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  1. 1. L TCTELA: Lesesne and Miller Best Books 2013FLR# Author : Title -- Publisher : Year Bnd Qty 1st Price Extended0368NU0 Applegate, Katherine -- The one and only Ivan [ BKL+ BUL* HRD 1 14.49 14.49 HRN+ KIR* PWK+ SLJ* WCC+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Harper, c2012., RL 4, 305p When Ivan, a gorilla who has lived for years in a down-and-out circus-themed mall, meets Ruby, a baby elephant that has been added to the mall, he decides that he must find her a better life. AR: 3.6 MG 4.0 150437EN Lexile: 5700602GC5 Benson, Richard -- F for effort! : more of the very best totally PAP 1 8.51 8.51 wrong test answers {IL AD, 371.26} -- Chronicle Books, 2012., 127p Collects creative ways students have answered difficult exam questions.0814PBX Bray, Libba -- The diviners [ BKL* BUL+ KIR* PWK+ SLJ* VOY+ HRD 1 17.04 17.04 ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Little, Brown, 2012., 578p Seventeen-year-old Evie ONeill is thrilled when she is exiled from small-town Ohio to New York City in 1926, even when a rash of occult-based murders thrusts Evie and her uncle, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult, into the thick of the investigation. AR: 4.8 UG 23.0 153510EN Lexile: 730, HL0146JV7 Burns, Loree Griffin -- Citizen scientists : be a part of scientific HRD 1 18.04 18.04 discovery from your own backyard [ BKL+ HRN+ SBF+ SLJ* ] {IL 3-6, 590.72} -- Henry Holt, 2012., RL 6.8, 80p Text, tips, and photographs explain how to observe and gather data about backyard insects and animals. AR: 6.8 LG 2.0 149378EN Lexile: 10500983GB0 Byrd, Robert -- Electric Ben : the amazing life and times of HRD 1 15.34 15.34 Benjamin Franklin [ BKL* KIR* NYT+ PWK* ] {IL 5-8, 973.3} -- Dial Books for Young Readers, c2012., RL 8, 40p An illustrated biography of Founding Father and inventor Benjamin Franklin. AR: 7.7 MG 2.0 154343EN0826VA3 Cole, Henry, 1955- -- Unspoken : a story from the Underground HRD 1 14.49 14.49 Railroad [ BKL+ KIR* PWK* SLJ* ] {IL K-3, -E-} -- Scholastic Press, 2012., 40p In this wordless picture book, a young Southern farm girl discovers a runaway slave hiding behind the corn crib in the barn and decides to help him.0285BY3 Collar, Orpheus -- The red pyramid : the graphic novel {IL 5-8, HRD 1 18.74 18.74 741.5} -- Disney/Hyperion Books, c2012., RL 4.3 A graphic novel adaptation of "The Red Pyramid" in which brilliant Egyptologist Dr. Julius Kane accidentally unleashes the Egyptian god Set, who banishes the doctor to oblivion and forces his two children to embark on a dangerous journey, bringing them closer to the truth about their family and its links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs. AR: 3.6 MG 3.0 154428EN 1 Page
  2. 2. L TCTELA: Lesesne and Miller Best Books 20130013WX8 Derf -- My friend Dahmer : a graphic novel [ BKL+ BUL+ KIR* HRD 1 21.26 21.26 LBJ+ PWK* VOY+ ] {IL AD, 364.152} -- Abrams ComicArts, 2012., 221p Derf describes his classmate Jeffrey Dahmers teenage years as a lonely oddball. Dahmer would go on to become one of the United States most notorious serial killers.0921CG7 Everett, J.H -- Haunted Histories creepy castles, dark dungeons, FBS 1 11.51 11.51 and powerful palaces {IL 5-8, 940} -- Square Fish, c2013. Not yet published: This item is scheduled to be available on July 2, 2013.0575RA1 Fforde, Jasper -- The last dragonslayer [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ HRD 1 14.49 14.49 NYT+ PWK* SLJ* VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Harcourt, 2012., 287p "Fifteen-year-old Jennifer Strange runs an agency for underemployed magicians in a world where magic is fading away, but when visions of the death of the worlds last dragon begin, all signs point to Jennifer--and Big Magic"--Provided by publisher. AR: 5.8 MG 9.0 154112EN0857CE0 Greenwald, Tommy -- Charlie Joe Jacksons guide to extra credit FBG 1 12.41 12.41 [ BKL+ KIR+ SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Square Fish, c2013., RL 