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    • After the Fall
      Hart, Kate
      After the Fall
      Hart, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 24, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Traumatized by a peer assault, 17-year-old Raychel suffers from nightmares and finds solace in a close friendship with overachiever Matt, who is unaware that she has been sleeping with his slacker brother, Andrew. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • 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
    • What Was Pearl Harbor?
      What Was...?
      Patricia Brennan Demuth
      What Was Pearl Harbor?
      What Was...?
      Patricia Brennan Demuth
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: June 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, History
      A terrifying attack! On December 7, 1941, Japanese war planes appeared out of nowhere to bomb the American base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. It was a highly secretive and devastating attack: four battleships sunk, more than two thousand servicemen died, and the United States was propelled into World War II. In a compelling, easy-to-read narrative, children will learn all about a pivotal moment in American history.… More
    • Roar
      Stormheart
      Carmack, Cora
      Roar
      Stormheart
      Carmack, Cora
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack's young adult debut: Roar. In a land ruled and shaped by violent magical storms, power lies with those who control them.Aurora Pavan comes from one of the oldest Stormling families in existence. Long ago, the ungifted pledged fealty and service to her family in exchange for safe haven, and a kingdom was carved out from the wildlands and sustained by magic capable of repelling the world’s deadliest foes. As the sole heir of Pavan, Aurora's been groomed to be the perfect queen. She’s intelligent and brave and honorable. But she’s yet to show any trace of the magic she’ll need to protect her people.To keep her secret and save her crown, Aurora’s mother arranges for her to marry a dark and brooding Stormling prince from another kingdom. At first, the prince seems like the perfect solution to all her problems. He’ll guarantee her spot as the next queen and be the champion her people need to remain safe. But the more secrets Aurora uncovers about him, the more a future with him frightens her. When she dons a disguise and sneaks out of the palace one night to spy on him, she stumbles upon a black market dealing in the very thing she lacks—storm magic. And the people selling it? They’re not Stormlings. They’re storm hunters.Legend says that her ancestors first gained their magic by facing a storm and stealing part of its essence. And when a handsome young storm hunter reveals he was born without magic, but possesses it now, Aurora realizes there’s a third option for her future besides ruin or marriage. She might not have magic now, but she can steal it if she’s brave enough. Challenge a tempest. Survive it. And you become its master.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Wires and Nerve
      Meyer, Marissa
      Wires and Nerve
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 31, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore
      The first graphic novel from #1 New York Times and USA Today bestseller Marissa Meyer! In her first graphic novel, bestselling author Marissa Meyer extends the world of the Lunar Chronicles with a brand-new,action-packed story about Iko, the android with a heart of (mechanized) gold.When rogue packs of wolf-hybrid soldiers threaten the tenuous peace alliance between Earth and Luna, Iko takes it upon herself to hunt down the soldiers' leader. She is soon working with a handsome royal guard who forces her to question everything she knows about love, loyalty, and her own humanity. With appearances by Cinder, Cress, Scarlet, Winter, and the rest of the Rampion crew, this is a must-have for fans of the bestselling series.… More
    • Lovely Reckless
      Garcia, Kami
      Lovely Reckless
      Garcia, Kami
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 4, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      She used to care about being the good girl.Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend's death, Frankie Devereux lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. But she crosses the line with a reckless choice that forces her to move in with her dad—an overprotective cop—and transfer to a new school. When Frankie meets Marco, a tough street racer who is risking everything for his family, things get complicated.He wasn't always the bad boy.Everyone says Marco Leone is trouble. But at Frankie's new school, where fistfights in the halls don’t faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football, Marco is also the fastest (and hottest) guy around. As their attraction grows, Frankie can't seem to stay away from him—until she discovers Marco's dangerous secret. Your own heart will race with each page turn of this heart-stopping star-crossed love story.An Imprint Book… More
    • Cool Hair : A Teenager's Guide to the Best Beauty Secrets on Hair, Makeup, and Style
      Cohen, Sherry Suib, Roppatte, Vincent
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, Fashion, Health & Diet
      Make no mistake-this is not your mother's beauty book. Every teen knows it's all about hair. If your hair looks great, so do you. And what's more, you feel great. A bad hair day might make you want to pull a blanket over your head and stay in bed.Don't do it. Don't waste a minute of your life feeling insecure and un-pretty. Wanting cool hair doesn't mean you're shallow: it means you know the ripple effect of great hair. You feel smarter, funnier, more assured, as well as prettier. When we know we look good, we attract the best people, we become our best selves. Vincent Roppatte, style director of the Elizabeth Arden beauty salon in New York's Saks Fifth Avenue, and the celebrity stylist for stars of every age, offers simple and wonderful tips on how to achieve the hair that's most terrific for you. Chockfull of photographs of remarkable makeovers of teens just like you, Cool Hair delivers what you need to know about cut, color, and care for every kind of hair-even the most difficult to manage. There is no such thing as a bad hair day, declares Vincent, and he proves it with quizzes to test your beauty savvy, illustrated instructions for mastering the secret tricks of special styles, and professional techniques straight from one of the most celebrated salons in the world. Chapters on skin and makeup will help you to complete the great adventure of finding a newer, cooler look. If you are interested in defining your style, Cool Hair's the book to read. In these pages, you will find the most current solutions to achieving fabulous hair. Cool Hair is the direct path to being confident that you look great and that your hair is shining, healthy, attention-getting. Cool Hair can give you the hair you deserve-no matter what kind of hair you were born with. Cool Hair can change your life.… 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
    • Gods of Manhattan
      Mebus, Scott
      Gods of Manhattan
      Mebus, Scott
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: April 17, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Although the obvious can be seen by the naked eye, twelve-year-old Rory Hennessey has a unique gift that lets him see the darker realms of the city--areas where the Gods of Manhattan rule the streets with their warrior cockroaches, kung fu rodents, and hungry gargoyles that are determined to cause chaos in the city he loves. 40,000 first printing.… More
    • Eagle in the Snow
      Morpurgo, Michael
      Eagle in the Snow
      Morpurgo, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 17, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      When the train he is riding on takes shelter in a dark tunnel during a bombing during World War II, a young boy fleeing 1940 Germany learns from a fellow passenger the story of how the man was once a British soldier who met a young Adolf Hitler and might have prevented World War II. By the best-selling author of War Horse. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • Kickoff!
      Barber Game Time Books
      Barber, Tiki, Barber, Ronde
      Kickoff!
