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    • El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      La vieja casa fantasmagórica en la isla de las sorpresas intriga a Benny y, con la ayuda de sus hermanos, el pequeño resuelve un gran misterio. … More
    • ¿quién Fue Walt Disney?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Stewart, Whitney
      ¿quién Fue Walt Disney?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Stewart, Whitney
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: August 30, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Walt Disney siempre le encantaba entretener a la gente. A menudo se metía en problemas.. Una vez pintó cuadros con alquitrán en el lado de la casa blanca de su familia. Su familia era pobre,  y el tiempo más feliz de su infancia transcurrió en una granja en Missouri. Su afecto por la vida pueblerina se refleja en los Calles Principales de Disneyland. Con ilustraciones en blanco y negro, esta biografía revela el hombre detrás de la magia.Este libro no tiene autorización, licencia o aprobación de la Walt Disney Company o de cualquier afiliado.… More
    • ¿quién Fue Abraham Lincoln?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Pascal, Janet
      ¿quién Fue Abraham Lincoln?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Pascal, Janet
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 17, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Highlights the life and achievements of the sixteenth president of the United States, discussing his childhood years, his rise through politics, and the major decisions he made as president during the Civil War.… More
    • El Cerrador
      Rivera, Mariano
      El Cerrador
      Rivera, Mariano
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
      "Mariano Rivera never dreamed of becoming a professional athlete. He didn't grow up collecting baseball cards, playing Little League, or cheering on his home team at the World Series. He had never heard of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, or Mickey Mantle. One day, that all changed. From a childhood playing pickup games in Panama to an epic career with the New York Yankees, Mariano's rise to greatness has been anything but ordinary. He's the guy on the mound who doesn't hear the crowd, just the soundof the ump calling, Strike! The teammate you can rely on, even when the bases are loaded in the bottom of the ninth. Whether you know him as Mo or as the Sandman, Mariano is The Closer, and this is his story. Full of tips for young athletes and tales from the Yankee clubhouse, The Closer (Young Readers Edition) is an inspiring story of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication that have defined the life of a baseball legend"--… More
    • Bravo! : Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
    • ¿quién Fue Helen Keller?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Thompson, Gare
      ¿quién Fue Helen Keller?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Thompson, Gare
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: August 30, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      A los dos años, Helen Keller quedó sorda y ciega. Ella vivía en un mundo de silencio y la oscuridad. Pero con la ayuda de la maestra Annie Sullivan, Helen aprendió a leer, escribir y hacer muchas cosas extraordinarias. Esta biografía inspiradora es perfecta para los jóvenes lectores. Dibujos en blanco y negro, barras laterales sobre temas relacionados, tales como Louis Braille, una cronología, y una bibliografía mejorará la comprensión de los lectores sobre el tema.… More
    • ¿quién Fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Bader, Bonnie
      ¿quién Fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Bader, Bonnie
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      The famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death - from an assassin's bullet - in 1968. This tumultuous time in history comes to life in over 100 black-and-white illustrations that celebrate of this remarkable man.… More
    • Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Los cuatro hermanos Alden comienzan su aventura haciéndose una casa en un vagón de carga abandonado. Su objetivo es permanecer juntos y en el proceso encuentran a su abuelo. … More
    • Me Llamo Maria Isabel / My Name Is Maria Isabel
      Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      Para María Isabel Salazar López lo más difícil de ser la alumna recién llegada a una nueva escuela es que la maestra no la llama por su nombre. —Ya tenemos dos Marías en esta clase—le dice la maestra. —¿Por qué no te llamamos Mary? Pero a María Isabel la llamaron así en recuerdo de la madre de su padre y de Chabela, su querida abuelita puertorriqueña. ¿Podrá hacerle comprender a la maestra que perder su nombre es perder la parte más importante de sí misma?… More
    • ¿quién Fue Leonardo Da Vinci?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Edwards, Roberta
      ¿quién Fue Leonardo Da Vinci?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Edwards, Roberta
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor.… More
  • New Arrivals

    • When the Moon Was Ours
      McLemore, Anna-Marie
      When the Moon Was Ours
      McLemore, Anna-Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 4, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      Winner of the 2016 Tiptree Award!Longlisted for the 2016 National Book Award for Young People's LiteratureStonewall Book Award Honor“McLemore’s second novel is such a lush surprising fable, you half expect birds to fly out of the pages… McLemore uses the supernatural to remind us that the body’s need to speak its truth is primal and profound, and that the connection between two people is no more anyone’s business than why the dish ran away with the spoon.”--Jeff Giles, New York Times Book ReviewAnna-Marie McLemore’s debut novel The Weight of Feathers was greeted with rave reviews, a YALSA Morris Award nomination, and spots on multiple “Best YA Novels” lists. Now, McLemore delivers a second stunning and utterly romantic novel, again tinged with magic.To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up. Atmospheric, dynamic, and packed with gorgeous prose, When the Moon was Ours is another winner from this talented author.… More
    • Darkly Beating Heart
      Smith, Lindsay
      Darkly Beating Heart
      Smith, Lindsay
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
      Sent to spend the summer with family members in Japan after a failed suicide attempt, young Reiko visits a historic village from the 19th-century Edo period and finds herself traveling back in time into the life of a young woman whose passionate determination for vengeance is triggered by a devastating secret. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • 8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
      Hoping to use their father's special formula to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her own power. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Music Thief
      Griffin, Peni R.
