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    • Hocus Focus
      Adventures in Cartooning
      Arnold, Andrew, Frederick-Frost, Alexis, Sturm, James
      Hocus Focus
      Adventures in Cartooning
      Arnold, Andrew, Frederick-Frost, Alexis, Sturm, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 24, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      All day long, the Knight peels turnips. This isn’t what she had in mind for her first magic lesson. She wants to make a magic potion, not soup! Things get a lot more exciting when she steals the wizard’s magic wand and spell book. Her potion transforms Edward into a giant worm—and he’s hungry!Hocus Focus offers more sweet, goofy storytelling from the creators of Adventures in Cartooning. With simple how-to-draw tutorials on the endpapers, these cute picture books are a playful extension of the hit instructional series.… More
    • Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas
      Creative Hearts
      McKay, Emily
      Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas
      Creative Hearts
      McKay, Emily
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Falling in love with the best man wasn’t on the program. Willa is happy to be the maid of honor in her dad’s upcoming wedding to uber-celeb Mia McCain. Not as happy about the best man being her soon-to-be stepbrother, the infuriating—and infuriatingly gorgeous—Finn McCain. Every time their paths cross, the attraction simmering between them grows a little harder to ignore. Willa knows all about guys like Finn—they only want what they can’t have. What’s between them isn’t real. Finn has never felt anything more real than what’s developing between him and Willa. Sure, her dad warned him to steer clear, but it’s not just about forbidden temptation. He’s determined to prove to Willa he’s not going anywhere—and that happily-ever-after will always be worth the risk. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a wedding so crazy it’ll make you laugh, a stepbrother so hot he’ll make you swoon, and a heroine so real she’ll make you cry.The Willa and Finn duology is best enjoyed in order.Series Order: #1: How Willa Got Her Groove Back#2: Weddings, Crushes, and Other DramasThe Willa and Finn duology is part of the larger, multi-authored Creative HeArts Series, which can be read out of order. If you loved Willa and Finn's stories, you'll love the complete series set at Austin NextGen Academy, including:#1 - Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru#2 - How Willa Got Her Groove Back#3 - Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance#4 - The Secret Life of a Dream Girl#5 - Falling for the Girl Next Door#6 - Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas… More
    • Little Robot
      Hatke, Ben
      Little Robot
      Hatke, Ben
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
      When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!#1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.… More
    • Infinity of You & Me
      Coyle, J. Q.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Experiencing profound hallucinations of alternate worlds completely unlike that which she shares with her single mom and best friend, Alicia, a girl with a deep connection to poet Sylvia Plath, has an encounter with her long-lost father who reveals the truth about the alternate worlds and her relationship with a boy trapped in a dying universe. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances
      Alvin Ho
      Look, Lenore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      A fearful second grader in Concord, Massachusetts, learns about death when his grandfather's best friend passes away and he offers to accompany his grandfather to the funeral.… More
    • Leandra and Obsidian : An E-original Short Story
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 8, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
      The Dragon Keeper series bridges the gap between Magic Tree House Merlin Missions and Harry Potter.An original short story (only available electronically!) adds background information to the newest book in this magical middle grade adventure series. It's an exciting adventure featuring Emmy's parents and the origins of the second dragon egg that appears in The Dragon in the Sea (Dragon Keepers #5).Praise for The Dragon in the Sock Drawer:"Funny and wonderfully written--a tall-tale adventure sure to grab young readers."--Mary Pope Osborne"This novel, with its unique and modern twists, is a great addition to the dragon genre for younger readers."--School Library Journal… More
    • Daughter of the Pirate King
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Levenseller, Tricia
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Levenseller, Tricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      A 17-year-old pirate captain INTENTIONALLY allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure from debut author Tricia Levenseller.… More
    • Hide and Seek
      Jess Tennant Mysteries
      Casey, Jane
      Hide and Seek
      Jess Tennant Mysteries
      Casey, Jane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess joins the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.… More
    • Saint Death
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Saint Death
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 25, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border.On the outskirts of Juarez, Arturo scrapes together a living working odd jobs and staying out of sight. But his friend Faustino is in trouble: he’s stolen money from the narcos to smuggle his girlfriend and her baby into the US, and needs Arturo's help to get it back. To help his friend, Arturo must face the remorseless world of drug and human traffickers that surrounds him, and contend with a murky past.Hovering over his story is the unsparing divinity Santa Muerte, Saint Death—and the relentless economic and social inequalities that haunt the border between Mexico and its rich northern neighbor. Crafted with poetry and cinematic pace and narrated with cold fury, Saint Death is a provocative tour de force from three-time Printz Award honoree Marcus Sedgwick.This title has Common Core connections.A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for TeensA YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book… More
    • Trouble Magnet
      George Brown, Class Clown
      Nancy Krulik
      Trouble Magnet
      George Brown, Class Clown
      Nancy Krulik
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
      Published: July 8, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      The annual talent show at Shirley S. Sugarman Elementary School is in just a few weeks, and George signs up to be a stagehand. He is determined to do a good job because the new, improved George is responsible and helpful and glad to pitch in. So is comic mayhem coming? Oh yeah, absolutely! But leave it to Nancy Krulik to devise an unexpected way for disaster to strike and bring down the curtain.… 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

    • Skin and Bones
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Skin and Bones
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 17, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      SKIN & BONES SELLS EVERYTHING FROM ANACONDA SKINS TO OSTRICH SKELETONS—BUT SOMEONE’S TRYING TO TRASH THE BUSINESS! Cody Chang’s San Francisco store could be considered creepy—Skin & Bones sells animal skulls, fish skeletons, reptile skins, and more. Business is booming, but when Frank and Joe visit the shop, Cody tells them he’s been the victim of a string of burglaries, computer thefts, and threatening messages. The Hardys immediately pinpoint a suspect—a criminal who was once caught in a sting by Cody’s father, a policeman. Now there’s danger everywhere for Frank and Joe, from a cable car accident, to the dense redwood forests of Muir Woods, to the foggy, ice-cold waters off Alcatraz. The brothers are running hard and thinking fast—and up against a smart, desperate enemy ready to skin them alive!… More
