• Español

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

    • 8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Hoping to use their father's special formula to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her own power. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • 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
    • School Skeleton
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      School Skeleton
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 8, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   S is for Skeleton . . . It’s a bona fide mystery at Dink’s school! Someone has stolen Mr. Bones, the skeleton from the nurse’s office. Soon mysterious clues start showing up all over the school. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must follow the clues and put those old bones to rest.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo 2
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo
      Weing, Drew
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo 2
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo
      Weing, Drew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 11, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Charles meets a lot of monsters in his line of work. While assisting Margo Maloo on her assignments, he’s had close encounters with trolls, ghosts, imps, and ogres. And lately, they’re all saying the same thing: living in Echo City is getting harder.As the human population of the city is grows, monsters are being forced to abandon their homes. Teenagers are creeping into their territory, smartphones in hand, eager to photograph paranormal activity. Some monsters are tired of hiding and ready to fight. How can Margo and Charles keep Echo City’s monster community a secret, when it’s teetering in the brink of war?In this second volume of The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, graphic novelist Drew Weing delivers a fresh and funny take on the age-old battle between kids and closet-dwelling monsters.… More
    • Mystery of the U.f.o.
      Cam Jansen
      Adler, David A.
      Mystery of the U.f.o.
      Cam Jansen
      Adler, David A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: July 22, 2004
      Categories: Young Adult, 7-12, Fiction, Mystery
      No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to a park with U.F.O.s in sight! Cam and Eric see flashing lights in the sky, and everyone thinks aliens have landed. But Cam knows there's more to it than meets the eye. Can she solve this unearthly mystery? The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Death and Night
      Star-touched
      Chokshi, Roshani
      Death and Night
      Star-touched
      Chokshi, Roshani
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy
      An exclusive Star-Touched novella over 100 pages long!Before The Star-Touched Queen there was only Death and Night.He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes. Discover how Maya and Amar first met and fell in love, and don't forget the next Star-Touched novel, A Crown of Wishes.… 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
    • Bad Kitty Takes the Test
      Bad Kitty
      Bruel, Nick
      Bad Kitty Takes the Test
      Bad Kitty
      Bruel, Nick
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      It's something everyone has to do at least once. Kitty is no different. In this new edition of the beloved, bestselling Bad Kitty series from author-illustrator Nick Bruel, Bad Kitty takes. . . the test!Based on her previous bad behavior, the Society of Cat Aptitude has determined that Kitty is not only a bad kitty but a bad cat. In order to redeem her feline status, Kitty must take an aptitude test to determine if she deserves to be a cat. If she fails, she will no longer be able to be a cat. With the help of Chatty Kitty, who is the instructor at Cat School, and Uncle Murray, who thinks he's just there to renew his driver's license, Kitty learns all about being a cat and a little about herself.… More
    • Last Harvest
      Liggett, Kim
      Last Harvest
      Liggett, Kim
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 10, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Horror
      Kim Liggett draws on her childhood during the Satanic Panic for a chilling tale of magic in The Last Harvest."I plead the blood."Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad's throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely cattle ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest.Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma, slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge. Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society—a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship—won't leave him alone. Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who's behaving like they're old friends.Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals—but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanity...or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Seeker
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      Seeker
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 16, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
      New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi's new fantasy adventure in the Rider series -- Seeker .When Daryn claimed she was seeing “visions” during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn’t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight—the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they’d provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.Until Sebastian.Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake.Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael—the last surviving demon in the Kindred—guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It’s up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped. Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • 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: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      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
    • Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.… More
    • 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, Adventure
      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
    • Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Urban Fiction
      Growing up in the segregated South where they accept the disparities in how they are treated, Stella and her little brother witness a terrible event that compels them to fight back and trigger fundamental changes. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Out of My Mind.… More
    • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
      Lopez, Diana
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Literary 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
    • President of the Whole Sixth Grade
      President
      Winston, Sherri
      President of the Whole Sixth Grade
      President
      Winston, Sherri
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore
      Brianna Justice is the president of her Detroit middle school's sixth grade, but she is finding the position a real headache--beside the normal troubles of being in a new school, and the sudden coldness of her old friends, there is a class trip to Washington, D.C. coming up and she needs to figure out how to raise the rest of the money so that the class can go.… More
    • Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Believing that magic is fake and cheesy, young Clay is shocked when he is wrongly blamed for vandalism when words from his journal magically appear on a wall at school, an occurrence that causes Clay to be sent to a camp for troubled kids on a remote volcanic island where he encounters more magic than he ever thought possible. By the best-selling author of the Secret Series. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.… More
    • 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
    • Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream
      Han, Jenny
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 14, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Meet Clara Lee. Likes: her best friends, her grandpa, her little sister (when she's not being annoying, which is almost always), candy necklaces, and the Apple Blossom Festival. Dislikes: her little sister (when she's being annoying, which is almost always), her mom's yucky fish soup, and bad dreams (even though Grandpa says they mean good luck). After a bad dream, Clara Lee has a whole day of good luck. But when her luck changes, she upsets her friends and family. Will Clara Lee have good luck again in time to try out for the Little Miss Apple Pie pageant? Clara Lee is a delightful character from acclaimed author Jenny Han. This charming, humorous chapter book is perfect for fans of Clementine and Judy Moody! … More
    • Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.… More
  • Action & Adventure

    • Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Now that Daniel Funk has finally figured out what makes him shrink to the size of his fourth toe, he and his tiny twin brother, Pablo, can go on all sorts of mini adventures. They make a list of fun things they can do when they’re small: snowboarding down an ice cream sundae, trampolining on a marshmallow, and more. When the Science Club has a model-rocket launch, they have a great idea: They’ll launch themselves for the rocket ride. But when Daniel’s rocket crash-lands in the La Brea tar pits, things get sticky. Will Daniel become an ittybitty fossil?… More
    • Riders
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      Riders
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Horror
      Riders . A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi. For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. They fail. Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger. But will anyone believe him? … More
    • Robot Olympics
      Tom Swift, Young Inventor
      Appleton, Victor
      Robot Olympics
      Tom Swift, Young Inventor
      Appleton, Victor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 16, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure
      ROBOTS + TERRORISTS = TROUBLE FOR TOM Tom's been training his entry, SwiftBot, for the upcoming Robot Olympics -- a major event being sponsored by the White House's Office of Science and Technology. Teenage inventors from around the country will be bringing their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions. The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group, has issued a statement condemning the event, and Tom hopes that the tight security at the Robot Olympics will keep TRB from causing trouble. But no such luck. Someone is playing dirty . . . and things are going to get dangerous.… More
    • Healer
      Dickinson, Peter
      Healer
      Dickinson, Peter
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Suspense/Thriller
      Although grudgingly aware that ten-year-old Pinkie has extraordinary powers to heal, sixteen-year-old Barry becomes increasingly convinced that she is an unwilling participant at the healing sessions run by her enterprising stepfather.… 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, Adventure
      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
    • George and the Big Bang
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      George and the Big Bang
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 28, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Explore how the universe began—and thwart evil along the way—in this cosmic adventure from Stephen and Lucy Hawking that includes a graphic novel. George has problems. He has twin baby sisters at home who demand his parents’ attention. His beloved pig Freddy has been exiled to a farm, where he’s miserable. And worst of all, his best friend, Annie, has made a new friend whom she seems to like more than George. So George jumps at the chance to help Eric with his plans to run a big experiment in Switzerland that seeks to explore the earliest moment of the universe. But there is a conspiracy afoot, and a group of evildoers is planning to sabotage the experiment. A mysterious message from George’s old nemesis, Reeper, brings shocking new information, but whose side is Reeper really on? And can George repair his friendship with Annie and piece together the clues before Eric’s experiment is destroyed forever? This engaging adventure features essays by Professor Stephen Hawking and other eminent physicists about the origins of the universe and ends with a twenty-page graphic novel that explains how the Big Bang happened—in reverse!… More
    • Good Ogre
      The Bad Unicorn Trilogy
      Clark, Platte F.