5.7 AR: 4.3 MG 6.0 153421EN Lexile: 630 Not yet published: This item is scheduled to be available on April 2, 2013.0059TW8 Hartnett, Sonya -- Sadie and Ratz [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR* PWK* HRD 1 12.79 12.79 SLJ* ] {IL K-3, -Fic-} -- Candlewick Press, 2012, c2008., RL 2.3, 59p Hannah and her hands, named Sadie and Ratz, regularly get into trouble, especially when younger brother Baby Boy is around. AR: 3.0 LG 0.5 150666EN Lexile: 5300319RX3 Hoose, Phillip M., 1947- -- Moonbird : a year on the wind with the HRD 1 18.74 18.74 great survivor B95 [ BKL* BUL* HRN* KIR* PWK* SLJ* ] {IL YA, 598.072} -- Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012., 148p Chronicles a year in the life of rufa red knot B95, also called Moonbird, following him through his migration pattern and discussing the environmental problems that caused the rufa population to collapsed by nearly eighty percent. AR: 7.9 MG 5.0 152444EN Lexile: 11500621LB8 Hopkinson, Deborah -- Annie and Helen [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ HRD 1 15.34 15.34 PWK+ SLJ* ] {IL K-3, 362.4} -- Schwartz & Wade Books, c2012., RL 3.9, 40p Describes the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, and includes excerpts from letters written by Annie about her work with Helen. AR: 5.4 LG 0.5 153621EN Lexile: 9400471HX7 Hunt, Lynda Mullaly -- One for the Murphys [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR* HRD 1 14.49 14.49 PWK+ VOY+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Nancy Paulsen Books, c2012., RL 3.5, 224p Carley struggles with being open to love after she suffers a betrayal that forces her to move in with a foster family. AR: 3.4 MG 6.0 152684EN Lexile: 520 2 Page
  3. 3. L TCTELA: Lesesne and Miller Best Books 20130468DR8 Katz, Susan -- The presidents stuck in the bathtub : poems HRD 1 15.34 15.34 about the presidents [ BKL+ HRN* HRN+ LMC+ PWK+ SLJ+ ] {IL K-3, 811} -- Clarion Books, 2012., RL 4.3, 64p A collection of poems that present miscellaneous facts about individuals who served as president of the United States throughout history. AR: 6.6 MG 1.0 148986EN Lexile: 1070, NC0059FW6 Kooser, Ted -- House held up by trees : not far from here, I have HRD 1 14.49 14.49 seen a house held up by the hands of trees, this is its story [ BKL* HRN+ KIR+ NYT+ SLJ+ ] {IL 3-6, -E-} -- Candlewick Press, 2012., RL 6.1, 32p Tells the story of a house that began on a lot cleared of trees, but as the years pass and the family who lived there abandons it, nature begins to grow all around it until the house is lifted up by the trees that now surround it and hold it together. AR: 4.5 LG 0.5 150695EN0039ZV2 LaCour, Nina -- The Disenchantments [ BKL* HRN+ KIR* PWK* HRD 1 14.49 14.49 SLJ* VOY+ WSH+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Dutton Books, c2012., 308p Colby is dismayed when his best friend, Beth, announces her post-high school plans, sharing her intentions to start college after her bands tour instead of spending a year in Europe with Colby, and as Colby struggles to understand why she changed her mind, he begins to question what losing Beth would mean for his future. AR: 4.8 UG 10.0 150157EN Lexile: 7800798LG6 LaFevers, Robin -- Grave Mercy His Fair Assassin, Book I [ BKL* PAP 1 8.54 8.54 BUL+ HRN+ KIR* NYT+ PWK* SLJ* VOY+ WSH+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Houghton M, 2013., 560p AR: 5.9 UG 20.0 150408EN Lexile: 850 Not yet published: This item is scheduled to be available on March 1, 2013.0609EB7 Larson, Hope -- A wrinkle in time : the graphic novel [ BKL* BUL+ HRD 1 17.04 17.04 KIR+ PWK+ SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, 741.5} -- Farrar Straus Giroux, 2012., RL 4.4, 392p A graphic novel adaptation of "A Wrinkle in Time" in which Meg Murry, her brother Charles, and their friend Calvin, embark on a journey through space and time, assisted by three otherworldly women, when they set out to find Megs father, a physicist who disappeared while experimenting with time travel. AR: 