Category Archives: Fiction

How to be a werewolf by Serena Valentino

Author: Valentino, Serena Title: How to be a werewolf: The claws-on guide for the modern lycanthrope Publisher: Candlewick Copyright Date: 2011 ISBN: 9780763653873 Format: Non-fiction Rating: Excellent Grades: grades 5 -8 Curriculum Framework: Mythology Genre: Myths and legends Review: This … Continue reading

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The Lighter Side of Life and Death by Kelly C.K. Martin

Author: Martin, C.K. Kelly Title: The Lighter Side of Life and Death Publisher: Random House Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 978-0-375-84588-8 Format: Fiction Rating: Good Grades: 10 and up Curriculum Framework: English Genre: Realism Review: Mason and Kat lose their virginity … Continue reading

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Clone Codes by Patricia and John McKissack

Author: McKissack, Patricia and John McKissack Title: Clone Codes Publisher: Scholastic Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 9780439929837 Format: Fiction novel, Rating: Average Grades: 5-8 Curriculum Framework: History and Social Sciences Genre: Sci-fi Review: Leanna is fresh from a virtual field trip, … Continue reading

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“Tutored” by Allison Whittenberg

“Tutored” by Allison Whittenberg Delacorte Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-385-73869-9 Format: Book Rating: Good Grades: 8-12 Wendy has always known the good life – her father saw to that. He was a Black man who’d pulled himself out of poverty by … Continue reading

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“Three black swans” by Caroline B. Cooney

“Three black swans” by Caroline B. Cooney Random House, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-385-73867-5 Format: Book Rating: Excellent Grades: 8-12 “Black swans: “events that are hugely important, rare and unpredictable, and explainable only after the fact.” Sixteen-year-old Missy wanted her classmates to … Continue reading

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“The Nightmarys” by Dan Poblocki

“The Nightmarys” by Dan Poblocki Random House, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-375-84256-6 Format: Book Rating: Excellent Grades: 7-10 Timothy and Abigail’s lives change when they are accidentally paired up for a school project. Both of them report seeing nightmarish corpses, as their … Continue reading

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The Flappers: Vixen by Jillian Larkin

Author: Larkin, Jillian Title: The Flappers: Vixen Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 978-0385740340 Rating: Excellent Grades: 10-12 Curriculum Framework: History and Social Sciences, English Genre: Historical Fiction Review: Seventeen-year-old Gloria Carmody has it all. She … Continue reading

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