Texas Lone Star 2018 Reading list

  •  Book cover for Beanstalker​ ​and​ ​Other​ ​Hilari

    Beanstalker​ ​and​ ​Other​ ​Hilariously​ ​Scarytales

    by White,​ ​Kiersten Year Published: 2017

    Snow White is a vampire, Little Red Riding Hood is a zombie, and Cinderella is an arsonist--and that is only some of the mayhem the reader will find in this collection of fractured fairy tales.

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  •  Book cover for Piecing​ ​Me​ ​Together

    Piecing​ ​Me​ ​Together

    by Watson,​ ​Renee Year Published: 2017

    Tired of being singled out at her mostly-white private school as someone who needs support, high school junior Jade would rather participate in the school's amazing Study Abroad program than join Women to Women, a mentorship program for at-risk girls.

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    Wild​ ​Bird

    by Van​ ​Draanen,​ ​Wendelin Year Published: 2017

    When her behavior escalates out of control, fourteen-year-old Wren is taken away to a wilderness therapy camp where she is forced to develop new skills, including the courage to ask for help.

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    Well,​ ​That​ ​Was​ ​Awkward

    by Vail,​ ​Rachel Year Published: 2017

    Eighth-grade student Gracie Grant has a huge crush on handsome, popular AJ Rojanasopondist. The only problem is, AJ likes her best friend, Sienna. Grace quickly overcomes the tinge of jealousy she feels upon learning the news, and happily helps Sienna craft responses to AJ's surprisingly funny text messages. Unbeknownst to the girls, there's a good reason the messages seem out of character for AJ--his buddy Emmett is writing them on his behalf.

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    Short

    by Sloan,​ ​Holly​ ​Goldberg Year Published: 2017

    Very short for her age, Julia grows into her sense of self while playing a munchkin in a summer regional theater production of The Wizard of Oz.

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    ​Scythe

    by Shusterman,​ ​Neal Year Published: 2016

    In a world where disease has been eliminated, the only way to die is to be randomly killed ('gleaned') by professional reapers ('scythes'). Two teens must compete with each other to become a scythe--a position neither of them wants. The one who becomes a scythe must kill the one who doesn't.

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  •  Book cover for The​ ​Shadow​ ​Cipher

    The​ ​Shadow​ ​Cipher

    by Ruby,​ ​Laura Year Published: 2017

    Three kids try to solve the greatest mystery of the modern world: a puzzle and treasure hunt laid into the very streets and buildings of New York City.

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  •  Book cover for Miles​ ​Morales:​ ​Spider-Man

    Miles​ ​Morales:​ ​Spider-Man

    by Reynolds,​ ​Jason Year Published: 2017

    Brooklyn Visions Academy student Miles Morales may not always want to be a super hero, but he must come to terms with his identity--and deal with a villainous teacher--as the new Spider Man.

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  •  Book cover for Between​ ​Two​ ​Skies

    Between​ ​Two​ ​Skies

    by O’Sullivan,​ ​Joanne Year Published: 2017

    Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life---and the promise of love---emerges.

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  •  Book cover for Frogkisser!

    Frogkisser!​

    by Nix,​ ​Garth Year Published: 2017

    Princess Anya has a big problem: Duke Rikard, her step-stepfather is an evil wizard who wants to rule the kingdom and has a habit of changing people into frogs, and her older sister Morven, the heir, is a wimp--so with the help of the librarian Gotfried (who turns into an owl when he is upset) and the Royal Dogs, she must find a way to defeat Rikard, save her sister, and maybe even turn Prince Denholm back into a human being.

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  •  Book cover for Impyrium

    Impyrium

    by Neff,​ ​Henry Year Published: 2016

    Two unlikely allies confront a conspiracy that is even bigger and more sinister than they imagine in this high-stakes fantasy.