      Music Thief
      Griffin, Peni R.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      In a harsh and noisy time, a young girl's key to her dreams -- music -- may be closer than she thinks.There was a new song playing in the back of Alma's head. An angry song, for Jovita and her killer, and Eddie, and everybody whose family did things that everybody had to live with. She could feel it, thumping in her brain, but couldn't hear it well enough to even hum it. Not in this house.She needed quiet, and a guitar. She needed Mrs. B's house.Alma misses many things. She misses her grandmother; her big brother Eddie back when he didn't deal drugs; the freedom she had before her baby niece Silvita was born; and now, worst of all, she misses Jovita, the singer she idolized who was recently killed in a drive-by shooting. Just when things seem hopeless, Alma discovers the cat door in her neighbor's often-empty home, and an unintended window opens into a better world, full of music.And what could be the harm in Alma's stealing (borrowing, really) a little peace and quiet, maybe even a ticket to her future?Peni R. Griffin has created a character at once bitter and optimistic. She has succeeded, even more impressively, in making the "dark" world surrounding Alma shine with small -- but life-changing -- possibility.… More
    • Girl in the Tower
      Schroeder, Lisa
      Girl in the Tower
      Schroeder, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 29, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore
      When an evil queen curses the kingdom and locks her away in a tower with her mother, princess-in-training Violet is shattered by her subsequent separation from her mother and resolves to break the curse and free the kingdom. By the author of The Bridge From Me to You. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Freya
      Freya
      Laurence, Matthew
      Freya
      Freya
      Laurence, Matthew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore
      Freya is the myth. Freya is the legend. And she’s about to make one hell of a comeback. There's far more to Sara Vanadi than meets the eye. In her prime, she was Freya, the Norse goddess of love, beauty, war, and death - though that past hardly seems to matter now. For an ancient goddess in the 21st century, true believers - and the strength they bring - are painfully hard to find. But when a new, rising power threatens to remake the world by bending the divine to its will, Sara realizes her days of hiding have ended, and a chance to claw her way out of the history books has arrived. She'll just need new clothes and a manicure before she gets started.Blending elements of fantasy and scifi in a modern-world setting, the first novel in this new young adult series by Matthew Laurence is perfect for fans of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. An Imprint Book… More
    • Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night
      Alvin Ho
      Look, Lenore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 9, 2013
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Here is the fifth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, has started to notice his mother getting bigger . . . and bigger. Alvin's sure it's all the mochi cakes she's been eating, but it turns out she's pregnant! There are lots of scary things about babies, as everybody knows. There's learning CPR for the newborn and changing diapers (no way). But the scariest thing of all is the fact that the baby could be a GIRL. As a result of the stress, Alvin puts on a few pounds and—in one hilarious misunderstanding—worries that he might actually be pregnant, too!From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York PostFrom the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Hunting for Hidden Gold
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Hunting for Hidden Gold
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 1, 1928
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Investigating a payroll robbery, Frank and Joe encounter timber wolves and a mine cave-in… More
    • Heck : Where the Bad Kids Go
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      Heck : Where the Bad Kids Go
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 22, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      WHEN MILTON AND Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home-ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the Pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn 18, whichever comes first?From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Metaltown
      Simmons, Kristen
      Metaltown
      Simmons, Kristen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 20, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Kristen Simmons's Metaltown, where factories rule, food is scarce, and hope is in short supply.The rules of Metaltown are simple: Work hard, keep your head down, and watch your back. You look out for number one, and no one knows that better than Ty. She’s been surviving on the factory line as long as she can remember. But now Ty has Colin. She’s no longer alone; it’s the two of them against the world. That’s something even a town this brutal can’t take away from her. Until it does.Lena’s future depends on her family’s factory, a beast that demands a ruthless master, and Lena is prepared to be as ruthless as it takes if it means finally proving herself to her father. But when a chance encounter with Colin, a dreamer despite his circumstances, exposes Lena to the consequences of her actions, she’ll risk everything to do what’s right.In Lena, Ty sees an heiress with a chip on her shoulder. Colin sees something more. In a world of disease and war, tragedy and betrayal, allies and enemies, all three of them must learn that challenging what they thought was true can change all the rules.An enthralling story of friendship and rebellion, Metaltown will have you believing in the power of hope.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… 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
    • 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
    • Starry River of the Sky
      Lin, Grace
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure, Folklore, Historical Fiction
      The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit? But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions. Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures. … More
  • Action & Adventure

    • 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
    • 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
    • Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp
      Alfred Kropp
      Yancey, Rick
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Folklore
      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
    • 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
    • Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Now that Daniel Funk has finally figured out what makes him shrink to the size of his fourth toe, he and his tiny twin brother, Pablo, can go on all sorts of mini adventures. They make a list of fun things they can do when they’re small: snowboarding down an ice cream sundae, trampolining on a marshmallow, and more. When the Science Club has a model-rocket launch, they have a great idea: They’ll launch themselves for the rocket ride. But when Daniel’s rocket crash-lands in the La Brea tar pits, things get sticky. Will Daniel become an ittybitty fossil?… More
    • High-speed Showdown
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      High-speed Showdown
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Someone’s rigging the boats at Bayport’s offshore race—and putting every racer’s life at risk. Fortunately for the racers, Frank and Joe are on hand to investigate the foul play...… More
    • Double Trouble
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers: Double Danger Trilogy
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Double Trouble
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers: Double Danger Trilogy
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 15, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Another hit trilogy featuring Frank and Joe Hardy! #25: Double Trouble launches the next three-book arc storyline, featuring a teen celebrity being stalked, with a twin brother who adds some interesting complications into the mix.… More
    • Avalon
      Avalon
      Arnett, Mindee
      Avalon
      Avalon
      Arnett, Mindee
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: January 21, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      For fans of Josh Whedon's cult classic television show Firefly comes a fascinating and fast-paced sci-fi thriller from author Mindee Arnett, which New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White calls "a heart-pounding, tense joyride of a novel." Jeth Seagrave and his crew have made their name stealing metatech: the devices that allow people to travel great distances faster than the speed of light. In a world where the agencies that patrol the outer edges of space are as corrupt as the crime bosses who control them, it's as much of a living as anyone can ask for. For years Jeth's managed to fly under the radar of the government that executed his parents for treason—but when he finds himself in possession of information that both the government and the crime bosses are willing to kill for, he's going to find there's no escaping his past anymore. With pulse-pounding action, a captivating mystery, and even a bit of romance, Avalon is the perfect read for hard-core sci-fi fans and non-sci-fi fans alike. … More
    • Murder at the Mall
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Murder at the Mall
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 8, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Hang onto your seats... Frank and Joe Hardy are taking you for one wild ride! A developer wants to transform the old Eastside Mall into an upscale shoppers' paradise--and turn the surrounding wetlands into a parking lot, over the objections of a militant enviromental group. When the conflict turns deadly, Joe and Frank are on the case.… More
    • Good Dog
      Avi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      While on a grand adventure, McKinley the malamute must decide whether to stay loyal to his human master or follow his animal instincts by running free with a coaxing pack of wolves. Reprint.… More
  • Biographies

    • 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
    • Dollmakers and Their Stories : Women Who Changed the World of Play
      Goddu, Krystyna Poray
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 1, 2004
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "Dolls are not a luxury. They are as necessary to a child's life as a loaf of bread . . . What a doll does for a little girl is develop her capacity to love others and herself." -Madame Alexander A wonderful offering for young doll enthusiasts and women's history buffs alike This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were-and continue to be-filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years-such as Barbie (Ruth Handler) and Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander). Entrepreneurs and feminists of their time, these strong women displayed both creative genius and astute business acumen, serving as excellent role models for today's young female readers. … More
    • Bravo! : Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
  • 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
    • 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
    • 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, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      "The Avengers, Earth's mightiest heroes, battle against Ultron, a deranged peacekeeping program, to save humanity from extinction"--… 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

    • Who Cut the Cheese?
      Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
      Nesbo, Jo
      Who Cut the Cheese?
      Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder
      Nesbo, Jo
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 3, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction, Folklore
      “Large helpings of whimsy, humorous black-and-white illustrations, and the occasional fart joke provide plenty of silliness” ( Booklist ) in the third Doctor Proctor adventure from New York Times bestselling author Jo Nesb ø. Nilly, Lisa, and Doctor Proctor are too busy inventing things to watch TV, and everyone says they’re missing out on the hot singing competition. But then Nilly and Lisa notice that their friends and family are acting really weird. And the only people acting weird…are the ones watching TV. What’s going on is WAY bigger than a singing competition. It could mean the end of the world. Or a silent but deadly could save everything! Let ’er rip. … More
    • One Witch at a Time
      DeKeyser, Stacy
      One Witch at a Time
      DeKeyser, Stacy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore
      Magic beans quickly lead to danger in this standalone companion to The Brixen Witch , which Kirkus Reviews called “fresh and satisfying” in a starred review. When Rudi Bauer sets out for town one morning to trade, he never dreams that Susanna Louisa will sell his family’s cow—for magic beans, no less! But that’s exactly what she does, and the consequences will be disastrous unless Rudi can return the magic beans to their rightful owner, the evil witch of Petz. The journey to Petz is long and hard, but Rudi and Susanna Louisa soon find a shortcut: a magically sprouted beanstalk leads them straight there...and straight into danger. Because the evil witch of Petz is a terrible giant who has locked away summer and keeps his kingdom a frozen wasteland. And in order to defeat him, Rudi is going to need a little magic of his own.… More
    • Rising Storm
      Warriors: the Prophecies Begin
      Hunter, Erin
      Rising Storm
      Warriors: the Prophecies Begin
      Hunter, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 13, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Fire alone can save our clan... Fireheart's traitorous enemy Tigerclaw has been vanquished and exiled from ThunderClan—but Fireheart can't shake the feeling that he's lurking out there in the forest, waiting for the chance to strike. That's not the only problem facing the young ThunderClan deputy in these blazing summer months, as he struggles to handle ominous omens, a disrespectful apprentice with a shocking secret, and a devastated Clan leader who is a shell of her former self. Meanwhile the forest gets hotter and hotter . . . and everyone braces for the coming storm. . . . … More
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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

    • Bird in a Box
      Pinkney, Andrea Davis
      Bird in a Box
      Pinkney, Andrea Davis
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the heavyweight boxing champion. Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel. … More
    • Voices at Whisper Bend
      Mysteries Through History
      Ayres, Katherine
      Voices at Whisper Bend
      Mysteries Through History
      Ayres, Katherine
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      At the outbreak of World War II, a twelve-year-old girl comes up with an idea to help the war effortAmerica has just entered World War II, and everyone in Charlotte Campbell's family is doing his or her part, either abroad or in the Pennsylvania factory town where the Campbells live. Charlotte's brother Jim has enlisted in the navy, and her mother works in Braddock's local war plant. Her dad guides tugboats filled with supplies up the Monongahela River. Eager to contribute to the war effort-besides saving to buy defense stamps-Charlotte organizes a scrap metal drive like the ones all over the.… More
    • Ak
      Dickinson, Peter
      Ak
      Dickinson, Peter
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A former child soldier tries to learn the ways of peace in an African nation in this “rip-roaring adventure story” by a Carnegie Medal winner (Publishers Weekly). Paul remembers nothing from before the conflict. Twelve years old, he is no longer a child. He is a warrior—one of a handful of elite commandos who live only to fight the corrupt government of Nagala. He has no family but the boys who fight beside him, and he owns nothing but his AK-47 rifle. This is the only life he has ever known, and it is one he understands—right until the day the standoff ends and his life changes forever.   Paul buries his AK and heads north to attend school and attempt to live life as just another child. But at night, the battlefield consumes his dreams. When a rogue faction stages a coup in the capital and Paul’s adoptive father is put in prison, the boy turns into a warrior once more. It is too late for him to have a childhood, but Paul will do whatever it takes to guarantee himself a future.   From the author Philip Pullman called “one of the real masters of children’s literature,” this is an extraordinary novel for readers of all ages, a winner of the prestigious Whitbread Award in which “Dickinson deals intelligently with vital issues, devises potent symbols with his usual skill, and offers much to discuss in a vivid and compelling setting” (Kirkus Reviews).This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Peter Dickinson including rare images from the author’s collection.… More
    • Daughter of the Wind
      Cadnum, Michael
      Daughter of the Wind
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      A young warrior sets out to rescue a Viking princess On the frosty coast of Scandinavia, the greatest warriors are the berserkers—men chosen by the god Odin to perform superhuman feats of strength, obliterating their enemies with the frenzied passion of a wild bear. More than anything, Gauk wishes to join their ranks. On a hunting trip in the blighted North, his best friend is slain by a bear, and Gauk is forced to kill the great animal. As he dons the pelt of his victim, Gauk fills with Odin’s spirit, and knows that he is on his way to becoming a legend.   When the most beautiful princess in a Norwegian village is kidnapped by a pack of bloodthirsty Danes, Gauk knows it is his destiny to rescue her—and neither ice nor ocean nor an enemy’s steel blade can keep a Viking from his destiny.… More
    • Slave Dancer
      Fox, Paula
      Slave Dancer
      Fox, Paula
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 28, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Newbery Medal Winner: A young Louisiana boy faces the horrors of slavery when he is kidnapped and forced to work on a slave ship in this iconic novel.   Thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier earns a few pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans. One night, on his way home, a canvas is thrown over his head and he’s knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, Jessie finds himself aboard a slave ship, bound for Africa. There, the Moonlight picks up ninety-eight black prisoners, and the men, women, and children, chained hand and foot, are methodically crammed into the ship’s hold. Jessie’s job is to provide music for the slaves to dance to on the ship’s deck—not for amusement but for exercise, as a way to to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable.   Over the course of the long voyage, Jessie grows more and more sickened by the greed of the sailors and the cruelty with which the slaves are treated. But it’s one final horror, when the Moonlight nears her destination, that will change Jessie forever.   Set during the middle of the nineteenth century, when the illegal slave trade was at its height, The Slave Dancer not only tells a vivid and shocking story of adventure and survival, but depicts the brutality of slavery with unflinching historical accuracy.  … More