    • Missing Mitt
      Hardy Boys: the Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Missing Mitt
      Hardy Boys: the Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 27, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      In The Missing Mitt , the boys must help their teammate find his lucky mitt before the last game, or their Little League season is doomed!… More
    • Burned
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Burned
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      To catch this criminal, the Hardy Boys will have to break the law. In #6 Burned , Frank and Joe are on a mission to determine the structure of an illegal international C.D. burning operation that employs teenagers--and to sniff out the mastermind behind it. This case requires that the boys stay close to home--a little too close, in fact.… More
    • Powder Monkey : Adventures of a Young Sailor
      Dowswell, Paul
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 10, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure
      Thirteen-year-old Sam Witchall has always dreamed of being a sailor, but he never realized how dangerous and gruesome life at sea could be until he is pressed into service aboard HMS Miranda . Beginning his naval career as a "powder monkey"--assisting the gun crews on the warship--Sam learns the ropes of sailing and how to cope with enemies both foreign and onboard the Miranda herself. With enough battles, storms, and shipwrecks to thrill young fans of the Master and Commander series, this rousing historical adventure introduces a new generation to an exciting era, when a lowly powder monkey could grow up to be a hero. … More
    • Martial Law
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Martial Law
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Follow Frank and Joe as they save the lives of in a local Karate school! ATAC sends Frank and Joe to investigate a possible connection between two unusually harsh accidents at a nearby Martial Arts school. Enrolling in the school, of course, allows the guys to collect some serious clues--and to discover that this case may lead them dangerously close to their own circle of friends.… More
    • Island of Legends
      The Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Island of Legends
      The Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 2, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Uncover adventure and dangerous secrets in book four of the New York Times bestselling Unwanteds series, which Kirkus Reviews called “ The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter.” As Alex grows more confident in his role as the mage of Artimé, he expands his skills and brings his first creature to life—with results that are both painful and wonderful. A team from Artimé heads out to rescue Sky and Crow’s mother from underwater Pirate Island and discovers there are more creatures than they ever imagined in the ocean surrounding the islands—and not all of them are friendly. Meanwhile in Quill, Aaron faces threats to his leadership as Gondoleery hones her rediscovered magical abilities and Eva and Liam form a secret alliance against him. But Aaron’s distracted with a discovery of his own—a hidden jungle that holds a dangerous secret. His time there yields a startling truth about himself, and a potential opportunity to increase his power…… More
    • Neil Flambθ and the Bard's Banquet
      The Neil Flambe Capers
      Sylvester, Kevin
      Neil Flambθ and the Bard's Banquet
      The Neil Flambe Capers
      Sylvester, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 13, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Neil travels across the pond for a real honey of a case in the fifth book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the culinary mystery series celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey calls “good fun.” Neil Flambé has had enough with solving crime. After his adventures in Japan, he is back in his beloved restaurant doing what he does best—cooking. And he has a very special guest. Lord Lane from England has requested he serve a meal centered around an ancient jar of honey discovered in London. But when Lane disappears afterward, Neil receives a request from the Queen herself to come across the pond and find out what happened to him. As soon as Neil arrives, he is swept up in a mystery involving the great works of Shakespeare and food. Neil may know quite a bit about the latter, but being chased by thugs through the streets of London and following centuries-old clues is not exactly his forte. Will Neil be able to put the pieces together in time or will he let everyone down, including the Queen?… More
    • Tale of Despereaux : Being the Story of a Mouse, a Princess, Some Soup, and a Spool of Thread
      Tale of Despereaux
      DiCamillo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 8, 2009
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Adventure, Folklore
      An illustrated fairy tale tells the adventures of Despereaux Tilling the mouse and his two associates, Roscuro the rat and Miggery Sow, who happen upon a journey together to a castle where their destiny awaits. An ALA Notable Children's Book & Newbery Medal Winner. Jr Lib Guild. Teacher's Guide available. Reprint. 250,000 first printing.… More
    • Beast of Cretacea
      Strasser, Todd
      Beast of Cretacea
      Strasser, Todd
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: October 13, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Classics, Science Fiction, Adventure
      A futuristic reimagining of Moby Dick finds 17-year-old Ishmael awakening aboard a ship on an unpolluted faraway planet where he harvests resources for a depleted Earth before witnessing his captain's growing obsession with an elusive great sea creature. By the best-selling author of The Wave.… More
    • Troll Queen
      Vornholt, John
      Troll Queen
      Vornholt, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Folklore
      Having freed the trolls of Dismal Swamp from the tyranny of Stygius Rex, the reluctant troll leader, Rollo, has left the swamp on a bittersweet mission: He plans to return his little friend Clipper to her people in the Forbidden Forest. It's a dangerous trip, but he is determined to go. Ludicra, the troll who now finds Rollo worthy of her attention, is distraught over his absence and convinced he needs her help. So she assembles a crew of trolls, ogres, and even a gnome to cross the Great Chasm in search of her beloved. But the Chasm holds its own dangers and now the rescue party is in need of rescue!… More
  • Biographies

    • 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
    • Yes We Can : A Biography of Barack Obama
      Thomas, Garen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 24, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "Yes, we can. Yes, we can heal this nation. Yes, we can seize our future. And as we leave this great state with a new wind at our backs and we take this journey across this great country, a country we love, with the message we carry from the plains of Iowa to the hills of New Hampshire, from the Nevada desert to the South Carolina coast, the same message we had when we were up and when we were down, that out of many, we are one; that while we breathe, we will hope. And where we are met with cynicism and doubt and fear and those who tell us that we can't, we will respond with that timeless creed that sums up the spirit of the American people in three simple words--yes, we can." --Barack Obama Garen Thomas takes us through the life of Barack Obama, from his struggle to fit in with his classmates, and concern about not knowing his biological father, through his term as an Illinois senator, and the long campaign for president, to his historic victory. … More
    • Who Was Harriet Tubman?
      Who Was...?
      McDonough, Yona Zeldis
      Who Was Harriet Tubman?
      Who Was...?
