Summer Reading Club 2013
Club de Lectura de Verano 2013

Texas Reading Club 2013: Dig Into Reading… at the Library!
            Texas Teens Read 2013: Go Beneath the Surface!
Los Adolescentes de Texas Leen 2013: Más allá de la superficie.
Texas Adults Read 2013: Groundbreaking Reads.
Los Adultos de Texas Leen 2013: Lecturas Innovadoras

 


 

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Contents

Early Literacy – Dig into Reading

Children – Dig into Reading

Teens – Beneath the Surface

Adults – Groundbreaking Reads

LEGEND: BOOK FORMATS

BR or BT = Braille book

RC, CR, CT = Cassette tape

DB = Digital book on cartridge, also available for download

DB ##### (BARD) = Digital book only available for download from BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download Service)

LB = Large print book

 

Early Literacy – Dig into Reading

 

DINOSAURS, DINOSAURS

BARTON, BYRON     Original Date: 1989

A simple introduction to the many different kinds of dinosaurs—with horns and spikes and long, long necks and long, long tails—that once lived on earth. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2.

BR 08930

 

GOODNIGHT MOON

BROWN, MARGARET WISE, 1910-1952     Original Date: 1947

A little bunny already tucked into his bed says goodnight to the familiar things in his room as the light dims gently until all is dark. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 13012      RC 24603      DB 24603 (BARD)

 

ALL THE COLORS OF THE EARTH

HAMANAKA, SHEILA     Original Date: 1994

Reveals in verse how all the children of the world are similar even though they come in colors of earth and sky and sea. Some come in browns like roaring bears or the russet shades of fallen leaves. Some come with bouncy hair like baby lambs, or flowing hair like water. But they all come with laughter that brightens the land with happy faces. PRINT/BRAILLE. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 09933

 

MY GARDEN

HENKES, KEVIN         Original Date: 2010

After helping her mother weed, water, and chase rabbits from their garden, a young girl imagines her dream garden—without weeds but with flowers and unusual things always popping up, including chocolate rabbits to eat. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool – grade 2.

BR 19016

 

CARROT SEED

KRAUSS, RUTH         Original Date: 1945

Despite everyone's dire predictions, a little boy has faith that the carrot seed he plants and tends will grow into a carrot. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool – grade 2.

BR 03381      BR 17328

 

INCH BY INCH: THE GARDEN SONG

MALLETT, DAVID         Original Date: 1995

A youngster takes his rake and hoe and, inch by inch and row by row, plans to make a garden grow. For preschool – grade 2.

RC 43794

 

MUD

RAY, MARY LYN         Original Date: 1996

Mud! Gooey, gloppy, mucky, magnificent mud. One night it just happens. The earth comes unfrozen and winter squishes, squcks, sops, splats, slurps, and melts into mud. Happy mud. PRINT/BRAILLE. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 10043

 

GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE

RINKER, SHERRI DUSKEY         Original Date: 2011

Tough trucks work all day long puffing smoke, lifting big metal beams, and moving dirt at a construction site, until they get tuckered out and go to sleep for the night. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool – grade 2.

BR 20020      DB 74274

 

HOP ON POP

SEUSS, DR         Original Date: 1963

Pairs of simple, rhyming words are introduced and used in bouncy nonsense sentences. "Day/Play/We play all day." "Night/Fight/We fight all night." PRINT/BRAILLE. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 08912      BR 16725      BT 03174      RC 44160      DB 44160

 

TOPS AND BOTTOMS

STEVENS, JANET         Original Date: 1995

Mr. Bear, who is quite lazy, and Mr. Hare, who is quite clever, are neighbors. But Mr. Hare and his family have a problem—they have no food, and they have sold their land to Mr. Bear to pay a debt, so they have no land on which to grow food. Then Mr. and Mrs. Hare have a wonderful idea. They will plant a crop on Mr. Bear's land and share it with Mr. Bear. All he has to do is decide if he wants the tops or the bottoms. PRINT/BRAILLE. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 10010

 

NOISY NORA

WELLS, ROSEMARY         Original Date: 1997

Feeling ignored as the middle child, Nora finds a way to attract her parents' attention. PRINT/BRAILLE. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 11011

 

HARRY, THE DIRTY DOG

ZION, GENE         Original Date: 1956

Harry is a black-spotted white dog who hates baths. So one day when he hears water filling the tub, he runs away. He has a wonderful time getting so dirty that he has to prove to his family he is really Harry. For preschool – grade 2.

BR 14034      RC 44939      DB 44939 (BARD)      LB 03496

 

Children – Dig into Reading

TROLL'S-EYE VIEW: A BOOK OF VILLAINOUS TALES

         Original Date: 2009

Original stories and poems about fairy-tale villains by fifteen well-known authors. In "Up the Down Beanstalk: A Wife Remembers" by Peter S. Beagle, Mrs. Giant tells a reporter her version of Jack's visit. For grades 5 – 8.
DB 69546

 

CAM JANSEN AND THE MYSTERY OF THE DINOSAUR BONES

ADLER, DAVID A         Original Date: 1981

When Cam and her friend Eric visit the museum with their class, Cam's photographic memory tells her that something is wrong with the Coelophysis dinosaur skeleton. Ms. Tyler, the museum guide, and even the museum director tell her that she is wrong. When Cam and Eric see an off-brand milk truck mysteriously making an evening pick-up, they are soon on their way to finding the missing bones and the culprits. For grades 3 – 6.

BR 06995

 

POOP HAPPENED! A HISTORY OF THE WORLD FROM THE BOTTOM UP
ALBEE, SARAH         Original Date: 2010

Examines the history of a basic human function—eliminating bodily wastes—from the dawn of western civilization to the twenty-first century. Discusses people's daily lives, some disgusting jobs, home and street sanitation, toilets, and the consequences of improper sewage handling, such as disease, grisly deaths, and plagues. For grades 5 – 8.

DB 71657

 

IF STONES COULD SPEAK: UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF STONEHENGE

ARONSON, MARC         Original Date: 2010

Traces the history of archaeological excavation at 4,500-year-old Stonehenge in England. Discusses a Madagascar scientist's belief that the circle of stones was a memorial to the dead, rather than a temple, and British archaeologists' subsequent work to substantiate that opinion. For grades 5 – 8.

DB 71683

 

TROUBLE WITH TROLLS

BRETT, JAN         Original Date: 1992

Treva tells of the day she had trouble with trolls. It is an early spring day when Treva decides to take Tuffi, her dog, to the other side of Mount Baldy for a visit with her cousin. They plan to climb up the mountain and ski down the other side. Little do they know that five dog-loving trolls await them, but feisty, clever Treva will outwit them all. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool – grade 2.

BR 08979

 

STONE SOUP: AN OLD TALE

BROWN, MARCIA         Original Date: 1947

When three hungry soldiers in a strange land ask some villagers for food, they are told there is none. So the soldiers decide to show the townspeople how to make soup from water and three round stones. Caldecott Honor Book. For kindergarten – grade 3.

RC 50548     DB 50548 (BARD)

 

MIKE MULLIGAN AND HIS STEAM SHOVEL

BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE         Original Date: 1939

Mike Mulligan stays loyal to his old steam shovel, Mary Anne, even though the new gas and diesel-engine contraptions are getting all the business. Together, Mike and Mary Anne dig their way to a surprising and happy ending. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 13645     DB 25281 (BARD)     LB 03501

 

MIKE MULLIGAN Y SU MAQUINA MARAVILLOSA

BURTON, VIRGINIA LEE         Original Date: 1997

Mike Mulligan remains loyal to his steam shovel, Mary Anne, against the threat of the new gas and diesel-engine contraptions and digs his way to a surprising and happy ending. Spanish language. For kindergarten – grade 3.

RCN 00016

 

CHANG'S PAPER PONY

COERR, ELEANOR         Original Date: 1988

Chang and Grandpa Li live in a California Gold Rush town during the 1850s where Grandpa is a cook at the hotel. Lonely and often teased by the miners, Chang longs for a pony. He tries panning for gold, with Big Pete's help. Then, while sweeping Big Pete's cabin, he finds gold in the cracks in the floor and gets a very special reward. For grades 2 – 4.
BR 07743

 

ARTEMIS FOWL

COLFER, EOIN         Original Date: 2001

Twelve-year-old mastermind Artemis plans to restore his family fortune by obtaining some of the fairies' gold. The first step involves blackmailing an alcoholic fairy to photograph her "Book," containing her race's secrets but written in an ancient tongue. Some violence. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 13430      RC 52289

 

UNDERLAND CHRONICLES: GREGOR THE OVERLANDER, GREGOR AND THE PROPHECY OF BANE, GREGOR AND THE CURSE OF THE WARMBLOODS, GREGOR AND THE MARKS OF SECRET, GREGOR AND THE CODE OF CLAW

COLLINS, SUZANNE         Original Date: 2007

When eleven-year-old Gregor follows his two-year-old sister through a basement grate in their New York City apartment building, both siblings are hurtled into an underland. Their arrival triggers an epic battle involving humans, bats, cockroaches, rats, and spiders—and a quest foretold by ancient prophecy. Complete series. For grades 4 – 7.

