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    • Pyromantic
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      Pyromantic
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 21, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn't set her free—she's still Coterie. Her new boss seems like an improvement, but who knows if he'll stay that way? The Coterie life changes people. And since Ava's currently avoiding her friends after (disastrously) turning down a date with Lock, well, everything kind of sucks. And that's not even taking into account the feelings she might have for him.But when a mysterious illness starts to affect magical beings, it's up to Ava and her team to stop its spread . . . or else one of them might be next.… More
    • Last Harvest
      Liggett, Kim
      Last Harvest
      Liggett, Kim
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 10, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Suspense/Thriller
      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
    • Windwitch
      Witchlands
      Dennard, Susan
      Windwitch
      Witchlands
      Dennard, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 10, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      The follow-up to New York Times bestselling Truthwitch, next in a breathtaking YA fantasy series hailed by Alexandra Bracken as "a world you will want to inhabit forever."… More
    • Mystery at Lilac Inn
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Mystery at Lilac Inn
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: October 1, 1930
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Nancy and her friend Helen visit their friend Emily Willouby at the Lilac Inn, which Emily now owns, to help her plan her wedding. Emily plans on selling inherited diamonds in order to help fix up the Lilac Inn. However, Nancy soon learns that someone has been impersonating her and making expensive purchases under her name. Soon after, Emily's diamonds are stolen! Can Nancy find the thieves and recover the missing diamonds?… More
    • Live and Let Psi
      Rosensteel, D. R.
      Live and Let Psi
      Rosensteel, D. R.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 11, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Romance
      Rinnie Noelle would rather kick some creepy villain butt than go on a date. As a Psi Fighter trained in the Mental Arts, she can’t be distracted by emotion. Her nemesis, Nicolaitin, is manipulating students from her school, using them as puppets to carry out his new plan to find the infamous Morgan Girl, and he doesn’t care who becomes collateral damage in the process. People’s lives are depending on Rinnie’s ultimate focus.But Mason Draudimon keeps slicing into her soul sharper than a Thought Saber, and her feelings for him knock her off her game with the strength of a psionic War Hammer. Mason insists on helping Rinnie take down Nicolaitan for his own reasons—to avenge his mother—and the closer they get to the truth, the more dangerous the dance between mind and heart, lifeand death, logic and love.… More
    • To Catch a Killer
      Erin Blake
      Scarborough, Sheryl
      To Catch a Killer
      Erin Blake
      Scarborough, Sheryl
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 7, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
      “A twisty, cold-case mystery custom made for fans of Sara Shepard, PLL and Veronica Mars! The edge-of-your-seat plot, sinister backstory and smart, brave and irreverent main character made this whodunit unputdownable.”—Justine Magazine In To Catch a Killer, a contemporary mystery by debut author Sheryl Scarborough, a teenage girl uses forensic science to solve the cold-case murder of her mother. Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own. Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Detective camp
      A to Z Mysteries Super Edition
      Ron, Roy
      Detective camp
      A to Z Mysteries Super Edition
      Ron, Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Scholastic
      Published: September 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      While learning detective skills at a sleep-away camp, Dink and his friends undercover a real mystery involving stolen paintings.… More
    • Escape North! the Story of Harriet Tubman
      Step into Reading
      Kulling, Monica
      Escape North! the Story of Harriet Tubman
      Step into Reading
      Kulling, Monica
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: November 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An easy-to-read, page-turning account of Harriet Tubman's life--from her childhood in slavery to her years as a conductor on the Underground Railroad to her later work as a suffragette and as a spy in the Civil War. This remarkable true story brings to life one of America's greatest female role models.… More
    • Just Dreaming
      The Silver Trilogy
      Gier, Kerstin
      Just Dreaming
      The Silver Trilogy
      Gier, Kerstin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      The course of dream travel never did run smooth—at least, not in Liv Silver's experience. Able to visit other people's dreams (whether they want her to or not), Liv has solved mysteries, unearthed difficult truths, fought madmen, and escaped life-threatening peril, all from the comfort of her own bed. But Liv's troubles are just beginning...A rocky romance, a malicious blogger with a hidden identity, a wedding, and a classmate (or two) dead-set on revenge all await Liv in this action-packed conclusion to the Silver trilogy.… More
    • X'ed Out X-ray
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      X'ed Out X-ray
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 2, 2009
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   X is for X-Ray . . . X marks the spot! When the kids go to a concert, Dink injures his arm. At the same time, the singer’s diamond necklace is stolen. Are the two mishaps connected? And could Dink’s X-ray have the answers? It’s up to Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose to examine the evidence!… More
  • Staff Picks

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

    • Loki's Wolves
      The Blackwell Pages
      Armstrong, K. L., Marr, M. A.
      Loki's Wolves
      The Blackwell Pages
      Armstrong, K. L., Marr, M. A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Folklore
      "Matt Thorsen is a direct descendent of the order-keeping god Thor, and his classmates Fen and Laurie Brekke are descendents of the trickster god Loki. When Ragnarok--the apocalypse--threatens, the human descendents of the gods must fight monsters to stop the end of the world."--… More
    • Riverboat Phantom
      Haunted
      Eboch, Chris
      Riverboat Phantom
      Haunted
      Eboch, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 4, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror, Adventure
      Thirteen-year-old Jon and his eleven-year-old sister, Tania, are typical kids—except Tania can communicate with ghosts. Their parents also happen to be the producers of a ghost-hunter television show—and have no idea one of their own kids can see ghosts. In The Ghost on the Stairs, the brother-sister duo join forces to help reunite a newlywed couple from beyond the grave. In The Riverboat Phantom, Jon and Tania try to help the ghost of a steamboat worker find peace at last—and find more than they bargained for on the river!… More
    • Great Escape
      Upchuck and the Rotten Willy
      Wallace, Bill
      Great Escape
      Upchuck and the Rotten Willy
      Wallace, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Willy the Rottweiler and Chuck the cat seek a harmless springtime romp but find trouble and worse in the form of a misunderstanding Italian chef, vengeful cows, a skunk, and a determined pound catcher. Reprint.… More
    • First Contact : Rabbids Case File 1
      Rabbids Invasion Case File
      Lewman, David
      First Contact : Rabbids Case File 1
      Rabbids Invasion Case File
      Lewman, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 22, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      The Rabbids are crazy, silly, and hilarious—and in this start to an illustrated chapter book series, they’re under investigation! The Rabbids have landed their yellow submarine–shaped spacecraft on Earth, and they are all set to wreak havoc everywhere they go. That is, unless the SGAII-RD (Secret Government Agency Intruder Investigations—Rabbids Division) can stop them! In Case File #1: First Contact , it’s Special Agent Glyker’s first day on the job at the SGAII-RD, and his mission is to observe the Rabbids, figure out what motivates them, and then STOP them! The wily Rabbids are simply full of extreme curiosity, but because of the chaos they constantly cause, Agent Glyker is convinced they have an agenda. Peek into Glyker’s top-secret files and laugh along as the Rabbids stay one step ahead of the poor agent…for now! Rabbids TM & © 2014 Ubisoft Entertainment.… More
    • Secret in the Dark
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Secret in the Dark
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 17, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Nancy investigates a classic case of musical mystery and suspense. Violinist Deirdre Thompson is vying for top honors in Seattle’s most prestigious musical competition, but Nancy finds that something about the contest strikes the wrong chord. The concert hall is the focus of a criminal conspiracy, and Deirdre, who is blind, is the first to sense trouble—and the first to face danger! Nancy vows to discover who wants Deirdre out of the contest and out of the picture.… More
    • Raft
      Bodeen, S. A.
      Raft
      Bodeen, S. A.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 21, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
      Robbie's last-minute flight to the Midway Atoll proves to be a nightmare when the plane goes down in shark-infested waters, but the real terror begins when the co-pilot Max pulls her onto the raft.… More
    • Sugar and Spice
      Littlest Pet Shop
      Shea, Lisa
      Sugar and Spice
      Littlest Pet Shop
      Shea, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure
      A brand new chapter book featuring Pepper Clark from Littlest Pet Shop! When the Pawristas coffee shop is planning for a big "two for one" weekend, the pets offer to help Blythe, especially Pepper Clark. With a few bites from a glazed doughnut, Pepper's productivity astonishes everyone. However, Blythe warns the sweets-loving skunk that a little sugar goes a long way. Pepper, on the other hand, believes that if a little sugar makes her feel a little better, then a lot should make her feel a lot better! Can Pepper continue to impress her friends or will things finally get out of hand?© 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Hide-and-sneak : Making a Movie Can Put You on the Cutting Edge!
