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    • 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
    • Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Los cuatro hermanos Alden comienzan su aventura haciéndose una casa en un vagón de carga abandonado. Su objetivo es permanecer juntos y en el proceso encuentran a su abuelo. … More
    • El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      El Misterio De La Casa Amarilla
      Los Chicos Del Vagón De Carga
      Warner, Gertrude Chandler
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 29, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure
      La vieja casa fantasmagórica en la isla de las sorpresas intriga a Benny y, con la ayuda de sus hermanos, el pequeño resuelve un gran misterio. … More
    • Con Carino, Amalia / Love, Amalia
      Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
      Con Carino, Amalia / Love, Amalia
      Zubizarreta, Gabriel M., Ada, Alma Flor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      A young girl’s discovery of her cultural heritage helps her lovingly cope with loss in this tender tale from acclaimed authors Alma Flor Ada and Gabriel Zubizarreta. Amalia’s best friend Martha is moving away, and Amalia is feeling sad and angry. And yet, even when life seems unfair, the loving, wise words of Amalia’s abuelita have a way of making everything a little bit brighter. Amalia finds great comfort in times shared with her grandmother: cooking, listening to stories and music, learning, and looking through her treasured box of family cards. But when another loss racks Amalia’s life, nothing makes sense anymore. In her sorrow, will Amalia realize just how special she is, even when the ones she loves are no longer near? From leading voices in Hispanic literature, this thoughtful and touching depiction of one girl’s transition through loss and love is available in both English and Spanish.… More
    • 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
  • New Arrivals

    • Act 1
      Jack & Louisa
      Wetherhead, Kate, Keenan-Bolger, Andrew
      Act 1
      Jack & Louisa
      Wetherhead, Kate, Keenan-Bolger, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
      A show-stopping series about life in the spotlight from Broadway actors and internet sensations Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead  Twelve-year-old Jack Goodrich was a Broadway star, with two shows under his belt and a third in rehearsals. But when his voice suddenly changes, Jack and his parents leave the spotlight and move far from New York City to Shaker Heights, Ohio. While Jack hopes to leave his Broadway past behind, his new neighbor refuses to let him off the hook. Louisa is a self-proclaimed "musical theater nerd" and can hardly believe when an actor moves to town. What's more, the local theater has announced auditions for her favorite show, Into the Woods. As the audition date looms nearer, the two are faced with difficult choices. Should Jack risk humiliation and return to the stage? Will Louisa have confidence to go it alone? And can friendship survive all those complicated octave leaps?… More
    • Girl in the Tower
      Schroeder, Lisa
      Girl in the Tower
      Schroeder, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 29, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Folklore
      When an evil queen curses the kingdom and locks her away in a tower with her mother, princess-in-training Violet is shattered by her subsequent separation from her mother and resolves to break the curse and free the kingdom. By the author of The Bridge From Me to You. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Dragon in the Library
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      Dragon in the Library
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 25, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Dragon keepers Jesse and Daisy need help! Emmy, their rapidly growing dragon, has become a real grouch, saying she's missing "something," and the cousins don't have a clue what that something is. Jesse and Daisy go online to ask Professor Andersson, their favorite dragon expert, for help and end up seeing him being kidnapped!The kidnapper is none other than Sadie Huffington, the girlfriend of their enemy, St. George the Dragon Slayer. She has hatched a wicked scheme to use the professor to both find St. George and capture Emmy. Now the dragon keepers and their dragon must storm Sadie's castle and rescue the professor from the witch and her pack of vicious dog-men!In this third fantasy book in the Dragon Keepers series, Kate Klimo introduces readers to a magical library filled with shelf elves and reveals the secrets of the gigantic red book that Jesse and Daisy discovered in The Dragon in the Sock Drawer. She keeps the action and adventure flying while bringing both heart and imagination to this tale of two kids and a dragon, growing up together.The Dragon Keepers series is perfect for kids who crave books about dragons and magic but are caught betwixt and between—too old for Magic Tree House and not yet ready for Eragon and the Inheritance cycle.Visit www.foundadragon.org.From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Zombie Zone
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      Zombie Zone
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 2, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in this chapter book that's perfect for Halloween!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   Z is for Zombie . . . There’s a zombie on the loose! When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit the Louisiana bayous, they meet a village with one spooky problem. Locals say a silver-haired zombie is digging up graves in the cemetery. Are the stories real? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose will unearth the truth!From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Rapacia
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      Rapacia
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 28, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      In the second installment of the popular series, Heck, Dale E. Basye takes Milton and Marlo Fauster on a journey that is as clever, as laugh-out-loud funny, and as satisfying as the first.Welcome to Rapacia, where the greedy kids go . . .When Milton escapes from Heck in a soul balloon made of old clothes, Marlo is the only Fauster child left to take the blame. Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness, sends her straight to Rapacia, the circle where greedy kids are tormented by glimpses of a just-out-of-reach, glittering shopper’s paradise called Mallvana. Marlo soon falls under the sway of Rapacia’s assistant principal, a grinning metal rabbit known as the Grabbit that seems to have plans of its own. Meanwhile, back on the Surface, Milton has his own problems. He is determined to get in touch with Marlo and help her find a way out of Heck. But it’s hard to concentrate when his body and soul don’t seem to hold together the way they used to. Will Milton ever reach Marlo? And if he does, will they both end up as pawns in the Grabbit’s mysterious game?From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • It Had to Be You
      Charles, Lizzy
      It Had to Be You
      Charles, Lizzy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 15, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      James Parson has a problem. His military dad is going to yank him out of his expensive boarding school if James doesn’t prove he’s no longer hooking up, pulling pranks, and charming his way out of consequences. What better way to show he’s now responsible than becoming the committed boyfriend of a U.S. diplomat’s daughter? Level-headed, book-smart Edelweiss may have traveled the world thanks to her dad’s job, but when it comes to friends and boys, she knows exactly nothing. Newly enrolled in boarding school, Edel is now on a mission to learn it all. James says he’ll help her experience the ultimate high school life—if she’ll be his fake girlfriend. And fake is perfect, because he’s exactly the kind of player she’d never date. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains red-hot romance, all the feels, and a soul-mate bad boy.… More
    • Midnight Hour
      A Shadow Falls Novel
      Hunter, C. C.
