A Place to Belong, Joan Lowery Nixon. Boy, brown hair, Disney rugby shirt (navy and crimson), gold cross necklace. Fifth grade.

A Place to Belong, Joan Lowery Nixon. Boy, brown hair, Disney rugby shirt (navy and crimson), gold cross necklace. Fifth grade.

Horrible Histories: The Vicious Vikings, Terry Deary. Boy, pale, ash-blonde hair, Transformers t-shirt. Ten to elevenish.

Horrible Histories: The Vicious Vikings, Terry Deary. Boy, pale, ash-blonde hair, Transformers t-shirt. Ten to elevenish.

Nightrise, Anthony Horowitz. Boy, bookish looking - mop of sandy brown hair, cherubic lips, glasses. Elevenish.

Nightrise, Anthony Horowitz. Boy, bookish looking - mop of sandy brown hair, cherubic lips, glasses. Elevenish.

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods, Suzanne Collins. Girl. Pale green shirt, athletic shorts, red hair in ponytail. Twelve.

Gregor and the Curse of the Warmbloods, Suzanne Collins. Girl. Pale green shirt, athletic shorts, red hair in ponytail. Twelve.

"I love books! I’ve learned to deal with so many situations. And if, like, I’m being bullied or something, I can read a book and know it’s not just me."

— girl, sixth grade, on why she loves to read

The Cupid Chronicles, Colleen Murtagh. Girl (tiny!), bushy short brown ponytail, lime green shirt. Eleven.

The Cupid Chronicles, Colleen Murtagh. Girl (tiny!), bushy short brown ponytail, lime green shirt. Eleven.

The Best School Year Ever, Suzanne Robinson. Girl. Freckles, ash-blonde hair, royal blue sweatshirt. Twelve.

The Best School Year Ever, Suzanne Robinson. Girl. Freckles, ash-blonde hair, royal blue sweatshirt. Twelve.

Heart and Salsa, Suzanne Nelson. Girl, sixth grade, braces, orange burn-out tee. Flip-flops. Blonde, glasses. Age twelve.

Heart and Salsa, Suzanne Nelson. Girl, sixth grade, braces, orange burn-out tee. Flip-flops. Blonde, glasses. Age twelve.

A Pizza the Size of the Sun, Jack Prelutsky. Male, black buzz cut, deeply tan. Orange t-shirt, black running shoes with pale blue shocks. Twelve.

A Pizza the Size of the Sun, Jack Prelutsky. Male, black buzz cut, deeply tan. Orange t-shirt, black running shoes with pale blue shocks. Twelve.

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins. Girl, grey hoodie, ponytail held with hot pink elastic, braces. Twelve or thirteen.

The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins. Girl, grey hoodie, ponytail held with hot pink elastic, braces. Twelve or thirteen.