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BAIT: The stones and the nightmare were waiting for Jackson Cawley as the landover
          raced toward the storm.


Doom Stone                                                     By Zindel, Paul
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The week before we got lost at sea I was lying on a beach in the Canary Islands with
      my brother Jack.



Lost at Sea                                                    By Jonathan Neale
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Clay Garrity’s mother, Angela, had been gone five days from the room in the hotel
      where they had been living since the middle of October.



Monkey Island                                                  By Paula Fox
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: A young man hurries down a dark street. Cuts and bruises cover his face. His left arm
      is in a sling.



The Book That Dripped Blood                                    By Michael Dahl
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: When she was six and I was eight, my little sister, Kitty, died. She fell from a bridge, into the
          Thames and drowned before anyone could reach her. My mother was there when it happened.
          She heard a scream and turned to see my sister spinning through the air. She watched Kitty
          vanish into the eddies of brown water, and in that instant my mother’s mind unhinged.

The Convicts                                                   By Lawrence
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: He knew from the first that this man would know how to hurt him.




The Wings Of A Falcon                                       By Cynthia Voigt
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: They say Maniac Magee was born in a dump.




Maniac Magee                                                By Jerry Spinelli
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: “State yer name .”
      “Jo-Johnny.”
      “Yer proper name .”
      The shivering was still with me .

The Boxer                                                   By Kathleen Karr
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I hope I will be able to confide everything to you as I have never been able to confide
      in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort and support.



Anne Frank                                                  By Anne Frank
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Ichiro had it all. Almost.




At the Plate with Ichiro                                    By Matt Christopher
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                  Book Bait
BAIT: In that compartment of the brain where visual memories are stored mine has been
      cluttered with an endless assortment of things starting with the two pigs we raised in
      my birthplace of Grandview, Indiana.


Bill Peet: An Autobiography                                     By Bill Peet
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: As soon as I got home from school Aunt Baba noticed the silver metal dangling
          from the left breast pocket of my uniform.


Chinese Cinderella                                              By Mah, Adeline Yen
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I have always cherished the dream of creating something unique and imperishable,
      so that the past should not fade away forever. I know one day I shall die and vanish
      into the void, but hope to preserve my memories through my writing.


Chinese Cinderella                                              By Adeline Yeh Mah
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: When Jacqueline Cochran was six years old she learned a secret so dreadful it filled
      her heart with fear.



Comeing Out Right                                               By Elizabeth Simpson
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Deion Sanders strolled from the on-deck circle toward home plate and glanced at the runner
          on first base. His team was up by five. He stepped up to the plate…



Deion Sanders                                                   By Thornley
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                 Book Bait
BAIT: It would not be quite truthful to say that we were all together for the first time
         in nearly forty years.


Falling Leaves                                                 By Mah, Adeline Yen
 Genre
            Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Pista came that evening like a deliverer.




I Am Fifteen and I Don’t Want to Die                           By Christine Arnothy
 Genre
            Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: “What are you looking at me for? I didn’t come to stay...”




I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings                                By Maya Angelou
 Genre
            Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: It all began on the morning of August 29, 1911, near the little town of Oroville, in
      northern California. Just after daylight, dogs began barking outside the town’s
      slaughterhouse. When workers went out side they couldn’t believe what they saw.


Ishi The Last of His People                                    By David Peterson
 Genre
            Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I watched in horror as the tragedy in Littleton, Colorado, unfolded on April 20,
         1999.
         (this is beginning of the forward)
         We are thankful that you are reading this book, but we hope you understand
Rachel’s Tears                                                 By Nimmo, Beth
 Genre
            Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: “Wake up,” my sister Beth says. “We won’t make the fist bus.”
       At six A.M. on this winter morning, moonlight still bathes her apartment.



Riding The Bus With My Sister                               By Rachel Simon
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Sadako was born to be a runner. Her mother always said that she could run before she
      could walk.



Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes                        By Coerr
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I walked barefoot on the beach, sliding my feet though the warm sand, not knowing
      that
      something is about to happen that will change my whole way of life forever.


Taking Hold My Journey Into Blindness                       By Sally Hobart Alexander
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Thousands of blue-clad Union soldiers crouched in wide-eyed panic and hugged the
      muddy riverbank.



Ulysses S. Grant                                            By Zachary Kent
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Once on a dark winter’s day, when the yellow fog hung so thick and heavy in the
      streets of London that the lamps were lighted and the shop windows blazed with the
      gas as they do at night, an odd-looking little girl sat in a cab with her father and was
      driven rather slowly through the big thorough-fares.

A Little Princess                                           By Frances Hodgeson
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: When we lived in the City of the Dead, my brother dreamed mostly of food.




Alphabet of Dreams                                          By Susan Fletcher
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I was with Hester when we saw the comet in the night sky over London, saw it before
      anyone spoke of it or what it meant.



At the Sign of the Star                                     By Katherine Sturtevant
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I can’t see, Yuki thought franticly. I can’t breathe.




Journey Home                                                By Yoshiko Uchida
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Dripping. That’s what got my attention first. Cold water dripping right on my face while I
      was trying to sleep...



Storm Warriors                                              By Carbone
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I have seen ghosts in a burned-out cottage and the devil on horseback. This is no lie.




The Rogues                                                  By Jane Yolen and Robert
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                               Book Bait
BAIT: If your teacher had to die, August isn’t a bad time of year for it.




The Teachers funeral                                         By Richard Peck
  Genre
          Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Not every thirteen-year-old girl is accused of murder, brought to trial, and found guilty.




The True Confessions Of Charlotte Doyle                      By Avi
  Genre
          Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I never had me but three friends. Last spring right after I turned fifteen, I lost one and
      almost lost the other two.



Tulsa Burning                                                By Myers
  Genre
          Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The early morning mist was rising from the swamp when Joshua Bowen heard dogs
      faintly in the
      distance.


Underground Man                                              By Milton Meltzer
  Genre
          Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Today I moved to a twelve-acre rock covered with cement, topped with bird turd and
      surrounded by water.



Al Capone Does My Shirts                                     By Gennifer Choldenko
  Genre
          Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                             Book Bait
BAIT: He awoke in a cold sweat, pale and trembling, his eyes wildly trying to pierce the
      black night.



Cover Up                                                   By Jay Bennett
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Tim’s voice came to a whisper. “D’you know what I reckon, Jamie? I reckon there
      was a a death up there once. A nasty one.”



Death Knell                                                By Nicholas Wilde
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: There are two kinds of goose bumps. There are the kind you get when something bad
      happens, and you’re so afraid,your skin starts to pucker with fear. A creepy feeling
      runs up your arms and across the back of your neck, sending a shudder down to your
      toes. That’s the bad kind.

Ghosts Don’t Get Goose Bumps                               By Elvira Woodruff
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: It was the week before Christmas when I first got the idea that someone was
      watching our house.



Is Anybody There?                                          By Eve Bunting
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Seconds before the windshield shattered into a crazed, opaque spider web pattern,
      Nick saw the terrified face that would remain forever imprinted on his mind: eyes wide
      and unseeing, mouth stretched in a grimace of horror.


Nightmare                                                  By Willo Davis Roberts
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                   Book Bait
BAIT: Dear Mom:
          Someone's trying to kill me. It's too complicated to explain in a letter but will you cut
      your trip short so I can come home?


Nightmare Mountain                                               By Kehret, Peg
  Genre
             Adventure Survival     Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner           Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Alicia watched the blood drip from her nose to the grass. She was on her hands and knees,
          hair covering her face like a veil.



Snatched                                                         By Hautman
  Genre
             Adventure Survival     Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner           Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: WHEN THE DOORBELL rings at three in the morning, it’s never good news.




