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    • Gabriel
      The Styclar Saga
      Kelly, Nikki
      Gabriel
      The Styclar Saga
      Kelly, Nikki
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 27, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      Angel descendant Gabriel struggles to retain his belief in the power of good over evil when he discovers that the woman he loves may be both angel and demon on the eve of going to war alongside vampire Jonah. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • When the Moon Was Ours
      McLemore, Anna-Marie
      When the Moon Was Ours
      McLemore, Anna-Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 4, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      Winner of the 2016 Tiptree Award!Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's LiteratureStonewall Book Award Honor“McLemore’s second novel is such a lush surprising fable, you half expect birds to fly out of the pages… McLemore uses the supernatural to remind us that the body’s need to speak its truth is primal and profound, and that the connection between two people is no more anyone’s business than why the dish ran away with the spoon.”--Jeff Giles, New York Times Book ReviewAnna-Marie McLemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathers was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple “Best YA Novels” lists. Now, McLemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic.To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up. Atmospheric, dynamic, and packed with gorgeous prose, When the Moon was Ours is another winner from this talented author.… More
    • Darkly Beating Heart
      Smith, Lindsay
      Darkly Beating Heart
      Smith, Lindsay
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
      Sent to spend the summer with family members in Japan after a failed suicide attempt, young Reiko visits a historic village from the 19th-century Edo period and finds herself traveling back in time into the life of a young woman whose passionate determination for vengeance is triggered by a devastating secret. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • 8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
      Hoping to use their father's special formula to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her own power. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Music Thief
      Griffin, Peni R.
      Music Thief
      Griffin, Peni R.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      In a harsh and noisy time, a young girl's key to her dreams -- music -- may be closer than she thinks.There was a new song playing in the back of Alma's head. An angry song, for Jovita and her killer, and Eddie, and everybody whose family did things that everybody had to live with. She could feel it, thumping in her brain, but couldn't hear it well enough to even hum it. Not in this house.She needed quiet, and a guitar. She needed Mrs. B's house.Alma misses many things. She misses her grandmother; her big brother Eddie back when he didn't deal drugs; the freedom she had before her baby niece Silvita was born; and now, worst of all, she misses Jovita, the singer she idolized who was recently killed in a drive-by shooting. Just when things seem hopeless, Alma discovers the cat door in her neighbor's often-empty home, and an unintended window opens into a better world, full of music.And what could be the harm in Alma's stealing (borrowing, really) a little peace and quiet, maybe even a ticket to her future?Peni R. Griffin has created a character at once bitter and optimistic. She has succeeded, even more impressively, in making the "dark" world surrounding Alma shine with small -- but life-changing -- possibility.… More
    • Girl in the Tower
      Schroeder, Lisa
      Girl in the Tower
      Schroeder, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 29, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore
      When an evil queen curses the kingdom and locks her away in a tower with her mother, princess-in-training Violet is shattered by her subsequent separation from her mother and resolves to break the curse and free the kingdom. By the author of The Bridge From Me to You. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Freya
      Freya
      Laurence, Matthew
      Freya
      Freya
      Laurence, Matthew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore
      Freya is the myth. Freya is the legend. And she’s about to make one hell of a comeback. There's far more to Sara Vanadi than meets the eye. In her prime, she was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death - though that past hardly seems to matter now. For an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers - and the strength they bring - are painfully hard to find. But when a new, rising power threatens to remake the world by bending the divine to its will, Sara realizes her days of hiding have ended, and a chance to claw her way out of the history books has arrived. She'll just need new clothes and a manicure before she gets started.Blending elements of fantasy and scifi in a modern-world setting, the first novel in this new young adult series by Matthew Laurence is perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. An Imprint Book… More
    • Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night
      Alvin Ho
      Look, Lenore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 9, 2013
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Here is the fifth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, has started to notice his mother getting bigger . . . and bigger. Alvin's sure it's all the mochi cakes she's been eating, but it turns out she's pregnant! There are lots of scary things about babies, as everybody knows. There's learning CPR for the newborn and changing diapers (no way). But the scariest thing of all is the fact that the baby could be a GIRL. As a result of the stress, Alvin puts on a few pounds and—in one hilarious misunderstanding—worries that he might actually be pregnant, too!From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York PostFrom the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Hunting for Hidden Gold
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Hunting for Hidden Gold
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 1, 1928
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Investigating a payroll robbery, Frank and Joe encounter timber wolves and a mine cave-in… More
    • Heck : Where the Bad Kids Go
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      Heck : Where the Bad Kids Go
      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
  • Staff Picks

    • Kickoff!
      Barber Game Time Books
      Barber, Tiki, Barber, Ronde
      Kickoff!
      Barber Game Time Books
      Barber, Tiki, Barber, Ronde
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 26, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      When Tiki and Ronde move up to seventh grade football, they learn that seniority rules over skills, and they must decide whether to stay with the team even if it means being bench warmers. 75,000 first printing.… More
    • President of the Whole Sixth Grade
      President
      Winston, Sherri
      President of the Whole Sixth Grade
      President
      Winston, Sherri
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore
      Brianna Justice is the president of her Detroit middle school's sixth grade, but she is finding the position a real headache--beside the normal troubles of being in a new school, and the sudden coldness of her old friends, there is a class trip to Washington, D.C. coming up and she needs to figure out how to raise the rest of the money so that the class can go.… More
    • Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.… More
    • 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, Humorous Fiction
      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
    • Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.… More
    • 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, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, 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
    • Monster Fish
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Hogan, Zeb, Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
      Monster Fish
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Hogan, Zeb, Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      For Zeb Hogan, bigger is better – especially when it comes to fish. From sawfish to alligator gars to giant stingrays, Zeb's on a mission to save the world's freshwater giants. In this cool Chapter book, you'll join Zeb on amazing – and TRUE – adventures with supersize swimmers. From the Trade Paperback edition. … More
    • Shackles from the Deep
      Cottman, Michael
      Shackles from the Deep
      Cottman, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Modern History
      A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the seafloor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in the middle of an amazing journey that stretches across three continents, from foundries and tombs in England, to slave ports on the shores of West Africa, to present-day Caribbean plantations. This is more than just the story of one ship – it's the untold story of millions of people taken as captives to the New World. Told from the author's perspective, this book introduces young readers to the wonders of diving, detective work, and discovery, while shedding light on the history of slavery. From the Hardcover edition. … More
    • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
      Lopez, Diana
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, 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
    • Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 12, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Mystery
      Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?… More
  • Action & Adventure

    • Lonely Lake Monster
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      Lonely Lake Monster
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 17, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Ten-year-olds Pearl and Ben find excitement in the small town of Buttonville as they encounter otherworldly animals, including a lake monster, during their first official day as apprentices to Dr. Woo, a veterinarian for Imaginary Creatures.… More
    • Legend Thief
      The Hunter Chronicles
      Patten, E. J.
