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Your mission… should you choose to accept it… is to pick a book. You can look for your own book in the library or enter through the door for ideas. Made by V.VandenWyngaard Winter 2010. Some things to remember when looking for a book. The Fit Method F-Find a book that looks interesting

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made by v vandenwyngaard winter 2010

Your mission… should you choose to accept it… is to pick a book. You can look for your own book in the library or enter through the door for ideas.

Made by V.VandenWyngaard

Winter 2010

some things to remember when looking for a book
Some things to remember when looking for a book.

The Fit Method

F-Find a book that looks interesting

I-Investigate by reading a little of the book to see if it is too hard or too easy T-Try the book out or trade the book in

The Five Finger Test

Pick a page that has a lot of text

Read the page. Put up one finger up for each word you do not know.

If you have all five fingers up, the book is too difficult.

If you have no fingers up, the book maybe too easy.

If you have one to three fingers up, the book maybe perfect.

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Book List

Things to Remember

Resources

Genre Search

Teacher Information

Author Search

author search
Author Search

Laurie Halse Anderson

Roald Dahl

Alyson Noel

Rick Riordan

JK Rowling

Jeanne DuPrau

Suzanne Collins

EoinColfer

Christopher Paolini

Stephanie Meyer

CS Lewis

Philip Pullman

Walter Dean Myer

Gary Paulsen

Lemony Snicket

Laurie Stolarz

JRR Tolkien

Terry Trueman

teacher information
Teacher Information

The books in this search are written for young adults, that means the books range from a reading level of nine years old to twelve year old.

The best thing to do is have the student try the book.

The important thing is the student is mature enough to handle the content of the book. The book this would mainly affect is Sold by Patricia McCormick.

laurie halse anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson

Historical Fiction

During the Revolutionary War, Isabel’s owner dies and leaves her to be bought by a British couple. She must decide to be loyal to her new owner or spy on the pair for freedom

Historical Fiction

Matilda must learn to survive the horrible events of the yellow fever by herself after she is separated from her mother.

After Tyler gets caught for graffiti, his life changes at school. He starts to get noticed by a girl that is his father’s boss’ daughter, and his sisters worst enemy. Will this event bring good things or more trouble.

Ashley has no interest in Prom but when her friend needs her help, she learns about herself and what she wants.

Melinda is hiding a huge secret that dropped her from the most popular to eating in the art room. Will Melinda ever let anyone know her secret and be released from the weight of it.

roald dahl
Roald Dahl

Matilda fights back against her parents. She thinks that school will be safe, but not her school. Matilda fights back with her secret weapon.

George needs to take care of his grumpy grandmother. George decides to make a different medicine for his grandmother.

Three mean farmers try to get rid of Mr. Fox and his family.

James escapes from his evil aunts by going in to a peach, but what he finds will be a giant surprise.

Five children receive a golden ticket which allows them into the Wonka chocolate factory. If you like this book the next one is Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.

alyson noel
Alyson Noel

The Immortals Series is about a girl named Ever. Ever has a special gift of reading auras which develops after a terrible accident. The accident also brings about a very mysterious boy. Ever is trying to handle her new gift, figure out who this boy is and survive the events that happen to her.

If you want to learn more about the series or read excerpts visit the website below.

http://www.immortalsseries.com/

rick riordan
Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians is a series filled with adventure. The mythological gods and goddesses are still alive and parents of demigods. Percy Jackson just thought he was another kid with dyslexia, little did he know he was something more. A demigod that would need to battle mythological creatures and monsters. For more information or if you want to learn more about gods and demigods visit the website below. Also there is going to be a sixth book not yet released.

http://www.percyjacksonbooks.com/

jk rowling
JK Rowling

The Harry Potter series pushes the boundaries of good versus evil. Harry Potter, a wizard, battles his heartless enemy Lord Voldemort. Will Harry be able to survive the events thrown at him?

All of the Harry Potter books have been made into movies and are available on c.d. to be listened to.

jeanne duprau
Jeanne DuPrau

Books of Ember is a series containing four books; The City of Ember, The People of Sparks, The Prophet of Yonwoodand The Diamond of Darkhold. The series starts is a city underground that is falling apart. Lina and Doon try looking for a way out. The series follows their journey to solving the mystery of the underground city.

suzanne collins
Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games Series is a fast paced adventure through Katniss’ life. The series takes place in the future were humans live in districts and each district specializes in a trade. Every year the districts must send a boy and a girl to the Hunger Games, where only one can survive.

