The failure to read good books enfeebles the values and strengthens our most fatal tendency - the belief that the here and now is all there is

Allan Bloom

Alex Awards

The Alex Awards are given to the ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18.

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City of Thieves
by David Benioff

Two teenage boys encounter cannibals, murderers, prostitutes, and assassins as they struggle to complete an impossible task during the freezing Siege of Leningrad in this funny, shocking, and briskly written tome.

The Dragons of Babel
by Michael Swanwick

In this original steampunk fantasy, young Will embarks on a quest that takes him to the dizzying heights and gritty depths of the postindustrial world of Babel.

Finding Nouf
by Zoë Ferraris

After a 16-year-old girl from a wealthy Saudi family is found dead in the middle of the desert, a devout Muslim guide and a young medical examiner seek to unravel the mystery while facing the sanctions of Middle Eastern society.

The Good Thief
by Hannah Tinti

In this suspenseful and unpredictable adventure, Ren, a one-handed eighteenth-century orphan, becomes apprenticed to a con man. Surprisingly, Ren seems born to it.

Just After Sunset: Stories
by Stephen King

Modern terrors abound—a porta-potty prison, class warfare on an apocalyptic afternoon—in this wickedly compelling collection of macabre, absurd, and gleefully vulgar stories. Scary, dirty fun.

by Hillary Jordan

At the close of WW II, two soldiers return to their home in the South to find racial tensions as explosive as the battlefields of Europe. This beautifully written story casts a spell as inescapable as the mud fields of the Mississippi Delta.

Over and Under
by Todd Tucker

Andy and Tom’s fourteenth summer is defined by adventures in the woods and caves near their home, a strike that polarizes their small town, and secrets that test their friendship.

The Oxford Project
by Stephen G. Bloom

In this riveting sociological study, the residents of Oxford, Iowa were photographed in 1984 and then again in 2005. Their compelling life stories, vividly expressed in brief biographical sketches, show just how much someone can change in 21 years

Sharp Teeth
by Toby Barlow

A fast-paced ride through the brutality of L.A.’s wilderness of drugs, gangs, and the connections people make with one another. The fact that most of the characters in this bloody, sexy, free-verse tale are mostly lycanthropes is almost incidental.

Three Girls and Their Brother
by Theresa Rebeck

This witty satire of show-biz politics, told from the perspective of four New York teenage siblings in the eye of a publicity tornado, provides a fascinating insider’s look at the world of the rich and famous.

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YASLA Best Books for Young Adults

The Best Books for Young Adults committee each year selects and annotates a list of significant adult and young adult books, as well as chooses a list of top ten titles from the full list. It is a general list of fiction and nonfiction titles selected for their proven or potential appeal to the personal reading tastes of the young adult.

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The Savage
by David Almond

Blue Baker is writing a story about a wild savage living in the least he thinks it’s a story. When realities shift, the reader must discern what really happened.

by Laurie Anderson

Slaves Isabel and younger sister Ruthie are sold to harsh Loyalists at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Isabel must decide to be loyal or spy for the American patriots.

The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing
by Laurie Halse Anderson

Slaves Isabel and younger sister Ruthie are sold to harsh Loyalists at the beginning of the Revolutionary War. Isabel must decide to be loyal or spy for the American patriots.

The Boy Who Dared
by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Told through flashbacks, this is a fictionalized biography of German teenager Helmuth Hubener, who was imprisoned and executed in 1942 for openly resisting the Nazis.

The Last Knight
by Hilari Bell

An anachronistic knight errant takes a criminal as squire, mistakenly frees a woman charged with murdering her husband (brother to his father's liege), and becomes captive in her keep.

Audrey, Wait
by Robin Benway

Audrey's ex-boyfriend records a hit song about their breakup, and suddenly all eyes (and cameras) are on Audrey. Fans, Facebook, and tabloids-it's all too much for Audrey.