      Midnight Hour
      A Shadow Falls Novel
      Hunter, C. C.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Suspense/Thriller, Fantasy
      In the stunning conclusion to the New York Times best-selling series, dyslexic witch Miranda Kane's life is thrown into chaos once again after a near death experience leaves her with a mysterious growing tattoo; her sister is kidnapped by an underground Wicca gang intent on taking her powers and soul; and Miranda is undecided over whether to reconcile with Perry or pursue another love interest. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • After the Fall
      Hart, Kate
      After the Fall
      Hart, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 24, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Traumatized by a peer assault, 17-year-old Raychel suffers from nightmares and finds solace in a close friendship with overachiever Matt, who is unaware that she has been sleeping with his slacker brother, Andrew. A first novel. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters
      Alvin Ho
      Look, Lenore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Here's the second book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader who's afraid of everything, is back, and his worst fear has come true: he has to go camping. What will he do exposed in the wilderness with bears and darkness and . . . pit toilets? Luckily, he’s got his night-vision goggles and water purifying tablets and super-duper heavy-duty flashlight to keep him safe. And he’s got his dad, too. From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York PostFrom the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Little Princess
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Dubowski, Cathy East
      Little Princess
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Dubowski, Cathy East
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: December 15, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9, Fiction, Classics
      Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin’s fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when her rich father dies, she’s left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the school’s cold attic and works for crusts of bread. With some help from a secret friend and a touch of magic, Sara’s world is about to change in ways she never dreamed. An adaptation of the classic novel that’s just right for young readers!… More
  • Staff Picks

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Zombie Baseball Beatdown
      Bacigalupi, Paolo
      Zombie Baseball Beatdown
      Bacigalupi, Paolo
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world. … More
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Believing that magic is fake and cheesy, young Clay is shocked when he is wrongly blamed for vandalism when words from his journal magically appear on a wall at school, an occurrence that causes Clay to be sent to a camp for troubled kids on a remote volcanic island where he encounters more magic than he ever thought possible. By the best-selling author of the Secret Series. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.… More
    • 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
  • Action & Adventure

    • Escaping the Giant Wave
      Kehret, Peg
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 17, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Having never seen the Pacific Ocean, thirteen-year-old Kyle was excited about his family vacation on the Oregon coast, yet when an earthquake hits, Kyle, remembering a lesson about earthquakes and tsunami waves, leads his sister to safety by bringing her high up a mountain before the wave strikes. Reprint.… More
    • Judy Moody Double-rare Collection
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody Double-rare Collection
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Jump-start a Judy Moody collection! A new boxed set makes it easy to keep track of her many hilarious moods. For Judy Moody fans who are partway there and eager to catch up on more recent escapades, here is the perfect solution! This double-rare collection features: JUDY MOODY PREDICTS THE FUTURE JUDY MOODY, M.D.: THE DOCTOR IS IN! JUDY MOODY DECLARES INDEPENDENCE… More
    • Attack of the Growling Eyeballs
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      Attack of the Growling Eyeballs
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 23, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Daniel Funk, who lives with three sisters, his mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, has always wanted a brother, and when he suddenly shrinks to the size of a toe, he discovers that he has a twin brother who is the same size. Reprint.… More
    • Postcard
      Abbott, Tony
      Postcard
      Abbott, Tony
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure, Romance
      She died today. One phone call changes Jason's summer vacation-and life!-forever. When Jason's grandmother dies, he's sent down to her home in Florida to help his father clean out her things. At first he gripes about spending his summer miles away from his best friend, doing chores, and sweating in the Florida heat, but he soon discovers a mystery surrounding his grandmother's murky past. An old, yellowed postcard...a creepy phone call with a raspy voice at the other end asking, "So how smart are you?"...an entourage of freakish funeral goers....a bizarre magazine story. All contain clues that will send him on a thrilling journey to uncover family secrets. Award-winning author Tony Abbott weaves an intriguing and entertaining mystery of adventure, friendship and family.… More
    • Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express
      Stink
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: June 14, 2010
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Nearly 600,000 Stink books in print When three guinea pigs from the local pet shop make a great escape, Stink Moody and his friends Webster and Sophie spring into action. Ta-da! The Fantastic Fur Friends round up the little hairballs and bring them safely back to Mrs. Birdwistle’s shop, where they discover — oohla- la! — guinea pig pandemonium! Time for the Great Guinea Pig Giveaway! Stink and company hit the road aboard the Squeals on Wheels Express in a crazy quest to fi nd good homes for 101 squealing, whistling, chirping, wiggly piggies. FUR-eaky!… More
    • Stravaganza : City of Swords
      Hoffman, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 21, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      When a talisman transports her to the Talian city of Fortezza, Laura finds herself falling in love with a young Talian man named Ludo. But soon a rivalry erupts between two factions in Fortezza, and Laura and Ludo find themselves on opposite sides! Secret meetings and divided loyalties drive the sixth book in the Stravaganza series to its satisfying conclusion. … More
    • Two to Kung Fu
      Kung Fu Panda
      West, Tracey
      Two to Kung Fu
      Kung Fu Panda
      West, Tracey
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Join Po for two bodacious adventures in one illustrated chapter book! This chapter book based on two episodes of the popular and Emmy Award–winning television show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness includes black-and-white illustrations throughout—and plenty of action! In Chain Reaction , Po and Tigress are chained together by bandits, who then escape with a rare treasure! What happens when two very different warriors have no other choice but to work together? In Hometown Hero , Po follows Mantis back to his village, where everyone thinks Mantis is the Dragon Warrior! Po agrees to keep up the act, but Mantis may learn there’s more to being the Dragon Warrior than meets the eye… © 2014 Viacom International Inc. NICKELODEON and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Kung Fu Panda” © 2008 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 4-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Captain Awesome is up against his greatest villain yet when he’s stuck with a babysitter for an entire weekend. Will the Sunnyview Superhero Squad prevail? Eugene McGillicudy’s parents are going away for the weekend, and they have just said the most horrible, ear-splitting words an eight-year-old boy could hear: “Your babysitter will be here any minute.” NO! How will Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad hold their top-secret evil-fighting meetings? How will the superheroes even be able to protect Sunnyview if Captain Awesome is constantly being monitored? And when the babysitter makes Eugene do things like eat all the broccoli on his plate, and won’t let him call his best friend Charlie (aka Nacho Cheese Man), Eugene is sure she’s a villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself (oh, and his little sister) from the evil babysitter? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Dead Reckoning
      Edghill, Rosemary, Lackey, Mercedes
      Dead Reckoning
      Edghill, Rosemary, Lackey, Mercedes
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 5, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure, Horror, Fantasy
      Jett is a girl disguised as a boy, living as a gambler in the old West as she searches for her long-lost brother. Honoria Gibbons is a smart, self-sufficient young woman who also happens to be a fabulous inventor. Both young women travel the prairie alone - until they are brought together by a zombie invasion! As Jett and Honoria investigate, they soon learn that these zombies aren't rising from the dead of their own accord ... but who would want an undead army? And why? This gunslinging, hair-raising, zombie western mashup is perfect for fans of Cowboys vs. Aliens and Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. … More
    • George's Secret Key to the Universe
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      George's Secret Key to the Universe
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Literary Fiction
      In their bestselling book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand and funny adventure that explains fascinating information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, his daughter, and their super-computer named Cosmos. George's Secret Key to the Universe was a New York Times bestseller and a selection of Al's Book Club on the Today show.… More
  • Biographies

    • 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
    • Mary's Monster : Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein
      Judge, Lita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 30, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      “Both timely and terrifying.” —Gregory Macguire, New York Times–bestselling author of WickedPairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary’s Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time.Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning Frankenstein in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. What most people don't know, however, is that the seeds of her novel had been planted long before that night. By age nineteen, she had been disowned by her family, was living in scandal with a married man, and had lost her baby daughter just days after her birth. Mary poured her grief, pain, and passion into the powerful book still revered two hundred years later, and in Mary's Monster, author/illustrator Lita Judge has poured her own passion into a gorgeous book that pays tribute to the life of this incredible author.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood
      Barakat, Ibtisam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 20, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Asian History
      Set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this poignant glimpse into a little-known culture traces the author's life, from her tragic childhood as a Palestinian refugee to her joyous discovery of the Arabic alphabet, which led to her passion for language and writing. 15,000 first printing.… More
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Betsy Ross
      History's All-stars
      Weil, Ann
      Betsy Ross
      History's All-stars
      Weil, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 12, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Explore the childhood of Betsy Ross and find out why she’s an all-star in American history! Betsy Ross is remembered as the maker of the first American flag, which was secretly presented to General George Washington in Philadelphia in 1776. But what was she like as a kid? In this narrative biography, you’ll learn all about the childhood of Betsy Ross—from her birth on January 1, 1752, as the eighth of seventeen children, to her Quaker upbringing, to her growing love for sewing and apprenticeship to an upholsterer. Discover how and why Betsy began making flags—and some surprising info about her legendary contribution to America.… More
  • Comics

    • Hot Garbage
      Teen Titans Go!
      Belle, Magnolia
      Hot Garbage
      Teen Titans Go!
      Belle, Magnolia
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      When the Teen Titans try to get Beast Boy to clean his dirty room, they discover that there is more to garbage than just trash. Yuck! TM & © DC Comics. (s16)… More
    • Speak : The Graphic Novel
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      Speak : The Graphic Novel
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel."Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Big Bad Fox
      Renner, Benjamin
      Big Bad Fox
      Renner, Benjamin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 20, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Fox? No one, it seems.The fox dreams of being the terror of the barnyard. But no one is intimidated by him, least of all the hens—when he picks a fight with one, he always ends up on the losing end. Even the wolf, the most fearsome beast of the forest, can’t teach him how to be a proper predator. It looks like the fox will have to spend the rest of his life eating turnips.But then the wolf comes up with the perfect scheme. If the fox steals some eggs, he could hatch the chicks himself and raise them to be a plump, juicy chicken dinner. Unfortunately, this plan falls apart when three adorable chicks hatch and call the fox Mommy.Beautifully rendered in watercolor by Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox is a hilarious and surprisingly tender parable about parenthood that's sure to be a hit with new parents (and their kids too).… More
    • 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
    • Check, Please! 1 : Hockey
      Check, Please!
      Ukazu, Ngozi
      Check, Please! 1 : Hockey
      Check, Please!
