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Non-Fiction

 

Shakespeare, William
Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
JUV Large Type 822.33.S71991
Complete and unabridged, preface by K. J. Rider. 1991.

Heyerdahl, Thor
Kon-Tiki: Across thePacific by Raft
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Complete and unabridged, translated by F. H. Lyon. 1950.

 Lord, Walter
A Night to Remember
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An absorbing, minute-by-minute account of the demise of the "unsinkable" Titanic, the massive luxury liner that housed a French "sidewalk cafe" and a grand staircase, among other extravagances, but failed to provide enough lifeboats for the 2,207 passengers on board. 1955.

Kennedy, John F.
Profiles in Courage
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Courage is the virtue that President Kennedy most admired. He sought out those people, who had demonstrated in some way, whether it was on a battlefield or a baseball diamond, in a speech or fighting for a cause. 1955.

 Paulsen, Gary
Caught by the Sea: My Life on Boats
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Gary Paulsen, author of Hatchet, tells about his lifelong love of sailing, boats he has owned, and the storms, sharks, and peaceful lagoons he has experienced on his voyages.2002.

 Frank, Anne
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
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1952.

 

Fiction

Alexander, Lloyd
The Gawgon and the Boy
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In Depression-era Philadelphia, when eleven-year-old David is too ill to attend school, he is tutored by the unique and adventurous Aunt Annie, whose teaching combines with his imagination to greatly enrich his life. 2001.

Almond, David
Kit's Wilderness
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Thirteen-year-old Kit goes to live with his grandfather in the decaying coal mining town of Stoneygate, England, and finds both the old man and the town haunted by ghosts of the past. 1999.

Almond, David
Skellig
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Unhappy about his baby sister's illness and the chaos of moving into a dilapidated old house, Michael retreats to the garage and finds a mysterious stranger who is something like a bird and something like an angel. 1998.
 
Balducci, Carolyn Feleppa
Earwax
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Twenty-year-old Norma, in Europe to make a film, finds romance and adventure. 1973.

Bauer, Joan
Rules of the Road
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Sixteen-year-old Jenna gets a job driving the elderly owner of a chain of successful shoe stores from Chicago to Texas to confront the son who is trying to force her to retire, and along the way Jenna hones her talents as a saleswoman and finds the strength to face her alcoholic father. 1998.

Benchley, Nathaniel
Only Earth and Sky Last Forever
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Although recognizing the end of the Indians' freedom is near, a young Cheyenne still chooses to fight with Crazy Horse at the Little Big Horn to prove himself to the girl he loves. 1972.

Bennett, Cherie
Life in the Fat Lane
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Sixteen-year-old Lara, winner of beauty pageants and Homecoming Queen, is distressed and bewildered when she starts gaining weight and becomes a fat girl. 1998.

 

Brashares, Ann

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

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Four best girlfriends spend the biggest summer of their lives enchanted by a magical pair of pants. 2001.

 

Bruchac, Joseph

The Heart of a Chief

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An Eleven-year-old Penacook Indian boy living on a reservation faces his father's alcoholism, a controversy surrounding plans for a casino on a tribal island, and insensitivity toward Native Americans in his school and nearby town. 2002.

 

Calhoun, Dia

Aria of the Sea

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In the magical kingdom of Windward, thirteen-year-old Cerinthe arrives at the Royal Dancing School, where she finds herself torn between the two careers of dancer and healer. 2000.

 

Coman, Carolyn

Many Stones

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After her sister Laura is murdered in South Africa, Berry and her estranged father travel there to participate in the dedication of a memorial in her name. 2000.

 

Cormier, Robert

Heroes

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After joining the army at fifteen and having his face blown away by a grenade in battle in France, Francis returns home to Frenchtown hoping to find and kill the former childhood hero he feels betrayed him . 1998.

 

Cormier, Robert

The Rag and Bone Shop

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Trent, an ace interrogator from Vermont, works to procure a confession from an introverted twelve-year-old accused of murdering his seven-year-old friend in Monument, Massachusetts. 2001.

