An inspiring YA debut from the author of Dangerous Minds.Eddie Corazon is angry. He’s also very smart. But he’s working pretty hard at being a juvenile delinquent. He blows off school, even though he’s a secret reader. He hangs with his cousins, who will always back him up—when they aren’t in jail.Then along comes Lupe, who makes his blood race. She sees something in Eddie he doesn’t even see in himself. A heart, and a mind, and something more: a poet. But in Eddie’s world, it’s a thin line between tragedy and glory. And what goes down is entirely in Eddie’s hands. Gripping, thought-provoking, and hopeful, Muchacho is a rare and inspiring story about one teen’s determination to fight his circumstances and shape his own destiny.From the Hardcover edition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/10/2011Pages: 208Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Despite his promise to take care of his family, Johnny embarks on a bold mission to supply the Confederates, only to be taken prisoner by a runaway slave, in a novel that explores the reasons for the Civil War. Reprint. VY. SLJ. PW. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 12/1/1996Pages: 256Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Deep in the London underground, a train shudders across an unseen body. Days later, on the bleakness of Dartmoor, Max Gordon learns of a fellow student's death in the capital. Danny Maguire was carrying an envelope with Max's name on it—containing the secret of Max's mother's death. The clues take Max into the endangered rainforest of Central America where, hunted down by a ruthless killer, he must also escape the jaws of deadly crocodiles and flesh-eating piranhas. The truth Max is desperately trying to uncover lies deep within the dangerous forest's heart . . . if only he can stay alive to reach it.The third & final novel in David Gilman's supercharged sophisticated adventure series, perfect for fans of Anthony Horowitz, James Patterson, and the Jason Bourne movies.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 12/27/2011Pages: 432Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Witches, murder, ghosts, and madness one of Shakespeare’s finest tragedies is also a perfect fit for the graphic novel format. This compelling adaptation depicts every blood-curdling scene in easy-to-follow illustrations, accompanied by Shakespeare’s original text. An illustrated cast of characters reminds readers who’s who, and fascinating background information on Shakespeare and the real Macbeth adds historical context.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 11/5/2008Pages: 144Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
In this ingenious and captivating reimagining of Rudyard Kiplings classic adventure The Jungle Book, Neil Gaiman tells the unforgettable story of Nobody Owens, a living, breathing boy whose home is a graveyard, raised by a guardian who belongs neither to the mortal world nor the realm of the dead. Among the mausoleums and headstones of his home, Bod experiences things most mortals can barely imagine. But real, flesh-and-blood danger waits just outside the cemetery walls: the man who murdered the infant Bods family will not rest until he finds Nobody Owens and finishes the job he began many years ago. A #1 New York Times bestseller and winner of many international awards, including the Hugo Award for best novel and the Locus Award, The Graveyard Book is a glorious meditation on love, loss, survival, and sacrifice...and what it means to truly be alive. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/27/2011Pages: 320
There’s a rip in the blue umbrella, and time—and Chelsea—are slipping through! One moment she was there, the next moment she was not, and Ches Cholmondeley was watching when it happened. And he learns of other mysterious goings-on: for three days in a row the world’s atomic clocks have lost a second, resulting in bizarre accidents ranging from dropped casseroles to plane crashes. Are these events related? What’s a brother to do? Figure out a way to get his sister back, of course. In search of answers, Ches befriends the local clockmaker, Myron Stinchcombe, who knows a lot about time, and seeks out Sky Porter, who knows a lot about, well, everything. But time is running out. And Ches is torn, knowing that the very deed that can save the world might also keep his sister from ever returning to it. Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/1/2011Pages: 368Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
You've seen your own blood, when you have a cut or a scrape. You can see the veins in your wrist, and you've seen the scab that forms as a cut heals. But do you know what blood does for you? Without blood, you couldn't play, or grow, or learn. That's because just about every part of your body needs blood, from your muscles to your bones to your brain. How does your body use blood? Read and find out! Ages 10 - 14Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 5/4/2004Pages: 32Reading Level: Age 4 and Up
Based on the Best-Selling X-Box game! Blood Line is the top-secret unconventional warfare unit of the United Nations Space Command's Office of Naval Intelligence, engaging in sabotage and assassination missions deep inside Covenant space. But when this quartet of super-soldiers is shot down over a desolate moon along with a Covenant crusier, humans and aliens will have to forge an uneasy alliance against a common foe before an eons-old threat destroys them both! Collects Halo: Blood Line #1-5.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 7/28/2010Pages: 120
When the vampire tribes convene for the rare Blood Moon ceremonies, Solange Drake’s struggle with her feral nature, a mysterious stranger, family secrets, and forbidden magic put her entire family in danger. And when Nicholas Drake is torn between saving his little sister, Solange, or his girlfriend Lucy, who will he choose?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 6/19/2012Pages: 320Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