      Legend Thief
      The Hunter Chronicles
      Patten, E. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Horror, Folklore
      Sky has more monsters to fight—and lives to save—in the thrilling sequel to Return to Exile . Sky thought he had problems before. “Before” as in when his uncle disappeared, he had to move to an odd new town with his family, and, oh yeah, it was up to him to make sure the world’s deadliest monster didn’t escape from his prison. But none of that compares to now. “Now” as in when the entire Hunters of Legend are coming to Exile with one mission: kill Sky. Well, Sky thought there was only one mission, but the longer he stays alive, the more he realizes that there is something else afoot. And all those friends that he kept in the dark to keep them safe? Turns out he might have to ask them to risk their lives yet again to stop an unspeakable evil from wreaking havoc on the world. With art from the illustrator of the Percy Jackson series and praise from New York Times bestselling writers—including Brandon Mull, author of the Beyonders and Fablehaven series, and James Dashner, author of The Maze Runner and The Scorch Trials —The Hunter Chronicles blend bravery and humor into a breathtaking adventure.… More
    • Empire State of Slime
      Zombie Chasers
      Kloepfer, John, Degrand, David
      Empire State of Slime
      Zombie Chasers
      Kloepfer, John, Degrand, David
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: April 16, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Zombies take Manhattan in Empire State of Slime , book four of John Kloepfer's hilarious and stomach-churning Zombie Chasers tween series, with illustrations by David DeGrand. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda , The Zombie Chasers #4: Empire State of Slime is overflowing with uproarious middle school humor, dead-on illustrations, and high-action adventure that will leave readers moaning for the next installment of this sidesplitting series. Six months after Zack Clarke, his sister, Zoe, and pals Rice, Ozzie, and Madison saved the country from brain-gobbling ghouls, life is finally heading back to normal. But while the kids are busy exploring the Big Apple's sites on a class trip to New York City, things go from sublime to slime when millions of people suddenly rezombify! The Zombie Chasers are back on undead duty, but can they escape the crowded city streets and find a new cure, or is Z-Day here to stay? … More
    • Shift
      Agell, Charlotte
      Shift
      Agell, Charlotte
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 30, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      In fifteen year-old Adrian Havoc's world, Homestate rules every aspect of society: identity cards need to be carried at all times, evolution is a forbidden topic of discussion, and religious education is enforced in daily "rapture" doses. If life weren't hard enough, now come the threats that the end of the world--SHIFT--is quickly approaching. But Adrian refuses to accept things as they are. He sets out for the toxic Deadlands on a trip that may very well alter the course of the universe. In this powerful, thought-provoking and by turns humorous novel, Charlotte Agell uncovers the painful consequences of war and uncertain governments in an imagined—yet disturbingly realistic—world. … More
    • Accidental Accomplice
      Rabbids Invasion
      Lewman, David, Mather, Daniel
      Accidental Accomplice
      Rabbids Invasion
      Lewman, David, Mather, Daniel
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 9, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      In this third book in the hilarious and zany illustrated chapter book series, Agent Glyker’s quest to uncover the Rabbids’ secrets continues! Agent Glyker of the SGAII-RD (Secret Government Agency for the Investigation of Intruders, Rabbid Division) has just been promoted to Secret Agent Second Class, and that means one thing: he now has his very own key to the Closet of Super-Secret Spy Gadgets. With all those neat devices at his disposal, he’s sure to capture a Rabbid in no time…right? Agent Glyker soon discovers that capturing a Rabbid won’t be as easy as he had hoped because while he has gained gadgets, the Rabbids have gained an ally. A very crafty, cunning ally named Courtney. She may look like an innocent teenager, but Agent Glyker is sure that Courtney is helping the Rabbids with their top-secret plan…whatever that may be! Peek into Glyker’s top-secret files and laugh along as the Rabbids stay one step ahead of the bumbling agent…for now! Rabbids TM & © 2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. … More
    • Guantanamo Boy
      Perera, Anna
      Guantanamo Boy
      Perera, Anna
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Literary Fiction, Adventure
      Innocent until proven guilty? Not here, you're not. He's fifteen. He's hasn't done anything wrong. It was supposed to be just a trip to visit his mum's family in Pakistan. But for Khalid Ahmed, it was the beginning of a living nightmare. He's kidnapped—then taken to a place thousands of miles from his home in the UK. A place where torture and terror are the daily routine. A place he may never be allowed to leave... A place called Guantanamo Bay. … More
    • Peter Pan in Scarlet
      McCaughrean, Geraldine
      Peter Pan in Scarlet
      McCaughrean, Geraldine
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Classics, Adventure, Fantasy
      The first-ever authorized sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan ! In August 2004 the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, who hold the copyright in Peter Pan , launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. Renowned and multi award-winning English author Geraldine McCaughrean won the honor to write this official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet . Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and set in the 1930s, Peter Pan in Scarlet takes readers flying back to Neverland in an adventure filled with tension, danger, and swashbuckling derring-do!… More
    • Goats
      Cole, Brock
      Goats
      Cole, Brock
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 22, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure
      Harmless camp pranks can quickly spiral out of control, but they also provide a perfect opportunity for two social outcasts to overcome and triumph. A boy and a girl are stripped and marooned on a small island for the night. They are the "goats." The kids at camp think it's a great joke, just a harmless old tradition. But the goats don't see it that way. Instead of trying to get back to camp, they decide to call home. But no one can come and get them. So they're on their own, wandering through a small town trying to find clothing, food, and shelter, all while avoiding suspicious adults—especially the police. The boy and the girl find they rather like life on their own. If their parents ever do show up to rescue them, the boy and the girl might be long gone. . . . The Goats is a 1987 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. … More
    • Killer Mission : Book One in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W., Frost, Michael
      Killer Mission : Book One in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W., Frost, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 10, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      MISSION: To investigate the shady goings-on at the exclusive private boarding school Willis Firth Academy. LOCATION: The mountains of New England. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: The brothers of Gamma Theta Theta, the most elite fraternity on campus, seem to be on the receiving end of all of Firth's biggest (and most dangerous) problems. SUSPECTS: The members of the frat may seem like brothers to everyone else, but Gamma Theta Theta insiders know that within the ivy-covered walls the boys are definitely not one big happy family.... This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds. … More
    • Madame Pamplemousse and the Enchanted Sweet Shop
      Kingfisher, Rupert
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 6, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      It's winter in Paris and Madeleine is having problems at school. A new girl, Mirabelle, is bullying her. Madeleine is too ashamed to ask for help from her friends, Madame Pamplemousse and Camembert, but she's befriended by a woman called Madame Bonbon. The sweets Madame Bonbon gives Madeleine have the most bewitching effect.… More
  • Biographies

    • Barack Obama : Our 44th President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      Barack Obama : Our 44th President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Right on time for election season comes an updated biography of our 44th President—written just for kids! President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 energized the United States and the world. And though the last few years haven’t been easy, this president has spent a lifetime overcoming obstacles. President Barack Obama’s early involvement with politics was inspired by his mother’s interest in the controversial social issues of her times—a passion that she passed on to her son. As the first African America editor of the Harvard Law Review , the first African American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers—barriers that some people thought could never be overcome. However, President Obama’s life has had its challenges. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, where he faced discrimination and struggles with his own racial identity. Despite these obstacles, Barack persevered and had a successful political career even before his historic win in the 2008 presidential election. Containing vital and current information, this biography will bring you up to date with all the latest from the Oval Office, and much more!… More
    • Island Treasures : Growing Up in Cuba
      Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Family & Relationships, Biography & Memoir
      The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom , Under the Royal Palms , five new stories, and more. These true autobiographical tales from renowned Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada are filled with family love and traditions, secrets and deep friendships, and a gorgeous, moving picture of the island of Cuba, where Alma Flor grew up. Told through the eyes of a child, a whole world comes to life in these pages: the blind great-grandmother who never went to school but whose wisdom and generosity overflowed to those around her; the hired hand Samoné, whose love for music overcame all difficulties; the beloved dance teacher who helped sustain young Alma Flor through a miserable year in school; her dear and daring Uncle Medardo, who bravely flew airplanes; and more. Heartwarming, poignant, and often humorous, this wonderful collection encourages readers to discover the stories in their own lives—and to celebrate the joys and struggles we all share, no matter where or when we grew up. Featuring the classic and award-winning books Where the Flame Trees Bloom and Under the Royal Palms , Island Treasures also includes a new collection, Days at La Quinta Simoni , many new family photographs, and a Spanish-to-English glossary.… More
    • ¿Quién fue Steve Jobs?
      Who Was...?
      Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
      ¿Quién fue Steve Jobs?
      Who Was...?
      Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
      eBook
      Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
      Published: March 29, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Business, Computers, Biography & Memoir, Economics
      Examines the life and accomplishments of computer industry pioneer Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, Inc.… More
    • Harry S. Truman : Thirty-third President of the United States
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Stanley, George Edward
      Harry S. Truman : Thirty-third President of the United States
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Stanley, George Edward
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Provides a look at the childhood life, personal experiences, and professional accomplishments of the thirty-third president of the nation. Original.… 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
    • Yes We Can : A Biography of Barack Obama
      Thomas, Garen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 24, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "Yes, we can. Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words--yes, we can." --Barack Obama Garen Thomas takes us through the life of Barack Obama, from his struggle to fit in with his classmates, and concern about not knowing his biological father, through his term as an Illinois senator, and the long campaign for president, to his historic victory. … More
    • Who Was Harriet Tubman?
