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

    • Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
      Bunjitsu Bunny
      Himmelman, John
      Bunjitsu Bunny's Best Move
      Bunjitsu Bunny
      Himmelman, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 13, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Short Stories
      As Isabel, the best bunjitsu artist in her class, continues to practice her skills, she also grows in her understanding of how to use her strongest weapon—her mind. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Any Boy but You
      North Pole, Minnesota
      Hammerle, Julie
      Any Boy but You
      North Pole, Minnesota
      Hammerle, Julie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance
      Elena Chestnut has been chatting with an anonymous boy late into the night. It’s a very You’ve Got Mail situation, and she has no idea who he is. He can’t be Oliver Prince, hot-and-bashful son of the family running the rival sporting goods store. Their fancy sales strategies are driving Elena’s family out of business. Elena’s mystery boy has teamed up with her in their latest sales strategy, an augmented reality game, to help her win the grand-prize plane tickets. Money’s so tight Elena’s going to miss senior year spring break with her friends if she can’t win this game. The girl Oliver's fallen head-over-heels for online had better not be Elena Chestnut. She's his angry, vindictive Latin tutor, the daughter of his dad’s business rival, and the one girl he’d never even think of kissing. She’s definitely not his online crush, because that girl is funny, sweet, and perfect. When Oliver asks to reveal their names at the Valentine’s Day dance, their IRL relationship will either ruin what they have online, or they’ll discover just how thin the line between love and hate really is. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains swearing, snowball fights, and sexual tension that could melt the North Pole. Read at your own risk.Books in the North Pole, Minnesota seriesAny Boy but YouArtificial SweetheartsApproximately Yours… More
    • Devil's Advocate
      X-files Origins
      Maberry, Jonathan
      Devil's Advocate
      X-files Origins
      Maberry, Jonathan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery
      This origins story presents the teen years of Dana Scully, the beloved character depicted in the cult-favorite television show The X-Files, beginning in the spring of 1979ùwhen serial murder, the occult and government conspiracy were highlighted in the newsùand follows the life-changing events Scully experienced that set her on the path to becoming an FBI agent. TV tie-in. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Island of Exiles
      The Ryogan Chronicles
      Cameron, Erica
      Island of Exiles
      The Ryogan Chronicles
      Cameron, Erica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 14, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      “A rare gem of a book....[and a] fresh, original series starter.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred reviewIn Khya’s world, every breath is a battle.On the isolated desert island of Shiara, dying young is inevitable. The clan comes before self, and protecting her home means Khya is a warrior above all else.But when following the clan and obeying their leaders could cost her brother his life, Khya's home becomes a deadly trap. The only person who can help is Tessen, her lifelong rival and the boy who challenges her at every turn. The council she hoped to join has betrayed her, and their secrets, hundreds of years deep, reach around a world she's never seen.To save her brother’s life and her island home, her only choice is to trust Tessen, turn against her clan, and go on the run—a betrayal and a death sentence.The Ryogan Chronicles are best enjoyed in order.Reading Order:Book #1 Island of Exiles Book #2 Sea of Strangers… More
    • Radius of Us
      Marquardt, Marie
      Radius of Us
      Marquardt, Marie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 17, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      What happens when you fall in love with someone everyone seems determined to fear? Ninety seconds can change a life — not just daily routine, but who you are as a person. Gretchen Asher knows this, because that’s how long a stranger held her body to the ground. When a car sped toward them and Gretchen’s attacker told her to run, she recognized a surprising terror in his eyes. And now she doesn’t even recognize herself. Ninety seconds can change a life — not just the place you live, but the person others think you are. Phoenix Flores Flores knows this, because months after setting off toward the U.S. / Mexico border in search of safety for his brother, he finally walked out of detention. But Phoenix didn’t just trade a perilous barrio in El Salvador for a leafy suburb in Atlanta. He became that person — the one his new neighbors crossed the street to avoid. Ninety seconds can change a life — so how will the ninety seconds of Gretchen and Phoenix’s first encounter change theirs? Told in alternating first person points of view, The Radius of Us is a story of love, sacrifice, and the journey from victim to survivor. It offers an intimate glimpse into the causes and devastating impact of Latino gang violence, both in the U.S. and in Central America, and explores the risks that victims take when they try to start over. Most importantly, Marie Marquardt's The Radius of Us shows how people struggling to overcome trauma can find healing in love.… More
    • Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo 2
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo
      Weing, Drew
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo 2
      Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo
      Weing, Drew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 11, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Charles meets a lot of monsters in his line of work. While assisting Margo Maloo on her assignments, he’s had close encounters with trolls, ghosts, imps, and ogres. And lately, they’re all saying the same thing: living in Echo City is getting harder.As the human population of the city is grows, monsters are being forced to abandon their homes. Teenagers are creeping into their territory, smartphones in hand, eager to photograph paranormal activity. Some monsters are tired of hiding and ready to fight. How can Margo and Charles keep Echo City’s monster community a secret, when it’s teetering in the brink of war?In this second volume of The Creepy Case Files of Margo Maloo, graphic novelist Drew Weing delivers a fresh and funny take on the age-old battle between kids and closet-dwelling monsters.… More
    • Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      Leaving his unhappy marriage in England to work as a journalist in Russia, Arthur Ransome finds himself at the center of the revolution and becomes dangerously entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary while reporting back to the British on Bolshevik activities. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dear Reader
      O'Connell, Mary
      Dear Reader
      O'Connell, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 9, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      “Imaginative, exhilarating, genre-bending, and one of the best YA novels of the year.” —BookRiot“An audacious tale. Like much classic literature and like growing up, reading this immersive novel is all about the experience.” —The Horn BookAn IndieNext Pick!Gilmore Girls meets Wuthering Heights in Mary O'Connell's Dear Reader, a whip-smart, poignant, modern-day take on Emily Brontë’s classic novel.For seventeen-year-old Flannery Fields, the only respite from the plaid-skirted mean girls at Sacred Heart High School is her beloved teacher Miss Sweeney’s AP English class. But when Miss Sweeney doesn't show up to teach Flannery's favorite book, Wuthering Heights, leaving behind her purse, Flannery knows something is wrong. The police are called, and Flannery gives them everything—except Miss Sweeney's copy of Wuthering Heights. This she holds onto. And good thing she does, because when she opens it, it has somehow transformed into Miss Sweeney's real-time diary. It seems Miss Sweeney is in New York City—and she's in trouble. So Flannery does something very unFlannery-like: she skips school and sets out for Manhattan, with the book as her guide. But as soon as she arrives, she meets a boy named Heath. Heath is British, on a gap year, incredibly smart—yet he's never heard of Albert Einstein or Anne Frank. In fact, Flannery can't help thinking that he seems to have stepped from the pages of Brontë's novel. Could it be that Flannery is spending this topsy-turvy day with her ultimate fictional romantic hero, Heathcliff, reborn in the twenty-first century?… More
    • Fibble
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      Fibble
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 24, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      With more dark humor and zany silliness, Dale E. Basye returns to Heck for his most over-the-top (the Big Top, that is) adventure yet.When Marlo Fauster claims she has switched souls with her brother, she gets sent straight to Fibble, the circle of Heck reserved for liars. But it's true—Milton and Marlo have switched places, and Marlo finds herself trapped in Milton's gross, gangly body. She also finds herself trapped in Fibble, a three-ring media circus run by none other than P. T. Barnum, an insane ringmaster with grandiose plans and giant, flaming pants. Meanwhile Milton, as Marlo, is working at the devil's new television network, T.H.E.E.N.D. But there's something strange about these new shows. Why do they all air at the same? And are they really broadcasting to the Surface? Soon Milton and Marlo realize that they need each other to sort through the lies and possibly prevent the end of the world—if Bea "Elsa" Bubb doesn't catch them first.From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • How to Break a Boy
      Devore, Laurie
      How to Break a Boy
      Devore, Laurie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 31, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Feeling desperate in the wake of her brother's death and her boyfriend's infidelity with her BFF, mean girl Olivia enlists the school's "good guy" to tutor her for the upcoming SATs and help her devise a vengeance plot against her former best friend, all while pretending to be his girlfriend. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 12, 2002
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?… More
    • Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-fabulous Life
