• High School

    • Flight
      Alexie, Sherman
      Flight
      Alexie, Sherman
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 15, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 18, Fiction, Science Fiction
      From the National Book Award–winning author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian , the tale of a troubled boy's trip through history. Half Native American and half Irish, fifteen-year-old "Zits" has spent much of his short life alternately abused and ignored as an orphan and ward of the foster care system. Ever since his mother died, he's felt alienated from everyone, but, thanks to the alcoholic father whom he's never met, especially disconnected from other Indians. After he runs away from his latest foster home, he makes a new friend. Handsome, charismatic, and eloquent, Justice soon persuades Zits to unleash his pain and anger on the uncaring world. But picking up a gun leads Zits on an unexpected time-traveling journey through several violent moments in American history, experiencing life as an FBI agent during the civil rights movement, a mute Indian boy during the Battle of Little Bighorn, a nineteenth-century Indian... … More
    • Last of the Mohicans
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cooper, James Fenimore
      Last of the Mohicans
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cooper, James Fenimore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. And as the idyllic wilderness gives way to the forces of civilization, the novel presents a moving portrayal of a vanishing race and the end of its way of life in the great American forests.From the Paperback edition.… More
    • Imperfect Spiral
      Levy, Debbie
      Imperfect Spiral
      Levy, Debbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 26, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Danielle Snyder's summer of babysitting turns into one of overwhelming guilt and sadness when Humphrey, her five-year-old charge is killed suddenly. Danielle gets caught up in the machinery of tragedy: police investigations, neighborhood squabbling, and, when the driver of the car that struck Humphrey turns out to be an undocumented alien, a politically charged immigration debate. Wanting only to mourn the sweet little boy she grew to love, Danielle tries to avoid the world around her, until a new and unexpected friendship with Justin, a boy she meets at the park, helps her find a way to preserve Humphrey's memory, stand up for what she believes in, and find her own path to forgiveness. Readers will be swept away by this heart-wrenching, but uplifting story. … More
    • Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
      Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser – a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to others; he’s not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about life’s harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate. This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man’s destiny as he searches for love and family. … More
    • Clique
      The Clique
      Harrison, Lisi
      Clique
      The Clique
      Harrison, Lisi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Wealthy Massie is determined to exclude middle class Claire, the daughter of her father's old friend, from her seventh-grade clique at a very exclusive private school in Westchester, New York, but after Massie steals her only friend, Claire strikes back.… More
    • Wild Kid
      Mazer, Harry
      Wild Kid
      Mazer, Harry
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 14, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Adventure
      "Can I go home now?" After his bike gets stolen, twelve-year-old Sammy gets lost in the woods near his home. He stumbles upon the makeshift hideaway of the "wild kid" named Kevin, who has run away from reform school. Will this strongly independent tough let Sammy get home to his family? Can they both survive in the unforgiving wilderness?… More
    • Bullies
      Abramovich, Alex
      Bullies
      Abramovich, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      The powerful account of one writer's unlikely friendship with his childhood bully, now the president of a motorcycle club in one of America's most dangerous cities . Once upon a time, Alex Abramovich and Trevor Latham were mortal enemies: miniature outlaws in a Long Island elementary school, perpetually at each other's throats. Then they lost track of each other. Decades later, when they met again, Abramovich was a writer and Latham had become President of the East Bay Rats, a motorcycle club in Oakland. In 2010, Abramovich moved to California to immerse himself in Latham's world - one of fight clubs, booze-filled nights, and beat-downs on the city's streets. But dangerous, dysfunctional Oakland was also becoming one of America's most rapidly gentrifying cities, and the questions Abramovich had arrived with were thrown into brutal relief: How do we live with the burden of violence? How do we overcome it? Do we overcome it? As Trevor, the Rats, and the city they live in careen between crises and moments of renaissance, Abramovich explores issues of friendship, family, history, and destiny - and looks at what happens when those things fail. Bullies is at once a vivid, visceral narrative of an unusual friendship and an incisive portrait of a beautiful, terrible city. … More
    • Drain You
      Bloom, M. Beth
      Drain You
      Bloom, M. Beth
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror
      Every night I'd lie there in bed and look out at the hills behind our house, listening. I knew there'd be consequences. Actions meant reactions. Sunrises meant sunsets. My fear was too permanent, lasting longer than eyeliner, something I wore every day and didn't wash off. Quinlan Lacey's life is a red carpet of weird fashions, hip bands, random parties, and chilling by the pool with her on-and-off BFF Libby. There's also her boring job (minimum wage), a crushed-out coworker (way too interested), her summer plans (nada), and her parents (totally clueless). Then one night she meets gorgeous James, and Quinn's whole world turns crazy, Technicolor, 3-D, fireworks, whatever. But with good comes bad and unfortunately, Quinn's new romance brings with it some majorly evil baggage. Now, to make things right, she has to do a lot of things wrong (breaking and entering, kidnapping, lying, you name it). There's normal, and then there's paranormal, and neither are Quinlan's cup of Diet Coke. Staying sane, cool, in love, and alive isn't so easy breezy. … More
    • Headlock
      Sweeney, Joyce
      Headlock
      Sweeney, Joyce
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 15-19, Fiction
      High school senior Kyle is determined to become a professional wrestler but his dream is threatened by a loved one's illness and the dramatic reappearance of a long-absent relative.… More
    • Revenge
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      Revenge
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      His enemy will always find him—even inside his head Each day, the programming grows stronger and Jimmy Coates is one step closer to becoming a killer. He has run out of places to hide from NJ7, the British intelligence agency that engineered him to be an assassin.Jimmy and his friends escape to Chinatown in New York City. But after arriving, Jimmy begins experiencing something new—headaches accompanied by flashing images. Could he be seeing visions of the future? Meanwhile, his safehouse has been attacked, but not by NJ7. Why haven’t they been looking for him? Jimmy must piece together the puzzle before his visions become reality—and the United States is under siege.… More
  • Middle Grades

    • Six
      Vaughan, M. M.
