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    • Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home
      Fairyland
      Valente, Catherynne M.
      Girl Who Raced Fairyland All the Way Home
      Fairyland
      Valente, Catherynne M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 1, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      After September is accidentally crowned the Queen of Fairyland, the kingdom is thrown into chaos when others come forward with claims to the throne, and to settle the matter, a Royal Race is organized whose winner will seize the crown.… More
    • Seeker
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      Seeker
      Riders
      Rossi, Veronica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 16, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Veronica Rossi's new fantasy adventure in the Rider series -- Seeker .When Daryn claimed she was seeing “visions” during her sophomore year of high school, no one believed the truth. She wasn’t losing her mind, she was gaining the Sight—the ability to see the future. If she just paid attention to the visions, they’d provide her with clues and show her how she could help people. Really help them. Daryn embraced her role as a Seeker. The work she did was important. She saved lives.Until Sebastian.Sebastian was her first—and worst—mistake.Since the moment she inadvertently sealed him in a dark dimension with Samrael—the last surviving demon in the Kindred—guilt has plagued her. Daryn knows Sebastian is alive and waiting for help. It’s up to her to rescue him. But now that she needs the Sight more than ever to guide her, the visions have stopped. Daryn must rely on her instincts, her intelligence, and on blind faith to lead the riders who are counting on her in search of Sebastian. As they delve into a shadowy realm where nothing is as it seems and where Samrael is steadily amassing power, Daryn faces the ultimate test. Will she have to become evil to destroy evil? The very fate of humankind rests in the answer.At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.… More
    • Crown of Wishes
      Star-touched
      Chokshi, Roshani
      Crown of Wishes
      Star-touched
      Chokshi, Roshani
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 28, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy
      From the author of The Star-Touched Queen comes a beautiful lush fantasy, Roshani Chokshi's A Crown of Wishes.Gauri, the princess of Bharata, has been taken as a prisoner of war by her kingdom’s enemies. Faced with a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. Hope unexpectedly comes in the form of Vikram, the cunning prince of a neighboring land and her sworn enemy kingdom. Unsatisfied with becoming a mere puppet king, Vikram offers Gauri a chance to win back her kingdom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together, they’ll have to set aside their differences and team up to win the Tournament of Wishes – a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor.Reaching the tournament is just the beginning. Once they arrive, danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans and mischievous story birds, a feast of fears and twisted fairy revels.Every which way they turn new trials will test their wit and strength. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.… More
    • Trojan Horse : How the Greeks Won the War
      Step into Reading
      Little, Emily
      Trojan Horse : How the Greeks Won the War
      Step into Reading
      Little, Emily
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 28, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, Historical Fiction
      Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the story's main events. A nice supplement to units on ancient Greece or mythology."--Booklist.  … More
    • The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones
      Cam Jansen
      David A. Adler
      The Mystery of the Dinosaur Bones
      Cam Jansen
      David A. Adler
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
      Published: July 22, 2004
      Categories: Children, 7-12, Fiction, Mystery
      No mystery is too great for super-sleuth Cam Jansen and her amazing photographic memory!Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes...even to the museum. Cam and her class are on a fild trip at the museum when Cam discovers that some bones are missing from a dinosaur skeleton. Can Cam find the bones and catch the thief? The Cam Jansen books are perfect for young readers who are making the transition to chapter books, and Cam is a spunky young heroine whom readers have loved for over two decades.… More
    • Dragon in the Driveway
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      Dragon in the Driveway
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: September 22, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      When Jesse, Daisy, and their dragon, Emmy, go to the office of the evil dragon slayer, Dr. St. George, and discover that all of his possessions have been cleared out, they stumble upon clues to his latest evil plans involving the seizure of the entire forest and the enslavement of mythical beings returning to the Goldmine City. Simultaneous.… More
    • Great Pet Escape
      Pets on the Loose!
      Jamieson, Victoria
      Great Pet Escape
      Pets on the Loose!
      Jamieson, Victoria
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 16, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      The class pets at Daisy P. Flugelhorn Elementary School want OUT . . . and GW (short for George Washington), the deceptively cute hamster in the second-grade classroom, is just the guy to lead the way. But when he finally escapes and goes to find his former partners in crime, Barry and Biter, he finds that they actually LIKE being class pets. Impossible! Just as GW gets Barry and Biter to agree to leave with him, a mouse named Harriet and her many mouse minions get in their way. What follows is class-pet chaos guaranteed to make readers giggle . . . and maybe look at their class pets a little differently in the future.… More
    • Cucumber Quest 1 : The Doughnut Kingdom
      Cucumber Quest
      D. G., Gigi
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 10, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      What happens when an evil queen gets her hands on an ancient force of destruction? World domination, obviously. The seven kingdoms of Dreamside need a legendary hero. Instead, they'll have to settle for Cucumber, a nerdy magician who just wants to go to school. As destiny would have it, he and his way more heroic sister, Almond, must now seek the Dream Sword, the only weapon powerful enough to defeat Queen Cordelia’s Nightmare Knight. Can these bunny siblings really save the world in its darkest hour?Sure, why not?Adapted from Gigi D.G.'s popular webcomic series, Cucumber Quest, The Doughnut Kingdom is the first graphic novel of a clever, adorable, and hilarious four-volume heroic adventure that is sure to make you hungry for sweets and action.… More
    • Diamond Willow
      Frost, Helen
      Diamond Willow
      Frost, Helen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Poetry
      There'smore to me thanmost peoplesee.Twelve-year-old Willow would rather blend in than stick out. But she still wants to be seen for who she is. She wants her parents to notice that she is growing up. She wants her best friend to like her better than she likes a certain boy. She wants, more than anything, to mush the dogs out to her grandparents' house, by herself, with Roxy in the lead. But sometimes when it's just you, one mistake can have frightening consequences . . . And when Willow stumbles, it takes a surprising group of friends to help her make things right again.Using diamond-shaped poems inspired by forms found in polished diamond willow sticks, Helen Frost tells the moving story of Willow and her family. Hidden messages within each diamond carry the reader further, into feelings Willow doesn't reveal even to herself.Diamond Willow is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.… More
    • Crossing Stones
      Frost, Helen
      Crossing Stones
      Frost, Helen
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry
      Maybe you won't rock a cradle, Muriel. Some women seem to prefer to rock the boat. Eighteen-year-old Muriel Jorgensen lives on one side of Crabapple Creek. Her family's closest friends, the Normans, live on the other. For as long as Muriel can remember, the families' lives have been intertwined, connected by the crossing stones that span the water. But now that Frank Norman—who Muriel is just beginning to think might be more than a friend—has enlisted to fight in World War I and her brother, Ollie, has lied about his age to join him, the future is uncertain. As Muriel tends to things at home with the help of Frank's sister, Emma, she becomes more and more fascinated by the women's suffrage movement, but she is surrounded by people who advise her to keep her opinions to herself. How can she find a way to care for those she loves while still remaining true to who she is? Written in beautifully structured verse, Crossing Stones captures nine months in the lives of two resilient families struggling to stay together and cross carefully, stone by stone, into a changing world.… More
  • Staff Picks

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

    • Peter Pan in Scarlet
      McCaughrean, Geraldine
      Peter Pan in Scarlet
      McCaughrean, Geraldine
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Classics, Adventure, Fantasy
      The first-ever authorized sequel to J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan ! In August 2004 the Special Trustees of Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, who hold the copyright in Peter Pan , launched a worldwide search for a writer to create a sequel to J. M. Barrie's timeless masterpiece. Renowned and multi award-winning English author Geraldine McCaughrean won the honor to write this official sequel, Peter Pan in Scarlet . Illustrated by Scott M. Fischer and set in the 1930s, Peter Pan in Scarlet takes readers flying back to Neverland in an adventure filled with tension, danger, and swashbuckling derring-do!… More
    • Goats
      Cole, Brock
      Goats
      Cole, Brock
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 22, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure
