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    • Who Was Albert Einstein?
      Who Was...?
      Hq, Who, Brallier, Jess
      Who Was Albert Einstein?
      Who Was...?
      Hq, Who, Brallier, Jess
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: February 18, 2002
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Traces the life and work of the famous physicist, from his childhood in Germany through the development of his theories of relativity to his campaign for peace after World War II.… More
    • Education of Ivy Blake
      Airgood, Ellen
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: June 9, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Forced to leave her best friend's supportive home to resume life with her reckless mother, Ivy tries to find solace in art while her mother increasingly succumbs to public displays of instability. By the award-winning author of Prairie Evers. Simultaneous eBook. 20,000 first printing.… More
    • Radius of Us
      Marquardt, Marie
      Radius of Us
      Marquardt, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 17, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      What happens when you fall in love with someone everyone seems determined to fear? Ninety seconds can change a life — not just daily routine, but who you are as a person. Gretchen Asher knows this, because that’s how long a stranger held her body to the ground. When a car sped toward them and Gretchen’s attacker told her to run, she recognized a surprising terror in his eyes. And now she doesn’t even recognize herself. Ninety seconds can change a life — not just the place you live, but the person others think you are. Phoenix Flores Flores knows this, because months after setting off toward the U.S. / Mexico border in search of safety for his brother, he finally walked out of detention. But Phoenix didn’t just trade a perilous barrio in El Salvador for a leafy suburb in Atlanta. He became that person — the one his new neighbors crossed the street to avoid. Ninety seconds can change a life — so how will the ninety seconds of Gretchen and Phoenix’s first encounter change theirs? Told in alternating first person points of view, The Radius of Us is a story of love, sacrifice, and the journey from victim to survivor. It offers an intimate glimpse into the causes and devastating impact of Latino gang violence, both in the U.S. and in Central America, and explores the risks that victims take when they try to start over. Most importantly, Marie Marquardt's The Radius of Us shows how people struggling to overcome trauma can find healing in love.… More
    • Tuesday Me Arropa/ Tuesday Tucks Me In : Tuesday Tucks Me in
      Montalván, Luis Carlos
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 8, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Foreign Language Study, Nature, Pets
      Del autor de su libro de memorias, Hasta Martes. Un guerrero herido y el Golden Retriever que lo salvó, nos llega una historia de amor eterno entre un soldado veterano de guerra y su inseparable amigo, Tuesday. En Español.Todas las mañanas, Tuesday ayuda a Luis a ponerse los zapatos, primero uno y luego el otro. Le recuerda tomarse las medicinas y le acerca el bastón. Pero he aquí lo curioso: Tuesday no es una persona, ¡es un perro de asistencia!Cuando Luis regresó a casa después de la guerra, todo cambió completamente y las cosas más corrientes lo asustaban. Por suerte, tenía a Tuesday, que se mantenía a su lado ayudándolo paso a paso.Dondequiera que Luis vaya, Tuesday está a su lado, listo para proteger a su amigo. Y no es solamente Tuesday quien cuida a Luis. Luis también cuida a Tuesday. Lo lleva a pasear al parque, le limpia las patas ¡y hasta le cepilla los dientes!Tuesday Me Arropa: Un vínculo de fidelidad entre un soldado y su perro de asistencia is the Spanish language edition of Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog, which was originally published in English. As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.This picture book by the author of the memoir Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him is full of colorful photographs of Tuesday and Luis as they go through their day in New York City.… More
    • Nethergrim
      Nethergrim, the
      Jobin, Matthew
      Nethergrim
      Nethergrim, the
      Jobin, Matthew
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      The Next Great Fantasy Epic is here! For fans of Ranger's Apprentice and the Chronicles of Narnia. Everyone in Moorvale believes the legend: The brave knight Tristan and the famed wizard Vithric, in an epic battle decades ago, had defeated the evil Nethergrim and his minions. To this day, songs are sung and festivals held in the heroes' honor. Yet now something dark has crept over the village. First animals disappear, their only remains a pile of bones licked clean. Then something worse: children disappear. The whispers begin quietly yet soon turn into a shout: The Nethergrim has returned! Edmund’s brother is one of the missing, and Edmund knows he must do something to save his life. But what? Though a student of magic, he struggles to cast even the simplest spell. Still, he and his friends swallow their fear and set out to battle an ancient evil whose powers none of them can imagine. They will need to come together--and work apart--in ways that will test every ounce of resolve.Praise for THE NETHERGRIM“This series starter is reminiscent of epic fantasy series such as C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia or J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings. The characters are strongly drawn and . . . [t]here is a compelling blend of magic, romance, looming evil, and noble sacrifice.--VOYA“The Nethergrim reminded me of a cross between The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. . . I would really like to see this one on the big screen.” –Brodart’s Library Services"Entertainingly told with many unique features, The Nethergrim reads like a classic.” –Recommended by Richard C., Powells.com [Staff Pick at Powell’s Books]“I’d go ahead and say everything about this book screams BLOCKBUSTER FILM.”—The Social Potato Reviews"Riveting. Perfect for imaginative middle-grade readers craving a hearty magical adventure."--Booklist"Fantasy fans will find much to enjoy in this elegant gem of a novel."--BCCB"First in a planned trilogy, this is a solid debut for anthropologist Jobin, who steers clear of genre cliches while offering up a refreshingly metaphysical take on magic, a believably dark setting filled with unusual threats, and a seductive and manipulative villain."--Publishers WeeklyFrom the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • There's Something About Nik
      Hantz, Sara
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance
      Nik Gustafsson has a secret: He’s not really Nik Gustafsson. He’s not a spy. He’s not crazy. He’s just the son and heir to one of the most important families in Europe—one where duty always comes first. And his posh, too-public life is suffocating him. So when he gets the chance to attend boarding school in America, pretending to be an average exchange student is too big of a temptation to pass up. Then he literally runs into Amber on campus. And she hates him at first sight. It’s kind of exhilarating to be hated for who he is, not for his family name or his wealth. Maybe if he turns up the charm and turns down the aloof mask he habitually wears, he can win her over. Even though a bad past experience has made her swear off dating this year. But the more he gets to know her, the more uncomfortable he is keeping things from her. Because Nik Gustafsson has a secret. And it’s a big one. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a hot boy who's the strong and silent type, a studious girl who refuses to believe in fairy-tale romance, and one epic secret that could be disastrous if it comes to light.… More
    • Dinosaurs : A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark
      Magic Tree House Fact Trackers
      Osborne, Will, Osborne, Mary Pope
      Dinosaurs : A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark
      Magic Tree House Fact Trackers
      Osborne, Will, Osborne, Mary Pope
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 25, 2012
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, History
      The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Getting the facts behind the fiction has never looked better.Track the facts with Jack and Annie!!When Jack and Annie got back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #1: Dinosaurs Before Dark, they had lots of questions. When did the dinosaurs live? What other animals lived at that time? Which dinosaur was biggest? How do we know about dinosaurs? Find out the answers to these questions and more as Jack and Annie track the facts.Filled with up-to-date information, photos, illustrations, and fun tidbits from Jack and Annie, the Magic Tree House Fact Trackers are the perfect way for kids to find out more about the topics they discovered in their favorite Magic Tree House adventures. And teachers can use Fact Trackers alongside their Magic Tree House fiction companions to meet common core text pairing needs.  Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid?Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter booksMerlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced readerSuper Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventureFact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventuresHave more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!… More
