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Saturdays with Hitchcock

Ellen Wittlinger (author)

Publisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781580897754

Twelve-year-old movie-loving Maisie is in need of a distraction from her current romantic dilemma when her Uncle Walt comes to stay with her family after being hurt on the set of the movie he's filming in Hollywood. Maisie's best friend, Cyrus, has been hanging out a lot with Gary Hackett, whose last-name sounds to Maisie like a cat barfing up a hairball. When it seems as if Hackett might like Maisie romantically, she's none too pleased, and Cyrus is even less impressed. Uncle Walt has a way of pointing Maisie in the right direction, and Maisie's love of movies also keeps her centered. Heading to the local independent theater on Saturdays to see old movies helps Maisie stay grounded as she struggles with growing up, family tensions, a grandma who seems to be losing her memory, and a love triangle she never expected.

POV

Ted Staunton (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459812383

When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact that he has zero background in film. And then there's Scratch, violent gang member turned sleazy music producer, who keeps making big promises but fails to deliver on a single one. Spencer has no idea how he's going to get this thing made. When the band invites him and his dad up to a cottage for the weekend, Spencer takes the opportunity to ditch Jerry. But one small fib snowballs into dozens of lies, and soon Spencer finds himself in way over his head.

Young Adult Literature: The Worlds Inside Us

Jill K. Mulhall (author)

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials ISBN: 9781480757028

Realistic fiction novels are a great place to find characters who are a lot like you. Moving to a new town, attending a new school, dealing with peer pressure, and feeling like you don't fit in are themes and elements found in YA realistic fiction books. Featuring TIME content, this high-interest nonfiction reader builds critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary and is purposefully leveled to engage different types of learners. Developed by Timothy Rasinski and Lori Oczkus, the text includes a table of contents, captions, glossary, index, and images to deepen understanding. The detailed sidebars feature fun facts that develop higher-order thinking. The Try It! culminating activity provides additional language-development activities. Aligned with McREL and WIDA/TESOL standards, this text features complex content appropriate for middle school students.

First Dance

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781624021923

Lola Jones does not think her big brother's best friend and basketball teammate, C.J Kline, knows she's alive, until one magical night at a high-school dance changes everything. Book #1 in the series

Fashion Police

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130021

Maisey Lopez loves fashion. When her best friend, pop star Cadence Hudson, faces a fashion emergency Maisey steps up to help. But the real Cadence may get lost beneath the makeover! Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Book 2 in the series

Solo Act

Lea Taddonio (author)

Publisher: ABDO ISBN: 9781532130045

With the concert tour coming to an end, Cadence Hudson, Maisey Lopez, and Kenya Jackson are heading in opposite directions. They’re hoping they can grow up, without growing apart. Because when something ends, doesn’t that mean something new is beginning? Aligned to Common Core standards and correlated to state standards. Book 4 in the series

Poser

Alison Hughes (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459801486

Twelve-year-old Luke "Spin" Spinelli is sick of fake running, fake laughing and fake pointing. Sure, he once made the cover of Baby Show magazine, but now his secret modeling career is making him miserable. He dreams of using nonwhitening toothpaste. He can't wait to stop styling his hair. And he really wants to stop worrying that the school bully will discover he was once the face of Dribbleez Diapers. After all, Spin's just a normal boy looking for a hockey game and some pizza with extra cheese.

Power Play

Kyla Steinkraus (author), Alan Brown (illustrator)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681919119

A bully makes life awful for Paisley. An unlikely ally helps her build a machine that could shed some light on the bully's behavior.

Shatterproof

Jocelyn Shipley (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459813625

Thirteen-year-old Nate needs a break from looking after his newly disabled mom. One day when his mom thinks he's at a cross-country meet, he goes to the mall with a friend he's forbidden to have contact with. At the skate shop he sees a new board he can't afford but has to have, and Nate gets talked into running a scam. It turns out Nate looks a lot like a teen TV star filming in the area. So he and his buddy get girls to pay cash to be extras on set. It's all fine until Nate meets a girl he really likes. Nate knows he has to tell her the truth, but he's not sure he has what it takes to come clean.

