May 19, 2011

2012 Lone Star Reading List

The Texas Lone Star list is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star list is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source.

Below is the list of current titles which have been nominated by the Lone Star Reading List Committee.

Belly Up - Gibbs, Stuart
Between Shades of Gray -  Sepetys, Ruta
Birth of a Killer - Shan, Darren

The Dark Game : True Spy Stories - Janeczko, Paul B.  
Dead Beautiful - Woon, Yvonne  

Delirium - Oliver, Lauren  
Dirty Little Secrets - Omololu, C.J.  
The Dreamer- Ryan, Pam Munoz
Dry Souls  - Denise Getson

The Enemy - Higson, Charlie
Epitaph Road - Patneaude, David
F Factor - Bertrand, Diane Gonzales  
Firelight - Jordan, Sophie  

The Fortune of Carmen Navarro - Bryant, Jen  
The Fourth Stall - Rylander, Chris  
Griff Carver, Hallway Patrol - Krieg, Jim  
Hidden - Frost, Helen  

It's Raining Cupcakes  - Schroeder, Lisa  
Kneebone Boy - Potter, Ellen  
Mockingbird - Erskine, Kathryn
The Nightmarys - Poblocki, Dan
Okay for Now - Schmidt, Gary  

Once - Gleitzman, Morris
Plain Kate - Bow, Erin   
Planet Middle School - Grimes, Nikki  
Prisoners in the Palace - MacColl, Michaela   
Rot & Ruin - Maberry, Jonathan

Ruby Red - Gier, Kerstin  
The Running Dream-  Van Draanen, Wendelin  
Shooting Kabul - Senzai, N.H.  
Sisters Red - Pearce, Jackson  
A Tale Dark & Grimm - Gidwitz, Adam  
They Called Themselves the KKK - Bartoletti, Susan  

Tortilla Sun - Cervantes, Jennifer  
Unearthly - Hand, Cynthia  
Warriors in the Crossfire Flood, Nancy Bo  
Where The Streets Had a Name - Abdel-Fattah, Randa 

White Cat: The Curse Workers - Black, Holly
Wish - Monninger, Joseph 

Wolven - Toft, Di  
Woods Runner - Paulsen, Gary  
A World Without Heroes  - Mull, Brandon

Recognize any? If you are looking to expand your reading list or recommend something for summer, this is a good place to start.

For a list of winners from 2011, please visit the TLA website.

Happy Reading!