      Good Ogre
      The Bad Unicorn Trilogy
      Clark, Platte F.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 7, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      After saving three worlds, Max has trouble settling back into middle school and life at home, but when he tries to return to the magical planet of Magrus, the evil Maelshadow begins changing humans into monsters in an effort to take over the planet, in the conclusion to the hilarious trilogy that started with Bad Unicorn and continued in Fluff Dragon. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Katie and the Snow Babies
      Mermaid S.o.s.
      Shields, Gillian
      Katie and the Snow Babies
      Mermaid S.o.s.
      Shields, Gillian
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction, Adventure
      The evil mermaid Mantora has stolen six precious Snow Diamonds from Ice Kingdom, and it's up to the Arctic Mermaids to find them! In Katie and the Snow Babies , the mermaids discover that a baby polar bear and walrus have gone missing, and Katie and her friends vow to find them. Along the way, the mermaids gets some help from the chief walrus in figuring out Mantora's clue to where the next Snow Diamond is hidden.… More
    • Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure, Mystery, Horror
      The different between life and death is only seconds. In order to get firsthand experience with emergency medicine—and an edge over the competition—before attending medical school, Seth decides to volunteer at City Hospital. Meanwhile, Diana volunteers in the inner-city ER, hoping to save the world one patient at a time. The one thing these two college freshmen share is the desire to be part of the ER's action. One night, they'll get their wish as they confront a student with a gunshot wound, the victim of a gruesome motorcycle accident, and a kidnapping gone horribly awry. Hour by hour, minute by minute, Diana and Seth's adrenaline-fueled shift will alter the course of their lives—and the lives of everyone in the emergency room—forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Whale
      Lighthouse Family
      Rylant, Cynthia
      Whale
      Lighthouse Family
      Rylant, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 17, 2012
      Categories: Children, 6-10, Fiction, Adventure
      In this Lighthouse Family adventure, Whistler and Lila help to reunite a baby beluga whale with his mother. Pandora, Seabold, Whistler, Lila, and Tiny have all been enjoying the love and comfort that being a family brings. It is a comfort they are unexpectedly reminded of when Whistler and Lila hear the cries of a lonely baby beluga whale named Sebastian. When they learn that he has lost his mama, the Lighthouse Family, with the help of a cranky but noble old cormorant named Huck, does all it can to bring Sebastian and his mother together again.… More
  • Biographies

    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
      Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
    • Somewhere There Is Still a Sun : A Memoir of the Holocaust
      Hasak-Lowy, Todd, Gruenbaum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Military History, Biography & Memoir, Judaism
      Resilience shines throughout a boy’s firsthand, present-tense account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, an ideal companion to the bestselling Boy on the Wooden Box . Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.” Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael’s story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.… More
    • Anne Frank in the Secret Annex
      House, Anne Frank
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Military History
      This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… More
    • Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      Presents the life, soccer career, and accomplishments of one of the top female soccer players in the U.S.… More
    • Betsy Ross
      History's All-stars
      Weil, Ann
      Betsy Ross
      History's All-stars
      Weil, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 12, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she’s an all-star in American history! Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington in Philadelphia in 1776. But what was she like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about the childhood of Betsy Ross—from her birth on January 1, 1752, as the eighth of seventeen children, to her Quaker upbringing, to her growing love for sewing and apprenticeship to an upholsterer. Discover how and why Betsy began making flags—and some surprising info about her legendary contribution to America.… More
    • Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood
      Barakat, Ibtisam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 20, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Asian History
      Set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this poignant glimpse into a little-known culture traces the author's life, from her tragic childhood as a Palestinian refugee to her joyous discovery of the Arabic alphabet, which led to her passion for language and writing. 15,000 first printing.… More
    • In Disguise! : Undercover With Real Women Spies
      Hunter, Ryan Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 12, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Investigate real-life adventures of espionage in this collection of impressive and inspiring profiles. Spanning more than 300 years and numerous countries, In Disguise! details the lives of some of history’s most daring women, all of whom risked their lives to stand up for their beliefs. Originally published a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of In Disguise! profiles twenty-eight daring international secret agents, from Harriet Tubman, who freed hundreds of slaves during the Civil War, to Eva Wu, who hid secret messages in her hair to aid the Chinese Revolution, to the modern-day exploits of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. With riveting narratives, fun quizzes to determine if you have what it takes to go undercover, secret-agent trivia, and short spotlight bios, In Disguise! is sure to engage and inspire.… More
  • Comics

    • 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
    • Scarlett Hart : Monster Hunter
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 3, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps—even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case.With her parent’s archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it’s getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city . . . whatever the danger!In his first adventure for middle-grade readers, acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick teams up with Thomas Taylor (illustrator of the original edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world’s toughest monster hunter—Scarlett Hart!… More
    • Castle in the Stars 2
      Castle in the Stars
      Alice, Alex
      Castle in the Stars 2
      Castle in the Stars
      Alice, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 4, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Steampunk
      What if man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969? In The Moon-King, the second volume in this breath-taking fantasy graphic novel series, Alex Alice draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder to enchant adults and younger readers alike.In anticipation of their maiden voyage, Seraphin and the Knights of Aether had prepared for everything—except treason. The villainous chamberlain wants to overthrow King Ludwig and claim the electro-aetheric technology for Prussia. The only escape for the king and his companions lies in the frosty skies above Bavaria.The aethership’s first flight is asuccess, but their respite is short-lived. As long as the chamberlain is free to spread his lies, these travelers will find no safe harbor. To save the king’s throne, they must push the ship even farther—out of the sky . . . and into the stars!… 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
    • Teen Titans Go!
