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PrincetonPL - Middle School - Garden State 2013 Fiction

The Strange Case of Origami Yoda
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda By Angleberger, Tom (Book - 2010 ) Ju F Ang All copies in use. View Details Holds: 1 on 3 copies

Annotation:Sixth-grader Tommy and his friends describe their interactions with a paper finger puppet of Yoda, worn by their weird classmate Dwight, as they try to figure out whether or not the puppet can really predict the future.

Heist Society
Heist Society By Carter, Ally (Book - 2010 ) YA F Car Available now View Details

Annotation:A group of teenagers uses their combined talents to re-steal several priceless paintings and save fifteen-year-old Kat Bishop's father, himself an international art thief, from a vengeful collector.

Cosmic
Cosmic By Cottrell Boyce, Frank (Book - 2010 ) JU F COT Available now View Details

Annotation:12-year old Liam looks like he's thirty. Sometimes it's not bad; for example on the first day of school the principal mistakes Liam for a teacher or when he convinces a car dealer to let him test drive a Porsche. So feeling like he's stuck between two worlds, Liam cons his way into being the adult chaperone on the first space ship to take civilians into space.

Out of My Mind
Out of My Mind By Draper, Sharon M. (Book - 2010 ) JU F Dra Available now View Details

Annotation:Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Mockingbird
Mockingbird By Erskine, Kathryn (Book - 2010 ) Ju F ERS Available now View Details

Annotation:Ten-year-old Caitlin, who has Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to understand emotions, show empathy, and make friends at school, while at home she seeks closure by working on a project with her father

90 Miles to Havana
90 Miles to Havana By Flores-Galbis, Enrique (Book - 2010 ) Ju F Flo Available now View Details

Annotation:When unrest hits the streets of Havana, Cuba, Julian's parents must make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two brothers away to Miami via the Pedro Pan operation.

A Small Free Kiss in the Dark
A Small Free Kiss in the Dark By Millard, Glenda (Book - 2010 ) YA F Mil Available now View Details

Annotation:Skip, an eleven-year-old runaway, becomes friends with Billy, a homeless man, and together they flee a war-torn Australian city with six-year-old Max and camp out at a seaside amusement park, where they are joined by Tia, a fifteen-year-old ballerina, and her baby.

Trash
Trash By Mulligan, Andy (Book - 2010 ) YA F MUL Available now View Details

Annotation:Skip, an eleven-year-old runaway, becomes friends with Billy, a homeless man, and together they flee a war-torn Australian city with six-year-old Max and camp out at a seaside amusement park, where they are joined by Tia, a fifteen-year-old ballerina, and her baby.

Crazy
Crazy By Nolan, Han (Book - 2009 ) YA F NOL Available now View Details

Annotation:Fifteen-year-old Jason struggles to keep his family together in the face of his mother's death and his father's declining mental condition.

Half Brother
Half Brother By Oppel, Kenneth (Book - 2010 ) YA F OPP Available now View Details

Annotation:When a renowned Canadian behavioral psychologist pursues his latest research project--an experiment to determine whether chimpanzees can acquire advanced language skills--he brings home a baby chimp named Zan and asks his thirteen-year-old son to treat Zan like a little brother.

A Long Walk to Water
A Long Walk to Water A Novel By Park, Linda Sue (Book - 2010 ) Ju F Par Available now View Details

Annotation:When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven. Based on the life of Salva Dut, who, after emigrating to America in 1996, … More » When the Sudanese civil war reaches his village in 1985, eleven-year-old Salva becomes separated from his family and must walk with other Dinka tribe members through southern Sudan, Ethiopia, and Kenya in search of safe haven.

Fever Crumb
Fever Crumb By Reeve, Philip (Book - 2010 ) YA F Ree Available now View Details

Annotation:Foundling Fever Crumb has been raised as an engineer, but at age fourteen she leaves her sheltered world and begins to learn startling truths about her past while facing danger in the present.

The Lost Hero
The Lost Hero By Riordan, Rick (Book - 2010 ) Ju F RIO All copies in use. View Details

Annotation:Jason, Piper, and Leo, find themselves at Camp Half-Blood, where they learn that they are demigods and begin a quest to free Hera, who has been imprisoned by Mother Earth herself.

Mindblind
Mindblind By Roy, Jennifer Rozines (Book - 2010 ) YA F ROY Available now View Details

Annotation:Fourteen-year-old Nathaniel Clark, who has Asperger's Syndrome, tries to prove that he is a genius so that he can become a member of the prestigious Aldus Institute, the premier organization for the profoundly gifted.

Shooting Kabul
Shooting Kabul By Senzai, N. H. (Book - 2010 ) Ju F SEN Available now View Details

Annotation:Escaping from Taliban-controlled Afghanistan in the summer of 2001, eleven-year-old Fadi and his family immigrate to the San Francisco Bay Area, where Fadi schemes to return to the Pakistani refugee camp where his little sister was accidentally left behind.

Scrawl
Scrawl A Novel By Shulman, Mark (Book - 2010 ) YA F SHU Available now View Details

Annotation:When eighth-grade school bully Tod and his friends get caught committing a crime on school property, his penalty--staying after school and writing in a journal --reveals aspects of himself that he prefers to keep hidden.

After Ever After
After Ever After By Sonnenblick, Jordan (Book - 2010 ) YA F Son Available now View Details

Annotation:Although Jeff and Tad, encouraged by a new friend, Lindsey, make a deal to help one another overcome aftereffects of their cancer treatments in preparation for eighth-grade graduation,

Moon Over Manifest
Moon Over Manifest By Vanderpool, Clare (Book - 2010 ) Ju F VAN Available now View Details

Annotation:Abilene Tucker is the daughter of a drifter who, in the summer of 1936, sends her to stay with an old friend in Manifest, Kansas, where he grew up, and where she tries to find out some things about his past.

Countdown
Countdown The Sixties Trilogy By Wiles, Deborah (Book - 2010 ) Ju F Wil Available now View Details

Annotation:"Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things.

Riding Invisible
Riding Invisible By Alonzo, Sandra (Book - 2010 ) YA F Alo Available now View Details

Annotation:In Southern California, fifteen-year-old Yancy Aparacio, fed up with the physical and mental abuse his older brother Will inflicts, runs away on his horse, Shy, and tries to become invisible.

The Grimm Legacy
The Grimm Legacy By Shulman, Polly (Book - 2010 ) YA F Shu Available now View Details

Annotation:New York high school student Elizabeth gets an after-school job as a page at the "New-York Circulating Material Repository," and when she gains coveted access to its Grimm Collection of magical objects, she and the other pages are drawn into a series of frightening adventures

Sons of Liberty
Sons of Liberty By Griffin, Adele (Book - 1997 ) Ju F Gri Available now View Details

Annotation:When thirteen-year-old Rock helps his friend Liza run away from home, he wonders whether escaping from his own troubled family would be an act of patriotism or of treason.

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This list includes the 2013 nominees for the 2013 Garden State Teen Book Awards for Middle School.


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