      Harmless camp pranks can quickly spiral out of control, but they also provide a perfect opportunity for two social outcasts to overcome and triumph. A boy and a girl are stripped and marooned on a small island for the night. They are the "goats." The kids at camp think it's a great joke, just a harmless old tradition. But the goats don't see it that way. Instead of trying to get back to camp, they decide to call home. But no one can come and get them. So they're on their own, wandering through a small town trying to find clothing, food, and shelter, all while avoiding suspicious adults—especially the police. The boy and the girl find they rather like life on their own. If their parents ever do show up to rescue them, the boy and the girl might be long gone. . . . The Goats is a 1987 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year. … More
    • Killer Mission : Book One in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W., Frost, Michael
      Killer Mission : Book One in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W., Frost, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 10, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      MISSION: To investigate the shady goings-on at the exclusive private boarding school Willis Firth Academy. LOCATION: The mountains of New England. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: The brothers of Gamma Theta Theta, the most elite fraternity on campus, seem to be on the receiving end of all of Firth's biggest (and most dangerous) problems. SUSPECTS: The members of the frat may seem like brothers to everyone else, but Gamma Theta Theta insiders know that within the ivy-covered walls the boys are definitely not one big happy family.... This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds. … More
    • Madame Pamplemousse and the Enchanted Sweet Shop
      Kingfisher, Rupert
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 6, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      It's winter in Paris and Madeleine is having problems at school. A new girl, Mirabelle, is bullying her. Madeleine is too ashamed to ask for help from her friends, Madame Pamplemousse and Camembert, but she's befriended by a woman called Madame Bonbon. The sweets Madame Bonbon gives Madeleine have the most bewitching effect.… More
    • Accidental Hero
      A Jack Blank Adventure
      Myklusch, Matt
      Accidental Hero
      A Jack Blank Adventure
      Myklusch, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 26, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      All Jack Blank knows is his bleak, dreary life at St. Barnaby’s Home for the Hopeless, Abandoned, Forgotten, and Lost—an orphanage in the swampland of New Jersey. Covertly reading old comic books is Jack’s only solace. But his life changes forever when he meets an emissary from a secret country called the Imagine Nation, an astonishing place where all the fantastic and unbelievable things in the world originate. Including Jack. Jack soon discovers that he has an amazing ability—one that could make him the savior of Imagine Nation and the world beyond…or the biggest threat they’ve ever faced.… More
    • Desert Thieves
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Desert Thieves
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 29, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardy Boys join their father on a trip to Arizona’s magnificent Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument—a trip that becomes dangerous as they set out to find the black marketeers who are stealing rare cacti.… More
    • Deprivation House
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Murder House Trilogy
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Deprivation House
      Hardy Boys Undercover Brothers: Murder House Trilogy
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION : To join the cast of a new reality show called Deprivation House - featuring a group of teens competing to see who can survive the longest without modern luxuries - and to determine who's behind the death threats received by other contestants. LOCATION : A huge villa in Beverly Hills, CA. POTENTIAL VICTIMS : All the contestants and crew of the show. SUSPECTS : The show's million-dollar prize offers strong motivation to each contestant, and some members of the crew are hiding big secrets.… More
    • Dragon's Milk
      The Dragon Chronicles
      Fletcher, Susan
      Dragon's Milk
      The Dragon Chronicles
      Fletcher, Susan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 24, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Kaeldra, an outsider adopted by an Elythian family when she was young, possesses the power to understand dragons and uses this power to try to save her younger foster sister, who needs dragon's milk to recover from an illness.… More
    • Knight in the Shadows
      Haunted
      Eboch, Chris
      Knight in the Shadows
      Haunted
      Eboch, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 6, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror, Adventure
      When Jon and Tania attend a costume party at a museum full of ancient arms and armor -- relics that have been through bloody battles, or worse -- it doesn't surprise either of them to discover a ghost lurking in the shadows. But this particular ghost is on a mission, and if Jon and Tania don't help him, he just might become the warrior he was when he was alive, and that means trouble -- and danger -- for everyone involved!… More
    • Risked
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Risked
      The Missing
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 3, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      Jonah and Katherine journey to 1918 with the Romanov children in the sixth book of the New York Times bestselling The Missing series, which Kirkus Reviews calls “plenty of fun and great for history teachers as well.” It’s a paradox: When Jonah and Katherine find themselves on a mission to return Alexei and Anastasia Romanov to history and then save them from the Russian Revolution, they are at a loss. Because in their own time, the bones of Alexei and Anastasia have been positively identified through DNA testing. What hope do they have of saving Alexis and Anastasia’s lives when the twenty-first century has proof of their deaths?… More
  • Biographies

    • Mama Africa! : How Miriam Makeba Spread Hope With Her Song
      Erskine, Kathryn
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 10, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Performing Arts, History
      Miriam Makeba, a Grammy Award–winning South African singer, rose to fame in the hearts of her people at the pinnacle of apartheid—a brutal system of segregation similar to American Jim Crow laws. Mama Africa, as they called her, raised her voice to help combat these injustices at jazz clubs in Johannesburg; in exile, at a rally beside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.; and before the United Nations. Set defiantly in the present tense, this biography offers readers an intimate view of Makeba’s fight for equality. Kathryn Erskine’s call-and-response style text and Charly Palmer’s bold illustrations come together in a raw, riveting duet of protest song and praise poem. A testament to how a single voice helped to shake up the world—and can continue to do so.… More
    • Diana, Princess of Wales : Young Royalty
      Childhood of World Figures
      Gormley, Beatrice
      Diana, Princess of Wales : Young Royalty
      Childhood of World Figures
      Gormley, Beatrice
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Family & Relationships, Biography & Memoir
      Diana Spencer grew up to be the princess of Wales. But when she was a little girl, she did not dream she would become a princess. When she was still quite young, her older sisters went off to boarding school and her parents decided to live apart. This was very difficult for sensitive Diana, and her self-esteem began to suffer. Things were not helped when she began feeling inferior to not only an accomplished older sister, but also her clever younger brother. Diana was a good athlete and was gifted at connecting with other people. Still, she struggled to find her place in the world. Diana thought marrying the prince of Wales would make everything okay in her life. Joining the royal family did bring her some happiness, but in other ways it brought her tremendous pain. Read about the little girl who struggled to find herself and became one of the most famous and beloved women in history.… More
    • List of Things That Didn't Kill Me
      Schmidt, Jason
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Family & Relationships, Life Strategies
      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
    • Who Is Wayne Gretzky?
      Who Was...?
      Hq, Who, Herman, Gail
      Who Is Wayne Gretzky?
      Who Was...?
      Hq, Who, Herman, Gail
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: February 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Biography & Memoir
      Profiles the life and accomplishments of the Canadian hockey player, from his youth in Brantford, Ontario to his Stanley Cup championships.… More
    • Day the President Was Shot : The Secret Service, the FBI, a Would-be Killer, and the Attempted Assassination of Ronald Reagan
      O'Reilly, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 21, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      The year was 1981. Just two months into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot after leaving a speaking engagement in Washington, D. C. The quick action of the Secret Service and medical professionals saved the president's life. Mere days after his near-death experience, Reagan's personal strength propelled him back into his presidential duties. Adapted from Bill O'Reilly's historical thriller Killing Reagan, with characteristically gripping storytelling, this story explores the events of the day Reagan was shot. From the scene of the shooting and the dramatic action of the Secret Service, to the FBI's interrogation of the shooter, the life-saving measures of the medical professionals and the president's extraordinary recovery, this is a page-turning account of an attempted assassination and its aftermath.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Who Was Helen Keller?
      Who Was...?
      Thompson, Gare
      Who Was Helen Keller?
      Who Was...?
      Thompson, Gare
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: August 25, 2003
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      An inspiring illustrated biography shows how Helen Keller, deaf and blind since the age of two, learned to communicate, read, and do other amazing things with the help of her teacher, Annie Sullivan. Simultaneous.… More
    • Who Was Milton Hershey?
      Who Was...?
      Buckley Jr., James
      Who Was Milton Hershey?
      Who Was...?
