Gentle Reads 2006
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Gentle Reads 2006
List created by -Maria Levetzow
- Spacer and Rat by Margaret Bechard
- Those Earthies. First they ruin their own planet, and now they are going to ruin the rest of the solar system! No wonder Jack and the other Spacers on Freedom Station call them "rats". Then Jack meets Kit, a rat, and her modified maintenance robot, Waldo, and against his better judgment finds himself drawn into their--well, orbit--and fleeing for his life.
- Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac
- After being taught in a boarding school run by whites that Navajo is a useless language, Ned Begay and other Navajo men are recruited by the Marines to become Code Talkers, sending messages during World War II in their native tongue.
- The Fairy Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
- After their parents disappear, sisters Daphne and Sabrina Grimm are placed with a grandmother they have never heard about. Then Granny reveals the truth: the Grimms are descended from the famous storytelling brothers, and Ferryport Landing is a magical town, populated with "Everafters," characters straight from fairy tales. When a mystery rears up, Granny Relda and the sisters Grimm are on the case.
- Half Moon Investigations by Eoin Colfer
- Fletcher Moon is a twelve-year-old detective, and he's got the badge to prove it. His badge gets stolen, and that's not all. Turns out that someone has it in the for the middle school students of his town, stealing everything from a ipod to a souvenir lock of hair. Detectives aren't supposed to put themselves in the middle of an investigation, but that's the only way that Fletcher can get his badge back.
- Beekman's Big Deal by Michael De Guzman
- Beekman and his dad, Leo, have moved to a new place - again. Leo is always on the lookout for the big deal, the one that's going to make them a ton of money and keep them from having to move. Beekman just wants to stay put for a while - can he swing his own big deal to do just that?
- By These Ten Bones by Clare Dunkle
- In Maddie's small Scottish Highland village, any visitors are a cause for excitement. But Maddie is particularly excited when Ned and Paul come to town, since Paul is a handsome, intriguing young man. But when a monster comes, can Maddie save the village, Paul and herself?
- Last Shot by John Feinstein
- Steve and Susan Carol are the two eighth-grade winners of a basketball writers' competition, and get media passes to the Final Four as their prize. Little did they know that what may end up being the biggest story of their life happens off the court!
- Silverfin by Charlie Higson
- 14-year-old James Bond is on vacation from Eton, heading to Scotland to spend the holiday with his aunt and uncle. His path crosses the path of a boy whose cousin has disappeared, and James is on the case.
- Scrib by David Ives
- Scrib travels around out West, reading and writing letters for the people on his circuit. A seemingly harmless job, but someone wants him to stop doing it - and they'll kill him if they have to get him to quit.
- Smiler's Bones by Peter Lerangis
- Famed explorer Robert Peary brought some Eskimo people from Greenland to New York City where they were ensconced in the American Museum of Natural History as an exhibit. Only Minik survived.
- Shackleton's Stowaway by Victoria McKernan
- When Ernest Shackleton set out with his crew on the Endurance to attempt a crossing of the Antarctic continent, there was a stowaway on board, Perce Blackborow. I'm sure Perce thought more than once during the following ordeal that he made a BIG mistake.
- Johnny and the Dead by Terry Pratchett
- Johnny likes to walk home through the cemetery, until the day that he knocks on the door of a crypt and the guy inside answers!
- Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett
- Johnny's days are filled with reports of the first Gulf War on tv, and with the alternating bouts of war and silence at home that he calls "The Troubling Time". He starts to wonder if all of that hasn't affected his sanity when the aliens in his video game stop shooting back and surrender. After all, aliens aren't supposed to surrender; shooting them is the point. Isn't it?
- The Case of the Missing Marquess by Nancy Springer
- Sherlock and Mycroft Holmes' younger sister, Enola, lives with their mother. After mom disappears, Enola summons her brothers to solve the mystery. But Enola's brothers are no help, so it's up to her to discover the truth.
- Tiger by Jeff Stone
- Five young warrior-monk brothers survive an insurrection and must use the ancient arts to avenge their Grandmaster. This is the first in the Five Ancestors series.
- Far Traveler by Rebecca Tingle
- Aelfwyn's mother, Aethelflaed, is a fearless warrior queen who brought safety and prosperity to Mercia. Aelfwyn is nothing like her mother, being quiet and scholarly. After her mother dies, King Edward wants to marry Aelfwyn to one of his nobles. Without her mother there, will someone protect Wyn from this marriage?
- Nastybook by Barry Yourgrau
- Do you like short stories? Really short stories? Really short stories about a kid who finds out he's a puppet, pizza delivery to a vampire's house, or an escaped psychopathic octopus with a taste for librarians? Then this is the book for you.