    • Titanic
      Step into Reading
      Donnelly, Judy
      Titanic
      Step into Reading
      Donnelly, Judy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 21, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, Technology, History
      Titanic. Just the name evokes tales of the doomed ship that have captivated people of all ages for more than 100 years. Early readers will enjoy this exciting account of the world's most famous disaster-at-sea and the discovery of it's remains many years later. Step 4 books are perfect for independent readers who are confident with simple sentences and are just starting to tackle paragraphs. From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Notorious Izzy Fink
      Brown, Don
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 26, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In the 1890s, thirteen-year-old Sam Glodsky copes with poverty and violence on the gang-ridden streets of New York City's Lower East Side. By the author of Mack Made Movies.… More
    • Day the World Went Nuclear : Dropping the Atom Bomb and the End of World War II in the Pacific
      O'Reilly, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 20, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, History
      Autumn 1944. World War II is nearly over in Europe, but in the Pacific, American soldiers face an enemy who will not surrender, despite a massive and mounting death toll. Meanwhile, in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer and his team of scientists are preparing to test the deadliest weapon known to mankind. Newly inaugurated president Harry Truman faces the most important political decision in history: whether to use that weapon.Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing the Rising Sun, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the decision to use the atom bomb and the end of World War II in the Pacific.… 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

    • Wake Up Missing
      Messner, Kate
      Wake Up Missing
      Messner, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Four kids . . . Two weeks in the Florida Everglades . . . One top-secret science experiment that could change them and the world as they know it . . . Meet Quentin, a middle-school football star from Chicago; Sarah, a hockey player from Upstate New York; Ben, a horse lover from the Pacific Northwest; and Cat, an artistic bird watcher from California. The four have little in common except the head injuries that landed them in an elite brain-science center in the wild swamps of Florida. It's known as the best clinic in the world and promises to return their lives to normal, but as days pass, the kids begin to notice strange side effects and unexplained changes.… More
    • Hostage Three
      Lake, Nick
      Hostage Three
      Lake, Nick
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: November 12, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      As Amy sets out to sea with her family on a yacht, she's only thinking about the peaceful waters and the warm sun. But she doesn't get either after a group of pirates seize the boat and its human cargo, and the family becomes a commodity in a highly sophisticated transaction. Hostage One is Amy's father--the most valuable. Hostage Three is Amy, who can't believe the nightmare she's in. But something even stranger happens as she builds a bond with one of her captors, making it brutally clear that the price of life and its value are two very different things.… 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
    • Daughter of the Wind
      Cadnum, Michael
      Daughter of the Wind
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      A young warrior sets out to rescue a Viking princess On the frosty coast of Scandinavia, the greatest warriors are the berserkers—men chosen by the god Odin to perform superhuman feats of strength, obliterating their enemies with the frenzied passion of a wild bear. More than anything, Gauk wishes to join their ranks. On a hunting trip in the blighted North, his best friend is slain by a bear, and Gauk is forced to kill the great animal. As he dons the pelt of his victim, Gauk fills with Odin’s spirit, and knows that he is on his way to becoming a legend.   When the most beautiful princess in a Norwegian village is kidnapped by a pack of bloodthirsty Danes, Gauk knows it is his destiny to rescue her—and neither ice nor ocean nor an enemy’s steel blade can keep a Viking from his destiny.… More
    • Starfall : Phaeton and the Chariot of the Sun
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure
      A child of the sun seeks his father—and risks destruction for the thrill of speed In the grazing fields outside the village, a griffin swoops from the sky to attack a lamb. To save the innocent creature, a boy called Phaeton hurls rocks at the assailant, taunting it to come after him instead. As the mythical beast charges, Phaeton turns and runs. The griffin is quick, but it cannot catch Phaeton. He is the fastest boy in the world, and he believes there is nothing he cannot outrun.   Phaeton is a child of Apollo, god of the sun. When he learns the nature of his birth, this proud young man embarks on an epic journey to challenge his father and claim his birthright. But even though his heritage is divine, Phaeton is only human. When he comes face-to-face with the might of the gods, he will learn that mortals are not meant to soar so high.… More
    • Flora & Ulysses : The Illuminated Adventures
      DiCamillo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 24, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure
      Winner of the 2014 Newbery Medal Holy unanticipated occurrences! A cynic meets an unlikely superhero in a genre-breaking new novel by master storyteller Kate DiCamillo. It begins, as the best superhero stories do, with a tragic accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never saw the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, who has read every issue of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen to You!, is just the right person to step in and save him. What neither can predict is that Ulysses (the squirrel) has been born anew, with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry — and that Flora will be changed too, as she discovers the possibility of hope and the promise of a capacious heart. From #1 New York Times best-selling author Kate DiCamillo comes a laugh-out-loud story filled with eccentric, endearing characters and featuring an exciting new format — a novel interspersed with comic-style graphic sequences and full-page illustrations, all rendered in black-and-white by up-and-coming artist K. G. Campbell.… More
    • Hephaestus and the Island of Terror
      Heroes in Training
      Holub, Joan, Williams, Suzanne
      Hephaestus and the Island of Terror
      Heroes in Training
      Holub, Joan, Williams, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 18, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Folklore
      Zeus and the Olympians might find a new leader among metal-working warriors in this Heroes in Training adventure. Fresh off their adventure with Crius’s Cronies, the Olympians set out for the island of Lemnos, and there’s a reason they receive warnings as they travel: Warriors holding intricate weapons greet them as soon as they come ashore! Then they meet Hephaestus, the leader of the island who they quickly realize is actually one of them—the Olympian they were meant to find. But Hephaestus isn’t so sure he wants to leave with the Olympians. After all, life is pretty good on Lemnos, and he loves being in charge the Sintians, who inhabit the island. The Sintians made him their leader because of his metal-working prowess, and he’s been doing his best to keep them safe from Cronus’s armies ever since. Hephaestus suggests that if he does choose to go with the Olympians, he could be their leader. But what about Zeus? Not everyone is convinced he is still up for the job...… More
    • Pool of Fire
      The Tripods
      Christopher, John
      Pool of Fire
      The Tripods
      Christopher, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF
      Will must defeat the Tripods once and for all in this third book of a classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children series. After being held captive in the City of Gold and Lead—the capital, where the creatures that control the mechanical, monstrous Tripods live—Will believes that he’s learned everything he needs to know to destroy them. He has discovered the source of their power, and with this new knowledge, Will and his friends plan to return to the City of Gold and Lead to take down the Masters once and for all. Although Will and his friends have planned everything down to the minute, the Masters still have surprises in store. And with the Masters’ plan to destroy Earth completely, Will may have just started the war that will end it all.… More
    • Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Believing that magic is fake and cheesy, young Clay is shocked when he is wrongly blamed for vandalism when words from his journal magically appear on a wall at school, an occurrence that causes Clay to be sent to a camp for troubled kids on a remote volcanic island where he encounters more magic than he ever thought possible. By the best-selling author of the Secret Series. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.… More
  • Biographies

    • Who Is George Lucas?
