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    • El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure
      La vieja casa fantasmagórica en la isla de las sorpresas intriga a Benny y, con la ayuda de sus hermanos, el pequeño resuelve un gran misterio. … More
    • Bravo!
      Engle, Margarita
      Bravo!
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
    • El misterio de Mike
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El misterio de Mike
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Benny y su amigo Mike se meten en problemas cuando por curiosidad se ponen a investigar una mina de uranio.  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
    • Nacer Bailando / Dancing Home
      Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
      Nacer Bailando / Dancing Home
      Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 12, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      Un año de revelaciones culmina con una actuación llena de sorpresas, mientras dos niñas descubren su lugar en el mundo. México es el país de sus padres, pero no el de Margie. Ella ha logrado convencer a sus compañeros de escuela que es cien por ciento estadounidense, igual que ellos. Pero cuando Lupe, su prima mexicana, va a vivir a su casa, la imagen de sí misma que había creado se deshace. La situación de Lupe no es fácil. Siente que su casa de México no es un hogar desde que su padre se fue al norte. La esperanza de poder encontrarlo en los Estados Unidos le da algo de consuelo, pero aprender un idioma nuevo en una escuela nueva representa un gran desafío. Al igual que Margie, Lupe necesita una amiga. Poco a poco, los pasos de cada niña van encontrando el ritmo de un baile compartido, a medida que descubren el verdadero significado del hogar. Siguiendo la tradición de Me llamo María Isabel, Alma Flor Ada y su hijo Gabriel M. Zubizarreta ofrecen un relato honesto de los valores de la familia, y de la amistad y de la experiencia que debe atravesar el inmigrante: volverse parte de algo nuevo y, a la vez, conservar la propia identidad.… More
    • Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Los cuatro hermanos Alden comienzan su aventura haciéndose una casa en un vagón de carga abandonado. Su objetivo es permanecer juntos y en el proceso encuentran a su abuelo. … More
    • Me Llamo Maria Isabel / My Name Is Maria Isabel
      Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Para María Isabel Salazar López lo más difícil de ser la alumna recién llegada a una nueva escuela es que la maestra no la llama por su nombre. —Ya tenemos dos Marías en esta clase—le dice la maestra. —¿Por qué no te llamamos Mary? Pero a María Isabel la llamaron así en recuerdo de la madre de su padre y de Chabela, su querida abuelita puertorriqueña. ¿Podrá hacerle comprender a la maestra que perder su nombre es perder la parte más importante de sí misma?… More
    • El rancho del misterio
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El rancho del misterio
      Los chicos del vagón de carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      La excéntrica tía Jane ya está muy mayor para cuidar sola el rancho. Los hermanos Alden traman un plan para ayudarla y reunir a la tía Jane y al abuelo Alden.  Desde su debut hace más de medio siglo, Los chicos del vagón de carga (The Boxcar Children Mysteries) ha sido una de las series infantiles más populares y apreciadas de todos los tiempos. … More
    • Con Carino, Amalia / Love, Amalia
      Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
      Con Carino, Amalia / Love, Amalia
      Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      A young girl’s discovery of her cultural heritage helps her lovingly cope with loss in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta. Amalia’s best friend Martha is moving away, and Amalia is feeling sad and angry. And yet, even when life seems unfair, the loving, wise words of Amalia’s abuelita have a way of making everything a little bit brighter. Amalia finds great comfort in times shared with her grandmother: cooking, listening to stories and music, learning, and looking through her treasured box of family cards. But when another loss racks Amalia’s life, nothing makes sense anymore. In her sorrow, will Amalia realize just how special she is, even when the ones she loves are no longer near? From leading voices in Hispanic literature, this thoughtful and touching depiction of one girl’s transition through loss and love is available in both English and Spanish.… More
  • New Arrivals

    • Smurfs Graphic Novels 22
      Smurfs Graphic Novels
      Peyo
      Smurfs Graphic Novels 22
      Smurfs Graphic Novels
      Peyo
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 11, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      All’s not well in Smurfs Village. Someone is actually proposing to build an actual wall around the Smurfs Village! Can you imagine any smurf saying such a crazy thing? Well, it all started when Papa Smurf observed that his Smurfs were fighting with each other and he concluded something needed to be done. And that’s when the trouble started. Papa Smurf creates negative versions of all the Smurfs. They’re just like the regular Smurfs except their clothes are a little darker and they don’t have any of the good qualities of the real Smurfs. For example, a black-haired Smurfette has all of Smurfette’s bad habits, and none of what’s good about Smurfette! When the Smurfs meet the so-called “Grey Smurfs,” they want to be friends. But the Grey Smurfs are only interested in going to war against the Smurfs, conquering them, and turning them all into their slaves. Can Papa Smurf fix this mess he created?… More
    • Almost Midnight
      Shadow Falls: After Dark
      Hunter, C. C.
      Almost Midnight
      Shadow Falls: After Dark
      Hunter, C. C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Romance
      Vampire, werewolf and witch misfits at a secret camp for teen supernaturals discover their destinies together while outmaneuvering an adversary who is hiding a secret agenda. By the award-winning author of the Shadow Falls series. Original. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dam Keeper 2 : World Without Darkness
      Dam Keeper
      Tsutsumi, Dice, Kondo, Robert
      Dam Keeper 2 : World Without Darkness
      Dam Keeper
      Tsutsumi, Dice, Kondo, Robert
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 10, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel trilogy by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. World Without Darkness is the second volume in the series. Beyond the dam lies certain death—this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well. Yet, when a poisonous black tidal wave carries Pig, Fox, and Hippo over the dam and into the wastelands, they don’t find death. Instead they find bustling cities, each with their own dams. Pig can't help but wonder, who is the mysterious dam keeper behind it all?But he doesn't have time to unravel this mystery. The wave of deadly black fog will return to Sunrise Valley in four days, and its dam can't withstand another assault. In a stolen truck and with a deranged lizard leading the way, Pig and his friends are in a race against the clock. but can they reach home in time?… More
    • Hide and Seek
      Jess Tennant Mysteries
      Casey, Jane
      Hide and Seek
      Jess Tennant Mysteries
      Casey, Jane
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Sixteen-year-old Jess Tennant is pleased to see that tiny Port Sentinel, England, goes all out for Christmas, but when Gilly Poynter, one of Jess's classmates, disappears leaving behind only her diary and unanswered questions, Jess joins the investigation to find Gilly before it is too late.… More
    • Mystery of the U.f.o.
      Cam Jansen
      Adler, David A.
      Mystery of the U.f.o.
      Cam Jansen
      Adler, David A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: July 22, 2004
      Categories: Young Adult, 7-12, Fiction, Mystery
      No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to a park with U.F.O.s in sight! Cam and Eric see flashing lights in the sky, and everyone thinks aliens have landed. But Cam knows there's more to it than meets the eye. Can she solve this unearthly mystery? The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Saint Death
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Saint Death
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 25, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A propulsive, compelling, and unsparing novel set in the grimly violent world of the human and drug trade on the US-Mexican border.On the outskirts of Juarez, Arturo scrapes together a living working odd jobs and staying out of sight. But his friend Faustino is in trouble: he’s stolen money from the narcos to smuggle his girlfriend and her baby into the US, and needs Arturo's help to get it back. To help his friend, Arturo must face the remorseless world of drug and human traffickers that surrounds him, and contend with a murky past.Hovering over his story is the unsparing divinity Santa Muerte, Saint Death—and the relentless economic and social inequalities that haunt the border between Mexico and its rich northern neighbor. Crafted with poetry and cinematic pace and narrated with cold fury, Saint Death is a provocative tour de force from three-time Printz Award honoree Marcus Sedgwick.This title has Common Core connections.A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for TeensA YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book… More
    • Found
      Shipwreck Island
      Bodeen, S. A.
      Found
      Shipwreck Island
      Bodeen, S. A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror, Adventure
      Upon the return of a time-traveling adversary who is the only other person who knows about their island, Sarah Robinson is challenged to save her shipwrecked family from his plan to claim the treasure he seeks and leave the Robinsons stranded. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Bad Romance
      Demetrios, Heather
      Bad Romance
      Demetrios, Heather
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Grace wants out. Out of her house, where her stepfather wields fear like a weapon and her mother makes her scrub imaginary dirt off the floors. Out of her California town, too small to contain her big city dreams. Out of her life, and into the role of Parisian artist, New York director—anything but scared and alone.Enter Gavin: charming, talented, adored. Controlling. Dangerous. When Grace and Gavin fall in love, Grace is sure it's too good to be true. She has no idea their relationship will become a prison she's unable to escape. Deeply affecting and unflinchingly honest, this is a story about spiraling into darkness—and emerging into the light again.… More
    • Out to Lunch
      Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
      Krulik, Nancy E.
