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Author Title Genre
Ballarini, Joe A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting Humor/Horror
Blake, Ashley Herring Ivy Aberdene's letter to the world Realistic Fiction
Carter, Ally Not If I Save You First Action/Adventure
Cervantes, J.C Storm Runner Fantasy/Mythology
Charbonneau, Joelle Time Bomb Realistic
Collins, Christina After Zero Realistic
Connor, Leslie Truth as Told By Mason Buttle Mystery
Gratz, Alan Grenade Historical Fiction
Guterson, Ben Winterhouse Mystery
Hiranandani, Veera The Night Diary Historical
Holland, Sara Everless Fantasy/Romance/Action
Johnson, Varian The Parker Inheritance Mystery/Historical
Kemmerer, Brigid Letters to the Lost Romance
Korman, Gordon Restart Realistic
Kraatz, Jeramey The Moon Platoon SciFi/Action/Adventure
Menon, Sandhya From Twinkle, with Love Romance
Nielsen, Jennifer Resistance Historical
O’Brien, Anne Sibley In the Shadow of the Sun Realistic/Survival
Perez, Celia The First Rule of Punk Realistic
Rhodes, Jewell Parker Ghost Boys Realistic
Schwab, Victoria City of Ghosts Fantasy
Smith, Ronald Black Panther: The Young Prince Sci-Fi
Townsend, Jessica Nevermoor 1: Trials of Morrigan Crow Fantasy
Van Draaen, Wendelin Wild Bird Realistic
Woodson, Jacqueline Harbor Me Realistic 

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Klein ISD Intermediate Annotated Reading List

Ballarini, Joe. A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting. Kelly just wants to stop being invisible--but she never dreamed that becoming a Babysitter would lead her to fame and epic adventures. That's "Babysitter" with a capital B, of course--a group of monster fighters determined to take down the otherworldly bullies haunting the dreams of little kids everywhere. Who ever knew those monsters were REAL?!? 


Blake, Ashley Herring. Ivy Aberdeen’s Letter to the World. When a tornado tears through town, not only is Ivy’s home destroyed, but her secret notebook with all the drawings of girls holding hands also goes missing. When someone starts leaving notes encouraging Ivy to open up about who she really is, she hopes it’s the girl in her class Ivy has a crush on. 


Carter, Ally. Not If I Save You First. Maddie and Logan were best friends until a foiled kidnapping lands her, and her dad, in the wilds of Alaska. Six years later, Maddie can flip a hatchet and kill a fly, but she's coldly angry that best friend (and the President’s son) Logan has never answered any of her letters. But when he shows up on her doorstep with kidnappers on his trail, it's up to Maddie and her survival skills to get them out of this alive. 


Cervantes, J.C. Storm Runner. Zane thinks he's hallucinating when he sees an alien crash land an airplane into a nearby volcano--but things are only going to get weirder as he learns it’s up to him and his new friends to re-capture the Mayan god of death before Ah-Puch brings about the end of the world as we know it. 


Charbonneau, Joelle. Time Bomb. Seven students are trapped in a high school nearly destroyed by a terrorist's bomb. Most are injured; two will die. One of them set the bomb. But with fire raging and everyone's backstory a mystery, it's almost impossible to tell who's a bad guy and who's not. All the while, there's another bomb, just waiting to go off. 


Collins, Christina. After Zero. When she makes the move from home to public school, Elise also makes a series of social errors that causes her to shut down--especially when it comes to talking. Now she's keeping a tally of how few words she can say each day...and yet, it's almost like something else...something much worse than a cat...has got her tongue. Elise wonders if she'll ever be able to say anything at all. 


Connor, Leslie. Truth as told by Mason Buttle. Both Mason and his new friend, tiny Calvin Chumsky, are relentlessly bullied by the other boys in their neighborhood, so they create an underground club space for themselves. When Calvin goes missing, Mason finds himself in trouble again. He's desperate to figure out what happened to Calvin, and eventually, Benny. But will anyone believe him? 


Gratz, Alan. Grenade. On April 1, 1945 with the battle of Okinawa beginning, fourteen-year- old native Okinawan Hideki, drafted into the Blood and Iron Student Corps, is handed two grenades and told to go kill American soldiers. Small for his age Hideki does not really want to kill anyone, he just wants to find his family, and his struggle across the island will finally bring him face-to-face with Ray, a marine in his very first battle--and the choice he makes then will change his life forever. 


Guterson, Ben. Winterhouse. Orphan Elizabeth Somers's malevolent guardians ship her away over the holiday break to the Winterhouse Hotel owned by the mysterious Norbridge Falls. Upon arrival, Elizabeth quickly discovers that Winterhouse has many charms--most notably its massive library. It's not long before she locates a magical book of puzzles that will unlock a mystery involving Norbridge, his sinister family, and a fateful curse. As fate would have it, Elizabeth is the only person who can break the curse. But will it be at the cost of losing the people she has come to care for, and even Winterhouse itself? 


Hiranandani, Veera. The Night Diary. India, 1947: the country splits in two--Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan, and suddenly people who used to coexist peacefully are now forced to leave their homes and travel to the country where their religion is practiced. Nisha’s family has to leave everything and become refugees and Nisha—never very comfortable speaking—finds she can’t get the words out to explain her feelings of pain and loss. Will things ever get better? 


Holland, Sara. Everless. Jules has a strange ability that allows her to bend time--or stop it completely--but her magic isn't enough to keep her father alive. Left alone to solve the mystery of her birth, she learns that parents aren't just blood relations, that friends can change, and that love doesn't always choose wisely. Now if she can just stay alive long enough to make up for the damage she's done... 


