• High School

    • The Divine Comedy: Inferno
      Dante Alighieri
      eBook
      Publisher: Recovering the Classics
      Published: October 1, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Classics
      "One of the masterpieces of world literature, Dante's vision of the afterlife remains a powerful allegory for the soul's journey to God."--… More
    • Rapture Practice
      Hartzler, Aaron
      Rapture Practice
      Hartzler, Aaron
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 9, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-18, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Christianity
      Sometimes salvation is found in the strangest places: a true story. Aaron Hartzler grew up in a home where he was taught that at any moment the Rapture could happen. That Jesus might come down in the twinkling of an eye and scoop Aaron and his family up to heaven. As a kid, Aaron was thrilled by the idea that every moment of every day might be his last one on planet Earth. But as Aaron turns sixteen, he finds himself more attached to his earthly life and curious about all the things his family forsakes for the Lord. He begins to realize he doesn't want the Rapture to happen just yet--not before he sees his first movie, stars in the school play, or has his first kiss. Eventually Aaron makes the plunge from conflicted do-gooder to full-fledged teen rebel. Whether he's sneaking out, making out, or playing hymns with a hangover, Aaron learns a few lessons that can't be found in the Bible. He discovers that the best friends aren't always the ones your mom and dad approve of, and the tricky part about believing is that no one can do it for you. In this funny and heartfelt coming-of-age memoir, debut author Aaron Hartzler recalls his teenage journey to find the person he is without losing the family that loves him. It's a story about losing your faith and finding your place and your own truth--which is always stranger than fiction. … More
    • Six Impossible Things
      Wood, Fiona
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 11, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction, Literary Fiction
      When his father reveals his gay orientation and leaves the family, Dan's considerably reduced circumstances force him to move to a new home and school before he resolves to accomplish six goals, including kissing a pretty but indifferent neighbor. Simultaneous eBook. 25,000 first printing.… More
    • Flight of the Dragon Kyn
      The Dragon Chronicles
      Fletcher, Susan
      Flight of the Dragon Kyn
      The Dragon Chronicles
      Fletcher, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 27, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy
      "You must go to the dragon. You must leave tonight." Before she even hears the words, Kaeldra already knows she must find the mother dragon whose draclings have just hatched and get some of the precious milk in order to save her foster sister’s life. Since Kaeldra can communicate with dragons, she is the only one who can accomplish the task. And so she begins a journey that will entwine her fate with that of three little draclings and one would-be dragonslayer—a journey that will become a struggle for life.… More
    • Strange the Dreamer
      Taylor, Laini
      Strange the Dreamer
      Taylor, Laini
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 27, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      For fans of Neil Gaiman and Leigh Bardugo comes the New York Times bestseller about a mythic lost city and its dark past from National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor.The dream chooses the dreamer, not the other way around--and Lazlo Strange, war orphan and junior librarian, has always feared that his dream chose poorly. Since he was five years old he's been obsessed with the mythic lost city of Weep. Then a stunning opportunity presents itself, in the form of a hero called the Godslayer and a band of legendary warriors, and he has to seize his chance to lose his dream forever.What happened in Weep two hundred years ago to cut it off from the rest of the world? And who is the blue-skinned goddess who appears in Lazlo's dreams?In this sweeping and breathtaking novel by National Book Award finalist Laini Taylor, author of the New York Times bestselling Daughter of Smoke & Bone trilogy, the shadow of the past is as real as the ghosts who haunt the citadel of murdered gods. Fall into a mythical world of dread and wonder, moths and nightmares, love and carnage.The answers await in Weep.… More
    • Biology Made Simple
      Made Simple
      King, Rita Mary
      Biology Made Simple
      Made Simple
      King, Rita Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: February 10, 2010
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Study Aids, Science
      Take the frustration out of learning the science of life!Biology is the most fundamental science?yet it’s one of the most complex. Now, Biology Made Simple is here to help science and non-science majors alike understand the science of life. Covering all the major themes of biology—including the cellular basis of life, the interaction of organisms, and the evolutionary process of all beings, Biology Made Simple combines concise explanations with the in-depth coverage needed to understand every aspect of this subject. Topics covered include:unifying themes of biologychemistry for the biologistthe living cellDNAevolutiongeneticsanimal organization and homeostasisthe systems of the bodyecologyFeaturing more than sixty illustrations and at-a-glance chapter reviews, Biology Made Simple will help you master this fascinating science.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • What I Lost
