Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--Great Graphics

Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant By Cliff, Tony Book - 2013 ygn CLIFF 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:With the aid of her flying boat and her traveling companion, Selim, Delilah Dirk evades the Sultan's guards for a globe-trotting, swash-buckling adventure.

Rapunzel's Revenge
Rapunzel's Revenge By Hale, Shannon Book - 2008 ygn HALE 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:Rapunzel is raised in a grand villa surrounded by towering walls. She dreams of a different mother than Gothel, the woman she calls Mother. She climbs over the wall and finds out the truth. Her real mother, Kate, is a slave in Gothel's gold mine. In this Old West retelling, Rapunzel uses her hair as a lasso and to take on outlaws--including Gothel.

A Family Secret
A Family Secret By Heuvel, Eric Book - 2009 ygn HEUVEL 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:While searching his Dutch grandmother's attic for yard sale items, Jeroen finds a scrapbook which leads Gran to tell of her experiences as a girl living in Amsterdam during the Holocaust, when her father was a Nazi sympathizer and Esther, her Jewish best friend, disappeared.

Little White Duck
Little White Duck A Childhood in China By Liu, Na Book - 2012 jgn 951.05 LIU 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:The world is changing for two girls in China in the 1970s. In eight short stories, the girls Da Qin and Xiao Qin tell of growing up in a post-Mao China.

Yummy The Last Days of A Southside Shorty By Neri, Greg Book - 2010 ygn 305.896 NERI 2010 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 14 copies

Annotation:Robert "Yummy" Sandifer, an eleven-year old African American gang member from Chicago shot a young girl and was then shot by his own gang members.

Battling Boy
Battling Boy By Pope, Paul Book - 2013 ygn POPE 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A young demigod is sent to Earth to protect the city of Acropolis from giant monsters.

Drama By Telgemeier, Raina Book - 2012 jgn TELGEMEIE 2012 All copies in use Availability details Holds: 11 on 35 copies

Annotation:Callie rides an emotional roller coaster while serving on the stage crew for a middle school production of Moon over Mississippi as various relationships start and end, and others never quite get going.

Pandemonium By Wooding, Chris Book - 2012 ygn WOODING 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Seifer Tombchewer is a star skullball player until he's kidnapped and forced to impersonate Prince Talon, the Lord Defender of the Realm.

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