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The Boy Who Couldn't Die
  • Author : William Sleator
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 0810987902
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Ken, the only child of rich, indulgent parents, finds a woman who makes him invulnerable to pain and death, but the curse makes him kill while he is dreaming. Reprint.

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    The Boy Who Couldn't Die
  • Author : William Sleator
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 437
  • ISBN : 1435244249
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ken, the only child of rich, indulgent parents, finds a woman who makes him invulnerable to pain and death, but the curse makes him kill while he is dreaming. Reprint.

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    The Boy Who Couldn't Die
  • Author : William Sleator
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 0810948249
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Ken, the only child of rich, indulgent parents, finds a woman who makes him invulnerable to pain and death, but the curse makes him kill while he is dreaming.

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    The Story of the Good Little Boy
  • Author : Mark Twain
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 9781613100103
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
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    House of Stairs
  • Author : William Sleator
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 177
  • ISBN : 9780140345803
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This chilling, suspenseful indictment of mind control is a classic of science fiction and will haunt readers long after the last page is turned. One by one, five sixteen-year-old orphans are brought to a strange building. It is not a prison, not a hospital; it has no walls, no ceiling, no floor. Nothing but endless flights of stairs leading nowhere--except back to a strange red machine. The five must learn to love the machine and let it rule their lives. But will they let it kill their souls? "An intensely suspenseful page-turner." --School Library Journal "A riveting suspense novel with an anti-behaviorist message that works . . . because it emerges only slowly from the chilling events." --Kirkus Reviews

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    The Boy Who Refused to Die
  • Author : A M Maxwell
  • Publisher : Austin Macauley
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 1528990889
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • On 17 December 2007, 13-year-old Alby Dobinson left his home to make his daily journey to school. Later that day, during his return journey, something happened that would change his life forever. This story charts the remarkable journey undertaken by Alby and those closest to him. Life is always a mixture of good times and bad, laughter and sadness, and Alby's story reflects this rainbow of human emotion, from suffering to euphoria. As a biography, written in the style of a novel, this book details years of rehabilitation as family members recount their own experiences with humour, regret and acceptance, plumbing the depths of despair and soaring to the heights of joy. The Daily Mail headline "The boy who wouldn't die" was detested by Alby's family. However, a small change to it illustrated Alby's determination. He did not travel his road alone but was accompanied by his mother and stepfather, Lisa and Mark; his younger brother, Jimmy; and his grandparents. What happened to Alby had a profound effect on them all and each has their own special story, including the amusing tale of how Lisa and Mark met and the response to Mark's declaration that he would run the London Marathon: "You've never done more than run for a bus!" This is a story that will amaze and inspire. It is tinged with sadness but the overwhelming message is one of courage and the triumph of one very determined young man and his family.

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    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
  • Author : William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781101637425
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

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    Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition
  • Author : Todd Burpo
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780849949203
  • Reader Reviews : 799
  • Genre : Religion
  • #1 New York Times best-seller with more than 11 million copies sold and Amazon’s #17 best-selling book of all time. Heaven Is for Real was the best-selling non-fiction book of 2011 as reported by Nielsen’s Bookscan, and was developed as a major motion picture by Sony in 2014. “Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.” When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to heaven and back. Colton, not yet four years old, told his parents he left his body during the surgery–and authenticated that claim by describing exactly what his parents were doing in another part of the hospital while he was being operated on. He talked of visiting heaven and relayed stories told to him by people he met there whom he had never met in life, sharing events that happened even before he was born. He also astonished his parents with descriptions and obscure details about heaven that matched the Bible exactly, though he had not yet learned to read. With disarming innocence and the plainspoken boldness of a child, Colton tells of meeting long-departed family members. He describes Jesus, the angels, how “really, really big” God is, and how much God loves us. Retold by his father, but using Colton’s uniquely simple words, Heaven Is for Real offers a glimpse of the world that awaits us, where as Colton says, “Nobody is old and nobody wears glasses.” Heaven Is for Real will forever change the way you think of eternity, offering the chance to see, and believe, like a child. Continue the Burpos story in Heaven Changes Everything: The Rest of Our Story. Heaven Is for Real also is available in Spanish, El cielo es real.

