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1001 Cranes

By: Naomi Hirahara

WHEN 12-YEAR-OLD ANGELA Kato arrives in L.A., the last thing she wants to do is spend the entire summer with her grandparents. But in the Kato family, one is never permitted to complain. Grandma Michi...

145th Street: Short Stories

By: Walter Dean Myers

An ALA-YALSA Best Book for Young Adults  New Bonus Content:-Q&A with Walter Dean Myers-Teaser chapter from On a Clear Day-Excerpt from HoopsThe first week of his senior year, everything...

3 Willows

By: Ann Brashares

summer is a time to grow seedsPolly has an idea that she can't stop thinking about, one that involves changing a few things about herself. She's setting her sights on a more glamorous life, but it's going...


30 Days to Finding and Keeping Sassy Sidekicks and BFFs

By: Clea Hantman

Where would Jennifer be without Courtney? How about Drew and no Cameron? Life is just more fun with friends. And who doesn’t want a sidekick in case there’s ever a need to fight crime or solve...

7 Kinds of Ordinary Catastrophes

By: Amber Kizer

Okay, so here's the deal: there are books about volcanoes erupting and meteorites hitting Earth and plane crashes where the survivors have to eat people—those are extraordinary crises. That's not...

7 Souls

By: Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando

Mary expected her seventeenth birthday to be a blowout to remember, courtesy of her best friends, fellow New York City prepsters Amy and Joon, and her doting boyfriend, Trick.           ...


EIGHT PLUS ONE: STORIES

By: Robert Cormier

Seventeen-year-old Mike visits his grandmother’s bedside and learns a family secret.  A divorced father discovers that only love, not bribes, can keep his daughter “his” on...

The 20th Century Children's Book Treasury

By: Janet Schulman

Unparalleled in scope and quality and designed for reading aloud and sharing, this splendid anthology brings together some of the most memorable and beloved children's books of our time. Here are classics...


Resources

10 Things to Do Before I Die

By: Daniel Ehrenhaft

Ted Burger sets out on the wildest adventure of his humorous but short life. After accidentally eating poisoned french fries at the Circle Eat Diner, he discovers there is no antidote, and his ordinary...

2014 Summer Reading Brochure

By: Random House

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3 Willows

By: Ann Brashares

BOOK TALK
 
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...


7 Kinds of Ordinary Catastrophes

By: Amber Kizer

Book Talk
In sassy, rant-prone Gert Garibaldi’s world, there are seven kinds of “ordinary catastrophes”: high school, boys, heartbreak, family, jobs, friends, and the future.  And, unfortunately...

7 Souls

By: Barnabas Miller and Jordan Orlando

BOOK TALK
 Stunningly beautiful and party-girl extraordinaire, Mary is always the center of attention. Everyone loves Mary; at least that’s what she thought. On the morning of her 17th birthday,...

8 Plus 1

By: Robert Cormier

ABOUT THIS BOOK
A collection of nine short stories that deal with adolescent emotions, set mainly in contemporary times and places.
FOR DISCUSSION
1. “The Moustache” begins and ends...