The Last Olympian

The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson #5) by Rick Riordan (Summary taken from the back book cover) “All year the half-bloods have been preparing for battle against the Titans, knowing the odds of a victory are grim. Kronos’s army is stronger than ever, and with every god and half-blood he recruits, the evil Titan’s power only …

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The Wampum Exchange

The Wampum Exchange by Rosemary McKinley (Summary taken from an email the author sent me.) “Long Island author, Rosemary McKinley has written a young adult historical novella, The Wampum Exchange, set in 1650, Southold, New York. A twelve-year-old boy has a chance meeting with a Native American boy and their worlds connect in a most …

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Chocrotes and the World Without Question

Chocrotes and the World Without Question by Steve Berkowitz (Summary taken from an email the author sent me) The allegorical story, Chocrotes and the World Without Question, explores the power of questions, and references ideas around tyranny, revolutionary movements, freedom of speech, and educational philosophy. For as long as civilization has existed, people have longed …

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Gregor and the Code of Claw

Gregor and the Code of Claw (Book #5) by Suzanne Collins (Summary taken from the inside book jacket) “Everyone has been trying to keep Gregor from seeing the final prophecy, The Prophecy of Time. It says something awful, but Gregor never imagined just how awful: It calls for the warrior’s death. The warrior being Gregor, …

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Gregor and the Marks of Secret

Gregor and the Marks of Secret (Book #4) by Suzanne Collins (Summary taken from the inside book jacket) “In the fourth volume of the critically acclaimed Underland Chronicles, Gregor is drawn ever deeper into a brewing crisis. For generations, rats have run the mice–or “nibblers”–out of whatever lands they’ve claimed, keeping them constantly on the …

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Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane

Gregor and the Prophecy of Bane (Book #2) by Suzanne Collins (Summary taken from the inside book jacket) “In the months since Gregor first encountered the strange Underland beneath New York City, he’s sworn he won’t ever go back. But when another prophecy, this time about an ominous white rat known as the Bane, calls …

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Gregor the Overlander (Book #1) by Suzanne Collins (Summary taken from the back book cover) “When eleven-year-old Gregor follows his little sister through a grate in the laundry room of their New York apartment building, he hurtles into the dark Underland beneath the city. There, humans live uneasily beside giant spiders, baths, cockroaches, and rats–but …

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