      Who Was...?
      McDonough, Yona Zeldis
      Who Was Harriet Tubman?
      Who Was...?
      McDonough, Yona Zeldis
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 30, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.… More
    • Laughing at My Nightmare
      Burcaw, Shane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 14, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease. … More
    • Dollmakers and Their Stories : Women Who Changed the World of Play
      Goddu, Krystyna Poray
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 1, 2004
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "Dolls are not a luxury. They are as necessary to a child's life as a loaf of bread . . . What a doll does for a little girl is develop her capacity to love others and herself." -Madame Alexander A wonderful offering for young doll enthusiasts and women's history buffs alike This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were-and continue to be-filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years-such as Barbie (Ruth Handler) and Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander). Entrepreneurs and feminists of their time, these strong women displayed both creative genius and astute business acumen, serving as excellent role models for today's young female readers. … More
    • Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
      Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
      Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
      Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: September 6, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Life Strategies
      You are not alone Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the ?funny guy? into the best defense against the bullies in his class. Today?s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying?as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators?in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal. … More
  • Comics

    • 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
    • Scarlet Rose 2
      Scarlet Rose
      Lyfoung, Patricia
      Scarlet Rose 2
      Scarlet Rose
      Lyfoung, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 15, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Continuing her most improper adventures as a seeker of justice, Maud must still discover the mystery behind her father’s murder and unmask The Fox, the figure that’s been helping (and hindering) her attempts to avenge his death. Their first task: going to Versailles and stealing a ring of the Knights Templar!… More
    • Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      A high-energy fan's collectible based on Marvel's Super Hero franchise collects the film stories from Marvel's The Avengers through Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Simultaneous eBook. 35,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.… More
    • How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Create your own Dork Diary with this special, interactive addition to the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. Nikki Maxwell has been writing in a diary since the start of the school year, and she usually takes it everywhere she goes--so she can't believe it when one morning she can't find her diary! The hunt is on, and while she looks, pursuing various theories about where it could be, Nikki can't help putting together a list of important diary-keeping lessons to remember in case of missing diary emergencies like this one. How to Dork Your Diary is chock full of tips from Nikki on fun things to write about in your diary, with lots of space for readers to write and draw their own entries. Meanwhile Nikki's friends Chloe and Zoey, her little sister Brianna, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie are all a part of the story as Nikki searches every where for that diary, with plenty of adventures along the way!… More
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      "As Steve Rogers struggles to fit in with modern society, he learns that his oldest enemy and his oldest friend, both believed to be long gone, are actually very much alive"--… 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
    • Time Museum
      The Time Museum
      Loux, Matthew
      Time Museum
      The Time Museum
      Loux, Matthew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 21, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      From dinosaurs to the burning of the Library of Alexandra—this thrilling, visually dazzling new series from Matthew Loux is posed to conquer the 21st century.The internship program at the Time Museum is a little unusual. For one thing, kids as young as twelve get to apply for these prestigious summer jobs. And as for the applicant pool . . . well, these kids come from all over history. When Delia finds herself working at the Time Museum, the last thing she expects is to be sent on time-traveling adventures with an unlikely gang of kids from across the eons. From a cave-boy to a girl from the distant future, Delia's team represents nearly all of human history! They're going to need all their skills for the challenge they've got in store . . . defending the Time Museum itself!… More
    • Regal Academy 1 : A School for Fairy Tales
      Regal Academy
      Vergari, Luana
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 27, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Everyone knows the great fairy tale heroes, but you may not be familiar with their most life-changing adventures of all-they got old! To pass their stories onto future generations, they joined together and built a school---Regal Academy! Will this latest generation of fairy tale heroes ride the coattails of their famous grandparents? Or do they have a whole new adventure in store?… More
    • Monsters Beware!
      Chronicles of Claudette
      Aguirre, Jorge
      Monsters Beware!
      Chronicles of Claudette
      Aguirre, Jorge
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 13, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror
      Claudette is back AGAIN, and she’s ready to kick major monster butt!She’s fought giants, clobbered dragons, and now Claudette faces her biggest challenge yet… herself! Well, that and a gang of vile monsters. It all begins when Claudette’s town hosts the annual Warrior Games. After some sneaky maneuvering, Claudette manages to gets herself, Marie, and Gaston chosen as her town's representatives. But none of Claudette’s past battles has prepared her for this. And to make matters worse, they must stop the vicious Sea Queen and her evil children from using the Warrior Games to free the dark Wizard Grombach and conquer the world! In Monsters Beware!, the third and final book of the Claudette graphic novel series, Claudette is put the ultimate test. With her honor on the line will she learn that there's more to a fight than just winning?… 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
  • Fantasy

    • Whisper
      A Riley Bloom Book
      Noel, Alyson
      Whisper
      A Riley Bloom Book
      Noel, Alyson
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Fearing she has taken on more than she can handle when the Council assigns her to feared Roman gladiator Theocoles, Soul Catcher Riley is transformed into a beautiful teenager by Messalina and experiences, for the first time, a blossoming romance that makes her reluctant to leave the gladiator's world. By the author of the Immortals series. Original.… More
    • Tuck Everlasting
      Babbitt, Natalie
      Tuck Everlasting
      Babbitt, Natalie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 17, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Classics
      Doomed to--or blessed with--eternal life after drinking from a magic spring, the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for a fortune. … More
    • Sapphire Blue
      Gier, Kerstin
      Sapphire Blue
      Gier, Kerstin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 30, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fantasy
      Gwen's life has been a rollercoaster since she discovered she was the Ruby, the final member of the secret time-traveling Circle of Twelve. In between searching through history for the other time-travelers and asking for a bit of their blood (gross!), she's been trying to figure out what all the mysteries and prophecies surrounding the Circle really mean.At least Gwen has plenty of help. Her best friend Lesley follows every lead diligently on the Internet. James the ghost teaches Gwen how to fit in at an eighteenth century party. And Xemerius, the gargoyle demon who has been following Gwen since he caught her kissing Gideon in a church, offers advice on everything. Oh, yes. And of course there is Gideon, the Diamond. One minute he's very warm indeed; the next he's freezing cold. Gwen's not sure what's going on there, but she's pretty much destined to find out.… More
    • Deadly Offer
      The Vampire's Promise
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Deadly Offer
      The Vampire's Promise
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 22, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror
      Althea has always been a sweet, kind girl. In middle school, she had a group of friends to hang out with. She was on the softball team, took gymnastics, and won ribbons for horseback riding. But high school is horrible for Althea. She doesn't make the cheerleading squad. Her group of friends splits apart to form new cliques, and Althea is left to sit alone at lunch. That is, until she discovers a vampire living in the attic tower of her family home. A vampire who can make her dreams come true: a spot on the cheerleading squad; popularity; a boyfriend. All the vampire wants in return is a small sacrifice, and Althea is in too deep to back out now. The first book in Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy reveals the danger behind the door of the Shuttered Room.… More
    • Beautiful Creatures Spinoff E-novella
      Garcia, Kami, Stohl, Margaret
      Beautiful Creatures Spinoff E-novella
      Garcia, Kami, Stohl, Margaret
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: December 17, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Horror
      The #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series continues in this brand-new digital-exclusive story. Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can't resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate price.Where's a Linkubus when you need him? … More
    • Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      Dear possible reader of this book, My editor asked me to write a third book in my series, Tales from the House of Bunnicula . And did I have trouble getting started! I was afraid I used up all my ideas. But faster than a writer can say “What if?” I came up with a story! It’s about a lovable and smart (not to mention cute) orphan wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie, who has a mysterious pain in his leg and is mysteriously invited to attend the Dogwiz Academy for Canine Conjurers. Together, Howie and his best friend, the very, very, very smart Delilah, who speaks in a British accent in this book for some reason, discover they must fight a sinister foe…The-Evil-Force-Whose-Nam-C’not-Be-Spoke!!! Your friend, Howie … More
    • Crooked Kingdom : A Sequel to Six of Crows
      Six of Crows
      Bardugo, Leigh
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      Crooked Kingdom: the highly anticipated sequel to Leigh Bardugo's thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.… More
    • Battlemage
      Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      Battlemage
      Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      The epic conclusion to the New York Times–bestselling Summoner trilogy, by Taran Matharu!Fletcher and his friends fight for survival in the ether, where they pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace.Even as hatred threatens to turn friend into foe in The Battlemage, Fletcher must lead a small army of soldiers into battle to protect his ancestral homeland, and face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher holds dear.… More
    • Freeks
      Hocking, Amanda
      Freeks
      Hocking, Amanda
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      Step into a wondrously strange new world with this dazzling new standalone novel by Amanda Hocking, New York Times bestselling author of The Kanin Chronicles! Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place to place with Gideon Davorin’s Traveling Carnival, she longs for an ordinary life where no one has the ability to levitate or predict the future. She gets her chance when the struggling sideshow sets up camp in the small town of Caudry, and she meets a gorgeous local guy named Gabe. But before long, Mara realizes there’s a dark presence lurking in the town that’s threatening the lives of her friends. She has seven days to take control of a power she didn’t know she had in order to save everyone she cares about—and change the future forever. In the pages of Freeks, Amanda Hocking once again proves her ability to create amazing characters and enchanting worlds that will capture your imagination and never let go.… More
    • Island of Shipwrecks
      The Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Island of Shipwrecks
      The Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      A risky decision endangers both Artimé and Quill in book five of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” Alex and his friends from Artimé are stranded on a newly discovered island after barely surviving a storm that destroys their ship. And it turns out they’re not alone… Back in Quill, Aaron’s power base grows as he aligns himself with an unlikely ally. Together, the two enact a drastic, risky plan to finally conquer Artimé—a plan that could ultimately leave everyone in both Artimé and Quill in far more danger than Aaron realizes.… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Fever 1793
      The Seeds of America Trilogy
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      Fever 1793
      The Seeds of America Trilogy
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 16, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where "the plot rages like the epidemic itself" ( The New York Times Book Review ). During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.… More
    • Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical 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
    • Lantern Bearers
      Sutcliff, Rosemary
      Lantern Bearers
      Sutcliff, Rosemary
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 18, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land."A spellbinding historical adventure." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksThe Lantern Bearers is the 1959 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.… More
    • Raven of the Waves
      Cadnum, Michael
      Raven of the Waves
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      A 17-year-old Viking learns the horrible nature of warfare during his first raid The warriors of Lidsmod’s village live for war. When the waters thaw, they set their ships upon the waves, ranging up and down the coasts of Scandinavia in search of loot and throats to cut. In this culture built on violence, songs are sung of bloody battles and fallen warriors are rewarded with a lifetime in Valhalla. Today, Lidsmod will join the fray. In the newly built Raven, he will sail across the seas in search of a palace of gold rumored to sit near the English coast. He yearns for glory, but he will find something far more surprising.   The golden palace is an abbey, home to English monks who strive to keep the torch of knowledge burning during the Dark Ages. There, a 13-year-old boy named Wiglaf learns the art of healing, unaware that death is approaching aboard a Viking ship.… More
    • Last of the Mohicans
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cooper, James Fenimore
      Last of the Mohicans
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cooper, James Fenimore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Classics, Adventure
      The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. And as the idyllic wilderness gives way to the forces of civilization, the novel presents a moving portrayal of a vanishing race and the end of its way of life in the great American forests.From the Paperback edition.… More
    • Braid
      Frost, Helen
      Braid
      Frost, Helen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Two sisters, Jeannie and Sarah, tell their separate yet tightly interwoven stories in alternating narrative poems. Each sister – Jeannie, who leaves Scotland during the Highland Clearances with her father, mother, and the younger children, and Sarah, who hides so she can stay behind with her grandmother – carries a length of the other's hair braided with her own. The braid binds them together when they are worlds apart and reminds them of who they used to be before they were evicted from the Western Isles, where their family had lived for many generations. The award-winning poet Helen Frost eloquently twists strand over strand of language, braiding the words at the edges of the poems to bring new poetic forms to life while intertwining the destinies of two young girls and the people who cross their paths in this unforgettable novel. An author's note describes the inventive poetic form in detail.The Braid is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.… More
    • Abraham Lincoln
      History's All-stars
      Stevenson, Augusta
      Abraham Lincoln
      History's All-stars
      Stevenson, Augusta
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 13, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Explore the childhood of legendary US President Abraham Lincoln, whose legacy as a Civil War leader and lover of freedom makes him an unforgettable all-star in American history. Abraham Lincoln received less than two years of formal education, but he had a passion for knowledge: he would walk for miles to borrow a book and eventually taught himself to become a lawyer. His legal career lead to a term in the US House of Representatives, and he was later selected as the Republican presidential candidate in 1860 and elected president. Shortly after his inauguration, the Civil War broke out, and for the rest of his life, Lincoln served as a wartime president, achieving the hugely challenging task of keeping the Union together until the Confederate surrender in April of 1865. Weeks later Lincoln was assassinated, but his legacy lives on. From his humble beginnings in a Kentucky log cabin to his stepmother’s encouragement of education, the details of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood are revealed in this narrative biography about the events and influences that made him into the exceptional American leader he became.… More
    • Blood Gold
      Cadnum, Michael
      Blood Gold
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      From the jungles of Panama to the gold fields of California, a young man searches for justice In 1849, there are 2 ways to reach California: overland or by sea. Traveling by land is safer—a long, slow journey across the American plains—but the water is faster. Would-be prospectors in a hurry to reach California and strike it rich, sail down the Atlantic, cross the deadly jungles of Panama on foot, and proceed north by boat to find their fortune. Willie Dwinelle, who is 18 years old, chooses this Panama route because he must reach California as soon as possible. But it is not gold that he seeks; it is justice.   Willie has vowed revenge upon an unsavory character in his hometown who mistreated one of his friends. So with his impulsive ally Ben at his side, Willie braves every danger the gold rush throws at him. But the most perilous hazard is one he never expected to confront: the lure of greed.… More
    • Ghost of Juniper Creek
      Tales from Maple Ridge
      Gilmore, Grace
      Ghost of Juniper Creek
      Tales from Maple Ridge
      Gilmore, Grace
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 18, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Logan must face his fears and brave a ghostly encounter in this fourth book of a wholesome series that’s like Little House on the Prairie for younger readers. Something is rustling in the bushes and making weird sounds down by the water. According to Logan’s older brother, Drew, it’s the Ghost of Juniper Creek. But Logan is determined to show no fear...at least not in front of his friends and family. So when Drew dares Logan and his friend Anthony to confront the spirit, the two boys bravely head to the creek where the ghost awaits… With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Tales from Maple Ridge chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Hero in the Dark
      Tooke, Wes
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 21, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Baseball legend Satchel Paige changes a boy’s life in this coming-of-age tale from the author of Lucky . When Nick is released from the hospital after suffering from polio, he is sure that his father will never look at him in the same way again. Once the best pitcher in youth league, Nick now walks with a limp and is dependent on a heavy leg brace. He isn’t sure he will ever return to the mound, never mind be the star he once was. When Nick starts working for Mr. Churchill, the owner of the semiprofessional team Nick’s dad plays for, he meets Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher in the world. Not allowed in the major leagues because of his skin color, Satchel teaches Nick that some things can be overcome with hard work and dedication, and that just because you’re down, you are most certainly not out. As Satchel and his unique teammates barnstorm toward a national baseball tournament, Nick wonders if he can really overcome what seems like the impossible and pitch again.… More
