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2018 Lone Star Reading List

Categories: Audiobook Library

Learning Ally is thrilled to provide in our human-read audiobook library this list of highly renowned titles curated by school and public librarians. This list was created with students in middle grades in mind, but many other age levels, besides just teens, will enjoy them! The following are just a handful of the books completed from the 2018 list of titles.

The Unbeatable Squirrel GirlThe Unbeatable Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World
by Dean Hale
Grades 3-7 | 700L

Fourteen-year-old Doreen Green must start at a new school, make new friends, and continue to hide her tail. Yep, Doreen has the powers of ... a squirrel!

Piecing Me TogetherPiecing Me Together
by Renee Watson
Grades 7+ | 680L

Jade believes she must get out of her poor neighborhood if she's ever going to succeed. Her mother tells her to take advantage of every opportunity that comes her way. And she has.

by Garth Nix
Grade 7+ | 840L

Poor Princess Anya. Forced to live with her evil stepmother's new husband, her evil stepstepfather. Plagued with an unfortunate ability to break curses with a magic-assisted kiss.

Between Two SkiesBetween Two Skies
by Joanne O'Sullivan
Grades 7+ | HL650L

Hurricane Katrina sets a teenage girl adrift. But a new life -- and the promise of love -- emerges in this rich, highly readable debut.


Beanstalker and Other Hilarious ScarytalesBeanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales
by Kiersten White
Grades 3-7 | 630L

Once upon a time, a girl skipped into the forest and became a zombie. Wait, no, that's not how this story is supposed to go. Let's try again. Once upon a time ...

More books from the 2018 List:

Scythe by Neal Shusterman
Warcross by Marie Lu
Last Day on Mars by Kevin Emerson
Well, That Was Akward by Rachel Vail
Short by Holly Goldberg
Refugee by Alan Gratz
Four-Four-Two by Dean Hughes
Wild Bird by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks
Impyrium by Henry Neff
The Inquisitor's Tale ... by Adam Gidwitz
Heartless by Melissa Meyer

The Lone Star Reading List is curated by school and public librarians who are part of the Young Adult Round Table in the Texas Library Association and the 2018, 2017 and 2016 titles are made available to Learning Ally readers through the generous support of the Reading Resource Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.

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