• Español

    • Me Llamo Maria Isabel / My Name Is Maria Isabel
      Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Para María Isabel Salazar López lo más difícil de ser la alumna recién llegada a una nueva escuela es que la maestra no la llama por su nombre. —Ya tenemos dos Marías en esta clase—le dice la maestra. —¿Por qué no te llamamos Mary? Pero a María Isabel la llamaron así en recuerdo de la madre de su padre y de Chabela, su querida abuelita puertorriqueña. ¿Podrá hacerle comprender a la maestra que perder su nombre es perder la parte más importante de sí misma?… More
    • Con Carino, Amalia / Love, Amalia
      Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
      Con Carino, Amalia / Love, Amalia
      Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      A young girl’s discovery of her cultural heritage helps her lovingly cope with loss in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta. Amalia’s best friend Martha is moving away, and Amalia is feeling sad and angry. And yet, even when life seems unfair, the loving, wise words of Amalia’s abuelita have a way of making everything a little bit brighter. Amalia finds great comfort in times shared with her grandmother: cooking, listening to stories and music, learning, and looking through her treasured box of family cards. But when another loss racks Amalia’s life, nothing makes sense anymore. In her sorrow, will Amalia realize just how special she is, even when the ones she loves are no longer near? From leading voices in Hispanic literature, this thoughtful and touching depiction of one girl’s transition through loss and love is available in both English and Spanish.… More
    • Bravo!
      Engle, Margarita
      Bravo!
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
    • El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      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, Adventure
      La vieja casa fantasmagórica en la isla de las sorpresas intriga a Benny y, con la ayuda de sus hermanos, el pequeño resuelve un gran misterio. … More
    • El rancho del misterio
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El rancho del misterio
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      La excéntrica tía Jane ya está muy mayor para cuidar sola el rancho. Los hermanos Alden traman un plan para ayudarla y reunir a la tía Jane y al abuelo Alden.  Desde su debut hace más de medio siglo, Los chicos del vagón de carga (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) ha sido una de las series infantiles más populares y apreciadas de todos los tiempos. … More
    • 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
    • El misterio de Mike
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El misterio de Mike
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Benny y su amigo Mike se meten en problemas cuando por curiosidad se ponen a investigar una mina de uranio.  Desde su debut hace más de medio siglo, Los chicos del vagón de carga (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) ha sido una de las series infantiles más populares y apreciadas de todos los tiempos. … 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
  • New Arrivals

    • Empire of Bones
      Ashtown Burials
      Wilson, N. D.
      Empire of Bones
      Ashtown Burials
      Wilson, N. D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: October 22, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      "Hunted and on the run, Cyrus and Antigone Smith race to find the inheritance left to them by their benefactor, Billy Bones, before rampaging transmortals can descend on Ashtown and free their buried brothers"--… More
    • Super Burp! #1
      George Brown, Class Clown
      Krulik, Nancy E.
      Super Burp! #1
      George Brown, Class Clown
      Krulik, Nancy E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: July 8, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      The first day at a new school is always the hardest, right? No, not always as George finds out the hard way. On the second day at…Sugarman Elementary School, he is suddenly seized by uncontrollable burps, burps so loud they practically break the sound barrier, burps that make him do wild and crazy stuff and land him in trouble with a capital T. One thing is for sure: these are not normal burps, they are magic burps—and they must be stopped! But how?From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      Leaving his unhappy marriage in England to work as a journalist in Russia, Arthur Ransome finds himself at the center of the revolution and becomes dangerously entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary while reporting back to the British on Bolshevik activities. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dragon in the Library
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      Dragon in the Library
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 25, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Dragon keepers Jesse and Daisy need help! Emmy, their rapidly growing dragon, has become a real grouch, saying she's missing "something," and the cousins don't have a clue what that something is. Jesse and Daisy go online to ask Professor Andersson, their favorite dragon expert, for help and end up seeing him being kidnapped!The kidnapper is none other than Sadie Huffington, the girlfriend of their enemy, St. George the Dragon Slayer. She has hatched a wicked scheme to use the professor to both find St. George and capture Emmy. Now the dragon keepers and their dragon must storm Sadie's castle and rescue the professor from the witch and her pack of vicious dog-men!In this third fantasy book in the Dragon Keepers series, Kate Klimo introduces readers to a magical library filled with shelf elves and reveals the secrets of the gigantic red book that Jesse and Daisy discovered in The Dragon in the Sock Drawer. She keeps the action and adventure flying while bringing both heart and imagination to this tale of two kids and a dragon, growing up together.The Dragon Keepers series is perfect for kids who crave books about dragons and magic but are caught betwixt and between—too old for Magic Tree House and not yet ready for Eragon and the Inheritance cycle.Visit www.foundadragon.org.From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Falling for the Girl Next Door
      Creative Hearts
      Childs, Tera Lynn
      Falling for the Girl Next Door
      Creative Hearts
      Childs, Tera Lynn
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 14, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Sloane Whitaker never expected to like living in Texas, but after a few months in the Lone Star State, she has to admit she likes the food, the school, and the boy next door. What she doesn’t like is the fact that half her family is still back in New York. Convincing her dad to relocate to Texas requires making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. The perfect dinner, the perfect daughter...with the perfect boyfriend. But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru Dorsey is suddenly not-so-available, Sloane has to find another dad-impressing guy to show off at dinner. Tru himself suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend, but the reality of another guy with Sloane on his arm might be more than Tru can manage. Add in a mysterious blackmailer and a divided family, and Sloane and Tru’s relationship might not be able to handle the heat. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy next door, the good girl who snags his heart, and one epically disastrous ruse-gone-wrong. Join the fun at your own risk.The Sloane and Tru duology is best enjoyed in order.Series Order: #1: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru#2: Falling for the Girl Next DoorThe Sloane and Tru duology is part of the larger, multi-authored Creative HeArts Series, which can be read out of order. If you loved Sloane and Tru's stories, you'll love the complete series set at Austin NextGen Academy, including:#1 - Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru#2 - How Willa Got Her Groove Back#3 - Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance#4 - The Secret Life of a Dream Girl#5 - Falling for the Girl Next Door#6 - Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas… More
    • Quicksand Question
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      Quicksand Question
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 8, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   Q is for Quicksand . . . Quack, quack—ducks crossing! Green Lawn is raising funds for a special bridge to keep ducks safe when they cross River Road. But then the money is stolen! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are on a quest to get it back. Not even quicksand can stop them. . . .From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Dogs of Athens
      Blake, Kendare
      Dogs of Athens
      Blake, Kendare
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 9, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Horror
      "The Dogs of Athens" by Kendare Blake is a dark story set before the events of the Goddess Wars series for young adults during the twilight of the gods. Greek goddess Artemis and her immortal companions have returned to modern-day Athens where a chance reunion with Actaeon, the mortal hero who fell prey to Artemis' fatal wrath thousands of years ago, turns violent once again.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Thea Stilton 8 : The Thea Sisters and the Secret Treasure Hunt
      Thea Stilton
      Stilton, Thea
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 10, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Thea Stilton sends Colette, Paulina, Violet, Pamela, and Nicky on a school project exploring in and around Whale Island in search of treasure. When a bad storm interrupts their scavenger hunt, separated, the Thea Sisters must rely on their individual knowledge and skills to make it through the storm and realize the true treasure is being themselves!… More
    • Max
      Cohen-Scali, Sarah
      Max
      Cohen-Scali, Sarah
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 7, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Raised and taught to be a strict, perfect Aryan child under the ideologies of the Nazi Party, Max, a boy who was taken from his mother at birth, begins questioning these educational precepts in the wake of a loveless life and his friendship with a young Jewish boy, in a U.S. release of an award-winning novel from France. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Bad Romance
      Demetrios, Heather
      Bad Romance
      Demetrios, Heather
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape. Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Action & Adventure

    • Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure, Literary Fiction, Fantasy
      Pandora and her friends are off to Persia to track down the fifth evil, Rage. Though they have camels to help them travel across the desert, mysterious sandstorms and frightening strangers keep them from moving quickly. And they are down one team member with Alcie stuck in the underworld (but not for long). The underworld's coolest teenager, Persephone returns Alcie to her friends. With their team back in full force, Pandy & Co begin asking everyone they meet about the evil. And a boy named Douban thinks he knows where Rage is hiding. He tells the tale of an evil genie who has cursed his family. Now the genie is trapped in a lamp and there's a good chance the evil is trapped in there with him. … More
    • Lights! Camera! Hammerhead!