  • Humor

    • No Room for Dessert
      Durand, Hallie
      No Room for Dessert
      Durand, Hallie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      All of a sudden it seems like Dessert’s life story is being written in invisible ink! It’s getting harder and harder believe that anyone in the Schneider house even remembers that she lives there. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered! The promise of burritos? Forgotten! Her baby brother doesn’t even know her name! (He calls her “dirt.”) Dessert decides that she needs a plan to get back on her family’s radar—and hopefully make them all feel like “dirt” for a change. Let there be lightbulbs! Dessert has an idea. All she has to do is win her classroom’s invention contest, which should be a piece o’ cake. But, things get worse before they get better...so bad, Dessert would need all the double fudge sundaes in the world to make her feel like herself again—or maybe just a surprising new friend.… More
    • Great Hamster Massacre
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      Great Hamster Massacre
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 3, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Anna and her brother, Tom, have always wanted a pet. Finally, after their latest pestering campaign, their mother gives in and lets them choose a pair of hamsters from the local pet shop. But their happiness soon turns to horror when the hamsters are found mysteriously dead in their cage. Anna and Tom launch a full-scale investigation to determine who—or what—is behind the hamster homicides. Can they solve the case of the Great Hamster Massacre? Kaite Davies’s irresistibly funny mystery and Hannah Shaw’s spot-on illustrations combine for a quirky, delightful read that is part detective tale, part diary, and altogether hilarious.… More
    • I Am Not Joey Pigza
      Joey Pigza
      Gantos, Jack
      I Am Not Joey Pigza
      Joey Pigza
      Gantos, Jack
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 24, 2007
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Joey's dad is back and he's handing out hundred dollar bills. He's also changed his name from Carter Pigza to Charles Heinz. Joey's mom thinks it's perfectly normal because she used to be Fran and now she's Maria. Now Charles and Maria are calling Joey a new name, too. Freddy. And it turns out they were never divorced. They're even renewing their vows. And the whole family is going to run a diner together. Should Joey's parents really be the ones making all the decisions around here? … More
    • Pongwiffy
      Umansky, Kaye
      Pongwiffy
      Umansky, Kaye
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 17, 2002
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Enjoying her quiet life in her simple hovel, Pongwiffy the witch is upset when a group of obnoxiously loud Goblins move right next door to her and so she seeks the help of her friend, Sharkadder, and an unusual hamster from Amsterdam to rid her community of the troublesome gang. Reprint.… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      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, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Rachel Renee Russell serves up more laughs and adorable illustrations in the next installment of the bestselling DORK DIARIES series. Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth--that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and--worst case scenario--her crush, Brandon, associating her with the humongous roach on top of her Dad's van! Now it looks like her secret could be about to come out, and Nikki's willing to go to any zany and wacky length to prevent that from happening. The timing seems perfect when a major talent competition is announced with a school scholarship offered as the top prize. Nikki loves to sing and dance and now she gets to have tons of fun with her friends while competing for a chance to free her Dad from his obligation! (And free herself from all that potential damage to her reputation . . .) Once again, hijinks and misunderstandings aplenty ensue, as well as more hilarious and heartwarming moments with Nikki and her friends.… More
    • Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 11, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Heidi Heckelbeck sees things differently in this whimsically witchy chapter book. When her friend Lucy Lancaster gets glasses, Heidi notices all the attention Lucy gets and decides that she, too, needs a new look. In order to get glasses, Heidi pretends that she has trouble seeing. All goes as planned and Heidi gets a cool pair of glasses—but when she puts them on there’s just one problem: She can’t see a thing! Heidi walks around with fuzzy vision and makes many messes until she realizes that she doesn’t need a pair of glasses to make her special.      With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-happily Ever After
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-happily Ever After
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Nikki Maxwell’s favorite fairy tales get dork-tastic twists in the eighth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool’s Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don’t go quite as expected—because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin! The Dork Diaries series has more than 13 million copies in print worldwide!… More
    • Kung Fu to the Rescue!
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      Katschke, Judy, To Be Announced
      Kung Fu to the Rescue!
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      Katschke, Judy, To Be Announced
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Get two kickin’ tales in one book with this illustrated chapter book based on popular episodes of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness . This chapter book contains two stories, both based on episodes of the popular and Emmy Award–winning television show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness . This book includes black-and-white illustrations throughout—and plenty of action! In the first story, there seems to be a sudden rash of thefts in the Valley of Peace. The Furious Five want to help find the thief, but what should they do when all the evidence points to Monkey? In the second story, Crane has lost his confidence and wants to leave the Furious Five. But when an old enemy appears, it’s up to Crane to save the day. Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness © 2014 Viacom International Inc. NICKELODEON and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Kung Fu Panda” © 2008 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Going Vintage
      Leavitt, Lindsey
      Going Vintage
      Leavitt, Lindsey
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 26, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      Swearing off boys and technology when she learns that her boyfriend is cheating on her with his cyber "wife," 16-year-old Mallory, inspired by a list of goals made by her grandmother in 1962, embraces a vintage lifestyle and attempts to run for pep club secretary, host a dinner party and sew a homecoming dress. By the author of the Princess for Hire series.… More
    • Long Live the Dragon Warrior
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      West, Tracey
      Long Live the Dragon Warrior
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      West, Tracey
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 9, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Two stories based on high-action episodes of the popular animated series find Po's position as Dragon Warrior challenged by a disgruntled rhino and a talented, jealousy-triggering visitor to the Peace Jubilee. Simultaneous and eBook. TV tie-in.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Chocolate Fudge Mystery : The Epic Masterpiece in One Sitting
      Cam Jansen
      Adler, David A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: July 22, 2004
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Fiction, Mystery
      No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory! Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even while selling candy door-to-door. Cam and Eric are knocking on doors to sell candy for their school fund-raiser when Cam notices that there is a full trash can outside of a house that is supposed to be empty. Could someone be hiding inside? Cam is going to find out!   The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Neil Flambθ and the Tokyo Treasure
      The Neil Flambe Capers
      Sylvester, Kevin
      Neil Flambθ and the Tokyo Treasure
      The Neil Flambe Capers
      Sylvester, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 16, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Something smells fishy—and it’s not the sushi—in the fourth book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls “good fun.” Superstar teen chef Neil Flambé isn’t thrilled when his cousin Larry moves to Japan to work on an online manga comic book. Now who’ll help him in the kitchen? But he finds a replacement in Gary the bike courier, and life, and the restaurant, moves on without Larry. That is, until the news comes that Larry has been in a fatal boating accident and is lost at sea. Neil is devastated. But then he checks Larry’s online manga. There’s a subtle change in the plot, something Neil and Larry had discussed—something only Neil would notice. Is this a cryptic message from beyond the grave—or is Larry still alive? Determined to find out, Neil heads to Japan to solve his next mystery.… More
    • Chase for the Mystery Twister
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Chase for the Mystery Twister
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 26, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardy Boys head to Oklahoma, where crime is spinning out of control in the wide-open spaces of tornado alley. Frank and Joe encounter a bizarre phenomenon: the aftermath of a fierce twister that defies scientific explanation. To get at the truth, the Hardys will have to put themselves in the path of destruction—and face the explosive fury of a criminal mastermind.… More
    • Lights, Camera Zombies!
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Lights, Camera Zombies!