      Who Was...?
      Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
      Who Is George Lucas?
      Who Was...?
      Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.… More
    • Ryan Higa's How to Write Good
      Higa, Ryan
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 30, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Reference & Study Aids, Biography & Memoir, Performing Arts
      An irreverent but heartfelt memoir by the top-rated YouTube celebrity describes his youth in Hawaii and how he became a social media star as well as the frequent holder of the "Most Subscribed to Channel on YouTube" title, in an account complemented by personal photos. Simultaneous eBook. 150,000 first printing.… More
    • Who Was Anne Frank?
      Who Was...?
      Abramson, Ann
      Who Was Anne Frank?
      Who Was...?
      Abramson, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: January 18, 2007
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      An easy-to-read biography looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary. Original.… More
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • Comics

    • 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
    • Tales from a Not-so-popular Party Girl
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-popular Party Girl
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 8, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school’s queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. Nikki writes about friendships, crushes, popularity, and family with a unique and fresh voice that still conveys a universal authenticity. Nikki’s sketches throughout her diary add humor and spunk to the book, a surefire hit with tween girl readers.… More
    • Hotel Transylvania 2 : My Little Monster-sitter
      Hotel Translyvania
      Petrucha, Stefan
      Hotel Transylvania 2 : My Little Monster-sitter
      Hotel Translyvania
      Petrucha, Stefan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 24, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Based on the all-new television series focusing on the earlier teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends, Hank N. Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on “Official Vampire Business,” Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but—enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and authoritarian sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.… More
  • Fantasy

    • Dragon Games
      The Books of Umber
      Catanese, P. W., Ho, David
      Dragon Games
      The Books of Umber
      Catanese, P. W., Ho, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 26, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure
      A surprise visitor to the Aerie provides devastating news for Happenstance about his past--but it's the future that Umber and Hap must contend with: they need to learn all they can about Meddlers if they are to discover what Hap's role in Umber's mission is to be. And that means a risky trip to The Inferno, where Caspar has taken the key pages of Umber's research. But that's only one of the perilous journeys Umber has in mind for his mysterious ward: Umber's nemesis, the wheeling and dealing Hameron, has acquired some dragon eggs, and Umber can't resist the opportunity to study a new magical species, even if it means a trip to the corrupt kingdom of Sarnica. But when he and Hap see what the warlord of Sarnica has planned for the dragon hatchlings at the upcoming Dragon Games, Umber's quest for knowledge turns into a dangerous rescue operation.… More
    • Arrival : Nickelodeon
      Journey of Allen Strange
      Weiss, David Cody
      Arrival : Nickelodeon
      Journey of Allen Strange
      Weiss, David Cody
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Robbie Stevenson becomes the unexpected friend and helper of stranded alien boy Allen Strange, who has been left behind by his spaceship and who must construct a pretend Earth life for himself to stay one step ahead of alien hunters. Original.… More
    • Immortal Fire
      Cronus Chronicles
      Ursu, Anne
      Immortal Fire
      Cronus Chronicles
      Ursu, Anne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 9, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore
      After their near-fatal battle with Poseidon, Charlotte and Zee would love nothing more than to relax and forget all over again that the Greek gods are real. But with the world in peril and no one else to save it, that just isn’t an option. Charlotte and Zee meet the Prometheans, an ancient brotherhood trying to protect mankind from the whims of the gods, who think they might have finally found a weapon capable of bringing Zeus to his knees. But using this weapon will come at a great cost, one Charlotte and Zee are not willing to pay. They strike out on their own for Mount Olympus, with the Prometheans, an angry Chimera, and all sorts of mythological beings on their tail…… More
    • Roar
      Stormheart
      Carmack, Cora
      Roar
      Stormheart
      Carmack, Cora
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack's young adult debut: Roar. In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough. Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Wires and Nerve
      Meyer, Marissa
      Wires and Nerve
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 31, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore
      The first graphic novel from #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer! In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new,action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold.When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.… More
    • Children of the Maker
      Babbitt, Lucy Cullyford
      Children of the Maker
      Babbitt, Lucy Cullyford
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 28, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy
      As far as Paragrin and Cam, mortal rulers of the Melde Colony, are concerned, theirs is the only colony that exists on earth. They have no way of knowing that Jentessa, their Half-Divine Ruler, has a sister, Magramid, who is the Half-Divine Ruler of another colony, and that these two sisters are rivals. It is with little concern that Paragrin decides to go out on an exploration trip, leaving Cam to rule the Melde Colony alone. When Magramid learns that Jentessa's mortal rulers have been so reckless as to divide their power, she sees it as an opportunity to destroy her sister's beloved colony. She appears in the Melde in the guise of a harmless old woman and, with her powers over the natural forces of earth and weather, tries to undermine Cam. What she soon discovers, though, is that Cam is stronger and more truly good-hearted than she had expected. And it is Magramid's profound reaction to this kindness toward her that threatens to bring the Melde--and Cam--to ruin. … More
    • Origins of Olympus
      Pegasus
      O'Hearn, Kate
      Origins of Olympus
      Pegasus
      O'Hearn, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 2, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore
      Emily and her winged horse, Pegasus, face an ancient challenge of Olympic proportions in this fourth book of an exciting series. A deadly plague has struck Olympus. While the Olympians fade one by one, Emily’s heart breaks as she watches, particularly when Pegasus begins to slip away. Determined to save him, she embarks on an investigation that takes her back in time to the origins of Olympus and to the deadly battle between the Olympians and the Titans. In the present, she must face the full force of the CRU. In the past, she must confront Cronus, the father of the gods and leader of the Titans, who is intent on destroying his offspring. When Emily encounters the full power of the flame and a discovery that could change the face of history, will she make the right decisions? And in the race against time to save Pegasus, will Olympus find its true hero?… More
    • 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
  • Historical Fiction

    • Weedflower
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      Weedflower
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      When the only world she ever knew is turned upside-down after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and her family is forced to move into an internment camp, Sumiko is left saddened and confused until a new friendship with a Mohave boy, Frank, on the Indian reservation gives her the inspiration she needs to manage the difficult times ahead. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.… 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
    • Witch Child
      Rees, Celia
      Witch Child
      Rees, Celia
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: May 3, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      When Mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. Mary is taken to a boat in Plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity, and once more she faces important choices to ensure her survival. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.… More
    • Ghosts of Heaven
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Ghosts of Heaven
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect the four episodes of The Ghosts of Heaven , the mesmerizing new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs; there tens of centuries later, hiding in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who people call a witch; there in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the 20th century, where a mad poet watches the oceans and knows the horrors it hides; and there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world. Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place. … More
    • One Small Step
      Kerr, P. B.
