FREE BOOKS for students
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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Each returning student can select five. Each senior can select three. A list of available titles (first come first serve).

77 things you absolutely have to do before you finish college -- Bondy, Halley [ PWK+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, 378.1} -- Zest Books, 2014., 191p
Provides college students with advice for things that they should accomplish before graduating, including volunteering at a shelter, having a dinner party, learning self-defense, and more.

Absolutely Truly -- Frederick, Heather Vogel [ BKL+ BUL+ CRL+ HRG+ KIR+ LMC+ PWK+ SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014., RL 5, 355p
"Twelve-year-old Truly Lovejoy's family moves to a small town to take over a bookstore. Soon, she has to solve two mysteries involving a missing book and an undelivered letter"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 5.4 MG 12.0 170878EN Lexile: 790

The always war -- Haddix, Margaret Peterson [ HRN+ KIR+ SLJ+ TEL+ WMJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2012, c2011., 197p
In a war-torn future United States, fifteen-year-old Tessa, her childhood friend Gideon, now a traumatized military hero, and Dek, a streetwise orphan, enter enemy territory and discover the shocking truth about a war that began more than seventy-five years earlier.
AR: 5.1 MG 6.0 148668EN Lexile: 700

An American plague : the true and terrifying story of the yellow fever epidemic of 1793 -- Murphy, Jim [ BKL+ BUL* HRN+ KIR* NBKL NEWH NYT+ PWK+ RFSW SLJ* VOY* WCC+ WMJ+ ] {IL 5-8, 614.5} -- Clarion Books, c2003., RL 8.9, 165p
Provides an account of the yellow fever epidemic that swept through Philadelphia in 1793, discussing the chaos that erupted when people began evacuating in droves, leaving the city without government, goods, or services, and examining efforts by physicians, the Free African Society, and others to cure and care for the sick.
AR: 9.0 UG 6.0 69054EN Lexile: 1130

Another Jekyll, another Hyde -- Nayeri, Daniel [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Candlewick Press, 2013., 249p
Thomas struggles to accept his billionaire father's marriage to governess Nicola Vileroy and begins to spend less time with his friends and more time at clubs, where someone slips him a dangerous drug, but things get scarier after Thomas begins to suspect Vileroy is part of a sinister supernatural plan.
AR: 5.1 UG 10.0 150728EN

Birthday vicious -- De la Cruz, Melissa {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Aladdin, 2014., RL 5.7, 276p
Ashley Spencer relies on her birthday party to prove that she is at the top of the social standings and help her get over her ex-boyfriend.
AR: 5.7 MG 8.0 127756EN Lexile: 890

The book of David -- [ BKL+ LMC+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2014., 272p
"The author of this fictional diary began writing for a class assignment, but soon it became much more to him. As the star player of his high school football team, he faces a lot of pressure and expectation. Not to mention the secret that he's harboring inside. The secret that could change everything. And as David quickly learns, nothing stays secret forever. His innermost thoughts and feelings are chronicled in the diary he left behind"
AR: 4.8 UG 10.0 168119EN Lexile: 750, HL

Bread and roses, too -- Paterson, Katherine [ BKK+ BKL* BUL+ HRN* HRN+ KIR* NYT+ PWK+ SLJ* VOY+ WCC+ WMJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Clarion Books, c2006., RL 4.9, 275p
Twelve-year-old Rosa and thirteen-year-old Jake form an unlikely friendship as they try to survive and understand the 1912 Bread and Roses strike of mill workers in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
AR: 4.9 MG 9.0 110098EN Lexile: 810

The Bronte sisters : the brief lives of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne -- Reef, Catherine [ BKL* BUL+ HRN+ KIR* LMC+ NYT+ PWK* SLJ+ ] {IL YA, 823} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012., 231p
An exploration of the lives of the Bronte sisters and the time in which they lived.
AR: 7.8 MG 6.0 154528EN Lexile: 1080

The caged graves -- Salerni, Dianne K [ BKL+ BUL+ HRN+ KIR+ LMC+ PWK+ SLJ* VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., RL 5.7, 329p
Returning to her hometown of Catawissa, Pennsylvania, in 1867 to marry a man she has never met, seventeen-year-old Verity Boone gets caught up in the mystery surrounding the graves of her mother and aunt and a dangerous hunt for Revolutionary-era gold.
AR: 5.7 UG 11.0 159953EN Lexile: 840

