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Books

The Jade Notebook

By: Laura Resau

Down-to-earth Zeeta and her flighty mom, Layla, have spent years traveling the globe and soaking up everything each new culture has to offer. Now they've settled in the beachside town of Mazunte, Mexico,...

Lost Children of the Far Islands

By: Emily Raabe

Twins Gus and Leo and their little sister, Ila, live a quiet life in Maine—until their mother falls ill, and it becomes clear her strength is fading because she is protecting them from a terrible...

Calendar Mysteries #6: June Jam

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

It's a mystery every month from popular A to Z Mysteries author Ron Roy!June is for Jam...In the sixth book of the Calendar Mysteries - an early chapter book mystery series featuring the younger siblings...


I Will Come Back for You

By: Marisabina Russo

Surface Tension

By: Brent Runyon

The cottage on the lake is always the same, but Luke is changing. At thirteen he’s excited. At fourteen he’s cool. At fifteen he’s pissed off. At sixteen he’s in love. Through four...

Best Dad In the Sea (Disney/Pixar Finding Nemo)

By: RH Disney
illustrated by: RH Disney

A Step into Reading Book. Nemo loves his father Marlin, and Marlin loves his little Nemo. In this Step 1 story based on Disney/Pixar’s new feature film Finding Nemo, young readers will love watching...


Harmless

By: Dana Reinhardt

Best friends Emma, Anna, and Mariah are out doing something they shouldn't. They make up a story so they won't get in trouble at home. It seems like the easy way out. What happens next challenges their...

A Mother's Love (Disney/Pixar Brave)

By: RH Disney
illustrated by: RH Disney

Pixar Animation Studio's 13th animated feature film, Disney/Pixar Brave, is an epic adventure set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. Determined to carve her own path in life, a skilled...

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...


Resources

Here Lies Linc

By: Delia Ray

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Trying to escape his mother’s field of expertise in burial customs and his sheltered life in private school, Linc enrolls in public school so he can be a “normal” kid. ...

Unspoken

By: Sarah Rees Brennan

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Having an imaginary friend is nothing unusual, unless you’re still talking to him when you’re in high school. This freakish trait has cramped Kami Glass’ social life, but she’s learned...

The Books of Dana Reinhardt

By: Dana Reinhardt

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A Brief Chapter in My Impossible Life

By: Dana Reinhardt

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Simone's starting her junior year in high school and she really loves her life.  Her parents, her little brother, her friends, and her new crush. Then her birth mother contacts her. Simone's...

The Jade Notebook

By: Laura Resau

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Zeeta and her mother have finally found a place they can call home for more than their usual one year stay.  Mazunte, Mexico is a perfect paradise and both of them feel at peace with...

Red Glass

By: Laura Resau

★ “A captivating read.”—School Library Journal, Starred

One night Sophie and her parents are called to a hospital where Pedro, a six-year-old Mexican boy, is recovering...

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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...

The Forest of Hands and Teeth

By: Carrie Ryan

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Mary lives in a world governed by strict rules created by the Sisterhood to protect the village from the Unconsecrated dead who constantly hunger for flesh. As a young, unmarried woman she...