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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

Science Comics: Dogs
The Wizards of Once
The Secret Sheriff of Sixth Grade
Halfway Normal
This Would Make a Good Story Someday
The Song from Somewhere Else
Amazon adventure : how tiny fish are saving the world's largest rainforest
Understanding Coding Through Simulations
Point Guard
Forever, or a Long, Long Time
Quicksand Pond

Young Adult Books

Long Way Down

A Newbery Honor Book A Coretta Scott King Honor Book A Printz Honor Book and New York Times bestseller 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. 

Starfish

Kiko Himura has always had a hard time saying exactly what she's thinking. With a mother who makes her feel unremarkable and a half-Japanese heritage she doesn't quite understand, Kiko prefers to keep her head down, certain that once she makes it into her dream art school, Prism, her real life will begin.

Now or Never!

Here is the riveting dual biography of two little-known but extraordinary men in Civil War history--George E. Stephens and James Henry Gooding. These Union soldiers not only served in the Massachusetts 54th Infantry, the well-known black regiment, but were also war correspondents who published eyewitness reports of the battlefields. 

Hell and High Water

Mystery turns to mortal danger as one young man's quest to clear his father's name ensnares him in a net of deceit, conspiracy, and intrigue in 1750s England. 

Hunted

New York Times bestselling author Meagan Spooner spins a thoroughly thrilling Beauty and the Beast story for the modern age, expertly woven with spellbinding romance, intrigue, and suspense that readers won't soon be able to forget.

Eliza and Her Monsters

In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she's LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can't imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. 

Ramona Blue

From Julie Murphy, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Dumplin' and Side Effects May Vary, comes another fearless heroine, Ramona Blue, in a gorgeously evocative novel about family, friendship, and how sometimes love can be more fluid than you first think.

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, fifteen-year-old Anna is flying back to boarding school in England when her plane is hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and taken to the Jordanian desert.

Gutless

With both good speed and good hands, wide receiver Brock Ripley should be a natural for the varsity team, but he shies away from physical contact.

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.