      The Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 31, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      SOMETIMES THE BEST ACTING IS DONE BY AMATEURS The Hardys’ friend Chet answers an ad in the paper for a role in a student film. There’s just one catch: All participants must have a boat, so Chet persuades Frank and Joe to get their motorboat, the Sleuth , out of mothballs. He even convinces the brothers to join him. The aquatic extravaganza will be shot locally on Barmet Bay and will be totally improvised. The director promises clues, cryptic charts, and plot twists. Soon the Hardys and the other actors are chasing one another at high speed across the bay, running afoul of the harbor patrol. But the moviemakers aren’t the only ones providing the drama. A yacht belonging to a financial whiz is adrift in the bay, and a mysterious figure is haunting the marina. The Hardys and Chet are steering a collision course with danger, and they may find themselves aground—permanently!… More
    • Backyard Animal Show
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Backyard Animal Show
      Clubhouse Mysteries
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      THE BLACK DINOSAURS TO THE RESCUE! Ziggy, Rashawn, Jerome, and Rico are excited about watching the heavy machinery at the construction site for a new apartment complex -- until a doe is killed by a dump truck, and the boys rescue her orphaned fawn. Suddenly they realize what the destruction of their habitat means to the animals in the area. So they decide to stage a neighborhood animal show to raise money for the local wildlife rescue center, with the adorable fawn they've named Dino as the star attraction. After all, they've managed round-the-clock feedings and cleaning up after Dino; how much trouble can their friends' cats, dogs, and hamsters be? … More
    • Outpost
      The Razorland Trilogy
      Aguirre, Ann
      Outpost
      The Razorland Trilogy
      Aguirre, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF
      In this sequel to Enclave, Ann Aguirre ramps up the action and horror.… More
  • Biographies

    • Who Is Wayne Gretzky?
      Who Was...?
      Hq, Who, Herman, Gail
      Who Is Wayne Gretzky?
      Who Was...?
      Hq, Who, Herman, Gail
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: February 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
      Profiles the life and accomplishments of the Canadian hockey player, from his youth in Brantford, Ontario to his Stanley Cup championships.… More
    • Day the President Was Shot : The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-be Killer, and the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
      O'Reilly, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 21, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      The year was 1981. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, D. C. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president's life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan's personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Reagan, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the events of the day Reagan was shot. From the scene of the shooting and the dramatic action of the Secret Service, to the FBI's interrogation of the shooter, the life-saving measures of the medical professionals and the president's extraordinary recovery, this is a page-turning account of an attempted assassination and its aftermath.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Who Was Helen Keller?
      Who Was...?
      Thompson, Gare
      Who Was Helen Keller?
      Who Was...?
      Thompson, Gare
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: August 25, 2003
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      An inspiring illustrated biography shows how Helen Keller, deaf and blind since the age of two, learned to communicate, read, and do other amazing things with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Simultaneous.… More
    • Who Was Milton Hershey?
      Who Was...?
      Buckley Jr., James
      Who Was Milton Hershey?
      Who Was...?
      Buckley Jr., James
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 26, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Illustrated biographies featuring a range of fascinating figures from history (and current figures, too!) provide great information and entertainment through short chapters and illustrations that will appeal to reluctant readers as well as middle readers in general. Original.… More
    • Knots in My Yo-yo String
      Spinelli, Jerry
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 21, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. "A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post),  From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood. Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the  accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Sojourner Truth
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
      Sojourner Truth
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History, Biography & Memoir
      What do you do when you don't have a home or a family to call your own anymore? Eleven-year-old Abigail is not entirely sure how she'll find it, but after losing her mother to smallpox and her father to the sea, she knows that it is up to her to build a new life for herself and her little brother, Seth. But carving a future out of the harsh realities of life in Wiscasset, a nineteenth-century Maine seaport, proves difficult, and Abigail fears that there will always be more questions than answers. How long will they be able to stay and work for the young Widow Chase? Will Seth be able to let go of the past? As the months roll by like waves on the sea, Abigail searches tirelessly for a solution and for an answer to the question she holds most dear: Will they ever find a place to call home again?… More
    • John Glenn
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Burgan, Michael
      John Glenn
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Burgan, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors… More
    • Who Is George Lucas?
      Who Was...?
      Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
      Who Is George Lucas?
      Who Was...?
      Meg Belviso, Pollack, Pamela D.
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Highlights the life and accomplishments of the creator of the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" movies, whose technological innovations have had a major impact on the film industry.… More
    • Ryan Higa's How to Write Good
      Higa, Ryan
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 30, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Reference & Study Aids, Biography & Memoir, Performing Arts
      An irreverent but heartfelt memoir by the top-rated YouTube celebrity describes his youth in Hawaii and how he became a social media star as well as the frequent holder of the "Most Subscribed to Channel on YouTube" title, in an account complemented by personal photos. Simultaneous eBook. 150,000 first printing.… More
    • Who Was Anne Frank?
      Who Was...?
      Abramson, Ann
      Who Was Anne Frank?
      Who Was...?
      Abramson, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: January 18, 2007
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      An easy-to-read biography looks closely at Anne Frank's life before the secret annex, what life was like in hiding from the Nazis, and the legacy of her diary. Original.… More
  • Comics

    • Decelerate Blue
      Cavallaro, Mike, Rapp, Adam
      Decelerate Blue
      Cavallaro, Mike, Rapp, Adam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
      The future waits for no one.In this new world, speed and efficiency are everything, and the populace zooms along in a perpetually stimulated haze. Angela thinks she's the only person in her family—maybe the only person on the planet—who sees anything wrong with this picture. But the truth is she's not alone.Angela finds herself recruited into a resistance movement where the key to rebellion is taking things slow. In their secret underground hideout, they create a life unplugged from the rapid-fire culture outside. Can they free the rest of the world before the powers that be shut down their utopian experiment? From revolutionary and award-winning playwright Adam Rapp and veteran cartoonist and animator Mike Cavallaro comes Decelerate Blue, a dark, breath-taking new vision of an all-too-plausible future for America.… More
    • Bad Guy Is a Two-word Word
      Recess Warriors
      Emerson, Marcus
      Bad Guy Is a Two-word Word
      Recess Warriors
      Emerson, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      With high energy, action-packed four-color art and a hilarious, page-turning story, the graphic novel Recess Warriors 2: Bad Guy Is a Two-Word Word is another surefire win from Marcus Emerson, the creator of the hit series Diary of a 6th Grade Ninja!Recess is ready to rumble—AGAIN.A super villain is unleashing hordes of vampires, werewolves, and more to take over recess once and for all. Meanwhile, rifts have developed among our heroes: Yoshi is now leader of the pirates, Scrap has a new sidekick, and Clinton is haunted by a traumatic event from the past—and it involves an evil dentist! Will they unite to defeat the mysterious super villain? Can they harness the power of "the jinx" and use it to overcome their enemies? Who is the mysterious Simon? And why does everyone do what he says?… More
    • 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
    • Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      A high-energy fan's collectible based on Marvel's Super Hero franchise collects the film stories from Marvel's The Avengers through Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Simultaneous eBook. 35,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.… More
    • How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Create your own Dork Diary with this special, interactive addition to the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. Nikki Maxwell has been writing in a diary since the start of the school year, and she usually takes it everywhere she goes--so she can't believe it when one morning she can't find her diary! The hunt is on, and while she looks, pursuing various theories about where it could be, Nikki can't help putting together a list of important diary-keeping lessons to remember in case of missing diary emergencies like this one. How to Dork Your Diary is chock full of tips from Nikki on fun things to write about in your diary, with lots of space for readers to write and draw their own entries. Meanwhile Nikki's friends Chloe and Zoey, her little sister Brianna, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie are all a part of the story as Nikki searches every where for that diary, with plenty of adventures along the way!… More
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      "As Steve Rogers struggles to fit in with modern society, he learns that his oldest enemy and his oldest friend, both believed to be long gone, are actually very much alive"--… More
    • Time Museum
      The Time Museum
      Loux, Matthew
      Time Museum
      The Time Museum
      Loux, Matthew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 21, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      From dinosaurs to the burning of the Library of Alexandra—this thrilling, visually dazzling new series from Matthew Loux is posed to conquer the 21st century.The internship program at the Time Museum is a little unusual. For one thing, kids as young as twelve get to apply for these prestigious summer jobs. And as for the applicant pool . . . well, these kids come from all over history. When Delia finds herself working at the Time Museum, the last thing she expects is to be sent on time-traveling adventures with an unlikely gang of kids from across the eons. From a cave-boy to a girl from the distant future, Delia's team represents nearly all of human history! They're going to need all their skills for the challenge they've got in store . . . defending the Time Museum itself!… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-popular Party Girl