      One Small Step
      Kerr, P. B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 19, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      It’s 1969 and thirteenyear- old Scott is your typical teenage boy—except for the fact that he is flying airplanes with his air force flight instructor father. When Scott successfully crash-lands a plane, he grabs the attention of NASA, which recruits him for its top-secret test launch to the moon. Scott finds himself at the NASA training facility, where he realizes the chimps that will help pilot the craft are just as clever as the astronauts—and things are not what they seem at NASA. Full of nonstop action and adventure, this is the story of a courageous boy who follows his dreams.… More
    • Grasshopper's Run
      Sarma, Siddhartha
      Grasshopper's Run
      Sarma, Siddhartha
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: May 3, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      1944. The Imperial Japanese Army, undefeated everywhere on the Asian mainland, finally invades British India from the east. Their fortunes are about to change! A dramatic tale of friendship, war and community… More
    • Call It Courage
      Sperry, Armstrong
      Call It Courage
      Sperry, Armstrong
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 20, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Relates how Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people.… More
    • Dreams of the Dead
      The Waking
      Randall, Thomas
      Dreams of the Dead
      The Waking
      Randall, Thomas
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 15, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror
      When Kara Foster starts her new school in Japan, she has no idea she's about to confront an ancient evil. But before long, Kara begins to have nightmares, and soon students turn up dead, viciously attacked by someone . . . or something. As Kara makes friends, she learns that there are secrets haunting the student body. Is the spirit of a murdered girl seeking revenge? Or is the culprit more ancient and terrifying than an American outsider can understand? A spooky new edition welcomes teen horror fans to the first book in this riveting series. Look out for the other book in this series, The Waking: Spirits of the Noh !… More
    • Legacy of Blood
      Ford, Michael
      Legacy of Blood
      Ford, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      After victory against the Persians, Lysander and the other young warriors from Sparta are weary from battle. But then a messenger brings news that Taras, a distant outpost of the Spartan empire, is under siege. Sparta is in danger of losing a vital trading port to a local uprising. Lysander and his barrack set sail immediately for southern Italy. They quickly discover that the locals will not be easily beaten. In the midst of battle Lysander finds himself in front of the great statue in the main square, and is shocked to see that the figure is wearing the Fire of Ares. Is this Lysander's ancestor? He must find out his connection to this town and its people, and in so doing reveal more of his mysterious heritage, hidden from him for so long.… More
    • Pandora Gets Jealous
      Mythic Miss-adventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      Pandora Gets Jealous
      Mythic Miss-adventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 15, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      13-year-old Pandora Atheneus Andromaeche Helena (or Pandy, for short) has no idea what she'll bring for her school project. By accident she discovers a simple box, said to contain something so terrifying and horrible that no one must ever, ever touch it for fear of inflicting all of mankind with the wrath of the Gods and Goddesses. This, of course, makes the box the perfect thing for Pandora to bring for her school project. Unfortunately, things don't go quite the way she was hoping, and the box accidentally gets opened, unleashing all kinds of evil and misery into the world. Hauled before Zeus, Hera and the rest of immortals, Pandy's given the task of collecting all the evils within a year's time. Look for the other exciting books in the Pandora series: Pandora Gets Vain , Pandora Gets Heart , Pandora Gets Lazy , and Pandora Gets Angry ! … More
  • Humor

    • Tales from a Not-so-graceful Ice Princess
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-graceful Ice Princess
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 5, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      In an all-new addition to the New York Times bestselling series that’s as popular as it is dorky, Nikki Maxwell is determined to help out her crush! Nikki Maxwell isn’t at all surprised to find out that her crush Brandon volunteers at a local animal shelter. He’s such a sweet guy—of course he wants to help those adorable puppies! Then Brandon tells her that the shelter is in danger of closing, and Nikki knows she can’t let that happen. Especially when she discovers a shocking secret about Brandon that makes keeping that shelter open more important than ever. So Nikki and her friends Chloe and Zoey enter an ice skating competition to help raise money for the shelter, but (big surprise) Mackenzie has to stick her nose in and cause trouble so that she can be the one to swoop in and save the day. No way will Nikki let that happen: She’ll just have to come up with some extra creative ideas this time!… More
    • Chicken Squad : The First Misadventure
      The Chicken Squad
      Cronin, Doreen
      Chicken Squad : The First Misadventure
      The Chicken Squad
      Cronin, Doreen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      They’re darling. They’re daring. They know their shapes! They’re chicks on a mission—and on this, their first (mis)adventure, the Chicken Squad launches a galactic backyard expedition. Meet the Chicken Squad: Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie. These chicks are not your typical barnyard puffs of fluff, and they are not about to spend their days pecking chicken feed and chasing bugs. No sir, they’re too busy solving mysteries and fighting crime. So when Squirrel comes barreling into the chicken coop, the chicks know they’re about to get a case. But with his poor knowledge of shapes (“Big” is not a shape, Squirrel!) and utter fear of whatever it is that’s out there, the panicky Squirrel is NO HELP. Good thing these chicks are professionals. But even professionals get worried. Especially once they see that round, shiny, green, BIG thing in the yard. What if it’s a UFO full of aliens who want chickens as pets? It’s up to the Chicken Squad to crack a case that just might be out of this world.… More
    • Wishbone Wish
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Wishbone Wish
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Judy and Stink prepare for this year's "Turkey Trot," with the main prize being a juicy turkey, but they worry that if they don't win, the family won't have a Thanksgiving meal.… More
    • Captain Awesome Gets a Hole-in-one
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      Captain Awesome Gets a Hole-in-one
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 21, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Trying to make the best of an awkward situation while attending a birthday party for Meredith, friends Mooney, Eugene, Charlie and Sally are challenged to rescue a golf ball from a nefarious water trap while exposing Meredith for cheating at mini-golf. Simultaneous.… More
    • Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl
      Charlie Joe Jackson
      Greenwald, Tommy
      Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl
      Charlie Joe Jackson
      Greenwald, Tommy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Worrying about his single status when virtually all of the kids in his middle school become couples, Charlie Joe becomes a relationship expert in the eyes of his peers after reading a book which suggests that his crush may not be someone he likes after all. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: April 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Megan McDonald’s story — as featured in Judy’s uber-cool movie — is back in a must have edition illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. RARE! Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for a race involving tightrope walking, Scream Monster riding, and way more! Add in a treasure hunt for Judy’s teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice cream truck, and a dash of Bigfoot, and what have you got? The Judy Moodiest summer ever!… More
    • Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
      The Adventurer's Guide
      White, Wade Albert
      Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
      The Adventurer's Guide
      White, Wade Albert
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 13, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Having spent most of her 13 years dreaming of the day that she and her best friend will leave their oppressive boarding school, Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children, Anne is catapulted by a series of curious events into an epic quest that takes her and friends Penelope and Hiro to strange locales where she must solve riddles in order to triumph over monstrous adversaries. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook. 30,000 first printing.… More
    • Heidi Heckelbeck in Disguise
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      Heidi Heckelbeck in Disguise