Stormbreaker                                                     By Anthony Horowitz
  Genre
             Adventure Survival     Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner           Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: “Great scott!” Cried Jasper Dash, Boy Technonaut “Your mother just lost her hand in
      the rotating band saw!”



The Clue of the Linoleum Lederhosen                              By M.T. ANDERSON
  Genre
             Adventure Survival     Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner           Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I knew the first time I saw the house across the street, the day we moved here from
      Winnipeg, that there was something strange about it. It just didn’t seem to fit in.



The Deep End Gang                                                By Peggy Dymond Leavey
  Genre
             Adventure Survival     Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner           Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: Mrs. Ferras died on the night of the 16th-17th September- a Thursday. I was sent for
      at eight o’clock on the morning of Friday the 17th. There was nothing to be done. She
      had been dead some hours.


The Murder of Roger Ackroyd                                 By Agatha Christie
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: “But is he ever going to come back, professor?” asked Johnny. “Will they let him?”




The Secret of The Underground Room                          By John Bellairs
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: A chilling silence filled the nineteenth floor of the Ridley Hotel as Tina Martinez and I
      stepped from the elevator into the hallway. Mutely lighted, the dark-paneled walls
      seemed to breathe inward, as though someone had suddenly stopped talking to listen
      intently. Tina nervously glanced to the right and left and gave a little shiver.

The Weekend Was Murder!                                     By Joan Lowery Nixon
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: He held the gun in his left hand and started at it, Flat and heavy against his palm.




Where’d You Get the Gun Billy?                              By Fran Arrick
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Cats made excellent friends- except for one thing. They are bad explainers.




Who Stole Halloween?                                        By Freeman
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                 Book Bait
BAIT: They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own and fence their
          neighbors away; they deface her with their buildings and their refuse.


Global Garbage                                                 By Gay
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Before we begin... Can you hear the voices? Some say that all the sounds since time began
      echo on forever and ever in outer space. (Preface)



Hauntings                                                      By Hodges
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: There was a time in America when millions of teenage boys dreamed of becoming
          hoboes.


Hoboes                                                         By Wormser
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The blizzard came on suddenly, with no warning.




How Smart are Animals?                                         By Hinshaw, Dorothy
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: On a sunny fall day in 1991 Erika and Heimut Simon were hiking in the mountains on the
      border between Austria and Italy. That afternoon the Simons roamed off the path and
      made a startling discovery: the small head and shoulders of a human body sticking out of
      the ice.

Ice MAn                                                        By Lessen
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                Book Bait
BAIT: Straddling the top of the world, one foot in China and the other in Nepal, I cleared the
      ice from my oxygen mask, hunched a shoulder against the wind andstared down at
      the vastness of Tibet.


Into Thin Air                                                 By Jon Krakauer
  Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Is there any connection between The King of Prussia and a peanut butter sandwich?




King of Prussia                                               By Fleming
  Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: On August, 4, 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Andrew Borden and his wife,
          Abby, were murdered.


Lizzie Borden Trial                                           By Rappaport, Doreen
  Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The most lucky/unlucky moment in the life of Phineas Gage is only a minute or two
      away.



Phineas Gage: A Gruesome but True Story                       By Jennifer Armstong
  Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Why do people dislike skunks? Skunks are beautiful animals.




Skunks                                                        By Leptnien, Emilie U.
  Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: Spying is all about getting to know the enemy.




Spying                                                      By Ron Fridell
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Welcome to a place that doesn’t really exist.




That’s s Wrap: How Movies are Made                          By Ned Dowd
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Once upon a time when the ground was made of sawdust, and people in spangled
      tights flew trhough the air like birds, and elephants dressed in tutus and danced on
      their toes -- there was magic in our land.


The Circus Comes Home: When the Greatest                    By Duncan, Lois
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: It was Sunday and an unusually warm evening for Oct. 8, so Daniel “Peg Leg”
      Sullivan left his stifling little house on the West side of Chicago and went to visit his
      neighbors.


