Books for Kids Age 12 -14 Years: Christmas Gift ideas
For a century now, Earth has been a peaceful colony of an alien race, and Donovan Reyes is a loyal member of the security forces, while his father is the Prime Liaison–but when a routine search and seizure goes bad Donovan finds himself a captive of the human revolutionary group, Sapience, terrorists who seem to prefer war to alien rule, and killing Donovan just might be the incident they are looking for.
The word is out… BROOKS MANDEVILLE, quarterback: Friday is the homecoming game and dance. It is a very big deal. NATALIE WAGNER, marching band clarinet: Our band’s halftime show performances are legendarym even if our football team isn’t. CINTHIA ALVAREZ, Academic Battle team member: Our Academic Battle team has won five years in a row. This Friday, it’ll be six. TANNER ERICKSEN, sophomore class candidate for vice president: Holly has to win the election for class president this Friday! HOLLY CARPENTER, cheerleader, Academic Battle team member, class president candidate: Friday? Everything is on Friday? How can I be in three places at once? COLIN VON KOHORN, editor-in-chief of the Prepster: This kind of scheduling incompetence could only have come straight from the top. ANGELICA HUTCHERSON, reporter-at-large: I talked to everyone and my article is going to crack this story wide open… This is what happens on the wildest day in the history of high school!
Michael is drawn to his new classmate Mina, but they’re on opposite sides of an issue that’s tearing their town apart. His parents are part of an anti-immigration group, while her family have fled their besieged home in Afghanistan. As tensions rise, lines are drawn and both must decide what they want their world to look like, no matter the cost.
JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . . ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . . MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . . All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers — from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end. This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.
Sixteen-year-old Hope has known Brady most of her life; they’re close friends and members of the Rube Goldberg Club at high school–but Hope has always believed they would be more than friends. So when Parker becomes his girlfriend, Hope views the newcomer as a rival–but Parker has secrets, and when circumstances force the two girls together, Hope realizes that Parker is really just another girl.
Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids age 12 -14 from Scholastic listed above.