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-popular Party Girl
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 8, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school’s queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. Nikki writes about friendships, crushes, popularity, and family with a unique and fresh voice that still conveys a universal authenticity. Nikki’s sketches throughout her diary add humor and spunk to the book, a surefire hit with tween girl readers.… More
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Novelization of the movie Guardians of the Galaxy, in which Peter Quill and his misfit companions band together to protect a mysterious Orb containing an infinity stone from Ronan, a powerful villain who plans to use it to destroy the planet Xandar.… More
    • Captain America : Civil War Junior Novel
      Marvel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      A deluxe junior novel based on the new movie, Captain America: Civil War!© 2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.… More
  • Fantasy

    • Fireborn
      Dragonborn
      Forward, Toby
      Fireborn
      Dragonborn
      Forward, Toby
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 3, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy
      If magic sets the world on fire, something new is born from the flames. When an old, dying wizard steals magic from his young apprentice, Bee, he changes his own life and nearly destroys hers. But he also releases something new into the world - a wild magic that turns fields to flames and upsets the order of the world. It will take another apprentice, Cabbage, to find Bee and try to set the world right again. Remarkable for its deft, dramatic prose and thrilling magical adventure, Toby Forward's Dragonborn delighted critics and fans. This companion novel, set in the same world in a different time, is a breathtaking work of magic and suffering, friendship and transformation - and the new power that rises from the ashes of a terrible deed.… More
    • Locked
      Witter, Parker
      Locked
      Witter, Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 19, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      It had always been the three of us, and then it was the two of us-Ed and August. There was not, nor had there ever been a chance of a Noah and August. And that was fine. Because the truth was I had known Noah forever but I still had no idea who he really was. Especially not now. In this sizzling novella, one girl must choose between loyalty and love. August had the two best guy friends a girl could ask for in Noah and Ed. Then Ed confessed he felt more for her - and their new relationship changed everything. She had hoped it would be Noah that she'd end up with someday, but it's clearer than ever that Noah's just not interested in being a one-girl guy. When the small seaplane the three of them are on crashes, August finds herself injured and marooned on an island with ... Noah. Unsure of what's become of Ed, August and Noah do their best to not lose hope as they fight to survive on an island that is not as deserted as they first believed. But fighting the elements - and their attraction to each other - becomes a losing battle. Soon, a secret from Noah's past that could bind them to the island forever is revealed, and August must choose between giving into her feelings for him, or struggling to make it back home. … More
    • Anyone But Me
      Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
      Nancy Krulik
      Anyone But Me
      Katie Kazoo, Switcheroo
      Nancy Krulik
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
      Published: May 27, 2002
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      Katie Carew, nicknamed Katie Kazoo by the class bully, had no idea what would happen when she wished that she could be anyone but herself. But now her wish has come true, and-switcheroo!-she keeps turning into other people and even animals! What is one ordinary third-grade girl with a really extraordinary problem to do? It's a good thing Katie is resourceful and smart enough to find a solution for every problem . . . no matter how much of a disaster she causes!Katie can't stand George, the class bully. He constantly picks on everyone, but he really torments Katie. One day, she can't stand it anymore, and she wishes she could be anyone but herself. What she doesn't see is the shooting star that flashes through the sky at that moment . . . catapulting Katie into a crazy series of adventures, starting the next day when she turns into the class hamster! Will she be trapped in a glass cage forever? Will she ever be a girl again?… More
    • Weight of Feathers
      Mclemore, Anna-marie
      Weight of Feathers
      Mclemore, Anna-marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 15, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
      For twenty years, the Palomas and the Corbeaus have been rivals and enemies, locked in an escalating feud for over a generation. Both families make their living as traveling performers in competing shows--the Palomas swimming in mermaid exhibitions, the Corbeaus, former tightrope walkers, performing in the tallest trees they can find. Lace Paloma may be new to her family's show, but she knows as well as anyone that the Corbeaus are pure magia negra, black magic from the devil himself. Simply touching one could mean death, and she's been taught from birth to keep away. But when disaster strikes the small town where both families are performing, it's a Corbeau boy, Cluck, who saves Lace's life. And his touch immerses her in the world of the Corbeaus, where falling for him could turn his own family against him, and one misstep can be just as dangerous on the ground as it is in the trees. Beautifully written, and richly imaginative, The Weight of Feathers is an utterly captivating young adult novel by a talented new voice. … More
    • Chessmen of Doom
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      Chessmen of Doom
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy
      Professor Childermass's brother Peregrine has left behind a huge inheritance—a mansion, ten million dollars and a cryptic riddle that might save the world from a madman.The only catch is that the professor must stay on the estate up in Maine for the entire summer. Johnny Dixon and his friend Fergie decide to come along to keep the professor company but little do they know the dangerous magic that awaits them there. As they try to decode the strange rhyme in Peregrine's will, a powerful force is circling ever closer.Will they solve the mystery in time? Will the madman stay one step ahead of them? Who will help them save the world from destruction? This seventh book in the Johnny Dixon mystery series will have readers on the edge or their seats...or maybe hiding under the covers. … More
    • Plus One
      Fama, Elizabeth
      Plus One
      Fama, Elizabeth
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Romance, Suspense/Thriller
      Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller. Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge--a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece--a day dweller, or Ray--she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray. Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Elizabeth Fama's Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story. … More
    • Traitor's Kiss
      Traitor's Trilogy
      Beaty, Erin
      Traitor's Kiss
      Traitor's Trilogy
      Beaty, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 9, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      An obstinate girl who will not be married. A soldier desperate to prove himself. A kingdom on the brink of war. With a sharp tongue and an unruly temper, Sage Fowler is not what they’d call a proper lady—which is perfectly fine with her. Deemed unfit for a suitable marriage, Sage is apprenticed to a matchmaker and tasked with wrangling other young ladies to be married off for political alliances. She spies on the girls—and on the soldiers escorting them.As the girls' military escort senses a political uprising, Sage is recruited by a handsome soldier to infiltrate the enemy ranks. The more she discovers as a spy, the less certain she becomes about whom to trust—and Sage becomes caught in a dangerous balancing act that will determine the fate of her kingdom. With secret identities and a tempestuous romance, Erin Beaty's The Traitor’s Kiss is full of intrigue, espionage, and lies.An Imprint Book"One of the most hotly anticipated young adult fantasy reads of 2017” —Bustle "An action-packed, expertly plotted story, drenched in double crosses and intrigue, with an irresistible heroine and a sweet and sexy romance.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review "Complex characterization, deftly layered adventure story, and [a] balanced blend of political maneuvering, romantic interludes, and action scenes." —Kirkus Reviews "Beaty balances a taut web of deceit...readers will be carried away by the mystery." —The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (BCCB)… More
    • Missy Piggle-wiggle and the Whatever Cure
      Parnell, Annie, Martin, Ann M.
      Missy Piggle-wiggle and the Whatever Cure
      Parnell, Annie, Martin, Ann M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has gone away unexpectedly and left her niece, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, in charge of the Upside-Down House and the beloved animals who live there: Lester the pig, Wag the dog, and Penelope the parrot, among others. Families in town soon realize that like her great-aunt, Missy Piggle-Wiggle has inventive cures for all sorts of childhood (mis)behavior: The Whatever Cure and the Just-a-Minute Cure, for instance. What is a stressed out parent to do? Why, call Missy Piggle-Wiggle, of course! New York Times -bestselling author Ann Martin brings her signature warmth and comic genius to a new character. And artist Ben Hatke brings it all to life! … More
    • Hold Me Like a Breath : Once upon a Crime Family
      Schmidt, Tiffany
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 19, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Folklore, Mystery
      In Penelope Landlow's world, almost anything can be bought or sold. She's the daughter of one of the three crime families controlling the black market for organ transplants. Because of an autoimmune disorder that causes her to bruise easily, Penny is considered too "delicate" to handle the family business, or even to step foot outside their estate. All Penelope has ever wanted is independence-until she's suddenly thrust into the dangerous world all alone, forced to stay one step ahead of her family's enemies. As she struggles to survive the power plays of rival crime families, she learns dreams come with casualties, betrayal hurts worse than bruises, and there's nothing she won't risk for the people she loves. Perfect for fans of Holly Black and Kimberly Derting, this first book in the stunning new Once Upon a Crime Family series from acclaimed author Tiffany Schmidt will leave readers breathless. … More
    • Girl Meets Ghost
      Girl Meets Ghost
      Barnholdt, Lauren
      Girl Meets Ghost
      Girl Meets Ghost
      Barnholdt, Lauren
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror
      "Seventh-grader Kendall can see dead people. Not only can she see them, she can speak to them. . . and they can speak to her. They want Kendall to be a psychic sleuth and figure out what unresolved issues are keeping them from moving on"--… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Coretta Scott King : First Lady of Civil Rights
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Stanley, George E.
