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Best Books for Teens & Tweens presentation November 2, 2010

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  • 1. The Book Cheerleader!
  • 2. Good For One Grand Adventure
  • 3. Incarceron Catherine Fisher
  • 4. Mockingjay Suzanne Collins
  • 5. The Books of Elsewhere Jacqueline West
  • 6. Hereville: How Mirka Got Her Sword Barry Deutsch
  • 7. Pod Stephen Wallenfels
  • 8. As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth Lynne Rae Perkins
  • 9. Plain Kate Erin Bow
  • 10. “Now was very much the time to think of a brilliant, watertight, plan. …Failing that, I improvised.” The Amulet of Samarkand Jonathan Stroud and Andrew Donkin
  • 11. The Jaguar Stones: Book One Middleworld J&P Voelkel
  • 12. "The granola bars The bars. It had come to this. Miserably, he unwrapped a bar. He brought the compacted brown mass to his lips. With a heavy heart, he opened his mouth and prepared his tongue to receive the foul-tasting grunge. Then, in the nick of time, he recovered his fighting spirit. Things were bad, but not that bad. He still wasn't desperate enough to eat a granola bar.“
  • 13. Inspired by history
  • 14. Borrowed Names: Poems about Laura Ingalls Wilder, Madam C.J. Walker, Marie Curie, and Their Daughters , g Jeannine Atkins
  • 15. One Crazy Summer Rita Williams-Garcia
  • 16. “How do you fly three thousand miles to meet the mother you hadn’t seem since y you needed her milk, needed to be picked up, or were four going on five, and not throw your arms around her whether her, she wanted you to or not?
  • 17. The War to End All Wars: World War I Russell F d R ll Freedman
  • 18. Mighty empires collapsed as a result of the fighting. New nations came into being. And the war’s aftershocks are still being felt today. g g y The Russian Revolution, the rise of Hitler, America’s emergence as a world power, the Second World War, and continuing turmoil in the Middle East all have their roots in the First World War.
  • 19. Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trial Stephanie Hemphill
  • 20. Revolution Jennifer Donnelly
  • 21. I wish my cell phone worked. Right now. I wouldn’t call 911 to come rescue me from the eighteenth century. As much as I want to, I’d call Nathan. N th
  • 22. Alchemy and Meggy Swann Karen Cushman
  • 23. Folly Marthe Jocelyn
  • 24. "I did not know the heart were like a china teacup hanging p g g in the cupboard from a single hook, that it could chip and crack and finally smash to the ground under a boot heel. And I did not know that even smithereens could reassemble into a heart. I did not know any of this”
  • 25. Storytellers Extraordinaire y
  • 26. Sparky: Th Life and Art S k The Lif dA t of Charles Schulz Beverly Gherman y
  • 27. Trickster: Native American Tales Matt Dembicki
  • 28. The Odyssey y y Gareth Hinds
  • 29. “Ah, b t t ll dreams are t “Ah but not all d true. Th There are t two gates by t b which a dream may enter: one of shining ivory, one of plain horn. The dreams from the ivory gy gate are g glimmering illusions g that signify nothing. But those from the horn gate can come true – if only we know which is which!”
  • 30. “There is always a way to do what you truly love.” The Dreamer Pam Munoz Ryan & Peter Sis
  • 31. Zora and Me Victoria Bond & T.R. Simon
  • 32. “Zora Neale Hurston, “Old Lady Bronson said, “please don’t tell said please don t me what you meant and what you didn t mean. didn’t’ mean My first two names ain’t Old Lady for nothing. I been round here as long as there’s been a round here.”
  • 33. It s It’s How You Play the Game
  • 34. Foiled Jane Yolen
  • 35. The Cardturner Louis Sachar
  • 36. “I had told Leslie to stay away until Clifff arrived, so I could have some time alone with Toni, but that wasn’t working out exactly as planned. I m planned I’m a lot smoother in my daydreams than I am in real life.”
  • 37. Puzzling Things Out
  • 38. Meanwhile Jason Shiga g
  • 39. The Secret Science Alliance and the Copycat Crook Eleanor Davis
  • 40. Food for Thought
  • 41. A World of Food: Nigeria Dereen Taylor
  • 42. Tyranny Lesley Fairfield
  • 43. The Harder They Fall
  • 44. They C ll d Th Th Called Themselves the l th K.K.K: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group Susan Campbell Bartoletti
  • 45. You Charles Benoit
  • 46. The Rise and Fall of Senator Joe McCarthy James Cross Giblin
  • 47. Yummy: The Last Days of a Southside Shorty G. N i G Neri
  • 48. Sir Charlie Sid Fleischman
  • 49. His rags to riches story was in two words, tragic and wonderful.