      Shark School
      Ocean, Davy
      Lights! Camera! Hammerhead!
      Shark School
      Ocean, Davy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 20, 2014
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Adventure
      Harry has hopes of hammerhead stardom in this second book of a fin-tastic chapter book series. When humans show up at Shark Point to film an underwater documentary, Harry Hammer is thrilled. He’s sure he’s meant for the spotlight, but will he end up with the starring role of his dreams, or stay in deep-sea oblivion?… More
    • Killer Lunch Lady
      Al's World
      Leonard, Elise
      Killer Lunch Lady
      Al's World
      Leonard, Elise
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      AL'S WORLD DON'T EAT THE PUDDING! Something about the lunch lady at Al's school stinks, and it isn't just her cooking. She wants Al and Keith to keep an eye on their friend Beth. But every time Al reports Beth's whereabouts to the lunch lady, strange men show up with guns. What's Beth hiding? Why would anyone want to kill her? And what the heck does the lunch lady have to do with it?… More
    • Night School
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Night School
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Horror
      In the night class, attendance can be fatal In a California high school, a signup sheet mysteriously appears on the bulletin board: NIGHT CLASS. No course description, no details, no clues. Four kids, each with their own individual problems and desires, write their names on the sheet. Andrew, the handsome, seemingly perfect jock, signs up first, hoping that the mysterious course will finally propel him into the life of fame he craves. Mariah’s intense crush on Andrew inspires her to follow suit, for a chance that her romantic fantasy will come true. Autumn, beautiful and popular but deeply dissatisfied, adds her name to the class list in an effort to escape the claustrophobic clutches of the cool clique at school. Ned, brainy, awkward, and insecure, signs up with a desperate dream of becoming popular. These students will discover whether the night class is a place where dreams come true—or where nightmares are made real.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. … More
    • X Marks the Spot
      Cracked Classics
      Abbott, Tony
      X Marks the Spot
      Cracked Classics
      Abbott, Tony
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      When Devin and Frankie get stuck in a swashbuckling novel, can they defeat the evil pirates and find the treasure before they're stuck on an island forever? Once again, best friends Devin and Frankie have neglected to do their English assignment. This week, the class is reading Treasure Island , and the two friends promise their teacher that they'll be ready to give their book reports the next day. Of course, this can only mean one thing: it's time for a trip to the library, where the magic security gates have the power to catapult Devin and Frankie into the pages of a book! When they land inside Treasure Island , the two friends are in for a surprise. It turns out a pirate has died and left them with his map to hidden treasure! Alongside memorable characters like Long John Silver and the brave young Jim Hawkins, Devin and Frankie are on a mission to locate the mysterious lost treasure of the dreaded pirate, Captain Flint. But Frankie and Devin's... … More
    • Tanglewreck
      Winterson, Jeanette
      Tanglewreck
      Winterson, Jeanette
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: July 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
      But Time is big business, and whoever gets control of Time controls life as we know it! In a house called Tanglewreck lives a girl called Silver and her guardian Mrs Rokabye. Unbeknown to Silver there is a family treasure in the form of a seventeenth-century watch called the Timekeeper, and this treasure holds the key to the mysterious and frightening changes in time. When Silver goes on the run to try and protect herself and the Timekeeper, a remarkable and compelling adventure unfolds, full of brilliance and wit, as is befitting an author with the imagination and style of Jeanette Winterson. … More
    • Humming of Numbers
      Sensel, Joni
      Humming of Numbers
      Sensel, Joni
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 27, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Aidan is poised to take his monastic vows—until a girl enters the abbey, one who hums of the number eleven. Aidan has the ability to hear the humming of numbers, a buzzing energy given off by living things. He is captivated and tormented by the mysterious girl, Lana, who has some unusual abilities of her own. How can he become a monk when his mind is filled with impure thoughts? Before he can begin to sort his feelings out, the Vikings raid. Only Aidan and Lana can save the village from certain, violent death—and only if they learn to trust in their mysterious talents. Joni Sensel’s richly imagined new novel is a compelling blend of fantasy and adventure. The Humming of Numbers is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. … More
    • Hellraisers
      The Devil's Engine
      Smith, Alexander Gordon
      Hellraisers
      The Devil's Engine
      Smith, Alexander Gordon
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: December 1, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure
      When a sixteen-year-old troublemaker named Marlow Green is trapped in a surreal firefight against nightmarish creatures in the middle of his New York City neighborhood, he unwittingly finds himself amid a squad of secret soldiers dedicated to battling the legions of the devil himself. Powering this army of young misfits is an ancient machine from the darkest parts of history. Known as the devil's engine, it can make any wish come true-as long as you are willing to put your life on the line. Promised powers beyond belief, and facing monstrous apparitions straight out of the netherworld, Marlow must decide if he's going to submit to a demonic deal with the infernal machine that will enable him to join the crusade-if it doesn't kill him first. From the author of the Escape from Furnace series, here is the opening salvo in an explosive new horror trilogy about an ordinary American kid caught up in an invisible war against the very worst enemy imaginable. … More
    • Flash Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Flash Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
      Will the California wildfires bring Danna the summer excitement she craves? In the Southern California suburb of Pinch Canyon, among the swimming pools and tennis courts, fifteen-year-old Danna Press finds her summer life so dull she longs for some cinematic excitement. A kidnapping? An earthquake? A presidential assassination attempt? Even the scary wildfires she watches on TV, raging in nearby Los Angeles, seem like they would liven things up. Though the wildfires are miles away with little to no chance of coming near her home, Danna has a contingency evacuation plan in place—her kittens and the neighbor's horses first, her brother Hall, second. Her parents are safely at work. But in an instant the fire expands and threatens everything Danna and the other Pinch Canyon residents hold dear. In an action-packed hour and a half, minute by minute, the wildfires will alter the lives of everyone who lives and works in Pinch Canyon—including seventeen-year-old Elony, a recent immigrant, and her young charge, Geoffrey; handsome teenager Beau Severyn and his awkward little sister, Elisabeth; and the firefighters themselves. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • 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
  • Biographies

    • Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      Presents the life, soccer career, and accomplishments of one of the top female soccer players in the U.S.… More
    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
      Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • Somewhere There Is Still a Sun : A Memoir of the Holocaust
      Hasak-Lowy, Todd, Gruenbaum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Military History, Biography & Memoir, Judaism
      Resilience shines throughout a boy’s firsthand, present-tense account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, an ideal companion to the bestselling Boy on the Wooden Box . Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.” Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael’s story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.… More
    • Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
    • Betsy Ross
      History's All-stars
      Weil, Ann
      Betsy Ross
      History's All-stars
      Weil, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 12, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she’s an all-star in American history! Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington in Philadelphia in 1776. But what was she like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about the childhood of Betsy Ross—from her birth on January 1, 1752, as the eighth of seventeen children, to her Quaker upbringing, to her growing love for sewing and apprenticeship to an upholsterer. Discover how and why Betsy began making flags—and some surprising info about her legendary contribution to America.… More
    • Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood
      Barakat, Ibtisam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 20, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Asian History
      Set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this poignant glimpse into a little-known culture traces the author's life, from her tragic childhood as a Palestinian refugee to her joyous discovery of the Arabic alphabet, which led to her passion for language and writing. 15,000 first printing.… More
    • Anne Frank in the Secret Annex
      House, Anne Frank
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Military History
      This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… More
    • George Washington : Our First Leader
      History's All-stars
      Stevenson, Augusta
      George Washington : Our First Leader
      History's All-stars
      Stevenson, Augusta
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 12, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Get to know George Washington as a kid and discover what made him the ultimate all-star in American history. George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. But what was he like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about George Washington’s childhood, from his birth in Virginia on February 22, 1732, to his boyhood on a farm near Fredricksburg and later at Mount Vernon, to his relationship with his older brother, who was like a father to him. Find out what George did for fun—and what prepared him to eventually lead a new nation.… More
  • Comics

    • Hotel Transylvania 2 : My Little Monster-sitter
      Hotel Translyvania
      Petrucha, Stefan
      Hotel Transylvania 2 : My Little Monster-sitter
      Hotel Translyvania
      Petrucha, Stefan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 24, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Based on the all-new television series focusing on the earlier teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends, Hank N. Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on “Official Vampire Business,” Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but—enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and authoritarian sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.… More
    • Bad Guy Is a Two-word Word
      Recess Warriors
      Emerson, Marcus
      Bad Guy Is a Two-word Word
      Recess Warriors
      Emerson, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      With high energy, action-packed four-color art and a hilarious, page-turning story, the graphic novel Recess Warriors 2: Bad Guy Is a Two-Word Word is another surefire win from Marcus Emerson, the creator of the hit series Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja!Recess is ready to rumble—AGAIN.A super villain is unleashing hordes of vampires, werewolves, and more to take over recess once and for all. Meanwhile, rifts have developed among our heroes: Yoshi is now leader of the pirates, Scrap has a new sidekick, and Clinton is haunted by a traumatic event from the past—and it involves an evil dentist! Will they unite to defeat the mysterious super villain? Can they harness the power of "the jinx" and use it to overcome their enemies? Who is the mysterious Simon? And why does everyone do what he says?… More
    • Recess Warriors
      Recess Warriors
      Emerson, Marcus
      Recess Warriors
      Recess Warriors
      Emerson, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 11, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      Recess is ready to rumble in this exciting graphic novel, where heroes and villains face off in epic battles on the playground!… More
    • Scarlett Hart : Monster Hunter
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 3, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps—even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case.With her parent’s archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it’s getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city . . . whatever the danger!In his first adventure for middle-grade readers, acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick teams up with Thomas Taylor (illustrator of the original edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world’s toughest monster hunter—Scarlett Hart!… More
    • Hot Garbage
      Teen Titans Go!
