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Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominated Books for 2011-2012 Grades 6-8. HERO by Mike Lupica. -- Adventure -- Science Fiction -- Mystery all wrapped up in one book! Not your typical Mike Lupica sports book!. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HHmtQmvbRQ.

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HERO

by Mike Lupica

--Adventure

--Science Fiction

--Mystery

all wrapped

up in one book!

Not your typical Mike Lupica sports book!



HOW THEY CROAKED: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous

by

Georgia Bragg

Want a history lesson you’ve never heard before?

Like gross, disgusting facts about death?

This is coolest history book you’ll ever read!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqlPxf91ORw

NPR article and Interview with the Author (print and audio)


LEAVING GEE’S BEND

by

Irene Latham

If you like:

Historical Fiction . . .

mixed with

Strong Characters . . .

mixed with

Adventure . . .

Pick this one up!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dehrx33YA4E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WhVS-9kExk&feature=related

Video Trailer

Author Talks About Writing the Book


Liar, Liar

by Gary Paulsen

Ever told a “little white lie?”

Then . . . had to tell another one to cover it up?

If so, you’ll love this new comedy by Paulsen!



THE LINE

by Teri Hall

Journey into a new world of

mystery and adventure, surrounded by

boundaries you’re forbidden to cross.

If you’ve ever been told NOT to do something that you just had to do . . . this book is right for you!

It keeps you guessing until the very end!



A LONG WALK TO WATER

by Linda Sue Park

If you’ve read

A SINGLE SHARD

or

ARCHER’S QUEST,

you’ll love Linda Park’s newest book based on a true story of survival and never giving up!



SCRAWL

by Mark Shulman

Wonder what makes a kid become a bully?

Written in journal-entry format, this easy-to-read book will let you see what’s really going on inside the head of Tod, the biggest bully of his 8th-grade class.



SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD

by Lindsey Leavitt

This book will make you…

Laugh on one page, then

CRYon the next!

You’ll love Payton’s realistic journey to find peace and understanding by focusing on the back of Sean Griswold’s head!


Author Reads From Her Book

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmXRUxYt5PA


A TALE DARK & GRIMM

by Adam Gidwitz

You’ll find

WICKED CREATURES,

DARK, EERIE WORLDS,

and

FRIGHTENING MISCHIEF

as you travel through

fairy tales you’ve never experienced before!

READER BEWARE!!



Take a little science fiction,

add a little life drama

throw in aton of adventure,

you’ll get:

VIRALS

by Kathy Reichs

You won’t be able to put this book down.

It’s a total roller-coaster ride

from page one –

non-stop action and

adventure!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeBCqpUmPSU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UhfdBZyTvE

Video Trailer

Author Talks About the Series


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