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 2, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Meet Nikki Maxwell! She’s starting eighth grade at a new school—and her very first diary packed with hilarious stories and art in Book One of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! Nikki confesses all in her first diary ever: her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone, meeting her new soon-to-be BFFs Chloe and Zoey, falling for adorably sweet crush Brandon, dealing with her zany little sister Brianna’s antics—and the immediate clashes with mean girl Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. More than 13 million books in print worldwide!… More
    • Better Nate Than Ever
      Fischer, Scott M., Federle, Tim
      Better Nate Than Ever
      Fischer, Scott M., Federle, Tim
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      A New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Slate Favorite Book of the Year. A small-town boy hops a bus to New York City to crash an audition for E.T.: The Musical . Nate Foster has big dreams. His whole life, he’s wanted to star in a Broadway show. (Heck, he’d settle for seeing a Broadway show.) But how is Nate supposed to make his dreams come true when he’s stuck in Jankburg, Pennsylvania, where no one (except his best pal Libby) appreciates a good show tune? With Libby’s help, Nate plans a daring overnight escape to New York. There’s an open casting call for E.T.: The Musical , and Nate knows this could be the difference between small-town blues and big-time stardom. Tim Federle’s “hilarious and heartwarming debut novel” ( Publishers Weekly ) is full of broken curfews, second chances, and the adventure of growing up—because sometimes you have to get four hundred miles from your backyard to finally feel at home.… More
    • Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.… More
    • Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Primavera, Elise
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Ms. Rapscott's Girls
      Primavera, Elise
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: March 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Fans of Mary Poppins will love this whimsical tale of a boarding school for children of very busy parents, where an extraordinary headmistress teaches them life lessons about courage, adventure, friendship . . . and the importance of birthday cake.Nestled inside a lighthouse, Great Rapscott School for the Daughters of Busy Parents takes its motto from Amelia Earhart: Adventure is worthwhile in itself. Headmistress Ms. Rapscott couldn’t agree more, but her students, who are shipped to the school in boxes, could use a little convincing. Still, despite their initial reluctance, the students are soon soaring through the sky and getting lost on purpose. In addition to learning what birthday cakes are and how best to approach a bumbershoot tree, the students also manage to learn a little something about strength and bravery.Bestselling author Elise Primavera has created an irresistible, richly illustrated story about finding your way.… More
    • Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Urban Fiction
      Growing up in the segregated South where they accept the disparities in how they are treated, Stella and her little brother witness a terrible event that compels them to fight back and trigger fundamental changes. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Out of My Mind.… More
    • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
      Lopez, Diana
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She's jealous that her genius little sister skipped two grades. And she's passionate about the crushes on her Boyfriend Wish list. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help. When her family visits a cuarto de milagros , a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom's health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out. Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good (and bad) surprises. … More
    • Starry River of the Sky
      Lin, Grace
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit? But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions. Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures. … More
    • Shadows of Sherwood
      Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
      Magoon, Kekla
      Shadows of Sherwood
      Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
      Magoon, Kekla
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley must learn to fend for herself. Her home, Nott City, has been taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown. After fleeing for her life, Robyn has no choice but to join a band of strangers-misfit kids, each with their own special talent for mischief. Setting out to right the wrongs of Crown's merciless government, they take their outlaw status in stride. But Robyn can't rest until she finds her parents. As she pieces together clues from the night they disappeared, Robyn learns that her destiny is tied to the future of Nott City in ways she never expected. Kicking off a new series with an unforgettable heroine, readers will be treated to feats of courage and daring deeds as Robyn and her band find their way in this cruel, new world. … More
    • Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream
      Han, Jenny
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 14, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Meet Clara Lee. Likes: her best friends, her grandpa, her little sister (when she's not being annoying, which is almost always), candy necklaces, and the Apple Blossom Festival. Dislikes: her little sister (when she's being annoying, which is almost always), her mom's yucky fish soup, and bad dreams (even though Grandpa says they mean good luck). After a bad dream, Clara Lee has a whole day of good luck. But when her luck changes, she upsets her friends and family. Will Clara Lee have good luck again in time to try out for the Little Miss Apple Pie pageant? Clara Lee is a delightful character from acclaimed author Jenny Han. This charming, humorous chapter book is perfect for fans of Clementine and Judy Moody! … More
  • Action & Adventure

    • Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times
      Trevayne, Emma
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 13, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      In nineteenth-century England, a boy is about to discover a mysterious mechanical world he may never escape. Ten-year-old Jack Foster has stepped through a doorway and into quite a different London. Londinium is a smoky, dark, and dangerous place, home to mischievous metal fairies and fearsome clockwork dragons that breathe scalding steam. The people wear goggles to protect their eyes, brass grill insets in their nostrils to filter air, or mechanical limbs to replace missing ones. Over it all rules the Lady, and the Lady has demanded a new son—a perfect flesh-and-blood child. She has chosen Jack. His only hope of escape lies with a legendary clockwork bird. The Gearwing grants wishes—or it did, before it was broken—before it was killed. But some things don’t stay dead forever. Fans of books like Splendors and Glooms and Goblin Secrets will find Flights and Chimes and Mysterious Times irresistible!… More
    • Shiloh
      Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
      Shiloh
      Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 26, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Adventure, Classics
      Marty will do anything to save his new friend Shiloh in this Newbery Medal–winning novel from Phillis Reynolds Naylor. When Marty Preston comes across a young beagle in the hills behind his home, it's love at first sight—and also big trouble. It turns out the dog, which Marty names Shiloh, belongs to Judd Travers, who drinks too much and has a gun—and abuses his dogs. So when Shiloh runs away from Judd to Marty, Marty just has to hide him and protect him from Judd. But Marty's secret becomes too big for him to keep to himself, and it exposes his entire family to Judd's anger. How far will Marty have to go to make Shiloh his?… More
    • Dreadnought (W.t.)
      H.i.v.e.
      Walden, Mark
      Dreadnought (W.t.)
      H.i.v.e.
      Walden, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 24, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure
      An entry in the series that includes Escape Velocity finds Otto and his classmates from H.I.V.E. teaming up to rescue two of Otto's friends who have been kidnapped by the Disciples, in a case that reveals unexpected truths about the Disciples' true objective. Reprint.… More
    • Good Dog
      Avi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Adventure
      While on a grand adventure, McKinley the malamute must decide whether to stay loyal to his human master or follow his animal instincts by running free with a coaxing pack of wolves. Reprint.… More
    • Dogsong
      Paulsen, Gary
      Dogsong
      Paulsen, Gary
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 22, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Adventure, Drama
      IN THE OLD DAYS THERE WERE SONGS Something is bothering Russel Susskit. He hates waking up to the sound of his father's coughing, the smell of diesel oil, the noise of snow machines starting up. Only Oogruk, the shaman who owns the last team of dogs in the village, understands Russel's longing for the old ways and the songs that celebrated them. But Oogruk cannot give Russel the answers he seeks; the old man can only prepare him for what he must do alone. Driven by a strange, powerful dream of a long-ago self and by a burning desire to find his own song, Russel takes Oogruk's dogs on an epic journey of self-discovery that will change his life forever. A Newbery Honor Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults An ALA Notable Book A School Library Journal Best Book… More
    • School of Fear
      School of Fear
      Daneshvari, Gitty
      School of Fear
      School of Fear
      Daneshvari, Gitty
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
      Everyone is afraid of something... Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders. Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying. Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces. Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water. With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.… More
    • Battlesaurus
      Battlesaurus
      Falkner, Brian
      Battlesaurus
      Battlesaurus
      Falkner, Brian
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      In this stunning sequel to a unique alt-history adventure, dinosaurs from a forbidden world have been turned into unstoppable weapons by one of the most ferocious military leaders of all time. In the wake of Napoléon's crushing victory at Waterloo, the vicious French general Marc Thibault and his brigade of giant carnivorous battlesaurs have struck terror across Europe. England stands alone, but an invasion is looming. Its only hope is a secret attack led by a magician's son named Willem deep inside enemy territory, to the very heart of Napoléon's terrifying new army. Deception and betrayal threaten the mission from its outset, but the courage and perseverance of Willem the "saur killer" and his friends lead to a clash of titanic proportions.… More
    • Rising Water
      Petersen, P. J.