      Six
      Vaughan, M. M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 12, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure
      When 12-year-old Parker's father, who is on the cusp of a technological breakthrough, is kidnapped, Parker is determined to find him, but his search soon uncovers a sinister project that threatens far more than Parker's family. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Pup Who Cried Wolf
      Animal Tales
      Kurtz, Chris
      Pup Who Cried Wolf
      Animal Tales
      Kurtz, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      Lobo is a tiny Chihuahua with a big dream--to join a wolf pack. When Lobo's owner takes her pets on vacation to Yellowstone National Park, Lobo thinks he'll finally have the opportunity to find his wolf-brothers. But he doesn't count on a strict park rule that will keep him on a leash! With the help of his endearingly quirky family--a smart Spanish-speaking parrot named Glory and a wisecracking white rat named Heckles--Lobo finally slips his leash and gets a chance to run with the wolves. But is the wild really where a feisty little five-pound pup belongs? … More
    • Ghost Horses : A Mystery in Zion National Park
      Mysteries in Our National Park
      Ferguson, Alane, Skurzynski, Gloria
      Ghost Horses : A Mystery in Zion National Park
      Mysteries in Our National Park
      Ferguson, Alane, Skurzynski, Gloria
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: May 25, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Life-threatening accidents keep plaguing the Landon family as they investigate the mysterious deaths of white mustangs at Zion National Park in Utah. Even before they get to the park, Jack Landon knows that Ethan Ingawanup spells trouble. Things start to go awry after Ethan and his sister?two Shoshone kids?are placed in the Landons' care. The questions begin to mount after Ethan teaches Jack and Ashley the ancient Ghost Dance: Are all the hair-raising events just coincidental? Or is there some strange magic in the dance ritual? The answers await in the raging waters of a slick-rock canyon called The Narrows. The afterword by Lyman Hafen of the Zion Natural History Association discusses white mustangs and public lands in Utah. From the Trade Paperback edition. … More
    • Three Dog Winter
      Steenwyk, Elizabeth Van
      Three Dog Winter
      Steenwyk, Elizabeth Van
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Sled-dog racing means everything to Scott McClure. It also helps keep his father's memory alive. Scott plans to form a new team of three sled dogs so that he can continue racing and become a champion like his dad. But life changes quickly when his mother remarries and they move from California to Montana. From the start, Scott has problems with his stepfather and his stepbrother, Brad. Scott won't let anything interfere with his dreams as he trains and races Kaylah, his Malamute, and the other dogs on the team. But Scott doesn't know the obstacles he must face.… More
    • Mango-shaped Space
      Mass, Wendy
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 16, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Thirteen-year-old Mia Winchell has a secret: sounds, numbers, and words appear to her in color. Mia has synesthesia, the mingling of perceptions whereby a person sees sounds or tastes shapes. This coming-of-age novel chronicles Mia's developing appreciation for her gift.… More
    • Natural Selection
      Lo, Malinda
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 3, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
      I was born on Earth, not Kurra. I'm not human,even though I try to be. My people, the Imria, think I'm a little unusual because of that. They call me an Earthsider: as if I've crossed a line, chosen a side. Gone native. Before she met her girlfriend Reese, before she knew the role she would play in the fate of two worlds, Amber was a fifteen-year-old Imrian torn between two identities. Imrian by blood, Amber was forced to hide her true self to pass as human during the time she spent on earth. And even when she returns to Kurra, her human experiences, including first love and heartache, still separate her from her fellow Imrians. But when Amber undergoes kibila , a traditional Imrian coming-of-age ceremony during which Amber will choose her name and identity for the next fifteen years, she will be forced to either accept her role in both worlds or forge her own path. Malinda Lo's digital exclusive novella companion to Adaptation and Inheritance takes readers on a journey through Amber's past, giving fans a glimpse into her life on Kurra and a deeper understanding of one of Adaptation 's most compelling characters. … More
    • Imperfect Spiral
      Levy, Debbie
      Imperfect Spiral
      Levy, Debbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 26, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Danielle Snyder's summer of babysitting turns into one of overwhelming guilt and sadness when Humphrey, her five-year-old charge is killed suddenly. Danielle gets caught up in the machinery of tragedy: police investigations, neighborhood squabbling, and, when the driver of the car that struck Humphrey turns out to be an undocumented alien, a politically charged immigration debate. Wanting only to mourn the sweet little boy she grew to love, Danielle tries to avoid the world around her, until a new and unexpected friendship with Justin, a boy she meets at the park, helps her find a way to preserve Humphrey's memory, stand up for what she believes in, and find her own path to forgiveness. Readers will be swept away by this heart-wrenching, but uplifting story. … More