DB 74333

 

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HEROIC MISADVENTURES OF HICCUP THE VIKING, BOOKS 1-6

COWELL, CRESSIDA         Original Date: 2010

Follows the adventures and misadventures of Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third on his rise to fame in his Viking clan, the Tribe of the Hairy Hooligans, and his desperate dragon-training exploits. Basis for movie. For grades 3 – 6.

DB 72291

 

DIARY OF A WORM

CRONIN, DOREEN         Original Date: 2003

A worm records in his journal the good and bad things about his life, including scaring little girls and not having to take a bath. PRINT/BRAILLE. For grades K – 3.

BR 15031

 

FANTASTIC MR. FOX

DAHL, ROALD         Original Date: 1970

Three nasty, mean men—farmers Boggis, Bunce, and Bean—are tired of Mr. Fox stealing their chickens, ducks, and turkeys to feed his family. They start digging the foxes out of their hole, but Mr. Fox has a plan of his own. For grades 3 – 6.

BR 18839

 

FIELD GUIDE: THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, BOOK 1

DITERLIZZI, TONY         Original Date: 2003

When the Grace children—nine-year-old twins Jared and Simon and their thirteen-year-old sister, Mallory—move into their great-aunt Lucinda's run-down Victorian house, mischief begins, and Jared is blamed. Finding a book about faeries in a secret room gives Jared a clue about the unseen troublemaker. For grades 2 – 4.

BR 14982      RC 56514           DB 56514 (BARD)

 

SEEING STONE: THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, BOOK 2

DITERLIZZI, TONY         Original Date: 2003

Although warned that keeping The Field Guide (RC 56514) about the faerie world will prove dangerous, Jared won't give it up. Then goblins kidnap Simon. Mallory and Jared have scary adventures rescuing him—even with a magic stone to help them see usually invisible creatures. For grades 2 – 4.

BR 14984      RC 56515           DB 56515 (BARD)

 

LUCINDA'S SECRET: THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, BOOK 3

DITERLIZZI, TONY         Original Date: 2003

Following their adventures in The Seeing Stone (RC 56515, BR 14984), Jared, Simon, and Mallory Grace are now being harassed by a house boggart. Mallory wants to get rid of the Field Guide, but hospitalized great-aunt Lucinda comes to the rescue. For grades 2 – 4.

BR 15436           DB 58579 (BARD)

 

IRONWOOD TREE: THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, BOOK 4

DITERLIZZI, TONY         Original Date: 2004

Following their adventures in Lucinda's Secret, twins Jared and Simon Grace seek to rescue their kidnapped sister, Mallory, from some evil dwarfs who want to make her their queen. The boys face an impossible task when the Field Guide is discovered missing. For grades 2 – 4.

BR 15746      RC 59233      DX 59233 (BARD)

 

WRATH OF MULGARATH: THE SPIDERWICK CHRONICLES, BOOK 5

DITERLIZZI, TONY         Original Date: 2004

Following The Ironwood Tree, Jared, Simon, and Mallory arrive home to find the house ransacked and Mom missing. Simon's griffin, Byron, catches a hobgoblin, Hogsqueal, who tells them that Mulgarath and his goblins abducted their mother. For grades 2 – 4.
RC 60022      DB 60022 (BARD)

 

CITY OF EMBER

DUPRAU, JEANNE         Original Date: 2003

A city planned to survive for two hundred years, now in year 241, suffers shortages—and a secret message-bearing box is missing. Independent-thinking twelve-year-olds Doon and Lina exchange obligatory jobs and make a discovery that could change their known world. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 15120      RC 59907      DB 59907 (BARD)

 

SEEDFOLKS

FLEISCHMAN, PAUL         Original Date: 1997

Transforming a trash-filled vacant lot into a community garden began with one Vietnamese girl planting lima beans. People of different nationalities tell how they became involved in the effort and how friendships developed among the gardeners. BR 11416 is Grade 2 Braille and BR 12259 is Grade 1 Braille.  For grades 5 – 8.

BR 11416      BR 12259           RC 47065

 

HOOT

HIAASEN, CARL         Original Date: 2002

Middle school student Roy has just moved from Montana to south Florida. He befriends a boy named Mullet Fingers and his stepsister, who are trying to prevent a pancake-house chain from building a restaurant over a colony of burrowing owls. For grades 6 – 9.

BR 17274           RC 55550      DB 55550

 

DAVE THE POTTER: ARTIST, POET, SLAVE

HILL, LABAN CARRICK         Original Date: 2010

Discusses the creative work of South Carolina slave Dave (1834-1864), who made large clay pots and jars—some of which he inscribed with poems. PRINT/BRAILLE. C.S. King Award/Caldecott Honor. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 20003

 

BUNNICULA: A RABBIT TALE OF MYSTERY

HOWE, DEBORAH         Original Date: 1979

Harold, the family dog, recalls the time the Monroes brought home a cute baby bunny they found at a Dracula movie and named Bunnicula. But Chester the cat tries to warn his human family that the rabbit is really a vampire. For grades 3 – 6.

BR 04392      BR 17165           RC 65299      DB 16703 (BARD)      DB 65299

 

HOWLIDAY INN

HOWE, JAMES, 1946-         Original Date: 1982

The Monroe family goes on vacation, thoughtlessly leaving their loyal dog Harold and clever cat Chester at a fleatrap called the Chateau Bow-Wow. Chester knows the place is harboring werewolves. First there is the howling, then the disappearances, and finally the dread suspicion of murder. Sequel to "Bunnicula". For grades 4 – 7.

BR 05752      DB 21194 (BARD)

 

CELERY STALKS AT MIDNIGHT

HOWE, JAMES, 1946-         Original Date: 1983

Chester the cat is more than ever convinced that Bunnicula, the Monroe family's pet rabbit, is a vampire. Chester's fears are confirmed when a trail of white vegetables is discovered the morning after the rabbit disappears. Sequel to "Howliday Inn". For grades 4 – 7.

BR 05874      DB 21195 (BARD)

 

NIGHTY-NIGHTMARE

HOWE, JAMES, 1946-         Original Date: 1987

When the Monroe family plan their first camping trip, Harold the dog doesn't think it will be much fun because of the ticks and cockleburs. Chester the cat fears the evil spirits set loose on St. George's Eve, the worst night of the year. But they go along anyway for a fun-filled night of imagined horrors. Sequel to The Celery Stalks at Midnight. For grades 4 – 7.

BR 07037

 

RETURN TO HOWLIDAY INN

HOWE, JAMES, 1946-         Original Date: 1992

Much to their chagrin, Chester, Harold, and Howie find themselves en route to Chateau Bow-Wow, the boarding kennel that Chester has named Howliday Inn, while their family goes on vacation. The current residents include a melancholy Great Dane named Hamlet, two streetwise cats called Felony and Miss Demeanor, hymn-singing weasel, and a couple of yuppie dogs. Companion to 'Howliday Inn'. For grades 3 – 6.

BR 09196      RC 36904      DB 36904 (BARD)

 

BUNNICULA STRIKES AGAIN!

HOWE, JAMES, 1946-         Original Date: 1999

Harold, the canine author, describes the events that disrupted the Monroe household where he lives with Chester (a cat), Howie (a puppy), and Bunnicula (a rabbit with fangs). It all starts with Bunnicula looking listless, and Chester saying he has the matter under control. Companion to Return to Howliday Inn. For grades 3 – 6.

BR 12594           RC 49326      DB 49326 (BARD)

 

BUNNICULA MEETS EDGAR ALLAN CROW

HOWE, JAMES, 1946-         Original Date: 2006

Twelve-year-old Peter Monroe has won an overnight visit from M.T. Graves, author of the FleshCrawlers series, and his pet crow. Household dogs Harold and Howie are thrilled, but Chester the cat is suspicious and predicts a gruesome fate for the Monroe family pets. For grades 3 – 6.

BR 16897      RC 64921      DB 64921 (BARD)

 

SECRET OF PLATFORM THIRTEEN

IBBOTSON, EVA         Original Date: 1998

Once every nine years, for exactly nine days, the gump provides passage between the ordinary world of England and the magical Island. When the Islanders' baby prince is kidnapped in London, a rescue cannot be attempted until the gump reopens nine years later. Identifying and returning the real prince becomes complicated, and the nine-day time limit is running out. For grades 4 – 7.

DB 46606 (BARD)

 

REDWALL

JACQUES,  BRIAN         Original Date: 1986

Fantasy about a community of mice defending their monastery against marauding rats led by the evil Cluny of Scourage. Matthias defers his peaceful ideals to follow his calling as successor to the renowned Martin, who long ago saved the monastery. With the help of old Methuselah, Matthias seeks to unravel a key riddle and recover Martin's lost scabbard and sword. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 13472      DB 29729 (BARD)      LB 04977

 

JACK AND THE BEANSTALK

KELLOGG, STEVEN         Original Date: 1991

Retells the classic fairy tale of a boy named Jack, who trades away a cow named Milky-white—his and his mother's only source of income—for five beans. But the beans are indeed magic, and Jack, through courage and quick wit, outsmarts a giant, gruesome ogre and makes his and his mother's fortune. PRINT/BRAILLE. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 08957

 

INTERRUPTED JOURNEY: SAVING ENDANGERED SEA TURTLES

LASKY, KATHRYN         Original Date: 2006

Follows volunteers in Massachusetts, Florida, and Mexico as they rescue endangered sea turtles, known as Kemp's ridley turtles. Tells about finding stranded turtles on a cold beach, emergency treatment by veterinarians, and returning survivors to the ocean. ASPCA Award. For grades 3 – 6.