      Belle, Magnolia
      Hot Garbage
      Teen Titans Go!
      Belle, Magnolia
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      When the Teen Titans try to get Beast Boy to clean his dirty room, they discover that there is more to garbage than just trash. Yuck! TM & © DC Comics. (s16)… More
    • Chloe 2 : Bells and Whistles
      Chloe
      Tessier, Greg
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 27, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The adventures of Little Missy Chloe continue! Whether it’s starting up her own blog, or being whisked away for a family ski vacation, Chloe is always finding new friends and worrying about how to hold on to old ones. Will Alex stay true even when he’s at another school?For fans of Archie and The Babysitters Club, Chloe continues to delight readers with realistic tween struggles and gentle humor. Translated from the original French graphic novels, Chloe proves that the life and problems tweens face are universal.… More
    • Melowy 1 : The Test of Magic
      Melowy
      Powell, Cortney Faye
      Melowy 1 : The Test of Magic
      Melowy
      Powell, Cortney Faye
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 29, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      When flying unicorns called Melowies turn fourteen they go to school at Destino, a legendary castle hidden somewhere in the clouds. Here they develop their special power, which lies dormant in them until they finish school and discover their place in the world. What lies ahead for the impressive group of Electra, Selene, Kora, Maia, and Clio, each destined for their own paths? Dreams, adventure, and friendship around every corner!… More
    • Captain America
      Marvel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      A deluxe junior novel based on the new movie, Captain America: Civil War!© 2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Big Bad Fox
      Renner, Benjamin
      Big Bad Fox
      Renner, Benjamin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 20, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Fox? No one, it seems.The fox dreams of being the terror of the barnyard. But no one is intimidated by him, least of all the hens—when he picks a fight with one, he always ends up on the losing end. Even the wolf, the most fearsome beast of the forest, can’t teach him how to be a proper predator. It looks like the fox will have to spend the rest of his life eating turnips.But then the wolf comes up with the perfect scheme. If the fox steals some eggs, he could hatch the chicks himself and raise them to be a plump, juicy chicken dinner. Unfortunately, this plan falls apart when three adorable chicks hatch and call the fox Mommy.Beautifully rendered in watercolor by Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox is a hilarious and surprisingly tender parable about parenthood that's sure to be a hit with new parents (and their kids too).… 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
  • Fantasy

    • No Other Story
      A Whole Nother Story
      Soup, Cuthbert, Dr.
      No Other Story
      A Whole Nother Story
      Soup, Cuthbert, Dr.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy
      When Mr. Cheeseman and his three "smart, polite, and relatively odor-free" children journey to the not-so-distant past, they meet something utterly surprising--the alternate versions of themselves, in the final book of the series that includes A Whole Nother Story and Another Whole Nother Story.… More
    • Read It and Weep!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Read It and Weep!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 16, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      Can an object really be cursed to give someone bad luck? There’s only one way to find out… When a tattered, old tarot card falls out of Charlotte Torres’s library book, she doesn’t think much of it. It doesn’t even bother her that there’s a message written on the back: “Pass this card along or you’ll be sorry!” But when horrible things start happening—things that seem like bad luck, but frighten Charlotte the most—she begins to believe in the power of the card and its message. She wants to get rid of it, but she doesn’t want to pass it along and doom someone else to its curse. Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? This mystical tale of misfortune is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 20, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      When the celebrated author of fright, M. T. Graves, comes to stay at the Monroe house as part of Pete's prize for winning a school contest, Chester the cat is fearful of the writer's pet crow whom appears to have its beady-eyes constantly focused on his dear friend, Bunnicula. Reprint.… More
    • Touch Menacing
      Touch Mortal Trilogy
      Clifford, Leah
      Touch Menacing
      Touch Mortal Trilogy
      Clifford, Leah
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Eden is dying. For real, this time. She is crumbling to ash, and an unnatural plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil. Friends become enemies. And enemies are everywhere. But don't underestimate Eden. She'll fight for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever touched. She'll fight for revenge. For redemption. For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again. Everything began with forbidden love. What will be sacrificed at the bitter end? The dramatic conclusion to Leah Clifford's dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love … More
    • Celestial Globe
      The Kronos Chronicles
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Celestial Globe
      The Kronos Chronicles
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 13, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Thirteen-year-old Petra, her tin spider Astrophil, and their Roma friends Neel and Tomik are surprised by revelations about Dee, Kit, and Petra's father as they face Prince Rodolfo of Bohemia, who will do anything to possess a powerful object, the Celestial Globe.… More
    • Fairy Lies
      Baker, E. D.
