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    • ¿quién Fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Bader, Bonnie
      ¿quién Fue Martin Luther King, Jr.?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Bader, Bonnie
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      The famous civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke out against racial and economic injustice until his death - from an assassin's bullet - in 1968. This tumultuous time in history comes to life in over 100 black-and-white illustrations that celebrate of this remarkable man.… More
    • Bravo! : Poemas sobre Hispanos Extraordinarios
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
    • Nacer Bailando / Dancing Home
      Ada, Alma Flor, Zubizarreta, Gabriel M.
      Nacer Bailando / Dancing Home
      Ada, Alma Flor, Zubizarreta, Gabriel M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 12, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, 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
    • 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
    • ¿quién Fue Abraham Lincoln?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Pascal, Janet
      ¿quién Fue Abraham Lincoln?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Pascal, Janet
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 17, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Highlights the life and achievements of the sixteenth president of the United States, discussing his childhood years, his rise through politics, and the major decisions he made as president during the Civil War.… More
    • ¿quién Fue Walt Disney?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Stewart, Whitney
      ¿quién Fue Walt Disney?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Stewart, Whitney
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: August 30, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Walt Disney siempre le encantaba entretener a la gente. A menudo se metía en problemas.. Una vez pintó cuadros con alquitrán en el lado de la casa blanca de su familia. Su familia era pobre,  y el tiempo más feliz de su infancia transcurrió en una granja en Missouri. Su afecto por la vida pueblerina se refleja en los Calles Principales de Disneyland. Con ilustraciones en blanco y negro, esta biografía revela el hombre detrás de la magia.Este libro no tiene autorización, licencia o aprobación de la Walt Disney Company o de cualquier afiliado.… More
    • ¿quién Fue Helen Keller?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Thompson, Gare
      ¿quién Fue Helen Keller?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Thompson, Gare
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: August 30, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      A los dos años, Helen Keller quedó sorda y ciega. Ella vivía en un mundo de silencio y la oscuridad. Pero con la ayuda de la maestra Annie Sullivan, Helen aprendió a leer, escribir y hacer muchas cosas extraordinarias. Esta biografía inspiradora es perfecta para los jóvenes lectores. Dibujos en blanco y negro, barras laterales sobre temas relacionados, tales como Louis Braille, una cronología, y una bibliografía mejorará la comprensión de los lectores sobre el tema.… More
    • 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
    • ¿quién Fue Leonardo Da Vinci?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Edwards, Roberta
      ¿quién Fue Leonardo Da Vinci?
      ¿quién Fue?
      Hq, Who, Edwards, Roberta
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Presents the life and accomplishments of the famous artist, scientist, engineer, and inventor.… More
    • Me Llamo Maria Isabel / My Name Is Maria Isabel
      Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      Para María Isabel Salazar López lo más difícil de ser la alumna recién llegada a una nueva escuela es que la maestra no la llama por su nombre. —Ya tenemos dos Marías en esta clase—le dice la maestra. —¿Por qué no te llamamos Mary? Pero a María Isabel la llamaron así en recuerdo de la madre de su padre y de Chabela, su querida abuelita puertorriqueña. ¿Podrá hacerle comprender a la maestra que perder su nombre es perder la parte más importante de sí misma?… More
  • New Arrivals

    • Leandra and Obsidian : An E-original Short Story
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 8, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
      The Dragon Keeper series bridges the gap between Magic Tree House Merlin Missions and Harry Potter.An original short story (only available electronically!) adds background information to the newest book in this magical middle grade adventure series. It's an exciting adventure featuring Emmy's parents and the origins of the second dragon egg that appears in The Dragon in the Sea (Dragon Keepers #5).Praise for The Dragon in the Sock Drawer:"Funny and wonderfully written--a tall-tale adventure sure to grab young readers."--Mary Pope Osborne"This novel, with its unique and modern twists, is a great addition to the dragon genre for younger readers."--School Library Journal… More
    • Gods of Manhattan
      Mebus, Scott
      Gods of Manhattan
      Mebus, Scott
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: April 17, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Although the obvious can be seen by the naked eye, twelve-year-old Rory Hennessey has a unique gift that lets him see the darker realms of the city--areas where the Gods of Manhattan rule the streets with their warrior cockroaches, kung fu rodents, and hungry gargoyles that are determined to cause chaos in the city he loves. 40,000 first printing.… More
    • To the Top! : Climbing the World's Highest Mountain
      Step into Reading
      Kramer, Sydelle
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 28, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, History, Sports
      Illus. in full color. Here is the gripping story of Hillary and Norgay's perilous ascent of Mount Everest as they battled snow and ice slides, whipping winds, and the grim knowledge that 19 others had died in the same attempt.… More
    • Heck : Where the Bad Kids Go
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      Heck : Where the Bad Kids Go
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 22, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      WHEN MILTON AND Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home-ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the Pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn 18, whichever comes first?From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Unfriended
      Vail, Rachel
      Unfriended
      Vail, Rachel
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 25, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      Invited to sit at the popular table with a group of new friends she has dreamed of joining, Truly is caught in a web of lies, misunderstandings, agendas, accusations and worse, in a story told from the perspectives of six narrators. By the author of Wonder. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Afterward
      Mathieu, Jennifer
      Afterward
      Mathieu, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 20, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      The rescue of her kidnapped little brother leads Caroline into a psychologically taut friendship with Ethan, a desperately lonely boy who had been held by the kidnapper for years and who offers traumatic insights into what Caroline's brother has experienced. By the award-winning author of The Truth About Alice. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • We Are Still Tornadoes
      Mullen, Susan, Kun, Michael
      We Are Still Tornadoes
      Mullen, Susan, Kun, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 1, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      "Readers aching for a combination of the '80s and a romance like Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park will be stoked." —BooklistIt's the summer of 1982, and for Scott and Cath, everything is about to change. Growing up across the street from each other, Scott and Cath have been best friends for most of their lives. Now they've graduated high school, and Cath is off to college while Scott stays at home trying to get his band off the ground. Neither of them realized that their first year after high school would be so hard. Fortunately, Scott and Cath still have each other, and it's through their letters that they survive heartache, annoying roommates, family dramas, and the pressure of figuring out what to do with the rest of their lives. And through it all, they realize that the only person they've ever wanted to turn to is each other. But does that mean they should think about being more than friends? One thing is clear, Change is an inescapable part of growing up, and we share unbreakable bonds with the friends who help us navigate it. This funny, extraordinary, and deeply moving book—set to an awesome '80s soundtrack—captures all the beautiful confusion and emotional intensity we find on the verge of adulthood...and first love.We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen is not to be missed!Praise for We Are Still Tornadoes:**A Buzzfeed Must-Read Book of Fall****A Teen Vogue Best Book of the Month****A Goodreads Best YA Book of the Month****A Bustle.com Best Book of the Month****A Popsugar Best Book of November**"A love story to best friends everywhere. Smart, charming, and delightful." — Kirkus Reviews“Sweet and heartfelt, this is one contemporary YA fans won’t want to miss.” —Buzzfeed"Sweet, funny, & heartfelt!" — Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author… More
    • Sweeties 1 : Cherry - Skye
      Sweeties
      Grisseaux, Veronique, Cassidy, Cathy
      Sweeties 1 : Cherry - Skye
      Sweeties
      Grisseaux, Veronique, Cassidy, Cathy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 11, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Cherry Costello’s father owns a successful candy store franchise with best-selling chocolates. As the father remarries to the Tanberry family, Cherry now has four new half-sisters and must start at a new school in a new town. Trouble arises as Cherry meets Shay, the boyfriend of her older half-sister, Honey! Plus, the Tanberry twins Skye and Summer learn life is not identical for the both of them. It’s going to take a sweet miracle to overcome the sour tensions in this household!… More
    • Apollo 8 : The Brilliant One
      Olympians
      O'Connor, George
      Apollo 8 : The Brilliant One
      Olympians
      O'Connor, George
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 26, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore
      Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times bestselling author George O'Connor continues to turn his extensive knowledge of the original Greek myths into rip-roaring graphic novel storytelling.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Decelerate Blue
      Cavallaro, Mike, Rapp, Adam
      Decelerate Blue
      Cavallaro, Mike, Rapp, Adam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
      The future waits for no one.In this new world, speed and efficiency are everything, and the populace zooms along in a perpetually stimulated haze. Angela thinks she's the only person in her family—maybe the only person on the planet—who sees anything wrong with this picture. But the truth is she's not alone.Angela finds herself recruited into a resistance movement where the key to rebellion is taking things slow. In their secret underground hideout, they create a life unplugged from the rapid-fire culture outside. Can they free the rest of the world before the powers that be shut down their utopian experiment? From revolutionary and award-winning playwright Adam Rapp and veteran cartoonist and animator Mike Cavallaro comes Decelerate Blue, a dark, breath-taking new vision of an all-too-plausible future for America.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Primavera, Elise
