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Bantam Classics

Beginning in January 2003, Bantam Classics—the imprint that

makes great literature available, accessible and affordable for
classrooms and school libraries—will be getting a makeover.
• All-new full page art, typography, and covers
• Interior text re-set for greater legibility
• Pocket-sized with high quality paper and a sturdy binding
• All for the same low price!
Each title will still contain the same complete text of the time-honored
work as well as the authoritative translations, criticism, and introductory
essays that have made the Bantam Classics line valuable to teachers,
librarians, and most importantly, students. Our first delivery of new
and improved Bantam Classics are marked below.

Alcott, Louisa May Carroll, Lewis Defoe, Daniel Eliot, George

Jo’s Boys Alice’s Adventures in Robinson Crusoe Middlemarch
0-553-21449-7 | $4.95/$7.50C | 336 pp Wonderland and Through the 0-553-21373-3 | $5.95/$8.95C | 288 pp 0-553-21180-3 | $6.99/$9.99C | 816 pp
Looking Glass
Little Women Moll Flanders Silas Marner
0-553-213458 | $3.95/$4.95C | 256 pp
0-553-21275-3 | $3.95/$4.95C | 480 pp 0-553-21328-8 | $4.95/$7.50C | 272 pp 0-553-21229-X | $3.95/$5.50C | 192 pp
Cather, Willa
Anderson, Sherwood Emerson, Ralph Waldo
My Ántonia Dickens, Charles
Winesburg, Ohio Selected Essays, Lectures & Poems
0-553-21418-7 | $4.95/NCR | 320 pp David Copperfield
0-553-21439-X | $5.95/$8.95C | 256 pp 0-553-21388-1 | $5.95/$7.95C | 400 pp
0-553-21189-7 | $5.99/$8.99C | 832 pp
O Pioneers!
Appiah, Anthony, ed. 0-553-21358-X | $4.95/$5.95C | 224 pp Great Expectations Updated! Franklin, Benjamin
Early African-American Classics 0-553-21342-3 | $4.95/$6.95C | 496 pp The Autobiography & Other Writings
0-553-21379-2 | $6.95/$8.95C | 608 pp Chaucer, Geoffrey 0-553-21075-0 | $4.95/$6.95C | 304 pp
Oliver Twist
The Canterbury Tales 0-553-21102-1 | $4.95/$6.95C | 448 pp
Austen, Jane 0-553-21082-3 | $5.99/$8.99C | 448 pp Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Emma The Pickwick Papers Yellow Wallpaper & Other Writings
0-553-21273-7 | $4.95/$6.95C | 448 pp Chopin, Kate 0-553-21123-4 | $6.99/$9.99C | 784 pp 0-553-21375-X | $5.95/$7.50C | 272 pp
Mansfield Park The Awakening and Updated! A Christmas Carol
Selected Short Stories Grahame, Kenneth
0-553-21276-1 | $4.95/$6.95C | 400 pp 0-553-21244-3 | $3.95/$5.95C | 112 pp
0-553-21330-X | $4.95/$5.95C | 240 pp The Wind in the Willows
Northanger Abbey A Tale of Two Cities Updated! 0-553-21368-7 | $3.95/$4.95C | 256 pp
0-553-21197-8 | $4.95/$7.50C | 240 pp Collins, Wilkie 0-553-21176-5 | $4.95/$6.95C | 384 pp
The Woman in White Hardy, Thomas
0-553-21137-4 | $4.95/$7.50C | 240 pp
0-553-21263-X | $5.95/$6.95C | 576 pp Dostoevsky, Fyodor Far from the Madding Crowd
0-553-21331-8 | $5.95/$7.95C | 384 pp
Updated! Conrad, Joseph Crime & Punishment
Pride and Prejudice
0-553-21310-5 | $4.95/$6.95C | 304 pp Heart of Darkness and
0-553-21175-7 | $6.99/$9.99C | 528 pp The Return of the Native
0-553-21269-9 | $4.95/$6.95C | 384 pp
The Secret Sharer Doyle, Arthur Conan
Sense and Sensibility Updated!
0-553-21334-2 | $4.95/$7.50C | 352 pp
0-553-21214-1 | $4.95/$6.95C | 224 pp
Sherlock Holmes, Jude the Obscure
Volume 1 0-553-21191-9 | $5.95/$8.95C | 448 pp
Lord Jim
Barrie, J.M. 0-553-21361-X | $4.95/$7.50C | 288 pp 0-553-21241-9 | $6.95/$9.95C | 944 pp Tess of the d’Urbervilles
Peter Pan 0-553-21168-4 | $4.95/$6.95C | 448 pp
Cooper, James Fenimore Sherlock Holmes, Updated!
0-553-21178-1 | $4.95/$6.95C | 176 pp
Volume 2 Hawthorne, Nathaniel
The Last of the Mohicans
Brontë, Charlotte 0-553-21242-7 | $6.95/$9.95C | 688 pp
0-553-21329-6 | $4.95/$6.95C | 400 pp The House of the Seven Gables
Jane Eyre Updated!
Du Bois, W.E.B. 0-553-21270-2 | $5.95/$7.95C | 256 pp
0-553-21140-4 | $4.95/$7.50C | 464 pp
0-553-21085-8 | $5.95/$7.95C | 528 pp The Souls of Black Folk The Scarlet Letter Updated!
Brontë, Emily 0-553-21336-9 | $5.50/NCR | 224 pp 0-553-21009-2 | $3.95/$5.50C | 256 pp
Updated! Crane, Stephen
Wuthering Heights Dumas, Alexandre Hieatt, Constance (trans.)
Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
0-553-21258-3 | $4.95/$6.95C | 320 pp
and Other Short Fiction The Count of Monte Cristo Beowulf and Other Old English Poems
Burnett, Frances Hodgson 0-553-21355-5 | $4.95/$5.95C | 208 pp 0-553-21350-4 | $6.50/$9.99C | 448 pp 0-553-21347-4 | $4.95/$7.50C | 192 pp
The Secret Garden The Red Badge of Courage The Three Musketeers Homer, translated
0-553-21201-X | $3.95/$5.50C | 256 pp 0-553-21011-4 | $3.95/$4.95C | 160 pp 0-553-21337-7 | $5.95/$6.95C | 560 pp
by Allen Mandelbaum Updated!
The Odyssey of Homer
0-553-21399-7 | $5.95/$8.95 | 560 pp

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Bantam Classics

Hugo, Victor Maugham, W. Somerset Stoker, Bram Virgil, translated Updated!

