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The Shadows of Ghadames

by Joelle Stolz

IN THE LIBYAN CITY of Ghadames, Malika watches her merchant father depart on one of his caravan expeditions. She too yearns to travel to distant cities, and longs to learn to read like her younger brother. But nearly 12 years old, and soon to be of marriagable age, Malika knows that--like all Muslim women--she must be content with a more secluded, more limited life. Then one night a stranger enters her home . . . someone who disrupts the traditional order of things--and who affects Malika in unexpected ways."I was enchanted by this story of a brave Berber girl who dares to dream and its filigree of details about harem life, ancient trade routes, goddesses and healers. The real beauty of The Shadows of Ghadames is that it transcends the exotic to explore universal truths about the condition of being human."--Suzanne Fisher Staples, author of Newbery Honor Book,Shabanu: Daughter of the WindFrom the Hardcover edition.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 920L

The Watsons Go to Birmingham--1963

by Christopher Paul Curtis

A wonderful middle-grade novel narrated by Kenny, 9, about his middle-class black family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. When Kenny's 13-year-old brother, Byron, gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.

Newbery Honor book

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 920L

A Single Shard

by Linda Sue Park

In this Newbery Medal-winning book set in 12th century Korea, Tree-ear, a 13-year-old orphan, lives under a bridge in Ch'ulp'o, a potters' village famed for delicate celadon ware. He has become fascinated with the potter's craft; he wants nothing more than to watch master potter Min at work, and he dreams of making a pot of his own someday.

When Min takes Tree-ear on as his helper, Tree-ear is elated -- until he finds obstacles in his path: the backbreaking labor of digging and hauling clay, Min's irascible temper, and his own ignorance. But Tree-ear is determined to prove himself -- even if it means taking a long, solitary journey on foot to present Min's work in the hope of a royal commission... even if it means arriving at the royal court with nothing to show but a single celadon shard.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 920L

Dead End in Norvelt

by Jack Gantos

Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!

Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets.

But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town.

As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launced on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder.

Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.

Winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal

Winner of the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 920L

The Girl Who Chased Away Sorrow

by Ann Warren Turner

In her first book for the "Dear America" series, acclaimed historical fiction writer Ann Turner brings readers the deeply affecting story of a Navajo girl on the Long Walk.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 920L

We Hold These Truths

by Andrew Clements and Adam Stower

Time is almost out for the Keepers of the School in this fifth Keepers adventure from Andrew Clements, the master of the school story.

The Keepers of the School--known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert--have one last chance to save their school before it's torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park.

But their nemeses, Janitors Lyman and Wally, are just as determined to keep the kids out of the way and the demolition on schedule.

One way or the other, this battle is about to come to a head. When all is said and done, will the school still be standing? Or will everything the Keepers have fought for be destroyed?

Lexile: 920L

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 920L

Well Witched

by Frances Hardinge

Three friends fall prey to the demands of the Well Witch when they trespass in her wishing well and steal some coins.

Date Added: 08/13/2018


Category: 930L

Kristina

by Carolyn Meyer

Meyer offers a revealing look at Kristina, who was raised by the King and Queen of Sweden as a prince rather than a princess and assumed the throne as King at the age of 18.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 930L

Fantasy League

by Mike Lupica

From the #1 bestselling author of Heat, Travel Team and Million-Dollar Throw comes a story of every football kid's dream come true. 12-year-old Charlie is a fantasy football guru. He may be just a bench warmer for his school's football team, but when it comes to knowing and loving the game, he's first-string. He even becomes a celebrity when his podcast gets noticed by a sports radio host, who plays Charlie's fantasy picks for all of Los Angeles to hear. Soon Charlie befriends the elderly owner of the L.A. Bulldogs -- a fictional NFL team -- and convinces him to take a chance on an aging quarterback. After that, watch out . . . it's press conferences and national fame as Charlie becomes a media curiosity and source of conflict for the Bulldogs general manager, whose job Charlie seems to have taken. It's all a bit much for a kid just trying to stay on top of his grades and maintain his friendship with his verbal sparring partner, Anna. Like the best Disney film in book form, like Moneyball for kids, Fantasy League is every football kid's dream scenario.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 930L

Travel Team

by Mike Lupica

Danny Walker may be the smallest kid on the basketball court, but no one has a bigger love of the game. Then the local travel team-that Danny's dad led to the national championship when he was a kid-cuts Danny because of his size. It turns out that he's not the only kid who was cut for the wrong reasons. Now Danny and his dad are about to give all the castoffs a second chance and prove that you can't measure heart.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 930L

That's What Friends Aren't For

by Jim Benton

Dear Dumb Diary, So now I'm friends with Angeline. This is an Automatic Friendship, and I have to just accept it and make the best of things. See, if I objected, then Aunt Carol might divorce Angeline's uncle, sending both of them tumbling into a deep pit of depression for the rest of their lives, and Angeline could wind up feeling so guilty that she would have to go be locked up in an old dirty insane asylum for years and years, and Stinker's puppies would grow up not knowing both their parents- and I couldn't live with myself for doing something like that to a puppy.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 930L