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    ​Heartless

    by Meyer,​ ​Marissa Year Published: 2016

    Catherine may be one of the most desired girls in Wonderland and a favorite of the unmarried King, but her interests lie elsewhere. A talented baker, she wants to open a shop and create delectable pastries. But for her mother, such a goal is unthinkable for a woman who could be a queen.

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  •  Book cover for Warcross

    Warcross

    by Lu,​ ​Marie Year Published: 2017

    When teenage coder Emika Chen hacks her way into the opening tournament of the Warcross Championships, she glitches herself into the game as well as a sinister plot with major consequences for the entire Warcross empire.

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  •  Book cover for Four-Four-Two

    Four-Four-Two

    by Hughes,​ ​Dean Year Published: 2016

    Yuki Nakahara is an American. But it's the start of World War II, and America doesn't see it that way. Like many other Japanese Americans, Yuki and his family have been forced into an internment camp in the Utah desert. But Yuki isn't willing to sit back and accept this injustice - it's his country too, and he's going to prove it by enlisting in the army to fight for the Allies.

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  •  Book cover for The​ ​Van​ ​Gogh​ ​Deception

    The​ ​Van​ ​Gogh​ ​Deception

    by Hicks,​ ​Deron Year Published: 2017

    When a young boy is discovered in Washington, DC's National Gallery of Art without any recollection of who he is, he must piece together the disjointed clues of his origins while using his limited knowledge to stop one of the greatest art frauds ever attempted.

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    The​ ​Unbeatable​ ​Squirrel​ ​Girl:​ ​Squirrel​ ​Meets​ ​World

    by Hale,​ ​Shannon​ ​&​ ​Dean​ ​Hale Year Published: 2017

    After [fourteen-year-old] Doreen uses her extraordinary powers to stop a group of troublemakers she becomes a full-fledged superhero called Squirrel Girl.

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  •  Book cover for Refugee

    Refugee

    by Gratz,​ ​Alan Year Published: 2017

    This powerful novel tells the story of three different children seeking refuge: Josef, a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany, Isabel, a Cuban girl in 1994, and Mahmoud, a Syrian boy in 2015.

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    The​ ​Inquisitor’s​ ​Tale,​ ​or,​ ​The​ ​Three​ ​Magical​ ​Children​ ​and​ ​Their​ ​Holy​ ​Dog

    by Gidwitz,​ ​Adam Year Published: 2016

    On a dark night in 1242, travelers gather at a small French inn. It is the perfect night for a story, and everyone in the kingdom is consumed by the tale of three children: Jeanne, a peasant girl who has visions of the future; William, a young monk with supernatural strength; and Jacob, a Jewish boy who can heal any wound. Together, their powers will be tested by demons and dragons, cruel knights and cunning monks. From small villages to grand banquet halls, these three unlikely friends - and their faithful greyhound - are chased through France to a final showdown in the waves at the foot of the abbey-fortress Mont-Saint-Michel.

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  •  Book cover for Last​ ​Day​ ​on​ ​Mars

    Last​ ​Day​ ​on​ ​Mars

    by Emerson,​ ​Kevin Year Published: 2017

    While waiting to leave Mars before it burns up just like the Earth before it, Liam and his friend Phoebe discover some facts about time and space and realize that the human race is just one of the races trying to survive in space.

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  •  Book cover for The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

    The Epic Fail of Arturo Zamora

    by Cartaya, Pablo Year Published: 2017

    Arturo Zamora must save his family's restaurant before a land developer destroys it. He teams up with the funny, cute new girl, Carmen, to thwart the developer's plans and help bring the community together.

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Texas Lone Star 2017 Reading List

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    A Week of Mondays

    by Brody, Jessica Year Published: 2016

    Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks keeps reliving the terrible Monday on which her boyfriend, Tristan, breaks up with her and no matter how hard she tries, she cannot seem to set things right.

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  •  The Blackthorn Key book cover

    The Blackthorn Key

    by Sands, Kevin Year Published: 2015

    In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.