      Rising Water
      Petersen, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 9, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Adventure
      A car thief isn't the sort of person you'd expect to find helping out in an animal shelter. But to make up for his crime, Kevin is sent to help Tracy and her brother, Luke -- and none of them knows what to expect. When heavy winter rains cause the town's levee to break, the teenagers are forced to skip orientation and help with the rescue effort. Within moments they're in a powerboat packed with sandwiches and supplies and out on the water. Their mission runs smoothly until armed thieves, caught in the act of stealing from a flooded home, kidnap Luke. In a heartbeat, the rescue effort turns towards Tracy's brother -- and unless she and Kevin can band together, there's no hope for survival.… More
    • Neptune's Children
      Dobkin, Bonnie
      Neptune's Children
      Dobkin, Bonnie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure
      A day at the fabled amusement park Isles of Wonder turns deadly when a world-wide biological attack kills every adult, leaving behind only the kids to fend for themselves. Isolated from the world, unsure of what lies ahead, the young survivors assemble under the statue of King Neptune, the mythical ruler of the Isles, to form a new society. Led by the children of the park workers, they choose to remain closed off from the outside world living relatively comfortably inside the self-contained park. But when violence from the infested outside world appears to infiltrate their safe zone, one small group discovers a secret society and a hidden system of underground tunnels, and the stage is set for a war that will determine the future of everyone on the Isles. As alliances are formed and broken, readers will find themselves taking sides in this suspenseful adventure story that addresses the duality of human nature. … More
    • Wake Up Missing
      Messner, Kate
      Wake Up Missing
      Messner, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 10-13, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
      Four kids . . . Two weeks in the Florida Everglades . . . One top-secret science experiment that could change them and the world as they know it . . . Meet Quentin, a middle-school football star from Chicago; Sarah, a hockey player from Upstate New York; Ben, a horse lover from the Pacific Northwest; and Cat, an artistic bird watcher from California. The four have little in common except the head injuries that landed them in an elite brain-science center in the wild swamps of Florida. It's known as the best clinic in the world and promises to return their lives to normal, but as days pass, the kids begin to notice strange side effects and unexplained changes.… More
  • Biographies

    • Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
    • Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood
      Barakat, Ibtisam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 20, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Asian History
      Set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this poignant glimpse into a little-known culture traces the author's life, from her tragic childhood as a Palestinian refugee to her joyous discovery of the Arabic alphabet, which led to her passion for language and writing. 15,000 first printing.… More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      Presents the life, soccer career, and accomplishments of one of the top female soccer players in the U.S.… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Parenting & Family, Biography & Memoir, Social Sciences
      Jason Schmidt wasn't surprised when he came home one day during his junior year of high school and found his father, Mark, crawling around in a giant pool of blood. Things like that had been happening a lot since Mark had been diagnosed with HIV, three years earlier. Jason's life with Mark was full of secrets--about drugs, crime, and sex. If the straights--people with normal lives--ever found out any of those secrets, the police would come. Jason's home would be torn apart. So the rule, since Jason had been in preschool, was never to tell the straights anything. A List of Things That Didn't Kill Me is a funny, disturbing memoir full of brutal insights and unexpected wit that explores the question: How do you find your moral center in a world that doesn't seem to have one? … More
    • Somewhere There Is Still a Sun : A Memoir of the Holocaust
      Hasak-Lowy, Todd, Gruenbaum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Military History, Biography & Memoir, Judaism
      Resilience shines throughout a boy’s firsthand, present-tense account of life in the Terezin concentration camp during the Holocaust, an ideal companion to the bestselling Boy on the Wooden Box . Michael “Misha” Gruenbaum enjoyed a carefree childhood playing games and taking walks through Prague with his beloved father. All of that changed forever when the Nazis invaded Prague. The Gruenbaum family was forced to move into the Jewish Ghetto in Prague. Then, after a devastating loss, Michael, his mother and sister were deported to the Terezin concentration camp. At Terezin, Misha roomed with forty other boys who became like brothers to him. Life in Terezin was a bizarre, surreal balance—some days were filled with friendship and soccer matches, while others brought mortal terror as the boys waited to hear the names on each new list of who was being sent “to the East.” Those trains were going to Auschwitz. When the day came that his family’s name appeared on a transport list, their survival called for a miracle—one that tied Michael’s fate to a carefully sewn teddy bear, and to his mother’s unshakeable determination to keep her children safe. Collaborating with acclaimed author Todd Hasak-Lowy, Michael Gruenbaum shares his inspiring story of hope in an unforgettable memoir that recreates his experiences with stunning immediacy. Michael’s story, and the many original documents and photos included alongside it, offer an essential contribution to Holocaust literature.… More
    • Anne Frank in the Secret Annex
      House, Anne Frank
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Military History
      This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… More
    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • In Disguise! : Undercover With Real Women Spies
      Hunter, Ryan Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 12, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Investigate real-life adventures of espionage in this collection of impressive and inspiring profiles. Spanning more than 300 years and numerous countries, In Disguise! details the lives of some of history’s most daring women, all of whom risked their lives to stand up for their beliefs. Originally published a decade ago, this fully updated and expanded edition of In Disguise! profiles twenty-eight daring international secret agents, from Harriet Tubman, who freed hundreds of slaves during the Civil War, to Eva Wu, who hid secret messages in her hair to aid the Chinese Revolution, to the modern-day exploits of former CIA agent Valerie Plame. With riveting narratives, fun quizzes to determine if you have what it takes to go undercover, secret-agent trivia, and short spotlight bios, In Disguise! is sure to engage and inspire.… More
    • George Washington : Our First Leader
      History's All-stars
      Stevenson, Augusta
      George Washington : Our First Leader
      History's All-stars
      Stevenson, Augusta
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 12, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Get to know George Washington as a kid and discover what made him the ultimate all-star in American history. George Washington was the first President of the United States, the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. But what was he like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about George Washington’s childhood, from his birth in Virginia on February 22, 1732, to his boyhood on a farm near Fredricksburg and later at Mount Vernon, to his relationship with his older brother, who was like a father to him. Find out what George did for fun—and what prepared him to eventually lead a new nation.… More
  • Comics

    • Quirk's Quest 2 : The Lost and the Found
      Quirk's Quest
      Christie, Robert
      Quirk's Quest 2 : The Lost and the Found
      Quirk's Quest
      Christie, Robert
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 26, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Fantasy
      Marooned in unknown and exceedingly hostile territory, Captain Quenterindy Quirk and his furry entourage continue their royal quest to explore the uncharted lands of Crutonia. And now they've made a most remarkable discovery: A mysterious and highly advanced civilization lies beneath the surface of the island. But the rulers of this new world have little patience for inept explorers or their royal quests.Vividly illustrated and starring a cunningly designed cast of characters, Quirk's Quest is a tale of adventure in a fully imagined world ripe for exploration. Included in this volume is an illustrated roster of the important characters and a map of the world of Crutonia.… More
    • Melowy 1 : The Test of Magic
      Melowy
      Powell, Cortney Faye
      Melowy 1 : The Test of Magic
      Melowy
      Powell, Cortney Faye
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 29, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      When flying unicorns called Melowies turn fourteen they go to school at Destino, a legendary castle hidden somewhere in the clouds. Here they develop their special power, which lies dormant in them until they finish school and discover their place in the world. What lies ahead for the impressive group of Electra, Selene, Kora, Maia, and Clio, each destined for their own paths? Dreams, adventure, and friendship around every corner!… More
    • Regal Academy 2 : The First Ball
      Regal Academy
      Vergari, Luana
      Regal Academy 2 : The First Ball
      Regal Academy
      Vergari, Luana
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 27, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The next generation of fairy tale heroes are being trained at REGAL ACADEMY, but that doesn’t mean there’s no time to party! Rose Cinderella and her classmates Travis Beast, Hawk SnowWhite, Joy LeFrog and Astoria Rapunzel are banned from going to the ball—unless they find the proper attire! They have a place to go, but can they get all dressed up?Also: Joy’s frog friend, King, goes missing, but what is his connection to “The Croaky Queen”?Plus: “The Forge Dragon” that is due to craft the classmates’special armor is on his day off, and the armor is due for a special grade! Can they tame the dragon?And: Travis gets trapped “Behind the Canvas” with Rose and Puss in Boots! Can Travis’s art skills get them out of the painting?Who said life is a fairy tale for the students of Regal Academy? Find out in four new exciting REGAL ACADEMY adventures!… More
    • Beast Boy Bro-down
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      Beast Boy Bro-down
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      Join in on the hilarious misadventures of the DC Universe's junior superheroes!TM & © DC Comics. (s16)… More
    • 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
    • Thea Stilton 8 : The Thea Sisters and the Secret Treasure Hunt
      Thea Stilton
      Stilton, Thea
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 10, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Thea Stilton sends Colette, Paulina, Violet, Pamela, and Nicky on a school project exploring in and around Whale Island in search of treasure. When a bad storm interrupts their scavenger hunt, separated, the Thea Sisters must rely on their individual knowledge and skills to make it through the storm and realize the true treasure is being themselves!… More
    • Castle in the Stars 2
      Castle in the Stars
      Alice, Alex
      Castle in the Stars 2
      Castle in the Stars
      Alice, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 4, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Steampunk
      What if man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969? In The Moon-King, the second volume in this breath-taking fantasy graphic novel series, Alex Alice draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder to enchant adults and younger readers alike.In anticipation of their maiden voyage, Seraphin and the Knights of Aether had prepared for everything—except treason. The villainous chamberlain wants to overthrow King Ludwig and claim the electro-aetheric technology for Prussia. The only escape for the king and his companions lies in the frosty skies above Bavaria.The aethership’s first flight is asuccess, but their respite is short-lived. As long as the chamberlain is free to spread his lies, these travelers will find no safe harbor. To save the king’s throne, they must push the ship even farther—out of the sky . . . and into the stars!… More
    • Captain America
      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
    • Dinosaur Explorers 1
      Dinosaur Explorers
      Air Team, Albbie, Redcode
      Dinosaur Explorers 1
      Dinosaur Explorers
      Air Team, Albbie, Redcode
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 18, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Trapped in the Precambrian Era 570 million years ago by an earthquake, the X-Venture Xplorers find themselves in a fix- by needing a bigger fix for their time machine! Rain, Sean and Stone are now faced with the challenge of finding electricity in an era where human haven"t even evolved! And to make matters worse, the locals don"t take kindly to them either! Witness all the wonders of our world"s past with these PREHISTORIC PIONEERS!… More
    • Chloe 2 : Bells and Whistles
      Chloe
      Tessier, Greg
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 27, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The adventures of Little Missy Chloe continue! Whether it’s starting up her own blog, or being whisked away for a family ski vacation, Chloe is always finding new friends and worrying about how to hold on to old ones. Will Alex stay true even when he’s at another school?For fans of Archie and The Babysitters Club, Chloe continues to delight readers with realistic tween struggles and gentle humor. Translated from the original French graphic novels, Chloe proves that the life and problems tweens face are universal.… More
  • Fantasy

    • Bloodthirsty
      Meaney, Flynn
      Bloodthirsty
      Meaney, Flynn
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 5, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
      Some vampires are good. Some are evil. Some are faking it to get girls. Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his school are obsessed with a vampire romance novel called Bloodthirsty , Finbar decides to boldly go where no sane guy has gone before-he becomes a vampire, minus the whole blood sucking part. With his brooding nature and weirdly pale skin, it's surprisingly easy for Finbar to pretend to be paranormal. But, when he meets the one girl who just might like him for who he really is, he discovers that his life as a pseudo-vampire is more complicated than he expected. This hilarious debut novel is for anyone who believes that sometimes even nice guys-without sharp teeth or sparkly skin-- can get the girl. … More
    • Monster in the Mudball
      Gates, S. p.