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Of Human Bondage Dracula by Allen Mandelbaum
0-553-21370-9 | $5.95/$7.95C | 320 pp 0-553-21392-X | $5.95/NCR | 656 pp 0-553-21271-0 | $4.95/$6.95C | 432 pp The Aeneid of Virgil
0-553-21041-6 | $5.95/$8.95 | 416 pp
Jewett, Sarah Orne Melville, Herman Stowe, Harriet Beecher
Updated! Updated!
A Country Doctor Moby-Dick Uncle Tom’s Cabin Voltaire
0-553-21498-5 | $4.95/$7.50C | 288 pp 0-553-21311-3 | $4.95/$6.95C | 608 pp 0-553-21218-4 | $5.95/$8.95C | 480 pp Candide
Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Stories 0-553-21166-8 | $4.95/$6.95C | 128 pp
Joyce, James Swift, Jonathan
0-553-21274-5 | $4.95/$7.50C | 288 pp Wells, H.G.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Gulliver’s Travels and Other Writings
Young Man Orczy, Baroness Emmuska 0-553-21232-X | $3.95/$4.95C | 544 pp The Invisible Man
0-553-21404-7 | $4.95/$6.95C | 256 pp 0-553-21353-9 | $4.95/NCR | 160 pp
The Scarlet Pimpernel Thoreau, Henry David
Kafka, Franz 0-553-21402-0 | $4.95/NCR | 272 pp
Walden and Other Writings The Island of Dr. Moreau
The Metamorphosis 0-553-21432-2 | $4.95/NCR | 176 pp
Poe, Edgar Allan 0-553-21246-X | $4.95/$6.95C | 448 pp
0-553-21369-5 | $5.95/$7.95C | 224 pp The Time Machine Updated!
The Tell-Tale Heart and
Other Writings Twain, Mark 0-553-21351-2 | $4.95/NCR | 128 pp
Kipling, Rudyard
0-553-21228-1 | $5.95/$7.95C | 432 pp A Connecticut Yankee in King The War of the Worlds Updated!
Captains Courageous
Arthur’s Court 0-553-21338-5 | $4.95/NCR | 176 pp
0-553-21190-0 | $3.95/$5.50C | 160 pp Rostand, Edmond 0-553-21143-9 | $4.95/$6.95C | 288 pp
The Jungle Books Cyrano de Bergerac Wharton, Edith
Life on the Mississippi
0-553-21199-4 | $4.95/$6.95C | 336 pp 0-553-21360-1 | $4.95/$6.95C | 208 pp
0-553-21349-0 | $4.95/$6.95C | 320 pp
The Age of Innocence
Kim 0-553-21450-0 | $5.95/$7.95C | 336 pp
Shelley, Mary Updated! Pudd’nhead Wilson
0-553-21332-6 | $4.95/$7.50C | 288 pp
Frankenstein 0-553-21158-7 | $4.95/$6.95C | 160 pp
Ethan Frome and Other Short Fiction
0-553-21247-8 | $4.95/$7.50C | 240 pp 0-553-21255-9 | $4.95/$7.50C | 256 pp
Leroux, Gaston The Adventures of
Updated! Summer
The Phantom of the Opera Smith, Adam New! Huckleberry Finn
0-553-21376-8 | $4.95/$5.95C | 288 pp 0-553-21079-3 | $4.95/$7.50C | 304 pp 0-553-21422-5 | $4.95/$6.95C | 224 pp
The Wealth of Nations
London, Jack 0-553-58597-5 | $7.95/$10.95C | 1200 pp The Adventures of Tom Sawyer Wilde, Oscar
The Sea Wolf 0-553-21128-5 | $4.95/$6.50C | 240 pp The Picture of Dorian Gray and
Solzhenitsyn, Alexander Other Writings
0-553-21225-7 | $4.95/$6.95C | 256 pp
One Day in the Life of The Prince and the Pauper
0-553-21256-7 | $3.95/$4.95C | 240 pp 0-553-21254-0 | $4.95/$6.95C | 512 pp
The Call of the Wild Updated! Ivan Denisovich
and White Fang 0-553-24777-8 | $5.99/$7.99C | 224 pp Wyss, Johann
0-553-21233-8 | $4.99/$6.99C | 304 pp
Verne, Jules Updated! Swiss Family Robinson
Stevenson, Robert Louis 0-553-21403-9 | $4.95/$7.50C | 320 pp
To Build a Fire and Other Stories Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
0-553-21335-0 | $5.95/$8.95C | 400 pp 0-553-21252-4 | $5.99/$8.99C | 384 pp
0-553-21277-X | $3.95/$5.50C | 128 pp
Machiavelli, Niccolo Updated! Kidnapped Around the World in Eighty Days
The Prince 0-553-21260-5 | $3.95/$5.50C | 240 pp 0-553-21356-3 | $3.95/$5.95C | 176 pp
0-553-21278-8 | $4.50/$6.99C | 176 pp Treasure Island From the Earth to the Moon
0-553-21249-4 | $3.95/$5.50C | 208 pp 0-553-21420-9 | $5.95/$8.95C | 208 pp
Mann, Thomas
Death in Venice and Other Stories
0-553-21333-4 | $5.95/$5.95C | 320 pp
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Modern Library Paperback Classics

Modern Library Paperback Classics have the highest

production values of any paperback classics available.
Standard features include:
• Beautiful cover design All at a competitive price!
• Superior paper quality
• Typical margin width of 5/8” For a complete list of titles,
• Generous sized font
• First rate introductions and
scholarly endnotes
• Discussion guides bound into
most books

