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A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: Witch's Broom

By: Ruth Chew

What if you could fly—just like a witch?   One day, Amy’s mom finds a broom in her backyard and decides to keep it. But when Mom goes out on errands, Amy and her friend Jean discover that...

A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Wednesday Witch

By: Ruth Chew

Read the adventure that started it all—Ruth Chew’s very first story!   A Wednesday Witch’s magic is best on Wednesdays. On that day, she goes looking for trouble! And one Wednesday,...

Auggie & Me: Three Wonder Stories

By: R.J. Palacio

Over 2 million people have read the #1 New York Times bestseller Wonder and have fallen in love with Auggie Pullman, an ordinary boy with an extraordinary face. Readers have also been treated to three...


Yard War

By: Taylor Kitchings

“Taylor Kitching’s rousing debut puts you right on the fifty-yard line of a vital historical moment.” —Chris Grabenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s...

The Gemma Doyle Trilogy

By: Libba Bray

The three books of the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling Gemma Doyle trilogy available together for the first time. This collection contains the complete text of the three...

Stick

By: Michael Harmon

“Stick” is the best wide receiver in the history of his high school—the football seems magnetically drawn to his hands, hence his nickname.   Preston is an outcast, and his pipsqueak...


Goodbye Stranger

By: Rebecca Stead

“Masterly. . . . Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.” —The New York Times Book ReviewFive Starred ReviewsNYT Editors' ChoiceThis brilliant novel by Newbery...

The Scorch Trials Movie Tie-in Edition (Maze Runner, Book Two)

By: James Dashner

Read the second book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Maze Runner series that is soon to be a motion picture, hitting theaters September 18, 2015, and is perfect for fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent....

Horse Diaries #12: Luna

By: Catherine Hapka
illustrated by: Ruth Sanderson

For all lovers of horses and history, the beloved Horse Diaries series is heading to the circus!   A beautiful Friesian horse and the younger sister of a circus star develop a heartwarming friendship...


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Goodbye Stranger Educators’ Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

“Masterly. . . . Sensitively explores togetherness, aloneness, betrayal and love.” —The New York Times Book Review
Five Starred Reviews
NYT Editors' Choice

This brilliant...

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Freckleface Strawberry Educator Guide

By: Julianne Moore
Illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

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How to Grow a Friend Poster and Activities

By: Sara Gillingham

A lovely metaphor teaches valuable lessons in how to treat others and make friendships blossom! Making a friend takes patience, care, and room to bloom—just like growing a flower. Soon your little...

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The Year of Chasing Dreams Book Talk

By: Lurlene McDaniel

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Ciana Beauchamp hasn't seen or heard from Jon Mercer in months. Until now. He's back in Windemere to see her. Deep down Ciana is filled with joy and relief. She has never stopped loving...

Paperboy Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Vince Vawter
Guide prepared by: Pat Scales, Children's Literature Consultant, Greenville, SC

*"Reminiscent of To Kill a Mockingbird." —Booklist, Starred
 
"An unforgettable boy and his unforgettable story. I loved it!" —ROB BUYEA, author of Because of Mr. Terupt...

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Papberboy Book Talk

By: Vince Vawter

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“Little Man,” as the family’s housekeeper calls him, is eleven-years-old the summer of 1959 when he takes his best friend’s paper route for the month of July.  Throwing papers isn’t...


And We Stay Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Jenny Hubbard

A Michael L. Printz Honor Award Winner

“A gentle, lyrical story of incomprehensible sorrow faced with quiet courage.”—ELIZABETH WEIN, New York Times bestselling...

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Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy Discussion Guide

By: Karen Foxlee

“Magic is “messy and dangerous and filled with longing,” we learn in this brave tale of grief, villainy and redemption that borrows from the story of the Snow Queen. Set in a vast, chilly...

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Son of Fortune Book Talk

By: Victoria McKernan

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When Aiden kills a man, he is forced to flee the lumber camp and find passage on a ship to San Francisco.  He proves to the ship captain he works hard and saves the captain’s brother’s...


The Living Reading Group Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Matt De La Pena
Prepared by: Susan Geye, Director of Library Services, Everman ISD, Texas

“De la Peña has created a rare thing: a plot-driven YA with characters worthy of a John Green novel.”-Entertainment Weekly, A-
 
“Action is first and foremost. ....

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Muckers Educator Guide (with CCSS tie-ins)

By: Sandra Neil Wallace

Former ESPN sportscaster Sandra Neil Wallace makes her young adult debut with a historical fiction novel that School Library Journal recommends to fans of Friday Night Lights in a starred review.
...

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The Living Book Talk

By: Matt de la Pena

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Shy feels so fortunate when he lands a summer job on a cruise ship, and meets Carmen, the girl he hopes will be the love of his life. The job soon becomes a nightmare when Shy witnesses...