      Out to Lunch
      Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
      Krulik, Nancy E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 27, 2002
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      It's been a couple of weeks since Katie turned into the class hamster, and she's beginning to hope that maybe her transforming days are through. But more excitement lies ahead for Katie as she becomes Lucille, the cafeteria lunch lady! Unfortunately, the principal isn't too happy with a lunch lady who throws egg salad and starts food fights. . . so it's up to Katie (back in her own body) and her classmates to save the day.… More
    • 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: Young Adult, 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
  • Staff Picks

    • 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, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, 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
    • 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, 9-13, 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
    • Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream
      Han, Jenny
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 14, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Meet Clara Lee. Likes: her best friends, her grandpa, her little sister (when she's not being annoying, which is almost always), candy necklaces, and the Apple Blossom Festival. Dislikes: her little sister (when she's being annoying, which is almost always), her mom's yucky fish soup, and bad dreams (even though Grandpa says they mean good luck). After a bad dream, Clara Lee has a whole day of good luck. But when her luck changes, she upsets her friends and family. Will Clara Lee have good luck again in time to try out for the Little Miss Apple Pie pageant? Clara Lee is a delightful character from acclaimed author Jenny Han. This charming, humorous chapter book is perfect for fans of Clementine and Judy Moody! … More
    • Zombie Baseball Beatdown
      Bacigalupi, Paolo
      Zombie Baseball Beatdown
      Bacigalupi, Paolo
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world. … More
    • Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 2, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in Book One of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! Nikki confesses all in her first diary ever: her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone, meeting her new soon-to-be BFFs Chloe and Zoey, falling for adorably sweet crush Brandon, dealing with her zany little sister Brianna’s antics—and the immediate clashes with mean girl Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. More than 13 million books in print worldwide!… More
    • Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Urban Fiction
      Growing up in the segregated South where they accept the disparities in how they are treated, Stella and her little brother witness a terrible event that compels them to fight back and trigger fundamental changes. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Out of My Mind.… More
    • Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Believing that magic is fake and cheesy, young Clay is shocked when he is wrongly blamed for vandalism when words from his journal magically appear on a wall at school, an occurrence that causes Clay to be sent to a camp for troubled kids on a remote volcanic island where he encounters more magic than he ever thought possible. By the best-selling author of the Secret Series. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.… More
    • Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      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
    • Better Nate Than Ever
      Fischer, Scott M., Federle, Tim
      Better Nate Than Ever
      Fischer, Scott M., Federle, Tim
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Slate Favorite Book of the Year. A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical . Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical , and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” ( Publishers Weekly ) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.… More
    • Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, 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
  • Action & Adventure

    • Underneath
      Appelt, Kathi
      Underneath
      Appelt, Kathi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-14, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them. But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten’s one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder , Shiloh , and The Yearling , for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O’Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love—and its opposite, hate—the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.… More
    • Spacejackers
      Spacejackers
      Powell, Huw
      Spacejackers
      Spacejackers
      Powell, Huw
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 16, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      As a baby, Jake Cutler was separated from his family and left on the planet Remota, deep in the seventh solar system. Eleven years later and Jake isn't like other boys-he has purple eyes and carries a secret within himself that could change the entire universe. When Remota is attacked by ruthless space pirates on the hunt for Jake, he manages to escape. But now he's on the run with a bounty hunter and the suspicious-looking crew of a spaceship called the Dark Horse . Forced to contend with zero-gravity, shipwrecks, black holes, and countless enemies, Jake must discover the truth about his past before he is hunted down and caught. This action-packed first book in a planned trilogy is full of aliens, space monsters, gadgets, battleships, and one boy's search for his destiny. … More
    • Guardian
      Sweeney, Joyce
      Guardian
      Sweeney, Joyce
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure
      Hunter has never had anyone to look out for him. His mother gave him away when he was young, he’s never known his father, and his foster mother leaves a lot to be desired in the mothering department. So when a mysterious, benevolent force suddenly starts coming to his aid, Hunter doesn’t know what to believe. Could he really have a guardian angel? Hunter so badly wants someone to care that he’s willing to take a leap of faith, and more. But when he finally learns the truth about his angel, he’ll have to decide whether it’s the best thing that ever happened to him or the worst. The Guardian is a masterful pairing of suspenseful, fast-paced storytelling with genuine compassion and heart; Joyce Sweeney at her best. … More
    • Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Meet Jimmy—not your average kid, not your average assassinSome days are normal, and other days you realize you can handle more than you thought. But when Jimmy Coates wakes to find he can outrun, outjump, and outfight anyone—even the men in black suits that are after him—he knows this kind of overnight change doesn’t happen to normal people. And as it turns out, Jimmy isn’t normal at all.Now he’s on the run from men with mysterious green stripes on their cars and helicopters. He doesn’t have time to figure out who they are—or who he is. First, he’s got to survive, and he’s going to need every last bit of his newfound superpowers to do it.… More
    • Kung Fu to the Rescue!
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      To Be Announced, Katschke, Judy
      Kung Fu to the Rescue!
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      To Be Announced, Katschke, Judy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Get two kickin’ tales in one book with this illustrated chapter book based on popular episodes of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness . This chapter book contains two stories, both based on episodes of the popular and Emmy Award–winning television show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness . This book includes black-and-white illustrations throughout—and plenty of action! In the first story, there seems to be a sudden rash of thefts in the Valley of Peace. The Furious Five want to help find the thief, but what should they do when all the evidence points to Monkey? In the second story, Crane has lost his confidence and wants to leave the Furious Five. But when an old enemy appears, it’s up to Crane to save the day. Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness © 2014 Viacom International Inc. NICKELODEON and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Kung Fu Panda” © 2008 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Stay Where You Are and Then Leave
      Boyne, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      Four years after his father goes missing while fighting in World War I, Alfie, a young shoe-shine boy at King's Cross Station, unexpectedly discovers his father in a nearby hospital and is introduced to the phenomenon of shell shock. By the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.… More
    • Captives
      Pow, Tom
      Captives
      Pow, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure
      In Tom Pow's Captives , Martin and his family are enjoying a sun-filled vacation on a beautiful Caribbean island--until they are stopped at gunpoint, blindfolded, and bundled into a truck that heads for the dense forest of the island's interior. Pushed to their physical and emotional limits as they are forced deeper into the wild terrain, the hostages come to understand something of the harsh political backdrop of life on sunny Santa Clara, and the events that have shaped the lives of their captors and fueled their actions. … More
    • Land of Stories 5
      The Land of Stories
      Colfer, Chris
      Land of Stories 5
      The Land of Stories
      Colfer, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy, Adventure
      Entering worlds crafted from Conner's imagination, the twins and their friends forge ties with astonishing new allies as they race to end the Masked Man's reign of terror. By the best-selling author of Struck by Lightning. Simultaneous eBook. 500,000 first printing.… More
    • Skandal : My Mind Is Mine Alone
      Sekret
      Smith, Lindsay
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 7, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Espionage, Adventure
      The dramatic sequel to SEKRET, this psychic Cold War espionage thriller follows Yulia to Washington, DC, where she fights to discover the truth about her family without losing control of her mind. My mind is mine alone. Life in Washington, D.C., is not the safe haven Yulia hoped for when she risked everything to flee communist Russia. Her father is reckless and aloof, and Valentin is distant and haunted by his past. Her mother is being targeted by the CIA and the US government is suspicious of Yulia's allegiance. And when super-psychics start turning up in the US capitol, it seems that even Rostov is still a threat. Ultimately, Yulia must keep control of her own mind to save the people she loves and avoid an international SKANDAL. … More
    • Mothstorm : The Horror from Beyond Uranus Georgium Sidus!