      McDonough, Yona Zeldis
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 30, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Born a slave in Maryland, Harriet Tubman knew first-hand what it meant to be someone's property; she was whipped by owners and almost killed by an overseer. It was from other field hands that she first heard about the Underground Railroad which she travelled by herself north to Philadelphia. Throughout her long life (she died at the age of ninety-two) and long after the Civil War brought an end to slavery, this amazing woman was proof of what just one person can do.… More
    • Laughing at My Nightmare
      Burcaw, Shane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 14, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      With acerbic wit and a hilarious voice, Shane Burcaw's Laughing at My Nightmare describes the challenges he faces as a twenty-one-year-old with spinal muscular atrophy. From awkward handshakes to having a girlfriend and everything in between, Shane handles his situation with humor and a "you-only-live-once" perspective on life. While he does talk about everyday issues that are relatable to teens, he also offers an eye-opening perspective on what it is like to have a life threatening disease. … More
  • Comics

    • Decelerate Blue
      Cavallaro, Mike, Rapp, Adam
      Decelerate Blue
      Cavallaro, Mike, Rapp, Adam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
      The future waits for no one.In this new world, speed and efficiency are everything, and the populace zooms along in a perpetually stimulated haze. Angela thinks she's the only person in her family—maybe the only person on the planet—who sees anything wrong with this picture. But the truth is she's not alone.Angela finds herself recruited into a resistance movement where the key to rebellion is taking things slow. In their secret underground hideout, they create a life unplugged from the rapid-fire culture outside. Can they free the rest of the world before the powers that be shut down their utopian experiment? From revolutionary and award-winning playwright Adam Rapp and veteran cartoonist and animator Mike Cavallaro comes Decelerate Blue, a dark, breath-taking new vision of an all-too-plausible future for America.… More
    • Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      A high-energy fan's collectible based on Marvel's Super Hero franchise collects the film stories from Marvel's The Avengers through Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Simultaneous eBook. 35,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.… More
    • How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Create your own Dork Diary with this special, interactive addition to the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. Nikki Maxwell has been writing in a diary since the start of the school year, and she usually takes it everywhere she goes--so she can't believe it when one morning she can't find her diary! The hunt is on, and while she looks, pursuing various theories about where it could be, Nikki can't help putting together a list of important diary-keeping lessons to remember in case of missing diary emergencies like this one. How to Dork Your Diary is chock full of tips from Nikki on fun things to write about in your diary, with lots of space for readers to write and draw their own entries. Meanwhile Nikki's friends Chloe and Zoey, her little sister Brianna, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie are all a part of the story as Nikki searches every where for that diary, with plenty of adventures along the way!… More
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      "As Steve Rogers struggles to fit in with modern society, he learns that his oldest enemy and his oldest friend, both believed to be long gone, are actually very much alive"--… More
    • 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
    • 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
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Novelization of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Peter Quill and his misfit companions band together to protect a mysterious Orb containing an infinity stone from Ronan, a powerful villain who plans to use it to destroy the planet Xandar.… More
    • Captain America : Civil War Junior Novel
      Marvel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      A deluxe junior novel based on the new movie, Captain America: Civil War!© 2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Great Pet Escape
      Pets on the Loose!
      Jamieson, Victoria
      Great Pet Escape
      Pets on the Loose!
      Jamieson, Victoria
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School want OUT . . . and GW (short for George Washington), the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead the way. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry and Biter, he finds that they actually LIKE being class pets. Impossible! Just as GW gets Barry and Biter to agree to leave with him, a mouse named Harriet and her many mouse minions get in their way. What follows is class-pet chaos guaranteed to make readers giggle . . . and maybe look at their class pets a little differently in the future.… More
    • Dork Diaries Books 1-3 : Tales from a Not So Fabulous Life/Tales from a Not So Popular Girl/Tales from a Not So Talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 7, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      This delightfully dorky boxed set will include the first three books of the New York Times , USA TODAY , and Publishers Weekly bestelling Dork Diaries series, which chronicles the not-so-fabulous life of Nikki Maxwell as she navigates the halls of middle school, mean girls, BFF drama, and first crushes. New fans and collectors alike will relish this triple dose of dorktastic fun!… More
  • Fantasy

    • Witch's Pyre
      The Worldwalker Trilogy
      Angelini, Josephine
      Witch's Pyre
      The Worldwalker Trilogy
      Angelini, Josephine
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 20, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers—to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices . . . and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?Internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini takes us on another emotionally wrenching thrill ride in the stunning conclusion to her Worldwalker Trilogy.… More
    • Off the Wall
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Off the Wall
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror
      Ancient artifacts provoke fresh fear when a night at the museum goes from fun to freaky! Jane is ready for the time of her life. Tonight she and forty-nine other girls will be spending an actual night in a museum! At first, she’s making lots of new friends and having a ton of fun, but the stakes get raised when one girl, Daria, dares her to take a tour of the museum after lights out. The girls have heard that one of the mummies in the Ancient Egyptian exhibit comes to life when the museum closes. Jane accepts the dare. After all, there’s no way a mummy can come to life. Or is there? And are there, perhaps, other secrets that will be revealed in a museum at night? This surprising story is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Winner's Kiss
      The Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      Winner's Kiss
      The Winner's Trilogy
      Rutkoski, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 29, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      The conclusion to the Winner's Trilogy finds Arin fighting in the war between the East and the Empire as he tries to forget the woman he believes betrayed her people, while Kestrel struggles to escape from a labor camp before discovering terrible secrets. By the author of the Kronos Chronicles. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Tales from the Arabian Nights
      Napoli, Donna Jo
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Classics, Folklore, Adventure
      Classic stories and dazzling illustrations of princesses, kings, sailors, and genies come to life in a stunning retelling of the Arabian folk tales from  One Thousand and One Nights and other collections, including those of Aladdin, Sinbad the Sailor, and Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The magical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes these timeless tals and ignites children's imaginations.… More
    • Hatching Horror
      Astrosaurs
      Cole, Steve
      Hatching Horror
      Astrosaurs
      Cole, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Battle Stations! Captain Teggs and his faithful crew are off on another amazing adventure in their spaceship, the DSS Sauropod. This time Teggs is taking some desperate dinosaurs and their precious eggs to begin a new life on a remote planet. But some nasty egg-eating oviraptors are chasing after them, and the planet itself has a sinister surprise hiding deep inside! … More
    • Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
      Alfred Kropp
      Yancey, Rick
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure
      Alfred Kropp was just trying to survive high school when his guardian uncle gets him roped into a suspicious get-rich-quick scheme that changes his life forever: stealing Excalibur--the legendary sword of King Arthur. But after Alfred unwittingly delivers the sword into the hands of a man with enormously evil intentions, he sets off on an unlikely quest to try to right his wrong and save the world from imminent destruction. This gripping, fast-paced, hilarious novel is both a thrilling adventure story and an engaging account of one boy's coming of age. … More
    • Lion Heart
      Scarlet
      Gaughen, A. C.
      Lion Heart
      Scarlet
      Gaughen, A. C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 19, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Folklore, Historical Fiction
      After escaping Prince John's clutches and longing to return to Rob in Nottingham, Scarlet learns that King Richard's life is in jeopardy and accepts Eleanor of Aquitaine's demand that Scarlet spy for her and help bring Richard home safely.… More
    • Return to the Cave of Time
      U-ventures
      Packard, Edward
      Return to the Cave of Time
      U-ventures
      Packard, Edward
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Turn the pages, turn back time—and turn your fate. U-Ventures®: Edward Packard’s classics, revised and expanded for today’s readers! The best in interactive adventure fiction—challenging, stimulating, and tremendous good fun! Also at the App Store on iTunes. In Return to the Cave of Time , you should understand that there are some strange things about time—and you’re about to learn what they are. Walk into the Cave of Time and don’t turn back. Keep going. Yes, it’s dark and your hands feel clammy. The passageway you’re in may only be half an inch wider than you are. But keep going. You are about to see the beginning of time, the end of time…and some wild times in between. There’s no telling what can happen to you, but here’s hoping you’ll know what to do when the time is right….… More
    • Traveler
      Traveler
      Delano, L. E.