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: September 17, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror
      In this lower middle-grade mystery, Jin must hunt down the monster he accidentally freed, before it eats his baby brother.… More
    • Lonely Lake Monster
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      Lonely Lake Monster
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 17, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Ten-year-olds Pearl and Ben find excitement in the small town of Buttonville as they encounter otherworldly animals, including a lake monster, during their first official day as apprentices to Dr. Woo, a veterinarian for Imaginary Creatures.… More
    • Best Friends Forever
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Best Friends Forever
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 7, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      Katie’s getting a new BFF—whether she likes it or not. Katie Walsh is majorly bummed when her BFF moves away. But her hopes soar when the new girl at school, Whitney, befriends her right away and invites her to spend the night at her house for a sleepover. Katie loved sleepovers with her old BFF, so she’s sure she will have a great time. But Katie doesn’t have a great time. Something is not quite right at Whitney’s house. Whitney seems really, really into her dolls…and later that night, Katie’s convinced that the dolls are threatening her. The next morning, a freaked-out Katie decides that maybe she hasn’t found a new best friend, after all. Whitney, however, has made up her mind about Katie—they’re going to be best friends forever…no matter what. This too-close-for-comfort friendship tale is ranked a 5 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Circle of Stone
      The Darkest Age
      Lake, A. J.
      Circle of Stone
      The Darkest Age
      Lake, A. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: December 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      Thrilling finale to the successful 'Darkest Age' trilogy, set against the eerie backdrop of Stone Henge. … More
    • Hand of the Necromancer
      Johnny Dixon
      Strickland, Brad, Bellairs, John
      Hand of the Necromancer
      Johnny Dixon
      Strickland, Brad, Bellairs, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Fantasy
      By donating a box full of strange objects, Professor Childermass gets his young friend Johnny Dixon a summer job at the Gudge Museum. Everything seems okay as Johnny mops the floors and dusts the artifacts. That is, until a sinister man named Mattheus Mergal shows up looking for the one item the professor held back to keep safe—a wooden hand carved by the evil wizard Esdrias Blackleash.If Mergal gets the hand, he'll be able to bring back his long-dead relative and their sinister powers will be unstoppable. It's up to Johnny and the professor to keep Mergal from taking over the world, but they'll have to face nightmares, snakes, and imprisonment inside a tiny snow globe. Can they stop Mattheus Mergal in time?In this tenth book in the Johnny Dixon series, author Brad Strickland continues the fast-paced adventures and eerie atmosphere first created by master of chills John Bellairs. … More
    • Deception
      Haunting Emma
      Nichols, Lee
      Deception
      Haunting Emma
      Nichols, Lee
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 1, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      After relocating to the New England mansion of her brother's handsome best friend after the mysterious disappearance of her parents, Emma experiences secret visions about her new private school, discovers her ability to communicate with spirits and is asked to track an otherworldly murderer. Simultaneous.… More
    • Death and Night
      Star-touched
      Chokshi, Roshani
      Death and Night
      Star-touched
      Chokshi, Roshani
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy
      An exclusive Star-Touched novella over 100 pages long!Before The Star-Touched Queen there was only Death and Night.He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes. Discover how Maya and Amar first met and fell in love, and don't forget the next Star-Touched novel, A Crown of Wishes.… More
    • Once upon the End
      Half upon a Time
      James Riley
      Once upon the End
      Half upon a Time
      James Riley
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Will there be happily ever after? Don’t miss the fractured-fairy tale conclusion to the action-packed and humor-filled Half Upon a Time trilogy! Jack and May have gone their separate ways, and each is now set on course to fulfill their destiny…or are they? Nothing is ever quite as it seems in the world of fairy tales, and the two friends are in for some huge surprises as they prepare to battle the Wicked Queen once and for all. Knights, fairy godmothers, giants, and beanstalks—all come together thrilling and hilarious conclusion to the Half Upon a Time trilogy!… More
    • Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      Pandora Gets Angry
      The Mythic Misadventures
      Hennesy, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure, Literary Fiction, Fantasy
      Pandora and her friends are off to Persia to track down the fifth evil, Rage. Though they have camels to help them travel across the desert, mysterious sandstorms and frightening strangers keep them from moving quickly. And they are down one team member with Alcie stuck in the underworld (but not for long). The underworld's coolest teenager, Persephone returns Alcie to her friends. With their team back in full force, Pandy & Co begin asking everyone they meet about the evil. And a boy named Douban thinks he knows where Rage is hiding. He tells the tale of an evil genie who has cursed his family. Now the genie is trapped in a lamp and there's a good chance the evil is trapped in there with him. … More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Hammer of Witches
      Mlawski, Shana
      Hammer of Witches
      Mlawski, Shana
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: April 20, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In this YA historical fantasy, a teen from Spain finds himself aboard a ship sailing to the "New World" with Christopher Columbus.… More
    • Stay Where You Are and Then Leave
      Boyne, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      Four years after his father goes missing while fighting in World War I, Alfie, a young shoe-shine boy at King's Cross Station, unexpectedly discovers his father in a nearby hospital and is introduced to the phenomenon of shell shock. By the author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas.… More
    • Under a Painted Sky
      Lee, Stacey
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: March 17, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      From the author of Outrun the Moon, Stacey Lee's debut novel is a powerful story about love, friendship, and sacrifice. Perfect for fans of Code Name Verity. “This moving novel will captivate you.”—Buzzfeed.com  All Samantha wanted was to move back to New York and pursue her music, which was difficult enough being a Chinese girl in Missouri, 1849. Then her fate takes a turn for the worse after a tragic accident leaves her with nothing and she breaks the law in self-defense. With help from Annamae, a runaway slave she met at the scene of her crime, the two flee town for the unknown frontier.     But life on the Oregon Trail is unsafe for two girls. Disguised as Sammy and Andy, two boys heading for the California gold rush, each search for a link to their past and struggle to avoid any unwanted attention. Until they merge paths with a band of cowboys turned allies, and Samantha can’t stop herself from falling for one. But the law is closing in on them and new setbacks come each day, and the girls will quickly learn there are not many places one can hide on the open trail.         Winner of the SCBWI Crystal Kite Award An ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick An Amelia Bloomer Book … More
    • Falcon in the Glass
      Fletcher, Susan
      Falcon in the Glass
      Fletcher, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 9, 2013
      Categories: Children, 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      A boy risks his life to save some very special children in this fantasy adventure rife with “moments of real beauty and mystery” ( Kirkus Reviews ), set amidst the rich backdrop of Renaissance Venice. In Renaissance Venice, the secrets of glassblowing are guarded jealously. Renzo, a twelve-year-old laborer in a glassworks, has just a few months to prepare for a test of his abilities, and no one to teach him. If he passes, he will qualify as a skilled glassblower. If he fails, he will be expelled from the glassworks. Becoming a glassblower is his murdered father’s dying wish for him, and the means of supporting his mother and sister. But Renzo desperately needs another pair of hands to help him turn the glass as he practices at night. One night he is disturbed by a bird—a small falcon—that belongs to a girl hiding in the glassworks. Soon Renzo learns about her and others like her—the bird people, who can communicate with birds and are condemned as witches. He tries to get her to help him, but discovers that she comes with baggage: ten hungry bird-kenning children who desperately need his aid. Caught between devotion to his family and his art and protecting a group of outcast children, Renzo struggles for a solution that will keep everyone safe in this atmospheric adventure.… More
    • Iqbal
      D'Adamo, Francesco
      Iqbal
      D'Adamo, Francesco
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.… More
    • Lucky Strikes
      Bayard, Louis
      Lucky Strikes
      Bayard, Louis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 5, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Becoming the eldest caregiver of her younger siblings and the family gas station when her mother dies, 14-year-old Amelia passes off a homeless man as her father to keep all of them out of foster care and outmaneuver an oil tycoon who wants to secure a fuel monopoly. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Duels & Deception
      Anstey, Cindy
      Duels & Deception
      Anstey, Cindy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 11, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance
      One of Entertainment Weekly’s 35 Most Anticipated YA Novels of 2017, this compelling and witty Regency romance is perfect for readers who like their historical fiction with a side of intrigue. Lydia Whitfield has her future entirely planned out. She will run the family estate until she marries the man of her late father's choosing, and then she will spend the rest of her days as a devoted wife. Confident in those arrangements, Lydia has tasked her young law clerk, Robert Newton, to begin drawing up the marriage contracts. Everything is going according to plan. Until the day Lydia—and Robert along with her—is kidnapped. Someone is after her fortune and won't hesitate to destroy her reputation to get it. With Robert's help, Lydia strives to keep her family's name unsullied and expose the one behind this devious plot. But as their investigation delves deeper and their affections for each other grow, Lydia starts to wonder whether her carefully planned future is in fact what she wants...Fans of historical romance will delight in Duels and Deception, a young adult novel from Cindy Anstey, author of Love, Lies and Spies.Praise for Duels & Deception:“[Duels & Deception] is Jane Austen spiced with action, suspense, and humor.Young girls who enjoyed Anstey’s Love, Lies and Spies will snap up this adventure.” —Voya, Starred Review"Anstey’s novel is a wonderful coming-of-age journey filled with entertaining characters and wild adventures." —School Library Journal"Jane Austen fans in need of a good new book, look no further." —Entertainment Weekly… More
