New Books with Tests 12.09.09 39 Clues 4: Beyond the Grave by Jude Watson. 7-8. Amy and Dan experience the rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches, and head right into the hands of the enemy 39 Clues 5: The BlackCircle by Patrick Carman. 7-8. Amy and Dan search for the clues that will unlock the Cahill family's secret power while also working to evade Irina Spasky. 39 Clues 6: In Too Deep by Jude Watson. 7-8. On Amy and Dan’s trip to Australia, she learns how and their parents died, and it its difficult to tell who they can trust. Al Capone Shines My Shoes by Gennifer Choldenko. 7-8, 9(25) Moose Flanagan discovers that Al Capone wants a favor in return for the help that he secretly gave Moose. Alcatraz vs. the Scrivener’s Bones by Brandon Sanderson. 7-8. Alcatraz and his companions seek Al's father and grandfather in the Great Library of Alexandria, where they face undead, soul-stealing wraiths called the Curators of Alexandria. Anything but Typical by Nora Baskin.7-8. Jason, an autistic boy who wants to become a writer, relates what his life is like as he tries to make sense of his world. Attack of the Fiend: The Last Apprentice 4 by Joseph Delaney. 7-8. Tom, the Spook, and Alice hope to prevent the three witch clans from uniting to raise the Fiend, the Devil himself. Barnaby Grimes by Paul Stewart. 7-8. Barnaby Grimes is attacked one night by a huge dog, and gets caught up in a world of corrupt doctors, strange potions, and expensive furs. Baseball Great by Tim Green. 7-8. Josh wants to play baseball but finds himself embroiled in a situation with potentially illegal consequences. Carolina Harmony by Marilyn McDowell. 7-8. After her family dies, Carolina struggles through many adventures until she comes to live with a family who loves her. FM, H Catching Fire: Hunger Games 2 by Suzanne Collins. 7-8, 9(35). Katniss and Peeta have won the Hunger Games by defying the rules, and become the faces of an impending rebellion. The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer. 7-8, 9(25). Half-vampire Vladimir Tod struggles to navigate the ups and downs of eighth grade while keeping his untested powers and impulses under control. The Chronicles of Vladimair Tod: Ninth Grade Slays by Heather Brewer. 7-8, 9(25). While half-vampire Vlad, his best friend Henry, and Henry's cousin Joss make their way through their freshman year at Bathory High, a hired vampire slayer seeks to destroy Vlad. The Crow: 3rd Book of Pellinor by Alison Croggon. 7-8, 9(35). Hem flees with his mentor Saliman, his white crow Irc, and the orphan girl Zelika to join the resistance forces of the Light and finally learn his role in his sister's quest. Cobra King of Kathmandu: Children of the Lamp 3 by P. B. Kerr. 7-8, 9(35). Philippa and John are soon caught up in an around-the-world adventure in search of the evil leader of the Cult of the Nine Cobras. The Dead and Gone by Susan Pfeffer. 7-8, 9(35). Horrific climate changes force Alex Morales to take care of his sisters alone in the chaos of New York City. Deeper: Tunnels 2 by RoderickGordon. 7-8, 9(35). Will Burrows continues to search for his father underground and stumbles across a sinister plot. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3: The Last Straw by Jeff Kinney. 7-8. Greg sidesteps his father’s attempts to change his wimpy ways until he threatens him with military school. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 4: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney. 7-8. Greg wants to spend the summer playing video games while his mother attempts to promote outdoor activities and family fun. Don’t Judge a Girl By Her Cover by Ally Carter. 7-8, 9(35) When Macey's father receives the vice presidential nomination, the girls spy skills are tested as they try to protect Macey.. Dreadlocks by Neal Shusterman. 7-8, 9(25) Change from 35pts. to 25 pts. Elsewhere by Gabriel Zevin. add to 9th grade list. 35 pts. Ender in Exile by Orson Card. 7-8, 9(35). Ender is offered the choice of living in isolation on Eros, but chooses to journey out to the colonies with his sister, Valentine. Everything is Fine by Anne Dee Ellis. 9(25). Mazzy’s father leaves for a job out of town, and she tries to cope with her mother, who has been severely depressed. FM. Faith, Hope and Ivy June by Phyllis Naylor. 7-8. Ivy June and Catherine share their lives, homes, and communities, an though their lifestyles are total opposites they have a lot in common. Gone by Michael Grant. 9(35). In a small town, everyone over the age of fourteen suddenly disappears, setting up a battle between the remaining town residents and the students from a local private school as well as those with special powers. The Great Wide Sea by M. H. Herlong. 7-8, 9(35). Still mourning the death of their mother, three brothers go with their father on an extended sailing trip off the Florida Keys and have a harrowing adventure at sea. Fell by David Clement-Davies. 9(50). Fell, a dark loner wolf separated from his family and pack by the power of the “sight” journeys towards a human girl, alone herself and fighting to recover her past. Forest Born by Shannon Hale. 7-8, 9(35). Razo invites Rinna to the city to be one of Queen Ani's waiting women only to discovers where her own strength from. Jango: Noble Warriors 2 by William Nicholson. 7-8, 9(35). Seeker, the Wildman, and Morning Star discover that the mysterious warrior sect is not quite what it appears. Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart Hill. 7-8, 9(35). Queen Thirrin's daughter Medea allies herself with the King of Darkness and the Ice Demons, and she responds to the threat of war. The Leanin’ Dog by K. A. Nuzum. 