 

Creech, Sharon

Walk Two Moons
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After her mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her mother's route,  Along the way, Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe, whose mother also left. 1994.

Eliot, George
Silas Marner
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English, Karen
Francie
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When the sixteen-year-old boy whom she tutors in reading is accused of attempting to murder a white man, Francie gets herself in serious trouble for her efforts at friendship. 1999.

Fast, Howard
A Touch of Infinity: Thirteen New Stories of Fantasy and Science Fiction
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1972.

Flake, Sharon
The Skin I'm In
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Thirteen-year-old Maleeka, uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark, meets a new teacher with a birthmark on her face and makes some discoveries about how to love who she is and what she looks like. 1998.

Gaiman, Neil
Stardust
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Author of the Sandman comics, Gaiman tells the story of Tristran Thorn and his adventures in the land of Faerie. 2001.

Haas, Jessie
Unbroken
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Following her mother's death in the early 1900's thirteen-year-old Harry lives on Aunt Sarah's farm where an accident with her spirited colt leaves her a changed young woman. 1999.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson
Just Ella
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In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocation tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette so she plots to escape. 2000.

Hamilton, Virginia
M. C. Higgins, the Great
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As a slag heap, the result of strip mining, creeps closer to his house in the Ohio hills, fifteen-year-old M. C. is torn between trying to get his family away and fighting for the home they love. 1974.

Hardy, Thomas
Under the Greenwood Tree
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Hesser, Terry Spencer
Kissing Doorknobs
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Fourteen-year-old Tara describes how her increasingly strange compulsions begin to take over her life and affect her relationships with her family and friends. 1998.

Holt, Kimberly Willis
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town
JUV Large Type H7427.wYA
During the summer of 1971 in a small Texas town, thirteen-year-old Toby and his best friend Cal meet the star of a sideshow act, 600-pound Zachary, the fattest boy in the world. 1999.

Johnson, Angela
Heaven
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Fourteen-year-old Marley's seemingly perfect life in the small town of Heaven is disrupted when she discovers that her father and mother are not her real parents. 1998.

Kehret, Peg
Don't Tell Anyone
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Twelve-year-old Megan does not realize that feeding a group of feral cats living in a field near her house will involve her as a witness to a traffic accident and in the dangerous plan of an unstable criminal. 2002.

Klein, Norma
Mom, the Wolf Man, and Me
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An eleven-year-old girl describes her life and relationship with her mother who has never married. 1972.

Konigsburg, E. L.
Silent to the Bone
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When he is wrongly accused of gravely injuring his baby half-sister, thirteen-year-old Branwell loses his power of speech and only his friend Connor is able to reach him and uncover the truth about what really happened. 2000.

Lawrence, Iain
The Buccaneers
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In the eighteenth century sixteen-year-old John Spencer sails from England in his schooner, the Dragon, to the Caribbean, where he and the crew encounter pirates, fierce storms, fever, and a strange man who some fear may be cursed. 2001.

Lawrence, Iain
Ghost Boy
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Unhappy in a home seemingly devoid of love, a fourteen-year-old albino boy who thinks of himself as Harold the Ghost runs away to join the circus, where he works with the elephants and searches for a sense of who he is. 2000.

Lawrence, Iain
The Smugglers
JUV Large Type L436.sYA
In eighteenth-century England, after his father buys a schooner called the Dragon, sixteen-year-old John sets out to sail it from Kent to London and becomes involved in a dangerous smuggling scheme. 1999.

Lawrence, Iain
The Wreckers
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Shipwrecked after a vicious storm, fourteen-year-old John Spencer attempts to save his father and himself while also dealing with an evil secret about the English coastal town where they are stranded. 1998.
 
Levine, Gail Carson
Dave at Night
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When orphaned Dave is sent to the Hebrew Home for Boys where his is treated cruelly, he sneaks out at night and is welcomed into the music culture-filled world of the Harlem Renaissance. 1999.