      Coretta Scott King : First Lady of Civil Rights
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Stanley, George E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 3, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Coretta Scott King is well known for being the wifeÊof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and for her own civil rights and world peace activism. She also received many awards and honorary degrees. But before she did all of those impressive things, Coretta was a strong little girl who could outclimb anyone in her neighborhood, was very close to her dad, and had a beautiful singing voice! Read all about how Coretta Scott King learned that if you work hard enough, your dreams can come true.… More
    • Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      Blackthorn Key
      Blackthorn Key
      Sands, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. “Tell no one what I’ve given you.” Until he got that cryptic warning, Christopher Rowe was happy, learning how to solve complex codes and puzzles and creating powerful medicines, potions, and weapons as an apprentice to Master Benedict Blackthorn—with maybe an explosion or two along the way. But when a mysterious cult begins to prey on London’s apothecaries, the trail of murders grows closer and closer to Blackthorn’s shop. With time running out, Christopher must use every skill he’s learned to discover the key to a terrible secret with the power to tear the world apart. In his stunning debut novel, Kevin Sands brings readers on a heart-stopping adventure rich with suspense, mystery, and unforgettable characters.… More
    • Bird in a Box
      Pinkney, Andrea Davis
      Bird in a Box
      Pinkney, Andrea Davis
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Otis, Willie, and Hibernia are three children with a lot in common: they've all lost a loved one, they each have secret dreams, and they won't stop fighting for what they want. And they're also a lot like their hero, famed boxer Joe Louis. Throughout this moving novel, their lives gradually converge to form friendship, family, and love. Their trials and triumphs echo those of Joe Louis, as he fights to become the heavyweight boxing champion. Andrea Pinkney masterfully weaves in factual information about Joe Louis and actual radio commentary from his fights, enriching the narrative of this uniquely rendered and beautifully written novel. … More
    • Voices at Whisper Bend
      Mysteries Through History
      Ayres, Katherine
      Voices at Whisper Bend
      Mysteries Through History
      Ayres, Katherine
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      At the outbreak of World War II, a twelve-year-old girl comes up with an idea to help the war effortAmerica has just entered World War II, and everyone in Charlotte Campbell's family is doing his or her part, either abroad or in the Pennsylvania factory town where the Campbells live. Charlotte's brother Jim has enlisted in the navy, and her mother works in Braddock's local war plant. Her dad guides tugboats filled with supplies up the Monongahela River. Eager to contribute to the war effort-besides saving to buy defense stamps-Charlotte organizes a scrap metal drive like the ones all over the.… More
    • Ak
      Dickinson, Peter
      Ak
      Dickinson, Peter
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A former child soldier tries to learn the ways of peace in an African nation in this “rip-roaring adventure story” by a Carnegie Medal winner (Publishers Weekly). Paul remembers nothing from before the conflict. Twelve years old, he is no longer a child. He is a warrior—one of a handful of elite commandos who live only to fight the corrupt government of Nagala. He has no family but the boys who fight beside him, and he owns nothing but his AK-47 rifle. This is the only life he has ever known, and it is one he understands—right until the day the standoff ends and his life changes forever.   Paul buries his AK and heads north to attend school and attempt to live life as just another child. But at night, the battlefield consumes his dreams. When a rogue faction stages a coup in the capital and Paul’s adoptive father is put in prison, the boy turns into a warrior once more. It is too late for him to have a childhood, but Paul will do whatever it takes to guarantee himself a future.   From the author Philip Pullman called “one of the real masters of children’s literature,” this is an extraordinary novel for readers of all ages, a winner of the prestigious Whitbread Award in which “Dickinson deals intelligently with vital issues, devises potent symbols with his usual skill, and offers much to discuss in a vivid and compelling setting” (Kirkus Reviews).This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Peter Dickinson including rare images from the author’s collection.… More
    • Daughter of the Wind
      Cadnum, Michael
      Daughter of the Wind
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      A young warrior sets out to rescue a Viking princess On the frosty coast of Scandinavia, the greatest warriors are the berserkers—men chosen by the god Odin to perform superhuman feats of strength, obliterating their enemies with the frenzied passion of a wild bear. More than anything, Gauk wishes to join their ranks. On a hunting trip in the blighted North, his best friend is slain by a bear, and Gauk is forced to kill the great animal. As he dons the pelt of his victim, Gauk fills with Odin’s spirit, and knows that he is on his way to becoming a legend.   When the most beautiful princess in a Norwegian village is kidnapped by a pack of bloodthirsty Danes, Gauk knows it is his destiny to rescue her—and neither ice nor ocean nor an enemy’s steel blade can keep a Viking from his destiny.… More
    • Slave Dancer
      Fox, Paula
      Slave Dancer
      Fox, Paula
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 28, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Newbery Medal Winner: A young Louisiana boy faces the horrors of slavery when he is kidnapped and forced to work on a slave ship in this iconic novel.   Thirteen-year-old Jessie Bollier earns a few pennies playing his fife on the docks of New Orleans. One night, on his way home, a canvas is thrown over his head and he’s knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, Jessie finds himself aboard a slave ship, bound for Africa. There, the Moonlight picks up ninety-eight black prisoners, and the men, women, and children, chained hand and foot, are methodically crammed into the ship’s hold. Jessie’s job is to provide music for the slaves to dance to on the ship’s deck—not for amusement but for exercise, as a way to to keep their muscles strong and their bodies profitable.   Over the course of the long voyage, Jessie grows more and more sickened by the greed of the sailors and the cruelty with which the slaves are treated. But it’s one final horror, when the Moonlight nears her destination, that will change Jessie forever.   Set during the middle of the nineteenth century, when the illegal slave trade was at its height, The Slave Dancer not only tells a vivid and shocking story of adventure and survival, but depicts the brutality of slavery with unflinching historical accuracy.  … More
    • Fever 1793
      The Seeds of America Trilogy
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      Fever 1793
      The Seeds of America Trilogy
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 16, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where "the plot rages like the epidemic itself" ( The New York Times Book Review ). During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.… More
    • Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Growing up in the segregated South where they accept the disparities in how they are treated, Stella and her little brother witness a terrible event that compels them to fight back and trigger fundamental changes. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Out of My Mind.… More
    • Lantern Bearers
      Sutcliff, Rosemary
      Lantern Bearers
      Sutcliff, Rosemary
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 18, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      Threatened by a tide of invaders, the last of the Roman Auxiliaries are to leave Britain forever. But Aquila, a young legionnaire, chooses to stay behind, in order to join the fight to save his native land."A spellbinding historical adventure." --Bulletin of the Center for Children's BooksThe Lantern Bearers is the 1959 winner of the Carnegie Medal in Literature.… More
  • Humor

    • Alien Attack!
      MacDonald, Alan
      Alien Attack!