      Buckley Jr., James
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: December 26, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Illustrated biographies featuring a range of fascinating figures from history (and current figures, too!) provide great information and entertainment through short chapters and illustrations that will appeal to reluctant readers as well as middle readers in general. Original.… More
    • Knots in My Yo-yo String
      Spinelli, Jerry
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 21, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Newbery medalist Jerry Spinelli has penned his early autobiography with all the warmth, humor, and drama of his best-selling fiction. "A master of those embarrassing, gloppy, painful, and suddenly wonderful things that happen on the razor's edge between childhood and full-fledged adolescence" (The Washington Post),  From first memories through high school, including first kiss, first punch, first trip to the principal's office, and first humiliating sports experience, this is not merely an account of a highly unusual childhood. Rather, like Spinelli's fiction, its appeal lies in the  accessibility and universality of his life. Entertaining and fast-paced, this is a highly readable memoir-- a must-have for Spinelli fans of all ages.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Sojourner Truth
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
      Sojourner Truth
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Kudlinski, Kathleen V.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, United States History, Biography & Memoir
      What do you do when you don't have a home or a family to call your own anymore? Eleven-year-old Abigail is not entirely sure how she'll find it, but after losing her mother to smallpox and her father to the sea, she knows that it is up to her to build a new life for herself and her little brother, Seth. But carving a future out of the harsh realities of life in Wiscasset, a nineteenth-century Maine seaport, proves difficult, and Abigail fears that there will always be more questions than answers. How long will they be able to stay and work for the young Widow Chase? Will Seth be able to let go of the past? As the months roll by like waves on the sea, Abigail searches tirelessly for a solution and for an answer to the question she holds most dear: Will they ever find a place to call home again?… More
    • John Glenn
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Burgan, Michael
      John Glenn
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Burgan, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, History
      Dear Reader: The Childhood of Famous Americans series, sixty-five years old in 1997, chronicles the early years of famous American men and women in an accessible manner. Each book is faithful in spirit to the values and experiences that influenced the person's development. History is fleshed out with fictionalized details, and conversations have been added to make the stories come alive to today's reader, but every reasonable effort has been made to make the stories consistent with the events, ethics, and character of their subjects. These books reaffirm the importance of our American heritage. We hope you learn to love the heroes and heroines who helped shape this great country. And by doing so, we hope you also develop a lasting love for the nation that gave them the opportunity to make their dreams come true. It will do the same for you. Happy Reading! The Editors… More
  • Comics

    • Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      Marvel's Ant-man
      Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Comics & Graphic Novels
      A high-energy fan's collectible based on Marvel's Super Hero franchise collects the film stories from Marvel's The Avengers through Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron. Simultaneous eBook. 35,000 first printing. Movie tie-in.… More
    • How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      How to Dork Your Diary
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 11, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Humorous Fiction
      Create your own Dork Diary with this special, interactive addition to the New York Times bestselling Dork Diaries series. Nikki Maxwell has been writing in a diary since the start of the school year, and she usually takes it everywhere she goes--so she can't believe it when one morning she can't find her diary! The hunt is on, and while she looks, pursuing various theories about where it could be, Nikki can't help putting together a list of important diary-keeping lessons to remember in case of missing diary emergencies like this one. How to Dork Your Diary is chock full of tips from Nikki on fun things to write about in your diary, with lots of space for readers to write and draw their own entries. Meanwhile Nikki's friends Chloe and Zoey, her little sister Brianna, her crush Brandon, and mean girl Mackenzie are all a part of the story as Nikki searches every where for that diary, with plenty of adventures along the way!… More
    • Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      Phase Two
      Marvel Cinematic Universe
      Irvine, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      "As Steve Rogers struggles to fit in with modern society, he learns that his oldest enemy and his oldest friend, both believed to be long gone, are actually very much alive"--… More
    • Scarlett Hart : Monster Hunter
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 3, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Scarlett Hart, orphaned daughter of two legendary monster hunters, is determined to carry on in her parents’ footsteps—even if the Royal Academy for the Pursuit and Eradication of Zoological Eccentricities says she’s too young to fight perilous horrors. But whether it's creepy mummies or a horrid hound, Scarlett won’t back down, and with the help of her loyal butler and a lot of monster-mashing gadgets, she’s on the case.With her parent’s archrival, Count Stankovic, ratting her out to T.R.A.P.E.Z.E. and taking all the monster-catching rewards for himself, it’s getting hard for Scarlett to do what she was born to do. And when more monsters start mysteriously manifesting than ever before, Scarlett knows she has to get to the bottom of it and save the city . . . whatever the danger!In his first adventure for middle-grade readers, acclaimed YA author Marcus Sedgwick teams up with Thomas Taylor (illustrator of the original edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone) to create a rip-roaring romp full of hairy horrors, villainous villains, and introducing the world’s toughest monster hunter—Scarlett Hart!… More
    • Time Museum
      The Time Museum
      Loux, Matthew
      Time Museum
      The Time Museum
      Loux, Matthew
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 21, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      From dinosaurs to the burning of the Library of Alexandra—this thrilling, visually dazzling new series from Matthew Loux is posed to conquer the 21st century.The internship program at the Time Museum is a little unusual. For one thing, kids as young as twelve get to apply for these prestigious summer jobs. And as for the applicant pool . . . well, these kids come from all over history. When Delia finds herself working at the Time Museum, the last thing she expects is to be sent on time-traveling adventures with an unlikely gang of kids from across the eons. From a cave-boy to a girl from the distant future, Delia's team represents nearly all of human history! They're going to need all their skills for the challenge they've got in store . . . defending the Time Museum itself!… More
    • 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
    • Monsters Beware!
      Chronicles of Claudette
      Aguirre, Jorge
      Monsters Beware!
      Chronicles of Claudette
      Aguirre, Jorge
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 13, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Horror
      Claudette is back AGAIN, and she’s ready to kick major monster butt!She’s fought giants, clobbered dragons, and now Claudette faces her biggest challenge yet… herself! Well, that and a gang of vile monsters. It all begins when Claudette’s town hosts the annual Warrior Games. After some sneaky maneuvering, Claudette manages to gets herself, Marie, and Gaston chosen as her town's representatives. But none of Claudette’s past battles has prepared her for this. And to make matters worse, they must stop the vicious Sea Queen and her evil children from using the Warrior Games to free the dark Wizard Grombach and conquer the world! In Monsters Beware!, the third and final book of the Claudette graphic novel series, Claudette is put the ultimate test. With her honor on the line will she learn that there's more to a fight than just winning?… More
    • 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
    • Tales from a Not-so-popular Party Girl
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      Tales from a Not-so-popular Party Girl
      Dork Diaries
      Russell, Rachel Renee
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 8, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Dork Diaries follows eighth grader Nikki Maxwell as she chronicles through text and sketches her move to a snooty new school; her epic battle with her mom for an iPhone; her enthusiasm for drawing and art; and a love/hate fascination with the new school’s queen bee, a girl named Mackenzie, who becomes Nikki’s rival in a schoolwide art competition. Nikki writes about friendships, crushes, popularity, and family with a unique and fresh voice that still conveys a universal authenticity. Nikki’s sketches throughout her diary add humor and spunk to the book, a surefire hit with tween girl readers.… More
    • 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
  • Fantasy

    • Tuesdays at the Castle
      George, Jessica Day
      Tuesdays at the Castle
      George, Jessica Day
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 25, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      Tuesdays at Castle Glower are Princess Celia's favorite days. That's because on Tuesdays the castle adds a new room, a turret, or sometimes even an entire wing to itself. No one ever knows what the castle will do next, and no one - other than Celia, that is - takes time to map out the new additions. But when King and Queen Glower are ambushed and reportedly killed, it's up to Celia with her secret knowledge of the Castle's many twists and turns, to protect their home and save their kingdom.… More
    • Missing!
      Mars Year One
      Strickland, Brad, Fuller, Thomas E.
      Missing!
      Mars Year One
      Strickland, Brad, Fuller, Thomas E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 22, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      From Bad to worse... Landslides, a deadly climate, and the increasingly unpredictable weather of Mars make survival nearly impossible, but the most immediate problem facing the Marsport colonists is the dwindling water supply. The group decides to onstruct an automated station in a rift valley where ice accumulated from the atmosphere will be melted and moved through warming pipelines to Marsport. The kids of the Asimov Project participate in the work, but then a fierce storm hits and a team that includes Jenny is isolated and lost. Despite orders not to leave Marsport, Sean puts together a group of kids to go out and find the team. As the race to save the missing colonists becomes increasingly dangerous -- and pits Sean against Amanda and the administration of the colony -- Sean quickly learns that schisms within the social order are almost as deadly as Mars itself.… More
    • Fire and Ice
      Warriors: the Prophecies Begin
      Hunter, Erin
      Fire and Ice
      Warriors: the Prophecies Begin
      Hunter, Erin
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: October 13, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Deep in the heart of the forest, four clans of warrior cats coexist in uneasy harmony -- but uncertain times are upon them, and dangers threaten the precarious balance of the forest. Fireheart is a ThunderClan warrior cat now, but his troubles are far from over. As the chill of winter sets in, the cats of rival RiverClan grow restless, while WindClan is weak and facing threats from all sides. As tensions build to an explosive climax, Fireheart faces not only imminent battle, but betrayal from within his own Clan. … More
    • Persephone the Phony
      Goddess Girls
      Williams, Suzanne, Holub, Joan
      Persephone the Phony
      Goddess Girls
      Williams, Suzanne, Holub, Joan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 6, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore
      In Persephone the Phony , Persephone develops a crush on bad-boy Hades. Her mom (Ceres) and friends don’t approve, and Persephone finds herself sneaking around to see him. Hades convinces her to tell the truth, and it’s revealed that he isn’t all that bad, just misunderstood!… More
    • Languish : A Haunting Violet Novella
      Harvey, Alyxandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 31, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Horror, Romance
      There was a time when all Violet Willoughby could see were the ghosts that crowded her at every turn--standing outside of her bedroom window, whirling between couples at balls, and following her around the grounds of Lord Jasper's extensive estate. But ever since she solved the murder of a debutante and laid her ghost to rest, her third eye has been frustratingly closed. In an attempt to open re-awaken her pyschic talents, Violet tries to communicate with The Lonely Lord, a restless ghost rumored to haunt the local graveyard and to bestow luck in love upon couples. But when she inadvertantly awakens a mysterious, bloodthirsty spirit determined to kill Colin and Lord Jasper--the two men she cares for most in the world--Violet must once again focus her talents on preventing an unknown killer from striking again.… More
    • Fairest : The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      Fairest : The Lunar Chronicles: Levana's Story