Catch rider -- Lyne, Jennifer H [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR* VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 282p
Despite her poor background and ferocious competition from more privileged girls, fourteen-year-old Sid pursues her dream of becoming a catch rider--a show rider who can ride anything--with help from her Uncle Wayne.
AR: 4.7 MG 9.0 158614EN

The center of everything -- Urban, Linda [ BKL* BUL* HRN+ KIR* LMC* NYT+ PWK+ SLJ+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Harcourt Children's Books, 2013., RL 5.1, 197p
Ruby Pepperdine thinks her life is perfect until her best friend gets mad at her and her grandmother, Gigi, passes away, and looks forward to setting things right when she reads her prize-winning essay at the Bunning Day Parade.
AR: 4.9 MG 4.0 156970EN Lexile: 830

The contract -- Jeter, Derek [ BKL+ SLJ+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Jeter Children's, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014., RL 5.2, 151p
In Kalamazoo, Michigan, eight-year-old Derek Jeter, who dreams of playing for the New York Yankees, learns what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.
AR: 4.8 MG 5.0 169519EN Lexile: 770

The counterfeit family tree of Vee Crawford-Wong -- Holland, L. Tam [ BUL+ HRN+ KIR* LMC+ PWK+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon + Schuster BFYR, 2013., 357p
Vee's history assignment is to create a family tree, but he doesn't know anything about his family beyond his parents' generation.
AR: 5.2 UG 13.0 163729EN Lexile: 800, HL

Courage has no color : the true story of the Triple Nickles : America's first black paratroopers -- Stone, Tanya Lee [ BKL* BUL+ CRL+ HRN+ KIR* LMC+ PWK* SLJ* VOY+ YNFN ] {IL 5-8, 940.54} -- Candlewick Press, 2013., RL 8, 147p
Tells the story of America's first black paratroopers during World War II.
AR: 8.0 MG 5.0 156351EN Lexile: 1090

Daisy to the rescue : true stories of daring dogs, paramedic parrots, and other animal heroes -- Campbell, Jeff [ BKL+ KIR+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, 636.088} -- Zest Books, 2014., 336p
Collects over fifty true stories about animals who have rescued humans from life-threatening situations, often putting themselves in danger in the process.

Dark triumph -- LaFevers, Robin [ BKL* BUL+ HRN+ KIR* PWK* SLJ* TEL+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 387p
"Sybella's duty as Death's assassin in fifteenth-century France forces her return home to the personal hell that she had finally escaped. Love and romance, history and magic, vengeance and salvation converge in this sequel to Grave Mercy"--Publisher.
AR: 6.1 UG 20.0 158056EN Lexile: 900

Dark visions -- Smith, L. J {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2009., 732p
Collects three novels in the Dark Visions series, including "The Strange Power" in which psychic Kaitlyn Fairchild accepts an invitation to attend a school where she is surrounded by teens like her, "The Possessed" in which the students face the unknown on a trip to the strange white house on the cliff, and "The Passion" in which Kaitlyn puts herself in danger in order to save Gabriel from being destroyed by Rob.

Darkest fear -- Tiernan, Cate [ BKL+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, 2014., 359p
"After the death of her parents, Vivi reunites with her long-lost family and learns more about her heritage as a haguara--a person who can shapeshift into a jaguar"--Provided by publisher.

Dead is a killer tune -- Perez, Marlene [ KIR+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Graphia/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2012., 204p
Jessica and the other viragos must find who is responsible for the haunting music that is compelling Nightshade residents to commit crimes.
AR: 4.1 MG 5.0 153081EN Lexile: 560, HL

Dear teen me -- [ BKL+ LMC+ PWK+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, 808.88} -- Zest Books, 2012., 189p
Over seventy young adult authors offer advice to their teenage selves, discussing body image, abuse, bullies, love, friendship, insecurities, and other topics.
Lexile: 880

