Young Adult books

The Sky Is Falling

The Sky Is Falling

By Kit Pearson
Rating 4.16

It is the summer of 1940, and all of England fears an invasion by Hitler’s army. Norah lies in bed listening to the anxious voices of her parents downstairs. Then Norah is told that she and her brother, Gavin, are being sent to Canada. The voyage across the ocean is exciting, but at the end of...
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I Am the Cheese

I Am the Cheese

By Robert Cormier
Rating 3.74
Pages 256

Before there was Lois Lowry’s The Giver or M. T. Anderson’s Feed , there was Robert Cormier’s I Am the Cheese , a subversive classic that broke new ground for YA literature. A boy’s search for his father becomes a desperate journey to unlock...
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A Walk to Remember

A Walk to Remember

By Nicholas Sparks
Rating 4.15

There was a time when the world was sweeter...when the women in Beaufort, North Carolina, wore dresses, and the men donned hats...when something happened to a seventeen-year-old boy that would change his life forever. Every April, when the wind blows in from the sea and mingles with the scent of...
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Amaryllis

Amaryllis

By Craig Crist-Evans
Rating 3.81
Pages 192

This is a powerful tale of family, forgiveness, and acceptance of what life throws in our paths - but ultimately, with its almost painful realism, this is the finest depiction of war we've yet seen for young readers. — KIRKUS REVIEWS (starred review) AMARYLLIS. It was the name of the...
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Aliens Ate My Homework

Aliens Ate My Homework

By Bruce Coville
Rating 3.82

It's the weirdest alien invasion ever! I cannot tell a lie, says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him a question, and he's bound to give you an honest answer. Which is why when his teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod has to give the only answer he can: Aliens...
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Plague Year

Plague Year

By Stephanie S. Tolan
Rating 3.74
Pages 192

A harrowing account of a town that surrenders its humaniy. A frightening and compelling story about prejudice, ignorance and hysteria.--Columbia Missourian
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Footsteps in the Snow: The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott

Footsteps in the Snow: The Red River Diary of Isobel Scott

By Carol Matas
Rating 3.61
Pages 185

Isobel thinks that she and her family will find their fortune in Canada. But Isobel's mother dies before they even cross the ocean, and other misfortunes seem to follow their every step. Isobel's family and the other Selkirk Settlers find themselves caught in the fur-trading rivalry between the...
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Family Based Youth Ministry: Reaching The Been There, Done That Generation

Family Based Youth Ministry: Reaching The Been There, Done That Generation

By Mark DeVries
Rating 3.79

How to get the whole church family -- from singles to older adults -- involved in youth ministry. This unique approach helps to build mature Christian believers.
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Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories

Instead of Three Wishes: Magical Short Stories

By Megan Whalen Turner
Rating 3.74
Pages 134

A leprechaun is sighted in a small town in New Hampshire. An inner-city boy goes back in time to prehistoric Sweden. There's a ghost living on the highest level of a huge factory--but what she sees is her own house. This collection of stories by 1997 Newbery Honor-winner Megan Turner is utterly...
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The Thief Lord

The Thief Lord

By Cornelia Funke
Rating 3.94
Pages 350

Do you sometimes wish you were grown-up? Venice. Autumn. Rich Aunt Esther wants only angelic orphan Boniface 5, not serious Prospero 12. She hires PI Victor Getz. Thief Lord Scipo brings loot, clothes, to runaways in abandoned theatre Stella. Hornet adds brothers to gang with tall...
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The Long Secret

The Long Secret

By Louise Fitzhugh
Rating 3.78
Pages 288

Harriet the Spy refuses to become ruffled when an unidentified person starts leaving disturbing notes all over the quiet little beach town of Water Mill. She’s determined to discover the author of the notes. And she drags her friend, mousy Beth Ellen, into all kinds of odd and embarrassing...
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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

By Hannah Green
Rating 3.85
Pages 256

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen-year-old who retreats from reality into the bondage of a lushly imagined but threatening kingdom, and her slow and painful journey back to sanity. Chronicles the three-year battle of a mentally ill, but perceptive, teenage...
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Shadow of the Hegemon (Shadow Series, #2)

Shadow of the Hegemon (Shadow Series, #2)

By Orson Scott Card
Rating 3.93
Pages 384

The War is over, won by Ender Wiggin and his team of brilliant child-warriors. The enemy is destroyed, the human race is saved. Ender himself refuses to return to the planet, but his crew has gone home to their families, scattered across the globe. The battle school is no more. But...
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Time For The Stars