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      Teen Titans Go!
      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
    • Monsters Beware!
      Chronicles of Claudette
      Aguirre, Jorge
      Monsters Beware!
      Chronicles of Claudette
      Aguirre, Jorge
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 13, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror
      Claudette is back AGAIN, and she’s ready to kick major monster butt!She’s fought giants, clobbered dragons, and now Claudette faces her biggest challenge yet… herself! Well, that and a gang of vile monsters. It all begins when Claudette’s town hosts the annual Warrior Games. After some sneaky maneuvering, Claudette manages to gets herself, Marie, and Gaston chosen as her town's representatives. But none of Claudette’s past battles has prepared her for this. And to make matters worse, they must stop the vicious Sea Queen and her evil children from using the Warrior Games to free the dark Wizard Grombach and conquer the world! In Monsters Beware!, the third and final book of the Claudette graphic novel series, Claudette is put the ultimate test. With her honor on the line will she learn that there's more to a fight than just winning?… More
    • Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      A high-energy fan's collectible based on Marvel's Super Hero franchise collects the film stories from Marvel's The Avengers through Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Simultaneous eBook. 35,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.… More
    • Silkie Time
      Teen Titans Go!: Passport to Reading, Level 3
      Belle, Magnolia
      Silkie Time
      Teen Titans Go!: Passport to Reading, Level 3
      Belle, Magnolia
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 7, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      Learn about the Teen Titans' mascot and everybody's favorite worm, Silkie! Passport to Reading Level 2 TM & © DC Comics. (s17)… More
    • Scarlet Rose 2
      Scarlet Rose
      Lyfoung, Patricia
      Scarlet Rose 2
      Scarlet Rose
      Lyfoung, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 15, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Continuing her most improper adventures as a seeker of justice, Maud must still discover the mystery behind her father’s murder and unmask The Fox, the figure that’s been helping (and hindering) her attempts to avenge his death. Their first task: going to Versailles and stealing a ring of the Knights Templar!… More
    • Raven Rocks!
      Teen Titans Go!
      Bright, J. E.
      Raven Rocks!
      Teen Titans Go!
      Bright, J. E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      An uproarious chapter book based on the popular television series follows the adventures of half-demon Teen Titan Raven, whose shadowy past and supernatural dark powers shape her relationships and efforts to fight crime. Original. Simultaneous eBook. TV tie-in. 35,000 first printing.… More
  • Fantasy

    • Draculaura and the New Stepmomster
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Draculaura and the New Stepmomster
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      Draculaura brings her ghoulfriends on a special trip to Transylvania for her dad's wedding! Dracula is getting a new wife-and Draculaura is getting a new stepmomster! Read all about her fangtastic adventure in this brand-new original Monster High chapter book series!©2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
      Fairyland
      Valente, Catherynne M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      September is a twelve-year-old girl, Somewhat Grown and Somewhat Heartless, and she longs for adventure. So when a Green Wind and a Leopard of Little Breezes invite her to Fairyland - well, of course, she accepts (mightn't you?). When she gets there, she finds a land crushed by the iron rule of a villainous Marquess - she soon discovers that she alone holds the key to restoring order. Having read enough books to know what a girl with a quest must do, September sets out to Fix Things. As September forges her way through Fairyland, with a book-loving dragon and a boy named Saturday by her si.… More
    • Monster High Boo York, Boo York
      Monster High
      Mattel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Cleo De Nile is so excited to visit Boo York that she's practically bursting out of her bandages! She's bringing her sweetie, Deuce Gorgon, and her beast ghoulfriends, plus a new fiend, pop sensation Catty Noir. The ghouls expect to have the times of their unlives partying at a gala celebrating an ancient Egyptian artifact, the comet crystal. Cleo doesn't know it, but her sister Nefera, is planning to trick her into making a scared promise under the light of the comet when it passes over Boo York - a promise that will change her destiny forever! And no one knows that the comet is on a collision course with the Boo World, hurtling directly toward Boo York! It's a fangtastic, claw-biting adventure that no one will ever forget...as long as they survive the night of the comet! © 2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Dance of Shadows
      Black, Yelana
      Dance of Shadows
      Black, Yelana
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 12, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Suspense/Thriller
      Vanessa knew that dance was in her blood, but she had no idea the world of elite ballet was center stage for the darkest of secrets—until her sister mysteriously disappeared from the world-renowned New York Ballet Academy. Three years later, Vanessa follows in Margaret's footsteps, lands the role most girls at NYBA would kill for . . . and gets trapped in a sinister spiral of secrets. Back-stabbing bunheads, a fiercely unrelenting choreographer, and the sexy male lead of the troupe—they all want something from Vanessa. And though she revels in the attention, what Vanessa truly craves are answers. Instead, she feels as though she is losing her footing at every turn. Is she doomed to relive her sister's strange fate? Riveting and sexy, Dance of Shadows twists the cutthroat world of ballet with a psychological thriller, in a dance you won't be able to resist. … More
    • Call It Courage
      Sperry, Armstrong
      Call It Courage
      Sperry, Armstrong
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 20, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, Historical Fiction
      Relates how Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people.… More
    • Hades
      Adornetto, Alexandra
      Hades
      Adornetto, Alexandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      Bethany, an angel in love with the mortal boy Xavier, is tricked into a motorcycle ride that ends up in Hell, where a demon bargains for her life in exchange for something that may destroy her loved ones.… More
    • Languish : A Haunting Violet Novella
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 31, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Fantasy
      There was a time when all Violet Willoughby could see were the ghosts that crowded her at every turn--standing outside of her bedroom window, whirling between couples at balls, and following her around the grounds of Lord Jasper's extensive estate. But ever since she solved the murder of a debutante and laid her ghost to rest, her third eye has been frustratingly closed. In an attempt to open re-awaken her pyschic talents, Violet tries to communicate with The Lonely Lord, a restless ghost rumored to haunt the local graveyard and to bestow luck in love upon couples. But when she inadvertantly awakens a mysterious, bloodthirsty spirit determined to kill Colin and Lord Jasper--the two men she cares for most in the world--Violet must once again focus her talents on preventing an unknown killer from striking again.… More
    • Fairy Swarm
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      Fairy Swarm
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 27, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      "Ten-year-olds Ben Silverstein and Pearl Petal have had quite a busy summer as apprentices of Dr. Woo, veterinarian for imaginary creatures. When a swarm of sugar fairies escapes into Buttonville, Ben and Pearl must protect the townspeople, keep the fairies safe, and outsmart the dangerous poacher, Maximus Steele"--… More
    • Riders
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      Riders
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Horror
      Riders . A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi. For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. They fail. Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger. But will anyone believe him? … More
    • Death and Night
      Star-touched
      Chokshi, Roshani
      Death and Night
      Star-touched
      Chokshi, Roshani
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy
      An exclusive Star-Touched novella over 100 pages long!Before The Star-Touched Queen there was only Death and Night.He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes. Discover how Maya and Amar first met and fell in love, and don't forget the next Star-Touched novel, A Crown of Wishes.… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Weedflower
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      Weedflower
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, 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
    • Love, Lies and Spies
      Anstey, Cindy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 19, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Espionage, Historical Fiction
      Secretly pursuing unconventional interests in the 19th century, Lady Juliana resolves to avoid attachments and anonymously publish her scientific research during her first London season, an effort that is facilitated through an agreement with a War Office spy. Original. Simultaneous eBook. A first novel.… More
    • Rock and the River
      Magoon, Kekla
      Rock and the River
      Magoon, Kekla
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In 1968 Chicago, it’s not easy for thirteen-year-old Sam to be the son of known civil rights activist Roland Childs. Especially when his older brother, Stick, starts keeping to himself. Then, one day, Sam finds something under Stick’s bed that changes everything: literature about the Black Panthers. Suddenly, nothing feels certain anymore. And when Dr. King is shot and killed, Sam’s father’s words are no longer enough to make him believe in change….This moving, coming-of-age story gracefully encompasses the scope of the struggle between the civil rights and black power movements through an intimate and relatable lens.… More
    • Minna's Patchwork Coat
      Mills, Lauren A.