    • Fever 1793
      The Seeds of America Trilogy
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      Fever 1793
      The Seeds of America Trilogy
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 16, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where "the plot rages like the epidemic itself" ( The New York Times Book Review ). During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.… More
    • Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Growing up in the segregated South where they accept the disparities in how they are treated, Stella and her little brother witness a terrible event that compels them to fight back and trigger fundamental changes. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Out of My Mind.… More
    • Lantern Bearers
      Sutcliff, Rosemary
      Lantern Bearers
      Sutcliff, Rosemary
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 18, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land."A spellbinding historical adventure." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksThe Lantern Bearers is the 1959 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.… More
    • Raven of the Waves
      Cadnum, Michael
      Raven of the Waves
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      A 17-year-old Viking learns the horrible nature of warfare during his first raid The warriors of Lidsmod’s village live for war. When the waters thaw, they set their ships upon the waves, ranging up and down the coasts of Scandinavia in search of loot and throats to cut. In this culture built on violence, songs are sung of bloody battles and fallen warriors are rewarded with a lifetime in Valhalla. Today, Lidsmod will join the fray. In the newly built Raven, he will sail across the seas in search of a palace of gold rumored to sit near the English coast. He yearns for glory, but he will find something far more surprising.   The golden palace is an abbey, home to English monks who strive to keep the torch of knowledge burning during the Dark Ages. There, a 13-year-old boy named Wiglaf learns the art of healing, unaware that death is approaching aboard a Viking ship.… More
    • Last of the Mohicans
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cooper, James Fenimore
      Last of the Mohicans
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Cooper, James Fenimore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Classics, Adventure
      The wild rush of action in this classic frontier adventure story has made The Last of the Mohicans the most popular of James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales. Deep in the forests of upper New York State, the brave woodsman Hawkeye (Natty Bumppo) and his loyal Mohican friends Chingachgook and Uncas become embroiled in the bloody battles of the French and Indian War. The abduction of the beautiful Munro sisters by hostile savages, the treachery of the renegade brave Magua, the ambush of innocent settlers, and the thrilling events that lead to the final tragic confrontation between rival war parties create an unforgettable, spine-tingling picture of life on the frontier. And as the idyllic wilderness gives way to the forces of civilization, the novel presents a moving portrayal of a vanishing race and the end of its way of life in the great American forests.From the Paperback edition.… More
  • Humor

    • Amelia's Bully Survival Guide
      Amelia
      Moss, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 14, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Amelia stands up for her herself—and against the class bully—in this series favorite. Now available in paperback! Amelia is not about to let the class bully get the best of her—that’s just not Amelia’s way! But Amelia can’t help feeling defenseless against mean-girl Hilary, who seems to have one nasty thing to say after another. But when Amelia attends camp, she gains the confidence she needs to speak up. In her honest and engaging way, Amelia describes what it is like to get tough and stand up for yourself! This popular installment of the bestselling Amelia series is now available for the first time as a paperback, making Amelia available to a wide new audience of young readers.… More
    • Any Boy but You
      North Pole, Minnesota
      Hammerle, Julie
      Any Boy but You
      North Pole, Minnesota
      Hammerle, Julie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance
      Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game. The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect. When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.Books in the North Pole, Minnesota seriesAny Boy but YouArtificial SweetheartsApproximately Yours… More
    • Vote 4 Amelia
      Amelia
      Moss, Marissa
      Vote 4 Amelia
      Amelia
      Moss, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 22, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Amelia’s best friend Carly decides to run for student body president, and Amelia joins the election fever as a candidate for secretary. Running for office is fun—until someone starts taking down Carly’s campaign signs and Carly’s main opponent begins spreading lies about her around the school. Can Amelia save her friend’s reputation and the election?… More
    • How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel
      Brown, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 11, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction
      "Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak"--… More
    • Chapel Wars
      Leavitt, Lindsey
      Chapel Wars
      Leavitt, Lindsey
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 6, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      Sixteen-year-old Holly's grandfather leaves her his financially-strapped Las Vegas wedding chapel in his will, along with a letter asking her to reach out to Dax, the grandson of her family's mortal enemy and owner of the chapel next door, who is both cute and distracting.… More
    • Legend of Everfree
      Equestria Girls
      Finn, Perdita
      Legend of Everfree
      Equestria Girls
      Finn, Perdita
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      A brand-new adventure awaits our Equestria Girls at Camp Everfree and you can read all about it in this exciting chapter book! Camp Everfree is in danger of closing down! It's up to our Equestria Girls and their newfound super abilities to throw a Crystal Gala fundraiser to show their support and help save the camp! ©Hasbro 2016. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Welcome to Monster High
      Monster High
      Finn, Perdita
      Welcome to Monster High
      Monster High
      Finn, Perdita
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Welcome to Monster High! You know that Monster High is the most creeperific school in the world, but do you know how it came to be? It all started with a girl named Draculaura-the daughter of Dracula-who had a dream about creating a place where monsters could belong, get along, and be themselves. To make her dream come true, Draculaura and her best ghoulfriends went on fangtastic adventures around the world to recruit monsters to attend Monster High. But all was not perfectly monstrous at Monster High when a villainous zombie set out to ruin everything Draculaura and her friends worked so hard for. Can the ghouls save the day...and save Monster High? ©2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Amelia's Guide to Babysitting
      Amelia
      Moss, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      When Amelia and Carly decide to start a babysitting business, they think they are prepared…and then Ruthy and Tyler come along. Get ready for a real adventure in Extreme Babysitting!… More
    • Fluff Dragon
      The Bad Unicorn Trilogy
      Clark, Platte F.
