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The Absolute Value of -1
3.37
Lily, Noah, and Simon are a dysfunctional group of friends. It's made even more awkward in that Lily likes Simon but Noah likes Lily. They have a very ...more
Nov 29, 2010
Nov 29, 2010
 
The Wicked and the Just
3.64
3.5 stars
Set in 1293-1294
Cecily and her father move from England to Wales. They do this so that her father can get land and peerage that would not be
...more
Sep 15, 2012
Sep 15, 2012
 
SMASH: Trial by Fire
3.85
Andrew has always looked up to superhero, Defender, even dressing up as him on Halloween. When Defender is defeated by archenemy Magus, Andrew is inad ...more
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
 
Coaltown Jesus
3.83
Novel in verse
Walker's troubled older brother, Noah, has died leaving Walker and his mom both guilty and grieving. When Walker's off the cuff prayer a
...more
Dec 31, 2013
Jan 03, 2014
 
Cuts Like a Knife
3.44
Daniel and Mac are best friends. Daniel also has a crush on Mac, which complicates things slightly, but not uncomfortably so. Mac has been having a ro ...more
Jun 04, 2012
Jun 04, 2012
 
The Cucuy Stole My Cascarones/El Coco Me Rob Los Cascarones
4.00
This bilingual (Spanish/English) picture book tells the story of Roberto. He and his mother have filled 30 dozen hollow eggs with confetti and decorat ...more
Feb 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014
 
Listen to the Wind: the Story of Dr. Greg & Three Cups of Tea
4.00
Absolutely love the collage style of illustration. It makes for beautiful pictures and works well with the story - especially with the extra tidbits g ...more
May 02, 2009
May 02, 2009
 
Sorry You're Lost
3.78
Written more for a 6th-8th grade level but a competent 5th grader would be fine. There is no cursing or sexual content - but it is more intense than t ...more
Jun 03, 2014
Jun 03, 2014
 
Midnight Thief (Midnight Thief, #1)
3.71
Debut author Livia Blackburne's "Midnight Thief" is an excellent addition for those who can't get enough fantasy fiction. This is especially true for ...more
Oct 24, 2014
Oct 24, 2014
 
Tesla's Attic (Accelerati, #1)
3.95
Co-written by Neal Shusterman and Eric Elfman, this is the first book in a series - likely a trilogy - called The Accelerati.

Nick, his younger brother
...more
Apr 08, 2014
Apr 08, 2014
 
City of Light, City of Dark
Avi
3.40
This is a reprint of the 1993 graphic novel by Avi and Floca to celebrate it's 20th anniversary.
It is unknown to most people that the city of New Yor
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Jan 09, 2014
Jan 09, 2014
 
Korematsu V. the United States: World War II Japanese-American Internment Camps
3.00
Fred Korematsu was an American citizen of Japanese descent living in California when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor in 1941. Early in 1942, the Amer ...more
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 10, 2013
 
Faith: Five Religions and What They Share
3.95
The purpose of this book is to take a basic look at Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism to see what they all share, to find common th ...more
Jun 13, 2012
Jun 13, 2012
 
The Negro Leagues' Integration Era
4.00
I was shocked to learn that baseball used to be integrated in the 1800's but then became segregated until the mid 1940's. A sad reflection on our past ...more
Dec 18, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
 
The United States Today: 1968-Present
3.00
Written at a level for 3rd-6th graders, this could also be utilized in higher grades for struggling/reluctant readers or ELL students.

This is the nint
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Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
Vaccines
3.00
Polio, small pox, yellow fever, diptheria, measles, mumps... These diseases all used to be much more deadly than they are now due to the development o ...more
Dec 05, 2013
Dec 05, 2013
 
World War I and Modern America: 1890-1930
3.00
Written at a level for 3rd-6th graders, this could also be utilized in higher grades for struggling/reluctant readers or ELL students.

This is the seve
...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
Throat
3.52
Emma has epilepsy. Even though this has made many aspects of her life very difficult, such as not being able to drive and having inconvenient seizures ...more
May 08, 2011
May 04, 2011
 
Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat
3.76
I was absolutely fascinated by this book. In the early 1900's a horrific and deadly disease struck the southern US states. One doctor finally diagnose ...more
Oct 16, 2014
Oct 16, 2014
 
All These Things I've Done (Birthright, #1)
3.72
In teen Anya’s future New York City, paper books are anachronisms, water is scarce, and chocolate and coffee are targets of Prohibition. Though Grandm ...more
Nov 22, 2011
Nov 22, 2011
 
Colonization and Settlement in the New World: 1585-1763
3.00
Written at a level for 3rd-6th graders, this could also be utilized in higher grades for struggling/reluctant readers or ELL students.

This is the seco
...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
The Civil War and Reconstruction: 1850-1877
3.00
Written at a level for 3rd-6th graders, this could also be utilized in higher grades for struggling/reluctant readers or ELL students.

This is the fift
...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
The Trouble With Mark Hopper
3.59
Two boys with exactly the same name: Mark Geoffrey Hopper. Two boys with side-parted hair and freckles that wear button down shirts tucked into their ...more
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 29, 2009
 
The Rise of Industry: 1870-1900
3.00
Written at a level for 3rd-6th graders, this could also be utilized in higher grades for struggling/reluctant readers or ELL students.

This is the sixt
...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
A Nation Is Born: 1754-1820s
3.00
Written at a level for 3rd-6th graders, this could also be utilized in higher grades for struggling/reluctant readers or ELL students.

This is the thir
...more
Oct 06, 2014
Oct 06, 2014
 
The Supernaturalist: The Graphic Novel
3.75
Cosmo Hill is an orphan in Satellite City. He and the other children and teens there are all subjected to cruel medical and product testing. No one se ...more
Sep 22, 2012
Sep 22, 2012
 
Freefall
4.02
Aggie lives in Jerusalem where it is mandatory that everyone, boys and girls alike, serve two years in the army when they turn 18. They are given some ...more
Nov 17, 2009
Nov 17, 2009
 
Hidden
3.93
The constant: Helen Frost will use amazing forms of poetry to tell her story. The variable: Helen Frost will jump from genre to genre as she creates w ...more
Oct 03, 2011
Oct 03, 2011
 
The Obsidian Blade (The Klaatu Diskos, #1)
3.32
Tucker was playing in the yard when his catapult knocks loose one of the shingles from the roof. When his dad goes up there to fix it, he vanishes! Ab ...more
May 29, 2012
May 29, 2012
 
The Anatomy of Wings
3.41
I was gonna give it 3, but talked myself down to 2 as i started writing the review.

Jenny's older sister Beth collapses by the lake one day. After that
...more
Oct 29, 2009
Oct 28, 2009
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