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Reading Rants-Teen Books

READING RANTS Wondering what to read next?  Looking for information on your favorite authors and series?  How about ways to connect with other readers?  You've come to the right place! Recommended Reads - Genre-based booklists to help you find that next great book. WHAT TO READ NEXT It's an age-old problem:  so many books and so little time.  How to Read more

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The Crossover

The Crossover by Kwame Alexander The Bell twins are stars on the basketball court and comrades in life. While there are some differences Josh shaves his head and Jordan loves his locks both twins adhere to the Bell basketball rules: In this game of life, your family is the court, and the ball is your heart. With a former professional

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2014-2015 Show Me Award Nominees

  One Cool Friend by Tony Buzzeo Elliot, a very proper young man, feels a kinship with the penguins at the aquarium and wants to take one home with him.   Some Cat! by Mary Cassanova When Violet the cat is adopted she has trouble sharing her new kingdom with the family dogs until they save her from some home invaders.   Lost and Found by

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Cool recipes for you

Cool recipes for you by Nancy Tuminelly      It’s not impossible for kids with dietary restrictions to find recipes in general-interest children’s cookbooks, but it’s not easy, either. These titles are a welcome addition. Each one features eight medium-to-easy recipes paired with color photos and bracketed by information about the reasons why people may choose or need to restrict their

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The year of Billy Miller

The year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes Award-winning, nationally bestselling author Kevin Henkes introduces second-grader Billy Miller in this fast-paced and funny story about friendship, sibling rivalry, and elementary school. The Year of Billy Miller includes black-and-white art by Kevin Henkes and is perfect for fans of the Ramona books, Frindle, by Andrew Clements, and the Clementine series. When

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The 13th Reality

The 13th Reality series by James Dashner   What if every choice you made created an alternate reality? In The Journal of Curious Letters, Atticus Higginbottom, a.k.a. Tick, is an average thirteen-year-old boy until the day he receives a strange letter informing him that dangerous— perhaps even deadly—events have been set in motion that could result in the destruction of

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Julie Andrews’ Treasury for All Seasons: Poems and Songs to Celebrate the Year

Julie Andrews’ treasury for all seasons : poems and songs to celebrate the year selected by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton ; paintings by Marjorie Priceman —A collection of poems that celebrates diversity, family, and the moments during a year that make each day special. The introduction sets the tone by explaining that the selections were chosen not only because

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Strong deaf

Strong deaf by Lynn McElfresh Fourteen-year-old Marla has just returned home from her residential school for the deaf, and her younger sister, 12-year-old Jade, is already acting immature. Jade, who’s been anxiously awaiting softball season, is crushed when she’s forced to be a benchwarmer on Marla’s team in case Marla needs an interpreter. Told from the perspectives of both Jade,

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