• Count the Monkeys

    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...
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  • How to Train a Train

    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
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  • I Dare You Not to Yawn

    by Boudreau, Helene Year Published:
    A little boy shares his advice in this cautionary tale about sneaky yawns and their consequences.
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  • Nat the Cat's Sunny Smile

    by Alborough, Jez Year Published:
    This is the tale of a smile gone astray and how it comes back to save the day.
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  • Night Light

    by Blechman, Nicholas Year Published:
    What vehicle is behind the die-cut circles? Count the circles, turn the page and see!
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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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  •  Book cover for Wild Bird

    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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  • Book cover for Well,​ ​That​ ​Was​ ​Awkward

    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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  •  Book cover for 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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  •  Book cover for 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!


    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


    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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  •  Book cover for 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


    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


    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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  •  Book cover for The​ ​Unbeatable​ ​Squirrel​ ​Girl

    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


    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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  •  Book cover for The​ ​Inquisitor’s​ ​Tale,​ ​or,​

    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

  •  A Week of Mondays book cover

    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 book cover

    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 book cover


    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 book cover


    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 book cover

    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


    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 book cover


    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 book cover

    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 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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  •  Cover Image: a tale dark and grimm

    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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  • Cover Image: belly up

    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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  • Cover Image: between shades of gray

    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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  • Cover Image: blood red road

    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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  • Cover Image: death cloud

    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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  • Cover Image: 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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  • Cover Image: 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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  •  Book cover for Notes from an accidental band geek

    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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  • Book cover image for Okay for now

    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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    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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  • Book cover image for Ruby Red

    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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  • Book cover image for Take me to the River

    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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  • Book cover image for The Emerald Atlas

    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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  • Book cover image for The Fourth Stall

    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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    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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Texas Tayshas 2012 Book List App

  • A Good Long Way

    by Saldana, Rene, Jr. Year Published: 2010
    Following the lives of Roelito, Beto and Jessy in one day, through family struggles, school, and dreams for the future.
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  • Cover Image: Across the universe

    Across the Universe

    by Revis, Beth Year Published: 2011
    Amy 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Anna and the French kiss

    Anna and the French Kiss

    by Perkins, Stephanie Year Published: 2010
    Despite 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Annexed


    by Dogar, Sharon Year Published: 2010
    Anne 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Beatle Meets Destiny

    Beatle Meets Destiny

    by Williams, Gabrielle Year Published: 2010
    When 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.
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  • Cover image: Beauty Queens

    Beauty Queens

    by Bray, Libba Year Published: 2011
    Story of what happens when a plane full of teen beauty pageant contestants crash on a tropical island.
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  •  Cover Image: Between


    by Warman, Jessica Year Published: 2011
    In 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.
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  • Between Here and Forever

    by Scott, Elizabeth Year Published: 2011
    Seventeen 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.
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    Between Shades of Gray

    by Sepetys, Ruta Year Published: 2011
    Fifteen-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.
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    Bitter End

    by Brown, Jennifer Year Published: 2011
    Alex 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?
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    Blank Confession

    by Hautman, Pete Year Published: 2010
    Sixteen year old Shayne Blank turns himself into the police to confess to murder.
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  • Blink and Caution

    by Wynne-Jone, Tim Year Published: 2011
    While 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.
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    Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the lawless Years

    by Blumenthal, Karen Year Published: 2011
    The 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Cate of the lost colony

    Cate of the Lost Colony

    by Klein, Lisa Year Published: 2010
    As 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.
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  • Cover image: Chime


    by Billingsley, Franny Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    In 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.
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  • Compulsion

    by Ayarbe, Heidi Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    Soccer 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Confessions of the sullivan sisters

    Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters

    by Standiford, Natalie Year Published: 2010
    Almighty, 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.
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  • Cover Image: Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

    Dash and Lily's Book of Dares

    by Cohn, Rachel and Levithan, David Year Published: 2010
    At 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Delirium


    by Oliver, Lauren Year Published: 2011
    Lena 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Divergent


    by Roth, Veronica Year Published: 2011
    When 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Entwined


    by Dixon, Heather Year Published: 2011
    Azalea 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Exposed


    by Marcus, Kimberly Year Published: 2011
    When her best friend stops talking to her Kimberly is very confused. Then she finds out her friend was raped and is accusing her brother.
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  •  Cover Image: Five Flavors of Dumb