      Ballard, Alexandra
      What I Lost
      Ballard, Alexandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 6, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again.She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. Maybe even more. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick? This eloquent debut novel rings with authenticity as it follows Elizabeth’s journey to taking an active role in her recovery, hoping to get back all that she lost.… More
    • Thus Spake Zarathustra
      Nietzsche, Frederich
      Thus Spake Zarathustra
      Nietzsche, Frederich
      eBook
      Publisher: Plympton Inc
      Published: December 1, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Classics
    • Winesburg, Ohio
      Anderson, Sherwood
      Winesburg, Ohio
      Anderson, Sherwood
      eBook
      Publisher: Plympton Inc
      Published: October 1, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Classics
    • Tyranny of Petticoats
      Spotswood, Jessica
      Tyranny of Petticoats
      Spotswood, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction, Short Stories, Historical Fiction
      From an impressive sisterhood of YA writers comes an edge-of-your-seat anthology of historical fiction and fantasy featuring a diverse array of daring heroines. Criss-cross America — on dogsleds and ships, stagecoaches and trains — from pirate ships off the coast of the Carolinas to the peace, love, and protests of 1960s Chicago. Join fifteen of today’s most talented writers of young adult literature on a thrill ride through history with American girls charting their own course. They are monsters and mediums, bodyguards and barkeeps, screenwriters and schoolteachers, heiresses and hobos. They're making their own way in often-hostile lands, using every weapon in their arsenals, facing down murderers and marriage proposals. And they all have a story to tell. With stories by: J. Anderson Coats Andrea Cremer Y. S. Lee Katherine Longshore Marie Lu Kekla Magoon Marissa Meyer Saundra Mitchell Beth Revis Caroline Richmond Lindsay Smith Jessica Spotswood Robin Talley Leslye Walton Elizabeth Wein… More
  • Middle Grades

    • Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Los cuatro hermanos Alden comienzan su aventura haciéndose una casa en un vagón de carga abandonado. Su objetivo es permanecer juntos y en el proceso encuentran a su abuelo. … More
    • Traitor Game
      Collins, B. R.
      Traitor Game
      Collins, B. R.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy
      Michael and his friend Francis share a secret passion for Evgard, the fantasy world they have created together. But then Michael finds a note in his locker, revealing that their secret is out. He immediately suspects Francis, and tries to get revenge by telling the school bully—known affectionately as Shitley—that Francis is gay, which guarantees Francis is in for a pounding. But did Francis really betray his friend? Or is Michael really the traitor? This gripping account of a troubled friendship unfolds both as a contemporary story and as a compelling glimpse into the world of Evgard. The Traitor Game tackles difficult issues without hesitation and will surely draw in gamer and fantasy fans as well as contemporary fiction readers. … More
    • Dragon in the Sea
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      Dragon in the Sea
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 22, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      This excellent series is solidly middle grade, accessible, and adventure-filled. In The Dragon in the Sea, Dragon Keepers Jesse and Daisy, help their dragon, Emmy, as she tries to protect an egg which holds her baby brother. Their adventures take them into the Watery Realms, a world filled with mer-people, selkies, and water zombies. Magic, mayhem, and an unusual cast of charaters make the reading fun, and the wonderful relationship between the dragon keeper cousins and their dragon add both depth and dimension.… More
    • Forest Born
      Books of Bayern
      Hale, Shannon
      Forest Born
      Books of Bayern
      Hale, Shannon
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 5, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Folklore
      Rin, Razo's little sister, is haunted by the Forest she has always loved. When Razo invites her back to the city to be one of Queen Ani's waiting women, she happily accepts...only to end up on the adventure of her lifetime, following the queen, Enna, and Dasha into the countryside in search of a fire-starting enemy that no one can see. As she learns more about the three women's magical talents, she finds her own strength comes from places both expected--trees--and unexpected--the sound of her own voice. A brilliant addition to the Books of Bayern, this book is a treat for fans of this series, and stands alone for readers who might be discovering the joys of Shannon Hale's writing for the first time.… More
    • Iris the Colorful
      Goddess Girls
      Holub, Joan, Williams, Suzanne
      Iris the Colorful
      Goddess Girls
      Holub, Joan, Williams, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 5, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore
      Iris has a rainbow of colorful experiences, from visiting the Underworld to conversing with her crush in this Goddess Girls adventure. Iris is the most colorful goddess girl at Mount Olympus Academy. In fact, her hair and delicate wings can change color according to her mood! When Principal Zeus entrusts her with the job of fetching some magic water, Iris is tickled pink—until she realizes she’ll have to get the water from the gray, gloomy River Styx in the Underworld! And when Iris figures out how to create magical rainbow slides that will allow her to travel from Mount Olympus to Earth and back in a flash, she suddenly becomes a messenger in high demand. All the while, Iris wonders whether her crush, Zephyrus, has caught wind of her infatuation, or if he’s into her BFF instead. Either way, Iris is determined she won’t go green with envy!… More
    • Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      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
    • Fearless
      Summer Camp Secrets
      Grant, Katy
      Fearless
      Summer Camp Secrets
      Grant, Katy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 4, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      In Fearless , Jordan is tired of living in her big sister’s shadow and never having anyone believe in her. So this summer, she’ll do whatever it takes to face her fears, one by one. And in the process, she just might discover what really matters most.… More
    • Year of Shadows
      Legrand, Claire
      Year of Shadows
      Legrand, Claire
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Horror
      Olivia wants a new life—and her wish might be granted by the unlikeliest allies. A heartfelt, gently Gothic novel from Claire Legrand that School Library Journal calls a “not-too-scary ghost story.” Olivia Stellatella is having a rough year. Her mother’s left, her neglectful father—the maestro of a failing orchestra—has moved her and her grandmother into the city’s dark, broken-down concert hall to save money, and her only friend is Igor, an ornery stray cat. Just when she thinks life couldn’t get any weirder, she meets four ghosts who haunt the hall. They need Olivia’s help—if the hall is torn down, they’ll be stuck as ghosts forever, never able to move on. Olivia has to do the impossible for her shadowy new friends: Save the concert hall. But helping the dead has powerful consequences for the living…and soon it’s not just the concert hall that needs saving.… More
    • Athlete Vs. Mathlete : Time-out
      Mack, W. C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      There's only one slot left at the local basketball camp, and both Russ and Owen Evans want it, but it goes to Owen. Russ's only option is the "Multi-Sport Sampler" camp, and he's anything but enthusiastic. When the twins arrive at camp, though, things take an unexpected turn. From the moment he sees the grit and natural gifts of the other guys, Owen suspects he's in over his head. Meanwhile, Russ is inspired. He studies the science of soccer, volleyball's variables, and the principles of pole vaulting, delighted to discover that it all makes perfect sense. But when he sees how bummed-out his brother has become, Russ knows it's his job to snap Owen out of it. Can he convince his ever-competitive twin to let down his guard and learn from the Hoopster hotshots? … More
    • Frequency Freak-out!
      Ignatius Macfarland
      Feig, Paul
      Frequency Freak-out!
      Ignatius Macfarland
      Feig, Paul
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 1, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      When Iggy's transporter makes a crash landing in an even weirder frequency than before, he's sure of one thing: There's no place like home. Putting up with middle-school bullies was nothing compared to battling larger-than-life-sized trees and ferocious plant creatures! Luckily, Iggy's partner-in-crime, Karen, boasts kung fu skills that are impressive even to the extraterrestrials. But when frequency feuding goes from bad to worse, the two begin to wonder if kung fu kicks and sweet talk will be enough to fuel their escape. There's only one way to find out... … More
  • Early Grades

    • Annoying Crush
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      Annoying Crush
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Testing out his father's Super Advanced Robotic Assistant, SARA, Zack is impressed by the robot's helpfulness until it develops an inconvenient crush on him. By the author of A Green Christmas! Simultaneous.… More
    • Indian School
      Whelan, Gloria
      Indian School
      Whelan, Gloria
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 6, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      When shy, ten-year-old Lucy comes to live with her aunt and uncle at their mission school, she's surprised at the number of harsh rules and restrictions imposed on the children. Why, she wonders, should the Indians have to do all the changing? And why is her aunt so strict with them? Then a girl called Raven runs away in protest, and Lucy knows she must overcome her timidity and stand up to her aunt?no matter what the consequences. Once again Gloria Whelan has taken a chapter from our past and transformed it into gripping, accessible, historically accurate fiction. … More
    • Home : The Chapter Book
      Home
      West, Tracey
      Home : The Chapter Book
      Home
      West, Tracey
