Elma Timberland Library
Spring 2013

Books that Kristine talked about included...

Bauer, Michael Gerard     
Don't call me Ishmael
Fourteen-year-old Ishmael Leseur is certain that his name is the cause of his unhappy school life as the victim of the worst bully in his class, but when a new boy arrives, he shows Ishmael that things could be different.


Chaline, Eric     
Fifty machines that changed the course of history


Gill, David Macinnis     
Black hole sun
On the planet Mars, sixteen-year-old Durango and his crew of mercenaries are hired by the settlers of a mining community to protect their most valuable resource from a feral band of marauders.


Kellner, Hank     
Write what you see : 99 photos to inspire writing
A guide to using photography in the classroom offers a collection of black-and-white photographs, writing prompts to motivate students, and ideas from teachers who have successfully used photography in the teaching of writing.


Klass, David     
Stuck on Earth
On a secret mission to evaluate whether the human race should be annihilated, a space alien inhabits the body of a bullied fourteen-year-old boy.


Mason, Antony     
A history of Western art : from prehistory to the 20th century
Illustrated with more than two hundred full-color reproductions, an overview of Western art begins with the cave paintings at Lascaux, France, and continues through ancient cultures and medieval art right up to the Modernism movement of the last century.


Meyer, Marissa     
Cinder
As plague ravages the overcrowded Earth, observed by a ruthless lunar people, Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, becomes involved with handsome Prince Kai and must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect the world in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story.


Roth, Veronica     
Divergent
In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomoly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all.


Shulman, Mark     
Scrawl : a novel
When eighth-grade school bully Tod and his friends get caught committing a crime on school property, his penalty--staying after school and writing in a journal under the eye of the school guidance counsellor--reveals aspects of himself that he prefers tokeep hidden.


Stiefvater, Maggie     
Shiver
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.


VanHecke, Susan     
Raggin', jazzin', rockin' : a history of American musical instrument makers


Voorhoeve, Anne C     
My family for the war
Before the start of World War II, ten-year-old Ziska Mangold, who has Jewish ancestors but has been raised as a Protestant, is taken out of Nazi Germany on one of the Kindertransport trains, to live in London with a Jewish family, where she learns about Judaism and endures the hardships of war while attempting to keep in touch with her parents, who are trying to survive in Holland.


Westerfeld, Scott     
Leviathan
In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.


  June 2013