      The Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 27, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Science Fiction, Folklore
      Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is the Fairest of them all? Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her "glamour" to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story--a story that has never been told . . . until now. New York Times -bestselling author Marissa Meyer reveals the story behind her fascinating villain in Fairest , an unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes a special full-color image of Levana's castle and an excerpt from Winter , the exciting conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles. … More
    • Hour of the Bees
      Eagar, Lindsay
      Hour of the Bees
      Eagar, Lindsay
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      While her friends are spending their summers having pool parties and sleepovers, twelve-year-old Carolina — Carol — is spending hers in the middle of the New Mexico desert, helping her parents move the grandfather she's never met into a home for people with dementia. At first, Carol avoids prickly Grandpa Serge. But as the summer wears on and the heat bears down, Carol finds herself drawn to him, fascinated by the crazy stories he tells her about a healing tree, a green-glass lake, and the bees that will bring back the rain and end a hundred years of drought. As the thin line between magic and reality starts to blur, Carol must decide for herself what is possible — and what it means to be true to her roots. Readers who dream that there's something more out there will be enchanted by this captivating novel of family, renewal, and discovering the wonder of the world. … More
    • Leandra and Obsidian : An E-original Short Story
      Dragon Keepers
      Klimo, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: May 8, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Science Fiction
      The Dragon Keeper series bridges the gap between Magic Tree House Merlin Missions and Harry Potter.An original short story (only available electronically!) adds background information to the newest book in this magical middle grade adventure series. It's an exciting adventure featuring Emmy's parents and the origins of the second dragon egg that appears in The Dragon in the Sea (Dragon Keepers #5).Praise for The Dragon in the Sock Drawer:"Funny and wonderfully written--a tall-tale adventure sure to grab young readers."--Mary Pope Osborne"This novel, with its unique and modern twists, is a great addition to the dragon genre for younger readers."--School Library Journal… More
    • True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp
      Appelt, Kathi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 23, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      “Librarians often say that every book is not for every child, but The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp is” ( The New York Times ). Meet Bingo and J’miah, raccoon brothers on a mission to save Sugar Man Swamp in this rollicking tale and National Book Award Finalist from Newbery Honoree Kathi Appelt. Raccoon brothers Bingo and J’miah are the newest recruits of the Official Sugar Man Swamp Scouts. The opportunity to serve the Sugar Man—the massive creature who delights in delicious sugar cane and magnanimously rules over the swamp—is an honor, and also a big responsibility, since the rest of the swamp critters rely heavily on the intel of these hardworking Scouts. Twelve-year-old Chap Brayburn is not a member of any such organization. But he loves the swamp something fierce, and he’ll do anything to help protect it. And help is surely needed, because world-class alligator wrestler Jaeger Stitch wants to turn Sugar Man swamp into an Alligator World Wrestling Arena and Theme Park, and the troubles don’t end there. There is also a gang of wild feral hogs on the march, headed straight toward them all. The Scouts are ready. All they have to do is wake up the Sugar Man. Problem is, no one’s been able to wake that fellow up in a decade or four… Newbery Honoree and Kathi Appelt’s story of care and conservation has received five starred reviews, was selected as a National Book Award finalist, and is funny as all get out and ripe for reading aloud.… More
    • Ride of Your Life
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Ride of Your Life
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 4, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror
      Gabby gets her fair share of frights at a country carnival in this spooky Creepover tale. Adventurous Gabby Carter is excited to visit her best friend Sydney in Sydney’s new town in Iowa. Gabby is wondering what they’re going to do, surrounded by cornfields, when they discover an amazing carnival full of kids their age…and two very cute boys. But then strange things start happening at the fair: the Tilt-a-Whirl spins a little too quickly, and the eyes of the painted face on the funhouse follow Gabby. Gabby can’t believe she’s the one begging cautious Sydney to leave the carnival—but Sydney won’t leave! Can Gabby convince Sydney they don’t want to find out how haunted this carnival truly is? This roller coaster of a story is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • Ten Cents a Dance
      Fletcher, Christine
      Ten Cents a Dance
      Fletcher, Christine
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 15, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      With her mother ill, it's up to fifteen-year-old Ruby Jacinski to support her family. But in the 1940s, the only opportunities open to a Polish-American girl from Chicago's poor Yards is a job in one of the meat packing plants. Through a chance meeting with a local tough, Ruby lands a job as a taxi dancer and soon becomes an expert in the art of "fishing": working her patrons for meals, cash, clothes, even jewelry. Drawn ever deeper into the world of dance halls, jazz, and the mob, Ruby gradually realizes that the only one who can save her is herself. A mesmerizing look into a little known world and era. … More
    • Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Blood Red Snow White
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 25, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      Leaving his unhappy marriage in England to work as a journalist in Russia, Arthur Ransome finds himself at the center of the revolution and becomes dangerously entangled with Trotsky's personal secretary while reporting back to the British on Bolshevik activities. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Crusade
      Wulf, Linda Press
      Crusade
      Wulf, Linda Press
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: January 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Robert: Left on the steps of a church as a baby, Robert was often hungry but never stole food like the other orphans in town. Introverted and extraordinarily intelligent, he knew all the Latin prayers and hymns by heart by the time he was five years old. Georgette: Her own mother died in childbirth, leaving Georgette with a father who, seventeen at the time, had neither experience nor aptitude as a nurturing parent, and a brother known in town as Le Fuer - The Spitfire - for his terrible temper. Perhaps to replace something missing from their own lives, both Robert and Georgette are drawn to the news of a crusader, twelve or thirteen, no older than themselves, travelling down through France with thousands of followers - all, unbelievably, children too. Of those thousands, this is the incredible story of two. A story of hardship, loss and love.… More
    • Betrayal
      Hooper, Mary
      Betrayal
      Hooper, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In this follow-up to By Royal Command , Lucy is asked to continue her work on behalf of Queen Elizabeth I. But will her romance with Tomas, the queen's fool, get in the way? There's also Mistress Juliette, the mysterious new lady-in-waiting. Could she be a threat to the queen? Or is Lucy simply jealous of the attention that Tomas is paying her? A thrilling and romantic historical novel that will give all teenage readers an accurate sense of the Elizabethan period. … More
    • Prison Ship : Adventures of a Young Sailor
      Dowswell, Paul
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      In March 1801, a mere six weeks after Sam Witchall’s ship wrecked off the Cornish coast, his hopes for getting home are dashed when he is framed for theft and sent to Australia for punishment. The 15,000 mile, eight month journey is a hard and horrible one, and when he and his good friend Richard finally arrive, they find themselves fighting for their lives in the Australian bush. This epic sequel to Powder Monkey is every bit as exciting and action packed as its predecessor.  … More
    • In Search of Mockingbird
      Ellsworth, Loretta
      In Search of Mockingbird
      Ellsworth, Loretta
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 3, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      A runaway seeks Harper Lee for answersSometimes the things that need to be discovered aren't so easily found at home. Erin is certain that this is true in her case. A book is all that connects Erin to her mother, who died when she was a baby. But how much can Erin really learn about her mother from a tattered copy of To Kill a Mockingbird? On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Erin decides it's finally time to find out. And so begins her bus journey from Minnesota to Alabama in search of Harper Lee, the reclusive author of Mockingbird.In a novel full of quirky characters, strange coincidences, and on-the-road adventures, Loretta Ellsworth deftly traces a unique voyage of self-discovery.… More
    • Battle Fatigue
      Kurlansky, Mark
      Battle Fatigue
      Kurlansky, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 25, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Growing up in the years following World War II, Joel Bloom and his friends dreamed of either fighting in the military or leading the Dodgers to the World Series. But when Joel turns eighteen, the Vietnam War is in full swing, and the sides of war he learned about as a child are not nearly as clear. Old enough to be drafted, Joel loves his country but knows he cannot fight in an unjust war. After trying and failing to be a Conscientious Objector, he must decide whether to serve in Vietnam or leave for Canada-a decision that would help him avoid the violence of war but force him to leave behind those he loves and turn his back on everything he was brought up to believe. In an insightful and compelling novel from bestselling nonfiction writer Mark Kurlansky comes an exploration of one teen's struggle to understand himself amid the harsh realities of life during wartime. … More
    • Guerrilla Season
      Hughes, Pat
      Guerrilla Season
      Hughes, Pat
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 12, 2003
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      The Civil War in Missouri In 1863, at fifteen, Matt Howard is old enough to join the Southern guerrillas and help protect Missouri from Union forces. But Matt would rather farm than fight – tending his beloved pa's land is the next best thing to having him still alive. What’s more, to safeguard her six children, Matt’s mother insists that the family take a neutral position. In Missouri's Civil War, which pits neighbor against neighbor, armed men often bang on doors in the middle of the night, shouting "Union or Secesh?" The wrong answer can get a civilian killed. Matt’s mother is from the North, and when Ma decides to move them back, Matt is torn: Should he abandon his farm or his family? And what about his friend Jesse, who has no doubts about joining the guerrillas? What will Jesse say if Matt runs away? In this large, gripping examination of the Civil War in Missouri, a boy bewildered by the madness around him wrestles with questions about family ties, friendship, and loyalty. Guerrilla Season is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. … More
    • Remarkable Life and Times of Eliza Rose
      Hooper, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: July 4, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      Eliza is ousted by her new stepmother from her family and finally makes her way to London - only to be thrown straight into prison for stealing a mouthful of bread. At this point Eliza's life takes some remarkable twists as she learns to survive the sordid prison life, is rescued by a woman she has never met before pretending to be her aunt - but for what exactly? - and befriends Nell Gwynn who introduces her to the courtly intrigue, politics and glamour of the court of King Charles. And then Eliza finds out about her true background.... … More
    • Seagulls don't eat pickles
      A to Z Mysteries
      Erica Farber
      Seagulls don't eat pickles
      A to Z Mysteries
      Erica Farber
      eBook
      Publisher: Chronicle Books
      Published: July 29, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-9, Fiction, Historical 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!   V is for Vampire . . . Grab your garlic! When the kids follow a mysterious pale and dark-haired stranger into Ellie’s Diner, he suddenly vanishes! Then they see a cut on Ellie’s neck. Could it be a vampire bite? And will Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose be his next victims?From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
  • Humor

    • Tarantula Shoes
      Birdseye, Tom
      Tarantula Shoes
      Birdseye, Tom
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Desperate to have the right shoes to start his first day of middle school, Ryan has set his sights on the 125 Slam Dunk Sky Jumpers-but can he put together the money in time?Ryan O'Keefe can't believe his bad luck. Moving to a new state right before sixth grade is hard enough, but when he finds out that sixth grade is part of middle school in Kentucky, he realizes he may have to spend the year getting picked on by the older students. When he meets a couple of seventh graders wearing Slam Dunk Sky Jumpers, the coolest new shoes, Ryan knows he has to have a pair, and then maybe he'll be cool too.… More
    • Trolls United!
