This engaging book captures the wild and brilliant energy of one of the first queens of rock music. Readers will follow Janis Joplin’s rise from obscurity – in a high school where she never quite fit in – to her superstardom and continued impact on the musicians of today. Numerous photos accompany the text.
This fast paced book was written by a former high school teacher with Frederick County Public Schools! The main character, Nora Henderson, is a small town girl from South Carolina who has grown up in her father’s BBQ joint. She has been selected to compete on a reality TV cooking competition and win a trip to Paris. Lots of twists, turns and deceit entails.
Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth discovers her family’s time-travel gene when she mysteriously lands in the last century. Gwyneth Shepherd's sophisticated, beautiful cousin Charlotte has been prepared her entire life for traveling through time. But unexpectedly, it is Gwyneth who in the middle of class takes a sudden spin to a different era!
Finished reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians and longing for more? The Lost Hero is the first of the Heroes of Olympus series, bringing back adventure with a new group of teen demigods. When Jason wakes up at a school with amnesia, he has no idea who is he, what’s happening, or the dangers soon to come.
In the wake of a tragedy at her high school, Kana Goldberg, a half-Japanese half-Jewish American teen, travels to Japan to stay with family she has never met and to help tend their orange groves. While trying to make sense of what happened at school and her role in it, she navigates through an unfamiliar culture, which she can nonetheless claim as her own. This novel-in-verse is a quick read but a meaningful one.
This is a book about friendship, ghosts, and growing up. Zach, Alice, and Poppy, friends from a Pennsylvania middle school who have long enjoyed acting out imaginary adventures with dolls and action figures, embark on a real-life quest to Ohio to bury a doll made from the ashes of a dead girl.
In this quirky Edwardian fantasy, magic and mayhem ensue when Katherine Ann Stephenson discovers she has inherited her mother’s magical talents. Magic is regarded as scandalously improper by society, so Kat’s magic threatens to ruin her older sister’s reputations and give her stepmother a nervous breakdown! A fun fantasy read for teen fans of Jane Austen.
The world has no air. If you want to survive, you pay to breathe. Ever since the Switch, when the oxygen levels plummeted and most of humanity died, the survivors have been protected in glass domes full of manufactured air. Protected . . . or trapped? Or controlled?
Tom Munn is a bad boy bully, but you can’t help but like him. He must spend his daily detention in a hot, empty room with Mrs. Woodrow, a no-nonsense guidance counselor. His punishment is to scrawl his story in a beat-up notebook.
Jael is half demon and pursued by demons who don't like half breeds and mortals who don't like demons. Love rises above it all, but the plot isn’t always predicable. This fantasy has a nice mythological feel.