      Reeve, Philip
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure
      When the festive season arrives at Larklight, so does some unsettling news. A sinister-looking cloud is fast approaching the outskirts of the Known Universe. The closest planet, Georgium Sidus, has but two human inhabitants: the missionary Rev Cruet and his daughter Charity: most recent communication: ?Great danger - imperative that-'. And so, aboard a Naval Gunship, Art, Myrtle and family, bravely go where only one man and his daughter have gone before, to determine the nature of the menacing cloud and rescue the Cruets. … More
  • Biographies

    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood
      Barakat, Ibtisam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 20, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Asian History
      Set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this poignant glimpse into a little-known culture traces the author's life, from her tragic childhood as a Palestinian refugee to her joyous discovery of the Arabic alphabet, which led to her passion for language and writing. 15,000 first printing.… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
      Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
    • Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      Presents the life, soccer career, and accomplishments of one of the top female soccer players in the U.S.… More
    • Somewhere There Is Still a Sun : A Memoir of the Holocaust
      Hasak-Lowy, Todd, Gruenbaum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Military History, Biography & Memoir, Judaism
      Resilience shines throughout a boy’s firsthand, present-tense account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, an ideal companion to the bestselling Boy on the Wooden Box . Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.” Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael’s story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.… More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • Betsy Ross
      History's All-stars
      Weil, Ann
      Betsy Ross
      History's All-stars
      Weil, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 12, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she’s an all-star in American history! Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington in Philadelphia in 1776. But what was she like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about the childhood of Betsy Ross—from her birth on January 1, 1752, as the eighth of seventeen children, to her Quaker upbringing, to her growing love for sewing and apprenticeship to an upholsterer. Discover how and why Betsy began making flags—and some surprising info about her legendary contribution to America.… More
    • Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
    • Anne Frank in the Secret Annex
      House, Anne Frank
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Military History
      This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… More
    • George Washington : Our First Leader
      History's All-stars
      Stevenson, Augusta
      George Washington : Our First Leader
      History's All-stars
      Stevenson, Augusta
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 12, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Get to know George Washington as a kid and discover what made him the ultimate all-star in American history. George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. But what was he like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about George Washington’s childhood, from his birth in Virginia on February 22, 1732, to his boyhood on a farm near Fredricksburg and later at Mount Vernon, to his relationship with his older brother, who was like a father to him. Find out what George did for fun—and what prepared him to eventually lead a new nation.… More
  • Comics

    • Bad Guy Is a Two-word Word
      Recess Warriors
      Emerson, Marcus
      Bad Guy Is a Two-word Word
      Recess Warriors
      Emerson, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      With high energy, action-packed four-color art and a hilarious, page-turning story, the graphic novel Recess Warriors 2: Bad Guy Is a Two-Word Word is another surefire win from Marcus Emerson, the creator of the hit series Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja!Recess is ready to rumble—AGAIN.A super villain is unleashing hordes of vampires, werewolves, and more to take over recess once and for all. Meanwhile, rifts have developed among our heroes: Yoshi is now leader of the pirates, Scrap has a new sidekick, and Clinton is haunted by a traumatic event from the past—and it involves an evil dentist! Will they unite to defeat the mysterious super villain? Can they harness the power of "the jinx" and use it to overcome their enemies? Who is the mysterious Simon? And why does everyone do what he says?… More
    • Chloe 2 : Bells and Whistles
      Chloe
      Tessier, Greg
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 27, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The adventures of Little Missy Chloe continue! Whether it’s starting up her own blog, or being whisked away for a family ski vacation, Chloe is always finding new friends and worrying about how to hold on to old ones. Will Alex stay true even when he’s at another school?For fans of Archie and The Babysitters Club, Chloe continues to delight readers with realistic tween struggles and gentle humor. Translated from the original French graphic novels, Chloe proves that the life and problems tweens face are universal.… More
    • Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo 2
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo
      Weing, Drew
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo 2
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo
      Weing, Drew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 11, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Charles meets a lot of monsters in his line of work. While assisting Margo Maloo on her assignments, he’s had close encounters with trolls, ghosts, imps, and ogres. And lately, they’re all saying the same thing: living in Echo City is getting harder.As the human population of the city is grows, monsters are being forced to abandon their homes. Teenagers are creeping into their territory, smartphones in hand, eager to photograph paranormal activity. Some monsters are tired of hiding and ready to fight. How can Margo and Charles keep Echo City’s monster community a secret, when it’s teetering in the brink of war?In this second volume of The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, graphic novelist Drew Weing delivers a fresh and funny take on the age-old battle between kids and closet-dwelling monsters.… More
    • Beast Boy Bro-down
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      Beast Boy Bro-down
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      Join in on the hilarious misadventures of the DC Universe's junior superheroes!TM & © DC Comics. (s16)… More
    • Geronimo Stilton 19 : Lost in Translation
      Geronimo Stilton
      Stilton, Geronimo
      Geronimo Stilton 19 : Lost in Translation
      Geronimo Stilton
      Stilton, Geronimo
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 12, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      During Napoleon's 1798 campaign in Egypt, Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone. But he doesn't know that Pirate Cats have already replaced the original piece with their own version. Now it's up to Geronimo and friends find the real Stone and give it back to history!… More
    • Hotel Transylvania 2 : My Little Monster-sitter
      Hotel Translyvania
      Petrucha, Stefan
      Hotel Transylvania 2 : My Little Monster-sitter
      Hotel Translyvania
      Petrucha, Stefan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 24, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Based on the all-new television series focusing on the earlier teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends, Hank N. Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on “Official Vampire Business,” Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but—enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and authoritarian sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.… More
    • Little Robot
      Hatke, Ben
      Little Robot
      Hatke, Ben
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
      When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!#1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.… More
    • Regal Academy 2 : The First Ball
      Regal Academy
      Vergari, Luana
      Regal Academy 2 : The First Ball
      Regal Academy
      Vergari, Luana
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 27, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The next generation of fairy tale heroes are being trained at REGAL ACADEMY, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time to party! Rose Cinderella and her classmates Travis Beast, Hawk SnowWhite, Joy LeFrog and Astoria Rapunzel are banned from going to the ball—unless they find the proper attire! They have a place to go, but can they get all dressed up?Also: Joy’s frog friend, King, goes missing, but what is his connection to “The Croaky Queen”?Plus: “The Forge Dragon” that is due to craft the classmates’special armor is on his day off, and the armor is due for a special grade! Can they tame the dragon?And: Travis gets trapped “Behind the Canvas” with Rose and Puss in Boots! Can Travis’s art skills get them out of the painting?Who said life is a fairy tale for the students of Regal Academy? Find out in four new exciting REGAL ACADEMY adventures!… 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, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      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
    • Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 2, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in Book One of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! Nikki confesses all in her first diary ever: her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone, meeting her new soon-to-be BFFs Chloe and Zoey, falling for adorably sweet crush Brandon, dealing with her zany little sister Brianna’s antics—and the immediate clashes with mean girl Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. More than 13 million books in print worldwide!… More
  • Fantasy

    • Dragon in the Driveway
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      Dragon in the Driveway
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 22, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      When Jesse, Daisy, and their dragon, Emmy, go to the office of the evil dragon slayer, Dr. St. George, and discover that all of his possessions have been cleared out, they stumble upon clues to his latest evil plans involving the seizure of the entire forest and the enslavement of mythical beings returning to the Goldmine City. Simultaneous.… More
    • Nightmares That Ghosts Have
      Golden & Grey
      Arnold, Louise
      Nightmares That Ghosts Have
      Golden & Grey
      Arnold, Louise
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 22, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Horror
      When you have a ghost as an Invisible Friend, like Tom Golden does, you quickly learn the benefits. Grey Arthur supplies Tom with pens in class, grabs Tom's lunch when he forgets it on the kitchen counter, and generally helps him out as any best friend would do. It's just that, in this case, no one else can see him. But right as Tom is settling into a comfortable routine, his world is turned upside down once again when Grey Arthur starts a school for Invisible Friends -- drawing ghosts from near and far who are looking to learn the newest job in the ghost world. Before Tom knows it, he's being followed by a group of Invisible Friends in training as they watch his every move, practice their new skills, and do their best to fit in. Meanwhile, ghosts are mysteriously, silently disappearing, dangerously disrupting the balance between the human and ghost worlds. When some of their closest friends go missing, Tom, Grey Arthur, and the Invisible Friends in training jump into action to discover what's going on -- not only to rescue their ghostly friends but also to protect Tom's parents from losing their home. Louise Arnold's distinctive voice comes shining through in this brilliantly funny novel, a treat for established fans of the Golden & Grey series as well as those just joining the fun. … More
    • Magical Mischief
      Dale, Anna
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 19, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Mr. Hardbattle, aided by his friends Miss Quint and resourceful thirteen-year-old Arthur, seeks a new place for all of the magic that has gone out of control and taken over his bookshop and home.… More
    • Monster High Boo York, Boo York
      Monster High
      Mattel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Cleo De Nile is so excited to visit Boo York that she's practically bursting out of her bandages! She's bringing her sweetie, Deuce Gorgon, and her beast ghoulfriends, plus a new fiend, pop sensation Catty Noir. The ghouls expect to have the times of their unlives partying at a gala celebrating an ancient Egyptian artifact, the comet crystal. Cleo doesn't know it, but her sister Nefera, is planning to trick her into making a scared promise under the light of the comet when it passes over Boo York - a promise that will change her destiny forever! And no one knows that the comet is on a collision course with the Boo World, hurtling directly toward Boo York! It's a fangtastic, claw-biting adventure that no one will ever forget...as long as they survive the night of the comet! © 2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Legend of Everfree
      Equestria Girls
      Finn, Perdita
      Legend of Everfree
      Equestria Girls
      Finn, Perdita
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      A brand-new adventure awaits our Equestria Girls at Camp Everfree and you can read all about it in this exciting chapter book! Camp Everfree is in danger of closing down! It's up to our Equestria Girls and their newfound super abilities to throw a Crystal Gala fundraiser to show their support and help save the camp! ©Hasbro 2016. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Wonderful Wizard of Oz & the Marvelous Land of Oz & Ozma of Oz
      Oz, the Complete Collection
      L. Frank Baum
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 29, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Classics
      Collects the first three stories about the adventures of Dorothy and her friends in the marvelous land of Oz, including "Ozma of Oz" wherein Dorothy and the hen Billina are captured by the evil Nome King.… More
    • Anyone but Me #1
      Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
      Krulik, Nancy E.
