Tag Archives: Adolescentes

The Chocolate War (Readers Circle)

Rating: (387 reviews) Author: Robert Cormier Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description IN 1974, AFTER SUFFERING rejections from seven major publishers, The Chocolate War made its debut. An uncompromising portrait of conformity and corruption, it quickly became a bestselling—and provocative—classic for young adults. “Masterfully structured and rich in theme; the action is well […]

It’s Not Summer Without You (A Summer Novel)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Jenny Han Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Can summer be truly summer without Cousins Beach? It used to be that Belly counted the days until summer, until she was back at Cousins Beach with Conrad and Jeremiah. But not this year. Not after Susannah got sick again and […]

The Boys Next Door

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Echols, Jennifer Publisher: Simon Pulse Product Description Cute, available, and one cabin over Lori lives for summertime on the lake. She spends all season wakeboarding, swimming, and hanging with her friends — including the two hotties in the house next door. With the Vader brothers, Lori’s always been one of the […]

The Hunchback Assignments

Rating: (11 reviews) Author: Arthur Slade Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books Product Description A gripping new series combines Steampunk, spying, and a fantastic Victorian London. The mysterious Mr. Socrates rescues Modo, a child in a traveling freak show. Modo is a hunchback with an amazing ability to transform his appearance, and Mr. Socrates raises him in […]

Smiles to Go

Rating: (13 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: HarperCollins Product Description Everything changes the day ninth-grader Will Tuppence learns one startling fact: protons-those tiny atomic particles, the building-blocks to the building-blocks of life-can die. The one thing that was so certain in this world to Will has an expiration date. And Will′s carefully planned-out life? Not […]

The Sable Quean (Redwall)

Rating: (12 reviews) Author: Brian Jacques Publisher: Philomel Product Description He appears out of thin air and vanishes just as quickly. He is Zwilt the Shade, and he is evil. Yet he is no match for his ruler, Vilaya the Sable Quean. Along with their hordes of vermin, these two have devised a plan to […]

Battling in the Pacific: Soldiering in World War II (Soldiers on the Battlefront)

Author: Susan Provost Beller Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (CT)

Voices in St. Augustine (Mom’s Choice Award Recipient)

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Jane R. Wood Publisher: Florida Kids Press, Inc. Product Description Thirteen-year-old Joey Johnson hears voices. Only he can’t find the people who belong to them. His curiosity leads him on a quest where he learns more than just history about the Nation’s Oldest City. He discovers he has a special connection […]

Who Framed Art Decco?

Rating: (1 reviews) Author: Margaret Benoit Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary Product Description What else is there for a hard-boiled, off-duty detective to do on a rainy Saturday but visit the local art gallery to see the works of renowned sculptor Bern T. Sienna and the painter Forrest Greene? Alas, Detective Angel Cordoni’s day off becomes an opportunity […]

The Christmas Cup

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Nancy Patterson Publisher: iUniverse Product Description Eight-year-old Ann Megan McCallie impulsively bids all of her hard-earned money for a worthless milkshake cup she sees at an auction. Her grandmother Nannie comforts her when other children tease her for buying “junk.” As Megan and Nannie secretly find the perfect use for Megan’s […]

Christmas Treasure (Saddle Club Super #7)

Rating: (23 reviews) Author: Bonnie Bryant Publisher: Skylark Product Description Christmas is coming and Max wants Horse Wise to get in the holiday spirit. Heannounces that they are going to have Secret Santas, but there’s a catch: Youcan’t “give” something; you have to “do” something. It sounds like fun, untilthey draw names.

