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Title: What Genre?


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What Genre?
2
Black Star, Bright Dawn
FIC ODE
by Scott O'Dell Bright Dawn must face the
challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone
when her father is injured.
3
Adventure
4
Earthborn
FIC WAU
by Sylvia Waugh Upon suddenly learning that her
parents are researchers from another planet and
they must leave in seven days or risk discovery,
twelve-year-old Nesta decides to stay in their
York, England, home, whether or not her parents
go.SLJs Best Books, 2002
5
Science Fiction
6
Make Lemonade
FICWOL
by Virginia Euwer Wolff In order to earn money
for college, fourteen-year-old LaVaughn babysits
for a teenage mother of two. Written in 66
chapters, with text lines that break at natural
speaking phrases.
7
Realistic Fiction
8
The Land of the Silver Apples
FICFAR
by Nancy FarmerAfter escaping from the Sea of
Trolls, the apprentice bard Jack plunges into a
new series of adventures, traveling underground
to Elfland and uncovering the truth about his
little sister Lucy.
9
Fantasy
10
The Aurora County All-Stars
FICWIL
by Deborah Wiles After the death of the old man
to whom 12-year-old star pitcher House Jackson
has been secretly reading for a year, House
uncovers secrets about the man and the history of
baseball in Aurora County.
11
Realistic Fiction
12
Family Reunion
FICCOO
by Caroline B. Cooney At a family reunion,
Shelley comes to terms with her parents' divorce,
her mother's absence, her new stepmother, and
being the "stable" member of her colorful
family.
13
Realistic Fiction
14
Archers Quest
FICPAR
by Linda Sue Park Twelve-year-old Kevin Kim helps
Chu-mong, a legendary king of ancient Korea,
return to his own time. He had come to Kevins
time through a strange adventure, and if he
doesnt get back to his centuries-old kingdom
soon, history will be changed forever.
15
FantasyHumor
16
The Time Capsule
FICMCD
by Lurlene McDaniel Reminded of what life was
once like by the opening of a first-grade time
capsule, seventeen-year-old Alexis now faces the
pressures of senior year in high school, her
parents' total focus on work, and the recurrence
of her twin brother's leukemia.
17
Realistic Fiction
18
Truth and Salsa
FIC LOW
by Linda Lowery Having moved temporarily from
Michigan to live with her grandmother in Mexico,
twelve-year-old Hayley tries to sort out her
feelings about her parents' separation while also
helping some townsmen who have run into trouble
while working in the United States.
19
Realistic Fiction
20
Atticus of Rome
FIC DEN
by Barry Denenberg In ancient Rome, Atticus, a
young slave purchased by a wealthy and powerful
lawyer, finds that he is completely invisible to
the people from whom he must gather information
in order to help foil a plot against the Emperor.
21
Historical Fiction
22
The Neddiad How Neddie Took the Train, Went to
Hollywood, and Saved Civilization
FICPIN
written by Daniel Pinkwater When shoelace heir
Neddie Wentworthstein and his family take the
train from Chicago to Los Angeles in the 1940s,
he winds up in possession of a valuable Indian
turtle artifact whose owner is supposed to be
able to prevent the impending destruction of the
world, but he is not sure exactly how.
23
Historical Fiction,Humor,Supernatural
24
The Dollhouse Murders
FICWRI
by Betty Ren Wright A dollhouse filled with a
ghostly light in the middle of the night and
dolls that have moved from where she last left
them lead Amy and her developmentally disabled
sister to unravel the story surrounding grisly
murders that took place years ago.
25
Mystery
26
The Wednesday Wars
FICSCH
by Gary D. Schmidt During the 1967 school year,
while the rest of the world worries about
Vietnam, on Wednesday afternoons when all his
classmates go to either Catechism or Hebrew
school, seventh-grader Holling Hoodhood stays in
Mrs. Baker's classroom where they read the plays
of William Shakespeare and Holling learns much of
value about the world he lives in.
27
Historical Fiction,Realistic Fiction,Humor
28
Elephant Run
FICSMI
by Roland Smith The time is 1941, and bombs are
falling on London. In hopes that
fourteen-year-old Nick Freestone will be safer,
his mother sends him to Burma to live with his
father on the familys teak plantation. His time
exploring the jungles there turns out to be more
dangerous than his mother could have imagined.
29
AdventureHistorical Fiction
30
Orphan of the Sun
FIC HAR
by Gill Harvey Meryt-Re, a thirteen-year-old
orphan living in Set-Maat, Egypt, during the
building of the pharaohs' tombs, tries to come to
terms with her ability to see the truth in dreams
while also attempting to determine who is trying
to overthrow the village foreman.