    Five Flavors of Dumb

    by John, Anthony Year Published: 2010
    Piper 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.
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  • Cover Image: Flip


    by Bedford, Martyn Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    Sixteen-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.
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  • Girl In Translation

    by Kwok, Jean Year Published: 2010
    Ah-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.
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  • Cover Image: Hothouse


    by Lynch, Chris Year Published: 2010
    When 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.
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  •  Cover Image: How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girl

    How I Stole Johnny Depp's Alien Girlfriend

    by Ghislain, Gary Year Published: 2011
    David’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.
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    I Am J

    by Beam, Cris Year Published: 2011 Fiction
    J, 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.
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  • Cover Image: I am Jujood, age 10 and divorced

    I Am Nujood, Age 10 and Divorced

    by Ali, Nujood Year Published: 2010 Autobiography
    In 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.
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  •  Cover Image: I will save you

    I Will Save You

    by Pena, Matt de la Year Published: 2010
    Tragedy 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?
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  •  Cover Image: Illegal


    by Restrepo, Bettina Year Published: 2011
    Nora'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.
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  • Cover Image: Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing

    Janis Joplin: Rise Up Singing

    by Angel, Ann Year Published: 2011 Biography
    The 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Karma


    by Ostlere, Cathy Year Published: 2011
    In 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.
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  • Cover Image: Leverage


    by Cohen, Joshua C. Year Published: 2011
    When 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.
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  • Cover Image: Lie


    by Bock, Caroline Year Published: 2011
    Caroline 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.
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  • Miles From Ordinary

    by Williams, Carol Lynch Year Published: 2011
    The 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.
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  •  Cover image: Notes from the blender

    Notes from the Blender

    by Cook, Trish and Halpin, Brendan Year Published: 2011
    When 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Paper covers rock

    Paper Covers Rock

    by Hubbard, Jenny Year Published: 2011
    In 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.
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  •  Cover Image: Pink


    by Wilkinson, Lili Year Published: 2011
    When 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.
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  • Cover Image: Please ignore vera dietz

    Please Ignore Vera Dietz

    by King, A.S. Year Published: 2010
    High 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.
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  • Queen of Hearts

    by Brooks, Martha Year Published: 2010
    In 1941, fifteen year old Marie-Claire and her two siblings are quarantined in a tuberculosis sanatorium where survival is questionable and treatments severe.
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  •  Cover Image: Recovery Road

    Recovery Road

    by Nelson, Blake Year Published: 2011
    Madeline, a sixteen-year-old addict, is in rehab when she falls in love with fellow addict Stewart. Can their love withstand the challenges of living straight?
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  • Cover Image: Revolution


    by Donnelly, Jennifer Year Published: 2010
    Andi, an angry grieving girl from Brooklyn, must travel with her father to Paris to complete a school assignment on a French composer, where she discovers a diary written during the French Revolution by a young female street performer.
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    Ruby Red

    by Gier, Kerstin Year Published: 2011
    In a family of eccentrics, Gwen is happy to be normal—until she suddenly discovers that she’s a time traveler, destined to work with the handsome but arrogant Gideon.
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  •  Cover Image: Shine


    by Myracle, Lauren Year Published: 2011
    Backwoods Black Creek, N.C. hides dangerous secrets about meth use, alcoholism, abuse, and most recently a vile hate crime which leaves Patrick, a gay teen, in a comatose state. Sixteen-year-old Cat is determined to solve the crime against her friend, disregarding her own safety.
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  • Cover Image: Stolen


    by Christopher, Lucy Year Published: 2010
    Gemma is abducted by Ty and taken to the desolate Australian outback, where escape is impossible. She gradually sees beauty in the landscape. Will she fall for Ty as well?
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  • Cover Image: Teenage Waistland

    Teenage Waistland

    by Biederman, Lynn and Pazer, Lisa Year Published: 2010 978-0-375-86034-8
    In their separate voices, three morbidly obese New York City teens relate their experiences participating in a clinical trial testing lap-band surgery for teenagers, which involves a year of weekly meetings and learning to live healthier lives.
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  •  Cover Image: The Berlin boxing club

    The Berlin Boxing Club

    by Sharenow, Robert Year Published: 2011
    After Karl, a Jewish teen growing up in 1930s Germany, is beaten up by a gang of Hitler Youth at school, world championship boxer Max Schmeling gives him boxing lessons.
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  • Cover Image: The big crunch

