Here are some suggestions for a thirteen year old that are good stories
but not violent or explicit.
Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix.
In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a
family to only two children, Luke has lived all his twelve years in
isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another "third" convinces
him that the government is wrong.
Everything on a Waffle - Polly Horvath.
We have lots of Lurlene McDaniel
books here at the library. Here are some by other authors you might like:
All Alone In The Universe by Lynne Rae Perkins.
Debbie is dismayed when her best friend Maureen starts spending time
with ordinary, boring Glenna.
Beauty by Robin McKinley.
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Since you like books about adventures and learning interesting facts,
here are a few other series you could try:
Horrible Harry and the Dungeon by Suzy Kline.
Horrible Harry is the class clown from Room 2B. With Harry around,
second grade is never dull.
Little House Chapter Book by Maria D. Wilkes.
The Little House Chapter Books are like the Little House on the Prairie series, but adapted for early readers.
Thanks for using Book Match! Gregor and the Code of the Claw comes
out in May 2007. Since you like Gregor and the Marks of Secret so much, you might like some of these books:
The City of Ember by Jeanne Du Prau.
In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city,perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions.
The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman.
Here are some titles similar to Coco Counts that I think you might like:
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.
An alphabet rhyme/chant that relates what happens when the whole
alphabet tries to climb a coconut tree.
Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell.
Each animal arriving from the zoo as a possible pet fails to suit its
prospective owner, until just the right one is found. Movable flaps
reveal the contents of each package.
Where's Spot by Eric Hill.
If you like easy-reader books about animals, here are some picture books about animals that I think you might like:
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.
At bedtime, a little llama worries after his mother puts him to bed and
Duck in the Truck by Jez Alborough.
When Duck gets his truck stuck in the muck, he needs some help to get it