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DCF Book List 2011-2012

Presentation highlighting the 2011-2012 DCF books!
by Susanna Paterson on 18 May 2011

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The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger The Danger Box by Blue Balliett Murder Afloat by Jane Conly Jake by Audrey Couloumbis Out of My Mind by Sharon Draper Mockingbird by Kathryn Erskine Dark Life by Kat Falls Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs Dream of Night by Heather Henson Turtle in Paradise by Jennifer Holm The Reinvention
of Moxie Roosevelt by Elizabeth Cody Kimmel Stuck on Earth by David Klass Grounded by Kate Klise The Year of Goodbyes by Debbie Levy Touch Blue by Cynthia Lord Hero by Mike Lupica Sources of Light by Margaret McMullan Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner Driven: A Photobiography of Henry Ford by Don Mitchell Kakapo Rescue:
Saving the World’s Strangest Parrot by Sy Montgomery The Fantastic Secret of Owen Jester by Barbara O'Connor Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel Star in the Forest by Laura Resau Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman Milo: Sticky Notes and Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg After Ever After by Jordan Sonnenblick Smile Raina Telgemeier by Rita Williams-Garcia One Crazy Summer The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon How can Jake have a perfect Christmas, with a perfect new bike under the tree, when… his mom breaks her leg, a strange man who is his grandfather moves in, along with his scary dog, and nothing is as it should be? Take one frightened girl whose papa has just been deported to Mexico and add one abandoned dog who needs the girl's help. Will rescuing the dog bring her papa home? Genius or bad guy? Innovator or oppressor? Will the real Henry Ford please take the wheel? When Turtle moves to Key West, she finds… rowdy boys, and a family to love. buried treasure, Living in Funjungle (a combination zoo and theme park) is usually lots of fun for Teddy, but now there is a murder to solve— Henry the Hippo, the park’s mascot, has been killed. Who would ever kill a mean tempered, angry, projectile pooping beast like him??? Benjy’s privileged world of a wealthy Baltimore boy in 1882 is quickly turned upside down when he is kidnapped to work on the vile oystering boat, Ella Dawn. Amazingly different from most parrots, the Kakapo are large, chicken shaped, sweet smelling, ground nesting, flightless birds in New Zealand who were all but extinct by 1950. What is being done about… 1938 was a year of goodbyes for 12 Year-old Jutta Salzburg. Living in Hamburg, Germany under the rule of Adolf Hitler, Jutta’s life changes dramatically as the year progresses. Twelve year-old Milo just moved to a new town, is starting at a new school and wanting to make some new friends but these are not the only challenges in Milo’s life... Outcast Dwight created an original origami Yoda. Now, Origami Yoda is giving advice around McQuarrie Middle School, but can his advice be trusted? And is Origami Yoda real? A slip in the parking lot wreaks havoc on 6th grader Raina’s smile. Raina must survive many excruciating trips while also making her way through middle school. to the orthodontist and a family member dies, Ten year-old Caitlyn, to find closure for herself a girl with Asperger’s syndrome, and her grieving father. tries When tragedy strikes The mission is simple…..take over the body of an average teenager to determine whether the human race should be annihilated. Ketchvar III, alien, meet Tom Filber, your worst nightmare. It’s a comedy…sort of Melody can’t talk, walk, or write Melody has a photographic memory and cerebral palsy Melody has just been given the gift of voice……. Watch out world!! When a famous notebook ends up in the hands of twelve year-old Zoomy, a quirky kid with pathological myopia, a chain of challenging experiences are set into motion, including: a puzzle, a crime, a mystery, and an unexpected friendship. Three little girls arrive in Oakland, California in the summer of 1968. They are visiting their mother who abandoned them as babies, and who isn’t glad to see them. Good thing the Black Panthers are running a summer camp for kids right down the street. Where else are they supposed to go when their own mother doesn’t want them around? Late at night a train whistle blew. Clatter, clatter, clatter, the train whooshed behind Owen Jester’s house. As the train passed, he heard a thud. Then a crack of wood. And a tumble, tumble, tumble. Something had fallen off the train,
and Owen was going to find it. Even if it took him all summer. A young black girl sits down at a drugstore lunch counter. Customers get up and leave.
They call her names. They tell her to go. She does not get up. Someone pours ketchup on her head. Someone punches her arm. No one helps her. The year is 1962. The place is Jackson, Mississippi. Fairy tales aren't really true, are they? Elizabeth is suddenly immersed in a world of magical objects when she becomes a page at the New York Circulating Materials Repository and discovers: But can she and her new friends discover who is stealing the magic before it's too late? and a magic mirror with attitude. a magic carpet, slippers that belonged to the 12 dancing princesses, Max and his family arrive at the sea to escape the war but unearth a whole new set of problems, in the form of an evil clown statue a creepy cat an unearthly sunken ship and the Prince of Mist... Moxie is tired of being a nobody. But who should she be? A Mother Earth Goddess? A Detached, Unique and Cooly Knowing Individual? An Assertive Revolutionary Activist? or a Hale and Hearty Sports Enthusiast? How is a girl to decide? (and how can she know who she really is?) The
2011-2012
DCF Book List A dark colony on the ocean floor Dark gifts that begin appearing in children And dark villains who try to destroy everything for Ty and Gemma, in... What do a troubled young girl an abused former racehorse and the woman who takes care of them have in common? And how can three troubled characters make things right? Daralynn was Grounded when her father, brother and sister were killed in the plane she was supposed to be on. but recovery can be a mixed bag in Daralynn's small town... Sometimes painful at times terrible but, also, quite often very funny... One small island in Maine that needs kids. One kid who just might need that island. And one girl who is determined to keep them both.. Zach's dad had secrets he kept till his death. Now, Zach must figure out the answers on his own. But will he ever learn what it takes to be a hero? Claire loves to skate. But will that change when mean girls, a demanding coach, and failing friendships take center stage? Imagine that your parents bring home a new baby and they want you to treat him like a little brother. Now, imagine that he's a chimpanzee... Lanesha lives in the Ninth Ward in New Orleans. When Hurricane Katrina hits, Lanesha must put everything she has into surviving. (and she has a special gift) How will she ever make it out alive? Jeff and Tad are both cancer survivors but sometimes they feel more like failures, especially because of effects from their cancer treatments. Can they fix themselves up before eighth grade graduation? Or will something stand in their way? performance anxiety,
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