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    Choosing Courage : Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero

    by Collier, Peter Year Published: 2016

    Looks at some of the men and women who were recipients of the Medal of Honor.

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    Code of Honor

    by Gratz, Alan Year Published: 2015

    When Iranian-American Kamran Smith learns that his big brother, Darius, has been labelled a terrorist, he sets out to piece together the codes and clues that will save his brother's life and his country from a deadly terrorist attack.

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  •  Court of Fives book cover

    Court of Fives

    by Elliott, Kate Year Published: 2015

    When a scheming lord tears Jessamy's family apart, she must rely on her unlikely friendship with Kalliarkos, a high-ranking Patron boy, and her skill at Fives, an intricate, multi-level athletic competition that offers a chance for glory, to protect her family and save her father's reputation.

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  •  The Forbidden Wish book cover

    The Forbidden Wish

    by Khoury, Jessica Year Published: 2016

    Forced to hide her true identity, Zahra, a teenage genie, finds her chance for freedom challenged by her love for her master, Aladdin.

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    Ghost

    by Reynolds, Jason Year Published: 2016

    Ghost, a naturally talented runner and troublemaker, is recruited for an elite middle school track team. He must stay on track, literally and figuratively, to reach his full potential.

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  •  The Girl I Used to Be book cover

    The Girl I Used to Be

    by Henry, April Year Published: 2016

    Olivia was only three-years-old when her mother was murdered and her father went missing. For fourteen years, everyone assumed her father was the killer. But when new evidence comes to light that shows her father was murdered on the same day as her mother, the realization that her parents' killer is still on the loose has Olivia determined to uncover the truth. But the killer is just as determined to stop her.

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  •  Hour of the Bees book cover

    Hour of the Bees

    by Eagar, Lindsay Year Published: 2016

    At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by his amazing stories.

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    Kalahari

    by Khoury, Jessica Year Published: 2015

    Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret. But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own? When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide.

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  •  Longbow Girl book cover

    Longbow Girl

    by Davies, Linda Year Published: 2016

    When Merry Owen finds a mysterious chest, she is led back in time to the sixteenth century where she must compete in an archery tournament to save her ancestor's land from their aristocratic neighbors, the de Courcys.

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  •  Love and Gelato book cover

    Love and Gelato

    by Welch, Jenna Evans Year Published: 2016

    Sixteen-year-old Lina is honoring her mother's dying wish by spending the summer in Tuscany getting to know the father she's never met. And when she's given her mother's diary from her own time in Tuscany, a world of romance and art inspires Lina to follow in her mother's footsteps and uncover a secret that could change everything she ever thought she knew.

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    The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket S

    by Long, Susan Hill Year Published: 2016

    From the time she was a crippled baby, left in a church, Maggie's life has never been easy but when she glimpses her destiny in a magic mirror, she goes off on a quest to find her father and, along the way, finds happiness as well.

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  •  Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse book cover

    Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse

    by Jobling, Curtis Year Published: 2015

    Max van Helsing and a group of friends try to save the world after he discovers he has been cursed by an evil warlock who intends to reclaim the Earth for monsters.

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  •  Mayday book cover

    Mayday

    by Harrington, Karen Year Published: 2016

    Twelve-year-old Wayne Kovok loses his uncle to war and his voice to a plane crash in the same year and must learn to speak up as he navigates relationships with his father, grandfather, and new friend, Denny Rosenblatt.

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    Randoms

    by Liss, David Year Published: 2015

    A twelve-year-old boy is chosen to join a four-person applicant team to work towards membership in the Confederation of United Planets, and stumbles across conspiracies resembling science fiction he's been a fan of his entire life.

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  •  Shadows of Sherwood book cover

    Shadows of Sherwood

    by Magoon, Kekla Year Published: 2015

    When Nott City is taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown, and her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley flees for her life and joins a group of children trying to take back what is rightfully theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood.

