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December Secrets

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

Emily is stuck with crybaby Jill Simon as her "secret Pal" to be kind to for the whole month of December.

Poison Ink

By: Christopher Golden

SAMMI, TQ, CARYN, Letty, and Katsuko are floaters. None of them fits in with any particular group at Covington High School—except each other. One night, to cement their bond, the girls decide to...

Ostrich Boys

By: Keith Gray

"It's not really kidnapping, is it? He'd have to be alive for it to be proper kidnapping."Ross is dead, and Blake, Sim, and Kenny are furious. To make things right, they steal Ross's ashes and set out...


Catwalk

By: Deborah Gregory

IN Catwalk, DEBORAH GREGORY creates a new YA series that takes her famously upbeat urban voice and combines it with the appeal of Project Runway and America’s Next Top Model. Catwalk follows Pashmina,...

Catwalk: Strike a Pose

By: Deborah Gregory

The competition heats up at Fashion International High School. Bring it!Sashay, parlay! The design competition at Fashion International High School heats up as each design house struggles to produce its...

Bears Beware

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Mitchell really doesn't want to go camping with the other kids at the Zigzag Afternoon Center. Sleeping in the woods with creepy crawly things, coyotes, and bears? Yikes! But his best friend Habib is going,...


Super Surprise

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

This week the kids at the Zigzag Afternoon Center are being creative, and trying new things. But that's not so easy for Destiny. All of her ideas turn into disasters—until she finds out what...

All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

It’s August 1941, and Brick and Mariel both love the Brooklyn Dodgers. Brick listens to their games on the radio in Windy Hill, in upstate New York, where his family has an apple orchard; Mariel,...

My Father's Dragon

By: Ruth Stiles Gannett

When Elmer Elevator hears about the plight of an overworked and underappreciated baby flying dragon, he stows away on a ship and travels to Wild Island to rescue the dragon.This book has been selected...


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My Not-So-Still Life

By: Liz Gallagher

Book Talk
Personal expression with herself as the canvas defines Vanessa.  From the colorful string around her wrist that represents how she is feeling at the moment to the rapidly changing color...

All the Way Home

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
This warm and touching novel tells the story of Brick and Mariel, two 11-year-old friends who know firsthand about adversity and together embark on a journey that...

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Zigzag Kids

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Alasdair Bright

The author of the beloved Kids of the Polk Street School series introduces a new generation of readers to a multicultural group of kids who enjoy all the activities of an after-school center.
 
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Pictures of Hollis Woods

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

Hollis Woods has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all. She even runs away from the Regans, the one family who offers her a home.

When Hollis is sent to Josie, an elderly...

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Nory Ryan’s Song, Maggie’s Door, Water Street

By: Patricia Reilly Giff


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Patricia Reilly Giff Author Study

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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Eleven

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

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The Beast in Ms. Rooney’s Room

By: Patricia Reilly Giff
illustrated by: Blanche Sims

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff has used her writing talents and experience as a teacher to create the beloved Polk Street School books.
Discover the original...

Bears Beware

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALKS
Mitchell does not want to go on the overnight camping trip with the kids at the Zig Zag Center; he wants to write a story about Gary Bopper, a powerful magician.  Sadly, Mitchell does...


Gingersnap

By: Patricia Reilly Giff

BOOK TALK
After their parents are killed in an accident, Jayna and her brother, Rob, make a life for themselves as best they can.  Then, Rob is called to the Pacific to fight in World War II, and...

Warped

By: Maurissa Guibord

Book Talk
Dusty books. An outrageous best friend. A semi-understanding dad. Zippo dating options. For senior Tessa Brody, this describes her thread of life so far. But when a box of old books her...