      Barber Game Time Books
      Barber, Tiki, Barber, Ronde
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 26, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      When Tiki and Ronde move up to seventh grade football, they learn that seniority rules over skills, and they must decide whether to stay with the team even if it means being bench warmers. 75,000 first printing.… More
    • President of the Whole Sixth Grade
      President
      Winston, Sherri
      President of the Whole Sixth Grade
      President
      Winston, Sherri
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore
      Brianna Justice is the president of her Detroit middle school's sixth grade, but she is finding the position a real headache--beside the normal troubles of being in a new school, and the sudden coldness of her old friends, there is a class trip to Washington, D.C. coming up and she needs to figure out how to raise the rest of the money so that the class can go.… More
    • Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.… More
    • Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Primavera, Elise
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Primavera, Elise
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: March 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Fans of Mary Poppins will love this whimsical tale of a boarding school for children of very busy parents, where an extraordinary headmistress teaches them life lessons about courage, adventure, friendship . . . and the importance of birthday cake.Nestled inside a lighthouse, Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents takes its motto from Amelia Earhart: Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Headmistress Ms. Rapscott couldn’t agree more, but her students, who are shipped to the school in boxes, could use a little convincing. Still, despite their initial reluctance, the students are soon soaring through the sky and getting lost on purpose. In addition to learning what birthday cakes are and how best to approach a bumbershoot tree, the students also manage to learn a little something about strength and bravery.Bestselling author Elise Primavera has created an irresistible, richly illustrated story about finding your way.… More
    • Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.… More
    • Shadows of Sherwood
      Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
      Magoon, Kekla
      Shadows of Sherwood
      Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
      Magoon, Kekla
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure
      The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley must learn to fend for herself. Her home, Nott City, has been taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown. After fleeing for her life, Robyn has no choice but to join a band of strangers-misfit kids, each with their own special talent for mischief. Setting out to right the wrongs of Crown's merciless government, they take their outlaw status in stride. But Robyn can't rest until she finds her parents. As she pieces together clues from the night they disappeared, Robyn learns that her destiny is tied to the future of Nott City in ways she never expected. Kicking off a new series with an unforgettable heroine, readers will be treated to feats of courage and daring deeds as Robyn and her band find their way in this cruel, new world. … More
    • Monster Fish
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Hogan, Zeb, Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
      Monster Fish
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Hogan, Zeb, Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      For Zeb Hogan, bigger is better – especially when it comes to fish. From sawfish to alligator gars to giant stingrays, Zeb's on a mission to save the world's freshwater giants. In this cool Chapter book, you'll join Zeb on amazing – and TRUE – adventures with supersize swimmers. From the Trade Paperback edition. … More
    • Shackles from the Deep
      Cottman, Michael
      Shackles from the Deep
      Cottman, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Modern History
      A pile of lime-encrusted shackles discovered on the seafloor in the remains of a ship called the Henrietta Marie, lands Michael Cottman, a Washington, D.C.-based journalist and avid scuba diver, in the middle of an amazing journey that stretches across three continents, from foundries and tombs in England, to slave ports on the shores of West Africa, to present-day Caribbean plantations. This is more than just the story of one ship – it's the untold story of millions of people taken as captives to the New World. Told from the author's perspective, this book introduces young readers to the wonders of diving, detective work, and discovery, while shedding light on the history of slavery. From the Hardcover edition. … More
    • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
      Lopez, Diana
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She's jealous that her genius little sister skipped two grades. And she's passionate about the crushes on her Boyfriend Wish list. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help. When her family visits a cuarto de milagros , a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom's health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out. Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good (and bad) surprises. … More
    • Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 12, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Mystery
      Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?… More
  • Action & Adventure

    • 13 Secrets
      13 Treasures Trilogy
      Harrison, Michelle
      13 Secrets
      13 Treasures Trilogy
      Harrison, Michelle
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 12, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Happy with life at Elvesden Manor, Rowan is doing her best to put the past behind her. But it's tough to forget the past when fairy messengers won't leave her be, no matter how many magical boundaries are put in place to keep them away. When Tanya arrives to spend the summer at the manor, she notices that Rowan is acting strangely and becomes determined to find out what she's hiding. As Rowan sets about a risky secret quest, those she is working with soon begin to vanish one by one -- each in a way that is symbolic of the Thirteen Treasures. With time running out, will Tanya be able to prevent the past from consuming Rowan altogether? In this stunning finale to the 13 Treasures Trilogy, Michelle Harrison delivers a dark tale of mystery and adventure, set against a deliciously wicked fairy world. … More
    • Murder House
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Murder House Trilogy
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Murder House
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Murder House Trilogy
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION : To finally get to the bottom of the ongoing deadly scares taking place on the set of the reality TV show Deprivation House . LOCATION : A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA, without a single luxury left inside. POTENTIAL VICTIMS : Every contestant on the reality show is in extreme danger. SUSPECTS :It's possible one of the new contestants has a devious agenda, or else someone who's been there all along is hiding a huge secret.… More
    • Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      The Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      The Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: May 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.   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.   Desde su debut hace más de medio siglo, Los chicos del vagón de carga (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) ha sido una de las series infantiles más populares y apreciadas de todos los tiempos. … More
    • 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
    • Speed Times Five
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Speed Times Five
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 31, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      CAN THE HARDYS PASS THIS EXTREME TEST OF ENDURANCE AND SKILL? Making it to the finish line of the high-endurance Fire Creek Mountain Race is going to be a real challenge for the Hardys. The five demanding events include downhill mountain biking, kayaking, cross-country hiking and climbing, biking through the city streets of Montreal, and a high-speed SeaZoom race on Lake Champlain. But when dangerous accidents begin to interfere with the events, the stakes get higher. The Hardys, along with their friends and crew, Chet Morton and Jamal Watkins, learn that they have a secret competitor -- one who's using the race for a very unsporting purpose and who will do whatever it takes to win!… More
    • Shadows of Caesar's Creek
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Shadows of Caesar's Creek
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Taking an overnight camping trip in a state park, Ziggy and his friends learn that their camp counselor is a descendant of a famous Shawnee chief and are inspired to replicate a traditional tribal courage test, with unexpected results. Simultaneous.… More
    • Evil Star
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Evil Star
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! The crew of the Phoenix discover that the space pirate who stole the Heart of Mars is working for none other than the Mezzoka Clan, the most dangerous and slippery gangsters in known space. Worse still, the Heart of Mars represents the final piece of a deadly weapon which the Mezzokans are building to attack the Milky Way - the only galaxy refusing to pay them protection money. Can the Star Fighters find them before the Mezzokans activate the Mezzonator? The Milky Way is depending on them.… More
    • 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
    • Hidden Enemy
      Survivors
      Hunter, Erin
      Hidden Enemy
      Survivors
      Hunter, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Erin Hunter, the #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors series, is back with book two in the New York Times bestselling Survivors series about a dog named Lucky. A Hidden Enemy was praised by Kirkus as "perfectly crafted" in a starred review. It will be welcomed by all fans of epic animal fantasy adventure. After discovering a forest filled with prey and fresh water, Lucky and the Leashed Dogs are sure that they have found their new home. But a fierce pack of Wild Dogs has laid claim to the land and their menacing Alpha is determined to make sure that no other dogs settle there. Now Lucky finds himself forced to go behind enemy lines—and he has to decide which dogs will ultimately be his true allies. … More
  • Biographies

    • Day the President Was Shot : The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-be Killer, and the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
      O'Reilly, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 21, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      The year was 1981. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, D. C. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president's life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan's personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Reagan, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the events of the day Reagan was shot. From the scene of the shooting and the dramatic action of the Secret Service, to the FBI's interrogation of the shooter, the life-saving measures of the medical professionals and the president's extraordinary recovery, this is a page-turning account of an attempted assassination and its aftermath.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Who Was Helen Keller?
      Who Was...?
      Thompson, Gare
      Who Was Helen Keller?
      Who Was...?
      Thompson, Gare
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: August 25, 2003
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      An inspiring illustrated biography shows how Helen Keller, deaf and blind since the age of two, learned to communicate, read, and do other amazing things with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Simultaneous.… More
    • Who Was Milton Hershey?
      Who Was...?
      Buckley Jr., James
      Who Was Milton Hershey?
      Who Was...?
      Buckley Jr., James
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 26, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Illustrated biographies featuring a range of fascinating figures from history (and current figures, too!) provide great information and entertainment through short chapters and illustrations that will appeal to reluctant readers as well as middle readers in general. Original.… More
    • Knots in My Yo-yo String
      Spinelli, Jerry
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 21, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. "A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post),  From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood. Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the  accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Sojourner Truth
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
      Sojourner Truth
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History, Biography & Memoir
      What do you do when you don't have a home or a family to call your own anymore? Eleven-year-old Abigail is not entirely sure how she'll find it, but after losing her mother to smallpox and her father to the sea, she knows that it is up to her to build a new life for herself and her little brother, Seth. But carving a future out of the harsh realities of life in Wiscasset, a nineteenth-century Maine seaport, proves difficult, and Abigail fears that there will always be more questions than answers. How long will they be able to stay and work for the young Widow Chase? Will Seth be able to let go of the past? As the months roll by like waves on the sea, Abigail searches tirelessly for a solution and for an answer to the question she holds most dear: Will they ever find a place to call home again?… More
    • John Glenn
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Burgan, Michael
      John Glenn
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Burgan, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors… More
    • Who Is George Lucas?
      Who Was...?
      Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
      Who Is George Lucas?
      Who Was...?
      Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.… More
    • Ryan Higa's How to Write Good
      Higa, Ryan
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 30, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Reference & Study Aids, Biography & Memoir, Performing Arts
      An irreverent but heartfelt memoir by the top-rated YouTube celebrity describes his youth in Hawaii and how he became a social media star as well as the frequent holder of the "Most Subscribed to Channel on YouTube" title, in an account complemented by personal photos. Simultaneous eBook. 150,000 first printing.… More
    • Who Was Anne Frank?
      Who Was...?
      Abramson, Ann
      Who Was Anne Frank?