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  •  Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den book cover

    Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den

    by Carter, Aimee Year Published: 2016

    Simon Thorn, twelve, is able to talk with animals, but when his mother is kidnapped by a herd of New York City rats he learns he, his mother, and his uncle are all Animalgams--able to change into an animal at will--and that Simon may be able to save the beleaguered Five Animal Kingdoms.

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    Wolf By Wolf

    by Graudin, Ryan Year Published: 2015

    The first book in a duology about an alternate version of 1956 where the Axis powers won WWII and hold an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents to commemorate their victory.

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  •  Zero Day book cover

    Zero Day

    by Gangsei, Jan Year Published: 2016

    Eight years ago, Addie Webster became a victim of the most notorious kidnapping of the decade. Now, her father Mark is fighting for reelection as President of the United States--and Addie returns out of nowhere. The timing being suspicious, elements inside the White House ask Darrow Fergusson, Addie's childhood friend and now son of the chief of staff, to spy on Addie. It turns out Addie didn't just escape--she may have been sent to the White House on a mission.

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Texas Lone Star 2013 Reading List

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    Almost home

    by Bauer, Joan Year Published: 2012
    "When twelve-year-old Sugar's grandfather dies and her gambling father takes off yet again, Sugar and her mother lose their home in Missouri. They head to Chicago for a fresh start, only to discover that fresh starts aren't so easy to come by for the homeless. Nevertheless, Sugar's mother has taught her to be grateful no matter what, so Sugar does her best. With the help of a rescue dog, Shush; a foster family; a supportive teacher; a love of poetry; and her own grace and good humor, Sugar comes to understand that while she can't control the hand life deals her, she can control how she responds"
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    An elephant in the garden

    by Morpurgo, Michael Year Published: 2011
    Lizzie and Karl's mother, Mutti, working at a local zoo in Dresden, Germany, during World War II while their father is away fighting in France, brings home Marlene, a baby elephant who is slated to be destroyed as the Allied bombing grows closer, and when they are forced to flee, Mutti feels they must take Marlene with them, adding even more danger to their journey.
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  • Bewitching

    by Flinn, Alex Year Published: 2012
    Tells the story of Kendra, a witch, and the first three-hundred years of her life, including takes on a classic fairy tale, the 1666 plague in Britain, the "Titanic" disaster, and the story of a modern-day, plain stepsister.
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    Cinder

    by Meyer, Marissa Year Published: 2012
    Cinder, a gifted mechanic and a cyborg with a mysterious past, is blamed by her stepmother for her stepsister's illness while a deadly plague decimates the population of New Beijing, but when Cinder's life gets intertwined with Prince Kai's, she finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle.
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  • Curveball: the year I lost my grip

    by Sonnenblick, Jordan Year Published: 2012
    After an injury ends former star pitcher Peter Friedman's athletic dreams, he concentrates on photography, which leads him to a girlfriend, new fame as a high school sports photographer, and a deeper relationship with the beloved grandfather who, when he realizes he is becoming senile, gives Pete all of his professional camera gear.
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    Every other day

    by Barnes, Jennifer Lynn Year Published: 2012
    Every other day, Kali changes from a normal girl to an invincible monster killer. She is forced to reveal her secret and enlist the help of friends when she sees that a classmate is marked for death – and it’s on the wrong day.
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    How they croaked: the awful ends of the awfully famous

    by Bragg, Georgia Year Published: 2011
    Shares the sometimes gruesome details of the deaths of nineteen famous historical figures, including King Tut, Pocahontas, George Washington, Edgar Allan Poe, and Marie Curie.
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  • Insignia

    by Kincaid, S. J. Year Published: 2012
    Tom, a fourteen-year-old genius at virtual reality games, is recruited by the United States Military to begin training at the Pentagon Spire as a combatant in World War III, controlling the mechanized drones that do the actual fighting off-planet.
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    Keeping the castle: a tale of romance, riches, and real estate

    by Kindl, Patrice Year Published: 2012
    In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, seventeen-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems.
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  • Legend