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    The First to Die at the End
  • Author : Adam Silvera
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN : 9780063240827
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • In this prequel to the bestselling phenomenon They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast first makes their fateful calls. #1 New York Times bestseller! It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict when someone will die, or is it just an elaborate hoax? Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die. He has a serious heart condition, and he signed up for Death-Cast so he could know what’s coming. Valentino Prince is restarting his life in New York. He has a long and promising future ahead and he only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident. Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Square and immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first round of End Day calls goes out, their lives are changed forever—one of them receives a call, and the other doesn’t. Though neither boy is certain how the day will end, they know they want to spend it together…even if that means their goodbye will be heartbreaking. Told with acclaimed author Adam Silvera’s signature bittersweet touch, this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest. * A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year *

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    The Road
  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 9780307267450
  • Reader Reviews : 1030
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation. Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.

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    Among the Hidden
  • Author : Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780689848070
  • Reader Reviews : 206
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children, Luke, an illegal third child, has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm in this start to the Shadow Children series from Margaret Peterson Haddix. Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows—does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?

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    The Boy Who Couldn't
  • Author : Rachel Coverdale
  • Publisher : Willow Breeze Publishing
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 1916108016
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Books
  • A stirring action-adventure story about two very different boys whose lives unexpectedly cross. When they stumble upon a badger-baiting plot by dangerous criminals, they need to overcome their differences and fears to help each other and save the badgers. A story about being the person you can be, not the person you are expected to be.

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    The Boy who Reversed Himself
  • Author : William Sleator
  • Publisher : Puffin
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN : 0140389652
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • When Laura discovers that the unpopular boy living next door to her has the ability to go into the fourth dimension, she makes the dangerous decision to accompany him on his journeys there.

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    The Boy Who Couldn’t Die
  • Author : ANIK BAKSHI
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN : 9781637453919
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Far from the city of joy, a French émigré ties the knot with a Bengali. While looking for late GrandPère and Mère among the stars, Popeye makes a dost. A girl next door. But Love comes unknowingly and vamooses like an abandoned pet. Years later they bump into each other’s life. Didi invokes the Non Materialistic Love Laws. A sturdy verdict implodes the relation. Young lovers break the Law. But Fate is yet to be hostile … Popeye becomes The Boy Who Couldn’t Die. Adolescence … cigarette, erotica, wine. A ragamuffin on the roads, night at a Pub … drugs! He meets Amma: The Lady Krishna. The Lady Marx. The Half Mother. Then a political odyssey; coaxing Police, behind the bars … and a lot more! Experience the enchantment of Love, Death and Life with The Boy Who Couldn’t Die!

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    The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven
  • Author : Kevin Malarkey
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 8184953925
  • Reader Reviews : 111
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • A True Story A Remarkable Account of Miracles Angels, and Life beyond this World AN ACCIDENT, A MIRACLE , and a SUPERNATURAL ENCOUNTER that will give you new insights on Heaven, angels, and hearing the voice of God. In 2004, Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered a terrible car wreck. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex – and it seemed impossible that he could survive. When Alex awoke from a coma two months later, he had an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. Of the angels who took him through the gates of Heaven itself. And, most amazing of all . . . of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey. As you see Heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father’s love.

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    They Both Die at the End
  • Author : Adam Silvera
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9780062457813
  • Reader Reviews : 34
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day. #1 New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice * A Bustle Best YA Novel * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book * A Book Riot Best Queer Book * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure—to live a lifetime in a single day. In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.” Plus don't miss The First to Die at the End: #1 New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera returns to the universe of international phenomenon They Both Die at the End in this prequel. New star-crossed lovers are put to the test on the first day of Death-Cast’s fateful calls.