Adams, Henry Brontë, Emily Crane, Stephen Doyle, Arthur Conan

The Education of Henry Adams Wuthering Heights Maggie, A Girl of the Streets The Adventures and Memoirs of
0-679-64010-X | $12.95/$19.95C | 560 pp 0-375-75644-2 | $6.95/$9.95C | 464 pp and Other New York Writings Sherlock Holmes
0-375-75689-2 | $8.95/$13.95C | 288 pp 0-375-76002-4 | $12.95/$19.95C | 528 pp
Alcott, Louisa May Brown, William Wells
The Red Badge of Courage Dumas, Alexandre
Little Women Clotel
& The Veteran
0-375-75672-8 | $7.95/$10.50C | 528 pp 0-679-78323-7 | $10.95/$16.95C | 256 pp The Three Musketeers
0-679-78320-2 | $8.95/$13.95C | 336 pp
0-375-75674-4 | $9.95/$14.95C | 640 pp
Anderson, Sherwood Carroll, Lewis
Dana, Richard Henry, Jr.
Winesburg, Ohio Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland Eliot, George
Two Years Before the Mast
0-375-75313-3 | $8.95/$13.95C | 272 pp 0-375-76138-1 | $8.95/$13.95C | 304pp Middlemarch
0-375-75794-5 | $11.95/$17.95C | 544 pp
0-679-78331-8 | $9.95/$14.95C | 848 pp
Antin, Mary Cervantes, Miguel de
Defoe, Daniel Silas Marner
The Promised Land Don Quixote
Robinson Crusoe 0-375-75749-X | $6.95/$9.95C | 240 pp
0-375-75739-2 | $10.95/$16.95C | 352 pp 0-375-75699-X | $11.95/$17.95C | 1168 pp
0-375-75732-5 | $7.95/$9.95C | 320 pp
Emerson, Ralph Waldo Bestseller
Chesterton, G.K.
Austen, Jane The Essential Writings
The Man Who Was Thursday: Dickens, Charles
Emma 0-679-78322-9 | $12.95/$19.95C | 880 pp
A Nightmare A Christmas Carol and
0-375-75742-2 | $7.95/$10.50C | 384 pp
0-375-75791-0 | $8.95/$13.95C | 224 pp Other Stories Franklin, Benjamin
Northanger Abbey 0-375-75888-7 | $7.95/$10.50C | 368 pp
Chopin, Kate Wit & Wisdom from Poor
0-375-75917-4 | $6.95/$9.95C | 256 pp
David Copperfield Richard’s Almanack
The Awakening & Other Stories
Persuasion 0-679-78341-5 | $7.95/$10.50C | 896 pp 0-679-64038-X | $10.95/$16.50C | 128 pp
0-679-78333-4 | $7.95/$10.50C | 448 pp
0-375-75729-5 | $5.95/$8.95C | 224 pp
Great Expectations Gilman, Charlotte Perkins
Pride and Prejudice Clark, Walter Van Tilburg
0-375-75701-5 | $7.95/$10.50C | 480 pp The Yellow Wall-Paper and
0-679-78326-1 | $7.95/$10.50C | 320 pp The Ox-Bow Incident
Hard Times Other Writings
0-375-75702-3 | $9.95/$14.95C | 256 pp
Sense and Sensibility 0-679-64217-X | $6.95/$9.95C | 368 pp 0-679-78340-7 | $7.95/$10.50C | 384 pp
Free Teacher’s Guide available
0-375-75673-6 | $6.95/$9.95C | 304 pp
Collins, Wilkie
Oliver Twist Haggard, H. Rider
0-375-75784-8 | $6.95/$9.95C | 480 pp She
Brontë, Anne The Moonstone
0-375-75905-0 | $8.95/$13.95C | 368 pp
0-375-75785-6 | $6.95/$9.95C | 528 pp
Agnes Grey Douglass, Frederick and
0-8129-6713-5 | $8.95/$13.95C | 240 pp The Woman in White Hardy, Thomas
0-375-75906-9 | $7.95/$10.95C | 704 pp Jacobs, Harriet
The Return of the Native
Brontë, Charlotte Life of Frederick Douglass 0-375-75718-X | $8.95/$13.95C | 448 pp
Jane Eyre Conrad, Joseph and
Heart of Darkness & Selections Incidents in the Life of a Tess of the d’Urbervilles
0-679-78332-6 | $7.95/$10.50C | 752 pp
from The Congo Diary Slave Girl 0-375-75679-5 | $7.95/$9.95C | 544 pp
0-375-75377-X | $7.95/$11.95C | 176 pp 0-679-78328-8 | $10.95/$16.95C | 432 pp
Typhoon and Other Stories
0-8129-6728-3 | $7.95/$10.50C | 224 pp

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Modern Library Paperback Classics

Hawthorne, Nathaniel Leroux, Gaston Orczy, Baroness Emmuska Thoreau, Henry David
The Blithedale Romance The Phantom of the Opera The Scarlet Pimpernel Walden & Other Writings
0-375-75720-1 | $7.95/$9.95C | 272 pp 0-375-76113-6 | $8.95/$13.92C | 320 pp 0-8129-6611-2 | $7.95/$10.50C | 304 pp 0-679-78334-2 | $10.95/$16.95C | 848 pp
The House of the Seven Gables Leskov, Nikolai Scott, Sir Walter Tolstoy, Leo
0-375-75687-6 | $8.95/$11.95C | 336 pp
The Enchanted Wanderer Ivanhoe Anna Karenina
The Scarlet Letter 0-8129-6696-1 | $13.95/$21.00C | 336 pp 0-679-64223-4 | $8.95/$12.95C | 592 pp 0-679-78330-X | $9.95/$14.95C | 976 pp
0-679-78338-5 | $5.95/$8.95C | 304 pp
Lewis, Sinclair Shelley, Mary Twain, Mark
Twice-Told Tales Babbitt Frankenstein Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
0-375-75788-0 | $10.95/$16.95C | 432 pp
0-375-75925-5 | $9.95/$14.95C | 432 pp 0-375-75341-9 | $7.95/$10.95C | 352 pp 0-375-75737-6 | $5.95/$8.95C | 304 pp
Hugo, Victor New! Kingsblood Royal The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Sinclair, Upton
Toilers of the Sea 0-375-75686-8 | $12.95/$19.95C | 352 pp
The Jungle 0-375-75681-7 | $8.95/$13.95C | 304 pp
0-375-76132-2 | $12.95/$19.95C | 480 pp
0-375-75950-6 | $9.95/$14.95C | 416 pp A Connecticut Yankee in King
Irving, Washington London, Jack Arthur’s Court
Stevenson, Robert Louis 0-375-75780-5 | $7.95/$10.95C | 496 pp
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow The Call of the Wild, White Fang,
and To Build a Fire Kidnapped The Prince and the Pauper
and Other Tales
0-375-75251-X | $7.95/$10.95C | 288 pp 0-375-75725-2 | $7.95/$9.95C | 432 pp 0-375-76112-8 | $8.95/$13.95C | 240 pp
0-375-75721-X | $8.95/$13.95C | 384 pp
Klondike Tales Treasure Island Pudd’nhead Wilson
James, Henry 0-375-75682-5 | $5.95/$8.95C | 240 pp 0-812-96622-8 | $9.95/$14.95C | 288 pp
0-375-75685-X | $10.95/$16.95C | 304 pp
The Turn of the Screw &
In the Cage The Sea-Wolf Stoker, Bram Wells, H.G.
0-375-75740-6 | $5.95/$8.95C | 256 pp 0-679-78337-7 | $9.95/$14.95C | 320 pp Dracula The War of the Worlds
Washington Square 0-375-75670-1 | $10.95/$16.95C | 432 pp 0-375-75923-9 | $5.95/$8.95C | 224 pp
0-375-76122-5 | $7.95/$10.50C | 288 pp Melville, Herman Stowe, Harriet Beecher Wharton, Edith
Moby-Dick Uncle Tom’s Cabin
Jewett, Sarah Orne Ethan Frome & Summer
0-679-78327-X | $11.95/$17.95C | 928 pp 0-375-75693-0 | $8.95/$12.95C | 688 pp
The Country of the Pointed Firs 0-375-75728-7 | $7.95/$10.50C | 304 pp
and Other Stories Merwin, M.S. (trans.) The Age of Innocence
Swift, Jonathan
0-375-75671-X | $8.95/$13.95C | 272 pp The Song of Roland 0-375-75320-6 | $9.95/$14.95C | 304 pp
The Basic Writings of
0-375-75711-2 | $8.95/NCR | 160 pp Jonathan Swift
Kipling, Rudyard Whitman, Walt
New! 0-375-75795-3 | $19.95/$29.95C | 1136 pp
Wish House And Other Stories Nietzsche, Friedrich Leaves of Grass
0-812-96602-3 | $12.95/$19.95C | 496 pp Basic Writings of Nietzsche 0-679-78342-3 | $13.95/$21.00C | 800 pp
Tarkington, Booth
0-679-78339-3 | $14.95/$22.95C | 896 pp The Magnificent Ambersons
Larsen, Nella
Passing 0-375-75250-1 | $12.95/$19.95C | 228 pp
Norris, Frank
0-375-75813-5 | $8.95/$9.95C | 208 pp McTeague
0-375-76129-2 | $10.95/$16.95C | 544 pp 5
Fiction & Literature

Achebe, Chinua Agee, James Atwood, Margaret Barboza, Steven, ed.