7-8. Dessa Dean, mourning the death of her mother, finds an injured dog on her porch, which allows both Dessa and the dog to heal together. FM Leven Thumps and the Ruins of Alder by Obert Skye. 7-8, 9(35). Leven must travel to the island of Alder to find the answer that will save the realm of Foo from destruction. Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Free Throws by Janette Rallison.7-8, 9(25). Fsreshmen Josie and Cami try to remain best friends as they compete for basketball awards and boys. The Naming:1st Book of Pellinor by Alison Croggon. 7-8, 9(35). Chronicles of the experiences of sixteen-year-old Maerad, an orphan gifted in the magic power of the Bards. Necropolis by Anthony Horowitz. 7-8, 9(35). The Gatekeepers travel to Hong Kong and meet another Gatekeeper named Scar, whose fate will be crucial to the future of the world. No Limits: The Will to Succeed by Michael Phelps. 7-8, 9 (35). Michael Phelps reveals the secrets to his remarkable success as one of the greatest competitive swimmers of all time. Of Mice and Magic by David Farland. 7-8. Ben and Amber each form half of a powerful wizard and must work together to defeat an evil enemy who wants to control the world. The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall. 7-8. While vacationing with their widowed father in the Berkshire Mountains, four lovable sisters, ages four through twelve, share adventures with a local boy, much to the dismay of his snobbish mother. Pendragon, Before the War: Bk1 of the Travelers. by Carla Jablonski. 7-8. What life was like for Bobby Pendragon's fellow Travelers before they became the guardians of Halla. Pendragon 10: Soldiers of Halla by D.J. MacHale. 7-8, 9(35). The Travelers return home, to learn about their origins, and are reunited for a final confrontation with Saint Dane. Perpetual Check by Rich Wallace. 9(25). Brothers Zeke and Randy play in a chess tournament against each other while also trying to deal with their father's competitive tendencies. Peter and the Sword of Mercy by Dave Barry/Pearson. 7-8, 9(25). James, one of Peter Pan's original Lost Boys, asks George Darling and his wife Molly to help him find a secret cache of startstuff. Ranger’s Apprentice 6: The Siege of Macindaw by John Flanagan. 7-8, 9(35) Will rescues his friend Alyss from a rogue knight and wards off a Scotti invasion. The Riddle: 2nd Book of Pellinor by Alison Croggon. 7-8, 9(35). Maerad, a gifted Bard, seeks the answer to the Riddle of the Treesong and continues to battle the Dark forces. A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck. 7-8, 9 (25). Surprising gifts are bestowed on Bob and his family, who have recently moved to a small Illinois town in 1958. SOS Titanic by Eve Bunting. 7-8, 9(25).Barry O'Neill, travels from Ireland to America on the maiden voyage of the Titanic. Added to 9th grade. Seven Paths to Death by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler. 7-8. The Samurai and Judge Ooka search for seven men who have seven parts of a map tattooed on their backs. The Sorceress: Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Book 3 by Michael Scott. 7-8, 9(35). Armies of the Shadowrealms gather and Machiavelli goes to Alcatraz to kill Perenelle, Sophie and Josh accompany the Alchemist to England to seek Gilgamesh. Science Fair by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. 7-8, 9(25). The president of Kprshtskan is plotting to infiltrate the science fair in order to take over the United States government. Toby makes up his mind to win the fair and the terrorists' plans go awry. Sent by Margaret Haddix. 7-8, 9(25). Endangered kids in history, kidnaped to the present to be saved suddenly find themselves in 1483 trying to repair time and history. So B It: a novel by Sarah Weeks. 7-8, 9(35).Having a mentally retarded mother and agoraphobic neighbor, Heidi travels from Reno to New York to find out who she is. Added to 9th grade. The Specialists: The Winning Element by Shannon Greenland. 7-8, 9(25).GiGi, a computer genius, leads her first mission, trying to catch a chemical smuggler. Spirit Walker: Chronicles of Ancient Darkness 2 by Michelle Paver. 7-8. When a deadly illness begins to afflict the clans, Torak, Renn and Wolf, embarks on a journey to find a cure. Soul Eater: Chronicles of AncientDarkness 3 by Michelle Paver. 7-8. WhenWolf is taken by the Soul-Eaters, Torak must brave the wilderness of the Far North to bring him back The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler. 7-8.When Emily takes swimming lessons, she discovers a terrible and wonderful secret about herself that opens up a whole new world. Tapestry: The Second Siege by Henry Neff. 7-8, 9(35).Max and his allies seek to acquire the Book of Origins, an artifact of unimaginable power, in hopes of halting the ancient evil. Things That Are by Andrew Clements.7-8, 9(25). Adjusting to being blind, Alicia must outwit an invisible man who is putting her family and her boyfriend in danger. Twice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris. 7-8. Queen Olympia regains her memory and initiates new plots and manipulations. Under a War-Torn Sky by L. M. Elliot. 7-8, 9(35). After his plane is shot down, Henry walks across German occupied France, helped by the French Resistance, and tries to find his unit. Unwind by Neal Shusterman. 7-8, 9(35). Three teens try to escape from a society that salvages body parts from children ages thirteen to eighteen. Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver. 7-8. Torak and wolf travel to the Mountain of the World Spirit seeking a way to destroy a demon-possessed bear that threatens all the clans.