Dearest -- Kontis, Alethea [ HRG+ KIR+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015., 282p
"When Friday Woodcutter, a kind and loving seamstress, stumbles upon seven sleeping brothers in her sister Sunday's palace, she takes one look at Tristan and knows he's her future. But the brothers are cursed to be swans by day. Can Friday's unique magic somehow break the spell?"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 5.9 MG 11.0 172466EN

Debunk it! : how to stay sane in a world of misinformation -- Grant, John [ BKL+ LMC+ SLJ* ] {IL YA, 001.9} -- Zest Books, 2014., 288p
In an era of misinformation, much of it spread by authority figures, apps and websites, it is difficult to know what is true. The author uses contemporary, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and poor arguments, summarizes the rhetorical tricks people use to mislead, and offers advice about how to deal with people who intentionally misinform.
Lexile: 1270

District doubleheader -- Peters, Stephanie True {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Little, Brown and Company, 2014., RL 4.4, 199p
"Cousins Liam and Carter work hard to earn positions on their regional All Star baseball teams"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 4.4 MG 4.0 160396EN

A dusk of demons -- Christopher, John {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Aladdin, 2014., RL 6.4, 236p
In a future world where civilization has collapsed, fourteen-year-old Ben sets out on a journey to discover his birthright, and meets members of a technologically advanced remnant, who use machines to foster belief in demons among the people of Ben's homeland.

The elementals -- Mitchell, Saundra [ BKL+ LMC+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 296p
In 1917, Kate Witherspoon, who has lived a bohemian life with her artist parents, goes to Los Angeles where she meets crippled midwestern farm boy, Julian Birch, another runaway, and together they realize they have the ability to triumph over death and time.

Escape from Baxter's barn -- Bond, Rebecca [ BKL+ HRG+ LMC+ PWK+ SLJ+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015., RL 6.1, 246p
When Burdock, a young barn cat, sneaks into the house to get warm he hears that the farmer, Dewey Baxter, has terrible plans that will endanger all the animals, and he leads them in an attempt to escape before it is too late.
AR: 5.4 MG 4.0 175176EN Lexile: 800

Eternal -- Cook, Kristi [ HRN+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2014., 408p
"Back at Winterhaven, seventeen-year old Violet must find a way to save her vampire boyfriend, Aidan, balance the demands of her psychic visions and prepare for an upcoming vampire war"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 4.6 UG 12.0 165314EN Lexile: 640, HL

Flights and chimes and mysterious times -- Trevayne, Emma [ BKL+ BUL+ HRG+ HRN+ KIR+ LMC+ PWX+ SLJ+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2014., RL 5.8, 307p
"In 19th century London, Jack Foster discovers a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 5.4 MG 10.0 166875EN Lexile: 810

Flights and chimes and mysterious times -- Trevayne, Emma [ BKL+ BUL+ HRG+ HRN+ KIR+ LMC+ PWX+ SLJ+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2015., RL 5.8, 307p
"In 19th century London, Jack Foster discovers a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 5.4 MG 10.0 166875EN Lexile: 810

Fools' gold -- Gregory, Philippa {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2014., 366p
Tasked to expose a coin counterfeiting scheme, Luca and Isolde, whose romantic attraction continues to grow, travel to Venice in 1454, where they meet an alchemist who plans to create the Philosopher's Stone, a mystical substance said to be capable of turning base metals into gold and producing the elixir of life.
AR: 5.4 MG 13.0 165354EN Lexile: 770, HL

Genuine Sweet -- Harkey, Faith [ BKL+ BUL+ HRG+ KIR+ LMC+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015., RL 4.5, 277p
Genuine Sweet, twelve, of tiny, impoverished Sass, Georgia, inherited the ability to grant any wish except her own but with help from new friends, her life and town are improving until unexpected trouble arrives and Genuine learns the difference between wishing for a better life and building one.
AR: 4.5 MG 8.0 177005EN Lexile: 700

Gone -- McMann, Lisa [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ SLJ+ WMJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2011, c2010., 214p
While eighteen-year-old Janie ponders her future with Cabe, knowing that her being a dream-catcher means eventual blindness and crippling, she encounters her past as the father she never knew is hospitalized with brain trauma and seems to need her help.
AR: 3.6 UG 5.0 135748EN Lexile: 560, HL