Billboard Express

Sigmund Brouwer (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811096

Elle has come to Nashville to become a star. She has what it takes, but her agent and all the label executives want to change everything about her - her hair, her body, her clothes and, most important, her music. So Elle becomes a blond, sings about cookin' for her man and wears tiny shorts and revealing tank tops. Then a chance meeting with an established female songwriter makes Elle realize that she's paying too high a price for success. Billboard Express continues the story that began in Rock the Boat by Sigmund Brouwer.

Taz's Recipe

Diane Tullson (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459811874

Fourteen-year-old Taz knows one thing for sure: she's a perfect disaster in the kitchen. Every time she tries to cook, chaos ensues. After fires, toxins and more than one minor injury, Taz will be happy if she makes it through her food-science class in one piece. But when the class enters a competitive race for a coveted program and Taz is put in a group that expects to win, the pressure is on. As the competition heats up, Taz is desperate to hold her own and not let her team down.

Pocket Change: Pitching in for a Better World

Michelle Mulder (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781459809673

Until a few hundred years ago, people were embarrassed to buy bread in a store. Families took pride in making almost everything they owned. These days, many people take pride in buying as much as possible! New clothes, a speedier bicycle, the latest phone. If we've got money, someone can sell us a product that will supposedly make our lives better. But each year, humanity uses resources equivalent to nearly one and a half Earths, and we're still not meeting everyone's needs. Around the world, people are questioning consumerism, leaning toward more sustainable lifestyles and creating a whole new concept of wealth. What if you could meet all your needs while getting to know your neighbors and protecting the environment at the same time? Find out how growing a tiny cabbage can fight poverty, how a few dollars can help ten families start their own businesses and how running errands for a neighbor can help you learn to become a bike mechanic for free!

After the Fire

Becky Citra (author)

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers ISBN: 9781554692477

Melissa is waiting for the "new life" that her mother Sharlene has promised her since a fire devastated their family. But nothing ever seems to change. Melissa has difficulty making friends at school, they never have enough money and her little brother Cody is a brat. When Sharlene announces that they will be spending the month of August at a remote cabin on a wilderness lake, Melissa is less than thrilled. But there is more to do at the lake than she expected, and she is surprised to learn that her mother knows how to paddle a canoe, fish and make bannock and s'mores. On an island in the middle of the lake, Melissa meets Alice, a strange girl who is writing a fantasy novel. Alice shares her tree fort on the island with Melissa, and while at first Melissa is attracted to Alice's strong personality and her stories of her "perfect family," she becomes increasingly uneasy around Alice. As Melissa's relationship with her mother improves and her confidence increases, she is able to hold her own with Alice and start to appreciate her own imperfect family.

What Creature Are You Most Like?

Brooke Rowe (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781634700924

Readers will enjoy exploring hidden aspects of their personality as they discover what creature they are most like in this engaging quiz book. Written in the high-low format, this book has a HIGH interest level to appeal to a more mature audience but maintains a LOW level of complexity and clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Best Quiz Ever: What Creature Are You Most Like? includes fun questions to share with friends as well as trivia throughout the book. A perfect read for the classroom, library, sleepovers, or reading resource rooms. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

Play It Safe Online

Phyllis Cornwall (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610803731

Introduces proper online safety for children, including cyberbullies, limiting personal information, and being responsible.

Field Trips, Yes or No

Kevin Walker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914695

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Reciting the Pledge, Yes or No

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914633

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Class Parties, Yes or No

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914657

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Smartphones in Class, Yes or No

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914640

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

School Dances, Yes or No

Erin Palmer (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914664

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Learning a Second Language, Yes or No

Kevin Walker (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914688

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Summer School, Yes or No

Erin Palmer (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914671

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

Homework, Yes or No

Reese Everett (author)

Publisher: Rourke Publishing ISBN: 9781681914626

This introduction to opinion writing serves as a mentor text to students learning to express their own opinions in persuasive essays and other opinion-based writing assignments using topics relevant to students as examples. Both sides of the debate are explored equally. Includes writing prompts.

How to Write a Thank-You Letter

Kate Roth Cecilia Minden (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805766

Learn how to write the perfect thank-you note.

Join Forces: Teaming Up Online

Samantha Roslund (author)

Publisher: Cherry Lake Publishing ISBN: 9781610805735

Learn how to collaborate with other people using the Internet.