      Fluff Dragon
      The Bad Unicorn Trilogy
      Clark, Platte F.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      This second book in the hilarious Bad Unicorn trilogy features killer unicorns, good dragons, rogue fire kittens, and a boy who just might be a wizard. After defeating a killer unicorn and saving a universe, all Max and his friends want to do is go home. Instead, Max discovers that the Codex of Infinite Knowability has stopped working. He can’t use it to get home until he reboots it. The problem is that in order to reboot the book, he’s going to have to carry it into the heart of Rezormoor Dreadbringer’s Wizard’s Tower. Since Dreadbringer has been hunting Max and the book across time and space, getting in may be easy, but getting out will be another story. Max will just have to find a way to sneak into the tower, avoid the guards, escape Dreadbringer’s clutches, and figure out exactly where inside the tower the Codex was created. No problem…right?!… More
    • Goat Pie
      MacDonald, Alan
      Goat Pie
      MacDonald, Alan
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      Fiery Grumpa troll arrives from Norway for the festive season (Trollmas) and traditional lunch of goat pie, but on arriving in Biddlesden it's soon apparent that he's been fed a few white lies about just how 'trollish' the town is . . . Hilarious fourth book in the Troll Trouble series. … More
  • Mysteries

    • Twisted Window
      Duncan, Lois
      Twisted Window
      Duncan, Lois
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 28, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      The new guy at Tracy's school is handsome, intense, and desperately needs her help—but there's something about him that isn't quite right High school junior Tracy Lloyd is unsure about the new guy in school. Brad Johnson is attractive, smart, and polite, but Tracy can't help but feel he watches her too closely. Then one day Brad confides in Tracy a horrible secret: His little sister Mindy has been kidnapped by his stepfather, and he needs Tracy's help to get her back. But even as Tracy commits to a plan to help her vulnerable new friend, details emerge that suggest nothing is what it seems. The Twisted Window is a zigzagging thriller that keeps readers guessing up until the final page. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Lois Duncan including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Door-to-door Deception
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Door-to-door Deception
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 22, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The police suspect some of the junior high kids in Nancy Drew’s after-school program of breaking into houses. But when Nancy sets out to find the truth, she finds herself in danger. The real crooks are determined to shut her down—before she shuts the door on the River Heights burglary ring!… More
    • Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. “Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn’s shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart. In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.… More
    • Cold Cash Caper
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Cold Cash Caper
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardys look to put a gang of armed robbers on ice! Frank and Joe have volunteered to do undercover security work at the Bayport winter festival. Their main assignment is to act as bodyguards for the star performer, Olympic gold medal figure skater David Kennedy. Although put on for a good cause—charity—the festival is soon plagued by bad vibes: Money intended for the local children’s hospital is ending up in the hands of masked, gun-wielding thugs, and its up to the Hardys to stop the robbers cold.… More
    • Comic Con Artist
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Comic Con Artist
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 15, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Frank and Joe go undercover at a comic book convention! Someone is selling forged comic books art at a big comic book convention. The boys are on the case, but they've got to keep this one on the down low or there will be chaos among the legions of fanatical fans.… More
    • Prince of Venice Beach
      Nelson, Blake
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 3, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Robert "'Cali" Callahan is a teen runaway, living on the streets of Venice Beach, California. He's got a pretty sweet life: a treehouse to sleep in, a gang of surf bros, a regular basketball game...even a girl who's maybe-sorta interested in him. What he doesn't have is a plan. All that changes when a local cop refers Cali to a private investigator who is looking for a missing teenager. After all, Cali knows everyone in Venice. But the streets are filled with people who don't want to be found, and when he's hired to find the beautiful Reese Abernathy--who would do anything to stay hidden--Cali enters a new world filled with mysterious characters, dangerous choices, and his first chance at real love. … More
    • Secret of the Red Arrow
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Secret of the Red Arrow
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardy brothers must dismantle a dangerous crime gang in this first book of a fresh approach to a classic series. Teenagers Frank and Joe Hardy are supposedly “retired” from their detective work. But there is a new mystery in Bayport that needs their investigative expertise—and fast! Starting with a bank heist, a series of alarming pranks have popped up around Bayport. Ultimately harmless, the pranks turn out to be the work of Seth Diller, an amateur filmmaker who plans to make “zillions” from his reality-horror flick, which he’ll use to help out his brother, a wounded Marine. But after the Hardy brothers put a stop to the Panic Project, there is a new outbreak of Seth-like pranks—only these have definite victims. All signs point to evidence of a crime gang in Bayport, and Frank and Joe undertake the most dangerous investigation they’ve ever encountered. It’s up to them to save their town—and themselves—before the Red Arrow gets to them first.… More
    • My Last Kiss
      Neal, Bethany
      My Last Kiss
      Neal, Bethany
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 10, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy, Romance