Grave mercy -- LaFevers, Robin [ BKL* BUL+ HRN+ KIR* LMC* NYT+ PWK* SLJ* TEL+ VOY+ WSH+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin, 2012., 549p
Seventeen-year-old Ismae avoids an arranged marriage by making a place for herself at the convent of St. Mortin, where she learns of her unique gifts and must determine whether she will be trained as an assassin and serve as a handmaiden to Death.
AR: 5.9 UG 20.0 150408EN Lexile: 850

The guardians -- Christopher, John {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Aladdin, 2014., RL 6.6, 300p
In the divided England of the distant future, a recently-orphaned boy flees the sprawling area known as the Conurb for the serene world of the County where the people seem to live a simpler existence.

Hero -- Lupica, Mike [ BKL+ HRN+ PWK+ SLJ+ VOY+ WMJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Philomel Books, 2010., RL 4.6, 289p
Fourteen-year-old Zach learns he has the same special abilities as his father, who was the president's globe-trotting troubleshooter until "the Bads" killed him, and now Zach must decide whether to use his powers in the same way at the risk of his own life.
AR: 4.6 MG 8.0 139482EN Lexile: 730

The Hollow -- Verday, Jessica [ BKL+ HRN+ SLJ+ VOY+ WMJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2010, c2009., 509p
High-school junior Abbey struggles with the loss of her best friend Kristen, who vanished on a legendary bridge, but her grief is eased by Caspian, an attractive and mysterious stranger she meets in the Sleepy Hollow cemetery.
AR: 5.2 MG 17.0 134208EN Lexile: 770, HL

The house of Dies Drear -- Hamilton, Virginia [ WCC+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Aladdin Paperbacks, 2006, c1996., RL 5, 244p
Thomas Small and his family move into an old house that was once used as part of the Underground Railroad and soon realize that the house, where two fugitive slaves and Dies Drear himself had been killed by bounty hunters, continues to hold many secrets.
AR: 4.8 MG 9.0 228EN

Infinite sky -- Flood, C. J [ BKL* BUL+ HRG+ HRN+ KIR+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013., 244p
After her mother leaves and her brother and father grow increasingly distant, thirteen-year-old Iris finds solace and friendship in Trick, a fourteen-year-old gypsy boy.
AR: 4.9 MG 8.0 169946EN Lexile: 760

The Isle of Blood -- Yancey, Richard [ BKL* HRN+ KIR* VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2012., 558p
Dr. Warthrop and his new assistant, Arkwright, embark on a journey to search for the "Holy Grail of Monstrumology," leaving Will Henry in New York to enjoy a normal life with a normal family, but when Arkwright returns claiming that the doctor is dead, Will travels to Socotra, the Isle of Blood, to see if the claims are true.
AR: 5.6 UG 19.0 148008EN Lexile: 810

Jessica rules the dark side -- Fantaskey, Beth [ BKL+ HRN+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2011., 309p
Newly married Jessica Packwood is having a hard time adjusting to life as a vampire princess, and when her husband, Lucius, is implicated in the murder of a powerful elder, she must find a way to clear his name before it is too late.
AR: 6.3 UG 13.0 148433EN

Jessica's guide to dating on the dark side -- Fantaskey, Beth [ BKL+ BUL+ HRN+ JLA+ PWK* SLJ+ VOY* VOY+ WMJ+ WSH+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Graphia, c2009., 354p
Seventeen-year-old Jessica, adopted and raised in Pennsylvania, learns that she is descended from a royal line of Romanian vampires and that she is betrothed to a vampire prince, who poses as a foreign exchange student while courting her.
AR: 4.9 UG 14.0 130472EN Lexile: 700

The killing sea -- Lewis, Richard [ BKL+ CLW+ HRN+ KIR+ KLI* LMC+ MTR+ SLJ+ WMJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2008, c2006., 225p
In the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sumatra, two teenagers, American Sarah and Acehnese Ruslan, meet and continue together their arduous climb inland, where Ruslan hopes to find his father and Sarah seeks a doctor for her brother.
AR: 5.1 MG 7.0 111920EN Lexile: 760

