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<div><b><i>The Battle of Darcy Lane </i>by Tara Altebrando</b></div><div><br></div><div>Twelve-year-old Julia learns about standing her ground and the true meaning of friendship during summer vacation. Deals with bullying and the meanness that comes with middle school girls. </div> youtu.be This book trailer for Tara Altebrando's novel for middle-graders, The Battle of Darcy Lane (Running Press Kids), was made by Teeny Tiny Filmworks, a group of...
<div><b><i>How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel </i>by Jennifer Brown</b></div><div><br></div><div>When Luke's dad forces him to join the robotics team at Forest Shade MS (famous for never having won anything EVER), Luke has to wonder: could they reverse the trend? Maybe...but only if Luke can figure out how to take charge of his life and keep out of the clutches of Missy the Cruel-- and the giant known as Lunchbox Jones may be just the guy to help him do it. Stranger things have happened. </div> youtu.be Book trailer for Jennifer Brown's book "How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel". - Created at http://animoto.com by Liz Frien...
<div><b><i>Undertow </i>by Michael Buckley</b></div><div><br></div><div>Three years ago, the Alpha walked out of the sea and set up camp at Coney Island. Lyric Walker has been hiding a secret for years--but now the secret has surfaced, just as Lyric is assigned to tutor Fathom, the Alphas' flaming-hot prince. There's no way this is going to end well. </div>
<div><b><i>Ink and Bone</i> by Rachel Caine</b></div><div><br></div><div>The Great Library controls all knowledge and prosperity in 2025. Jess is a book smuggler by family trade, an illegal and dangerous operation, though he loves books for what they represent. Jess is sent to study with the elite potential future librarians where mystery, intrigue, and deceit are revealed. </div> youtu.be Welcome to a world where the Great Library of Alexandria never burned, and the world is a much different--and even more dangerous-- place. INK AND BONE is "D...
<div><b><i> Moving Target</i> by Christina Gonzalez</b></div><div><br></div><div>Cassie Arroyo lives in Rome, the latest place she has traveled with her father, an art history professor. One day he arrives at her school in a panic; they are being chased and Cassie is the target! </div> youtu.be
<div><b><i>Lost in the Sun</i> by Lisa Graff</b></div><div><br></div><div>In 5th grade Trent was involved in a freak sporting accident that resulted in the death of another child. Riddled with guilt Trent must come to terms with what happened. A moving story about forgiveness and redemption. </div> youtu.be This week's book is Lost in the Sun by Lisa Graff Want more recommendations? Find me on Goodreads! https://www.goodreads.com/corleymay Tweets for days http:/...
<div><b><i>The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pedersen and the Churchill Club</i> by Phillip Hoose</b></div><div><br></div><div>Germany invades Denmark with no resistance from the government or armed forces. A group of teens feels they must do something to hinder the German invaders. Through sabotage and theft, the group is able to cause disruptions to the German forces in their town. </div> youtu.be The Boys Who Challenged Hitler: Knud Pederson and the Churchill Club by Phillip Hoose At the outset of World War II, Denmark did not resist German occupation...
<div><b><i>Pennyroyal Academy</i> by M.A.Larson</b></div><div><br></div><div>A girl from the forest enlists at Pennyroyal Academy, where princesses and knights are trained to battle the two great menaces of the day: witches and dragons. </div> youtu.be Order your copy today: http://bit.ly/PennyroyalAcademy A girl from the forest arrives in a bustling kingdom with no name and no idea why she is there, only t...