      What if your last kiss was with the wrong boy?In Bethany Neal's My Last Kiss , Cassidy Haines remembers her first kiss vividly. It was on the old covered bridge the summer before her freshman year with her boyfriend of three years, Ethan Keys. But her last kiss--the one she shared with someone at her seventeenth birthday party the night she died--is a blur. Now, Cassidy is trapped in the living world, not only mourning the loss of her human body, but left with the grim suspicion that her untimely death wasn't a suicide as everyone assumes. She can't remember anything from the weeks leading up to her birthday and she's worried that she may have betrayed her boyfriend. If Cassidy is to uncover the truth about that fateful night and make amends with the only boy she'll ever love, she must face her past and all the decisions she made--good and bad--that led to her last kiss. … More
    • Black Paw
      Spy Mice
      Frederick, Heather Vogel
      Black Paw
      Spy Mice
      Frederick, Heather Vogel
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      In Book 1 of the newly repackaged Spy Mice series, a savvy secret agent mouse teams up with a kid who has superspy aspirations. Fifth-grader Oz Levinson has always dreamed of being a spy, just like his hero James Bond. In real life though, Oz’s 007 moves are seriously lacking, and he’s a target for bullies. Then he stumbles upon Glory Goldenleaf, a secret agent mouse based in Washington D.C.’s International Spy Museum. Glory is a tiny spy with a huge problem: The evil rat Roquefort Dupont has kidnapped her father, and she needs to launch a rodent rescue! Recruited to lend a helping hand, Oz and his new friend D.B. are swept into an exciting world of small-scale espionage. Armed with high-tech gadgets, pigeon power, and a whole lot of cheese, Glory and her team won’t rest until her father is rescued and justice is done.… More
    • Gold Medal Murder
      Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W., Keene, Carolyn
      Gold Medal Murder
      Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W., Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 6, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      When a world-famous Olympic swimmer is sabotaged during the Summer Games, Nancy Drew, her friends, and the Hardy brothers have their work cut out for them after they decide to investigate the scandal. Can they find out who wants the swimming superstar to sink, or are they in water over their heads?… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Square Root of Summer
      Hapgood, Harriet Reuter
      Square Root of Summer
      Hapgood, Harriet Reuter
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 3, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      A stunning debut novel the New York Times calls a "delectable romance"! Gottie's heart has been broken three times. One, when her best friend moved away without saying goodbye. Two, when her beloved grandfather died. Three, when her first love wouldn't even hold her hand at the funeral. As Gottie spirals deeper into grief, her past literally comes back to haunt her when she is inexplicably sent back in time to good memories and bad, revisiting afternoons of kisses and days she wanted to forget forever. This summer, Gottie's past, present, and future are about to collide—and she's the only one who can figure out why. The Square Root of Summe r is an exponentially enthralling story about love and loss, from debut YA voice, Harriet Reuter Hapgood. … More
    • Rule of Mirrors
      The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Rule of Mirrors
      The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The fast-paced, psychologically thrilling sequel to The Vault of Dreamers follows Rosie after her consciousness has been split in two. The entire country was watching when Rosie Sinclair was expelled from Forge, the prestigious arts school that doubles as a reality TV show. But few know how Dean Berg was mining students' dreams in laboratories deep below the school. And no one, least of all the Dean himself, knows that when Rosie's dreams were seeded into the mind of another patient, Rosie's consciousness woke up in that body--a girl far from Forge, a girl with a completely different life from Rosie, a girl who is pregnant. Told from alternating points of view between Rosie as she makes sense of her new identity and the shattered subconscious that still exists in her old body, The Rule of Mirrors will keep readers on the edge of their seats and leave them hungry for more. … More
    • Perfect
      Flawed
      Ahern, Cecelia
      Perfect
      Flawed
      Ahern, Cecelia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 4, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      A sequel to Flawed finds a girl who has been cruelly branded by a morality court fleeing with the only person she can trust and hiding a terrible secret that has the potential to dismantle the entire Flawed system. By the award-winning author of P.S. I Love You. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Revenge
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      Revenge
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      His enemy will always find him—even inside his head Each day, the programming grows stronger and Jimmy Coates is one step closer to becoming a killer. He has run out of places to hide from NJ7, the British intelligence agency that engineered him to be an assassin.Jimmy and his friends escape to Chinatown in New York City. But after arriving, Jimmy begins experiencing something new—headaches accompanied by flashing images. Could he be seeing visions of the future? Meanwhile, his safehouse has been attacked, but not by NJ7. Why haven’t they been looking for him? Jimmy must piece together the puzzle before his visions become reality—and the United States is under siege.… More
    • Ambassador
      Alexander, William
      Ambassador
      Alexander, William
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 23, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Recruited by a sock-puppet alien to become Earth's ambassador to the galaxy, 11-year-old Gabe Fuentes journeys into space and discovers that Earth is in the path of a destructive alien force that wants to assassinate him. By the National Book Award-winning author of Goblin Secrets.… 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
    • Incredible Space Raiders (From Space)!
