Sisters Middle School: Middle East


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Books
Click on a title to see it in the DPL catalog. Use your Library card to put an item on hold. Find more books in the “you might like” section, or by using the specific name of a country.

Nonfiction Books


A brief political and geographic history of the Middle East : where are-- Persia, Babylon, and the Ottoman Empire A brief political and geographic history of the Middle East : where are-- Persia, Babylon, and the Ottoman Empire
Davenport, John, 1960-



Subjects
Middle East -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Middle East -- Historical geography -- Juvenile literature.


Cooking the Middle Eastern way Cooking the Middle Eastern way
Behnke, Alison.



Subjects
Cookery, Middle Eastern -- Juvenile literature.
Middle East -- Social life and customs -- Juvenile literature.


The handbook of the Middle East The handbook of the Middle East
Kort, Michael, 1944-
Examines the past, present, and future of all the countries in the Middle East, discussing their history and culture.



Subjects
Middle East -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Juvenile literature.
Middle East.


The making of the Middle East The making of the Middle East
Downing, David, 1946-



Subjects
Middle East -- Juvenile literature.


The Middle East The Middle East
Steele, Philip, 1948-



Subjects
Middle East -- Juvenile literature.


Teen life in the Middle East Teen life in the Middle East




Subjects
Teenagers -- Middle East -- Social conditions.
Adolescence -- Middle East.


War in the Middle East : a reporter's story : black September and the Yom Kippur War War in the Middle East : a reporter's story : black September and the Yom Kippur War
Hampton, Wilborn.
A documentary containing the author's experiences covering these two pivotal wars offering readers a portrait of major world events.



Subjects
Middle East -- History, Military -- Juvenile literature.
Middle East -- History, Military -- 21st century -- Juvenile literature.

Check the Deschutes Public Library catalog for books on specific countries


Fiction Books


The girl who breathed fire The girl who breathed fire
Dahl, Michael.
"Noor and Farah, searching for food, find themselves in a crumbling library. But when Noor shouts, the sound is heard by three soldiers who patrol the old building. The soldiers are angry and the two girls are scared. That all changes when Noor opens her mouth"--P. [4] of cover.



Subjects
Dragons -- Fiction.
Soldiers -- Fiction.
Middle East -- Fiction.


The Jedera adventure The Jedera adventure
Alexander, Lloyd.
The further adventures of Vesper Holly and her faithful guardian Brinny as they travel to the remote country of Jedera where they brave many dangers trying to return a valuable book borrowed many years ago by Vesper's father.



Subjects
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Deserts -- Fiction.
Middle East -- Fiction.


The red pyramid The red pyramid
Riordan, Rick.
After their father's research experiment at the British Museum unleashes the Egyptian god Set, Carter and Sadie Kane embark on a dangerous journey across the globe--a quest which brings them ever closer to the truth about their family, and their links to a secret order that has existed since the time of the pharaohs.



Subjects
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Seth (Egyptian deity) -- Juvenile fiction.
Voyages and travels -- Juvenile fiction.
Family secrets -- Juvenile fiction.
Secret societies -- Juvenile fiction.
Egypt -- Juvenile fiction.


The seven keys of Balabad The seven keys of Balabad
Haven, Paul.
Unlike his news-reporter father and art-historian mother who find living in the ancient, war-torn country of Balabad endlessly interesting, twelve-year-old Oliver, homesick for New York City, feels very much out of his element until he gets caught up in a centuries-old mystery involving stolen artifacts and buried treasure.



Subjects
Buried treasure -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Middle East -- Fiction.
Mystery and detective stories.


Wishing moon Wishing moon
Tunnell, Michael O.
After a fourteen-year-old orphan named Aminah comes to possess a magic lamp, the wishes granted her by the genie inside it allow her to alter her life by choosing prosperity, purpose, and romance.



Subjects
Genies -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Orphans -- Fiction.
Middle East -- Fiction.



Middle Eastern Folk Tales



Joha makes a wish : a Middle Eastern tale Joha makes a wish : a Middle Eastern tale
Kimmel, Eric A.
An original story, based on the Joha tales of the Arabic-speaking world, in which a hapless man finds a wishing stick that brings him nothing but bad luck. Includes an author's note about the history of Joha tales.



Subjects
Wishes -- Juvenile fiction.
Arabs -- Juvenile fiction.
Middle East -- Juvenile fiction.
Picture books.


One city, two brothers One city, two brothers
Smith, Chris, 1947-
To settle an inheritance dispute between two brothers, King Solomon tells a tale of how Jerusalem came to be founded.



Subjects
Folklore -- Middle East.
Jerusalem -- Folklore.


Two pairs of shoes Two pairs of shoes
Travers, P. L. (Pamela Lyndon), 1899-1996.
Retellings of two middle Eastern folktales reveal how two pairs of shoes unwittingly reflect the true character of the men who own them.



Subjects
Tales -- Middle East.
Folklore -- Middle East.


What about me? What about me?
Young, Ed.
A young boy determinedly follows the instructions of the Grand Master in the hope of gaining knowledge, only to be surprised as how he acquires it. Based on a Sufi tale.



Subjects
Sufi parables.
Folklore -- Middle East.



Deschutes Public Library Databases

CultureGrams Kids Edition
http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/culturegrams.aspx

World Book Online for Kids
http://www.deschuteslibrary.org/onlineresources/worldbook.aspx


Web Sites

CIA World Factbook: Middle East
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/region/region_mde.html
Gulf/2000 Project
http://gulf2000.columbia.edu/
PBS Global Connections: Middle East
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/mideast/index.html
National Geographic Kids: People and Places
http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/kids/places/

Webliographies (online lists of other useful web sites)

Just Curious: Middle East
http://www.suffolk.lib.ny.us/youth/jcsswrmiddleeast.html
Multnomah County Library Homework Help: Middle East
http://www.multcolib.org/homework/cntryhc.html#midcnt

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