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Primavera, Elise
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: March 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Fans of Mary Poppins will love this whimsical tale of a boarding school for children of very busy parents, where an extraordinary headmistress teaches them life lessons about courage, adventure, friendship . . . and the importance of birthday cake.Nestled inside a lighthouse, Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents takes its motto from Amelia Earhart: Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Headmistress Ms. Rapscott couldn’t agree more, but her students, who are shipped to the school in boxes, could use a little convincing. Still, despite their initial reluctance, the students are soon soaring through the sky and getting lost on purpose. In addition to learning what birthday cakes are and how best to approach a bumbershoot tree, the students also manage to learn a little something about strength and bravery.Bestselling author Elise Primavera has created an irresistible, richly illustrated story about finding your way.… More
    • Monster Fish
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Hogan, Zeb, Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
      Monster Fish
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Hogan, Zeb, Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      For Zeb Hogan, bigger is better – especially when it comes to fish. From sawfish to alligator gars to giant stingrays, Zeb's on a mission to save the world's freshwater giants. In this cool Chapter book, you'll join Zeb on amazing – and TRUE – adventures with supersize swimmers. From the Trade Paperback edition. … More
    • Starry River of the Sky
      Lin, Grace
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure, Folklore, Historical Fiction
      The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit? But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions. Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures. … More
    • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
      Lopez, Diana
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She's jealous that her genius little sister skipped two grades. And she's passionate about the crushes on her Boyfriend Wish list. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help. When her family visits a cuarto de milagros , a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom's health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out. Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good (and bad) surprises. … More
    • Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 12, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Mystery
      Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?… More
    • Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.… More
    • 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
    • Zombie Baseball Beatdown
      Bacigalupi, Paolo
      Zombie Baseball Beatdown
      Bacigalupi, Paolo
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror
      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
    • Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.… More
    • Shadows of Sherwood
      Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
      Magoon, Kekla
      Shadows of Sherwood
      Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
      Magoon, Kekla
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure
      The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley must learn to fend for herself. Her home, Nott City, has been taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown. After fleeing for her life, Robyn has no choice but to join a band of strangers-misfit kids, each with their own special talent for mischief. Setting out to right the wrongs of Crown's merciless government, they take their outlaw status in stride. But Robyn can't rest until she finds her parents. As she pieces together clues from the night they disappeared, Robyn learns that her destiny is tied to the future of Nott City in ways she never expected. Kicking off a new series with an unforgettable heroine, readers will be treated to feats of courage and daring deeds as Robyn and her band find their way in this cruel, new world. … More
  • Action & Adventure

    • Transformers Robots in Disguise : The Trials of Optimus Prime
      Sazaklis, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 5, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
      In the Realm of the Primes, Optimus is training for an important mission, but Liege Maximo is determined to make sure that Optimus and Bumblebee destroy each other.… More
    • Traitors' Gate
      Avi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      It’s 1849, the year John Huffman’s father is sentenced to London’s Whitecross Street Prison. He’s been put away for gambling debt—leaving fourteen-year-old John and his family out on the street. But it seems gambling is the least of their problems: Father Huffman is accused of treason. Surrounded by a cast of sinister and suspicious characters, John’s not sure what to believe…or whom.… More
    • Specter Rising
      The Brimstone Network
      Sniegoski, Thomas E.
      Specter Rising
      The Brimstone Network
      Sniegoski, Thomas E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Folklore
      Just when thirteen-year-old Bram Stone has gotten the hang of running the new Brimstone Network, an unexpected shock is sent his way. Ligeia, queen of the specter -- the mother he's never known -- suddenly appears in his life, leading Bram to explore his specter half as he never has before. The reunion is overshadowed by a dark threat from Barnabas, an evil specter warlord. In this final showdown between the Brimstone Network and Barnabas, Bram and his team must join forces with the unlikeliest of allies to wage a war against their foe and his secret weapon: the mysterious being known as Trinity.… More
    • Purple Emperor
      The Faerie Wars Chronicles
      Brennan, Herbie
      Purple Emperor
      The Faerie Wars Chronicles
      Brennan, Herbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure
      Henry Atherton, his faerie prince friend Pyrgus, and Pyrgus's fearless sister, Holly Blue, return in this fantastic adventure to save the Faerie Realm from the evil Hairstreak and his henchmen, Chalkhill and Brimstone. With the help of forest faeries, some silk mistresses, a sewer-dwelling creature of unknown dimensions, and additional creatures magical and otherwise, the three intrepid young friends find their way from exile back to the home they all would die to preserve and protect. … More
    • Good Dog
      Avi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      While on a grand adventure, McKinley the malamute must decide whether to stay loyal to his human master or follow his animal instincts by running free with a coaxing pack of wolves. Reprint.… More
    • Saturday Night Dirt
      Motor Novels
      Weaver, Will
      Saturday Night Dirt
      Motor Novels
      Weaver, Will
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 14, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure
      In a small town in northern Minnesota, the much-anticipated Saturday night dirt-track race at the old-fashioned, barely viable, Headwaters Speedway becomes, in many ways, an important life-changing event for all the participants on and off the track. Reprint.… More
    • Double Deception : Book Three in the Double Danger Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Double Deception : Book Three in the Double Danger Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 10, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: To located Ryan Carraway, who has mysteriously gone missing while his movie star brother, Justin, was filming on location in Bayport. And to find out what, if anything, Justin is hiding. LOCATION: New York City. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: Ryan - and anyone who comes too close to finding out who was involved in his vanishing act. SUSPECTS: Movie star Justin has been acting stranger and stranger, and now there's evidence that points to the fact that he might be involved in his own brother's disappearance...… More
    • Pan's Realm
      Spooksville
      Pike, Christopher
      Pan's Realm
      Spooksville
      Pike, Christopher
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 28, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Horror, Fantasy
      When a herd of magical creatures invades Spooksville, Adam and his friends initially enjoy their childish pranks until things become more menacing, forcing the kids to fight for their lives. By the best-selling author of the Chain Letter series. Simultaneous and eBook.… More
    • Dangerous Days of Daniel X
      Daniel X
      Patterson, James
      Dangerous Days of Daniel X
      Daniel X
      Patterson, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 21, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      The greatest superpower of all isn't to be part spider, part man, or to cast magic spells--the greatest power is the power to create. Daniel X has that power. Daniel's secret abilities -- like being able to manipulate objects and animals with his mind or to recreate himself in any shape he chooses -- have helped him survive. But Daniel doesn't have a normal life. He is the protector of the earth, the Alien Hunter, with a mission beyond what anyone's imagining. From the day that his parents were brutally murdered before of his very eyes, Daniel has used his unique gifts to hunt down their assassin. Finally, with the help of The List, bequeathed to him in his parents' dying breath, he is closing in on the killer. Now, on his own, he vows to take on his father's mission--and to take vengeance in the process. … More
    • Poached
      Funjungle
      Gibbs, Stuart
      Poached
      Funjungle
      Gibbs, Stuart
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Teddy Fitzroy’s back for another zoo mystery—this time it’s a koala caper—in this action-packed follow-up to Belly Up , which Kirkus Reviews called “great fun.” School troublemaker Vance Jessup thinks Teddy Fitzroy’s home at FunJungle, a state-of-the-art zoo and theme park, is the perfect place for a cruel prank. Vance bullies Teddy into his scheme, but the plan goes terribly awry. Teddy sneaks into the koala exhibit to hide out until the chaos dies down. But when the koala goes missing, Teddy is the only person caught on camera entering and exiting the exhibit. Teddy didn’t commit the crime—but if he can’t find the real culprit, he’ll be sent to juvie as a convicted koala-napper.… More
  • Biographies

    • Dr. Seuss : Young Author and Artist
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
      Dr. Seuss : Young Author and Artist
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History, Biography & Memoir
      Provides an in-depth review of the life and accomplishments of this multi-talented man who revolutionized children’s literature, becoming famous for his many wonderful and celebrated children’s tales, such as Cat in the Hat and And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Original.… More
    • Who Was King Tut?
      Who Was...?
      Edwards, Roberta
      Who Was King Tut?
      Who Was...?
