Jun 14, 2012

2013 Lone Star Reading List - Nominations

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 for 2013. The public is welcome to suggest titles for consideration. To be considered for nomination to the 2013 list, a book must have been published in 2011 or 2012. The nomination period ends October 1, 2012. To suggest a title, please complete the form at this link: http://tinyurl.com/79zvetq 

Bewitching Flinn, Alex 
The Boy on Cinnamon Street Stone, Phoebe 
Chomp Hiaasen, Carl 
Cinder Meyer, Marissa
Cold Cereal Rex, Adam
Curveball: The Year I Lost My Grip Sonnenblick, Jordan
The Death Catchers Kogler, Jennifer Anne
An Elephant in the Garden Morpurgo, Michael
Every Other Day Barnes, Jennifer Lynn
The False Prince Jennifer A. Nielsen
The Goddess Test Carter, Aimee
How They Croaked: The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous Bragg, Georgia
Icefall Kirby, Matthew J.
I'll Be There Sloan, Holly Goldberg
The Inquisitor's Apprentice Moriarty, Chris
Island's End Venkatraman, Padma
Legend Lu, Marie
Liesl & Po Oliver, Lauren
The Lions of Little Rock Levine, Kristin
Michael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25 Evans, Richard Paul
Miles to Go for Freedom: Segregation & Civil Rights in the Jim Crow Years Osborne, Linda Barrett
The Name of the Star Johnson, Maureen
Now is the Time for Running Williams, Michael
The Obsidian Blade Hautman, Pete

The One and Only Ivan Applegate, Katherine


Outlaw: A Novel Davies, Stephen
Ripper Petrucha, Stefan
The Robot Watson, Paul E.
Slayers Hill, C.J.
Spy School Gibbs, Stuart
Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different Blumenthal, Karen
Under the Mesquite McCall, Guadalupe Garcia
The Watch That Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic Wolf, Allan
Wolf Mark Bruchac, Joseph
Wonder Palacio, R.J.
Wonderstuck Selznick, Brian

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