Lisle, Janet Taylor
The Art of Keeping Cool
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In 1942, Robert and his cousin Elliot uncover long-hidden family secrets while staying in their grandparents' Rhode Island town, where they also become involved with a German artist who is suspected for being a spy. 2000.

Kyle, Katie Letcher
I Will Go Barefoot All Summer for You
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Chronicles the experiences of a thirteen-year-old girl during the summer she falls in love for the first time. 1974.

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Jade Green: A Ghost Story
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While living with her uncle in a house haunted by the ghost of a young woman, recently orphaned Judith Sparrow wonders if her one small transgression causes mysterious happenings. 2000.

O'Dell, Scott
Child of Fire
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A parole officer relates his efforts to keep the violence and heroics of two young Chicanos under
control. 1974.

Paulsen, Gary
Brian's Return
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After his experiences surviving alone in the Canadian wilderness several years earlier, sixteen-year-old Brian finds that he can't seem to fit into "civilization" but must return to the place where he feels he really belongs. 1999.

Paulsen, Gary
The River
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Because of his success surviving alone in the wilderness for fifty-four days, fifteen-year-old Brian, profoundly changed by his time in the wild, is asked to undergo a similar experience to help scientists learn more about the psychology of survival. 1991.

 

Paulsen, Gary

The Transail Saga

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While backpacking in the desert, thirteen-year-old Mark falls into a tube of blue light and is transported into a more primitive world, where he must use his knowledge and skills to survive. 1999.

 

Paulsen, Gary

The Voyage of the Frog

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When David goes out on his sailboat to scatter his recently deceased uncle's ashes to the wind, he is caught in a fierce storm and must survive many days on his own as he works out his feelings about life and his uncle. 1993.

 

Peck, Richard

Fair Weather

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In 1893, thirteen-year-old Rosie and members of her family travel from their Illinois farm to Chicago to visit Aunt Euterpe and attend the World's Columbian Exposition which, along with an encounter with Buffalo Bill and Lillian Russell, turns out to be a life-changing experience for everyone. 2001.

 

Peck, Richard

A Year Down Yonder

JUV Large Type P329.yYA

During the recession of 1937, fifteen-year-old Mary Alice is sent to live with her feisty, larger-than-life grandmother in rural Illinois and comes to a better understanding of this fearsome woman. 2001.

 

Pierce, Tamora

Lady Knight

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When she became a knight, eighteen-year-old Kel hoped to be given a combat post, but instead she finds herself named commander of an outpost of refugees, where she must face the unnatural forces of the evil Balyce. 2002.

 

Pierce, Tamora

Page

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Keladry of Mindelan continues her training to become a squire with the aid of a new maid, the support of her friends, interference from some other pages, and some serious, even dangerous opposition. 2000.

 

Pierce, Tamora

Squire

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After becoming a squire to Lord Raoul, commander of the King's Own, Kel of Mindelan, must face a terrifying test in the Chamber of the Ordeal before she can be a knight. 2001.

 

Plum-Ucci, Carol

The Body of Christopher Creed

JUV Large Type P72468.bYA

Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the class outcast. 2000.

 

Powell, Randy

Run if You Dare

JUV Large Type P86.rYA

Fourteen-year-old Gardner, trying to find some direction in his life, is shocked to discover that his unemployed father considers himself a failure. 2001.

 

Powell, Randy

Tribute to Another Dead Rock Star

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For a tribute to his mother, a dead rock star, fifteen-year-old Grady returns to Seattle, where he faces his mixed feelings for his retarded younger half-brother Louie while pondering his own future. 2000.

 

Shan, Darren

Cirque du Freak

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Two boys who are best friends visit an illegal freak show, where an encounter with a vampire and a deadly spider forces them to make life-changing choices. 2001.

 

Shan, Darren

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant

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After traveling with Mr. Crepsley, the vampire who made him into a half-vampire, Darren returns to the freak show know as the Cirque du Freak and continues to fight his need to drink human blood. 2001.