      Fairy Lies
      Baker, E. D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 14, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy
      In this funny and romantic sequel to WINGS, the half-human half-fairy princess Tamisin is kidnapped by Oberon, the king of the fairies. Forced to leave her boyfriend, Jak, behind in the human world, Tamisin feels completely lost. In the land of the fey, Oberon tells her that her mother, Titania had been lying when she'd said Tamisin was half fairy, half human. Who is telling the truth? And how can she get home again? Oberon doesn't have much time to explain. And Dasras, the odd blue boy who's meant to look after her, doesn't have the answers either. Tamisin must rely on her own sense of right and wrong, of truth and lies, and most importantly, of friendship and love, to sort out who she really is. … More
    • Vodnik
      Moore, Bryce
      Vodnik
      Moore, Bryce
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: March 20, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy
      When Tomas moves with his family to Slovakia, the Slovakian creatures from his youth come to life.… More
    • Dragon in the Library
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      Dragon in the Library
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 25, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Dragon keepers Jesse and Daisy need help! Emmy, their rapidly growing dragon, has become a real grouch, saying she's missing "something," and the cousins don't have a clue what that something is. Jesse and Daisy go online to ask Professor Andersson, their favorite dragon expert, for help and end up seeing him being kidnapped!The kidnapper is none other than Sadie Huffington, the girlfriend of their enemy, St. George the Dragon Slayer. She has hatched a wicked scheme to use the professor to both find St. George and capture Emmy. Now the dragon keepers and their dragon must storm Sadie's castle and rescue the professor from the witch and her pack of vicious dog-men!In this third fantasy book in the Dragon Keepers series, Kate Klimo introduces readers to a magical library filled with shelf elves and reveals the secrets of the gigantic red book that Jesse and Daisy discovered in The Dragon in the Sock Drawer. She keeps the action and adventure flying while bringing both heart and imagination to this tale of two kids and a dragon, growing up together.The Dragon Keepers series is perfect for kids who crave books about dragons and magic but are caught betwixt and between—too old for Magic Tree House and not yet ready for Eragon and the Inheritance cycle.Visit www.foundadragon.org.From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure, Literary Fiction, Fantasy
      Pandora and her friends are off to Persia to track down the fifth evil, Rage. Though they have camels to help them travel across the desert, mysterious sandstorms and frightening strangers keep them from moving quickly. And they are down one team member with Alcie stuck in the underworld (but not for long). The underworld's coolest teenager, Persephone returns Alcie to her friends. With their team back in full force, Pandy & Co begin asking everyone they meet about the evil. And a boy named Douban thinks he knows where Rage is hiding. He tells the tale of an evil genie who has cursed his family. Now the genie is trapped in a lamp and there's a good chance the evil is trapped in there with him. … More
    • Empire of Bones
      Ashtown Burials
      Wilson, N. D.
      Empire of Bones
      Ashtown Burials
      Wilson, N. D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: October 22, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      "Hunted and on the run, Cyrus and Antigone Smith race to find the inheritance left to them by their benefactor, Billy Bones, before rampaging transmortals can descend on Ashtown and free their buried brothers"--… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Heart Calls Home
      Hansen, Joyce
      Heart Calls Home
      Hansen, Joyce
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Living in the past . . . When Obi left South Carolina, he was a runaway slave. Five years later, in 1866, he has returned as a freed man and a Union Army officer, determined to find the only family he has ever known: his beloved Easter and Jason, the young boy they looked after on the plantation. Obi makes his way to New Canaan, a settlement of former slaves, where he learns that Easter is studying in the North. Obi wastes no time in writing to Easter, professing his love and proposing marriage. But it doesn't take long before the two realize that they have changed and have different dreams. Is their love still strong enough to begin a new life together? Or are they just living in the past?… More
    • Stormwitch
      Vaught, Susan
      Stormwitch
      Vaught, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 15, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      It is 1969, and Ruba has just moved to Mississippi from Haiti to live with her Grandmother Jones. This world is very different from her old life, where she spent days beachcombing with Ba, her maternal grandmother, and learning the lore of magic and history that she holds close. But magic isn't welcome in her new grandmother's house. Ruba struggles to understand her strange surroundings and the hate that comes at her from some of the white people in town. It isn't long before Ruba finds herself threatened by the KKK and drawn into the fight for civil rights. But a hurricane barreling toward the coast changes everything, bringing Ruba and her family a measure of justice and a new acceptance. … More
    • Which Way Freedom
      Hansen, Joyce
      Which Way Freedom
      Hansen, Joyce
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Obi had never forgotten the sounds of his mother's screams on the day he was sold away from her. Making plans to run away to find her was a secret game he played with friend Buka, an old African who lived at the edge of the farm. When the Civil War began, Obi knew it was time to run -- or be sold again. If he was caught, he'd be killed...or worse. But if he stayed, he might never know freedom.… More
    • Gathering of Days : A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832
      Blos, Joan W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 14, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      I, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days…do begin this book. So begins the journal of a girl coming of age in nineteenth-century New Hampshire. Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer life and its many triumphs. Even as she struggles with her mother’s death and father’s eventual remarriage, Catherine’s indomitable spirit makes this saga an oftentimes uplifting and joyous one. Quiet yet powerful, this Newbery Medal–winning book is sure to touch all who read it.… More
    • Temple Boys
      Buxton, Jamie
      Temple Boys
      Buxton, Jamie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In Jerusalem, year zero, Flea belongs to a gang of teenage vagrants living in the shadow of the Temple, surviving on their wits and what they can beg or steal. When a man called the Magician arrives, bringing talk of miracles and revolution, events accumulate and powerful forces gather . … More
    • Green Jasper
      Grant, K. M
      Green Jasper
      Grant, K. M
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 10-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Is it foolish to think that one boy and a blood red horse can save a fair maiden and the throne of England? Will and Gavin de Granville have come back from the crusade older, braver, and definitely wiser. Ellie has been longing for their return. But they've changed. And home is almost as dangerous as the war they've just left. The king is missing. The country is in turmoil. And some men would do anything for power. What will two brothers risk for the woman they both love and the king they have both sworn to protect and serve? In the second book of the de Granville trilogy, Will and Gavin find their family - and all of England - in serious peril.… More
    • Fire : Chicago 1871
      Survivors
      Duey, Kathleen, Bale, Karen A.
      Fire : Chicago 1871
      Survivors
      Duey, Kathleen, Bale, Karen A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      Can two kids survive the flames of the great Chicago Fire of 1871? Find out in this riveting historical fiction, part of the Survivor series. Nate Copper and his best friend Ryan love to sneak out at night to watch firefighters battle the blazes that have plagued Chicago all through the dry, windy summer of 1871. Wealthy Julie Flynn, suffocated by her overprotective parents, can’t imagine adventures like Nate’s—and he’s definitely not a boy she would ever be friends with. But fate and fire throw Nate and Julie together on the dark and dangerous streets of Chicago, and in the chaos of the crowds, Julie is kidnapped. Nate has to try to figure out a way to free her before the wind-driven flames spreading across the city cut off their only chance of escape. Will Nate and Julie be able to survive?… More
    • Blaze of Silver
      Granville Trilogy
      Grant, K. M
      Blaze of Silver
      Granville Trilogy
      Grant, K. M
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 1, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Can a knight sacrifice everything he holds sacred in service to his king? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â King Richard is being held for ransom in Germany, and England is in chaos without a sovereign. The de Granvilles must deliver the treasure that will win their King's freedom. Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â But the Old Man of the Mountain, leader of the Assassins, is ready to take his revenge on Kamil. To do so he will orchestrate a great betrayal, and his tentacles of treachery reach far and deep. Kamil is determined to prevail-the Old Man must not win. But when all trust has been shattered, who can he turn to for help? Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â The fate of a king, the bonds of a friendship, and the depth of an enduring love will all be in jeopardy as Will, Ellie, Kamil, and Hosanna face the ultimate loyalty test, and their final battle. … More
    • Burn Baby Burn
      Medina, Meg
      Burn Baby Burn
      Medina, Meg
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Nora Lopez is seventeen during the infamous New York summer of 1977, when the city is besieged by arson, a massive blackout, and a serial killer named Son of Sam who shoots young women on the streets. Nora's family life isn't going so well either: her bullying brother, Hector, is growing more threatening by the day, her mother is helpless and falling behind on the rent, and her father calls only on holidays. All Nora wants is to turn eighteen and be on her own. And while there is a cute new guy who started working with her at the deli, is dating even worth the risk when the killer likes picking off couples who stay out too late? Award-winning author Meg Medina transports us to a time when New York seemed balanced on a knife-edge, with tempers and temperatures running high, to share the story of a young woman who discovers that the greatest dangers are often closer than we like to admit — and the hardest to accept. … More
    • Max
      Cohen-Scali, Sarah
      Max
      Cohen-Scali, Sarah
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 7, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Raised and taught to be a strict, perfect Aryan child under the ideologies of the Nazi Party, Max, a boy who was taken from his mother at birth, begins questioning these educational precepts in the wake of a loveless life and his friendship with a young Jewish boy, in a U.S. release of an award-winning novel from France. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Humor

    • Say What?
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Say What?
