• Among the Hidden
    Shadow Children
    Haddix, Margaret Peterson
    Among the Hidden
    Shadow Children
    Haddix, Margaret Peterson
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 12, 2002
    Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
    Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?… More
  • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
    Lopez, Diana
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: June 11, 2013
    Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
    It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She's jealous that her genius little sister skipped two grades. And she's passionate about the crushes on her Boyfriend Wish list. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help. When her family visits a cuarto de milagros , a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom's health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out. Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good (and bad) surprises. … More
  • Bad Magic
    The Bad Books
    Bosch, Pseudonymous
    Bad Magic
    The Bad Books
    Bosch, Pseudonymous
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: September 16, 2014
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
    Believing that magic is fake and cheesy, young Clay is shocked when he is wrongly blamed for vandalism when words from his journal magically appear on a wall at school, an occurrence that causes Clay to be sent to a camp for troubled kids on a remote volcanic island where he encounters more magic than he ever thought possible. By the best-selling author of the Secret Series. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.… More
  • Better Nate Than Ever
    Fischer, Scott M., Federle, Tim
    Better Nate Than Ever
    Fischer, Scott M., Federle, Tim
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: February 5, 2013
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
    A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Slate Favorite Book of the Year. A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical . Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical , and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” ( Publishers Weekly ) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.… More
  • Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream
    Han, Jenny
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: January 14, 2014
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
    Meet Clara Lee. Likes: her best friends, her grandpa, her little sister (when she's not being annoying, which is almost always), candy necklaces, and the Apple Blossom Festival. Dislikes: her little sister (when she's being annoying, which is almost always), her mom's yucky fish soup, and bad dreams (even though Grandpa says they mean good luck). After a bad dream, Clara Lee has a whole day of good luck. But when her luck changes, she upsets her friends and family. Will Clara Lee have good luck again in time to try out for the Little Miss Apple Pie pageant? Clara Lee is a delightful character from acclaimed author Jenny Han. This charming, humorous chapter book is perfect for fans of Clementine and Judy Moody! … More
  • Ms. Rapscott's Girls
    Ms. Rapscott's Girls
    Primavera, Elise
    Ms. Rapscott's Girls
    Ms. Rapscott's Girls
    Primavera, Elise
    eBook
    Publisher: Penguin USA
    Published: March 10, 2015
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure
    Fans of Mary Poppins will love this whimsical tale of a boarding school for children of very busy parents, where an extraordinary headmistress teaches them life lessons about courage, adventure, friendship . . . and the importance of birthday cake.Nestled inside a lighthouse, Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents takes its motto from Amelia Earhart: Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Headmistress Ms. Rapscott couldn’t agree more, but her students, who are shipped to the school in boxes, could use a little convincing. Still, despite their initial reluctance, the students are soon soaring through the sky and getting lost on purpose. In addition to learning what birthday cakes are and how best to approach a bumbershoot tree, the students also manage to learn a little something about strength and bravery.Bestselling author Elise Primavera has created an irresistible, richly illustrated story about finding your way.… More
  • Nacer Bailando / Dancing Home
    Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
    Nacer Bailando / Dancing Home
    Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: July 12, 2011
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
    Un año de revelaciones culmina con una actuación llena de sorpresas, mientras dos niñas descubren su lugar en el mundo. México es el país de sus padres, pero no el de Margie. Ella ha logrado convencer a sus compañeros de escuela que es cien por ciento estadounidense, igual que ellos. Pero cuando Lupe, su prima mexicana, va a vivir a su casa, la imagen de sí misma que había creado se deshace. La situación de Lupe no es fácil. Siente que su casa de México no es un hogar desde que su padre se fue al norte. La esperanza de poder encontrarlo en los Estados Unidos le da algo de consuelo, pero aprender un idioma nuevo en una escuela nueva representa un gran desafío. Al igual que Margie, Lupe necesita una amiga. Poco a poco, los pasos de cada niña van encontrando el ritmo de un baile compartido, a medida que descubren el verdadero significado del hogar. Siguiendo la tradición de Me llamo María Isabel, Alma Flor Ada y su hijo Gabriel M. Zubizarreta ofrecen un relato honesto de los valores de la familia, y de la amistad y de la experiencia que debe atravesar el inmigrante: volverse parte de algo nuevo y, a la vez, conservar la propia identidad.… More
  • President of the Whole Sixth Grade
    President
    Winston, Sherri
    President of the Whole Sixth Grade
    President
    Winston, Sherri
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: November 3, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore
    Brianna Justice is the president of her Detroit middle school's sixth grade, but she is finding the position a real headache--beside the normal troubles of being in a new school, and the sudden coldness of her old friends, there is a class trip to Washington, D.C. coming up and she needs to figure out how to raise the rest of the money so that the class can go.… More
  • Shadows of Sherwood
    Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
    Magoon, Kekla
    Shadows of Sherwood
    Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
    Magoon, Kekla
    eBook
    Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
    Published: August 4, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
    The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley must learn to fend for herself. Her home, Nott City, has been taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown. After fleeing for her life, Robyn has no choice but to join a band of strangers-misfit kids, each with their own special talent for mischief. Setting out to right the wrongs of Crown's merciless government, they take their outlaw status in stride. But Robyn can't rest until she finds her parents. As she pieces together clues from the night they disappeared, Robyn learns that her destiny is tied to the future of Nott City in ways she never expected. Kicking off a new series with an unforgettable heroine, readers will be treated to feats of courage and daring deeds as Robyn and her band find their way in this cruel, new world. … More
  • Starry River of the Sky
    Lin, Grace
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: October 2, 2012
    Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
    The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit? But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions. Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures. … More
  • Stella by Starlight
    Draper, Sharon M.
    Stella by Starlight
    Draper, Sharon M.
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: January 6, 2015
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Urban Fiction
    Growing up in the segregated South where they accept the disparities in how they are treated, Stella and her little brother witness a terrible event that compels them to fight back and trigger fundamental changes. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Out of My Mind.… More
  • Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
    Dork Diaries
    Russell, Rachel Renee
    Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
    Dork Diaries
    Russell, Rachel Renee
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: June 2, 2009
    Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
    Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in Book One of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! Nikki confesses all in her first diary ever: her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone, meeting her new soon-to-be BFFs Chloe and Zoey, falling for adorably sweet crush Brandon, dealing with her zany little sister Brianna’s antics—and the immediate clashes with mean girl Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. More than 13 million books in print worldwide!… More
  • Towers Falling
    Rhodes, Jewell Parker
    Towers Falling
    Rhodes, Jewell Parker
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: July 12, 2016
    Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
    From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.… More
  • Unwanteds
    Unwanteds
    McMann, Lisa
    Unwanteds
    Unwanteds
    McMann, Lisa
    eBook
    Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    Published: August 30, 2011
    Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
    Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.… More
  • Zombie Baseball Beatdown
    Bacigalupi, Paolo
    Zombie Baseball Beatdown
    Bacigalupi, Paolo
    eBook
    Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
    Published: September 10, 2013
    Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
    In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world. … More