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Books mentioned in the July 2016 issue of What Makes a Good…?

What Makes a Good Page-Turner?

Primary Fiction and Nonfiction

Broach, Elise  James to the Rescue! [Masterpiece Adventures]
Illustrated by Kelly Murphy
104 pp.     Holt/Ottaviano     2015     ISBN 978-1-62779-316-2
Ebook ISBN 978-1-62779-317-9

Cronin, Doreen  The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure [Chicken Squad]
Illustrated by Kevin Cornell
103 pp.     Atheneum     2014     ISBN 978-1-4424-9679-8
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4424-9681-1

DiCamillo, Kate  Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon [Tales from Deckawoo Drive]
Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
103 pp.     Candlewick     2015     ISBN 978-0-7636-6886-0

Hatke, Ben  Little Robot
138 pp.     Roaring Brook/First Second     2015      ISBN 978-1-62672-080-0

Himmelman, John  Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny
128 pp     Holt     2014      ISBN 978-0-8050-9970-6
Ebook ISBN 978-0-8050-9972-0

McCarthy, Meghan  The Wildest Race Ever: The Story of the 1904 Olympic Marathon
48 pp.     Simon/Wiseman     2016     ISBN 978-1-4814-0639-0
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-0640-6

McKay, Hilary  Lulu and the Hamster in the Night
Illustrated by Priscilla Lamont
97 pp.     Whitman      2015      ISBN 978-0-8075-4842-0

Look, Lenore  Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham
163 pp.     Random/Schwartz & Wade     2014      ISBN 978-0-385-36972-5
Library binding ISBN 978-0-385-36973-2
Ebook ISBN 978-0-449-81986-9

Mass, Wendy and Brawner, Michael  Archie Takes Flight [Space Taxi]
Illustrated by Elise Gravel
101 pp.      Little     2014     ISBN 978-0-316-24319-3
Paperback ISBN 978-0-316-24320-9
Ebook ISBN 978-0-316-24321-6

Viorst, Judith  Lulu’s Mysterious Mission
Illustrated by Kevin Cornell
185 pp.     Atheneum     2014      ISBN 978-1-4424-9746-7
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4424-9748-1

 

Intermediate Fiction and Nonfiction

Anderson, Jodi Lynn  My Diary from the Edge of the World
421 pp.     Simon/Aladdin     2015     ISBN 978-1-4424-8387-3
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4424-8389-7

Boyce, Frank Cottrell  The Astounding Broccoli Boy
372 pp.     HarperCollins/Walden Pond     2015     ISBN 978-0-06-240017-8
Ebook ISBN 978-0-06-24002-8

Flake, Sharon G.  Unstoppable Octobia May
281 pp.     Scholastic      2014     ISBN 978-0-545-60960-9
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-60961-6

Gay, Marie-Louise and Homel, David  The Traveling Circus
144 pp.     Groundwood     2015     ISBN 978-1-55498-420-6
Ebook ISBN 978-1-55498-784-9

Pennypacker, Sarah  Pax
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
278 pp.     HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray     2016     ISBN 978-0-06-237701-2
Ebook ISBN 978-0-06-237703-6

Pizzoli, Greg  Tricky Vic: The Impossibly True Story of the Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower
48 pp.     Viking     2015     ISBN 978-0-670-01652-5

Preus, Margi  The Bamboo Sword
340 pp.      Abrams/Amulet     2015      ISBN 978-1-4197-0807-7

Ryan, Pam Muñoz  Echo
Illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova
590 pp.      Scholastic      2015     ISBN 978-0-439-87402-1
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-57650-5

Sachar, Louis  Fuzzy Mud
181 pp.     Delacorte     2015     ISBN 978-0-385-74378-5
Library binding ISBN 978-0-375-99129-5
Ebook ISBN 978-0-385-37021-9

Sales, Leila  Once Was a Time
321 pp.      Chronicle     2016     ISBN 978-1-4521-4009-4

Shusterman, Neal and Elfman, Eric  Edison’s Alley [Accelerati Trilogy]
250 pp.     Disney/Hyperion     2015     ISBN 978-1-4231-4806-7

Smith, Ronald L.  Hoodoo
206 pp.     Clarion     2015     ISBN 978-0-544-44525-3

Urban, Linda  Milo Speck, Accidental Agent
Illustrated by Mariano Epelbaum
266 pp.     Houghton     2015     ISBN 978-0-544-41951-3

 

Middle School Fiction and Nonfiction

Bancks, Tristan  On the Run
229 pp.     Farrar/Ferguson      2015      ISBN 978-0-374-30153-8