      MacDonald, Alan
      Trolls United!
      MacDonald, Alan
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 1, 2011
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      The second book in this irresistable new series. Not since Fungus the Bogeyman have we seen such loveably disgusting characters. Imagine Fungus (and family) moving from Norway to somewhere very like Milton Keynes ...… More
    • On the Line
      All-star Sports Stories
      Bowen, Fred
      On the Line
      All-star Sports Stories
      Bowen, Fred
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Marcus is tall, strong, and the best basketball player on his team'except at the foul line. At the end of an important game, Marcus misses crucial free throws and his team loses. Afraid of being fouled and failing again, he stops playing aggressively and beings passing up chances to score. But when he learns a silly-looking technique that works, Marcus must decide if he is willing to put his pride on the line in order to succeed.… More
    • Dragonsitter's Castle
      Dragonsitter
      Lacey, Josh
      Dragonsitter's Castle
      Dragonsitter
      Lacey, Josh
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction
      Dear Uncle Morton: Your dragons are still here. They have eaten the entire contents of the fridge and most of the cans in the pantry too. Arthur also swallowed three spoons and the remote control. Mom says they will probably come out the other end, but I'm not really looking forward to that. --EddieWhen Eddie takes Uncle Morton's dragons with him on Christmas vacation, it's not long before they're causing all sorts of mischief. Turns out, dragonsitting isn't getting any easier for Eddie. Throw in a castle, a sneezing dragon, and a big box of fireworks, and it looks like this trip might end with a bang!The Dragonsitter's Castle will have readers laughing out loud and begging for more high-flying adventures!… More
    • Heidi Heckelbeck Casts a Spell
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      Heidi Heckelbeck Casts a Spell
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 3, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Second-grade witch Heidi Heckelbeck wants revenge against Melanie, the meanest girl in school, so she decides to cast a forgetting spell on her right before the start of the school play. Simultaneous.… More
    • Smurfs 2
      Smurfs Movie
      Deutsch, Stacia
      Smurfs 2
      Smurfs Movie
      Deutsch, Stacia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 25, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Experience the action-packed adventure of The Smurfs 2 in this retelling of the new film. Includes plenty of of images from the movie! The evil wizard Gargamel is up to no good again in this electrifying sequel to The Smurfs. To enhance his magical powers, Gargamel seeks to harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf essence by creating a group of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties. But when he discovers that only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs, Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and imprisons her in the city of Paris. To save their beloved Smurfette, Papa and the Smurfs return to our world and reunite with Patrick and Grace Winslow, joined in their new adventure by Patrick’s stepfather, Vic. Will Papa and the gang save Smurfette before Gargamel can learn the secret spell and take over the world? Find out in this retelling of The Smurfs 2 ! SMURFS™ & © Peyo 2013 Licensed through Lafig Belgium/IMPS. The Smurfs 2, the Movie © 2013 Sony Pictures Animation Inc. and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Case of the Stolen Film
      The Dragon Detective Agency
      Jones, Gareth P.
      Case of the Stolen Film
      The Dragon Detective Agency
      Jones, Gareth P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction, Mystery
      When Holly and Archie are in LA they bump into a character from Holly's past. Petal Moses is in the middle of making a film version of her autobiography. While filming, the director catches something dragonlike on camera. But, before it can be properly examined, the roll of film goes missing. Holly immediately calls Dragon Detective Dirk Dilly.… More
    • Lagoona Blue and the Big Sea Scarecation
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Lagoona Blue and the Big Sea Scarecation
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Folklore, Humorous Fiction
      The third chapter book in the popular Monster High Diaries series, featuring Lagoona Blue! Dear Diary, I'm so stoked that spring break is finally here! This year, the fam and I are doing something creeperific -- we're going on a cruise! Being on a boat ON the ocean instead of swimming IN the ocean is a big change of pace for me, but I'm always up for an adventure! Plus, the cruise ship sounds spooktacular! I just hope I can make some fintastic new friends during my trip, since it will be kinda hard to be away from my ghoulfriends for a whole week! Later mates! Lagoona © 2016 Mattel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Heidi Heckelbeck and the Tie-dyed Bunny
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      Heidi Heckelbeck and the Tie-dyed Bunny
      Heidi Heckelbeck
      Coven, Wanda
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 21, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Heidi brings home the class bunny over Easter weekend—and finds herself in a magical, colorful mess! Easter is just a few days away and Heidi Heckelbeck can’t wait! The holiday weekend is even more special because it’s Heidi’s turn to take home Maggie, the school’s bunny. But when Heidi takes Maggie out of her cage, trouble follows. Maggie escapes from Heidi’s arms and runs through all of the Easter egg dye! Will Heidi figure out how to un -tie-dye the colorful bunny before she has to take her back to school? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Heidi Heckelbeck chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Watchdog and the Coyotes
      Wallace, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 15, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      Trying to rescind his reputation as a disagreeable sort after a series of dissatisfied masters and a stint in the pound, Sweetie the Great Dane demonstrates his good nature to a burglar, a pack of coyotes, and hostile neighbor dogs. Simultaneous.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Mayflower Treasure Hunt
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      Mayflower Treasure Hunt
      A to Z Mysteries
      Ron Roy
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 1, 2009
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Mystery
      Z was just the beginning! With A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions, chapter book readers keep on collecting clues and solving mysteries with Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose. Now with over 8 million copies in print, this classic kid-favorite series is back with a bright new look!   The hunt is on! Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose are spending Thanksgiving in Plymouth, Massachusetts. They can't wait to see the sights and have a Thanksgiving dinner, just like the Pilgrims would have eaten. Then the kids learn about a sapphire necklace that went missing on the real Mayflower. Could the 400-year-old treasure be hidden somewhere nearby? And will someone else find it before they do?    Look for hidden messages inside A to Z Mysteries® Super Editions! From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Amazing Wilmer Dooley : A Mumpley Middle School Mystery
      Dewitt, Fowler, Montalvo, Rodolfo
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 26, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      Hoping to impress Roxie with his dazzling project on bacteria, seventh-grader-to-be Wilmer Dooley enters the state science fair, where he encounters his arch nemesis, Claudius, who may be planning something terribly sinister.… More
    • Shadows at Predator Reef
      Hardy Boys Adventures
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Shadows at Predator Reef
      Hardy Boys Adventures
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 21, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Frank and Joe might be in over their heads when they discover an aquatic smuggling operation in this chilling Hardy Boys adventure—a fresh approach to a classic series. When Frank wins an internship at the Bayport Aquarium, he’s stoked at the chance to not only earn school credit, but to also geek out about one of his favorite subjects—aquatic life. And his brother Joe is equally jazzed about taking scuba diving lessons from the super-cute instructor, Aly. But both boys’ excitement comes screeching to a halt when the aquarium’s most valuable asset goes missing: a rare two-hundred-pound sea turtle named Captain Hook. Frank and Joe stumble upon a network of underground tunnels hidden beneath Bayport…and realize the aquarium is a secret entry point. Could the aquarium be the newest target of a sinister aquatic smuggling ring? And can the boys snag the gang’s mastermind before they end up in treacherous waters?… More
    • Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      Spell of the Sorcerer's Skull
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Police Procedural
      Johnny Dixon and Professor Childermass are visiting a New Hampshire inn, and inside that inn is a clock. It's called the Childermass Clock. Inside the clock there is a tiny dollhouse room, an exact replica of the professor's childhood home. And on one of the shelves in that tiny room is a tiny skull. Inside that skull is something evil. In this third Johnny Dixon mystery, Johnny takes the skull to try to solve the murder of the professor's granduncle, but when he does, it unleashes dark forces that take the professor away. To get him back, Johnny and his friends Fergie and Father Higgins must.… More
    • Private Killer : Book Two in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Private Killer : Book Two in the Killer Mystery Trilogy
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 5, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      In Private Killer , Frank and Joe continue their undercover investigation of Gamma Theta Theta, a mysterious-turned-dangerous fraternity at an all-boys New England boarding school. The headmaster’s meddlesome, trouble-making daughter is in danger, and it seems like the fraternity members—and even some faculty—will stop at nothing to protect their secrets.… More
    • Boardwalk Bust
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Boardwalk Bust
      Hardy Boys (All New) Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      ATAC Briefing for Agents Frank and Joe Hardy MISSION: Investigate and put a halt to the recent rash of jewelry store robberies. Potential danger on the ground and in the air. LOCATION: Ocean Grove, NJ. POTENTIAL VICTIMS: All jewelry store owners in and around Ocean Grove. SUSPECTS: Undetermined. Ocean Grove is full of tourists who are just passing through. This mission requires your immediate attention. This message will be erased in five seconds. … More
