The Texas Lone Star List The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source.
Adopted into the family that discovered her as a feral child, Kira joins their search-and-rescue business and privately struggles with human interactions before the appearance of her estranged father prompts her search in an unbridled wilderness for a missing child.
A dark feminist reimagining of the Cinderella story by the award-winning author of A Northern Light follows the experiences of a misfit stepsister who, after mutilating herself in her unsuccessful pursuit of a royal marriage, seizes an opportunity to alter her destiny
Fionn Boyle, terrified of the sea, must spend the summer with this older sister, Tara, and their grandfather on Arranmore, an island that has been known to make people disappear, and seems to be restless again
Living on the road in an old school bus with her dad after losing her mother and sisters, 12-year-old Coyote devises an elaborate plan to convince her father to make a first trip home to Washington state in five years, a journey marked by an eclectic group of passengers they meet along the way. Simultaneous eBook.
A series debut by the best-selling author of the Spy School adventures introduces child genius Charlie Thorne, who uses her elite skills to crack a complex code created by Albert Einstein that could benefit or destroy all life on the planet. 200,000 first printing. Simultaneous eBook.
Longing for summertime adventures outside of their small Indiana community, two boys are enthralled by a cool newcomer who enlists their help in a series of escalating trade cons that rapidly put them in over their heads. Simultaneous eBook.
From multiple perspectives, tells of a time capsule project and the middle schoolers who contribute, including future journalist Nora Tucker and newcomer Elidee Jones, whose brother is in the local prison
Struggling to adjust to her parents’ sudden divorce at the same time she is forced to sit next to her former best friend in class, a teen finds herself in the unlikely role of a community advice columnist. By the best-selling author of Dumplin’.
Arriving at a prestigious boarding school only to become the unexpected recipient of her long-missing father's mysterious medallions, Emmy stumbles on a secret society that may or may not be behind her father's disappearance.
Strictly following the rules to pursue her junior-high ambitions, 12-year-old Shayla is forced to choose between her education and her identity when her sister joins the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of a powerful protest.
It has been eighty years since the Axis won World War II, and America was divided between the victors: the Nazis in the East and Imperial Japan in the West; but now resistance is growing in the Eastern territories and sixteen-year-old Chinese American Ren Cabot, who has every reason to hate the Japanese who executed his mother, finds himself drawn into a resistance group and confronted with choices that could lead to freedom--or death
When apprentice librarian Elisabeth is implicated in sabotage that released the library's most dangerous grimoire, she becomes entangled in a centuries-old conspiracy that could mean the end of everything
Sent with her mother to the safety of a relative's home in Cincinnati when her Syrian community is overshadowed by violence, Jude worries for the beloved family members who were left behind and forges a new sense of identity shaped by friends and changing perspectives.