Bartoletti, Susan Campbell  Terrible Typhoid Mary: A True Story of the Deadliest Cook in America
230 pp.     Houghton     2015     ISBN 978-0-544-31367-5

Gantos, Jack  The Trouble in Me
208 pp.     Farrar     2015     ISBN 978-0-374-37995-7

Hardinge, Frances  Cuckoo Song
408 pp.     Abrams/Amulet      2015      ISBN 978-1-4197-1480-1
Ebook ISBN 978-1-61312-756-8

Johnson, Varian  To Catch a Cheat
248 pp.     Scholastic/Levine     2016      ISBN 978-0-545-72239-1
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-72241-4

Lawrence, Iain  The Skeleton Tree
281 pp.     Delacorte      2016     ISBN 978-0-385-73378-6
Library binding ISBN 978-0-385-90395-0
Ebook ISBN 978-0-307-97489-1

Magoon, Kekla  Shadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
356 pp.     Bloomsbury     2015      ISBN 978-1-61963-634-7
Ebook ISBN 978-1-61963-635-4

McCoola, Marika  Baba Yaga’s Assistant
132 pp.      Candlewick      2015     ISBN 978-0-7636-6961-4
Illustrated by Emily Carroll.

Miller, Sarah  The Borden Murders: Lizzie Borden & the Trial of the Century[nonfiction]
288 pp.     Random/Schwartz & Wade     2016     ISBN 978-0-553-49808-0
Library binding ISBN 978-0-553-49809-7
Ebook ISBN 978-0-553-49810-3

Oppel, Kenneth  The Nest
Illustrated by Jon Klassen
247 pp.     Simon     2015     ISBN 978-1-4814-3232-0
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-3234-4

Philbrick, Rodman  The Big Dark
179 pp.     Scholastic/Blue Sky     2016      ISBN 978-0-545-78975-2
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-78977-6

Thomson, Sarah L.  Deadly Flowers: A Ninja’s Tale
270 pp.     Boyds      2016      ISBN 978-1-62979-214-9
Ebook ISBN 978-1-62979-563-8

Wishinsky, Frieda  Avis Dolphin
Illustrated by Willow Dawson
165 pp.      Groundwood      2015      ISBN 978-1-55498-489-3
Ebook ISBN 978-1-55498-490-9

 

High School Fiction and Nonfiction

Bow, Erin  The Scorpion Rules
368 pp.      McElderry      2015      ISBN 978-1-4814-4271-8
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-4273-2

Bruchac, Joseph  Trail of the Dead [Killer of Enemies]
387 pp.     Lee/Tu     2015     ISBN 978-1-62014-261-5
Ebook ISBN 978-1-62014-262-2

Castellucci, Cecil  Stone in the Sky
311 pp.     Roaring Brook      2015     ISBN 978-1-59643-776-0

de Fombelle, Timothée  A Prince Without a Kingdom
Translated by Sarah Ardizzone
443 pp.     Candlewick      2015     ISBN 978-0-7636-7950-7

Giles, Lamar  Endangered
282 pp.     HarperTeen      2015     ISBN 978-0-06-229756-3

Griffin, Paul  Adrift
231 pp.      Scholastic      2015     ISBN 978-0-545-70939-2
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-70941-5

Hopkinson, Deborah  Courage & Defiance: Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark
339 pp.     Scholastic     2015      ISBN 978-0-545-59220-8

Latham, Jennifer  Scarlett Undercover
311 pp.      Little      2015     ISBN 978-0-316-28393-9
Ebook ISBN 978-0-316-28389-2

Moriarty, Jaclyn  A Tangle of Gold [Colors of Madeleine]
470 pp.     Scholastic/Levine     2016     ISBN 978-0-545-39740-7
Ebook ISBN 978-0-545-77735-3

Reynolds, Jason and Kiely, Brendan  All American Boys
316 pp.     Atheneum     2015     ISBN 978-1-4814-6333-1
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4814-6335-5

Smith, Roland  The Edge
236 pp.     Houghton     2015     ISBN 978-0-544-34122-7

Wein, Elizabeth  Black Dove, White Raven
357 pp.     Hyperion      2015     ISBN 978-1-4231-8310-5
Ebook ISBN 978-1-4847-0780-7

Wynne-Jones, Tim  The Emperor of Any Place
328 pp.     Candlewick     2015      ISBN 978-0-7636-6973-7

Yancey, Rick  The 5th Wave
460 pp.     Putnam      2013     ISBN 978-0-399-16241-1

These titles were featured in the July 2016 issue of What Makes a Good…?

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