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ISBC Book trailers

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Interscholastic
Book Club
2013 Novel Choices Decisions, decisions... by Patricia Reilly Giff Cracker: Pictures of Hollis Woods The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins by Cynthia Kaddhata The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer How They Croaked: by Georgia Bragg The Awful Ends of the Awfully Famous The Best Dog in Vietnam When My Name Was Keoko by Linda Sue Park The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper Petey by Ben Mikaelsen Powerless by Matthew Cody Princess Academy by Shannon Hale Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz The Thief Lord by Cornelia Funke Two orphaned brothers, Prosper and Bo, have run away to Venice. Leader of this motley crew of lost children is a clever, charming boy with a dark history of his own: He calls himself the Thief Lord. When Daniel Corrigan and his family move to Noble's Green, he notices that some of the kids there seem rather odd. After one of them miraculously saves his life, they admit that they have superpowers, but that they come with a price. In the 1920s, a boy named Petey is born. His mother is devastated when she sees his twisted figure. Petey looked nothing like a normal baby should. Devastated, she and her husband spend two years and lots of money to find a doctor who can give them good news, the doctors offer no help. The Corbins decide to give up on their hope and let Petey go to the Insane Asylum in Warm Springs, Montana.

Based on the real life story of cerebral palsy patient Clyde Cothern, Petey illustrates an understanding of people with disabilities and what they go through. Themes include growth, understanding, wisdom and love that shows that beauty and friendship can be found inside the simplest things The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. But everything changes when Harry is summoned to attend an infamous school for wizards, and he begins to discover some clues about his illustrious birthright. Harry finds himself drawn deep inside a mystical world he never knew existed and closer to his own noble destiny. Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen is force to appear in an annual televised event called, "The Hunger Games," a fight to the death on live TV. She regards it as a death sentence when she is forced to represent her district in the Games. The terrain, rules, and level of audience participation may change but one thing is constant: kill or be killed. The Tale of Despereaux tells the story of several unlikely heroes: Despereaux, a brave mouse banished to the dungeon for speaking with a human; Roscuro, a good-hearted rat who loves light and soup, but is exiled to darkness; Pea, a Princess in a gloomy castle who is prisoner to her father's grief; and Mig, a servant girl who longs to be a Princess, but is forced to serve the jailer. Mythological monsters and the gods of Mount Olympus seem to be walking out of the pages of twelve-year-old Percy Jackson's textbooks and into his life. And worse, he's angered a few of them. Cracker is a German shepherd trained to sniff out bombs, traps, and the enemy. She's a big deal, and she likes it that way.

Rick Hanski is headed to Vietnam. There, he's going prove to his family and everyone else that he was cut out for war.

Told in part through the point of view of a German shepherd, Cracker! is an action-packed glimpse into the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of a dog and her handler.
Edward Tulane, a china rabbit, is the main character in this old-fashioned tale about the challenge Edward faces on a journey that leads him to realize that no matter what happens in life, never give up on love. Miri lived a simple life in her mountain village until that the king's priests declared her small village the home of the future princess. In a year's time, the prince will come and choose his bride from among the girls of the village. An academy is set up on the mountain to teach every teenage girl how to become a princess.

Miri soon finds herself confronted with a harsh academy mistress, bitter competition among the girls, and her own conflicting desires to be chosen and win the heart of her childhood best friend. But when bandits try to kidnap the future princess, Miri must rally the girls together to save herself and her classmates.
Melody is not like most people. She cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory. She is smarter than most of the adults who try to diagnose her and smarter than her classmates who dismiss her as mentally challenged. But Melody refuses to be defined by cerebral palsy and she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow. Readers will come to know a brilliant mind and a brave spirit who will change forever how they look at anyone with a disability. Over the course of history men and women have lived and died. In fact, getting sick and dying can be a big, ugly mess-especially before the modern medical care that we all enjoy today. How They Croaked relays all the gory details of how nineteen world figures gave up the ghost. Readers will be fascinated well past the final curtain, and feel lucky to live in a world with painkillers, x-rays, and soap. When Hope and her aunt move to small-town Wisconsin to take over the local diner, Hope's not sure what to expect. As Hope starts to make her place at the diner, she also finds herself caught up in owner’s campaign for mayor. Hope Was Here is a tale of a teenage waitress's search for a sense of belonging. Sun-hee and her older brother live in Korea with their parents. Because Korea is under Japanese occupation, the children study Japanese and speak it at school. Their own language, flag, and even their names, are now forbidden. When WWII comes to Korea, Sun-hee is surprised that the Japanese them to fight on their side. But the greatest shock of all comes when her brother enlists in the Japanese army and Sun-hee is entrusted with the life-and-death secrets of a family at war. Alex Rider's world is turned upside down when he discovers that his uncle and guardian has been murdered. The 14-year-old makes one discovery after another until he is sucked into his uncle's undercover world. With short cliff-hanger chapters and a breathless pace, readers will love this James Bond-style adventure. Hollis Woods, a young artist, has been in so many foster homes she can hardly remember them all and fills her sketchbook with drawings of a perfect family. But when Hollis is sent to Josie, she’ll do everything in her power to make sure they stay together.
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