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  • Details about Monster

    Monster

    Walter Dean Myers ; illustrations by Christopher Myers.

    Winner of the Printz Award Winner of the Coretta Scott King Award National Book Award Finalist Steve Harmon's black. He's in jail, maybe forever. He's on trial for murder. And he's sixteen years old. Steve: "Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I'll call it what the lady prosecutor called me . . . MONSTER.…more

  • Details about Hatchet

    Hatchet

    Gary Paulsen.

    On his way to visit his recently divorced father in the Canadian mountains, thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson is the only survivor when the single-engine plane crashes. His body battered, his clothes in shreds, Brian must now stay alive in the boundless Canadian wilderness. More than a survival story, Hatchet is a tale of tough decisions. When all is stripped down to the barest essentials, Brian discovers some stark and simple truths: Self-pity doesn't work. Despair doesn't work. And if Brian is t……more

  • Details about The sisterhood of the traveling pants

    The sisterhood of the traveling pants

    Ann Brashares.

    Read by Angela GoethalsApprox. 6.6 hours4 cassettes Carmen got the jeans at a thrift shop. They didn't look all that great; they were worn, dirty, and speckled with bleach. On the night before she and her friends part for the summer, Carmen decides to toss them. But Tibby says they're great. She' d LOVE to have them. Lena and Bridget also think they're fabulous. Lena decides they should all try them on. Whoever they fit best will get them. Nobody knows why, but the pants fit everyone perfectly. ……more

  • Details about The maze runner

    The maze runner

    James Dashner.

    When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his first name. His memory is blank. But he's not alone. When the lift's doors open, Thomas finds himself surrounded by kids who welcome him to the Glade--a large, open expanse surrounded by stone walls. Just like Thomas, the Gladers don't know why or how they got to the Glade. All they know is that every morning the stone doors to the maze that surrounds them have opened. Every night they've closed tight. And every 30 days a ne……more

  • Details about Prime baby

    Prime baby

    Gene Luen Yang ; colors by Derek Kirk Kim.

    From the pages of the "New York Times" and the pen of Printz Award winner Gene Luen Yang comes a tale of math, aliens, and new siblings. Young adult.…more

  • Details about Shiver

    Shiver

    Maggie Stiefvater.

    From a dazzlingly talented young writer, a haunting and original supernatural romance in the vein of TWILIGHT. For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again……more

  • Details about I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president

    I am a genius of unspeakable evil and I want to be your class president

    Josh Lieb.

    Family Guy meets Election in this hilarious young adult debut! Twelve-year-old Oliver Watson's got the IQ of a grilled cheese sandwich. Or so everyone in Omaha thinks. In reality, Oliver's a mad evil genius on his way to world domination, and he's used his great brain to make himself the third-richest person on earth! Then Oliver's father-and archnemesis-makes a crack about the upcoming middle school election, and Oliver takes it as a personal challenge. He'll run, and he'll win! Turns out, thou……more

  • Details about The compound

    The compound

    S.A. Bodeen.

    Eli and his family have lived in the Compound for six years. The world they knew is gone. Eli's father built the Compound to keep them safe. Now, they can't get out. He won't let them. The Compound is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.…more

  • Details about To be a slave

    To be a slave

    [compiled by] Julius Lester ; illustrated by Tom Feelings.

    Readers learn about the lives of countless slaves and former slaves, who tell about their forced journeys from Africa to the United States, their work in the fields and houses of their owners, and their passion for freedom. Illustrations.…more