    • Time Thief
      The Gideon Trilogy
      Buckley-Archer, Linda
      Time Thief
      The Gideon Trilogy
      Buckley-Archer, Linda
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 16, 2008
      Categories: Children, 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
      What happens when a seventeenth-century bad guy has twenty-first-century technology? An accident with an antigravity machine catapulted Peter Schock and Kate Dyer back to 1763. A bungled rescue attempt leaves Peter stranded in the eighteenth century while a terrifying villain, the Tar Man, takes his place and explodes onto twenty-first-century London. Concerned about the potentially catastrophic effects of time travel, the NASA scientists responsible for the situation question whether it is right to rescue Peter. Kate decides to take matters into her own hands, but things don't go as planned. Soon the physical effects of time travel begin to have a disturbing effect on her. Meanwhile, in our century, the Tar Man wreaks havoc in a city whose police force is powerless to stop him.Set against a backdrop of contemporary London and revolutionary France, The Time Thief is the sequel to the acclaimed The Time Travelers. … More
    • Midnight Rider
      Harlow, Joan Hiatt
      Midnight Rider
      Harlow, Joan Hiatt
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Fourteen-year-old Hannah is an orphan living with her cruel aunt Phoebe in Salem, Massachusetts. Hannah recently lost her mother, and now her only comfort is her horse, Promise. But when her money-hungry aunt sells the horse and then indentures Hannah to the Boston family of a British general, Hannah vows to retrieve Promise at all costs, and join the fight for freedom. In Boston, as disagreements between the Whigs and the Tories run high and Americans prepare for revolution, not only does Hannah begin secret meetings with the Sons of Liberty disguised as a boy, but she is also reunited with Promise. Together with her beloved horse, Hannah takes a bold step to join the fight for freedom and sets off on a dangerous mission. Will she and Promise succeed?… More
    • Hoggee
      Myers, Anna
      Hoggee
      Myers, Anna
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      Howard Gardner is starving to death. All spring and summer, Howard and his older, more charming brother Jack worked as hoggees, driving the mules that pulled boats along the Erie Canal. In a misguided attempt to outshine his brother, Howard chooses to stay behind in Birchport for the winter to save his traveling money and send it home to his family. After his winter job falls through, Howard fears that he might not survive the winter. As desperate as Howard is, he is haunted by the sadness he sees in the eyes of Sarah, the granddaughter of the man who keeps the mules. Even though she's older than her two sisters, she never speaks, and she seems completely disconnected from the world. Sarah's family won't discuss her problem with outsiders, but Howard longs to help her in any way he can, and his quest to do so eventually reveals to him how he truly compares to his brother. Once again, Anna Myers has crafted a moving, nuanced coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of an intriguing historical era. … More
  • Humor

    • Way to Game the Walk of Shame
      Nguyen, Phuong Anh, Nguyen, Jenn P.
      Way to Game the Walk of Shame
      Nguyen, Phuong Anh, Nguyen, Jenn P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 7, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Romance
      A 2017 Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, this witty and entertaining contemporary debut deftly combines high school drama with pitch-perfect flirty banter. Taylor Simmons is screwed. Things were hard enough when her dedication to her studies earned her the title of Ice Queen, but after she got drunk at a party and woke up next to bad boy surfer Evan McKinley, the entire school seems intent on tearing Taylor down with mockery and gossip. Desperate to salvage her reputation, Taylor persuades Evan to pretend they're in a serious romantic relationship. After all, it's better to be the girl who tames the wild surfer than just another notch on his surfboard. Readers will be ready to sign their own love contract after reading The Way to Game the Walk of Shame , a fun and addicting contemporary YA romance by Jenn P. Nguyen and chosen by readers like you for Macmillan's young adult imprint Swoon Reads. Praise for The Way to Game the Walk... … More
    • Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: August 14, 2012
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction, Literary Fiction
      "The lucky penny in Judy Moody's pocket sure does seem to be working. She can't stop winning-at bowling, spelling, the unbeatable Prize Claw, everything! For sure and absolute positive, she'll ride that wave of good fortune all the way to Washington, D.C."--… More
    • Grampa's Zombie Bbq
      Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features
      Scroggs, Kirk
      Grampa's Zombie Bbq
      Wiley & Grampa's Creature Features
      Scroggs, Kirk
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: December 14, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      When zombies show up at their annual barbecue, Wiley and Grampa try to find a way to stop the hungry creatures from eating the other guests until Gramma comes to the rescue with a surprise weapon. Simultaneous.… More
    • Ghoul Power
      Passport to Reading
      Finn, Perdita
      Ghoul Power
      Passport to Reading
      Finn, Perdita
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 4, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, Humorous Fiction
      Best ghoulfriends Draculaura, Frankie Stein, Clawdeen Wolf, Cleo De Nile, and Lagoona Blue always have one another's backs. Together they have epic adventures rescuing monsters and bringing them home to Monster High. When a villainous zombie named Moanica D'Kay comes to Monster High and makes a lot of trouble, these ghoulfriends band together and show Moanica the true power of friendship. Passport to Reading Level 2©2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • I Kill the Mockingbird
      Acampora, Paul
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 20, 2014
      Categories: Children, 10-14, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      "When best friends Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get the entire town talking about the well-known Harper Lee classic"--… More
    • How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You
      Aurora Skye
      Eglington, Tara
      How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You
      Aurora Skye
      Eglington, Tara
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      Sweet sixteen and never been kissed . . .That’s Aurora Skye’s big secret. And the way she wants it to stay. She’s not going to give away her first kiss to just anyone. Busy dodging suitors and matchmaking for her best friends, Aurora (not so) patiently awaits her prince.But everything changes when Aurora is coerced into a lead role in the school production of Much Ado about Nothing. Which means she’ll have to lock lips with her co-star Hayden Paris—the smart and funny boy next door who also happens to be the bane of her existence, always around to see her at her worst.Now Aurora is more determined than ever to have her first kiss with the one who’s truly worthy of it. But first she’ll have to figure out just who that person is.Romantic and funny, Tara Eglington's How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You is a feel-good tale of finding love where you least expect it.… 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, 9-13, Fiction, 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
    • Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School
      Mumpley Middle School
      Dewitt, Fowler
      Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School
      Mumpley Middle School
      Dewitt, Fowler
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 3, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      Something strange is happening to the sixth grade—and it’s up to student scientist Wilmer Dooley to crack the case in this hilarious mystery “filled with entertaining twists and nutty characters” ( Publishers Weekly ). If there’s one important thing Wilmer Dooley’s dad always says, it’s this: “Where are my car keys?” Okay, maybe not that. He also says: “Observe!” Wilmer has always known that the greatest science comes from the keenest observations. So when he observes his classmates looking a little green…and orange...and chartreuse-fuchsia polka-dotted...he knows that it’s up to him to find the cause of this mysterious illness—and its cure. But with his arch nemesis, Claudius Dill, hot on his heels; the eagle-eyed biology teacher, Mrs. Padgett, determined to thwart his plans; and a host of fluorescent classmates bouncing off the walls at increasingly dangerous speeds, can Wilmer prove he has what it takes to save the sixth grade from a colorful demise before it’s too late? … More
    • What We Found in the Sofa and How It Saved the World
      Clark, Henry
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 2, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      The adventure of a lifetime begins between two sofa cushions.... When River, Freak, and Fiona discover a mysterious sofa sitting at their bus stop, their search for loose change produces a rare zucchini-colored crayon. Little do they know this peculiar treasure is about to launch them into the middle of a plot to conquer the world! The kids' only hope is to trap the plot's mastermind when he comes to steal the crayon. But how can three kids from the middle of nowhere stop an evil billionaire? With the help of an eccentric neighbor, an artificially intelligent domino, a DNA-analyzing tray, two hot air balloons, and a cat named Mucus, they just might be able to save the planet. This clever comic adventure from debut author Henry Clark is a truly original and utterly wacky story about the importance of intelligence and curiosity in a complacent world. … More
    • My Life As a Gamer
      The My Life
      Tashjian, Janet
      My Life As a Gamer
      The My Life
      Tashjian, Janet
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 7, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Derek Fallon gets the chance of a lifetime--to participate in a gaming company focus group and to test out a new video game called "Arctic Ninja." Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek thinks his gaming talents will be showcased. But he soon realizes that everyone has got him beat, including whiz kid El Cid. On top of that, school reading tests have begun and Derek feels doubly off his game. Isn't there anything he's good at? … More
  • Mysteries

    • Row
      Johansson, J. R.