The Great Fire                                              By Russell Freeman
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: What happens to you when you are asleep?




The Mystery of Sleep                                        By Al and Virginia
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: Patterns of color, light and movement strike the eyes, but not until nerve signals race
      from eye to brain does one detect the impending danger of a speeding car.



The Senses                                                  By Mary Kittredge
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: This is the book they don't want you to read.




Truth Behind a Series of Unfortunate Events                 By Gresh
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: One moonless night in Wisconsin, two hunched figures slipped silently into a log
      cabin.



Tunnels                                                     By Diane Swanson
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Zoologist Dr. Clyde Roper loves squid.




Venturing the Deep Sea                                      By Laurie Lindop
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The note teetered on the edge of Keely's desk. Quickly Keely swept it into her hand. Then
      she flinched, waiting for Mrs. Hobson to yell at her.



Because of Anya                                             By Haddix
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                  Book Bait
BAIT: I hate my father. I hate school. I hate being fat. I hate the principal because he
          wanted to fire Ms. Finney, my English teacher.


Cat Ate My Gymsuit                                              By Danziger, Paula
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Worms dangled in Aunt Jessica's kitchen: red worms swarming over a lump of brown mud
      in a bowel.



Chasing Redbird                                                 By Creech
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Kidnapped! Transported across the country! Forced into slavery! Roasted in my bed.
          Dragged kicking and screaming into an institution for the mentally deranged! Let’s put it
          another way: A funny thing happened to me on the way to high school.


Comedy High                                                     By Manes
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a zone. There’s nothing else like it in sports. There’s
          probably nothing else like it in life. Who knows why you slip into one? Or why you suddenly
          fall out of it? But when and if you ever do find the magical doorway, watch out, because for a
          few minutes you’ll be capable of just about anything.

Danger Zone                                                     By Klass
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Death is in my P.E. class.
          I know him personally.



Dear God, Help! Love, Earl                                      By Park
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                 Book Bait
BAIT: My dog was almost dead. Some goon in a green VW Beetle went careening along the road
      and slammed poor Lucky.



Dive                                                           By Donovan
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: “Dustin, help me find your father’s head.”




Dustin Grubbs: Take Two                                        By Bonk
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: When my mom died, I spent a lot of time-maybe too much time-trying to
      visualize how it happened.



Father Figure                                                  By Richard Peck
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The only light came from a small flickering flame. There was no sound except for
          the faint gurgle of something slimy that oozed down the walls and trickled
          underfoot.

Fool’s Gold                                                    By Snyder, Zilpha
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I never had a brain until Freak came along and let me borrow his for awhile, and
      that’s the truth, the whole truth.



Freak, the mighty                                              By Rodman Philbrick
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                 Book Bait
BAIT: This is lame but I’m actually looking forward to school this year because every day this
          summer was like crap; dog crap, cat crap,--I even had a few elephant crap days. Trust me it
          was bad.


If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period                                 By Choldenko
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: By the time I was seventeen, in junior college, and living on fruit snatched from
      neighborhood trees and Top Ramen, I no longer thought God was the creaks rising from
      the wood floor.


Jesse                                                           By Soto
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: You grow up with a kid but you never really notice him.




Loser                                                           By Spinelli
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The eyes in the potrait, direct and forceful, looked at me from across the room.




Portrait of Miranda                                             By Karin N. Mango
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Patrick and I became friends because of a vegetable. Not just any vegetable. A cabbage. And
          not just any old cabbage. A Korean pickled cabbage.



Project Mulberry                                                By Park
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                  Book Bait
BAIT: Why did I write them? Love letters to nobody, nobody who loved me back. They made me feel
          foolish and better at the same time. I didn’t know where to mail them, so I just saved the
          letters in my desk.