      Ukazu, Ngozi
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 18, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It is nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking (anything that hinders the player with possession of the puck, ranging from a stick check all the way to a physical sweep). And then, there is Jack—his very attractive but moody captain.A collection of the first half, freshmen and sophomore year, of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life. This book includes updated art and a hilarious, curated selection of Bitty's beloved tweets.… 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
    • Hotel Transylvania 2 : My Little Monster-sitter
      Hotel Translyvania
      Petrucha, Stefan
      Hotel Transylvania 2 : My Little Monster-sitter
      Hotel Translyvania
      Petrucha, Stefan
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 24, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Based on the all-new television series focusing on the earlier teenage years of Dracula’s daughter Mavis and her three closest friends, Hank N. Stein, Pedro and Wendy Blob. With Dracula away on “Official Vampire Business,” Mavis finally sees her chance to show her father what she can do. With the help of her friends, she decides to put her brilliant ideas of how to run the Hotel into motion, but—enter Aunt Lydia, Dracula’s older and authoritarian sister. While Mavis and friends are ready to let loose and have fun, Aunt Lydia pushes for even more order and tradition at the Hotel.… More
    • 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
    • Little Robot
      Hatke, Ben
      Little Robot
      Hatke, Ben
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
      When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!#1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.… More
    • Regal Academy 1 : A School for Fairy Tales
      Regal Academy
      Vergari, Luana
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 27, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Everyone knows the great fairy tale heroes, but you may not be familiar with their most life-changing adventures of all-they got old! To pass their stories onto future generations, they joined together and built a school---Regal Academy! Will this latest generation of fairy tale heroes ride the coattails of their famous grandparents? Or do they have a whole new adventure in store?… More
  • Fantasy

    • What a Trip!
      Cracked Classics
      Abbott, Tony
      What a Trip!
      Cracked Classics
      Abbott, Tony
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Devin and Frankie sign up for a dangerous adventure when they make a bet that they can race across the globe in only eighty days On a class trip to the library, best friends Devin and Frankie discover that the librarian has hired someone to fix the broken security gates. There's only one problem: these "zapper" gates are have the magical power to transport people into books. If they're fixed, how are Devin and Frankie supposed to pass their English class? While trying to distract the repairman, the two friends accidentally drop a book between the gates and find themselves trapped in Around the World in Eighty Days ! Follow Devin and Frankie on the journey of a lifetime as they circle the entire world, crossing oceans, plains, and jungles to save a princess and outrun an angry detective. It's a race against the clock, because if they don't finish the trip in eighty days, they'll be stuck inside the book forever! … More
    • Ruler of the Realm
      Brennan, Herbie
      Ruler of the Realm
      Brennan, Herbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 15, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      It is Henry's third visit to the Faerie Realm, but this time in a rather different guise and to a rather different kind of place. Holly Blue is Queen and Lord Hairstreak appears to be proposing a truce between the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. Meanwhile Prince Pyrgus has stumbled across some mysterious crystal flowers with an apparently formidable secret weapon, and there are rumours of a demon invasion led by Beleth, the Prince of Darkness. Queen Blue, wary of her uncle's uncharacteristic generosity, pays a visit to the Spicemaster's labyrinth in an attempt to divine the possible future of the Realm. She is warned to beware someone close, little realizing just how careful she will need to be - and when she is kidnapped by the most unlikely candidate, the Realm rapidly descends into chaos. In a thrilling adventure Blue, Pyrgus and Henry will find themselves in the midst of a furious battle to protect the future of the Realm and secure the throne for the rightful ruler. … More
    • Unlocking the Spell : A Tale of the Wide-awake Princess
      The Wide-awake Princess
      Baker, E.d.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Bears, princes, witches, dwarves, and other fanciful fairy tale creatures step out in this charming story about Annie and her sister Gwendolyn ... and Gwendolyn's beloved prince, Beldegard the Bear. You see, Beldegard is only human when he's near Annie, so Gwendolyn is desperate to find the evil dwarf who turned Beldegard into a bear in the first place, and reverse the terrible spell. But Annie has just traipsed all over the kingdom to free her sister from the Sleeping Beauty spell...will she want to set out on a magical quest once more? Or has she had enough of watching her sister gaze lovingly into Beldegard's eyes? With trademark humor and many delightful twists, E. D. Baker brings us back to a magical land that offers many layers of fun and fantasy.… More
    • It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Dear possible reader of this book, I want to be a writer, just like my uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote this story. And boy! Did I ever get into trouble! My friend Delilah stopped speaking to me because I put her in my book. Uncle Harold stopped speaking to me because I didn't put him in my book. A writer's life isn't easy! But back to my story: It's about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named...oops, that would give away the story. But trust me, this menace is disgusting and evil, all right!!! Your friend, Howie … More
    • Hearts at Stake
      The Drake Chronicles
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      Hearts at Stake
      The Drake Chronicles
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 23, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      On Solange's sixteenth birthday, she is going to wake up dead. As if that's not bad enough, she also has to outwit her seven overprotective older brothers, avoid the politics involved with being the only daughter born to an ancient vampire dynasty, and elude Kieran Black-agent of an anti-vampire league who is searching for his father's killer and is intent on staking Solange and her entire family. Luckily she has her own secret weapon-her human best friend Lucy-who is willing to defend Solange's right to a normal life, whether she's being smothered by her well-intentioned brothers or abducted by a power-hungry queen. Two unlikely alliances are formed in a race to save Solange's eternal life-Lucy and Solange's brother Nicholas, and Solange and Kieran Black-in a dual romance that is guaranteed to jump start any romance-lover's heart. Even fans of the genre who've seen it all will find a fresh read with kick-butt characters and family dynamics that ring true for all brothers and sisters-vampire or otherwise. Look out for the other books in this series: Blood Feud , Out for Blood , and Bleeding Hearts -out next year! … More
    • Other Book
      Womack, Philip
      Other Book
      Womack, Philip
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Edward Pollock lives an ordinary life at his ordinary boarding school, where the food is bad and the teachers are way too serious. But one day he's inexplicably drawn to a strange and powerful book, and suddenly the boarding school isn't quite so ordinary anymore. Capable of elevating men to heroism or destroying them through malice and evil, The Other Book has laid dormant for four hundred years, waiting for someone to restore it to its original glory. While Edward must do his best to keep The Other Book safe, a mysterious new teacher at the school becomes intent on getting ahold of the text for her own sinister purposes. With a gift for dark, terrifying storytelling reminiscent of Stephen King, Womack is a powerful new talent in the teen market.… More
    • Touch Menacing
      Touch Mortal Trilogy
      Clifford, Leah
      Touch Menacing
      Touch Mortal Trilogy
      Clifford, Leah
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy
      Eden is dying. For real, this time. She is crumbling to ash, and an unnatural plague is ravaging mortals and immortals alike. With both Heaven and Hell out to destroy her, Eden can no longer tell the difference between good and evil. Friends become enemies. And enemies are everywhere. But don't underestimate Eden. She'll fight for her life, for the lives of those she loves, and for every life she has ever touched. She'll fight for revenge. For redemption. For—just maybe—the chance to be mortal again. Everything began with forbidden love. What will be sacrificed at the bitter end? The dramatic conclusion to Leah Clifford's dark, alluring trilogy of life, death, and epic love … More
    • Inquisition
      The Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      Inquisition
      The Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 10, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      A New York Times Bestseller! A Publishers Weekly Bestseller! A year has passed since the Tournament. Fletcher and Ignatius have been locked away in Pelt's dungeons, but now they must face trial at the hands of the Inquisition, a powerful institution controlled by those who would delight in Fletcher's downfall. The trial is haunted by ghosts from the past with shocking revelations about Fletcher's origins, but he has little time to dwell on them; the graduating students of Vocans are to be sent deep into the orc jungles to complete a dangerous mission for the king and his council. If they fail, the orcish armies will rise to power beyond anything the Empire has ever seen. With loyal friends Othello and Sylva by his side, Fletcher must battle his way to the heart of Orcdom and save Hominum from destruction . . . or die trying, in this sequel to The Novice by Taran Matharu. … More
    • Dance
      The Dark Chronicles
      Steiner, Barbara
      Dance
      The Dark Chronicles
      Steiner, Barbara
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 5, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
      Is there something sinister about Madame Leona's dance troupe? When Melanie Clark's best friend, Pauline, dies in a car crash, the police write it off as an accident, but Melanie isn't so sure. Pauline was acting strange in the weeks before she died, and Melanie believes Pauline's dance teacher, Madame Leona, may have had something to do with that. In order to learn more about the mysterious hold Madame Leona has on her students, Melanie joins the teacher's prestigious dance group. She's determined to find out the truth behind Pauline's death—no matter what it takes. But as she becomes more involved, Melanie starts to forget why she joined in the first place, falling deeper and deeper under Madame Leona's spell. Can Melanie escape the woman's magnetic grip, or has she lost herself forever? … More
    • Breath of Frost
      The Lovegrove Legacy
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      Breath of Frost
      The Lovegrove Legacy
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 7, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