      Who Was...?
      Abramson, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: January 18, 2007
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      An easy-to-read biography looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary. Original.… More
    • Steve Jobs : Thinking Differently
      A Real-life Story
      Lakin, Patricia
      Steve Jobs : Thinking Differently
      A Real-life Story
      Lakin, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 9, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Computers, Technology
      Written especially for a young audience, a must-read biography of Steve Jobs: visionary, entrepreneur, inventor, and cofounder of Apple. Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius. These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. Available in both paperback and hardcover, Patricia Lakin’s biography for middle-grade readers tells the captivating and inspirational story of the ‘Thomas Edison’ of our time.… More
  • Comics

    • Check, Please! 1 : Hockey
      Check, Please!
      Ukazu, Ngozi
      Check, Please! 1 : Hockey
      Check, Please!
      Ukazu, Ngozi
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 18, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack—his very attractive but moody captain.A collection of the first half, freshmen and sophomore year, of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life. This book includes updated art and a hilarious, curated selection of Bitty's beloved tweets.… More
    • Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      A high-energy fan's collectible based on Marvel's Super Hero franchise collects the film stories from Marvel's The Avengers through Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Simultaneous eBook. 35,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.… More
    • How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Create your own Dork Diary with this special, interactive addition to the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. Nikki Maxwell has been writing in a diary since the start of the school year, and she usually takes it everywhere she goes--so she can't believe it when one morning she can't find her diary! The hunt is on, and while she looks, pursuing various theories about where it could be, Nikki can't help putting together a list of important diary-keeping lessons to remember in case of missing diary emergencies like this one. How to Dork Your Diary is chock full of tips from Nikki on fun things to write about in your diary, with lots of space for readers to write and draw their own entries. Meanwhile Nikki's friends Chloe and Zoey, her little sister Brianna, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie are all a part of the story as Nikki searches every where for that diary, with plenty of adventures along the way!… More
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      "As Steve Rogers struggles to fit in with modern society, he learns that his oldest enemy and his oldest friend, both believed to be long gone, are actually very much alive"--… More
    • Time Museum
      The Time Museum
      Loux, Matthew
      Time Museum
      The Time Museum
      Loux, Matthew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 21, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      From dinosaurs to the burning of the Library of Alexandra—this thrilling, visually dazzling new series from Matthew Loux is posed to conquer the 21st century.The internship program at the Time Museum is a little unusual. For one thing, kids as young as twelve get to apply for these prestigious summer jobs. And as for the applicant pool . . . well, these kids come from all over history. When Delia finds herself working at the Time Museum, the last thing she expects is to be sent on time-traveling adventures with an unlikely gang of kids from across the eons. From a cave-boy to a girl from the distant future, Delia's team represents nearly all of human history! They're going to need all their skills for the challenge they've got in store . . . defending the Time Museum itself!… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-popular Party Girl
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-popular Party Girl
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 8, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school’s queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. Nikki writes about friendships, crushes, popularity, and family with a unique and fresh voice that still conveys a universal authenticity. Nikki’s sketches throughout her diary add humor and spunk to the book, a surefire hit with tween girl readers.… More
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Novelization of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Peter Quill and his misfit companions band together to protect a mysterious Orb containing an infinity stone from Ronan, a powerful villain who plans to use it to destroy the planet Xandar.… More
    • Captain America : Civil War Junior Novel
      Marvel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      A deluxe junior novel based on the new movie, Captain America: Civil War!© 2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Great Pet Escape
      Pets on the Loose!
      Jamieson, Victoria
      Great Pet Escape
      Pets on the Loose!
      Jamieson, Victoria
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School want OUT . . . and GW (short for George Washington), the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead the way. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry and Biter, he finds that they actually LIKE being class pets. Impossible! Just as GW gets Barry and Biter to agree to leave with him, a mouse named Harriet and her many mouse minions get in their way. What follows is class-pet chaos guaranteed to make readers giggle . . . and maybe look at their class pets a little differently in the future.… More
    • Dork Diaries Books 1-3 : Tales from a Not So Fabulous Life/Tales from a Not So Popular Girl/Tales from a Not So Talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 7, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      This delightfully dorky boxed set will include the first three books of the New York Times , USA TODAY , and Publishers Weekly bestelling Dork Diaries series, which chronicles the not-so-fabulous life of Nikki Maxwell as she navigates the halls of middle school, mean girls, BFF drama, and first crushes. New fans and collectors alike will relish this triple dose of dorktastic fun!… More
  • Fantasy

    • Eddie : The Lost Youth of Edgar Allan Poe
      Gustafson, Scott
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 23, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      When young Eddie is falsely accused of destroying the Judge’s chicken coop, his adopted parents give him two days to find the true culprit. Guided by logic, but entranced by the poetry of the paranormal, Eddie seeks to solve the mystery, along the way meeting Captain Mephisto, a darkly unusual magician. With help from his Raven and the prodding of a mischievous imp, McCobber, it is no wonder that Eddie grows up to become a master of the macabre. Scott Gustafson crafts a finely wrought portrait that is both humorous and touching. Coupled with his stunning gothic illustrations, Eddie is sure to win fans young and old.… More
    • Case of the Vanished Sea Dragon
      The Dragon Detective Agency
      Jones, Gareth P.
      Case of the Vanished Sea Dragon
      The Dragon Detective Agency
      Jones, Gareth P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      When Detective Dirk Dilly gets a surprise visit from a Sea Dragon in need of his sleuthing skills, at first he dismisses the case. After all, dragons are extremely high risk and they rarely pay well. But soon Dirk is stuck - from his horny head to the tip of his scaly tail - right in the thick of a dramatic new mystery full of unexpected danger. His trusty friend Holly has made some startling discoveries too, and it's not long before Holly and Dirk are together involved in perhaps their slipperiest mystery yet, involving the strange disappearance of a sister, a dodgy billionaire and some very powerful dragons. Not to mention they will make some unlikely friends along the way in this compelling and plot-driven story full of exciting and unusual twists and turns. … More
    • Slayers
      Slayers
      Hill, C. J.
      Slayers
      Slayers
      Hill, C. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy
      Dragons exist. They're ferocious. And they're smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it - these "Slayers" are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator's daughter who didn't sign up to save the world. The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive? … More
    • Love Charms and Other Catastrophes
      Karalius, Kimberly
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      Aspiring love charm maker Hijiri Kitamura was excited to come back to Grimbaud for her sophomore year-until she learns about the upcoming charm making competition. Grimbaud has just started to recover from the tyranny of Zita's love fortunes and it would be too easy for the winning charm maker to take Zita's place. The only solution is for Hijiri, with the support of her friends and fellow rebels, to win the contest herself. Unfortunately, that's easier said than done, especially when Love itself has decided to meddle in Hijiri's life. Concerned that it's favorite charm maker has given up on finding a boyfriend of her own, Love takes matters into its own hands and delivers the perfect boyfriend to her in a giftwrapped box...literally. … More
    • Sea of Strangers
      Ryogan Chronicles
      Cameron, Erica
      Sea of Strangers
      Ryogan Chronicles
      Cameron, Erica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: December 5, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
      The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan—the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal.Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else—breaking the spell that holds her brother captive and jeopardizing her deepening relationship with Tessen, the boy who has been by turns her rival and refuge since her brother disappeared. Immortality itself might be her only answer, but if that’s where Khya has to go, she can’t ask Tessen or her friends to follow.The Ryogan Chronicles are best enjoyed in order.Reading Order:Book #1 Island of Exiles Book #2 Sea of Strangers… More
    • Darkness Falls
      Survivors
      Hunter, Erin
      Darkness Falls
      Survivors
      Hunter, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: September 3, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Erin Hunter, the #1 nationally bestselling author of the Warriors and Seekers series, is back with book three in the action-packed Survivors animal fantasy series. Every dog must stand together to survive—or their new world will destroy them. After a violent enemy attack threatened both the Wild and Leashed Packs, Lucky knows that the dogs' only hope for survival is to unite. The Wild Pack's ruthless Alpha reluctantly agrees to let Bella and the Leashed Dogs join them—but after learning of Lucky's role as a spy, Alpha casts him out of the Pack and orders him to never return. Lucky tries to be happy to have his freedom again, but the forest and ruined city are treacherous for a Lone Dog. For the first time since the Big Growl, Lucky is desperate to have other dogs by his side. But it might be too late. . . . … More
    • Monster in the Mudball
      Gates, S. p.
