Short 10 Book List 6-8 Grades 2018-19

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Non-Battle of the Books titles may also be ordered at the same time if you so desire.

12 Again Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142407295
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Published: Puffin Books - March 1st, 2007

In this captivating novel, wife and mother of three Bernadette McBride makes a wish she never expects to have granted—to be young again. When she awakens—transformed into a twelveyear- old—on what should be the morning of her fortieth birthday, she is at first jubilant, and then quickly realizes how complex life has suddenly become.

Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia (Landmark Books) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780394849287
Availability: Backordered
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - January 27th, 2004

Benjamin Franklin was one of the busiest men in the American colonies. He was a printer, a postmaster, an inventor, a writer, and a diplomat. When the Revolutionary War began, Ben supported America in the Continental Congress. Like the clever adages from his Poor Richard’s Almanac, Ben Franklin still sets an example for Americans today.

Mockingbird Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142417751
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Published: Puffin Books - February 3rd, 2011


One-Eyed Cat Cover Image
By Paula Fox, Erika Meltzer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780689839702
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Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - December 1st, 2000

A Single Shot
Ned fired the forbidden rifle just once, at a flickering shadow in the autumn moonlight. But someone -- a face, fleetingly seen staring at him from an attic window -- was watching.

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ISBN: 9780312380045
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Published: Square Fish - April 15th, 2008

Primrose Squarp simply knows her parents did not perish at sea during a terrible storm, but try convincing the other residents of Coal Harbour on that score. For all practical purposes, at least for the time being, Primrose is an orphan, and there's no great clamoring of prospective adopters.

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ISBN: 9780425182789
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Published: Berkley - January 8th, 2002

The Newbery Award winning author of Up a Road Slowly presents the unforgettable story of Jethro Creighton—a brave boy who comes of age during the turbulent years of the Civil War.

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ISBN: 9780439903455
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - April 15th, 2009

Ocean's 11 . . . with 11-year-olds, in a super stand-alone heist caper from Gordon Korman!

After a mean collector named Swindle cons him out of his most valuable baseball card, Griffin Bing must put together a band of misfits to break into Swindle's compound and recapture the card.

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ISBN: 9780547577319
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - October 4th, 2011

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day.

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ISBN: 9780064403689
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Published: HarperCollins - September 2nd, 2003

The remarkable Newbery-winning classic about a painful sibling rivalry, and one sister’s struggle to make her own way.  

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ISBN: 9780316809061
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 1st, 1999

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.