The Great Library Giveaway Spotlight #10

We are well into our voting period, but if you haven’t had a chance to vote yet, look to the left sidebar and do so.  Voting ends on Tuesday, October 30th, and we’ll announce the winner on Halloween.  We can’t wait to see who wins.

Today is our final spotlight for titles in this giveaway.  One last thanks to all the authors, publishers, readers, and our our Mixed-Up contributors for donating these books.  The entire list of donated books can be found here.

And now, the spotlights. All descriptions are by Indiebound:

The Boy Project: Notes and Observations of Kara McAllister by Kami Kinard

Description: For anyone who’s ever felt that boys were a different species….

Wildly creative seventh grader Kara McAllister just had her best idea yet. She’s going to take notes on all of the boys in her grade (and a few elsewhere) in order to answer a seemingly simple question: How can she get a boyfriend?

But Kara’s project turns out to be a lot more complicated than she imagined. Soon there are secrets, lies, and an embarrassing incident in the boy’s bathroom. Plus, Kara has to deal with mean girls, her slightly spacey BFF, and some surprising uses for duct tape. Still, if Kara’s research leads her to the right boy, everything may just be worth it. . . .

Full of charts and graphs, heart and humor, this hilarious debut will resonate with tweens everywhere.

Charlie’s Raven by Jean Craighead George

Description: So Charlie brings home Blue Sky, a baby raven with a big personality. Blue Sky imprints on Charlie and becomes a great friend and a source of amazement to the whole family. Granddad, an old naturalist, is intrigued, and he does seem to get better-at least for a while. But caring for a wild creature is very demanding, and as Blue Sky grows, Charlie must find a way to protect him from the many dangers-both natural and human-made-in the rugged Teton Mountains where they live. Weaving natural history, myth, and a family narrative about life and death, Jean Craighead George demonstrates once again why she is one of the most admired children’s writers today. Blue Sky will take his place in readers’ hearts beside Frightful of My Side of the Mountain as one of this author’s most compelling animal characters.

The Mask of Destiny by Richard Newsome

Description: Gerald, Sam, and Ruby are attending the murder trial of Sir Mason Green, hoping to see their longtime enemy put away for good.

But just as the trial is about to begin, Mason Green is killed–and Gerald is framed for the murder. And he has only one choice: to run.

This is book three in the Archer Legacy series.


Riley Mack and the Other Known Troublemakers by Chris Grabenstein


What do you get when you add up

1 middle-school bully
2 bank robbers
57 dogs in peril
4,000 missing dollars
5 daring troublemakers
led by the one and only
“Riley Mack”?

1 crazy caper

In this merry, mischievous romp, master storyteller Chris Grabenstein introduces Riley Mack–a twelve-year-old hometown hero you’ll never forget.

What Happened on Fox Street By Tricia Springstubb


Fox Street was a dead end. In Mo Wren’s opinion, this was only one of many wonderful, distinguishing things about it.

Mo lives on Fox Street with her dad and little sister, the Wild Child. Their house is in the middle of the block—right where a heart would be, if the street were a person. Fox Street has everything: a piano player, a fix-it man, the city’s best burrito makers, a woman who cuts Mo’s hair just right, not to mention a certain boy who wants to teach her how to skateboard. There’s even a mean, spooky old lady, if ringing doorbells and running away, or leaving dead mice in mailboxes, is your idea of fun. Summers are Mo’s favorite time, because her best friend, Mercedes, comes to stay.

Most important, though, Fox Street is where all Mo’s memories of her mother live. The idea of anything changing on Fox Street is unimaginable—until it isn’t.

This is the story of one unforgettable summer—a summer of alarming letters, mysterious errands, and surprising revelations—and how a tuft of bright red fur gives Mo the courage she needs.

Elissa Cruz