What I Saw and How I Lied
by Judy Blundell

When Evie’s father returns from the war, she expects life to return to normal but a mysterious trip to Florida, secrets, deceptions, and a first forbidden love complicates things.

by Coe Booth

Kendra is thrilled her mom,Renee, has completed her Ph.D. program—now they can finally be a real family. But is Renee excited for their future together, too?

by Jennifer Bradbury

Chris and Win take a bicycle trip across America after graduation, but only one returns and that person is pressured to reveal what happened.

Debbie Harry Sings in French
by Meagan Brothers

After Johnny’s dad dies in a car accident and an unintentional drug overdose lands him in the hospital, he moves in with an uncle, gets a girlfriend, and starts to explore his interest in cross-dressing.

A Curse Dark as Gold
by Elizabeth Bunce

When young Charlotte Miller takes over the family's woolen mill after her father's death, she is faced with unexpected debts, catastrophes, and a hidden curse that threatens her family's future.

A Curse Dark as Gold
by Elizabeth Bunce

When young Charlotte Miller takes over the family's woolen mill after her father's death, she is faced with unexpected debts, catastrophes, and a hidden curse that threatens her family's future.

The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
by Deb Caletti

At 18, Indigo wants no more out of life than to be a waitress and give people food, until a customer gives her $2,500,000. Can she stand the changes?

by Kristin Cashore

Katsa was born with ability to kill men with her bare hands but can she find moral courage to stand up to evil rulers and fight for what is right?

by Eoin Colfer

Conor Broekhart spends his days dreaming of flying hot air balloons and inventing flying machines until murder and court intrigue sends him to prison and labor in the diamond mines.

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

Katniss has been providing for her family since her father died, but is she strong enough to win the Hunger Games, a deadly competition that can have only one winner?

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YASLA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers

The title pretty much says it all.

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The Compound
by S.A Bodeen

They never thought the world would come to an end.

by Coe Booth

Looking for love in all the wrong places.

The Hunger Games
by Suzanne Collins

A survivor game, gone deadly.

Drama High, (series)
by L Divine

Drama, drama, drama.

The Unspoken
by Thomas Fahy

Cursed with your greatest fear.

My Father's Son
by Terri Fields

Wearing the face of serial killer is tough.

Right Behind You
by Gail Giles

Life is rough; living with the knowledge you killed a kid.

Poison Ink
by Christopher Golden

Group tattoos gone bad.

by David Hernandez

Roadtrip with gun.

Planet Pregnancy
by Linda Oatman High

Adopting, keeping and leaping.

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ALA Teens' Top Ten

Teens' Top Ten is a "teen choice" list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year! Nominators are members of teen book groups in fifteen school and public libraries around the country.

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by Stephanie Meyer
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
by J.K. Rowling
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
by Jeff Kinney
Vampire Academy
by Richelle Mead
Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports
by James Patterson
City of Bones
by Cassandra Clare
The Sweet Far Thing
by Libba Bray
by Scott Westerfeld
Before I Die
by Jenny Downham
by Laurie Halse Anderson

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Agatha Award Winners

The Agatha Awards, named for Malice inspiration Agatha Christie, are awarded for the Best Novel, First Mystery Novel, Nonfiction, and Short Story in the genre for the previous year.

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The Virgin of Small Plains
(2006) by Nancy Pickard
The Body in the Snowdrift
(2005) by Katherine Hall Page
Birds of a Feather
(2004) by Jacqueline Winspear
Letter From Home
(2003) by Carolyn Hart
You've Got Murder
(2002) by Donna Andrews
Murphy's Law
(2001) by Rhys Brown
Storm Track
(2000) by Margaret Maron
Mariner's Compass
(1999) by Earlene Fowler
Butchers Hill
(1998) by Laura Lippman
The Devil In Music
(1997) by Kate Ross
Up Jumps The Devil
(1996) by Margaret Maron
If I'd Killed Him When I Met Him
(1995) by Sharyn McCrumb
She Walks These Hills
(1994) by Sharyn McCrumb
Dead Man's Island
(1993) by Carolyn Hart
Bootlegger's Daughter
(1992) by Margaret Maron
(1991) by Nancy Pickard
Bum Steer
(1990) by Nancy Pickard
Naked Once More
(1989) by Elizabeth Peters
Something Wicked
(1988) by Carolyn G. Hart

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Caldecott Award Winners

The Caldecott Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children published that year. It was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott.