      Anyone but Me #1
      Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
      Krulik, Nancy E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 27, 2002
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      Katie Carew, nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully, had no idea what would happen when she wished that she could be anyone but herself. But now her wish has come true, and-switcheroo!-she keeps turning into other people and even animals! What is one ordinary third-grade girl with a really extraordinary problem to do? It's a good thing Katie is resourceful and smart enough to find a solution for every problem . . . no matter how much of a disaster she causes!Katie can't stand George, the class bully. He constantly picks on everyone, but he really torments Katie. One day, she can't stand it anymore, and she wishes she could be anyone but herself. What she doesn't see is the shooting star that flashes through the sky at that moment . . . catapulting Katie into a crazy series of adventures, starting the next day when she turns into the class hamster! Will she be trapped in a glass cage forever? Will she ever be a girl again?… More
    • Ghostgirl
      Ghostgirl
      Hurley, Tonya
      Ghostgirl
      Ghostgirl
      Hurley, Tonya
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 1, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Horror
      Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And if I should die before I awake, I pray the popular attend my wake. Charlotte Usher feels practically invisible at school, and then one day she really is invisible. Even worse: she's dead. And all because she choked on a gummy bear. But being dead doesn't stop Charlotte from wanting to be popular; it just makes her more creative about achieving her goal. If you thought high school was a matter of life or death, wait till you see just how true that is. In this satirical, yet heartfelt novel, Hurley explores the invisibility we all feel at some times and the lengths we'll go to be seen. Praise for ghostgirl: * Polished dark-and-deadpan humor, it's a natural fit with Gen Y, too." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) * "[Tonya] beats out witty teen-speak like a punk-band drummer, keeping the narrative fast-paced and fun yet thought-provokingly heartwarming. Goofy, ghastly, intelligent, electrifying." --Kirkus (starred review) *"Tim Burton and Edgar Allan Poe devotees will die for this fantastic, phantasmal read." --School Library Journal (starred review) * "Readers with a taste for black humor and satire will feast on Hurley's crisp, wise dialogue. Anticipate a well deserved cult following." -- VOYA (starred review) "Written with deadpan wit...this is a 'Wonderful Life'-like tale." - New York Post "A sincere (and humorous) exploration of how we all feel invisible at one time or another...perfect read." - CosmoGirl … More
    • Ghost's Child
      Hartnett, Sonya
      Ghost's Child
      Hartnett, Sonya
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: February 9, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Folklore
      This enchanting fable of a young woman and a wild boy is a haunting meditation on the nature of love and loss. Maddy, an old lady now, arrives home one day to find a peculiar boy waiting for her. Over tea, she tells him the story of her life long ago, when she wished for her days to be as romantic and mysterious as a fairy tale. It was then that she fell painfully in love with a free spirit named Feather, who put aside his wild ways to live with her in a little cottage, conceived with her a child never to be born, and disappeared — leaving an inconsolable Maddy to follow after him on a fantastical journey across the sea. In a beautifully crafted tale, currently shortlisted for a 2008 Commonwealth Writers Prize, Sonya Hartnett masterfully explores the mysteries of the heart, the sustaining power of memory, and the ultimate consolation that comes to souls who live fully and fearlessly.… More
    • Dragon Flight
      Dragon Slippers
      George, Jessica Day
      Dragon Flight
      Dragon Slippers
      George, Jessica Day
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 10-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      With the Dragon Wars over, Creel finds herself bored with life as a seamstress. Then word comes that a bordering country has been breeding dragons in preparation for an invasion. Never one to miss out on the action, Creel throws herself headlong into an adventure that will reunite her with Shardas, the king of the dragons, pit her against a vicious new dragon, and perhaps rekindle a friendship with Prince Luka. Funny, heart-felt, and action packed, new readers and returning fans alike will dive headlong into this exhilarating follow up to Dragon Slippers .… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Legacy of Blood
      Ford, Michael
      Legacy of Blood
      Ford, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      After victory against the Persians, Lysander and the other young warriors from Sparta are weary from battle. But then a messenger brings news that Taras, a distant outpost of the Spartan empire, is under siege. Sparta is in danger of losing a vital trading port to a local uprising. Lysander and his barrack set sail immediately for southern Italy. They quickly discover that the locals will not be easily beaten. In the midst of battle Lysander finds himself in front of the great statue in the main square, and is shocked to see that the figure is wearing the Fire of Ares. Is this Lysander's ancestor? He must find out his connection to this town and its people, and in so doing reveal more of his mysterious heritage, hidden from him for so long.… More
    • When Love Comes to Town
      Lennon, Tom, Klise, James
      When Love Comes to Town
      Lennon, Tom, Klise, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 16, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
      The year is 1990, and in his hometown of Dublin, Ireland, Neil Byrne plays rugby, keeps up with the in-crowd at his school, and is just a regular guy. A guy who’s gay. It’s a secret he keeps from the wider world as he explores the city at night and struggles to figure out how to reveal his real self—and to whom.   First published in Ireland in 1993 and compared to The Catcher in the Rye by critics, Tom Lennon’s When Love Comes to Town is told with honesty, humor, and originality. … More
    • Watcher
      Harlow, Joan Hiatt
      Watcher
      Harlow, Joan Hiatt
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      After Wendy is kidnapped by her own mother, the only way she can survive wartime Germany is with the help of a special dog and the family she never knew she had in this historically accurate, standalone companion to Shadows on the Sea . 1942. Berlin, Germany. How did Wendy end up in such a place? Just a few months ago, she was enjoying her time in Maine, supporting the American war effort. But she was kidnapped, then betrayed by her own mother, who is actually a Nazi spy. As a new Berliner—and now a German—Wendy is expected to speak in a language she’s never known and support a cause she doesn’t believe in. There are allies, though, among the Germans. Allies who have been watching over Wendy since she arrived. And Wendy, along with her new German shepherd puppy, must confront them. If only she can find them. Her life depends on it.… More
    • City of Orphans
      Avi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      Struggling to outmaneuver the news-controlling gangs of 1893 New York, newsboy Maks Geless races to prove the innocence of his sister, Emma, when she is accused of stealing a watch from the brand new Waldorf Hotel where she works, an endeavor for which he teams up with a homeless girl and an eccentric lawyer.… More
    • Love, Lies and Spies
      Anstey, Cindy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 19, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Espionage, Historical Fiction
      Secretly pursuing unconventional interests in the 19th century, Lady Juliana resolves to avoid attachments and anonymously publish her scientific research during her first London season, an effort that is facilitated through an agreement with a War Office spy. Original. Simultaneous eBook. A first novel.… More
    • Temple Boys
      Buxton, Jamie
      Temple Boys
