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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? 
#1 - February 23, 2013, 12:14 PM
Plumb Crazy (Swoon Romance, 2014)
Big Fuzzy Coat (MeeGenius!)
Rembrandt and the Boy Who Drew Dogs (Barron's)

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The Great Call of China by Cynthea Liu.
#2 - February 23, 2013, 12:38 PM

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Thanks, Mike.  Anyone else, Texas middle-grade books?
#3 - March 01, 2013, 05:34 AM
Plumb Crazy (Swoon Romance, 2014)
Big Fuzzy Coat (MeeGenius!)
Rembrandt and the Boy Who Drew Dogs (Barron's)

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If you'd said "the south" the list would be enormous. Perhaps Texas is underrepresented?
#4 - March 01, 2013, 07:36 AM
In Real Life, Tuttle Publishing, Fall 2014

When Zachary Beaver Came To Town takes place in Texas, I think.
#5 - March 01, 2013, 07:59 AM

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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
#6 - March 01, 2013, 08:34 AM
MIND YOUR MONSTERS (Sterling, 2015)
HYPNOSIS HARRY (Sky Pony, 2016)
LUCY LOVES SHERMAN (Sky Pony, 2017)

The Very Ordered Existence of Merilee Marvelous
by suzanne crowley.
#7 - March 01, 2013, 08:42 AM
Silver Phoenix (Greenwillow: 4/28/09)
Fury of the Phoenix (Greenwillow: 3/30/11)
Serpentine (Month9Books: 9/1/15)

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Winnie's War! :)
#8 - March 01, 2013, 09:23 AM
Jennifer Mckissack:
SANCTUARY, Scholastic Press
 
Jenny Moss:
TAKING OFF, Bloomsbury
SHADOW, Scholastic Press
WINNIE'S WAR, Bloomsbury

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Jenny! Xi! and Jaina...excellent!

Thanks for the links, Crooked.   
#9 - March 01, 2013, 07:23 PM
Plumb Crazy (Swoon Romance, 2014)
Big Fuzzy Coat (MeeGenius!)
Rembrandt and the Boy Who Drew Dogs (Barron's)

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Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly, San Antonio setting (I believe)
#10 - March 21, 2013, 03:44 PM
bridgettebooth.com
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Summer of the Mariposas (although that might be YA)

#11 - May 19, 2013, 02:26 PM
Making metaphors out of molehills for over thirty years.

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My next one is set in Texas, but isn't out until February. :)
Whatcha doin' with the list?
#12 - May 19, 2013, 03:42 PM
THE SINISTER SWEETNESS OF SPLENDID ACADEMY, 2012
NIGHTINGALE'S NEST, Feb. 20, 2014
WISH GIRL, Feb. 24, 2015
Razorbill/Penguin

I think that ZIP by Ellie Rollins might be set in Texas.
#13 - May 19, 2013, 07:26 PM
SWAY, 2012 from Disney-Hyperion
CIRCA NOW, 2014 from Disney-Hyperion
http://www.ambermcreeturner.com
https://www.facebook.com/SwayByAmberMcReeTurner

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Confetti Girl, by Diana Lopez is set in Corpus Christi. Good luck!
#14 - May 19, 2013, 08:35 PM

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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. :)
#15 - May 19, 2013, 09:32 PM
Making metaphors out of molehills for over thirty years.

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One more for you- The Laura Line, by Crystal Allen. Just started reading it and it made me think of this thread!
#16 - May 27, 2013, 08:21 PM

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Hi Nicky, I have a little simmering project I'm working on. :)   PM me for details...early stages.
#17 - June 03, 2013, 11:09 AM
Plumb Crazy (Swoon Romance, 2014)
Big Fuzzy Coat (MeeGenius!)
Rembrandt and the Boy Who Drew Dogs (Barron's)

www.mollyblaisdell.blogspot.com

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