      In 1814, three cousins-Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope-discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld. Now ghouls, hellhounds-and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters-are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murdersbecause she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killedor even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Assassin
      Myers, Anna
      Assassin
      Myers, Anna
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: November 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Would you betray your president to win the heart of America's most celebrated actor? Bella isn't evil. But even people with good intentions can end up doing bad things. Especially when they meet people with the power to persuade them to do almost anything, like John Wilkes Booth--the most charismatic and famous actor of his time. So when Booth sets his sights on Bella, an assistant seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln, to help with his plot to kidnap President Lincoln, he is able to persuade her to betray her president and even turn her back on the boy she has loved her entire life. Bella believes Booth is only trying to force the North to release Southern war prisoners, and will not harm her dear friend Mr. Lincoln. But the kidnapping plot fails, and now Booth will stop at nothing--even if it means harming Bella in the process. Anna Myers has crafted a provocative new look at the Lincoln assassination through the eyes of both a young White House insider and the assassin himself. An author's note provides the historical background to this tragic event. … More
    • Fever 1793
      The Seeds of America Trilogy
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      Fever 1793
      The Seeds of America Trilogy
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 16, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      An epidemic of fever sweeps through the streets of 1793 Philadelphia in this novel from Laurie Halse Anderson where "the plot rages like the epidemic itself" ( The New York Times Book Review ). During the summer of 1793, Mattie Cook lives above the family coffee shop with her widowed mother and grandfather. Mattie spends her days avoiding chores and making plans to turn the family business into the finest Philadelphia has ever seen. But then the fever breaks out. Disease sweeps the streets, destroying everything in its path and turning Mattie's world upside down. At her feverish mother's insistence, Mattie flees the city with her grandfather. But she soon discovers that the sickness is everywhere, and Mattie must learn quickly how to survive in a city turned frantic with disease.… More
    • Snake Bite
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      Snake Bite
      Sherlock Holmes: the Legend Begins
      Lane, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 21, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Kidnapped and taken to China, teenage Sherlock finds himself plunged into the heart of a deadly mystery. How can three men be bitten by the same poisonous snake in different parts of Shanghai? Who wants them dead, and why? The answers seem to lie in a message hidden in a diagram that looks like a spider’s web. But solving one puzzle only leads to an even more urgent question: What has all this got to do with a plot to blow up an American warship? To unravel the strands that entangle him, Sherlock must brave terrors greater than any he has faced before. 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
    • Red Shadow
      Dowswell, Paul
      Red Shadow
      Dowswell, Paul
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: May 8, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Russia, 1940. Fifteen-year-old Misha's life is about to transform when his father is offered a job in Stalin's inner circle. They move into a luxurious apartment in the Kremlin, but doubts about the glorious new Russia quickly surface. Misha realises that the secret police can do whatever they like. His own mother is arrested and sent to prison, but Misha and his father daren't complain. Then as German troops advance on Moscow, the atmosphere in the Kremlin ignites. Misha and a friend find themselves at the heart of a battle against the mighty state in this powerful evocation of one of the most turbulent places and periods of the 20th century, told by a master storyteller.… More
    • Wolf by Wolf
      Wolf by Wolf
      Graudin, Ryan
      Wolf by Wolf
      Wolf by Wolf
      Graudin, Ryan
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 20, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
      Her story begins on a train.The year is 1956, and the Axis powers of the Third Reich and Imperial Japan rule. To commemorate their Great Victory, they host the Axis Tour: an annual motorcycle race across their conjoined continents. The prize? An audience with the highly reclusive Adolf Hitler at the Victor's ball in Tokyo.Yael, a former death camp prisoner, has witnessed too much suffering, and the five wolves tattooed on her arm are a constant reminder of the loved ones she lost. The resistance has given Yael one goal: Win the race and kill Hitler. A survivor of painful human experimentation, Yael has the power to skinshift and must complete her mission by impersonating last year's only female racer, Adele Wolfe. This deception becomes more difficult when Felix, Adele's twin brother, and Luka, her former love interest, enter the race and watch Yael's every move. But as Yael grows closer to the other competitors, can she be as ruthless as she needs to be to avoid discovery and stay true to her mission? From the author of The Walled City comes a fast-paced and innovative novel that will leave you breathless.… More
    • Mummy
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Mummy
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Horror, Adventure
      Will the perfect senior prank turn out to be Emlyn's last? Emlyn is a good girl. She is the perfect studious and athletic daughter and sister. She studies hard, paints watercolors, and especially loves rowing crew. She doesn't gossip. She is every parent and teacher's dream. But Emlyn has a secret. She has an entire library in her head filled with terrifically terrible plots and schemes: jewel heists, corporate espionage, and other mischief. She successfully hides her desire to be bad from the world. That is, until Jack, Mavis, Lovell, and Donovan approach her with their idea for a senior class prank: to steal the famous mummy, Amaral-Re, from their local museum. Now Emlyn's "mental library of Bad" will come in handy. But when the harmless heist turns out to be filled with real-life danger, will Emlyn's mental bag of tricks be enough to save the mummy . . . and herself? This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Odette's Secrets
      MacDonald, Maryann
      Odette's Secrets
      MacDonald, Maryann
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 26, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Odette is a young Jewish girl living in Paris during a dangerous time. The Nazis have invaded the city, and every day brings new threats. After Odette's father enlists in the French army and her mother joins the Resistance, Odette is sent to the countryside until it is safe to return. On the surface, she leads the life of a regular girl--going to school, doing chores, and even attending Catholic Mass with other children. But inside, she is burning with secrets about the life she left behind and her true identity. Inspired by the life of the real Odette Meyers--and written in moving free-verse poetry--this is a story of courage, of determination to survive, and of a young girl forced to hide in plain sight. … More
    • Ak
      Dickinson, Peter
      Ak
      Dickinson, Peter
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A former child soldier tries to learn the ways of peace in an African nation in this “rip-roaring adventure story” by a Carnegie Medal winner (Publishers Weekly). Paul remembers nothing from before the conflict. Twelve years old, he is no longer a child. He is a warrior—one of a handful of elite commandos who live only to fight the corrupt government of Nagala. He has no family but the boys who fight beside him, and he owns nothing but his AK-47 rifle. This is the only life he has ever known, and it is one he understands—right until the day the standoff ends and his life changes forever.   Paul buries his AK and heads north to attend school and attempt to live life as just another child. But at night, the battlefield consumes his dreams. When a rogue faction stages a coup in the capital and Paul’s adoptive father is put in prison, the boy turns into a warrior once more. It is too late for him to have a childhood, but Paul will do whatever it takes to guarantee himself a future.   From the author Philip Pullman called “one of the real masters of children’s literature,” this is an extraordinary novel for readers of all ages, a winner of the prestigious Whitbread Award in which “Dickinson deals intelligently with vital issues, devises potent symbols with his usual skill, and offers much to discuss in a vivid and compelling setting” (Kirkus Reviews).This ebook features an illustrated personal history of Peter Dickinson including rare images from the author’s collection.… More
    • Breath of Frost
      The Lovegrove Legacy
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      Breath of Frost
      The Lovegrove Legacy
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 7, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Fantasy
      In 1814, three cousins-Gretchen, Emma, and Penelope-discover their family lineage of witchcraft when a binding spell is broken, allowing their individual magical powers to manifest. Now, beyond the manicured gardens and ballrooms of Regency London, an alluring underworld available only to those with power is revealed to the cousins. By claiming their power, the three cousins have accidentally opened the gates to the underworld. Now ghouls, hellhounds-and most terrifying of all, the spirits of dark witches known as the Greymalkin Sisters-are hunting and killing young debutante witches for their powers. And, somehow, Emma is connected to the murdersbecause she keeps finding the bodies. Can the cousins seal the gates before another witch is killedor even worse, before their new gifts are stripped away?… More
  • Humor

    • Dork Diaries : Tales from a Not-so-dorky Drama Queen
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Nikki Maxwell’s worst nightmare comes true in book nine of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! A certain member of the CCP girls Dork fans know all about has gotten her hands on Nikki’s diary and has decided to share some thoughts of her own…Find out what happens when Nikki’s worst nightmare becomes a reality. Welcome to Mackenzie’s world!!… 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
    • 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
    • How to Rock Braces and Glasses
      How to Rock
      Haston, Meg
      How to Rock Braces and Glasses
      How to Rock
      Haston, Meg
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 24, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Super-stylish and uber-harsh, Kacey Simon is the social dictator of Marquette Middle School. She's BFFs with the prettiest girls, and she even hosts her own TV segment dispensing advice and the cold, hard truth to her classmates -- whether they want to hear it or not. But then an eye-infection and a visit to the dentist leave her with coke-bottle glasses, a mouth full of metal, and... a littthp . Dismissed by her popular friends, she falls so far down the social ladder she can barely see the top, even with her magnifying specs. With nowhere else to turn, Kacey has to hang with her nerdy neighbor and a boy who walks to beat of his own drum -- or rather, to the beat of the drummer in his band. Zander wants Kacey to be their lead singer, but she's determined to reclaim her throne. Will she climb back to the top? Or will she discover that hitting rock bottom kind of... rocks? … More
    • Sisters Club