RC 63200      DB 63200 (BARD)

 

UNCLE REMUS: THE COMPLETE TALES

LESTER, JULIUS         Original Date: 1999

Presents the trickster Brer Rabbit and his adventures with Brer Fox, Brer Wolf, and other creatures. Omnibus edition of four books by Lester retelling the African American folktales first published by Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908). For grades 4 – 7 and older readers.

RC 65073      DB 65073 (BARD)      DX 65073

 

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE

LONG, MELINDA         Original Date: 2003

Jeremy Jacob is building a sand castle at the beach when a pirate ship arrives and he's invited to join the crew. At sea Jeremy enjoys their adventurous life but gets home in time for soccer practice. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool – grade 2.
BR 15034

 

TRICK OF THE TALE: A COLLECTION OF TRICKSTER TALES

MATTHEWS, JOHN, 1948-         Original Date: 2008

Twenty folktales featuring tricksters from around the world—Japan, Canada, East Africa, the United States, England, Russia, and more. In the Irish tale "The King of All Birds," a tiny wren outwits the mighty eagle to win the title. For grades 4 – 7 and older readers.

DB 68649

 

JUDY MOODY AND STINK: THE MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD TREASURE HUNT

MCDONALD, MEGAN         Original Date: 2009

On a family vacation to Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, Judy Moody and her brother Stink take part in a pirate treasure hunting game. They must solve clues to collect sixteen "pieces o' eight" and win a gold doubloon—but they have competition. For grades 2 – 4.

DB 69844

 

FUNNY LITTLE WOMAN

MOSEL, ARLENE         Original Date: 1972

A lively retelling of a Japanese folk tale. A funny little woman who giggles all the time attempts to outsmart a horde of fearsome monsters who capture her and make her cook for them. In a surprise turn, the monsters have the last laugh and provide a humorous end to the story. Caldecott Medal. For kindergarten –grade 3.

BR 05921

 

BORROWERS

NORTON, MARY         Original Date: 1952

Pod, Homily, and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floors of an old country house, borrowing what they need from humans. When Arrietty encounters a human boy, the endangered Borrowers must relocate. Prequel to The Borrowers Afield. For grades 3 – 6.

BR 01017      BR 12991      RC 07809      RC 51409      DB 07809 (BARD)

 

EMPEROR'S SILENT ARMY: TERRACOTTA WARRIORS OF ANCIENT CHINA

O'CONNOR, JANE         Original Date: 2002

Recounts the archaeological excavation of nearly 7,500 life-size terracotta warrior statues accidently discovered in the People's Republic of China in 1974. Also discusses the emperor who had them created to guard his tomb. For grades 4 – 7.

DB 55173 (BARD)

 

NIM'S ISLAND

ORR, WENDY         Original Date: 2001

Nim loves living on a remote island with her scientist father. When he's temporarily missing at sea, Nim has emergencies requiring more than her pet sea lion and iguana's company. Her new e-mail pal comes to rescue Nim and winds up being rescued herself. For grades 4 – 7.

RC 55604      DB 55604 (BARD)

 

PIRATES PAST NOON: MAGIC TREE HOUSE, BOOK 4

OSBORNE, MARY POPE         Original Date: 1994

On a cold, rainy day in the magic tree house, Annie spies a book open to a picture of a sunny beach scene. Annie and her older Brother, Jack, are transported to the days of deserted islands, secret maps, hidden treasure, and nasty pirates. For grades 2 – 4.

BR 14107      RC 52357      DB 52357 (BARD)

 

JUNIE B. JONES SMELLS SOMETHING FISHY

PARK, BARBARA         Original Date: 1998

Disappointed because the rules for her class's Pet Day will not let her take her dog to school, Junie B. Jones considers taking a raccoon, a worm, or a dead fish. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 17977

 

WIGGLING WORMS AT WORK

PFEFFER, WENDY         Original Date: 2004

Explains how earthworms eat, crawl, burrow, and reproduce. Describes how they help plants grow. Includes activities. For kindergarten – grade 3.

RC 59466      DB 59466 (BARD)

 

RED PYRAMID

RIORDAN, RICK         Original Date: 2010

After his mother's death, Carter Kane follows his Egyptologist father, Julius, across the globe. When they visit the British Museum to reunite with Carter's sister, a mysterious figure banishes Julius, sending the siblings on a dangerous adventure to save their dad. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5 – 8 and older readers.

DB 71322

 

THRONE OF FIRE: THE KANE CHRONICLES, BOOK 2

RIORDAN, RICK         Original Date: 2011

Carter and Sadie, offspring of the Brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra. But the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5 – 8 and older readers.
DB 73386

 

SERPENT'S SHADOW: THE KANE CHRONICLES, BOOK 3

RIORDAN, RICK         Original Date: 2012

Magicians Sadie and Carter Kane are trying to stop the chaos snake Apophis from destroying the world. But their friends the magicians and the gods are divided, and the Kanes must face the forces of chaos alone. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5 – 8 and older readers.

DB 74714

 

HOW TO EAT FRIED WORMS

ROCKWELL, THOMAS         Original Date: 1973

Alan bets fifty dollars that Billy can't eat a worm a day for fifteen days. Both boys

work hard to win the bet using psychological warfare, bizarre pranks, and plain cheating. For grades 3 – 6.

BT 03276      DB 33534 (BARD)      LB 03755

 

HOLES

SACHAR, LOUIS, 1954-         Original Date: 1998

Stanley Yelnats IV finds himself in a detention center for possessing stolen property that he didn't take. While digging holes under the summer Texas sun, he sees a fellow inmate running away—and follows him. Legends, loyalty, and buried treasure are revealed as Stanley learns to survive. Newbery Medal. Grades 5 – 8.

BR 12174      BR 17776      RC 47444      DB 47444      LB 04941

 

CREMATION OF SAM MCGEE

SERVICE, ROBERT W. (ROBERT WILLIAM)         Original Date: 1907

In this well-known poem, Sam McGee, constantly suffering from the cold, makes his companion on the Arctic Trail promise to cremate him when he dies. [Intro by Pierre Berton; paintings by Ted Harrison.] For grades 4 – 7.

BR 07527

 

SYLVESTER AND THE MAGIC PEBBLE

STEIG, WILLIAM         Original Date: 1969

One rainy Saturday morning, Sylvester Duncan, a donkey whose hobby is collecting pebbles, finds a flaming red, wish-granting pebble. To escape a lion, he wishes himself into a rock, leaving his parents heartbroken until a happy coincidence reunites the donkey family. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 01267      BR 15008      RC 50353      DB 50353 (BARD)

 

TREASURE ISLAND

STEVENSON, ROBERT LOUIS, 1850-1894         Original Date: 1883

The classic adventure story of pirates and buried treasure in which young Jim Hawkins accompanies a crew of buccaneers and treasure seekers on a voyage to find gold. For grades 6 – 9 and young adult readers.

BR 08055      BR 13682      RC 52436      DB 52436 (BARD)      LB 00023

 

KAY THOMPSON'S ELOISE TAKES A BAWTH

THOMPSON, KAY         Original Date: 2002

Eloise takes an especially long bath in her room at the Plaza Hotel, resulting in leaks all the way down to the ballroom where preparations for the Venetian Masked Ball are underway. Reconstructed from unpublished drafts of Kay Thompson (d. 1998) from the 1960s. For grades 2 – 4.

RC 55535

 

ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

TWAIN, MARK, 1835-1910         Original Date: 1884

Huck's famous adventures begin as he runs away from home and floats down the Mississippi River on a raft with Jim, a runaway slave. He encounters a variety of characters on the river and in the towns, and he faces a difficult moral challenge. For grades young adult readers and older readers.

BR 03066      BR 09247      BR 10687      RC 57349      DB 43591     DB 57349

 

ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER

TWAIN, MARK, 1835-1910         Original Date: 1876

The escapades and high jinks of schoolboy Tom Sawyer, who lives with his Aunt Polly in a small Missouri town on the Mississippi River. Tom angles for the affections of Becky Thatcher, runs away with Huck Finn and Joe Harper, and tells the truth when it matters. For grades 6 – 9 and young adult readers.

BR 03045      BR 11823      RC 15223      RC 53084      DB 53084     DX 53084      LB 04729

 

PHARAOH'S BOAT

WEITZMAN, DAVID, 1936-         Original Date: 2009

Discusses the 1954 discovery of wooden ships buried beside Cheop's pyramid in Giza, Egypt, 4,600 years earlier. Explains ancient Egyptian burial beliefs and details the construction skills and techniques they used to build funerary boats. Covers modern archaeologists' reconstruction methods. For grades 3 – 6.

DB 72794

 

TWO BAD ANTS

VAN ALLSBURG, CHRIS         Original Date: 1988

Two ants join a sugar expedition, leaving their outdoor world to enter a human's kitchen. They decide to stay near the tasty treasure, but surviving in this new world is full of unexpected dangers. PRINT/BRAILLE. For kindergarten – grade 3.

