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The River Between Us Book Poster Image
age 11+
Civil War realism for young readers.
By Richard Peck
(2003)
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Skellig Book Poster Image
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age 11+
This gorgeously weird novel captivates readers.
By David Almond
(1998)
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The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
A riveting utopian novel that's expertly crafted.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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Children of the Dust Bowl: The True Story of the School at Weedpatch Camp Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful story of 1930s Dust Bowl families.
By Jerry Stanley
(1992)
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Eleanor Roosevelt: A Life of Discovery Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful, moving biography of Eleanor Roosevelt.
By Russell Freedman
(1993)
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Lincoln: A Photobiography Book Poster Image
age 11+
Illustrates Lincoln's depth as a man and a leader.
By Russell Freedman
(1972)
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The View From Saturday Book Poster Image
age 11+
Brilliant but complex novel for older kids.
By E. L. Konigsburg
(1996)
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Tunes for Bears to Dance To Book Poster Image
age 11+
Compelling, simple story with an emotional wallop.
By Robert Cormier
(1992)
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Harry Sue Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Offbeat, gritty story with heart. OK for older tweens.
By Sue Stauffacher
(2005)
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Operation Red Jericho: The Guild of Specialists, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Top-notch, rip-roaring adventure with fantasy violence.
By Joshua Mowll
(2005)
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Watership Down Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Thinking person's bunny story will appeal to kids.
By Richard Adams
(1972)
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The Dreamer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Lyrical, ficionalized biography of famed poet Pablo Neruda.
By Pam Munoz Ryan
(2010)
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Addie on the Inside Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vivacious seventh grader expresses herself in vivid poems.
By James Howe
(2011)
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Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Book Poster Image
age 11+
Inspiring wartime journal reveals teen's inner life.
By Anne Frank
(1947)
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The Apothecary Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Cold War kids use magic to save world in brilliant novel.
By Maile Meloy
(2011)
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Splendors and Glooms Book Poster Image
age 11+
Dark, magical, Dickensian page-turner for tweens.
By Laura Amy Schlitz
(2012)
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The House of the Scorpion Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping, gritty sci-fi tale of a clone's identity struggle.
By Nancy Farmer
(2001)
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Under the Empyrean Sky: The Heartland Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thought-provoking, dystopian eco-adventure great for boys.
By Chuck Wendig
(2013)
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The Thickety: A Path Begins Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thrilling, brilliant witch tale is vividly violent, scary.
By J.A. White
(2014)
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The Red Pencil Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Moving verse tale of girl's experience in Darfur genocide.
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
(2014)
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