The Turn of the Tide


Random House Books for Young Readers - On a beautiful day in June, the ground broke open. That’s why kai knows just what to do when the first rumbles shake the earth. When the biggest mistakes of their lives bring them together, Jet and Kai spend the summer regretting that one moment when they made the wrong decision. But he does the exact opposite of what you’re supposed to do: He runs.

Meanwhile, kai’s cousin jet sets sail off the coast of Astoria, on the other side of the Pacific, Oregon. From acclaimed author Rosanne Parry comes an exciting and tender friendship story about two cousins looking for their destiny. She knows she should have checked the tide—she always checks the tide.

The Turn of the Tide - And then the tsunami hits. Except this time she didn’t. But there’s something about friendship that heals all wounds, and together, Jet and Kai find the one thing they never thought they’d have again—hope. From the Hardcover edition. In japan, you’re always prepared for an earthquake.

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The Lightning Queen


Scholastic Press - Nothing exciting happens on the Hill of Dust, in the remote mountains of Mexico in the 1950s. And now, without his sister and mother, eleven-year-old Teo's life feels even more barren. There's no electricity, no plumbing, no cars, just day after day of pasturing goats. Against all odds, her caravan's Mistress of Destiny predicts that Teo and Esma will be longtime friends.

Inspired by true stories derived from rural mexico, the Lightning Queen offers a glimpse of the encounter between two fascinating but marginalized cultures--the Rom and the Mixtec Indians--while telling the heart-warming story of an unlikely friendship that spans gener. Suddenly, life brims with possibility.

The Lightning Queen - And then one day, the mysterious young Esma, who calls herself the Gypsy Queen of Lightning, rolls into town like a fresh burst of color. With the help of a rescued duck, and other allies, a blind goat, a three-legged skunk, Teo and Esma must overcome obstacles-even death-to fulfill their impossible destiny.

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The Running Dream Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner


Knopf Books for Young Readers - The acclaimed author of flipped delivers a powerful and healing story that’s perfect for the millions who watch the Olympics or anyone who’s ever thought that something was impossible. Which she could handle better if she weren't now keenly aware that she'd done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa.

She's not comforted by the news that she'll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. People who don't know what to say, act like she's not there. Readers will revel in the story of a girl who puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before—after she’s told she’ll never run again.

The Running Dream Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner - She doesn't just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with herWinner of the Schneider Family Book Award. A girl who sees right into the heart of her. With the support of family, and her track teammates, a coach, friends, Jessica may actually be able to run again. Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident.

But that's not enough for her now. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she's missed. Who cares about walking when you live to run?As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible.

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The Thief The Queen's Thief Book 1


Greenwillow Books - Martin. Eugenides, the queen’s thief, can steal anything—or so he says. Megan whalen turner writes vivid, immersive, heartbreaking fantasy that will leave you desperate to return to Attolia again and again. Leigh bardugo, new york times-bestselling author of the The Grisha Trilogy and Six of Crows“Trust me.

Just read it. Megan whalen turner’s queen’s thief novels are rich with political machinations and intrigue, revenge, dangerous journeys, passion, divine intervention, power, battles lost and won, and deception. They have the feel of a secret, discovered history of real but forgotten lands. The queen’s thief novels have been praised by writers, critics, and fans, and numerous awards, “best of” citations, the Andre Norton Award shortlist, reviewers, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, a Newbery Honor, and have been honored with glowing reviews, and the Mythopoeic Fantasy Award.

The Thief The Queen's Thief Book 1 - When his boasting lands him in prison and the king’s magus invites him on a quest to steal a legendary object, he’s in no position to refuse. Then read it again, because it will not be the same river twice. Lois mcmaster bujold, acclaimed and hugo award-winning author of the Vorkosigan Saga, and the Sharing Knife series"In addition to its charismatic hero, the Chalion Series, this story possesses one of the most valuable treasures of all—a twinkling jewel of a surprise ending.

Publishers weekly starred review“To miss this thief’s story would be a crime. Bulletin of the center for children’s Books starred review“A literary journey that enriches both its characters and readers before it is over. Kirkus reviews starred review“A tantalizing, suspenseful, exceptionally clever novel.

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I Am Princess X


Arthur A. Levine Books - And that means that only one person could have started this phenomenon-her best friend, Libby, who lives. There's an entire underground culture, focused around a webcomic at IAmPrincessX. Com. The more may explores the webcomic, the more she sees disturbing similarities between Libby's story and Princess X online.

When the car went over the side, Libby passed away, and Princess X died with her. Libby drew the pictures, princess X, May wrote the tales, and their heroine, slayed all the dragons and scaled all the mountains their imaginations could conjure. Once upon a few years later, Libby was in the car with her mom, driving across the Ballard Bridge on a rainy night.

I Am Princess X - Once upon a now: may is sixteen and lonely, wandering the streets of Seattle, when she sees a sticker slapped in a corner window. Best friends, and a long-lost girl collide in this riveting novel, big fans, a mysterious webcomic, perfect for fans of both Cory Doctorow and Sarah Dessen, & illustrated throughout with comics.

Once upon a time, two best friends created a princess together. Graffiti. Princess x? when may looks around, she sees the Princess everywhere: Stickers. Patches.

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The Seventh Most Important Thing


Knopf Books for Young Readers - Arthur had his reasons, and the brick hit the Junk Man in the arm, not the head. Inspired by the work of folk artist james Hampton, Shelley Pearsall has crafted an affecting and redemptive novel about discovering what shines within us all, even when life seems full of darkness. A moving exploration of how there is often so much more than meets the eye.