      Sisters Club
      McDonald, Megan
      Sisters Club
      Sisters Club
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: March 22, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      From the author of the Judy Moody books, this exciting novel captures the warmth, humor — and squabbles — of three spunky sisters. Meet the Sisters Club: twelve-year-old Alex, aspiring actress and born drama queen; eight-year-old Joey, homework lover and pioneer wannabe; and smack in the middle, ten-year-old Stevie, the glue that holds them together — through dinner disasters, disputes over stolen lucky sweaters, and Alex’s going gaga over her leading man. Playfully weaving Stevie’s narration with Alex’s scripts, Joey’s notebook entries, and hilarious elements such as "How to Swear in Shakespeare" and "Dear Sock Monkey" letters, this hugely engaging novel showcases Megan McDonald’s ear for dialogue, comic timing, and insight into the ever-changing dynamics of sisterhood.… More
    • Two to Kung Fu
      Kung Fu Panda
      West, Tracey
      Two to Kung Fu
      Kung Fu Panda
      West, Tracey
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Join Po for two bodacious adventures in one illustrated chapter book! This chapter book based on two episodes of the popular and Emmy Award–winning television show Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness includes black-and-white illustrations throughout—and plenty of action! In Chain Reaction , Po and Tigress are chained together by bandits, who then escape with a rare treasure! What happens when two very different warriors have no other choice but to work together? In Hometown Hero , Po follows Mantis back to his village, where everyone thinks Mantis is the Dragon Warrior! Po agrees to keep up the act, but Mantis may learn there’s more to being the Dragon Warrior than meets the eye… © 2014 Viacom International Inc. NICKELODEON and all related logos are trademarks of Viacom International Inc. Based on the feature film “Kung Fu Panda” © 2008 DreamWorks Animation L.L.C. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Stink and the Great Guinea Pig Express
      Stink
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: June 14, 2010
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Nearly 600,000 Stink books in print When three guinea pigs from the local pet shop make a great escape, Stink Moody and his friends Webster and Sophie spring into action. Ta-da! The Fantastic Fur Friends round up the little hairballs and bring them safely back to Mrs. Birdwistle’s shop, where they discover — oohla- la! — guinea pig pandemonium! Time for the Great Guinea Pig Giveaway! Stink and company hit the road aboard the Squeals on Wheels Express in a crazy quest to fi nd good homes for 101 squealing, whistling, chirping, wiggly piggies. FUR-eaky!… More
    • It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Dear possible reader of this book, I want to be a writer, just like my uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote this story. And boy! Did I ever get into trouble! My friend Delilah stopped speaking to me because I put her in my book. Uncle Harold stopped speaking to me because I didn't put him in my book. A writer's life isn't easy! But back to my story: It's about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named...oops, that would give away the story. But trust me, this menace is disgusting and evil, all right!!! Your friend, Howie … More
    • Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      Captain Awesome Vs. the Evil Babysitter
      Captain Awesome
      Kirby, Stan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 4-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Captain Awesome is up against his greatest villain yet when he’s stuck with a babysitter for an entire weekend. Will the Sunnyview Superhero Squad prevail? Eugene McGillicudy’s parents are going away for the weekend, and they have just said the most horrible, ear-splitting words an eight-year-old boy could hear: “Your babysitter will be here any minute.” NO! How will Captain Awesome and the Sunnyview Superhero Squad hold their top-secret evil-fighting meetings? How will the superheroes even be able to protect Sunnyview if Captain Awesome is constantly being monitored? And when the babysitter makes Eugene do things like eat all the broccoli on his plate, and won’t let him call his best friend Charlie (aka Nacho Cheese Man), Eugene is sure she’s a villain. Will Captain Awesome be able to save himself (oh, and his little sister) from the evil babysitter? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Captain Awesome chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Judy Moody Double-rare Collection
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody Double-rare Collection
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Adventure
      Jump-start a Judy Moody collection! A new boxed set makes it easy to keep track of her many hilarious moods. For Judy Moody fans who are partway there and eager to catch up on more recent escapades, here is the perfect solution! This double-rare collection features: JUDY MOODY PREDICTS THE FUTURE JUDY MOODY, M.D.: THE DOCTOR IS IN! JUDY MOODY DECLARES INDEPENDENCE… More
  • Mysteries

    • Believing
      Lily Dale
      Staub, Wendy Corsi
      Believing
      Lily Dale
      Staub, Wendy Corsi
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 14, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery
      After spending the summer in Lily Dale, Calla has decided to stay for a few more months, and will soon be starting school at Lily Dale High. She's finally getting used to her new home and her newly realized gift. But lately, the visions occur much more frequently and have a greater sense of urgency. There may be someone who needs her help but there might also be a killer on the loose. Now that Calla believes in her own ability, can she learn to use it properly? And will she be able to learn more about her mother's mysterious death without putting herself in serious danger? Look out for the other books in the Lily Dale series: Awakening and Connecting ! … More
    • Eye of the Storm
      Messner, Kate
      Eye of the Storm
      Messner, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction
      In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms have become a part of everyday life. Sent to spend the summer in the heart of storm country with her meteorological engineer father, Jaden Meggs is surprised at the strides her father's company StormSafe, has made with custom shelters that keep her family safe in even the worst of storms. At her exclusive summer science camp, Eye On Tomorrow, Jaden meets Alex, a boy whose passion for science matches hers. Together, they discover that her father's company is steering storms away from the expensive neighborhoods and toward the organic farming communities that are in competition with his bio-engineered food company, NatureMade. Jaden must confront her father, but when she does, she uncovers a terrifying family secret and must call on both her scientific knowledge and her faith to save the people she loves most from one of her father's monster storms. … More
    • Night She Disappeared
      Henry, April
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 13, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Mystery
      Gabie drives a Mini Cooper. She also works part time as a delivery girl at Pete's Pizza. One night, Kayla—another delivery girl—goes missing. To her horror, Gabie learns that the supposed kidnapper had asked if the girl in the Mini Cooper was working that night. Gabie can't move beyond the fact that Kayla's fate was really meant for her, and she becomes obsessed with finding Kayla. She teams up with Drew, who also works at Pete's. Together, they set out to prove that Kayla isn't dead—and to find her before she is.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Among the Barons
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Barons
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 26, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      Luke Garner, an illegal third child, spent his first twelve years in hiding. For the past four months Luke has lived among others, using the identity of Lee Grant, at the Hendricks School for Boys. But just as things are finally starting to go right, Lee's little brother Smits arrives at the school and Luke finds himself caught in a tangle of lies that gets more complex with every passing day. Can Luke trust Smits to keep his secret? And can he trust Smits's menacing bodyguard, Oscar?… More
    • Case of the Time-capsule Bandit
      Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective
      Spencer, Octavia
      Case of the Time-capsule Bandit
      Randi Rhodes, Ninja Detective
      Spencer, Octavia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Meet Randi Rhodes, the world’s first ninja detective! Mystery abounds in this “assured, entertaining whodunit” ( Publishers Weekly ), a 2014 IndieNext pick and the first in a new middle grade series from Academy Award–winning actress Octavia Spencer. Deer Creek is a small town whose only hope for survival is the success of their Founder’s Day Festival. But the festival’s main attraction, a time capsule that many people believe hold the town’s treasure, has gone missing. Twelve-year-old Randi Rhodes and her best friend, D.C., are Bruce Lee–inspired ninjas and local detectives determined to solve the case. Even if it means investigating a haunted cabin and facing mean old Angus McCarthy, prime suspect. They have three days to find the treasure…the future of their whole town is at stake! Will these kids be able to save the day?… More
    • Dawn Undercover
      Dale, Anna
      Dawn Undercover
      Dale, Anna
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 8, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Espionage
      Dawn Buckle spends most of her days trying to get people to notice her, but whether at home or at school, it's as if she's invisible. And that's exactly what makes her the ideal recruit for S.H.H. (Strictly Hush Hush)--a secret intelligence agency. How the world's most forgettable girl transform herself into a world-class spy (and brings in a surprising double agent) makes for a rollicking read. … More
    • George's Secret Key to the Universe
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      George's Secret Key to the Universe
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Literary Fiction
      In their bestselling book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand and funny adventure that explains fascinating information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, his daughter, and their super-computer named Cosmos. George's Secret Key to the Universe was a New York Times bestseller and a selection of Al's Book Club on the Today show.… 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
    • 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
    • Zombie Zone
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      Zombie Zone
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 2, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Help Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose solve mysteries from A to Z in this chapter book that's perfect for Halloween!   Kids love collecting the entire alphabet and super editions! With over 8 million copies in print, the A to Z Mysteries® have been hooking chapter book readers on mysteries and reading for years. Now this classic kid favorite is back with a bright new look!   Z is for Zombie . . . There’s a zombie on the loose! When Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose visit the Louisiana bayous, they meet a village with one spooky problem. Locals say a silver-haired zombie is digging up graves in the cemetery. Are the stories real? Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose will unearth the truth!From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Zero Hour
      H.i.v.e.
