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Paper Covers Rock

By: Jenny Hubbard

William C. Morris Debut Award Finalist"One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--Pat ConroyAt the beginning of his junior year at a boys' boarding school, 16-year-old Alex is devastated when...

Paper Covers Rock

By: Jenny Hubbard

"In the tradition of John Knowles's A Separate Peace."--Publisher Weekly, Starred"One of the best young adult books I've read in years."--Pat ConroyWilliam C. Morris Debut Award FinalistAt the beginning...

Paperboy

By: Vince Vawter

"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 and Mr. Terupt...


Paradox

By: A. J. Paquette

The Maze Runner meets Hatchet in this sci-fi adventure with a surprise twist ending that no one will see coming.   Survive one world. Save another.   Ana wakes on a barren alien world. The instructions...

Parties & Potions

By: Sarah Mlynowski

The fourth novel in Sarah Mlynowski's Magic in Manhattan series!Perfect hair, cute clothes, healthy tans—life’s a breeze when you’re a witch! Even special witchcraft classes Rachel agrees...

Parties & Potions

By: Sarah Mlynowski

Perfect hair, cute clothes, healthy tans—life’s a breeze when you’re a witch! Even special witchcraft classes Rachel agrees to attend with Miri turn out to be fun. The sisters meet other...


Party

By: Tom Leveen

It's Saturday night in Santa Barbara and it seems like everyone is headed to the same destination. The reason is simple: to celebrate the end of school. But for eleven different people the motives are...


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Wonder

By: R. J. Palacio

BOOK TALK
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

Reading Group Guide

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,...

Eragon

By: Christopher Paolini

BOOK TALK
Have you ever wondered if dragons were real? If they really could fly and breathe fire from their noses? When you meet Saphira, a beautiful, flying dragon who communicates with her master...


Junie B., First Grader: Turkeys We Have Loved and Eaten (and Other Thankful Stuff)

By: Barbara Park
illustrated by: Denise Brunkus

BOOK TALK
I am Junie B.  I like Thanksgiving, but I do not like pumpkin pie.  I like the list we are riting writing for Mr. Scary’s class bout the things we are thankful for.  My 2 favorite things...

Paintings from the Cave

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK
 
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...

Flat Broke

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK
 
Kevin is broke, penniless, totally without funds, and he really wants to ask Tina to the school dance.  So what’s a guy to do to earn a fortune?  If you are Kevin, you get...


Tucket’s Gold

By: Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen's popular Western saga continues in the fourth novel about Francis Tucket.

Things look grim for Francis and his adopted family, Lottie and Billy. Without horses, water, or food,...

Liar, Liar

By: Gary Paulsen

Book Talk
Kevin is intelligent beyond his fourteen years, and he believes that his constant lying is just good common sense. When he instantly falls in love with Tina, Kevin sets in motion the perfect...

Gary Paulsen Author Study

The breadth of Gary Paulsen’s books alone—adventure, true stories, historical fiction, contemporary fiction, humor—make him the perfect candidate for a classroom author study because there is truly...

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Nightjohn

By: Gary Paulsen

NOTE TO TEACHERS
A message from the Author
The way I came into writing Nightjohn, I came in the back door. I worked for several years on research on a book on Sally Hemings, who was a slave girl...

Crush

By: Gary Paulsen

BOOK TALK

Kevin is at it again; always trying to figure out how to get what he wants in the easiest way possible. What he wants now is Tina--the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen with a laugh...

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...


Jump into the Sky

By: Shelley Pearsall

Levi Battle's been left behind all his life. His mother could sing like a bird and she flew away like one, too. His father left him with his grandmother so he could work as a traveling salesman—until...

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When Life Gives You O.J.

By: Erica S. Perl

Book Talks
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...

Amos Daragon #1: The Mask Wearer

By: Bryan Perro
translated from the French by: Y. Maudet

Book Talk
Born to talented craftspeople, Amos Daragon’s family was the poorest in Lord Edonf’s entire kingdom. The greedy Lord taxed his townspeople so heavily, many could barely survive.  Amos’s...


Amos Daragon #2: The Key of Braha

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With the help of friends, Amos is able to survive his first task as a Mask Wearer.  However, soon after that, Amos meets the beautiful and mysterious Lolya, who warns him that...

Picture Book Biography Brochure

In 1934, Ruth Harkness had never seen a panda bear.  Not many people in the world had.

But soon the young Mrs. Harkness would inherit an expedition from her explorer husband: the hunt for...

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Poetry Month

By: Jack Prelutsky
illustrated by: Chris Raschka

Exhilarating, all-new, kid-friendly verses capture the range of emotions, from the thrill of winning to the agony of losing to the sheer joy of participating.  Jack Prelutsky, America's first children's...

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The Amber Spyglass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

BOOK TALK
 
Join Lyra and Will as they travel into the Land of the Dead. Lyra?s parents, Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter, continue to play important roles in the action. Lord Asriel sends spies...

The Golden Compass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

BOOK TALK
 
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...