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    A Monster Calls
  • Author : Patrick Ness
  • Publisher : Thorndike Striving Reader
  • Pages : N.a
  • ISBN : 1432875833
  • Reader Reviews : 204
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Large Print�s increased font size and wider line spacing maximizes reading legibility, and has been proven to advance comprehension, improve fluency, reduce eye fatigue, and boost engagement in young readers of all abilities, especially struggling, reluctant, and striving readers.

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    Hell Phone
  • Author : William Sleator
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Pages : 292
  • ISBN : 0810993600
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Seventeen-year-old Nick buys a used cell phone only to call his girlfriend, but strange and desperate people keep calling--one of them a denizen of Hell--begging for or demanding his help. Reprint.

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    Before I Die
  • Author : Jenny Downham
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 9780385751834
  • Reader Reviews : 81
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • For the many readers who love The Fault in Our Stars, this is the story of a girl who is determined to live, love, and to write her own ending before her time is finally up. Tessa has just months to live. Fighting back against hospital visits, endless tests, and drugs with excruciating side effects, Tessa compiles a list. It’s her To Do Before I Die list. And number one is Sex. Released from the constraints of “normal” life, Tessa tastes new experiences to make her feel alive while her failing body struggles to keep up. Tessa’s feelings, her relationships with her father and brother, her estranged mother, her best friend, and her new boyfriend, are all painfully crystallized in the precious weeks before Tessa’s time runs out. A Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the Year A Booklist Editors’ Choice A Book Sense Children’s Pick A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author An ALA-YALSA Top Ten Best Book for Young Adults The newly released feature film Now Is Good, starring Dakota Fanning, is based on Jenny Downham's intensely moving novel.

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    When
  • Author : Victoria Laurie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781484711477
  • Reader Reviews : 30
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Maddie Fynn is a shy high school junior cursed with an eerie intuitive ability that's out of her control -- one that entangles her in a homicide investigation. For as long as she can remember, Maddie has seen a series of unique digits hovering above the foreheads of each person she encounters. Her earliest memories are marked by these numbers, but it takes her father's premature death for Maddie and her family to realize that these mysterious digits are actually deathdates, and just like birthdays, everyone has one. Forced by her alcoholic mother to use her ability to make extra money, Maddie identifies the quickly approaching deathdate of one client's young son, but because her ability only allows her to see the when and not the how, she's unable to offer any more insight. When the boy goes missing on that exact date, law enforcement turns to Maddie. Soon, Maddie is entangled in a homicide investigation, and more young people disappear and are later found murdered. A suspect for the investigation, a target for the murderer, and attracting the attentions of a mysterious young admirer who may be connected to it all, Maddie's whole existence is about to be turned upside down. Can she right things before it's too late?

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    Ghost Boys
  • Author : Jewell Parker Rhodes
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780316262255
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A heartbreaking and powerful story about a black boy killed by a police officer, drawing connections through history, from award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes. Only the living can make the world better. Live and make it better. Twelve-year-old Jerome is shot by a police officer who mistakes his toy gun for a real threat. As a ghost, he observes the devastation that's been unleashed on his family and community in the wake of what they see as an unjust and brutal killing. Soon Jerome meets another ghost: Emmett Till, a boy from a very different time but similar circumstances. Emmett helps Jerome process what has happened, on a journey towards recognizing how historical racism may have led to the events that ended his life. Jerome also meets Sarah, the daughter of the police officer, who grapples with her father's actions. Once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a gripping and poignant story about how children and families face the complexities of today's world, and how one boy grows to understand American blackness in the aftermath of his own death.

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    On My Honor
  • Author : Marion Dane Bauer
  • Publisher : Yearling Books
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN : 9780440466338
  • Reader Reviews : 22
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Joel dares his best friend, Tony, to a swimming race in a dangerous river. Both boys jump in, but when Joel reaches the sandbar, he finds Tony has vanished. How can he face their parents and the terrible truth?

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    The Boy in the Black Suit
  • Author : Jason Reynolds
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781442459502
  • Reader Reviews : 16
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Soon after his mother's death, Matt takes a job at a funeral home in his tough Brooklyn neighborhood and, while attending and assisting with funerals, begins to accept her death and his responsibilities as a man.

