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.
"Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak"
Working in an alternate universe where the Great Library of Alexandria survived destruction, Jess is torn between his employers and his family's black-market book ring before an illegal innovation leads to a terrible discovery. Simultaneous eBook. 75,000 first printing.
Twelve-year-old Cassie Arroyo is a student in Rome, but her life changes when a secret organization, the Hastati, shoots her father--and she learns that she is a member of an ancient bloodline that enables her to use the Spear of Destiny, a legendary object that can alter the future
As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on. Simultaneous eBook.
Arriving in a war-stricken kingdom with no memory of how she got there, a girl enlists at a princess- and knight-training academy where she learns to fight witches and dragons under the steely glare of a Fairy Drillsergeant. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.
Sixteen-year-old Maddie Flynn cannot help but see the death date of everyone she meets or sees in a photograph or on-screen, and her alcoholic mother exploits this by having her do readings for money, but when Maddie predicts the death of a young boy, she becomes the center of an FBI investigation.
The celebrity promotion of a trendy diet sweetener is overshadowed by the product's dangerous side effects and a famous actor's preference for a girl who is not the reality star selected to revitalize his career. By the author of the Monument 14 trilogy. Simultaneous eBook.
When her family is abruptly divided by the rise of the Berlin Wall, 12-year-old Gerta harbors forbidden thoughts about freedom and reuniting with her loved ones before a coded message from her father inspires a daring plan. By the best-selling author of the Ascendance Trilogy. Simultaneous eBook.
Trying to make the best of things when their parents move in together, a socially clueless genius and a less-than-bright but popular girl tackle a mean-spirited bully with their combination of hapless nerd power and malaprops. Simultaneous eBook.
Years after writing stories about a superheroine character she created with a best friend who died in a tragic car accident, 16-year-old Libby is shocked to see stickers, patches and graffiti images of the superheroine appearing all over town. Simultaneous eBook.
Working in the local funeral home to support his family after his mother's death and his father's descent into alcoholism, Matt falls in love with a tough girl who never cries and who understands his loneliness. By the author of When I Was the Greatest.
Con man Will Shea may have met his match in scammer Andrea Dufresne as they make a high-stakes deal that will determine who gets to stay at Connaughton Academy, one of the most elite and privileged preparatory schools in the country, and who must leave. Simultaneous eBook.
Abducted by a mysterious organization that trains her to become a future leader's guardian, Ren endures her new life along with a fellow abductee whom she comes to love before they are separated by Ren's assignment to protect a socially awkward college student. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.
Landing a job as a governess to a wealthy family in an alternate-universe 19th-century New York, Verity becomes a spy for an underground society of innovators who are developing non-magical steam engines to fight against magic-wielding British controllers. Simultaneous eBook.
Struggling with his parents' divorce, his stepsibling and the challenges of OCD, teen Adam Spencer Ross despairs of ever falling in love before being unexpectedly drawn to a girl who makes him question his capacity for a normal relationship. Simultaneous eBook.
Sisters GiGi, a brainy 12-year-old, and DiDi, a junior-high dropout-turned-hairstylist, win a million-dollar prize and move from their southern trailer park to New York, where they make new friends and enemies while hiding family secrets. Simultaneous eBook.