      King, Wesley
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Lord of the Flies meets Star Trek in this outer space story of adventure, mystery, and fantastical fun from the author of The Vindico and The Feros . When Jonah wakes up on the Fantastic Flying Squirrel , he’s a bit confused. One second he is in his family’s living room doing his homework, and the next he’s sitting on a very cold floor on a very cold ship with a very strange-looking girl staring at him. Her name is Willona the Awesome, and she’s here to welcome him to The Incredible Space Raiders. Now that Jonah is on board, the Incredible Space Raiders can set off on an important mission: to venture into the Dark Zone and save the universe from the Entirely Evil Things. But when Space Raiders start to disappear, Jonah realizes that if he’s going to make it to the Dark Zone alive, he’s going to have to step up and figure out what’s going on. Join the Space Raiders aboard the Fantastic Flying Squirrel for an unforgettable journey where imagination and truth collide somewhere deep in space!… More
    • Ghosts of Heaven
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Ghosts of Heaven
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Timeless, beautiful, and haunting, spirals connect the four episodes of The Ghosts of Heaven , the mesmerizing new novel from Printz Award winner Marcus Sedgwick. They are there in prehistory, when a girl picks up a charred stick and makes the first written signs; there tens of centuries later, hiding in the treacherous waters of Golden Beck that take Anna, who people call a witch; there in the halls of a Long Island hospital at the beginning of the 20th century, where a mad poet watches the oceans and knows the horrors it hides; and there in the far future, as an astronaut faces his destiny on the first spaceship sent from earth to colonize another world. Each of the characters in these mysterious linked stories embarks on a journey of discovery and survival; carried forward through the spiral of time, none will return to the same place. … More
    • Robots Go Wild
      House of Robots
      Patterson, James, Grabenstein, Chris
      Robots Go Wild
      House of Robots
      Patterson, James, Grabenstein, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 23, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction
      Fifth-grader Sammy Hayes-Rodriguez has to find a solution when his robot "brother" has repeated malfunctions at school and a newer model robot steps in as competition--putting his mother's job in jeopardy as a result! Simultaneous eBook. 500,000 first printing.… More
    • Altered
      Crewel World
      Albin, Gennifer
      Altered
      Crewel World
      Albin, Gennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 29, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      Hoping for freedom after a daring escape to Earth, Adelice encounters unexpected survivors from the war against Arras and is compelled to harness her considerable powers to free the planet from the Guild, an effort that is challenged by difficult secrets that separate her from her beloved Jost.… More
  • Fiction

    • Castle Conundrum
      The Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Castle Conundrum
      The Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 14, 2001
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      AN ANCIENT HIDDEN TREASURE STIRS UP A CUNNING PLOT! Teen Village International brings Frank and Joe to the south of France to rebuild a deserted town. The finished project will be a center for refugee children. But word is that the local castle is haunted -- by the centuries-old ghost of its lord, who hid a fortune in diamonds from bandits within its thick stone walls. Spooky lights, strange noises, and several close shaves convince the Hardys that someone is trying to sabotage the project. A pair of French twins, descendants of the owner, want to save the castle from developers. Every facet of the case leads to a dead end -- and the Hardys are hunting a desperate enemy!… More
    • Chomps, Flea, and Gray Cat (That's Me!)
      Wallace, Carol, Wallace, Bill
      Chomps, Flea, and Gray Cat (That's Me!)
      Wallace, Carol, Wallace, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy
      Gray Cat is a little jealous when his people bring home Chomps, a Scottish Terrier pup, but when Chomps begins chasing mice, Gray Cat takes it upon himself to teach him how to be a dog instead of a cat.… More
    • Escape Velocity
      H.i.v.e.
      Walden, Mark
      Escape Velocity
      H.i.v.e.
      Walden, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 19, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Now in paperback, a riveting installment in an action-packed series. Students and staff at H.I.V.E.—the Higher Institute of Villainous Education—are horrified to discover that Dr. Nero has been captured by the forces of H.O.P.E.—the Hostile Operative Prosecution Executive—the world’s newest and most ruthlessly efficient security force. Otto decides that the only way to find Nero and the truth behind the lies is to escape H.I.V.E. But he’s also struggling with some newfound abilities: Can he really unconsciously interface with computers without physical contact? And if he can, what exactly do his new powers mean? In his search for answers, Otto must flee H.I.V.E., and take the risks that come with being a rogue agent. Then he just has to break into MI6…..… More
    • What a Doll!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      What a Doll!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 12, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      Emmy’s new doll has strange powers over her best friend in this entrancing tale. Emmy Spencer and Lizzy Draper have been best friends since birth, but now that they’re in seventh grade, they’ve begun to drift apart. Lizzy—insistent on being called Liz now—has a new group of friends, and she has gone out of her way to exclude Emmy from them. It’s almost as if Lizzy doesn’t want Emmy hanging out with her anymore. But then Emmy comes into possession of a doll that can change all that—a voodoo doll that will put Emmy in control of Lizzy’s every move. Can she use the doll to save their friendship—or will it end up controlling them both? This bewitching book is rated a Level 3 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Awakening
      Sandler, Karen
      Awakening
      Sandler, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: April 20, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction
      In the sequel to the sci-fi dystopia Tankborn, the genetically engineered nonhumans (GENs) fight for their freedom.… More
    • Falling for the Girl Next Door
      Creative Hearts
      Childs, Tera Lynn
      Falling for the Girl Next Door
      Creative Hearts
      Childs, Tera Lynn
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 14, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Sloane Whitaker never expected to like living in Texas, but after a few months in the Lone Star State, she has to admit she likes the food, the school, and the boy next door. What she doesn’t like is the fact that half her family is still back in New York. Convincing her dad to relocate to Texas requires making their upcoming visit as perfect as possible. The perfect dinner, the perfect daughter...with the perfect boyfriend. But when her not-so-perfect boyfriend Tru Dorsey is suddenly not-so-available, Sloane has to find another dad-impressing guy to show off at dinner. Tru himself suggests enlisting the help of a fake boyfriend, but the reality of another guy with Sloane on his arm might be more than Tru can manage. Add in a mysterious blackmailer and a divided family, and Sloane and Tru’s relationship might not be able to handle the heat. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains a bad boy next door, the good girl who snags his heart, and one epically disastrous ruse-gone-wrong. Join the fun at your own risk.The Sloane and Tru duology is best enjoyed in order.Series Order: #1: Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru#2: Falling for the Girl Next DoorThe Sloane and Tru duology is part of the larger, multi-authored Creative HeArts Series, which can be read out of order. If you loved Sloane and Tru's stories, you'll love the complete series set at Austin NextGen Academy, including:#1 - Ten Things Sloane Hates About Tru#2 - How Willa Got Her Groove Back#3 - Crazy, Stupid, Fauxmance#4 - The Secret Life of a Dream Girl#5 - Falling for the Girl Next Door#6 - Weddings, Crushes, and Other Dramas… More
    • Spray
      Edge, Harry
      Spray
      Edge, Harry
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 9, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure
      A group of teens sign up for an assassination game on the streets of a big city. Their weapons: pressurized water guns. It's meant to be a game, a sport. But for some, it's more than harmless fun. To win, they'll use any means necessary. Two hundred players. Three weeks of tense cat-and-mouse action. Every stalker is being stalked and only one player will be left standing. No one will be the same. Through multiple points of view, Harry Edge puts readers right in the middle of the action--watch your back! … More
    • Way to Game the Walk of Shame
      Nguyen, Phuong Anh, Nguyen, Jenn P.