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Heidi Heckelbeck is already a witch—so what will she be for Halloween? Find out in this chapter book that’s perfect for beginning readers. It’s Halloween in Brewster, and everyone is excited—except for Heidi Heckelbeck. Heidi hates seeing people dress up as witches, as if they know what life as a witch is truly like. When Melanie Maplethorpe decides to be a witch for Halloween, Heidi decides to dress up as Melanie to get back at her. But Heidi takes her Melanie act a little too far, saying and doing things that upset her friends. Will they ever forgive her? The Heidi Heckelbeck series is perfect for readers who want a “grown-up” format but are not quite ready for lengthy chapter books. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Evil Spy School
      Spy School
      Gibbs, Stuart
      Evil Spy School
      Spy School
      Gibbs, Stuart
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 21, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      When Ben gets kicked out of the CIA’s spy school, he enrolls with the enemy. From New York Times bestselling author, Stuart Gibbs, this companion to the Edgar Award–nominated Spy School and Spy Camp is rife with action, adventure, and espionage. During a spy school game of Capture the Flag, twelve-year-old Ben Ripley somehow accidentally shoots a live mortar into the principal’s office—and immediately gets himself expelled. Not long after going back to the boring old real world, Ben gets recruited by evil crime organization SPYDER. And he accepts. As a new student in SPYDER’s evil spy school, which trains kids to become bad guys with classes like Counter Counterespionage and Laying Low 101, Ben does some secret spying of his own. He’s acting as unofficial undercover agent, and it becomes quickly apparent that SPYDER is planning something very big—and very evil. Ben can tell he’s a key part of the plan, but he’s not quite sure what the plan is . Can Ben figure out what SPYDER is up to—and get word to the good guys without getting caught—before it’s too late?… More
    • Great Rabbit Rescue
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      Great Rabbit Rescue
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      The kids from The Great Hamster Massacre are back—and on a rabbit rescue mission! Joe has gone to live with his dad, leaving behind his beloved pet rabbit. Anna and Suzanne try to look after it for him, but when the rabbit becomes ill, they're convinced it's because it's missing Joe. Now Joe is sick too. The girls are certain that Joe and the rabbit will die unless they are reunited soon...But can Anna and Tom and Suzanne pull off The Great Rabbit Rescue in time?… More
  • Mysteries

    • Find Me
      Find Me
      Bernard, Romily
      Find Me
      Find Me
      Bernard, Romily
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: September 24, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery
      Fans of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo trilogy will just love this creepy and alluring teen thriller. Complete with action, techie intrigue, a horrifying mystery, and a blossoming romance full of sparks, Find Me is an exhilarating debut. When teen hacker and foster child Wick Tate finds a dead classmate's diary on her front step, with a note reading "Find me," she sets off on a perverse game of hide-and-seek to catch the killer. But things get even more personal as Wick's deadbeat dad returns and the killer points to Wick's sister Lily as the next target. With the help of oh-so-cute hacker-boy-next-door Griff, can Wick find her tormenter and save her sister? Find Me won a 2012 Golden Heart Award and placed first in the 2011 YA Unpublished Maggie Awards (given by Georgia Romance Writers). … 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
    • Girl Who Was Supposed to Die
      Henry, April
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
      "Take her out back and finish her off." She doesn't know who she is. She doesn't know where she is, or why. All she knows when she comes to in a ransacked cabin is that there are two men arguing over whether or not to kill her. And that she must run. In her riveting style, April Henry crafts a nail-biting thriller involving murder, identity theft, and biological warfare. Follow Cady and Ty (her accidental savior turned companion), as they race against the clock to stay alive, in The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die . … 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
    • Desert Thieves
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Desert Thieves
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 29, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardy Boys join their father on a trip to Arizona’s magnificent Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument—a trip that becomes dangerous as they set out to find the black marketeers who are stealing rare cacti.… More
    • Deprivation House
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Murder House Trilogy
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Deprivation House
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Murder House Trilogy
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION : To join the cast of a new reality show called Deprivation House - featuring a group of teens competing to see who can survive the longest without modern luxuries - and to determine who's behind the death threats received by other contestants. LOCATION : A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS : All the contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS : The show's million-dollar prize offers strong motivation to each contestant, and some members of the crew are hiding big secrets.… More
    • Clue at the Zoo
      The Polk Street Mysteries
      Giff, Patricia Reilly
      Clue at the Zoo
      The Polk Street Mysteries
      Giff, Patricia Reilly
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 28, 2011
      Categories: Children, 4-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Arno Eliot is always causing trouble—and when he disappears at the zoo, Dawn Bosco will have to solve a mystery to set things right It’s almost the end of the summer, and Dawn Bosco is hoping for one last mystery before school starts. Then Noni, Dawn’s grandmother, has to babysit Arno Eliot, the worst six-year-old Dawn has ever met, for the whole week! Dawn doesn’t want to spend her last week of summer vacation watching Arno. When Arno says he wants to go to the zoo, Dawn knows there will be trouble—and maybe a mystery, too. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Patricia Reilly Giff including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.… More
    • Neil Flambθ and the Marco Polo Murders
      The Neil Flambe Capers
      Sylvester, Kevin
      Neil Flambθ and the Marco Polo Murders
      The Neil Flambe Capers
      Sylvester, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 3, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      A delicious blend of mystery, history, and top-notch cuisine. Neil Flambé may be fourteen years old, but he’s also a world-renowned chef. Patrons pay top dollar and wait months for reservations at his tiny boutique restaurant. But Neil is more than a fantastic cook—he solves crime too. Ever since he used his kitchen know-how and keen sense of smell to acquit a man of murder, he’s been helping Police Inspector Sean Nakamura crack case after case. But when some of the best chefs in town turn up dead, the crime scenes turn culinary. Police are stumped, and the only clues are the scents of mysterious spices and a journal that may have belonged to…Marco Polo? Neil must find a way to connect the past with the present and solve the murders—or he could end up as the prime suspect!… More
    • Death and Diamonds
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Death and Diamonds
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 8, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      A big mission has Frank and Joe Hardy saving a fashion show! MISSION: Attend fashion show and keep valuable selections of diamonds in sight at all times. LOCATION: Bayport. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Jewelry model Naomi Dowd. SUSPECTS: Jewels worth millions -- everyone's a suspect. THIS MISSION REUIRES YOUR IMMEDIATE ATTENTION. THIS MESSAGE WILL BE ERASED IN FIVE SECONDS.… More
    • Great Coaster Caper
      Hardy Boys: the Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Great Coaster Caper
      Hardy Boys: the Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      Everyone’s favorite young detective duo is in for wild ride in this all-new Hardy Boys Secret Files mystery! Frank and Joe are excited to learn that Thrill Kingdom, their local amusement park, is having a contest for kids to design a brand-new ride. And they’re even more excited that their friend Phil is entering! The prize? Free passes to the park for the winner and two friends—aka, two Hardy brothers!      But on the day of the contest, someone ruins Phil’s roller coaster contest entry. Since it had been kept in a locked room while awaiting final judging, everyone is confused as to who could have found their way inside. It’s up to Frank and Joe to figure out the twists and turns of this coaster caper!… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Drift's Samurai Showdown
      Transformers Robots in Disguise
      Foxe, Steve, Sazaklis, John
      Drift's Samurai Showdown
      Transformers Robots in Disguise
      Foxe, Steve, Sazaklis, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The third chapter book in an exciting original series!Bumblebee's back on Earth with a new team of Autobots--Sideswipe, Strongarm, Grimlock, and Fixit. Together, they must battle some of Cybertron's most dangerous Decepticons and return them to lockup.But when the mysterious bounty hunter Drift shows up, Bumblebee can't figure out if he's a friend or a foe. Will the sword-wielding Ronin help the heroes, or will he bury them?Each book is an original story based on the hit series. Also, includes 2 amazing trading cards!© 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Space Taxi : Archie Takes Flight
