unRequired Reading Blog

08/28/2009 - 3:07pm

  You will enjoy the following titles.

 

Each Little Bird That Sings by Deborah Wiles.

Comfort Snowberger is well acquainted with death since her family runs
the funeral parlor in their small southern town, but even so the
ten-year-old is unprepared for the series of heart-wrenching events that
begins on the first day of Easter vacation with the sudden death of her
beloved great-uncle Edisto.

 

Everything On a Waffle by Polly Horvath.

06/25/2012 - 4:26pm

Here are some other titles you may like. They are
all adventures, and some of them are funny, too.

 

The Star of Kazan by Eva Ibbotson.

After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late
nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman
claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in
a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

 

Hidden Talents by David Lubar.

06/25/2012 - 3:27pm

Since you enjoyed The Morning
Gift by Eva Ibbotson, Ihere is a list of books that I hope you
will enjoy as well.

 

The Star of Kazan / Eva Ibbotson.

After twelve-year-old Annika, a foundling living in late
nineteenth-century Vienna, inherits a trunk of costume jewelry, a woman
claiming to be her aristocratic mother arrives and takes her to live in
a strangely decrepit mansion in Germany.

 

The Coffin Quilt : the feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys / Ann
Rinaldi.

08/28/2009 - 3:11pm

Here are some other books that I think you may also enjoy.

 

The Boyfriend List : (15 guys, 11 shrink appointments, 4 ceramic frogs,
and me, Ruby Oliver) by E. Lockhart.
A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent
panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her
girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her
father, and more.

 

08/28/2009 - 3:12pm

If you enjoy books about guys in tough situations, here are some other titles you may like:

 

Touching Spirit Bear by Ben Mikaelsen.

After his anger erupts into violence, Cole, in order to avoid going to
prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the
native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan
Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.

 

Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers.

12/09/2010 - 12:23pm

There are lots of stories about ballet dancers. Some
that I thought you might enjoy are:

 

To Dance by Siena Cherson Siegel.

The author describes how she first decided she wanted to be a
ballerina at the age of six, and how that dream carried her from her
home in Puerto Rico to dance class in Boston to performing with the New
York City Ballet. This is a non-fiction book written like a graphic
novel.

 

Marie, Dancing by Carolyn Meyer.

08/28/2009 - 3:16pm

Here are some
more books you might like about middle school students .

 

All of the Above by Shelley Pearsall.

08/28/2009 - 3:30pm

I have some suggestions if you liked Pants on Fire by Meg Cabot.

 

 

 

Confessions of a NOT IT Girl by Melissa Kantor.

High school senior Jan Miller is convinced she's destined for the
world's least fabulous life because she doesn't have IT. But, maybe,
just maybe, being a Not It Girl will turn out to have some major
rewards.

Suggested for ages 13 - 18

 

 

Crush by Ellen Conford.

08/28/2009 - 3:32pm

Spiderwick is a great children's series and here are some more suggestions you might like in
our children's area:

 

 

Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.

When a young evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by
capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back
with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Suggested for ages 10 - 14

 

Dealing With Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede.

08/28/2009 - 3:33pm

I have a few to suggest to you that I hope you will enjoy, too.

 

Prom by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Eighteen-year-old Ash wants nothing to do with senior prom, but when
disaster strikes and her desperate friend, Nat, needs her help to get it
back on track, Ash's involvement transforms her life.

 

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin.

Stuck babysitting during the summer while her friends take glamorous
vacations, fourteen-year-old Irene learns some lessons about life after
meeting a beautiful, yet troubled, girl.

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