The Underland Chronicles

eoin colfer
EoinColfer

Artemis Fowl consists of five books. Artemis Fowl is a 12 year old, millionaire and criminal mastermind. His goal is to bring honor and money to his family. Read about his genius plans from stealing a painting to kidnapping fairies.

christopher paolini
Christopher Paolini

Inheritance Cycle is a series about a war. Eragon happens upon a dragon egg that changes his life for life forever. This fantasy series is put together beautifully with magical beings and events that could destroy everything.

stephanie meyer
Stephanie Meyer

The Twilight Saga is a dark love story involving a girl and a vampire. After Bella moves to Folks to live with her father she meets a boy. After that day her life is in danger.

Melanie refuses to leave her mind after an alien takes over her body. The alien however also refuses to give up. Will Melanie convince the intruder to leave or at to help Melanie find her brother.

cs lewis
CS Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia is a seven book set however today there are books that have all of the stories in one.

The Chronicles are about five children that transport themselves to a magical world to battle against an evil witch and other characters.

philip pullman
Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials is a series containing The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. The Golden Compass follows Lyra and her daemon (an animal spirit that everyone has). The Subtle Knife follows Will and the third book has both Lyra and Will. Lyra and Will must figure out what the secret of the Dust is, but is the secret worth dying for?

walter dean myer
Walter Dean Myer

Birdy is on his way to Iraq as a solider. He doesn’t know why he signed but now he has to handle what is thrown at him.

Perry, a new high school graduate enlists into the Vietnam War. Once there he is on the front lines. He struggles with life as a solider.

This is the story of Steve told by Steve as a movie. Steve might have to go to jail just because of a few events. If he does go to jail his life is over.

Greg is trying to get out of the inner city based on his basketball skills. His teachers however feel Greg needs to try harder in school.

Jimmy has lived without a dad for nine years. When his dad does come back, he takes Jimmy across the country. Will Jimmy be able to forgive his dad?

Lonnie Jackson has what it takes to be a pro basketball player. His coach Cal wants Lonnie not to fall into the same situation he did.

gary paulsen
Gary Paulsen

Brian’s Saga is a survival adventure series. Brian must survive the Canadian wildness after his plan crashes. All he has is hope and a hatchet.

lemony snicket
Lemony Snicket

Complete Wreck is a 13 book series of Unfortunate Events. The Baudelaire orphans end up moving from house to house and in the mean time they are trying to solve their parent’s murder.

laurie stolarz
Laurie Stolarz

The Blue is for Nightmares Collection follows Stacey. Stacey is not only a typical teen but also a witch. She sees danger coming in her dreams.

The Touch Series currently contains two books. After Camelia starts seeing Ben she receives threatening phone calls and packages. Ben understands the danger Camelia is now in but will they survive.

jrr tolkien
JRR Tolkien

The Ring’s journey is described in four books. The first mention is in The Hobbit, the story of Biblo’s trip in Middle Earth. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy follows. The trilogy describes Frodo’s challenge of destroying the one ring.

terry trueman
Terry Trueman

Stuck in Neutral is about a boy with cerebral palsy. Shawn can not control anything not even where he looks. However Shawn knows more than everyone thinks. See the world through Shawn’s eyes. Cruise Control is written by Shawn’s brother and how he sees Shawn’s disability.

Inside out is about a robbery at a coffee shop but little did the gunman know that they would have a hostage like Zack.

more authors to search
More Authors to Search

LJ Smith

Tony DiTerlizzi &

Holly Black

Gloria Whelan

An Na

Jacqueline Woodson

Sherman Alexie

Markus Zusak

Brian Salznick

Patricia McCormick

Mary Norton

Kami Garcia &

Margaret Stohl

Carol Plum Ucci

Mark Haddon

Louis Sachar

Jon Krakuer

Ellen Raskin

Shanon Creech

Madeleine L’Engle

Jerry Spinelli

lj smith
LJ Smith

LJ Smith has written several popular series.

Vampire Diaries: This series is about Elena’s life getting tangled up in two vampire brothers lives.

Secret Circle: Cassie moves to a new town were she is pulled into a mystery involving witchcraft.

Night World: Night World is a series that pulls in all types of fantasy beings from witches to vampires to shape shifters.

tony diterlizzi holly black
Tony DiTerlizzi & Holly Black

The Spiderwick Chronicles is a fantasy adventure series about children discovering a book containing the truth of the forest around them. The children run into trouble with some of the beasts.

gloria whelan
Gloria Whelan

Koly lives India. Koly is forced to marry at the age of 13. After the arranged marriage takes place she must live with her husband’s family. Will Koly be able to defy traditions she doesn’t believe in.

an na
An Na

Ju Young is moving from Korea to the United States. This is the story of the difficulty her family has in transitioning to the US.

jacqueline woodson
Jacqueline Woodson

Melanin Sun’s world turns upside down when his mom tells him a secret she has been hiding. Melanin must learn to cope with how the secret affects his life.

