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This program is for students in grades 7-12. It runs from June 19-August 19.

You may log books you have read since June 19th. You may start logging in the books you've read on June 21.Reading to a younger sibling is great, but please record only books on your own reading and interest level. You may record graphic novels and/or audiobooks.

Read 1 book to earn a t-shirt. Complete at least one book each week and log it online to be entered to win weekly gift cards. One gift card per student.


T-shirt prizes become available on June 26. Weekly drawings for gift cards to local businesses will begin on July 3. You will be notified if you are a winner.

Grand prize winners will be chosen on August 18th. All prizes must be claimed by August 31st.

For complete information about prizes and programs, see one of the librarians at the Reference Desk.

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Title
My Life in Pink and Green
Author
Lisa Greenwald
Genre
Realistic Fiction
ISBN
9780810989849
Review
This is an amazing book about a 7th grader named Lucy Desberg who works to save her family's pharmacy by helping it to go green. I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't put it down. This is the first in a series of three books.  Find out more about this book.
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Title
Flipped
Author
Wendelin Van Draanen
Review
It was amazingly good
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Title
The Sisters Grimm: The Council of Mirrors
Author
Michael Buckley
Genre
Fantasy
Review
This was a great conclusion to the 9-book Sisters Grimm series. It was an action-packed, funny, and overall enjoyable book. I couldn't put it down! The only disappointment was that there aren't any more books after this one.
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Title
Firebug
Author
Lish McBride
Genre
Fantasy
ISBN
9780805098624
Review
Firebug is about Ava, a girl who has the power to start fires with her mind. She is unfortunately trapped in an unbreakable contract with the Coterie, a magical mafia led by Venus, Ava's employer and worst enemy. It is a real page turner, and I would recommend it to any fantasy lover.  Find out more about this book.
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Title
Under the Egg
Author
Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Genre
Realistic Fiction
ISBN
978-0-14-242765-1
Review
Theodora Tenpenny doesn't live a great life. Scavenging free materials off the sidewalks of Manhattan Island, she and her grandfather Jack work hard to support their family consisting of Theodora, Jack, and her mother, who has devoted her life to math equations and doesn't do anything except sit in her room. Suddenly, Jack dies and leaves Theodora with the last words, "It's under the egg." Mystified by the meaning of the meaning of the words, every night she tried looking under the egg painting on her house's mantel, but to no avail. Then, one night, she accidentally knocks over a bottle of rubbing alcohol onto the painting. Mortified, she tries to wipe it off, but it just seems to be taking off the layer of the egg painting and there seems to be something underneath it. As she starts to wipe off more, she can now see that it is a masterpiece. Jack being a security guard at the Metropolitan Art Museum, She knows what a real masterpiece looks like. Then, she put two and two together and realized Jack may have stolen the painting. Determined to found out more, she embarks on a journey that becomes bigger than trying to support her family, but to return something that has been lost.  Find out more about this book.
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Title
I Kill the Mockingbird
Author
Paul Acampora
Genre
Realistic Fiction
ISBN
978-1-250-06808-8
Review
I Kill the Mockingbird is about a trio of friends, Lucy, Elena, and Michael, who are going into 9th grade, get a summer reading list. One of the books on there is To Kill A Mockingbird. But, Many kids don't want to read the book because it is classic literature. But the trio loves to read and hides To Kill a Mockingbird books in libraries throughout Connecticut. In this way, kids that had to read it for a summer reading book couldn't get there hands on a copy, therefore raising the demand.  Find out more about this book.
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Title
Side Effects
Author
Amy Goldman Koss
Review
Very good and suspenceful
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Title
Maybe
Author
Brent Bunyon
Review
It was very good and had a very good plot
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Title
Orbiting Jupiter
Author
Gary D Schmidt
Genre
Realistic Fiction
ISBN
978-0-544-46222-9
Review
It's a beautifully written book. I would highly recommend it, but be prepared for tears.  Find out more about this book.
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Title
Dear Pen Pal
Author
Heather Vogel Fredrick
Genre
Realistic Fiction
Review
This book is really good! It is funny and suspensful. I would definitly read this book and the other books in this series. the series is The Mother-Daughter Book Club.
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Title
wonder
Author
Raquel J. Palacio
Genre
Realistic Fiction
ISBN
9780375869020
Review
this is a very interesting and emotional book. I almost cried in certain parts  Find out more about this book.
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Title
A Top 8 Novel: What's Your Status?
Author
Katie Finn
Genre
Realistic Fiction
ISBN
9780545211277
Review
Trust no one. Update everyone.  Find out more about this book.
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