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 6, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The boys track down an unusually undead suspect in this Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery. Bayport is buzzing with excitement when a film crew sets up shop to film the latest zombie flick. Frank, Joe, and their friends are really psyched that there will be fake zombies running around town—not to mention a famous director and some of their favorite actors. They are hoping for a sighting or two, and maybe even an autograph, if they’re lucky! But things get a little too real when one of the boys’ friends claims he saw an actual zombie in Bayport—nowhere near the shoot. Is someone just pulling a crazy prank? Or is the movie starting to take on a life of its own?… More
    • Mystery Ranch / El Rancho Del Misterio
      The Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Mystery Ranch / El Rancho Del Misterio
      The Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: May 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Eccentric Aunt Jane needs help on her ranch. The Aldens overturn a plot against her.   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
    • Secret of Shadow Ranch
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Secret of Shadow Ranch
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 1, 1980
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery. The ranch is being haunted by an unknown enemy. Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was killed many years ago at Shadow Ranch, where he had gone to fulfill a promise to his sweetheart. Aided by her friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne, Nancy comes face-to-face with disaster when she is trapped inside a building that is toppled by a rockslide —a rockslide which is deliberately caused. But the pretty titian-haired detective remains undaunted in her determination to solve the mystery.… More
    • Twisted Window
      Duncan, Lois
      Twisted Window
      Duncan, Lois
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 28, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      The new guy at Tracy's school is handsome, intense, and desperately needs her help—but there's something about him that isn't quite right High school junior Tracy Lloyd is unsure about the new guy in school. Brad Johnson is attractive, smart, and polite, but Tracy can't help but feel he watches her too closely. Then one day Brad confides in Tracy a horrible secret: His little sister Mindy has been kidnapped by his stepfather, and he needs Tracy's help to get her back. But even as Tracy commits to a plan to help her vulnerable new friend, details emerge that suggest nothing is what it seems. The Twisted Window is a zigzagging thriller that keeps readers guessing up until the final page. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Door-to-door Deception
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Door-to-door Deception
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 22, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The police suspect some of the junior high kids in Nancy Drew’s after-school program of breaking into houses. But when Nancy sets out to find the truth, she finds herself in danger. The real crooks are determined to shut her down—before she shuts the door on the River Heights burglary ring!… More
    • Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. “Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn’s shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart. In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.… More
    • Cold Cash Caper
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Cold Cash Caper
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardys look to put a gang of armed robbers on ice! Frank and Joe have volunteered to do undercover security work at the Bayport winter festival. Their main assignment is to act as bodyguards for the star performer, Olympic gold medal figure skater David Kennedy. Although put on for a good cause—charity—the festival is soon plagued by bad vibes: Money intended for the local children’s hospital is ending up in the hands of masked, gun-wielding thugs, and its up to the Hardys to stop the robbers cold.… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Only Ever Yours
      O'neill, Louise
      Only Ever Yours
      O'neill, Louise
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 12, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      Where women are created for the pleasure of men, beauty is the first duty of every girl. In Louise O'Neill's world of Only Every Yours women are no longer born naturally, girls (called "eves") are raised in Schools and trained in the arts of pleasing men until they come of age. Freida and Isabel are best friends. Now, aged sixteen and in their final year, they expect to be selected as companions--wives to powerful men. All they have to do is ensure they stay in the top ten beautiful girls in their year. The alternatives--life as a concubine, or a chastity (teaching endless generations of girls)--are too horrible to contemplate.But as the intensity of final year takes hold, the pressure to be perfect mounts. Isabel starts to self-destruct, putting her beauty--her only asset--in peril. And then into this sealed female environment, the boys arrive, eager to choose a bride. Freida must fight for her future--even if it means betraying the only friend, the only love, she has ever known.… More
    • Frankenstein
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Weinberg, Larry, Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
      Frankenstein
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Weinberg, Larry, Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: February 2, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Classics
      A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Simultaneous.… More
    • Beast of Cretacea
      Strasser, Todd
      Beast of Cretacea
      Strasser, Todd
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: October 13, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction, Adventure
      A futuristic reimagining of Moby Dick finds 17-year-old Ishmael awakening aboard a ship on an unpolluted faraway planet where he harvests resources for a depleted Earth before witnessing his captain's growing obsession with an elusive great sea creature. By the best-selling author of The Wave.… More
    • Gifted
      Swain, H. A.
      Gifted
      Swain, H. A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 14, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction, Romance
      In a world where genius-level talents can be purchased by the wealthy, Orpheus, an entitled, genetically enhanced boy whose father holds the copyright to Acquired Savant Abilities encounters a plebeian girl, Zimri, whose musical abilities are natural. By the author of Hungry. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Trial by Fire
      The Worldwalker Trilogy
      Angelini, Josephine
      Trial by Fire
      The Worldwalker Trilogy
      Angelini, Josephine
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 2, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Prevented by life-threatening allergies from enjoying most activities in her Salem hometown, Lily Proctor looks forward to enjoying a party with her longtime crush only to be transported to an alternate universe filled with horrifying creatures, powerful ruling women and a cruel doppelgänger of herself. By the best-selling author of the Starcrossed series.… More
    • Flawed
      Ahern, Cecelia
      Flawed
      Ahern, Cecelia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 5, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Celestine North lives a perfect life. She's a model daughter and sister, she's well-liked by her classmates and teachers, and she's dating the impossibly charming Art Crevan. But then Celestine encounters a situation in which she makes an instinctive decision. She breaks a rule and now faces life-changing repercussions. She could be imprisoned. She could be branded. She could be found FLAWED. In her breathtaking young adult debut, bestselling author Cecelia Ahern depicts a society in which obedience is paramount and rebellion is punished. And where one young woman decides to take a stand that could cost her everything. … More
    • Long Dark Dusk
      The Australia Trilogy
      Smythe, J. P.
      Long Dark Dusk
      The Australia Trilogy
      Smythe, J. P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 4, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Dystopian SF, Adventure, Space Opera
      As soon as teenaged Chan Aitch learned the horrible truth about life on Australia and its fateful mission, she vowed to save everyone she could from the gangs and cultists fighting for control of the ship's limited resources. Now that Australia has crashed back to Earth, though, her efforts seem to have been in vain: everyone she cares about is dead or in prison.As one of the few to have survived the ship's return, Chan is now living in poverty on the fringes of a huge city, on a planet she's never known but always dreamed of. She's barely mustering the will to survive when she learns that Mae, the little girl she once rescued on Australia, could be alive. But she has no idea where Mae is, or how to find her. In addition to being alone in an unfamiliar city, Chan has never felt more helpless.But she'll do whatever it takes to find Mae, even if it means going to prison herself to track the girl down. After all, she's broken out of prison before--how hard could it be to do it on Earth?… More
    • City of Gold and Lead
      The Tripods
      Christopher, John
      City of Gold and Lead
      The Tripods
      Christopher, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF
      Will and his friends return to the City of the Tripods—and risk their lives—in this second book of a classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children series. When Will and his friends arrived at the White Mountains, they thought everything would be okay. They’d found a safe haven where the mechanical monsters called Tripods could not find them. But once there, they wonder about the world around them and how they are faring against the machines. In order to save everyone else, Will and his friends want to take down the Tripods once and for all. That means journeying to the Tripod capital: the City of Gold and Lead. Although the journey will be difficult, the real danger comes once Will is inside the city, where Tripods roam freely and humans are even more enslaved than they are on the outside. Without anyone to help him, Will must learn the secrets of the Tripods—and how to take them down—before they figure out that he’s a spy…and he can only pretend to be brainwashed for so long.… More
    • Dangerous
      Hale, Shannon
      Dangerous
      Hale, Shannon
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Science Fiction
      How far would you go to save the world? When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever. And she definitely didn't plan to fall in love. But now there's no going back--Maisie's the only thing standing between the Earth and annihilation. She must become the hero the world needs. The only problem is: how does a regular girl from Salt Lake City do that, exactly? It's not as though there's a handbook for this sort of thing. It's up to Maisie to come up with a plan--and find the courage to carry it out--before she loses her heart . . . and her life. Equal parts romance and action-adventure, this explosive story is sure to leave both longtime Shannon Hale fans and avid science fiction readers completely breathless. … More
    • Rose Eagle
      Killer of Enemies
      Bruchac, Joseph
      Rose Eagle
      Killer of Enemies
      Bruchac, Joseph
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: November 15, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
      A prequel e-novella to the award-winning YA novel Killer of Enemies.… More
  • Fiction

    • Perfect Friend
      Price, Reynolds
      Perfect Friend
      Price, Reynolds
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 19, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      A Moving Fable For Readers Of All Ages -- From National Book Critics Circle Award-Winning Author Reynolds Price Ben Barks loved elephants long before he'd seen one. He sometimes wondered how that love started.... It's been a whole year since Ben's mother died, and nothing has soothed his broken heart -- except thinking about elephants, those magnificent creatures his mother loved too. Imagining their awesome grace always calms him in a way that his sad father and closest friends never can. When a one-ring circus comes to Ben's small town, he discovers Sala, an elephant who survived a wicked trainer's abuses. And soon, their powerful bond becomes a miraculous healer -- and gives Ben renewed hope for the future.… More
    • Shark Wars
      Shark Wars
      Altbacker, EJ
      Shark Wars
      Shark Wars
      Altbacker, EJ
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: June 14, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Since the dawn of time, prehistoric shark clans called Shivers have ruled over the earth's oceans, fierce protectors of all who swim. For eons, the Big Blue has prospered under Shiver Law, and the delicate balance of sea life kept sacred. Until now. Rising sea temperatures and overfishing have caused food to become scarce, and the battle for new hunting grounds has brought with it corruption and warfare. Now, with the ocean on the brink of chaos, a young reef shark named Gray - exiled from the safety of his peaceful reef home - must venture deep into Open Water to unlock the secrets of his destiny and bring peace back to the ocean. But first, he'll have to discover the truth about who - and what - he really is.… More
    • Start of Me and You
      Lord, Emery
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 31, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      Paige Hancock starts junior year with a list of ways to take back her life, rather than spending another year as "The Girl Whose Boyfriend Drowned," and finding out that Ryan Chase, her long-term crush, is available again might be the key.… More
    • Time Warp Trio : Wushu Were Here
      Time Warp Trio
      Scieszka, Jon
      Time Warp Trio : Wushu Were Here
      Time Warp Trio
      Scieszka, Jon
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: March 9, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      After being warped back to ancient China, Joe, Fred, and Anna are faced with some big tasks. They must rescue General Li Shimin from prison so he can defeat the awful ruler, Wang. Then they must figure out how to free Sam, who is trapped in . . . The Book . Join the Time Warp Trio as they learn kung fu, scale the Great Wall of China, and learn to stop time itself! … More
    • Winner's Kiss
      The Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Winner's Kiss
      The Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 29, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      The conclusion to the Winner's Trilogy finds Arin fighting in the war between the East and the Empire as he tries to forget the woman he believes betrayed her people, while Kestrel struggles to escape from a labor camp before discovering terrible secrets. By the author of the Kronos Chronicles. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Out to Lunch
      Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
      Krulik, Nancy E.