Time For The Stars

By Robert A. Heinlein
Rating 3.94

This is one of the classic titles revered as the Heinlein juveniles, written in the 1950s and published for the young adult market. Travel to other planets is the coming reality, and with overpopulation stretching the resources of Earth, the necessity to find habitable worlds is growing...
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The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

The Mysterious Edge of the Heroic World

By E.L. Konigsburg
Rating 3.36

Amedeo Kaplan dreams of discovering something, some treasure no one realizes is there until he finds it. And he would like to discover a true friend to share this with. Improbably, he finds the friend in aloof, edgy William Wilcox. And even more improbably, he finds his treasure among...
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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter

By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Rating 3.37

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s most famous novel was published in 1850 and takes place in Puritan New England, focusing on a community where a beautiful young woman, Hester Prynne, and her illegitimate child are subject to persecution and ostracism; while the mother refuses to name her co-conspirator in...
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Songbird

Songbird

By Walter Zacharius
Rating 3.49
Pages 304

Songbird is a compelling and sweeping saga that will take readers on a harrowing journey -- from the ghettos of Warsaw to the occupied streets of Paris -- during the darkest days of the Second World War.The story of Songbird is told through the eyes of Mia, a beautiful Jewish teenager who loses...
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The Sopranos

The Sopranos

By Alan Warner
Rating 3.96
Pages 336

NOW A SELL-OUT PLAY: OUR LADIES OF PERPETUAL SUCCOUR The choir from Our Lady of Perpetual Succour School for Girls is being bussed to the national finals in the big, big city. And it's an important day for The Sopranos - Orla, Kylah, (Ra)Chell, Amanda Konky and Fionnula (the...
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Secret Life of Owen Skye

Secret Life of Owen Skye

By Alan Cumyn
Rating 3.83

Three brothers find fun - and puppy love -in this wise, witty novel for young readers. Owen Skye lives in a small village with his brothers Andy and Leonard, their parents, and their weird Uncle Lorne. The Skye boys have a knack for turning innocent events into full-blown escapades. An argument...
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When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit

By Judith Kerr
Rating 3.91
Pages 191

Nine-year-old Anna was too busy with schoolwork and friends in 1933 to take much notice of Adolf Hitler's rise to power in her native Germany. But when her father is suddenly, unaccountably missing, and her family flees Berlin in secrecy, Anna is forced to learn the skills needed to be a refugee...
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The Calling

The Calling

By Cathryn Clinton
Rating 3.32
Pages 176

The story of an ardent young heroine's first spiritual journey—told with warmth and humor. During the annual family reunion and pie competition at Beulah Land Healing and Holiness Church, twelve-year-old Esther Lea Ridley is suddenly drenched by a baptism of fire. She knows just what it...
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A Stone in My Hand

A Stone in My Hand

By Cathryn Clinton
Rating 3.61
Pages 208

With a sharp eye for nuances of culture and the political situation in the Middle East, Clinton has created a rich, colorful cast of characters and an emotionally charged novel. — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review) I am Malaak Abed Atieh, and this bird is Abdo. . . . I...
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Worlds Afire

Worlds Afire

By Paul B. Janeczko
Rating 3.98
Pages 112

Riveting. . . . A memorable historical fiction selection, similar in intensity to Karen Hesse’s OUT OF THE DUST and WITNESS. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review) One summer afternoon in 1944, hundreds of circus lovers crowded under the big top in Hartford, waiting for the show to...
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Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain

By Esther Forbes
Rating 3.61

This story of a tragically injured young silversmith who ends up hip-deep in the American Revolution is inspiring, exciting, and sad. Winner of the prestigious Newbery Award in 1944, Esther Forbes's story has lasted these 50-plus years by including adventure, loss, courage, and history in a...
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Joy School

Joy School

By Elizabeth Berg
Rating 3.8
Pages 208

In this exquisite new novel by bestselling writer Elizabeth Berg, a young woman falls in love -- and learns how sorrow can lead to an understanding of joy. Katie, the narrator, has relocated to Missouri with her distant, occasionally abusive father, and she feels very much alone: her...
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Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice?

Can You Sue Your Parents for Malpractice?