My Pants are Haunted!

by Jim Benton

Sneak a peak inside the diary of Jamie Kelly who promises that everything she writes is true... or at least as true as it needs to be.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 930L

The Man from the Other Side

by Uri Orlev and Hillel Halkin

A Pole, 14-year-old Marek helps his stepfather smuggle goods into the Jewish ghetto, enduring trips through the foul sewers not from altruism but in order to reap lucrative profits. When Marek decides to help another Jew, his actions lead him into the ghetto during the peak of the uprising. "The author's refusal to exaggerate gives the story unimpeachable impact".--Publishers Weekly.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 930L

Where Have All the Flowers Gone? The Diary of Molly MacKenzie Flaherty (Dear America)

by Ellen Emerson White

In 1968 Massachusetts, after her brother Patrick goes to fight in Vietnam, fifteen-year-old Molly records in her diary how she misses her brother, volunteers at a Veterans' Administration Hospital, and tries to make sense of the Vietnam War and tumultuous events in the United States. Includes historical notes.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 930L

The Great Railroad Race

by Kristiana Gregory

As the daughter of a newspaper reporter, 14-year-old Libby keeps a diary account of the exciting events surrounding her during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 930L

Early Sunday Morning

by Barry Denenberg

Diary of Amber Billows from the World War II era. Part of the Dear America series.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 930L

Kaiulani

by Ellen Emerson White

May 6, 1889

At Iolani Palace, Father and I met with Papa Moi and Mama Moi in the throne room. Papa Moi was solemn as he reminded me that it will be my responsibility to do as well as possible, and in that way, further the hopes of our nation. I was glad that I have never admitted to him how fearful I am about leaving. I think he would find that petty, as I go off not for myself, but for all of the Hawaiians I will someday lead.

"I will not fail, Papa, will I?" I asked Father, once we were in our carriage and on the way back to Ainahau.

"It is not even a possibility", he said, his voice full of confidence.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 940L

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

by J. K. Rowling

Book #2 in the Harry Potter phenomenon.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 940L

The Batboy

by Mike Lupica

It is every baseball kid's dream summer job: batboy for your hometown Major League team. Yet for fourteen year- old Brian, the job means more than just the chance to hang around his idols. Baseball was the job his father loved so much, in the end he couldn't leave it. Yet he could leave his family. Now Brian sees the job as the way to win back his father. There is no winning back some people, though. Just ask Hank Bishop--once the most popular player in baseball before he was banned for using steroids. Now he is making his comeback. And an unlikely friendship slowly develops between this man in need of a family and this boy in need of a father. .

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 940L

Dear Dumb Diary, It's Not My Fault I Know Everything

by Jim Benton and Jamie Kelly

It's an eventful month for Jamie Kelly. Stinker and Stickybuns' litter of puppies has arrived--which makes Jamie and her nemesis Angeline "in-laws by dog. " Ugh. Jamie's class at Mackerel Middle School is doing a unit on journal-writing--and someone's diary falls into the wrong hands. But worst of all, Angeline and Isabella are becoming friends.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 940L

Me! Just Like You Only Better

by Jim Benton

Jamie Kelly spends 5 whole days without seeing or hearing from Angeline and has learned to overlook many of Angeline's flaws like her flawlessness.

Date Added: 08/01/2018


Category: 940L

The Moorchild

by Eloise Mcgraw

Half moorfolk and half human, and unable to shape-shift or disappear at will, Moql threatens the safety of the Band. So the Folk banish her and send her to live among humans as a changeling. Named Saaski by the couple for whose real baby she was swapped, she grows up taunted and feared by the villagers for being different, and is comfortable only on the moor, playing strange music on her bagpipes.

As Saaski grows up, memories from her forgotten past with the Folks slowly emerge. But so do emotions from her human side, and she begins to realize the terrible wrong the Folk have done to the humans she calls Da and Mumma. She is determined to restore their child to them, even if it means a dangerous return to the world that has already rejected her once.

Newbery Medal Honor book

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 940L

Paperboy

by Vince Vawter

An 11-year-old boy living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fastball in town, but talking is a whole different ball game. He can barely say a word without stuttering, not even his own name.

So when he takes over his best friend's paper route for the month of July, he knows he'll be forced to communicate with the different customers, including a housewife who drinks too much and a retired merchant marine who seems to know just about everything.

The paper route poses challenges, but it's a run-in with the neighborhood junkman, a bully and thief, that stirs up real trouble--and puts the boy's life, as well as that of his family's devoted housekeeper, in danger.

Newbery Honor Book

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 940L

Across the Wide and Lonesome Prairie

by Kristiana Gregory

In her diary, 13-year-old Hattie chronicles her family's arduous 1847 journey from Missouri to Oregon, along the Oregon Trail. Historical fiction.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 940L

When Christmas Comes Again

by Beth Seidel Levine

When General Pershing calls for French-speaking American girls to operate the switchboards on the Western Front, Simone Spencer becomes one of the first "Hello Girls" whose courage helps lead the Allies to victory.

Date Added: 07/25/2018


Category: 940L


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