      Minna's Patchwork Coat
      Mills, Lauren A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In this charming historical novel, acclaimed artist Lauren A. Mills reimagines her beloved picture book,The Rag Coat, with fifty delicate pencil illustrations and an expanded story about a resilient little girl, her patchwork coat, and how the two bring a community together.Minna and her family don't have much in their small Appalachian cabin, but "people only need people," Papa always reminds her. Unable to afford a winter coat to wear to school, she's forced to use an old feed sack to keep her warm. Then Papa's terrible cough from working in the coal mines takes him away forever, and Minna has a hard time believing that anything will be right again...until her neighbors work tirelessly to create a coat for her out of old fabric scraps. Now Minna must show her teasing classmates that her coat is more than just rags--it's a collection of their own cherished memories, each with a story to share.… More
    • Chasing George Washington
      The Kennedy Center Presents: Capital Kids
      Kidd, Ronald, Kennedy Center
      Chasing George Washington
      The Kennedy Center Presents: Capital Kids
      Kidd, Ronald, Kennedy Center
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 8, 2009
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A Class Trip Turns into a Wild-Goose Chase! Dee, José, and Annie are touring the White House when they accidentally knock an old painting of George Washington off the wall - and the first president escapes! As they race to put him back, the three meet other famous people who lived in the White House. Chasing George Washington is based on a play produced by the Kennedy Center and the White House Historical Association, written by Karen Zacarías, Deborah Wicks La Puma, and the Young Playwrights Theater, and now touring nationally.… More
    • Eagle
      Sutcliff, Rosemary
      Eagle
      Sutcliff, Rosemary
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 4, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In a.d. 125, a young Roman centurion must recover the infamous Ninth Legion's missing symbol of honor, the eagle standard. "An unusual blend of stirring action and poetic symbolism. Authentic in background, skillful in plot, and perceptive in characterization." -- Booklist … More
    • One-eyed Cat
      Fox, Paula
      One-eyed Cat
      Fox, Paula
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 28, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A Newbery Honor Book and Winner of the Christopher Award: A young boy fires a forbidden rifle—and must face the consequences.   Ned Wallis’s minister father made him promise not to touch the rifle until he turns fourteen. But the eleven-year-old can’t resist sneaking outside and trying it out, just once. Ned takes aim, and fires—just as a dark shadow passes in front of him. When he looks up, a flickering face passes across the attic window. Someone was watching.   When a feral cat appears outside the house of an elderly neighbor, with dried blood on its matted fur and a missing eye, Ned begins to wonder: Could he have shot this animal that night? Full of guilt and terrified that his secret will come out, Ned starts caring for the one-eyed cat. But will he be able to come clean about his broken promise and the shot in the dark?   Spring brings the chance for redemption and a surprising revelation from an unexpected source in this New York Times Outstanding Children’s Book of the Year.  … More
    • Iqbal
      D'Adamo, Francesco
      Iqbal
      D'Adamo, Francesco
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.… More
    • Breaking Stalin's Nose
      Yelchin, Eugene
      Breaking Stalin's Nose
      Yelchin, Eugene
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      One of Horn Book’s Best Fiction Books of 2011 Sasha Zaichik has known the laws of the Soviet Young Pioneers since the age of six:The Young Pioneer is devoted to Comrade Stalin, the Communist Party, and Communism.A Young Pioneer is a reliable comrade and always acts according to conscience.A Young Pioneer has a right to criticize shortcomings.But now that it is finally time to join the Young Pioneers, the day Sasha has awaited for so long, everything seems to go awry. He breaks a classmate's glasses with a snowball. He accidentally damages a bust of Stalin in the school hallway. And worst of all, his father, the best Communist he knows, was arrested just last night. This moving story of a ten-year-old boy's world shattering is masterful in its simplicity, powerful in its message, and heartbreaking in its plausibility.… More
    • Call It Courage
      Sperry, Armstrong
      Call It Courage
      Sperry, Armstrong
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 20, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, Historical Fiction
      Relates how Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy whose name means Stout Heart, overcomes his terrible fear of the sea and proves his courage to himself and his people.… More
  • Humor

    • School Story
      Clements, Andrew
      School Story
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 2, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea. Spurred into action, Natalie invents a pen name for herself and Zoe becomes a self-styled literary agent. But if the girls are to succeed, they'll need support from their wary English teacher, legal advice from Zoe's tough-talking father, and some clever maneuvering to outwit the overbearing editor in chief of Shipley Junior Books. Andrew Clements, the best-selling author of Frindle, The Landry News, and The Janitor's Boy, delights his audience with this story of two irrepressible girls who use their talent, ingenuity, and a little cunning to try to make a young writer's dream come true.… More
    • Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My to Do List
      Rallison, Janette
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: November 1, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance
      PC school principal turns West Side Story into a comedy of errors. Sixteen year-old Jessica dreams of Hollywood fame, and when Jordan moves into her small town, she dreams of him too. He's a movie star's son, and hey, he's gorgeous to boot. Jordan has always wanted to get out from the shadow cast by his superstar father, but now that he and his mother have moved so far away from LA, how can he get his divorced parents back together? Jessica convinces Jordan the way to get his father to come for a long visit is to be a part of the school play. And if she's "discovered" in the process, all the better. Things go wrong when she lets Jordan's secret identity slip, and grow even more disastrous when the principal tries to change West Side Story into a gangfree, violence-free, politically correct production.… More
    • Devon Delaney Should Totally Know Better
      Mix
      Barnholdt, Lauren
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 22, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      After Devon Delany discovers that her boyfriend used to date the pretty and popular Bailey Barelli, she invents an ex-boyfriend of her own, calling him Greg, but one lie leads to another until Devon is in danger of losing the boyfriend she was trying to keep in the first place. Original. … More
    • Mom, There's a Dinosaur in Beeson's Lake
      Secrets of a Lab Rat
      Trueit, Trudi
      Mom, There's a Dinosaur in Beeson's Lake
      Secrets of a Lab Rat