    • Movie Mission : Book Two in the Deathstalker Trilogy
      Hardy Boys, Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W., Frost, Michael
      Movie Mission : Book Two in the Deathstalker Trilogy
      Hardy Boys, Undercover Brothers
      Dixon, Franklin W., Frost, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 13, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Frank and Joe Hardy have been posing as extras on the set of the upcoming teen movie, Deathstalker. The star, an ingenue named Anya, has already had her trailer burn down, and now someone keeps sending her threatening texts! While the Undercover Brothers manage to keep Anya safe at a comic book convention, the threats just keep coming. Can they figure out who's behind the mayhem surrounding the filming of the hit comic book? Or is this movie going to wrap before filming even begins? The second book in this next exciting trilogy!… More
    • Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Emergency Room
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Horror, Adventure, Mystery
      The different between life and death is only seconds. In order to get firsthand experience with emergency medicine—and an edge over the competition—before attending medical school, Seth decides to volunteer at City Hospital. Meanwhile, Diana volunteers in the inner-city ER, hoping to save the world one patient at a time. The one thing these two college freshmen share is the desire to be part of the ER's action. One night, they'll get their wish as they confront a student with a gunshot wound, the victim of a gruesome motorcycle accident, and a kidnapping gone horribly awry. Hour by hour, minute by minute, Diana and Seth's adrenaline-fueled shift will alter the course of their lives—and the lives of everyone in the emergency room—forever. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection. … More
    • Eyes of the Killer Robot
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      Eyes of the Killer Robot
      Johnny Dixon
      Bellairs, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Horror
      A boy tries to stop a rampaging robot in this “deliciously wicked fun” tale by the author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls ( School Library Journal )   When feared Yankees slugger Cliff Bullard goes barnstorming around the northeast, offering $10,000 to any local pitcher who can strike him out, Professor Childermass and Johnny Dixon get a sneaky idea. There’s a local legend about a crackpot inventor who once built a robot capable of throwing a baseball 110 MPH, and the professor thinks that if they find the machine, they can win Bullard’s prize. They discover the rusted old monstrosity in an abandoned workshop and put it back together, piece by piece. But when they screw in the robot’s eyes and it comes to life, they realize they have made a terrible mistake.   As soon as it’s activated, the robot attacks, trying to kill Johnny and the professor. Was it made to be a killing machine, or have its circuits been corroded? To save the town and get a crack at the $10,000, Johnny and the professor will have to tame the steel beast.   The adventure stories featuring Johnny Dixon, from the award-winning author of The House with a Clock in Its Walls , are a delightfully imaginative treat, and this book in the popular series features “a unique plot, marvelous characters, and non-stop suspense” ( School Library Journal ). … More
    • Slam Dunk Sabotage
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Slam Dunk Sabotage
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 11, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      The Hardys and their high school basketball team, the Bayport Bombers, are getting ready to play for their championship. One more victory will put them on top. But somebody’s got a different game plan: Blast the Bombers out of contention by knocking Frank and Joe out of the way—for good.… More
  • Science Fiction

    • Space Wars!
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      Space Wars!
      Star Fighters
      Chase, Max
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: April 12, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      Book 6 in the stellar series from the team behind Beast Quest and Dinosaur Cove - guarantees young readers non-stop action, giant aliens, cosmic warfare and courageous characters from the Intergalactic Force Academy… More
    • Killer of Enemies
      Killer of Enemies
      Bruchac, Joseph
      Killer of Enemies
      Killer of Enemies
      Bruchac, Joseph
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: February 1, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
      "In a world that has barely survived an apocalypse that leaves it with pre-twentieth century technology, Lozen is a monster hunter for four tyrants who are holding her family hostage"--… More
    • Spill Zone 1
      Spill Zone
      Westerfeld, Scott
      Spill Zone 1
      Spill Zone
      Westerfeld, Scott
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      The first volume of an original graphic novel series from New York Times--bestselling author Scott Westerfeld, illustrated by Alex Puvilland.Three years ago an event destroyed the small city of Poughkeepsie, forever changing reality within its borders. Uncanny manifestations and lethal dangers now await anyone who enters the Spill Zone.The Spill claimed Addison’s parents and scarred her little sister, Lexa, who hasn’t spoken since. Addison provides for her sister by photographing the Zone's twisted attractions on illicit midnight rides. Art collectors pay top dollar for these bizarre images, but getting close enough for the perfect shot can mean death—or worse. When an eccentric collector makes a million-dollar offer, Addison breaks her own hard-learned rules of survival and ventures farther than she has ever dared. Within the Spill Zone, Hell awaits—and it seems to be calling Addison's name.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Promised
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      Promised
      The Birthmarked Trilogy
      O'Brien, Caragh M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Dystopian SF
      After defying the ruthless Enclave, surviving the wasteland, and upending the rigid matriarchy of Sylum, Gaia Stone now faces her biggest challenge ever. She must lead the people of Sylum back to the Enclave and persuade the Protectorat to grant them refuge from the wasteland. In Gaia's absence, the Enclave has grown more cruel, more desperate to experiment on mothers from outside the wall, and now the stakes of cooperating or rebelling have never been higher. Is Gaia ready, as a leader, to sacrifice what--or whom--she loves most?… More
    • Cinder
      Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      Cinder
      Lunar Chronicles
      Meyer, Marissa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 3, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction, Folklore
      The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading menWhich of your characters is most like you?I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write?I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch.If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you?Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book?Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)… More
    • Diverse Energies
      Buckell, Tobias S., Monti, Joe
      Diverse Energies
      Buckell, Tobias S., Monti, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: November 20, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      A collection of dystopian short stories featuring diverse main characters and by authors of color.… More
    • Tankborn
      Sandler, Karen
      Tankborn
      Sandler, Karen
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: April 1, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Kayla and Mishalla, two genetically engineered non-human slaves (GENs), fall in love with higher-status boys, discover deep secrets about the creation of GENs, and in the process find out what it means to be human.… More
    • Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      Assassin
      Jimmy Coates
      Craig, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: June 24, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Meet Jimmy—not your average kid, not your average assassinSome days are normal, and other days you realize you can handle more than you thought. But when Jimmy Coates wakes to find he can outrun, outjump, and outfight anyone—even the men in black suits that are after him—he knows this kind of overnight change doesn’t happen to normal people. And as it turns out, Jimmy isn’t normal at all.Now he’s on the run from men with mysterious green stripes on their cars and helicopters. He doesn’t have time to figure out who they are—or who he is. First, he’s got to survive, and he’s going to need every last bit of his newfound superpowers to do it.… More
    • Because You'll Never Meet Me
      Thomas, Leah
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 2, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie has a life-threatening allergy to electricity, and Moritz's weak heart requires a pacemaker. If they ever did meet, they could both die. Living as recluses from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times-as Ollie loses his only friend, Liz, to the normalcy of high school and Moritz deals with a bully set on destroying him. But when Moritz reveals the key to their shared, sinister past that began years ago in a mysterious German laboratory, their friendship faces a test neither one of them expected. Narrated in letter form by Ollie and Moritz-two extraordinary new voices-this story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances blends elements of science fiction with coming of age themes, in a humorous, dark, and ultimately inspiring tale is completely unforgettable. … More
    • Star Ghost
      Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
      Strickland, Brad
      Star Ghost
      Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
      Strickland, Brad
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction
      While living on Deep Space Nine TM, Jake Sisko has seen a lot of strange things, since his father, commander of the station, opened it to every lifeform who passes through this sector of space. But when Jake's Ferengi friend Nog says he's seen a ghost, Jake doesn't believe him, until a shimmering figure with glowing red eyes appears in Jake's quarters. Soon enough the spectre has Jake on a dangerous mission into the depths of the station, with the fate of Deep Space Nine resting on his boyish shoulders.… More
  • Fiction

    • Read It and Weep!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      Read It and Weep!