      Row
      Johansson, J. R.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 11, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Mystery
      Seventeen-year-old Riley Beckett's father is a convicted serial killer on death row who has always maintained his innocence, but the month before his execution date, he secretly confesses his guilt to Riley, and though he immediately takes back the confession, Riley is determined to uncover the truth then discovers something that will forever change everything she has believed about the family she loves. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Minerva Clark Goes to the Dogs
      Karbo, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: November 15, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Mystery
      Minerva Clark has never liked popular, bratty Chelsea de Guzman. But when Chelsea pleads with Minerva to help her locate a missing diamond, the prospect of a new mystery is just too irresistible to pass up, especially after Minerva learns that it's a red diamond and potentially worth millions. Before long Minerva is doing what she does best: getting into trouble while getting to the bottom of things. And whether that includes digging through a day's worth of trash, tangling with some crooked animal shelter workers, dodging three mischievous corgis, or tracking a carrier pigeon with intestinal problems, Minerva is determined to get her man--or his best friend… … More
    • Among the Brave
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Brave
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children -- illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two children per family -- Trey's friends expect him to take charge -- a function he doesn't want or think he can do. Trey's new role leads him to travel with Luke Garner's brother, Mark, to Population Police headquarters. There he impersonates an officer to try to rescue Luke, who has been taken prisoner. The nonstop adventure puts all three boys in danger and risks exposing the underground movement to help all shadow children. In this, the fifth book in the Shadow Children series, Margaret Peterson Haddix returns to the futuristic setting and compelling characters she created in Among the Hidden. With an adrenaline-fueled plot and surprising twists, Haddix has again crafted a story that is suspenseful until the last page.… More
    • Among the Impostors
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Impostors
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 21, 2001
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      As the third child in a society where only two children are permitted, Luke Gardner spent his youth hiding from the Population Police, thus as a student at the local school for boys, Luke maintains a low profile until he comes upon a mysterious door that may lead to answers he has longed to have. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.… More
    • Give Me a K-i-l-l
      Fear Street
      Stine, R. L.
      Give Me a K-i-l-l
      Fear Street
      Stine, R. L.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 4, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Horror
      At Shadyside High, cheerleading can be a scream!For the first time since the original series, R.L. Stine brings back his most beloved characters—the cheerleaders of Shadyside High.The cheerleading squad at Shadyside has always been strong, but now there are rumors that lack of funds may mean the end of cheerleading at Shadyside. That would be a shame for Heather Wyatt, who has just transferred from her old school, where she was a star, and is eager to join the squad. There’s only one other girl who stands in her way—rich, spoiled Devra Dalby, who is also trying out for the one open slot. The competition to join the squad is anything but friendly—and it ends in murder. Will Heather make the squad—if there's even a squad anymore—or will she end up dead?Packed with screams and guaranteed to send a shiver up your spine, Give Me a K-I-L-L is a terrifying installment in Stine's bestselling Fear Street series.… More
    • Knife Edge
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      Knife Edge
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: December 8, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      Teen Sherlock battles a monstrous adversary on a mission to Ireland with his brilliant brother, Mycroft. Young Sherlock is thrown into a tangled web involving a spiritualist whose powers have attracted the attention of governments around the world. At the castle where the medium is demonstrating his "gift," Sherlock finds a household in turmoil. Servants and some of the guests are frightened but who--or what?--has terrified them so much that nobody will speak out? Young Sherlock must bring all his powers of deduction to bear in unraveling his greatest mystery yet. Sherlock Holmes: Think you know him? Think again. … More
    • Rebel Fire
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      Rebel Fire
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 24, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Fourteen-year-old Sherlock Holmes knows that Amyus Crowe, his mysterious American tutor, has some dark secrets. But he didn't expect to find John Wilkes Booth, the notorious assassin, apparently alive and well in England—and Crowe somehow mixed up in it. When no one will tell you the truth, sometimes you have to risk all to discover it for yourself. And so begins an adventure that will take Sherlock across the Atlantic, to the center of a deadly web—where a friend is in peril and a defeated army threatens to rise again.Andrew Lane's exciting second case for the teenage Sherlock leads the young detective to America, straight into the heart of a shocking conspiracy.… More
    • Princess of the Silver Woods
      Twelve Dancing Princesses
      George, Jessica Day
      Princess of the Silver Woods
      Twelve Dancing Princesses
      George, Jessica Day
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 11, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Suspense/Thriller
      When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all. … More
    • You Don't Know My Name
      The Black Angel Chronicles
      Orlando, Kristen
      You Don't Know My Name
      The Black Angel Chronicles
      Orlando, Kristen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 10, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Espionage, Adventure, Romance
      Will a teen girl born to be a spy turn her back on the world's top secret agency in Kristen Orlando's thrilling debut novel?… More
    • Murder Notebooks: Dead Time
      Cassidy, Anne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 22, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Suspense/Thriller
      The first in a chilling new mystery series from international bestselling author Anne Cassidy … More
  • Science Fiction

    • Tin Star
      Tin Star
      Castellucci, Cecil
      Tin Star
      Tin Star
      Castellucci, Cecil
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 25, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose , a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station. When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula's desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind. … More
    • Tumble & Fall
      Coutts, Alexandra
      Tumble & Fall
      Coutts, Alexandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 17, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week's time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn't how to save the world-the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family-all with the ultimate stakes at hand. Alexandra Coutts's Tumble & Fall is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world. … More
    • Pathfinder
      Raging Earth
      Bertagna, Julie
      Pathfinder
      Raging Earth
      Bertagna, Julie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 12, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
      Less than a hundred years from now, the world as we know it no longer exists. Cities have disappeared beneath the sea, technology no longer functions, and human civilization has reverted completely. Only Mara has the vision and the will to save the people of her drowning island as they search for a new home-her hope bolstered by information from a young revolutionary she met online in the last vestiges of the internet. His home, the sky city of New Mungo, is their only option. Can Mara find her way to him and give her people one last chance at survival?… More
    • Birthmarked
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Birthmarked
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 30, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      IN THE ENCLAVE, YOUR SCARS SET YOU APART, and the newly born will change the future. Sixteen-year-old Gaia Stone and her mother faithfully deliver their quota of three infants every month. But when Gaia's mother is brutally taken away by the very people she serves, Gaia must question whether the Enclave deserves such loyalty. A stunning adventure brought to life by a memorable heroine, this dystopian debut will have readers racing all the way to the dramatic finish. … More
    • Nil Unlocked
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      Nil Unlocked
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 12, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, Romance
      Trapped on the island of Nil in a parallel universe, Rives is the undisputed leader of Nil City but raiders, non-human inhabitants, and new arrivals make it ever harder to maintain order and Rives teams up with Skye, a new arrival with a mysterious past,in a desperate race to save all the residents of Nil.… More
    • Thieves Like Us : Rejacketed
      Cole, Stephen
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Jonah Wish, a brilliant computer hacker, is the newest addition to an elite group of teen outlaws all hired by the same mysterious benefactor, Nathaniel Coldhardt. Each of them offers a unique talent: Patch is a one-eyed locksmith; Motti can dismantle any electrical system; Con's charm is truly mesmerizing; and Tye can detect a lie with more precision than a polygraph. Under Coldhart's watchful eye, this motley crew races from a high-tech underground conference centre to exotic locations where they hunt for priceless ancient artefacts that may bring riches . . . or the secret to eternal life.… More
    • Randoms
      Randoms
      Liss, David
      Randoms
      Randoms
      Liss, David
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction
      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
    • Sabotaged
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Sabotaged
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 24, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      After helping Chip and Alex survive 15th-century London, Jonah and Katherine are summoned to help another missing child, Andrea, face her fate. Andrea is really Virginia Dare, from the Lost Colony of Roanoke. Jonah and Katherine are confident in their ability to help Andrea fix history, but when their journey goes dangerously awry, they realize that they may be in over their heads: They’ve landed in the wrong time period. Andrea doesn’t seem that interested in leaving the past. And even worse, it appears that someone has deliberately sabotaged their mission....… More
    • Sought
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Sought
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 6, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Short Stories, Science Fiction
      Return to the world of The Missing with this e-only short story! Thirteen-year-old Daniella McCarthy begins receiving a series of unusual phone calls right before her family moves from Michigan to Ohio. How is it that total strangers seem to know more about her background than she does? And could it be possible that these strangers also know something about her future?… More
    • Evil Star
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Evil Star