    • Clique
      The Clique
      Harrison, Lisi
      Clique
      The Clique
      Harrison, Lisi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Wealthy Massie is determined to exclude middle class Claire, the daughter of her father's old friend, from her seventh-grade clique at a very exclusive private school in Westchester, New York, but after Massie steals her only friend, Claire strikes back.… More
    • Drain You
      Bloom, M. Beth
      Drain You
      Bloom, M. Beth
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror
      Every night I'd lie there in bed and look out at the hills behind our house, listening. I knew there'd be consequences. Actions meant reactions. Sunrises meant sunsets. My fear was too permanent, lasting longer than eyeliner, something I wore every day and didn't wash off. Quinlan Lacey's life is a red carpet of weird fashions, hip bands, random parties, and chilling by the pool with her on-and-off BFF Libby. There's also her boring job (minimum wage), a crushed-out coworker (way too interested), her summer plans (nada), and her parents (totally clueless). Then one night she meets gorgeous James, and Quinn's whole world turns crazy, Technicolor, 3-D, fireworks, whatever. But with good comes bad and unfortunately, Quinn's new romance brings with it some majorly evil baggage. Now, to make things right, she has to do a lot of things wrong (breaking and entering, kidnapping, lying, you name it). There's normal, and then there's paranormal, and neither are Quinlan's cup of Diet Coke. Staying sane, cool, in love, and alive isn't so easy breezy. … More
    • Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
      Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser – a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to others; he’s not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about life’s harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate. This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man’s destiny as he searches for love and family. … More
  • Early Grades

    • Flip Flop
      Step into Reading
      Rau, Dana Meachen
      Flip Flop
      Step into Reading
      Rau, Dana Meachen
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 24, 2011
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Fiction, Romance, Poetry, Literary Fiction
      Two best friends ponder over and partake in summer's seemingly endless possibilities. There's fun to be had at the sunny shore, fireworks to watch, and amusement parks to visit. This Step 1 story has big type and easy words, rhyme and rhythm, and picture clues.… More
    • Owly & Wormy, Bright Lights and Starry Nights
      Runton, Andy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 0-4, Fiction
      Out on a stargazing venture in this wordless picture book, Owly and Wormy discover that it’s fine to be frightened—but it’s better to be brave. Owly and Wormy want to see the stars! So they gather their telescope and their lantern and head out into the dark night, all the way to the edge of their branch. Try as they might, though, they can only see leaves…and branches…and more leaves. But these two friends are not about to let a little obstacle like foliage stop them. Armed with camping gear, galoshes—and their wits, of course!—Owly and Wormy set out once again. And this time there are even bigger challenges to face. What’s that screee sound? What’s that click click clicking noise? And what has happened to their telescope?! Owly and Wormy find plenty to be frightened of, but with a little bravery, they also find there are nearly as many helpful new friends on the horizon as there are stars in the sky. This wordless picture book conveys a nuanced narrative with charming illustrations that will appeal to even the earliest readers.… More
    • Return to Earth!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      Return to Earth!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 24, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Zack is a planet-hopping pro—but a return to Earth results in some unexpected puppy trouble in the tenth Galaxy Zack chapter book adventure. Zack is headed back to Earth for the first time since moving to Nebulon. He can’t wait to see his best friend Bert and show his new friend, the former bully Seth Stevens, all around his old stomping grounds! Luna’s excited too. A little too excited. When the pooch escapes and goes missing, sightseeing plans take an unexpected turn. Will Zack find Luna before he has to head home to Nebulon? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Return to Augie Hobble
      Smith, Lane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Horror
      Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale—or at least Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his father. Yet his life is turning into a nightmare: he's failed creative arts and has to take summer school, the girl he has a crush on won't acknowledge him, and Hogg Wills and the school bullies won't leave him alone. Worse, a succession of mysterious, possibly paranormal, events have him convinced that he's turning into a werewolf. At least Augie has his notebook and his best friend Britt to confide in—until the unthinkable happens and Augie's life is turned upside down, and those mysterious, possibly paranormal, events take on a different meaning. … More
