet Valley High: Three Novels

By: Francine Pascal

One twin is good. One is bad. And they're both California blonde. Will quiet, studious Elizabeth let SVH socialitie Jessica take the boy she has her eye on in Double Love? In Secrets, will Jessica dish...


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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...

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...

Eldest

By: Christopher Paolini

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Introducing Fantasy

Fantasy is a form of literature that presents psychological realities in an imaginative or fantastical way. Using myth and folklore as a background,...


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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Paintings from the Cave

By: Gary Paulsen

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Three kids who tackle this tough world try to keep it together on their own.  For Jake, it is as he works the clay striving to find that beauty within himself.  With his friend...

Woods Runner

By: Gary Paulsen

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Thirteen-year-old Samuel Lehi Smith has grown up on the frontier in Western Pennsylvania and knows very little about the war between American Patriots and the British. Then one...


Alida’s Song and The Cookcamp

By: Gary Paulsen

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Life with a boy’s loving grandmother gives him strength and faith in himself, drawing him away from the edge and into the center of life, in these two remarkable novels based on...

All Shook Up

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What's the most embarrassing thing your parents have ever done? Cleaned your face with a wet finger? Yelled at you in front of your friends? Insisted on walking with you at the mall? Although...

A Day No Pigs Would Die

By: Robert Newton Peck
Guide Prepared by: Pat Scales, Director of Library Services, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, South Carolina

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this classic autobiographical novel set in the 1920s in rural Vermont, 12-year-old Robert Peck comes of age when his father dies and leaves him to manage the...

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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...

The Game of Triumphs

By: Laura Powell

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When a man asks 15-year-old Cat for help, she’s too focused on getting to the London flat she shares with her aunt, Bel, to help.  Now the man is dead and Cat feels responsible—but...

Starters

By: Lissa Price

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Callie is desperate for food, shelter, and safety--for herself, but especially for her little brother Tyler. He’s too young to cope with this brutal world in which all the people from...


Starters

By: Lissa Price

 “Readers who have been waiting for a worthy successor to Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games will find it here. Dystopian sci-fi at its best, Starters is a terrific series kickoff with...

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The Golden Compass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

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In the magical fantasy world that Pullman creates, each child has an animal daemon, a companion animal spirit who is almost an extension of your soul. Lyra, a young girl who...

The Subtle Knife Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

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Twelve-year-old Will Parry and his mentally ill mother find themselves hunted by government men who seek answers about a missing folder and his father's disappearance during...