Currier & Ives Christmas: Dreams and Secrets/Snow Storm/Image of Love/Circle of Blessings (Inspirational Christmas Romance Collection)

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: DiAnn Mills Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated Product Description The artistry of renowned lithographers Currier & Ives captures the beauty and nostalgia of simpler days and Christmases past. Yet, while a picture may be worth a thousand words, there are times when even the best illustrations leave viewers with a yearning to […]

A Newbery Christmas

Rating: (2 reviews) Author: Martin H. Greenberg Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description This Christmas collection, designed to add to the pleasures of the holiday season, contains 22 stories, vignettes, and poems ranging from heart-warming to humorous, by 16 Newbery Award-winning authors. Among the featured authors are: Rachel Field, E.L. Konigsberg, Madeleine L’Engle, […]

Eragon

Rating: (2897 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Fifteen-year-old Eragon believes that he is merely a poor farm boy—until his destiny as a Dragon Rider is revealed. Gifted with only an ancient sword, a loyal dragon, and sage advice from an old storyteller, Eragon is soon swept into a […]

Cracking the ACT, 2010 Edition (College Test Preparation)

Rating: (5 reviews) Author: Princeton Review Publisher: Princeton Review Product Description If it’s on the ACT, it’s in this book. Cracking the ACT, 2010 Edition includes:   ·         3 full-length practice tests with detailed explanations—2 in the book and 1 online ·         Comprehensive and engaging review of all ACT subjects from trigonometry to reading comprehension […]

Evermore: The Immortals

Rating: (299 reviews) Author: Alyson Noël Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Since a horrible accident claimed the lives of her family, sixteen-year-old Ever can see auras, hear people’s thoughts, and know a person’s life story by touch.   Going out of her way to shield herself from human contact to suppress her abilities has branded […]

The Sorcerer of the North: Book Five

Rating: (44 reviews) Author: John Flanagan Publisher: Puffin Product Description Several years have passed since the apprentice and his master, Will and Halt, first met, and Will is finally a full-fledged Ranger with his own fief to look after. The fief seems sleepy-boring, even-until Lord Syron, master of a castle far in the north, is […]

City of Glass

Rating: (174 reviews) Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description To save her mother’s life, Clary must travel to the City of Glass, the ancestral home of the Shadowhunters — never mind that enter-ing the city without permission is against the Law, and breaking the Law could mean death. To make things worse, […]

Carpe Corpus

Rating: (41 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description In the small college town of Morganville, vampires and humans lived in (relative) peace-until all the rules got rewritten when the evil vampire Bishop arrived, looking for the lost book of vampire secrets. He-s kept a death grip on the town ever since. Now an […]

Chosen (House of Night, Book 3)

Rating: (134 reviews) Author: P. C. Cast Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Product Description Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn.  Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies.  And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also […]

Shadow Kiss: A Vampire Academy Novel

Rating: (151 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description Is Rose’s fate to kill the person she loves most? It’s springtime at St. Vladimir’s Academy, and Rose Hathaway is this close to graduation. Since Mason’s death, Rose hasn’t been feeling quite right. She has dark flashbacks in the middle of practice, can’t concentrate in […]

Pretty Little Liars #4: Unbelievable

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Behind Rosewood’s grand façades, where the air smells like apples and Chanel No. 5 and infinity pools sparkle in landscaped backyards, nothing is as it seems. It was here, back in seventh grade, that five best friends shared everything—Seven jeans, MAC makeup, and their […]

Blood Promise: A Vampire Academy Novel

Rating: (192 reviews) Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description The recent Strigoi attack at St. Vladimir’s Academy was the deadliest ever in the school’s history, claiming the lives of Moroi students, teachers, and guardians alike. Even worse, the Strigoi took some of their victims with them . . . including Dimitri. He’d rather die […]

Brisingr Deluxe Edition

Rating: (677 reviews) Author: Christopher Paolini Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Experience the bestselling phenomenon of Brisingr, now in a deluxe edition! This deluxe edition includes deleted scenes, never-before-seen art by the author, and a guide to dwarf runes.   Following the colossal battle against the Empire’s warriors on the Burning Plains, […]

Fang: A Maximum Ride Novel

Rating: (65 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Being a kid with wings–constantly on the run–has never been easy, and Max and her flock are getting tenser than ever. First, on a trip to Africa, they meet a mysterious billionaire whose intense scrutiny of the flock makes her […]

Raising Dragons (Dragons in Our Midst, Book 1)

Rating: (92 reviews) Author: Bryan Davis Publisher: Living Ink Books Product Description Modern fantasy novel that inspires young people to pursue faith, courage, and love, to dig deep within to find their God-given strengths no matter how difficult the circumstances.