By Paula Danziger
Rating 3.74
Pages 160

Lauren Allen's life is the pits. Bobby Taylor's just jilted her. Her ninth-grade teachers are demerit-crazy. And she has to share her bedroom with messy younger sister who wants to be a stand-up comic, while her older sister seems to get everything she wants. Between her parents, her two...
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The Secret Garden (Classics)

The Secret Garden (Classics)

By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Rating 4.11

When the orphan Mary Lennox comes to live at Misselthwaite Manor, she finds it filled with gloom and mystery. Her uncle is sad and silent, there are strange cries in the night and there are tales of a hidden secret garden which Mary is determined to find and unlock.
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The Pistachio Prescription (Piccolo Books)

The Pistachio Prescription (Piccolo Books)

By Paula Danziger
Rating 3.93

A high school freshperson attempts to rise above such inconveniences of life as her older sister, parents, and school
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Snailmail No More: A Novel By E Mail

Snailmail No More: A Novel By E Mail

By Paula Danziger
Rating 3.77

Tara*Starr and Elizabeth finally have e-mail and they are sooooooo excited. After a year of snail mail following Tara*Starr's move to Ohio (chronicled in P.S. Longer Letter Later ), the long-distance friends are ready for the more immediate gratification of e-mail. Eighth grade turns...
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A Girl of the Limberlost

A Girl of the Limberlost

By Gene Stratton-Porter
Rating 4.13
Pages 384

Wounded by her embittered mother's lack of sympathy, Elnora finds comfort in the nearby Limberlost Swamp. A wonderful story and a book to treasure.
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Remember Me To Harold Square

Remember Me To Harold Square

By Paula Danziger
Rating 3.88

When Frank spends the summer with Kendra and her family in their New York City apartment, a friendship develops as the two teenagers set off on a scavenger hunt exploring the city's museums, restaurants, and other landmarks.
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The Phantom Tollbooth

The Phantom Tollbooth

By Norton Juster
Rating 4.22
Pages 255

Illustrated in black-and-white. This ingenious fantasy centers around Milo, a bored ten-year-old who comes home to find a large toy tollbooth sitting in his room. Joining forces with a watchdog named Tock, Milo drives through the tollbooth's gates and begins a memorable journey. He meets such...
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The Gift Horse

The Gift Horse

By Sheila Hayes
Rating 3.9
Pages 160

To both wealthy Andrea and Fran, daughter of a cook, the carousel horse symbolizes their budding and unusual friendship.
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The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming

The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming

By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
Rating 3.98
Pages 336

Set in contemporary India as well as that of several hundred years in the past, The Mirror of Fire and Dreaming continues the adventures of Anand and his efforts to become a fully fledged member of The Brotherhood of the Conch. This time Anand's journey takes him back to Moghul times, as he...
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You've Been Away All Summer

You've Been Away All Summer

By Sheila Hayes
Rating 3.17
Pages 160

Fran returns to New York after her summer in Connecticut with Andrea Fairchild and discovers that her best friend Sarah has a new friend--obnoxious Marcie Metcalfe. Marcie and Sarah are inseparable, and Fran feels left out--until Andrea helps Fran see the good side of Marcie.
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The Westing Game

The Westing Game

By Ellen Raskin
Rating 4.03
Pages 235

The mysterious death of an eccentric millionaire brings together an unlikely assortment of heirs who must uncover the circumstances of his death before they can claim their inheritance.
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Amelia

Amelia

By Jean Thesman
Rating 4.19
Pages 144

Flattered when Warren, a handsome senior, asks her out, Amelia's date becomes a disaster when she must fend off his sexual advances. With the help of her loyal friends and family, Amelia picks up the pieces of her life and eventually wreaks a satisfying revenge on Warren.
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Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach

Hannah Waters and the Daughter of Johann Sebastian Bach

By Barbara Kathleen Nickel
Rating 3.87
Pages 176

An unforgettable tale of two lonely girls, born centuries apart, who change each other's lives Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize Governor General's Literary Award Nominee A CLA Honour Book of the Year for Children Catharina Bach sings only for...
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Singer

Singer

By Jean Thesman
Rating 3.27
Pages 280

Gwenore's mother is the evil Rhiamon, whose thirst for power transcends any morality. For years, Gwenore has lived in terrified captivity, not understanding why her mother so loathes her. Then she manages to escape, along with her longtime nursemaid and a mysterious enchanter-priest. First...
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The Rain Catchers

