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Refugee Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Harrowing page-turner sheds light on child refugees.
By Alan Gratz
(2017)
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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 Gruffalo Book Poster Image
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age 3+
Clever mouse puts brains to work in this children's classic.
By Julia Donaldson
(1999)
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One Crazy Summer Book Poster Image
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age 11+
A gem, with strong girl characters, '60s black history.
By Rita Williams-Garcia
(2010)
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The Ruins of Gorlan: The Ranger's Apprentice, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
1st in popular series has positive characters, some battles.
By John Flanagan
(2006)
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The Giver, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Riveting, expertly crafted novel shows utopia's flaws.
By Lois Lowry
(1993)
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Cirque Du Freak: The Saga of Darren Shan Series Book Poster Image
age 11+
Vampire horror series may hook reluctant readers.
By Darren Shan
(2004)
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Llama Llama Mad at Mama Book Poster Image
age 3+
Silly story, happy lesson for parents, kids alike.
By Anna Dewdney
(2007)
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Flipped Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Honest story about first crushes -- tweens and up.
By Wendelin Van Draanen
(2006)
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Uglies: Uglies Quartet, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Thoughtful sci-fi about the price of beauty.
By Scott Westerfeld
(2006)
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Maximum Ride, Book 1: The Angel Experiment Book Poster Image
age 11+
OK series launch about flock of mutants. Tweens.
By James Patterson
(2006)
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Hatchet Book Poster Image
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age 11+
Hold on tight for an intense tale of survival.
By Gary Paulsen
(1987)
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Inkspell: Inkheart Trilogy, Book 2 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Overlong but often exciting sequel, darker than first book.
By Cornelia Funke
(2005)
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Stormbreaker: Alex Rider Adventures, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
British teen spy saves England in thriller!
By Anthony Horowitz
(2005)
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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Book Poster Image
age 11+
Powerful penultimate book mines Voldemort's past.
By J. K. Rowling
(2005)
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The Boy from the Basement Book Poster Image
age 11+
Gripping tale handles abuse with a delicate hand.
By Susan Shaw
(2005)
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Al Capone Does My Shirts: A Tale from Alcatraz, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Boy stands up for sister with autism in compassionate tale.
By Gennifer Choldenko
(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 Amulet of Samarkand: The Bartimaeus Trilogy, Book 1 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Witty and sharp fantasy with complex characters.
By Jonathan Stroud
(2004)
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Messenger: The Giver, Book 3 Book Poster Image
age 11+
Mythic vibe in engaging story of boy with healing powers.
By Lois Lowry
(2014)
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