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Likely Story (Book 1)

By: David Van Etten

MALLORY IS A teenage girl living in L.A. and her mother is the oftnominated, never-winning star of a daytime soap; she is, in fact, the ultimate drama queen. After yet another blow-out about her mother’s...

Likely Story: All That Glitters

By: David Van Etten

ALL THAT GLITTERS is definitely not gold as Mallory struggles to control the runaway train that is her brand-new soap opera. At the end of Likely Story, Mallory had just learned that her TV show was greenlit,...

Likely Story: Red Carpet Riot

By: David Van Etten

It’s award night—will Mallory make it down the red carpet?When we last left Mallory, her first show had just aired to rave ratings; her conniving mother was engaged to her dreaded producer...


Teen Angst? Naaah . . .

By: Ned Vizzini

“The events in these stories are real. Some names have been changes so I don’t get yelled at.” —Ned Vizzini Ned Vizzini writes about the weird, funny, and sometimes mortifying...

Swear to Howdy

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

A funny friendship turns serious in this haunting book about secrets, lies, and what it means to be a true friend.   “Rusty, I swear to howdy, if you tell a soul...”   Joey Banks...

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review The artsy crowd thinks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception...


Fact of Life #31

By: Denise Vega

Fact of Life #1: This is YA at its funniest, soulful best!Fact of Life #48: Kat’s mom is No-Last-Name Abra, the best home-birth midwife in Colorado. But with her own daughter, Abra can’t stop...

Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book ReviewSammy should have known better than to think 8th grade would be easier than 7th. It's...

Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book ReviewIn this pivotal book in the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy tackles the persistent mysteries...


Resources

Moon Over Manifest

By: Clare Vanderpool

BOOK TALK
 
When Abilene’s father puts her on a train headed for his boyhood home in Manifest, Kansas, she is none to happy, but her unhappiness turns to downright disappointment and abandonment...

Navigating Early

By: Clare Vanderpool

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” —James Patterson
 
“Reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.” —The Wall Street Journal
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Young Fredle

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Louise Yates

BOOK TALK
Young Fredle has gotten himself in trouble again. His mouse instincts led him to a delicious but dangerous treat, which ultimately changes his life forever. Fredle, a kitchen mouse, is now...