Learning Ally is thrilled to provide in our human-read audiobook library this list of highly renowned titles 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 first round of books completed from the 2017 Lone Star Reading List.
The Magic Mirror : Concerning a Lonely Princess, a Foundling Girl, a Scheming King and a Pickpocket Squirrel
by Susan Hill Long
Grades 3-7 | 800L
The twisty-turny journey of a girl searching for her heart's desire glimpsed in a magic mirror.
Choosing Courage : Inspiring Stories of What It Means to Be a Hero
by Peter Collier
Grades 4-8 | 1150L
How does an ordinary person become a hero? It happens in a split second, a moment of focus and clarity, when a choice is made. Here are the gripping accounts of Medal of Honor recipients.
Love and Gelato
by Jenny Evans Welch
Grade 7+ | 640L
A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this New York Times bestselling debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.
by Linda Davies
Grades 7-9 | 700L
Set in the wilds of the Welsh mountains, the brave and beautiful longbow girl, Merry Owen, discovers a river that takes her back in time to the autocratic kingdom of King Henry VIII.
by Jan Gangsei
Grades 7-12 | 680L
Eight years ago, Addie Webster was the victim of the most notorious kidnapping of the decade. Addie is brought back into her family's fold... but who is this sixteen-year-old girl with a quiet, burning intelligence now living in the White House?
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 is made available to Learning Ally readers through the generous support of the Reading Resource Fund of Communities Foundation of Texas.
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