Clean Reads

Books that won't make you blush!

Joan Bauer

Sixth-grader Sugar and her mother lose their beloved house and experience the harsh world of homelessness. Ages 11 up
Louis Sachar

As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself. Ages 11 up
Janette Rallison

Seventeen-year-old Annika tries to cheer up her little brother Jeremy before his surgery to remove a cancerous tumor by bringing home his favorite television actor, Steve Raleigh, the star of "Teen Robin Hood." Ages 12 up
Sharon Flake

All thirteen-year-old Raspberry can think of is making money so that she and her mother never have to worry about living on the streets again. Ages 11-14
Pete Hautman

Dennis Doyle is just a normal kid in the beginning of the summer. He has his own small lawn business, a girlfriend, and a lot of friends. His dad left their family when he was younger and wants Denn visit California where he lives. One day he was hanging out with his friends and they asked him if he wanted to come over and play a little poker, he went and won all of their money. After that he became addicted to gambling. He couldn’t stop.
Maureen Fergus

Ninth-grader Francie Freewater is most at home in the kitchen. When she's not hanging out with her friend Holly, she's watching celebrity chef Lorenzo Larue's show with Nana and entering his cooking contests, as well as trying to impress her crush and chemistry partner, Tate. The status quo is shaken, when a new girl at school squeezes into Holly and Francie's friendship and wreaks havoc on Francie's boyfriend ambitions. Ages 11-14
Gordon Korman

Seventeen-year-old Vince's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent. Ages 11-14
Lindsay Ribar

When eighteen-year-old Margo learns she lost the lead in her high school musical to a sophomore because of a modern-day genie, she falls in love with Oliver, the genie, while deciding what her own wishes should be and trying to rescue him from an old foe. Ages 12 up
Kristina Springer

While working part-time as a barista in a Chicago coffee bar, high school senior Jane dabbles in matchmaking after observing the coffee preferences of her customers. Ages 12-17
Heather Frederick

When the mothers of four sixth-grade girls with very different personalities pressure them into forming a book club, they find, as they read and discuss "Little Women," that they have much more in common than they could have imagined. Ages 10-12