      Space Taxi
      Mass, Wendy, Brawer, Michael
      Space Taxi : Archie Takes Flight
      Space Taxi
      Mass, Wendy, Brawer, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Archie Morningstar learns a big family secret and helps save the universe. All before breakfast! It's not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad's taxi cab. He has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for this moment to arrive. But he's about to discover his dad is no ordinary cab driver...In fact, he drives an intergalactic space taxi! All night long, he shuttles aliens from one corner of the universe to another. And being a space taxi copilot is no easy task: Archie must steer them into wormholes, keep them from crashing into planets, deal with a very unusual cat...and save the universe from an evil mastermind! Space Taxi marks the debut of a brand new chapter book series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass and teacher Michael Brawer, filled with humor, adventure, and plenty of science to impress your friends and teachers! … More
    • Galactic B.u.r.p. : The Galactic B.u.r.p.
      Space Taxi
      Brawer, Michael, Mass, Wendy
      Galactic B.u.r.p. : The Galactic B.u.r.p.
      Space Taxi
      Brawer, Michael, Mass, Wendy
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 10, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Outer space taxi driver's son Archie Morningstar is taken to the criminal organization B.U.R.P.'s mothership, where he is challenged to outwit an evil mastermind. Simultaneous and eBook. 15,000 first printing.… More
    • Rains
      The Rains Brothers
      Hurwitz, Gregg
      Rains
      The Rains Brothers
      Hurwitz, Gregg
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 18, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
      The first young adult page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz. In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen--and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away. Determined to save Patrick's life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasites--and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Unraveled
      Crewel World
      Albin, Gennifer
      Unraveled
      Crewel World
      Albin, Gennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 7, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      Adelice returns to Arras, where the Guild's control is slipping and Cormac Patton needs her help to reestablish order, but she soon discovers that she is not alone and must choose between an unimaginable alliance and a war that could destroy everyone sheloves.… More
    • Evil Star
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Evil Star
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! The crew of the Phoenix discover that the space pirate who stole the Heart of Mars is working for none other than the Mezzoka Clan, the most dangerous and slippery gangsters in known space. Worse still, the Heart of Mars represents the final piece of a deadly weapon which the Mezzokans are building to attack the Milky Way - the only galaxy refusing to pay them protection money. Can the Star Fighters find them before the Mezzokans activate the Mezzonator? The Milky Way is depending on them.… More
    • Our Lady of the Streets
      Skyscraper Throne
      Pollock, Tom
      Our Lady of the Streets
      Skyscraper Throne
      Pollock, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 4, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian SF, Horror
      Ever since Beth Bradley found her way into a hidden London, the presence of its ruthless goddess, Mater Viae, has lurked in the background. Now Mater Viae has returned with deadly consequences. Streets are wrecked by convulsions as muscles of wire and pipe go into spasm, bunching the city into a crippled new geography; pavements flare to thousand-degree fevers, incinerating pedestrians; and towers fall, their foundations decayed. As the city sickens, so does Beth--her essence now part of this secret London. But when it is revealed that Mater Viae's plans for dominion stretch far beyond the borders of the city, Beth must make a choice: flee, or sacrifice her city in order to save it.… More
    • Rebellion
      Tankborn Trilogy
      Sandler, Karen
      Rebellion
      Tankborn Trilogy
      Sandler, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: June 15, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction
      "In this final installment of the Tankborn series, Kayla has been kidnapped by the group that has been bombing GEN warehouses, and she must pretend to sympathize with them in order to escape"--… More
    • Genius : The Game
      Genius
      Gout, Leopoldo
      Genius : The Game
      Genius
      Gout, Leopoldo
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 3, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together. The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India's youngest CEO and visionary. The Players: Rex - One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother. Tunde -This14-year-old self-taught engineering genius has drawn the attention of a ruthless military warlord by single-handedly bringing electricity and internet to his small Nigerian village. Painted Wolf -One of China's most respected activist bloggers, this mysterious 16-year-old is being pulled into the spotlight by her father's new deal with a corrupt Chinese official. The Stakes: Are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run. … More
    • Vault of Dreamers
      The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Vault of Dreamers
      The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the ridges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding--and what it truly means to dream there. From Caragh M. O'Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes the first book in a new series, The Vault of Dreamers , a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own. … More
  • Fiction

    • Sovay
      Rees, Celia
      Sovay
      Rees, Celia
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure
      In 1794 England, the beautiful Sovay dons a man's cloak and holds up stagecoaches in broad daylight. Posing as a highway robber began as a lark to test a suitor's devotion. But when she lifts the wallet of one of England's most dangerous men, Sovay begins to unravel a web of deceit and duplicity. Acclaimed author Celia Rees' talent for romance and intrigue are sure to thrill a paperback audience. … More
    • Attack of the Growling Eyeballs
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      Attack of the Growling Eyeballs
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Daniel Funk, who lives with three sisters, his mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, has always wanted a brother, and when he suddenly shrinks to the size of a toe, he discovers that he has a twin brother who is the same size. Reprint.… More
    • My Name Is Maria Isabel
      Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 15, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      For María Isabel Salazar López, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher doesn't call her by her real name. "We already have two Marías in this class," says her teacher. "Why don't we call you Mary instead?" But María Isabel has been named for her Papá's mother and for Chabela, her beloved Puerto Rican grandmother. Can she find a way to make her teacher see that if she loses her name, she's lost the most important part of herself?… More
    • Just Your Average Princess
      Springer, Kristina
      Just Your Average Princess
      Springer, Kristina
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      Jamie Edwards has loved everything about growing up on a pumpkin patch, but ever since her cousin Milan Woods arrived, things have really stunk. Jamie can't imagine it was easy for Milan to leave her life back in Los Angeles and move to Average, Illinois, population one thousand. But it's kind of hard to feel sorry for her since (a) Milan's drop-dead gorgeous; (b) she's the daughter of two of Hollywood's hottest film stars; (c) she's captured the attention of everyone in town, including Danny, Jamie's crush since forever; and (d) she's about to steal the title of Pumpkin Princess right out from underneath Jamie! … More
    • Web of Fire
      Voake, Steve
      Web of Fire
      Voake, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 1, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      This exciting new bind-up features both of Steve Voake's action-packed fantasy novels in one sleek package! In The Dreamwalker's Child , fifteen-year-old Sam Palmer awakens from a coma in Aurobon, a world eerily similar to his own. He discovers that his bicycle accident was really an elaborate abduction by a ruler named Odoursin with a deadly agenda. Now he must team up with a fearless girl pilot to outwit the enemy. Otherwise, dark forces will invade his own world using insects the size of fighter jets. In The Web of Fire , Sam and Skipper are called upon once again to help their friends in Aurobon fight Odoursin and what might be the fiercest insect army imaginable. Their mission becomes heart-stoppingly urgent when they discover that Odoursin is plotting to destroy humankind, this time by using the President of the United States as a pawn.… More
    • Kira-kira
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      Kira-kira
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 20, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. Reader's Guide available. A Newbery Medal Book & ALA Notable Children's Book. Reprint.… More
    • Don't Chicken Out
      Not-so-ordinary Girl
      Stout, Shawn K.