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Wait, what did you say? Sukie is worried -- her parents are acting strange. When she runs in the house, her dad asks, "If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you jump off a bridge too?" When she eats peas with her fingers, Mom yells, "You'll put an eye out with that thing!" What is going on? She and her older brothers decide to investigate. And what they discover leads to a kids-against-parents war!… More
    • Penguins of Madagascar Movie Novelization
      Penguins of Madagascar
      West, Tracey
      Penguins of Madagascar Movie Novelization
      Penguins of Madagascar
      West, Tracey
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 28, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Skipper, Kowalski, Rico, and Private are back and waddling into tons of trouble in this retelling of their very own movie: The Penguins of Madagascar ! The Penguins of Madagascar hits theaters on November 26, 2014, just in time for the holidays! When Private gets kidnapped, it’s up to the other penguins to save him from the dastardly Dr. Octavius Brine. But can Skipper, Kowalski, and Rico get to him before Dr. Octavius Brine uses his “Medusa Serum” and steals the cuteness from all the penguins in the world? Discover all the secrets of the most entertaining and mysterious birds in the global espionage game as the penguins join forces with the chic spy organization, the North Wind, led by Agent Classified, to stop the dexterous villain Dr. Octavius Brine from taking over the world! © 2014 DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C… More
    • Perfect Hamburger and Other Delicious Stories
      McCall Smith, Alexander
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 15, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      The Appetizer: The Perfect Hamburger When a snazzy fast-food chain moves into town, business at Joe's favorite hamburger restaurant begins to suffer. He gets an idea that's sure to bring back the diners, but there's just one problem. The secret recipe for the burgers is missing! Can Joe figure out the ingredients to recreate the perfect hamburger before it's too late? The Entrée: The S paghetti Tangle John and Nicky, forced to live with their vegetable-loving Aunt Rebecca, dream of eating spaghetti for every meal. So when they enter a recipe contest and win a trip to Mr. Pipelli's spaghetti factory, they couldn't be happier! But are they prepared for an encounter with the spaghetti spinner? The Dessert: The Doughnut Ring Jim thinks a doughnut sale is the perfect fund-raiser to help his friend, Mr. Pride. And it is--at first. But when an e-mail chain asking for donations gets out of control, Jim finds himself up to his ears in doughnuts! Will he ever be able to sell all the stock, and stop the doughnut ring for good? … More
    • Frankie Stein and the New Ghoul in School
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Frankie Stein and the New Ghoul in School
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction, Horror
      Frankie Stein learns lessons in acceptance and friendship when she tangles with a Monster High newcomer. TV tie-in. Simultaneous eBook. 50,000 first printing.… More
    • Fizzlebert Stump and the Bearded Boy
      Fizzlebert Stump
      A. F. Harrold
      Fizzlebert Stump and the Bearded Boy
      Fizzlebert Stump
      A. F. Harrold
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: March 14, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Fizzlebert Stump's second adventure. The bearded Barboozul family are the new stars of Fizz's circus. Their act is full of magic, mystery, fear and fun. And it's nice to have another boy around, even if he is a bit...hairy round the chin. But then things start going wrong. The lion loses his dentures. The clowns lose their noses. The Ringmaster loses his temper. And the circus is about to lose its licence. Is the bearded boy to blame? Can Fizz save the day? … More
    • Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
      Bunjitsu Bunny
      Himmelman, John
      Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
      Bunjitsu Bunny
      Himmelman, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 13, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Short Stories
      As Isabel, the best bunjitsu artist in her class, continues to practice her skills, she also grows in her understanding of how to use her strongest weapon—her mind. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dork Diaries Books 1-3 : Tales from a Not So Fabulous Life/Tales from a Not So Popular Girl/Tales from a Not So Talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 7, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      This delightfully dorky boxed set will include the first three books of the New York Times , USA TODAY , and Publishers Weekly bestelling Dork Diaries series, which chronicles the not-so-fabulous life of Nikki Maxwell as she navigates the halls of middle school, mean girls, BFF drama, and first crushes. New fans and collectors alike will relish this triple dose of dorktastic fun!… More
    • Heck
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      Heck
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 22, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      WHEN MILTON AND Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home-ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the Pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn 18, whichever comes first?From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Way to Game the Walk of Shame
      Nguyen, Phuong Anh, Nguyen, Jenn P.
      Way to Game the Walk of Shame
      Nguyen, Phuong Anh, Nguyen, Jenn P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 7, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance
      A 2017 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, this witty and entertaining contemporary debut deftly combines high school drama with pitch-perfect flirty banter. Taylor Simmons is screwed. Things were hard enough when her dedication to her studies earned her the title of Ice Queen, but after she got drunk at a party and woke up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip. Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they're in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it's better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard. Readers will be ready to sign their own love contract after reading The Way to Game the Walk of Shame , a fun and addicting contemporary YA romance by Jenn P. Nguyen and chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads. Praise for The Way to Game the Walk... … More
    • Killer Lunch Lady
      Al's World
      Leonard, Elise
      Killer Lunch Lady
      Al's World
      Leonard, Elise
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      AL'S WORLD DON'T EAT THE PUDDING! Something about the lunch lady at Al's school stinks, and it isn't just her cooking. She wants Al and Keith to keep an eye on their friend Beth. But every time Al reports Beth's whereabouts to the lunch lady, strange men show up with guns. What's Beth hiding? Why would anyone want to kill her? And what the heck does the lunch lady have to do with it?… More
  • Mysteries

    • Garbage Juice for Breakfast
      The Polk Street Mysteries
      Giff, Patricia Reilly
      Garbage Juice for Breakfast
      The Polk Street Mysteries
      Giff, Patricia Reilly
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 28, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Dawn Bosco races to find a treasure at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods She is a terrific detective, but Dawn Bosco doesn’t want anyone at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods to find out that she is secretly afraid of horses. Even Jill Simon isn’t afraid of horses, and she cries all the time. Then Miss Perry, the counselor, announces that there will be a treasure hunt! Dawn knows she can beat Lizzie Lee, the Cool Cat Detective, to the prize. But she might have to face her fear to get there. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. … More
    • Seal of Solomon
      Alfred Kropp
      Yancey, Rick
      Seal of Solomon
      Alfred Kropp
      Yancey, Rick
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy
      Thousands of years ago, King Solomon used a powerful ring, known as the Great Seal, to imprison the fallen angels of heaven in a sacred vessel. Now both the ring and the vessel have been stolen from OIPEP by a doublecrossing Mike Arnold. Should Mike choose to wield the demons' power, all hell could break loose . . . literally. Led by the mysterious Op Nine, OIPEP has a plan to retrieve the artifacts, but their success depends on the least-likely candidate, none other than the last descendant of Lancelot, Alfred Kropp. In this thrilling new adventure, author Rick Yancey proves once again that Alfred's unexpected role as a world-saving hero is definitely no accident. Look out for the other exciting books in this series: The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp and The Thirteenth Skull ! … More
    • Opposite of Amber
      Philip, Gillian
      Opposite of Amber
      Philip, Gillian
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: April 18, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      A powerful, gritty contemporary novel about Ruby and her beautiful older sister Jinn who are both drawn into a tragedy not of their making, from a Carnegie-Medal-nominated author… More
    • Kiki Strike : The Empress's Tomb
      Kiki Strike
      Miller, Kirsten
      Kiki Strike : The Empress's Tomb
      Kiki Strike
      Miller, Kirsten
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      With Oona at the lead, Kiki and the Irregulars ready themselves for battle in order to protect New York City and stop its secret subterranean world from falling into the hands of Manhattan's most devious gangsters, villains, and rodents. Reprint.… More
    • Case of the Missing Cats : Book 1
      Jones, Gareth P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy
      When Dirk Dilly gets a call from Holly asking him to help her find her missing cat, he thinks that the case will be very tedious. However, soon he and the intrepid Holly are engaged in a life or death struggle in which the missing cats play only a small part.… More
    • Eddie : The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe
      Gustafson, Scott