Sahara Special                                                  By Codell
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I don’t really remember when I first met the Schwa, he was just kind of always there,
      like the killer potholes on Avenue U or the Afgans barking out the windows above
      Crawley’s resteraunt- a whole trunk load of ‘em, if you believed the rumors.


The Schwa was here                                              By Neal Shusterman
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I'm writing this down in case something should happen to me.




Top Secret                                                      By Gardner, John
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT:       “We cut ourselves. Not by accident, we do it purposely- and regularly because
          physical pain is comforting, and because now it has become a habit. Like the
          drugs.


CROSSES                                                         By Shelly Stoehr
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The late June evening started out in such an ordinary way that it made what
      happened all the
      harder to believe.


Daddy’s Climbing Tree                                           By C.S. Adler
  Genre
             Adventure Survival    Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner          Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: “LOOK OUT, GIRL, HERE COME THE TOLLIVER TWINS! Have mercy! They look
      like they’re ready to bite something”



Double Dutch                                                By Sharon M. Draper
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: HIS VOICE RIPPED THE AIR LIKE A CHAIN SAW.




Dunk                                                        By David Lubar
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: A scream wild and eerie pierced the moonless night. Eee! Eee! Eee! Eee!. Then a
      repeated demonic Eee!.



Eating Crow                                                 By Lila Hopkins
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The deputy told my to empty my pockets: two quarters, a penny, a stick of bubble
      gum, and a roll of grip tape for my skateboard.



Flush                                                       By Carl Hiaasen
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The worst part of having it all is having to deal with it all - the good, the bad, and the
      just plain weird.



Girl Overboard                                              By Justina Chen Headley
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                 Book Bait
BAIT: This story begins a few months into seventh grade, although Abby had been secretly
      carving Zack’s name in her pajama drawer, and writing it in many other hidden (and
      not-so-hidden) places, since halfway through THIRD grade. If Abby had been offered
      THREE wishes, she wouldn’t have had to give it a moment’s thought. All THREE
      would’ve been for Zack to like her.
Gossip Times Three                                             By Amy Goldman Koss
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: By the middle of last December, just about everybody had heard the world would be
      coming to an end the first day of May.



Me And The End Of The World                                    By William Corbin
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT:         The bright lights dimmed, leaving the coliseum bathed in an eerie, bluish glow.
          Strained organ chords filled the air with a haunting, discordant tune.
              Suddenly, a powerful, deafening explosion rattled the walls.


Ray Villareal                                                  By My Father the Angel of
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I’d lived in this town for twelve days, and I was up in a tree.




Srays Link Us                                                  By Richard Peck
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The week after my parents vanished I tried to climb the water tower in Ionia,
      Tennesse.



The Cuckoo’s Child                                             By Suzanne Freeman
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: My car disappeared down the dog’s throat.




The Dog Ate My Car                                          By Joe Smith
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Nobody in her right mind ever went willingly into Room 24. Everyone in Freeman
      Elementary knew about Room 24. The kids in that class were legendary. They had
      been together since second grade, after driving their first grade teachers bonkers.
      From second grade on, those kids were permanently assigned to Room 24

The Spitball Class                                          By Candice F. Ransom
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: “Jackie Lee Cockett-you’re going to end up a missing person right here in Toom
      Country.”



The Toom County Mud Race                                    By Herb Karl
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: “I can’t believe he’s really our teacher!”




The Truth About Sixth Grade                                 By Colleen
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: They handcuffed him to the seat, so he could cause no trouble on the airplane.




Torn Away                                                   By James Heneghan
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                Book Bait
BAIT:       When Jamie say him throw the baby, saw Van throw the little baby, saw Van throw
         his little sister Nin, when Jamie saw Van throw his baby sister Nin, then they moved.



What Jamie Saw                                                By Carolyn Coman
 Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I found out at school that my father had been sitting on the roof of his house for two
      days.



