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Texas Lone Star Reading List 2017


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<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>A Week of Mondays</i> by Jessica Brody</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks keeps reliving the terrible Monday on which her boyfriend, Tristan, breaks up with her and no matter how hard she tries, she cannot seem to set things right. Book video review by Jessica Brody.</b></div> www.youtube.com Teaser Tuesday: A Week of Mondays #2 - YouTube
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>Choosing Courage: Inspiring True Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero</i> by Peter Collier</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Looks at some of the men and women who were recipients of the Medal of Honor.</b></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>Longbow Girl</i> by Linda Davies</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><b>Sixteen-year-old expert archer Merry Owen is desperate to save her family's farm in Wales, in the shadow of the Black Castle, and when she finds a buried chest containing an ancient and hopefully valuable Welsh text, she hopes it will be the key to a fortune--and so it is, but not in the way she expected, for it sends her and her friend James de Courcy into past.</b></div><div><br></div> youtu.be Introducing LONGBOW GIRL by Linda Davies! - YouTube
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>Hour of the Bees </i></span></b><span style="font-size:18px;">by Lindsay Davies</span></div><div><br></div><div><b>"At first, twelve-year-old Carol is not happy to be spending the summer helping her parents move her grandfather to an assisted living home, but as the summer wears on, she finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by his amazing stories."--Provided by OCLC.</b></div><div><br></div> www.youtube.com 1 minute review of the children's book Hour of the Bees by Lindsay Eager.
<div>Elliott, Kate. <b><i>Court of Fives</i></b>. Little, Brown, 2015. ISBN: 9780316364195 </div><div><br></div><div>Jessamy lives in a world between: not a Commoner, not a Patron--kept apart from both by society's disapproval. She lives to compete, but even then, she can only take part in the complex Court of Fives games if she hides her identity: her father would kill her if he knew. But her skill brings her to the notice of both handsome Lord Kalliarkos and his evil-doing uncle Lord Gargaron, and sets in motion of chain of events that separates her parents and nearly destroys her family. The only way she can save them now is by winning the next games...but if she does, Kal may never look at her the same way again.</div><div><br></div> youtu.be This book trailer is created for the purpose of promoting the book Court of Fives by Kate Elliott to school library patrons. Credits included. Kizoa Movie - ...
<div>Gratz, Alan. <b><i>Code of Honor</i></b>. Scholastic, 2015. ISBN: 9780545695190 </div><div><br></div><div>Kamran's brother Darius is accused of being of a terrorist, and Kamran's family is detained by Homeland Security and questioned over and over. Kamran refuses to believe his brother is a traitor--and he thinks he can prove it by helping the authorities decode clues that Darius has been leaving in his video rants against the US. If Kamran's right, there's something big--and bad--about to come down right here in the US. His problem is getting anyone to believe the brother of a terrorist.</div><div><br></div> youtu.be book trailer - created at http://animoto.com
<div>Graudin, Ryan. <b><i>Wolf By Wolf</i></b>. Little, Brown, 2015. ISBN: 9780316405126 </div><div><br></div><div>Yael is a Nazi death camp survivor in an alternative history where Hitler was successful in conquering Europe. She was experimented on by the Angel of Death and uses her shapeshifting powers to try and win a motorcycle race to assassinate Hitler.</div> youtu.be Thanks for watching! I highly recommend this book! Great characters, great writing and great plot! BUY WOLF BY WOLF HERE: https://www.bookdepository.com/Wolf...
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>Mayday</i> by Karen Harrington</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><b>"Twelve-year-old Wayne Kovok loses his uncle to war and his voice to a plane crash in the same year and must learn to speak up as he navigates relationships with his father, grandfather, and new friend, Denny Rosenblatt"--Provided by publisher.</b></div>
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>The Girl I Used to Be</i> by April Henry</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><b>"Olivia's parents were killed fourteen years ago. Now, new evidence reopens the case . . . and she finds herself involved"--Provided by publisher.</b></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div> youtu.be The Girl I Used to Be: Out May 3, 2016 - YouTube
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse</i> by Curtis Jobling</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><b>"Max van Helsing and a group of friends try to save the world after he discovers he has been cursed by an evil warlock who intends to reclaim the Earth for monsters"--Provided by publisher.</b></div><div><br></div> youtu.be Max Helsing and the Thirteenth Curse - book trailer - Curtis Jobling - YouTube
<div>Khoury, Jessica. <b><i>The Forbidden Wish</i></b>. Penguin, 2016. ISBN: 9781595147677 </div><div><br></div><div>A ring tells a teen boy to seek; he seeks and finds a lamp and, subsequently, a jinni. Together, they plan to avenge his parents' deaths</div><div><br></div> youtu.be Jessica Khoury shares 5 things you need to know about THE FORBIDDEN WISH! Get your copy here: http://bit.ly/2gI9bVi
<div>Khoury, Jessica.<b><i> Kalahari</i></b>. Penguin, 2015. ISBN: 9781595147653 </div><div><br></div><div>Six teens, stranded in the Kalahari desert, must fight to stay alive, to avoid the poachers who killed Sarah's Bushman friend Theo, and stay clear of the freakish silver lion that seems to be stalking them. But even as they draw closer to a stunning answer to their questions, they're just as fa</div><div><br></div> youtu.be Book Trailer
<div>Liss, David. <b><i>Randoms</i></b>. Simon &amp; Schuster, 2015. ISBN: 9781481417792 </div><div><br></div><div>Intelligent alien life does exist and they’ve contacted the Earth and invited us to apply to join their Confederation of Planets. Our application? Send three of the world’s best students and one random kid to their home planet to compete. </div> youtu.be David Liss talks about how it was difficult to write 'Randoms', his favorite science fiction influences, and why you should be a sci fi fan, too!