    by Lu, Marie Year Published: 2011
    In a dark future, when North America has split into two warring nations, fifteen-year-olds Day, a famous criminal, and prodigy June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover that they have a common enemy.
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    Outlaw: a novel

    by Davies, Stephen Year Published: 2011
    The children of Britain's ambassador to Burkina Faso, fifteen-year-old Jake, who loves technology and adventure, and thirteen-year-old Kas, a budding social activist, are abducted and spend time in the Sahara desert with Yakuuba Sor, who some call a terrorist but others consider a modern-day Robin Hood.
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  • Planet Tad

    by Carvell, Tim Year Published: 2012
    Twelve-year-old Tad has a plan to make seventh grade his most awesome year, but he must overcome a devious little sister, an embarrassing summer job, a science fair project gone awry, and other obstacles.
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    Ripper

    by Petrucha, Stefan Year Published: 2012
    Adopted by famous Pinkerton Agency Detective Hawking in 1895 New York, fourteen-year-old Carver Young hopes to find his birth father, but when he becomes involved in the pursuit of notorious killer Jack the Ripper, Carver discovers that finding the truth can be worse than ignorance.
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  • Sasquatch in the Paint

    by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld Year Published: 2013 Sports
    Theo Rollins is starting eighth grade six inches taller, and his new height is making everyone expect more from him.  Coach Mandrake wants to transform him from invisible science geek into star basketball player, even though Theo has little experience with the game.
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    Shadow and Bone

    by Bardugo, Leigh Year Published: 2012
    While crossing the vast, horrifying Fold, Alina discovers that she has magical powers. Attracting the attention of her country's most powerful leaders, Alina is whisked away, and her whole life changes in an instant.
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  • Smart girls get what they want

    by Strohmeyer, Sarah Year Published: 2012
    Gigi, Bea, and Neerja are best friends and total overachievers. Even if they aren't the most popular girls in school, they aren't too worried--they know their real lives will begin once they get to their Ivy League colleges. There will be ivy, and there will be cute guys in the libraries (hopefully with English accents)! But when an unexpected event shows them they're missing out on the full high school experience, it's time to come out of the honors lounge and into the spotlight. They make a pact: they will each take on their greatest challenge and they will totally rock it.
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  • Steve Jobs: the man who thought different

    by Blumenthal, Karen Year Published: 2012
    Steve Jobs' story has become legend: a college dropout who started a wildly successful tech company in his parents' garage. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched. Here is the complex man behind the myth.
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    The false prince

    by Nielsen, Jennifer A. Year Published: 2012
    In the country of Carthya, a devious nobleman engages four orphans in a brutal competition to be selected to impersonate the king's long-missing son in an effort to avoid a civil war.
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    The lions of Little Rock

    by Levine, Kristin Year Published: 2012
    Twelve-year-old Marlee develops a strong friendship with Liz, the new girl in school, but when Liz suddenly stops attending school and Marlee hears a rumor that her friend is actually an African American girl passing herself off as white, the two young girls must decide whether their friendship is worth taking on integration and the dangers it could bring to their families.
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  • Under the Mesquite

    by McCall, Guadalupe Garcia Year Published: 2011
    Throughout her high school years, as her mother battles cancer, Lupita takes on more responsibility for her house and seven younger siblings, while finding refuge in acting and writing poetry. Includes glossary of Spanish terms.
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    Wonder

    by Palacio, R. J. Year Published: 2012
    Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive, goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan, which entails enduring the taunts and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
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Texas Lone Star 2012 Book List

  • A Monster Calls: a Novel

    by Ness, Patrick Year Published: 2011 Fiction

    Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss.

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    A Tale Dark and Grimm

    by Gidwitz, Adam Year Published: 2010 Fiction

    Follows Hansel and Gretel as they walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales Faithful Johannes, Hansel and Gretel, The seven ravens, Brother and sister, The robber bridegroom, and The devil and his three golden hairs.