  • 50. I Need a Hero N d H
  • 51. Heart of a Samurai Margi Preus
  • 52. Silverfin: A James Bond Adventure Charlie Higson
  • 53. Lafayette and the American Revolution Russell F d R ll Freedman
  • 54. Zeus: King of the Gods George O’Connor O Connor
  • 55. All Star! Honus Hon s and the Most Famous Baseball Card Ever Jane Yolen
  • 56. There’s Always a Choice
  • 57. The Last Summer of the Death Warriors Francisco X. Stork
  • 58. He opened his arms and she came to him. He held her head against his chest and he opened his eyes as wide as they would go in order to keep them dry. She wanted to say something, but he pressed her tight. “Sh h h. Don t say anything. He let go of her Sh Don’t anything.” and started down as quickly as he could. “I want my heart back,” she said between sobs.
  • 59. Will G Grayson, Will G Grayson John Green & David Levithan
  • 60. Revolver Marcus Sedgwick g
  • 61. "You know, I understand it now. There's always a , y third choice in life. Even if you think you're stuck between two impossible choices, there's always a third way. You just have to look for it.”
  • 62. To Infinity and Beyond
  • 63. Zita the Spacegirl Ben Hatke
  • 64. Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean Sarah Stewart Taylor
  • 65. Amelia Lost: The Life and  Disappearance of Amelia Earhart Candace Fleming
  • 66. Archvillain Barry Lyga
  • 67. Eye Spy
  • 68. For Good Measure: The Ways We Say How Much, How Far, How H H Heavy, H How Bi H Big, How Old Ken Robbins
  • 69. Can You Find It? America Linda Falken
  • 70. Fairie-Ality Style David Ellwand
  • 71. Mirror Jeannie Baker
  • 72. Mother Earth, Father Sky
  • 73. Ubiquitous Joyce Sidman
  • 74. A.D. AD New Orleans After The Deluge Josh Neufeld
  • 75. Ninth Ward t ad Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • 76. Kakapo Rescue: Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot Sy Montgomery
  • 77. Found only in New Zealand, the kakapo is the rarest and heaviest Parrot, Parrot the only flightless and night-active parrot, and undoubtedly night active parrot the strangest parrot in the world: •Weigh up to nine pounds •Owl-like f O l lik face with whiskers ith hi k •Don’t talk but can growl like a dog & boom like a bullfrog •Don’t fly but can climb trees using feet and beak •Can live to be at least 70 years old and likely to 100 years. y y y •Feathers smell strongly of honey
  • 78. The Frog Scientist Pamela S Turner S.
  • 79. Here Comes the Garbage Barge! Jonah Winter
  • 80. The Gardener S.A. Bodeen
  • 81. The Write Stuff
  • 82. Time You Let Me In Ti Y L M I Naomi Shihab Nye
  • 83. Dave the Potter Laban Carrick Hill
  • 84. Mirror Mirror Marilyn Singer y g
  • 85. Spilling Ink S illi I k Anne Mazer & Ellen Potter
  • 86. Middle School: Not for Wimps
  • 87. Smile Raina Telgemeier
  • 88. Falling In Frances O’Roark Dowell
  • 89. The Popularity Papers: Research for the S i l I f th Social Improvement and t d Betterment of Lydia Goldblatt & Julie Graham-Chang Amy Ignatow
  • 90. The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Tom Angleberger
  • 91. The big question: Is Origami Yoda real? Well, Well of course he’s real I mean he’s a piece of paper he s real. mean, he s paper. But I mean: Is he REAL? Does he really know things? Can he see the future? Does he use the Force?
  • 92. It Always Hurts
  • 93. Pop p Gordon Korman
  • 94. By The Time You Read This This, I’ll Be Dead Julie Anne Peters
  • 95. I Kill Giants Joe Kelly
  • 96. Wolves in the Woods
  • 97. Raised By Wolves Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • 98. "Who knows how many of his attacks we missed? e This is Google we're talking about here, here not science." science "
  • 99. The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Pl A ht Place: The Mysterious Howling Maryrose Wood
  • 100. "If it were easy to resist, If it would not be called chocolate cake."