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret
(2008) by by Brian Selznick
(2007) by David Wiesner
The Hello, Goodbye Window
(2006) by Norton Juster
Kitten's First Full Moon
(2005) by Kevin Henkes
The Man Who Walked Between the Towers
(2004) by Mordicai Gerstein
My Friend Rabbit
(2003) by Eric Rohmann
The Three Pigs
(2002) by David Wiesner
So You Want to Be President?
(2001) by Judtih St.George
Joseph Had a Little Overcoat
(2000) by Simms Taback
Snowflake Bentley
(1999) by Jacqueline Briggs Martin
(1998) by Paul O.Zelinsky
(1997) by David Wisniewski
Officer Buckle and Gloria
(1996) by Peggy Rathmann
Smoky Night
(1995) by Eve Bunting
Grandfather's Journey
(1994) by Allen Say
Mirette on the High Wire
(1993) by Emily Arnold
(1992) by David Wiesner
Black and White
(1991) by David Macaulay
Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China
(1990) by Ed Young
Song and Dance Man
(1989) by Karen Ackerman

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Edgar Award Winners

Every April, the Mystery Writers of America bestows the coveted Edgar Allan Poe Awards for achievement in the mystery field. Edgar Allan Poe has long been acknowledged as the "Father of the Detective Story," so it was natural that MWA would choose to name their awards after him.

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The Janissary Tree
(2007) by Jason Goodwin
Citizen Vince
(2006) by Jess Walter
California Girl
(2005) by T.Jefferson Parker
Resurrection Men
(2004) by Ian Rankin
Winter and Night
(2003) by S.J. Rozan
Silent Joe
(2002) by T.Jefferson Parker
The Bottoms
(2001) by Joe R. Lansdale
(2000) by Jan Burke
Mr.White's Confession
(1999) by Robert Clark
Cimarron Rose
(1998) by James Lee Burke
The Chatham School Affair
(1997) by Thomas H. Cook Last
Come to Grief
(1996) by Dick Francis
The Red Scream
(1995) by Mary Willis Walker
The Sculptress
(1994) by Minette Walters
Bootleggers's Daughter
(1993) by Margaret Maron
A Dance at the Slaughterhouse
(1992) by Lawrence Block
New Orleans Morning
(1991) by Julie Smith
Black Cherry Blues
(1990) by James Lee Burke
A Cold Red Sunrise
(1989) by Stuart M. Kaminsky
Old Bones
(1988) by Aaron Elkins

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Hugo Award Winners

The Hugo Awards are given every year for the best science fiction or fantasy works and achievements of the previous year. The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories.

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Rainbows End
(2007) by Vernor Vinge
(2006) by Robert Charles Wilson
Jonathan Strange & Mr.Norrell
(2005) by Susanna Clarke
Paladin of Souls
(2004) by Lois McMaster Bujold
(2003) by Robert J. Sawyer
American Gods
(2002) by Neil Gaiman
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
(2001) by J.K. Rowling
A Deepness in the Sky
(2000) by Vernor Vinge
To Say Nothing of the Dog
(1999) by Connie Willis
Forever Peace
(1998) by Joe Haldeman
Blue Mars
(1997) by Kim Stanley Robinson
The Diamond Age
(1996) by Neal Stephenson
Mirror Dance
(1995) by Lois McMaster Bujold
Green Mars
(1994) by Kim Stanley Robinson
A Fire Upon the Deep
(1993) by Vernor Vinge
(1992) by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Vor Game
(1991) by Lois McMaster Bujold
(1990) by Dan Simmons
(1989) by C.J. Cherryh
The Uplift War
(1988) by David Brin

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Nebula Award Winners

The Nebula Awards are annual awards presented by Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America to celebrate excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing.