Vivian Gandillon relishes the change, the sweet, fierce ache that carries her from girl to wolf. At sixteen, she is beautiful and strong, and all the young wolves are on her tail. But Vivian still grieves for her dead father; her pack remains leaderless and in disarray, and she feels lost in the suburbs of Maryland. She longs for a normal life. But what is normal for a werewolf?Then Vivian falls in love with a human, a meat-boy. Aiden is kind and gentle, a welcome relief from the squabbling pack. He's fascinated by magic, and Vivian longs to reveal herself to him. Surely he would understand her and delight in the wonder of her dual nature, not fear her as an ordinary human would.Vivian's divided loyalties are strained further when a brutal murder threatens to expose the pack. Moving between two worlds, she does not seem to belong in either. What is she really--human or beast? Which tastes sweeter--blood or chocolate?From the Paperback edition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 8/14/2007Pages: 264Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
The Spartan Quest series continues with Lysander's next adventure. After victory against the Persians, Lysander and the other young warriors from Sparta are weary from battle. But then a messenger brings news that Taras, a distant outpost of the Spartan empire, is under siege. Sparta is in danger of losing a vital trading port to a local uprising. Lysander and his barrack set sail immediately for southern Italy. They quickly discover that the locals will not be easily beaten. In the heat of battle Lysander finds himself in front of the great statue in the main square, and is shocked to see that the figure is wearing the Fire of Ares. Is this Lysander’s ancestor? He must find out his connection to this town and its people, and in so doing reveal more of his mysterious heritage, hidden from him for so long. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 5/12/2009Pages: 304Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
There are two sides to every story. You've heard Thor's -- now it's time to hear Loki's. Odin's least favorite son rewrites Asgardian lore from his perspective, featuring the breathtaking painted artwork of Esad Ribic (WOLVERINE). In this story, Loki's insatiable lust for power, his conflicted sentiments toward Sif, his antipathy toward Balder, and the deep-seated feelings of longing and resentment toward his older brother, Thor, and uncaring father, Odin, will take on new meaning. And if that's not enough, just stare at the lush painted art by Ribic - you won't be disappointed! COLLECTING: Loki #1-4, Journey Into Mystery #85, Journey Into Mystery #112 (Tales of Asgard backup)Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/30/2011Pages: 152
Cameryn Mahoney works as the assistant to her father, the county coroner of Silverton, Colorado. But if that's not hard enough, her long-lost mother has made a surprise return to Cameryn's life. When her mother picks up a mysterious young hitchhiker, Cameryn senses that the girl is running from something. But before she can find out more, the girl is found dead?with a gun in her hand. Is it suicide? Or something even more sinister?Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 1/8/2009Pages: 236Reading Level: Age 12 and Up
The riveting conclusion to a thrilling trilogy from New York Times bestselling master of suspense D. J. MacHale.From Marshall’s mysterious experiences in The Light to Cooper’s haunting perspective in The Black, the questions have intensified along with the action. And now it is time for answers: A final showdown is in order between best friends Marshall and Cooper and the terrifying villain Damon, who’s more determined than ever to break down the walls between the worlds of the living and the dead.Marshall is forced to make a brave and shocking choice when the battle is on the line, and he and Cooper might be rewarded with help from someone quite unexpected….As the gripping trilogy heads toward resolution, shocks and surprises await at the end of the long and winding Morpheous Road. Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 3/27/2012Pages: 384Reading Level: Age 10 and Up
Lionel barely remembers the old days, before he and his sister, Beatrice, came to the boarding school on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. His life is peaceful, as long as he follows the rules. So he can't understand why Beatrice won't: why she refuses to cut her hair and insists on honoring the Blackfeet traditions. When the appearance of a frozen corpse triggers an irreversible chain of events, the siblings find themselves on a stolen horse fleeing for their lives. Somewhere in the mountains lies their grandfather's homestead--if only they can survive long enough to find him... Suspenseful and beautifully-written, this novel takes readers on an unforgettable journey through the wilderness of Montana in the early 1900s.Book Details:Format: HardcoverPublication Date: 11/9/2010Pages: Reading Level: Age 9 and Up
Jimmy and Kevin could really use a guide to life. Their activities almost land them in juvenile detention until Duke employs them in his Harlem barbershop. Duke has rules for everything. But is he offering good advice or just more aggravation? In the groundbreaking tradition of the award-winning Monster and Bad Boy: A Memoir, Walter Dean Myers fashions a complex, layered novel about the rules for success. Handbook for Boys is the book that he wishes he could have read while growing up. It is also the book young people need to read today. Ages 10+Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 4/1/2003Pages: 211Reading Level: Age 13 and Up
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