2.7 MG 2.0 152742EN Lexile: 7400302VW4 Levine, Gail Carson -- Forgive me, I meant to do it : false apology HRD 1 16.89 16.89 poems [ BKL* BUL+ HRN+ KIR+ NYT+ PWK* ] {IL K-3, 811} -- Harper, c2012., RL 5, 79p A collection of poems with false apologies from author Gail Carson Levine. Lexile: NP0629HBX Levithan, David -- Every day [ BKL* BUL+ KIR* NYT+ SLJ* ] {IL HRD 1 21.64 21.64 YA, -Fic-} -- Alfred A. Knopf, c2012., 324p Every morning A wakes in a different persons body, in a different persons life, learning over the years to never get too attached, until he wakes up in the body of Justin and falls in love with Justins girlfriend, Rhiannon. AR: 4.3 UG 11.0 153413EN Lexile: 650, HL 3 Page
  4. 4. L TCTELA: Lesesne and Miller Best Books 20130883UAX Murphy, Jim, 1947- -- The giant and how he humbugged America HRD 1 17.04 17.04 [ BKL* BUL* KIR* PWK+ SLJ* ] {IL 3-6, 974.7} -- Scholastic Press, 2012., RL 6.9, 112p A description of the Cardiff Giant mystery in which a man in upstate New York buried a ten-foot-tall, petrified model of a man, which was discovered by well diggers a year later, and set into motion a money-making spectacle. AR: 8.7 MG 4.0 154476EN Lexile: 12100172TX7 Murphy, Jim, 1947- -- Invincible microbe : tuberculosis and the HRD 1 16.19 16.19 never-ending search for a cure [ BKL* HRN+ KIR* SBF+ SLJ* VOY+ ] {IL 5-8, 616.9} -- Clarion Books, 2012., RL 8.9, 149p Discusses the history of tuberculosis and the attempts to find a cure. AR: 9.5 MG 4.0 151890EN Lexile: 12000903CAX Newman, Leslea -- October mourning : a song for Matthew HRD 1 13.64 13.64 Shepard [ BKL* BUL+ HRN+ SLJ+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Candlewick, 2012., 111p Relates, from various points of view, events from the night of October 6, 1998, when twenty-one-year-old Matthew Shepard, a gay college student, was lured out of a Wyoming bar, savagely beaten, tied to a fence, and left to die. AR: 5.2 UG 1.0 154102EN0576EG2 Nielsen, Jennifer A -- The False Prince / (Ascendance Trilogy, FBG 1 12.09 12.09 book 1) [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR+ LMC+ PWK* SLJ+ ] {IL 5-8, -Fic-} -- Scholastic Paperbacks, c2013., RL 5.2 AR: 5.1 MG 12.0 150554EN Lexile: 710 Not yet published: This item is scheduled to be available on March 1, 2013.0544ED9 Palacio, R. J -- Wonder [ BKL* BUL+ HRN+ KIR* LMC* NYT+ PAP 1 5.19 5.19 PWX* SLJ* WCC+ WMJ+ ] {IL 3-6, -Fic-} -- Yearling Books, c2013., 320p AR: 4.8 MG 11.0 149900EN Lexile: 790 Not yet published: This item is scheduled to be available on February 12, 2013.0146VV4 Pyle, Kevin C -- Take what you can carry [ BKL+ BUL+ HRN+ PAP 1 11.74 11.74 PWK+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, 741.5} -- Henry Holt, 2012. The lives of two boys--one teen growing up in 1977 suburban Chicago who has a habit of shoplifting from the convenience store and another living in 1941 Berkeley whose family is forced into a Japanese American internment camp--intersect as they learn about compassion and loyalty.0101FSX Quick, Matthew, 1973- -- Boy 21 [ BKL+ HRN+ KIR* LMC+ NYT+ HRD 1 15.34 15.34 PWK+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Little, Brown, 2012., 250p Finley, an unnaturally quiet boy who is the only white player on his high schools varsity basketball team, lives in a dismal Pennsylvania town that is ruled by the Irish mob, and when his coach asks him to mentor a troubled African American student who has transferred there from an elite private school in California, he finds that they have a lot in common in spite of their apparent differences. AR: 4.9 UG 8.0 151132EN 4 Page