      Edwards, Roberta
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: March 2, 2006
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Explains the life and times of King Tutankhamen, an ancient Egyptian ruler, covering the story of his tomb's discovery by Howard Carter in 1922 as well as myths and so-called mummy curses. Original.… More
    • I Am a Secret Service Agent : My Life Spent Protecting the President
      Maynard, Charles, Emmett, Dan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 6, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Political Science, History, Biography & Memoir
      Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. From that moment forward, he knew he wanted to become a Secret Service agent, one of an elite group of highly trained men and women dedicated to preserving the life of the President of the United States at any cost, including sacrificing their own lives if necessary. Armed with single-minded determination and a never-quit attitude, he did just that. Selected over thousands of other highly qualified applicants to become an agent, he was eventually chosen to be one of the best of the best and provided protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush. I Am a Secret Service Agent skillfully describes the duties and challenges of conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service with the inner workings of the White House. I Am A Secret Service Agent is a must read for young adults interested in a career in federal law enforcement.… More
    • Vincent and Theo : The Van Gogh Brothers
      Heiligman, Deborah
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 18, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Art, Parenting & Family
      Printz Honor Book • YALSA Nonfiction Award Winner • Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner • SCBWI Golden Kite Winner • Cybils Senior High Nonfiction Award WinnerFrom the author of National Book Award finalist Charles and Emma comes an incredible story of brotherly love.The deep and enduring friendship between Vincent and Theo Van Gogh shaped both brothers' lives. Confidant, champion, sympathizer, friend—Theo supported Vincent as he struggled to find his path in life. They shared everything, swapping stories of lovers and friends, successes and disappointments, dreams and ambitions. Meticulously researched, drawing on the 658 letters Vincent wrote to Theo during his lifetime, Deborah Heiligman weaves a tale of two lives intertwined and the extraordinary love of the Van Gogh brothers.… More
    • Helen Keller : Courage in the Dark
      Step into Reading
      Hurwitz, Johanna
      Helen Keller : Courage in the Dark
      Step into Reading
      Hurwitz, Johanna
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 26, 2010
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      When a childhood illness leaves her blind and deaf, Helen Keller's life seems hopeless indeed. But her indomitable will and the help of a devoted teacher empower Helen to triumph over incredible adversity. This amazing true story is finally brought to the beginner reader level.  From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • George W. Bush : Our 43rd President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      George W. Bush : Our 43rd President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Learn about the life of the 43rd President of the United States in this updated biography of George W. Bush, specially written for a younger audience. President George W. Bush once said, “I never dreamed about becoming president. When I was growing up, I wanted to be Willie Mays.” George W. was born July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He grew up in Texas but returned to Connecticut to attend Yale University. As a young man he trained as a fighter pilot in the Texas Air National Guard before beginning a career in business. He entered Texas politics and served as the state’s governor from 1994 to 2000. In 2001 George W. Bush won one of the closest, and most disputed, presidential elections in United States history. During his first term Bush launched a war against terrorism after the devastating attacks of September 11, 2001. In 2004 he won his second term against John Kerry. Originally published as President George W. Bush in 2005, this revised biography of the 43rd President of the United States includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.… More
    • John Glenn
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Burgan, Michael
      John Glenn
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Burgan, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors… More
    • ¿Quién fue Steve Jobs?
      Who Was...?
      Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
      ¿Quién fue Steve Jobs?
      Who Was...?
      Pam Pollack, Meg Belviso
      eBook
      Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
      Published: March 29, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Business, Computers, Biography & Memoir, Economics
      Examines the life and accomplishments of computer industry pioneer Steve Jobs, a founder of Apple Computer, Inc.… More
    • Who Is J.k. Rowling?
      Who Was...?
      Belviso, Meg, Pollack, Pamela
      Who Is J.k. Rowling?
      Who Was...?
      Belviso, Meg, Pollack, Pamela
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J. K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature but the story behind the creation of a modern classic"--… More
    • Wilma Rudolph : Olympic Runner
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Harper, Jo
      Wilma Rudolph : Olympic Runner
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Harper, Jo
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
      An inspiring story of the first American female athlete to win three gold medals at a single Olympic Games shares her triumphs over childhood illnesses to become a high school basketball player. A Childhood Of Famous Americans title.… More
  • Comics

    • Quirk's Quest 2 : The Lost and the Found
      Quirk's Quest
      Christie, Robert
      Quirk's Quest 2 : The Lost and the Found
      Quirk's Quest
      Christie, Robert
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 26, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy
      Marooned in unknown and exceedingly hostile territory, Captain Quenterindy Quirk and his furry entourage continue their royal quest to explore the uncharted lands of Crutonia. And now they've made a most remarkable discovery: A mysterious and highly advanced civilization lies beneath the surface of the island. But the rulers of this new world have little patience for inept explorers or their royal quests.Vividly illustrated and starring a cunningly designed cast of characters, Quirk's Quest is a tale of adventure in a fully imagined world ripe for exploration. Included in this volume is an illustrated roster of the important characters and a map of the world of Crutonia.… More
    • Big Bad Fox
      Renner, Benjamin
      Big Bad Fox
      Renner, Benjamin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 20, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Fox? No one, it seems.The fox dreams of being the terror of the barnyard. But no one is intimidated by him, least of all the hens—when he picks a fight with one, he always ends up on the losing end. Even the wolf, the most fearsome beast of the forest, can’t teach him how to be a proper predator. It looks like the fox will have to spend the rest of his life eating turnips.But then the wolf comes up with the perfect scheme. If the fox steals some eggs, he could hatch the chicks himself and raise them to be a plump, juicy chicken dinner. Unfortunately, this plan falls apart when three adorable chicks hatch and call the fox Mommy.Beautifully rendered in watercolor by Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox is a hilarious and surprisingly tender parable about parenthood that's sure to be a hit with new parents (and their kids too).… More
    • Hot Garbage
      Teen Titans Go!
      Belle, Magnolia
      Hot Garbage
      Teen Titans Go!
      Belle, Magnolia
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      When the Teen Titans try to get Beast Boy to clean his dirty room, they discover that there is more to garbage than just trash. Yuck! TM & © DC Comics. (s16)… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 7, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Rachel Renee Russell serves up more laughs and adorable illustrations in the next installment of the bestselling DORK DIARIES series. Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth--that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and--worst case scenario--her crush, Brandon, associating her with the humongous roach on top of her Dad's van! Now it looks like her secret could be about to come out, and Nikki's willing to go to any zany and wacky length to prevent that from happening. The timing seems perfect when a major talent competition is announced with a school scholarship offered as the top prize. Nikki loves to sing and dance and now she gets to have tons of fun with her friends while competing for a chance to free her Dad from his obligation! (And free herself from all that potential damage to her reputation . . .) Once again, hijinks and misunderstandings aplenty ensue, as well as more hilarious and heartwarming moments with Nikki and her friends.… More
    • Teen Titans Go! : Starfire Starbomb
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      Teen Titans Go! : Starfire Starbomb
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Starfire is from Tamaran and on her planet, she is the queen! She can fly, shoot energy beams, and is an all around awesome gal. Read all about her in this Teen Titan GO! chapter book. TM & © DC Comics. (s16) … More
    • 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
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Novelization of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Peter Quill and his misfit companions band together to protect a mysterious Orb containing an infinity stone from Ronan, a powerful villain who plans to use it to destroy the planet Xandar.… More
    • Hocus Focus
      Adventures in Cartooning
      Arnold, Andrew, Frederick-Frost, Alexis, Sturm, James
      Hocus Focus
      Adventures in Cartooning
      Arnold, Andrew, Frederick-Frost, Alexis, Sturm, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 24, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      All day long, the Knight peels turnips. This isn’t what she had in mind for her first magic lesson. She wants to make a magic potion, not soup! Things get a lot more exciting when she steals the wizard’s magic wand and spell book. Her potion transforms Edward into a giant worm—and he’s hungry!Hocus Focus offers more sweet, goofy storytelling from the creators of Adventures in Cartooning. With simple how-to-draw tutorials on the endpapers, these cute picture books are a playful extension of the hit instructional series.… More
    • Melowy 1 : The Test of Magic
      Melowy
      Powell, Cortney Faye
      Melowy 1 : The Test of Magic
      Melowy
      Powell, Cortney Faye
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 29, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      When flying unicorns called Melowies turn fourteen they go to school at Destino, a legendary castle hidden somewhere in the clouds. Here they develop their special power, which lies dormant in them until they finish school and discover their place in the world. What lies ahead for the impressive group of Electra, Selene, Kora, Maia, and Clio, each destined for their own paths? Dreams, adventure, and friendship around every corner!… 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
  • Fantasy

    • Dragon's Eye
      Erec Rex
      Kingsley, Kaza
      Dragon's Eye
      Erec Rex
      Kingsley, Kaza
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 7, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Life is not easy for twelve-year-old Erec Rex. His single mother can barely support her six adopted kids. And they've moved into an apartment so tiny that Erec sleeps with the washing machine. Worse, there is a strange force within Erec that is making him do odd things. His urge to obey these thoughts grows -- until it becomes impossible to resist them. Then one morning, Erec's mother is missing. The force inside Erec commands him to find her, leading him on an adventure that will change him forever. When he arrives in Alypium, a hidden world where old knowledge of magic is kept, Erec learns that his mother and the entire kingdom are in peril. And he might be the only one who can save them.… More
    • Dragon's Tooth
      Ashtown Burials
      Wilson, N. D.