      Trueit, Trudi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 22, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Fourth grader Scab McNally has a real quandary on his hands. During a fishing expedition with his two best friends and new favorite doggy companion, golden retriever Joe, he's convinced that he glimpsed some kind of swamp creature. All Scab needs to do is get permission to go back out on Beeson's Lake with another fishing rod (and some special handcrafted dinosaur-spying inventions, of course!) and he'll be able to find proof. But before she'll let him back out on the water, Scab's mom insists that he pass the swimming class he's being forced to take with his "smart times ten" twin sister Isabelle. That means Scab has to master swimming in the super deep end of the pool, and Scab is NOT ready for that! So, it's back to his top secret lab to diagram some special schemes and plans for the occasion. Will any of them go awry? Well, it wouldn't be any fun if they didn't, would it?… More
    • Lexapros and Cons
      Karo, Aaron
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 10, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      Chuck Taylor’s OCD has rendered him a high school outcast. His endless routines and habitual hand washing threaten to scare away both his closest friend and the amazing new girl in town. Sure he happens to share the name of the icon behind the coolest sneakers in the world, but even Chuck knows his bizarre system of wearing different color “Cons” depending on his mood is completely crazy. In this hilariously candid debut novel from comedian Aaron Karo—who grew up with a few obsessions and compulsions of his own—very bad things are going to happen to Chuck. But maybe that’s a good thing. Because with graduation looming, Chuck finds himself with one last chance to face his inner demons, defend his best friend, and win over the girl of his dreams. No matter what happens, though, he’ll have to get his hands dirty. … More
    • Nighty-nightmare
      Howe, James
      Nighty-nightmare
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      THINGS ARE NOT WHAT THEY SEEM.... Are Harold, Howie, and Chester simply lost in the woods with Dawg, their strange new friend? Or have they been lured away from their campsite intentionally, leaving the Monroes at the mercy of evil spirits with mayhem on their minds? Lulling Dawg to sleep with a bedtime story may be their only hope of escaping -- but is the hare-raising tale of the origins of Bunnicula, the vampire bunny, really a bedtime story?… More
    • I Funny : A Middle School Story
      I Funny
      Grabenstein, Chris, Patterson, James
      I Funny : A Middle School Story
      I Funny
      Grabenstein, Chris, Patterson, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: December 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn't let his situation get him down. He practices the craft of stand-up every day on friends, family, and the willing customers at his Uncle Frankie's diner. When Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are the judges only rewarding him out of pity because of his wheelchair, like Stevie suggests? Will Jamie ever share the secret of his troubled past instead of hiding behind his comedy act? Following the bestselling success of the hilarious Middle School, The Worst Years of My Life , James Patterson continues to dish out the funnies in another highly-illustrated, heartfelt middle school story. … More
    • Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Now that Daniel Funk has finally figured out what makes him shrink to the size of his fourth toe, he and his tiny twin brother, Pablo, can go on all sorts of mini adventures. They make a list of fun things they can do when they’re small: snowboarding down an ice cream sundae, trampolining on a marshmallow, and more. When the Science Club has a model-rocket launch, they have a great idea: They’ll launch themselves for the rocket ride. But when Daniel’s rocket crash-lands in the La Brea tar pits, things get sticky. Will Daniel become an ittybitty fossil?… More
    • Draculaura and the New Stepmomster
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Draculaura and the New Stepmomster
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      Draculaura brings her ghoulfriends on a special trip to Transylvania for her dad's wedding! Dracula is getting a new wife-and Draculaura is getting a new stepmomster! Read all about her fangtastic adventure in this brand-new original Monster High chapter book series!©2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Monster High Boo York, Boo York
      Monster High
      Mattel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Cleo De Nile is so excited to visit Boo York that she's practically bursting out of her bandages! She's bringing her sweetie, Deuce Gorgon, and her beast ghoulfriends, plus a new fiend, pop sensation Catty Noir. The ghouls expect to have the times of their unlives partying at a gala celebrating an ancient Egyptian artifact, the comet crystal. Cleo doesn't know it, but her sister Nefera, is planning to trick her into making a scared promise under the light of the comet when it passes over Boo York - a promise that will change her destiny forever! And no one knows that the comet is on a collision course with the Boo World, hurtling directly toward Boo York! It's a fangtastic, claw-biting adventure that no one will ever forget...as long as they survive the night of the comet! © 2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Vanishing Game
      Hardy Boy Adventures
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Vanishing Game
      Hardy Boy Adventures
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 4, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Mystery
      A thrilling amusement park ride turns diabolically deadly in this Hardy Brothers adventure—a fresh approach to a classic series. Joe and Frank Hardy are attending the season’s opening night at Funspot, a local amusement park that’s been declining for years, but that recently got new owners and a facelift. Their friend Daisy’s family has everything riding on Funspot’s success: If the revamped park is a failure, her family will be broke! At first, an exhilarating new attraction is a huge hit—but when one of the riders disappears into thin air, fun and games turns into spine-tingling danger. Will the Hardy Brothers find the missing rider and restore Funspot’s reputation, or is the amusement park doomed for disaster?… More
    • Room One : A Mystery or Two
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 8, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      In his very small town of Hamilton, Nebraska, fifth-grader Ted Hammond looks for a connection between the dying town's dwindling school numbers and the face in the window of the empty Anderson house. Reprint.… More
    • Shakespeare's Secret
      Broach, Elise
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 1, 2005
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.… More
    • Dead and Buried
      Cassidy, Anne
      Dead and Buried
      Cassidy, Anne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: March 13, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
      It's been five years since Rose's mother Kathy went missing and, after recent events, all Rose wants to do is get on with her life. Which means taking a break from her complicated stepbrother, Joshua. Then police officer Henry Thompson comes calling with bad news: a body has been found buried in the garden of Rose's old house. A body that has lain undiscovered for five years. The body of a missing teenage girl. With Kathy and Brendan implicated in her death, Rose and Joshua have one last chance to clear their parents' names. But if they fail, the consequences will be deadly . . .… More