      Way to Game the Walk of Shame
      Nguyen, Phuong Anh, Nguyen, Jenn P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 7, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      A 2017 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, this witty and entertaining contemporary debut deftly combines high school drama with pitch-perfect flirty banter. Taylor Simmons is screwed. Things were hard enough when her dedication to her studies earned her the title of Ice Queen, but after she got drunk at a party and woke up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip. Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they're in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it's better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard. Readers will be ready to sign their own love contract after reading The Way to Game the Walk of Shame , a fun and addicting contemporary YA romance by Jenn P. Nguyen and chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads. Praise for The Way to Game the Walk... … More
    • Beast 2
      Stine, R. L.
      Beast 2
      Stine, R. L.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 22, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror
      A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.… More
    • Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
      Lola Levine
      Brown, Monica
      Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
      Lola Levine
      Brown, Monica
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 5, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      A conclusion to the popular trilogy that includes Lola Levine: Drama Queen finds second-grader Lola clashing with Bella, a ballet-loving, annoyingly pink-clad newcomer, before learning that ballet is every bit as challenging as soccer. Co-written by the award-winning author of Waiting for the Biblioburro. Simultaneous eBook. 20,000 first printing.… More
  • Informational Books

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

    • Edward's Eyes
      MacLachlan, Patricia
      Edward's Eyes
      MacLachlan, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 24, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Edward is one of a large and close family that loves baseball, music, books, and each other, and when he unexpectedly dies and his parents donate his organs, his wonderful eyes go to a perfect recipient. Reprint.… More
    • About Average
      Clements, Andrew
      About Average
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      As the end of sixth grade nears, Jordan Johnston, unhappy that she is only average in appearance, intelligence, and athletic ability, reveals her special skills when disaster strikes her central Illinois elementary school.… More
    • Quirks and the Quirkalicious Birthday
      The Quirks
      Soderberg, Erin
      Quirks and the Quirkalicious Birthday
      The Quirks
      Soderberg, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 13, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      In this third book of The Quirks series, Molly and Pen are having a big birthday scavenger hunt, but--typical--their quirks are getting in the way . . .… More
    • My Chimp Friday : The Nana Banana Chronicles
      The Nana Banana Chronicles
      Mundis, Hester
      My Chimp Friday : The Nana Banana Chronicles
      The Nana Banana Chronicles
      Mundis, Hester
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Rachel can't imagine why Bucky Greene, a scientist friend of her father's who's developing genetically engineered bananas, would show up at their New York City apartment in the middle of the night to leave a baby chimpanzee with them for a week -- or why they absolutely, positively can't tell anyone about it. What could possibly be "top secret" about an adorable chimp like Friday? Rachel hasn't a clue, but when Friday turns out to be really, inexplicably intelligent (Rubik's Cube's a snap) -- and Bucky Greene turns up really, inexplicably dead (he slipped on his own banana peel) -- she suspects serious monkey business afoot. And when chimp-nappers step into the picture, getting to the bottom of Friday's "top secret" before it's too late becomes a delightfully madcap mystery -- with Rachel in a riotous, nonstop race for survival of the fittest. Written by four-time Emmy-nominated writer and acclaimed humorist Hester Mundis, who raised a chimp of her own in her Manhattan apartment, this is a wonderfully funny -- and heartfelt -- novel about endangered species, corporate espionage, and going bananas in more ways than one. … More
    • Vassa in the Night
      Porter, Sarah
      Vassa in the Night
      Porter, Sarah
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 20, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, Horror
      “A dark, thoroughly modern fairy tale crackling with wit and magical mayhem.” —Leigh Bardugo, New York Times bestselling author of Shadow and Bone“An enchantingly twisted modern fairy tale, perfect for those who prefer Grimm to Disney. Inventive, darkly magical, and beautifully written, it will stay with me for a long time.” — Kendare Blake, New York Times bestselling author of Three Dark CrownsVassa in the Night is a powerful and haunting modern retelling of the Russian folktale “Vassilissa the Beautiful” for teen fans of urban fantasy, fairy tales, magic, and horror who enjoy books by Leigh Bardugo, Kendare Blake, Catherynne Valente, and V. E. Schwab. In the enchanted kingdom of Brooklyn, the fashionable people put on cute shoes, go to parties in warehouses, drink on rooftops at sunset, and tell themselves they’ve arrived. A whole lot of Brooklyn is like that now—but not Vassa’s working-class neighborhood. In Vassa’s neighborhood, where she lives with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters, one might stumble onto magic, but stumbling out again could become an issue. Babs Yagg, the owner of the local convenience store, has a policy of beheading shoplifters—and sometimes innocent shoppers as well. So when Vassa’s stepsister sends her out for light bulbs in the middle of night, she knows it could easily become a suicide mission. But Vassa has a bit of luck hidden in her pocket, a gift from her dead mother. Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and a ferocious cunning. With Erg’s help, Vassa just might be able to break the witch’s curse and free her Brooklyn neighborhood. But Babs won’t be playing fair....At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Secret Garden
      Aladdin Classics
      Burnett, Frances Hodgson
      Secret Garden
      Aladdin Classics
      Burnett, Frances Hodgson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 20, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Classics
      An orphan, sent from India to England to live with her unpleasant uncle, discovers an abandoned and unusual garden on the north country estate… More
    • 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
    • Aliens in the Sky
      Spooksville
      Pike, Christopher
      Aliens in the Sky
      Spooksville
      Pike, Christopher
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 22, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
      Embark upon an out-of-this-world adventure in this fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike’s Spooksville series—now on TV! When Adam and his friends stay up late one night, they see bright lights in the sky. Lights that look suspiciously like flying saucers. Then, the next night, one of the saucers lands by the reservoir, and the creatures who come out of the ship don’t look like people at all. Their heads are too large, and their eyes are too big and black. Worse, they want Adam and his friends to come with them for a little ride in space. In fact, the aliens insist that they come. They practically drag the kids into their ship. Then the flying saucer takes off! And it doesn’t look like they'll be coming back anytime soon. Can Adam and his friends figure out a way to get home?… 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