      Traveler
      Traveler
      Delano, L. E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 7, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy
      Dreams and the real world collide in this twisting, time-bending fantasy about family, friendship, and how love can span every reality.Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles - Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… This Jessa is going to live.Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, E.L. DeLano’s debut novel Traveler is a perfectly plotted fantasy, full to the brim with fantastical settings and a romance that will make your heart racePraise for Traveler:"Featuring skillful world-building and carefully plotted suspense, this novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel." — School Library Journal"“DeLano’s debut novel is full of mystery, action, and romance. Her masterful storyline will keep readers guessing until the very last sentence." —Voya“Spicy, electric and unputdownable. LOVED IT.” —sfinnamore, reader on SwoonReads.com… More
    • Public Enemies
      Immortal Game
      Aguirre, Ann
      Public Enemies
      Immortal Game
      Aguirre, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Horror
      Edie begins a desperate attempt to fulfill the terms of Kian's six-month deal to save him from being sacrificed, an effort that puts her under the control of the mysterious Harbinger's aegis and causes her to be targeted by mercenary monsters.… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • I Lived on Butterfly Hill
      Agosin, Marjorie, White, Lee
      I Lived on Butterfly Hill
      Agosin, Marjorie, White, Lee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” ( Kirkus Reviews ) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile. Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore. The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered “subversive” and dangerous to Chile’s future. So Celeste’s parents—her educated, generous, kind parents—must go into hiding before they, too, “disappear.” Before they do, however, they send Celeste to America to protect her. As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again? Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet’s catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heartwrenchingly graceful.… More
    • Soldier Boy
      Hutton, Keely
      Soldier Boy
      Hutton, Keely
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An unforgettable novel based on the life of Ricky Richard Anywar, who at age fourteen was forced to fight as a soldier in the guerrilla army of notorious Ugandan warlord Joseph KonySoldier Boy begins with the story of Ricky Richard Anywar, abducted in 1989 to fight with Joseph Kony's rebel army in the Ugandan civil war (one of Africa's longest running conflicts). Ricky is trained, armed, and forced to fight government soldiers alongside his brutal kidnappers, but never stops dreaming of escape. The story continues twenty years later, with a fictionalized character named Samuel, a boy deathly afraid of trusting anyone ever again. Samuel is representative of the thousands of child soldiers Ricky eventually helped rehabilitate as founder of the internationally acclaimed charity Friends of Orphans. Working closely with Ricky himself, debut author Keely Hutton has written an eye-opening book about a boy’s unbreakable spirit and indomitable courage in the face of unimaginable horror.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Sent
      Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Sent
      Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and another boy, Alex, have no preparation before they are sent back to 1483 at the Tower of London, with the promise that they can return to the present if they can repair history. They quickly discover that Chip and Alex’s true identities are the 13-year-old King Edward V and his 10-year-old brother, Richard, Duke of York. But before Chip can enjoy being the king of England, they discover that they are virtually prisoners—and that their uncle wants them dead. How can the kids repair time and return home when according to history, Chip and Alex were murdered?… More
    • These Vicious Masks
      These Vicious Masks
      Zekas, Kelly, Shanker, Tarun
      These Vicious Masks
      These Vicious Masks
      Zekas, Kelly, Shanker, Tarun
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction
      An adventure-filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London finds bored society lady Evelyn teaming up with the dashing Mr. Kent to rescue her kidnapped sister only to fall under the spell of the attractive and possibly mad Sebastian Braddock. Original. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dreamland Burning
      Latham, Jennifer
      Dreamland Burning
      Latham, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 21, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      "When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery"--… More
    • Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 19, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Betty, an American teenager in living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement. Adele's missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it's when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect?… More
    • Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 20, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Trained to sniff out bombs and traps, Cracker the German Shepherd is prepared for action in Vietnam, but when she is teamed up with Rick, a young man whose family doubts he can handle infantry life, the new soldier must find a way to build trust between the two so that they can do their jobs well and make it back alive. Reprint.… More
    • Keeping Room
      Myers, Anna
      Keeping Room
      Myers, Anna
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 4, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Revolutionary War novel with a difference When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. But what can a 13-year-old do when General Cornwallis comes into town and makes the Kershaws' home his headquarters, and begins hanging American prisoners in the family garden? Joey is determined to get revenge--even if he has to risk everything. … More
    • Great Big Big George Book of Stories
      Pringle, Eric
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction
      'This book is about England's very first visitor from Outer Space . . .' When Big George crash-lands into the middle of a medieval forest, he is completely out of his depth . . . until he makes friends with Tilly Miller, a small but very brave girl. Young readers will love the magic and humour of gentle Big George's adventures as he experiences British history.… More
    • Night Fires
      Stanley, George Edward
      Night Fires
      Stanley, George Edward
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An unflinching look at a painful chapter in America’s past It’s 1922, and Woodrow Harper has moved with his widowed mother to his father’s hometown of Lawton, Oklahoma. Perhaps here he will find the closeness to his father that eluded him when his father was alive. Instead, in his new neighbor, Senator Crawford, Woodrow finds something that offers even more comfort—a father figure who understands him in a way his father never did. But there are ugly secrets beneath the surface in Lawton, and Woodrow’s desperate need for the senator’s approval may force him to make difficult decisions he will live to regret.… More
  • Humor

    • Jake Drake, Know-it-all
      Jake Drake
      Clements, Andrew, Avendano, Dolores
      Jake Drake, Know-it-all
      Jake Drake
      Clements, Andrew, Avendano, Dolores
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Jake's desire to win the school science fair almost costs him his best friend. Jake Drake is excited about Despres Elementary School's first science fair. He wants to win the grand prize: a brand-new Hyper-Cross-Functional Bluntium Twelve computer system. And he really wants to beat the third-grade know-it-alls, Marsha McCall and Kevin Young.      The trouble is, to beat the know-it-alls, Jake has to become a know-it-all himself. And he may just lose more than he wins.… More
    • Great Dog Disaster
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      Great Dog Disaster
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      An old dog learns new tricks in this entertaining tale from the creators of The Great Hamster Massacre . This is a story about Suzanne’s new dog, Beatrice—and how she saved us. (And how that helped save her, too…) Suzanne’s Great-Aunt Deidra has left her dog to Suzanne’s mom in her will. Suzanne is delighted they are getting a dog again, since her dad sent their last pup to live on a farm. But when Beatrice the Newfoundland arrives, she is a BIG disappointment. She’s slow, and she’s old, and she’s got serious stomach issues. Suzanne and Anna are determined to turn Beatrice into the dog of their dreams, but can their canine boot camp prevent Suzanne’s dad from sending Beatrice away too?… More
    • Masterpiece
      The Masterpiece Adventures
      Broach, Elise
      Masterpiece
      The Masterpiece Adventures
      Broach, Elise
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 30, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      After Marvin, a beetle, makes a miniature drawing as a present for James, a human boy with whom he shares a house, the two new friends work together to help recover a Dèurer drawing stolen from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.… More
    • My Little Pony : Equestria Girls 6
      Equestria Girls
      Hasbro
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      A latest fun-filled chapter book for fans of My Little Pony Equestria Girls continues the adventures of the magic pony friends-turned-teen stars of Rainbow Rocks and The Friendship Games. 75,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.… More
    • Fizzlebert stump and the bearded boy
      Fizzlebert Stump
      A. F. Harrold
      Fizzlebert stump and the bearded boy
      Fizzlebert Stump
      A. F. Harrold
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
      Published: March 14, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Fizzlebert Stump's second adventure. The bearded Barboozul family are the new stars of Fizz's circus. Their act is full of magic, mystery, fear and fun. And it's nice to have another boy around, even if he is a bit...hairy round the chin. But then things start going wrong. The lion loses his dentures. The clowns lose their noses. The Ringmaster loses his temper. And the circus is about to lose its licence. Is the bearded boy to blame? Can Fizz save the day? … More
    • Fizzlebert Stump
      Harrold, A. F.
