Educator Resources

  • The Walls Around Us

    by Nova Ren Suma

    The Walls Around Us is a ghostly story of suspense told in two voices—one still living and one dead. Nova Ren Suma tells a supernatural tale of guilt and innocence, and what happens when one is mistaken for the other.

    Category: Teens • Ages 14+ • Grades 9+

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  • Jackaby

    by William Ritter

    Doctor Who meets Sherlock in William Ritter’s debut novel, which features a detective of the paranormal as seen through the eyes of his adventurous and intelligent assistant in a tale brimming with cheeky humor and a dose of the macabre.

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • The Witch’s Boy

    by Kelly Barnhill

    “A lightning bolt erupted from the cloud and aimed directly at Ned’s heart. He couldn’t cry out. He couldn’t even move. He could just feel the magic sink into his skin and spread itself over every inch of him, bubbling and slithering and cutting deep, until he didn’t know where the magic stopped and he began.”

    Category: Children • Ages 9+ • Grades 4+

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  • Three-Ring Rascals #3: The Circus Goes to Sea

    by Kate Klise
    Illustrated by M. Sarah Klise

    The rascals hit the high seas in the third installment of the popular fully illustrated Three-Ring Rascals series.

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    Category: Children • Ages 7-10 • Grades 2-5

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  • Passenger on the Pearl: The True Story of Emily Edmonson’s Flight from Slavery

    by Winifred Conkling

    The page-turning, heart-wrenching true story of one young woman willing to risk her safety and even her life for a chance at freedom in the largest slave escape attempt in American history.

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel

    by Sara Farizan

    High-school junior Leila has made it most of the way through Armstead Academy without having a crush on anyone, which is something of a relief. Her Persian heritage already makes her different from her classmates; if word got out that she liked girls, life would be twice as hard. But when a sophisticated, beautiful new girl, Saskia, shows up, Leila starts to take risks she never thought she would, especially when it looks as if the attraction between them is mutual. 

    Category: Teens • Ages 14+ • Grades 9+

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  • The Art of Secrets

    by James Klise

    When Saba Khan’s apartment burns in a mysterious fire, her high school rallies around her. But then a quirky piece of art donated to a school fund-raising effort for the Khans is revealed to be worth a fortune and Saba’s life quickly turns upside down again. Greed, jealousy, and suspicion create an increasingly tangled web as adults and teens alike debate who should get the money and begin to question one another’s motives and make accusations. 

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • The Summer of Letting Go

    by Gae Polisner

    Four years ago, Francesca’s little brother, Simon, drowned, and Francesca’s the one who should have been watching. Now Francesca is about to turn sixteen, but guilt keeps her stuck in the past. Then she meets four-year-old Frankie Sky, a little boy who bears an almost eerie resemblance to Simon. Is it possible he’s Simon’s reincarnation?

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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  • The One Safe Place

    by Tania Unsworth

    In a near-future dystopia with echoes of The Giver and Among the Hidden, Tania Unsworth has created an unsettling page-turner—fast-paced, filled with dread—that’s wholly satisfying, and startlingly original.

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    Category: Children • Ages 10+ • Grades 5+

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  • Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood

    by James McMullan

    In a unique memoir comprising more than fifty watercolor paintings and accompanying text, award-winning artist and New York Times bestselling author James McMullan explores how his early childhood in China and wartime journeys with his mother influenced his whole life, especially his artwork. 

    Category: Teens • Ages 12+ • Grades 7+

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