      MacDonald, Alan
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: April 9, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Welcome back to Mighty High the school for superheroes. Stan and his friends are so busy preparing for their Heroes exams and having flying lessons that no one seems to realise that Miles has been abducted by aliens! Can fully-fledged superhero Captain Courageous lend a hand or will their fates be decided by a piece of bionic bubble gum? With fully integrated black and white illustrations throughout, this laugh-out-loud series is perfect for young readers.… More
    • Tapper Twins Tear Up New York
      Tapper Twins
      Rodkey, Geoff
      Tapper Twins Tear Up New York
      Tapper Twins
      Rodkey, Geoff
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 29, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      An oral history that reports, through transcribed recordings, text messages, photographs, illustrations, screenshots, and more, on the First (and last) Annual Culvert Prep Middle School Scavenger Hunt For Charity, and the adventures of twelve-year-old twins Reese and Claudia Tapper as their highly competitive teams scour New York for treasure.… More
    • No Room for Dessert
      Durand, Hallie
      No Room for Dessert
      Durand, Hallie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      All of a sudden it seems like Dessert’s life story is being written in invisible ink! It’s getting harder and harder believe that anyone in the Schneider house even remembers that she lives there. Her school picture hanging on the fridge? Covered! The promise of burritos? Forgotten! Her baby brother doesn’t even know her name! (He calls her “dirt.”) Dessert decides that she needs a plan to get back on her family’s radar—and hopefully make them all feel like “dirt” for a change. Let there be lightbulbs! Dessert has an idea. All she has to do is win her classroom’s invention contest, which should be a piece o’ cake. But, things get worse before they get better...so bad, Dessert would need all the double fudge sundaes in the world to make her feel like herself again—or maybe just a surprising new friend.… More
    • Great Hamster Massacre
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      Great Hamster Massacre
      The Great Critter Capers
      Davies, Katie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 3, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Anna and her brother, Tom, have always wanted a pet. Finally, after their latest pestering campaign, their mother gives in and lets them choose a pair of hamsters from the local pet shop. But their happiness soon turns to horror when the hamsters are found mysteriously dead in their cage. Anna and Tom launch a full-scale investigation to determine who—or what—is behind the hamster homicides. Can they solve the case of the Great Hamster Massacre? Kaite Davies’s irresistibly funny mystery and Hannah Shaw’s spot-on illustrations combine for a quirky, delightful read that is part detective tale, part diary, and altogether hilarious.… More
    • I Am Not Joey Pigza
      Joey Pigza
      Gantos, Jack
      I Am Not Joey Pigza
      Joey Pigza
      Gantos, Jack
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 24, 2007
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Joey's dad is back and he's handing out hundred dollar bills. He's also changed his name from Carter Pigza to Charles Heinz. Joey's mom thinks it's perfectly normal because she used to be Fran and now she's Maria. Now Charles and Maria are calling Joey a new name, too. Freddy. And it turns out they were never divorced. They're even renewing their vows. And the whole family is going to run a diner together. Should Joey's parents really be the ones making all the decisions around here? … More
    • Pongwiffy
      Umansky, Kaye
      Pongwiffy
      Umansky, Kaye
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 17, 2002
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Enjoying her quiet life in her simple hovel, Pongwiffy the witch is upset when a group of obnoxiously loud Goblins move right next door to her and so she seeks the help of her friend, Sharkadder, and an unusual hamster from Amsterdam to rid her community of the troublesome gang. Reprint.… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-talented Pop Star
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 7, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Rachel Renee Russell serves up more laughs and adorable illustrations in the next installment of the bestselling DORK DIARIES series. Nikki Maxwell has been doing everything she can to keep everyone at school from learning the truth--that she's there on scholarship in exchange for her Dad working as the school's exterminator. The last thing Nikki needs is having her friends and--worst case scenario--her crush, Brandon, associating her with the humongous roach on top of her Dad's van! Now it looks like her secret could be about to come out, and Nikki's willing to go to any zany and wacky length to prevent that from happening. The timing seems perfect when a major talent competition is announced with a school scholarship offered as the top prize. Nikki loves to sing and dance and now she gets to have tons of fun with her friends while competing for a chance to free her Dad from his obligation! (And free herself from all that potential damage to her reputation . . .) Once again, hijinks and misunderstandings aplenty ensue, as well as more hilarious and heartwarming moments with Nikki and her friends.… More
    • Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      Heidi Heckelbeck Gets Glasses
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 11, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Heidi Heckelbeck sees things differently in this whimsically witchy chapter book. When her friend Lucy Lancaster gets glasses, Heidi notices all the attention Lucy gets and decides that she, too, needs a new look. In order to get glasses, Heidi pretends that she has trouble seeing. All goes as planned and Heidi gets a cool pair of glasses—but when she puts them on there’s just one problem: She can’t see a thing! Heidi walks around with fuzzy vision and makes many messes until she realizes that she doesn’t need a pair of glasses to make her special.      With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-happily Ever After
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-happily Ever After
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 30, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Nikki Maxwell’s favorite fairy tales get dork-tastic twists in the eighth book of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! After a bump on the head in gym class on April Fool’s Day, Nikki has a wild dream in which she, her BFFs Chloe and Zoey, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie all end up playing the roles of some familiar classic fairy tale characters. Of course, the stories don’t go quite as expected—because they each have a very special Dork Diaries spin! The Dork Diaries series has more than 13 million copies in print worldwide!… More
    • Kung Fu to the Rescue!
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      Katschke, Judy, To Be Announced
      Kung Fu to the Rescue!
      Kung Fu Panda TV
      Katschke, Judy, To Be Announced
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Get two kickin’ tales in one book with this illustrated chapter book based on popular episodes of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness . This chapter book contains two stories, both based on episodes of the popular and Emmy Award–winning television show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness . This book includes black-and-white illustrations throughout—and plenty of action! In the first story, there seems to be a sudden rash of thefts in the Valley of Peace. The Furious Five want to help find the thief, but what should they do when all the evidence points to Monkey? In the second story, Crane has lost his confidence and wants to leave the Furious Five. But when an old enemy appears, it’s up to Crane to save the day. Kung Fu Panda Legends of Awesomeness © 2014 Viacom International Inc. NICKELODEON and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Kung Fu Panda” © 2008 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Treasure of Way Down Deep
      White, Ruth
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      When Ruby Jolene Hurley sees the shadow of her dead pet goat Jethro dancing on his grave, that's the first hint that something strange is going on in Way Down Deep. Then on Halloween night, Miss Arbutus senses an evil wind blowing into town, and bad things start to happen. The coal mine shuts down, one hundred men lose their jobs, and all of Way Down feels the pinch. Ruby thinks the answer to their problems is the treasure that Archibald Ward, the town's founder, supposedly buried more than two hundred years ago. Most people say the treasure is just a myth, but Ruby is determined to prove the naysayers wrong and save the day.… More
    • Fortune-teller's Secret
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Fortune-teller's Secret
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      When she learns that the recently widowed Mrs. Kittredge is making regular visits to a fortune-teller and turning over large sums of money to Madame Destiny, Nancy decides to investigate.… More
    • Edge
      Cadnum, Michael
      Edge
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 29, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A teenage boy searches for revenge on the streets of Oakland The battle is nearly over. The outsiders—who came to Oakland looking for excitement—are about to get back on the highway and go home. But they hurt 1 of Zach’s friends, and he can’t let that stand. He hurls a chunk of concrete at their car, starting a fight that turns into a riot. The police flood the streets with teargas, and Zach gets lost in the chaos. In the melee, he finds something someone left behind—something that will poison his life. It’s a .38 pistol, and once he picks it up, he can’t let it go.   Zach hates violence, but since he quit high school, he feels its power creeping into his life every day. When his father is shot during a robbery, Zach’s newly found pistol gives him the power to take revenge—if his heart will let him pull the trigger. … More
    • Return of the Gypsy Witch
      Hart, Alison