      Dragon's Tooth
      Ashtown Burials
      Wilson, N. D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 23, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Folklore
      When their parents' seedy old motel burns down on the same night they are visited by a strange man covered in skeleton tattoos, Cyrus, Antigone, and their brother Daniel are introduced to an ancient secret society, and discover that they have an important role in keeping it alive.… More
    • Behind the Canvas
      Vance, Alexander
      Behind the Canvas
      Vance, Alexander
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 23, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy
      Discovering that she has the ability to enter into the worlds depicted in famous paintings, Claudia endeavors to save a Dutch boy named Pim who has been trapped behind the canvas for centuries by a power-hungry witch. By the author of The Heartbreak Messenger. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Frostblood
      Frostblood Saga
      Blake, Elly
      Frostblood
      Frostblood Saga
      Blake, Elly
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 10, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      This New York Times bestseller is perfect for fans of Red Queen. An "enchanting and fast-paced debut" that "lights up the page with magic, romance, and action."Seventeen-year-old Ruby is a Fireblood who has concealed her powers of heat and flame from the cruel Frostblood ruling class her entire life. But when her mother is killed trying to protect her, and rebel Frostbloods demand her help to overthrow their bloodthirsty king, she agrees to come out of hiding, desperate to have her revenge.Despite her unpredictable abilities, Ruby trains with the rebels and the infuriating--yet irresistible--Arcus, who seems to think of her as nothing more than a weapon. But before they can take action, Ruby is captured and forced to compete in the king's tournaments that pit Fireblood prisoners against Frostblood champions. Now she has only one chance to destroy the maniacal ruler who has taken everything from her--and from the icy young man she has come to love.Vivid and compelling, Frostblood is the first in an exhilarating series about a world where flame and ice are mortal enemies...but together create a power that could change everything.… More
    • Frankenstein
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Weinberg, Larry, Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
      Frankenstein
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Weinberg, Larry, Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: February 2, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction, Classics
      A monster assembled by a scientist from parts of dead bodies develops a mind of his own as he learns to loathe himself and hate his creator. Simultaneous.… More
    • Ironwood Tree
      The Spiderwick Chronicles
      Black, Holly, DiTerlizzi, Tony
      Ironwood Tree
      The Spiderwick Chronicles
      Black, Holly, DiTerlizzi, Tony
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure
      The faerie world is in pursuit of the Grace kids in this repackage of the fourth book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles. First a pack vile, smelly goblins snatch Simon. Then a band of elves try to entrap Jared. Why is the entire faerie world so eager to get their hands on Arthur Spiderwick’s Guide? And will the Grace kids be left alone, now that the Guide has mysteriously disappeared? Don’t count on it. At school, someone is running around pretending to be Jared. To make matters even worse, now Mallory has disappeared and something in the water is killing off the plants and animals. Clues point to the abandoned quarry just outside of town where the dwarves have taken over. Meanwhile, the faerie world’s abuzz with the news that a creature with plans to rule the world has offered the dwarves a gift to join with him: a queen. In honor of the tenth anniversary of the #1 New York Times bestselling Spiderwick Chronicles series, which has more than 12 million copies in print worldwide, this edition of The Ironwood Tree features a larger trim size and an original cover with all-new art from Tony DiTerlizzi.… More
    • Through Her Eyes
      Archer, Jennifer
      Through Her Eyes
      Archer, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: April 5, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Horror, Romance
      Every ghost has a story to tell. The last place Tansy Piper wants to be is stuck in Cedar Canyon, Texas, in the middle of nowhere, with a bunch of small-town kids. But when her mother decides to move to the desolate West Texas town, Tansy has no choice but to go along. Once there, Tansy is immediately drawn to the turret of their rickety old house, a place she soon learns has a disturbing history. But it's the strange artifacts she finds in the cellar?a pocket watch, a journal of poetry, and a tiny crystal?that have the most chilling impact on her. Tansy soon finds that through the lens of her camera, she can become part of a surreal black-and-white world where her life is intertwined with that of mysterious, troubled Henry, who lived in the same house and died decades earlier. It seems their lives are linked by fate and the artifacts she found, but as Tansy begins spending more and more time in the past, her present world starts to fade away. Tansy must untangle herself from Henry's dangerous reality?before she loses touch with her own life forever. … More
    • Perfume
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Perfume
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 22, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror
      An enticing new perfume has a deadly bite When fifteen-year-old Dove Daniel's friends discover the new perfume called Venom, they become infatuated. They have Obsession and Poison; now they simply must have Venom. When they discover it's available at Dry Ice, the coolest store in the local mall, they rush over after school. But to Dove, Venom seems inexplicably terrifying, as does the store that carries it. If she breathes in its potent scent, she is sure something terrible will happen. At first whiff, she senses something primitive and dark. Once she's inhaled the scent, she begins to feel something ... different ... and her heart beats in double time. What has Venom's bite awakened inside her' This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.… More
    • Drifter
      Cusick, Richie Tankersley
      Drifter
      Cusick, Richie Tankersley
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 4, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror
      A girl and her mother try to make a new home in a house with a chilling past Though Carolyn’s mother never expected to inherit Glanton House from long-lost Aunt Hazel, she wants to make the most of the opportunity. Planning to turn the creaky waterfront mansion into a hotel, she moves Carolyn down to the seashore. But this house has a nightmarish history.   As the story goes, Captain Glanton spent so long at sea that his wife, believing him dead, took a new lover. When her husband finally returned, her new love—a mysterious drifter—brutally murdered him, and she went mad with grief. It is said her ghost still haunts Glanton House, awaiting her husband’s return. Carolyn is terrified: Are the strange stains that cover the attic walls the marks of a ghost? And who is Joss Whitcomb, the icy-palmed handyman who wants a job at the new hotel? And why is no one sure what actually happened to Aunt Hazel? The answers to Carolyn’s questions lie in the sea, and in its chilling siren song. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Richie Tankersley Cusick including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection. … More
    • Ruling Passion
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      Ruling Passion
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      Includes: Hearts at Stake , Blood Feud , and Out for Blood . Readers will meet Solange Drake, her best friend Lucy, and the irresistible Drake brothers--the royal family of vampires whose matriarch is next in line for the throne. The Drakes must keep peace in their town of Violet Hill as warring vampire factions vie for power, and as Solange falls in love with Kieran Black a handsome vampire hunter and Lucy falls for Nicolas Drake. The hot romance and kick-butt action will keep readers coming back for more.… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Fortune's Journey
      Coville, Bruce
      Fortune's Journey
      Coville, Bruce
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: November 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      On the Oregon trail, a theater troupe strives to reach California After months in the cramped confines of a Conestoga wagon, Fortune Plunkett is dreaming of the life she left behind in Charleston. It was her father’s dream to lead his band of actors to California, but he died on the trail. Fortune’s only inheritance is a trunk of old costumes, a handful of plays, and a passionate drive to reach the Pacific Ocean, no matter what hardships she might endure along the way.   At the time of her father’s death, the actors were heading toward an engagement in the little town of Busted Heights—a place that held a fascination for Fortune’s father that he never explained. There Fortune meets the greenhorn Jamie Halleck, a naive young man who convinces her to let him join the group. With Jamie onboard, they hit the trail again, ready to reach California and find their destiny.   This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Bruce Coville including rare images from the author’s collection.… More
    • Under the Persimmon Tree
      Staples, Suzanne Fisher
      Under the Persimmon Tree
      Staples, Suzanne Fisher
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      During the 2001 Afghan War, the lives of Najmah, a young refugee from Kunduz, Afghanistan, and Nusrat, an American-Muslim teacher who is awaiting her huband's return from Mazar-i-Sharif, intersect at a school in Peshawar, Pakistan. Reprint.… More
    • Ghost Hawk
      Cooper, Susan
      Ghost Hawk
      Cooper, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      A friendship between a young Native American and a colonial New England settler endangers them both in this “simply unforgettable” ( Booklist , starred review) adventure story from Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper. On the winter day Little Hawk is sent into the woods alone, he can take only a bow and arrows, his handcrafted tomahawk, and the amazing metal knife his father traded for with the new white settlers. If Little Hawk survives three moons by himself, he will be a man. John Wakely is only ten when his father dies, but he has already experienced the warmth and friendship of the nearby tribes. Yet his fellow colonists aren’t as accepting of the native people. When he is apprenticed to a barrel-maker, John sees how quickly the relationships between settlers and natives are deteriorating. His friendship with Little Hawk will put both boys in grave danger. The intertwining stories of Little Hawk and John Wakely are a fascinating tale of friendship and an eye-opening look at the history of our nation. Newbery Medalist Susan Cooper also includes a timeline and an author’s note that discusses the historical context of this important and moving novel.… More
    • Kat Incorrigible
      Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson,
      Burgis, Stephanie
      Kat Incorrigible
      Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson,
      Burgis, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 5, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In nineteenth-century England, twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson knows she was born to be a magical Guardian and protector of Society—if she can find true acceptance in the secret order that expelled her mother. She’s ready to upend the rigid Order of the Guardians, whether the older members like it or not. And in a Society where magic is the greatest scandal of all, Kat is determined to use her powers to help her two older sisters find their own true loves, even if she has to turn highwayman, battle wild magic, and confront real ghosts along the way! History seamlessly merges with fantasy in this humorous and lively novel.… More
    • Legacy of Blood
      Ford, Michael
      Legacy of Blood
      Ford, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      After victory against the Persians, Lysander and the other young warriors from Sparta are weary from battle. But then a messenger brings news that Taras, a distant outpost of the Spartan empire, is under siege. Sparta is in danger of losing a vital trading port to a local uprising. Lysander and his barrack set sail immediately for southern Italy. They quickly discover that the locals will not be easily beaten. In the midst of battle Lysander finds himself in front of the great statue in the main square, and is shocked to see that the figure is wearing the Fire of Ares. Is this Lysander's ancestor? He must find out his connection to this town and its people, and in so doing reveal more of his mysterious heritage, hidden from him for so long.… More
    • Ten Cents a Dance
      Fletcher, Christine
      Ten Cents a Dance
      Fletcher, Christine
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 15, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      With her mother ill, it's up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the 1940s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago's poor Yards is a job in one of the meat packing plants. Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer and soon becomes an expert in the art of "fishing": working her patrons for meals, cash, clothes, even jewelry. Drawn ever deeper into the world of dance halls, jazz, and the mob, Ruby gradually realizes that the only one who can save her is herself. A mesmerizing look into a little known world and era. … More
    • Teddy Kennedy : Lion of the Senate
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Stanley, George E.