    The Big Crunch

    by Hautman, Pete Year Published: 2011
    Wes and Jen don’t fall in love at first sight. They don’t hear bells ringing when they meet. In fact neither wants to be in a relationship, but they do fall in love and it’s messy, complicated, confusing, exciting, and lovely.
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  • Cover Image: The girl is murder

    The Girl is Murder

    by Haines, Kathryn Miller Year Published: 2011
    Fifteen year old Iris' privileged life in 1942 New York City has been turned upside down after her mother's suicide and her father's loss of a leg at Pearl Harbor inhibits his detective business which Iris secretly helps.
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  •  Cover Image: The mockingbirds

    The Mockingbirds

    by Whitney, Daisy Year Published: 2010
    As a victim of date rape, Alex turns for help from the Mockingbirds, a secret society for justice at her elite prep school.
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  •  Cover Image: The name of the star

    The Name of the Star

    by Johnson, Maureen Year Published: 2011
    While attending a boarding school in London, Louisiana native Rory becomes directly involved in a series of murders by a copycat Jack the Ripper.
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  • The Queen of Water

    by Resau, Laura & Maria Virginia Farinango Year Published: 2011
    Living in poverty in an Andean village in Ecuador, seven year old Virginia is sold by her parents as a servant for an abusive upperclass mestizo family. Based on a true story
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  • The Space Between Trees

    by Williams, Katie Year Published: 2010
    When Evie lies to a stranger at Zabet’s funeral, claiming that Zabet was her best-friend, she unintentionally becomes involved in figuring out who killed Zabet with Zabet’s real best-friend, Hadley.
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  •  Cover Image: Things a brother knows

    The Things a Brother Knows

    by Reinhardt, Dana Year Published: 2010
    Boaz has returned from the Iraq war a hero. But Levi knows something is terribly wrong and is determined to find out the reason.
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  •  Cover Image: This dark endeavor

    This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor F

    by Oppel, Kenneth Year Published: 2011
    Young Victor is precocious, enthusiastic, and an energy-filled teenager whose descent into the darkest recesses of man's soul happens when his twin brother Konrad falls deathly ill. Desperate to cheat death, Victor begins the eternal quest to obtain the forbidden Elixir of Life.
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  •  Cover Image: Thunder of Kandahar

    Thunder over Kandahar

    by McKay, Sharon E. Year Published: 2010
    A gripping, yet tender story focusing on the friendship of two Muslim girls living in Afghanistan: one of means and western-educated and the other of impoverished means about to be married to settle her uncle's gambling debts. Amidst the harsh realities of war and poverty, both girls help each other as they try to get out of this Taliban-infiltrated country and escape to the West.
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  •  Cover Image: Trapped


    by Northrop, Michael Year Published: 2011
    A tale of survival, seven high school students are stranded at school when a week-long blizzard closes school, the power is lost, pipes freeze, and the roof begins collapsing.
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  • Cover Image: What happened to goodbye

    What Happened to Goodbye

    by Dessen, Sarah Year Published: 2011
    Mclean's parents have divorced after her mom's scandalous affair. Now Mclean lives with her Dad whose job moves him frequently. Mclean is searching for her identity.
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  • Cover Image: White Cat: The Curse Workers

    White Cat: The Curse Workers

    by black, Holly Year Published: 2010 Fiction
    When Cassel Sharpe discovers that his older brothers have used him to carry out their criminal schemes and then stolen his memories, he figures out a way to turn their evil machinations against them.
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  • White Crow

    by Sedgwick, Marcus Year Published: 2011
    When troubled Rebecca visits a crumbling seaside town for the summer, she meets the eerily strange Ferelith, whose twisted games lead them to discover the grisly secrets of Winterfold Hall.
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  •  Cover Image: Wildthorn


    by Eagland, Jane Year Published: 2010
    The moment Louisa Cosgrove arrives at Wildthorn, she knows something is not quite right. Louisa had unknowingly been committed to an insane asylum and does not understand why.
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  •  Cover Image: You against me

    You Against Me

    by Downham, Jenny Year Published: 2011
    Eighteen-year-old Mikey seeks revenge for his younger sister's alleged rape, but in the process, falls in love with Ellie, the sister of the accused.
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Texas Lone Star 2013 Reading List

  • Cover image for almost home

    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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    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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    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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    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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