31
Historical Fiction
32
Elijah of Buxton
FICCUR
by Christopher Paul Curtis In 1859,
eleven-year-old Elijah Freeman, the first
free-born child in Buxton, Canada, which is a
haven for slaves fleeing the American south, uses
his wits and skills to try to bring to justice
the lying preacher who has stolen money that was
to be used to buy a family's freedom.SLJs Best
Books of 2007
33
Historical Fiction
34
Leonardos Shadow Or, My Astonishing Life as
Leonardo da Vincis Servant
FICGRE
By Christopher GreyFifteen-year-old
Giacomo--servant to Leonardo da Vinci--helps his
procrastinating master finish painting "The Last
Supper" while also trying to find clues to his
parentage and pursue his own career as an artist
in late fifteenth-century Milan.
35
Historical Fiction
36
Paper Heart
FIC ARR
By Aileen Arrington Sixth-grader Nadia begins to
defy her overprotective mother, hoping to be seen
as more than the "poor sick girl" who cannot
participate in school activities, form
friendships, or even be outside in the cold for
fear she has inherited her father's heart trouble.
37
Realistic Fiction
38
Tanglewreck
FIC WIN
by Jeanette Winterson Eleven-year-old Silver
sets out to find the Timekeeper--a clock that
controls time--and to protect it from falling
into the hands of two people who want to use the
device for their own nefarious ends. Subject
headings Space travel Villains Women
scientists Good evil Space flight Quests Time
travel Prophecies Alchemists Clocks watches
39
Science Fiction
40
Cover-Up
FICFEI
by John Feinstein Fledgling fourteen-year-old
sports reporters Susan Carol and Stevie
investigate suspicious activities at the Super
Bowl after Stevie gets fired from his co-anchor
job on a ground-breaking teen sports show.
41
Mystery
42
Paint the Wind
FICRYA
by Pam Muñoz Ryan After her overprotective
grandmother has a stroke, Maya, an orphan, leaves
her extremely restricted life in California to
stay with her mother's family on a remote Wyoming
ranch, where she discovers a love of horses and
encounters a wild mare that her mother once rode.
43
Realistic Fiction
44
The Coming of Dragons
FIC LAK
by A.J. Lake Two eleven-year-olds named Edmund
and Elspeth discover that they have been given
fantastic gifts to use against the ancient and
evil forces that have been awakened by powerful
magic during the Dark Ages in Great Britain.
45
Fantasy
46
Vanishing Act
FIC FEI
by John Feinstein Eighth-grade sports reporters
Susan Carol and Stevie reunite at the U.S. Open
tennis championships where they investigate the
unexplained disappearance of a top Russian player.
47
Mystery
48
Song of the Sparrow
FICSAN
by Lisa Ann Sandell In 5th-century Britain, 9
years after the destruction of their home brings
her to live with her father and brothers in the
military encampments of King Arthur's army,
seventeen-year-old Elaine describes her changing
perceptions of war and the people around her as
she becomes increasingly involved in the bitter
struggle against the invading Saxons.
49
FantasyArthurian legend
50
Sunshine Rider The First Vegetarian Western
FICHAR
By Ric Lynden Hardman Wylie, a seventeen-year-old
assistant cook on a cattle drive, has many
adventures during which he turns vegetarian and
decides to become a doctor. Includes recipes.
51
Adventure
52
The Transall Saga
FIC PAU
by Gary Paulsen While backpacking in the desert,
thriteen-year-old Mark falls into a tube of blue
light and is transported into a more primitive
world, where he must use his knowledge and skills
to survive.
53
Science Fiction(Post-Apocalyptic)
54
Behind the Curtain an Echo Falls Mystery
FIC ABR
by Peter Abrahams An avid Sherlock Holmes fan,
eighth grader Ingrid Levin-Hill is kidnapped
while investigating strange, unexplained
happenings in her home town.
55
Mystery
56
Black Star, Bright Dawn
FIC ODE
by Scott O'Dell Bright Dawn must face the
challenge of the Iditarod dog sled race alone
when her father is injured.
57
Adventure
58
Interstellar Pig
FICSLE
by William Sleator Barney's boring seaside
vacation suddenly becomes more interesting when
the cottage next door is occupied by three exotic
neighbors who are addicted to a game they call
"Interstellar Pig."