    • Liz Learns a Lesson
      The Critter Club
      Barkley, Callie
      Liz Learns a Lesson
      The Critter Club
      Barkley, Callie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction
      Liz is excited for a fun summer with The Critter Club, but will summer school ruin her plans? It’s almost time for summer vacation, and Liz is looking forward to sleeping in, taking an art class, and spending plenty of time with her friends at The Critter Club! Between fun summer plans and busy petsitting schedules, the girls are going to have their hands full. But on the last day of school, Liz gets the unexpected news that her math grades aren’t where they need to be. Though she’s not thrilled to be stuck in summer school, Liz works hard—and learns a lesson even more important than fractions. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Critter Club chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • El Pez Pucheros
      A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
      Diesen, Deborah
      El Pez Pucheros
      A Pout-Pout Fish Adventure
      Diesen, Deborah
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction
      Spanish-language edition of the New York Times-bestselling The Pout-Pout Fish.… More
    • Two to Kung Fu
      Kung Fu Panda
      West, Tracey
      Two to Kung Fu
      Kung Fu Panda
      West, Tracey
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Join Po for two bodacious adventures in one illustrated chapter book! This chapter book based on two episodes of the popular and Emmy Award–winning television show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness includes black-and-white illustrations throughout—and plenty of action! In Chain Reaction , Po and Tigress are chained together by bandits, who then escape with a rare treasure! What happens when two very different warriors have no other choice but to work together? In Hometown Hero , Po follows Mantis back to his village, where everyone thinks Mantis is the Dragon Warrior! Po agrees to keep up the act, but Mantis may learn there’s more to being the Dragon Warrior than meets the eye… © 2014 Viacom International Inc. NICKELODEON and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Kung Fu Panda” © 2008 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • There's Something Out There
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      There's Something Out There
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 27, 2011
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      An overnight campout sets the stage for a monstrous scare! Jenna Walker has always been fascinated by the legend of the Marked Monster, the scarred half-bird, half-beast creature that is said to roam the forests around her hometown. Is the Marked Monster real or is it just the stuff of myth? Jenna decides to find out once and for all with a campout at her house where she and her friends can search for the legendary beast. But as Jenna starts to learn more about the Marked Monster, she realizes that this legend might be more than just myth, and more sinister than she ever could have imagined. Will Jenna meet the Marked Monster face to face and will she be marked for life?… More
    • New Friend
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      New Friend
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 20, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      In this first of a charming series about a little mouse and her forest friends, Sophie Mouse must convince her classmates—and herself—that a new student is nothing to fear. Even if he is a snake! Readers will delight in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse! In the first book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, springtime has arrived at Silverlake Forest! The animals are coming out of their homes, buds are blooming on the trees, and the air smells of honeysuckles and tree bark. Sophie Mouse can’t wait to go back to school after the long winter break. Even better, there’s a new student in class—Sophie loves meeting new animals! But the class gasps when Owen enters: he’s a snake! No one is brave enough to sit near him, or play with Owen at recess, or even talk to him. Can Sophie help her friends understand that Owen’s not scary after all? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Phantom of Nantucket
      Nancy Drew Diaries
      Keene, Carolyn
      Phantom of Nantucket
      Nancy Drew Diaries
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 23, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery
      A dream trip to Nantucket turns into a nightmare in this seventh book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to a classic series. Nancy, Bess, and George can't wait to start their trip to Nantucket. The three girls are there to visit Bess’s family friend Jenna and go to the opening of an exhibit at the local whaling museum. Jenna’s been working on the exhibit for months, but when the girls get to the museum, a threatening banner has replaced the welcome sign. Nancy’s got plenty of potential suspects, but she’s worried she won’t be able to solve the case in time to save the opening. And as the threats increase in severity, she becomes more concerned about Jenna’s safety than the ruined exhibit. Can Nancy find the culprit in time?… More