      Fizzlebert Stump
      Harrold, A. F.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: June 7, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      'There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert.' Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion's mouth every night, he's the only kid there - and he's bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again? … More
    • Empire State of Slime
      Zombie Chasers
      Kloepfer, John, Degrand, David
      Empire State of Slime
      Zombie Chasers
      Kloepfer, John, Degrand, David
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: April 16, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Zombies take Manhattan in Empire State of Slime , book four of John Kloepfer's hilarious and stomach-churning Zombie Chasers tween series, with illustrations by David DeGrand. Perfect for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Strange Case of Origami Yoda , The Zombie Chasers #4: Empire State of Slime is overflowing with uproarious middle school humor, dead-on illustrations, and high-action adventure that will leave readers moaning for the next installment of this sidesplitting series. Six months after Zack Clarke, his sister, Zoe, and pals Rice, Ozzie, and Madison saved the country from brain-gobbling ghouls, life is finally heading back to normal. But while the kids are busy exploring the Big Apple's sites on a class trip to New York City, things go from sublime to slime when millions of people suddenly rezombify! The Zombie Chasers are back on undead duty, but can they escape the crowded city streets and find a new cure, or is Z-Day here to stay? … More
    • Accidental Accomplice
      Rabbids Invasion
      Lewman, David, Mather, Daniel
      Accidental Accomplice
      Rabbids Invasion
      Lewman, David, Mather, Daniel
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 9, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      In this third book in the hilarious and zany illustrated chapter book series, Agent Glyker’s quest to uncover the Rabbids’ secrets continues! Agent Glyker of the SGAII-RD (Secret Government Agency for the Investigation of Intruders, Rabbid Division) has just been promoted to Secret Agent Second Class, and that means one thing: he now has his very own key to the Closet of Super-Secret Spy Gadgets. With all those neat devices at his disposal, he’s sure to capture a Rabbid in no time…right? Agent Glyker soon discovers that capturing a Rabbid won’t be as easy as he had hoped because while he has gained gadgets, the Rabbids have gained an ally. A very crafty, cunning ally named Courtney. She may look like an innocent teenager, but Agent Glyker is sure that Courtney is helping the Rabbids with their top-secret plan…whatever that may be! Peek into Glyker’s top-secret files and laugh along as the Rabbids stay one step ahead of the bumbling agent…for now! Rabbids TM & © 2014 Ubisoft Entertainment. … More
    • Pretenders
      Pretenders
      Harrison, Lisi
      Pretenders
      Pretenders
      Harrison, Lisi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 1, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Three girls, two guys, five secret journals. The five most popular students at Noble High have secrets to hide; secrets they wrote down in their journals. Now one of their own exposes the private entries... I am leaking these because I'm tired and I know you are too. The success bar is too high and pretending has become the only way to reach it. Instagrams are filtered, Facebook profiles are embellished, photos are shopped, reality TV is scripted, body parts get upgraded like software, and even professional athletes are cheating. The things we believe in aren't real. We are pretenders. … More
    • Two to Kung Fu
      Kung Fu Panda
      West, Tracey
      Two to Kung Fu
      Kung Fu Panda
      West, Tracey
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Join Po for two bodacious adventures in one illustrated chapter book! This chapter book based on two episodes of the popular and Emmy Award–winning television show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness includes black-and-white illustrations throughout—and plenty of action! In Chain Reaction , Po and Tigress are chained together by bandits, who then escape with a rare treasure! What happens when two very different warriors have no other choice but to work together? In Hometown Hero , Po follows Mantis back to his village, where everyone thinks Mantis is the Dragon Warrior! Po agrees to keep up the act, but Mantis may learn there’s more to being the Dragon Warrior than meets the eye… © 2014 Viacom International Inc. NICKELODEON and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Kung Fu Panda” © 2008 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Mayflower Treasure Hunt
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      Mayflower Treasure Hunt
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 1, 2009
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look!   The hunt is on! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They can't wait to see the sights and have a Thanksgiving dinner, just like the Pilgrims would have eaten. Then the kids learn about a sapphire necklace that went missing on the real Mayflower. Could the 400-year-old treasure be hidden somewhere nearby? And will someone else find it before they do?    Look for hidden messages inside A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions! From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Amazing Wilmer Dooley : A Mumpley Middle School Mystery
      Dewitt, Fowler, Montalvo, Rodolfo
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 26, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      Hoping to impress Roxie with his dazzling project on bacteria, seventh-grader-to-be Wilmer Dooley enters the state science fair, where he encounters his arch nemesis, Claudius, who may be planning something terribly sinister.… More
    • Shadows at Predator Reef
      Hardy Boys Adventures
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Shadows at Predator Reef
      Hardy Boys Adventures
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 21, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Frank and Joe might be in over their heads when they discover an aquatic smuggling operation in this chilling Hardy Boys adventure—a fresh approach to a classic series. When Frank wins an internship at the Bayport Aquarium, he’s stoked at the chance to not only earn school credit, but to also geek out about one of his favorite subjects—aquatic life. And his brother Joe is equally jazzed about taking scuba diving lessons from the super-cute instructor, Aly. But both boys’ excitement comes screeching to a halt when the aquarium’s most valuable asset goes missing: a rare two-hundred-pound sea turtle named Captain Hook. Frank and Joe stumble upon a network of underground tunnels hidden beneath Bayport…and realize the aquarium is a secret entry point. Could the aquarium be the newest target of a sinister aquatic smuggling ring? And can the boys snag the gang’s mastermind before they end up in treacherous waters?… More
    • Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Police Procedural
      Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass are visiting a New Hampshire inn, and inside that inn is a clock. It's called the Childermass Clock. Inside the clock there is a tiny dollhouse room, an exact replica of the professor's childhood home. And on one of the shelves in that tiny room is a tiny skull. Inside that skull is something evil. In this third Johnny Dixon mystery, Johnny takes the skull to try to solve the murder of the professor's granduncle, but when he does, it unleashes dark forces that take the professor away. To get him back, Johnny and his friends Fergie and Father Higgins must.… More
    • Private Killer : Book Two in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Private Killer : Book Two in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 5, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      In Private Killer , Frank and Joe continue their undercover investigation of Gamma Theta Theta, a mysterious-turned-dangerous fraternity at an all-boys New England boarding school. The headmaster’s meddlesome, trouble-making daughter is in danger, and it seems like the fraternity members—and even some faculty—will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.… More
    • Boardwalk Bust
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Boardwalk Bust
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: Investigate and put a halt to the recent rash of jewelry store robberies. Potential danger on the ground and in the air. LOCATION: Ocean Grove, NJ. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All jewelry store owners in and around Ocean Grove. SUSPECTS: Undetermined. Ocean Grove is full of tourists who are just passing through. This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds. … More
    • Movie Mission : Book Two in the Deathstalker Trilogy
      Hardy Boys, Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W., Frost, Michael
      Movie Mission : Book Two in the Deathstalker Trilogy
      Hardy Boys, Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W., Frost, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Frank and Joe Hardy have been posing as extras on the set of the upcoming teen movie, Deathstalker. The star, an ingenue named Anya, has already had her trailer burn down, and now someone keeps sending her threatening texts! While the Undercover Brothers manage to keep Anya safe at a comic book convention, the threats just keep coming. Can they figure out who's behind the mayhem surrounding the filming of the hit comic book? Or is this movie going to wrap before filming even begins? The second book in this next exciting trilogy!… More
    • Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Mystery
      The different between life and death is only seconds. In order to get firsthand experience with emergency medicine—and an edge over the competition—before attending medical school, Seth decides to volunteer at City Hospital. Meanwhile, Diana volunteers in the inner-city ER, hoping to save the world one patient at a time. The one thing these two college freshmen share is the desire to be part of the ER's action. One night, they'll get their wish as they confront a student with a gunshot wound, the victim of a gruesome motorcycle accident, and a kidnapping gone horribly awry. Hour by hour, minute by minute, Diana and Seth's adrenaline-fueled shift will alter the course of their lives—and the lives of everyone in the emergency room—forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Eyes of the Killer Robot
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      Eyes of the Killer Robot
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      A boy tries to stop a rampaging robot in this “deliciously wicked fun” tale by the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls ( School Library Journal )   When feared Yankees slugger Cliff Bullard goes barnstorming around the northeast, offering $10,000 to any local pitcher who can strike him out, Professor Childermass and Johnny Dixon get a sneaky idea. There’s a local legend about a crackpot inventor who once built a robot capable of throwing a baseball 110 MPH, and the professor thinks that if they find the machine, they can win Bullard’s prize. They discover the rusted old monstrosity in an abandoned workshop and put it back together, piece by piece. But when they screw in the robot’s eyes and it comes to life, they realize they have made a terrible mistake.   As soon as it’s activated, the robot attacks, trying to kill Johnny and the professor. Was it made to be a killing machine, or have its circuits been corroded? To save the town and get a crack at the $10,000, Johnny and the professor will have to tame the steel beast.   The adventure stories featuring Johnny Dixon, from the award-winning author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls , are a delightfully imaginative treat, and this book in the popular series features “a unique plot, marvelous characters, and non-stop suspense” ( School Library Journal ). … More
    • Slam Dunk Sabotage
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Slam Dunk Sabotage
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 11, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardys and their high school basketball team, the Bayport Bombers, are getting ready to play for their championship. One more victory will put them on top. But somebody’s got a different game plan: Blast the Bombers out of contention by knocking Frank and Joe out of the way—for good.… More
  • Science Fiction

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

    • Movie Mayhem
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Movie Mayhem
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 3, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardy Boys Deathstalker Trilogy comes to a riveting conclusion! Frank and Joe Hardy have been posing as extras on the set of the upcoming teen movie, Deathstalker . The star, an ingenue named Anya, has already had her trailer burn down, and the Undercover Brothers had their work cut out for them keeping her safe at a comic book convention. But though the threats haven’t stopped, the filming has begun and enough is enough: It’s time to get to the bottom of who’s behind all the movie mayhem—and the Undercover Brothers will do just that in the conclusion to this thrilling trilogy!… More
    • Young World
      Young World
      Weitz, Chris
      Young World
      Young World
      Weitz, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF
      "Chris Weitz has made a beautiful transition from writing and directing films to novels. The Young World is populated with characters you won't forget and a story as fresh and urgent as Divergent ."--James Patterson, #1 NY Times bestselling author of Maximum Ride . Welcome to New York, a city ruled by teens. After a mysterious Sickness wipes out the rest of the population, the young survivors assemble into tightly run tribes. Jefferson, the reluctant leader of the Washington Square tribe, and Donna, the girl he's secretly in love with, have carved out a precarious existence among the chaos. But when a fellow tribe member discovers a clue that may hold the cure for the Sickness, five teens set out on a life-altering road trip, exchanging gunfire with enemy gangs, escaping cults and militias, braving the wilds of the subway--all in order to save humankind. This first novel from acclaimed film writer/director Chris Weitz is the heart-stopping debut of an action-packed trilogy. … More
    • Fiendish Deeds
      The Joy of Spooking
      Bracegirdle, P. J.