59
Science Fiction
60
The Savage Damsel and the Dwarf
FIC MOR
by Gerald Morris Lynet, a feisty young woman,
journeys to King Arthur's court in order to find
a champion to rescue her beautiful older sister,
and she is joined in her quest by a clever dwarf
and a bold kitchen knave, neither of whom is what
he seems.
61
Fantasy(Arthurian Legend)
62
Flipped
FIC VAN
by Wendelin Van Draanen In alternating chapters,
two teenagers describe how their feelings about
themselves, each other, and their families have
changed over the years.
63
Realistic Fiction(Romance)
64
FICGOL
Raisin Rodriguez the big-time smooch
by Judy Goldschidt Still corresponding through
her blog with her friends who live across the
country, thirteen-year-old Raisin records her
hopes and worries as she tries to obtain her
first kiss from the long-lashed and
cinnamon-scented CJ Mullen.
65
Realistic Fiction
66
My Angelica
FICWIL
by Carol Lynch Williams Fifteen-year-old Sage is
enthusiastic about submitting her historical
romance novel to the school creative writing
contest, but her would-be boyfriend George thinks
that it is awful and tries to stop her.
67
Realistic Fiction
68
The Billion Dollar Boy
FICSHE
by Charles Sheffield Rich, spoiled, overweight
15-year-old Shelby Cheever is bored, so he
convinces his mother to take him on a space
cruise. Without proper preparation, he accesses
the node network alone to visit the Kuiper
asteroid belt and finds himself hurtled 27 light
years out to the Messina Dust Cloud, where he is
rescued by a mining family. On the three-month
journey home, Shelby must learn how to do for
himself in an environment where his wealth and
pampered status mean nothing.
69
Science Fiction
70
The Sylvia Game
FICALC
by Vivien Alcock During a trip to the seaside
with her ne'er-do-well artist father,
twelve-year-old Emily makes friends with a
gypsy's son and the young heir to a stately home,
who are struck by her resemblance to mysterious,
long-dead Sylvia, a girl in a painting by Renoir.
71
Mystery
72
Island of the Blue Dolphins
FICODE
by Scott ODell Left alone on a beautiful but
isolated island off the coast of California, a
young Indian girl spends eighteen years, not only
merely surviving through her enormous courage and
self-reliance, but also finding a measure of
happiness in her solitary life.
73
Adventure/Survival
74
The Skin Im In
FICFLA
by Sharon Flake Thirteen-year-old Maleeka,
uncomfortable because her skin is extremely dark,
meets a new teacher and makes some discoveries
about how to love who she is and what she looks
like.
75
Realistic Fiction
76
FICKIL
The Passage
by James Killgore Fifteen-year-old Mississippi
schoolboy Sam Wood learns about honor, courage,
and friendship while serving on a Confederate
ironclad gunboat, the CSS Arkansas, in the early
days of the Civil War.
77
Historical Fiction
78
FICHIG
The Black Book of Secrets
by F.E. Higgins When Ludlow Fitch runs away from
his thieving parents in the City, he meets up
with the mysterious Joe Zabbidou, who calls
himself a secret pawnbroker, and who takes Ludlow
as an apprentice to record the confessions of the
townspeople of Pagus Parvus, where resentments
are many and trust is scarce. Subject
headings Magic VillainsBetrayal PawnbrokersGuil
t Runaway Boys
79
Fantasy
80
FICYEE
So Totally Emily Ebers
by Lisa Yee In a series of letters to her absent
father, twelve-year-old Emily Ebers deals with
moving cross-country, her parents' divorce, a new
friendship, and her first serious crush.
81
Realistic Fiction
82
The Beetle and Me a love story
FICYOU
by Karen Romano Young Surrounded by her busy
extended family and their many cars,
fifteen-year-old Daisy pursues her goal of
single-handedly restoring the car of her dreams,
the old purple Volkswagen Beetle from her
childhood.
83
Realistic Fiction
84
Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
FIC VAN
by Wendelin Van Draanen Seventh grader Sammy's
habit of speaking her mind gets her into trouble
when she involves herself in the investigation of
a robbery at the "seedy" hotel across the street
from the seniors' building where she is living
with her grandmother.
85
Mystery
86
Juliet Dove, Queen of Love
FICCOV
by Bruce Coville A shy twelve-year-old girl must
solve a puzzle involving characters from Greek
mythology to free herself from a magical spell
that makes her irresistible to boys.