      Buxton, Jamie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In Jerusalem, year zero, Flea belongs to a gang of teenage vagrants living in the shadow of the Temple, surviving on their wits and what they can beg or steal. When a man called the Magician arrives, bringing talk of miracles and revolution, events accumulate and powerful forces gather . … More
    • Disgrace of Kitty Grey
      Hooper, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: May 9, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A hugely romantic new novel set in the time of Jane Austen, from the popular author of Fallen Grace. For fans of Philippa Gregory, Eva Ibbotson and Georgette Heyer… More
    • Diviners
      The Diviners
      Bray, Libba
      Diviners
      The Diviners
      Bray, Libba
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 18, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction, Horror
      Evie O'Neill has been exiled from her boring old hometown and shipped off to the bustling streets of New York City--and she is pos-i-toot-ly thrilled. New York is the city of speakeasies, shopping, and movie palaces! Soon enough, Evie is running with glamorous Ziegfield girls and rakish pickpockets. The only catch is Evie has to live with her Uncle Will, curator of The Museum of American Folklore, Superstition, and the Occult--also known as "The Museum of the Creepy Crawlies." When a rash of occult-based murders comes to light, Evie and her uncle are right in the thick of the investigation. And through it all, Evie has a secret: a mysterious power that could help catch the killer--if he doesn't catch her first. … More
    • At the Sign of the Sugared Plum
      Hooper, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: July 4, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An historical novel set at the time of The Great Plague in London. It conveys how the atmosphere in London changes from a disbelief that the Plague is anything serious, to the full-blown horror of the death carts and being locked up - in effect to die - if your house is suspected of infection.… More
    • Dead Reckoning
      Edghill, Rosemary, Lackey, Mercedes
      Dead Reckoning
      Edghill, Rosemary, Lackey, Mercedes
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 5, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Horror, Fantasy
      Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Both young women travel the prairie alone - until they are brought together by a zombie invasion! As Jett and Honoria investigate, they soon learn that these zombies aren't rising from the dead of their own accord ... but who would want an undead army? And why? This gunslinging, hair-raising, zombie western mashup is perfect for fans of Cowboys vs. Aliens and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. … More
  • Humor

    • Lunch Money
      Clements, Andrew
      Lunch Money
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 17, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Meet Greg Kenton, billionaire in the making. Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war.      The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?… More
    • Lagoona Blue and the Big Sea Scarecation
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Lagoona Blue and the Big Sea Scarecation
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Horror
      The third chapter book in the popular Monster High Diaries series, featuring Lagoona Blue! Dear Diary, I'm so stoked that spring break is finally here! This year, the fam and I are doing something creeperific -- we're going on a cruise! Being on a boat ON the ocean instead of swimming IN the ocean is a big change of pace for me, but I'm always up for an adventure! Plus, the cruise ship sounds spooktacular! I just hope I can make some fintastic new friends during my trip, since it will be kinda hard to be away from my ghoulfriends for a whole week! Later mates! Lagoona © 2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Cleared for Takeoff
      Liberty Porter, First Daughter
      Devillers, Julia
      Cleared for Takeoff
      Liberty Porter, First Daughter
      Devillers, Julia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 12, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      In New Girl in Town , Liberty is settled in at the White House but off to a rough start at her new school. It’s hard being the new girl, especially since she has to bring along a bodyguard. And do the other kids only want to be friends because she’s the First Daughter?… More
    • School Story
      Clements, Andrew
      School Story
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 2, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea. Spurred into action, Natalie invents a pen name for herself and Zoe becomes a self-styled literary agent. But if the girls are to succeed, they'll need support from their wary English teacher, legal advice from Zoe's tough-talking father, and some clever maneuvering to outwit the overbearing editor in chief of Shipley Junior Books. Andrew Clements, the best-selling author of Frindle, The Landry News, and The Janitor's Boy, delights his audience with this story of two irrepressible girls who use their talent, ingenuity, and a little cunning to try to make a young writer's dream come true.… More
    • Boy Who Howled
      Power, Timothy
      Boy Who Howled
      Power, Timothy
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 26, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      As far back as Callum can really remember, he's been living in the Wild as the furless mascot of a wolf pack. But when his pack sends him back to live with his own kind-humans-fitting in is quite a challenge. He doesn't remember English very well, so he accidentally says his name is "Clam." He's spent most of his life eating fresh-killed elk, so dining with vegetarians is tricky. And when he tries to impress the Alpha student in the school cafeteria by stealing food, people seem offended! A mix of wildness and humor, Timothy Power's inventive writing makes him a debut author to watch. And Callum's quest to find his place in a strange world will have readers rooting for him-when they're not howling with laughter.… More
    • Teacher's Pets
      Ready, Set, Dogs!
      Cole, Joanna, Calmenson, Stephanie
      Teacher's Pets
      Ready, Set, Dogs!
      Cole, Joanna, Calmenson, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 10, 2014
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      "The girls are dismayed when their teacher is out sick and they have a substitute. Mr. Z makes goofy jokes and can't keep the class under control. Worst of all, he doesn't say anything when mean Darlene makes fun of Kate and Lucie. Luckily, once the girls turn into dogs, Kate and Lucie learn they can save the day--and even make a new friend"--… More
    • Precocia
      Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      Precocia
      Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: February 26, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Dale E. Basye sends Milton and Marlo to Precocia, the circle reserved for kids who grow up too fast, for their latest hilarious escapade in Heck.When Bea "Elsa" Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, tells Milton and Marlo Fauster they've gotten too big for their britches, she sends them to Precocia, the circle of Heck for smartypants kids who grow up too fast. There, the children learn adult jobs. William the Kid teaches bill collection. Mozart teaches commercial jingles. And all the students are forced to act, dress, and talk like little adults. Soon, the Fausters realize that Precocia's vice principals Napoleon and Cleopatra want more than to hasten adulthood--they seem to want to eliminate childhood altogether. Can Milton and Marlo figure out their plan in time to stop it?Heck is a school in the afterlife where bad kids go for all eternity, or until they turn eighteen, whichever comes first. As in Dante's Inferno, there are nine circles of Heck, based on kids' various vices.… More
    • Mrs. Cooney Is Loony!
      My Weird School
      Gutman, Dan
      Mrs. Cooney Is Loony!
      My Weird School
      Gutman, Dan
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 6, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Something weird is going on! Mrs. Cooney, the school nurse, is a knockout?and A.J. has a crush on her! But are her charms just a cover for her secret identity as an international spy? Will A.J.'s love for Mrs. Cooney win out over his love for the good old USA? … More
    • Blast Off!
      Alien in My Pocket
      Ball, Nate
      Blast Off!
