The Graveyard Book (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Middle Readers)

The Graveyard Book (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers)Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard,…

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The Nest (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Middle Readers)

The Nest (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers)“The Nest” leaves a lasting mark on the memory. “The New York Times Book Review” Steve just wants to save his baby brother but what will he lose in the bargain? Kenneth Oppel s (“Silverwing,” “The Boundless”) haunting gothic tale for fans of “Coraline,” is one of the most acclaimed books of the year, receiving six starred reviews. Illustrations from Caldecott Medalist Jon Klassen. For some kids summer is a sun-soaked season of fun. But for Steve, it s just another season of worries. Worries abou…

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One Crazy Summer (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Middle Readers)

One Crazy Summer (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers)Title: Rain Reign Binding: Hardcover Author: AnnM.Martin Publisher: Feiwel&FriendsIn this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them.Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fern. She’s had to be, ever since their mother, Cecile, left them seven years ago for a radical new life in California. But when the siste…

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Gone Crazy in Alabama (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Middle Readers)

Gone Crazy in Alabama (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers)Coretta Scott King Award winner * ALA Notable Book * School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year * ALA Booklist Editors’ Choice * Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year * Washington Post Best Books of the Year * The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books Blue Ribbon Book * Three starred reviews * CCBC Choice * New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing * Amazon Best Book of the YearThe Coretta Scott King Award–winning Gone Crazy i…

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P.S. Be Eleven (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Middle Readers)

P.S. Be Eleven (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers)In this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel and sequel to the New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, the Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn and find that changes large and small have come to their home. This extraordinary novel earned five starred reviews, with Publishers Weekly calling it “historical fiction that’s as full of heart as it is of heartbreak” and The Horn Book considering it “funny, wise, poignant, and thought-provoking.”After spending the summer in O…

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Rain Reign (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Middle Readers) by Ann M. Martin (2014-10-07)

Rain Reign (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers) by Ann M. Martin (2014-10-07)In this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel and sequel to the New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, the Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn and find that changes large and small have come to their home. This extraordinary novel earned five starred reviews, with Publishers Weekly calling it “historical fiction that’s as full of heart as it is of heartbreak” and The Horn Book considering it “funny, wise, poignant, and thought-provoking.”After spending the summer in O…

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Rain Reign (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Middle Readers) by Ann M. Martin (2014-10-07)

Rain Reign (Ala Notable Children's Books. Middle Readers) by Ann M. Martin (2014-10-07)In this Coretta Scott King Award-winning novel and sequel to the New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor Book One Crazy Summer, the Gaither sisters return to Brooklyn and find that changes large and small have come to their home. This extraordinary novel earned five starred reviews, with Publishers Weekly calling it “historical fiction that’s as full of heart as it is of heartbreak” and The Horn Book considering it “funny, wise, poignant, and thought-provoking.”After spending the summer in O…

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The Hired Girl (Ala Notable Children’s Books. Older Readers)

The Hired Girl (Ala Notable Children's Books. Older Readers)Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz brings her delicious wit and keen eye to early twentieth-century America in a moving yet comedic tour de force. Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself because may…

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