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      Jimmy Coates, Assassin?
      Craig, Joe
      Call Letters: F Cr Pgs: 224      Lexile: 0
      While escaping from the strange men who are after him in London, Jimmy discovers he
      possesses many unusual talents for an eleven-year-old boy.


      Boom!
      Haddon, Mark
      Call Letters: F Ha Pgs: 194        Lexile: 0
      When Jim and Charlie overhear two of their teachers talking in a secret language and the
      two friends set out to solve the mystery, they do not expect the dire consequences of their
      actions.

      Zack Files: My Grandma, Major League Slugger (series)
      Greenburg, Dan
      Call Letters: BC    Pgs: 58      Lexile: 250
      When magic enables Zack's 88-year-old grandmother to become a terrific batter, she ends
      up playing in a Chicago White Sox baseball game.


      Mp3 Mind Control
      Zucker, Jonny
      Call Letters: F Zuc Pgs: 33       Lexile: 390
      Keisha begins to get scared and investigates when her new MP3 player starts reading her
      mind.


      Wanna Buy an Alien?
      Bunting, Eve
      Call Letters: F Bu Pgs: 92          Lexile: 530
      For his 11th birthday Ben receives an offer of a ride to the planet Cham with an alien
      named Iku, and when the appointed meeting time arrives he is not sure if he faces an
      exciting opportunity or horrible danger.

      STORM: The Infinity Code
      Young, E.L.
      Call Letters: F Yo Pgs: 311        Lexile: 530
      In London, the teenaged geniuses of STORM, a secret organization dedicated to
      eliminating the world's misery through science and technology, uncover plans for a deadly
      weapon and race to find and dismantle it, then confront the corrupt scientist behind the
      scheme.
      My Rotten Life
      Lubar, David
      Call Letters: F Lu Pgs: 160         Lexile: 540
      Tired of continually having his feelings hurt by popular students and bullies, 5th grader
      Nathan agrees to try an experimental formula (Hurt-Be-Gone) and becomes a half-dead
      zombie, a condition which, he soon discovers, has some real advantages.


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      Spaceheadz
      Scieszka, Jon
      Call Letters: F Sci Pgs: 163      Lexile: 580
      Michael moves to a new school and learns that some of his friends are really aliens who
      have come to Earth in order to convince millions of kids to be Space Heads.


      The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy (Time Warp Trio)
      Scieszka, Jon
      Call Letters: F Sc Pgs: 70      Lexile: 620
      The Time Warp Trio find themselves in the Wild West of yesteryear, rubbing elbows with
      cowboys and Indians.


      Girl Who Owned a City
      Nelson, O.T.
      Call Letters: F Ne Pgs: 200       Lexile: 660
      When a plague sweeps over the earth killing everyone except children under twelve, ten-
      year-old Lisa organizes a group to rebuild a new way of life.


      Stormbreaker
      Horowitz, Anthony
      Call Letters: F Ho Pgs: 192       Lexile: 670
      After the death of the uncle who had been his guardian, fourteen-year-old Alex Rider is
      coerced to continue his uncle's dangerous work for Britain's intelligence agency, MI6.


      Cosmic
      Boyce, Frank Cottrell
      Call Letters: F Boy Pgs: 313        Lexile: 670
      Twelve-year-old Liam decides he is going to pose as the adult chaperone on the first
      spaceship to take civilians into space, but when he ends up in outer space with a group of
      kids and no adult supervision, he must think fast to make things right.

      City of Ember
      DuPrau, Jeanne
      Call Letters: F Du Pgs: 270        Lexile: 680
      In the year 241, twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to
      run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown
      Regions.

      Homework Machine
      Gutman, Dan
      Call Letters: F Gu Pgs: 146       Lexile: 680
      Four 5th grade students - a geek, a class clown, a teacher's pet, and a slacker - as well as
      their teacher and mothers, each relate events surrounding a computer programmed to
      complete homework assignments.


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      Things Not Seen
      Clements, Andrew
      Call Letters: F Cl Pgs: 251           Lexile: 690
      When fifteen-year-old Bobby wakes up and finds himself invisible, he and his parents and
      his new blind friend Alicia try to find out what caused his condition and how to reverse it.


      Dark Life
      Falls, Kat
      Call Letters: F Fal Pgs: 297        Lexile: 690
      When 15-year-old Ty, who has always lived on the ocean floor, joins Topside girl Gemma
      in the frontier's underworld to seek and stop outlaws who threaten his home, they learn that
      the government may pose an even greater threat.

      Limit
      Landon, Kristen
      Call Letters: F Lan Pgs: 291         Lexile: 690
      When his family exceeds its legal debt limit, 13-year-old Matt is sent to a workhouse where
      he discovers illegal activities are being carried out using the children who have been placed
      there.

      Turnabout
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Call Letters: F Ha Pgs: 223         Lexile: 690
      Nursing home residents Melly and Anny Beth agree to participate in a scientific experiment
      in which they are given a shot that will make them grow younger, until they receive a
      second injection that will stop the aging process, but when other participants die after
      receiving the second shot, Melly and Anny Beth refuse to have the shot and set out to find
      Go Big or Go Home
      Hobbs, Will
      Call Letters: F Ho Pgs: 185         Lexile: 700
      Fourteen-year-old Brady and his cousin Quinn love extreme sports, but nothing could
      prepare them for the aftermath of Brady's close encounter with a meteorite after it crashes
      into his Black Hills, South Dakota, bedroom.

