Among the Hidden: Government regulations limit families to two children each, so Luke, an illegal third-born, must live his life in secret, hidden in his family’s farmhouse. Then he joins Jen, another "shadow child," for a chance to come out into the light.Among the Impostors: In a future where the law limits a family to only two children, third-born Luke has been in hiding for the entire twelve years of his life, until he enters boarding school under an assumed name and is forced to face his fears. Among the Betrayed: Thirteen-year-old Nina is imprisoned by the Population Police, who give her the option of helping them identify illegal "third-born" children, or facing death.
Among the Barons: In a future world of false identities, government lies, and death threats, Luke feels drawn to the younger brother of the boy whose name Luke has taken. Among the Brave: In a society that allows families to have only two children, a group of third-borns tries to save themselves and others like them.Among the Enemy: In a society that allows families to have only two children, third child Matthias joins the Population Police to infiltrate their system.
When thirteen-year-old Luke Garner unwittingly sets off a rebellion which sweeps the country and ousts the Population Police from power, he quickly realizes that the new regime is corrupt and he may hold the only key to true freedom.
Found: When thirteen-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each trying to repair the fabric of time. Sent: Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and Alex find themselves in 1483 at the Tower of London, and discover that Chip and Alex are Prince Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury, imprisoned by Richard III; but trying to repair history without knowing what is supposed to happen proves challenging. Sabotaged: Thirteen-year-old Jonah, stolen from the past as an infant, teams up with his sister Katherine to help Virginia Dare, the first child born in America to English parents.
Torn: Time travelers Jonah and Katherine arrive in 1611 to rescue John Hudson, the missing son of explorer Henry Hudson, but just as the mutiny on the "Discovery" is supposed to start, Jonah and Katherine's knowledge of history is tested once again and they fear that more is at stake than just one boy's life. Includes facts about Henry Hudson's explorations.Caught: The series continues with Margaret’s newest book. It has not yet been published, but be on the lookout for Book 5!
Say What?: When their parents begin saying the wrong thing every time six-year-old Sukey and her older brothers misbehave, the children discover that it is a plot and fight back with their own wrong phrases. Running Out of Time: When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, thirteen-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually a 1995 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to escape the village and save the lives of the dying children. Double Identity: Thirteen-year-old Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.
Margaret Peterson Haddix
MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX BIOGRAPHY• She was born April 9, 1964, in Washington Court House, Ohio• She grew up on a farm• Her father was a farmer; her mother was a nurse• She has 2 brothers and a sister• She went to college at Miami University (in Ohio, not Florida) where she studied English, creative writing, and history
BIOGRAPHY CONTINUED• She now lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and 2 children• She writes books because she LOVES them! She loves, “making up stories and playing around with words and imagining interesting people in interesting situations”• ADVICE SHE GIVES KIDS: Read a lot. Write a lot. Think a lot. Enjoy what you read, write and think about
SOME OF MARGARET PETERSON HADDIX’S QUOTES: • “I started trying to write when I was in second or third grade.” • “I like playing around with the words; I love it when I feel like Ive picked the exact right word to describe whatever it is Im trying to describe.” • “Its just so much fun to make up characters, situations, and everything else about a story. I have so much freedom and flexibility to do whatever I want.” Quotes from http://www.quotesuki.com
HER BOOKS• Margaret Peterson Haddix has written almost 30 books!• She writes books for young children and young adult readers• Some of her books are popular series books
HER BOOKS: THE SHADOW CHILDREN SERIES The Shadow Children series includes seven books.In a society that limits families to two children, any additional child must live his or her lifein secret or risk imprisonment or death. These children become the “Shadow Children.”
AWARDS• Her books have won numerous awards, including: • International Reading Association Children’s Book Award • American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults Award • Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult readers • National Kids Award • State readers’ choice lists in over 28 states
RELATED WEBSITE• Her official website is http://www.haddixbooks.com/home.html
WHERE CAN I FIND BOOKS WRITTEN BYMARGARET PETERSON HADDIX? • Many of Margaret Peterson Haddix’s books can be found in the school library. • Look in the Fiction section: F HAD
SOURCES• Biography information from:Margaret Peterson Haddix. (2011). Book reports. Retrieved April 30, 2012, fromhttp://www.haddixbooks.com/report.html• Images from:Margaret Peterson Haddix. (2011). Biography. Retrieved April 30, 2012, fromhttp://www.haddixbooks.com/bio.htmlTITLEWAVE | Follett Library Resources. (2012). Library and Classroom Solutions.Retrieved April 21, 2012, from http://titlewave.com/• Quotes from:Quotezuki. (2010). Famous quotes from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Retrieved April30, 2012, from http://www.quotezuki.com/author/margaret-peterson-haddix/