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 23, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      When young Eddie is falsely accused of destroying the Judge’s chicken coop, his adopted parents give him two days to find the true culprit. Guided by logic, but entranced by the poetry of the paranormal, Eddie seeks to solve the mystery, along the way meeting Captain Mephisto, a darkly unusual magician. With help from his Raven and the prodding of a mischievous imp, McCobber, it is no wonder that Eddie grows up to become a master of the macabre. Scott Gustafson crafts a finely wrought portrait that is both humorous and touching. Coupled with his stunning gothic illustrations, Eddie is sure to win fans young and old.… More
    • Double Identity
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Double Identity
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 20, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-14, Fiction, Science Fiction, Mystery
      So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister....And they don't even believe I'm in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents begin acting more oddly than usual: Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the car, drives across several state lines -- and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew existed. Bethany has no idea what's going on. She's worried that her mom and dad are running from some kind of trouble, but she can't find out because they won't tell her where they are going. Bethany's only clue is a few words she overheard her father tell her aunt Myrlie: "She doesn't know anything about Elizabeth." But Aunt Myrlie won't tell Bethany who Elizabeth is, and she won't explain why people in her small town react to Bethany as if they've seen a ghost. The mystery intensifies when Bethany gets a package from her father containing four different birth certificates from four states, with four different last names -- and thousands of dollars in cash. And when a strange man shows up asking questions, Bethany realizes she's not the only one who's desperate to unravel the secrets of her past. In this exhilarating thriller, Margaret Peterson Haddix crafts a taut story so full of twists and turns, readers will be gripped until the startling conclusion.… More
    • Mystery of the Suspicious Spices
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      Mystery of the Suspicious Spices
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 9, 2014
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Ethan and Ella discover some suspicious spices in a market in Mumbai, India, in the sixth book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure. Ethan and Ella venture into the bustling markets of Mumbai, India, where there are tons of beautiful sights and smells—from silky fabrics to bread being baked to jars of spices. When one of the spice sellers starts getting complaints about his saffron, he is beside himself. His spices have always been known to be the purest in the market. Ethan and Ella are on the case—and they soon discover that someone has been meddling with the spices! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Murder Notebooks : Killing Rachel
      Cassidy, Anne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 26, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
      When Rachel, a friend from Rose's past, starts phoning her late at night, begging Rose to return to her old prep school to save her, Rose ignores her pleas until she receives word that Rachel has died. Though the police think it was a suicide-by-drowning, Rose is suspicious, and as she questions those who knew Rachel best, a sinister back story surfaces. At the same time, Rose is battling her romantic feelings for Josh, who continues to search for their missing parents and to try to uncover the truth behind the Butterfly Project. When Rose discovers a secret from Rachel's past that could be a link to Rose and Josh's parents, finding Rachel's killer becomes personal. But will the people behind the Butterfly Project find her first?… More
    • Night School
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Night School
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Horror
      In the night class, attendance can be fatal In a California high school, a signup sheet mysteriously appears on the bulletin board: NIGHT CLASS. No course description, no details, no clues. Four kids, each with their own individual problems and desires, write their names on the sheet. Andrew, the handsome, seemingly perfect jock, signs up first, hoping that the mysterious course will finally propel him into the life of fame he craves. Mariah’s intense crush on Andrew inspires her to follow suit, for a chance that her romantic fantasy will come true. Autumn, beautiful and popular but deeply dissatisfied, adds her name to the class list in an effort to escape the claustrophobic clutches of the cool clique at school. Ned, brainy, awkward, and insecure, signs up with a desperate dream of becoming popular. These students will discover whether the night class is a place where dreams come true—or where nightmares are made real.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. … More
  • Science Fiction

    • Thieves Till We Die
      Cole, Stephen
      Thieves Till We Die
      Cole, Stephen
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Nathaniel Coldhardt, criminal mastermind and leader of an elite group of teen thieves, desperately wants to get his hands on the lost sword of Cortes - which was used by the Spaniards to conquer and destroy the Aztec people. But not long after Coldhardt's motley crew returns from this new challenge empty-handed, one of them, Tye, is kidnapped from under their very noses. Jonah, Motti, Con, and Patch are desperate to find her, and they soon discover clues about a shadowy organization called the Sixth Sun that could hold the key to both Tye's whereabouts and the location of the sword. From secret headquarters in Europe to ancient jungles of Central America, Coldhardt's gang must make the most of their remarkable talents to decipher the connection between their friend and the Sixth Sun, before it's too late. … More
    • Evil Star
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Evil Star
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! The crew of the Phoenix discover that the space pirate who stole the Heart of Mars is working for none other than the Mezzoka Clan, the most dangerous and slippery gangsters in known space. Worse still, the Heart of Mars represents the final piece of a deadly weapon which the Mezzokans are building to attack the Milky Way - the only galaxy refusing to pay them protection money. Can the Star Fighters find them before the Mezzokans activate the Mezzonator? The Milky Way is depending on them.… More
    • Thieves Like Us : Rejacketed
      Cole, Stephen
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Jonah Wish, a brilliant computer hacker, is the newest addition to an elite group of teen outlaws all hired by the same mysterious benefactor, Nathaniel Coldhardt. Each of them offers a unique talent: Patch is a one-eyed locksmith; Motti can dismantle any electrical system; Con's charm is truly mesmerizing; and Tye can detect a lie with more precision than a polygraph. Under Coldhart's watchful eye, this motley crew races from a high-tech underground conference centre to exotic locations where they hunt for priceless ancient artefacts that may bring riches . . . or the secret to eternal life.… More
    • Among the Brave
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Brave
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children -- illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two children per family -- Trey's friends expect him to take charge -- a function he doesn't want or think he can do. Trey's new role leads him to travel with Luke Garner's brother, Mark, to Population Police headquarters. There he impersonates an officer to try to rescue Luke, who has been taken prisoner. The nonstop adventure puts all three boys in danger and risks exposing the underground movement to help all shadow children. In this, the fifth book in the Shadow Children series, Margaret Peterson Haddix returns to the futuristic setting and compelling characters she created in Among the Hidden. With an adrenaline-fueled plot and surprising twists, Haddix has again crafted a story that is suspenseful until the last page.… More
    • Prized
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Prized
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 8, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Striking out into the wasteland with nothing but her baby sister, a handful of supplies, and a rumor to guide her, sixteen-year-old midwife Gaia Stone survives only to be captured by the people of Sylum, a dystopian society where women rule the men who drastically outnumber them, and a kiss is a crime. In order to see her sister again, Gaia must submit to their strict social code, but how can she deny her sense of justice, her curiosity, and everything in her heart that makes her whole?… More
    • Resistance
      Declaration
      Malley, Gemma
      Resistance
      Declaration
      Malley, Gemma
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 5, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The year is 2140. Peter and Anna are living freely on the Outside, trying hard to lead normal lives, but unable to leave the terror of the Declaration--and their experiences as surpluses--completely behind them. Peter is determined to infiltrate Pharma Corporation, which claims to have a new drug in the works; "Longevity +" will not just stop the ravages of old age, it might just reverse the aging process. But what Peter and Anna discover behind the walls of Pharma is so nightmarish it makes the prison of their childhood seem like a sanctuary: for it seems the only way to regain youth is to harvest the young. … More
    • Flashfall
      Flashfall
      Moyer, Jenny
      Flashfall
      Flashfall
      Moyer, Jenny
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 15, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Orion is a Subpar, expected to mine the tunnels of Outpost Five, near the deadly flash curtain. For generations, her people have chased cirium—the only element that can shield humanity from the curtain’s radioactive particles. She and her caving partner Dram work the most treacherous tunnel, fighting past flash bats and tunnel gulls, in hopes of mining enough cirium to earn their way into the protected city.But when newcomers arrive at Outpost Five, Orion uncovers disturbing revelations that make her question everything she thought she knew about life on both sides of the cirium shield. As conditions at the outpost grow increasingly dangerous, it’s up to Orion to forge a way past the flashfall, beyond all boundaries, beyond the world as she knows it.… More
    • True Born
      True Born
      Sterling, L. E.
