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Castration Celebration

By: Jake Wizner

It’s High School Musical—rated R!When the girl who’s foresworn men meets the boy who’s devoted himself to picking up women, there’s bound to be drama—perfect for a sixweek...

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...

Caught by the Sea

By: Gary Paulsen

Another such wave could easily be the end of us. I had to do something, fix something, save the boat, save myself.But what?Gary Paulsen takes readers along on his maiden voyage, proving that ignorance...


Centauriad #1: Daughter of the Centaurs

By: Kate Klimo

A new character joins the ranks of pwerful, kick-ass heroines such as those written by Tamora Pierce, Kristin Cashore, Esther Freisner, and Robin McKinley—Malora Ironbound. A great read also for...

Centauriad #2: A Gathering of Wings

By: Kate Klimo

Kick-ass heroine, Malora Ironbound's adventures continue, in another book about survival and friendship in a post-apocolyptic setting with mythical tones. In this sequel to Daughter of the Centaurs,...

Chasing Shadows

By: Swati Avasthi
illustrated by: Craig Phillips

“A superb novel about grief, friendship, and mental illness, mixing in graphic-novel elements and themes from Hindu mythology.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred   Corey, Holly, and Savitri...


Children of the River

By: Linda Crew

Sundara fled Cambodia with her aunt's family to escape the Khmer Rouge army when she was thirteen, leaving behind her parents, her brother and sister, and the boy she had loved since she was a child.Now,...


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Calli Be Gold

By: Michele Weber Hurwitz

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Have you ever felt like your best just wasn’t good enough?  Calli sure has.  The youngest in a family of three kids whose motto is “Be Gold,” Calli just doesn’t fit in.  Her...

Candace Fleming Author Study

Take a bite out of this deliciously funny original fairy tale, which received four starred reviews and was named a Best Book of the Year by Booklist, School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, and the Bank...

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The Castle in the Attic

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

NOTE TO TEACHERS
The Castle in the Attic
Elizabeth Winthrop
Grades 5 - 8
The Castle in the Attic and The Battle for the Castle are stories of courage and trust, growing up and family....


Caught in the Act

By: Joan Lowery Nixon

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In 1856, Mrs. Kelly, a young widow who is unable to provide for her children, makes the ultimate sacrifice: She sends Frances Mary, Mike, Megan, Danny, Peg, and Petey to the West on...

Cause Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Tonya Bolden

After the destruction of the Civil War, the United States faced the immense challenge of rebuilding a ravaged South and incorporating millions of freed slaves into the life of the nation. On April 11,...

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The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
When a freighter to the United States is torpedoed during World War II, an 11-year-old boy is blinded and stranded with an elderly black man who teaches him survival...

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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...

Cheesie Mack Is Cool in a Duel

By: Steve Cotler
illustrated by: Adam McCauley

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Cheesie Mack is back and some things certainly haven’t changed. The point battle between him and Goon is still going on, with Goon barely in the lead. He is still best friends with Georgie...

Cheesie Mack Is Not a Genius or Anything

By: Steve Cotler
illustrated by: Adam McCauley

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Here are the top five things everyone should know about Cheesie Mack:
 
His name is really Ronald Mack, but people call him Cheesie because, yes, he loves macaroni and cheese.
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Cheesie Mack is Running Like Crazy

By: Steve Cotler
illustrated by: Douglas Holgate

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These are the top 10 reasons Cheesie is running:
 

 He is running from the “F” Mrs. Wikowitz just gave him for not completing her assignment exactly like she said....

Cheesie Mack Series

By: Steve Cotler

"Cheesie Mack is a true original." —Gordon Korman, bestselling author of Swindle and Schooled

Ronald "Cheesie" Mack is not a genius or anything, but he remembers everything that happened...

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Child of the Mountains

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Lydia goes to live with Uncle William and Aunt Ethel Mae when her little brother, BJ, and Gran die and Mama is hauled off to jail.  She feels sad, lonely and guilty for a host of reasons,...


Child of the Mountains

By: Marilyn Sue Shank

"Unfolds in pitch-perfect regional dialect. . . . For fans of Ruth White's and Kerry Madden's Appalachian-inspired fiction."--Kirkus Reviews

It's about keeping the faith.

Growing...

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China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A fascinating book about the history and culture of China.

The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons...

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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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The Chocolate War

By: Robert Cormier

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In Robert Cormier's unforgettable novels, an individual often stands alone, fighting for what is right--or just to survive--against powerful, sinister, and sometimes evil people....

Chomp

By: Carl Hiaasen

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Wahoo Cray’s father, an animal wrangler, hasn’t worked since a dead iguana fell from a tree and hit him in the head, causing a concussion. Now, Expedition Survival, the famous reality-TV...


Chomp

By: Carl Hiaasen

Wahoo Cray lives in a zoo. His father is an animal wrangler, so he's grown up with all manner of gators, snakes, parrots, rats, monkeys, snappers, and more in his backyard. The critters he can handle. ...

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Christopher Paul Curtis Author Study

By: Christopher Paul Curtis


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The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

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Imagine living in a city that is running out of everything -- food, medicine, even electricity. Ember has no natural lighting -- only streetlamps that continually go out, thrusting the entire...


Counting on Grace

By: Elizabeth Winthrop

1910. Pownal, Vermont. At 12, Grace and her best friend Arthur must leave school and go to work as a “doffers” on their mothers’ looms in the mill. Grace’s mother is the best worker,...

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Crow

By: Barbara Wright

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Crow

By: Barbara Wright

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Perhaps you have heard your grandparents talk fondly about “the good old days,” but not everything that happened “in the good old days” was a good thing, especially for African Americans. ...


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...