<div><b><i>When</i> by Victoria Laurie </b></div><div><br></div><div>Maddie can see the date someone will die on his/her forehead. When accused of killing kids who have disappeared, the FBI is determined to find Maddie and her best friend responsible because they knew at least one would die. They must solve the mystery first or possibly be victims themselves. </div>
<div><b><i>Sweet</i> by Emmy Laybourne</b></div><div> </div><div>The rich and marginally famous get to try out a new weight loss drug called Solu on a "Lose Cruise" before it is released to the general public. However, Solu seems to have some extreme side effects. Lots of insight in to the artificialness of celebrity culture and promotes positive body image in a relatable way. Romance pared with horror makes this a hit for all audiences. </div> youtu.be Booktalk
<div><b><i>Ink and Ashes</i> by Valence Maetani</b></div><div> </div><div>Claire discovers that her family has secrets that can put her and her brothers in mortal danger. </div>
<div><b><i> A Night Divided</i> by Jennifer A. Nielsen</b></div><div><br></div><div>The Berlin Wall goes up in one night literally dividing Greta’s family in half. Years later there is hope of her family reuniting if they are willing to take a huge risk. </div> youtu.be An unofficial book trailer for the novel A Night Divided by Jennifer Nielsen. Book Trailer by Julie Hembree, Seattle, WA - created at http://animoto.com
<div><b><i>We Are All Made of Molecules </i>by Susin Nielsen</b></div><div><br></div><div>What happens when the parents of a socially awkward boy and the most popular girl in school decide for them all to move in together? </div> youtu.be 1 minute review of the young adult book We Are All Made of Molecules by Susin Nielsen.
<div><b><i>I Am Princess X</i> by Cherie Priest</b></div><div><br></div><div>May &amp; Libby created Princess X, a comic character, who should have died when Libby drowned. But now May is seeing Princess X everywhere she goes--and she knows Libby must be alive. Together with hacker extraordinaire Patrick, she starts tracking Princess X online, little knowing that someone from the darknet is now tracking HER... </div> youtu.be This is a book trailer for I Am Princess X by Cherie Priest
<div><b><i>The Boy in the Black Suit</i> by Jason Reynolds</b></div><div><br></div><div>Matt's mother just died. His father begins spending his days drunk on the corner. He knows that he needs a job to take his mind off of everything, and when he is offered a position at the funeral home, he accepts. He begins to find himself through watching the grief of others. </div> youtu.be Boy in the Black Suit - Book Talk - YouTube
<div><b><i> Con Academy</i> by Joe Schreiber</b></div><div><br></div><div>Two con artists, one school: Will and Andrea figure out right away the place just isn't big enough for both of them. So they make a bargain--the first one to get $50,000 out of super-rich jerk Brandt Rush gets to stay, and the other one has to pack it up. May the best con win. </div> youtu.be Book trailer for Joe Schreiber's "Con Academy" on the 2016 Lone Star reading list. - created at http://animoto.com. Created by Liz Friend / Wester Middle Sch...
<div><b><i>I Become Shadow</i> by Joe Shine</b></div><div><br></div><div>When Ren Sharpe was fourteen, she was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called FATE and trained to be a human weapon. Now, four years later, she receives her assignment: protect Texas A &amp; M student Gareth Young (a "FIP"--future important person) at all costs. But when disaster strikes, Ren will have to turn on her maker. Together with Junie, a fellow abductee and the one person she trusts, Ren takes Gareth on the run. Because whatever else happens, failure is not an option. </div>
<div><b><i>Mechanics: All is Fair in Love and Revolution </i>by Shanna Rebel Swenson</b></div><div><br></div><div>When Verity Newton set out for New York City in 1888, she never expected to witness a train robbery, see the first ride of a mostly-illegal steam car, or get hired as a governess by one of the most powerful magical families in the British American colonies. But then again, nothing's quite </div><div>what you'd expect in this dashing alternative history featuring steampunk and swashbucklers! </div> youtu.be Book trailer for Shanna Swendson's Rebel Mechanics: All's Fair in Love and Revolution. - created at http://animoto.com Created by Liz Friend, Wester Middle S...
<div><b><i>The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B</i> by Teresa Toten</b></div><div><br></div><div>The two teens meet in a group for those struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). Each group member takes on a superhero persona for sessions at the urging of their psychologist. Adam chooses Batman, and is floored when his crush Robyn chooses Robin in order to be his sidekick. Adam has a knack for helping others who struggle with their own issues but is so overwhelmed by his compulsions to realize his gifts. Interesting exploration of the trials and tribulations of OCD as well as everyday teen issues such as love, friendships, school, and divorce. </div> youtu.be
<div><b><i>The Truth About Twinkie Pie</i> by Kat Yeh</b></div><div><br></div><div>Twelve-year-old GiGi and her big sister DiDi move to NY from SC for GiGi to attend a fancy private school. GiGi has a new recipe for success and makes friends, but discovers a family secret that turns her life upside-down. </div>
<div>Designed by Sue Fitzgerald, librarian at Pike Middle School in Justin, Texas</div>
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