You Can Call Me Worm                                          By Dan Haas
 Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The lion-ape lunges from the tree, a moment too late; Bahram Chubina’s arrow has
      already sealed his fate.



Beast                                                         By Napoli
 Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: From the start, I’ve always made trouble. My mama died of complications of having
      me.



Dave At Night                                                 By Gail Carson Levine
 Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: I am about to tell you a story, dear reader, which you may have trouble believing.




Faith and the Electric Dogs                                   By Patrick Jennings
 Genre
            Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
            Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                              Book Bait
BAIT: The two men appeared out of nowhere, a few yards apart in the narrow, moonlit lane.
      For a second they stood quite still, wands directed at each other’s chest; then,
      recognizing each other, they stowed their wands beneath their cloaks and started
      walking briskly in the same direction.

Harry Potter and the deathly hallows                        By J. K. Rowling
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Harry Potter was a highly unusual boy in many ways. For one thing, he hated the
      summer holidays more than any other time of the year. For another he really wanted
      to do his homework but was forced to do it in secret, in the dead of the night. And he
      also happened to be a wizard.

Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban                    By J.K. Rowling
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: All I needed was handcuffs. If my wrist had been chained to the seat, the scene could have
      been taken straight from one of those movies where they show the bus bringing the new
      guy to the prison.


Hidden Talents                                              By Lubar
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: A mango thought Peter. The perfect weapon.




Peter and the shadow thieves                                By Dave Barry, and Ridley
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: From an upstairs window peered three pairs of eyes. The six eyes watched as a
      plump woman negotiated the moat unaware of the murderous Tock who dozed into
      depths.


Pure Dead Magic                                             By Debie Gliori
  Genre
          Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
          Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                             Book Bait
BAIT: “At my funeral, everybody said it was such a shame I had to die this way. Mrs.
      Hazelton, who ran over me, was too upset to come.”



Rewind                                                     By William Sleator
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral
      arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of
      roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet
      whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital
      watches are a pretty neat idea.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy                        By Douglas Adams
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: Africa was dust and bones, as was Australia and as was everything on the North
      American continent east of the Rocky Mountains. The Red Sea had burned for three
      decades, and two inches of oil glazed the Gulf of Mexico.


The Last Oasis                                             By Pace, Sue
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: If Sarah hadn’t put the monkey in the bathtub, we might never have had to help the
      monsters get big.



The Monsters Of Morley Manor                               By Bruce Coville
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: KEITH, the boy in the rumpled shorts and shirt, did not know he was being watched
      as he entered room 215 of Mountain View Inn.



The Mouse and the Motorcycle                               By Beverly Cleary
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                                 Book Bait
BAIT: Pitch blackness had settled much earlier than usual over this, the last afternoon of the year.
          Black clouds darkened the sky and a blizzard had been raging through the dead park for
          hours.


The Night of Wishes                                            By Ende
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: The gorilla who clung to the ceiling was wearing a Princeton T-shirt. It must have
      been XXXXL. Exxxxell. Exxxxellent. That was funny. It made me laugh!



True Talents                                                   By David Lubar
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: My sixteenth birthday. Sad, sad day. What I mind most -- what I’ve been dreading
      most -- is losing my license. I could still pass for being older for at least another year
      or two, but the agency won’t let me.


Turnabout                                                      By Haddix
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was
      being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet as mortal as
      his own


War of the Worlds                                              By Wells
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

BAIT: He didn’t want to be a Wringer. This is one of the first things he learned about
      himself.



Wringer                                                        By Jerry Spinelli
  Genre
             Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
             Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy
                                             Book Bait
BAIT: “I will run away, I will!”
      “Where to?”
      “Anywhere! I hate it here!”


THE WATCHERS                                               By Helen Cresswell
 Genre
         Adventure Survival   Biography            Mystery     Realistic
         Award Winner         Historical Fiction   Nonfiction   Sci Fi Fantasy

				
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