BR 12010

 

Teens – Beneath the Surface

 

ENCLAVE

AGUIRRE, ANN         Original Date: 2011

In a post-apocalyptic future, Deuce, a loyal huntress, brings back meat while avoiding the deadly Freaks outside her underground enclave. But when she is partnered with outsider Fade, she begins to see that the ways of the elders may be horrifically wrong. Violence. For senior high and older readers.

BR 19589      DB 74167

 

FUTURE OF US

ASHER, JAY, 1975-         Original Date: 2011

In 1996 less than half of American teens have ever used the Internet. Best friends Emma and Josh try out Emma's new computer and discover their Facebook profiles—fifteen years in the future. But every time they refresh the web page their destiny changes. For senior high and older readers.

BR 19762

 

HARD GOLD: THE COLORADO GOLD RUSH OF 1859; A TALE OF THE OLD WEST

AVI, 1937-         Original Date: 200

Iowa, 1850s. When fourteen-year-old Early Wittcomb's family has trouble paying the mortgage on their family farm, his Uncle Jesse takes the desperate course of heading to Kansas Territory to search for gold. Early, intent on catching up with Jesse, finds work on a westward-bound wagon train. For grades 4 – 7.

RC 68136      DB 68136

 

SHIP  BREAKER

BACIGALUPI, PAOLO         Original Date: 2010

Teenaged Nailer scavenges precious copper wiring from grounded oil tankers with his crewmates, but when he finds a beached clipper ship and a beautiful girl trapped inside, he must decide whether to strip the materials or rescue the girl. Some strong language. For senior high readers.

DB 71441

 

LITTLE BLOG ON THE PRAIRIE

BELL, CATHLEEN DAVITT         Original Date: 2010

Eighth grader Genevieve reluctantly accompanies her family to an 1890 frontier-history camp, sneaking in a forbidden cell phone. When Gen's text messages to a friend wind up on a blog, she finds that her private complaints and judgments read differently in public. For grades 5 – 8.

DB 71331

 

SHARK GIRL

BINGHAM, KELLY         Original Date: 2007

After a shark attack causes the amputation of her right arm, fifteen-year-old Jane, a talented artist, struggles to come to terms with her loss and the changes in her plans for the future. Told in conversations, letters, and prose poems. For junior and senior high readers.

BR 17429

 

PECKED TO DEATH BY DUCKS

CAHILL, TIM         Original Date: 1993

Cahill states that for fifteen years his adventures have given readers a chance to realize their dreams about visiting exotic locales. He divides this book into large categories covering animals, nature's grandeur, and risky ventures, and relates experiences such as traveling through the burning oil fields of Kuwait, kayaking in Baja, drinking with Australians, and crawling through caves. Some violence. For adult readers.

RC 39510      DB 39510 (BARD)

 

STEALING FREEDOM

CARBONE, ELISA         Original Date: 1998

Maryland, 1850s. Young slave girl Ann Maria suffers many hardships, including separation from her family. An abolitionist helps her escape to Canada on the Underground Railroad. Based on a true case. For grades 6 – 9.

DB 49079 (BARD)      LB 04996

 

CLOCKWORK ANGEL: THE INFERNAL DEVICES, BOOK 1

CLARE, CASSANDRA         Original Date: 2010

When Tessa Gray's older brother suddenly vanishes, her search for him leads her into Victorian-era London's dangerous supernatural underworld. Tessa discovers she is a powerful Downworlder and must learn to trust demon-killing Shadowhunters if she wants to find her brother. Some violence. For senior high and older readers.

DB 72530

 

DANGER IN THE DESERT: TRUE ADVENTURES OF A DINOSAUR HUNTER

COHEN, ROGER         Original Date: 2008

Traces the life and career of American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews (1884-1960), whose 1922 expedition discovered an enormous dinosaur fossil trove in the Flaming Cliffs of Mongolia's Gobi Desert. Recounts Andrews's death-defying escapes from dangerous animals, terrain, and people while on the pursuit of scientific artifacts. For grades 6 – 9.

BR 18321

 

NICK AND NORAH'S INFINITE PLAYLIST

COHN, RACHEL         Original Date: 2006

Strangers Nick and Norah meet at a punk-rock club and experience a night of adventure. Nick, a musician, has just had a painful breakup with his girlfriend, and brokenhearted Norah also needs reassurance. The two romp through Manhattan and fall in love. Strong language. For senior high readers.

BR 16896

 

MAZE RUNNER

DASHNER, JAMES, 1972-         Original Date: 2009

A teenage boy wakes up in an elevator remembering nothing but his name, Thomas. He soon meets a group of boys who welcome him to the Glade—and the unsolved puzzle of the Maze. The next day a girl arrives with an unexpected message. Some violence. For grades 6 – 9.

DB 72392

 

SCORCH TRIALS

DASHNER, JAMES, 1972-         Original Date: 2010

After surviving horrific conditions in the Maze, Thomas and nineteen other boys are trapped in a scientific experiment designed to observe their responses and gather data believed to be essential for the survival of the human race. Sequel to The Maze Runner. Some violence. For grades 6 – 9.

DB 72658

 

DEATH CURE

DASHNER, JAMES, 1972-         Original Date: 2011

Thomas and some of his cohorts escape from WICKED, which used them as test subjects while claiming to seek a cure for the Flare plague. Their memories are restored but now they face new dangers. Sequel to The Scorch Trials. Some violence. For grades 6 – 9.
DB 74831

 

KILL ORDER

DASHNER, JAMES, 1972-         Original Date: 2012

Prequel to The Maze Runner. Mark and Trina live through the sun flares that devastate Earth. Then strangers armed with a virus that induces rage and lunacy attack their Appalachian Mountains settlement. Some violence. For grades 6 – 9.

DB 75323

 

PROPHET OF YONWOOD

DUPRAU, JEANNE         Original Date: 2006

Yonwood, North Carolina. Eleven-year-old Nickie figures out how to identify both good and evil when she witnesses the townspeople's reactions to the apocalyptic visions of their neighbor, Althea Tower. Prequel to City of Ember and People of Sparks. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 16948      RC 62892      DB 62892 (BARD)

 

CITY OF EMBER

DUPRAU, JEANNE         Original Date: 2003

A city planned to survive for two hundred years, now in year 241, suffers shortages—and a secret message-bearing box is missing. Independent-thinking twelve-year-olds Doon and Lina exchange obligatory jobs and make a discovery that could change their known world. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 15120      RC 59907      DB 59907 (BARD)

 

PEOPLE OF SPARKS

DUPRAU, JEANNE         Original Date: 2004

Lina and Doon from The City of Ember help relocate fellow underground Ember inhabitants to the surface town of Sparks. At first residents of Sparks and Ember share food and shelter. But when resources become scarce, the two groups begin to fight. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 15562      RC 60098      DB 60098 (BARD)

 

DIAMOND OF DARKHOLD

DUPRAU, JEANNE         Original Date: 2008

Lina's trade with a roamer gains Doon a battered old book that alludes to a mysterious device. Lina and Doon return underground to Ember to retrieve the machine, hoping it will help their new community, Sparks. Companion to The People of Sparks. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 18292      DB 68665

 

INCIDENT AT HAWK'S HILL

ECKERT, ALLAN W         Original Date: 1971

After a small boy wanders off one summer and loses himself on the vast prairie near his home, he is adopted by a female badger who takes care of him for two months. Based on an incident reported in Saskatchewan, Canada, in 1870. Newbery Honor book. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 01771      LB 01738

 

RETURN TO HAWK'S HILL

ECKERT, ALLAN W         Original Date: 1998

Adrift in a rowboat on Lake Winnipeg, seven-year-old Ben MacDonald is rescued by Little Buffalo, a Metis Indian. Ben's ability to befriend animals impresses the Metis during his stay with them and leads to friendship between Ben's family and the Metis. Sequel to "Incident at Hawk's Hill". For grades 5 – 8.

BR 11854

 

UNDERGROUND

FERRIS, JEAN         Original Date: 2007

1839. Sixteen-year-old Charlotte brown is sold as a maid to the owner of Mammoth Cave Hotel in Kentucky. She is attracted to another slave, eighteen-year-old Stephen, who is head tour guide, but can she trust him to help with the Underground Railroad? For junior and senior high readers.

BR 17854

 

INCARCERON

FISHER, CATHERINE, 1957-         Original Date: 2007

To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, pampered daughter of the warden of Incarceron, plots to help inmate Finn escape the vast, futuristic prison that has a mind of its own. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high readers.

DB 71260

 

SAPPHIQUE

FISHER, CATHERINE, 1957-         Original Date: 2008

After his escape from the prison Incarceron, Finn finds that the Realm is not at all what he expected—and that he is heir to a throne he must defend. Sequel to Incarceron. Some violence and some strong language. For senior high readers.

DB 73345

 

BY THE GREAT HORN SPOON!

FLEISCHMAN, SID, 1920-2010         Original Date: 1963

A determined orphan and his aunt's fearless butler, Praiseworthy, stow away on a ship bound for the California gold fields in 1849. For grades 4 – 7.

RC 23517      DB 23517 (BARD)

 

EATING ANIMALS

FOER, JONATHAN SAFRAN         Original Date: 2009

Author of the novel Everything Is Illuminated investigates the meat production industry and his own family's food choices. Examines factory farming and aquaculture and exposes their connections to global warming and environmental degradation. Explores the philosophical and ethical issues of carnivorism while advocating a vegetarian diet. Bestseller. For adult readers.