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    The Midnight Library
  • Author : Matt Haig
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780525559481
  • Reader Reviews : 144
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The #1 New York Times bestselling WORLDWIDE phenomenon Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick | Independent (London) Ten Best Books of the Year "A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post The dazzling reader-favorite about the choices that go into a life well lived, from the acclaimed author of How To Stop Time and The Comfort Book. Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better? In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting blockbuster novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

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    A Lesson Before Dying
  • Author : Ernest J. Gaines
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781400077700
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Fiction
  • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • A deep and compassionate novel about a young man who returns to 1940s Cajun country to visit a black youth on death row for a crime he didn't commit. Together they come to understand the heroism of resisting. A “majestic, moving novel ... an instant classic, a book that will be read, discussed and taught beyond the rest of our lives" (Chicago Tribune), from the critically acclaimed author of A Gathering of Old Men and The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman.

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    Everything I Never Told You
  • Author : Celeste Ng
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9781101634615
  • Reader Reviews : 166
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The acclaimed debut novel by the author of Little Fires Everywhere and Our Missing Hearts “A taut tale of ever deepening and quickening suspense.” —O, the Oprah Magazine “Explosive . . . Both a propulsive mystery and a profound examination of a mixed-race family.” —Entertainment Weekly “Lydia is dead. But they don’t know this yet.” So begins this exquisite novel about a Chinese American family living in 1970s small-town Ohio. Lydia is the favorite child of Marilyn and James Lee, and her parents are determined that she will fulfill the dreams they were unable to pursue. But when Lydia’s body is found in the local lake, the delicate balancing act that has been keeping the Lee family together is destroyed, tumbling them into chaos. A profoundly moving story of family, secrets, and longing, Everything I Never Told You is both a gripping page-turner and a sensitive family portrait, uncovering the ways in which mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, and husbands and wives struggle, all their lives, to understand one another.

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    Mick Harte Was Here
  • Author : Barbara Park
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780307786821
  • Reader Reviews : 13
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • How could someone like Mick die? He was the kid who freaked out his mom by putting a ceramic eye in a defrosted chicken, the kid who did a wild dance in front of the whole school--and the kid who, if only he had worn his bicycle helmet, would still be alive today. But now Phoebe Harte's twelve-year-old brother is gone, and Phoebe's world has turned upside down. With her trademark candor and compassion, beloved middle-grade writer Barbara Park tells how Phoebe copes with her painful loss in this story filled with sadness, humor--and hope. Chosen by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 1996. "A full-fledged and fully convincing drama" (Publishers Weekly).

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    The Girl Who Could Fly
  • Author : Victoria Forester
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781429986366
  • Reader Reviews : 60
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • You just can't keep a good girl down . . . unless you use the proper methods. Piper McCloud can fly. Just like that. Easy as pie. Sure, she hasn't mastered reverse propulsion and her turns are kind of sloppy, but she's real good at loop-the-loops. Problem is, the good folk of Lowland County are afraid of Piper. And her ma's at her wit's end. So it seems only fitting that she leave her parents' farm to attend a top-secret, maximum-security school for kids with exceptional abilities. School is great at first with a bunch of new friends whose skills range from super-strength to super-genius. (Plus all the homemade apple pie she can eat!) But Piper is special, even among the special. And there are consequences. Consequences too dire to talk about. Too crazy to consider. And too dangerous to ignore. At turns exhilarating and terrifying, Victoria Forester's debut novel has been praised by Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga, as "the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men...Prepare to have your heart warmed." The Girl Who Could Fly is an unforgettable story of defiance and courage about an irrepressible heroine who can, who will, who must . . . fly. This title has Common Core connections. Praise for Victoria Forester and The Girl Who Could Fly: "It's the oddest/sweetest mix of Little House on the Prairie and X-Men. I was smiling the whole time (except for the part where I cried). I gave it to my mom, and I'm reading it to my kids—it's absolutely multigenerational. Prepare to have your heart warmed." Stephenie Meyer, author of the Twilight saga "In this terrific debut novel, readers meet Piper McCloud, the late-in-life daughter of farmers...The story soars, just like Piper, with enough loop-de-loops to keep kids uncertain about what will come next....Best of all are the book's strong, lightly wrapped messages about friendship and authenticity and the difference between doing well and doing good."--Booklist, Starred Review "Forester's disparate settings (down-home farm and futuristic ice-bunker institute) are unified by the rock-solid point of view and unpretentious diction... any child who has felt different will take strength from Piper's fight to be herself against the tide of family, church, and society."--The Horn Book Review The Girl Who Could Fly is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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    The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
  • Author : April Henry
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780805099034
  • Reader Reviews : 15
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • "Take her out back and finish her off." She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive, in The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die. This title has Common Core connections.