      Fiendish Deeds
      The Joy of Spooking
      Bracegirdle, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 5, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      Joy Wells is a proud resident of Spooking, the terrible town at the top of the hideous hill. At the bottom of the hill is Darlington, a plastic suburban “paradise” where Joy and her brother go to school. When the mayor of Darlington announces that a water park is going to be constructed over the Spooking bog, Joy is horrified. She decides that she has to save the mysterious bog and the endangered species in it—but someone is determined to stop her! The Addams Family meets Carl Hiaasen in this quirky mystery with an environmental twist.… More
    • Beautiful Creatures Spinoff E-novella
      Garcia, Kami, Stohl, Margaret
      Beautiful Creatures Spinoff E-novella
      Garcia, Kami, Stohl, Margaret
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: December 17, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Horror
      The #1 New York Times bestselling Beautiful Creatures series continues in this brand-new digital-exclusive story. Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can't resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate price.Where's a Linkubus when you need him? … More
    • Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      Howie Monroe and the Doghouse of Doom
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      Dear possible reader of this book, My editor asked me to write a third book in my series, Tales from the House of Bunnicula . And did I have trouble getting started! I was afraid I used up all my ideas. But faster than a writer can say “What if?” I came up with a story! It’s about a lovable and smart (not to mention cute) orphan wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie, who has a mysterious pain in his leg and is mysteriously invited to attend the Dogwiz Academy for Canine Conjurers. Together, Howie and his best friend, the very, very, very smart Delilah, who speaks in a British accent in this book for some reason, discover they must fight a sinister foe…The-Evil-Force-Whose-Nam-C’not-Be-Spoke!!! Your friend, Howie … More
    • Crooked Kingdom : A Sequel to Six of Crows
      Six of Crows
      Bardugo, Leigh
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      Crooked Kingdom: the highly anticipated sequel to Leigh Bardugo's thrilling #1 New York Times-bestselling Six of Crows.Kaz Brekker and his crew have just pulled off a heist so daring even they didn't think they'd survive. But instead of divvying up a fat reward, they're right back to fighting for their lives. Double-crossed and badly weakened, the crew is low on resources, allies, and hope. As powerful forces from around the world descend on Ketterdam to root out the secrets of the dangerous drug known as jurda parem, old rivals and new enemies emerge to challenge Kaz's cunning and test the team's fragile loyalties. A war will be waged on the city's dark and twisting streets—a battle for revenge and redemption that will decide the fate of the Grisha world.… More
    • House Arrest : Book Two in the Murder House Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      House Arrest : Book Two in the Murder House Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 8, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To stay undercover on the Deprivation House reality show and discover who's behind the continued "accidents" before someone else turns up dead. LOCATION: A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All the remaining contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS: The list has been narrowed now that the culprit behind the initial crimes was caught, but someone living in that house still has murder on the mind.… More
    • 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
    • Case of the Disappearing Deejay
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Case of the Disappearing Deejay
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 13, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      When Dan Wildman, one of River Heights’s hottest rock ’n’ roll DJs, is kidnapped, Nancy Drew is on the case!… More
    • Worst Class Trip Ever
      Castaways
      Beech, Sandy
      Worst Class Trip Ever
      Castaways
      Beech, Sandy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      SOS!! Think it would be fun to get stuck on a deserted island with the guy you sort of like? Well, try adding the girl who gets on your nerves big-time (and who's crushing on the same guy), the bossiest kid in school, your annoying little brother, and a bunch of other people. Oh, and have I mentioned that there's no way off this island, and no one knows where you are? Still sound great? Didn't think so. Now all I have to worry about is getting elected island leader while keeping my crush away from Little Miss Priss. Oh, and one other teeny-tiny little thing: surviving. Get me outta here!… More
  • Informational Books

    • 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
    • Witches : The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
      Schanzer, Rosalyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History
      Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Book 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012 School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2011 In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch, mumble, and contort their bodies into strange shapes. The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans. He grimly announced the dire diagnosis: the girls were bewitched! And then the accusations began. The riveting, true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds more unfolds in chilling detail in this young adult book by award-winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer. With a powerful narrative, chilling primary source accounts, a design evoking the period, and stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations of young girls having wild fits in the courtroom, witches flying overhead, and the Devil and his servants terrorizing the Puritans, this book will rivet young readers with novelistic power. Taught in middle and high schools around the U.S., the 17th-century saga remains hauntingly resonant as people struggle even today with the urgent need to find someone to blame for their misfortunes. In addition to the Sibert Honor, Witches! has been honored by the Society of Illustrators with their Original Art Award Gold Medal, has been named a Notable book by both the American Library Association and the National Council for the Social Studies, and was chosen one of School Library Journal's 100 Magnificent Children's Books and one of Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Children's Books.… More
    • Courageous Canine : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Halls, Kelly Milner
      Courageous Canine : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Halls, Kelly Milner
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 9, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Nature
      "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, true stories just right to carry in your backpack, share with yourfriends, and read under the covers at night. Follow along as National Geographic Kids Chapters' presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of animal heroism. Courageous Canine features an amazing pup named Lilly who sacrifices her own life tosave her owner, a brave pod of dolphins who face a great white shark to save a stranger, and a mother gorilla, who in mourning her own baby, saves a 3-year-old boy who falls into her zoo enclosure. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Courageous Canine will leave young readers hungry for more"--… More
    • For Horse-crazy Girls Only : Everything You Want to Know About Horses
      Wilsdon, Christina
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 19, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Reference & Study Aids, Nature
      Is your first and second favorite animal a horse? Is your bedroom covered with horse posters on your walls and horse models on your shelves? Would you rather muck out a stall than clean your room? Then you are absolutely, undeniably horse crazy, and For Horse-Crazy Girls Only is the book for you! This is the only comprehensive book about everything a horse-crazy girl needs to know about horses. You'll learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse's body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the BEST animal ever. Author Christina Wilsdon even shares ideas for horse-themed parties, and suggestions for the best horse movies to watch with your friends. And that's just the beginning. … More
    • Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
      Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
      Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
      Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: September 6, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Life Strategies
      You are not alone Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the ?funny guy? into the best defense against the bullies in his class. Today?s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying?as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators?in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal. … More
    • Balcony on the Moon : Coming of Age in Palestine
      Barakat, Ibtisam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Political Science, Biography & Memoir, Parenting & Family
      Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Palestine Book Award Shortlist SelectionA VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll SelectionA Skipping Stones Honor BookAn Arab-American National Museum Honor BookA Bank Street College of Education Best BookAn American Library Association/Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten BookA Notable Book for a Global SocietyA News & Observer Newspaper's Wilde Best Book Award WinnerA Middle East Book Award Honorable MentionIn this follow-up to Tasting the Sky, a young Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.A Margaret Ferguson Book… More