Booklist,  starred review “There are so many things to love about this book. Remarkable. The christian Science Monitor. He can’t believe it—is he really supposed to rummage through people’s trash? But it isn’t long before Arthur realizes there’s more to the Junk Man than meets the eye, and the “trash” he’s collecting is being transformed into something more precious than anyone could imagine.

The Seventh Most Important Thing - But none of that matters to the judge—he is ready to send Arthur to juvie forever. This “luminescent” kirkus reviews story of anger and art, loss and redemption will appeal to fans of Lisa Graff’s Lost in the Sun and Vince Vawter’s Paperboy. Nominated for 16 state awards!an ala notable bookan ila teachers choicea kirkus reviews best book of the year arthur T.

Amazingly, it’s the junk Man himself who offers an alternative: 120 hours of community service. Owens grabbed a brick and hurled it at the trash picker. Working for him.

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The War that Saved My Life


Dial Books - Her mother is too humiliated by Ada’s twisted foot to let her outside. But in the end, will their bond be enough to hold them together through wartime? Or will Ada and her brother fall back into the cruel hands of their mother?   This masterful work of historical fiction is equal parts adventure and a moving tale of family and identity—a classic in the making.

. As ada teaches herself to ride a pony, and watches for German spies, learns to read, she begins to trust Susan—and Susan begins to love Ada and Jamie. So when her little brother jamie is shipped out of London to escape the war, Ada doesn’t waste a minute—she sneaks out to join him. 1 new york times bestsellernewbery honor bookwinner of the schneider family book award middle schoolwall street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing An exceptionally moving story of triumph against all odds set during World War II, from the acclaimed author of Jefferson’s Sons and for fans of Number the Stars.

The War that Saved My Life - So begins a new adventure for Ada, and for Susan Smith, the woman who is forced to take the two kids in. Ten-year-old Ada has never left her one-room apartment.

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Lost in the Sun


Philomel Books - Because fresh starts aren’t always easy. From the author of a tangle of knots and Absolutely Almost, a touching story about a boy who won't let one tragic accident define him. Praise for lost in the sun:  a publishers weekly Best Book of the Year! * "Graff writes with stunning insight and consistently demonstrates why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation.

Kirkus reviews *starred** "graff creates layered, vulnerable characters that are worth getting to know. Booklist *starred** "An ambitious and gracefully executed story. Publishers weekly *starred*    * "Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace will give this book wide appeal. School library journal *STARRED* * "Characterization is thoughtful.

Bccb *starred* “in lost in the sun, trent decides that he will speak the truth: that pain and anger and loss are not the final words, that goodness can find us after all—even when we hide from it. This is a novel that speaks powerfully, honestly, almost shockingly about our human pain and our human redemption.

Lost in the Sun - This book will change you. Gary schmidt, two-time newbery honor-winning author of the wednesday Wars and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy   “Lisa Graff crafts a compelling story about a boy touched with tragedy and the world of people he cares about. Even in baseball, when a fly ball gets lost in the sun, you have to remember to shift your position to find it.

Everyone says that middle school is awful, but trent knows nothing could be worse than the year he had in fifth grade, when a freak accident on Cedar Lake left one kid dead, and Trent with a brain full of terrible thoughts he can't get rid of.

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Found The Missing Book 1


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - Do jonah and chip have any choice in the matter? and what should they choose when both alternatives are horrifying? With Found, once again, Margaret Peterson Haddix begins a new series that promises to be every bit as suspenseful as her Shadow Children series -- which has sold more than 41/2 million copies -- and proves her, to be a master of the page-turner.

Thirteen-year-old jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. The first one says, "You are one of the missing. The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to get you. Jonah, are plunged into a mystery that involves the fBI, a vast smuggling operation, and Jonah's sister, Chip, Katherine, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere -- and people who seem to appear and disappear at will.

Found The Missing Book 1 - . Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip's lives.

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Hoot


Knopf Books for Young Readers - A new york times bestseller!Everybody loves Mother Paula’s pancakes. Can the awkward new kid and his feral friend prank the pancake people out of town? Or is the owls’ fate cemented in pancake batter?“A wonderful tour de-force. The boston globe   “A rollicking, righteous story. The miami herald   “Yes, it is a hoot.

The washington Post. Everybody, that is, except the colony of cute but endangered owls that live on the building site of the new restaurant. This newbery honor-winning, pint-sized owls, bullies, eco-warriors, alligators, pancakes, hilarious Floridian adventure involves new kids, and more.

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Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek


Dutton Books for Young Readers - Told with humor and grace, maya’s journey offers readers of all ages a thoroughly contemporary example of kindness and self-confidence, along with a better understanding of what it means to be popular.  . Maybe if i had read it when i was her age, it could have saved me from a world of hurt, or at least put that world in perspective.

Maude apatow, girdles,  new york times book reviewCan curlers, Vaseline, and a strand of pearls help a shy girl become popular?Maya Van Wagenen is about to find out. Stuck near the bottom of the social ladder at “pretty much the lowest level of people at school who aren’t paid to be here, ” Maya has never been popular.

Popular: Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek - New york times bestsellera breakout teen author explores the true meaning of popularity and how to survive middle school in this hysterically funny, touchingly honest contemporary memoir. I was inspired by maya's journey and made a point of saving a copy of ‘Popular’ for my sister, who starts middle school this fall.

But before starting eighth grade, she decides to begin a unique social experiment: spend the school year following a 1950s popularity guide, written by former teen model Betty Cornell. The real-life results are hilarious, painful, and filled with unexpected surprises.

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