      Out to Lunch
      Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
      Krulik, Nancy E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 27, 2002
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      It's been a couple of weeks since Katie turned into the class hamster, and she's beginning to hope that maybe her transforming days are through. But more excitement lies ahead for Katie as she becomes Lucille, the cafeteria lunch lady! Unfortunately, the principal isn't too happy with a lunch lady who throws egg salad and starts food fights. . . so it's up to Katie (back in her own body) and her classmates to save the day.… More
    • White Fur Flying
      MacLachlan, Patricia
      White Fur Flying
      MacLachlan, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 19, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      A young boy tries to find his voice with the help of some four-legged friends in this “elegantly spare novel about the healing power of dogs and love” ( Publishers Weekly ), from the Newbery-winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall . Zoe’s family rescues dogs in need. There is always the sweet smell of dog and a warm body looking to cuddle or play. There is always a new dog to be saved, and loved. Fur flies everywhere. It covers everything. Zoe’s house is never silent. The house across the street is always silent these days. A new family has moved in and Phillip, the boy, has stopped speaking. He doesn’t even want to try. Saving dogs and saving boys may be different jobs, but Zoe learns that some parts are the same. Both take attention and care. They take understanding and time. And maybe just a bit of white fur flying. From Newbery Medalist Patricia MacLachlan, White Fur Flying is an endearing tale of companionship and hope that is “beautifully told, quietly moving, and completely satisfying” ( Kirkus Reviews ).… More
    • Star Ghost
      Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
      Strickland, Brad
      Star Ghost
      Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
      Strickland, Brad
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      While living on Deep Space Nine TM, Jake Sisko has seen a lot of strange things, since his father, commander of the station, opened it to every lifeform who passes through this sector of space. But when Jake's Ferengi friend Nog says he's seen a ghost, Jake doesn't believe him, until a shimmering figure with glowing red eyes appears in Jake's quarters. Soon enough the spectre has Jake on a dangerous mission into the depths of the station, with the fate of Deep Space Nine resting on his boyish shoulders.… More
    • Missing Mem
      Broome, Errol
      Missing Mem
      Broome, Errol
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 17, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      When Mem leaves the security of his stable home, Magnus the cat and the other stable mice fear for his safety until they finally locate him amidst the most incredible ensemble of circus creatures they had ever seen. Original.… More
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Novelization of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Peter Quill and his misfit companions band together to protect a mysterious Orb containing an infinity stone from Ronan, a powerful villain who plans to use it to destroy the planet Xandar.… More
  • Informational Books

    • Steve Jobs : Thinking Differently
      A Real-life Story
      Lakin, Patricia
      Steve Jobs : Thinking Differently
      A Real-life Story
      Lakin, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 9, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Computers, Technology
      Written especially for a young audience, a must-read biography of Steve Jobs: visionary, entrepreneur, inventor, and cofounder of Apple. Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius. These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Available in both paperback and hardcover, Patricia Lakin’s biography for middle-grade readers tells the captivating and inspirational story of the ‘Thomas Edison’ of our time.… More
    • Outer Space
      Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides
      Jennings, Ken
      Outer Space
      Ken Jennings' Junior Genius Guides
      Jennings, Ken
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 14, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Technology, Nature, Science
      Let your inner astronaut explore outer space with this interactive trivia book from Jeopardy! champ and New York Times bestselling author Ken Jennings. With this book about space you’ll become an expert and wow your friends and teachers with out-of-this-world facts: Did you know that Mars has a volcano bigger than the state of Arizona? Or that there’s a star with a diamond the size of our moon at its core? With great illustrations, cool trivia, and fun quizzes to test your knowledge, this guide will have you on your way to whiz-kid status in no time!… More
    • George W. Bush : Our 43rd President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      George W. Bush : Our 43rd President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Learn about the life of the 43rd President of the United States in this updated biography of George W. Bush, specially written for a younger audience. President George W. Bush once said, “I never dreamed about becoming president. When I was growing up, I wanted to be Willie Mays.” George W. was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He grew up in Texas but returned to Connecticut to attend Yale University. As a young man he trained as a fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard before beginning a career in business. He entered Texas politics and served as the state’s governor from 1994 to 2000. In 2001 George W. Bush won one of the closest, and most disputed, presidential elections in United States history. During his first term Bush launched a war against terrorism after the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001. In 2004 he won his second term against John Kerry. Originally published as President George W. Bush in 2005, this revised biography of the 43rd President of the United States includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.… More
    • Port Chicago 50 : Disaster, Mutiny, and the Fight for Civil Rights
      Sheinkin, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 21, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, United States History
      An astonishing civil rights story from Newbery Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Steve Sheinkin. On July 17, 1944, a massive explosion rocked the segregated Navy base at Port Chicago, California, killing more than 300 sailors who were at the docks, critically injuring off-duty men in their bunks, and shattering windows up to a mile away. On August 9th, 244 men refused to go back to work until unsafe and unfair conditions at the docks were addressed. When the dust settled, fifty were charged with mutiny, facing decades in jail and even execution. This is a fascinating story of the prejudice that faced black men and women in America's armed forces during World War II, and a nuanced look at those who gave their lives in service of a country where they lacked the most basic rights. … More
    • Sky Sailors : True Stories of the Balloon Era
      Bristow, David L.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 13, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Technology, History
      For more than a century before airplanes, people explored the sky in balloons. From 1783 to the early 1900s, aeronauts flew into storms, crossed large bodies of water, sailed over enemy armies, and soared to deadly altitudes. Illustrated in full color with dramatuc period artwork, Sky Sailors by David L. Bristow presents the stories of the pioneers of human flight, such as daredevil Sophie Blanchard from Napoleon's France, and Salomon Andree, who lead an aerial assault on the North Pole in 1897. … More
    • Disasters
      Guiberson, Brenda Z.
