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Chains By: Laurie Anderson If an entire nation could gain its freedom, why can’t a 13 yr. old girl. Chains is the first book in a three book trilogy called Seeds of America, followed by Forge and Ashes. The author Laurie Anderson is a New York Times bestselling...

Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln  By: Patricia Polacco   Patricia Polacco is one of my favorite picture book authors.  Polacco is very creative with all her books.  She finds a way to incorporate education in an entertaining way into all her books. This story is about two young boys Michael...

Interstellar Cinderella By: Deborah Underwood This is a futuristic take on Cinderella that recasts the heroine as a skilled mechanic, “one who studies rocket-ship repair late into the night.” The story is written in playful rhymes. Interstellar Cinderella is very independent. Instead of her having a...

Through the Woods By: Emily Carroll I have read a lot of comic books growing up, this is my first ever Graphic novel and I really was not sure what I was getting into. When I saw the cover I thought it would resemble the movie “Into...

Fancy Nancy By: Jane O'Connor Although, Fancy Nancy is recommended for ages 4-7 I would also recommend it for younger and older readers.  The story line is easy to understand. Meet Nancy, who loves all things fancy.  This does not mean she wants all things expensive or luxurious she...

Selection By: Kiera Cass I like the fact that the first book in this series has the same titles at the series.  There are a total of 5 titles in the Selection series.  The series Happily Ever After is a companion to the Selection series.   The target age...

Hidden By: Helen Frost A 2013-14 Young Hoosier Award. A very believeable and riveting story about two young girls Wren and Darra.   The girls alternate telling their stories. The story starts with  a flashback where Wren sets up the crime. When she was 8 years old, her mother ran...

The Lotus Seed By: Sherry Garland A simple, easy to follow story told in lyrical, unrhymed verse of a Vietnamese girl who is forced to flee her homeland due to civil war and takes with her a lotus seed from the emperor’s garden. The little grows into a...

Owl Babies By: Martin Wadell Three baby owls wake up one morning and wonder where their “mommy” has gone. What is she doing and when will she come home? As the three (Sarah, Percy and Bill) sit on a branch of a tree they encounter many different night sounds....

Saint Anything By: Sarah Dessen Peyton, Sydney's very popular older brother, is not only the star of the family, but also the star of his school until he star hanging out with the “wrong” crowed. One day he is involved in “an accident, a drunk driving conviction, and...