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: September 17, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror
      In this lower middle-grade mystery, Jin must hunt down the monster he accidentally freed, before it eats his baby brother.… More
    • Lady Thief : A Scarlet Novel
      Scarlet
      Gaughen, A. C.
      Lady Thief : A Scarlet Novel
      Scarlet
      Gaughen, A. C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 11, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Folklore
      Scarlet's true identity has been revealed, but her future is uncertain. Her forced marriage to Lord Gisbourne threatens Robin and Scarlet's love, and as the royal court descends upon Nottingham for the appointment of a new Sheriff, the people of Nottingham hope that Prince John will appoint their beloved Robin Hood. But Prince John has different plans for Nottingham that revolve around a fateful secret from Scarlet's past even she isn't yet aware of. Forced to participate at court alongside her ruthless husband, Scarlet must bide her time and act the part of a noblewoman--a worthy sacrifice if it means helping Robin's cause and a chance at a future with the man she loves. With a fresh line of intrigue and as much passion as ever, the next chapter in Scarlet's tale will have readers talking once again. … More
    • Shroud of A'ranka
      The Brimstone Network
      Sniegoski, Thomas E.
      Shroud of A'ranka
      The Brimstone Network
      Sniegoski, Thomas E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 23, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Folklore
      Bram Stone and the other young teens he has recruited to join the BRIMSTONE NETWORK are still learning about their powers. When the telekinetic Dez gets angry, there's little that can stop the damage. Emily can barely control the wolf inside, and after her parents finally discover her secret, she isn't sure she wants to. Bram himself knows he still needs to master his specter half. But the group is going to have to learn fast. Terrifying SUPERNATURAL beings continue to make their presence known on earth, including one the new network can't even imagine how to stop: Vladek, a VAMPIRE who can't be killed. As Vladek gains power, Bram and rest of his new network race to learn how to stop the vampire prince before he can fulfill his devastating agenda and plunge humanity into total darkness forever.… More
    • Fairy Swarm
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      Fairy Swarm
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 27, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      "Ten-year-olds Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal have had quite a busy summer as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Ben and Pearl must protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele"--… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Hero in the Dark
      Tooke, Wes
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 21, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Baseball legend Satchel Paige changes a boy’s life in this coming-of-age tale from the author of Lucky . When Nick is released from the hospital after suffering from polio, he is sure that his father will never look at him in the same way again. Once the best pitcher in youth league, Nick now walks with a limp and is dependent on a heavy leg brace. He isn’t sure he will ever return to the mound, never mind be the star he once was. When Nick starts working for Mr. Churchill, the owner of the semiprofessional team Nick’s dad plays for, he meets Satchel Paige, arguably the best pitcher in the world. Not allowed in the major leagues because of his skin color, Satchel teaches Nick that some things can be overcome with hard work and dedication, and that just because you’re down, you are most certainly not out. As Satchel and his unique teammates barnstorm toward a national baseball tournament, Nick wonders if he can really overcome what seems like the impossible and pitch again.… More
    • Daughter of the Pirate King
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Levenseller, Tricia
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Daughter of the Pirate King
      Levenseller, Tricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      A 17-year-old pirate captain INTENTIONALLY allows herself to get captured by enemy pirates in this thrilling YA adventure from debut author Tricia Levenseller.… More
    • I Lived on Butterfly Hill
      Agosin, Marjorie, White, Lee
      I Lived on Butterfly Hill
      Agosin, Marjorie, White, Lee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” ( Kirkus Reviews ) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile. Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and neighbors and family in the idyllic town of Valparaiso, Chile—until one day when warships are spotted in the harbor and schoolmates start disappearing from class without a word. Celeste doesn’t quite know what is happening, but one thing is clear: no one is safe, not anymore. The country has been taken over by a government that declares artists, protestors, and anyone who helps the needy to be considered “subversive” and dangerous to Chile’s future. So Celeste’s parents—her educated, generous, kind parents—must go into hiding before they, too, “disappear.” Before they do, however, they send Celeste to America to protect her. As Celeste adapts to her new life in Maine, she never stops dreaming of Chile. But even after democracy is restored to her home country, questions remain: Will her parents reemerge from hiding? Will she ever be truly safe again? Accented with interior artwork, steeped in the history of Pinochet’s catastrophic takeover of Chile, and based on many true events, this multicultural ode to the power of revolution, words, and love is both indelibly brave and heartwrenchingly graceful.… More
    • Soldier Boy
      Hutton, Keely
      Soldier Boy
      Hutton, Keely
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An unforgettable novel based on the life of Ricky Richard Anywar, who at age fourteen was forced to fight as a soldier in the guerrilla army of notorious Ugandan warlord Joseph KonySoldier Boy begins with the story of Ricky Richard Anywar, abducted in 1989 to fight with Joseph Kony's rebel army in the Ugandan civil war (one of Africa's longest running conflicts). Ricky is trained, armed, and forced to fight government soldiers alongside his brutal kidnappers, but never stops dreaming of escape. The story continues twenty years later, with a fictionalized character named Samuel, a boy deathly afraid of trusting anyone ever again. Samuel is representative of the thousands of child soldiers Ricky eventually helped rehabilitate as founder of the internationally acclaimed charity Friends of Orphans. Working closely with Ricky himself, debut author Keely Hutton has written an eye-opening book about a boy’s unbreakable spirit and indomitable courage in the face of unimaginable horror.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Sent
      Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Sent
      Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      Jonah, Katherine, Chip, and another boy, Alex, have no preparation before they are sent back to 1483 at the Tower of London, with the promise that they can return to the present if they can repair history. They quickly discover that Chip and Alex’s true identities are the 13-year-old King Edward V and his 10-year-old brother, Richard, Duke of York. But before Chip can enjoy being the king of England, they discover that they are virtually prisoners—and that their uncle wants them dead. How can the kids repair time and return home when according to history, Chip and Alex were murdered?… More
    • These Vicious Masks
      These Vicious Masks
      Zekas, Kelly, Shanker, Tarun
      These Vicious Masks
      These Vicious Masks
      Zekas, Kelly, Shanker, Tarun
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Historical Fiction
      An adventure-filled paranormal romance set in Victorian London finds bored society lady Evelyn teaming up with the dashing Mr. Kent to rescue her kidnapped sister only to fall under the spell of the attractive and possibly mad Sebastian Braddock. Original. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dreamland Burning
      Latham, Jennifer
      Dreamland Burning
      Latham, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 21, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      "When Rowan finds a skeleton on her family's property, investigating the brutal, century-old murder leads to painful discoveries about the past. Alternating chapters tell the story of William, another teen grappling with the racial firestorm leading up to the 1921 Tulsa race riot, providing some clues to the mystery"--… More
    • Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 19, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Betty, an American teenager in living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement. Adele's missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it's when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect?… More
    • Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 20, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Trained to sniff out bombs and traps, Cracker the German Shepherd is prepared for action in Vietnam, but when she is teamed up with Rick, a young man whose family doubts he can handle infantry life, the new soldier must find a way to build trust between the two so that they can do their jobs well and make it back alive. Reprint.… More
    • Keeping Room
      Myers, Anna
      Keeping Room
      Myers, Anna
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 4, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Revolutionary War novel with a difference When Colonel Joseph Kershaw leaves Camden, South Carolina, to lead the American rebels in their struggle against the British, he leaves his son Joey behind as the man of the house. But what can a 13-year-old do when General Cornwallis comes into town and makes the Kershaws' home his headquarters, and begins hanging American prisoners in the family garden? Joey is determined to get revenge--even if he has to risk everything. … More
  • Humor

    • Whatever. : Or How Junior Year Became Totally F$@cked
      Goslee, S. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 2, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      It's like the apocalypse came, only instead of nuclear bombs and zombies, Mike gets school participation, gay thoughts, and mother-effin' cheerleaders. Junior year is about to start. Here's what Mike Tate knows: His friends are awesome and their crappy garage band is a great excuse to drink cheap beer. Rook Wallace is the devil. The Lemonheads rock. And his girlfriend Lisa is the coolest . Then Lisa breaks up with him, which makes Mike only a little sad, because they'll stay friends and he never knew what to do with her boobs anyway. But when Mike finds out why Lisa dumped him, it blows his mind. And worse—he gets elected to homecoming court. With a standout voice, a hilariously honest view on sex and sexuality, and enough f-bombs to make your mom blush, S.J. Goslee's debut YA novel Whatever. is a fresh, modern take on the coming-out story. A 2017 Booklist Youth Editors' Choice … More
    • Great Egyptian Grave Robbery
      Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures
      Brown, Jeff
      Great Egyptian Grave Robbery
      Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures
      Brown, Jeff
