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Subject: Have Credits to spend and looking for books for 13-15 year old boys
Date Posted: 9/6/2008 12:54 PM ET
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The folks on PBS are collecting books for a family in MN who are adopting 8 kids at one time. We have a bunch of books for the younger kids, but we really need books for the older boys. If you have books that you think an older boy would like, let me know. PBS and PBS members have sent me credits for this. If you have books on your shelves that are good for that age of boy, please let me know. I won't be getting back on here until later tonight, but will check at that time.

No deal needed, but if you wanted to offer one, that means more books for these boys. Their younger siblings are  set. So far I have put 254 books into a spreadsheet. Still have more to go. The middle kids have the most. *lol*

Thank you so much!!

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 12:58 PM ET
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I have some on my bookshelf.  My son is 14 and he liked the cooper kids series. I would do a 2 for 1 on all my kids books.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 1:33 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/6/2008 2:33 PM ET
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While many of my teen books are for girls, there are definitely some in there that the boys would find interesting, and some that are specifically geared towards a boy. I'm happy to give a 2/1 on my books for this project, Bernie, thanks for doing all the work for them!

Just PM me with whatever you are wanting for freebies, and order away!

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 2:40 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/6/2008 3:26 PM ET
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How about these Homer Hickham's books:  Rocket Boys (also re-released as October Sky), The Coalwood Way, and Sky of Stone.  It's his trilogy of very entertaining and feel good memoirs about growing up in West Virginia.  I love these books.

Also, any of the Harry Potter books or Tolkien novels.  Almost forgot C.S Lewis's Narnia books.

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Date Posted: 9/6/2008 5:42 PM ET
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I have a set of Popular Mechanics Do-It-Yourself Encyclopedias.  They are not novels, or something you would just sit down and read, but they would certainly appeal to boys that age.  They are full of projects and information on how to do about anything you can think of.   They are from the '50's, but that is part of their charm.  They tell how to make radio's, how to take care of tools, make furniture, make toys, and how to make almost anything you can imagine.

Date Posted: 9/6/2008 8:28 PM ET
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Hi Bernie,

I just added a Lord of the Rings to my shelf.... and I have 192 books on my shelf to look through.  My special right now is 3 books for 1 credit, plus an unpostable if you find one on my Profile page that you want.  Please PM me with what you would like, as I may not see a reply posted to this thread.    Thanks!

Wow, 8 kids at once.... that's very brave and I don't envy them at all. 

:)  Dawn

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Date Posted: 9/6/2008 8:43 PM ET
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I have a good book on my shelf right now for that age group.  It is called Flight 29 Down.  From back:Flight 29 Down has crash landed, and its 7 remaining survivors have no idea where they are.  They don't know if rescue is coming, or if their pilot and his makeshift search party will ever return.  They were on their way to a school-sponsored eco-tour when their plane's engine gave out, and they're lucky to be alive.  But with food, water, and shelter scarce, they're going to have to learn to put their difference aside and work together-before their luck runs out . .

I also have a good Wishbone book.  The Halloween Joker, that I think children of that age would enjoy.

If you see anything on my shelf that you like, I will offer you a 2 for 1 on the paperbacks.  Postage can get high on the HC's.  Thanks for looking!

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Subject: I have some kid books
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 1:56 AM ET
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Check out my listings and PM with any deal you want to make.




Subject: books for teen boys
Date Posted: 9/7/2008 3:54 PM ET
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Hi Bernie,

What a great thing you are doing.

I have

Things Not Seen

The earnest and likable 15-year-old narrator is the principal thing not seen in Clements's (Frindle; The Jacket) fast-paced novel, set in Chicago. As the book opens, the boy discovers that he has turned invisible overnight. Bobby breaks the news to his parents who, afraid of being hounded by the media, instruct him to share his dilemma with no one. But when Bobby ventures out of the house and visits the library, he meets Alicia, a blind girl to whom he confides his secret. Their blossoming friendship injects a double meaning into the book's title. As preposterous as the teen's predicament may be, the author spins a convincing and affecting story, giving Bobby's feeling of helplessness and his frustration with his parents an achingly real edge. As his physicist father struggles to find a scientific explanation for and a solution to his son's condition, husband and wife decide that they will tell the investigating truancy officials and police that Bobby has run away. Bobby, however, becomes increasingly determined to take control of the situation and of his own destiny: "And I want to yell, It's my life! You can't leave me out of the decisions about my own life! You are not in charge here!" Equally credible is the boy's deepening connection to Alicia, who helps Bobby figure out a solution to his problem. Ages 10-14.

Midnight for Charlie Bone

Charlie down't want to believe it. He can hear people in photographs talking. What's happening to him? Why now? Since his father died, Charlie Bone has lived with his mother and her mother, in the house of his other grandmother, Grandma Bone. Whilst looking at a picture of a couple with a baby and a cat, he suddenly discovers an extraordinary magical talent -- he can hear their voices. Although he tries to hide his new gift, Grandma Bone's scary sisters soon find out, and determine to send him to Bloor's Academy. Mr Onimous appears, and tell Charlie he must find the baby from the photograph, lost inside Bloor's. The mystery deepens when Charlie tries to return the picture to its rightful owner, a bookseller who gives him a heavy box, saying only that it was once swapped for a child. Charlie quickly finds life at Bloor's pretty tough, with its strict rules and the malevolent head boy, Manfred, set against him. He meets someone else with a gift, Gabriel Silk, who can pick up people's feeling from their clothes. Charlie asks about his father's tie, and Gabriel surprises him by saying his father is lost, not dead. Mr Onimous' cats have been involved in a mysterious fire at the school, and more frightening than that, Manfred's sinister gift is to be able to hypnotise people. Exploring at the weekend with new friends Olivia and Billy, Charlie overhears a conversation between Dr Bloor and Manfred. They discover the cats are eight hundred years old, and that Bloor and Manfred are keeping a girl under hypnosis. Charlie realises the girl from the photograph must be Emilia Moon and manages to awaken her using the box. The hypnotism cannot be proved to the authorities and the children will have to return next term, once more under the power of Dr Bloor.

Pendragon: Merchant of Death

Bobby Pendragon is a seemingly normal fourteen-year-old boy. He has a family, a home, and even Marley, his beloved dog. But there is something very special about Bobby.

He is going to save the world.

And not just Earth as we know it. Bobby is slowly starting to realize that life in the cosmos isn't quite what he thought it was. And before he can object, he is swept off to an alternate dimension known as Denduron, a territory inhabited by strange beings, ruled by a magical tyrant, and plagued by dangerous revolution.

If Bobby wants to see his family again, he's going to have to accept his role as savior, and accept it wholeheartedly. Because, as he is about to discover, Denduron is only the beginning....

Any of which might work. If you're interested, I'd be happy to do a deal.

Wish the family luck and joy.