      Alien in My Pocket
      Ball, Nate
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: January 7, 2014
      Categories: Children, 6-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction
      The adventure begins in this exciting new chapter book series, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment! When a four-inch-tall alien crash-lands through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack is sure he's about to become the first victim in a new War of the Worlds. But when the alien turns out to have weapons that are more ticklish than terrifying, Zack realizes that rather than protect the world from the alien it's up to him to protect the alien in his pocket from the world. With illustrations on every spread, a how-to on launching a rocket, fun scientific facts, and the hilarious adventures of Zack and Amp, this book is the perfect gift for any young reader! Supports the Common Core State Standards … More
    • Dead End in Norvelt
      Norvelt Series
      Gantos, Jack
      Dead End in Norvelt
      Norvelt Series
      Gantos, Jack
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Dead End in Norvelt is the winner of the 2012 Newbery Medal for the year's best contribution to children's literature and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction!Melding the entirely true and the wildly fictional, Dead End in Norvelt is a novel about an incredible two months for a kid named Jack Gantos, whose plans for vacation excitement are shot down when he is "grounded for life" by his feuding parents, and whose nose spews bad blood at every little shock he gets. But plenty of excitement (and shocks) are coming Jack's way once his mom loans him out to help a fiesty old neighbor with a most unusual chore—typewriting obituaries filled with stories about the people who founded his utopian town. As one obituary leads to another, Jack is launced on a strange adventure involving molten wax, Eleanor Roosevelt, twisted promises, a homemade airplane, Girl Scout cookies, a man on a trike, a dancing plague, voices from the past, Hells Angels . . . and possibly murder. Endlessly surprising, this sly, sharp-edged narrative is the author at his very best, making readers laugh out loud at the most unexpected things in a dead-funny depiction of growing up in a slightly off-kilter place where the past is present, the present is confusing, and the future is completely up in the air.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Shiloh Season
      Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
      Shiloh Season
      Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 2, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Adventure, Classics, Mystery
      Having won Shiloh for himself, Marty realizes that he still cannot trust the dog's reckless and alcoholic former owner, and the boy fears that Judd will open fire on Shiloh come hunting season. Reprint.… More
    • Snow
      Fog, Snow, and Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Snow
      Fog, Snow, and Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
      A young girl at a Maine school struggles to prove that her guardians aren't just manipulative—they're downright evil . . . After a spending Christmas vacation on Burning Fog Isle, Christina dreads going back to school and to her home away from home at the creepy Schooner Inne, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington, the principal and his wife. They have everyone convinced that Christina's dramatic stories of last semester were just far-fetched yarns. And without any real proof, it's her word against theirs. To make matters worse, Michael, Benji, and Anya—her fellow islanders at the boarding house—still seem to have no idea what's going on. Even Dolly, Christina's best friend from the island, can't see what the Shevvingtons are up to. The couple is winning whatever sick psychological game they're playing. But when a supernatural presence lures Christina down into the basement, the Shevvingtons might turn out to be the least of her... … More
    • Secret of Shadow Ranch
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Secret of Shadow Ranch
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 1, 1980
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Women Detectives
      Nancy Drew arrives in Phoenix, Arizona, eagerly looking forward to a fun-filled vacation at Shadow Ranch, but abruptly finds herself involved in a baffling mystery. The ranch is being haunted by an unknown enemy. Local people believe that the ghostly animal is carrying out the curse of Dirk Valentine, the romantic outlaw who was killed many years ago at Shadow Ranch, where he had gone to fulfill a promise to his sweetheart. Aided by her friends Bess Marvin and George Fayne, Nancy comes face-to-face with disaster when she is trapped inside a building that is toppled by a rockslide —a rockslide which is deliberately caused. But the pretty titian-haired detective remains undaunted in her determination to solve the mystery.… More
    • Sacred Lies of Minnow Bly
      Oakes, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: June 9, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      **THE BOOK THAT INSPIRED SACRED LIES, NOW STREAMING ON FACEBOOK WATCH**A Morris Award finalist and Golden Kite Honor Book! A hard-hitting and hopeful story about the dangers of blind faith—and the power of having faith in yourself.  The Kevinian cult has taken everything from seventeen-year-old Minnow: twelve years of her life, her family, her ability to trust. And when she rebelled, they took away her hands, too. Now their Prophet has been murdered and their camp set aflame, and it's clear that Minnow knows something—but she's not talking. As she languishes in juvenile detention, she struggles to un-learn everything she has been taught to believe, adjusting to a life behind bars and recounting the events that led up to her incarceration. But when an FBI detective approaches her about making a deal, Minnow sees she can have the freedom she always dreamed of—if she’s willing to part with the terrible secrets of her past.Gorgeously written, breathlessly page-turning and sprinkled with moments of unexpected humor, this harrowing debut is perfect for readers of Emily Murdoch's If You Find Me and Nova Ren Suma's The Walls Around Us, as well as for fans of Orange is the New Black.… More
    • Nil
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      Nil
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field. Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that she has to find a way to beat the clock, and quickly, in this thrilling debut novel by Lynne Matson. … More
    • Love Interest
      Dietrich, Cale
      Love Interest
      Dietrich, Cale
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 16, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, LGBTQ Fiction, Romance
      Two spies, one girl. Whoever gets her to fall in love with him...lives.Caden and Dylan are spies called Love Interests -- because getting close with people destined for great power means obtaining valuable secrets. One is a Nice and one is a Bad. Who will their target choose?… More
    • Three Furies
      Erec Rex
      Kingsley, Kaza
      Three Furies
      Erec Rex
      Kingsley, Kaza
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 10, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy
      Introducing himself to the Nightmare King at first seems like the easiest task that Erec has faced. But when he learns that the Nightmare King traps souls for eternity, Erec must try to accomplish what all those before him have failed to do. On top of this impossible task, Alypium is falling apart because the Clown Fairy has gone missing. And worst of all, Bethany has been entranced by Baskania, and to save her, Erec will have to face his worst enemy….… More
    • Mystery of the Gold Coin
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      Mystery of the Gold Coin
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 7, 2014
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Mystery
      In the first book of this new chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure, twins Ethan and Ella must find a missing coin before they move away from their hometown! When Ethan and Ella learn that their mother has accepted the position of travel writer for The Brookeston Times , they are not happy. Move away from Brookeston? Say good-bye to all their friends? What could be worse? Their mom and dad promise them that this will be a great experience, but that doesn’t make the kids feel any better. The day before they are set to leave, their beloved Grandpa Harry stops by. As a gift, he gives Ella a pretty journal since he knows she loves to write, and he gives Ethan a gold coin that Ethan decides he will always keep in his pocket. But the morning of their departure, Ethan realizes he's lost the coin! Together, he and Ella must retrace their steps from the day before. Will they solve the mystery of the missing coin before it’s time to head to the airport? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • After the Woods
      Savage, Kim
      After the Woods
      Savage, Kim
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 23, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      On the eve of the one-year anniversary marking the date when Julia was abducted in the woods and hunted for two days by her kidnapper, Julia and former best friend Liv, who deserted Julia in the woods that night, grapple with the consequences of that terrifying event. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Awakening
      Lily Dale
      Staub, Wendy Corsi
      Awakening
      Lily Dale
      Staub, Wendy Corsi
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 15, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Horror, Mystery
      Calla thought that her boyfriend breaking up with her in a text message was the worst thing that could ever happen to her. But just two weeks later, her mother died in a freak accident, and life as she knew it was completely over. With her father heading to California for a new job, they decide that Calla should spend a few weeks with the grandmother she barely knows while he gets them set up. To Calla's shock, her mother's hometown of Lily Dale is a town full of psychics-including her grandmother. Suddenly, the fact that her mother never talked about her past takes on more mysterious overtones. The longer she stays in town, the stranger things become, as Calla starts to experience unusual and unsettling events that lead her to wonder whether she has inherited her grandmother's unique gift. Is it this gift that is making her suspect that her mother's death was more than an accident, or is it just an overactive imagination? Staying in Lily Dale is the only way to uncover the truth. But will Calla be able to deal with what she learns about her mother's past and her own future? Look out for the other books in the Lily Dale series: Believing and Connecting ! … More
  • Science Fiction

    • Guardians
      Christopher, John
      Guardians
      Christopher, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 4, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction
      In a world where two nations rule all, Rob must find a way to live among them both in this futuristic story from the author of the Tripods series. In the future, the world has been divided into two societies. One is the Conurb—a sprawling, modern city where technology rules and people live with only the bare minimum they need to survive. The other is the County—a land of green fields and beautiful mansions, where the people have turned back the clock to a pristine past. Rob has always lived in the Conurb, but after he is sent to a terrible boarding school, he decides his only option is to take a chance and cross the Barrier into the unknown world of the County. There he meets another boy who introduces Rob to the very different society, and all the wondrous things that come with it. But even though Rob wants to believe that the County is a utopia, he begins to learn about the darkness that lurks beneath the smiles of his new family and friends. And when sinister secrets are revealed, Rob is forced to make a choice: stay in the County, where everything is a perfect lie, or return to the Conurb, where life is hard, horrible, and real.… More
