Multcolib Kids Picks: 6-8th Grade--Great Graphics
Annotation:It looks like an accident: a suspension bridge's cables snapped, a boy tumbled from a carriage into the river. But the wandering moribito Balsa recognizes it for what it is: an assassination attempt.
Annotation:Eleven-year-old Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a trip-and-fall mishap, she injures her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, corrective surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.
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.
Annotation:Antimony Carver is a precocious and preternaturally self-possessed young girl starting her first year of school at gloomy Gunnerkrigg Court, a very British boarding school that has robots running around along side body-snatching demons, forest gods, and the odd mythical creature.
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.
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.