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      It all started with one mysterious briefcase.... When Allie's father dies, her half sister, Kat, is left in charge of his detective agency -- and of Allie. Despite the many changes in her life, Allie can't help being excited by the possibility of being close to some real private-eye adventures, the kind she is always daydreaming about. So when a man comes to the agency asking Kat to guard his briefcase, it looks like Allie will get her chance to investigate. But when Allie breaks into the briefcase, she makes a shocking discovery. And when she begins asking around, she realizes she may have taken on more than she bargained for. Whoever wants the briefcase kept safe desperately needs the agency's help, and whoever wants them uncovered will do anything to find them....… More
    • Danger Guys : Hollywood Halloween
      Danger Guys
      Abbott, Tony
      Danger Guys : Hollywood Halloween
      Danger Guys
      Abbott, Tony
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 29, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      The Danger Guys find themselves in a real-life scary movie, and the ending is up to them It’s Halloween, and best friends Noodle and Zeek have decided to make a horror movie in honor of the holiday. To show the boys how real films are made, Zeek’s family takes them to Paragon, the oldest studio in Hollywood. During the tour, a huge lightning storm separates Noodle and Zeek from the rest of the group. The two boys suddenly find themselves in a world of famous sets and exciting props. It’s the perfect location for their own movie! But it turns out that Paragon Studio has more than a little danger—and not just the staged kind. The lightning damaged the studio’s central control center, and all the electronic props are now going crazy. Noodle and Zeek must battle an evil robot, a sneezing dinosaur, and a deadly mummy in order to find and warn Zeek’s family. Little do they know that Zeek’s family is also under attack! With some luck and a lot of movie drama, the Danger Guys show Paragon Studio what real heroes look like. … More
    • Egypt Game
      Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
      Egypt Game
      Snyder, Zilpha Keatley
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 23, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage yard, Melanie and April decide it’s the perfect spot for the Egypt Game. Before long there are six Egyptians, and they all meet to wear costumes, hold ceremonies, and work on their secret code. Everyone thinks it’s just a game until strange things start happening. Has the Egypt Game gone too far?… More
    • After the Woods
      Savage, Kim
      After the Woods
      Savage, Kim
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 23, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      On the eve of the one-year anniversary marking the date when Julia was abducted in the woods and hunted for two days by her kidnapper, Julia and former best friend Liv, who deserted Julia in the woods that night, grapple with the consequences of that terrifying event. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • All the Things You Are
      Sheinmel, Courtney
      All the Things You Are
      Sheinmel, Courtney
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 14, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Carly Wheeler lives a charmed life. Her motheris a stylist for the soap opera Lovelock Falls, she lives in a nice house, and goes to an excellent private school. But when her mom is arrested and charged with embezzlement, everything starts to unravel. There are shocking stories about her mother's crimes in the local newspaper. Carly's friends start avoiding her. And her stepfather starts worrying about money. How can Carly put her life back together when it feels like she's missing all the pieces?… More
    • Case of the Digital Deception
      Club Csi
      O'Ryan, Ellie
      Case of the Digital Deception
      Club Csi
      O'Ryan, Ellie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 29, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      When there’s a mystery surrounding a popular online game, the Club CSI: kids use digital forensics to solve a case of foul play . Ben, Corey, and Hannah have their work cut out for them when Whitney, the most popular girl in school, comes to Club CSI: for help. At first her case seems easy to crack—someone has been tampering with Whitney’s locker, and since her best friend Alyssa has the combination, she is a likely suspect. But nothing is as simple as it seems, especially once the team learns that other strange things are happening around Whitney. Mysterious charges from a popular Internet drawing game have shown up on Whitney’s parents’ credit card. Whitney swears she didn’t authorize the charges, so who did? The digital drama increases when Club CSI: launches an online investigation—and to uncover the culprit, they’ll have to go undercover as players of the game! © 2013 CBS & Ent. AB Funding LLC. All Rights Reserved. CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION in USA is a TM of CBS and outside USA TM of Ent. AB Funding LLC.… More
    • Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie
      Johnny Dixon
      Strickland, Brad, Bellairs, John
      Drum, the Doll, and the Zombie
      Johnny Dixon
      Strickland, Brad, Bellairs, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      When Dr. Charles Coote-a noted folklorist and old friend of Professor Childermass-returns from a conference in New Orleans, he brings home a small, sinister drum. It's made entirely of black wood with red leather straps and small, white bones. Nobody takes Dr. Coote's worries about the drum very seriously, until Fergie taps it a few times and releases an unspeakable evil. Suddenly, Johnny and Fergie and the professor find themselves battling the imposing Madame Sinestra, a voodoo priestess who seeks the magical drum for her evil Caribbean cult. Spells, zombies, and voodoo demons beset our hero.… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Ones
      The Ones
      Sweren-Becker, Daniel
      Ones
      The Ones
      Sweren-Becker, Daniel
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      Randomly selected as infants to undergo genetic engineering, Cody and her boyfriend, James, are placed among their fellow enhanced teens and forced to fight for their rights when a corrupt political movement capitalizes on efforts to have their existences outlawed. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Randoms
      Randoms
      Liss, David
      Randoms
      Randoms
      Liss, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      A twelve-year-old boy is chosen to join a four-person applicant team to work towards membership in the Confederation of United Planets, and stumbles across conspiracies resembling science fiction he's been a fan of his entire life.… More
    • Week Without Tuesday
      Tuesday Mcgillycuddy Adventures
      Banks, Angelica
      Week Without Tuesday
      Tuesday Mcgillycuddy Adventures
      Banks, Angelica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Adventure
      A charming adventure full of magic and mystery, set in the land where stories come from. Something is broken in the land of story. Real and imaginary worlds are colliding—putting everything and everyone in grave peril. Tuesday and Baxterr, at the request of the Librarian, and with the help of Vivienne Small, venture to find the Gardener—the one person who can stop this catastrophe. On their way, they'll meet friends and foes, and discover strengths they didn't know they had. Will they be able to save the land of story? A Week Without Tuesday by Angelica Banks, with illustrations by Stevie Lewis, is the charming sequel to Finding Serendipity , a middle grade novel full of all the magic, mystery, and adorable illustrations readers have come to expect from this series. This title has Common Core connections. "All the worlds are fully rendered and themes of imagination, courage, family, sacrifice, and friendship are... … More
    • Eye of the Stone
      Birdseye, Tom
      Eye of the Stone
      Birdseye, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      When Jackson Cooper is suddenly sucked into another world, he must find the courage to fight an evil monster before it destroys everything in its path! Even on his birthday, nothing is going right for Jackson Cooper. His friends think he's a wimp for not biking down a steep hill, and his father, who's always in a bad mood since he lost his job, is acting weirder than normal. To top it off, Jackson has to babysit his little sister. The year is off to a rough start. To take his mind off his bad luck, Jackson decides to go on a walk through the woods but gets caught in a storm. While taking shelter in a nearby cave, Jackson pulls a peculiar stone from the wall—and is suddenly transported to another world! The inhabitants of this strange new place called Timmra believe that Jackson is the chosen one, a promised gift from their god to protect them from a beast bent on ending the universe. But can Jackson overcome his fears in time to save the Timmrans, or is he truly the wimp his friends think he is? … More
    • Aliens Ate My Homework
      Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol
      Coville, Bruce
      Aliens Ate My Homework
      Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol
      Coville, Bruce
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 18, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      IT'S THE WEIRDEST ALIEN INVASION EVER! "I cannot tell a lie," says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer. Which is why, when his teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod has to give the only answer he can: "Aliens ate my homework, Miss Maloney!" Of course, no one believes Rod this time, so they don't bother to ask him why the aliens are here. It's just as well, since he is sworn to silence about their secret mission and the fact that he has been drafted to help them!… More
    • Winter
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      Winter
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 10, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Science Fiction
      The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend—the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long. Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series. … More
    • Space Wars!
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Space Wars!