Things Fall Apart A Death in the Family Cat’s Eye The African American Book of
0-385-47454-7 0-375-70123-0 0-385-49102-6 Values: Classical Moral Stories
TR | $9.95/NCR | 224 pp TR | $13.00/$19.95C | 320 pp TR | $13.95/NCR | 496 pp 0-7679-1294-2
Unquestionably the world’s most widely “An utterly individual and original Elaine Risley, a controversial painter, TR | $19.95/$29.95C | 960 pp
read African novel, its depiction of 19th of the most deeply must come to terms with her own A treasure trove of folk stories, true
century Nigeria combines a richly identity as a daughter, a lover, artist, tales, and other pearls of wisdom
worked out expressions of human
African story with a keen awareness of and woman—but above all she must
feeling that I have ever read.” featuring a host of historical figures, The
seek release from her haunting
the qualities common to all humanity. —Alfred Kazin, African American Book of Values pro-
memories. Cat’s Eye, is a breathtak-
Free Teacher’s Guide available The New York Times Book Review vides inspiration for readers of all ages.
ing novel of a woman grappling with
Free Discussion Guide available
the tangled knots of her life.
Baum, L. Frank
Adams, Douglas Bestseller Allende, Isabel Free Discussion Guide available
The Wizard of Oz
The Hitchhiker’s Guide The House of Spirits The Handmaid’s Tale Bestseller 0-679-41794-X
to the Galaxy 0-553-27391-4 0-385-49081-X HC | $12.95/$19.95C | 240 pp
0-345-39180-2 MM | $7.99/$10.99C | 448 pp TR | $12.95/NCR | 320 pp
MM | $7.50/NCR | 224 pp This is the magnificent saga of proud Set in a frightening America of the 0-345-33590-2
and passionate women and men and near future where women—catego- MM | $5.99/$8.99C | 240 pp
0-345-41891-3 Baum’s story of Dorothy, carried by
the turbulent times through which rized in terms of whether or not they
TR | $13.95/NCR | 224 pp a cyclone from a Kansas farm to the
they suffer and triumph. are able to bear children—function
Seconds before the Earth is demol- only in the strictly defined roles assigned land of the Tin Woodman, Scarecrow
ished to make way for a galactic free- to them by men. Offred is a Handmaid
Andersen, Hans Christian and Cowardly Lion, was published in
way, Arthur Dent is plucked off the in the home of the Commander and
The Snow Queen May 1900. The original illustrations
planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a his wife. She is allowed out once a day
0-375-41512-2 by Denslow, which are reflected in the
researcher for the revised edition of to the food market, she is not permit-
HC | $13.95/$21.00C | 96 pp film and stage versions, have often
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. ted to read. Offred can remember the
YALSA Award Winner Reprinted here for the first time years before, when she was an inde- been imitated but never surpassed.
since the 19th century, these color pendent woman, had a job of her own,
Adrian, Chris a husband and child. But all of that Bedier, Joseph
New! illustrations by T. Pym make the
Gob’s Grief classic Andersen fairy tale even more is gone now...everything has changed. The Romance of Tristan
0-375-72624-1 magical. The Snow Queen is a story Free Discussion Guide available and Iseult
TR | $13.95/$21.00C | 400 pp about the strength and endurance of 0-679-75016-9
Tomo, who is eleven years old, runs off childhood friendship, and one of Baker, Julie TR | $10.00/$14.00C | 224 pp
to the Civil War and dies in his first Andersen’s best-beloved tales. Up Molasses Mountain “The first complete English edition,
battle. Gob grows up in a profound brilliantly translated.... Throughout
state of grief, and by the time he’s it retains the beauty and sense of
HC | $15.95/$23.95C | 224 pp
an adult, he has begun to make real fatality that have made it one of
In 1953, Clay, West Virginia, is a
a dream to build a machine that legendary literature’s most fascinat-
mining town where families have
might bring Tomo—indeed, all the ing tales.”
known each other for generations, —Time
war dead—back to life. and the biggest excitement of the
Free Discussion Guide available
year is when the circus comes to
town. But that spring, a strike
divides Clay and causes a tragic acci-
dent that changes 15-year-old
Elizabeth’s life in an instant.

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Fiction & Literature

Blake, Michael Bunting, Eve Butler, William Cisneros, Sandra

Dances with Wolves Spying on Miss Müller The Butterfly Revolution Caramelo
0-449-00075-3 0-449-70455-6 0-345-33182-6 0-679-43554-9
TR | $14.00/$21.00C | 304 pp MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 160 pp MM | $6.50/NCR | 224 pp HC | $24.00/$36.00C | 464 pp
0-449-13448-2 Welcome to High Pines Summer Camp Caramelo is a vibrant novel spun in
Sudden Silence
MM | $6.99/$9.99C | 320 pp for Boys. There is hiking, swimming, three parts. It begins with Lala Reyes,
Ordered to hold an abandoned army canoeing—and a revolution led by and with the journey she and her family
MM | $6.99/$9.99C | 112 pp
post, John Dunbar found himself General Frank. He promises change make each summer. This is a book
alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Burroughs, Edgar Rice for the better, but little by little, he about life inside and across borders—
Thievery and survival soon forced begins to change, and the revolution a story that combines histories to make
The Land That Time Forgot
him into the Indian camp, where he turns into a nightmare. a bridge among Mexican, American
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Clarke, Arthur C. Cormier, Robert Bestseller Dickey, James Doyle, Arthur Conan
Childhood’s End The Chocolate War Deliverance The Lost World
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MM | $6.99/$8.99C | 224 pp Jerry Renault, a New England high James Dickey’s adventure pitting Challenger series, challenger—con-
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Space Odyssey. Childhood’s End pre- his locker—do I dare disturb the universe? against Georgia’s remotest white- most finely drawn characters in sci-
dicts the next stage in mankind’s water river—and a far more fright- ence fiction—and his party embark
Courtenay, Bryce
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Americans in an ancient village in
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which the old culture of totems and
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Esquival, Laura Faulkner, William Gaines, Ernest J. Goethe, John Wolfgang von
Like Water for Chocolate Light in August A Gathering of Old Men Goethe’s Faust
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most memorable characters. racial tensions arising over the death original, famous story of a man called
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overwrought, menopausal Evelyn Circle Award ous parody of traditional fairy tales
of the north Mississippi wilderness. He
Couch—she casts a hypnotic narra- and epic fantasy, and a contempo-
was a man, Faulkner said, “who wanted
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sons and the sons destroyed him.”
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Grey, Zane The Rainmaker Bestseller Haruf, Kent Ishiguro, Kazuo

Riders of the Purple Sage 0-440-22165-X Plainsong The Remains of the Day
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Grisham, John nothing to secure a verdict. their hometown plans a festival for a beloved cousin who died young to
The Chamber famous local artist, and folks scramble
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The Client 0-553-27450-3
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Kogawa, Joy Lowry, Lois McCarthy, Cormac Bestseller McEwan, Ian

