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The Absolute Value of Mike

By Kathryn Erskine Penguin Group Canada Being a 14-year-old is hard enough, but Mike’s got additional challenges. His lack of math skills means he’s never going to live up to his genius father’s expectations that he’ll become an engineer. Now his father is in Romania and Mike is in a small town with elderly relatives [...]

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Infiltration

By Sean Rodman Orca Book Publishers Infiltration follows a young man named Bex (Taylor Bexhill) as he navigates the trickiness of teenage life. Bex is an urban explorer who has just pulled off the greatest caper in his neighborhood with the help of his girlfriend, Asha, and best friend, Jake.

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Darth Paper Strikes Back: An Origami Yoda Book

By Tom Angleberger Amulet Books First there was Origami Yoda, and if you haven’t read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda you MUST. In that book you meet middle-schooler Dwight who seems kind of like a loser except he has this origami Yoda puppet he’s made. And Origami Yoda seems to have all the wisdom [...]

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Ashes

By Ilsa J. Bick Egmont USA You’d think, from all the YA dystopia novels such as “Hunger Games,” that there’s little-to-no future for the planet and its inhabitants. That theme again appears in this compelling survival story.

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A Sword In Her Hand

By Jean-Claude Van Rijckechem and Pat Van Beirs Annick Press Born in 1347 to a mother who goes crazy and a father who doesn’t want a daughter, Marguerite Van Male is destined to live through trying times in Flanders. Surviving on her razor sharp wit, her tomboy nature and her penchant for excitement, Marguerite leads [...]

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Basic Genealogy

By Tamra Orr, Amie Jane Leavitt, Bonnie Hinman, Tammy Gagne Mitchell Lane Publishers What a fun way to explore where you came from; and I don’t mean in the biological sense. The “traditional” family has changed so much over the decades that one’s personal history and that of extended and immediate family members can get [...]

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Floors

By Patrick Carman Scholastic Press These are the rules: 1. There are four boxes, all of which must be found. 2. There are two days, including this one. That is all the time you have. 3. You may enlist the help of only one other, preferably a child. 4. Always bring a duck if you [...]

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Wisdom’s Kiss

By Catherine Gilbert Murdock Houghton Mifflin The author of “Princess Ben” and “Dairy Queen” is back with another fantasy. This one involves a princess, Wisdom, who is doomed to a loveless marriage. There’s also a kitchen maid who can sometimes see the future, a sister who is being deceived in love, an acrobat, a bombastic [...]

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Comedy Plays and Scenes for Student Actors

By Laurie Allen Meriwether Publishing, Ltd. Calling all thespians! This is the book for you. Inside are 26 short scenes to explore new characters with a fellow actor. Each one has a quick scene description and gives the number of actors needed. I have a student in 6th grade who is an aspiring actor. She [...]

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Double or Nothing

By Dennis Foon Annick Press Double or Nothing is a compelling novel for young adults (13+) that radiates urgency and sympathy. Kip, a kid on his way to finishing high school and finally starting college, develops a habit that just won’t let him rest. When Kip meets a new partner in crime and gets a [...]

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