DB 70373

 

NEVERWHERE

GAIMAN, NEIL     Original Date: 1997

London businessman Richard Mayhew spots a young woman lying wounded in the street. He takes her to his home—and awakens the next day to find that he has lost his identity in the real world. Mayhew joins the now-healed woman in a perilous quest through an eerie subterranean realm. For adult readers.

BR 11353      DB 72813

 

TUNNELS

GORDON, RODERICK     Original Date: 2008

Shortly after Will Burrows and his archaeologist father discover a long-abandoned train station, Will's father disappears. Will and his best friend Chester investigate, and soon they are lost underneath London in a labyrinth of colonies full of sinister inhabitants with evil intentions. For grades 6 – 9.

RC 66717      DB 66717           DX 66717

 

DEEPER

GORDON, RODERICK     Original Date: 2009

In this sequel to Tunnels, Will explores the Deeps—a strange world beneath London—with his recently discovered younger brother Cal and best friend Chester. They search for Will's lost father and uncover a horrifying plan for a biological attack on "topsoil." Some violence. For grades 6 – 9.

DB 71438

 

FREEFALL

GORDON, RODERICK     Original Date: 2010

As young archaeologist Will and his best friend Chester plummet down a subterranean pore, they face deadly creatures and discover an unusual fungal shelf that contains ancient artifacts and clues to a lost land. Sequel to Deeper. For grades 6 – 9.                                         

DB 71827

 

CLOSER

GORDON, RODERICK     Original Date: 2011

Will conducts archaeological explorations in the center of the earth with his father and Elliott. Meanwhile, Drake and Chester continue their battle against the Styx on the Earth's surface, where some unlikely allies help reveal critical secrets. Sequel to Freefall. For grades 6 – 9.

DB 73359

 

INCONVENIENT TRUTH: THE PLANETARY EMERGENCY OF GLOBAL WARMING AND WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT

GORE, ALBERT, 1948-     Original Date: 2006

Companion volume to the Academy Award-winning best documentary feature film presents the former U.S. vice president's personal assessment of the dangers facing our physical world due to the climate crisis. Gore discusses symptoms of change—greenhouse gases, glacier and polar melt, bleaching of coral—and profiles scientists investigating these issues. For adult readers.

BR 17455      RC 67444      DB 67444

 

WIND IN THE WILLOWS

GRAHAME, KENNETH     Original Date: 1908

A beloved, imaginative story about the adventures of Mole, Water Rat, Badger, bumptious Mr. Toad, and other animals who live along the river and in the woods. Though behaving like people, the animals are true to their instincts, and the book is filled with love and understanding of nature. For grades 4 – 7.

BR 02183      BR 12977      RC 24592      DB 24592 (BARD)      LB 00376

 

SOUL SURFER: A TRUE STORY OF FAITH, FAMILY, AND FIGHTING TO GET BACK ON THE BOARD

HAMILTON, BETHANY     Original Date: 2004

Autobiography of a Hawaiian junior-champion surfer who lost an arm in a shark attack when she was thirteen. Describes her home life and Christian upbringing. Relates the experiences of consulting a blind psychologist about her disability, and relearning the sport. For senior high and older readers.

BR 19783      RC 59485      DB 59485 (BARD)

 

MANY THOUSAND GONE: AFRICAN AMERICANS FROM SLAVERY TO FREEDOM

HAMILTON, VIRGINIA, 1936-2002     Original Date: 1998

Collection of sketches tracing the history of African Americans from the earliest days of slavery to the Emancipation Proclamation. Relates the lives of Ukawsaw Gronniosaw, a prince born in Africa, and other African Americans who struggled for freedom, including Elizabeth Freeman, Nat Turner, Sojourner Truth, Dred Scott, Harriet Tubman, and Frederick Douglass. For grades 4 – 7.

BR 10492

 

SEIZE THE STORY: A HANDBOOK FOR TEENS WHO LIKE TO WRITE

HANLEY, VICTORIA     Original Date: 2008

Presents creative-writing tips and exercises, from freewriting to understanding the elements of fiction. Provides examples for character development, motivation, and perspective. Assesses difficult aspects of writing fiction, such as creating the setting and mood, and infusing your style and voice into the story. For junior and senior high readers.

BR 18564      DB 71098

 

LIVES OF EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN: RULERS, REBELS (AND WHAT THE NEIGHBORS THOUGHT)

KRULL, KATHLEEN     Original Date: 2000

Biographical sketches of twenty powerful women—queens, warriors, prime ministers, revolutionary leaders, Indian chiefs, and first ladies—and how they triumphed. While focusing on daring deeds, Krull also includes events of human interest, such as Cleopatra looting foreign libraries to add to her world-famous collection in Alexandria. For grades 3 – 6.

RC 52047      DB 52047 (BARD)

 

ARM OF THE STARFISH

L'ENGLE, MADELEINE     Original Date: 1965

Sixteen-year-old Adam Eddington, a marine biology student, accepts an exciting offer to do summer research off the coast of Portugal with a brilliant but mysterious scientist. While awaiting his transatlantic flight, Adam receives a warning, and when the jet lands unexpectedly in Madrid, he becomes aware of a dangerous international conspiracy. For junior and senior high readers.

BR 00392      RC 26400

 

TRUE NORTH: A NOVEL OF THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

LASKY, KATHRYN     Original Date: 1996

Narrative alternating between Bostonian Lucy Bradford and Afrika, a Virginia slave, tells how the lives of the two fourteen-year-olds were affected by the Underground Railroad. Lucy recounts her family's preparation for a wedding and her special relationship with her grandfather, while Afrika describes her difficult journey north. For junior and senior high readers.

BR 11892      RC 47692

 

OUTRAGEOUS WOMEN OF ANCIENT TIMES

LEON, VICKI     Original Date: 1997

Introduces twenty extraordinary women from various cultures spanning four thousand years. Selected for thinking and acting independently in societies that did not encourage liberated females, these subjects represent the Roman Empire, Greece, Egypt, the Middle East, China, and Vietnam. For grades 5 – 8.
RC 48496

 

LETTERS FROM A SLAVE GIRL: THE STORY OF HARRIET JACOBS

LYONS, MARY E     Original Date: 1992

An epistolary novel based on Jacobs's autobiography ("Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”). Beginning when she is eleven, Jacobs writes letters to both living and dead family members. The letters form a journal of her life—in which she bears children by one white man to escape the sexual harassment of another and spends years hiding out in a tiny attic. For junior and senior high readers.

RC 38689

 

LETTERS FROM A SLAVE BOY: THE STORY OF JOSEPH JACOBS

LYONS, MARY E     Original Date: 2007

Joseph, son of Harriet Jacobs from Letters from a Slave Girl, writes about his experiences as a slave in pre-Civil War North Carolina, a sailor on a New England whaling expedition, and a gold miner in California. Some strong language. For junior and senior high readers.

RC 64966      DB 64966 (BARD)

 

VEGAN VIRGIN VALENTINE

MACKLER, CAROLYN     Original Date: 2004

High-school senior Mara's life goes topsy-turvy when her delinquent sixteen-year-old niece "V" arrives to live with the family. Mara loosens up when she falls for her boss at the coffeehouse and when V enjoys her new, stable home. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. For senior high readers.

BR 15649

 

SPILLING INK: A YOUNG WRITER'S HANDBOOK

MAZER, ANNE     Original Date: 2010

Two authors playfully mix practical advice and personal anecdotes to demystify the craft of writing a story or novel. Topics covered include finding inspiration, naming characters, developing a narrative voice, crafting dialogue, dealing with writer's block, and establishing good work habits. For grades 5 – 8.

DB 71666

 

MISTER MONDAY: KEYS TO THE KINGDOM, BOOK 1

NIX, GARTH     Original Date: 2003

While Arthur Penhaligon lies dying from an asthma attack on his first day in a new school, evil Mister Monday gives him a special key that not only helps Arthur recover but also unleashes many strange happenings. Followed by Grim Tuesday. For grades 5 – 8 and older readers.

RC 57998      DB 57998 (BARD)

 

AIRBORN

OPPEL, KENNETH     Original Date: 2004

Teenaged Kate is a first-class passenger on the same airship where Matt is cabin boy. When the airship is captured by pirates then crashes on a remote island, Matt puts aside helping Kate search for legendary flying creatures to focus on survival. Printz Honor Book. For grades 6 – 9.

RC 59792      DB 59792 (BARD)

 

AMAZING MAURICE AND HIS EDUCATED RODENTS

PRATCHETT, TERRY     Original Date: 2001

Maurice, a talking cat; a group of intelligent rats with a dream; and Keith, a boy with a pennywhistle, run a great Pied Piper scam—until they reach Bad Blintz. Finding that town already being conned puts Maurice's gang in a quandary. For grades 6 – 9.

RC 55211

 

TROUBLE DON'T LAST

PEARSALL, SHELLEY     Original Date: 2002

In 1859, an aging slave forces eleven-year-old Samuel to run away at night from their harsh Kentucky master. They are hungry and frightened of being captured as they journey on the Underground Railroad towards the hope of freedom in Canada. For grades 5 – 8.