      Don't Chicken Out
      Not-so-ordinary Girl
      Stout, Shawn K.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 21, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      In addition to ballet, Fiona Finkelstein is out to prove she has other talents. It’s a flat-out fact that the world needs more love, and Fiona is just the person to make some excellent romantic matches—or so she thinks. Fiona sets out to start a club with her friends and classmates to pair up pals and even teachers…but in the end, learns that she is much better at match-BREAKING.… More
    • Best Friends (Until Someone Better Comes Along)
      Mix
      Downing, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      In this M!X original, Izzy is used to being queen bee—but will she ditch her mean girl status for a chance at true friendship? Isabella Caravella is dreading summer. She doesn’t want to spend a month at a lakeside resort with her parents and the families of her dad’s coworkers, especially when she discovers that two of the kids go to her school. She thinks Bailey and Ava are beyond weird—and they’re not exactly thrilled to see Izzy, either. Izzy has been their tormentor, the leader of the pack of girls who made their first year of middle school so unpleasant. Once Izzy discovers that the other kids have been spending their summers together for years and she’s the outsider, she realizes she’s going to have to change her bossy, stubborn ways if she wants to fit in. Bailey and Ava turn out to be kind and welcoming, and Izzy actually wishes she were more like them. Back home, Izzy knows that things are probably going to be different. Ava and Bailey were great summer friends—but are they really forever friends? Can Izzy prove that she really does have the potential to be a true friend? Or is she stuck playing the mean girl forever?… More
    • Clever Duck
      King-Smith, Dick
      Clever Duck
      King-Smith, Dick
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 30, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy
      FEATHERS FLY when one smart duck decides to teach the farmyard know-it-alls a lesson. Damaris is a duck. Not the ordinary, silly, jumping-inpuddles kind of duck—she’s a very clever duck. So when the farmyard pigs start picking on the other animals, Damaris and her sheepdog best friend hatch a plot to get back at them. Her plan works so well that she soon feels sorry for the sows, especially when they are captured by the sinister Mr. Crook. Now it’s up to Damaris to rescue them. Filled with snooty sows, dotty ducks, and more than a little farmyard excitement, CLEVER DUCK is a charming adventure from the “master of animal stories.”* * The Guardian, London Clever Duck is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. … More
    • Wolf Blood
      Browne, N. M.
      Wolf Blood
      Browne, N. M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: July 4, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      A Celtic warrior girl is held captive and enslaved by a rival tribe. When fever takes her only friend she knows she must escape, but she runs straight into the path of two Roman foot soldiers. Thinking they will kill a warrior instantly, the girl disguises herself as a beggar and asks to share their fire.… More
  • Informational Books

    • Child in Prison Camp
      Takashima, Shizuye
      Child in Prison Camp
      Takashima, Shizuye
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 29, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Military History
      The author recalls her fears, frustrations, and experiences as a child in a relocation center for Japanese families in British Columbia during the Second World War… More
    • Hoot, Hoot, Hooray! : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues
      Ngk Chapters
      Blewett, Ashlee Brown
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 14, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      Meet some brave, amazing animals and the caring people who come to their rescue. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down. National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, exciting, full-color true stories -- just right to carry in backpacks, share with your friends, and read under the covers at night. From the Trade Paperback edition. … 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
    • So, You Want to Work in Sports? : The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry
      Be What You Want
      Mattern, Joanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Business
      Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry. The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.… More
    • Discovery in the Cave
      Step into Reading
      Dubowski, Mark
      Discovery in the Cave
      Step into Reading
      Dubowski, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, European History
      This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Danger on the Mountain
      Ngk Chapters
      Treinish, Gregg, Jazynka, Kitson
      Danger on the Mountain
      Ngk Chapters
      Treinish, Gregg, Jazynka, Kitson
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: December 13, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      Accomplished outdoor explorer Gregg Treinish loves adventure! Whether it's spending two years hiking the remote and perilously high Andes Mountains or coming face to face with wolverines, lynx, and bears, Gregg always knows where the action is. With gripping—and totally true—stories of incredible adventures, extreme excursions, and ultimate survival, this book will have you on the edge of your seat.… More
    • March Against Fear
      Bausum, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Life Strategies, United States History
      James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality.   The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Readers learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear."   Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps readers understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • They Don't Wash Their Socks
      Gay, Kathlyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 18, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, History
      Have you ever wondered what the story is behind the strange sports superstitions you hear about? Gay's collection of superstitions in sports runs the gamut from fishing to football, from amateur players to professionals, from individuals to teams, and from ancient times to the present.… More
    • Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      This is the first in a series of 4 books that will tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet 3 naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.… More
    • War Dogs : Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
      Frankel, Rebecca
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History, Nature
      In this special edition of War Dogs, adapted specifically for a younger audience, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. Her narrative gives us insight into the world of dogs in combat and the touching aspect of the relationship between soldiers and their dogs.Frankel explores the long, rich history of dogs in the US military, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In this YA edition, Rebecca Frankel gives further insight into her work as a journalist and how it led her to explore the world of dogs and their handlers. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers.… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Lost in Gator Swamp
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Lost in Gator Swamp
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 29, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Frank and Joe have come to the Everglades to experience the thrills of the swampland rodeo. But the thrills turn to chills when they land in a swamp full of trouble. From sabotaged boats to quicksand traps to man-eating alligators, someone’s out to drown the Hardys in danger! The boys suspect a connection to a recent Miami heist, in which the fleeing crooks and all their loot vanished in the swamp. Now the Hardys’ investigation is about to lead them from the gator-infested everglades to a high-seas showdown...where they could end up swimming with the sharks!… More
    • Night of the Living Worms : A Speed Bump & Slingshot Misadventure
      Coverly, Dave
      Coverly, Dave
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 20, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      What's a bird to do when his sibling is a big-time celebrity? It's a question Speed Bump has to deal with every single morning, because his brother happens to be the one and only Early Bird. You know, THE Early Bird, who ALWAYS gets the worm! Unfortunately, Speed Bump is a sleepy little bird with a big head and tiny wings who's worried he'll never live up to his brother. But he has a great buddy, the ever-hungry Slingshot, who knows how to lift his spirits. Together, they end up on an adventure deep in the nighttime forest, where they're forced to confront something more terrifying—and slimier—than they've ever imagined. It could all go horribly wrong . . . or it could just change Speed Bump's luck for good.… More
    • Super Burp!