The last dragonslayer -- Fforde, Jasper [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ LMC* NYT+ PWK* SLJ* VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Harcourt, 2012., 287p
"Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the world's last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 5.8 MG 9.0 154112EN Lexile: 850

Lenny Cyrus, school virus -- Schreiber, Joe [ BUL+ KIR+ SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin, 2013., RL 5.7
Told from three viewpoints, thirteen-year-old scientific genius Lenny Cyrus shrinks himself and, helped by his best friend Harlan, enters the body of Zooey, the girl he has loved since third grade, hoping to physically change her mind about him on the very day her play opens.
AR: 5.0 MG 7.0 157780EN Lexile: 800

Lincoln : a photobiography -- Freedman, Russell [ BKK+ CSCW ELS+ NBKL NEWW PWK+ WCC+ WMJ+ WSH+ ] {IL 5-8, 973.7} -- Clarion Books, c1987., RL 7.7, 150p
Photographs and text trace the life of the Civil War President.
AR: 7.7 MG 5.0 238EN Lexile: 1040, NC

The lipstick laws -- Holder, Amy [ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Graphia, 2011., 237p
When Britney, the most popular girl at Penford High School, invites April Bowers to her lunch table April is thrilled with her sudden change in status, but soon finds that Britney's friendship comes at a steep price.
AR: 4.7 UG 9.0 147668EN

Lives of extraordinary women : rulers, rebels (and what the neighbors thought) -- Krull, Kathleen [ BKL+ BUL+ CHO+ HRN+ NPTW NYT+ SLJ+ VOY+ WCC+ WMJ+ ] {IL 5-8, 320} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2000., RL 8.2, 96p
Profiles twenty historically significant women, highlighting their great accomplishments and unique quirks; also includes color caricatures.
AR: 8.5 MG 3.0 44820EN Lexile: 1150

Love, love, love -- Reber, Deborah {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2010., 452p
Collects two novels about teens searching for love, including "Language of Love," in which Janna meets the perfect guy, who happens to think she is a foreign exchange student from Hungary, and "Cupidity," in which Laura Sweeney enlists the help of her own cupid to find true love.

Magnolia -- Cook, Kristi [ PWX+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2014., 306p
High school seniors Ryder and Jemma have been at odds for four years, despite their mothers' lifelong plan that they will marry one day, but when a storm ravages their small Mississippi town, the pair's true feelings are revealed.
Lexile: 700, HL

Michael Vey : battle of the Ampere -- Evans, Richard Paul [ HRN+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Mercury Ink/Simon Pulse, 2014., 307p
To stop Hatch from using the Elgen fleet to gain world power, Michael and the rest of the Electroclan must destroy the lead ship, but divisions within the Electroclan threaten the success of their operation.
AR: 3.7 MG 11.0 161374EN Lexile: 530

Miss Spitfire : reaching Helen Keller -- Miller, Sarah Elizabeth [ BKL* HRN+ KIR+ KLI+ LMC+ SLJ+ VOY+ WMJ+ WSH+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2010, c2007., RL 5.8, 208p
At age twenty-one, partially-blind, lonely but spirited Annie Sullivan travels from Massachusetts to Alabama to try and teach six-year-old Helen Keller, deaf and blind since age two, self-discipline and communication skills. Includes historical notes and timeline.
AR: 5.8 MG 8.0 116359EN Lexile: 890

Nevermore -- Creagh, Kelly [ BUL+ HRN+ KIR+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2011, c2010., 543p
When cheerleader Isobel Lanley is assigned to work with goth, Edgar Allen Poe fan Varen Nethers on an English project, she is swept into a horrific dream world that he has created in his mind.
AR: 5.7 UG 20.0 139532EN Lexile: 840

The new Olympians -- O'Hearn, Kate [ HRG+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Aladdin, 2014., RL 5.1, 419p
"Pegasus and Emily investigate a series of incidents back on Earth, and discover that the CRU has been cloning Olympians"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 4.7 MG 11.0 163785EN Lexile: 620