Obasan Gathering Blue: A Companion to All the Pretty Horses Atonement
0-385-46886-5 The Giver 0-679-74439-8 0-385-72179-X
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“[McCarthy] puts most other
explores the evacuation, relocation cast aside. She fears for her future at its center a profound–and pro-
American writers to shame. [His]
and dispersal of Japanese Canadians until she is spared by the all-power- work itself repays the tight focus of foundly moving–exploration of
during World War II. Joy Kogawa’s ful Council of Guardians. Kira is a his attention with its finely wrought shame and forgiveness and the diffi-
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experiences. no other community member can do.
—The New York Times Book Review Mishima, Yukio
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The Sound of Waves
The White Winner 1992 National Book Critics
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Lessing, Doris the innumerable murders of mod- calumny and gossip of the villagers.
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The Fifth Child ern literature as one of the best and
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memories of that time still follow
fear of pain. There are no choices. Frankie Addams, a bored twelve-year- innocuous words in French to a
the boys. In order to remain friends,
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Morris, Willie Mori, Kyoko Naylor, Gloria O’Dell, Scott

My Dog Skip One Bird Mama Day Black Star, Bright Dawn
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In 1943 in a sleepy town on the Fifteen-year-old Megumi was very “Resonates with genuine excitement Bright Dawn was a teenaged Eskimo
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mostly wolf, pet. Together they were
gait and an intelligent way of listen- on a “trip” to her own childhood about to begin the famous Iditarod
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My Cat Spit McGee Boy and the Dog Are Sleeping
unfortunately always around). Black Star for the race, but for her life.
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tragic power.”
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would be proud of her grades and time they had together. Serena and Anthony in Bermuda.
her achievements in sports if she Namioka, Lensey
Nolan, Christopher Streams to the River,
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Sacgawea, a Shashone Indian, guided
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O’Hara, John Pasternak, Boris Potok, Chaim Sanders, Dori

BUtterfield 8 Doctor Zhivago The Chosen Clover
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A bestseller when it was originally This edition (the only paperback 0-449-21344-7 A beautiful, trenchant story of family
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Fiction & Literature

Sparks, Christine Tan, Amy Tolstoy, Leo Voigt, Cynthia

The Elephant Man The Bonesetter’s Daughter Hadji Murad Dicey’s Song
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Fiction & Literature Discussion
We often provide discussion guides
or reading group guides for books
that are ideal for a teen reading
group, Book Talk-style meetings or
for independent readers who want a
challenge. Teachers may also like to
use these questions to generate ideas
when planning lessons.
The guide below is excerpted from
Old Men at Midnight by Chaim Potok.

The Ark Builder

1. Is there a reason to connect
Noah with the Biblical story of
the ark? Given that water is not
present in the story, what then
is the metaphor of the flood?
2. Noah says to Rachel, “You
have pictures, I have nothing.”
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The Invisible Man The Wedding and what is its significance?
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offers a window into the rise of the
A gripping and entertaining tale The War Doctor
black middle class. Wise, heartfelt
of terror and suspense as well as a
and shattering, this book is West’s 1. When Davita urges Leon
potent Faustian allegory of hubris
crowning achievement. Sherov to write his war stories
and science run amok, The Invisible
Nominee 2002 The Hugo Award down, he asks her, “Who needs
Man endures as one of the signature
stories in the literature of science stories of yet another Jew?”
Willis, Connie
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Passage would you have convinced
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the pen cannot unravel it, the
time machine, he expects to find death as anyone can.
voice can.” What do you think
progress and superior people. But she means by this statement?
Zipes, Jack, trans.
instead he discovers a world in
decay. Illus. in black-and-white. The Complete Fairy Tales of 2. The ram is a central metaphor
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with humor and violence, resonant that Benjamin finally learns
with the rhythms of folklore and
about Mr. Zapiski?

Advanced Placement test prep
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World Literature

ith the increasing interest in McCall Smith, Alexander

W world events, students will
enjoy reading about children their
Have you met Precious Ramotswe?
China Cuba
She’s the first female detective in Sijie, Dai Garcia, Cristina
own age in other countries. Botswana—a delightfully cunning
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Fifteen-year-old Desta belongs to a small,
isolated mountain community of Azerbaijan Danticat, Edwidge
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Science Fiction & Fantasy

The best in classic science fiction and fantasy for ages 12 and up.

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0-679-89310-5 Winner 1987 Horn Book Fanfare MM | $7.99/NCR | 320 pp
Teacher’s edition
TR | $10.00/$15.00C | 416 pp Winner 1987 ALA Best Books for 0-8072-8883-7
Young Adults
AU | $25.95/$38.95C The Book of Lost Tales, Vol. 1
MM | $6.99/$9.99C | 368 pp #2 The Shadow in the North 0-345-37521-1
0-394-82599-3 MM | $6.99/NCR | 368 pp
0-8072-8180-8 CD | $39.95/$59.95C
AU | $37.00/$56.00C MM | $5.50/NCR | 368 pp Teacher’s Edition Book of Lost Tales, Volume II
Carnegie Medal for Best Children’s Book for Winner 1998 ALA Best Books for 0-553-47107-4 0-345-37522-X
1996 / The Guardian Award 1996 Young Adults AU | $25.95/$38.95C MM | $6.99/NCR | 400 pp

The Subtle Knife: Book II #3 The Tiger in the Well 0-553-45562-1

Sir Gawain and the Green
0-679-82671-8 CD | $39.95/$59.95C
0-375-80211-8 Knight, Pearl, & Sir Orfeo
MM | $5.50/NCR | 416 pp Free Teacher’s Guide available
TR | $10.00/$15.00C | 352 pp Translated
Winner 1990 ALA Best Books for
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy 0-345-27760-0
MM | $6.99/$9.99C | 304 pp MM | $6.99/NCR | 224 pp
For more Sally Lockhart The Fellowship of the Ring:
The Amber Spyglass: Book III adventures: Part One The Silmarillion
0-679-87926-9 0-345-33970-3 0-345-32581-8
HC | $19.95/$26.95C | 554 pp The Tin Princess MM | $7.99/NCR | 480 pp MM | $6.99/NCR | 480 pp
0-679-87615-4 Free Teacher’s Guide available
MM | $5.50/NCR | 304 pp The Tolkien Reader
MM | $6.99/$9.99C | 480 pp The Two Towers: Part Two 0-345-34506-1
0-8072-8237-5 0-345-33971-1 MM | $6.99/NCR | 272 pp
AU (unabridged) | $45.00/$65.95C MM | $7.99/NCR | 416 pp This rich treasury includes Tolkien’s
Free Teacher’s Guide available most beloved short fiction plus his
essay on fantasy.
The Return of the King:
Part Three Unfinished Tales
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Graphic Novels Star Wars®

Allston, Aaron
Star Wars®: The New Jedi Order:
Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 384 pp

