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Full Tilt
3.97
"They say you never know who's the real hero and who's the real coward until you're looking death in the face. I've always been afraid of plenty of th...more
Jan 2008
Jun 05, 2011
 
Team Moon: How 400,000 People Landed Apollo 11 on the Moon
3.98
A great read right now, since our final shuttle mission lifted off July 8th. When most people think of the original moon landing, they think of Neil A...more
Jul 06, 2011
Jul 09, 2011
 
Believe: Young Readers' Edition
4.00
He's probably got a concussion. He'll be fine.
No. I saw him fall. I don't like the way he hit the ground.
I hope he'll be okay.
It's bad, man.


Read this...more
Oct 14, 2012
Oct 14, 2012
 
A Great and Terrible Beauty (Gemma Doyle, #1)
3.78
16-year-old Gemma has grown up in India, until the day she "sees" her mother die in a swirly black cloud -- and her mother's odd death is labeled a su...more
Feb 2008
Jun 05, 2011
 
Prophecy of the Sisters (Prophecy of the Sisters, #1)
3.57
A supernatural mystery -- the beginnings of which date back to when the world and humankind were first formed. Lia and Alice are twin sisters who are...more
Oct 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
A Kiss in Time
3.79
Another fractured fairy tale from Alex Flinn! This time, it's Sleeping Beauty that gets the modern-day treatment from Flinn. Talia is the princess, an...more
May 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
The Sorcerer in the North (Ranger's Apprentice, #5)
4.22
Ranger Bartell has retired, and Will is a newly commissioned Ranger with his first assignment: Ranger Bartell's old fief, Sea Cliff, in the southeaste...more
Feb 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
Goblins!: An UnderEarth Adventure
3.83
6th grade and up. I love Royce Buckingham! This is the perfect middle school level fantasy book for boys. In the tiny town of Sumas, Washington, one m...more
Oct 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
Hunger (Gone, #2)
4.05
"If Stephen King had written Lord of the Flies, it might have been a little like this"
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA) Starred Review

Three months have...more
Jul 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
The Carbon Diaries 2015 (Carbon Diaries, #1)
3.36
Laura Brown lives in London, and her diary documents 2015, the first year of "carbon rationing" in Great Britain. Climate change has become such a pro...more
Nov 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
The Thirteenth Skull (Alfred Kropp, #3)
3.90
Third in the series, and Rick Yancey's getting better and better! Alex Rider fans should pick up this series -- Thirteenth Skull will be right up thei...more
Jul 2008
Jun 05, 2011
 
Riot
3.17
This would be amazing as reader's theater! This is the story of the New York City draft riots of 1863, when President Lincoln signed the first order f...more
Nov 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
 Safekeeping
3.47
Knocked my socks off. Obviously someone in the publishing world saved this for a fall 2012 election season, but even so, the characters grabbed me and...more
Sep 14, 2012
Sep 14, 2012
 
Jane in Bloom
3.92
Jane is the plain, quiet younger sister, always overshadowed by her beautiful, perfect older sister Lizzie. Jane only sees the good parts of Lizzie's...more
May 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
Twisted
3.82
Chris Crutcher said "Laurie Halse Anderson is at the top of her storytelling game." He's right -- this is one is an amazing piece of writing. Edgy (so...more
Apr 2007
Feb 04, 2012
 
The Monstrumologist (The Monstrumologist, #1)
3.91
Gory mess and monsters of the most bizarre kind! Will Henry is the orphaned 12-year-old apprentice/assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthrop, who is a monst...more
Aug 2010
Feb 13, 2011
 
Nature Girl
3.66
Megan Knotts is going into 7th grade, and having the worst summer of her entire life. Actually, the worst summer in the history of the universe, accor...more
Aug 2010
Feb 13, 2011
 
The Last of the High Kings (New Policeman, #2)
3.67
Jenny is not like other children -- she is forgetful, loses track of time, and wanders out into the fields and woods barefoot most days instead of go...more
Nov 2008
Jun 05, 2011
 
Hero
3.65
8th grader Zach Harriman is the only son of Tom Harriman, famous "troubleshooting diplomat" who works for the president of the United States. After a...more
Oct 2010
Feb 13, 2011
 
Halt's Peril (Ranger's Apprentice, #9)
4.36
Halt, Will and Horace are trailing Tennyson and his group of outlaw thieves masquerading as a religious cult known as the Outsiders. Although they cha...more
Jan 2011
Feb 12, 2011
 
Truce: The Day the Soldiers Stopped Fighting
4.00
This is the story of the First World War, focusing on one amazing event: a Christmas truce where the soldiers themselves stopped fighting spontaneousl...more
Aug 2010
Feb 13, 2011
 
Wicked Lovely (Wicked Lovely, #1)
3.70
Aislinn (Ash-lin) lives with her grandmother in a small rundown town. Like her grandmother and her dead mother, Aislinn has been able to see all of th...more
Nov 2007
Feb 04, 2012
 
The Other Half of Life: A Novel Based on the True Story of the MS St. Louis
3.85
In 1939, Germany was controlled by the Nazis. On May 13, the passenger cruise ship MS St. Louis left Hamburg, Germany with over 900 passengers, most o...more
Oct 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
3.71
Naomi Porter wakes up in an ambulance with a vicious pain in her head and a boy sitting next to her whom she doesn't recognize. What she discovers is...more
Oct 2007
Feb 04, 2012
 
I'll Pass For Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War
3.54
Did you know that women enlisted and fought in the Civil War, on both sides? Some of them were just plain tough, like Lucy Gauss, who "served as sharp...more
Jun 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
Boost
4.00
Really good sports writing! Savvy Christopher is 14, 6-foot-2-inches tall, and has just arrived in Rhode Island from New Mexico. She used to live in a...more
Jun 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
The Secret of the Yellow Death: A True Story of Medical Sleuthing
4.10
Yellow fever was a horrifying disease that killed thousands. Between 1800 and 1900, it killed 100,000 Americans, and the U.S. Surgeon General labeled...more
Dec 2010
Feb 13, 2011
 
One Small Step
3.51
Author of the Children of the Lamp series, Kerr tackles the Space Race of the 1960's in this one. Scott's dad is an Air Force pilot who teaches others...more
Jul 2009
Jun 05, 2011
 
Flygirl
3.91
Set during World War II, this is a story of courage, choices, and consequences. Ida Mae Jones has grown up in rural Louisiana on a farm, where her dad...more
Aug 2010
Feb 13, 2011
 
The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg
3.65
"I say my "true" adventures because I told a fib to a writer once, who went and put it in the newspapers about me and my big brother, Harold, winning...more
May 2009
Jun 05, 2011
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