The next big thing : a history of the boom-or-bust moments that shaped the modern world -- Faulk, Richard [ VOY+ ] {IL YA, 909} -- Zest Books, 2015., 223p
"... Entries describe the historical context for each next big thing and provide a discussion of its impact and legacy (or lack thereof) ..." Back cover.
AR: 10.0 MG 13.0 174402EN

Now I'll tell you everything -- Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2014., 517p
"As Alice McKinley begins a new phase as a student at the University of Maryland, College Park, she experiences many changes, both expected and surprising, that lead her into a future her seventh-grade self could only have imagined"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 5.7 UG 20.0 168101EN Lexile: 910

On my journey now : looking at African-American history through the spirituals -- Giovanni, Nikki [ BKK+ BKL* BLI+ HRN+ KIR+ LMC+ MTR+ SLJ+ VOY+ WMJ+ ] {IL 5-8, 782.25} -- Candlewick Press, 2009., RL 5.7, 116p
Nikki Giovanni celebrates the courage, strength, and character of Africans in America through the inspirational words of the spirituals.
AR: 5.7 MG 2.0 114034EN Lexile: 920


[Multi-Volume Set] Paisley Hanover acts out

Paisley Hanover acts out -- Tuttle, Cameron [ KIR+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Dial Books, c2008.
Contains Cameron Tuttle's novel "Paisley Hanover Acts Out," in which sophomore Paisley begins to write a gossip column for the school paper under the pseudonym "Miss Unpleasant," in order to disrupt the social hierarchy of her school; and includes "Paisley's Notbook."
Lexile: 650, HL


Perry's killer playlist -- Schreiber, Joe [ BUL+ HRN+ LMC+ PWK* SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin, 2012., 209p
As his rock band tours Italy, eighteen-year-old Perry says a reluctant "bonjour" to Gobi, his former exchange student/Lithuanian assassin, who enlists his help on a justice-dispensing rampage all over Europe.
AR: 5.3 UG 7.0 159181EN Lexile: 850

A plague of bogles -- Jinks, Catherine [ BKL+ BUL+ HRG+ HRN+ SLJ+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015., RL 5.2, 330p
Jem Barbary becomes a bogler's apprentice in 1870's London and gets the fright of his life in a city where science clashes with superstition and monsters lurk in every alley.
AR: 5.6 MG 10.0 171092EN Lexile: 790

The Pox party -- Anderson, M. T [ BKK+ BKL* BUL* HRN* HRN+ KIR* MLPH NYT+ PWK+ SLJ* TEL+ VOY+ WSH+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Candlewick Press, 2011., 353p
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.
AR: 8.0 UG 13.0 108594EN Lexile: 1090

The Pox party -- Anderson, M. T [ BKK+ BKL* BUL* HRN* HRN+ KIR* MLPH NYT+ PWK+ SLJ* TEL+ VOY+ WSH+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Candlewick Press, 2011., 353p
Various diaries, letters, and other manuscripts chronicle the experiences of Octavian, a young African American, from birth to age sixteen, as he is brought up as part of a science experiment in the years leading up to and during the Revolutionary War.
AR: 8.0 UG 13.0 108594EN Lexile: 1090

The prom book : the only guide you'll ever need -- Metz, Lauren [ PWK+ ] {IL YA, 793.38} -- Zest Books, 2012., 151p
A guide to preparing for the prom, includes tips on fashion, makeup, and party planning.
Lexile: 1050

Ring of fire -- [ LBJ+ PWK+ VOY+ ] {IL AD, 813} -- Baen, 2005, c2004., 722p
In this anthology of short stories, various authors make contributions to the alternate history created by Eric Flint in the novels 1632 and 1633, in which modern West Virginia is shifted, by a cosmic accident into the middle of Germany's Thirty Years War.
AR: 6.0 UG 30.0 83735EN

Royally crushed -- Burnham, Niki {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2011., 597p
When Valerie's parents split and she has to move to a tiny country called Schwerinborg, she thinks her life is over until she falls for the prince Georg, whose royal status and celebrity aren't part of Valerie's fairy tale ending.

