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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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...


Party Girl

By: Lynne Ewing

The room smells of sweat, smoke, beer, and longing.The music pulses, the lights flash, and Kata and Ana dance. For a moment the raucous crowd is tamed, and together the two girls soar above their lives....


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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...


Siren’s Storm

By: Lisa Papademetriou

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Will’s brother, Tim, has been missing since the previous summer from a mysterious boating accident.  His disappearance and other unexplained deaths in a wealthy seaside town...

Second Fiddle

By: Rosanne Parry

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Frequent moves to military bases around the world has made it difficult for Jody to make friends. But while in Germany, Jody meets Giselle and Vivien and their music helps them form a trio;...

Woods Runner

By: Gary Paulsen

Samuel, 13, spends his days in the forest, hunting for food for his family. He has grown up on the frontier of a British colony, America. Far from any town, or news of the war against the King that American...

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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...

Woods Runner

By: Gary Paulsen

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Thirteen-year-old Samuel Lehi Smith has grown up on the frontier in Western Pennsylvania and knows very little about the war between American Patriots and the British. Then one...

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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Alida’s Song and The Cookcamp

By: Gary Paulsen

ABOUT THIS BOOK
Life with a boy’s loving grandmother gives him strength and faith in himself, drawing him away from the edge and into the center of life, in these two remarkable novels based on...

The Brian Books – Gary Paulsen

By: Gary Paulsen

NOTE TO TEACHERS
Message from the Author
The River was a direct response to readers who sent letters telling me that Brian's story wasn't done at the end of Hatchet. So many wanted to know what...

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...


The River

By: Gary Paulsen

NOTE TO TEACHERS
The River was a direct response to readers who sent letters telling me that Brian's story wasn't done at the end of Hatchet. So many wanted to know what happened to Brian after the...

Crush

By: Gary Paulsen

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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

BOOK TALK
It is 1945 and World War II is coming to an end.  Levi Battle leaves the comforts of his Chicago home for the prejudice and racism of the South, in an effort to find his father who he believes...

Jump into the Sky

By: Shelley Pearsall

It's May 5, 1945. Carrying nothing but a suitcase and a bag of his aunt's good fried chicken, 13-year-old Levi Battle heads south to a U.S. Army post in search of his father—a lieutenant in an elite...

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A Day No Pigs Would Die

By: Robert Newton Peck
Guide Prepared by: Pat Scales, Director of Library Services, the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, Greenville, South Carolina

TEACHERS GUIDE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this classic autobiographical novel set in the 1920s in rural Vermont, 12-year-old Robert Peck comes of age when his father dies and leaves him to manage the...

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When Life Gives You O.J.

By: Erica S. Perl

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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

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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...

Young Warriors

By: Tamora Pierce and Josepha Sherman

BOOK TALK
 
Do you have what it takes to be a warrior? ? Courage? ? Determination? ? Loyalty? ? Would you stand up and fight to the death for your sister like Kylaia does in Student of the...


The Amber Spyglass Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

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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

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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...

The Subtle Knife Deluxe Edition

By: Philip Pullman

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Twelve-year-old Will Parry and his mentally ill mother find themselves hunted by government men who seek answers about a missing folder and his father's disappearance during...


His Dark Materials Trilogy

By: Philip Pullman

Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures began in The Golden Compass and continued in The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from the armored bear Iorek Byrnison...

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The Golden Compass: Read the Book, See the Movie

By: Philip Pullman

Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jodan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible...

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