Hatchet

Rating: (1229 reviews) Author: Gary Paulsen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing Product Description Since it was first published in 1987, the story of thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson’s survival following a plane crash has become a modern classic. Stranded in the desolate wilderness, Brian uses his instincts and his hatchet to stay alive for fifty-four harrowing […]

Harry Potter y la cámara secreta

Rating: (20 reviews) Author: J. K. Rowling Publisher: Lectorum Publications Product Description Harry está en su segundo año en la escuela de magia y hechicería. En este episodio Harry tiene que defender la escuela de los malvados que pretenden destruirla. Se tiene que enfrentar con arañas gigantes, serpientes encantadas y fantasmas enfurecidos.

Fablehaven

Rating: (182 reviews) Author: Brandon Mull Publisher: Deseret Book Company Product Description “The dialogue snaps and sizzles. . . like Harry Potter, Fablehaven can be read aloud in a family with as much pleasure for grownups as for children. . . Do yourself a favor, and don’t miss the first novel by a writer who […]

Pretty Little Liars #7: Heartless

Rating: (19 reviews) Author: Sara Shepard Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description In picturesque Rosewood, Pennsylvania, neighbors gossip over picket fences, and gleaming SUVs sit in every crushed-granite driveway. But recently, friendly smiles have been replaced with suspicious glares and accusatory whispers—and it’s all because Hanna, Aria, Emily, and Spencer just can’t keep their mouths shut. […]

Ink Exchange

Rating: (119 reviews) Author: Melissa Marr Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Unbeknownst to mortals, a power struggle is unfolding in a world of shadows and danger. After centuries of stability, the balance among the Faery Courts has altered, and Irial, ruler of the Dark Court, is battling to hold his rebellious and newly vulnerable fey […]

The Dead Girls’ Dance (Morganville Vampires, Book 2)

Rating: (59 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description Claire has her share of challenges. Like being a genius in a school that favors beauty over brains; homicidal girls in her dorm, and finding out that her college town is overrun with the living dead. On the up side, she has a new boyfriend […]

Summer Bridge Activities: 7th to 8th Grades

Rating: (8 reviews) Author: Hobbs Ann Julia Publisher: Rainbow Bridge Publishing (UT) Product Description NEW and Improved Summer Bridge Activities for 2006! This year the bestselling summer workbook features new covers, new activities, new reading lists, updated bonus sections, and a whole lot more to give kids a summer learning experience they won’t forget! Designed […]

Spells (Aprilynne Pike)

Rating: (18 reviews) Author: Aprilynne Pike Publisher: HarperTeen Product Description “I can’t just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can’t ‘steal’ you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you’ll ask,” Tamani said. “And if I don’t?” Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper. “Then I guess I’ll be waiting […]

Monster

Rating: (709 reviews) Author: Walter Dean Myers Publisher: HarperCollins e-books Product Description Sometimes I feel like I have walked into the middle of a movie. Maybe I can make my own movie. The film will be the story of my life. No, not my life, but of this experience. I’ll call it what the lady […]

A Christmas Carol (Pacemaker Classic)

Author: Prescott Hill Publisher: Fearon

The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1)

Rating: (359 reviews) Author: James Patterson Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Product Description Fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it’s like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the “flock”–Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel–are just like ordinary kids–only they have wings and can fly. It […]