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      It is the year 5012 and the Milky Way galaxy is under attack. After the Universal War, a war that almost brought about the destruction of every known universe, the planets in the Milky Way banded together to create the Intergalactic Force - an elite fighting team sworn to protect and defend the galaxy. Only the brightest and most promising students are accepted into the Intergalactic Force Academy, and only the very best cadets reach the highest of their ranks and become . . . STAR FIGHTERS! The crew of the Phoenix discover that the space pirate who stole the Heart of Mars is working for none other than the Mezzoka Clan, the most dangerous and slippery gangsters in known space. Worse still, the Heart of Mars represents the final piece of a deadly weapon which the Mezzokans are building to attack the Milky Way - the only galaxy refusing to pay them protection money. Can the Star Fighters find them before the Mezzokans activate the Mezzonator? The Milky Way is depending on them.… More
  • Fiction

    • Empty Mirror
      Collier, James Lincoln
      Empty Mirror
      Collier, James Lincoln
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 31, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Horror
      Recognition • A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Reviews "Collier's challenging novel effectively combines historical fiction with a genuinely spooky supernatural tale." — The Horn Book Guide "Lessons on the importance of not forgetting the past are included in this fast-paced novel that will hook readers with a spooky ghost story while giving them interesting historical information." — School Library Journal Hardcover Edition available: The Empty Mirror 1-58234-949-5 - $16.95… More
    • Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.… More
    • Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
      Lola Levine
      Brown, Monica
      Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme
      Lola Levine
      Brown, Monica
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 5, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Religious Fiction
      A conclusion to the popular trilogy that includes Lola Levine: Drama Queen finds second-grader Lola clashing with Bella, a ballet-loving, annoyingly pink-clad newcomer, before learning that ballet is every bit as challenging as soccer. Co-written by the award-winning author of Waiting for the Biblioburro. Simultaneous eBook. 20,000 first printing.… More
    • In the Palace of the Khans
      Dickinson, Peter
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      When Nigel, the son of an English ambassador to the Asian country of Dirzhan, befriends the beautiful daughter of the infamously brutal Khan, he experiences palace life marked by fear, until enemies of the Khan force the unlikely friends to flee for their lives.… More
    • Bad Boy Bargain
      Suttonville Sentinels
      Highley, Kendra C.
      Bad Boy Bargain
      Suttonville Sentinels
      Highley, Kendra C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 14, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Baseball player Kyle Sawyer has many labels: bad boy, delinquent, ladies’ man, fearless outfielder... Only one of them is actually true. But then sweet ballet dancer Faith Gladwell asks him to help wreck her reputation, and everything goes sideways. Faith knows a thing or two about love, and what she had with her cheating jerk of an ex wasn’t it. When he starts spreading rumors about her being an Ice Queen, Faith decides it’s time to let a little bad into her life. Lucky for her, Kyle Sawyer—dark, dangerous, totally swoonworthy Kyle Sawyer—is landscaping her backyard over Spring Break. Shirtless. And if she can convince him to play along, “ dating” Kyle will silence the rumors. But Faith’s plan threatens to expose Sawyer’s biggest secret of all...and that’s a risk he’s not willing to take.Disclaimer: This book contains drop-the-book-and-fan-yourself kisses...and touches. Fall in love with a bad boy at your own risk.Each book in the Suttonville Sentinels series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order:Book #1: The Bad Boy BargainBook #2: Swinging at LoveBook #3: The Perfectly Imperfect Match… More
    • Royal Mess
      The Calypso Chronicles
      O'Connell, Tyne
      Royal Mess
      The Calypso Chronicles
      O'Connell, Tyne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Romance
      Calypso Kelly has finally joined the in-crowd at her exclusive English boarding school. She also just happens to be dating Prince Freddie himself! But balancing her social life, her prince, and her parents' visit to London proves to be more than Calypso can handle. Then, Freddie does the unthinkable and breaks up with Calypso--setting in motion a school-wide plan for a royal Counter Dump. Can Calypso win Freddie back just to break his heart? All is fair in love and war . . . except, of course, if you're in love with a prince! … More
    • Take It Off
      Insiders
      Minter, J
      Take It Off
      Insiders
      Minter, J
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 11, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      MICKEY: Arno thinks she's his, but that doesn't mean she can't be mine DAVID: Is it wrong to go after your best friend's girl? ARNO: Just because Mickey likes her doesn't mean I can't have her. PATCH: If our boat never docks, that's cool with me! JONATHAN: There's no place like home...there's no place like home. When Jonathan and his friends enroll in a school-at-sea program between terms, how far will good looks, credit cards, and privilege take them? Not far enough!… More
    • More of Monkey & Robot
      Catalanotto, Peter
      More of Monkey & Robot
      Catalanotto, Peter
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 18, 2014
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Monkey and Robot are the best of friends—and they have the best of adventures! This chapter book includes four (more!) playful stories. Monkey always gets in the wildest of messes. And Robot is always there to help him out. After all, what are best friends for? “Readers looking for funny friendship stories but who think that Frog and Toad and other early readers are a tad too easy will find this unlikely duo just right,” says Horn Book Magazine about the Monkey and Robot series.… More
    • Flood : Mississippi, 1927
      Survivors
      Bale, Karen A., Duey, Kathleen
      Flood : Mississippi, 1927
      Survivors
      Bale, Karen A., Duey, Kathleen
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 24, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
      A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.… More
    • Tin Star
      Tin Star
      Castellucci, Cecil
      Tin Star
      Tin Star
      Castellucci, Cecil
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 25, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      On their way to start a new life, Tula and her family travel on the Prairie Rose , a colony ship headed to a planet in the outer reaches of the galaxy. All is going well until the ship makes a stop at a remote space station, the Yertina Feray, and the colonist's leader, Brother Blue, beats Tula within an inch of her life. An alien, Heckleck, saves her and teaches her the ways of life on the space station. When three humans crash land onto the station, Tula's desire for escape becomes irresistible, and her desire for companionship becomes unavoidable. But just as Tula begins to concoct a plan to get off the space station and kill Brother Blue, everything goes awry, and suddenly romance is the farthest thing from her mind. … More
  • Informational Books

    • Tuesday Me Arropa/ Tuesday Tucks Me In : Tuesday Tucks Me in
      Montalván, Luis Carlos
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 8, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Foreign Language Study, Nature, Pets
      Del autor de su libro de memorias, Hasta Martes. Un guerrero herido y el Golden Retriever que lo salvó, nos llega una historia de amor eterno entre un soldado veterano de guerra y su inseparable amigo, Tuesday. En Español.Todas las mañanas, Tuesday ayuda a Luis a ponerse los zapatos, primero uno y luego el otro. Le recuerda tomarse las medicinas y le acerca el bastón. Pero he aquí lo curioso: Tuesday no es una persona, ¡es un perro de asistencia!Cuando Luis regresó a casa después de la guerra, todo cambió completamente y las cosas más corrientes lo asustaban. Por suerte, tenía a Tuesday, que se mantenía a su lado ayudándolo paso a paso.Dondequiera que Luis vaya, Tuesday está a su lado, listo para proteger a su amigo. Y no es solamente Tuesday quien cuida a Luis. Luis también cuida a Tuesday. Lo lleva a pasear al parque, le limpia las patas ¡y hasta le cepilla los dientes!Tuesday Me Arropa: Un vínculo de fidelidad entre un soldado y su perro de asistencia is the Spanish language edition of Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog, which was originally published in English. As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.This picture book by the author of the memoir Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him is full of colorful photographs of Tuesday and Luis as they go through their day in New York City.… More
    • Extra Credit
      Clements, Andrew
      Extra Credit
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction
      As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.… More
    • Science Comics Sharks : Nature's Perfect Hunter
      Science Comics
      Flood, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 17, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Science, Nature
      For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!… More
    • Science Comics
      Science Comics
      Hirsch, Andy
      Science Comics
      Science Comics
      Hirsch, Andy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 21, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction
      Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!In Trees: Kings of the Forest we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.… More
    • Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      Water Seeker
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
      Amos Kincaid is the son of a dowser – a person gifted in knowing how to “find” water deep in the ground. As a young person, Amos doesn’t reveal his gift to others; he’s not sure he wants the burden. But through his experiences growing up and crossing the Oregon Trail, Amos learns about life’s harsh realities, especially the pain in losing loved ones. As he cares for those around him, Amos comes to accept his dowsing fate. This epic novel is a fascinating period piece about the westward expansion and one man’s destiny as he searches for love and family. … More
    • So, You Want to Work in Sports? : The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry
      Be What You Want
      Mattern, Joanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Business
      Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry. The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.… More
    • Jokes to Tell the Queen
      Bloomsbury Publishing
      Jokes to Tell the Queen
      Bloomsbury Publishing
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: June 29, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction
      Where does the Queen keep her armies? Up her sleevies! Laugh your way through this hilarious book packed with hundreds of splendidly silly jokes on every topic under the sun, such as animals, school and family, plus plenty of good old knock, knock jokes and lots of royalty themed jokes. Handy practical tips will advise you on crucial regal accomplishments, such as how to perfect the royal wave and how to pull off headscarf chic when walking one's corgis. Interactive elements include devising your Fantasy Royal Family and designing your own palace. A bonus fact section at the back of the book contains fascinating and little-known facts about the Queen and the Royal Family - did you know that Buckingham Palace has its own cinema, post office, chapel, swimming pool, staff cafeteria and doctor's surgery?… More
    • Bravo!