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    The Book Thief
  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 578
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
  • Reader Reviews : 2620
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

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    Heaven is for Real
  • Author : Todd Burpo
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson Inc
  • Pages : 125
  • ISBN : 9781418550684
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Religion
  • Why should we care about heaven? -- What is heaven like? -- When does a person go to heaven? -- Where is heaven? -- Who goes to heaven?

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    Broken Arrow Boy
  • Author : Adam Moore
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN : 0933849249
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Adam Moore describes how he suffered a serious brain injury and recovered with medical help and family support.

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    Tuck Everlasting
  • Author : Natalie Babbitt
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780374302030
  • Reader Reviews : 219
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Critically acclaimed when it was first published, Tuck Everlasting has become a much-loved, well-studied modern-day classic. This anniversary edition features an in-depth interview conducted by Betsy Hearne in which Natalie Babbitt takes a look at Tuck Everlasting twenty-five years later. What if you could live forever? Is eternal life a blessing or a curse? That is what young Winnie Foster must decide when she discovers a spring on her family’s property whose waters grant immortality. Members of the Tuck family, having drunk from the spring, tell Winnie of their experiences watching life go by and never growing older. But then Winnie must decide whether or not to keep the Tucks’ secret—and whether or not to join them on their never-ending journey. Praise for Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt: “A fearsome and beautifully written book that can't be put down or forgotten.” —The New York Times “Exciting and excellently written.” —The New York Times Book Review “With its serious intentions and light touch the story is, like the Tucks, timeless.” —Chicago Sun-Times “Probably the best work of our best children's novelist.” —Harper's “Natalie Babbitt's great skill is spinning fantasy with the lilt and sense of timeless wisdom of the old fairy tales. . . . It lingers on, haunting your waking hours, making you ponder.” —The Boston Globe “This book is as shapely, crisp, sweet, and tangy as a summer-ripe pear.” —Entertainment Weekly This title has Common Core connections.

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    The Little Engine That Could
  • Author : Watty Piper
  • Publisher : Golden Books
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN : 9780593426432
  • Reader Reviews : 79
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Make family reading a regular and cherished activity with The Little Engine That Could and READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER, a nationwide movement developed by Penguin Random House in partnership with Parents magazine. The kindness and determination of the Little Blue Engine have inspired millions of children around the world since the story was first published in 1930. Cherished by readers for ninety years, The Little Engine That Could is a classic tale of a little engine that, despite her size, triumphantly pulls a train full of wonderful things to the children waiting on the other side of a mountain. Now parents and educators can introduce the importance of determination and kindness to younger readers with this classic picture book! Don't miss READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER throughout July and be sure to celebrate the importance, and power, of the shared reading experience between an adult and a child. Picture books in the READ TOGETHER, BE TOGETHER program are available at a low price for a limited time so that families everywhere can make the most of storytime. Other titles include: Horton Hears a Who (Dr. Seuss) Llama Llama Misses Mama (Anna Dewdney) Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go (Richard Scarry) The Little Engine That Could (Watty Piper) The Very Busy Spider (Eric Carle)