Denning, Troy
Star Wars®: Tatooine Ghost
HC | $25.95/$39.95C | 624 pp

Dix, Shane and Williams, Sean

Star Wars®: New Jedi Order:
Briggs, Raymond Little, Jason Spiegelman, Art
Force Heretic I: Remnant
Ethel & Ernest: A True Story Shutterbug Follies The Complete Maus: 0-345-42870-6
0-375-71447-2 0-385-50346-6 A Survivors Tale MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 432 pp
TR | $15.00/NCR | 104 pp HC | $19.95/$29.95C | 208 pp 0-679-40641-7
HC | $35.00/$49.00C | 296 pp Foster, Alan Dean
Davis, Jim Satrapi, Marjane
New! Maus, Volume I: A Survivors Tale: Star Wars®:
Garfield Eats Crow Persepolis The Approaching Storm
0-345-45201-1 0-375-42230-7
My Father Bleeds History
0-394-74723-2 0-345-42866-8
TR | $10.95/$16.95C | 96 pp HC | $17.95/$26.95C | 268 pp MM | $6.99/$9.99C | 320 pp
TR | $14.00/$21.00C | 160 pp
Garfield Takes the Cake Free Teacher’s Guide available Star Wars®: New Jedi Order:
0-345-44978-9 Schulz, Charles Enemy Lines I: Rebel Dreams
TR | $10.95/$16.95C | 96 pp
Maus, Volume II: A Survivors Tale:
Peanuts: And Here My Troubles Began 0-345-42866-8
The Art of Charles M. Schulz 0-679-72977-1 MM | $6.99/$9.99C | 320 pp
Deitach, Kim
0-375-42097-5 TR | $14.00/$21.00C | 144 pp
The Boulevard of Broken Star Wars®: New Jedi Order:
HC | $29.95/$44.95C | 336pp
Dreams Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand
Peanuts: The World According Ware, Chris 0-345-42868-4
HC | $21.00/$32.00C | 160 pp to Lucy Jimmy Corrigan MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 384 pp
0-345-44271-7 0-375-71454-5
Groening, Matt TR | $11.95/$17.95C | 160 pp TR | $17.95/$26.95C | 380 pp
School is Hell Peanuts 2000
0-394-75091-8 0-345-44239-3
TR | $9.95/$14.95C | 48 pp TR | $11.95/$17.95C | 176 pp
Kafta, Franz with New! A Peanuts Christmas
illustrations by Kuper, Peter 0-345-45351-4
The Metamorphosis HC | $25.95/$39.95C | 160 pp
1-4000-4795-1 A Peanuts Valentine
HC | $16.00/$25.00C | 80 pp 0-345-45941-5
HC | $16.95/$25.95C | 96 pp
Katchor, Ben
The Jew of New York
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Independent Readers
From pleasure reading in study hall to book reports and library Book
Talk—all educators recognize the importance of getting students to
read. Finding the right books for advanced readers, intermediate readers
and, especially, reluctant readers can be tough. Independent Readers
is a program that will help educators and students find great books in
their local libraries and bookstores. Below, we've listed great books
that teens will love and that you can recommend!

King, Stephen and Straub, Peter Smith, Zadie Black, Baxter

Advanced Readers Black House White Teeth Horseshoes, Cowsocks, &
Barry, Max 0-345-44103-6 0-375-70386-1 Duckfeet: More Comentary by
Jennifer Government MM | $7.99/$12.99C | 672 pp TR | $14.00/NCR | 464 pp NPR’s Cowboy Poet & Former
“Smith is a master at detail…a post- Large Animal Veterinarian
0-385-50759-3 Maxwell, William modern Charles Dickens…[Smith’s] 0-609-61090-2
HC | $19.95/$29.95C | 336 pp
So Long, See You Tomorrow rich storytelling and wicked wit are HC | $23.95/$33.95C | 288 pp
Bird, Sarah 0-679-76720-7 suited to the sights and smells of
TR | $10.00/$14.00C | 144 pp the world that England has inherited.” Blaine, David
The Yokota Officers Club
On an Illinois farm in the 1920s, a —The Washington Post Mysterious Stranger:
TR | $14.95/$22.95C | 400 pp man is murdered, and in the same ALA Notable Book Award
A Book of Magic
moment the tenous friendship be- Free Discussion Guide available 0-375-50573-3
Bradley, Marion Zimmer tween two lonely boys comes to an end. HC | $24.95/$37.95C | 214 pp
The Mists of Avalon Free Teacher’s Guide available Tevis, Walter
Booth, Teena
0-345-35049-9 The Queen’s Gambit
TR | $16.95/$25.95C | 912 pp
Murphy, Sean 1-4000-3060-9 Falling from Fire
The Hope Valley Hubcap King TR | $12.00/$18.00C | 256 pp 0-385-72978-2
This is the magical legend of King
0-440-24089-1 HC | $15.95/$23.95C | 208 pp
Arthur, vividly retold through the
eyes of the women who wielded MM | $5.99/$8.99C | 304 pp Young, Yolanda
Burroughs, Edgar Rice
power from behind the throne— On Our Way to Beautiful: A
including the darkly bewitching
Naylor, Gloria Family Memoir Tarzan of the Apes
Bailey’s Café 0-8129-6674-0 0-345-31977-X
Morgaine, half-sister to Arthur and
0-679-74821-0 TR | $11.95/$17.9C | 240 pp MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 288 pp
high priestess of Avalon.
Free Discussion Guide available
TR | $13.00/$20.00C | 240 pp Free Discussion Guide available 0-8129-6706-2
Set in a diner where the food isn't TR | $8.95/$13.95C | 336 pp
Coe, Jonathan very good and the ambience veers
between heaven and hell, this best-
Intermediate Butler, Tajuana “T.J.”
The Rotters’ Club
selling novel is a feast for the senses Readers Sorority Sisters
and the spirit. 0-375-75758-9
TR | $14.00/$21.00C | 432 pp Atkinson, Jay TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 240 pp
Remnick, David and Ice Time: A Tale of Fathers, In this wonderful debut novel, five
Eggers, Dave
Finder, Harry, eds. Sons, and Hometown Heroes young women from diverse back-
A Heartbreaking Work of
Staggering Genius Fierce Pajamas: 0-609-80994-6 grounds pledge an African-American
0-375-72578-4 An Anthology of Humor Writing TR | $13.00/$20.00C | 336 pp sorority and learn the true meaning
TR | $14.00/NCR | 496 pp from The New Yorker of sisterhood.
0-375-76127-6 Barry, Dave Free Discussion Guide available
ALA Notable Book Award
Bestseller TR | $14.95/$22.95C | 528 pp Dave Barry Hits Below
Free Discussion Guide available
the Beltway Cormier, Robert
Golden, Arthur Roth, Philip 0-345-45919-9 The Rag and Bone Shop
Memoirs of a Geisha Portnoy’s Complaint MM | $7.99/$11.99C | 224 pp 0-440-22971-5
0-679-78158-7 0-679-75645-0 MM | $6.99/$8.99C | 176 pp
TR | $13.00/$17.95C | 304 pp Benjamin, David Free Discussion Guide available
TR | $14.95/NCR | 448 pp
“Deliciously funny...absurd and The Life & Times of the
Highsmith, Patricia Last Kid Picked Davidson, Diane Mott
exuberant, wild and uproarious.... A
Bestseller 0-8129-6658-9 Chopping Spree
The Talented Mr. brilliantly vivid reading experience.”
Ripley TR | $13.95/$21.00C | 304 pp 0-553-57835-9
—The New York Times Book Review
0-679-74229-8 MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 400 pp
Berry, Betrice
TR | $13.00/$19.95C | 304 pp Sharp, Adrienne
White Swan, Black Swan The Haunting of Hip Hop
TR | $12.00/$18.00C | 240 pp
TR | $13.95/$21.00C | 256 pp
Free Discussion Guide available 25
Independent Readers

Dick, Philip K. Katz, Jon McAllister, Troon Stine, R.L.