The Rain Catchers

By Jean Thesman
Rating 3.97
Pages 192

Beyond YesterdayEvery story should have a beginning, a middle, and an end. That's the way it is at grandmother's house where tea is served each day at four and tales of death and divorce, illness and abandonment are shared by grandmother's circle of friends. The women watch over one another and...
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The Keeping Room

The Keeping Room

By Anna Myers
Rating 3.71
Pages 144

Revolutionary War novel with a difference When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. But what can a 13-year-old do when General Cornwallis comes into...
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The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance

The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance

By Mark Kneece
Rating 3.62

One of most ground-breaking shows in the history of television, The Twilight Zone has become a permanent fixture in pop culture. This new graphic novel series re-imagines the show’s most enduring episodes, in all their original uncut glory, originally written by Rod...
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Dear Dumb Diary: Can Adults Become Human?

Dear Dumb Diary: Can Adults Become Human?

By Jim Benton
Rating 4.1
Pages 117

The fifth installment of Jim Benton's simulated diary series poses a question that every child has asked. In this hilarious episode, little Jamie Kelly plays out her darkest and most hilarious fantasies. A fun read.
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The Tree of Bells

The Tree of Bells

By Jean Thesman
Rating 3.7
Pages 240

In this delightful sequel to The Ornament Tree, Bonnie leaves for college, but before she leaves she urges Clare to keep her dangerous secret from the loving, unconventional family who lives in the big, old Seattle boarding house. But Bonnie's secret is not all that concerns Clare. While letters...
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The Trouble Begins: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-3

The Trouble Begins: A Box of Unfortunate Events, Books 1-3

By Lemony Snicket
Rating 3.96
Pages 24

The first Series of Unfortunate Events gift/box-set of this New York Times best-selling series. The set includes The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window. Book Details: Format: Box Set Publication Date:...
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Cannon the Librarian

Cannon the Librarian

By Mike Thaler
Rating 3.5

Miss Cannon the librarian fights pirates, witches, ghosts, giants, dragons, and a dancing octopus, while her students go on reading their scary stories in quiet. By the author of The Teacher From the Black Lagoon.
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The Twilight Zone: The After Hours

The Twilight Zone: The After Hours

By Mark Kneece
Rating 3.45
Pages 72

One of most ground-breaking shows in the history of television, The Twilight Zone has become a permanent fixture in pop culture. This new graphic novel series re-imagines the show’s most enduring episodes, in all their original uncut glory, originally written by...
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The Wish List

The Wish List

By Eoin Colfer
Rating 3.76

Die 14-jährige Meg Finn hat schon einiges auf dem Kerbholz ... und nun ist sie dabei, ein richtiges Verbrechen zu begehen. Zusammen mit ihrem Partner Belch steigt sie bei dem alten Lowrie ein. Doch der Einbruch geht schief, und als bei einem Handgemenge ein Gastank explodiert, finden die beiden...
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A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor

A Boy at War: A Novel of Pearl Harbor

By Harry Mazer
Rating 3.78
Pages 112

December 7, 1941: A morning like any other, but the events of this day would leave no one untouched. For Adam, living near Honolulu, this Sunday morning is one he has been looking forward to -- fishing with friends, away from the ever-watchful eyes of his father, a navy lieutenant....
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The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

The Greatest Thing Since Sliced Bread

By Don Robertson
Rating 3.89

On a quiet autumn afternoon in 1944, nine-year-old Morris Bird III decides to visit a friend who lives on the other side of town. So he grabs the handle of his red wagon and, with his little sister in tow, begins an incredible pilgrimage across Cleveland . . . and out of childhood forever. ...
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The Heaven Shop

The Heaven Shop

By Deborah Ellis
Rating 3.82
Pages 186

There is a lion in our village, and it is carrying away our children. At her father's funeral, Binti's grandmother utters the words that no one in Malawi wants to hear. Binti's father and her mother before him, dies of AIDS. Binti, her sister, and brother are separated and sent to the...
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Wild Ride to Heaven

Wild Ride to Heaven

By Leander Watts
Rating 3.56
Pages 176

Something strange is out in the woods. Something Hannah has never seen before. Good or evil, she can’t tell. But she knows she must go out and meet it. Hannah lives in the lonely frontier backwoods. Her mother has abandoned her for reasons she can only guess. And her father spends all his...
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Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code

By Eoin Colfer
Rating 4.03

Fantasy. Under Fe-folkets gode indflydelse er den 13-årige geniale forbryder, Artemis Fowl på vej ind på dydens smalle vej, men han skal lige lave et sidste indbringende kup, og så går det galt ....
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Ramona's World