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: April 21, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Ancient pyramids can be flat-out dangerous! Ever since Stanley was flattened by a bulletin board, there are places he can get to that no one else can. So when Stanley receives a letter from an archaeologist, he travels by airmail to Egypt to help find an ancient treasure deep in the heart of a great pyramid. But what if even the flattest boy on earth can't wriggle out of this dark tomb—and the terrible mess he finds himself in? … More
    • Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances
      Alvin Ho
      Look, Lenore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      A fearful second grader in Concord, Massachusetts, learns about death when his grandfather's best friend passes away and he offers to accompany his grandfather to the funeral.… More
    • Trouble Magnet
      George Brown, Class Clown
      Nancy Krulik
      Trouble Magnet
      George Brown, Class Clown
      Nancy Krulik
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
      Published: July 8, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      The annual talent show at Shirley S. Sugarman Elementary School is in just a few weeks, and George signs up to be a stagehand. He is determined to do a good job because the new, improved George is responsible and helpful and glad to pitch in. So is comic mayhem coming? Oh yeah, absolutely! But leave it to Nancy Krulik to devise an unexpected way for disaster to strike and bring down the curtain.… More
    • Unlikelies
      Firestone, Carrie
      Unlikelies
      Firestone, Carrie
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 6, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      Five teens forge an unlikely alliance to embark on a summer of vigilante good samaritanism throughout their community until an effort to intervene on behalf of a heroin-using friend finds them in over their heads. By the author of The Loose Ends List. Simultaneous eBook. 25,000 first printing.… More
    • Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur
      Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur
      Sharpe, Luke
      Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur
      Billy Sure, Kid Entrepreneur
      Sharpe, Luke
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 26, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Meet Billy Sure, twelve-year-old inventor and CEO of Sure Things, Inc., and discover all of his wild and wacky inventions in this start to a hilarious middle grade series! Everyone is talking about Billy Sure, the twelve-year-old CEO of Sure Things, Inc. and genius inventor of the All Ball, a ball that turns into different sports balls with the push of a button. Now Billy wants to help other kids achieve their inventing dreams just like he has! So Billy is hosting an online contest for other kid-inventors to share their inventions, and the winning submission will be produced by his company. Ideas like the Sibling Silencer, No-Wash Socks, and a pencil that does all your work start pouring in. With so many great ideas, how is Billy supposed to pick a winner? And that’s not all. Billy also has to keep the secret that could take him from hero to zero in a flash if anyone found out. Can Billy Sure find a way to stay on top of the world and help other kids achieve their dreams at the same time? Each book in this series includes Billy’s drawings and doodles of inventions and more!… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-glam TV Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-glam TV Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 3, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Everyone’s been rooting for Nikki Maxwell and her crush, Brandon—and fans will finally learn if they had their first kiss in this seventh book of the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! Nikki’s juggling a lot this month. A reality TV crew is following Nikki and her friends as they record their hit song together, plus there are voice lessons, dance practice, and little sister Brianna’s latest wacky hijinks. Nikki’s sure she can handle everything, but will all the excitement cause new problems for Nikki and Brandon, now that cameras are everywhere Nikki goes? The Dork Diaries series has more than 13 million copies in print worldwide!… More
    • Jake Drake, Bully Buster
      Jake Drake
      Clements, Andrew
      Jake Drake, Bully Buster
      Jake Drake
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Meet Jake Drake. He's not the toughest kid in fourth grade or the fastest kid or the funniest. But he's got ideas -- big ideas, and boy, does he have stories to tell about what really goes on in school. Like bullies, for instance. Jake wants to know "if everybody who works at school is so smart, how come they can't get rid of the bullies?...Because every year, it's the same thing. Bullies." So it's up to Jake Drake to take matters into his own hands when Link Baxter, SuperBully, moves into the neighborhood. Link's reign of terror must be stopped...if only Jake can figure out how. In this new series by the bestselling author of Frindle, The Landry News, and The Janitor's Boy, Jake Drake confronts the problems of school life and finds some surprising solutions!… More
    • Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Movie Novelization
      Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Movie
      Deutsch, Stacia
      Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 Movie Novelization
      Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs Movie
      Deutsch, Stacia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      The much-anticipated sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs hits theaters on September 27, 2013! Experience the foodalicious fun of Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 in this riveting retelling. Comes with eight pages of images from the movie! Everyone in Swallow Falls is celebrating Flint Lockwood’s defeat of his food-creating machine, the FLDSMDFR. Then world-famous inventor and Flint’s idol, Chester V, arrives and offers to have his Thinkquanauts clean up the tiny island. Flint is thrilled—but cleaning up Swallow Falls is proving very complicated. It seems that the FLDSMDFR is still creating all sorts of living Foodimals that are attacking Chester V’s cleanup crew. Chester V needs Flint’s help destroying the FLDSMDFR once and for all so Flint and his friends can return to Swallow Falls. But things on the island may not be what they seem, and Flint may have to reconsider his choice of role models… This retelling of the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 movie includes eight pages of images from the film. TM & © 2013 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Rabbids Invade Halloween
      Rabbids Invasion
      Lewman, David
      Rabbids Invade Halloween
      Rabbids Invasion
      Lewman, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 28, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Get ready to be scared silly with everyone’s favorite mischief-makers, the stars of Rabbids Invasion ! The Rabbids redefine Halloween mischief in this hilarious new chapter book filled with three funny, spooky short stories! Forget everything you thought you knew about spooky Halloween stories…the Rabbids are putting their own spin on three creepy tales, and that means one thing—you can expect the unexpected! This book contains one monster story, one phantom story, and one werewolf story…and all three stories are 100% hilarious! Rabbids TM & © 2015 Ubisoft Entertainment… More
  • Mysteries

    • To Catch a Killer
      Erin Blake
      Scarborough, Sheryl
      To Catch a Killer
      Erin Blake
      Scarborough, Sheryl
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 7, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
      “A twisty, cold-case mystery custom made for fans of Sara Shepard, PLL and Veronica Mars! The edge-of-your-seat plot, sinister backstory and smart, brave and irreverent main character made this whodunit unputdownable.”—Justine Magazine In To Catch a Killer, a contemporary mystery by debut author Sheryl Scarborough, a teenage girl uses forensic science to solve the cold-case murder of her mother. Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own. Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Detective camp
      A to Z Mysteries Super Edition
      Ron, Roy
      Detective camp
      A to Z Mysteries Super Edition
      Ron, Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Scholastic
      Published: September 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      While learning detective skills at a sleep-away camp, Dink and his friends undercover a real mystery involving stolen paintings.… More
    • Haunted
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Super Mystery
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Haunted
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Super Mystery
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 5, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy: Special Paranormal Operation MISSION : Investigate possible supernatural disturbances at the Undercliff House of Detention, formerly an insane asylum in the 1800s. LOCATION : Juvenile detention center in Glastonbury, CT. POTENTIAL VICTIMS : Many of the inmates appear to be dying from pure terror! SUSPECTS : Lara Renner claims to be a psychic with a direct line to the spirit behind the hauntings, but perhaps her motives are more down-to-earth. Then there's the cafeteria worker with a major grudge. Or could it be the culprits are truly ghosts?… More
    • X'ed Out X-ray
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      X'ed Out X-ray
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 2, 2009
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   X is for X-Ray . . . X marks the spot! When the kids go to a concert, Dink injures his arm. At the same time, the singer’s diamond necklace is stolen. Are the two mishaps connected? And could Dink’s X-ray have the answers? It’s up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to examine the evidence!… More
    • Thrill Ride
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Thrill Ride
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 18, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing For Agents Frank and Joe Hardy Mission: Investigate a woman's death and other mysterious events surrounding Uncle Bernie's Fun Park. Location: Uncle Bernie's Fun Park, MA. Potential Victims: All Fun Park patrons. Suspects: Disgruntled employees. Unhappy customers. Enemies of Bernie. This Mission Requires Your Immediate Attention. This Message Will Be Erased In Five Seconds. … More
    • Agent of Chaos
      X-files Origins
      Garcia, Kami
      Agent of Chaos
      X-files Origins
      Garcia, Kami
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
      Explores the teen years of Fox Mulder, the beloved character depicted in the cult-favorite television show The X-Files, beginning in the spring of 1979ùwhen serial murder, the occult and government conspiracy were highlighted in the newsùand follows the life-changing events Fox experienced that set him on the path to becoming an FBI agent. TV tie-in. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Hardy Boys 01: the Tower Treasure
      The Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Hardy Boys 01: the Tower Treasure
      The Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: June 1, 1927
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      A dying criminal confesses that his loot has been stored "in the tower." Both towers of the looted mansion are searched in vain. It remains for the Hardy boys to make an astonishing discovery that clears up the mystery and clears the name of a friend’s father.… More
    • Blood Will Tell
      Point Last Seen