    • Dance of Shadows
      Black, Yelana
      Dance of Shadows
      Black, Yelana
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 12, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Suspense/Thriller
      Vanessa knew that dance was in her blood, but she had no idea the world of elite ballet was center stage for the darkest of secrets—until her sister mysteriously disappeared from the world-renowned New York Ballet Academy. Three years later, Vanessa follows in Margaret's footsteps, lands the role most girls at NYBA would kill for . . . and gets trapped in a sinister spiral of secrets. Back-stabbing bunheads, a fiercely unrelenting choreographer, and the sexy male lead of the troupe—they all want something from Vanessa. And though she revels in the attention, what Vanessa truly craves are answers. Instead, she feels as though she is losing her footing at every turn. Is she doomed to relive her sister's strange fate? Riveting and sexy, Dance of Shadows twists the cutthroat world of ballet with a psychological thriller, in a dance you won't be able to resist. … More
    • Love, Lies and Spies
      Anstey, Cindy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 19, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Espionage, Historical Fiction
      Secretly pursuing unconventional interests in the 19th century, Lady Juliana resolves to avoid attachments and anonymously publish her scientific research during her first London season, an effort that is facilitated through an agreement with a War Office spy. Original. Simultaneous eBook. A first novel.… More
    • 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: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      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
    • School Skeleton
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      School Skeleton
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 8, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   S is for Skeleton . . . It’s a bona fide mystery at Dink’s school! Someone has stolen Mr. Bones, the skeleton from the nurse’s office. Soon mysterious clues start showing up all over the school. Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose must follow the clues and put those old bones to rest.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Languish : A Haunting Violet Novella
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 31, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Short Stories, Fantasy
      There was a time when all Violet Willoughby could see were the ghosts that crowded her at every turn--standing outside of her bedroom window, whirling between couples at balls, and following her around the grounds of Lord Jasper's extensive estate. But ever since she solved the murder of a debutante and laid her ghost to rest, her third eye has been frustratingly closed. In an attempt to open re-awaken her pyschic talents, Violet tries to communicate with The Lonely Lord, a restless ghost rumored to haunt the local graveyard and to bestow luck in love upon couples. But when she inadvertantly awakens a mysterious, bloodthirsty spirit determined to kill Colin and Lord Jasper--the two men she cares for most in the world--Violet must once again focus her talents on preventing an unknown killer from striking again.… More
    • Mystery of the U.f.o.
      Cam Jansen
      Adler, David A.
      Mystery of the U.f.o.
      Cam Jansen
      Adler, David A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: July 22, 2004
      Categories: Young Adult, 7-12, Fiction, Mystery
      No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to a park with U.F.O.s in sight! Cam and Eric see flashing lights in the sky, and everyone thinks aliens have landed. But Cam knows there's more to it than meets the eye. Can she solve this unearthly mystery? The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Pathfinder
      Raging Earth
      Bertagna, Julie
      Pathfinder
      Raging Earth
      Bertagna, Julie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 12, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
      Less than a hundred years from now, the world as we know it no longer exists. Cities have disappeared beneath the sea, technology no longer functions, and human civilization has reverted completely. Only Mara has the vision and the will to save the people of her drowning island as they search for a new home-her hope bolstered by information from a young revolutionary she met online in the last vestiges of the internet. His home, the sky city of New Mungo, is their only option. Can Mara find her way to him and give her people one last chance at survival?… More
    • Future Shock
      Briggs, Elizabeth
      Future Shock
      Briggs, Elizabeth
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 5, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      A remarkable teen with a photographic memory must alter a dark future she has seen with her own eyes in this "cyberpunk tour de force thrill ride" ( VOYA ). Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life—or so she thinks. But when powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life. Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong, and they break the only rule they were given: Do not look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her memory, street smarts, and a... … More
    • Nil on Fire
      Nil
      Matson, Lynne
      Nil on Fire
      Nil
      Matson, Lynne
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 31, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
      Despite Rives and Skye's attempt to destroy Nil, the island remains. And back in this world, Nil won't let Skye go. Haunted by a darkness she can't ignore, Skye wrestles with Nil nightmares that worsen by the day and threaten to tear her apart. As the island grows in power, Skye fights to keep her mind intact. Soon Skye realizes that to break free of Nil, she must end Nil's vicious cycle once and for all--and she can't do it alone. Who are Nil's new arrivals? Who will return to the island? And who will survive in the end? In this thrilling final installment of the Nil series, the stakes have never been higher. Losing isn't an option, but winning will cost Skye everything. … More
    • Awakening
      Sandler, Karen
      Awakening
      Sandler, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: April 20, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction
      In the sequel to the sci-fi dystopia Tankborn, the genetically engineered nonhumans (GENs) fight for their freedom.… More
    • Caught
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Caught
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Jonah and Katherine come face to face with Albert Einstein in the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series. Jonah and Katherine are accustomed to traveling through time, but when learn they next have to return Albert Einstein’s daughter to history, they think it’s a joke—they’ve only heard of his sons. But it turns out that Albert Einstein really did have a daughter, Lieserl, whose 1902 birth and subsequent disappearance was shrouded in mystery. Lieserl was presumed to have died of scarlet fever as an infant. But when Jonah and Katherine return to the early 1900s to fix history, one of Lieserl’s parents seems to understand entirely too much about time travel and what Jonah and Katherine are doing. It’s not Lieserl’s father, either—it’s her mother, Mileva. And Mileva has no intention of letting her daughter disappear.… More
    • Way Down Dark
      Australia Trilogy
      Smythe, J. P.