      True Born
      True Born
      Sterling, L. E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 3, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
      In a future where plague damaged human genetics beyond repair, Lucy Fox puts her faith in the True Borns--plague-resistant humans--to help find her missing twin sister, uncovering a vast conspiracy along the way.… More
    • Timeriders
      Scarrow, Alex
      Timeriders
      Scarrow, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 31, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Maddy should have died in a plane crash. Liam should have died at sea when the Titanic sank. Sal should have died in a tragic fire. But a mysterious man whisked them away to safety. Maddy, Liam, and Sal quickly learn that time travel is no longer just a h… More
    • Double Identity
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Double Identity
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 20, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-14, Fiction, Science Fiction, Mystery
      So my only protection is a kindergarten teacher and a ninety-eight-pound female minister....And they don't even believe I'm in danger. As Bethany approaches her thirteenth birthday, her parents begin acting more oddly than usual: Her mother cries constantly, and her father barely lets Bethany out of his sight. Then one morning he hustles the entire family into the car, drives across several state lines -- and leaves Bethany with an aunt she never knew existed. Bethany has no idea what's going on. She's worried that her mom and dad are running from some kind of trouble, but she can't find out because they won't tell her where they are going. Bethany's only clue is a few words she overheard her father tell her aunt Myrlie: "She doesn't know anything about Elizabeth." But Aunt Myrlie won't tell Bethany who Elizabeth is, and she won't explain why people in her small town react to Bethany as if they've seen a ghost. The mystery intensifies when Bethany gets a package from her father containing four different birth certificates from four states, with four different last names -- and thousands of dollars in cash. And when a strange man shows up asking questions, Bethany realizes she's not the only one who's desperate to unravel the secrets of her past. In this exhilarating thriller, Margaret Peterson Haddix crafts a taut story so full of twists and turns, readers will be gripped until the startling conclusion.… More
  • Fiction

    • Unfriendly Competition
      Canterwood Crest
      Burkhart, Jessica
      Unfriendly Competition
      Canterwood Crest
      Burkhart, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      Sasha is one of four students who will be expelled if one of them does not confess to being the author of a malicious blog, as she prepares for a surprise birthday party for Heather and a major riding competition and faces a possible rival from her old school.… More
    • Sideline Blues
      The Broadway Ballplayers
      Holohan, Maureen
      Sideline Blues
      The Broadway Ballplayers
      Holohan, Maureen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 27, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      I should be an all-star. I should be player of the game! All my coach had to do was open her eyes. Then she'd see my all-star, MVP, All-American potential and I could start filling up my trophy case. Yet for reasons beyond my comprehension, I ended up riding the pine and singing the blues ninety-nine percent of the time. Then my volleyball woes took a back seat to the task of bringing the gold home to Broadway Ave. in the Brightest Stars academic competition. While my dad worked double shifts to pay the bills, I knew my mother was watching over me from heaven. I had to get in the game and I had to win. -- Wil… More
    • Garbage Juice for Breakfast
      The Polk Street Mysteries
      Giff, Patricia Reilly
      Garbage Juice for Breakfast
      The Polk Street Mysteries
      Giff, Patricia Reilly
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 28, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Dawn Bosco races to find a treasure at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods She is a terrific detective, but Dawn Bosco doesn’t want anyone at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods to find out that she is secretly afraid of horses. Even Jill Simon isn’t afraid of horses, and she cries all the time. Then Miss Perry, the counselor, announces that there will be a treasure hunt! Dawn knows she can beat Lizzie Lee, the Cool Cat Detective, to the prize. But she might have to face her fear to get there. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. … More
    • Celestial Globe
      The Kronos Chronicles
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Celestial Globe
      The Kronos Chronicles
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 13, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Thirteen-year-old Petra, her tin spider Astrophil, and their Roma friends Neel and Tomik are surprised by revelations about Dee, Kit, and Petra's father as they face Prince Rodolfo of Bohemia, who will do anything to possess a powerful object, the Celestial Globe.… More
    • Thieves Till We Die
      Cole, Stephen
      Thieves Till We Die
      Cole, Stephen
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Nathaniel Coldhardt, criminal mastermind and leader of an elite group of teen thieves, desperately wants to get his hands on the lost sword of Cortes - which was used by the Spaniards to conquer and destroy the Aztec people. But not long after Coldhardt's motley crew returns from this new challenge empty-handed, one of them, Tye, is kidnapped from under their very noses. Jonah, Motti, Con, and Patch are desperate to find her, and they soon discover clues about a shadowy organization called the Sixth Sun that could hold the key to both Tye's whereabouts and the location of the sword. From secret headquarters in Europe to ancient jungles of Central America, Coldhardt's gang must make the most of their remarkable talents to decipher the connection between their friend and the Sixth Sun, before it's too late. … More
    • Read It and Weep!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Read It and Weep!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 16, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      Can an object really be cursed to give someone bad luck? There’s only one way to find out… When a tattered, old tarot card falls out of Charlotte Torres’s library book, she doesn’t think much of it. It doesn’t even bother her that there’s a message written on the back: “Pass this card along or you’ll be sorry!” But when horrible things start happening—things that seem like bad luck, but frighten Charlotte the most—she begins to believe in the power of the card and its message. She wants to get rid of it, but she doesn’t want to pass it along and doom someone else to its curse. Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? This mystical tale of misfortune is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • No Other Story
      A Whole Nother Story
      Soup, Cuthbert, Dr.
      No Other Story
      A Whole Nother Story
      Soup, Cuthbert, Dr.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy
      When Mr. Cheeseman and his three "smart, polite, and relatively odor-free" children journey to the not-so-distant past, they meet something utterly surprising--the alternate versions of themselves, in the final book of the series that includes A Whole Nother Story and Another Whole Nother Story.… More
    • Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure, Literary Fiction, Fantasy
      Pandora and her friends are off to Persia to track down the fifth evil, Rage. Though they have camels to help them travel across the desert, mysterious sandstorms and frightening strangers keep them from moving quickly. And they are down one team member with Alcie stuck in the underworld (but not for long). The underworld's coolest teenager, Persephone returns Alcie to her friends. With their team back in full force, Pandy & Co begin asking everyone they meet about the evil. And a boy named Douban thinks he knows where Rage is hiding. He tells the tale of an evil genie who has cursed his family. Now the genie is trapped in a lamp and there's a good chance the evil is trapped in there with him. … More
    • Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 20, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      When the celebrated author of fright, M. T. Graves, comes to stay at the Monroe house as part of Pete's prize for winning a school contest, Chester the cat is fearful of the writer's pet crow whom appears to have its beady-eyes constantly focused on his dear friend, Bunnicula. Reprint.… More
    • Touch Menacing
      Touch Mortal Trilogy
      Clifford, Leah
      Touch Menacing
      Touch Mortal Trilogy
      Clifford, Leah
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Eden is dying. For real, this time. She is crumbling to ash, and an unnatural plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil. Friends become enemies. And enemies are everywhere. But don't underestimate Eden. She'll fight for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever touched. She'll fight for revenge. For redemption. For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again. Everything began with forbidden love. What will be sacrificed at the bitter end? The dramatic conclusion to Leah Clifford's dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love … More
  • Informational Books

    • So, You Want to Work in Sports? : The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry
      Be What You Want
      Mattern, Joanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Business
      Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry. The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.… More
    • Tuesday Me Arropa/ Tuesday Tucks Me In : Tuesday Tucks Me in
      Montalván, Luis Carlos
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 8, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Foreign Language Study, Nature, Pets
      Del autor de su libro de memorias, Hasta Martes. Un guerrero herido y el Golden Retriever que lo salvó, nos llega una historia de amor eterno entre un soldado veterano de guerra y su inseparable amigo, Tuesday. En Español.Todas las mañanas, Tuesday ayuda a Luis a ponerse los zapatos, primero uno y luego el otro. Le recuerda tomarse las medicinas y le acerca el bastón. Pero he aquí lo curioso: Tuesday no es una persona, ¡es un perro de asistencia!Cuando Luis regresó a casa después de la guerra, todo cambió completamente y las cosas más corrientes lo asustaban. Por suerte, tenía a Tuesday, que se mantenía a su lado ayudándolo paso a paso.Dondequiera que Luis vaya, Tuesday está a su lado, listo para proteger a su amigo. Y no es solamente Tuesday quien cuida a Luis. Luis también cuida a Tuesday. Lo lleva a pasear al parque, le limpia las patas ¡y hasta le cepilla los dientes!Tuesday Me Arropa: Un vínculo de fidelidad entre un soldado y su perro de asistencia is the Spanish language edition of Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog, which was originally published in English. As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.This picture book by the author of the memoir Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him is full of colorful photographs of Tuesday and Luis as they go through their day in New York City.… 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