      Walden, Mark
      Zero Hour
      H.i.v.e.
      Walden, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 20, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Danger intensifies in the latest thrilling installment in an action-packed series! Bad news for the Higher Institute of Villainous Education, aka H.I.V.E.: Overlord is reborn and has developed the chilling ability to move from body to body, erasing the host’s personality—and ultimately killing them. Overlord must find Otto, the only host designed to truly contain him, and for that he needs to know the location of H.I.V.E. He also plans to take control of a secret U.S. Army facility that is home to the Autonomous Weapon Program, a computer-controlled system uniquely vulnerable to Overlord’s control. In the face of these threats, Nero is forced to activate Zero Hour, a plan designed to deal with any member of G.L.O.V.E—the Global League of Villainous Enterprises—who is on the brink of true global domination. Nero also knows that Otto must not be allowed to fall into Overlord’s hands, and a desperate race across the globe begins.… More
    • Caught
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Caught
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 4, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Jonah and Katherine come face to face with Albert Einstein in the fifth book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series. Jonah and Katherine are accustomed to traveling through time, but when learn they next have to return Albert Einstein’s daughter to history, they think it’s a joke—they’ve only heard of his sons. But it turns out that Albert Einstein really did have a daughter, Lieserl, whose 1902 birth and subsequent disappearance was shrouded in mystery. Lieserl was presumed to have died of scarlet fever as an infant. But when Jonah and Katherine return to the early 1900s to fix history, one of Lieserl’s parents seems to understand entirely too much about time travel and what Jonah and Katherine are doing. It’s not Lieserl’s father, either—it’s her mother, Mileva. And Mileva has no intention of letting her daughter disappear.… More
    • Nil on Fire
      Nil
      Matson, Lynne
      Nil on Fire
      Nil
      Matson, Lynne
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 31, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
      Despite Rives and Skye's attempt to destroy Nil, the island remains. And back in this world, Nil won't let Skye go. Haunted by a darkness she can't ignore, Skye wrestles with Nil nightmares that worsen by the day and threaten to tear her apart. As the island grows in power, Skye fights to keep her mind intact. Soon Skye realizes that to break free of Nil, she must end Nil's vicious cycle once and for all--and she can't do it alone. Who are Nil's new arrivals? Who will return to the island? And who will survive in the end? In this thrilling final installment of the Nil series, the stakes have never been higher. Losing isn't an option, but winning will cost Skye everything. … More
    • Unchanged
      The Unremembered Trilogy
      Brody, Jessica
      Unchanged
      The Unremembered Trilogy
      Brody, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 24, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Science Fiction
      So many secrets are buried within these compound walls. I used to be one of those secrets. After returning to the Diotech compound and undergoing an experimental new memory alteration, Seraphina is now a loyal, obedient servant to Dr. Alixter and the powerful company that created her. Happy and in love with Kaelen, another scientifically-enhanced human designed to be her perfect match, Sera's history with a boy named Zen is just a distant memory from a rebellious past she longs to forget. But as Sera and Kaelen embark on a nationwide tour to promote Diotech's new product line-a collection of controversial genetic modifications available to the public-Sera's mind starts to rebel. She can't stop the memories of Zen from creeping back in. As more secrets are revealed, more enemies are uncovered, and the reality of a Diotech-controlled world grows closer every day, Sera will have to choose where her true loyalties lie, but it's a choice that may cost her everything she's ever loved. … More
    • H.i.v.e. : Higher Institute of Villainous Education
      H.i.v.e.
      Walden, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 24, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Kidnapped and taken to H.I.V.E. where he will be trained in everything villainous by Dr. Nero and his staff, Otto finds himself on an island far away from his family, friends, and home and so must work with a group of other kidnapped students to break out before it's too late. Reprint.… More
    • Revealed
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Revealed
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 2, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      When a ghostly Charles Lindbergh appears in his living room and snatches Katherine away, Jonah discovers that the other kids from the plane have also disappeared while his parents and all of the other adults in the town have de-aged into children. By the author of the Shadow Children series.… More
    • Nil
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      Nil
      Nil Series
      Matson, Lynne
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      On the mysterious island of Nil, the rules are set. You have exactly 365 days to escape—or you die. Seventeen-year-old Charley doesn’t know the rules. She doesn’t even know where she is. The last thing she remembers is blacking out, and when she wakes up, she’s naked in an empty rock field. Lost and alone, Charley finds no sign of other people until she meets Thad, the gorgeous leader of a clan of teenage refugees. Soon Charley learns that leaving the island is harder than she thought . . . and so is falling in love. With Thad’s time running out, Charley realizes that she has to find a way to beat the clock, and quickly, in this thrilling debut novel by Lynne Matson. … More
    • Raven Rise
      Pendragon
      Machale, D. J.