The Sorceress

Rating: (78 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Book Three in the New York Times bestselling series. Nicholas Flamel’s heart almost broke as he watched his beloved Paris crumble before him. The city was destroyed by Dee and Machiavelli, but Flamel played his own role in the destruction. Sophie […]

Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)

Rating: (137 reviews) Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: Signet Product Description From the author of the popular Weather Warden series. Welcome to Morganville, Texas. Just don’t stay out after dark. College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation, where the popular girls never let her forget just where she ranks in the […]

The Magician

Rating: (93 reviews) Author: Michael Scott Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description After fleeing Ojai, Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and Scatty emerge in Paris, the City of Lights. Home for Nicholas Flamel. Only this homecoming is anything but sweet. Perenell is still locked up back in Alcatraz and Paris is teeming with enemies. Nicollo […]

The Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1)

Author: Cassandra Clare Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Magic is dangerous—but love is more dangerous still.   When sixteen-year-old Tessa Gray crosses the ocean to find her brother, her destination is England, the time is the reign of Queen Victoria, and something terrifying is waiting for her in London’s Downworld, where vampires, warlocks and […]

Marvel Encyclopedia

Rating: (21 reviews) Author: Tom DeFalco Publisher: DK Publishing Product Description Celebrate 70 years of Marvel Comics with The Marvel Encyclopedia! Fully updated with new images and text, this one-volume encyclopedia contains more than 1,000 of Marvel’s greatest-from well-known characters such as Spider-Man, the Hulk and Wolverine to lesser known heroes and villains. An essential […]

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Rating: (915 reviews) Author: Philip Pullman Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description The Amber Spyglass brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife to a heart-stopping end, marking the final volume of His Dark Materials as the most powerful of the trilogy. Along with the return of Lyra, Will, Mrs. […]

Ghost Town (Morganville Vampires, Book 9)

Author: Rachel Caine Publisher: NAL Hardcover Product Description Get ready for “non-stop vampire action” (Darque Reviews) in the latest Morganville Vampire novel from New York Times bestselling author Rachel Caine. While developing a new system to maintain Morganville’s defenses, student Claire Danvers discovers a way to amplify vampire mental powers. Through this, she’s able to […]

Stargirl

Rating: (918 reviews) Author: Jerry Spinelli Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Product Description Leo Borlock follows the unspoken rule at Mica Area High School: don’t stand out–under any circumstances! Then Stargirl arrives at Mica High and everything changes–for Leo and for the entire school. After 15 years of home schooling, Stargirl bursts into tenth […]

Last Sacrifice (Vampire Academy, Book 6)

Author: Richelle Mead Publisher: Razorbill Product Description The astonishing final novel in Richelle Mead’s epic series! Murder. Love. Jealousy. And the ultimate sacrifice. Now, with Rose on trial for her life and Lissa first in line for the Royal Throne, nothing will ever be the same between them.

Identical

Rating: (90 reviews) Author: Ellen Hopkins Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Product Description Do twins begin in the womb? Or in a better place? Kaeleigh and Raeanne are identical down to the dimple. As daughters of a district-court judge father and a politician mother, they are an all-American family — on the surface. Behind the facade […]

Bud, Not Buddy

Rating: (481 reviews) Author: Christopher Paul Curtis Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Product Description Ten-year-old Bud, a motherless boy living in Flint, Michigan, during the Great Depression, escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father–the renowned bandleader, H.E. Calloway of Grand Rapids. Amazon.com […]

Kingdom Keepers: Disney After Dark

Rating: (7 reviews) Author: Ridley Pearson Publisher: Hyperion Book CH Product Description Featuring a new paperback cover to match hardcover of Kingdom Keepers II:   In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney […]

Perfect Chemistry

Rating: (89 reviews) Author: Simone Elkeles Publisher: Walker Books for Young Readers Product Description A fresh, urban twist on the classic tale of star-crossed lovers. When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created “perfect” life is about to unravel before her […]