      Teddy Kennedy : Lion of the Senate
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Stanley, George E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 17, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      This informative and engaging addition to the Childhood of Famous Americans series provides a fascinating look at the boyhood and background of Teddy Kennedy, who, in addition to being the youngest brother of former President John F. Kennedy and the late Senator Robert F. Kennedy, grew up to be a revered and beloved senior Democratic senator from Massachusetts.… More
    • Weedflower
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      Weedflower
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      When the only world she ever knew is turned upside-down after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and her family is forced to move into an internment camp, Sumiko is left saddened and confused until a new friendship with a Mohave boy, Frank, on the Indian reservation gives her the inspiration she needs to manage the difficult times ahead. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.… More
    • Battlemage
      Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      Battlemage
      Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      The epic conclusion to the New York Times–bestselling Summoner trilogy, by Taran Matharu!Fletcher and his friends fight for survival in the ether, where they pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace.Even as hatred threatens to turn friend into foe in The Battlemage, Fletcher must lead a small army of soldiers into battle to protect his ancestral homeland, and face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher holds dear.… More
    • Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. “Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn’s shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart. In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.… More
  • Humor

    • Rabbids Invade Halloween
      Rabbids Invasion
      Lewman, David
      Rabbids Invade Halloween
      Rabbids Invasion
      Lewman, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 28, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Get ready to be scared silly with everyone’s favorite mischief-makers, the stars of Rabbids Invasion ! The Rabbids redefine Halloween mischief in this hilarious new chapter book filled with three funny, spooky short stories! Forget everything you thought you knew about spooky Halloween stories…the Rabbids are putting their own spin on three creepy tales, and that means one thing—you can expect the unexpected! This book contains one monster story, one phantom story, and one werewolf story…and all three stories are 100% hilarious! Rabbids TM & © 2015 Ubisoft Entertainment… More
    • Unearthly Asylum
      The Joy of Spooking
      Bracegirdle, P. J.
      Unearthly Asylum
      The Joy of Spooking
      Bracegirdle, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 10, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      Joy Wells is fascinated by the strange noises coming from the old Spooking Asylum. She knows all about the famous legends that surround the place, and is certain that she is hearing the guns of long-dead soldiers. But what if something more contemporary—and truly ghastly—is going on? When Joy’s pet frog, Fizz, gets away, Joy travels through the town’s old sewers looking for him, only to emerge above ground—inside the locked gates of the asylum. There, she uncovers a trail of greed and madness guaranteed to thrill her horror-loving heart!… More
    • Great Cat Conspiracy
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      Great Cat Conspiracy
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      A cat goes conspicuously missing in this hilarious pet mystery from the team that brought you The Great Hamster Massacre and The Great Rabbit Rescue . This is a story about Tom, and the Cat Lady, and all the things that happened after the New Cat got kidnapped....      The New Cat keeps bringing dead things into the house as gifts for Tom. When he brings in the head of the Vicar’s most expensive Koi carp and the Vicar asks Mum for a ton of money for a replacement, Anna’s Dad is so cross he locks the New Cat out of the house. Tom argues for the cat to be let back in, but by the time Dad finally concedes, the New Cat has disappeared altogether. Anna, Suzanne and Tom are convinced he’s been kidnapped—but can they find out who is behind the Great Cat Conspiracy?… More
    • Case of the Wayward Professor
      The Dragon Detective Agency
      Jones, Gareth P.
      Case of the Wayward Professor
      The Dragon Detective Agency
      Jones, Gareth P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Dirk Dilly is called back into action in the second dramatic title in this bright and fresh series for young readers. Dragons solving crimes, racy plot-driven stories and lots of humour make this a compelling read.… More
    • Trolls United!
      MacDonald, Alan
      Trolls United!
      MacDonald, Alan
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      The second book in this irresistable new series. Not since Fungus the Bogeyman have we seen such loveably disgusting characters. Imagine Fungus (and family) moving from Norway to somewhere very like Milton Keynes ...… More
    • League of Unexceptional Children
      League of Unexceptional Children
      Daneshvari, Gitty
      League of Unexceptional Children
      League of Unexceptional Children
      Daneshvari, Gitty
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 20, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Evanston, Virginia, twelve-year-olds Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown are completely average and forgettable until they are recruited to help the League of Unexceptional Children save the Vice President of the United States, who has been kidnapped alongwith an important code.… More
    • No Room for Dessert
      Durand, Hallie
      No Room for Dessert
      Durand, Hallie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      All of a sudden it seems like Dessert’s life story is being written in invisible ink! It’s getting harder and harder believe that anyone in the Schneider house even remembers that she lives there. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered! The promise of burritos? Forgotten! Her baby brother doesn’t even know her name! (He calls her “dirt.”) Dessert decides that she needs a plan to get back on her family’s radar—and hopefully make them all feel like “dirt” for a change. Let there be lightbulbs! Dessert has an idea. All she has to do is win her classroom’s invention contest, which should be a piece o’ cake. But, things get worse before they get better...so bad, Dessert would need all the double fudge sundaes in the world to make her feel like herself again—or maybe just a surprising new friend.… More
    • K-9
      Knightley and Son
      Gavin, Rohan
      K-9
      Knightley and Son
      Gavin, Rohan
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 17, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      London's Youngest detective is backDarkus Knightley, tweed-wearing, megabrained, fiercely logical thirteen-year-old investigator of the weird, was just getting used to having his private-eye dad back in his life. Then Alan Knightley went off radar again, leaving Darkus with the family mutt, a traumatized expolice dog, as his only partner in crime-solving. Now a mysterious canine conspiracy is howling for the attention of Knightley & Son. Shadowy trained hounds are attacking policemen at the full moon. Family pets are being mauled by a beast at a top London tourist spot. And two curiously alert canines seem to be watching Darkus's house. No one is using the word werewolf?-yet-but it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to work out that someone or something sinister is messing with the minds of London's dog population. Will our intrepid father-son duo make it to the next full moon? A criminally good detective adventure, perfect for fans of Sherlock and sharp-minded sleuths of all shapes and sizes. … More
    • Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare
      Wallace, Carol, Wallace, Bill
      Bub, Snow, and the Burly Bear Scare
      Wallace, Carol, Wallace, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 12, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      After watching a young boy and girl ski down the mountain, Bub Moose decides he wants to try it as well and so recruits his friends, otters Joe Bob and Linda Sue, Chippy the beaver, and Snow the wolf puppy to help him, yet when a grumpy grizzly shows up, their fun activity is temporarily interrupted. Children's BOMC. Reprint.… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 7, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Rachel Renee Russell serves up more laughs and adorable illustrations in the next installment of the bestselling DORK DIARIES series. Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth--that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and--worst case scenario--her crush, Brandon, associating her with the humongous roach on top of her Dad's van! Now it looks like her secret could be about to come out, and Nikki's willing to go to any zany and wacky length to prevent that from happening. The timing seems perfect when a major talent competition is announced with a school scholarship offered as the top prize. Nikki loves to sing and dance and now she gets to have tons of fun with her friends while competing for a chance to free her Dad from his obligation! (And free herself from all that potential damage to her reputation . . .) Once again, hijinks and misunderstandings aplenty ensue, as well as more hilarious and heartwarming moments with Nikki and her friends.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Ship of Secrets
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Ship of Secrets
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 5, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      Frank and Joe solve a mystery on the high seas in this Hardy Brothers Secret Files adventure. It’s finally summer vacation, and the Hardy family is headed on a cruise to the Caribbean. As they board the ship with their parents, Frank and Joe can’t believe all the fun that’s in store for them. There are three-story slides, playgrounds, ball pits, four pools, and an arcade. There are concerts and magic shows at night, while jugglers and clowns wander the deck during the day. In addition to all of the fun, the Hardys discover that former pop idol and lead singer of the Lightening Bolts, Izzy, is now performing on the ship. That night, as the family eats dinner, they hear a commotion at the other end of the massive dining room. Someone has stolen a very valuable and sentimental pocket watch from Izzy. Can Joe and Frank solve the case before the ship docks in the first harbor? Or will time run out on this case?… More
    • Girl Is Trouble
      Haines, Kathryn Miller
      Girl Is Trouble
      Haines, Kathryn Miller
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 3, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      Iris Anderson and her father have finally come to an understanding. Iris is allowed to help out at her Pop's detective agency as long as she follows his rules and learns from his technique. But when Iris uncovers details about her mother's supposed suicide, suddenly Iris is thrown headfirst into her most intense and personal case yet.… More
    • Double Down : Book Two in the Double Danger Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Double Down : Book Two in the Double Danger Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 23, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: Continue working undercover as part of teen movie start Justin Carraway's entourage to find out more about the unsolved murder of the celeb's least favorite paparazzo and other mysterious happenings. LOCATIONA: Atlantic City, NJ. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: One murder has already taken place. If the suspect isn't caught soon, anyone could be the killer's next victim. SUSPECTS: Everyone seems to go crazy when it comes to teen screen superstars - but now there really is a crazy person running around...and he or she may be closer than anyone thinks!… More
    • Killer Connections : Book Three in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Killer Connections : Book Three in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 9, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      In Killer Connections , the detective duo learns that the headmaster of The Willis Firth Academy is in peril along with his daughter—and maybe even the Hardys themselves! Can the boys wrap up their mission before someone loses a life?… More
    • Thrill Ride
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Thrill Ride
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 18, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing For Agents Frank and Joe Hardy Mission: Investigate a woman's death and other mysterious events surrounding Uncle Bernie's Fun Park. Location: Uncle Bernie's Fun Park, MA. Potential Victims: All Fun Park patrons. Suspects: Disgruntled employees. Unhappy customers. Enemies of Bernie. This Mission Requires Your Immediate Attention. This Message Will Be Erased In Five Seconds. … More
    • Deadly Waters : A Mystery in Everglades National Park
      Mysteries in Our National Park
      Skurzynski, Gloria, Ferguson, Alane
      Deadly Waters : A Mystery in Everglades National Park
      Mysteries in Our National Park
      Skurzynski, Gloria, Ferguson, Alane
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: May 25, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure
      The Landon family is Southboundheaded for Florida to investigate a mysterious illness plaguing endangered manatees in Everglades National Park. Jack, Ashley, and their friend Bridger soon find themselves in deadly waters with a seven-foot shark, an injured manateeand a mystery to solve. Who was the stranger in the speedboat who snatched Jack's camera? And what does he have to do with the manatees? Join the heart-stopping chase through a maze of mangrove islands to find out! From the Trade Paperback edition. … More
    • My Father's Daughter
      Konigsburg, E. L.