      Henry, April
      Blood Will Tell
      Point Last Seen
      Henry, April
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 16, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      When a woman's body is found in a Portland park, suspicion falls on an awkward kid who lives only a few blocks away, a teen who collects knives, loves first-person shooter video games, and obsessively doodles violent scenes in his school notebooks. Nick Walker goes from being a member of Portland's Search and Rescue team to the prime suspect in a murder, his very interest in SAR seen as proof of his fascination with violence. How is this even possible? And can Alexis and Ruby find a way to help clear Nick's name before it's too late? April Henry weaves another page-turning, high stakes mystery in Blood Will Tell , Book 2 of the Point Last Seen series. … More
    • Movie Menace : Book One in the Deathstalker Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Movie Menace : Book One in the Deathstalker Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 10, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Frank and Joe Hardy are assigned to pose as extras on the set of the an upcoming teen movie, Deathstalker. The star, an ingenue named Anya, believes that someone is out to get her--and she's got proof. Someone tried to burn down her trailer! The Undercover Brothers need to get to the bottom of the arson, and other mayhem surrounding the filming of the hit comic book. The first book of the next exciting trilogy!… More
    • Alaskan Adventure
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Alaskan Adventure
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Frank and Joe head north to watch a friend race in the Iditarod dogsled race—and find the whole town of Glitter under siege by a firebombing saboteur.… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Pool of Fire
      The Tripods
      Christopher, John
      Pool of Fire
      The Tripods
      Christopher, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF
      Will must defeat the Tripods once and for all in this third book of a classic alien trilogy ideal for fans of Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave and Margaret Peterson Haddix’s Shadow Children series. After being held captive in the City of Gold and Lead—the capital, where the creatures that control the mechanical, monstrous Tripods live—Will believes that he’s learned everything he needs to know to destroy them. He has discovered the source of their power, and with this new knowledge, Will and his friends plan to return to the City of Gold and Lead to take down the Masters once and for all. Although Will and his friends have planned everything down to the minute, the Masters still have surprises in store. And with the Masters’ plan to destroy Earth completely, Will may have just started the war that will end it all.… More
    • Drift's Samurai Showdown
      Transformers Robots in Disguise
      Foxe, Steve, Sazaklis, John
      Drift's Samurai Showdown
      Transformers Robots in Disguise
      Foxe, Steve, Sazaklis, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The third chapter book in an exciting original series!Bumblebee's back on Earth with a new team of Autobots--Sideswipe, Strongarm, Grimlock, and Fixit. Together, they must battle some of Cybertron's most dangerous Decepticons and return them to lockup.But when the mysterious bounty hunter Drift shows up, Bumblebee can't figure out if he's a friend or a foe. Will the sword-wielding Ronin help the heroes, or will he bury them?Each book is an original story based on the hit series. Also, includes 2 amazing trading cards!© 2015 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Space Taxi : Archie Takes Flight
      Space Taxi
      Mass, Wendy, Brawer, Michael
      Space Taxi : Archie Takes Flight
      Space Taxi
      Mass, Wendy, Brawer, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Archie Morningstar learns a big family secret and helps save the universe. All before breakfast! It's not every day a regular kid like Archie gets to wake up at midnight. But today is Take Your Kid to Work Day, and Archie is finally allowed to ride along in his dad's taxi cab. He has been waiting eight years, eight months, and eight days for this moment to arrive. But he's about to discover his dad is no ordinary cab driver...In fact, he drives an intergalactic space taxi! All night long, he shuttles aliens from one corner of the universe to another. And being a space taxi copilot is no easy task: Archie must steer them into wormholes, keep them from crashing into planets, deal with a very unusual cat...and save the universe from an evil mastermind! Space Taxi marks the debut of a brand new chapter book series from New York Times bestselling author Wendy Mass and teacher Michael Brawer, filled with humor, adventure, and plenty of science to impress your friends and teachers! … More
    • Galactic B.u.r.p. : The Galactic B.u.r.p.
      Space Taxi
      Brawer, Michael, Mass, Wendy
      Galactic B.u.r.p. : The Galactic B.u.r.p.
      Space Taxi
      Brawer, Michael, Mass, Wendy
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 10, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Outer space taxi driver's son Archie Morningstar is taken to the criminal organization B.U.R.P.'s mothership, where he is challenged to outwit an evil mastermind. Simultaneous and eBook. 15,000 first printing.… More
    • Rains
      The Rains Brothers
      Hurwitz, Gregg
      Rains
      The Rains Brothers
      Hurwitz, Gregg
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 18, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
      The first young adult page-turner from New York Times bestselling author Gregg Hurwitz. In one terrifying night, the peaceful community of Creek's Cause turns into a war zone. No one under the age of eighteen is safe. Chance Rain and his older brother, Patrick, have already fended off multiple attacks from infected adults by the time they arrive at the school where other young survivors are hiding. Most of the kids they know have been dragged away by once-trusted adults who are now ferocious, inhuman beings. The parasite that transformed them takes hold after people turn eighteen--and Patrick's birthday is only a few days away. Determined to save Patrick's life and the lives of the remaining kids, the brothers embark on a mission to uncover the truth about the parasites--and what they find is horrifying. Battling an enemy not of this earth, Chance and Patrick become humanity's only hope for salvation.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Unraveled
      Crewel World
      Albin, Gennifer
      Unraveled
      Crewel World
      Albin, Gennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 7, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      Adelice returns to Arras, where the Guild's control is slipping and Cormac Patton needs her help to reestablish order, but she soon discovers that she is not alone and must choose between an unimaginable alliance and a war that could destroy everyone sheloves.… More
    • Our Lady of the Streets
      Skyscraper Throne
      Pollock, Tom
      Our Lady of the Streets
      Skyscraper Throne
      Pollock, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 4, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Fantasy, Dystopian SF, Horror
      Ever since Beth Bradley found her way into a hidden London, the presence of its ruthless goddess, Mater Viae, has lurked in the background. Now Mater Viae has returned with deadly consequences. Streets are wrecked by convulsions as muscles of wire and pipe go into spasm, bunching the city into a crippled new geography; pavements flare to thousand-degree fevers, incinerating pedestrians; and towers fall, their foundations decayed. As the city sickens, so does Beth--her essence now part of this secret London. But when it is revealed that Mater Viae's plans for dominion stretch far beyond the borders of the city, Beth must make a choice: flee, or sacrifice her city in order to save it.… More
    • Rebellion
      Tankborn Trilogy
      Sandler, Karen
      Rebellion
      Tankborn Trilogy
      Sandler, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: June 15, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction
      "In this final installment of the Tankborn series, Kayla has been kidnapped by the group that has been bombing GEN warehouses, and she must pretend to sympathize with them in order to escape"--… More
    • Genius : The Game
      Genius
      Gout, Leopoldo
      Genius : The Game
      Genius
      Gout, Leopoldo
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 3, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together. The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India's youngest CEO and visionary. The Players: Rex - One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother. Tunde -This14-year-old self-taught engineering genius has drawn the attention of a ruthless military warlord by single-handedly bringing electricity and internet to his small Nigerian village. Painted Wolf -One of China's most respected activist bloggers, this mysterious 16-year-old is being pulled into the spotlight by her father's new deal with a corrupt Chinese official. The Stakes: Are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run. … More
    • Vault of Dreamers
      The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Vault of Dreamers
      The Vault of Dreamers Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the ridges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding--and what it truly means to dream there. From Caragh M. O'Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes the first book in a new series, The Vault of Dreamers , a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own. … More
  • Fiction

    • Total Knockout : Tale of an Ex-class President
      Mix
      Morris, Taylor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      There's nothing ordinary about Lucia Latham - she gets straight A's, she's been middle school Class President for two years running and she's a great boxer - nothing is more fun than a good old sparring match with best friend Cooper, especially since she usually wins. In short, there are few things Lucia tackles that don't turn out exactly how she wants them. So at the beginning of her 8th grade year, Lucia has no reason to believe that things won't continue being easy - until she sticks her foot in her mouth in a HUGE way. Then it seems her carefully constructed world is crashing down around her. Can she regain her super star status or will she be forced to lower her expectations?… More
    • Mystery of the Black Rhino
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Mystery of the Black Rhino
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 14, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardys Travel To Kenya -- Just In Time To Catch A Killer Frank and Joe Hardy follow their father on a trip to Nairobi for an incredible vacation. Intrigue has a way of finding the Hardys, though, and in a short time they become involved in a dangerous case. Someone's hunting wild animals for prize skins and tusks, angering the area's animal rights activists. When Frank and Joe see some of the horrific work of the hunters while on safari, they become determined to help put an end to it. This criminal hunt is fierce. The Hardy boys find themselves getting closer to danger than ever before. And after a treacherous hunt for the culprit, imagine their surprise when the Hardys learn that they were never far from the true criminals behind the vicious acts in Kenya....… More
    • Shadows Under the Sea
      Grindley, Sally
      Shadows Under the Sea
      Grindley, Sally