  5. 5. L TCTELA: Lesesne and Miller Best Books 20130145RQ8 Rapp, Adam -- The children and the wolves [ BKL* BUL+ HRN+ HRD 1 14.49 14.49 KIR* PWK+ SLJ+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Candlewick Press, 2012., 152p Three-year-old Frog is kidnapped by teen genius Bounce and her drifter friends, Wiggins and Orange, but while Frog seems content to eat cereal and play a video game about wolves all day--a game that parallels the reality around her--Wiggins is overcome by guilt and plots to return Frog to safety. AR: 4.2 UG 4.0 150579EN0155BX4 Saldana, Rene -- Dancing with the devil and other tales from PAP 1 8.51 8.51 beyond [ BKL+ VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Pinata Books, c2012., 81p A collection of stories based on Mexican American lore, including the title selection in which Joeys date to the school dance, Marlen, is distracted by a well-dressed stranger who literally burns up the dance floor. Presented in English and Spanish.0865PA5 Schrefer, Eliot, 1978- -- Endangered [ BKL+ KIR+ NYT+ PWK* ] HRD 1 15.34 15.34 {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Scholastic Press, 2012., 264p A girl, having travelled with her mother to an animal sanctuary for bonobos in the Congo, struggles to survive with the animals after revolution breaks out and she and the chimpanzees are forced to flee into the jungle. AR: 6.2 UG 12.0 154023EN Lexile: 9000326QX2 Seeger, Laura Vaccaro -- Green [ BKL* BUL+ HRN* HRN+ KIR* HRD 1 14.49 14.49 SLJ* WCC+ ] {IL K-3, -E-} -- Roaring Brook Press, 2012., RL .8, 36p Illustrations and simple, rhyming text explore the many shades of the color green.0609FB4 Sheinkin, Steve -- Bomb : the race to build and steal the worlds HRD 1 17.04 17.04 most dangerous weapon [ BKL+ BUL* KIR* NYT+ PWK* SLJ* VOY+ ] {IL YA, 623.4} -- Roaring Brook Press, 2012., 266p Examines the history of the atomic bomb, discussing the discovery of the behavior of uranium when placed next to radioactive material, the race to build a bomb, and the impact of the weapon on societies around the world. AR: 6.9 UG 10.0 153499EN Lexile: 9200865AA6 Stiefvater, Maggie, 1981- -- The Raven Boys [ BKL* BUL* KIR* HRD 1 16.19 16.19 NYT+ PWK* SLJ* ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Scholastic Press, 2012., 409p Though she is from a family of clairvoyants, Blue Sargents only gift seems to be that she makes other peoples talents stronger, and when she meets Gansey, one of the Raven Boys from the expensive Aglionby Academy, she discovers that he has talents of his own--and that together their talents are a dangerous mix. AR: 5.4 UG 16.0 153173EN Lexile: 760, HL0960PF9 Telgemeier, Raina -- Drame / (Drama) {IL 3-6, 741.5} -- Editions PAP 1 14.49 14.49 Scholastic, c2013. Not yet published: This item is scheduled to be available on April 1, 2013.0291BY3 TenNapel, Doug -- Cardboard [ HRN+ KIR* LJW+ SLJ* VOY+ ] HRD 1 21.29 21.29 {IL 5-8, 741.5} -- Graphix, 2012., RL 3.4, 283p Cam gets a cardboard box for a birthday present that he makes into a man which comes to life, but when his neighbor Marcus takes the cardboard box, he creates his own evil creations that threaten to destroy them all. 5 AR: 2.2 MG 1.0 153017EN Lexile: 300, GN Page
  6. 6. L TCTELA: Lesesne and Miller Best Books 20130024CY2 Wein, Elizabeth -- Code name Verity [ BKL* BUL* HRN* HRN+ HRD 1 14.49 14.49 KIR* NYT+ PWK* SLJ* VOY+ ] {IL YA, -Fic-} -- Hyperion Books, c2012., 343p In 1943, a British fighter plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France and the survivor tells a tale of friendship, war, espionage, and great courage as she relates what she must to survive while keeping secret all that she can. AR: 6.5 UG 15.0 151635EN Lexile: 10200741SB4 Willems, Mo -- Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs [ BKL* BUL+ HRD 1 15.34 15.34 HRN* KIR+ PWK* SLJ* ] {IL K-3, -E-} -- Balzer + Bray, c2012., RL 5.9, 34p A spin on the traditional tale with dinosaurs who visit Norway as the main characters. AR: 4.2 LG 0.5 153629EN Lexile: 910, AD0537GB0 Woodson, Jacqueline -- Each kindness [ BKL* KIR+ NYT+ PWK* HRD 1 14.49 14.49 SLJ* ] {IL K-3, -E-} -- Nancy Paulsen Books, c2012., RL 2.8, 32p When Ms. Albert teaches a lesson on kindness, Chloe realizes that she and her friends have been wrong in making fun of new student Mayas shabby clothes and refusing to play with her. AR: 3.4 LG 0.5 153501EN Lexile: 640, AD 6 Page

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