Pajaro Valley Unified School District: Wish List for High Schools

These books have been selected for Pajaro Valley Unified School District Middle Schools: Aptos High, Pajaro Valley High, and Watsonville High. Not all books on the wish list are listed online. Please visit our information desk to view the complete listing.
Reached Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525423669
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Dutton Books - November 13th, 2012

Cassia's journey began with an error, a momentary glitch in the otherwise perfect facade of the Society. After crossing canyons to break free, she waits, silk and paper smuggled against her skin, ready for the final chapter.
The wait is over.


Days of Blood & Starlight Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316133975
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - November 6th, 2012

"Once upon a time, an angel and a devil fell in love and dared to imagine a world free of bloodshed and war." "
" "This is not that world." "


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$24.99
ISBN: 9781401322786
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Published: Hachette Books - September 4th, 2012

From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like "Tuesdays with Morrie" and "The Five People You Meet in Heaven" comes his most imaginative novel yet, "The Time Keeper"--a compelling fable about the first man on Earth to count the hours.
The man who became Father Time.


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The Fault in Our Stars Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780525478812
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Published: Dutton Books for Young Readers - January 10th, 2012

Now a Major Motion Picture
TODAY Book Club pick
TIME magazine's #1 Fiction Book of 2012
"The greatest romance story of this decade." "Entertainment Weekly"
-Millions of copies sold-
#1"New York Times"Bestseller
#1"Wall Street Journal"Bestseller
#1"USA Today"Bestseller
#1 International Bestseller
#1 Indie Bestseller


Dear Bully: 70 Authors Tell Their Stories Cover Image
By Megan Kelley Hall (Editor), Carrie Jones (Editor)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780062060976
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Published: Harper Teen - September 6th, 2011

Today's top authors for teens and young people come together to share their stories about bullying as bystanders, as victims, and as the bullies themselves in this moving and deeply personal collection. Lauren Oliver, R. L.


Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781400067558
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Published: Random House - February 7th, 2012

In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of luxury hotels near the Mumbai airport. As India starts to prosper, the residents of Annawadi are electric with hope.


This Is How You Lose Her Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781594487361
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 11th, 2012

Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Diaz's first book, "Drown," established him as a major new writer with the dispassionate eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet ("Newsweek").


A Living Nightmare Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780316605106
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - June 2002

Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers-- Mr. Crepsley-- is a vampire!


The Hunger Games Cover Image
$10.99
ISBN: 9780439023528
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Press - July 3rd, 2010

Now in paperback, the book no one can stop talking about . . .


Catching Fire Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780439023498
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 1st, 2009

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has won the annual Hunger Games with fellow district tribute Peeta Mellark. But it was a victory won by defiance of the Capitol and their harsh rules. Katniss and Peeta should be happy. After all, they have just won for themselves and their families a life of safety and plenty.


Mockingjay Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780439023511
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Published: Scholastic Press - August 24th, 2010

Against all odds, Katniss Everdeen has survived the Hunger Games twice. But now that she’s made it out of the bloody arena alive, she’s still not safe. The Capitol is angry. The Capitol wants revenge. Who do they think should pay for the unrest? Katniss. And what’s worse, President Snow has made it clear that no one else is safe either.


Reaching Out Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780618038510
Availability: Special Order
Published: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children - August 1st, 2008

From the perspective of the young adult he was then, Francisco Jiménez describes the challenges he faced in his efforts to continue his education.


Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies Cover Image
By Laura Esquivel, Thomas Christensen (Translator), Carol Christensen (Translator)
$15.00
ISBN: 9780385420174
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Anchor Books - October 1995

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in tum-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit.


Como Agua Para Chocolate Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9780385721233
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Published: Vintage Espanol - January 25th, 2001

Earthy, magical, and utterly charming, this tale of family life in turn-of-the-century Mexico became a best-selling phenomenon with its winning blend of poignant romance and bittersweet wit. The classic love story takes place on the De la Garza ranch, as the tyrannical owner, Mama Elena, chops onions at the kitchen table in her final days of pregnancy.


Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780743276917
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Touchstone Books - October 4th, 2005

The award-winning and bestselling classic memoir about a young Chicano gang member surviving the dangerous streets of East Los Angeles, now featuring a new introduction by the author.


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$16.00
ISBN: 9780425232200
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Berkley Publishing Group - April 5th, 2011

Visit www.penguin.com for the latest news, tour information and more.

Listen to an excerpt from the audiobook.


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9780307454546
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - June 23rd, 2009

"The Girl in the Spider's Web," the new book in the Millennium Series, is available now
Murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue combine into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.


Silver Like Dust: One Family's Story of America's Japanese Internment Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781605982724
Availability: Special Order
Published: Pegasus Books - January 12th, 2012

Sipping tea by the fire, preparing sushi for the family, or indulgently listening to her husband tell the same story for the hundredth time, Kimi Grant's grandmother, Obaachan, was a missing link to Kimi's Japanese heritage, something she had had a mixed relationship with all her life.


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The Yellow Birds Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780316219365
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Published: Little Brown and Company - September 11th, 2012

A novel written by a veteran of the war in Iraq, The Yellow Birds is the harrowing story of two young soldiers trying to stay alive.


 

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