Category Archives: Fiction

“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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“Sphinx’s Queen” by Esther Friesner

“Sphinx’s Queen” by Esther Friesner Random House, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-375-85657-0 Rating: Good Grades: 7-10 In this sequel to “Sphinx’s Princess,” Friesner continues the story of Ancient Egypt’s Nefertiti who has escaped with her former slave and Thutmose’s brother Amenophis from … Continue reading

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The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin by Michael Beil

Author: Beil, Michael Title: The Red Blazer Girls: The Vanishing Violin Publisher: Knopf Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 9780375861031 Rating:  Good Grades: 5-8 Genre: mystery Review: The 7th grade sleuths from The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour are back, … Continue reading

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Museum of Thieves by Lian Tanner

“Museum of Thieves” Book 1 in the Keepers Trilogy by Lian Tanner Delacourt Press, 2010 ISBN: 978-0-385-73905-4 Format: Book Rating: Good Grades: 5-7 In the first book of a brand new series, readers are introduced to the city of Jewel, … Continue reading

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The Fortune of Carmen Navarro by Jen Bryant

Author: Bryant, Jen Title: The Fortune of Carmen Navarro Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Copyright Date: 2010 ISBN: 978-0375857591 Format: Fiction Rating: Good Grades: 10-12 Genre: Realistic Fiction Cadet Captain Ryan Sweeney comes from a long line of military … Continue reading

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