      Way Down Dark
      Australia Trilogy
      Smythe, J. P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 4, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Seventeen-year-old Chan's ancestors left a dying Earth hundreds of years ago, in search of a new home. Generations later, they are still searching . . .Every day aboard the interstellar transport ship Australia is a kind of hell, where no one is safe, no one can hide. Indeed, the only life Chan's ever known is one of endless violence. A life of survival. Fiercely independent and entirely self-sufficient, she has learned to keep her head down as much as possible, careful not to draw attention to herself amidst the mayhem. For the Australia is a ship of death, filled with murderous gangs and twisted cults, vying for supremacy in a closed environment with limited resources and no hope. And then one day Chan makes an extraordinary discovery--there may be a way to return the Australia to Earth. But doing so will only bring her to the attention of the fanatics and murderers who control life aboard the ship, putting her and everyone she loves in terrible danger. Is it worth endangering her life and the lives of her few friends and loved ones for an uncertain return to a home world that may be uninhabitable? Especially since to do so she must descend into the deep dark in the bowels of the ship, which is piled high with the bodies and the secrets of the dead . . .… More
    • Starlight's Edge
      Timedance
      Waggoner, Susan
      Starlight's Edge
      Timedance
      Waggoner, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 19, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
      Zee has given up her entire world to be with David on far-future Earth, confident that their love will overcome all obstacles. But beneath its lustrous surface and dazzling technology, New Earth is full of challenges, including the animosity of David's wealthy and powerful family. As Zee struggles to find her place, David travels back to past Earth. Then, on a mission to Pompeii on the eve of the Vesuvius eruption, he vanishes. Zee knows he is in mortal danger, but will she be able to rescue him in time? … More
    • Altered
      Altered
      Rush, Jennifer
      Altered
      Altered
      Rush, Jennifer
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 1, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
      Seventeen-year-old Anna finds herself on the run from her father's enigmatic Branch, along with the four teen boys the Branch had been experimenting on, as they try to make sense of erased memories, secret identities, and genetic alteration.… More
    • Revealed
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Revealed
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 2, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      When a ghostly Charles Lindbergh appears in his living room and snatches Katherine away, Jonah discovers that the other kids from the plane have also disappeared while his parents and all of the other adults in the town have de-aged into children. By the author of the Shadow Children series.… 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: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      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
  • Fiction

    • Standing for Socks
      Weissman, Elissa Brent
      Standing for Socks
      Weissman, Elissa Brent
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 24, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      Who knew that socks could cause so many problems? Twelve-year-old Fara Ross started wearing mismatched socks so she’d stand out from the crowd—but now instead of listening to her great ideas about recycling and school fundraisers, kids only notice her socks! And since she’s running for sixth-grade class president, Fara really needs to get the right kind of attention. If she could, she’d stop wearing socks forever, but how can she get rid of what made her popular to begin with? And what is she going to do about her best friend, Jody, who thinks Fara only cares about winning?… More
    • Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 19, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Betty, an American teenager in living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement. Adele's missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it's when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect?… More
    • Robot Olympics
      Tom Swift, Young Inventor
      Appleton, Victor
      Robot Olympics
      Tom Swift, Young Inventor
      Appleton, Victor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 16, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure
      ROBOTS + TERRORISTS = TROUBLE FOR TOM Tom's been training his entry, SwiftBot, for the upcoming Robot Olympics -- a major event being sponsored by the White House's Office of Science and Technology. Teenage inventors from around the country will be bringing their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions. The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group, has issued a statement condemning the event, and Tom hopes that the tight security at the Robot Olympics will keep TRB from causing trouble. But no such luck. Someone is playing dirty . . . and things are going to get dangerous.… More
    • Monster High Boo York, Boo York
      Monster High
      Mattel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Cleo De Nile is so excited to visit Boo York that she's practically bursting out of her bandages! She's bringing her sweetie, Deuce Gorgon, and her beast ghoulfriends, plus a new fiend, pop sensation Catty Noir. The ghouls expect to have the times of their unlives partying at a gala celebrating an ancient Egyptian artifact, the comet crystal. Cleo doesn't know it, but her sister Nefera, is planning to trick her into making a scared promise under the light of the comet when it passes over Boo York - a promise that will change her destiny forever! And no one knows that the comet is on a collision course with the Boo World, hurtling directly toward Boo York! It's a fangtastic, claw-biting adventure that no one will ever forget...as long as they survive the night of the comet! © 2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Now that Daniel Funk has finally figured out what makes him shrink to the size of his fourth toe, he and his tiny twin brother, Pablo, can go on all sorts of mini adventures. They make a list of fun things they can do when they’re small: snowboarding down an ice cream sundae, trampolining on a marshmallow, and more. When the Science Club has a model-rocket launch, they have a great idea: They’ll launch themselves for the rocket ride. But when Daniel’s rocket crash-lands in the La Brea tar pits, things get sticky. Will Daniel become an ittybitty fossil?… More
    • Draculaura and the New Stepmomster
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Draculaura and the New Stepmomster
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      Draculaura brings her ghoulfriends on a special trip to Transylvania for her dad's wedding! Dracula is getting a new wife-and Draculaura is getting a new stepmomster! Read all about her fangtastic adventure in this brand-new original Monster High chapter book series!©2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • School Story
      Clements, Andrew
      School Story
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 2, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea. Spurred into action, Natalie invents a pen name for herself and Zoe becomes a self-styled literary agent. But if the girls are to succeed, they'll need support from their wary English teacher, legal advice from Zoe's tough-talking father, and some clever maneuvering to outwit the overbearing editor in chief of Shipley Junior Books. Andrew Clements, the best-selling author of Frindle, The Landry News, and The Janitor's Boy, delights his audience with this story of two irrepressible girls who use their talent, ingenuity, and a little cunning to try to make a young writer's dream come true.… More
    • Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
      Fairyland
      Valente, Catherynne M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      September is a twelve-year-old girl, Somewhat Grown and Somewhat Heartless, and she longs for adventure. So when a Green Wind and a Leopard of Little Breezes invite her to Fairyland - well, of course, she accepts (mightn't you?). When she gets there, she finds a land crushed by the iron rule of a villainous Marquess - she soon discovers that she alone holds the key to restoring order. Having read enough books to know what a girl with a quest must do, September sets out to Fix Things. As September forges her way through Fairyland, with a book-loving dragon and a boy named Saturday by her si.… More
    • 8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Hoping to use their father's special formula to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her own power. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Riders
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      Riders
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Horror
      Riders . A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi. For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. They fail. Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger. But will anyone believe him? … More
  • Informational Books

    • Science Comics Sharks : Nature's Perfect Hunter
      Science Comics
      Flood, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 17, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Science, Nature
      For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!… More
    • Science Comics
      Science Comics
      Hirsch, Andy
      Science Comics
      Science Comics
      Hirsch, Andy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 21, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction
      Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!In Trees: Kings of the Forest we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.… More
    • Tuesday Me Arropa/ Tuesday Tucks Me In : Tuesday Tucks Me in
      Montalván, Luis Carlos
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 8, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Foreign Language Study, Nature, Pets
