Everyday Hero | Books For Kids and Teens “Alice doesn’t like noise, smells or strangers. She does like rules. Lots of rules. Nobody at her new school knows she has Asperger’s, so it doesn’t take long for her odd behavior to get her into trouble. When she meets Megan in detention, she doesn’t know what to make of her. Megan doesn’t smell, she’s not terribly noisy, and she’s not exactly a stranger, but is she a friend? Megan seems fearless to Alice-but also angry or maybe sad. Alice isn’t sure…

Everyday Hero Written by Kathleen Cherry Orca Book Publishers 9781459809826

Boo | Books For Kids and TeensHilarious and heartwarming, poignant and profound, Boo is a unique look at the bonds of friendship in what is, ultimately, a book about finding your place in the world-be it this one, or the next.”  Kirkus Review “Smith is often amusing in cute and clever ways, but there’s a slyer, more satisfying humor in the twins Tim and Tom Lu, who owe something to Lewis Carroll’s Tweedledum and -dee.”

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Away Running | Books For Kids and Teens Review by Stephanie Dror. Quill and Quire, April, 2016 “The new novel by Luc Bouchard and David Wright tackles the subject of racism and adversity faced by American football players in the early 2000s in Villeneuve, a poverty-stricken neighbourhood of Paris. Away Running also explores the rising tensions between the marginalized Parisian poor – primarily Muslims and immigrants of North African descent – and the police.”

Date: 2016 Pages: 312 List Price: Suggested Grades: 9 to 12 FICTION - (Included in the Secondary Package -

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl  “Lizzie has never liked the way she looks-even though her best friend Mel says she’s the pretty one. She starts dating guys online, but she’s afraid to send pictures: she knows no one would want her if they could really see her. So she starts to lose. She grows up and gets thin, navigating double-edged validation from her mother, her friends, her husband, her reflection in the mirror.

When I sat down to write on most anticipated books, I figured I would have perhaps a dozen to tell you about — that it’d be a pretty compact list with a few solid highlights. Over about a month, I jotted down the titles I was excited about, an…

All the Things We Leave Behind "It's 1977. Seventeen-year-old Violet is left behind by her parents to manage their busy roadside antique stand for the summer. Her restless older brother, Bliss, has disappeared, leaving home without warning, and her parents are off searching for clues.

When her older brother goes missing, seventeen-year-old Violet is left to run her parents antique store while they search for him.

All the Rage "The sheriff's son, Kellan Turner, is not the golden boy everyone thinks he is, and Romy Grey knows that for a fact. Because no one wants to believe a girl from the wrong side of town, the truth about him has cost her everything–friends, family, and her community. Branded a liar and bullied relentlessly by a group of kids she used to hang out with, Romy's only refuge is the diner where she works outside of town. No one knows her past there.

After being assaulted by the sheriff's son Kellan and bullied by her former friends, Romy finds refuge working at a diner outside town, but when news surfaces of Kellan assaulting another girl, she must decide whether to risk speaking out again.

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