Johnson, Varian. The Parker Inheritance. Candice and Brandon think it's going to be a boring summer when they stumble on a mystery that got Candice's grandmother fired from her job--a mystery whose answer could lead them to a hidden treasure worth millions. But in order to solve it, they have to figure out what happened in their little town during the Civil Rights movement sixty years ago...something dark, and hidden. 


Kemmerer, Brigid. Letters to the Lost. Juliet and Declan are both damaged--both have lost someone important to them, and both of them are having a hard time moving on. When he discovers a letter to her dead mother in the cemetery where he works and writes back to her, their anonymous letters back-and-forth lead them toward both love...and healing. Now they just have to get over the fact that they can't stand each other in their regular lives. 


Korman, Gordon. Restart. When Chase Ambrose falls off a roof and wakes up with amnesia, everything in his life changes. He used to be a football hero--and a total jerk. Now he's learning what everyone else used to think of him, and he doesn't like it. Is there a way to convince everyone that he's really changed--even the kid whose life he's ruined? Even his former criminally-minded friends? Even...himself? 


Kraatz: Jeramey: Space Runners #1: The Moon Platoon. When Benny Love wins an all- expenses-paid trip to Elijah West's Lunar Taj Resort, he's just thrilled to know he'll be able to get his family out of the deserted Drylands once and for all. He never expected to find friends that could be as close as family...or aliens. Or drag racers on the moon. And he never expected to be the one leading a desperate charge to save everyone on earth. 


Menon, Sandhya. From Twinkle, With Love. Twinkle's been crushing on handsome Neil Roy for ages, and her daydream plans include a romance with him that brings her to the notice of the popular set at school. But it's Neil's twin brother Sahil who really gets her movie geekiness (and who's been secretly crushing on HER forever). Is it possible for all of Twinkle's dreams to come true at the same time--and if they do, will it change her into someone she hardly knows? 


Nielsen, Jennifer A. Resistance. Chaya Lindner, a Jewish girl working as a courier into the ghettos of World War II Poland, is on a suicide mission. She knows that the Nazis are about to obliterate the Warsaw ghetto, but she feels compelled to help Esther arrive there to deliver a mysterious package. Chaya is willing to do whatever it takes feel like she's in charge of her own life...even if it results in her death. 


O’Brien, Anne Sibley. In the shadow of the sun. Twelve-year-old Mia is on a five-day tour of North Korea with her older brother, Simon, and their father, Mark, a food aide worker, but she is scared because her father keeps sneaking off at night, and terrified that her brother's sullen, rebellious behavior (which has absolutely nothing to do with the Koreans) is going to get them in trouble--and things get much worse when she is pulled into a deadly political game that seeks to expose North Korean atrocities, and her father is arrested.. 


Perez, Celia C. The First Rule of Punk. It doesn't take much for Malu to go from new kid at school to punk-rock outsider: all she has to do is annoy queen-bee Selena, and her fate is sealed. Or is it? Determined to find "her people" in this new place, she cranks out the zines, starts a punk band, and thinks up a way to liven up the school's 40th Anniversary celebration. Anyone who's ever tried to figure out how to "be yourself" will like this one. 

Rhodes, Jewell Parker. Ghost Boys. 12-year-old Jerome has been killed by a white police officer, and now he's joined the legion of ghost boys--spirits from Emmett Till to Tamir Rice-- who stay behind to bear witness and try to help the world move forward. They all know that nothing can change unless peoples' hearts change too. 


Schwab, Victoria. City of Ghosts. After a near-death experience, Cassidy can see ghosts. She's even become best friends with one. So when her author parents agree to do a TV series about the world's most haunted cities, it shouldn't be a big deal. But Edinburgh has far more ghosts than Cassidy's hometown in the US, and some of them--like the Raven in Red--are lingering in hopes of being able to snatch the soul out of a living Cass...and use it to come back to life. 


Smith, Ronald L. Black Panther: The Young Prince. T'Challa is sent to Chicago when invasion threatens Wakanda. It's not long before he runs afoul of a bully and his gang, but there's something more sinister going on than just mean kids. The gang is trying to bring back the spirit of an ancestor ...even though that spirit is more like an underworld demon. T'Challa has a Vibranium suit--but will that be enough to keep his best friend M'Baku from being sucked into The Skulls' evil plans? 


Townsend, Jessica. Nevermoor #1: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. Morrigan Crow has always known she was doomed to die on her 12th birthday--so when Jupiter North swoops in and offers her a way out, she's all over it. Even if it means she'll never see her family again. Even if it means that the bad guys will continue to chase her. Even if it means she'll have to use an unknown skill to win a competition she knows nothing about--and if she fails, she's going to die anyway. What does she have to lose? 


Van Draanen, Wendelin, Wild Bird. When Wren is “kidnapped” and sent to a wilderness camp to help her deal with her alcohol and drug addiction, she thinks her parents are just trying to get rid of her. In her fury, she struggles through the first days in the Utah desert, but this could be Wren’s last chance. 


Woodson, Jacqueline. Harbor me. It all starts when six kids have to meet for a weekly chat--by themselves, with no adults to listen in. There, in the room they soon dub the ARTT Room (short for "A Room to Talk"), they discover it's safe to talk about what's bothering them-- everything from Esteban's father's deportation and Haley's father's incarceration to Amari's fears of racial profiling and Ashton's adjustment to his changing family fortunes. When the six are together, they can express the feelings and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world. And together, they can grow braver and more ready for the rest of their lives. 



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