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(2006) by Jack McDevitt
(2005) by Joe Haldeman Last
Paladin of Souls
(2004) by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Speed of Dark
(2003) by Elizabeth Moon>
American Gods
(2002) by Neil Gaiman
The Quantum Rose
(2001) by Catherine Asaro
Darwin's Radio
(2000) by Greg Bear
Parable of the Talents
(1999) by Octavia E. Butler
Forever Peace
(1998) by Joe Haldeman
The Moon and the Sun
(1997) by Vonda McIntyre
Slow River
(1996) by Nicola Griffith
The Terminal Experiment
(1995) by Robert J. Sawyer
Moving Mars
(1994) by Greg Bear
Red Mars
(1993) by Kim Stanley Robinson
Doomsday Book
(1992) by Connie Willis
Stations of the Tide
(1991) by Michael Swanwick
Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea
(1990) by Ursula K. LeGuin
The Healer's War
(1989) by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Falling Free
(1988) by Lois McMaster Bujold
The Falling Woman
(1987) by Pat Murphy

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Newberry Award Winners

The John Newbery Medal is a literary award given by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The award is given to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.

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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village
(2008) by Laura Amy Schlitz
The Higher Power of Lucky
(2007) by Susan Patron
Criss Cross
(2007) by Lynne Rae Perkins
(2005) by Cynthia
The Tale of Despereaux. Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
(2004) by Kate DiCamillo
Crispin. The Cross of Lead
(2004) by Avi
A Single Shard
(2001) by Linda Sue Park
A Year Down Yonder
(2001) by Richard Peck
Bud, Not Buddy
(2000) by Christopher Paul Curtis
(1999) by Louis Sachar
Out of the Dust
(1998) by Karen Hesse
The View from Saturday
(1997) by E.L. Konigsburg
The Midwife's Apprentice
(1996) by Karen Cushman
Walk Two Moons
(1995) by Sharon Creech
The Giver
(1994) by Lois Lowry
Missing May
(1993) by Cynthia Rylant
(1992) by Phyllis R. Naylor
Maniac Magee
(1991) by Jerry Spinelli
Number the Stars
(1990) by Lois Lowry
Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices
(1989) by Paul Fleischman

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Pulitzer Prize Winners

The Pulitzer Prize is a U.S. award for achievements in newspaper journalism, literature and musical composition. It was established by Hungarian-American publisher Joseph Pulitzer and is administered by Columbia University in New York City.

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The Road
(2007) by Cormac McCarthy
(2006) by Geraldine Brooks
(2005) by Marilynne Robinson
The Known World
(2004) by Edward P. Jones
(2003) by Jeffrey Eugenides
Empire Falls
(2002) by Richard Russo
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
(2001) by Michael Chabon
Interpreter of Maladies
(2000) by Jhumpa Lahiri
The Hours
(1999) by Michael Cunningham
American Pastoral
(1998) by Philip Roth
Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer
(1997) by Steven Millhauser
Independence Day
(1996) by Richard Ford
The Stone Diaries
(1995) by Carol Shields
The Shipping News
(1994) by E.Annie Proulx
A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain
(1993) by Robert Olen Butler
A Thousand Acres
(1992) by Jane Smiley
Rabbit at Rest
(1991) by John Updike
The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
(1990) by Oscar Hijuelos
Breathing Lessons
(1989) by Anne Tyler
(1987) by Toni Morrison

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Books We've Read

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Age 8

Because Of Winn-Dixie
by Kate Dicamillo
Dinosaurs Before Dark
by Mary Pope Osbourne
Haunted Castle On Hallows Eve
by Mary Pope Osbourne
I Have A Dream
by Martin L. King, Jr.
Stanley Goes To Space
by Jeff Brown
Stanley In Space
by Jeff Brown
The Adventures Of Captain Underpants
by Dav Pilkey
The Class Election From The Black Lagoon
by Mike Thaler
The Statue Walks At Night
by Joan L. Nixon
Who Stole Count's Thunder?
by Tony Geiss
Age 9