      My Father's Daughter
      Konigsburg, E. L.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 24, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery
      Poor Little Rich Boy Winston Carmichael has it all: a big house, servants, vacations in Palm Beach, and a fancy private school. But with overprotective parents and a sense of responsibility for his younger sister, Heidi, Winston sometimes feels more as if he's living in a prison than a dream. Then one day a woman appears at the front door claiming to be Caroline -- Winston's half sister, who was kidnapped and presumed dead long before he and Heidi were born. Is she really Caroline? Is she an imposter? Or is she something far more complicated than either? And does she hold the key that could unlock the door to Winston's prison?… More
    • Fossil Frenzy
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Fossil Frenzy
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 29, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      A missing dinosaur tooth makes for a massive investigation in this Hardy Brothers Secret Files Mystery. Frank and Joe are excited for their field trip to the Bayport Museum of Natural History with their science club. Not only will they get to see some awesome dinosaur skeletons on display, but they also get to go on their very own fossil dig on the museum grounds. At the dig, fellow classmate Tico uncovers an old dinosaur tooth—even though Tico’s biggest competition in the club, Aisha, claims she found it first. And when Tico realizes his tooth is missing—a tooth that turns out to be immensely valuable—all signs point to Aisha. But is she really the culprit? It’s up to Frank and Joe to dig deep for the answers in a case that is bigger than they ever imagined!… More
    • Crisscross Crime
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Crisscross Crime
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 26, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Bank alarms are going off all over Bayport, but the robberies are actually happening at banks on the other side of town. The Hardys realize that the crooks are using a crisscross plan as a diversion, but what they don’t realize is that the heist is much bigger than they had imagined.… More
    • Chasing Truth
      Eleanor Ames
      Cross, Julie
      Chasing Truth
      Eleanor Ames
      Cross, Julie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      "An enjoyably twisty, romantic, and thoughtful prep-school mystery." -Kirkus ReviewsAt Holden Prep, the rich and powerful rule the school—and they’ll do just about anything to keep their dirty little secrets hidden.When former con artist Eleanor Ames’ homecoming date commits suicide, she’s positive there’s something more going on. The more questions she asks, though, the more she crosses paths with Miles Beckett. He’s sexy, mysterious, arrogant…and he’s asking all the same questions. Eleanor might not trust him—she doesn’t even like him—but they can’t keep their hands off of each other. Fighting the infuriating attraction is almost as hard as ignoring the fact that Miles isn’t telling her the truth…and that there’s a good chance he thinks she’s the killer.The Eleanor Ames series is best enjoyed in order.Reading Order:Book #1 Chasing TruthBook #2 Hiding Lies… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Beyond Our Stars
      Langager, Marie
      Beyond Our Stars
      Langager, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 19, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      Fleeing a destroyed Earth, seventeen-year-old orphan Hope grew up living in the confines of a spaceship heading to CR-3, a new home planet. She's been kicking the steel walls for too long and ever since she broke her boyfriend's heart, touchdown could mean open air and a fresh start. But no one expected the Locals. Hope's dreams of freedom turn into nightmares when the Locals trap the humans and mark groups for observation. At any moment she can be called into a holographic observation room for testing. Some days she's drowning in a strange dark ocean, some days she's locked up without food, and all with the one boy she can't seem to forget. As the Locals study Hope, she studies them. She wants to believe the tall grey creatures could be peaceful, but as the simulations become more dangerous, Hope is about to become the human race's last chance for survival.… More
    • Shadow and Bone
      The Grisha Trilogy
      Bardugo, Leigh
      Shadow and Bone
      The Grisha Trilogy
      Bardugo, Leigh
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 5, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy
      Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked on the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life--a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free. Wrenched from everything she knows, Alina is whisked away to the royal court to be trained as a member of the Grisha, the magical elite led by the mysterious Darkling. Yet nothing in this lavish world is what it seems. With darkness looming and an entire kingdom depending on her untamed power, Alina will have to confront the secrets of the Grisha…and the secrets of her heart. … More
    • Lost and Found
      Witherwood Reform School
      Skye, Obert
      Lost and Found
      Witherwood Reform School
      Skye, Obert
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 1, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction
      Continuing their efforts to escape from their sinister reform school, Tobias and Charlotte investigate mysterious earthquakes and the strange behavior of the creatures protecting the school only to make a terrible discovery when their friends go missing. By the creator of the Creature From My Closet series. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel
      Brown, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 11, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction
      "Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help uphold the school's losing streak"--… More
    • Eye of the Stone
      Birdseye, Tom
      Eye of the Stone
      Birdseye, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      When Jackson Cooper is suddenly sucked into another world, he must find the courage to fight an evil monster before it destroys everything in its path! Even on his birthday, nothing is going right for Jackson Cooper. His friends think he's a wimp for not biking down a steep hill, and his father, who's always in a bad mood since he lost his job, is acting weirder than normal. To top it off, Jackson has to babysit his little sister. The year is off to a rough start. To take his mind off his bad luck, Jackson decides to go on a walk through the woods but gets caught in a storm. While taking shelter in a nearby cave, Jackson pulls a peculiar stone from the wall—and is suddenly transported to another world! The inhabitants of this strange new place called Timmra believe that Jackson is the chosen one, a promised gift from their god to protect them from a beast bent on ending the universe. But can Jackson overcome his fears in time to save the Timmrans, or is he truly the wimp his friends think he is? … More
    • Pirate Ambush
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Pirate Ambush
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! Having returned from their last mission unscathed, Peri, Diesel and the crew finally earn their STAR FIGHTER badges. Now as fully fledged pilots they are given their first real mission. When the Intergalactic Force Space Station was destroyed by the Xions, a notorious space pirate, Jaxx, escaped. Their new mission is to capture and return Jaxx so that he can stand trial. But known space is vast and Peri and Diesel must use all their cunning to locate the wily pirate.… More
    • Ones
      The Ones
      Sweren-Becker, Daniel
      Ones
      The Ones
      Sweren-Becker, Daniel
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      Randomly selected as infants to undergo genetic engineering, Cody and her boyfriend, James, are placed among their fellow enhanced teens and forced to fight for their rights when a corrupt political movement capitalizes on efforts to have their existences outlawed. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • He Laughed With His Other Mouths
      A Pals in Peril Tale
      Anderson, M. T.
