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1 Texas Lone Star Books 2012 Compiled by Rhonda Thomas, SMS Librarian, Denton, ISD

2 French horn virtuoso Elsie Wyatt resents having to join her high school's marching band playing a melliphone, but finally finds a sense of belonging that transcends the pressure she has always felt to be as good as her father, principal French horn player in the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The author talks about her book. Book Trailer by Donna Kearley

3 Years after Darra Monson's father stole a minivan with Wren Abbott hiding in the back, the girls come face to face at summer camp and together they try to work through what happened to them and the impact it had on their lives. A presentation by the AuthorA presentation by the Author At minute 7:20 she reads from the book.

4 Twelve-year-old Teddy investigates when a popular Texas zoo's star attraction-- Henry the hippopotamus-- is murdered. Book TrailerBook Trailer 56 sec. Book Trailer by Donna Kearley

5 Hansel and Gretel walk out of their own story and into eight more tales, encountering such wicked creatures as witches, along with kindly strangers and other helpful folk. Based in part on the Grimms' fairy tales and equally as fun, horrifying and gruesome. Not for the faint of heart! Book Trailer by Publisher Book Trailer by Publisher 30 sec.

6 Sixteen-year-old Gwyneth Shepherd unexpectedly travels through time to the eighteenth century, and she must find out why her mother lied about her date of birth to hide her ability, research her history, and work with Gideon, another time traveler. Author Interview 1 min. 44 sec. Book TrailerBook Trailer :54 sec Book Trailer by Rhonda ThomasBook Trailer by Rhonda Thomas 1 min.50 sec.

7 When North Carolinian fourteen- year-old Dylan Sands joins his fifteen-year-old cousin Rio in running the Rio Grande River, they face a tropical storm and a fugitive kidnapper. Author Interview 6:00 minutesAuthor Interview 6:00 minutes 3:00 min about book, 3:00 tour by author of area where a future book may be set.

8 In 1868, with his army officer father suddenly posted to India, and his mother mysteriously "unwell," fourteen-year- old Sherlock Holmes is sent to stay with his eccentric uncle and aunt in their vast house in Hampshire, where he uncovers his first murder and a diabolical villain. Before Alex Rider, there was Sherlock Holmes! Book TrailerBook Trailer 58 sec. Author InterviewAuthor Interview 2 min. 26 sec. Bookhouse 180 ReviewBookhouse 180 Review 3 min.

9 In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter. Zombie Lit. at its best! Author Talk: 2:45 minutes Book Trailer by Grayson Jackson You Tube Book Trailer by Grayson Jackson You Tube 1 min. 14 Sec. Book Trailer by Anna Modrow 1 min. 40 sec.

10 Because of her younger brother Tommy's cystic fibrosis, a wish foundation sends fifteen-year-old Bee's family to San Francisco to swim with sharks and surf with a hero. The Author at Home in New England The Author at Home in New England 3 min. 52 sec. Book Trailer by MerMer Librarian You Tube 1 min. 11 sec.

11 Thirteen-year-old Conor awakens one night to find a monster outside his bedroom window, but not the one from the recurring nightmare that began when his mother became ill--an ancient, wild creature that wants him to face truth and loss. Publisher's Book Trailer 1 min. 20 sec. Author's Book Talk and Info. about Author's Book Talk and Info. about author Siobhian Dowd 2 min. 35 sec.

12 Victor and Konrad Frankenstein are inseparable twin brothers who stumble upon The Dark Library, where secret books of alchemy and ancient remedies are housed, but after their father forbids them to ever return to the library Konrad falls gravely ill and Victor seeks out a cure for his brother beyond traditional medicine. Quite a Thriller! Soon to be a movie from the studio who brought us the Twilight films. Publisher's Book TrailerAuthor on Frankenstein Author's Book Talk

13 Man of the iron heads -- Jo-Jo, the dogfaced girl -- Erik's rules. A collection of three novellas by Gary Paulsen that explores the diverse meanings of family. The Author on WritingThe Author on Writing 3 min.

14 In a future Chicago, sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior must choose among five predetermined factions to define her identity for the rest of her life, a decision made more difficult when she discovers that she is an anomaly who does not fit into any one group, and that the society she lives in is not perfect after all. Publisher's Book TrailerPublisher's Book Trailer 46 sec. Author's Book TalkAuthor's Book Talk 2 min. 17 sec.Book Trailer by Gloria SmithBook Trailer by Gloria Smith 1 min. 30 sec.

15 Sixth-grader Mac is a guy who can solve your problems, sometimes as a favor, but usually for a price. Troubles arise when high school crime boss, Staples, muscles in with a gambling ring and threats of real violence. Funny Author Book Talk: 4:35 minutes

16 Fourteen-year-old Doug Swieteck faces many challenges, including an abusive father, a brother traumatized by Vietnam, suspicious teachers and police officers, and isolation, but when he meets a girl known as Lil Spicer, he develops a close relationship with her and finds a safe place at the local library. Author's Book TalkAuthor's Book Talk 3 min. 2 sec.

17 In 1941 Lithuania, the Soviet secret police show up at fifteen- year-old Lina Vilkas's home. They throw Lina, her younger brother, and their mother onto a train bound for Siberia, beginning a decade- long nightmare. Awesome Author Book Talk 3:36 minutes worth the time

18 Siblings Kate, Michael, and Emma discover a book that transports them back fifteen years in time. Thus begins their adventure with the Atlas, one of three Books of Beginning--powerful magical volumes whose secrets brought the universe to life. Publisher's Book TrailerPublisher's Book Trailer 59 sec.Short Author's Book TalkShort Author's Book Talk 50 sec.

19 When a school bus accident leaves sixteen-year-old Jessica an amputee, she returns to school with a prosthetic limb and her track team finds a wonderful way to help rekindle her dream of running again. Author's Book Talk Lone Star Book Trailers 2012\The Running Dream.pptxLone Star Book Trailers 2012\The Running Dream.pptx Rhonda Thomas

20 When a dark prophecy begins to come true, sixteen-year-old Evie of the International Paranormal Containment Agency must not only try to stop it, she must also uncover its connection to herself and the alluring shapeshifter, Lend. Publisher's Book Trailer :49 sec.Author's Book Talk 1:56 minutes

21 In a distant future, eighteen-year-old Lugh is kidnapped, and while his twin sister Saba and nine-year-old Emmi are trailing him across bleak Sandsea they are captured, too, and taken to brutal Hopetown, where Saba is forced to be a cage fighter until new friends help plan an escape. Creepy Publisher's Book Trailer Another Publisher's Book Trailer

22 Works Cited Follett Library Resources, Inc. “Titlewave®.” Accessed 11/18/11.http://www.flr.follett.com YouTube 11/18/11.http://www.youtube.com


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