Books That Won't Make You Blush

Check Out Some of These Great Reads That Won't Leave You Feeling Sheepish!
Little Women
Little Women
Louisa May Alcott (YA ALCOTT)
New England in the 19th Century was not an easy place to grow up. Here is the story of four sisters that you will not forget. (Grade 5+)
Fever 1793 
Laurie Halse Anderson (YA ANDERSON)
In 1793 the Cook Coffeehouse outside of Philadelphia is a haven for those fleeing from the fever sweeping across the mosquito-infested city. Fourteen-year-old Mattie Cook loses her childhood playmate to the fever and struggles to keep her family and its business alive. (Grades 6-10)
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Pride & Prejudice 
Jane Austen (YA AUSTEN)
“She’s tolerable, I suppose, but not handsome enough to tempt me.” Famous last words! (Grade 8+)
Lisa T. Bergren (YA BERGREN)
American teenager Gabi Betarrini accidentally finds herself in 16th-century Italy--and in the middle of a fierce battle between knights bent on killing one another. (Grades 7-9)
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First Date [Series]
Melody Carlson (YA CARLSON)
Dating Games Series. Upperclassmen at Northwood Academy rarely date, so Devon persuades her friends to form a club to help each other find homecoming dates. (Grade 8+)
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Raising Dragons [Series]
Bryan Davis (YA DAVIS)
Dragons in our Midst Series. Billy has just learned that he’s a half-dragon. It will take every ounce of his faith, courage and love to defeat the evil dragon slayer. (Grades 5-8)
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It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel
Firoozeh Dumas (YA DUMAS)
Eleven-year-old Zomorod, originally from Iran, tells her story of growing up Iranian in Southern California during the Iranian Revolution and hostage crisis of the late 1970s.
(Grades 4-7)
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Sea of Trolls [Trilogy]
Nancy Farmer (YA FARMER)
Conundrum: is it better to be a slave to the Vikings or to risk the land of the trolls, trying to rescue your ungrateful sister? (Grades 5-9)
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Once Upon a Marigold [Trilogy]
Jean Ferris (YA FERRIS)
How does a man (raised by a troll) get a princess (who tells awful jokes) to marry him while her mother (the Queen) is busy trying to kill the king? (Grades 5-8)
Inkheart [Series]
Cornelia Funke (YA FUNKE)
If you ever thought you wanted a book you read to come to life… well, you were wrong. (Grade 5+)
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Monster High [Series]
Lisi Harrison (YA HARRISON)
Frankie Stein was created in a laboratory, and when she enters Mount Hood High School camouflaged as a "normie," all she wants is to fit in. (Grades 6-10)
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The Girl From Everywhere
Heidi Heilig (YA HEILIG)
A time traveling pirate as a father + an obsession to save her mother’s life from the past = many unexpected dangerous mystical destinations and an unpredictable future. (Grade 8+)
Carl Hiaasen (YA HIAASEN)
Wahoo’s life is already weird—he lives in a zoo, and he can wrestle gators. Now he may be facing his weirdest case yet - finding a disappeared reality TV star deep in the Florida Everglades. (Grades 6-9)
Stormbreaker [Series]
Anthony Horowitz (YA HOROWITZ)
Alex Rider Adventures. After discovering his uncle was killed while on a top-secret mission for the British government, Alex must outsmart the people who want him dead or every child in England will be murdered. (Grades 5-9)
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Hattie Big Sky [Has a Sequel]
Kirby Larson (YA LARSON)
During World War I, Hattie travels from her home in Ohio to an inherited homestead in Montana. Everyone thinks that a girl can’t maintain a homestead—but Hattie is determined to prove them wrong. (Grades 6-8)
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The Mermaid’s Mirror
L.K. Madigan (YA MADIGAN)
Beneath the waters of the San Francisco Bay swim breathtaking mermaids. Lena knows she’s seen them...everyone else just thinks she’s nuts. (Grade 9+)
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Dairy Queen [Trilogy]
Catherine Gilbert Murdock (YA MURDOCK)
No one in DJ’s tiny Wisconsin town is expecting a girl to play football—let alone play AND run her family’s dairy farm. (Grades 7-10)
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Akata Witch
Nnedi Okorafor (YA OKORAFOR)
Sunny is about to discover a unique form of magic that could save the world. (Grade 6+)
R.J. Palacio (YA PALACIO)
Auggie Pullman, who was born with extreme facial abnormalities, is entering fifth grade at a regular middle school. Now he must endure the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student. (Grades 4-7)
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The Lightning Thief [Series]
Rick Riordan (YA RIORDAN)
Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series. Percy doesn’t have ADD. He’s just the half-mortal son of Poseidon. (Grade 4+)
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The Wednesday Wars [Has a Sequel]
Gary D. Schmidt (YA SCHMIDT)
During the fall and winter of 1967-68, Holling Hoodhood is condemned to spend Wednesday afternoons with his teacher...who also happens to hate him! (Grades 5-8)
Brian Selznick (YA SELZNICK)
Ben and Rose are both runaways, both deaf and both desperate to know more about their parents. Will they find what they’re looking for in New York City? (Grades 4-8)
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Counting by 7s
Holly Goldberg Sloan (YA SLOAN)
Willow Chance is a genius and a social outcast. When she loses her parents to a fatal car accident, she begins to meet new people who will change her life forever. Funny, witty and heartwarming. (Grades 5-8)
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Liar & Spy
Rebecca Stead (YA STEAD)
7th grader Georges recently moved, his parents are both away a lot and he’s just met and Safer, a boy who wants his help spying on their neighbor. (Grades 5-8)
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The Mysterious Benedict Society [Series]
Trenton Lee Stewart (YA STEWART)
Only the Mysterious Benedict Society can unravel a sinister plot to train students for world control! (Grades 4-8)
Smile [Has a Sequel]
Raina Telgemeier (YA GN TELGEMEIER)
A simple fall that could happen to any kid damaged Raina’s teeth. This touching graphic novel chronicles her ordeals with dentists and surgery that would consume her adolescence. (Grade 5+)
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The Hobbit
J. R. R. Tolkien (YA TOLKIEN)
Bilbo Baggins is unlike any other hobbit: he wants to discover the world. But it’s the One Ring that will discover him along the way. (Grade 7+)
Wendelin Van Draanen (YA VAN DRAANEN)
It’s love at first sight for Juli Baker. Too bad Bryce doesn’t feel the same way. (Grades 6-9)
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Uglies [Series]
Scott Westerfeld (YA WESTERFELD)
People would think that a world where everyone’s gorgeous would be perfect. They’re wrong. (Grade 6+)
Bridget Zinn (YA ZINN)
When sixteen-year-old Kyra, a potions master, tries to save her kingdom by murdering the princess, the poisoned dart misses its mark and Kyra becomes a fugitive, pursued by the King's army and her ex-boyfriend Hal. (Grades 6-9)