Jacqueline Woodson has written several other books. If you like this one check out some others.

sherman alexie
Sherman Alexie

This book is a semi-autobiography about Sherman Alexie’s life growing up being Native American and living in a “white” world.

markus zusak
Markus Zusak

This story takes place during World War II outside of Munich. Liesel, a foster girl, begins stealing. Her favorite thing to steal is books. Her foster father then teaches her to read. The real question is will the book thief survive the war.

brian selnick
Brian Selnick

When Hugo Cabret is orphaned by his father he learns to survive on his own. Hugo’s goal is to try and solve the mystery of his fathers life.

patricia mccormick
Patricia McCormick

Lakshmi is a 13 year old girl living in Nepal. After the rains her father lost everything. She is told she can have a job in the city. When she gets there she realized she was sold for something far different then she thought.

mary norton
Mary Norton

The Borrowers are little people living under the clock in an old country home. The miniature people burrow or take things from the home to use. The people living there want the Borrowers to leave.

This book does have others to follow it.

kami garcia margaret stohl
Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Beautiful Creatures is a southern story about curse. In a small town where nothing happens Ethan will uncover a locket that holds the secret to not only his family but also a new girl in town.

carol plum ucci
Carol Plum Ucci

Torey tries to figure out what happens to a fellow classmate after his disappearance.

mark haddon
Mark Haddon

Christopher, a 13 year old boy with a form of Autism, finds his neighbor’s dog dead. After being questioned he decides he is going to solve the mystery.

louis sachar
Louis Sachar

Stanley seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time or it’s just his families bad luck. After being accused and for stealing Stanley is sent to a camp where he needs to dig a hole everyday. Will Stanley dig up the truth about his history.

jon krakauer
Jon Krakauer

This true story is about a well to do young man that took his life savings and left his life behind to go hiking in Alaska. The question is what happened after that.

ellen raskin
Ellen Raskin

After a millionaire’s death 16 people come to hear the will. Whoever can figure out how the millionaire died will become a millionaire themselves.

sharon creech
Sharon Creech

Sal’s grandparents take her one a road trip to help Sal cope with her mother’s disappearance. This award winning story combines the two stories of Sal and her friend Phoebe.

madeleine l engle
Madeleine L’Engle

A Wrinkle in Time is adventure through space and time to find out how Meg’s father died.

jerry spinelli
Jerry Spinelli

Soon Palmer is going to turn ten. In his town every ten year old must become a wringer. Palmer however does not want to. Will Palmer be able to oppose the tradition?

resources
Resources

Methods for Finding a Book

http://www.tooter4kids.com/classroom/choosing_a_book.htm

Pictures and Information about books

www.barnsandnoble.com

For More Book Ideas visit

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/booklistsbook.cfm

http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/bestbooksya/bbyahome.cfm

Titlewave.com

Teachersfirst.com

suzanne collins1
Suzanne Collins

The Underland Chronicles consists of five books. Gregor and his sister falls down a grate in the laundary room and ends up in the Underland. The Underland has a prophecy along with giant spiders, cockroaches, rats and bats. Will Gregor and his sister ever make it home.

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Laurie Halse Anderson

Chains

Prom

Fever 1793

Speak

Twisted

Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Lightning Thief

The Sea of Monsters

The Titan’s Curse

The Battle of the Labyrinth

The Last Olympian

Suzanne Collins

The Underland Chronicles Series

Gregor the Overlander

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods

Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Gregor and the Code of Claw

Hunger Games Series 12 and up

Hunger Games

Catching Fire

?

Stephanie Meyer

Host

Twilight Saga

Twilight

New Moon

Eclipse

Breaking Dawn

Walter Dean Myer

Somewhere in the Darkness

Monster

Slam!