      Engle, Margarita
      Bravo!
      Engle, Margarita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 14, 2017
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, United States History
      Poemas de latinos increíbles.Aida de Acosta, Arnold Rojas, Baruj Benacerraf, César Chávez, Fabiola Cabeza de Baca, Félix Varela, George Meléndez, José Martí, Juan de Miralles, Juana Briones, Julia de Burgos, Louis Agassiz Fuertes, Paulina Pedroso, Pura Belpré, Roberto Clemente, Tito Puente, Ynes Mexia, Tomás Rivera… More
    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Babe Ruth
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      "This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the plate with a baseball legend Babe Ruth was baseball's first true power hitter, a strong pitcher, and smart outfielder who made some amazing game-saving catches. His love of the sport came through in his playfulness on the field and drive to win, but Babe had to overcome a lot of obstacles in order to become the greatest. This comprehensive biography - with bonus photos and infographics - tells the story behind the legend"--… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Dakota Dream
      Bennett, James W.
      Dakota Dream
      Bennett, James W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 7, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction
      An ALA Best Book for Young Adults: To fulfill his destiny, a teenage boy takes refuge on an Indian reservation Ever since he can remember, Floyd Rayfield has wanted to be a Native American. Abandoned by his family and raised in foster care, Floyd has never had a sense of who he was meant to be until the night he has the dream. He sees himself as a warrior of the Sioux Indians and knows that it is his destiny to make the dream come true. He dyes his hair black, instructs his teachers to call him Charly Black Crow, and learns everything he can about the people he admires so much. When the society he has rejected pushes back, Floyd has no other option but to run. He takes refuge on the sprawling Pine Ridge Reservation. Living among actual Native Americans, Floyd learns more about their way of life than he could ever have imagined. By getting in touch with someone else’s identity, he hopes finally to discover his own.… More
    • Don't Kiss the Messenger
      Edgelake High School
      Ray, Katie
      Don't Kiss the Messenger
      Edgelake High School
      Ray, Katie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 10, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      “Unputdownably romantic!” —Tammara Webber, New York Times bestselling author of EasyFor most of her teenage life, CeCe Edmonds has been dealing with the stares and the not-so-polite whispers that follow her around Edgelake High. So she has a large scar on her face—Harry Potter had one on his forehead and people still liked him.CeCe never cared about her looks—until Emmett Brady, transfer student and football darling, becomes her literature critique partner. The only problem? Emmett is blindsided by Bryn DeNeuville, CeCe’s gorgeous and suddenly shy volleyball teammate. Bryn asks CeCe to help her compose messages that’ll charm Emmett. CeCe isn’t sure there’s anything in his head worth charming but agrees anyway—she’s a sucker for a good romance. Unfortunately, the more messages she sends and the more they run into each other, the more she realizes there’s plenty in his head, from food to literature. Too bad Emmett seems to be falling for the wrong girl...Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book involves one fiercely scarred girl who wants the new guy in town, the new guy who thinks he wants the new girl, and the new girl who really isn’t sure what she wants, and the misunderstanding that brings them all together. This modern Cyrano de Bergerac retelling will make you laugh, swoon, and fall in love.… 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
    • Sign of the Cat
      Jonell, Lynne
      Sign of the Cat
      Jonell, Lynne
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 16, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Encouraged by his mother to get mediocre grades in order to avoid attracting attention, Duncan, a boy with an ability to talk to cats, rebels during a standardized test and is targeted by people with less-than-honorable intentions. By the award-winning author of Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dead House
      Kurtagich, Dawn
      Dead House
      Kurtagich, Dawn
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 15, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror
      The charred diary pages belonging to the chief suspect in the deaths of three classmates and the disappearance of a fourth reveal sinister events that are challenged by a growing revelation that the suspect and the missing girl are one and the same. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook. 25,000 first printing.… More
    • Nooks & Crannies
      Lawson, Jessica
      Nooks & Crannies
      Lawson, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Mystery
      Charlie and the Chocloate Factory meets Clue when six children navigate a mansion full of secrets—and maybe money—in this this humorous mystery with heart. Sweet, shy Tabitha Crum, the neglected only child of two parents straight out of a Roald Dahl book, doesn’t have a friend in the world—except for her pet mouse, Pemberley, whom she loves dearly. But on the day she receives one of six invitations to the country estate of wealthy Countess Camilla DeMoss, her life changes forever. Upon the children’s arrival at the sprawling, possibly haunted mansion, the countess reveals that each of the six children is adopted, and that one of them is her long-lost grandchild—and heir to a large fortune. Not only that, but the countess plans to keep and raise her grandchild, regardless of what the adoptive parents have to say about it. Then the children beginning disappearing, one by one. So Tabitha takes a cue from her favorite detective novels and, with Pemberley by her side, attempts to solve the case and rescue the other children…who just might be her first real friends.… More
    • Nerd Camp 2.0
      Willis, Drew, Weissman, Elissa Brent
      Nerd Camp 2.0
      Willis, Drew, Weissman, Elissa Brent
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 6, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction
      Gabe’s happily headed back to Nerd Camp—but can he handle a cool-kid invasion? For Gabe, the equation for ideal summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of vigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment—aka, Nerd Camp. Last year was amazing, and this summer will be even better. At least, that’s what Gabe thinks until a new variable is introduced: Zack, Gabe’s cool stepbrother, was supposed to attend a camp nearby, but in the aftermath of a recent wildfire, Zack’s camp and nerd camp will be sharing territory. As these two very different worlds collide, will both camps—and both stepbrothers—survive the summer?… More
    • Perfect Match
      Inside Girl
      J. Minter
      Perfect Match
      Inside Girl
      J. Minter
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Romance
      After a semester at a public high school, Flan Flood has gone back to her roots, now attending the private school Tony on the Upper East side. She's reunited with her old best friend Camille, she's managed to keep her arch-enemy Kennedy at bay, and she's kinda sorta dating a really great new guy. But drama is always just around the corner, and Flan's life is about to be shaken up again. This latest in the Inside Girl series promises to be just as fun and entertaining as its predecessors. … More
    • Gift of Magic
      Duncan, Lois
      Gift of Magic
      Duncan, Lois
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 19, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy
      Until she learns to control it, Nancy's gift of extrasensory perception brings her more trouble than she can handle.… More
    • Small Town Sinners
      Walker, Melissa
      Small Town Sinners
      Walker, Melissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 19, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Lacey Anne Byer is a perennial good girl and lifelong member of the House of Enlightenment, the Evangelical church in her small town. With her driver's license in hand and the chance to try out for a lead role in Hell House, her church's annual haunted house of sin, Lacey's junior year is looking promising. But when a cute new stranger comes to town, something begins to stir inside her. Ty Davis doesn't know the sweet, shy Lacey Anne Byer everyone else does. With Ty, Lacey could reinvent herself. As her feelings for Ty make Lacey test her boundaries, events surrounding Hell House make her question her religion. Melissa Walker has crafted the perfect balance of engrossing, thought-provoking topics and relatable, likable characters. Set against the backdrop of extreme religion, Small Town Sinners is foremost a universal story of first love and finding yourself, and it will stay with readers long after the last page. … More