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: May 10, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      Two children accompany their parents as they travel the world helping animals on the verge of extinction. As their parents work alongside international agencies, the children have their own thrilling adventures. In this book, Joe, his sister Aesha and their parents travel to a remote island in the Philippines to take part in an intriguing seahorse project in a marine protected area. Joe befriends Dario, a local boy, and as they explore the island, Joe unravels the identity of the criminals who've been dynamite fishing and damaging the fragile coral reefs nearby. Exciting snorkelling trips, snapshots of island life and a thrilling chase scene are all featured in an exotic setting. Plenty of information is included on marine life, such as seahorses, mangrove sharks and reef fish. Shadows under the Sea is written with the assistance and guidance of London Zoo's conservation team. All information is accurate and the stories are full of excitement and tension. Sally Grindley is the author of bestselling and award-winning fiction for young readers. Here she brings to life a story of intrigue set on a Filipino island. … More
    • Yellow House Mystery / El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      The Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Yellow House Mystery / El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      The Boxcar Children / Los Chicos Del Vagón
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: May 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Mystery
      The spooky old house on Surprise Island intrigues Benny.   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.   Desde su debut hace más de medio siglo, Los chicos del vagón de carga (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) ha sido una de las series infantiles más populares y apreciadas de todos los tiempos.   … More
    • Tales from a Not-so-happily Ever After
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-happily Ever After
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Nikki Maxwell’s favorite fairy tales get dork-tastic twists in the eighth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool’s Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don’t go quite as expected—because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin! The Dork Diaries series has more than 13 million copies in print worldwide!… More
    • 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
    • Haunting of Horse Island
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Haunting of Horse Island
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Someone is sabotaging the Steadman Resort--setting cabins on fire, ransacking rooms--and Nancy, Bess, and George are determined to find the culprit… 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
    • Looking for Winston
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      Looking for Winston
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 11, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      Sophie Mouse’s little brother goes missing in the fourth book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse. Sophie’s brother Winston really wants to help Sophie and her friends build a fort at Butterfly Brook. But Sophie doesn’t want her six-year-old brother hanging around, and she tells him he’s too little to join. Soon after Winston leaves, Sophie realizes that they could use his help after all. So she returns to tell Winston he’s welcome to come along—but Winston is nowhere to be found! Will Sophie find her little brother? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Bad Luck
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      Bad Luck
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      A sequel to Bad Magic finds Clay and his friends tackling new mysteries in the form of a runaway boy, a fishy cruise ship, strange cave paintings and dragon-like footprints. Simultaneous eBook. 75,000 first printing.… More
  • Informational Books

    • They Don't Wash Their Socks
      Gay, Kathlyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 18, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, History
      Have you ever wondered what the story is behind the strange sports superstitions you hear about? Gay's collection of superstitions in sports runs the gamut from fishing to football, from amateur players to professionals, from individuals to teams, and from ancient times to the present.… More
    • Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      This is the first in a series of 4 books that will tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet 3 naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.… More
    • War Dogs : Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
      Frankel, Rebecca
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History, Nature
      In this special edition of War Dogs, adapted specifically for a younger audience, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. Her narrative gives us insight into the world of dogs in combat and the touching aspect of the relationship between soldiers and their dogs.Frankel explores the long, rich history of dogs in the US military, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In this YA edition, Rebecca Frankel gives further insight into her work as a journalist and how it led her to explore the world of dogs and their handlers. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers.… More
    • Witches : The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
      Schanzer, Rosalyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History
      Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Book 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012 School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2011 In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch, mumble, and contort their bodies into strange shapes. The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans. He grimly announced the dire diagnosis: the girls were bewitched! And then the accusations began. The riveting, true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds more unfolds in chilling detail in this young adult book by award-winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer. With a powerful narrative, chilling primary source accounts, a design evoking the period, and stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations of young girls having wild fits in the courtroom, witches flying overhead, and the Devil and his servants terrorizing the Puritans, this book will rivet young readers with novelistic power. Taught in middle and high schools around the U.S., the 17th-century saga remains hauntingly resonant as people struggle even today with the urgent need to find someone to blame for their misfortunes. In addition to the Sibert Honor, Witches! has been honored by the Society of Illustrators with their Original Art Award Gold Medal, has been named a Notable book by both the American Library Association and the National Council for the Social Studies, and was chosen one of School Library Journal's 100 Magnificent Children's Books and one of Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Children's Books.… More
    • Courageous Canine : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Halls, Kelly Milner
      Courageous Canine : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Halls, Kelly Milner
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 9, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Nature
      "National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, true stories just right to carry in your backpack, share with yourfriends, and read under the covers at night. Follow along as National Geographic Kids Chapters' presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of animal heroism. Courageous Canine features an amazing pup named Lilly who sacrifices her own life tosave her owner, a brave pod of dolphins who face a great white shark to save a stranger, and a mother gorilla, who in mourning her own baby, saves a 3-year-old boy who falls into her zoo enclosure. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Courageous Canine will leave young readers hungry for more"--… More
    • For Horse-crazy Girls Only : Everything You Want to Know About Horses
      Wilsdon, Christina
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 19, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Reference & Study Aids, Nature
      Is your first and second favorite animal a horse? Is your bedroom covered with horse posters on your walls and horse models on your shelves? Would you rather muck out a stall than clean your room? Then you are absolutely, undeniably horse crazy, and For Horse-Crazy Girls Only is the book for you! This is the only comprehensive book about everything a horse-crazy girl needs to know about horses. You'll learn everything from the different breeds of horses, to how a horse's body works, to the quirky little things that make the horse the BEST animal ever. Author Christina Wilsdon even shares ideas for horse-themed parties, and suggestions for the best horse movies to watch with your friends. And that's just the beginning. … More
    • Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
      Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
      Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
      Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: September 6, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Life Strategies
      You are not alone Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the ?funny guy? into the best defense against the bullies in his class. Today?s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying?as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators?in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal. … More
    • Balcony on the Moon : Coming of Age in Palestine
      Barakat, Ibtisam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Political Science, Biography & Memoir, Parenting & Family
      Picking up where Tasting the Sky left off, Balcony on the Moon follows Ibtisam Barakat through her childhood and adolescence in Palestine from 1972-1981 and chronicles her desire to be a writer. A Junior Library Guild SelectionA Palestine Book Award Shortlist SelectionA VOYA Nonfiction Honor Roll SelectionA Skipping Stones Honor BookAn Arab-American National Museum Honor BookA Bank Street College of Education Best BookAn American Library Association/Amelia Bloomer Project Top Ten BookA Notable Book for a Global SocietyA News & Observer Newspaper's Wilde Best Book Award WinnerA Middle East Book Award Honorable MentionIn this follow-up to Tasting the Sky, a young Ibtisam finds inspiration through writing letters to pen pals and from an adult who encourages her to keep at it, but the most surprising turn of all for Ibtisam happens when her mother decides that she would like to seek out an education, too. This memoir is a touching, at times funny, and enlightening look at the not often depicted daily life in a politically tumultuous area.A Margaret Ferguson Book… More
    • Snow Falling in Spring : Coming of Age in China During the Cultural Revolution
      Li, Moying
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Asian History
      Bringing to life a dark time in China's history, this powerful memoir follows the author, who, during the summer of 1966 when student Red Guards launched brutal assaults and forced confessions, finds solace in a world of imagination and learning when her father smuggles a reading list of banned books to her from labor camp. 20,000 first printing.… More
    • Who Is Barack Obama?