Sally Ride : life on a mission -- Macy, Sue [ BKL+ HRG+ KIR+ LMC+ PWK+ SCC+ SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, 629.45} -- Aladdin, 2014., RL 7.8, 152p
Looks at the life and career of Sally Ride, who in 1983 became the first American woman to travel in space.
AR: 8.3 MG 4.0 180990EN Lexile: 1170

Screaming at the ump -- Vernick, Audrey [ BUL+ HRG+ KIR+ PWX+ SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014., RL 4.9, 250p
Twelve-year-old Casey lives with his father and grandfather at their family-run umpire school, and as he deals with middle school and his mother's unwelcome return, he stumbles on a sensational story that has him questioning his dream of becoming a journalist.
AR: 4.9 MG 7.0 164489EN Lexile: 750

The secret of Ka -- Pike, Christopher [ BUL+ KIR+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Graphia, 2010., 407p
When fifteen-year-old Sara unearths a flying carpet in Turkey, it takes her and new friend Amesh to the mysterious Island of the Djinn where she faces terrible creatures and an impossible decision--whether to save mankind, herself, or the boy she is coming to love.
AR: 4.2 MG 13.0 140294EN Lexile: 570

Selfish elf wish -- Swain, Heather [ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Speak, 2010., 283p
Zephyr Addler, a fifteen-year-old elf, tries to resist using her elfin magic when Bella, the meanest girl in school, tries to make her life miserable while they both star in the school play.
AR: 4.3 MG 12.0 141148EN

The shade of the moon : a novel -- Pfeffer, Susan Beth [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Harcourt, 2013., 288p
"Jon Evans is one of the lucky ones--until he realizes that escaping his safe haven may be the only way to truly survive"--Provided by publisher.
AR: 3.6 UG 10.0 161170EN Lexile: 520, HL

Sky raiders -- Mull, Brandon [ BKL+ BUL+ KIR+ LMC+ PWK* TEL+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Aladdin, 2014., RL 4.6, 421p
Whisked through a portal to The Outskirts, an in-between world, sixth-grader Cole must rescue his friends and find his way back home--before his existence is forgotten.
AR: 4.4 MG 14.0 165276EN Lexile: 610

Spellbound -- Tiernan, Cate {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Speak, 2007, c2001., 190p
Morgan, a high-schooler who has been awakened to the power of Wicca, faces some difficult choices when she learns that she is adopted and that her birth parents were both witches.
AR: 5.5 UG 8.0 64222EN

The storyteller's daughter : a retelling of "The Arabian nights" -- Dokey, Cameron [ KLI+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2007, c2002., 218p
A retelling of the classic tale "The Arabian Nights" in which Shahrazad agrees to marry the king and surrender her life, but uses her story telling skills to keep the king from killing her, until a treacherous plot threatens her plan.
AR: 6.3 MG 8.0 65587EN Lexile: 870

The strange & beautiful sorrows of Ava Lavender -- Walton, Leslye J [ BKL+ HRG+ KIR+ LMC+ PWK* SLJ* WMYN ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Candlewick Press, 2014., 301p
Ava Lavender tells the story of her young life starting with her birth in 1944 Seattle, Washington; she was born with wings.
AR: 6.8 UG 12.0 168895EN Lexile: 1050

The sultan's tigers -- Lacey, Josh [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., RL 4.4, 298p
Tom, who comes from a long line of criminals, travels with his roguish uncle to India to find a family treasure--an antique jewel-encrusted tiger stolen from the sultan's throne hundreds of years ago.
AR: 4.4 MG 9.0 162915EN Lexile: 640

Tales from Earthsea -- Le Guin, Ursula K [ HRN+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Graphia, 2012, c2001., 394p
Explores further the magical world of Earthsea through five tales of events which occur before or after the time of the original novels, as well as an essay on the people, languages, history and magic of the place.
AR: 6.1 UG 14.0 54875EN

Temptation -- Stine, R. L {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon Pulse, 2012., 407p
Contains two complete novels and one short story by horror author R.L. Stine, in which teenagers are faced with the terror and temptation of vampires.