    • Jokes to Tell the Queen
      Bloomsbury Publishing
      Jokes to Tell the Queen
      Bloomsbury Publishing
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: June 29, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction
      Where does the Queen keep her armies? Up her sleevies! Laugh your way through this hilarious book packed with hundreds of splendidly silly jokes on every topic under the sun, such as animals, school and family, plus plenty of good old knock, knock jokes and lots of royalty themed jokes. Handy practical tips will advise you on crucial regal accomplishments, such as how to perfect the royal wave and how to pull off headscarf chic when walking one's corgis. Interactive elements include devising your Fantasy Royal Family and designing your own palace. A bonus fact section at the back of the book contains fascinating and little-known facts about the Queen and the Royal Family - did you know that Buckingham Palace has its own cinema, post office, chapel, swimming pool, staff cafeteria and doctor's surgery?… More
    • In Defiance of Hitler : The Secret Mission of Varian Fry
      McClafferty, Carla Killough
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 22, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
      On August 4, 1940, an unassuming American journalist named Varian Fry made his way to Marseilles, France, carrying in his pockets the names of approximately two hundred artists and intellectuals - all enemies of the new Nazi regime. As a volunteer for the Emergency Rescue Committee, Fry's mission was to help these refugees flee to safety, then return home two weeks later. As more and more people came to him for assistance, however, he realized the situation was far worse than anyone in America had suspected - and his role far greater than he had imagined. He remained in France for over a year, refusing to leave until he was forcibly evicted. At a time when most Americans ignored the World War II atrocities in Europe, Varian Fry engaged in covert operations, putting himself in great danger, to save strangers in a foreign land. He was instrumental in the rescue of over two thousand refugees, including the novelist Heinrich Mann and the artist Marc Chagall. … More
    • Extra Credit
      Clements, Andrew
      Extra Credit
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction
      As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.… More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • Somewhere There Is Still a Sun : A Memoir of the Holocaust
      Hasak-Lowy, Todd, Gruenbaum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Military History, Biography & Memoir, Judaism
      Resilience shines throughout a boy’s firsthand, present-tense account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, an ideal companion to the bestselling Boy on the Wooden Box . Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.” Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael’s story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.… More
    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
      Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Garbage Juice for Breakfast
      The Polk Street Mysteries
      Giff, Patricia Reilly
      Garbage Juice for Breakfast
      The Polk Street Mysteries
      Giff, Patricia Reilly
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 28, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Dawn Bosco races to find a treasure at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods She is a terrific detective, but Dawn Bosco doesn’t want anyone at Camp Wild-in-the-Woods to find out that she is secretly afraid of horses. Even Jill Simon isn’t afraid of horses, and she cries all the time. Then Miss Perry, the counselor, announces that there will be a treasure hunt! Dawn knows she can beat Lizzie Lee, the Cool Cat Detective, to the prize. But she might have to face her fear to get there. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author’s personal collection. … More
    • Celestial Globe
      The Kronos Chronicles
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Celestial Globe
      The Kronos Chronicles
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 13, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Thirteen-year-old Petra, her tin spider Astrophil, and their Roma friends Neel and Tomik are surprised by revelations about Dee, Kit, and Petra's father as they face Prince Rodolfo of Bohemia, who will do anything to possess a powerful object, the Celestial Globe.… More
    • Sideline Blues
      The Broadway Ballplayers
      Holohan, Maureen
      Sideline Blues
      The Broadway Ballplayers
      Holohan, Maureen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 27, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      I should be an all-star. I should be player of the game! All my coach had to do was open her eyes. Then she'd see my all-star, MVP, All-American potential and I could start filling up my trophy case. Yet for reasons beyond my comprehension, I ended up riding the pine and singing the blues ninety-nine percent of the time. Then my volleyball woes took a back seat to the task of bringing the gold home to Broadway Ave. in the Brightest Stars academic competition. While my dad worked double shifts to pay the bills, I knew my mother was watching over me from heaven. I had to get in the game and I had to win. -- Wil… More
    • Thieves Till We Die
      Cole, Stephen
      Thieves Till We Die
      Cole, Stephen
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Nathaniel Coldhardt, criminal mastermind and leader of an elite group of teen thieves, desperately wants to get his hands on the lost sword of Cortes - which was used by the Spaniards to conquer and destroy the Aztec people. But not long after Coldhardt's motley crew returns from this new challenge empty-handed, one of them, Tye, is kidnapped from under their very noses. Jonah, Motti, Con, and Patch are desperate to find her, and they soon discover clues about a shadowy organization called the Sixth Sun that could hold the key to both Tye's whereabouts and the location of the sword. From secret headquarters in Europe to ancient jungles of Central America, Coldhardt's gang must make the most of their remarkable talents to decipher the connection between their friend and the Sixth Sun, before it's too late. … More
    • Read It and Weep!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Read It and Weep!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 16, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      Can an object really be cursed to give someone bad luck? There’s only one way to find out… When a tattered, old tarot card falls out of Charlotte Torres’s library book, she doesn’t think much of it. It doesn’t even bother her that there’s a message written on the back: “Pass this card along or you’ll be sorry!” But when horrible things start happening—things that seem like bad luck, but frighten Charlotte the most—she begins to believe in the power of the card and its message. She wants to get rid of it, but she doesn’t want to pass it along and doom someone else to its curse. Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? This mystical tale of misfortune is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • No Other Story
      A Whole Nother Story
      Soup, Cuthbert, Dr.
      No Other Story
      A Whole Nother Story
      Soup, Cuthbert, Dr.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy
      When Mr. Cheeseman and his three "smart, polite, and relatively odor-free" children journey to the not-so-distant past, they meet something utterly surprising--the alternate versions of themselves, in the final book of the series that includes A Whole Nother Story and Another Whole Nother Story.… More
    • Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure, Literary Fiction, Fantasy
      Pandora and her friends are off to Persia to track down the fifth evil, Rage. Though they have camels to help them travel across the desert, mysterious sandstorms and frightening strangers keep them from moving quickly. And they are down one team member with Alcie stuck in the underworld (but not for long). The underworld's coolest teenager, Persephone returns Alcie to her friends. With their team back in full force, Pandy & Co begin asking everyone they meet about the evil. And a boy named Douban thinks he knows where Rage is hiding. He tells the tale of an evil genie who has cursed his family. Now the genie is trapped in a lamp and there's a good chance the evil is trapped in there with him. … More
    • Bunnicula Meets Edgar Allan Crow
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 20, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      When the celebrated author of fright, M. T. Graves, comes to stay at the Monroe house as part of Pete's prize for winning a school contest, Chester the cat is fearful of the writer's pet crow whom appears to have its beady-eyes constantly focused on his dear friend, Bunnicula. Reprint.… More
    • Touch Menacing
      Touch Mortal Trilogy
      Clifford, Leah
      Touch Menacing
      Touch Mortal Trilogy
      Clifford, Leah
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Eden is dying. For real, this time. She is crumbling to ash, and an unnatural plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil. Friends become enemies. And enemies are everywhere. But don't underestimate Eden. She'll fight for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever touched. She'll fight for revenge. For redemption. For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again. Everything began with forbidden love. What will be sacrificed at the bitter end? The dramatic conclusion to Leah Clifford's dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love … More
    • Empire of Bones
      Ashtown Burials
      Wilson, N. D.
      Empire of Bones
      Ashtown Burials
      Wilson, N. D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: October 22, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      "Hunted and on the run, Cyrus and Antigone Smith race to find the inheritance left to them by their benefactor, Billy Bones, before rampaging transmortals can descend on Ashtown and free their buried brothers"--… More