Ramona's World

By Beverly Cleary
Rating 4.07

Ramona's back and more fun than ever as she enters the fourth grade in this newest addition to the Ramona series. And things are off to a rousing start for the perky ten year old when she has a great first day of school, writing a gem of an essay about her new baby sister Roberta, and making a...
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Tisha: The Story Of A Young Teacher In The Alaska Wilderness

Tisha: The Story Of A Young Teacher In The Alaska Wilderness

By Anne Hobbs Purdy
Rating 4.22
Pages 304

The adventures of a school teacher in 1927 who treks across the northern tundra to the remote gold-rush settlement of Chicken.
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I'm the King of the Castle

I'm the King of the Castle

By Susan Hill
Rating 3.41
Pages 279

This book is one of a series of literature guides using graphics, active learning techniques and self-test questions and is intended to encourage an explorative reading of and response to the text, develop the skills and techniques required by English literature coursework and complement the...
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I'm the King of the Castle (Heinemann Guided Readers)

I'm the King of the Castle (Heinemann Guided Readers)

By Susan Hill
Rating 3.41
Pages 80

This book is one of a series of literature guides using graphics, active learning techniques and self-test questions and is intended to encourage an explorative reading of and response to the text, develop the skills and techniques required by English literature coursework and complement the...
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Dawn and the Older Boy

Dawn and the Older Boy

By Ann M. Martin
Rating 3.54
Pages 10

Dawn has met Travis, an older boy, and she knows he's the perfect boy for her. The Baby-sitters think that smooth talking Travis is no good and plan to tell Dawn just that.
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Dawn and the Older Boy

Dawn and the Older Boy

By Ann M. Martin
Rating 3.54
Pages 160

Dawn has met Travis, an older boy, and she knows he's the perfect boy for her. The Baby-sitters think that smooth talking Travis is no good and plan to tell Dawn just that.
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The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

By C.S. Lewis
Rating 4.18

'They say Aslan is on the move. Perhaps he has already landed,' whispered the Beaver. Edmund felt a sensation of mysterious horror. Peter felt brave and adventurous. Susan felt as if some delightful strain of music had just floated by. And Lucy got that feeling when you realize it's the...
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The Lying Postman

The Lying Postman

By Darrel Odgers
Rating 4.11

There's a new postman in Doggeroo and he doesn't know the rules of the Postman Game. Not only does he accuse Foxie of biting him, but he also calls Jack a mongrel! And when Fat Molly Cat from the library comes to stay with Auntie Tidge, things don t get any better. What did Jack find caught on...
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The Mystery of Faith: An Introduction to Catholicism

The Mystery of Faith: An Introduction to Catholicism

By Michael J. Himes
Rating 3.56
Pages 102

In his familiar, conversational style, Father Himes invites the reader to consider ten basic truths of Catholicism. Beginning with discussions of Trinity, Grace, the Incarnation and Salvation, Himes moves into an exploration of Church as the continuting presence of Jesus Christ in the world...
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The Spider Sapphire Mystery

The Spider Sapphire Mystery

By Carolyn Keene
Rating 3.87

The mystery starts in Nancy's home town. Her lawyer father's client, Floyd Ramsey, who fashions beautiful and unusual synthetic gems, is accused of stealing the magnificent spider sapphire and exhibiting it as his own creation. Mr. Ramsey's enemies blackmail him and by their own vicious acts try...
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The Last Life

The Last Life

By Claire Messud
Rating 3.54
Pages 384

The Last Life is the story of the teenage Sagesse LaBasse and her family, French Algerian emigrants. It is set in colonial Algeria, the south of France, and New England. The LaBasse family had always believed in the permanence of their world, in which stories created from the past had the weight...
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Pawn of Prophecy

Pawn of Prophecy

By David Eddings
Rating 4.15

A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men - of strange lands and events - of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled! THE BELGARIAD Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion...
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Pawn of Prophecy

Pawn of Prophecy

By David Eddings
Rating 4.15

A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men - of strange lands and events - of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled! THE BELGARIAD Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion...
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Push

Push

By Sapphire
Rating 3.81

This is the story of Precious Jones, a sixteen year old illiterate black girl who has never been out of Harlem. She is pregnant by her own father for the second time, and kicked out of school when that pregnancy becomes obvious. Placed in an alternative teaching programme, she learns to read and...
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Pawn of Prophecy