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: April 12, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Book 6 in the stellar series from the team behind Beast Quest and Dinosaur Cove - guarantees young readers non-stop action, giant aliens, cosmic warfare and courageous characters from the Intergalactic Force Academy… More
    • Killer of Enemies
      Killer of Enemies
      Bruchac, Joseph
      Killer of Enemies
      Killer of Enemies
      Bruchac, Joseph
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: February 1, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
      "In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage"--… More
    • Spill Zone 1
      Spill Zone
      Westerfeld, Scott
      Spill Zone 1
      Spill Zone
      Westerfeld, Scott
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The first volume of an original graphic novel series from New York Times--bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland.Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits—and it seems to be calling Addison's name.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Promised
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Promised
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia's absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what--or whom--she loves most?… More
  • Fiction

    • Daughters
      The Daughters
      Philbin, Joanna
      Daughters
      The Daughters
      Philbin, Joanna
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 1, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      The only daughter of supermodel Katia Summers, witty and thoughtful Lizzie Summers likes to stick to the sidelines. The sole heir to Metronome Media and daughter of billionaire Karl Jurgensen, outspoken Carina Jurgensen would rather climb mountains than social ladders. Daughter of chart-topping pop icon Holla Jones, stylish and sensitive Hudson Jones is on the brink of her own music breakthrough. By the time freshman year begins, unconventional-looking Lizzie Summers has come to expect fawning photographers and adoring fans to surround her gorgeous supermodel mother. But when Lizzie is approached by a fashion photographer that believes she's "the new face of beauty," Lizzie surprises herself and her family by becoming the newest Summers woman to capture the media's spotlight.… More
    • Murder Is Bad Manners : A Wells and Wong Mystery
      Wells & Wong
      Stevens, Robin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 21, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Two friends form a detective agency—and must solve their first murder case—in this “sharp-witted debut” ( Publishers Weekly , starred review) that is the first adventure in a brand-new middle grade mystery series set at a 1930s boarding school. Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong are best friends at Deepdean School for Girls, and they both have a penchant for solving mysteries. In fact, outspoken Daisy is a self-described Sherlock Holmes, and she appoints wallflower Hazel as her own personal Watson when they form their own (secret!) detective agency. The only problem? They have nothing to investigate. But that changes once Hazel discovers the body of their science teacher, Miss Bell—and the body subsequently disappears. She and Daisy are certain a murder must have taken place, and they can think of more than one person with a motive. Determined to get to the bottom of the crime—and to prove that it happened—before the killer strikes again, Hazel and Daisy must hunt for evidence, spy on their suspects, and use all the cunning, scheming, and intuition they can muster. But will they succeed? And can their friendship stand the test?… More
    • Rising Storm
      Warriors: the Prophecies Begin
      Hunter, Erin
      Rising Storm
      Warriors: the Prophecies Begin
      Hunter, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 13, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Fire alone can save our clan... Fireheart's traitorous enemy Tigerclaw has been vanquished and exiled from ThunderClan—but Fireheart can't shake the feeling that he's lurking out there in the forest, waiting for the chance to strike. That's not the only problem facing the young ThunderClan deputy in these blazing summer months, as he struggles to handle ominous omens, a disrespectful apprentice with a shocking secret, and a devastated Clan leader who is a shell of her former self. Meanwhile the forest gets hotter and hotter . . . and everyone braces for the coming storm. . . . … More
    • Lulu and the Cat in the Bag
      Lulu
      McKay, Hilary
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      "When a mysterious bag is left on Lulu's doorstep, the last thing her grandmother expects to be in it is a cat--a huge, neon orange cat. But Lulu knows this cat doesn't mean any harm and in fact it needs a lovely new home"--… More
    • Witch's Pyre
      The Worldwalker Trilogy
      Angelini, Josephine
      Witch's Pyre
      The Worldwalker Trilogy
      Angelini, Josephine
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 20, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Lily Proctor has come a long way from the weak, sickly girl she used to be. She has gained power as a witch and a leader, found her way home, chosen to face battle again, and (after losing her first love and being betrayed by her new love) she has learned more about loss and grief than she ever wanted to know. Thrust once again into a society different from anything they have ever seen, Lily and her coven are determined to find answers—to find a new path to victory, a way to defeat the monstrous Woven without resorting to nuclear weapons or becoming a tyrannical mass murderer like her alternate self, Lillian. But sometimes winning requires sacrifices . . . and when the only clear path to victory lies at Lillian's side, what price will Lily be willing to pay?Internationally bestselling author Josephine Angelini takes us on another emotionally wrenching thrill ride in the stunning conclusion to her Worldwalker Trilogy.… More
    • Dramatic Pause
      Commercial Breaks
      Kain, P. G.
      Dramatic Pause
      Commercial Breaks
      Kain, P. G.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 27, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Will commercial fame crush a tween’s hopes of serious stardom? Isabel Marak Flores has appeared in dozens of independent films and recently received glowing reviews for her role in a small Off-Broadway show. When an agent sees her on stage and suggests she go out for some commercial work, Isabel declines. How can a serious actress appear in television commercials for cupcake-scented deodorant and other silly products? However, when Isabel’s parents tell her that they can’t afford the tuition for the world-famous dramatic academy she has her heart set on, a few commercial auditions don’t seem so bad. She just has to make sure her new crush, the adorable but slightly smug, Preston Banner III, doesn’t find out about any of it. If he does, he might not be waiting for her in the wings after they play their scene from Romeo and Juliet for the Actor’s Studio benefit. Isabel books a spot for a new energy drink which will only air in Japan. Seems perfect, but then she learns that the energy drink, HappyWow, is coming to America—and her face is about to be plastered on billboards, displayed in magazines, and looped endlessly on television. Can this serious actress learn how to enjoy life and not take everything quite so seriously during her brief dramatic pause?… More
    • This Is What Happy Looks Like
      Smith, Jennifer E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 2, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance
      "Perfect strangers Graham Larkin and Ellie O'Neill meet online when Graham accidentally sends Ellie an e-mail about his pet pig, Wilbur. The two 17-year-olds strike up an e-mail relationship from opposite sides of the country and don't even know each other's first names. What's more, Ellie doesn't know Graham is a famous actor, and Graham doesn't know about the big secret in Ellie's family tree. When the relationship goes from online to in-person, they find out whether their relationship can be the real thing"--… More
    • Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Meet Jimmy—not your average kid, not your average assassinSome days are normal, and other days you realize you can handle more than you thought. But when Jimmy Coates wakes to find he can outrun, outjump, and outfight anyone—even the men in black suits that are after him—he knows this kind of overnight change doesn’t happen to normal people. And as it turns out, Jimmy isn’t normal at all.Now he’s on the run from men with mysterious green stripes on their cars and helicopters. He doesn’t have time to figure out who they are—or who he is. First, he’s got to survive, and he’s going to need every last bit of his newfound superpowers to do it.… More
    • Lost in the Sun
      Graff, Lisa
      Lost in the Sun
      Graff, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: May 26, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      As Trent Zimmerman struggles to move past a traumatic event that took place several months earlier, he befriends class outcast Fallon Little, who helps him understand that he can move on. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Off the Wall
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Off the Wall
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror
      Ancient artifacts provoke fresh fear when a night at the museum goes from fun to freaky! Jane is ready for the time of her life. Tonight she and forty-nine other girls will be spending an actual night in a museum! At first, she’s making lots of new friends and having a ton of fun, but the stakes get raised when one girl, Daria, dares her to take a tour of the museum after lights out. The girls have heard that one of the mummies in the Ancient Egyptian exhibit comes to life when the museum closes. Jane accepts the dare. After all, there’s no way a mummy can come to life. Or is there? And are there, perhaps, other secrets that will be revealed in a museum at night? This surprising story is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
  • Informational Books

    • Dollmakers and Their Stories : Women Who Changed the World of Play
      Goddu, Krystyna Poray
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 1, 2004
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "Dolls are not a luxury. They are as necessary to a child's life as a loaf of bread . . . What a doll does for a little girl is develop her capacity to love others and herself." -Madame Alexander A wonderful offering for young doll enthusiasts and women's history buffs alike This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were-and continue to be-filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years-such as Barbie (Ruth Handler) and Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander). Entrepreneurs and feminists of their time, these strong women displayed both creative genius and astute business acumen, serving as excellent role models for today's young female readers. … More
    • So, You Want to Work in Sports? : The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry
      Be What You Want
      Mattern, Joanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Business
      Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry. The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.… More
    • Discovery in the Cave
      Step into Reading
      Dubowski, Mark
      Discovery in the Cave
      Step into Reading
      Dubowski, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, European History
      This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Danger on the Mountain
      Ngk Chapters
      Treinish, Gregg, Jazynka, Kitson
      Danger on the Mountain
      Ngk Chapters
      Treinish, Gregg, Jazynka, Kitson
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: December 13, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      Accomplished outdoor explorer Gregg Treinish loves adventure! Whether it's spending two years hiking the remote and perilously high Andes Mountains or coming face to face with wolverines, lynx, and bears, Gregg always knows where the action is. With gripping—and totally true—stories of incredible adventures, extreme excursions, and ultimate survival, this book will have you on the edge of your seat.… More
    • March Against Fear
      Bausum, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Life Strategies, United States History