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    The Name of this Book Is Secret
  • Author : Pseudonymous Bosch
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9780316039925
  • Reader Reviews : 98
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Read the series that's sold more than 2 million copies--if you dare! Warning: this description has not been authorized by Pseudonymous Bosch. As much as he'd love to sing the praises of his book (he is very vain), he wouldn't want you to hear about his brave 11-year old heroes, Cass and Max-Ernest. Or about how a mysterious box of vials, the Symphony of Smells, sends them on the trail of a magician who has vanished under strange (and stinky) circumstances. And he certainly wouldn't want you to know about the hair-raising adventures that follow and the nefarious villains they face. You see, not only is the name of this book secret, the story inside is, too. For it concerns a secret. A Big Secret.

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    The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • Author : Mitch Albom
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781401388881
  • Reader Reviews : 258
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Eddie is a wounded war veteran, an old man who has lived, in his mind, an uninspired life. His job is fixing rides at a seaside amusement park. On his 83rd birthday, a tragic accident kills him, as he tries to save a little girl from a falling cart. He awakes in the afterlife, where he learns that heaven is not a destination. It's a place where your life is explained to you by five people, some of whom you knew, others who may have been strangers. One by one, from childhood to soldier to old age, Eddie's five people revisit their connections to him on earth, illuminating the mysteries of his "meaningless" life, and revealing the haunting secret behind the eternal question: "Why was I here?"

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    Johnny Got His Gun
  • Author : Dalton Trumbo
  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780806537603
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • The Searing Portrayal Of War That Has Stunned And Galvanized Generations Of Readers An immediate bestseller upon its original publication in 1939, Dalton Trumbo?s stark, profoundly troubling masterpiece about the horrors of World War I brilliantly crystallized the uncompromising brutality of war and became the most influential protest novel of the Vietnam era. Johnny Got His Gun is an undisputed classic of antiwar literature that?s as timely as ever. ?A terrifying book, of an extraordinary emotional intensity.?--The Washington Post "Powerful. . . an eye-opener." --Michael Moore "Mr. Trumbo sets this story down almost without pause or punctuation and with a fury amounting to eloquence."--The New York Times "A book that can never be forgotten by anyone who reads it."--Saturday Review

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    Push
  • Author : Sapphire
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780593466759
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Fiction
  • A new 25th anniversary edition of the instant classic that inspired the major motion picture and Sundance Film Festival winner Precious: Based on the Novel by Sapphire, whose power and ferocity influenced a generation of writers. Precious Jones, an illiterate sixteen-year-old, has up until now been invisible to the father who rapes her and the mother who batters her and to the authorities who dismiss her as just one more of Harlem's casualties. But when Precious, pregnant with a second child by her father, meets a determined and radical teacher, we follow her on a journey of education and enlightenment as she learns not only how to write about her life, but how to make it truly her own for the first time.

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    Once More We Saw Stars
  • Author : Jayson Greene
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN : 9781524733537
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • "A gripping and beautiful book about the power of love in the face of unimaginable loss." --Cheryl Strayed For readers of The Bright Hour and When Breath Becomes Air, a moving, transcendent memoir of loss and a stunning exploration of marriage in the wake of unimaginable grief. As the book opens: two-year-old Greta Greene is sitting with her grandmother on a park bench on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. A brick crumbles from a windowsill overhead, striking her unconscious, and she is immediately rushed to the hospital. But although it begins with this event and with the anguish Jayson and his wife, Stacy, confront in the wake of their daughter's trauma and the hours leading up to her death, Once More We Saw Stars quickly becomes a narrative that is as much about hope and healing as it is about grief and loss. Jayson recognizes, even in the midst of his ordeal, that there will be a life for him beyond it--that if only he can continue moving forward, from one moment to the next, he will survive what seems unsurvivable. With raw honesty, deep emotion, and exquisite tenderness, he captures both the fragility of life and absoluteness of death, and most important of all, the unconquerable power of love. This is an unforgettable memoir of courage and transformation--and a book that will change the way you look at the world.