    • Snow Falling in Spring : Coming of Age in China During the Cultural Revolution
      Li, Moying
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Asian History
      Bringing to life a dark time in China's history, this powerful memoir follows the author, who, during the summer of 1966 when student Red Guards launched brutal assaults and forced confessions, finds solace in a world of imagination and learning when her father smuggles a reading list of banned books to her from labor camp. 20,000 first printing.… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Rock and the River
      Magoon, Kekla
      Rock and the River
      Magoon, Kekla
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In 1968 Chicago, it’s not easy for thirteen-year-old Sam to be the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother, Stick, starts keeping to himself. Then, one day, Sam finds something under Stick’s bed that changes everything: literature about the Black Panthers. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. And when Dr. King is shot and killed, Sam’s father’s words are no longer enough to make him believe in change….This moving, coming-of-age story gracefully encompasses the scope of the struggle between the civil rights and black power movements through an intimate and relatable lens.… More
    • Stars and Sparks on Stage
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Stars and Sparks on Stage
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      The Clubhouse kids compete for a big prize—and make some creative moves—in this repackaged and talent-filled tale from bestselling author Sharon Draper. Ziggy, Jerome, Rashawn, and Rico are sure they’re going to win the upcoming school talent show. And the best part? First prize is $200! With great singing and showmanship, the boys are already envisioning all the new upgrades they’ll give their clubhouse when they win the prize money. But they didn’t count on a little girl with a big, big voice, who just might have what it takes to overcome the Clubhouse kids—and who also needs the money much more than the boys do. Can everyone come out a winner in this contest?… More
    • Devil You Know
      Doller, Trish
      Devil You Know
      Doller, Trish
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Romance
      From critically-acclaimed author Trish Doller comes a powerful new psychological page-turner perfect for fans of Lauren Oliver and Sara Zarr. Eighteen-year-old Arcadia wants adventure . Living in a tiny Florida town with her dad and four-year-old brother, Cadie spends most of her time working, going to school, and taking care of her family. So when she meets two handsome cousins at a campfire party, she finally has a chance for fun. They invite her and friend to join them on a road trip, and it's just the risk she's been craving-the opportunity to escape. But what starts out as a fun, sexy journey quickly becomes dangerous when she discovers that one of them is not at all who he claims to be. One of them has deadly intentions. A road trip fling turns terrifying in this contemporary story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. … More
    • Trick or Treat
      Cusick, Richie Tankersley
      Trick or Treat
      Cusick, Richie Tankersley
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 4, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror
      A young girl is tormented by her new house’s terrible past Martha wants to be happy for her father. She likes his new wife—even if she’s a terrible cook—but she doesn’t understand why they had to leave Chicago and move to this horrible house in the country. It’s big, broken-down, and miles from anywhere, alone in the woods with nothing on the property but an overgrown cemetery. But at night it doesn’t feel empty.   Conor—her new, weird stepbrother—chose Martha’s new room for her. It’s dark and drafty, and no matter how she tries to fix it up, she can’t sleep easily there. At night, whispers come from the closet, filling Martha with a sense that something terrible happened here. She’s right. Not long ago, the house was the site of a gruesome murder. When Conor and Martha’s parents leave town on their honeymoon, the two teens will find out why the dead don’t rest easy at the old Bedford house.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richie Tankersley Cusick including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. … More
    • Water Castle
      Blakemore, Megan Frazer
      Water Castle
      Blakemore, Megan Frazer
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 8, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Ephraim Appledore-Smith is an ordinary boy, and up until his father's stroke he lived an ordinary life. But all that changes when his family moves to the Water Castle-their ancestral home in the small town of Crystal Springs. Mallory Green's family has always been the caretakers of the Water Castle-and the guardians of its secrets. She has been raised to protect the legendary Fountain of Youth, hidden on the estate grounds. But ever since her mom left, she's stopped believing in magic. Will Wylie's family has been at war with the Applegates for generations, all because of the Water Castle's powerful secrets. But Will has rejected legend and magic, putting all his faith in science. When Ephraim learns of the Fountain, he's sure finding it can cure his dad. With Mallory and Will's help, the trio embarks on a mission that brings them deep into their families' shared history, through every secret room in the Water Castle, and on a quest that will blur the lines of magic and science, creativity and discovery, leaving readers left to wonder: Do you believe in the unbelievable? … More
    • Aleutian Sparrow
      Hesse, Karen
      Aleutian Sparrow
      Hesse, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In June 1942, seven months after attacking Pearl Harbor, the Japanese navy invaded Alaska's Aleutian Islands. For nine thousand years the Aleut people had lived and thrived on these treeless, windswept lands. Within days of the first attack, the entire native population living west of Unimak Island was gathered up and evacuated to relocation centers in the dense forests of Alaska's Southeast. With resilience, compassion, and humor, the Aleuts responded to the sorrows of upheaval and dislocation. This is the story of Vera, a young Aleut caught up in the turmoil of war. It chronicles her struggles to survive and to keep community and heritage intact despite harsh conditions in an alien environment.… More
    • Ready for a Scare?
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Ready for a Scare?
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror
      Organizing a virtual sleepover on a weekend when her parents are out of town, Kelly uses a webcam to share silly ghost stories with her friends, an arrangement that turns spooky when her friends and babysitter disappear. Original.… More
    • T. J.'s Secret Pitch
      All-star Sports Stories
      Bowen, Fred
      T. J.'s Secret Pitch
      All-star Sports Stories
      Bowen, Fred
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 20, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      More than anything, T.J. wants to be a pitcher. But he's smaller than his teammates, and his pitches just don't pack the power they need to strike out the batters. When T.J. learns about one of baseball's early heroes, Pittsburgh Pirate Rip Sewell, he decides to try Sewell's secret weapon. But will his teammates give T.J. the chance to prove that he can be a pitcher? And will T.J.'s secret pitch help lead his team to victory? … More
    • Killing Jar
      Bosworth, Jennifer
      Killing Jar
      Bosworth, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      When she was 10 years old, Kenna discovered that she had the ability to drain the life from another human being, and ever since, she has been afraid to touch anyone—but when she uses that power to save her mother and twin sister from an attacker, her mother finally reveals the secret origin of her power and Kenna is forced to choose between the Kalyptra and a human life. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Wishing World
      Fahnestock, Todd
      Wishing World
      Fahnestock, Todd
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Fantasy
      "Whimsical and imaginative, with just the right mix of humor, heart, and adventure. The Wishing World is everything you could wish for in a story--and so much more!"--Shannon Messenger, author of Keeper of the Lost CitiesIn the Wishing World, dreams are real. You can transform into your own hero, find wild and whimsical friends, and wield power as great as your imagination. But Lorelei doesn't know about any of that. All she knows is that a monster took her family.It happened during a camping trip one year ago. Hiding inside the tent, she saw shadows, tentacles and a strange creature. By the time she got up the courage to crawl outside, the monster--and Lorelei's mom, dad, and brother--were gone.Lorelei is determined to find her family. When she accidentally breaks into the Wishing World, she discovers a way. It's a land more wonderful than she could have imagined, a land of talking griffons, water princesses, and cities made of sand, where Lorelei is a Doolivanti--a wish-maker--who can write her dreams into existence.There's only one problem: the monster is a Doolivanti, too. What he wishes also comes true, and he's determined to shove Lorelei out, keep her family, and make the whole Wishing World his. To save them, Lorelei must find the courage to face him, or her next wish may be her last.Award-winning author Todd Fahnestock makes his middle grade debut in this charming and whimsical adventure!At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More