      Raven Rise
      Pendragon
      Machale, D. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 20, 2008
      Categories: Children, 10-14, Fiction, Science Fiction
      In the ninth book of the New York Times bestselling Pendragon series, the showdown for Halla begins. At stake is nothing less than all that ever was and all that will be. There's only one thing missing--Bobby Pendragon. While Bobby remains trapped on Ibara, the battle moves to his home territory: Second Earth. Mark Dimond and Courtney Chetwynde are left on their own to defend Second Earth agsinst the forces of Saint Dane. They must face off against a charismatic cult leader who has risen to power by revealing a shattering truth to the people of Earth: They are not alone. The Convergence has broken down the walls. The territories are on a collision course. The final phase of Saint Dane's quest to rule Halla is under way. And Bobby Pendragon is nowhere to be found.… More
    • Found
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Found
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 22, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Mystery
      Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one says, "You are one of the missing." The second one says, "Beware! They're coming back to get you." Jonah, Chip, and Jonah's sister, Katherine, are plunged into a mystery that involves the FBI, a vast smuggling operation, an airplane that appeared out of nowhere -- and people who seem to appear and disappear at will. The kids discover they are caught in a battle between two opposing forces that want very different things for Jonah and Chip's lives. Do Jonah and Chip have any choice in the matter? And what should they choose when both alternatives are horrifying? With Found , Margaret Peterson Haddix begins a new series that promises to be every bit as suspenseful as her Shadow Children series -- which has sold more than 41/2 million copies -- and proves her, once again, to be a master of the page-turner.… More
    • Eye of the Storm
      Messner, Kate
      Eye of the Storm
      Messner, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction
      In the not-too-distant future, huge tornadoes and monster storms have become a part of everyday life. Sent to spend the summer in the heart of storm country with her meteorological engineer father, Jaden Meggs is surprised at the strides her father's company StormSafe, has made with custom shelters that keep her family safe in even the worst of storms. At her exclusive summer science camp, Eye On Tomorrow, Jaden meets Alex, a boy whose passion for science matches hers. Together, they discover that her father's company is steering storms away from the expensive neighborhoods and toward the organic farming communities that are in competition with his bio-engineered food company, NatureMade. Jaden must confront her father, but when she does, she uncovers a terrifying family secret and must call on both her scientific knowledge and her faith to save the people she loves most from one of her father's monster storms. … More
  • Fiction

    • Home Sweet Drama
      Canterwood Crest
      Burkhart, Jessica
      Home Sweet Drama
      Canterwood Crest
      Burkhart, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 6, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      In Home Sweet Drama , if the girls have learned anything, it’s that only the strong survive at Canterwood Crest Academy. And Heather Fox is strong. After all, she’s the last Queen Bee left standing. But Sasha Silver has more than proven that she’s worthy competition—in and out of the arena. Is there a new Queen in the making?… More
    • Hit & Miss
      Jeter Publishing
      Jeter, Derek
      Hit & Miss
      Jeter Publishing
      Jeter, Derek
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 28, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      The second book in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing imprint, Hit & Miss is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter. “Just try to make solid contact, stay level and in control. Positive thoughts only, right?” That’s the advice Derek’s father gives him about batting—and a lot more. It seems that Little League season is here. Throughout the long Michigan winter, Derek thought that Opening Day might never come. Now at last he can pursue his dream of one day playing shortstop for the New York Yankees. As luck would have it, he’s on the Red Sox this year, and they seem to have more talent than the Tigers, the team he was on when last season ended in disappointment. His best friend, Vijay, is with him again, and Derek gets the same number—13!—that his father wore in college. Now if the new kid with the chauffeur turns out to be a player, well, the Red Sox might just win it all. But as Derek finds out, both baseball and life are hard. Before the season is over, he’ll break out of a slump, bring his teammates closer together, learn a new sport, solve the mystery of why his sister Sharlee seems so quiet and suffer the consequences for violating “The Contract” he had signed with his parents. Before he can move closer to his dream, there are many lessons to be learned.… More
    • Out of Control
      Mazer, Norma Fox
      Out of Control
      Mazer, Norma Fox
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: May 19, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction
      Going along with the crowd can have shattering consequences Why does everyone always want you to make so many choices? Pizza or burgers, swimming or a movie, one friend or another, yes or no. For Rollo Wingate, who’s always been the biggest guy in school, sometimes it’s easier to relax and let someone else take the lead. After all, when he and his two best friends get together, they’re always on the same page—which is probably why he goes along with it when the other boys target Valerie Michon at school. Every time they see her, bad things just . . . happen. At first it’s just a taunt here, a tiny insult there. But things keeps escalating, and finally, the situation turns into something much worse.   Rollo knows that a line has been crossed, and he struggles to make sense of how things could have gone so wrong so quickly. Maybe for the first time, he’s going to have to figure it out for himself. … 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
    • What a Trip!
      Cracked Classics
      Abbott, Tony
      What a Trip!
      Cracked Classics
      Abbott, Tony
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Devin and Frankie sign up for a dangerous adventure when they make a bet that they can race across the globe in only eighty days On a class trip to the library, best friends Devin and Frankie discover that the librarian has hired someone to fix the broken security gates. There's only one problem: these "zapper" gates are have the magical power to transport people into books. If they're fixed, how are Devin and Frankie supposed to pass their English class? While trying to distract the repairman, the two friends accidentally drop a book between the gates and find themselves trapped in Around the World in Eighty Days ! Follow Devin and Frankie on the journey of a lifetime as they circle the entire world, crossing oceans, plains, and jungles to save a princess and outrun an angry detective. It's a race against the clock, because if they don't finish the trip in eighty days, they'll be stuck inside the book forever! … More
    • Unlocking the Spell : A Tale of the Wide-awake Princess
      The Wide-awake Princess
      Baker, E.d.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Bears, princes, witches, dwarves, and other fanciful fairy tale creatures step out in this charming story about Annie and her sister Gwendolyn ... and Gwendolyn's beloved prince, Beldegard the Bear. You see, Beldegard is only human when he's near Annie, so Gwendolyn is desperate to find the evil dwarf who turned Beldegard into a bear in the first place, and reverse the terrible spell. But Annie has just traipsed all over the kingdom to free her sister from the Sleeping Beauty spell...will she want to set out on a magical quest once more? Or has she had enough of watching her sister gaze lovingly into Beldegard's eyes? With trademark humor and many delightful twists, E. D. Baker brings us back to a magical land that offers many layers of fun and fantasy.… More
    • Escaping the Giant Wave
      Kehret, Peg
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 17, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Having never seen the Pacific Ocean, thirteen-year-old Kyle was excited about his family vacation on the Oregon coast, yet when an earthquake hits, Kyle, remembering a lesson about earthquakes and tsunami waves, leads his sister to safety by bringing her high up a mountain before the wave strikes. Reprint.… More
    • It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Dear possible reader of this book, I want to be a writer, just like my uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote this story. And boy! Did I ever get into trouble! My friend Delilah stopped speaking to me because I put her in my book. Uncle Harold stopped speaking to me because I didn't put him in my book. A writer's life isn't easy! But back to my story: It's about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named...oops, that would give away the story. But trust me, this menace is disgusting and evil, all right!!! Your friend, Howie … More
    • Dork Diaries : Tales from a Not-so-dorky Drama Queen
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Nikki Maxwell’s worst nightmare comes true in book nine of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! A certain member of the CCP girls Dork fans know all about has gotten her hands on Nikki’s diary and has decided to share some thoughts of her own…Find out what happens when Nikki’s worst nightmare becomes a reality. Welcome to Mackenzie’s world!!… More
    • Ruler of the Realm
      Brennan, Herbie
      Ruler of the Realm
      Brennan, Herbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 15, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      It is Henry's third visit to the Faerie Realm, but this time in a rather different guise and to a rather different kind of place. Holly Blue is Queen and Lord Hairstreak appears to be proposing a truce between the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. Meanwhile Prince Pyrgus has stumbled across some mysterious crystal flowers with an apparently formidable secret weapon, and there are rumours of a demon invasion led by Beleth, the Prince of Darkness. Queen Blue, wary of her uncle's uncharacteristic generosity, pays a visit to the Spicemaster's labyrinth in an attempt to divine the possible future of the Realm. She is warned to beware someone close, little realizing just how careful she will need to be - and when she is kidnapped by the most unlikely candidate, the Realm rapidly descends into chaos. In a thrilling adventure Blue, Pyrgus and Henry will find themselves in the midst of a furious battle to protect the future of the Realm and secure the throne for the rightful ruler. … More
  • Informational Books

    • In Defiance of Hitler : The Secret Mission of Varian Fry
      McClafferty, Carla Killough
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 22, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
      On August 4, 1940, an unassuming American journalist named Varian Fry made his way to Marseilles, France, carrying in his pockets the names of approximately two hundred artists and intellectuals - all enemies of the new Nazi regime. As a volunteer for the Emergency Rescue Committee, Fry's mission was to help these refugees flee to safety, then return home two weeks later. As more and more people came to him for assistance, however, he realized the situation was far worse than anyone in America had suspected - and his role far greater than he had imagined. He remained in France for over a year, refusing to leave until he was forcibly evicted. At a time when most Americans ignored the World War II atrocities in Europe, Varian Fry engaged in covert operations, putting himself in great danger, to save strangers in a foreign land. He was instrumental in the rescue of over two thousand refugees, including the novelist Heinrich Mann and the artist Marc Chagall. … 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • Creative Writing
