Pajaro Valley Unified School District: Wish List for Middle Schools

These books have been selected for Pajaro Valley Unified School District Middle Schools: Pajaro, Rolling Hills, Lakeview, and EA Hall . Not all books on the wish list are listed online. Please visit our information desk to view the complete listing.
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2013 Cover Image
By Sarah Janssen (As told by)
ISBN: 9781600571626
Availability: Special Order
Published: World Almanac - December 4th, 2012

Get thousands of facts right at your fingertips with thisupdatedresource.

Hope Solo: My Story Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062220653
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Published: Collins Publishers - August 14th, 2012

The 2015 World Cup champion and double Olympic gold medalist shares her story in her own words, for soccer fans of all ages

The Mostly True Story of Jack Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316056700
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - August 2nd, 2011

Enter a world where magic bubbles just below the surface. . . .

When Jack is sent to Hazelwood, Iowa, to live with his strange aunt and uncle, he expects a summer of boredom. Little does he know that the people of Hazelwood have been waiting for him for quite a long time.

First Kill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780803737419
Availability: Special Order
Published: Dial Books - September 20th, 2011

The first book in the fantastic new series from the creator of The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod--now in paperback

Noonie's Masterpiece Cover Image
By Lisa Railsback, Sarajo Frieden (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780811866545
Availability: Special Order
Published: Chronicle Books - March 1st, 2010

Fantastic illustrations with a fresh, contemporary look enrich this debut novel about a 10-year-old aspiring artist stuck living with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who clearly don't recognize her genius.

A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374386153
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - October 2nd, 2012

The world already knows Meg and Charles Wallace Murry, Calvin O'Keefe, and the three Mrs--Who, Whatsit, and Which--the memorable and wonderful characters who fight off a dark force and save our universe in the Newbery award-winning classic "A Wrinkle in Time." But in 50 years of publication, the book has never been illustrated.

Guys Read: Thriller Cover Image
By Jon Scieszka, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061963759
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Published: Walden Pond Press - September 20th, 2011

A body on the tracks

A teenage terrorist

A mysterious wish-granting machine

The world's worst private detective

Turtle in Paradise Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375836886
Availability: Special Order
Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 11th, 2010

In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley Temple

Heart of a Samurai Cover Image
ISBN: 9780810989818
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Published: Amulet Books - August 2010

In 1841, a Japanese fishing vessel sinks. Its crew is forced to swim to a small, unknown island, where they are rescued by a passing American ship. Japan's borders remain closed to all Western nations, so the crew sets off to America, learning English on the way.

Dead End in Norvelt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374379933
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) - September 13th, 2011

"Dead End in Norvelt" is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction

Inside Out & Back Again Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061962783
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Published: HarperTorch - February 22nd, 2011

Inside Out and Back Again is a New York Times bestseller, a Newbery Honor Book, and a winner of the National Book Award Inspired by the author's childhood experience of fleeing Vietnam after the Fall of Saigon and immigrating to Alabama, this coming-of-age debut novel told in verse has been celebrated for its touching child's-eye view of family and immigration.

Breaking Stalin's Nose Cover Image
By Eugene Yelchin, Eugene Yelchin (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780805092165
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - September 27th, 2011

One of "Horn Book"'s Best Fiction Books of 2011

A Ball for Daisy Cover Image
By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780375858611
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Schwartz & Wade Books - May 10th, 2011

Winner of the 2012 Randolph Caldecott Medal

A Sick Day for Amos McGee Cover Image
By Philip C. Stead, Erin E. Stead (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596434028
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Roaring Brook Press - May 25th, 2010

THE BEST SICK DAY EVER and the animals in the zoo feature in this striking picture book debut.

Gooney Bird Greene Cover Image
By Lois Lowry, Thomas Middy Chilman (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780440419600
Availability: Special Order
Published: Yearling Books - March 9th, 2004

Two-time Newbery Medalist Lois Lowry introduces a new girl in class who loves being the center of attention and tells the most entertaining absolutely true stories.

Alice in Blunderland Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442446434
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - September 4th, 2012

Fourth grade is far from flawless for Alice in this beloved novel with a new look.
Fourth grade stinks. Fourth grade is when everything you do embarrasses you. Fourth grade is when everyone knows you re a blunderbuss whether it's part of your name or not.

Yuck's Amazing Underpants Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442451216
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - May 1st, 2012

The gross-out antics of these two Yuck adventures take disgusting to a new level!

In “Yuck’s Amazing Underpants,” Yuck has been wearing his favorite underpants every day and every night—for six weeks. His mom desperately wants to do laundry but Yuck has other plans: With the help of a jar of mold, his underpants are soon taking on a life of their own....

Snowfall Surprise Cover Image
ISBN: 9780545100670
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 2009

A fresh new Candy Apple sure to warm readers' hearts! Savannah can't wait for her birthday, which she's spending with her parents and her two best friends at a cabin in the snow -- for the whole week of winter break. But when she sprains her ankle on the first day, her friends take off without her! Savannah feels left out in the cold.

Never Do Anything, Ever Cover Image
By Jim Benton, Jamie Kelly, Jim Benton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780439629089
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - November 2005

Her best friend's a backstabber. Her worst enemy is a sweetheart. And her dog is just waiting for the right moment to seek his revenge. Why should Jamie even bother going to school? Why not? After a run-in with Mega-Popular Angeline, aka Pure Evil, Jamie reforms her selfish ways & becomes the decent human being she never thought she could be.

Angel of the Battlefield Cover Image
ISBN: 9780448454672
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Published: Grosset & Dunlap - January 24th, 2012

While exploring The Treasure Chest, Felix and Maisie are transported to a Massachusetts farm in 1836. Disappointed that they have not landed in their beloved New York City, they wonder why they were brought to Massachusetts to meet a young girl named Clara Barton. Perhaps Clara has a message for the twins? Or maybe they have one for her?

Which Way to Witch School? Cover Image
By Scott Santoro, Scott Santoro (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780060781811
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Published: HarperTorch - July 27th, 2010

Miss Thornapple's school is not like most other schools it's a school for little witches Little witches must learn how magic broomsticks fly and how to whip up their own potions. Sometimes they swim in swamps, and other times they explore the haunted old forest. And what's served for dinner in the dining hall? Gooey eyeballs There's no telling what might happen at Miss Thornapple's school.

The Angel Experiment Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316155564
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Published: Jimmy Patterson - April 11th, 2005

In James Patterson's blockbuster series, fourteen-year-old Maximum Ride, better known as Max, knows what it's like to soar above the world. She and all the members of the "flock"--Fang, Iggy, Nudge, Gasman and Angel--are just like ordinary kids--only they have wings and can fly.

Zero Hour Cover Image
ISBN: 9781442421882
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Published: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - March 20th, 2012

Danger intensifies in the latest thrilling installment in an action-packed series

Catching Fire Cover Image
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.


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