      Power of Un
      Etchemendy, Nancy
      Call Letters: F Et Pgs: 148         Lexile: 720
      Gib Finney, given a device that will let him erase mistakes from the past, is not sure which
      event from the worst day of his life he should change in order to keep his sister from being
      hit by a truck.

      Door in the Lake
      Butts, Nancy
      Call Letters: F Bu Pgs: 159        Lexile: 730
      After vanishing without a trace one night during a camping trip, twelve-year-old Joey
      reappears two years later, showing no signs of having aged and carrying memories of a
      strange light in the sky.


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      Running Out of Time
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Call Letters: F Ha Pgs: 184        Lexile: 730
      When a diphtheria epidemic hits her 1840 village, 13-year-old Jessie discovers it is actually
      a 1995 tourist site under unseen observation by heartless scientists, and it's up to Jessie to
      escape the village and save the lives of the dying children.

      Wrinkle in Time
      L'Engle, Madeleine
      Call Letters: F Le Pgs: 203        Lexile: 740
      Three extraterrestrial beings take Meg and her friends to another world.




      Found (MHL Nominee 2010-11)
      Haddix, Margaret
      Call Letters: F Ha Pgs: 314          Lexile: 750
      When 13-year-olds Jonah and Chip, who are both adopted, learn they were discovered on
      a plane that appeared out of nowhere, full of babies with no adults on board, they realize
      that they have uncovered a mystery involving time travel and two opposing forces, each
      trying to repair the fabric of time.
      When You Reach Me (Newbery Winner 2010)
      Stead, Rebecca
      Call Letters: F Ste Pgs: 199     Lexile: 750
      As her mother prepares to be a contestant on the 1980s television game show, "The
      $20,000 Pyramid," a twelve-year-old New York City girl tries to make sense of a series of
      mysterious notes received from an anonymous source that seems to defy the laws of time
      and space.
      Danger Box
      Balliett, Blue
      Call Letters: F Bal Pgs: 306      Lexile: 750
      In small-town Michigan, 12-year-old Zoomy and his new friend Lorrol investigate a journal
      found inside a mysterious box and find family secrets and treasure, while a dangerous
      stranger watches and waits.

      NERDS: National Espionage, Rescue, and Defense Society
      Buckley, Michael
      Call Letters: F Bu Pgs: 306        Lexile: 760
      While running a spy network from their elementary school, five unpopular misfits combine
      their talents and use cutting-edge gadgetry to fight evil around the world.


      Giver
      Lowry, Lois
      Call Letters: F Lo Pgs: 180        Lexile: 760
      Given his lifetime assignment at the Ceremony of Twelve, Jonas becomes the receiver of
      memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about
      the society in which he lives.


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      Claim to Fame
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Call Letters: F Ha Pgs: 256         Lexile: 770
      Sixteen-year-old Lindsay was a child star on a popular TV show, but now, she has the
      awful ability to hear everything anyone in the world says about her unless she stays in her
      "safe" house.

      Science Fair
      Barry, Dave
      Call Letters: F Ba Pgs: 394        Lexile: 770
      The president of Kprshtskan is plotting to infiltrate the science fair at Hubble Middle School
      in Maryland in order to take over the United States government, but when Toby Harbinger,
      an ordinary student, makes up his mind finally to win the fair, the terrorists' plans go awry.

      Brainboy and Deathmaster
      Seidler, Tor
      Call Letters: F Se Pgs: 311          Lexile: 770
      When Darryl, a twelve-year-old orphan, is adopted by a technology genius, he finds himself
      the star of his very own life-threatening video game.


      Among the Hidden (Book 1: Shadow Children)
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Call Letters: F Ha Pgs: 153        Lexile: 800
      In a future where the Population Police enforce the law limiting a family to only two children,
      Luke has lived all his twelve years in isolation and fear on his family's farm, until another
      "third" convinces him that the government is wrong.

      Trackers
      Carman, Patrick
      Call Letters: F Car Pgs: 214       Lexile: 810
      Adam, Finn, Lewis, and Emily use their computer coding skills and high-tech equipment to
      catch criminals, but when they begin to track Shantorian, a dangerous hacker, things do not
      play out as easily as the four Trackers predict.

      Alien Feast
      Simmons, Michael
      Call Letters: F Si Pgs: 231        Lexile: 910
      In 2017, human-eating aliens have kidnapped two scientists who might cure the disease
      that is destroying them, and twelve-year-old William Aitkin, his elderly, ailing Uncle
      Maynard, and the scientists' daughter, Sophie, set out to rescue them.

      Atherton
      Carmen, Patrick
      Call Letters: F Ca Pgs: 330         Lexile: 950
      Edgar, an 11-year-old orphan, finds a book that reveals significant secrets about Atherton,
      the strictly divided world on which he lives, even as geological changes threaten to shift the
      power structure that allows an elite few to live off the labor of others.


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