      He Laughed With His Other Mouths
      A Pals in Peril Tale
      Anderson, M. T.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 19, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      In the sixth and final Pals in Peril adventure, Jasper Dash is off into the universe to search for his long lost father! In this action-packed conclusion to the celebrated Pals in Peril series, Jasper Dash soars to unprecedented heights—as in, intergalactic, out-of-this-world dimensions—in order to locate the father he’s never known. And if Jasper’s previous adventures are any indication, this is going to be one stellar expedition!… More
    • Genius : The Game
      Genius
      Gout, Leopoldo
      Genius : The Game
      Genius
      Gout, Leopoldo
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 3, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together. The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India's youngest CEO and visionary. The Players: Rex - One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother. Tunde -This14-year-old self-taught engineering genius has drawn the attention of a ruthless military warlord by single-handedly bringing electricity and internet to his small Nigerian village. Painted Wolf -One of China's most respected activist bloggers, this mysterious 16-year-old is being pulled into the spotlight by her father's new deal with a corrupt Chinese official. The Stakes: Are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run. … More
    • Gifted
      Swain, H. A.
      Gifted
      Swain, H. A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 14, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction, Romance
      In a world where genius-level talents can be purchased by the wealthy, Orpheus, an entitled, genetically enhanced boy whose father holds the copyright to Acquired Savant Abilities encounters a plebeian girl, Zimri, whose musical abilities are natural. By the author of Hungry. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Fiction

    • Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Captain Awesome is up against his greatest villain yet when he’s stuck with a babysitter for an entire weekend. Will the Sunnyview Superhero Squad prevail? Eugene McGillicudy’s parents are going away for the weekend, and they have just said the most horrible, ear-splitting words an eight-year-old boy could hear: “Your babysitter will be here any minute.” NO! How will Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad hold their top-secret evil-fighting meetings? How will the superheroes even be able to protect Sunnyview if Captain Awesome is constantly being monitored? And when the babysitter makes Eugene do things like eat all the broccoli on his plate, and won’t let him call his best friend Charlie (aka Nacho Cheese Man), Eugene is sure she’s a villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself (oh, and his little sister) from the evil babysitter? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Traveler
      Traveler
      Delano, L. E.
      Traveler
      Traveler
      Delano, L. E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 7, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction, Fantasy
      Dreams and the real world collide in this twisting, time-bending fantasy about family, friendship, and how love can span every reality.Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles - Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it… This Jessa is going to live.Chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads, E.L. DeLano’s debut novel Traveler is a perfectly plotted fantasy, full to the brim with fantastical settings and a romance that will make your heart racePraise for Traveler:"Featuring skillful world-building and carefully plotted suspense, this novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel." — School Library Journal"“DeLano’s debut novel is full of mystery, action, and romance. Her masterful storyline will keep readers guessing until the very last sentence." —Voya“Spicy, electric and unputdownable. LOVED IT.” —sfinnamore, reader on SwoonReads.com… More
    • Double Dutch
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Double Dutch
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 5, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      Using her talent for Double Dutch jump roping to hide the fact that she can't read, Delia and her friend, Randy, whose father has disappeared, must also contend with the brutal Tolliver twins who torment the students of their school, in a powerful novel that explores the issues of school violence and parental abandonment. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.… More
    • Braid
      Frost, Helen
      Braid
      Frost, Helen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Two sisters, Jeannie and Sarah, tell their separate yet tightly interwoven stories in alternating narrative poems. Each sister – Jeannie, who leaves Scotland during the Highland Clearances with her father, mother, and the younger children, and Sarah, who hides so she can stay behind with her grandmother – carries a length of the other's hair braided with her own. The braid binds them together when they are worlds apart and reminds them of who they used to be before they were evicted from the Western Isles, where their family had lived for many generations. The award-winning poet Helen Frost eloquently twists strand over strand of language, braiding the words at the edges of the poems to bring new poetic forms to life while intertwining the destinies of two young girls and the people who cross their paths in this unforgettable novel. An author's note describes the inventive poetic form in detail.The Braid is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.… More
    • Secret of the Forbidden City
      Treasure Hunters
      Grabenstein, Chris, Patterson, James
      Secret of the Forbidden City
      Treasure Hunters
      Grabenstein, Chris, Patterson, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 14, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      As they follow mysterious clues that take them from China to Germany, the Kidd children hope to find their missing father and the treasure that will finally free their kidnapped mother.… More
    • Auracle
      Rosati, Gina
      Auracle
      Rosati, Gina
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
      A teenaged girl who has the power to astrally project finds her body taken over by a dead classmate, and must find a way to reclaim it if she wants to save herself and her friend who is accused of murder.… More
    • Bad Boy Bargain
      Suttonville Sentinels
      Highley, Kendra C.
      Bad Boy Bargain
      Suttonville Sentinels
      Highley, Kendra C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 14, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder... Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways. Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn’t it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it’s time to let a little bad into her life. Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer—dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer—is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, “ dating” Kyle will silence the rumors. But Faith’s plan threatens to expose Sawyer’s biggest secret of all...and that’s a risk he’s not willing to take.Disclaimer: This book contains drop-the-book-and-fan-yourself kisses...and touches. Fall in love with a bad boy at your own risk.Each book in the Suttonville Sentinels series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order:Book #1: The Bad Boy BargainBook #2: Swinging at LoveBook #3: The Perfectly Imperfect Match… More
    • Urban Outlaws
      Urban Outlaws
      Black, Peter Jay
      Urban Outlaws
      Urban Outlaws
      Black, Peter Jay
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 7, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Deep beneath the city live five extraordinary kids: world-famous hacker Jack, gadget geek Charlie, free runner Slink, communications chief Obi, and decoy expert Wren. Orphans bonded over their shared sense of justice, the kids have formed the Urban Outlaws, a group dedicated to outsmarting criminals and handing out their stolen money through Random Acts of Kindness (R.A.K.s). But the kids find themselves in serious trouble when they're caught in an epic battle to control Proteus, a genius super-computer. Proteus can crack any code in the world-and steal top-secret documents in nanoseconds. It's down to the Urban Outlaws to use their guile, guts, and skill to destroy the computer, avert world domination . . . and stay alive. Don't miss the global launch of this debut series from Peter Jay Black-the perfect mix of explosive action, cool technology, and characters with lots of heart. … More
    • What Would Joey Do?
      Joey Pigza
      Gantos, Jack
      What Would Joey Do?
      Joey Pigza
      Gantos, Jack
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 21, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Sequel to Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor Book Are they flirting or fighting? This is Joey Pigza's question when the fireworks suddenly start to explode between his long-separated mom and dad, whom he's never really had a chance to see together. The more out of control his parents get, the less in control Joey feels and the more he wants to help make things better. But Joey's ailing tell-it-like-it-is grandmother wants her grandson to see it like it is with his unpredictable parents. Knowing that she is fading fast, she needs Joey to hurry up and show that he can break the Pigza family mold by making a friend in the outside world. The only potential candidate, however, is Olivia Lapp -- Joey's blind homeschooling partner, who brags that she is "blind as a brat" and acts meaner to Joey the more desperate he gets for her friendship -- even if Joey senses there's more to her than meets the eye. In this dazzling episode, Jack Gantos's acclaimed hyperactive hero discovers that settling down isn't good for anything if he can't find a way to stop the people he cares about from winding him up all over again. What Would Joey Do? is a 2003 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. … More
    • Prince Among Killers
      Oathbreaker
      Redmond, J. B., Vaught, S. R.
      Prince Among Killers
      Oathbreaker
      Redmond, J. B., Vaught, S. R.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      In this second half of the Oathbreaker story, Aron, the apprentice to the assassin's guild, his master, Stormbreaker, his teacher Dari, and his mysterious acquaintence, Nic, join their formidable talents of mind and body as they battle the leaders who want to destroy their land. Whether Nic can take his rightful place as the king of Eyrie, whether anyone can win Dari's heart, and whether Aron can control his own strengths for the good of all are just some of the mysteries that will be solved as this story comes to its violent and thrilling conclusion. … More
  • Informational Books

    • Who Is Bill Gates?
      Who Was...?
      Patricia Brennan Demuth
      Who Is Bill Gates?
      Who Was...?
      Patricia Brennan Demuth
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
      Published: March 21, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "Bill Gates, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955, is an American business magnate, investor, philanthropist, and author. In this Who Was...? biography, children will learn of Gates' childhood passion for computer technology, which led him to revolutionize personal computers. Through the success of his now-world-famous software company, Microsoft, Bill Gates became one of the wealthiest philanthropists in history.This fascinating story of a child technology genius is sure to captivate any audience!"--… More
    • Who Was Anne Frank?
      Who Was...?
      Abramson, Ann
      Who Was Anne Frank?
      Who Was...?