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 16, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      Can an object really be cursed to give someone bad luck? There’s only one way to find out… When a tattered, old tarot card falls out of Charlotte Torres’s library book, she doesn’t think much of it. It doesn’t even bother her that there’s a message written on the back: “Pass this card along or you’ll be sorry!” But when horrible things start happening—things that seem like bad luck, but frighten Charlotte the most—she begins to believe in the power of the card and its message. She wants to get rid of it, but she doesn’t want to pass it along and doom someone else to its curse. Will she be able to figure out a way to destroy the card for good? Or will the card destroy her life first? This mystical tale of misfortune is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Dusk of Demons
      Christopher, John
      Dusk of Demons
      Christopher, John
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 4, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Dystopian SF, Horror
      Ben must uncover the secrets of his home, the strange demons that lurk in dark corners, and his destiny as the Master of Old Isle in this adventure from the author of the Tripods series. Ben lives a carefree life on Old Isle, far away from horrible demons that terrorize the people on the mainland. He shares his home with Mother Ryan, Antonia, Paddy, and the Master. They’re not his real family, but they’re the only family he’s ever known. Then, in a single day, Ben’s quiet existence is turned upside down. After the Master dies and reveals a startling connection, Ben becomes the new Master of Old Isle. And when demons burn his house to the ground and his family leaves their home, Ben is forced to stay behind. Soon Ben manages to escape and begin a journey across the sea and the countryside to learn the secrets of his heritage. But he is being pursued by people who wish to use his power for their own selfish purposes, and time is running short for him to make things rights.… More
    • Nightstruck
      Nightstruck
      Black, Jenna
      Nightstruck
      Nightstruck
      Black, Jenna
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 5, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Paranormal Romance, Horror
      Struggling with her parents' divorce and high expectations while working on her college applications, Becket is tricked into opening a door between worlds and unleashing magical monsters into her Philadelphia community. By the author of Glimmerglass. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Fossil Frenzy
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Fossil Frenzy
      Hardy Boys: Secret Files
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 29, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      A missing dinosaur tooth makes for a massive investigation in this Hardy Brothers Secret Files Mystery. Frank and Joe are excited for their field trip to the Bayport Museum of Natural History with their science club. Not only will they get to see some awesome dinosaur skeletons on display, but they also get to go on their very own fossil dig on the museum grounds. At the dig, fellow classmate Tico uncovers an old dinosaur tooth—even though Tico’s biggest competition in the club, Aisha, claims she found it first. And when Tico realizes his tooth is missing—a tooth that turns out to be immensely valuable—all signs point to Aisha. But is she really the culprit? It’s up to Frank and Joe to dig deep for the answers in a case that is bigger than they ever imagined!… More
    • George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 19, 2009
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure
      George is heartbroken when he learns that his friend Annie and her father are moving to the US. Eric has a new job working for the space program, looking for signs of life in the Universe. Eric leaves George with a gift—a book called The User’s Guide to the Universe . But Annie and Eric haven’t been gone for very long when Annie believes that she is being contacted by aliens, who have a terrible warning for her. George joins her in the US to help her with her quest—and before he knows it, he, Annie, Cosmos, and Annie’s annoying cousin Emmett have been swept up in a cosmic treasure hunt, spanning the whole galaxy and beyond. Lucy Hawking's own experiences in zero-gravity flight and interviews with astronauts at Cape Kennedy and the Johnson Space Center lend the book a sense of realism and excitement that is sure to fire up imaginations. The book includes essays written by Professor Hawking and his colleagues, in which they provide the latest thoughts on space travel.… More
    • Neil Flambθ and the Crusader's Curse
      The Neil Flambe Capers
      Sylvester, Kevin
      Neil Flambθ and the Crusader's Curse
      The Neil Flambe Capers
      Sylvester, Kevin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 8, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      In the third book in The Neil Flambé Capers, the sudden disappearance of Neil’s skills in the kitchen is the real mystery. Could a curse to blame? World-class chef—and royal pain in the neck—Neil Flambé is used to serving his dishes to resounding applause and overwhelming approval. And Neil’s super-sensitive nose does more than enable him to cook sophisticated meals and run his own restaurant; it also allows him to help local police solve mysteries in his spare time. Then things start going wrong. His plates are returned. A group of critics visit the restaurant and leave completely dissatisfied. Worse yet, Chez Flambé is closed by an order of the Department of Health! Suddenly, Neil finds himself amid the cook-off of his life—and his entire reputation is at stake. Then he discovers the root of all his problems: a dark curse that has plagued Flambé chefs for centuries. Has Neil finally met a mess he can’t smell his way out of?… More
    • Aliens Stole My Body
      Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol
      Coville, Bruce
      Aliens Stole My Body
      Rod Allbright and the Galactic Patrol
      Coville, Bruce
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 25, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Science Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      BRING BACK ROD'S BODY! Rod Allbright has found his father -- but lost his own body! It's been stolen by BKR, the most fiendish villain in the galaxy, which leaves Rod sharing the body of a one-eyed, blue alien named Seymour. Alas, when it comes time to go after BKR, Rod is forced to stay behind so that the little villain won't be able to get at the world-destroying secret locked in Rod's brain. Stranded on an alien planet with only Madame Pong, Seymour, Snout, and his annoying cousin Elspeth for company, Rod fumes at being left behind. Little does he know he's about to be drawn into a web of alien plots that will test his courage to the utmost -- and ultimately bring him face-to-face with BKR.… More
    • Hit & Miss
      Jeter Publishing
      Jeter, Derek
      Hit & Miss
      Jeter Publishing
      Jeter, Derek
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 28, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, 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
    • Ghost Knight
      Funke, Cornelia Caroline
      Ghost Knight
      Funke, Cornelia Caroline
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy, Folklore
      From international phenomenon Cornelia Funke, the bestselling author of Reckless and Inkheart. Eleven-year-old Jon Whitcroft never expected to enjoy boarding school. Then again, he never expected to be confronted by a pack of vengeful ghosts, either. And then he meets Ella, a quirky new friend with a taste for adventure... Together, Jon and Ella must work to uncover the secrets of a centuries-old murder while being haunted by terrifying spirits, their bloodless faces set on revenge. So when Jon summons the ghost of the late knight Longspee for his protection, there's just one question: Can Longspee truly be trusted? … More
    • Ambergate
      Elliott, Patricia
      Ambergate
      Elliott, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 29, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Historical Fiction
      A companion book to "Murkmere" and a compelling gothic mystery in its own right, "Ambergate" is rich with suspense and unforgettable characters.… More
  • Informational Books

    • Child in Prison Camp
      Takashima, Shizuye
      Child in Prison Camp
      Takashima, Shizuye
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 29, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Social Sciences, Military History
      The author recalls her fears, frustrations, and experiences as a child in a relocation center for Japanese families in British Columbia during the Second World War… More
    • Hoot, Hoot, Hooray! : And More True Stories of Amazing Animal Rescues
      Ngk Chapters
      Blewett, Ashlee Brown
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 14, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      Meet some brave, amazing animals and the caring people who come to their rescue. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down. National Geographic Kids Chapter books pick up where the best-selling National Geographic Readers series leaves off, offering young animal lovers who are ready for short chapters lively, exciting, full-color true stories -- just right to carry in backpacks, share with your friends, and read under the covers at night. From the Trade Paperback edition. … More
    • Dollmakers and Their Stories : Women Who Changed the World of Play
      Goddu, Krystyna Poray
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 1, 2004
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      "Dolls are not a luxury. They are as necessary to a child's life as a loaf of bread . . . What a doll does for a little girl is develop her capacity to love others and herself." -Madame Alexander A wonderful offering for young doll enthusiasts and women's history buffs alike This fascinating book tells the stories of courageous dollmakers, all of whom were-and continue to be-filled with passion, vision, and determination. They are the unsung heroines behind some of the most important dolls of the last hundred years-such as Barbie (Ruth Handler) and Madame Alexander's collection (Beatrice Alexander). Entrepreneurs and feminists of their time, these strong women displayed both creative genius and astute business acumen, serving as excellent role models for today's young female readers. … More
    • So, You Want to Work in Sports? : The Ultimate Guide to Exploring the Sports Industry
      Be What You Want
      Mattern, Joanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Sports, Business
      Love sports? Make your passion your profession with this guide that can help you score a career in the sports industry. The sports industry is wide and vast, and there are countless ways to get involved and make sports your job. From the popular careers of professional athlete, coach, sports broadcaster, and photographer, to the lesser-known professions of sports agent, statistician, sports therapist, and scout, So, You Want to Work in Sports? delves into a wide variety of possible futures that are exciting and rewarding. In addition to tips and interviews from many different professionals, So, You Want to Work in Sports? includes inspiring stories from young adults who are out there exploring different sectors, as well as games, activities, a glossary, and resources to help you on your way to a successful career in athletics.… More
    • Discovery in the Cave
      Step into Reading
      Dubowski, Mark
      Discovery in the Cave
      Step into Reading
      Dubowski, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: April 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Nonfiction, European History
