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

    • Pyromantic
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      Pyromantic
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 21, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
      Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn't set her free—she's still Coterie. Her new boss seems like an improvement, but who knows if he'll stay that way? The Coterie life changes people. And since Ava's currently avoiding her friends after (disastrously) turning down a date with Lock, well, everything kind of sucks. And that's not even taking into account the feelings she might have for him.But when a mysterious illness starts to affect magical beings, it's up to Ava and her team to stop its spread . . . or else one of them might be next.… More
    • Little Princess
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Dubowski, Cathy East
      Little Princess
      A Stepping Stone Book
      Dubowski, Cathy East
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: December 15, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9, Fiction, Classics
      Sara Crewe is a student at Miss Minchin’s fancy boarding school. She has the very best of everything. But when her rich father dies, she’s left without a penny. Now Sara lives in the school’s cold attic and works for crusts of bread. With some help from a secret friend and a touch of magic, Sara’s world is about to change in ways she never dreamed. An adaptation of the classic novel that’s just right for young readers!… More
    • 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
    • Battlemage
      Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      Battlemage
      Summoner Trilogy
      Matharu, Taran
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 2, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      The epic conclusion to the New York Times–bestselling Summoner trilogy, by Taran Matharu!Fletcher and his friends fight for survival in the ether, where they pursue a mortally dangerous quest to rebuild their world and broker peace.Even as hatred threatens to turn friend into foe in The Battlemage, Fletcher must lead a small army of soldiers into battle to protect his ancestral homeland, and face his biggest challenge yet: his nemesis, the albino orc, Khan, who seeks to destroy everything Fletcher holds dear.… More
    • Poor Excuse for a Dragon
      Step into Reading
      Hayes, Geoffrey
      Poor Excuse for a Dragon
      Step into Reading
      Hayes, Geoffrey
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: August 23, 2011
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      "Punchy dialogue and compact sentences should make this a read-aloud delight."—Publishers Weekly"Part-slapstick, part-fairy tale, the gently humorous plot has enough twists and turns to keep newly independent readers engaged."—School Library JournalFred the dragon has a list of tasks he must complete in order to be a successful dragon—none of which comes naturally. But he's determined to make #5—eat people—work. Before you can say "pass the salt" he's gobbled up three people even though he doesn't have the stomach for it. Luckily a local shepherd, with the help of a giant and a witch, knows how to cure what ails him and get those pesky people out of his belly. It's happily-ever-after for everyone in ways you'd never expect.Geisel award-winning author/illustrator Geoffrey Hayes is a stepped reader maestro. The common threads between his wildly popular Uncle Tooth and Otto SIRs and the more recent Benny and Penny series (Toon Books) are clear and constant. The art is adorable, the characters are bursting with personality, and the stories are humorously subversive. From marauding pirates to misbehaving mice to a dragon who swallows people whole (and then continues to communicate with them in his belly!), Geoffrey always hits that sweet spot for the stepped reader audience—easy to decode, illustrative tales that tickle the funnybone.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Sea of Strangers
      Ryogan Chronicles
      Cameron, Erica
      Sea of Strangers
      Ryogan Chronicles
      Cameron, Erica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: December 5, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Adventure, Romance, Fantasy
      The only way for Khya to get her brother back alive is to kill Varan—the immortal ruler who can’t be killed. But not even Varan knew what he was doing when he perverted magic and humanity to become immortal.Khya’s leading her group of friends and rebels into the mountains that hold Varan’s secrets, but if risking all their lives is going to be worth it, she has to give up everything else—breaking the spell that holds her brother captive and jeopardizing her deepening relationship with Tessen, the boy who has been by turns her rival and refuge since her brother disappeared. Immortality itself might be her only answer, but if that’s where Khya has to go, she can’t ask Tessen or her friends to follow.The Ryogan Chronicles are best enjoyed in order.Reading Order:Book #1 Island of Exiles Book #2 Sea of Strangers… More
    • Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
      Alvin Ho
      Look, Lenore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 8, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’ s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad. From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York PostFrom the Hardcover edition.… More
    • Dinosaur Explorers 1
      Dinosaur Explorers
      Air Team, Albbie, Redcode
      Dinosaur Explorers 1
      Dinosaur Explorers
      Air Team, Albbie, Redcode
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 18, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Trapped in the Precambrian Era 570 million years ago by an earthquake, the X-Venture Xplorers find themselves in a fix- by needing a bigger fix for their time machine! Rain, Sean and Stone are now faced with the challenge of finding electricity in an era where human haven"t even evolved! And to make matters worse, the locals don"t take kindly to them either! Witness all the wonders of our world"s past with these PREHISTORIC PIONEERS!… More
    • What I Lost
      Ballard, Alexandra
      What I Lost
      Ballard, Alexandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 6, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. As a result, she’s finally a size zero. She’s also the newest resident at Wallingfield, a treatment center for girls like her—girls with eating disorders. Elizabeth is determined to endure the program so she can go back home, where she plans to start restricting her food intake again.She’s pretty sure her mom, who has her own size-zero obsession, needs treatment as much as she does. Maybe even more. Then Elizabeth begins receiving mysterious packages. Are they from her ex-boyfriend, a secret admirer, or someone playing a cruel trick? This eloquent debut novel rings with authenticity as it follows Elizabeth’s journey to taking an active role in her recovery, hoping to get back all that she lost.… More
