Texas 2 x 2 Reading List 2012 (Age 2 to grade 2)
by Barnett, Mac Year Published:It's time to count the monkeys! It's fun and easy, so let's turn the page and get started...Check our library catalog to see if your school has the book http://opac.dentonisd.org:8080/?config=es#section=resource&resourceid=369064214¤tIndex=1&view=fullDetailsDetailsTab by Eaton, Jason Carter Year Published:So, you don’t want a dog or cat, but what you really want is a pet train? This guidebook shares all the information you will need to prepare for your mechanical friend.Check our library catalog to see if your school has this book http://bit.ly/10Fo149 by Boudreau, Helene Year Published:A little boy shares his advice in this cautionary tale about sneaky yawns and their consequences.Check out our library catalog to see if your school has this book http://bit.ly/1vIIAao by Alborough, Jez Year Published:This is the tale of a smile gone astray and how it comes back to save the day.
by Rocco, John Year Published: 2011A boy and his family find magic in a summer blackout. by Czekaj, Jef Year Published: 2011Important secrets about how best to live a cat's life will be revealed only to those who can prove that they are genuine cats. by Gormley, Greg Year Published: 2011After reading "Puss in boots", a young dog decides to try a variety of shoes, only to find the perfect footwear is right under his nose. by Stevens, April Year Published: 2011Before his family leaves the grocery store, Baby Edwin makes sure their grocery cart contains the last ingredient needed to make his birthday celebration complete. by Rinker, Sherri Duskey Year Published: 2011At sunset, when their work in done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other people pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places to go to sleep. by Klassen, Jon Year Published: 2011A bear almost gives up his search for his missing hat until he remembers something very important. by McDonnell, Patrick Year Published: 2011Holding her stuffed toy chimpanzee, young Jane Goodall observes nature, reads Tarzan books, and dreams of living in Africa and helping animals. by Crum, Shutta Year Published:Two young children and a dog learn about the troubles and triumph of sharing.Click this link to see all available copies within the elementary schools. Remember to look for your school! by Ashman, Linda Year Published: 2011Welcome to Alberto's restaurant…unless you're a dog, a cat, a bunny, or ANYTHING with fur, feathers, or scales! by Beaumont, Karen Year Published: 2011A sheep wants nothing but to go to sleep in the big red barn on the farm, but each time he closes his eyes, another animal moos or neighs to come in. by Hall, Michael Year Published: 2011A perfect square is torn, punched with holes, and crumpled but finds with each transformation that it can be something new and just as happy. by Judge, Lita Year Published: 2011At night, a host of woodland creatures plays with a child's red sled. by Ehlert, Lois Year Published: 2011The narrator describes discovering how Ralph the dog can talk, appropriately saying such words as "roof", "rough", "bark," and "wolf".Click this link to see all available copies within the elementary schools. Remember to look for your school! by Kosteciki-Shaw, Jenny Sue Year Published: 2011Elliott and Kailish discover that even though they live in different countries they both love to climb trees, own pets, and ride school buses. by Ray, Mary Lyn Year Published: 2011Explore the wonder of stars, whether they are in the night sky, on a plant as a promise of fruit to come, or in one's pocket for days when one does not feel shiny. by Niemann, Christoph Year Published: 2011A very imaginative boy answers a girl's questions about how different kinds of vehicles work. by Chabon, Michael Year Published: 2011A young superhero describes his awesome powers, which he then demonstrates as various foes arrive on the scene. by Vamos, Samantha R. Year Published: 2011A cumulative tale of a farm maiden who, aided by a group of animals, prepares "Arroz con Leche", rice pudding. by Hoppe, Paul Year Published: 2011Being afraid of the dark doesn't mean being afraid alone. When a boy can't find his favorite stuffed bunny, he bravely heads into the woods to look for it.Click this link to see all available copies within the elementary schools. Remember to look for your school! by Crosby, Jeff Year Published: 2011Wiener dog’s easy life has lost its luster. So when the call of the wild comes, he answers! Weiner Dog becomes...Weiner Wolf.
Texas Lone Star 2018 Reading list
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
by O’Sullivan, Joanne Year Published: 2017
Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life---and the promise of love---emerges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Lone Star 2017 Reading List
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.
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.
by Collier, Peter Year Published: 2016
Looks at some of the men and women who were recipients of the Medal 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Sby 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Lone Star 2012 Book List
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.
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.
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!
by Sepetys, Ruta Year Published: 2011 FictionIn 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. by Young, Moira Year Published: 2011 FictionIn 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.Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD middle schools. Remember to look for your school! by Lane, Andrew Year Published: 2010 FictionIn 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. 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.
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!