      This amazing true adventure story about the discovery of the Lascaux Cave will have young readers feeling that they've discovered something pretty special, too! In 1940, four teenage boys and a dog dropped themselves into a hole in the forest floor. Using a flaming grease gun as a torch, they ventured deep underground, eventually coming to a huge cave, the walls of which were covered with life-size paintings of animals. Whole herds of horses! Deer with horns as big as tree branches! Giant bison! The boys were amazed by their discovery. They'd stumbled upon the world's finest examples of prehistoric painting! Perfect for classroom use, this Step 4 Step into Reading book is realistically illustrated by award-winning artist Bryn Barnard.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Danger on the Mountain
      Ngk Chapters
      Treinish, Gregg, Jazynka, Kitson
      Danger on the Mountain
      Ngk Chapters
      Treinish, Gregg, Jazynka, Kitson
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: December 13, 2016
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      Accomplished outdoor explorer Gregg Treinish loves adventure! Whether it's spending two years hiking the remote and perilously high Andes Mountains or coming face to face with wolverines, lynx, and bears, Gregg always knows where the action is. With gripping—and totally true—stories of incredible adventures, extreme excursions, and ultimate survival, this book will have you on the edge of your seat.… More
    • March Against Fear
      Bausum, Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: January 3, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction, Life Strategies, United States History
      James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality.   The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Readers learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear."   Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps readers understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.From the Hardcover edition.… More
    • They Don't Wash Their Socks
      Gay, Kathlyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 18, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, History
      Have you ever wondered what the story is behind the strange sports superstitions you hear about? Gay's collection of superstitions in sports runs the gamut from fishing to football, from amateur players to professionals, from individuals to teams, and from ancient times to the present.… More
    • Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      Ape Escapes : And More Stories of Animals Behaving Badly
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Newman, Aline
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Nature
      This is the first in a series of 4 books that will tell the true and hilarious stories of animals that love hijinks. In this book you'll meet 3 naughty animals, including Fu Manchu, the orangutan escape artist. Fu Manchu lived at the Omaha Zoo and would routinely break out of his habitat to explore the zoo on a nice day. Zookeepers were baffled as to how the ape was escaping, until one day they caught him in the act. Fu Manchu knew how to pick locks. Not only that, he had created his own tool that he used to pick the locks with, which he would store in his mouth so as not to be found out. This and two other charming stories will engage readers and leave them wondering if humans are really the smartest animals.… More
    • War Dogs : Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
      Frankel, Rebecca
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 6, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History, Nature
      In this special edition of War Dogs, adapted specifically for a younger audience, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs’ special abilities—from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. Her narrative gives us insight into the world of dogs in combat and the touching aspect of the relationship between soldiers and their dogs.Frankel explores the long, rich history of dogs in the US military, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In this YA edition, Rebecca Frankel gives further insight into her work as a journalist and how it led her to explore the world of dogs and their handlers. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers.… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • Adventures from the Land of Stories Boxed Set
      Colfer, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 24, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore
      A boxed set of tales starring favorite Land of Stories characters includes The Mother Goose Diaries and Queen Red Riding Hood's Guide to Royalty. By the award-winning author of The Enchantress Returns. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.… More
    • Perfect Pet Pageant
      Littlest Pet Shop
      Shea, Lisa
      Perfect Pet Pageant
      Littlest Pet Shop
      Shea, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 3, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction
      "Penny Ling the panda enters the Perfect Pet Pageant and struggles with being true to herself while going through crazy workouts and wearing outrageous clothes"--… More
    • Brimstone Network
      The Brimstone Network
      Sniegoski, Thomas E.
      Brimstone Network
      The Brimstone Network
      Sniegoski, Thomas E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Folklore, Fantasy, Adventure
      Thirteen-year-old Abraham "Bram" Stone has never lived an ordinary life. Home is a monastery in the Himalayan Mountains, where the monks train him in otherworldly fighting skills. Bram's father, Elijah Stone, leads a group called the Brimstone Network, an order of warriors and sorcerers who provide the last line of defense against all paranormal dangers. Bram always knew that one day he'd take his father's place. But that day comes far too soon when a bizarre man named Mr. Stitcharrives at the monastery and breaks the news to Bram: Every member of the Brimstone Network, including Elijah, has been assassinated. Suddenly it's up to Bram to form a new Brimstone Network out of the rubble of the old, in the hope that he can rise to the challenge in time to stop a terrifying threat to humanity.… More
    • Lulu's Mysterious Mission
      Viorst, Judith
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      This irresistible third illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst’s Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret mission! Eeny meeny miney mo, That babysitter’s got to go. Lulu has put her tantrum-throwing days behind her. That is, until her parents announce that they are going on vacation—WITHOUT LULU. Not only that, but they are leaving her with the formidable Ms. Sonia Sofia Solinsky, who says hello by bellowing, “The Eagle has landed,” and smiles at you with the kind of smile that an alligator might give you before eating you for dinner. The second her parents are out of the house, Lulu tries out several elaborate schemes to bring them straight back. But just when she seems to finally be making some headway, her babysitter reveals an astonishing secret…one that has Lulu crossing her fingers that her parents will go on vacation all the time —without her!… More
    • Treasury of Egyptian Mythology : Classic Stories of Gods, Goddesses, Monsters & Mortals
      Napoli, Donna Jo
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: August 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Nonfiction, Social Sciences
      The new National Geographic Treasury of Egyptian Mythology is a stunning tableau of Egyptian myths, including those of pharaohs, queens, the boisterous Sun God Ra, and legendary creatures like the Sphinx. The lyrical storytelling of award-winning author Donna Jo Napoli dramatizes the timeless tales of ancient Egypt in the year when Angelina Jolie will make Cleopatra a multimedia star. And just like the popular National Geographic Treasury of Greek Mythology , the stories in this book will be beautifully illustrated to bring ancient characters vividly to life. The stories are embellished with sidebars that provide historical, cultural, and geographic context and a mapping feature that adds to the fun and fascination. Resource notes and ample back matter direct readers to discover more about ancient Egypt. With its attractive design and beautiful narrative, this accessible treasury stands out from all other mythology titles in the marketplace.… More
    • Ophelia
      Klein, Lisa M.
      Ophelia
      Klein, Lisa M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      In this reimagining of Shakespeare's tragedy, Ophelia must choose between her love for Hamlet and her own life. In a surprising twist, she devises a plan to escape from Elsinore forever . . . with one very dangerous secret. Sharp and literary, dark and romantic, this dramatic story holds readers in its grip until the final, heartrending scene.… More
    • Steal Away Home
      Ruby, Lois
      Steal Away Home
      Ruby, Lois
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 11, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      While her family restores their home in Lawrence, Kansas, Dana finds the diary of a Quaker woman who worked on the Underground Railroad and helped slaves escape to freedom by using her house as a place of shelter. Reprint.… More
    • Stop! There's a Snake in Your Suitcase!
      Frost, Adam, Chambers, Mark
      Stop! There's a Snake in Your Suitcase!
      Frost, Adam, Chambers, Mark
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 7, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure
      The Nightingale family live on a barge on the canal near London Zoo, and Mum is a vet. When Tom and Sophie find a bag of snakes dumped at the gates of the zoo, a great and exciting adventure begins. Soon they are finding out about the trade in illegal animals and learning how to care for these wonderful creatures. The snakes are carefully housed in the zoo and, just as they are about to be introduced to the many visitors to the reptile house, a desperate race begins to collect some precious antivenin. The first book in a new series of pacy adventure stories with two courageous children and lots and lots of fascinating animal facts.… More
    • Deadly Past
      Spooksville
      Pike, Christopher
      Deadly Past
      Spooksville
      Pike, Christopher
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
      Dinosaurs create prehistoric hysteria in this eleventh book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike’s Spooksville series. There are dinosaurs in Spooksville! Huge meat-eating lizards attack people in their cars. Flying reptiles swoop down and lift kids away. But where did these dinosaurs come from? Adam and his friends discover a doorway that connects present-day Spooksville with sixty million years ago. It’s through this portal that the dinosaurs are emerging and attacking the town. Who created the passageway? And can it be closed before all of Spooksville is destroyed?… More
    • Dan Versus Nature
      Calame, Don
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      From screenwriter Don Calame comes another outrageously funny and raunchy tale of teen boys whose plans go awry — this time, on a survivalist camping trip. Shy and scrawny Dan Weekes spends his time creating graphic novels inspired by his dream girl and looking out for his mom as she dates every man in the state of California. Then his mom drops a bomb: she and her latest beau, Hank, are engaged, and she’s sending her "two favorite men" on a survivalist camping trip to "bond." Determined to trick Hank into showing his true — flawed — colors on the trip, Dan and his nerdy germaphobe best friend, Charlie, prepare a series of increasingly gross and embarrassing pranks. But the boys hadn’t counted on a hot girl joining their trip or on getting separated from their wilderness guide—not to mention the humiliating injuries Dan suffers in the course of terrorizing his stepdad-to-be. With a man-hungry bear on their trail, no supplies, and a lot of unpleasant itching going on, can Dan see his plan through now that his very survival depends on Hank?… More