    • Star Fighters Bumper : Stealth Force
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: October 11, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Military SF, Fantasy
      A stellar series from the team behind Beast Quest and Dinosaur Cove - guarantees young readers non-stop action, giant aliens, cosmic warfare and courageous new characters from the Intergalactic Force Academy … More
    • Secret Sea
      Lyga, Barry
      Secret Sea
      Lyga, Barry
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 23, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
      Twelve-year-old Zak Killian is hearing a voice. Could it be a guardian angel? A ghost? No, that's crazy. But sometimes the voice is so real. . . . It warns him of danger.One day Zak is standing on the subway platform when the tunnel starts to fill with water. He sees it before anyone else. The voice warns him to run. His friends Moira and Khalid believe this is more than a premonition, and soon all three find themselves in an alternate universe that is both familiar and seriously strange. As Zak unravels the mystery behind the voice, he faces decisions that may mean the end of their world at home—if they can even get home!In his most propulsive and heartfelt book yet, acclaimed author Barry Lyga explores the depths of friendship, the bonds of family, and the nature of the universe itself."Hold onto your seats. We've got adventure and high-stakes horror here that takes us from our world to another. You did it, Barry. This is the novel you were meant to write."--R.L. Stine, author of Goosebumps and Fear Street… More
    • My Unfair Godmother
      Rallison, Janette
      My Unfair Godmother
      Rallison, Janette
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 12, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction
      Tansy Miller has always felt that her divorced father has never had enough time for her. But mistakenly getting caught on the wrong side of the law wasn' texactly how she wanted to get his attention. Enter Chrysanthemum "Chrissy" Everstar, Tansy's fairy in shining, er, high heels. Chrissy is only a fair godmother, of course, so Tansy's three wishes don't exactly go according to plan. And if bringing Robin Hood to the twenty-first century isn't bad enough for Tansy, being transported back to the Middle Ages to deal with Rumpelstiltskin certainly is. She'll need the help of her blended family, her wits, and especially the cute police chief 's son to stop the gold-spinning story from spinning wildly out of control. Janette Rallison pulls out all the stops in this fresh, fun-filled follow-up to the popular My Fair Godmother. … More
    • Timeriders : Day of the Predator
      Scarrow, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      With teens Maddy, Liam, and Sal on their first solo assignment for a secret agency, Liam is sent back in time to prevent the murder of the father of time travel by a terrorist group, but due to a nuclear accident, he ends up in the late cretaceous period where the biggest threat is not from the legendary tyrannosaur.… More
    • Among the Impostors
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Impostors
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 21, 2001
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      As the third child in a society where only two children are permitted, Luke Gardner spent his youth hiding from the Population Police, thus as a student at the local school for boys, Luke maintains a low profile until he comes upon a mysterious door that may lead to answers he has longed to have. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.… More
    • Science Unfair
      Alien in My Pocket
      Ball, Nate
      Science Unfair
      Alien in My Pocket
      Ball, Nate
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: January 7, 2014
      Categories: Children, 6-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction
      The must-read second book in the Alien in My Pocket series. Zack and Amp are back and up to even more trouble in this hilarious story, complete with a do-it-yourself science experiment! Ever since Amp crash-landed his spaceship through Zack McGee's bedroom window, Zack's life has gotten crazier and his grades have gone from bad to worse. Who has time for homework when there's an alien invasion to stop? But now Zack's up against his greatest challenge yet—the school science fair. If Zack doesn't get an A on his project, he's going to flunk the class. Luckily, Zack has Amp around to help, but when Zack's experiment turns out to be too good, he winds up in a whole different kind of trouble. Complete with many illustrations, a riveting plot, and fun scientific facts, this book is perfect for young readers! Supports the Common Core State Standards … More
    • Unforgotten
      The Unremembered Trilogy
      Brody, Jessica
      Unforgotten
      The Unremembered Trilogy
      Brody, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 25, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      Some memories are better left forgotten After a daring escape from the Diotech scientists who created her, Seraphina and Zen believe they are finally safe from the horrors of her past. But new threats await them at every turn as Zen falls prey to a mysterious illness and Sera's extraordinary abilities make it more and more difficult to stay hidden. Meanwhile, Diotech has developed a dangerous new weapon designed to apprehend Sera. A weapon that even Sera will be powerless to stop. Her only hope of saving Zen's life and defeating the company that made her is a secret buried deep within her mind. A secret that Diotech will kill to protect. And it won't stay forgotten for long. Packed with mystery, suspense, and romance, Unforgotten is the riveting second installment of Jessica Brody's Unremembered trilogy, and delivers more heart-pounding action as loyalties are tested, love becomes a weapon, and no one's memories are safe. … More
    • Journey to Juno
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      Journey to Juno
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 2, 2013
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Join Zack as he takes a trip to the planet Juno, makes an amazing discovery, and learns the importance of teamwork! In Journey to Juno , Zack joins his school’s Explorer’s Club and visits Juno, a newly discovered planet of crystals. The group is split into pairs as they begin exploring, and Zack is less than thrilled when he is partnered with Seth Stevens, the Phase 2 bully! Seth is happy to let Zack do the work while he goofs off, so when Zack stumbles upon a really cool object, he hides it so he can show it to the Explorer’s Club himself. But when the time comes for Zack to accept praise for his discovery, will he decide to share the credit? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Galactic B.u.r.p.
      Space Taxi
      Brawer, Michael, Mass, Wendy
      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, Espionage, Science Fiction, Adventure
      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
  • Fiction

    • Mystery Across the Secret Bridge
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      Mystery Across the Secret Bridge
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 31, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Ethan and Ella find a mystery atop Machu Picchu in the seventh book of Greetings from Somewhere, an exciting series about mystery, travel, and adventure. The Briar family is off to Peru! They explore small towns within the Sacred Valley, go horseback riding up into ancient salt mines, help weave alpaca wool into blankets, and then travel to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” While Ethan and Ella are exploring the incredible site, they come across a wooden bridge that leads them to a mysterious stone structure. What is it, why haven’t they heard about it—and why does it seem to look like a snake, a bird, and a puma at the same time? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Dawn Undercover
      Dale, Anna
      Dawn Undercover
      Dale, Anna
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 8, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Espionage
      Dawn Buckle spends most of her days trying to get people to notice her, but whether at home or at school, it's as if she's invisible. And that's exactly what makes her the ideal recruit for S.H.H. (Strictly Hush Hush)--a secret intelligence agency. How the world's most forgettable girl transform herself into a world-class spy (and brings in a surprising double agent) makes for a rollicking read. … More
    • Clue of the Gold Doubloons
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Clue of the Gold Doubloons
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Nancy and George are thrilled to take part in the filming of a pirate movie onboard the Swift Adventure , a reproduction of a centuries-old sailing ship. Twin brothers Andrew and Daniel Wagner are producing the low-budget film, and they’ve asked their friends to help out. With Nancy as assistant director and George set to play a notorious female pirate, the girls can’t wait to jump in. But a series of robberies at the hotel where the cast and crew are staying, plus the discovery of gold doubloons at the crime scenes, has almost everyone in the production under suspicion. Could the robberies be a publicity stunt staged by one of the brothers? An angry crew member trying to sabotage the film? With her own safety in jeopardy, Nancy needs to figure out who in a big cast of characters is masterminding this criminal production.… More
    • Book of the Sword
      The Darkest Age
      Lake, A. J.
      Book of the Sword
      The Darkest Age
      Lake, A. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: December 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      Snatched by a dragon at the end of book one, Edmund and Elspeth awake to find themselves soaring over the frozen wastes of the Snowlands, hundreds of miles from home. Escaping the dragon's clutches, they are discovered in the soft snow by Fritha. Edmund wants her help to arrange a passage home, but Elspeth has other ideas.… More
    • Tango : The Tale of an Island Dog
      Beha, Eileen
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Adventure
      Tango lives the good life--a silver charm for his dog collar, a luxurious doggy bed, even tailor-made booties for walks in Central Park. Then, when his owners sail into stormy waters, the little Yorkie goes overboard! Washing up on an island far from home, Tango learns that sometimes it takes getting lost to find what matters most. This wonderfully fresh novel is perfect for fans of E. B. White and other classic animal stories. … More
    • Headstrong
      Pine Hollow
      Bryant, Bonnie
      Headstrong
      Pine Hollow
      Bryant, Bonnie
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Callie’s determination to win is admirable . . . and possibly dangerous With the holidays fast approaching, Stevie is searching for the perfect gift for her boyfriend. Meanwhile, Carole and Lisa each find romance in unexpected places. With their attention focused elsewhere, they don’t realize that their friend Callie Forester is galloping into trouble. On her road to recovery, all Callie can think about is being a champion rider once again. She won’t let anything get in her way—not even the warning signs. Every day, she spends hours in the wooded trails behind Pine Hollow—just her and her horse. At least, she thinks they’re alone . . .… More
    • Bears on Hemlock Mountain
      Dalgliesh, Alice
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 3, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 5-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      “There are no bears on Hemlock Mountain, No bears, no bears at all...” Or so young Jonathan is told by the grown-ups as he sets out alone over Hemlock Mountain. But as Jonathan discovers on that cold winter night, grown-ups don’t always know.... And there are bears on Hemlock Mountain!… More
    • Prince Among Frogs
      Tales of the Frog Princess
      Baker, E. D.