      Disasters
      Guiberson, Brenda Z.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 8, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, History, Nature
      A history of ten well-known disasters--from the great Chicago fire to Hurricane Katrina--explores the causes and effects of the devastation as well as the power of humankind to persevere in the face of adversity.… More
    • Laura Bush : America's First Lady
      Gormley, Beatrice
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Political Science
      Laura Bush has loved education and reading since she was a young child, and today she brings her experienced viewpoints, her love of children, and her interest in education to a much broader audience as the wife of the forty-third president of the United States, George W. Bush. In her speeches and public appearances, she expresses what many Americans believe: that every human being should be treated whith dignity, and that no child should be left behind in shcool, or in life. This biography of one of our most fascinating public figures touches on all aspects of Mrs. Bush's life, from her years as a teacher and librarian, to her first meeting with her husband, to the birth of their twins, to her important work as an advocate for women and children.… More
    • Living With Wolves!
      Ngk Chapters
      Dutcher, Jim, Dutcher, Jamie
      Living With Wolves!
      Ngk Chapters
      Dutcher, Jim, Dutcher, Jamie
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: December 13, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      Imagine living with a pack of wolves! For National Geographic wildlife documentarians Jim and Jamie Dutcher, that dream came true. Join the Dutchers as they discover what life is like among wolves in the western wilderness. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers will be howling for more.… More
    • Bravo! : Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      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
    • Barack Obama : Our 44th President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      Barack Obama : Our 44th President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Right on time for election season comes an updated biography of our 44th President—written just for kids! President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 energized the United States and the world. And though the last few years haven’t been easy, this president has spent a lifetime overcoming obstacles. President Barack Obama’s early involvement with politics was inspired by his mother’s interest in the controversial social issues of her times—a passion that she passed on to her son. As the first African America editor of the Harvard Law Review , the first African American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers—barriers that some people thought could never be overcome. However, President Obama’s life has had its challenges. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, where he faced discrimination and struggles with his own racial identity. Despite these obstacles, Barack persevered and had a successful political career even before his historic win in the 2008 presidential election. Containing vital and current information, this biography will bring you up to date with all the latest from the Oval Office, and much more!… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Dessert First
      Durand, Hallie
      Dessert First
      Durand, Hallie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Dessert Schneider has her very own personal style. But sometimes walking to the beat of her own drum means walking right into a heap of mischief, especially when it comes to the legendary family recipe (and Dessert's all-time favorite treat), Grandma Reine's Double-Decker Chocolate Bars. As the oldest in a rambunctious, restaurant-owning family, with a four-year-old sister who is going through a “phase” and two little brothers called “the Beasties,” Dessert seems to be better at getting into trouble than getting out of it. And that's because for this eight-year-old, saying sorry is definitely not a piece o'cake!… More
    • One False Step
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      One False Step
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 23, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      A TRIP TO THE CIRCUS STIRS THE BOYS’ SENSES—AND SUSPICIONS. Frank, Joe, and their friends head to Philadelphia to catch a performance of Aerocirque, an amazing circus act with a twist: The acrobats swing and flip from helicopters high in the air! But all is not well in the City of Brotherly Love. The other show in town is a series of robberies, and no one knows how they’re being pulled off. Frank and Joe are soon jumping through hoops to find the clues they need to catch the culprits. But will they be too late? It looks like this mystery may come right down to the wire!… More
    • Bringing Down the Mouse
      Mezrich, Ben
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Charlie Lewis goes on a roller coaster ride of risk, math, and gaming in this middle grade novel that parallels the New York Times bestselling Bringing Down the House , which inspired the movie 21 with Kevin Spacey. Charlie Lewis is a nerd. All he’s ever been good at is math—and he’s really good at math. So good that he’s recruited by a group of kids determined to game the system at the biggest theme park in the world—and win the grand prize. Soon Charlie is caught up in the excitement and thrill of using his math skills for awesomeness…but what’s at stake may be more than he’s willing to risk. How far will Charlie go for a chance at the ultimate reward?… More
    • Smells Like Dog
      Smells Like Dog
      Selfors, Suzanne
      Smells Like Dog
      Smells Like Dog
      Selfors, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 1, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Meet Homer Pudding, an ordinary farm boy who's got big dreams-to follow in the footsteps of his famous treasure-hunting uncle. But when Uncle Drake mysteriously disappears, Homer inherits two things: a lazy, droopy dog with no sense of smell, and a mystery. Why would his uncle call this clumsy dog his "most treasured possession?" And why did he put a gold coin on the dog's collar? And who will continue Uncle Drake's quest-to find the most coveted pirate treasure in the world? Join Homer, his sister Gwendolyn, and Dog on an adventure that will test their wits and courage as they leave their peaceful farm and head into a world where ruthless treasure hunters hide around every corner. Where they discover that Dog has a hidden talent and that treasure might be closer than they ever imagined...… More
    • Suddenly Twins!
      Magical States of America
      Peel, John
      Suddenly Twins!
      Magical States of America
      Peel, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      It all began the day Chrissie Scott looked into the mirror and saw somebody else's reflection. A boy who looked exactly like her. Nothing would ever be the same again... Suddenly Twins! Chrissie thought she had troubles -- until she fell through the mirror into her double's life. He said his name was Chris, and his world was the mirror image of hers. His world was ruled by magic -- and about to be destroyed by the sorceress Lori Lee! Chris is desperate. He has cast a powerful spell and sees the evil plot. Chrissie is the only one he can trust. Together they must save his world before it's too late. But is Chrissie about to be lost forever in the universe beyond the mirror? … More
    • Reining in
      Pine Hollow
      Bryant, Bonnie
      Reining in
      Pine Hollow
      Bryant, Bonnie
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 19, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      Will Lisa Atwood make a decision that will split up three best friends forever? Seventeen-year-old Lisa never thought she’d be spending the summer three thousand miles away from her two best friends, Carole and Stevie, and her boyfriend, Alex. But sunny California has its perks—like a dream job working on the set of Paradise Ranch, one of the hottest shows on TV. It’s got horses and good-looking guys—like seriously swoon-worthy actors Skye Ransom and Jeremiah Jamison. Back home, Carole’s still crushing on stable hand Ben Marlow, who’s as gorgeous—and mysterious—as ever, and Stevie continues to brood over the near-fatal car accident from earlier in the summer. Then Stevie and Carole decide to take matters into their own hands. Will they be able to bring back their friend? Or will Lisa stay in Los Angeles forever?… More
    • One-eyed Cat
      Fox, Paula
      One-eyed Cat
      Fox, Paula
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 28, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A Newbery Honor Book and Winner of the Christopher Award: A young boy fires a forbidden rifle—and must face the consequences.   Ned Wallis’s minister father made him promise not to touch the rifle until he turns fourteen. But the eleven-year-old can’t resist sneaking outside and trying it out, just once. Ned takes aim, and fires—just as a dark shadow passes in front of him. When he looks up, a flickering face passes across the attic window. Someone was watching.   When a feral cat appears outside the house of an elderly neighbor, with dried blood on its matted fur and a missing eye, Ned begins to wonder: Could he have shot this animal that night? Full of guilt and terrified that his secret will come out, Ned starts caring for the one-eyed cat. But will he be able to come clean about his broken promise and the shot in the dark?   Spring brings the chance for redemption and a surprising revelation from an unexpected source in this New York Times Outstanding Children’s Book of the Year.  … More
    • Confetti Girl
      Lopez, Diana
      Confetti Girl
      Lopez, Diana
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 1, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Apolonia "Lina" Flores is a sock enthusiast, a volleyball player, a science lover, and a girl who's just looking for answers. Even though her house is crammed full of books (her dad's a bibliophile), she's having trouble figuring out some very big questions, like why her dad seems to care about books more than her, why her best friend's divorced mom is obsessed with making cascarones (hollowed eggshells filled with colorful confetti), and, most of all, why her mom died last year. Like colors in cascarones , Lina's life is a rainbow of people, interests, and unexpected changes. In her first novel for young readers, Diana López creates a clever and honest story about a young Latina girl navigating growing pains in her South Texan city.… More
    • Shakespeare's Secret
      Broach, Elise
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 1, 2005
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.… More
    • Introducing . . . Sasha Abramowitz
      Halpern, Sue
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 7, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      When eleven-year-old Sasha Abramowitz tries to ignore the fact that her brother has Tourette's Syndrome, it takes a classmate to help her understand and accept the situation.… More