      Who Was...?
      O'Brien, John, Edwards, Roberta
      Who Is Barack Obama?
      Who Was...?
      O'Brien, John, Edwards, Roberta
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 24, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      A latest entry in the series that renders famous historical figures accessible to primary students shares the 44th president's life story while offering insight into his achievements as a political leader. Original.… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Illusive
      Illusive
      Lloyd-Jones, Emily
      Illusive
      Illusive
      Lloyd-Jones, Emily
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The X-Men meets Ocean's Eleven in this edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure about a band of "super" criminals. When the deadly MK virus swept across the planet, a vaccine was created to stop the epidemic, but it came with some unexpected side effects. A small percentage of the population developed superhero-like powers, and Americans suffering from these so-called adverse effects were given an ultimatum: Serve the country or be declared a traitor. Some people chose a third option: live a life of crime. Seventeen-year-old Ciere Giba has the handy ability to change her appearance at will. She's what's known as an illusionist. She's also a thief. After crossing a gang of mobsters, Ciere must team up with a group of fellow super powered criminals on a job that most would have considered impossible: a hunt for the formula that gave then their abilities. It was supposedly destroyed years ago--but what if it wasn't? Government agents are hot on their trail, and the lines between good and bad, us and them, and freedom and entrapment are blurred as Ciere and the rest of her crew become embroiled in a deadly race that could cost them their lives. … More
    • How to Love
      Cotugno, Katie
      How to Love
      Cotugno, Katie
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 1, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      For fans of Sarah Dessen and John Green, this is a breathtaking debut about a couple who fall in love...twice. Before: Reena Montero has loved Sawyer LeGrande for as long as she can remember. But he's never noticed that Reena even exists...until one day, impossibly, he does. Reena and Sawyer fall in messy, complicated love. Then Sawyer disappears without a word, leaving a devastated—and pregnant—Reena behind. After: Almost three years have passed, and there's a new love in Reena's life: her daughter. Reena's gotten used to life without Sawyer, but just as suddenly as he disappeared, he turns up again. Reena wants nothing to do with him, though she'd be lying if she said his being back wasn't stirring something in her. After everything that's happened, can Reena really let herself love Sawyer LeGrande again? … More
    • Dog Eat Dog
      The Blue-eyed Son Trilogy
      Lynch, Chris
      Dog Eat Dog
      The Blue-eyed Son Trilogy
      Lynch, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      After taking refuge in the Sullivan home, Mick crosses over into the dangerous world of dogfighting   Something is tearing away at Mick. Despite finding some stability in the comfort of the Sullivan family, and his friendships with Toy, Sully, and Evelyn, he can’t seem to escape his roots. Remembering too clearly the bigotry of his old neighborhood and alcoholic older brother, Terry, Mick decides to seek revenge. And what better way to make Terry pay than in a winner-takes-all game of Terry’s favorite illegal sport: dogfighting.   This ebook features an illustrated biography of Chris Lynch including rare images from the author’s personal collection. … More
    • Medusa the Rich
      Goddess Girls
      Williams, Suzanne, Holub, Joan
      Medusa the Rich
      Goddess Girls
      Williams, Suzanne, Holub, Joan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 28, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore
      Medusa discovers that having the golden “King Midas” touch has its ups and downs in the sixteenth Goddess Girls adventure. When Medusa suddenly becomes able to turn objects into gold just by touching them, she is thrilled. Gold, gold, everywhere! But it’s not just objects that become golden—it’s also food, and, even people! Her new ability turns out to be more dangerous than delightful, but can she do anything to reverse it?… More
    • Little White Lies
      Canterwood Crest
      Burkhart, Jessica
      Little White Lies
      Canterwood Crest
      Burkhart, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 22, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      A LITTLE WHITE LIE NEVER HURT ANYONE...RIGHT? Sasha is with Eric. Callie is with Jacob. And Callie and Sasha are finally BFFs again. Life is as perfect as it's ever been at Canterwood. So when Sasha learns of a secret that could destroy all of her relationships, she's willing to tell a few white lies to keep everything from falling apart. After all, white lies aren't supposed to hurt anyone....… More
    • Friends Everywhere
      Angelwings
      Napoli, Donna Jo
      Friends Everywhere
      Angelwings
      Napoli, Donna Jo
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings. The Little Angel of Friendship is the most popular angel around. He's pretty sure it won't take much for him to earn a few more feathers and get his flying wings. But there's a tough task ahead of him. He has to help a girl named Patricia make new friends. There's nothing wrong with Patricia. It's just that she has a different way of talking than most children. Plus, she's just moved to a new town. The girl down the hall wants nothing to do with her -- she thinks Patricia is a baby. If Patricia doesn't speak up soon, there'll be one unhappy Little Angel of Friendship -- he needs those wings to fly! Have you made a friend today? … More
    • Underworld
      Macphail, Cathy
      Underworld
      Macphail, Cathy
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: October 3, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      A school trip goes disastrously wrong when a visit to local caves turns into something far more sinister. Five school children find themselves trapped beneath the ground. Their best chance of escape is to stay together. Then a member of the group disappears, and their hopes of leaving start to fade. Does one of the remaining four know more than they are letting on, or is there something evil lurking in the caves? The five children find themselves in a struggle for dominance as well as survival....… More
    • Judy Moody Gets Famous!
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody Gets Famous!
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: August 24, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      Reissued in a way-cool paperback design Fans of JUDY MOODY already know that Judy has a mood for every occasion—and this time Judy is in a jealous mood. Jealous of classmate Jessica Finch, that is, who gets her picture on the front page of the newspaper. When Judy sets off in pursuit of her own fame and happiness, watch out! She's so determined, she just might find it, or she might merely become more INFAMOUS than ever. Her latest adventures are sure to put readers in a very Judy Moody mood!… More
    • Sad Perfect
      Elliot, Stephanie
      Sad Perfect
      Elliot, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Sixteen-year-old Pea looks normal, but she has a secret: she has Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, which means she can’t eat very much because nutritious foods frighten her. Having ARFID is like having a monster inside of her, one that dictates what she can eat, what she does and who she socializes with. This monster is growing and controlling more than just her food issues – it’s causing anxiety, depression and thoughts that she doesn’t want to have. When she falls crazy-mad in love with Ben, she hides her disorder from him, pretending that she’s fine. At first, everything really does feel like it’s getting better with him around, so she stops taking her anxiety and depression medication. And that's when the monster really takes over her life. Just as everything seems lost and hopeless, Pea finds in her family, best friend, and Ben the support and strength that she needs to learn that her eating disorder doesn’t have to control her. SAD PERFECT is a heart-wrenching debut from Stephanie Elliot.A Margaret Ferguson Book… More
    • Rocky Road
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Rocky Road
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Hardy Boys slam into the new century, cracking a host of new cases! Frank and Joe are sent to Niagara Falls to stop someone from destroying the national landmark. Then they're sent on another case. Then another. They're not usually this busy with ATAC, and their cases are usually more important than these. Seems this case might be more layered than a double dip with chocolate sprinkles. . . .… More