The Minority Report A Dog Year: Twelve Months, Four The Kid Who Batted 1.000 The Sitter
0-375-42187-4 Dogs, and Me 0-7679-0912-7 0-345-45980-6
HC | $12.95/$19.95C | 112 pp 0-8129-6690-2 TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 272 pp TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 384 pp
TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 240 pp
The Selected Stories SLJ Best Adult Books for McCafferty, Megan Tooke, C. W.
of Philip K. Dick High School Students Sloppy Firsts Ballpark Blues
Kimbro, Dennis 0-609-80790-0 0-385-50640-6
HC | $25.95/$38.95C | 496 pp
What Keeps Me Standing: TR | $10.95/$16.95C | 304 pp HC | $22.95/$34.95C | 304 pp
Feig, Paul Letters from Black Grandmothers Free Discussion Guide available
Kick Me: Adventures in Van Draanen, Wendelin
on Peace, Hope and Inspiration Second Helpings New!
Adolescence 0-385-50635-X 0-609-80791-9
0-609-80943-1 HC | $23.95/$35.95C | 240 pp TR | $10.95/$16.95C | 288 pp 0-375-82544-4
TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 288 pp Inspirational lessons in life for the Jessica’s life grows more complex as TR | $8.95/$13.95C | 224 pp
Gayle, Mike next generation written by African- she enters senior year. Wells, Ken
My Legendary Girlfriend American grandmothers, whose
strength, humor, and wisdom shine Price-Thompson, Tracy Meely LaBauve
0-7679-0973-9 0-375-75816-X
TR | $12.95/NCR | 288 pp on every page. Chocolate Sangria
TR | $11.95/$17.95C | 272 pp
Klause, Annette Curtis 0-375-50651-9
Gebhard, Nathan, and HC | $21.95/$32.95C | 288 pp Fifteen-year-old Meely LaBauve is
Mariner, Mike Blood and Chocolate growing up on Catahoula Bayou and
0-440-22668-6 R. King, Laurie living by his wits. Not since Huck
Roadtrip Nation: A Guide To
MM | $4.99/$7.50C | 288 pp Finn rafted down the Mississippi has
Discovering Your Path In Life Folly
ALA Best Book for Young Adults - Top Ten, there been a coming-of-age story like
0-345-46013-8 ALA Quick Pick-Top Ten.
TR | $13.95/$21.00C | 256 pp TR | $11.95/$17.95C | 432 pp this, told in such an utterly authentic
LeClaire, Anne D. unlettered American voice. Ken Wells
Grisham, John Rice, Ben has cooked up a zesty gumbo of a book
Leaving Eden New!
Skipping Christmas 0-345-44575-9 Pobby and Dingan —rich, poignant and often hilarious.
0-385-50841-7 TR | $13.95/$21.00C | 320 pp 1-4000-3188-5
YALSA Award Winner
HC | $14.95/$22.95C | 192 pp
TR | $10.00/$15.00C | 112 pp Logan’s Storm
Lethem, Jonathan
Hesser, Terry Spencer; with an 0-375-76067-9
Motherless Brooklyn Sherwood, Ben
afterward by A.J. Allen M.D., Ph.D. TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 304 pp
0-375-72483-4 The Man Who Ate the 747
Kissing Doorknobs TR | $13.00/$20.00C | 336 pp Junior’s Leg
0-440-41314-1 0-553-58280-1
Lionel Essrog is an orphan whose MM | $6.50/$9.99C | 272 pp 0-375-76032-6
MM | $5.50/$7.99C | 160 pp Tourettic impulses drive him to bark, TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 304 pp
Over time, Tara’s “quirks” grew and Alex Award Winner
count and rip apart our language in Free Discussion Guide available
developed: arranging her meals on startling and original ways. He works
plates, nonstop prayer rituals, until for small-time mobster Frank Minna's
she developed a new ritual wherin Young, Cathy, ed.
limo service cum detective agency.
she kissed her fingers and touched One Hot Second:
New York Times Notable Book, ALA Notable
doorknobs. Book, Booklist Editors' Choice
Stories About Desire
ALA Best Book for Young Adults, Free Discussion Guide available
ALA Quick Pick-Top Ten, HC | $10.95/$16.95C | 224 pp
Booklist Top Ten First Novel for Youth

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Independent Readers

Doherty, Robert Paretsky, Sara Atwater-Rhodes, Amelia

Reluctant Readers Area 51: The Truth Total Recall Midnight Predator
Sports, Outdoors 0-440-23706-8 0-440-22471-3 0-385-32794-3
MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 320 pp MM | $7.99/$11.99C | 544 pp HC | $9.95/$14.95C | 256 pp
& Adventure
Fulghum, Hunter Weathers, Beck with Michaud, Shattered Mirror
Armstrong, Jennifer Don’t Try This at Home: Stephen G. 0-385-32793-5
Becoming Mary Mehan How to Win a Summo Match, Left for Dead: My Journey Home
HC | $9.95/$14.95C | 240 pp
0-440-22961-8 Catch a Greatwhite Shark, Start from Everest Demon in My View
TR | $6.99/$9.99C | 320 pp and Independent Nation, and 0-440-23708-4 0-440-22884-0
Free Discussion Guide available Other Extraordinary Feats (For MM | $7.50/$10.99C | 352 pp HC | $4.99/$6.99C | 192 pp
Ordinary People)
Bailey-Williams, Nicole
0-7679-1159-8 Collins, Max Allan
A Little Piece of Sky TR | $14.00/$21.00C | 288 pp Fiction: Magic,
0-7679-1216-0 Dark Angel: Skin Game
TR | $9.95/$14.95C | 176 pp Jeter, Derek Intrigue & Mystery 0-345-45183-X
Song Byrd is an African American Game Day MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 272 pp
(in a mostly Hispanic neighborhood), 0-609-80794-3 Almond, David
Dark Angel: Before the Dawn
unwanted (concieved by adultery) TR | $22.95/$32.95C | 112 pp Counting Stars 0-345-45182-1
and poor. What she lacks in the YALSA Award Winner 0-385-72946-4 MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 288 pp
material sense she makes up for in HC | $16.95/$24.95C | 224 pp
The Life You Imagine
her extraordinary rich spirit. Heaven Eyes Dickinson, Peter
Free Discussion Guide available The Ropemaker
TR | $12.00/$18.00C | 304 pp 0-440-22910-3
Free Teacher’s Guide available
YALSA Award Winner TR | $5.50/$7.99C | 256 pp 0-385-72921-9
Brin, David and Lenagh, Kevin Free Discussion Guide available HC | $15.95/$23.95C | 384 pp
Krakauer, Jon Tilja has grown up in the peaceful
Contacting Aliens: An Illustrated Kit’s Wilderness
Guide to David Brin’s Uplift Universe Into Thin Air: A Personal Account Valley, which is protected from the
of the Mt. Everest Disaster 0-440-41605-1 fearsome Empire by an enchanted
0-553-37796-5 MM | $4.99/$6.99C | 256 pp
TR | $14.95/$22.95C | 208 pp 0-385-49208-1 forest. The forest’s power has begun
MM | $7.99/$10.99C | 416 pp Secret Heart to fade, and Tilja ventures into the
Brown, Rita Mae and New!
Into the Wild 0-385-72947-2 Empire to find the mysterious magi-
Brown, Sneaky Pie HC | $15.95/$23.95C | 208 pp cian who can save the Valley.
Catch as Cat Can TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 224 pp Free Discussion Guide available
0-553-58028-0 Grafton, Sue
MM | $7.50/$10.99C | 368 pp Montville, Leigh Skellig P is for Peril
At the Altar of Speed: The Fast 0-440-22908-1
The Tail of the Tip-Off 0-449-00379-5
Life and Tragic Death of Dale MM | $4.99/$6.99C | 208 pp
MM | $7.99/$11.99C | 384 pp
0-553-80158-9 Free Discussion Guide available
HC | $24.95/$37.95C | 320 pp
0-7679-0992-5 Hall, Parnell
Child, Greg TR | $13.95/$21.00C | 224 pp Puzzled to Death
Over the Edge 0-553-58146-5
0-375-50609-8 MM | $6.50/$9.99C | 416 pp
HC | $24.95/$37.95C | 304 pp
The true story of four American
climbers’ kidnap and escape in the
mountains of Central Asia. 27
Independent Readers