Fallen Angels

Sunrise over Fallujah

Hoops

Roald Dahl

Matilda

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Fantastic Mr. Fox

George’s Marvelous Medicine

James and the Giant Peach

JK Rowling

Harry Potter Series

And the Sorcerer’s Stone

And the Chamber of Secrets

And the Prisoner of Azkaban

And the Goblet of Fire

And the Order of the Phoenix

And the Half-Blooded Prince

And the Deathly Hallows

JRR Tolkien

Lord of the Rings

The Fellowship of the Ring

The Two Towers

The Return of the King

The Hobbit

Terry Trueman

Stuck in Neutral

Cruise Control

Inside Out

Book List

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CS Lewis

The Chronicles of Narnia

The Magicians Nephew

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

The Horse and His Boy

Prince Caspian

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The Silver Chair

The Last Battle

Gary Paulsen

Brian’s Saga

Hatchet

The River

Brian’s Winter

Brian’s Return

Brian’s Hunt

Ayson Noel

Immortal Series

Evermore

Blue Moon

Shadowland

Jeanne DuPrau

Books of Ember

The City of Embers

The People of Sparks

The Prophet of Yonwood

The Diamond of Darkhold

Christopher Paolini

Eragon

Eldest

Brisingr

Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials

The Golden Compass

The Subtle Knife

The Amber Spyglass

EoinColfer

Artemis Fowl Series

Artemis Fowl

The Arctic Incident

The Eternity Code

The Opal Deception

The Lost Colony

Lemony Snicket

Complete Wreck

The Bad Beginning

The Reptile Room

The Wide Window

The Miserable Mill

The Austere Academy

The Ersatz Elevator

The Vila Village

The Hostel Hospital

The Carnivorous Carnival

The Slippery Slope

The Grim Grotto

The Penultimate Peril

The End

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Laurie Stolarz

Blue is for Nightmares Series

Blue is for Nightmares

White is for Magic

Silver is for Secrets

Red is for Remembrance

The Touch Series

Deadly Little Secret

Deadly Little Lies

LJ Smith

Vampire Diaries

The Awakening & The Struggle

The Fury & The Dark Reunion

The Return & Nightfall

Secret Circle

The Initiation & The Captive Part I

The Captive Part II & The Power

Night World

Secret Vampire, Daughters of Darkness, Spellbinder

Dark Angel, The Chosen, Soulmate

Huntress, Black Dawn, Witchlight

Strange Fate

Tony DiTerlizzi &Holly Black

Spiderwick Chronicles

The Field Guide

The Seeing Stone

Lucinda’s Secret

Ironwood Tree

Wrath of Mulgarath

Homeless Bird Gloria Whelan

A Step from Heaven An Na

Notebooks from Melanin Sun Jacqueline Woodson

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Sherman Alexie

The Book Thief Markus Zusak

The Invention of Hugo CabretBrian Selznick

Sold Patricia McCormick

The Borrowers Mary Norton

The Body of Christopher Creed Carol Plum Ucci

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime Mark Haddon

Holes Louis Sachar

Into The Wild Jon Krakauer

The Westing Games Ellen Raskin

Walk Two Moons Sharon Creech

A Wrinkle in Time Madeleine L’Engle

Wringer Jerry Spinelli

Beautiful Creatures Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

genre search
Genre Search

Adventure

Fantasy

Historical Fiction

Multicultural

Mystery

Relationships

adventure
Adventure

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Underworld Chronicles Series

Lord of Rings

Eragon Series

Hunger Games Series

Harry Potter Series

Brian’s Saga

The Chronicles of Narnia

Books of Ember

His Dark Materials

Artemis Fowl Series

Complete Wreck

Charlie and Chocolate Factory

A Wrinkle In Time

Holes

Into the Wild

Fantastic Mr. Fox

George’s Marvelous Medicine

James and the Giant Peach

fantasy
Fantasy

Percy Jackson and the Olympians

The Underworld Chronicles Series

Lord of Rings

Eragon Series

Hunger Games Series

Harry Potter Series

Twilight Saga

The Chronicles of Narnia

Books of Ember

His Dark Materials

Artemis Fowl Series

Immortal Series

Blue is for Nightmares Series

Vampire Diaries

Secret Circle

Night World

Spiderwick Chronicles

Beautiful Creatures

The Burrowers

historical fiction
Historical Fiction

Chains

Fever 1793

Fallen Angels

Sunrise Over Fallujah

The Book Thief

multicultural
Multicultural

Stuck in Neutral

Cruise Control

Inside Out

Notebooks from Melanin Sun

Sold

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian

mystery
Mystery

The Underworld Chronicles Series

Hunger Games Series

Books of Ember

Blue is for Nightmares Series

The Touch Series

Secret Circle

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

The Body of Christopher Creed

Holes

Beautiful Creatures

A Wrinkle In Time

The Westing Game

Complete Wreck

Spiderwick Chronicles

Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime

relationships
Relationships

Speak

Fallen Angels

Cruise Control

Stuck in Neutral

Slam!

Prom

Twilight Saga

Host

Somewhere in the Darkness

Matilda

The Touch Series

Walk Two Moons

Hoops

Monster

Wringer

Beautiful Creatures

Sunrise over Faalujah

Twisted

Vampire Diaries

Secret Circle