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.
by Schmidt, Gary D. Year Published: 2011 FictionFourteen-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.Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD middle schools. Remember to look for your school! by Paulsen, Gary Year Published: 2011 FictionMan 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. by White, Kiersten Year Published: 2010 FictionWhen 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. by Maberry, Jonathan Year Published: 2010 FictionIn 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. 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.Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD middle schools. Remember to look for your school!
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.
by Stephens, John Year Published: 2011 FictionKate, 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. by Rylander, Chris Year Published: 2011 FictionSixth-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. by Van Draanen, Wendelin Year Published: 2011 FictionWhen 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. 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.Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD middle schools. Remember to look for your school!
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.Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD middle schools. Remember to look for your school!
Texas Tayshas 2012 Book List App
by Saldana, Rene, Jr. Year Published: 2010Following the lives of Roelito, Beto and Jessy in one day, through family struggles, school, and dreams for the future. by Revis, Beth Year Published: 2011Amy agreed to be frozen, packed as cargo on a space ship headed to another planet, and reanimated 300 years later. When Amy gets accidentally unfrozen ahead of schedule, she awakens to a bleak society fueled by secrets. by Perkins, Stephanie Year Published: 2010Despite her reluctance to spend her senior year at a top-notch American boarding school in Paris, Anna falls in love with the city its culture and gorgeous classmate St. Clair, who has a serious girlfriend. by Dogar, Sharon Year Published: 2010Anne Frank's story is well-known to many. Annexed tells a similar story, but from the perspective of Peter van Pels, the young man hiding with the Franks and his family. by Williams, Gabrielle Year Published: 2010When eighteen-year-old John “Beatle” Lennon serendipitously meets a girl named Destiny McCartney, it seems their fates have aligned. If only Beatle weren’t already dating his twin sister’s best friend.. Remember to look for your school! by Bray, Libba Year Published: 2011Story of what happens when a plane full of teen beauty pageant contestants crash on a tropical island. by Warman, Jessica Year Published: 2011In the afterlife, Liz, an 18 year old popular privileged girl uses her hazy memories and replays of her family and friends to discover the events leading up to her drowning and also the disturbing traits of her character. by Scott, Elizabeth Year Published: 2011Seventeen year old Abby feels it is her responsibility to "heal" her comatose sister. In the process she discovers herself and how perceptions are often very different than reality. by Sepetys, Ruta Year Published: 2011Fifteen-year-old Lina is taken in the night, shipped in cattle cars to the frozen Siberian wilderness, where survival demands all her strength and retaining her humanity becomes an act of courage. by Brown, Jennifer Year Published: 2011Alex has never had a serious boyfriend. When Cole, the hot new guy falls for her, he’s everything she’s dreamed of. So why can’t she keep him from hurting her?Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD high schools. Remember to look for your school! by Hautman, Pete Year Published: 2010Sixteen year old Shayne Blank turns himself into the police to confess to murder. by Wynne-Jone, Tim Year Published: 2011While foraging for breakfast from room-service trays, Blink witnesses a fake kidnapping scheme. Meanwhile, Caution is fleeing her abusive druggie boyfriend when through a chance meeting in a train station, she cons Blink out of his remaining cash. by Blumenthal, Karen Year Published: 2011The era of Prohibition from 1920-1930 is chronicled from its temperance beginning to abolish alcohol, to the time of lawlessness following the passing of the 18th Amendment and its eventual repeal. by Klein, Lisa Year Published: 2010As the woman of Walter Raleigh's affection, Cate is banished to Virginia by the Queen. Surviving with the aid of Native Americans, she falls in love with the native, Manteo. by Billingsley, Franny Year Published: 2011 FictionIn the early twentieth century in Swampsea, seventeen-year-old Briony, who can see the spirits that haunt the marshes around their town, feels responsible for her twin sister's horrible injury until a young man enters their lives and exposes secrets that even Briony does not know about.Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD high schools. Remember to look for your school! by Ayarbe, Heidi Year Published: 2011 FictionSoccer star Jake Martin is set to lead his team to their third straight state championship if he can keep his impairing obsessive compulsive disorder in check.Click this link to see all available copies at Denton ISD high schools. Remember to look for your school! by Standiford, Natalie Year Published: 2010Almighty, the Sullivan sisters grandmother, has been offended by one of her grandchildren. She threatens to give her vast wealth to charity unless the guilty grandchild confesses their sin in writing. by Cohn, Rachel and Levithan, David Year Published: 2010At a bookstore Dash finds a notebook with clues for a treasure hunt. A conversation between Dash and Lily full of dares and flirtations begins. Friendship might turn into romance. by Oliver, Lauren Year Published: 2011Lena is approaching her 18th birthday when she will finally and gladly receive her government required brain alteration which prevents the disease amor deliria nervosa, the emotion of love. by Roth, Veronica Year Published: 2011When 16-year-old Tris joins the reckless “Dauntless” faction, she isn’t prepared for the brutality and violence of the initiation—or for the plot to overthrow the social order she uncovers. by Dixon, Heather Year Published: 2011Azalea is the oldest of the twelve dancing princesses of Eathesbury. Forbidden to dance after the death of their mother, the girls put themselves into the hands of a dangerous, magical stranger. by Marcus, Kimberly Year Published: 2011When her best friend stops talking to her Kimberly is very confused. Then she finds out her friend was raped and is accusing her brother. by John, Anthony Year Published: 2010Piper becomes manager of the Battle of the Bands winner, Dumb, and has her work cut out for her trying to get paying gigs and keeping the band together. by Bedford, Martyn Year Published: 2011 FictionSixteen-year-old Alex awakens to find that six months have gone by and he seems to be living in another boy's body, and as Alex tries to figure out what happened, he wonders if he will ever be able to return to the life he once knew. by Kwok, Jean Year Published: 2010Ah-Kim Chang and her mother persevere through grueling work and horrendous living conditions to immigrate to Brooklyn. A loving parent, constant study, and the friendship of Annette help her adjust to American culture. by Lynch, Chris Year Published: 2010When their firefighter dads are killed, their surviving sons are drawn together to help each other deal with the loss and find a way to survive the pain. by Ghislain, Gary Year Published: 2011David’s quiet summer is about to turn wild when he meets Zelda, a gorgeous 325-year-old alien from the planet Vahalal on a mission to find her “chosen one”—Johnny Depp. by Beam, Cris Year Published: 2011 FictionJ, who feels that he is a boy who was mistakenly born a girl, hides who he is from his family and the world, but after he loses his best friend, J decides to stop hiding, whatever the cost. by Ali, Nujood Year Published: 2010 AutobiographyIn this powerful autobiography, Nujood narrates her tale of being an unwilling 10-year-old bride given to a man three times her age who continually rapes and abuses her before she even reaches puberty. Determined to regain her childhood, Nujood becomes the first child bride in Yemen to win a divorce and face all the obstacles that this decision incurs not only for herself, but for all of her family members. by Pena, Matt de la Year Published: 2010Tragedy has always followed Kidd. Things turn around when he gets a beach job and meets Olivia. Then his ex-best friend Devon appears. Can Kidd save Olivia from Devon? by Restrepo, Bettina Year Published: 2011Nora's father left their small town in Mexico for better opportunities in Texas. After months of not hearing anything from him, Nora travels to Houston in search of her father and her future. by Angel, Ann Year Published: 2011 BiographyThe story of 1960s rocker Janis Joplin from small town Texas to hippie San Francisco chronicling the ups and downs of her music career, her drug and alcohol abuse, and her search to find freedom, fame, and self-acceptance. by Ostlere, Cathy Year Published: 2011In 1984, after the death of Maya's Hindu mother, she and her Sikh father travel to India with her mother's ashes, and must resort to extreme actions to survive the turmoil after Indira Gandhi's assassination. by Cohen, Joshua C. Year Published: 2011When a member of the gymnastics team gets brutally attacked by three football players, Danny, a gymnast, and Kurt, a football player with a past, both know the truth and feel compelled to keep the secret. by Bock, Caroline Year Published: 2011Caroline Bock's Lie exposes the ramifications of destruction that happen when racially motivated hate crimes occur in a community. This novel realistically captures the conscience of all involved, and the ethical dilemmas faced by the whole town. by Williams, Carol Lynch Year Published: 2011The roles have switched for fourteen-year-old Lacey and her mentally unbalanced mother as Lacey strives to bring normalcy to their fragile lives while her mother's behavior becomes increasingly bizarre and frightening. by Cook, Trish and Halpin, Brendan Year Published: 2011When death metal freak Declan’s dad and popular Neilly’s mom end up pregnant and engaged, it sounds like a recipe for disaster, but what the blender produces may surprise the teens. by Hubbard, Jenny Year Published: 2011In 1982, at the beginning of his junior year, boarding school student Alex uses his gift for writing as he struggles with the guilt of witnessing and not acting quickly during the drowning death of his good friend. by Wilkinson, Lili Year Published: 2011When Ava questions her life and her sexual identity she transfer to a new high school in an attempt to reinvent herself. Things do not turn out as hoped. by King, A.S. Year Published: 2010High school senior Vera Dietz is struggling with the secrets of the sudden death of her ex-best friend Charlie who had recently betrayed her secrets when he became part of a destructive group.