The three musketeers -- Hutton, Clarissa [ HRN+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Harper, 2011., RL 6.6, 372p
An adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' classic tale of seventeenth-century France, when young D'Artagnan initially quarrels with, then befriends, three musketeers and joins them in trying to outwit the enemies of the king and queen.
Lexile: 750

Thrice upon a Marigold -- Ferris, Jean [ BKL+ KIR+ SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Harcourt Children's Books, 2013., RL 4.8
When Princess Poppy, the daughter of Queen Marigold and King Christian of Zandelphia-Beaurivage, is kidnapped by the kingdom's former torturer-in-chief and poisoner-in-chief, a ragtag group sets out to rescue her.
AR: 5.2 MG 7.0 157842EN Lexile: 810

The uninvited -- Wynne-Jones, Tim [ BKL+ BUL+ HRN* HRN+ KIR+ LMC+ PWK+ RSL+ VOY+ WSH+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Candlewick Press, 2010., 351p
Mimi leaves New York University following an unsettling first year and goes to stay in a cottage in Canada owned by her father, artist Marc Soto, but she arrives to find the place already inhabited by Jay, a musician, who it turns out is her half-brother, and the two are just getting comfortable with their relationship when someone starts breaking into the house and taking their possessions.
AR: 4.4 UG 11.0 130141EN Lexile: 630, HL

Unravel -- Howson, Imogen [ LMC+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2014., 472p
When Lissa and Lin return to Sekoia to help remedy the chaos caused by their revelation of the government's secret experiments, they find conditions far worse than they imagined and an unexpected threat to Spares is lying in wait.
Lexile: 870

The vespertine -- Mitchell, Saundra [ BKL+ BUL+ HRN+ KIR+ SLJ+ VOY+ WMJ+ WSH+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Graphia, 2011., 313p
In the summer of 1889, Amelia van den Broek's time with her stylish cousin Zora in Baltimore is interrupted by a series of disturbing visions that offer glimpses of the future and threaten her future with Nathaniel, a young man who is keeping secrets of his own and seems to be linked to Amelia's darkest visions.
AR: 5.6 MG 9.0 143381EN

VIII -- Castor, H. M [ BKL+ BUL* HRN+ KIR+ LMC* SLJ+ VOY* ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2013., 422p
Hal, a young man of extraordinary talents, skill on the battlefield, sharp intelligence, and virtue, believes he is destined for greatness but, haunted by his family's violent past, he embarks on a journey that leads to absolute power and brings him face to face with his demons as he grows to become Henry VIII.
AR: 5.2 UG 14.0 160231EN Lexile: 770

The warrior's heart : becoming a man of compassion and courage -- Greitens, Eric [ HRN+ KIR* NYT+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, 359.9} -- Houghton Mifflin, 2012., 264p
Eric Greitens shares his life journey from being an average kid to working to make a difference in the world's trouble spots and joining the Navy SEALS to protect the weak, and encourages readers to reflect on the power of choice and acts of courage.
AR: 6.3 UG 10.0 153973EN Lexile: 910

Water balloon -- Vernick, Audrey [ BUL* HRN+ KIR+ PWX+ SLJ* VOY+ WCC+ WMJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011., RL 3.8, 312p
Marley is not given a choice when her newly separated parents decide she will spend the summer with her dad and make her take a job she did not ask for, but things start to look better for Marley after she meets a cute boy who loves dogs as much as she does.
AR: 3.8 MG 8.0 145795EN Lexile: 630

What we become -- Karp, Jesse [ BKL+ HRN+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Harcourt, 2013., 424p
Two years after destroying a corporate empire intent on controlling human thinking through technology, teenagers Maland Laura engage in another battle to save humanity when a "corporate bogeyman" known only as the Old Man tries to gain absolute power.

What we become -- Karp, Jesse [ BKL+ HRN+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Harcourt, 2013., 424p
Two years after destroying a corporate empire intent on controlling human thinking through technology, teenagers Maland Laura engage in another battle to save humanity when a "corporate bogeyman" known only as the Old Man tries to gain absolute power.

Wonder Show -- Barnaby, Hannah Rodgers [ BUL+ HRN+ SLJ+ WMYN ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2012., 274p
Portia Remini, having escaped from McGreavy's Home for Wayward Girls, joins Mosco's Traveling Wonder Show and searches for answers about the disappearance of her father, while hoping Mister does not find her before she can learn the truth.
AR: 5.3 MG 9.0 151817EN Lexile: 830

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