Here’s the new list of Lone Star Books. See http://www.txla.org/groups/yart/lonecom.html for more information about the Lone Star program.

Airborn. Oppel, Kenneth. 2004Eos.
Blood Red Horse. Grant, K. M. 2004 Walker & Co.
Bridesmaid. Abbott, Hailey. 2005 Delacorte.
Code Orange. Cooney, Caroline. 2005 Delacorte.
Cryptid Hunters, The. Smith, Roland. 2005 Hyperion.
Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie. Sonnenblick, Jordan. 2005 Scholastic.
Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp. Yancy, Rick. 2005 Bloomsbury.
First Boy. Schmidt, Gary. 2005 Henry Holt.
Flush. Hiaasen, Carl. 2005Knopf (Random House).
Keeper. Peet, Mal. 2005 Candlewick.
Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery. Feinstein, John. 2005 Knopf (Random House).
Missing Abby. Weatherly, Lee. 2004 Random House.
Never Mind: A Twin Novel. Avi. 2004 HarperCollins.
Ranger’s Apprentice: Ruins of Gorlan. Flanagan, John. 2005 Philomel.
Runner. Deuker, Carl. 2005 Houghton Mifflin.
Serious Kiss. Hogan, Mary. 2005 HarperCollins.
Shakespeare’s Secret. Broach, Elise. 2005 Henry Holt.
Shark Life: True Stories about Sharks. Benchley, Peter. 2005 Delacorte.
Twilight. Meyer, Stephenie. 2005 Little Brown.
Uglies. Westerfeld, Scott. 2005 Simon Pulse.


The Texas Lone Star Reading List is a recommended reading list developed by public and school librarians from the Young Adult Round Table. The purpose of the list is to encourage students in grades 6, 7, or 8 to explore a variety of current books. The Lone Star List is intended for recreational reading, not to support a specific curriculum. Due to the diversity of this age range, Texas librarians should purchase titles on this list according to their individual collection policies. Each book on the list has been favorably reviewed for grades 6, 7, or 8 in a professional review source.

The Texas Library Association sponsors reading lists solely to encourage free voluntary reading.

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