      George Brown, Class Clown
      Nancy Krulik
      Super Burp!
      George Brown, Class Clown
      Nancy Krulik
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
      Published: July 8, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      The first day at a new school is always the hardest, right? No, not always as George finds out the hard way. On the second day at…Sugarman Elementary School, he is suddenly seized by uncontrollable burps, burps so loud they practically break the sound barrier, burps that make him do wild and crazy stuff and land him in trouble with a capital T. One thing is for sure: these are not normal burps, they are magic burps—and they must be stopped! But how?From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Don't Drink the Punch!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Don't Drink the Punch!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror, Mystery
      An obsessive crush puts partygoers in danger in this delightfully scary story. Kayla Evans wants to be in the popular crowd. She wants it so much that she looks the other way whenever queen bee Alice Grafton is rude to her and to everyone else. It seems like Alice only likes one person: her crush, Nick Maroulis. She is totally obsessed with making him like her too, so much so that she mixes a love potion into the punch at her big party over the weekend. But when the party comes to a sudden halt, Kayla realizes that it was no love potion that Alice put in the punch. Now it’s up to Kayla to find the mysterious girl who sold the potion to Alice and get the antidote before everyone suffers from Alice’s mistakes…permanently.      This terrifying tale is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Blackout
      Urban Outlaws
      Black, Peter Jay
      Blackout
      Urban Outlaws
      Black, Peter Jay
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The world's most lethal computer virus has been unleashed into cyberspace, and now the Urban Outlaws-five tough kids dedicated to justice-must destroy it. Leader Jack knows that they have to shut it down before it throws the world into chaos. But how can he find a virus that might be anywhere, and everywhere? Then the team meets Hector, an insanely talented hacker who even impresses Jack. The Urban Outlaws need his help, but can they trust him? It's a risk that could mean winning big, or losing everything. . . . This sensational sequel has all the makings of a blockbuster movie: non-stop action, cutting edge technology, and a high-stakes plot. But at the heart of this thrill ride is the story of five gutsy kids who will do anything to save the world-and protect each other. … More
    • House of Dies Drear
      Virginia Hamilton
      House of Dies Drear
      Virginia Hamilton
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: February 15, 2011
      Categories: Children, 10-12, Fiction, Urban Fiction, Mystery
      In Virginia Hamilton’s Edgar Award–winning novel, teenager Thomas Small and his family must uncover the haunting historical legacy of their Civil War–era house Shortly after moving into an old, spooky home, thirteen-year-old Thomas Small and his family start hearing strange noises. The house has a past, and when Thomas discovers a hidden passageway that may have been part of the Underground Railroad, the family realizes the house has a history as well. To find out all there is to know about the House of Dies Drear, Thomas must explore secret rooms—and the secrets of lives lived centuries before, lives that tell the story of America’s troubled early years.… More
    • Unearthly Asylum
      The Joy of Spooking
      Bracegirdle, P. J.
      Unearthly Asylum
      The Joy of Spooking
      Bracegirdle, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 10, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      Joy Wells is fascinated by the strange noises coming from the old Spooking Asylum. She knows all about the famous legends that surround the place, and is certain that she is hearing the guns of long-dead soldiers. But what if something more contemporary—and truly ghastly—is going on? When Joy’s pet frog, Fizz, gets away, Joy travels through the town’s old sewers looking for him, only to emerge above ground—inside the locked gates of the asylum. There, she uncovers a trail of greed and madness guaranteed to thrill her horror-loving heart!… More
    • Robots Go Wild
      House of Robots
      Patterson, James, Grabenstein, Chris
      Robots Go Wild
      House of Robots
      Patterson, James, Grabenstein, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 23, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction
      Fifth-grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez has to find a solution when his robot "brother" has repeated malfunctions at school and a newer model robot steps in as competition--putting his mother's job in jeopardy as a result! Simultaneous eBook. 500,000 first printing.… More
    • Corey's Secret Friend
      Pony Tails
      Bryant, Bonnie
      Corey's Secret Friend
      Pony Tails
      Bryant, Bonnie
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 9, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      When Corey’s mom starts dating, Corey feels like her world is falling apart—can her best friends help?  Corey’s parents are divorced, and her mom, Doc Tock, has started seeing a man with a daughter named Alice, who is Corey’s age. But the two girls don’t have a thing in common. Alice doesn’t even like animals! She’s nothing like Corey’s Pony Tails pals. Everything seems to be going wrong for Corey until she realizes that someone is helping her with small tasks around the house—latching the gate to make sure the puppies don’t get out, feeding the ponies, putting her bike in the garage. When Corey learns that it isn’t Jasmine or May, she can’t help but wonder about the identity of her secret friend. … More
    • Jurassic Carp
      My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
      O'Hara, Mo
      Jurassic Carp
      My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish
      O'Hara, Mo
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 7, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Fish-tory comes to life with two more fin-tastic stories featuring our favorite zombie goldfish Frankie from New York Times-bestselling author Mo O'Hara. When Tom and his best friend rescued Frankie the goldfish from his evil-scientist big brother’s toxic gunge their new pet came back as a BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH. Frankie is good at saving the day, but can he become a real knight in shining armor during the medieval day reenactment joust? Then, can the school survive two BIG FAT ZOMBIE GOLDFISH? Find out when Tom’s evil big brother manages to clone a Jurassic Carp!… More