Jim Eisenreich by Bill Gutman

Nonfiction: JB Eis

Relates the life story of Jim Eisenrieich, a baseball player now with the Philadelphia Phillies, who had had to contend with Tourette's syndrome but has continued to play the game he loves. Accelerated Reader 5.1

Walter Dean Myers by Diane Patrick-Wexler

Nonfiction: JB Mye

Presents the life and career of the Afro-American who grew up listening to stories and who carries on the storytelling tradition in his numerous and award-winning books. Accelerated Reader 5.4


Gloria Estefan by Janel Rodriguez

Nonfiction: JB Est

Examines the life of the Cuban-born pop star who sings, dances, composes, and records with the Miami Sound Machine. Accelerated Reader 5.3


Denzel Washington by Alex Simmons

Nonfiction: B Was

A biography of the African-American actor who won an Academy Award for his role in the movie Glory. Accelerated Reader 6.0


Big Bug Book by Margery Facklam

Nonfiction: J 595.7 Fac

Thirteen of the world's largest insects shown at their actual size. Accelerated Reader 5.0


Young Guinevere by Robert D. SanSouci

Fiction: J 398.20 San

The Arthurian lgend of the beautiful young girl who grew up to become Queen of Britain. Accelerated Reader 5.3


Brown Angels by Walter Dean Myers

Nonfiction: J 811.54 Mye

A collection of poems about African American children illustrated with vintage photographs. Accelerated Reader 4.8


Holes by Louis Sachar

Juvenile Fiction: JF Sac

Stanley Yelnats is sent to Camp Green Lake, a juvenile detention facility, instead of jail. There he and the other boys dig holes five feet deep and five feet in diameter to "build character". But is the warden making the boys dig holes for something other than "building character"? Accelerated Reader 4.6


The Crazy Horse Electric Game by Chris Crutcher

Fiction: F Cru

A young athlete is brain-damaged in an accident and must deal with his disability. Accelerated Reader 5.0


Free Fall by Joyce Sweeney

Fiction: F Swe

While trapped in a cave in a Florida forest, two brothers reveal to each other and their friends the truth about their previously hidden feelings. Accelerated Reader 5.3


Facing the Music by Margaret Willey

Fiction: F Wil

Through her love of music and membership in her brother's bank, sixteen-year-old Lisa learns to deal with her feelings of abandonment following her mother's death. Accelerated Reader 5.0


I Am an Artichoke by Lucy Frank

Fiction: F Fra

Fifteen-year-old Sarah can't wait to start a summer job in New York City, but soon after she feels she has landed in a mess. Sarah feels caught between wanting to help and being in over her head. Accelerated Reader 5.3


Call Me Francis Tucket by Gary Paulsen

Fiction: JF Pau

Tucket now feels more confident tghat he can handle anything. A year ago on a wagon train, he was kidnapped by a Pawnee hunting party. He escaped with the help of a mountain man. Now he is alone. Accelerated Reader 5.4


Running Loose by Chris Crutcher

Fiction: F Cru

When high school senior Louis Banks challenges the football coach and gets thrown off the team, he has very little support; but when a real tragedy strikes, he has even less. Accelerated Reader 6.6


Companions of the Night by Vivian Vande Velde

Fiction: F Van

When sixteen-year-old Kerry Nowicki helps a young man escape from a group of men who claim he is a vampire, she finds herself faced with some bizarre and dangerous choices. Accelerated Reader 6.6


The Seach for Life on Mars by John Hamilton

Nonfiction: 576.83 Ham

Discusses the discovery of a meteorite suggesting to scientists that primitive life may have existedd on the planet Mars over three billion years ago. Accelerated Reader 8.5


Future Missions to Mars by John Hamilton

Nonfiction: 629.43 Ham

Describes a series of missions, beginning in 1996 and continuing into the first part of the next century, designed to bring back data about the surface features, atmosphere, and magnetic properties on Mars. Accelerated Reader 8.9


The Viking Missions to Mars by John Hamilton

Nonfiction: 629.43 Ham

Discusses the United States space program Viking and its missions to Mars. Accelerated Reader 8.8


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