 

Shepard, Ray Anthony

Sneakers

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An African-American boy finally admits to himself that his attitude toward the team's white co-captain is more important to winning an important game than having new sneakers. 1973.

 

Singleton, Linda Joy

Regeneration

JUV Large Type S6198.rYA

The mastermind of an experiment in DNA enhancement decides that the experiment is a failure and that the resulting cloned children should be terminated. 2002.

 

Singleton, Linda Joy

Regeneration: The Search

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Two strangers in town looking for Eric may be the evil scientists that set out to destroy him and four other clones they developed fifteen years earlier, and he must contact the others before it is too late. 2002.

 

Singleton, Linda Joy

Regeneration: The Truth

JUV Large Type S6198.rtYA

As five young people frantically search for one of the doctors who helped clone them, Allison unexpectedly meets the fashion model fromwhom she gets her DNA. 2002.

 

Spinelli, Jerry

Stargirl

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In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever. 2001.

 

Trueman, Terry

Stuck in Neutral

JUV Large Type T6537.sYA

Fourteen-year-old Shawn McDaniel, who suffers from severe cerebral palsy and cannot function, relates his perceptions of his life, his family, and his condition, especially as he believes his father is planning to kill him.  2002.

 

Van Draanen, Wendelin

Swear to Howdy

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Two thirteen-year-old boys share neighborhood adventures, complaints about their older sisters, family secrets, and even guilt that binds them together in a special friendship. 2004.

 

Wallacae, Rich

Playing Without the Ball

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Feeling abandoned by his parents, who have gone their separate ways and left him behind in a small Pennsylvania town, seventeen-year-old Jay finds hope for the future in a church-sponsored basketball team and a female friend. 2000.

 

Weaver, Will

Hard Ball: A Billy Baggs Novel

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Fourteen-year-old Billy Baggs has to figure out how to get along with the arch-rival in his love life and on the baseball diamond and both boys must learn how to deal with the unfair expectations of their fathers. 2000.

 

Wells, H.G.

The Time Machine

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A scientist invents a time machine and uses it to travel to the year 802,701 A. D., where he discovers the childlike Eloi and the hideous underground Morlocks.

 

Werlin, Nancy

The Killer's Cousin

JUV Large Type W48.kYA

After being acquitted of murder, seventeen-year-old David goes to stay with relatives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he finds himself forced to face his past as he learns more about his strange young cousin Lily. 1999.

 

Whelan, Gloria

Homeless Bird

JUV Large Type W569.hoYA

When thirteen-year-old Koly enters into an ill-fated arranged marriage, she must either suffer a destiny dictated by India's tradition or find the courage to oppose it. 2000.

 

White, Ruth

Belle Prater's Boy

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When Woodrow's mother suddenly disappears, he moves to his grandparents' home in a small Virginia town where he befriends his cousin and together they find the strength to face the terrible losses and fears in their lives. 1996.

 

White, Ruth

Memories of Summer

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In 1955, thirteen-year-old Lyric finds her whole life changing when her family moves from the hills of Virginia to a town in Michigan and her older sister Summer begins descending into mental illness.  2000.

 

Williams, Lori Aurelia

When Kambia Elaine flew in From Neptune

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Shayla, an aspiring writer growing up in a poor section of Houston, can't figure out the new girl next door, Kambia Elaine, who tells fantastic stories. She slowly realizes that Kambia Elaine needs help, but Shayla doesn't know where to find it. 2001.

 

Wolff, Virginia Euwer

True Believer

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Living in the inner city amidst guns and poverty, fifteen-year-old LaVaughn learns from old and new friends, and inspiring mentors, that life is what you make it.  2001.

 

Woodson, Jacqueline

Miracle's Boys

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Twelve-year-old Lafayette's close relationship with his older brother Charlie changes after Charlie is released from a detention home and blames Lafayette for the death of their mother.  2000.