The Spirit of '76 Bookstore is proud to present the 2018 Marblehead Veterans Middle School Online Book Fair! Shop the list from NOW through Sunday, June 10th and 25% of all sales will go to the MVMS Library to purchase new books for the upcoming school year!
Parents, if you feel like grabbing a book or two for yourself, the school will still receive 25% of those sales as well provided that it is attached to a summer reading order.
All rising 9th graders must read at least one title from the list provided by MHS. That list can be viewed HERE.
Below is the list for all rising 8th graders. Each student must read one of the three Laurie Halse Anderson Seeds of America books as well as one title from the general list.
If an entire nation could seek its freedom, why not a girl?
For many readers, Forge "will be one of the best novels they have ever read" (starred review from Kirkus Reviews)
Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the Seeds of America trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which Kirkus Reviews called "the best book you'll ever read."
With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir.
They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.
Now we rise.
Welcome to Melissa Albert's The Hazel Wood—the fiercely stunning New York Times bestseller with seven starred reviews everyone is raving about!
Katherine Arden’s bestselling debut novel spins an irresistible spell as it announces the arrival of a singular talent with a gorgeous voice.
“A beautiful deep-winter story, full of magic and monsters and the sharp edges of growing up.”—Naomi Novik, bestselling author of Uprooted
When Mariah and her young brother Zeke are suddenly freed from slavery, they join Sherman's march through Georgia. Mariah wants to believe that the brutalities of slavery are behind them, but even as hope glimmers, there are many hardships yet to come. When she meets a free black named Caleb, Mariah dreams in a way she never dared . . .
“The sports may hook readers, but the bullying will land them.”—KirkusThe wide receiver best able to hang on to his quarterback’s passes, Brock Ripley would be a star for the varsity team—if he could just bring himself to put his body on the line. But he can’t.$15.00ISBN: 9780060084608Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Harper Perennial Modern Classics - May 28th, 2002
What do you get when you put twelve lively kids together with a father -- a famous efficiency expert -- who believes families can run like factories, and a mother who is his partner in everything except discipline? You get a hilarious tale of growing up that has made generations of kids and adults alike laugh along with the Gilbreths in Cheaper by the Dozen.$19.99ISBN: 9781627796187Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) - October 10th, 2017
Based on the experience of real-life Auschwitz prisoner Dita Kraus, this is the incredible story of a girl who risked her life to keep the magic of books alive during the Holocaust.$7.99ISBN: 9780394820378Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Yearling - October 12th, 1988
Hailed as “a classic. . . . humorous, full of warmth and real invention” (The New Yorker), this beloved story--first published more than fifty ago--introduces readers to Milo and his adventures in the Lands Beyond.$19.95ISBN: 9781561459452Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Peachtree Publishers - September 1st, 2017
Many of the political issues we struggle with today have their roots in the US Constitution.$18.99ISBN: 9780399547966Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers - September 12th, 2017
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu—when a game called Warcross takes the world by storm, one girl hacks her way into its dangerous depths.$17.99ISBN: 9780062342454Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Balzer + Bray - October 24th, 2017
From the creators of the New York Times bestselling Wildwood Chronicles comes an original, humorous, and fast-paced middle grade novel about a band of child pickpockets—imagine The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets Oliver Twist.$17.99ISBN: 9781481438254Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - October 24th, 2017
A Newbery Honor Book
A Coretta Scott King Honor Book
A Printz Honor Book
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner for Young Adult Literature
Longlisted for the National Book Award for Young People’s Literature
Winner of the Walter Dean Myers Award
An Edgar Award Winner for Best Young Adult Fiction
$11.99ISBN: 9781442472433Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers - November 28th, 2017
Two teens must learn the "art of killing" in this Printz Honor-winning book, the first in a chilling new series from Neal Shusterman, author of the New York Times bestselling Unwind dystology.$19.99ISBN: 9781467789035Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Carolrhoda Books - October 1st, 2016
This striking work of narrative nonfiction tells the true story of six-year-old Sachiko Yasui's survival of the Nagasaki atomic bomb on August 9, 1945, and the heartbreaking and lifelong aftermath. Having conducted extensive interviews with Sachiko Yasui, Caren Stelson chronicles Sachiko's trauma and loss as well as her long journey to find peace.$10.99ISBN: 9781481432559Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Simon Pulse - May 2nd, 2017
A New York Times bestsellerA summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.$16.99ISBN: 9781101994856Availability: On Our Shelves NowPublished: Dutton Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017
- Winner of the 2018 Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction -
From the bestselling author of Newbery Honor–winner Wolf Hollow, Beyond the Bright Sea is an acclaimed best book of the year.