      Del autor de su libro de memorias, Hasta Martes. Un guerrero herido y el Golden Retriever que lo salvó, nos llega una historia de amor eterno entre un soldado veterano de guerra y su inseparable amigo, Tuesday. En Español.Todas las mañanas, Tuesday ayuda a Luis a ponerse los zapatos, primero uno y luego el otro. Le recuerda tomarse las medicinas y le acerca el bastón. Pero he aquí lo curioso: Tuesday no es una persona, ¡es un perro de asistencia!Cuando Luis regresó a casa después de la guerra, todo cambió completamente y las cosas más corrientes lo asustaban. Por suerte, tenía a Tuesday, que se mantenía a su lado ayudándolo paso a paso.Dondequiera que Luis vaya, Tuesday está a su lado, listo para proteger a su amigo. Y no es solamente Tuesday quien cuida a Luis. Luis también cuida a Tuesday. Lo lleva a pasear al parque, le limpia las patas ¡y hasta le cepilla los dientes!Tuesday Me Arropa: Un vínculo de fidelidad entre un soldado y su perro de asistencia is the Spanish language edition of Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog, which was originally published in English. As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.This picture book by the author of the memoir Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him is full of colorful photographs of Tuesday and Luis as they go through their day in New York City.… More
    • So, You Want to Work in Sports? : The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry
      Be What You Want
      Mattern, Joanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Business
      Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry. The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.… More
    • Extra Credit
      Clements, Andrew
      Extra Credit
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction
      As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.… More
    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • Anne Frank in the Secret Annex
      House, Anne Frank
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Military History
      This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
      Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      Violins of Autumn
      Mcauley, Amy
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 19, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Betty, an American teenager in living in Britain, is determined to contribute to the cause when the Germans begin bombing London in World War II. Instead of collecting scrap metal or running air raid drills like most girls her age, Betty lies about her age and trains to become a spy and member of the Special Operations Executive. Now known by her secret agent persona, Adele Blanchard, she soon finds herself parachuting over German-occupied France in the dark of night to join the secret Resistance movement. Adele's missions in Paris and throughout the French countryside delivering top-secret messages, lead to several close calls with the Gestapo, but it's when she crosses paths with a young American pilot that Adele fully realizes the brutality of this war and the seriousness of her circumstances. Plus her changing feelings for this pilot are as uncertain as their future. Can Adele elude the Gestapo long enough to enjoy the future they are trying to protect?… More
    • Robot Olympics
      Tom Swift, Young Inventor
      Appleton, Victor
      Robot Olympics
      Tom Swift, Young Inventor
      Appleton, Victor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 16, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure
      ROBOTS + TERRORISTS = TROUBLE FOR TOM Tom's been training his entry, SwiftBot, for the upcoming Robot Olympics -- a major event being sponsored by the White House's Office of Science and Technology. Teenage inventors from around the country will be bringing their homemade robots to compete in a series of athletic competitions. The Road Back, an antiscience terrorist group, has issued a statement condemning the event, and Tom hopes that the tight security at the Robot Olympics will keep TRB from causing trouble. But no such luck. Someone is playing dirty . . . and things are going to get dangerous.… More
    • Monster High Boo York, Boo York
      Monster High
      Mattel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Cleo De Nile is so excited to visit Boo York that she's practically bursting out of her bandages! She's bringing her sweetie, Deuce Gorgon, and her beast ghoulfriends, plus a new fiend, pop sensation Catty Noir. The ghouls expect to have the times of their unlives partying at a gala celebrating an ancient Egyptian artifact, the comet crystal. Cleo doesn't know it, but her sister Nefera, is planning to trick her into making a scared promise under the light of the comet when it passes over Boo York - a promise that will change her destiny forever! And no one knows that the comet is on a collision course with the Boo World, hurtling directly toward Boo York! It's a fangtastic, claw-biting adventure that no one will ever forget...as long as they survive the night of the comet! © 2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      Revenge of the Itty-bitty Brothers
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Now that Daniel Funk has finally figured out what makes him shrink to the size of his fourth toe, he and his tiny twin brother, Pablo, can go on all sorts of mini adventures. They make a list of fun things they can do when they’re small: snowboarding down an ice cream sundae, trampolining on a marshmallow, and more. When the Science Club has a model-rocket launch, they have a great idea: They’ll launch themselves for the rocket ride. But when Daniel’s rocket crash-lands in the La Brea tar pits, things get sticky. Will Daniel become an ittybitty fossil?… More
    • Draculaura and the New Stepmomster
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Draculaura and the New Stepmomster
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      Draculaura brings her ghoulfriends on a special trip to Transylvania for her dad's wedding! Dracula is getting a new wife-and Draculaura is getting a new stepmomster! Read all about her fangtastic adventure in this brand-new original Monster High chapter book series!©2015 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • School Story
      Clements, Andrew
      School Story
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 2, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Twelve-year-old Natalie Nelson has written a powerful school story. It's a short novel called "The Cheater," and her best friend Zoe is certain it should be published. All Natalie has to do is give the manuscript to her mom, an editor at a big publishing house. However Natalie doesn't want any favors from her mom. Still, Zoe won't drop the idea. Spurred into action, Natalie invents a pen name for herself and Zoe becomes a self-styled literary agent. But if the girls are to succeed, they'll need support from their wary English teacher, legal advice from Zoe's tough-talking father, and some clever maneuvering to outwit the overbearing editor in chief of Shipley Junior Books. Andrew Clements, the best-selling author of Frindle, The Landry News, and The Janitor's Boy, delights his audience with this story of two irrepressible girls who use their talent, ingenuity, and a little cunning to try to make a young writer's dream come true.… More
    • Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making
      Fairyland
      Valente, Catherynne M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      September is a twelve-year-old girl, Somewhat Grown and Somewhat Heartless, and she longs for adventure. So when a Green Wind and a Leopard of Little Breezes invite her to Fairyland - well, of course, she accepts (mightn't you?). When she gets there, she finds a land crushed by the iron rule of a villainous Marquess - she soon discovers that she alone holds the key to restoring order. Having read enough books to know what a girl with a quest must do, September sets out to Fix Things. As September forges her way through Fairyland, with a book-loving dragon and a boy named Saturday by her si.… More
    • 8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      8th Continent
      8th Continent, the
      London, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Hoping to use their father's special formula to transform a giant floating garbage patch into a habitable eighth continent where people can escape an oppressive bureaucracy, Evie and Rick must race against time when a plastic-obsessed villainess tries to claim the continent to expand her own power. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Riders
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      Riders
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Horror
      Riders . A new fantasy adventure from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi. For eighteen-year-old Gideon Blake, nothing but death can keep him from achieving his goal of becoming a U.S. Army Ranger. As it turns out, it does. Recovering from the accident that most definitely killed him, Gideon finds himself with strange new powers and a bizarre cuff he can't remove. His death has brought to life his real destiny. He has become War, one of the legendary four horsemen of the apocalypse. Over the coming weeks, he and the other horsemen—Conquest, Famine, and Death—are brought together by a beautiful but frustratingly secretive girl to help save humanity from an ancient evil on the emergence. They fail. Now—bound, bloodied, and drugged—Gideon is interrogated by the authorities about his role in a battle that has become an international incident. If he stands any chance of saving his friends and the girl he's fallen for—not to mention all of humankind—he needs to convince the skeptical government officials the world is in imminent danger. But will anyone believe him? … More
    • Standing for Socks
      Weissman, Elissa Brent
      Standing for Socks
      Weissman, Elissa Brent
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 24, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      Who knew that socks could cause so many problems? Twelve-year-old Fara Ross started wearing mismatched socks so she’d stand out from the crowd—but now instead of listening to her great ideas about recycling and school fundraisers, kids only notice her socks! And since she’s running for sixth-grade class president, Fara really needs to get the right kind of attention. If she could, she’d stop wearing socks forever, but how can she get rid of what made her popular to begin with? And what is she going to do about her best friend, Jody, who thinks Fara only cares about winning?… More