BR 14427      RC 55900      DB 55900 (BARD)

 

LIFE AS WE KNEW IT

PFEFFER, SUSAN BETH     Original Date: 2006

Sixteen-year-old Miranda keeps a journal describing her family's struggle to survive after an asteroid hits the Moon and causes disastrous climate change on Earth. She records her feelings about losing contact with friends and the outside world, locating food, and keeping hope alive. For junior and senior high readers.

BR 18228      RC 65047      DB 65047 (BARD)

 

GOLDEN COMPASS: HIS DARK MATERIALS, BOOK 1

PULLMAN, PHILIP     Original Date: 1996

A tale set in Victorian England on an alternate Earth. Young Lyra Belacqua and her daemon enjoy an idyllic life among the scholars at Jordan College. Then her friend Roger and other children are abducted by the Gobblers. Venturing north in pursuit, Lyra encounters an alien and sinister world. Violence. For junior and senior high readers.

BR 13276      RC 44343      DB 44343 (BARD)           DX 44343

 

LARKLIGHT; OR, THE REVENGE OF THE WHITE SPIDERS! OR, TO SATURN'S RINGS AND BACK! A ROUSING TALE OF DAUNTLESS PLUCK IN THE FARTHEST REACHES OF SPACE

REEVE, PHILIP     Original Date: 2006

In an alternate Victorian England, young Arthur Mumby and his sister Myrtle, residents of Larklight, a floating house in one of Her Majesty's outer space territories, uncover a spidery plot to destroy the solar system. For grades 6 – 9.

BR 17285

 

LIGHTNING THIEF: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 1

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2005

Upstate New York, 2005. Sixth-grader Percy Jackson, the son of Poseidon and a mortal mother, attends a summer camp for demigods. After Percy angers Zeus, his friends Grover, a satyr, and Annabeth, daughter of Athena, join him to resolve the problem. For grades 5 – 8.

RC 63443      DB 63443 (BARD)

 

SEA OF MONSTERS: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 2

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2006

Upstate New York, 2006. Seventh-grader Percy, son of Poseidon and a mortal, learns that Camp Half-Blood is in danger. He and his friends undertake a perilous journey into the Sea of Monsters to save their beloved camp. Sequel to The Lightning Thief. For grades 5 – 8.

RC 64659      DB 64659 (BARD)

 

TITAN'S CURSE: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 3

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2007

When the youthful goddess Artemis disappears while hunting a rare, ancient monster, modern-day demigod Percy and his friends attempt to rescue her before she is needed at the Olympian Council meeting on the war with the Titans. Sequel to The Sea of Monsters. For grades 5 – 8.

RC 65245      DB 65245 (BARD)

 

BATTLE OF THE LABYRINTH: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 4

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2008

When demonic cheerleaders invade his high school and the war between the Olympians and the evil Titan lord Kronos draws near, Percy Jackson hurries to Camp Half Blood to initiate a quest through the Labyrinth with his demigod friends. Sequel to The Titan's Curse. For grades 5 – 8.

RC 67158      DB 67158

 

LAST OLYMPIAN: PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS, BOOK 5

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2009

The long-awaited prophecy surrounding Percy Jackson's sixteenth birthday unfolds as he leads an army of young demigods to stop Kronos's advance on New York City. Sequel to The Battle of the Labyrinth. For grades 5 – 8.

RC 69015      DB 69015

 

LOST HERO: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 1

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2010

Jason, Piper, and Leo, three students from a school for juvenile delinquents, find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth. For grades 4 – 7.

DB 72412      LB 06615

 

SON OF NEPTUNE: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 2

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2011

Demigod Percy Jackson, still suffering from amnesia, and his new friends from Camp Jupiter, Hazel and Frank, go on a quest to free Thanatos. But their bigger task is to unite the Greek and Roman camps to fulfill the Prophecy of Seven. For grades 4 – 7.

DB 74000

 

MARK OF ATHENA: THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS, BOOK 3

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2012

While Camp Jupiter prepares for war, Annabeth and her friends travel in the Argo II to Rome, though they worry their armored ship will appear threatening. Annabeth also has more personal concerns, including the impending prophecy and a reunion with Percy. Will he have changed? For grades 4 – 7.

DB 75463

 

RED PYRAMID

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2010

After his mother's death, Carter Kane follows his Egyptologist father, Julius, across the globe. When they visit the      British Museum to reunite with Carter's sister, a mysterious figure banishes Julius, sending the siblings on a dangerous adventure to save their dad. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5 – 8 and older readers.

DB 71322

 

THRONE OF FIRE: THE KANE CHRONICLES, BOOK 2

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2011

Carter and Sadie, offspring of the brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane, embark on a worldwide search for the Book of Ra. But the House of Life and the gods of chaos are determined to stop them. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5 – 8 and older readers.
DB 73386

 

SERPENT'S SHADOW: THE KANE CHRONICLES, BOOK 3

RIORDAN, RICK     Original Date: 2012

Magicians Sadie and Carter Kane are trying to stop the chaos snake Apophis from destroying the world. But their friends the magicians and the gods are divided, and the Kanes must face the forces of chaos alone. Commercial audiobook. For grades 5 – 8 and older readers.

DB 74714

 

REVOLVER

SEDGWICK, MARCUS     Original Date: 2009

Scandinavian Arctic, 1910. After fourteen-year-old Sig Andersson's father Einar dies, a stranger arrives demanding that Sig and his sister return gold Einar allegedly stole during the Alaska Gold Rush a decade ago. Sig struggles with the dilemma of using Einar's hidden revolver. Violence. For senior high and older readers.

BR 19076

 

TEEN'S GUIDE TO CREATING WEB PAGES AND BLOGS

SELFRIDGE, BENJAMIN     Original Date: 2009

Guide to creating basic HTML pages, online journals, and Web photo albums. Demonstrates ways to incorporate lists, tables, images, and links into your site and publish the results. Includes instructions for using JavaScript, social-networking sites, and blogging sites. Provides advice on cyber safety. For senior high and older readers.

BR 18803

 

LOCKDOWN: ESCAPE FROM FURNACE

SMITH, ALEXANDER GORDON, 1979-     Original Date: 2009

Thief Alex is framed for murder and sent deep underground to Furnace Penitentiary, where inmates are turned into vicious, unrecognizable creatures. Though no one has ever escaped, Alex and his friends tirelessly search for a way out. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers.

DB 72183

 

SOLITARY: ESCAPE FROM FURNACE, BOOK 2

SMITH, ALEXANDER GORDON, 1979-     Original Date: 2009

Imprisoned for the murder of his friend Toby, Alex Sawyer tries to escape the hellish Furnace Penitentiary. Instead he winds up in solitary confinement, where new horrors await him. Sequel to Lockdown. Some violence. For junior and senior high readers.

DB 72529

 

DEATH SENTENCE: ESCAPE FROM FURNACE, BOOK 3

SMITH, ALEXANDER GORDON, 1979-     Original Date: 2009

After his failed attempt to escape the Furnace Penitentiary in Solitary, Alex is sentenced to its bloodstained laboratories. He struggles to remain human despite the warden's attempts to remake him into a monster. Some violence.

Commercial audiobook. For junior and senior high readers.

DB 73653

 

HOBBIT: OR, THERE AND BACK AGAIN

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (JOHN RONALD REUEL)     Original Date: 1938

The wandering wizard Gandalf recruits Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, to be the fourteenth member of an expedition. Hobbits prefer comfort to adventures, but Bilbo joins the quest and encounters many perils including a dragon. For junior high and older readers.

BR 07827      BR 11595      RC 48978      DB 48978 (BARD)       DX 48978        LB 04884

 

HOBBIT (THE HOBBIT)

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (JOHN RONALD REUEL)     Original Date: 1991

The wandering wizard Gandalf recruits Bilbo Baggins, a Hobbit, to be the fourteenth member of an expedition. Hobbits prefer comfort to adventures, but Bilbo joins the quest and encounters many perils, including a dragon. Spanish language. For junior high and older readers.

RC 61051      DB 61051 (BARD)           DX 61051

 

FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING: BEING THE FIRST PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (JOHN RONALD REUEL)     Original Date: 1965

In this first volume of The Lord of the Rings, Frodo, a home-loving hobbit, inherits the magic ring that his Uncle Bilbo brought back from his adventures in "The Hobbit" (RC 11497). To protect the ring from the powers of darkness, Frodo must make a long, dangerous journey. Prequel to "The Two Towers.” For junior high and older readers.

BR 09745      RC 47486      DB 47486      LB 04282

 

TWO TOWERS: BEING THE SECOND PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (JOHN RONALD REUEL)     Original Date: 1965

In this second volume of the Lord of the Rings, the now-separated companions of the Ring meet Saruman the wizard, cross the Dead Marshes, and prepare for the Great War in which the power of the Ring will be undone. Sequel to the Fellowship of the Ring. For junior high and older readers.

BR 09747      RC 10976      RC 47487      DB 47487 (BARD)     DX 47487      LB 04273

 

RETURN OF THE KING: BEING THE THIRD PART OF THE LORD OF THE RINGS

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (JOHN RONALD REUEL)     Original Date: 1965

In this third volume of the Ring trilogy, Frodo and Sam bear the Ring to Mount Doom. The War of the Ring, fought between the forces for good and the Dark Lord of evil, is ended. Sequel to "The Two Towers”. For junior high and older readers.