      Basher Basics
      Budzik, Mary, Basher, Simon
      Creative Writing
      Basher Basics
      Budzik, Mary, Basher, Simon
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 31, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction, Reference & Study Aids
      From the bestselling illustrator whose friendly take on science has revolutionized our understanding of everything from the periodic table to the universe, comes a fresh take on creative writing as only Basher can do it. Meet Plot, one of the many 'Schemers and Dreamers' who keeps a story running and its events moving in the right order; Atmosphere, known as a 'Scene Setter' because her job entails filling a scene with suspense, drama, or comedy; a cast of 'Heroes and Villains' including Protagonist and Narrator; and chatty, talkative Wordsmiths like Dialogue to name one in particular. Basher Basics: Creative Writing is a persuasive guide that includes tons of detail on the building blocks of narrative and what makes creative writing work.… More
    • Science Comics
      Science Comics
      Hirsch, Andy
      Science Comics
      Science Comics
      Hirsch, Andy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 21, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Nonfiction
      Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and many more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty-year-old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!In Trees: Kings of the Forest we follow an acorn as it learns about its future as Earth's largest, longest-living plant. Starting with the seed's germination, we learn about each stage until the tree's maturation, different types of trees, and the roles trees take on in our ecosystem.… More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • 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
    • Mary's Monster : Love, Madness, and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein
      Judge, Lita
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 30, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      “Both timely and terrifying.” —Gregory Macguire, New York Times–bestselling author of WickedPairing free verse with over three hundred pages of black-and-white watercolor illustrations, Mary’s Monster is a unique and stunning biography of Mary Shelley, the pregnant teenage runaway who became one of the greatest authors of all time.Legend is correct that Mary Shelley began penning Frankenstein in answer to a dare to write a ghost story. What most people don't know, however, is that the seeds of her novel had been planted long before that night. By age nineteen, she had been disowned by her family, was living in scandal with a married man, and had lost her baby daughter just days after her birth. Mary poured her grief, pain, and passion into the powerful book still revered two hundred years later, and in Mary's Monster, author/illustrator Lita Judge has poured her own passion into a gorgeous book that pays tribute to the life of this incredible author.This title has Common Core connections.… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • 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
    • Hit & Miss
      Jeter Publishing
      Jeter, Derek
      Hit & Miss
      Jeter Publishing
      Jeter, Derek
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 28, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      The second book in the New York Times bestselling Jeter Publishing imprint, Hit & Miss is a middle grade baseball novel inspired by the youth of legendary sports icon and role model Derek Jeter. “Just try to make solid contact, stay level and in control. Positive thoughts only, right?” That’s the advice Derek’s father gives him about batting—and a lot more. It seems that Little League season is here. Throughout the long Michigan winter, Derek thought that Opening Day might never come. Now at last he can pursue his dream of one day playing shortstop for the New York Yankees. As luck would have it, he’s on the Red Sox this year, and they seem to have more talent than the Tigers, the team he was on when last season ended in disappointment. His best friend, Vijay, is with him again, and Derek gets the same number—13!—that his father wore in college. Now if the new kid with the chauffeur turns out to be a player, well, the Red Sox might just win it all. But as Derek finds out, both baseball and life are hard. Before the season is over, he’ll break out of a slump, bring his teammates closer together, learn a new sport, solve the mystery of why his sister Sharlee seems so quiet and suffer the consequences for violating “The Contract” he had signed with his parents. Before he can move closer to his dream, there are many lessons to be learned.… More
    • What a Trip!
      Cracked Classics
      Abbott, Tony
      What a Trip!
      Cracked Classics
      Abbott, Tony
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Devin and Frankie sign up for a dangerous adventure when they make a bet that they can race across the globe in only eighty days On a class trip to the library, best friends Devin and Frankie discover that the librarian has hired someone to fix the broken security gates. There's only one problem: these "zapper" gates are have the magical power to transport people into books. If they're fixed, how are Devin and Frankie supposed to pass their English class? While trying to distract the repairman, the two friends accidentally drop a book between the gates and find themselves trapped in Around the World in Eighty Days ! Follow Devin and Frankie on the journey of a lifetime as they circle the entire world, crossing oceans, plains, and jungles to save a princess and outrun an angry detective. It's a race against the clock, because if they don't finish the trip in eighty days, they'll be stuck inside the book forever! … More
    • Unlocking the Spell : A Tale of the Wide-awake Princess
      The Wide-awake Princess
      Baker, E.d.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Bears, princes, witches, dwarves, and other fanciful fairy tale creatures step out in this charming story about Annie and her sister Gwendolyn ... and Gwendolyn's beloved prince, Beldegard the Bear. You see, Beldegard is only human when he's near Annie, so Gwendolyn is desperate to find the evil dwarf who turned Beldegard into a bear in the first place, and reverse the terrible spell. But Annie has just traipsed all over the kingdom to free her sister from the Sleeping Beauty spell...will she want to set out on a magical quest once more? Or has she had enough of watching her sister gaze lovingly into Beldegard's eyes? With trademark humor and many delightful twists, E. D. Baker brings us back to a magical land that offers many layers of fun and fantasy.… More
    • Home Sweet Drama
      Canterwood Crest
      Burkhart, Jessica
      Home Sweet Drama
      Canterwood Crest
      Burkhart, Jessica
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 6, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      In Home Sweet Drama , if the girls have learned anything, it’s that only the strong survive at Canterwood Crest Academy. And Heather Fox is strong. After all, she’s the last Queen Bee left standing. But Sasha Silver has more than proven that she’s worthy competition—in and out of the arena. Is there a new Queen in the making?… More
    • Escaping the Giant Wave
      Kehret, Peg
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 17, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      Having never seen the Pacific Ocean, thirteen-year-old Kyle was excited about his family vacation on the Oregon coast, yet when an earthquake hits, Kyle, remembering a lesson about earthquakes and tsunami waves, leads his sister to safety by bringing her high up a mountain before the wave strikes. Reprint.… More
    • It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      It Came from Beneath the Bed!
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      Dear possible reader of this book, I want to be a writer, just like my uncle Harold, who wrote a bunch of books about our friend Bunnicula. So I wrote this story. And boy! Did I ever get into trouble! My friend Delilah stopped speaking to me because I put her in my book. Uncle Harold stopped speaking to me because I didn't put him in my book. A writer's life isn't easy! But back to my story: It's about how a talented and lovable (not to mention smart) wirehaired dachshund puppy named Howie saves the world from a disgusting, evil menace named...oops, that would give away the story. But trust me, this menace is disgusting and evil, all right!!! Your friend, Howie … More
    • Dork Diaries : Tales from a Not-so-dorky Drama Queen
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Nikki Maxwell’s worst nightmare comes true in book nine of the #1 New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series! A certain member of the CCP girls Dork fans know all about has gotten her hands on Nikki’s diary and has decided to share some thoughts of her own…Find out what happens when Nikki’s worst nightmare becomes a reality. Welcome to Mackenzie’s world!!… More
    • Ruler of the Realm
      Brennan, Herbie
      Ruler of the Realm
      Brennan, Herbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: January 15, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      It is Henry's third visit to the Faerie Realm, but this time in a rather different guise and to a rather different kind of place. Holly Blue is Queen and Lord Hairstreak appears to be proposing a truce between the Faeries of the Night and the Faeries of the Light. Meanwhile Prince Pyrgus has stumbled across some mysterious crystal flowers with an apparently formidable secret weapon, and there are rumours of a demon invasion led by Beleth, the Prince of Darkness. Queen Blue, wary of her uncle's uncharacteristic generosity, pays a visit to the Spicemaster's labyrinth in an attempt to divine the possible future of the Realm. She is warned to beware someone close, little realizing just how careful she will need to be - and when she is kidnapped by the most unlikely candidate, the Realm rapidly descends into chaos. In a thrilling adventure Blue, Pyrgus and Henry will find themselves in the midst of a furious battle to protect the future of the Realm and secure the throne for the rightful ruler. … More
    • Out of Control
      Mazer, Norma Fox
      Out of Control
      Mazer, Norma Fox
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: May 19, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction
      Going along with the crowd can have shattering consequences Why does everyone always want you to make so many choices? Pizza or burgers, swimming or a movie, one friend or another, yes or no. For Rollo Wingate, who’s always been the biggest guy in school, sometimes it’s easier to relax and let someone else take the lead. After all, when he and his two best friends get together, they’re always on the same page—which is probably why he goes along with it when the other boys target Valerie Michon at school. Every time they see her, bad things just . . . happen. At first it’s just a taunt here, a tiny insult there. But things keeps escalating, and finally, the situation turns into something much worse.   Rollo knows that a line has been crossed, and he struggles to make sense of how things could have gone so wrong so quickly. Maybe for the first time, he’s going to have to figure it out for himself. … More