The Tiger Rising
by Kate Di Camillo
Age 10

Boxcar Children
by Gertrude Warner
Grimoir: Curse Of The Midions
by Brad Strickland
by Cornelia Funke
Physical Fitness
by Alvin Silverstein
by Anthony Horowitz
The Spiderwick Chronicles
by Holly Black
Age 11

A Boy Called Slow
by Joseph Bruchac
A Wrinkle In Time
by Madeleine L'Engle
Ancient Rome
by Simon James
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
by Ronald Dahl
Dear Mr. Henshaw
by Beverly Clary
Double Fudge
by Judy Blume
Encyclopedia Brown Solves Them All
by Donald J. Sohol
Encyclopedia Brown Takes The Cake
by Donald J. Sohol
by Mary Shelley
Goosebumps: Ghost Camp
by R. L. Stine
Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
by Louis Sacher
Jerny Thatcher Dragon Hatcher
by Bruce Coville
Judy Moody: Around The World In 8 1/2 Days
by Megan McDonald
June B. Jones; Toothless Wonder
by June B. Jones
Katie Kazoos Wicharoo Anyone But Me
by Nancy Kurlik
Laura's Pa
by Laura I. Wilder
Moby Dick
by Herman Melville
Nancy Drew: A Novelization Of The Hit Movie
by Daniel Burr
Nancy Drew: Ghost In The Machinery
by Stefan Petrucha
Salty Dog
by Brad Stickland
Sideways Stories From Wayside School
by Louis Sahrer
Stallion In Spooky Hollow
by Ben Baglios
Super Fudge
by Judy Blume
Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing
by Judy Blume
The Dark Hills Divided
by Patrick Carmen
The Empty Mirror
by James Collier
The Secret Garden
by Frances H. Burnett
The Shipping Boy
by Sid Fleischman
The Squabbles
by Steven Grover
The Three Musketeers
by Alexandre Dumas
The Time Machine
by H. G. Wells
The Valley Of Thorns
by Patrick Carmen
by S. G. Wilkens
by Stephanie Meyer
Undercover Girl
by Christine Harris
White Fang
by Jack London
Wishbone: Hunchdog Of Notre Dame
by Michael A. Steele
Age 12
Titles A-M
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke
A To Z Mysteries: The Empty Envelope Ron Roy
A To Z Mysteries: The Talking T-Rex Ron Roy
A Week In The Woods Andrew Clement
A Year Down Yonder Richard Peck
Accidental Cheerleader Mimi McCoy
Beast Quest Book 1: Ferno The Fire Dragon Betty G. Birney
Beast Quest Book 2 Adam Blade
Burning Up Caroline B. Cooney
Cage Of Stars
by Jacquelyn Mitchard
Captain Underpants #1
by Dav Pilkey
Captain Underpants #2
by Dav Pilkey
Captain Underpants #3
by Dav Pilkey
Captain Underpants #4
by Dav Pilkey
Captain Underpants #5
by Dav Pilkey
Captain Underpants #8
by Dav Pilkey
Carry On Mr. Bowdith
by Jean Lee Thornton
Changes For Julie
by Megan McDonald
Circle Of Magic: Sandry's Book
by Tamora Pierce
Claudia's Big Party
by Ann M. Martin
Dinosaur Hunt
by Karen Larr
Do Bananas Chew Gum?
by Jamie Glance
by Stephanie Meyer
Everest: The Summit
by Gordon Korman
by Michael Tabani
by Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Go Away Dog
by Joan Nodset
Goosebumps: Deep Trouble
by R. L. Stine
Hank The Cowdog #9
by John R. Erickson
Happy New Julie
by Megan McDonald
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets
by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
by J.K. Rowling
by Gary Paulsen
Henry Higgins
by Beverly Cleary
by Carl Hiaasan
Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid
by Lemony Snicket