Hammett, Dashiell Kaysen, Susanna Poupeney, Mollie

The Maltese Falcon
Students’ Lives Girl, Interrupted Her Father’s Daughter
0-679-72264-5 Campbell, Bebe Moore 0-679-74604-8 0-440-22879-4
TR | $11.00/$17.00C | 224 TR | $12.00/$17.95C | 192 pp MM | $5.50/$7.99C | 272 pp
Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine
Sam Spade, a slightly shopworn pri- After a session with a psychiatrist she’d The rich landscape of Oregon’s log-
vate eye. A perfumed grifter named never seen before, eighteen-year-old ging country in the 1930s provides
TR | $14.00/$21.00C | 352 pp
Joel Cairo, a fat man named Gutman, Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and fertile ground for Maggie Morrison
a beautiful and treacherous woman 0-345-40112-3 sent to McLean psychiatric Hospital. to grow up, but it is not a gentle
whose loyalties shift at the drop of a MM | $7.50/$10.99C | 448 pp Free Discussion Guide available world she lives in. There are good
dime. These are the ingredients of NAACP Image Award for Best Literary times, when she bests her brother at
Work of Fiction Livingston, Vivian with
Dashiell Hammett’s 1930’s coolly boxing or enjoys a rare piece of candy.
glittering gem of detective fiction.
Free Discussion Guide available Krantz, Sherrie But there are bad times, too, when
Free Discussion Guide available The Autobiography of Vivian her father comes home smelling of
Campbell, Rebecca 0-345-45354-9 alcohol, when her mother cries.
Jeapes, Ben Slave to Fashion TR | $11.95/$17.95C | 304 pp Free Discussion Guide available
The Xenocide Mission 0-375-76062-8
TR | $11.95/$17.95C | 288 pp Vivian Lives
0-385-75007-2 0-345-45355-7
Quintana, Anton
Fashion college has taught Katie
HC | $15.95/$23.95C | 400 pp TR | $13.95/$21.00 | 300 pp The Baboon King
Castle everything she ever needed to
Kronzek, Allan Zola and know: how to smoke cigarettes and
McCafferty, Megan TR | $4.99/NCR | 192 pp
Kronzek, Elizabeth drink; how to flirt with gay men and
straight women. Possessed of a sharp Second Helpings Free Discussion Guide available
The Sorcerer’s Companion 0-609-80791-9
eye and a stiletto tongue, Katie talks
A Guide to the Magical World TR | $10.95/$16.95C | 288 pp Stapinski, Helene
her way into the job of her dreams.
of Harry Potter Five-Finger Discount: A Crooked
0-7679-0847-3 Burt, Guy Paulsen, Gary Family History
TR | $15.00/$23.00C | 304 pp
The Hole The Beet Fields: Memories of a 0-375-75870-4
Sixteenth Summer TR | $12.95/$19.95C | 272 pp
Sedgwick, Marcus 0-440-41557-8 With deadpan humor and obvious
TR | $12.00/NCR | 160 pp
Witch Hill MM | $5.99/$8.99C | 176 pp affection, Five-Finger Discount recounts
0-385-32802-8 Homes, A.M. Free Discussion Guide available the story of an unforgettable New
HC | $15.95/NCR | 160 pp Nominee 2001 New York Public Library Jersey family of swindlers, bookies,
The fire in his home was a family tragedy Books for the Teen Age embezzlers, and mobster-wannabes.
that Jamie can’t forget. When his family
TR | $12.00/$16.95C | 240 pp Pennebaker, Ruth
sends him away to Crownhill to recover,
A teenager who wants nothing more
they don’t realize they are sending him Both Sides Now
than to be normal—even if being
to a village with its own dark history 0-440-22933-2
normal means having divorced parents
of witchcraft and ancient buried pow- TR | $5.50/$7.99C | 224 pp
and a rather strange best friend. But
ers, unleashed by Jamie’s presence. Free Discussion Guide available
when Jack’s father tells him he’s gay,
nothing will ever be normal again.

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Independent Readers Reluctant Readers

Brashares, Ann Sachar, Louis
The Sisterhood of the Holes
Traveling Pants 0-440-22859-X
0-385-72933-2 MM | $6.50/$9.99C | 256 pp
HC | $14.95/$22.95C | 320 pp Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A
Trigiani, Adriana White, Ruth curse that began with his no-good-
Big Stone Gap Memories of Summer Christie, Amanda dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-
0-345-43832-9 0-440-22921-9 7th Heaven: Lucy's Angel grandfather and has since followed
TR | $13.95/$19.95C | 320 pp MM | $5.99/$8.99C | 460 pp 0-375-81419-1 generations of Yelnats.
Free Discussion Guide available Newbery Honor Winner Ruth White MM | $4.99/$6.99C | 224 pp Free Teacher’s Guide available
gives readers an unforgettable story of Winner ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Big Cherry Holler David, Peter
one girl’s experience growing up with
0-345-44584-8 Spider-Man Spinelli, Jerry
a sister that develops schizophrenia.
TR | $13.95/$21.00C | 320 pp
Free Discussion Guide available 0-345-45005-1 Stargirl
Free Discussion Guide available
MM | $6.99/$10.99C | 320 pp 0-375-82233-X
Milk Glass Moon: Wilson, Jacqueline TR | $8.95/$13.95C | 208 pp
A Big Stone Gap Novel Girls Under Pressure Evans, Nicholas From the day she arrives at quiet
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