15. Gaby, Lost and Found: With immigration reform front and center of the national discourse, this is a great book to spark discussions and take on the issue of children born and raised in the United States and living with the risk of losing one, or both parents.

16. Zombie Baseball Beatdown: The boys who read this—and its readers will be mostly boys—will love the frenetic action and high gross-out factor: puke jokes, a lagoon of cow manure, and snapping decapitated zombie cow heads.