Island Of The Blue Dolphins
by Scott O'Dell
It's Not The End Of The World
by Judy Blume
Julie Tells Her Story
by Megan McDonald
Jurassic Park
by Michael Crichton
Just Another Day In My Insanely Real Life
by Barbara Dee
Life, Love, And The Pursuit Of Free Throws
by Janette Rallison
Little House On The Prairie
by Laura I. Wilder
Love Ruby Lavender
by Deborah Wiles
Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies
by Ann M. Martin
by Scott Westerfield
Mr. Piggle-Wiggle
by Betty Macdonald
Mr. Popper's Penguins
by R. and F. Atwater
Mrs. Frisby And The Rats Of Nimh
by R. C. O'Brian
Titles N-W
Nancy Drew: The Clue In The Old Album
by Carolyn Keene
Nerd No More
by Kristine L. Franklin
Otis Spofford
by Beverly Cleary
P.S. Longer Letter Later
by Paula Danzinger
Party Princess
by Meg Cabot
Pets On Vacation
by Heidi Jenck
Princess In Love
by Meg Cabot
Princess In Training
by Meg Cabot
Ramona And Her Father
by Beverly Cleary
by Sterling North
by Cynthia Lord
Sadako And The Thousand Paper Cranes
by Eleanor Coerr
Seven Wonders Of Sassafras Springs
by Beverly Berly
She Said Yes
by Misty Bernall
by Jenny Han
by Beverly Cleary
Soul Sorter
by Bethany Hamilton
Spiderwick Chronicles: El Libro Fantastico
by T. Diterlizzi
Standford Wong Flunks Big Time
by Lisa Yee
Star Wars Young Jedi Knights: Light Sabers
by K. J. Anderson
Star Wars Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones
by K. J. Anderson
Sword Of The Rightful King
by Jam Yolen
Tales Of A 4th Grade Nothing
by Judy Blume
The Candlelit Room
by Thomas McKean
The Candlelit Room, Part 3
by Thomas McKean
The Clue Of The Hissing Serpent
by Franklin W. Dixon
The Divorce Express
by Paula Danziger
The Edge Chronicles: Book 1
by Paul Stewart
The End
by Lemony Snicket
The Grim Grotto
by Lemony Snicket
The Hardy Boys And The House On The Cliff
by Franklin W. Dixon
The Haunted Bridge
by Caroline Keene
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy
by Douglas Adams
The Lion, The Witch, And The Wardrobe
by C. S. Lewis
The Lost World
by Michael Crichton
The Missing Chums
by Franklin Dixon
The Mutt In The Iron Mussel
by Michael J. Friedman
The Mystery Of The Missing Treasure
by Janet Lorimer
The Night Before Christmas
by Clement Moore
The Old Willis Place
by Mary Downing Hahn
The Runaway Race Horse
by Ron Roy
The Scrying Stone
by Holly Black
The Secret Of The Old Mill
by Franklin Dixon
The Secret Warning
by Franklin Dixon
The Trumpeter Of Krakow
by Eric P. Kelly
The Witch Tree Symbol
by Caroline Keene
The Wrath Of Mulgrath
by Holly Black
Treasure Island
by Robert L. Stevenson
Tuck Everlasting
by Natalie Babbitt
Two Of A Kind: The Cool Club
by Judy Katchske
Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger
by Louis Sharer
While The Clock Ticked
by Franklin Dixon
by E. R. Frank
Age 13
Titles A-M
A Child Called It
by Dave Peltzer
A Dog's Life
by Ann M. Martin
A Single Shard
by Luang Sue
Bridge To Terabithia
by Katherine Patterson
Brothers In Arms
by Paul Langlan
Bud, Not Buddy
by Paul Christopher
Charlotte's Web
by E. B. White
Collect Call
by Christopher Pike
Dear Diary #1: The Party
by Carrie Hannibal
Diagnosis Of Death
by Ambrose Bierce
Dive: The Deep
by Gordon Korman