      Prince Among Frogs
      Tales of the Frog Princess
      Baker, E. D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 28, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy
      Princess Millie and her fiancé, Audun, are busy preparing for their wedding when trouble starts brewing in Greater Greensward. Millie's baby brother, Felix, has been kidnapped and is trapped in a swamp full of other frogs. With all the adults busy fixing problems elsewhere in the kingdom, it's up to Millie and Audun to find him--but they need all the help they can get to fight the family's oldest nemesis, the angry wizard Olebald. From the deep blue sea to the soaring skies, our two heroes will stop at nothing to get their families back together and banish all the troublemakers for good. E. D. Baker brings out all our favorite characters for this funny and ferocious finale to Tales of the Frog Princess, the best-selling series that inspired Disney's The Princess and the Frog. … More
    • Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery
      Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. “Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn’s shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart. In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.… More
    • Any Way You Slice It
      Asselin, Kristine Carlson
      Any Way You Slice It
      Asselin, Kristine Carlson
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 21, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      A lucky shot on the ice, the hot hockey player who melts it, and her dad's ban on all things rink related could mean the chance of a lifetime for Penelopeor land her in the penalty box. Penelope Spaulding just can't catch a break. Between long hours at the family restaurant, homework, and her parents' plans for her future, it's hard to find a spare moment to breathe. But when she laces up her skates and steps on the ice, everything slips away... Racing around the rink allows her to blow off steam after yet another fight with her dad about going to culinary school. So when Jake Gomes, the bad boy who lives down the street, dares her to join the Rink Rats, the local misfit hockey team, she surprises herself and joins in silent defiance of her father and his expectations. The more she plays, the easier it is to keep lying, and soon Pen finds it impossible to come clean. She's sneaking out to practice-and loving every minute of it. It doesn't take long for her to fall in love with hockeyand Jake's not half bad either. But she knows it can't last. As soon as her dad finds out, she'll be benched. For good. She's absolutely not going to tell her parents until she's sure it will be worth the inevitable fight. Not only is she skipping shifts at Slice Pizza while a foodie reality show is on the horizon, but her lies are starting to take their toll on her game. It's only a matter of time before everything falls apart. With the team counting on her and with her relationship with Jake on the line, will she have to sacrifice the thing she wants most for the people she loves? Or can she step up and take her best shot? Kristine Carlson Asselin's debut novel delivers a delightful contemporary young adult story about food and family, doing what you love, and being a sporty girl in a boys world.… More
  • Informational Books

    • Tuesday Me Arropa/ Tuesday Tucks Me In : Tuesday Tucks Me in
      Montalván, Luis Carlos
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 8, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Foreign Language Study, Nature, Pets
      Del autor de su libro de memorias, Hasta Martes. Un guerrero herido y el Golden Retriever que lo salvó, nos llega una historia de amor eterno entre un soldado veterano de guerra y su inseparable amigo, Tuesday. En Español.Todas las mañanas, Tuesday ayuda a Luis a ponerse los zapatos, primero uno y luego el otro. Le recuerda tomarse las medicinas y le acerca el bastón. Pero he aquí lo curioso: Tuesday no es una persona, ¡es un perro de asistencia!Cuando Luis regresó a casa después de la guerra, todo cambió completamente y las cosas más corrientes lo asustaban. Por suerte, tenía a Tuesday, que se mantenía a su lado ayudándolo paso a paso.Dondequiera que Luis vaya, Tuesday está a su lado, listo para proteger a su amigo. Y no es solamente Tuesday quien cuida a Luis. Luis también cuida a Tuesday. Lo lleva a pasear al parque, le limpia las patas ¡y hasta le cepilla los dientes!Tuesday Me Arropa: Un vínculo de fidelidad entre un soldado y su perro de asistencia is the Spanish language edition of Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog, which was originally published in English. As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.This picture book by the author of the memoir Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him is full of colorful photographs of Tuesday and Luis as they go through their day in New York City.… More
    • Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
      Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser – a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to others; he’s not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about life’s harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate. This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man’s destiny as he searches for love and family. … More
    • So, You Want to Work in Sports? : The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry
      Be What You Want
      Mattern, Joanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Business
      Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry. The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.… More
    • Science Comics Sharks : Nature's Perfect Hunter
      Science Comics
      Flood, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 17, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Science, Nature
      For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!… More
    • Science Comics
      Science Comics
      Hirsch, Andy
      Science Comics
      Science Comics
      Hirsch, Andy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 21, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction
      Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!In Trees: Kings of the Forest we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.… More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Bravo!
      Engle, Margarita
      Bravo!
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
      Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Grateful Fred
      Trine, Greg
      Grateful Fred
      Trine, Greg
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 24, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Bad guys tremble at the sound of his name! From: grateful@fred.com To: melvin@beederman.com Dear Melvin, We need your help. Someone has been sending us threatening letters. We don't know who it is. Please come to our concert tonight, just in case. Sincerely, Fred of The Grateful Fred Someone is out to get the Grateful Fred, Melvin Beederman's all-time favorite rock-and-roll band. Can he and his partner-in-uncrime, Candace, find out who it is before it's too late? Or will Joe the Okay Guy turn into Joe the Bad Guy and put an end to the Grateful Fred once and for all? In this third installment of the Melvin Beederman series, only the narrator knows for sure! … More
    • Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Secret Ufos
      Encyclopedia Brown
      Donald J. Sobol
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: October 14, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Everyone's favorite kid sleuth is back to solve ten new confounding cases! Encyclopedia Brown returns, and with his uncanny knack for trivia, he helps solve mysteries for the neighborhood kids through his detective agency. But his dad is also the chief of the police department, and every night Encyclopedia Brown helps him solve his most puzzling crimes. Join Encyclopedia Brown here as he solves ten new and mysterious conundrums, including a case of stolen medallions, the secret of an old diary, a case of a shipwreck, and many more. And with the clues given in each case, readers can solve these mysteries too!… More
    • Gabriel
      The Styclar Saga
      Kelly, Nikki
      Gabriel
      The Styclar Saga
      Kelly, Nikki
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 27, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Angel descendant Gabriel struggles to retain his belief in the power of good over evil when he discovers that the woman he loves may be both angel and demon on the eve of going to war alongside vampire Jonah. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Spill Zone 1
      Spill Zone
      Westerfeld, Scott
      Spill Zone 1
      Spill Zone
      Westerfeld, Scott
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The first volume of an original graphic novel series from New York Times--bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland.Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits—and it seems to be calling Addison's name.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Bloodthirsty
      Meaney, Flynn
      Bloodthirsty
      Meaney, Flynn
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 5, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
      Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty , Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part. With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected. This hilarious debut novel is for anyone who believes that sometimes even nice guys-without sharp teeth or sparkly skin-- can get the girl. … More
    • Million Shades of Gray
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      Million Shades of Gray
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 5, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      The Newbery Medal-winning author of Kira-Kira presents the story of 12-year-old Tin, whose calm bravery makes him an ideal wild elephant trainer before his Vietnamese village comes under the control of vengeful Viet Cong forces that compel him to make a dangerous choice. 50,000 first printing.… More
    • Princess Cadance and the Spring Hearts Garden
      My Little Pony: the Princess Collection
      Berrow, G. M.
      Princess Cadance and the Spring Hearts Garden
      My Little Pony: the Princess Collection
      Berrow, G. M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      When an outbreak of the pony sniffles threatens to ruin Hearts and Hooves Day, it's up to Princess Cadance to find a way to get everypony through the winter blues.… More
    • Amaranth Enchantment
      Berry, Julie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 1, 2010
      Categories: Children, 10-13, Fiction, Fantasy
      When a mysterious piece of jewelry and a strange visitor arrive in the jewelry shop where she works for her evil aunt, Lucinda's course takes a surprising turn. With the help of the Amaranth Witch, a young (and harmless) con-artist, and a prince, Lucinda uncovers secrets about her own royal past. A strong seller in hardcover, this original fairytale marks an exciting debut from a lyrical new voice … More
    • Whole Nother Story
      A Whole Nother Story
      Soup, Cuthbert, Dr.
      Whole Nother Story
      A Whole Nother Story
      Soup, Cuthbert, Dr.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 15, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Espionage
      Targeted by international super-spies, top-secret government agencies and a genius chimpanzee when their father invents a time machine, the three Cheeseman children, their psychic dog and a sock puppet find themselves on the run and confronting a series of high-action adventures. A first novel.… More
    • Agony of Alice
      Alice
      Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
      Agony of Alice
      Alice
      Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 15, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      Eleven-year-old, motherless Alice decides she needs a gorgeous role model who does everything right, and when placed in homely Mrs. Plotkin's class she is greatly disappointed until she discovers it is what people are inside that counts… More