<div>Long, Susan Hill. <b><i>The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel</i></b>. Penguin Random House, 2016. ISBN: 9780553511345 </div><div><br></div><div>Maggie is crippled and lives with a woman who agreed to take her in when she was abandoned. Maggie's content until she comes into possession of a magical mirror, which sends her on a quest to solve the mystery of her identity. Maggie's adventurous journey brings an eclectic group of people--even a squirrel--together as they fight evil in order to make the kingdom a safer place.</div><div><br></div> youtu.be 1 minute review of the children's book The Magic Mirror: Concerning a Lonely Princess, A Foundling Girl, A Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel by Susan H...
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>Shadows of Sherwood</i> by Kekla Magoon</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><b>When Nott City is taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown, and her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley flees for her life and joins a group of children trying to take back what is rightfully theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood</b></div>
<div>Reynolds, Jason. <b><i>Ghost</i></b>. Simon &amp; Schuster, 2016. ISBN: 9781481450157 </div><div><br></div><div>Castle, or "Ghost" is a 7th grader who runs. He was born knowing how to and always has. A coach for the elite track team, The Defenders, sees that Ghost has raw talent and gets him to join the team. However, to stay on the team he has to stay out of trouble. </div><div><br></div> youtu.be YouTube
<div><b><span style="font-size:18px;"><i>The Blackthorn Key</i> by Kevin Sands</span></b></div><div><br></div><div><b>In 1665 London, fourteen-year-old Christopher Rowe, apprentice to an apothecary, and his best friend, Tom, try to uncover the truth behind a mysterious cult, following a trail of puzzles, codes, pranks, and danger toward an unearthly secret with the power to tear the world apart.</b></div><div><br></div> youtu.be 2017 Lone Star Reading List- Middle School
<div>Welch, Jenna Evans. Love and Gelato. Simon &amp; Schuster, 2016. ISBN: 9781481432542 </div><div><br></div><div>When Lina's mother is diagnosed with inoperable cancer, she wants Lina to live with Howard in Italy at her death. Lina, knowing nothing about her father, finds herself in Italy uncovering the mystery of her mother's past. Lina experiences Florence and all that living in Italy entails— romance, mystery, and a new culture. </div><div><br></div> youtu.be Love and Gelato - YouTube
<div>Book covers and summaries are provided by Follett. This has been a collaborative project with the middle school librarians in Northwest ISD.</div>
<div>Carter, Aimee. <b><i>Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den. </i></b>Bloomsbury, 2016. ISBN: 9781619637047 </div><div><br></div><div>Simon Thorn's life is less than typical: he's bullied at school; he lives with his uncle who never explains anything about their family; he can talk to animals; and, he rarely sees his mother. When his mother is kidnapped during a short visit and animals keep giving him advice or attacking him, Simon learns that his family are all Animalgams--people who can shift into an animal. There's a war on, and Simon is now in the middle of a power struggle for survival.</div> youtu.be My non-spoiler thoughts on the first book in the Simon Thorn series by Aimee Carter: Simon Thorn and the Wolf's Den. It's a middle grade adventure story foll...
<div>Gangsei, Jan. <b><i>Zero Day</i></b>. Disney-Hyperion, 2016. ISBN: 9781484722268 </div><div><br></div><div>Addie was kidnapped 8 years ago, long before her father was President. When she "escapes" her captors, everyone is overjoyed. But something happened to Addie during those 8 years, and it's about to change the fate of the United States forever. </div><div><br></div> youtu.be 1 minute review of the young adult book Zero Day by Jan Gangsei.