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      When an alien race invades Earth, an unlikely friendship forms between Tip, a human girl, and Oh, a banished Boov in this chapter book retelling of the movie! DreamWorks’ newest hit movie, Home , comes home to theaters on March 27, 2015! When Earth is taken over by the overly confident Boov—an alien race in search of a new place to call home—all humans are promptly relocated, while all Boov get busy efficiently reorganizing the planet! But when one resourceful girl, Tip, manages to avoid capture, she finds herself the accidental accomplice of a banished Boov by the name of Oh. Equally stubborn and set in their ways, these two fugitives realize there’s a lot more at stake than intergalactic relations as they embark on the road trip of a lifetime. Good thing they have a flying car! DreamWorks Home © 2015 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C.… More
    • Judy Moody Predicts the Future
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody Predicts the Future
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: August 24, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      After Judy obtains a mood ring, she tries to convince herself and her third-grade classmates that she can predict the future.… More
    • Mind-swap Menace
      Astrosaurs
      Cole, Steve
      Mind-swap Menace
      Astrosaurs
      Cole, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy
      Smashing space stations! While on another vital mission, Captain Teggs and his crew nearly crash into an unknown spaceship. But when it spins around, the gaping hole and the mark of the meat-eaters reveal that it's a carnivore space station! What's it doing in the middle of the Vegetarian Sector? Teggs and his chief engineer, Iggy, board the space station to check it out. They soon discover that the only remaining dinosaurs in the ship are also two of the most evil criminals in the universe, and one of them is a genius. He's built a machine that can swap minds, and he's going to use it on Teggs and Iggy so he and his partner can fulfill their dreams of riches! It's up to Teggs and his crew to stop them, but how can they when no one knows who is who? … More
    • It's All Downhill from Here
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      It's All Downhill from Here
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 16, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      This is one ghost who is determined to get his way...no matter what the price. Maggie Kim’s parents have always dreamed of operating their own hotel, so when the historic Wharton Mansion goes up for sale, they see it as the perfect opportunity to open their own ski lodge. This weekend, Maggie and her family are going to check the place out and perhaps even buy it on the spot. But Maggie doesn’t want to move to a run-down old mansion all the way up on a desolate mountain—and the ghost that lives there doesn’t want her there either . . . a ghost that will stop at nothing to get his way. This haunting horror story is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Rascally Rabbits!
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline Alexander
      Rascally Rabbits!
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline Alexander
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, Nature
      These bunnies may look adorable, but there's more than meets the eye! In Rascally Rabbits!, meet some rabbits that cause nothing but trouble, a rescue pup who will eat ANYTHING, and a sneaky bear with a taste for treats. Readers won't stop laughing as they read these hilarious—and completely true!—stories. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down.… More
    • At the Sign of the Sugared Plum
      Hooper, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: July 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An historical novel set at the time of The Great Plague in London. It conveys how the atmosphere in London changes from a disbelief that the Plague is anything serious, to the full-blown horror of the death carts and being locked up - in effect to die - if your house is suspected of infection.… More
    • Chicken Squad : The First Misadventure
      The Chicken Squad
      Cronin, Doreen
      Chicken Squad : The First Misadventure
      The Chicken Squad
      Cronin, Doreen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      They’re darling. They’re daring. They know their shapes! They’re chicks on a mission—and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition. Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are not about to spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs. No sir, they’re too busy solving mysteries and fighting crime. So when Squirrel comes barreling into the chicken coop, the chicks know they’re about to get a case. But with his poor knowledge of shapes (“Big” is not a shape, Squirrel!) and utter fear of whatever it is that’s out there, the panicky Squirrel is NO HELP. Good thing these chicks are professionals. But even professionals get worried. Especially once they see that round, shiny, green, BIG thing in the yard. What if it’s a UFO full of aliens who want chickens as pets? It’s up to the Chicken Squad to crack a case that just might be out of this world.… More
    • Makeover Magic
      Sparkle Spa
      Santopolo, Jill
      Makeover Magic
      Sparkle Spa
      Santopolo, Jill
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 10, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction
      Aly and Brooke are up to their glittering fingertips in manis and pedis for the annual Fall Ball dance at Auden Elementary School, but when Princess Polish, a flashy new nail salon, opens right across the street, the sisters worry that Sparkle Spa's days might be numbered! Simultaneous.… More