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Books for Boys

Alien Contact
by Pamela F Service
Zach, a human boy who is actually an extraterrestrial agent for the Galactic Union, travels to California's Lassen Volcanic National Park on a dangerous mission to save the Earth from evil aliens known as the Syndicate 
Bloody Horowitz
by Anthony Horowitz
What's this? A famous children's author stalked and killed? A prominent publisher murdered by an egomaniacal author for being asked to make cuts? A reality TV show pitting teens against grown-ups with only one survivor? From whose twisted mind can such gruesome stories unfold? Ah, yes. Anthony Horowitz. 
The Call
by Michael Grant
A seemingly average twelve-year-old learns that he is destined to gather a team of similarly gifted children to try to save the world from a nameless evil, which is threatening to reappear after having been imprisoned for three thousand years. 
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth
by Jeff Kinney
While trying to find a new best friend after feuding with Rowley, middle-school slacker Greg Heffley is warned by older family members that adolescence is a time to act more responsibly and to think seriously about his future. 
Ghost Hunt: Chilling Tales of the Unknown
by Jason Hawes
Ghost Hunt invites readers to join the ghost-hunting experience. Through the companion website, readers can see the real evidence that resulted, and share their own ghost stories. Through the investigations, the reader will learn the ins and outs of ghost hunting, how to spot a hoax, and how to face their fear of the paranormal. 
Guys Read: Funny Business
by N/A
A collection of humorous stories featuring a teenage mummy, a homicidal turkey, and the world's largest pool of chocolate milk. 
Jack Blank and the Imagine Nation
by Matt Myklusch
Twelve-year-old Jack, freed from a dismal orphanage, makes his way to the elusive and impossible Imagine Nation, where a mentor saves him from dissection and trains him to use his superpower, despite the virus he carries that makes him a threat. 
Killer Pizza
by Greg Taylor
Toby McGill dreams of becoming a world-famous chef, so when he lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, things seem perfect. But Toby’s not prepared for what’s really going on at Killer Pizza: It’s a front for a monster-hunting organization! Learning to cook pizzas is one thing, but killing hideously terrifying monsters? That’s a whole other story. 
The Magician's Elephant
by Kate DiCamillo
When ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortuneteller in the marketplace one day and she tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive, he embarks on a remarkable series of adventures as he desperately tries to find her. 
Masters of Disaster
by Gary Paulsen
Twelve-year-old Henry's grand adventures spell disaster for best chums Riley and Reed, who always seems to land in a pile of "smelly goo." 
My Rotten Life
by David Lubar
Tired of continually having his feelings hurt by popular students and bullies, fifth-grader Nathan agrees to try an experimental formula, Hurt-Be-Gone, and becomes a half-dead zombie, a condition which, he soon discovers, has some real advantages. 
Reckless
by Cornelia Funke
Jacob and Will Reckless have looked out for each other ever since their father disappeared, but when Jacob discovers a magical mirror that transports him to a warring world populated by witches, giants, and ogres, he keeps it to himself until Will follows him one day, with dire consequences. 
Roberto & Me
by Dan Gutman
Stosh travels back to 1969 to try to prevent the untimely death of Roberto Clemente, a legendary baseball player and humanitarian, but upon his return to the present, he meets his own great-grandson who takes him into the future, and what he finds there is more shocking than anything he has encountered in his travels to the past. 
Steel Trapp: The Academy
by Ridley Pearson
Steven "Steel" Trapp has been placed in an East Coast boarding school for gifted kids by his FBI agent father. To his surprise, his friend Kaleigh arrives at the school, and it isn't long before the two realize that this is not your normal prep school. Foreign agents may have penetrated the school's secrecy and have sleepers in place: kids spying on future kid spies. 
Wild Card
by Tiki Barber
The Hidden Valley Eagles' eighth-grade season is looking strong, but the team's star kicker is put on academic probation for poor grades in biology and math. As Tiki and Ronde's mom always says, Grades come first. Maybe it's time to work together off the field as well as on. 
This is just a sample of some of the great books in our collection. Ask a librarian for more suggestions!
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