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Bad Hair Day

By: Carrie Harris

Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school's premed program. But after he's arrested for murder, she's left with the bodies. And when Kate's brother, Jonah, stumbles...

Bad Luck Girl

By: Sarah Zettel

Fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners will love the blend of fantasy and jazz-hot Chicago in this stylish series.After rescuing her parents from the Seelie king at Hearst Castle, Callie is caught up in the...

Bad Taste in Boys

By: Carrie Harris

Someone's been a very bad zombie.Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron...


Bad Taste in Boys

By: Carrie Harris

Someone's been a very bad zombie.Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron...

Bad Tickets

By: Kathleen O'Dell

She's left her good Catholic girl ways behind . . . mostly. It is 1967, the Summer of Love, and Mary Margaret Hallinan has that itchy, squirmy feeling that there must be something more out there for her....

Bad to the Bone: A Nannies Novel

By: Melody Mayer

Put on your bikini and dive into The Nannies!Esme is back at the Goldhagens’ ritzy estate, trying to juggle being a nanny and a celebrity tattoo artist. She’s trying to juggle guys as well....


Bad Yeti

By: Carrie Harris

Set in the world of BAD TASTE IN BOYS and BAD HAIR DAY, this original digital story is the perfect introduction into the funny high school world of  CARRIE HARRIS, where humor meets horror (and sometimes...


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Century #3: City of Wind

By: Pierdomenico Baccalario
translated by: Leah D. Janeczko

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In the third installment of the Century Quartet, Mistral, Elettra, Harvey, and Sheng meet again in Paris to discuss new information about the Star of Stone.  When an archaeologist...

Starstruck

By: Cyn Balog

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Long distance romance is perfect for junior Gwendolyn “Dough” Rielly. Especially since her boyfriend, Wish, can’t see the seventy pounds she’s gained over the past three...

The Genius of Islam

By: Bryn Barnard

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Do you know which society was the first to mass-produce paper?  What about who the first people to turn numbers into the symbols we use now?  By the sixteenth century, the Islamic religion...


Peaceweaver

By: Rebecca Barnhouse

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Sixteen-year-old Hild has the gift of being far-minded; she can see things before they happen which is why she killed the man who was going to stab her cousin, the king’s son. However,...

Fibble: The Fourth Circle of Heck

By: Dale E. Basye
illustrated by: Bob Dob

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Poor, poor Marlo.  Isn’t it bad enough that she’s ended up in Fibble, the part of Heck reserved for liars?  Apparently not, because not only does she find himself living in a demented,...

On My Honor

By: Marion Dane Bauer

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Joel doesn't want to ride his bike with Tony to a remote state park to climb rock cliffs. He tries every trick to convince Tony that such an adventure is a bad idea. The truth is that...


The Red Blazer Girls: The Mistaken Masterpiece

By: Michael D. Beil

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Friends who solve crimes together, stay together, right?  This is certainly the case with the ever-so-smart Red Blazer Girls who are back at it solving a crime involving a painting...

Summer at Forsaken Lake

By: Michael D. Beil
illustrated by: Maggie Kneen

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Have you ever dreaded going somewhere and then when you get there have a great time?  Nicholas feels like that when he and his sisters are told they will be spending their summer in Ohio...

The Red Blazer Girls: The Secret Cellar

By: Michael D. Beil

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An antique fountain pen concealing a hidden message is the catalyst for the next mystery Red Blazer Girls tackle.  As Christmas approaches, the girls find themselves spending a lot of time...


The Prince Who Fell from the Sky

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In this post-apocalyptic version of our world, only the animals are left to tell the stories of their lives--including Casseomae, the bear.  Her life is full of fear.  The wolves rule...

Amen, L.A.

By: Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld

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Natalie makes a personal decision that she later regrets the night before her family moves from small-town Minnesota to Los Angeles, California.  Her minister mother has accepted...

A Girl Named Faithful Plum

By: Richard Bernstein

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A story about following your dreams and beating the odds, this fascinating account of one girl’s struggle to go from the remote farmlands of China to the world’s stages will...