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    Belly Up

    by Gibbs, Stuart Year Published: 2010 Fiction

    Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction--Henry the hippopotamus--is murdered.

    Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD middle schools. Remember to look for your school! 
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    Between Shades of Gray

    by Sepetys, Ruta Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    In 1941, fifteen-year-old Lina, her mother, and brother are pulled from their Lithuanian home by Soviet guards and sent to Siberia, where her father is sentenced to death in a prison camp while she fights for her life, vowing to honor her family and the thousands like hers by burying her story in a jar on Lithuanian soil. Based on the author's family, includes a historical note.
     
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    Blood Red Road

    by Young, Moira Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape.
     
     
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    Death Cloud

    by Lane, Andrew Year Published: 2010 Fiction
    In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "unwell," fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain.
     
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    Divergent

    by Roth, Veronica Year Published: 2011 Fiction

    In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.

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    Hidden

    by Frost, Helen Year Published: 2011 Fiction

    Years after Darra Monson's father stole a minivan with Wren Abbott hiding in the back, the girls come face to face at summer camp and together they try to work through what happened to them and the impact it had on their lives.

    Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD middle schools. Remember to look for your school!
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    Notes from an Accidental Band Geek

    by Dionne, Erin Year Published: 2011 Fiction

    French horn virtuoso Elsie Wyatt resents having to join her high school's marching band playing a mellophone, but finally finds a sense of belonging that transcends the pressure she has always felt to be as good as her father, principal french horn player in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

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    Okay for Now

    by Schmidt, Gary D. Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck faces many challenges, including an abusive father, a brother traumatized by Vietnam, suspicious teachers and police officers, and isolation, but when he meets a girl known as Lil Spicer, he develops a close relationship with her and finds a safe place at the local library.
     
     
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    Paintings from the Cave: Three Novellas

    by Paulsen, Gary Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    Man of the iron heads -- Jo-Jo, the dogfaced girl -- Erik's rules. A collection of three novellas by Gary Paulsen that explores the diverse meanings of family.
     
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    Paranormalcy

    by White, Kiersten Year Published: 2010 Fiction
    When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend.
     
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    Rot & Ruin

    by Maberry, Jonathan Year Published: 2010 Fiction
    In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.
     
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    Ruby Red

    by Gier, Kerstin Year Published: 2011 Fiction

    Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth Shepherd unexpectedly travels through time to the eighteenth century, and she must find out why her mother lied about her date of birth to hide her ability, research her history, and work with Gideon, another time traveler.

     
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    Take Me to the River

    by Hobbs, Will Year Published: 2011 Fiction

    When North Carolina fourteen-year-old Dylan Sands joins his fifteen-year-old cousin Rio in running the Rio Grande River, they face a tropical storm and a fugitive kidnapper.

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    The Emerald Atlas

    by Stephens, John Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    Kate, Michael, and Emma have passed from one orphanage to another in the ten years since their parents disappeared to protect them, but now they learn that they have special powers--and a fearsome enemy--and embark on a prophesied quest to find a magical book.
     
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    The Fourth Stall

    by Rylander, Chris Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    Sixth-graders Mac and Vince operate a business charging schoolmates for protection from bullies and for help to negotiate conflicts peacefully, with amazing challenges and results.
     
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    The Running Dream

    by Van Draanen, Wendelin Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again.
     
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    This Dark Endeavor

    by Oppel, Kenneth Year Published: 2011 Fiction

    Victor and Konrad Frankenstein are inseparable twin brothers who stumble upon The Dark Library, where secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are housed, but after their father forbids them to ever return to the library Konrad falls gravely ill and Victor seeks out a cure for his brother beyond traditional medicine.

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    Wish

    by Monninger, Joseph Year Published: 2010 Fiction

    While trying to help her eleven-year-old brother who suffers from cystic fibrosis get his greatest wish, fifteen-year-old Bee discovers that she has some special wishes of her own.

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