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Title: Researching middle grade books with a Texas connection.
Post by: mollymom103 on February 23, 2013, 12:14 PM
Hi folks, please suggestion middle grade books with a Texas slant. 

Holes by Louis Sachar
The Evolution of Calupurnia Tate  by Jacqueline Kelly
The Underneath by Kathi and Keeper by Kathi Appelt come to mind. Any more? 
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Post by: Mike Jung on February 23, 2013, 12:38 PM
The Great Call of China by Cynthea Liu.
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Post by: mollymom103 on March 01, 2013, 05:34 AM
Thanks, Mike.  Anyone else, Texas middle-grade books?
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Post by: LTMadison on March 01, 2013, 07:36 AM
If you'd said "the south" the list would be enormous. Perhaps Texas is underrepresented?
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Post by: Jaina on March 01, 2013, 07:59 AM
When Zachary Beaver Came To Town takes place in Texas, I think.
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Post by: crookedbook on March 01, 2013, 08:34 AM
I can't think of specific titles off the top of my head, but here are links to publishers that focus on Texas/western themed books. Perhaps they will lead you somewhere useful:

http://crookedbook.blogspot.com/2012/08/texas-publisher.html
http://crookedbook.blogspot.com/2012/09/rowman-littlefield-taylor-trade.html
http://crookedbook.blogspot.com/2012/08/regional-publishers-by-area.html

I hope that helps you with your  :oncomputer
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Post by: xiaotien on March 01, 2013, 08:42 AM
The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous
by suzanne crowley.
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Post by: Jenny Moss on March 01, 2013, 09:23 AM
Winnie's War! :)
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Post by: mollymom103 on March 01, 2013, 07:23 PM
Jenny! Xi! and Jaina...excellent!

Thanks for the links, Crooked.   
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Post by: Bridgette on March 21, 2013, 03:44 PM
Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, San Antonio setting (I believe)
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Post by: Lill on May 19, 2013, 02:26 PM
Summer of the Mariposas (although that might be YA)

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Post by: nickypicky on May 19, 2013, 03:42 PM
My next one is set in Texas, but isn't out until February. :)
Whatcha doin' with the list?
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Post by: amberturner on May 19, 2013, 07:26 PM
I think that ZIP by Ellie Rollins might be set in Texas.
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Post by: GraceRouth on May 19, 2013, 08:35 PM


Confetti Girl, by Diana Lopez is set in Corpus Christi. Good luck!
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Post by: Lill on May 19, 2013, 09:32 PM
Yes, Confetti Girl ... I couldn't think of the title ... all I knew was Confetti and the cover had polka dot socks. I should know these things. I live in Corpus Christi. :)
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Post by: GraceRouth on May 27, 2013, 08:21 PM
One more for you- The Laura Line, by Crystal Allen. Just started reading it and it made me think of this thread!
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Post by: mollymom103 on June 03, 2013, 11:09 AM
Hi Nicky, I have a little simmering project I'm working on. :)   PM me for details...early stages.