Dive: The Discovery
by Gordon Korman
Dolphin Diaries. Racing The Wind
by Ben M. Baglio
by Gordon Korman
Freedom Writer's Diary
by Erin Gruwell
Goosebumps #14
by R. L. Stine
Guilty By A Hair
by Anna Proko
Henry And Beezus
by Beverly Cleary
Henry And The Clubhouse
by Beverly Cleary
by Gordon Korman
Judy Blume And The Mushy Gushy Valentine
by Barbara Park
Judy Moody Saves The World!
by Megan McDonald
Kern's Leprechaun
by Ann Martin
by Gordon Korman
by Ronald Dahl
Mixed-Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiner
by E. L. Konigsburg
Titles N-W
Night Of The Ninjas
by Mary Pope Osbourne
Pocahontas And The Strangers
by Clyde Robert Bulla
Sea Of Trolls
by Nancy Farmer
Shadows On The Sea
by Joan Hiatt Harlow
Shooting Stars
by V. C. Andrews
Skeleton Key
by Anthony Horowitz
Skunk Scout
by Laurance Yep
Soul Eater
by Michelle Daver
Spirit Walker
by Michelle Paver
Spy Kids Adventures: A New Kind Of Super Spy
by Robert Rodriguez
Stage Fright On A Summer Night
by Mary Pope Osbourne
Star Wars
by George Lucas
Star Wars: Darth Bane
by Drew Karpyshyn
Stink And The Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker
by Megan MacDonald
Sweet Valley Twins and Friends: Elizabeth's First Kiss
by Francine Pascals
The Adventures Of Robin Hood
by Howard Pyle
The Amigo Brothers
by Piri Thomas
The Boyfriend Club
by Janet Harkin
The Bully
by Paul Langland
The Clown
by Damjan Mischa
The Hardy Boy's: The Phantom Freighter
by Franklin W. Dixon
The Hobbit
by J. R. R. Tolkien
The Hurricane
by J. B. Watson
The Jamesville Jets
by Cary Jackson
The Treasure Of Lemon Brown
by Lorimer Gordon
Under The Rice Moon
by Rhiannon Puck
Wolf Brother
by Michelle Paver
Age 14
Titles A-M
101 Ways To Bug Your Parents
by Lee Wordlaw
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
by Lemony Snicket
A Series Of Unfortunate Events #8
by Lemony Snicket
Animorphs: The Invasion
by K. A. Applegate
April Morning
by Howard Fast
Artemis Fowl
by Eoin Colfer
Benny Uncovers A Mystery
by Gertrude Warner
Bionicle Legends #2: Dark Destiny
by Greg Farshtey
Bionicle #17: Web Of Visorak
by Greg Farshtey
Brian's Winter
by Gary Paulsen
Captain Underpants
by Dave Pilkey
Charlie Bone And The Time Twister
by Jenny Nimmo
Children In The Woods
by Barry Brown
Dragons Of Delta: Dragon's Nest
by Emily Rodda
Encyclopedia Brown And The Case Of The Secret Pitch
by Donald Sobal
Fahrenheit 451
by Ray Bradbury
From The Odyssey
by Homer
Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms
by R. L. Stine
Goosebumps: It Came From Under The Sink
by R. L. Stine
Goosebumps: Say Cheese And Die
by R. L. Stine
Goosebumps: Say Cheese And Die #2
by R. L. Stine
Goosebumps: Stay Out Of The Basement
by R. L. Stine
Goosebumps: Why I'm Afraid Of Bees
by R. L. Stine
Harry Potter And The Deadly Hallows
by J. K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Askaban
by J.K. Rowling
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone
by J.K. Rowling
It Came From Beneath The Sink
by Bob Stein
Lord Of The Flies
by William Golding
by Kristin Cast
My Brother Sam Is Dead
by J. L. and C. Collier
Titles N-W
New Spring
by Robert Jordan
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