BR 09749      RC 47488      DB 47488 (BARD)      DX 47488      LB 04274

 

SILMARILLION

TOLKIEN, J.R.R. (JOHN RONALD REUEL)     Original Date: 1977

Collection of imaginative tales and legends, and an account of the Elder Days, of the First Age of the World. Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwells in Middle-earth, and the High Elves make war upon him for the recovery of the Silmarils. Bestseller. For adult readers.

BR 11510      RC 10832      RC 60367      DB 60367

 

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

VERNE, JULES, 1828-1905     Original Date: 1864

Intrigued by an old parchment indicating a secret passage to the center of the earth via a volcano, three men elect to explore the route though it may mean death. For adult readers.

RC 47617      LB 05986

 

AR'N'T I A WOMAN? FEMALE SLAVES IN THE PLANTATION SOUTH

WHITE, DEBORAH GRAY     Original Date: 1985

A professor of history at Rutgers University draws primarily on memoirs of former slaves to evaluate the unique position of women in the slave culture. The degrading Mammy and Jezebel myths are thoroughly debunked, as a complex portrait emerges of the female bondswoman struggling to cope with the humiliations engendered by racism. For adult readers.
RC 23841

 

TIME MACHINE

WELLS, H.G. (HERBERT GEORGE)     Original Date: 1895

In this short novel, the first of Wells's works in science fiction, the Time Traveller constructs a machine that will enable him to travel backward or forward in time. He travels far into the future and reappears disheveled, pale, and haggard. For adult readers.

BR 08652      RC 33367      DB 33367 (BARD)     LB 06039

 

LEVIATHAN

WESTERFELD, SCOTT     Original Date: 2009

Alek Ferdinand, prince of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, escapes in a Cyklop Stormwalker from the clutches of the Clanker powers who are plotting global domination. He forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn, a girl disguised as a boy fighting genetically engineered beasts like the airship Leviathan. For senior high readers.

DB 70906

 

DEAR AUSTIN: LETTERS FROM THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

WOODRUFF, ELVIRA     Original Date: 1998

In 1853, Levi writes letters to his older brother about his adventures in Pennsylvania. Then Darcy—the sister of Levi's African American friend Jupiter—disappears, so Levi and Jupiter head south to search the slave markets for her. Levi recounts his subsequent experiences with the Underground Railroad. Sequel to Dear Levi.
For grades 4 – 7.

BR 12562

 

Adults – Ground Breaking Reads

 

WATERSHIP DOWN

ADAMS, RICHARD     Original Date: 1972

This is a story of rabbits—seen through their eyes, smelling the scents of the countryside and living their terrors and triumphs. It tells of a band of rabbits who set out bravely for a new home in the English countryside. They encounter many dangers and adventures along the way, and finally make it to safety after rescuing some does who become their mates.

BR 02514      BR 10851      RC 35730      DB 35730 (BARD)        LB 03217

 

RIVER WIFE

AGEE, JONIS     Original Date: 2007

Missouri. In 1930 teenager Hedie arrives with new husband Clement Ducharme at his remote family estate. Hedie discovers nineteenth-century diaries of Ducharme ancestors that recount the exploits of a fur-trapper-turned-river-pirate and an Irish adventuress, among others. Commercial audiobook.

RC 64456      DB 64456 (BARD)

 

BLIND DESCENT: AN ANNA PIGEON MYSTERY

BARR, NEVADA     Original Date: 1998

Park Ranger Anna Pigeon combats her claustrophobia to rescue a friend and fellow ranger who is injured in a Carlsbad National Park cavern. After descending through dangerous crevices and tunnels, Anna learns that her friend has been murdered - probably by someone in the caving party. Some strong language and some violence.

RC 48883      DB 48883 (BARD)

 

SILENT SPRING

CARSON, RACHEL     Original Date: 1962

The author criticizes man's large-scale use of chemical insecticides and weed killers, warning that such a policy jeopardizes the environment and damages wildlife.      BR 11887, 1994, contains an introduction by Vice President Al Gore.

BR 11887      DB 20184 (BARD)

 

RICHTER 10

CLARKE, ARTHUR C. (ARTHUR CHARLES)     Original Date: 1996

In a near-future America devastated by ecological disaster, ruled by Chinese corporations, and split along racial and religious lines, seismologist Lewis Crane tries to prove to an unbelieving world that a colossal Richter 10 earthquake is imminent. Violence, strong language, and some descriptions of sex.

DB 44713 (BARD)

 

DIVINE COMEDY

DANTE ALIGHIERI, 1265-1321     Original Date: 1321

John Ciardi's faithful translation of Dante's classic epic poem in its entirety. Dante describes being lost in a frightening forest, meeting the poet Virgil, and being conducted by Virgil through hell (The Inferno), purgatory (The Purgatorio), and paradise (The Paradiso).

BR 12134      RC 30589      DB 30589      DX 30589

 

ORIGIN OF SPECIES: BY MEANS OF NATURAL SELECTION OR THE PRESERVATION OF FAVORED RACES IN THE STRUGGLE FOR LIFE

Author: DARWIN, CHARLES     Original Date: 1859

The nineteenth-century scientist's theory of evolution, in which he uses the findings of anatomy, geology, embryology, and paleontology to support his

explanation of natural selection and survival of the fittest.

BR 12412       LB 06522

 

PILGRIM AT TINKER CREEK

DILLARD, ANNIE     Original Date: 1974

Author contemplates the metaphysics of nature in Virginia's Blue Ridge Valley during the seasons of a year. Combines meditations with scientific observations, philosophy, and introspection. Pulitzer Prize.

BR 17537      RC 65463      DB 08742 (BARD)      DB 65463

 

 

RAGTIME

DOCTOROW, E.L., 1931-     Original Date: 1975

A story set in 1906 New York that incorporates luminaries of the period, including Theodore Roosevelt, Sigmund Freud, and Emma Goldman. A ragtime musician from Harlem falls victim to racist vandalism and seeks redress through violence. Bestseller. Strong language, violence, and descriptions of sex.

BR 02822      BR 18664      RC 44378      DB 44378 (BARD)        LB 01703

 

GREAT GATSBY

FITZGERALD, F. SCOTT, 1896-1940     Original Date: 1925

First published in 1925, this classic is set in the ebullient Jazz Age of the 1920s. Wealthy Jay Gatsby strives desperately to recapture his past and his lost love, Daisy Buchanan. Gatsby's hedonistic pursuit of the American dream leads him to a tragic fate.

BR 00089      BR 11057      RC 55714      DB 16147      DX 16147

LB 00377

 

FEMININE MYSTIQUE

FRIEDAN, BETTY     Original Date: 1963

A well-known feminist discusses the problems of American women today. She believes women are victims of a distorted image of their femininity, which has arrested their intellectual growth, hampered their sexual fulfillment, threatened their marriages, and become the major barrier to self-realization.

RC 53797      DB 53797 (BARD)

 

NEVERWHERE

GAIMAN, NEIL     Original Date: 1997

London businessman Richard Mayhew spots a young woman lying wounded in

the street. He takes her to his home—and awakens the next day to find that he has lost his identity in the real world. Mayhew joins the now-healed woman in a perilous quest through an eerie subterranean realm.

BR 11353      DB 72813

 

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MISS JANE PITTMAN

GAINES, ERNEST J., 1933-     Original Date: 1971

A Louisiana ex-slave recounts her life from the end of the Civil War to the mid-twentieth-century civil rights movement. Also includes a speech by Sojourner Truth, a short story by Pearl S. Buck, and related memoirs, poems, and essays. Some strong language.

BR 01645      BR 17394      RC 16542      RC 64730      DB 64730 (BARD)

 

ROOTS: THE SAGA OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY

HALEY, ALEX     Original Date: 1974

Seven generations of the author's family, from 1767, when Kunta Kinte is captured in the Gambia, West Africa, and transported to Virginia as a slave. Chronicles Haley's ancestors' resettlement in Tennessee following the Civil War, reconstructs his birth in 1921, and describes his genealogical research. Some violence. Bestseller.

BR 17794      RC 53160      DB 53160      DX 53160        LB 02208

 

ON THE ROAD

KEROUAC, JACK, 1922-1969     Original Date: 1957

A group of young people epitomize the beat generation as they roam the American continent in a wild, desperate search for identity and purpose. Strong language and explicit descriptions of sex.

BR 18352      RC 31675      DB 31675 (BARD)      DX 31675

 

THREE COMPLETE NOVELS: CARRIE, 'SALEM'S LOT, THE SHINING

KING, STEPHEN, 1947-     Original Date: 1974

Three classic tales of horror. In "Carrie" a high school girl has the power of telekinesis. In "'Salem's Lot" the night is filled with villagers-turned-vampires. A couple and their young psychic son become caretakers of a haunted hotel in "The Shining." Violence and strong language.

DB 55192

 

CARRIE

KING, STEPHEN, 1947-     Original Date: 1974

A high school girl uses her secret powers of telekinesis, the ability to move objects by mind control, as a weapon to exact revenge on a New England town. [Una joven adolescente utiliza sus poderes secretos de telequinesia—la habilidad de mover objetos mediante control mental—como arma para vengarse de un pueblo de Nueva Inglaterra.] Spanish language.