      James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality.   The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Readers learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear."   Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps readers understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • They Don't Wash Their Socks
      Gay, Kathlyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 18, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, History
      Have you ever wondered what the story is behind the strange sports superstitions you hear about? Gay's collection of superstitions in sports runs the gamut from fishing to football, from amateur players to professionals, from individuals to teams, and from ancient times to the present.… More
    • Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      This is the first in a series of 4 books that will tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet 3 naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.… More
    • War Dogs : Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
      Frankel, Rebecca
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History, Nature
      In this special edition of War Dogs, adapted specifically for a younger audience, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. Her narrative gives us insight into the world of dogs in combat and the touching aspect of the relationship between soldiers and their dogs.Frankel explores the long, rich history of dogs in the US military, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In this YA edition, Rebecca Frankel gives further insight into her work as a journalist and how it led her to explore the world of dogs and their handlers. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers.… More
    • Witches : The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem
      Schanzer, Rosalyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History
      Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Honor Book 2012 Notable Children's Books—ALSC NCSS—Notable Social Studies Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2012 School Library Journal Best Books of 2011 SLJ’s 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best 2011 In the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts, two girls began to twitch, mumble, and contort their bodies into strange shapes. The doctor tried every remedy, but nothing cured the young Puritans. He grimly announced the dire diagnosis: the girls were bewitched! And then the accusations began. The riveting, true story of the victims, accused witches, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds more unfolds in chilling detail in this young adult book by award-winning author and illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer. With a powerful narrative, chilling primary source accounts, a design evoking the period, and stylized black-white-and-red scratchboard illustrations of young girls having wild fits in the courtroom, witches flying overhead, and the Devil and his servants terrorizing the Puritans, this book will rivet young readers with novelistic power. Taught in middle and high schools around the U.S., the 17th-century saga remains hauntingly resonant as people struggle even today with the urgent need to find someone to blame for their misfortunes. In addition to the Sibert Honor, Witches! has been honored by the Society of Illustrators with their Original Art Award Gold Medal, has been named a Notable book by both the American Library Association and the National Council for the Social Studies, and was chosen one of School Library Journal's 100 Magnificent Children's Books and one of Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best Children's Books.… More
    • Courageous Canine : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Halls, Kelly Milner
      Courageous Canine : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Heroes
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Halls, Kelly Milner
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 9, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Nature
      "National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, true stories just right to carry in your backpack, share with yourfriends, and read under the covers at night. Follow along as National Geographic Kids Chapters' presents a trio of true stories about incredible acts of animal heroism. Courageous Canine features an amazing pup named Lilly who sacrifices her own life tosave her owner, a brave pod of dolphins who face a great white shark to save a stranger, and a mother gorilla, who in mourning her own baby, saves a 3-year-old boy who falls into her zoo enclosure. Filled with gorgeous photographs, sidebars, and fun facts, Courageous Canine will leave young readers hungry for more"--… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Wise Young Fool
      Beaudoin, Sean
      Wise Young Fool
      Beaudoin, Sean
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 6, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      You want ninety? Fine, I'll give you ninety. I'll give them to you coming and going. Teen rocker Ritchie Sudden is pretty sure his life has just jumped the shark. Except he hates being called a teen, his band doesn't play rock, and "jumping the shark" is yet another dumb cliché. Part of Ritchie wants to drop everything and walk away. Especially the part that's serving ninety days in a juvenile detention center. Telling the story of the year leading up to his arrest, Ritchie grabs readers by the throat before (politely) inviting them along for the (max-speed) ride. A battle of the bands looms. Dad split about five minutes before Mom's girlfriend moved in. There's the matter of trying to score with the dangerously hot Ravenna Woods while avoiding the dangerously huge Spence Proffer--not to mention just trying to forget what his sister, Beth, said the week before she died. Acclaimed author Sean Beaudoin's latest offering is raw, razor-sharp, and genuinely hilarious. … More
    • Harry S. Truman : Thirty-third President of the United States
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Stanley, George Edward
      Harry S. Truman : Thirty-third President of the United States
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Stanley, George Edward
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Provides a look at the childhood life, personal experiences, and professional accomplishments of the thirty-third president of the nation. Original.… More
    • Someone to Love
      Mazer, Norma Fox
      Someone to Love
      Mazer, Norma Fox
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: May 19, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Romance
      Nina always thought that if just one person would love her perfectly and completely, she’d never be alone again Nina’s the first person in her family to leave home and go to college. Maybe that’s why she feels so isolated once she gets there, especially compared to some of the other students—like her roommates, who have been friends for so long they can finish one another’s sentences. But it seems like her narrow, small-town past hasn’t prepared her for this life in which everyone else knows things about the world that she doesn’t. Afraid of falling behind in her classes, all Nina does is study and wonder if she’ll always be this lonely.   But then she meets Mitch. He introduces himself from the top of some scaffolding, taking a break from painting the house next door to hers. Their growing relationship frees Nina from her self-doubt—finally, someone to love who loves her back! Their togetherness is perfect . . . but can it stay that way forever? … 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
    • Rosa Parks
      History's All-stars
      Kudlinski, Kathleen
      Rosa Parks
      History's All-stars
      Kudlinski, Kathleen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 30, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Learn about the childhood of Rosa Parks, who grew up to be a legendary Civil Rights activist and an all-star in American history. Civil rights activist Rosa Parks was born on February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955 spurred a citywide boycott. As she became a symbol of the modern Civil Rights Movement, eventually the city of Montgomery had no choice but to lift the law requiring segregation on public buses. Rosa Parks received many accolades during her lifetime, including the Presidential of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and the NAACP’s highest award. In this narrative biography you’ll learn about Rosa Parks’s childhood and the influences that gave this remarkable woman the courage to stand up for her rights.… More
    • Cleo De Nile and the Creeperific Mummy Makeover
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Cleo De Nile and the Creeperific Mummy Makeover
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Folklore
      The fifth chapter book in the popular Monster High Diaries series, featuring Cleo De Nile!Dear Diary,Oh my Ra! My mom is coming home! She's been trapped in a tomb this whole time! I hope the tomb was filled with creeperific gems and creepy-cool artifacts. Otherwise I can't imagine how my poor mom coped. I am going to throw the most awesome welcome-back party for her. I know this might be hard to believe, but I'm a little worried about whether the party will be glamorous enough for her. Oh, what am I saying? OF COURSE it will be! I'm just the ghoul for the job!Royally yours, Cleo © 2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Hotel Transylvania 2 Movie Novelization
      Hotel Transylvania 2
      Deutsch, Stacia
      Hotel Transylvania 2 Movie Novelization
      Hotel Transylvania 2
      Deutsch, Stacia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 18, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror
      A middle-grade retelling of the uproarious animated monster comedy recounts their latest adventure in Hotel Transylvania and is complemented by an eight-page insert of full-color images. Original. Simultaneous eBook. Movie tie-in.… More
    • Vanishing
      The Last Dogs
      Holt, Christopher
      Vanishing
      The Last Dogs
      Holt, Christopher
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Dystopian SF, Adventure
      When all the humans in his world disappear, Max, a yellow Labrador Retriever, begins the search for his family. He knows that if he can just find Madame Curie, a wise, old black Lab, she'll be able to help. Madame had a premonition of astonishing events to come -- she must know where Max's family is. But Max can't make the journey alone. Joined by friends Rocky and Gizmo, Max sets off to find Madame. Along the way, the trio must face a pack of angry wolves, forage for food in a land where kibble is akin to gold, befriend a house full of cats, and outsmart a gang of subway rats. Ultimately, they'll have to escape from the biggest threat of all: the Corporation, a "perfect" society for dogs and by dogs, where nothing is quite as it seems. The Last Dogs: The Vanishing is the first book in a thrilling new series about three unlikely friends on an epic quest to find their people -- and bring them home. … More
    • Trouble in Me
      Gantos, Jack
      Trouble in Me
      Gantos, Jack
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      This fiery autobiographical novel captures a pivotal week or two in the life of fourteen-year-old Jack Gantos, as the author reveals the moment he began to slide off track as a kid who in just a few years would find himself locked up in a federal penitentiary for the crimes portrayed in the memoir Hole in My Life . Set in the Fort Lauderdale neighborhood of his family's latest rental home, The Trouble in Me opens with an explosive encounter in which Jack first meets his awesomely rebellious older neighbor, Gary Pagoda, just back from juvie for car theft. Instantly mesmerized, Jack decides he will do whatever it takes to be like Gary. As a follower, Jack is eager to leave his old self behind, and desperate for whatever crazy, hilarious, frightening thing might happen next. But he may not be as ready as he thinks when the trouble in him comes blazing to life.… More
    • Die for Me
      Gorman, Carol
      Die for Me
      Gorman, Carol
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 5, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Horror
      An International Reading Association Children’s Choice: When high school student Holly Baldwin is murdered, her friends decide to consult a Ouija board—with disastrous consequencesWhen her classmates throw a party soon after the brutal murder of their friend Holly, Jessica can’t believe they could be so insensitive. But the festivities turn dark when several girls sitting at a Ouija board receive a frightening message about Holly’s death—and a warning. Nothing can prepare Jessica for the horror that follows. … More