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J. Frank White Page : Recommended Books

 

Recommended Books

Find these great books and many more at the Carnegie-Vincent Library! Use the LMU Library Catalog to search for a specific title or browse the library's children's area or the Young Adult (YA) Collection outside the children's area.

Middle Grade Books

Saving Winslow
The Journey of Little Charlie
Louisiana's Way Home
Tiny Infinities
The Boy, the Bird, and the Coffin Maker
The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle
Fadeaway
The Song from Somewhere Else
This Would Make a Good Story Someday
Amazon adventure : how tiny fish are saving the world's largest rainforest
Understanding Coding Through Simulations

Young Adult Books

Fifteen and Change

Zeke would love to be invisible. His mother is struggling to make ends meet and stuck with a no-good boyfriend. Zeke knows he and his mom will be stuck forever if he doesn't find some money fast. 

In Another Time

"A glowing story of friendship, growth, and a steadfast first love, as teenage Maisie negotiates the forests of the heart and of World War II Scotland with equal determination." 

The Me I Meant to Be

Girl Code: Never date a friend's ex. Willa Evans has no intention of breaking the code. So what if she's always secretly loved her next-door neighbor Zach? 

Mary Shelley

A riveting biography of its author, Mary Shelley, whose life reads like a dark gothic novel, filled with scandal, death, drama, and one of the strangest love stories in literary history.  

Wild Blue Wonder

The magic has drained from Quinn's life, and she knows it's her fault. But the new boy in town, Alexander, doesn't see her as the monster she believes herself to be. 

The House of One Thousand Eyes

Who can Lena trust to help her find out the truth? Life in East Germany in the early 1980s is not easy for most people, but for Lena, it's particularly hard. 

We Regret to Inform You

When a high achiever is rejected by every Ivy League college--AND her safety school--her life is turned upside down. 

The Hate U Give

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. 

Long Way Down

Jason Reynolds's fiercely stunning novel that takes place in sixty potent seconds--the time it takes a kid to decide whether or not he's going to murder the guy who killed his brother. 

Factory Girl

In order to save her family's farm, Roshen, sixteen, must leave her rural home to work in a factory in the south of China.

Girls Like Me

Fifteen-year-old Shay Summers is trying to cope with the death of her father, being overweight, and threats from a girl bully in school.

Girl on a Plane

Bahrain, 1970. After a summer spent with her family, 15-year-old Anna is flying back to school in England when her plane is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and taken to the Jordanian desert.

Growing Up and Growing Older

Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers©

The Growing Up and Growing Older: Books for Young Readers© booklist is a compilation of carefully selected children’s literature that contains positive, meaningful portrayals of older adults and promotes positive aging. The list was created by Dr. Sandra McGuire, Professor Emeritus at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and formerly Assistant Dean and Professor (Caylor School of Nursing) at Lincoln Memorial University. She is a Fellow of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE), serves on the AGHE K-12 Committee and the AGHE Book Awards Task Force. Dr. McGuire is director of the Kids Are Tomorrow’s Seniors (KATS) program and served as a member of AARP’s National Policy Council.