DB 40881

 

ANIMAL, VEGETABLE, MIRACLE: A YEAR OF FOOD LIFE

KINGSOLVER, BARBARA     Original Date: 2007

Novelist Kingsolver, author of The Poisonwood Bible, describes moving back to an ancestral farm in the Appalachians with her biologist husband and two daughters to live off the land. Details caring for the garden, canning vegetables, and buying local meats. Decries the toxicity of industrial agriculture. Bestseller.

RC 64800      DB 64800 (BARD)

 

UGLY AMERICAN

LEDERER, WILLIAM     Original Date: 1958

Fictional sketches based on fact condemn Americans in government service in Southeast Asia. The authors urge adoption of a humane and reasonable U.S. foreign aid policy and use of well-trained professionals, adept in the language of the country. Bestseller.

BT 01257

 

MAIN STREET

LEWIS, SINCLAIR     Original Date: 1920

Lewis, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in literature, portrays a small town in a novel that was to become a classic. An educated young woman with a taste for "highbrow" drama and a knack for town planning marries a doctor and begins a crusade against the narrow-mindedness of the natives of their Midwestern community, Gopher Prairie, Minnesota.

BR 00063      BR 18625      RC 42189      DB 42189 (BARD)

 

TRAIN IN WINTER: AN EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF WOMEN, FRIENDSHIP, AND RESISTANCE IN OCCUPIED FRANCE

MOOREHEAD, CAROLINE     Original Date: 2011

Among the women were teachers, students, chemists, writers, and housewives, a singer at the Paris Opera, a midwife, and a dental surgeon. They distributed anti-Nazi leaflets, secreted Jews to safety, transported weapons, and conveyed clandestine messages. The youngest was a schoolgirl of fifteen; the eldest, a farmer's wife in her sixties. Eventually the Gestapo hunted down 230 women active in the French Resistance and imprisoned them in a fort outside of Paris. Violence.

LB 07029

 

RISE OF THEODORE ROOSEVELT

MORRIS, EDMUND     Original Date: 1979

A detailed look at the colorful personality and life of the man who was a leader in the New York State Assembly at the age of 23, second in command of the Rough Riders, and president of the United States. Traces events from his birth in 1858 until his assumption of the presidency in 1901. Pulitzer Prize for Biography.

RC 14168      DB 14168 (BARD)

 

BEND IN THE RIVER

NAIPAUL, V.S     Original Date: 1997

In a recently independent central African nation, Salim, a Muslim of Indian origin, purchases a defunct store in a town at a bend in the river. Hoping to prosper but feeling trapped, Salim describes the people, political climate, and needs of a society in upheaval.

BR 19152      RC 48487      DB 48487 (BARD)

 

LAST CALL: THE RISE AND FALL OF PROHIBITION

OKRENT, DANIEL     Original Date: 2010

Examines the origins, implementation, and failure of alcohol prohibition in the United States that was ratified by the Eighteenth Amendment in 1919 and nullified after fourteen years. Traces the temperance movement and its politics, personalities, business interests, and social consequences. Basis for Ken Burns documentary.

DB 71547

 

ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE

PIRSIG, ROBERT M     Original Date: 1974

Recounts a man's cross-country motorcycle trip with his eleven-year-old son and his philosophic digressions on sanity and on living an authentic life. This 1999 twenty-fifth anniversary edition contains a new introduction by the author and his afterword to the tenth edition.

RC 49089

 

OMNIVORE'S DILEMMA: A NATURAL HISTORY OF FOUR MEALS

POLLAN, MICHAEL     Original Date: 2006

Author examines the industrial, organic, and hunter-gatherer stages of the modern human food chain, from field to table. Discusses the moral and psychological implications of supermarket shopping and fast-food consumption versus participating directly in obtaining meals from nature. Bestseller.

RC 62557      DB 62557 (BARD)

 

CLEOPATRA: A LIFE

SCHIFF, STACY     Original Date: 2010

Pulitzer Prize-winning author portrays Cleopatra VII (69-30 B.C.E.), the last Egyptian pharaoh of the Greek Ptolemy dynasty, a woman of great wealth, education, and political acumen. Describes Cleopatra's relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Highlights the city of Alexandria's luxury, Egypt's culture, and its conquest by Rome. Bestseller.

DB 72130

 

LOVE STORY

SEGAL, ERICH, 1937-     Original Date: 1970

Oliver Barrett IV resented that he came from a long line of Harvard men and was expected to follow in their footsteps, but he did it anyway. When he surprised himself by falling in love with smart-mouthed Radcliffe student Jenny Cavilleri, Oliver married her despite his father's promise to disown him. This is their bittersweet love story. Bestseller. Strong language. Followed by "Oliver's Story."

BR 01688      BR 17095      RC 37022      DB 37022 (BARD)       LB 01197

 

JUNGLE

SINCLAIR, UPTON     Original Date: 1906

Published in 1906, this novel aroused the indignation of the American public and forced a government investigation that led to passage of the pure food laws. Vividly depicts factory life in the meat-packing industry as seen through the eyes of a young immigrant. Violence.

BR 00650      BR 13742      RC 52961      DB 52961      DX 52961       LB 06454

 

ANGLE OF REPOSE

STEGNER, WALLACE, 1909-1993     Original Date: 1971

Novel in which a noted historian, seeking distraction from his own unhappiness, delves into the lives of his grandparents. He does somehow find hope in the beautiful, talented woman and the inarticulate engineer who lived lives of conflict in old mining camps in the West. Pulitzer Prize 1972.

BR 18718      RC 54215      DB 54215

 

GRAPES OF WRATH

STEINBECK, JOHN, 1902-1968     Original Date: 1939

Pulitzer Prize-winning story of the Joads from Oklahoma, who, along with other families during the Great Depression, are driven from their dust-bowl farms by the encroachment of large agricultural interests. They set out, like generations before them, to the promised land of California to find work. Instead they face organized opposition to their struggle to survive. Strong language.

BR 01621      BR 09954      RC 21574      RC 68308      DB 68308      LB 00233      LB 06026

 

SOPHIE'S CHOICE

STYRON, WILLIAM, 1925-2006     Original Date: 1979

Stingo moves into a cheap brooklyn rooming house where he meets unstable Nathan and his gorgeous lover Sophie, a Polish Catholic who somehow survived the Holocaust. Stingo, who feels unrequited love for Sophie, becomes her confidant as she faces the horrors of her past, especially the years she worked for the commandant of Auschwitz. Strong language and some explicit descriptions of sex.

BR 04142      BR 18694      RC 13812      DB 13812 (BARD)

 

WORKING: PEOPLE TALK ABOUT WHAT THEY DO ALL DAY AND HOW THEY FEEL ABOUT WHAT THEY DO

TERKEL, STUDS     Original Date: 1974

Themes of powerlessness and frustration are expressed by young and old workers as the author explores the complex attitudes of Americans toward their work. Bestseller.

CX 10030

 

LIVES OF A CELL: NOTES OF A BIOLOGY WATCHER

THOMAS, LEWIS, M.D     Original Date: 1974

A physician and medical researcher reflects on man, language, health, science, and other subjects in these gracefully written essays for the layman and the specialist. Bestseller.

BR 02911     CX 08444

 

JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH

VERNE, JULES, 1828-1905     Original Date: 1864

Intrigued by an old parchment indicating a secret passage to the center of the earth via a volcano, three men elect to explore the route though it may mean death.

RC 47617      LB 05986

 

AGE OF MIRACLES

WALKER, KAREN THOMPSON     Original Date: 2012

Eleven-year-old Julia wakes up the morning after a sleepover to discover the world has begun to end. As the earth slows, throwing the balance of life off-kilter, Julia and her family must find a new sense of ordinary. Some strong language.

DB 74890

 

BLACKOUT

WILLIS, CONNIE     Original Date: 2010

Oxford, 2060. Time-traveling historians Michael, Eileen, and Polly journey to World War II England only to encounter scheduling glitches and problems with their technology. Matters get worse when the three colleagues realize that their previously held belief—that they are not able to change history—is wrong. Some violence.

DB 71904

 

ALL CLEAR

WILLIS, CONNIE     Original Date: 2010

Trapped time-traveling historians Michael, Eileen, and Polly frantically struggle to survive Hitler's bombers and find a way back to their own world in 2060. At home Mr. Dunworthy and Colin look for the missing three, whose actions have altered history. Sequel to Blackout. Some violence.

DB 73333

 

KRAKATOA: THE DAY THE WORLD EXPLODED—AUGUST 27, 1883

WINCHESTER, SIMON     Original Date: 2003

Author of The Professor and the Madman chronicles "the most devastating volcanic event in modern recorded human history," a cataclysmic eruption near Java in the Indian Ocean that killed 36,000 people. Explains some of the disaster's political, religious, economic, psychological, and scientific consequences. Bestseller.

RC 55879      DB 55879 (BARD)

 

RIGHT STUFF

WOLFE, TOM     Original Date: 1979

Inside view of the early astronauts (Carpenter, Cooper, Glenn, Grissom, Schirra, Shepard, Slayton) strips away the media image of the men and reveals what makes them tick. Also describes the space program, how it functioned in the beginning, and how these seven responded to it. Bestseller. Some strong language.

RC 13986      DB 13986 (BARD)       LB 03137

 


 

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