87
Fantasy
88
Kiki Strike Inside the Shadow City
FICMIL
by Kirsten Miller Life becomes more interesting
for Ananka Fishbein when, at the age of twelve,
she discovers an underground room in the park
across from her New York City apartment and meets
a mysterious girl called Kiki Strike who claims
that she, too, wants to explore the subterranean
world.
89
Adventure
90
The Name of This Book is Secret
FICBOS
By Pseudonymous Bosch
The first page warns "Do not read beyond this
page!" The reason? The book contains a secret
that is dangerous even to innocent page-turners.
91
Adventure Humor
92
My Life Starring Mum
FIC RAY
by Chloe Rayban Having left boarding school to
live in a London hotel with her famous mother,
thirteen-year-old Hollywood Bliss Winterman
attempts to lead a normal life despite her
mother's attempts to turn her into a celebrity.
Hollys mom is Khandi, a pop mega-star, the tenth
richest woman in the world.
93
Realistic Fiction
94
The Wizard, the Witch, and Two Girls from Jersey
By Lisa Papademetriou Two mismatched teenage
girls must find their way back home to New Jersey
after being zapped into the pages of a novel.
95
Fantasy
96
Swear to Howdy
by Wendelin Van Draanen Two thirteen-year-old
boys share neighborhood adventures, complaints
about their older sisters, family secrets, and
even guilt that bind them together in a special
friendship.
97
Realistic FictionHumor
98
Space Race
FIC WAU
by Sylvia Waugh When he learns that he and his
father must soon leave Earth, eleven-year old
Thomas Derwent is upset. But a terrible accident
that separates the two of them makes Thomas's
situation much worse.
99
Science Fiction
100
South By Southeast
FICHOR
by Anthony Horowitz Fourteen-year-old Nick and
his bumbling detective brother Tim Diamond
investigate an incident involving international
spies and assassins.
101
Mystery
102
The Devil and His Boy
FIC HOR
by Anthony Horowitz In 1593, thirteen-year-old
Tom travels through the English countryside to
London, where he falls in with a troupe of actors
and finds himself in great danger from several
sources. Subject headings Elizabeth I, Queen of
England, 1533-1603 Theater WizardsEngland Teenage
adventurers Thirteen-year-old boys ??
103
Historical Fiction
104
12 Again
FICCOR
by Sue Corbett When an overburdened journalist
mom makes an idle wish while drinking a special
cordial, she wakes up the next morning as her
twelve-year-old self and needs her son's help
surviving middle school and getting back to her
family.
105
Fantasy
106
Barry Boyhound
FICSPE
by Andy Spearman To the confusion of his friends
and family, Barry starts chasing squirrels,
eating food off the floor, and otherwise acting
like a canine after a flea bite turns his human
brain into that of a dog.
107
Fantasy
108
FICHUN
Firestars Quest
by Erin Hunter Firestar, leader of the Thunder
Clan, sets off on a harrowing journey to find a
long-lost clan of cats that had been forced to
leave the forest many moons ago. Subject
headings Feral catsWild cats Warriors ClansAdve
nturersQuestsHeroes and heroines
109
FantasyAdventure
110
FICSPI
Love, Stargirl
by Jerry Spinelli Still moping months after
being dumped by her Arizona boyfriend Leo,
fifteen-year-old Stargirl, a home-schooled free
spirit, writes "the world's longest letter" to
Leo, describing her new life in Pennsylvania.
111
Realistic Fiction
112
CAMS EAST LIBRARY WEB SITE HOMEWORK
HELP READING LITERARY GENRES NOVELIST
K-8 LIBRARY CATALOG OTHER WEB SITES
113
The Way Things WorkThe NEW Way Things Work
In The New Way Things Work, The Great Woolly
Mammoth, the inventor's hapless assistant,
returns, and this time you can help him improve
his inventor's skills in the Mammoth School
House. Keep him well fed with knowledge and he'll
be the perfect companion for your scientific
discoveries.
114
The NEW How Things Work
600LAN
by John LangoneThe New How Things Work, a
fascinating and clearly written and illustrated
volume, uses anecdotal information to help
readers understand the mechanisms and principals
behind technological wonders, painlessly folding
in the basic scientific principles that make each
of them work.
115
Blue Lipstick
811GRA
A 15-year-old girl named Jessie voices typicaland
not so typical teenage concerns in this unique,
hilarious collection of poems. Her musings about
trying out new makeup and hairstyles, playing
volleyball and cello, and dealing with her
annoying younger brother are never boring or
predictable. Who else do you know who designs her
own clothes and writes poetry to her cat?
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