The Penderwicks at Point Mouette

By: Jeanne Birdsall

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It’s summer once again and time for Penderwick vacations.  Yes, I said vacations, because this year the family will be separated.  Some will go to England, some will go to New Jersey,...

Taken

By: Edward Bloor

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London Calling

By: Edward Bloor

Martin Conway comes from a family filled with heroes and disgraces. His grandfather was a statesman who worked at the US Embassy in London during WWII. His father is an alcoholic who left his family. His...

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Bullying: A Guide

By: Judy Blume Katherine Ayres Ralph Fletcher Jeffrey Lee Nick Springer

BULLYING: A GUIDE
Macaroni Boy by Katherine Ayres
Blubber by Judy Blume
Spider Boy by Ralph Fletcher
True Blue by Jeffrey Lee
Feather Boy by Nick Springer

The books...

The Wondrous Journals of Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins

By: Lesley M. M. Blume
illustrated by: David Foote

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The journal Dr. Wendell Wellington Wiggins--the greatest paleozoologist of all time--reveal the history of a never-been-seen ancient world of myth and wonder.  He uncovers the secret history...

The Great Depression

FDR’S New Deal, which followed the 1929 stock market crash, was a hugely influential moment in the history of the United States, encompassing everything from the arts to finance, labor to legislation,...

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The Wednesdays

By: Julie Bourbeau
illustrated by: Jason Beene

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They’re sneaky.  They’re silly.  They’re sinister.  What are they, you might ask?  They are the Wednesdays and they are out to cause mischief and mayhem in the town of Mount Tibadabo. ...

On the Run

By: Clara Bourreau
translated from the French by: Y. Maudet

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Anthony knows exactly where his dad is.  He’s traveling around the world photographing wildlife.  At least, that’s what his mom has always told him.  When the day comes that his sister...

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By: John Boyne

Berlin 1942

When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move from their...

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Noah Barleywater Runs Away

By: John Boyne
illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers

Noah Barleywater is just eight years old when he decides that it’s easier to runaway than to face his problems. One early morning he takes off through the forest where he comes upon a magical tree, talking...

The Terrible Thing that Happened to Barnaby Brocket

By: John Boyne
illustrated by: Oliver Jeffers

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In the allegorical style of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, John Boyne paints a lighter, yet Roald Dahlesque tale of a unique boy – much to his parent’s dismay. The Brocket’s...

Evolution, Me & Other Freaks of Nature

By: Robin Brande

Your best friend hates you. The guy you liked hates you. Your entire group of friends hates you.

All because you did the right thing.

Welcome to life for Mena, whose year is starting...

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3 Willows

By: Ann Brashares

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Entering high school marks a new chapter in a young person's life, which is marked by many changes. Not only do you change schools but your body changes, your attitudes and desires can change,...

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood

By: Ann Brashares

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Once upon a time, four best friends shared a pair of magical pants; pants that became the glue that held them together during their summers apart. Can they work their magic one last time...

Scarlett Dedd

By: Cathy Brett

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Jokes fly when your last name is Dedd.  However, when you accidentally kill yourself and your family, you are now notorious... not necessarily in a good way.  Scarlett was just trying...


Ringside, 1925

By: Jen Bryant

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A Thousand Never Evers

By: Shana Burg

IN KUCKACHOO, MISSISSIPPI, 1963, Addie Ann Pickett worships her brother Elias and follows in his footsteps by attending the black junior high school. But when her careless act leads to her brother’s...

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Laugh with the Moon

By: Shana Burg

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Thirteen-year-old Clare Silver is still mourning the death of her mother when her father takes her to Malawi for sixty-four days while he provides medical help to the villagers.  As she...


Laugh with the Moon

By: Shana Burg

Laugh with the Moon is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List.

  Thirteen-year-old Clare Silver is stuck. Stuck in denial about her mother’s recent death. Stuck in the African...

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Mr. Terupt Falls Again

By: Rob Buyea

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The seven students that had a special fifth-grade year with Mr. Terupt are granted the rare chance to spend another one with beloved teacher before they move on and graduate from elementary...