      Abramson, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: January 18, 2007
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      An easy-to-read biography looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary. Original.… More
    • Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      This is the first in a series of 4 books that will tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet 3 naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.… More
    • Barack Obama : Our 44th President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      Barack Obama : Our 44th President
      A Real-life Story
      Gormley, Beatrice
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Right on time for election season comes an updated biography of our 44th President—written just for kids! President Barack Obama’s election in 2008 energized the United States and the world. And though the last few years haven’t been easy, this president has spent a lifetime overcoming obstacles. President Barack Obama’s early involvement with politics was inspired by his mother’s interest in the controversial social issues of her times—a passion that she passed on to her son. As the first African America editor of the Harvard Law Review , the first African American presidential nominee of a major political party, and eventually the first African American president of the United States, Barack Obama has consistently shattered barriers—barriers that some people thought could never be overcome. However, President Obama’s life has had its challenges. Born to a Kenyan father and an American mother, Barack grew up in Hawaii and Indonesia, where he faced discrimination and struggles with his own racial identity. Despite these obstacles, Barack persevered and had a successful political career even before his historic win in the 2008 presidential election. Containing vital and current information, this biography will bring you up to date with all the latest from the Oval Office, and much more!… More
    • Ronald Reagan : Young Leader
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Dunham, Montrew
      Ronald Reagan : Young Leader
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Dunham, Montrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 23, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Ronald Reagan, Americas fortieth president, is the focus of this latest Childhoods of Famous Americans entry, looking at his early career as a movie star and budding young politician. Original.… More
    • Daisy and the Girl Scouts : The Story of Juliette Gordon Low
      Brown, Fern
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: May 6, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-11, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      In this fascinating biography of Juliette Gordon Low, who loved to be called Daisy, readers will learn about her Civil War childhood, her almost complete hearing loss, and her unhappy married life. Most importantly, they will learn about the sense of purpose that drove Juliette Low to found the Girl Scouts of the United States of America—an organization that helped break down cultural restrictions placed on young girls living in the early 1900s. … More
    • Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
      Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
      Dear Bully : Seventy Authors Tell Their Stories
      Hall, Megan Kelley, Jones, Carrie
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: September 6, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Life Strategies
      You are not alone Discover how Lauren Kate transformed the feeling of that one mean girl getting under her skin into her first novel, how Lauren Oliver learned to celebrate ambiguity in her classmates and in herself, and how R.L. Stine turned being the ?funny guy? into the best defense against the bullies in his class. Today?s top authors for teens come together to share their stories about bullying?as silent observers on the sidelines of high school, as victims, and as perpetrators?in a collection at turns moving and self-effacing, but always deeply personal. … More
    • On the Court With ... Shaquille O'neal
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: December 19, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
      Complete with career highlights, photos, and statistics, a biography tells of the life and accomplishments of this famous NBA basketball player from his early years to the present day with the L.A. Lakers. Original.… More
    • What's Your Favorite Color?
      Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite
      Carle, Eric
      What's Your Favorite Color?
      Eric Carle and Friends' What's Your Favorite
      Carle, Eric
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Art, Reference & Study Aids
      Everybody has a favorite color. Some like blue balloons or brown buildings or mint green ice cream cones. Others prefer sunshine yellow, Maine morning gray, or Mexican pink.In What's Your Favorite Color?, fifteen beloved children's book artists draw their favorite colors and explain why they love them. This personal collection will undoubtedly inspire readers to create favorite color drawings and stories of their own!Contributors include: Eric Carle, Lauren Castillo, Bryan Collier, Mike Curato, Etienne Delessert, Anna Dewdney, Rafael Lopez, William Low, Marc Martin, Jill McElmurry, Yuyi Morales, Frann Preston-Gannon, Uri Shulevitz, Philip C. Stead, Melissa Sweet… More
    • Somewhere There Is Still a Sun : A Memoir of the Holocaust
      Gruenbaum, Michael, Hasak-Lowy, Todd
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Judaism, Family & Relationships, History
      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
  • All Middle Grades

    • Fortune's Magic Farm
      Selfors, Suzanne
      Fortune's Magic Farm
      Selfors, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: March 1, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Suzanne Selfors is back with another a humorous light-fantasy adventure that is sure to appeal to anyone who has ever dared to dream. This story takes place in the dark, dank village of Runny Cove. There, orphan Isabelle works her fingers to the bone at the Magnificently Supreme Umbrella Factory, struggling to support herself and her Grandma Maxine. That is, until Isabelle discovers that she has inherited Fortune's Farm, the last place on earth where magic grows. Now Isabelle must use the magic to save the people of Runny Cove without spilling the secret of Fortune's Farm to the world-or worse, to the greedy factory owner, Mr. Supreme, who wants to exploit the magical fruit for his own selfish purposes.… More
    • Off Course : An a Circuit Novel
      Bloomberg, Georgina, Hapka, Catherine
      Off Course : An a Circuit Novel
      Bloomberg, Georgina, Hapka, Catherine
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: November 13, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      Equestrians Tommi, Kate, and Zara are expected to perform at every horse show big or small. So with the biggest show of the season just weeks away, they should be in prep mode. But that's easier said than done. Kate and Zara are both dealing with boy drama. And a road trip steals Tommi's focus. Then there's the issue of a new blog on the circuit-is someone from Pelham Lane Stables feeding gossip to the press? The drama explodes at annoying tag-along Summer's sweet sixteen bash. This addictive series is perfect for fans growing out of Canterwood Crest and anyone who enjoys the elite world of super privileged teens in series like Pretty Little Liars . … More
    • Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon
      My Little Pony: the Princess Collection
      Berrow, G. M.
      Princess Luna and the Festival of the Winter Moon
      My Little Pony: the Princess Collection
      Berrow, G. M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      When Princess Luna discovers that Celestia is orchestrating a surprise festival in her honor, Luna is worried about what might happen, especially after all the teror she caused as Nightmare Moon.… More
    • Friends Forever
      Glitterwings Academy
      Woods, Titania
      Friends Forever
      Glitterwings Academy
      Woods, Titania
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: July 5, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy
      Twink can't wait to get back for her Autumn Term at Glitterwings Academy. She loves the lessons - especially the lessons where they learn how to look after other creatures. One day Twink hears a cry for help and discovers that it is a baby wasp. She wants to help it, but is told that wasps and fairies have been enemies for centuries.… More
    • Final Cut
      All-star Sports Stories
      Bowen, Fred
      Final Cut
      All-star Sports Stories
      Bowen, Fred
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      It seems like Ryan, Zeke, Miles, and Eli have been friends forever. They spend practically every afternoon together playing basketball or just hanging out. But this year is different. All four friends are trying out for the basketball team. With so many good players in the running, Ryan is concerned that he won't make the team. But he's even more worried about what will happen to his group of friends if all of them don't make the final cut. … More
    • Life on Mars
      Brown, Jennifer
      Life on Mars
      Brown, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 5, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Twelve-year-old Arcturus Betelgeuse Chambers comes from a family of stargazers and his quest to find life on other planets is unstoppable. But when Arty's family announces they're moving to Las Vegas, the City of Lights threatens to put an end to his stargazing dreams forever--especially when he has to stay with his scary next door neighbor while his parents look for a house. As it turns out, "Mr. Death" isn't terrifying at all--he's actually Cash Maddox, a bonafide astronaut! But when Cash falls ill, will Arty find the courage to complete his mission by himself? And might he actually prove, once and for all, that there is life on Mars? For fans of Frank Cottrell Boyce's Cosmic and Jack Gantos's Dead End in Norvelt comes a heartwarming story of true friendship--earthly or otherwise. … More
    • Mystery of Drear House
      Virginia Hamilton
      Mystery of Drear House
      Virginia Hamilton
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: December 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Urban Fiction, Mystery
      Thomas must keep the treasure of Dies Dear from landing in the wrong hands, but there are many secrets beneath Drear House, and not everyone can be trustedThomas Small and his best friend Pesty Darrow have been keeping the secret of the vast treasure that’s hidden in Mr. Pluto’s cave, once a stop on the Underground Railroad. Pesty also has to keep the treasure a secret from her family, who want it for themselves. And there are plenty more secrets in the underground passageways—hidden rooms, Indian legends, and terrifying ghosts. Now Thomas thinks that Pesty might be keeping some secrets from him, too. If they can’t trust each other, how will they ever protect the treasure? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Virginia Hamilton including rare photos from the author’s estate.… More
    • Win or Lose
      The Kicks
      Morgan, Alex
      Win or Lose
      The Kicks
      Morgan, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      The Kicks have the league championship within reach—but do they have what it takes to win it? Book three in the fun and empowering New York Times bestselling middle grade series from star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan. Against all odds, the Kicks have made it to league playoffs. With the championship trophy in sight, it’s time to step into high gear. But the road to victory is littered with challenges. Some of the Kicks think Devin is taking all the credit for their success. Zoe’s upcoming bat mitzvah has taken her head out of the game. Worst of all, Coach Flores has to leave town at the Kicks’s most critical moment—and her replacement is no treat. Will the Kicks be able to continue their unlikely winning streak all the way to the championship title?… More
    • Looking for Winston
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      Looking for Winston
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 11, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction
      Sophie Mouse’s little brother goes missing in the fourth book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse. Sophie’s brother Winston really wants to help Sophie and her friends build a fort at Butterfly Brook. But Sophie doesn’t want her six-year-old brother hanging around, and she tells him he’s too little to join. Soon after Winston leaves, Sophie realizes that they could use his help after all. So she returns to tell Winston he’s welcome to come along—but Winston is nowhere to be found! Will Sophie find her little brother? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Weight of Feathers
      Mclemore, Anna-marie
      Weight of Feathers
      Mclemore, Anna-marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 15, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows--the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. Lace Paloma may be new to her family's show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it's a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace's life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees. Beautifully written, and richly imaginative, The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice. … More