Pawn of Prophecy

By David Eddings
Rating 4.15

A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men - of strange lands and events - of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled! THE BELGARIAD Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion...
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Pawn of Prophecy

Pawn of Prophecy

By David Eddings
Rating 4.15
Pages 262

WHILE THE DARK GOD SLEPT Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion and drove men and Gods to war. But Belgarath the Sorcerer led men to reclaim the Orb that protected men of the West. So long as it lay at Riva, the prophecy went, men would be safe. ...
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Pawn of Prophecy

Pawn of Prophecy

By David Eddings
Rating 4.15
Pages 274

A magnificent epic set against a history of seven thousand years of the struggles of Gods and Kings and men - of strange lands and events - of fate and a prophecy that must be fulfilled! THE BELGARIAD Long ago, so the Storyteller claimed, the evil God Torak sought dominion...
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The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler

The Turbulent Term of Tyke Tiler

By Gene Kemp
Rating 3.81
Pages 96

Tyke Tiler is fond of a joke and of Danny Price. Their friendship lands Tyke in all kinds of trouble at Cricklepit Combined School. Matters come to a head when Tyke climbs the school's bell-tower and surprises everyone.
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The Magic Finger

The Magic Finger

By Roald Dahl
Rating 3.65
Pages 64

The Gregg family loves hunting, but their eight-year-old neighbor can't stand it. After countless pleas for them to stop are ignored, she has no other choice -- she has to put her magic finger on them. Now the Greggs are a family of birds, and like it or not, they're going to find out how it...
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Taran Wanderer

Taran Wanderer

By Lloyd Alexander
Rating 4.14
Pages 260

Taran's heart quickened as he listened to the old enchanter: Your road will not be easy. Though you may find what you seek you will surely return wiser, and perhaps grown to manhood in your own right. Thus forewarned Taran sets out on his dangerous search to discover who he is. And as he...
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The Castle of Llyr

The Castle of Llyr

By Lloyd Alexander
Rating 4.08
Pages 201

Princess Eilonwy hates to leave her friend Taran, Assistant Pig-Keeper, and her beloved home, Caer Dallben. Why does she have to go to the Isle of Mona to train as a proper lady when she's already a princess? But Eilonwy soon faces much more than the ordeal of becoming a dignified young maiden,...
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Sing Down The Moon

Sing Down The Moon

By Scott O'Dell
Rating 3.72

A young Navajo girl recounts the events of 1864 when her tribe was forced to march to Fort Sumner as prisoners of the white soldiers.
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Dragonsinger

Dragonsinger

By Anne McCaffrey
Rating 4.26
Pages 283

When Menolly, daughter of Yanus Sea Holder, arrived at the Harper Craft Hall, she came in style, aboard a huge bronze dragon, followed by her nine fire lizards. The Masterharper of Pern, aware of her unique skills, had chosen her as his only girl apprentice. But the holdless girl had first to...
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Trouble Don't Last

Trouble Don't Last

By Shelley Pearsall
Rating 3.88
Pages 256

Eleven-year-old Samuel was born as Master Hackler's slave, and working the Kentucky farm is the only life he's ever known--until one dark night in 1859, that is. With no warning, cranky old Harrison, a fellow slave, pulls Samuel from his bed and, together, they run. The journey north seems...
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Troll Fell

Troll Fell

By Katherine Langrish
Rating 3.63

A secret kingdom of trolls, guarding their legendary gold, lies in the mysterious shadows of Troll Fell. It is to this eerie and dangerous place that Peer Ulfsson must go after his father's sudden death, to live with his greedy, bad-tempered uncles, Baldur and Grim. When Peer discovers...
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Troll Fell

Troll Fell

By Katherine Langrish
Rating 3.63
Pages 264

A secret kingdom of trolls, and their legendary gold, lies in the mysterious shadows of Troll Fell. It is to this eerie and dangerous place that Peer must go after his father's sudden death, to live with his greedy uncles, Baldur and Grim, at their mill. When Peer discovers his uncles'...
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The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank

The Boy Who Loved Anne Frank

By Ellen Feldman
Rating 3.63

On February 16,1944, Anne Frank recorded in her diary that Peter, whom she at first disliked but eventually came to love, had confided in her that if he got out alive, he would reinvent himself entirely. This is the story of what might have happened if the boy in hiding survived to become a man....
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