    • Heck
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      Heck
      Circles of Heck
      Basye, Dale E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 22, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy
      WHEN MILTON AND Marlo Fauster die in a marshmallow bear explosion, they get sent straight to Heck, an otherworldly reform school. Milton can understand why his kleptomaniac sister is here, but Milton is—or was—a model citizen. Has a mistake been made? Not according to Bea “Elsa” Bubb, the Principal of Darkness. She doesn’t make mistakes. She personally sees to it that Heck—whether it be home-ec class with Lizzie Borden, ethics with Richard Nixon, or gym with Blackbeard the Pirate—is especially, well, heckish for the Fausters. Will Milton and Marlo find a way to escape? Or are they stuck here for all eternity, or until they turn 18, whichever comes first?From the Hardcover edition.… More
  • Staff Picks

    • Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      Stella by Starlight
      Draper, Sharon M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Urban Fiction
      Growing up in the segregated South where they accept the disparities in how they are treated, Stella and her little brother witness a terrible event that compels them to fight back and trigger fundamental changes. By the Coretta Scott King Award-winning author of Out of My Mind.… More
    • Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      Unwanteds
      Unwanteds
      McMann, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Every year in Quill, thirteen-year-olds are sorted into categories: the strong, intelligent Wanteds go to university, and the artistic Unwanteds are sent to their deaths Thirteen-year-old Alex tries his hardest to be stoic when his fate is announced as Unwanted, even while leaving behind his twin, Aaron, a Wanted. Upon arrival at the destination where he expected to be eliminated, however, Alex discovers a stunning secret--behind the mirage of the "death farm" there is instead a place called Artime. In Artime, each child is taught to cultivate their creative abilities and learn how to use them magically, weaving spells through paintbrushes and musical instruments. Everything Alex has ever known changes before his eyes, and it's a wondrous transformation. But it's a rare, unique occurence for twins to be separated between Wanted and Unwanted, and as Alex and Aaron's bond stretches across their separation, a threat arises for the survival of Artime that will pit brother against brother in an ultimate, magical battle.… More
    • Starry River of the Sky
      Lin, Grace
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      The moon is missing from the remote Village of Clear Sky, but only a young boy named Rendi seems to notice! Rendi has run away from home and is now working as a chore boy at the village inn. He can't help but notice the village's peculiar inhabitants and their problems-where has the innkeeper's son gone? Why are Master Chao and Widow Yan always arguing? What is the crying sound Rendi keeps hearing? And how can crazy, old Mr. Shan not know if his pet is a toad or a rabbit? But one day, a mysterious lady arrives at the Inn with the gift of storytelling, and slowly transforms the villagers and Rendi himself. As she tells more stories and the days pass in the Village of Clear Sky, Rendi begins to realize that perhaps it is his own story that holds the answers to all those questions. Newbery Honor author Grace Lin brings readers another enthralling fantasy featuring her marvelous full-color illustrations. Starry River of the Sky is filled with Chinese folklore, fascinating characters, and exciting new adventures. … More
    • Zombie Baseball Beatdown
      Bacigalupi, Paolo
      Zombie Baseball Beatdown
      Bacigalupi, Paolo
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 10, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      In this inventive, fast-paced novel, New York Times bestselling and Printz Award-winning author Paolo Bacigalupi takes on hard-hitting themes--from food safety to racism and immigration--and creates a zany, grand-slam adventure that will get kids thinking about where their food comes from. The zombie apocalypse begins on the day Rabi, Miguel, and Joe are practicing baseball near their town's local meatpacking plant and nearly get knocked out by a really big stink. Little do they know the plant's toxic cattle feed is turning cows into flesh-craving monsters! The boys decide to launch a stealth investigation into the plant's dangerous practices, unknowingly discovering a greedy corporation's plot to look the other way as tainted meat is sold to thousands all over the country. With no grownups left they can trust, Rabi and his friends will have to grab their bats to protect themselves (and a few of their enemies) if they want to stay alive...and maybe even save the world. … More
    • Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      Towers Falling
      Rhodes, Jewell Parker
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: July 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      From award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes, a powerful novel set fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks. When her fifth-grade teacher hints that a series of lessons about home and community will culminate with one big answer about two tall towers once visible outside their classroom window, Dèja can't help but feel confused. She sets off on a journey of discovery, with new friends Ben and Sabeen by her side. But just as she gets closer to answering big questions about who she is, what America means, and how communities can grow (and heal), she uncovers new questions, too. Like, why does Pop get so angry when she brings up anything about the towers? Award-winning author Jewell Parker Rhodes tells a powerful story about young people who weren't alive to witness this defining moment in history, but begin to realize how much it colors their every day.… More
    • Shadows of Sherwood
      Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
      Magoon, Kekla
      Shadows of Sherwood
      Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
      Magoon, Kekla
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 4, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Adventure
      The night her parents disappear, twelve-year-old Robyn Loxley must learn to fend for herself. Her home, Nott City, has been taken over by a harsh governor, Ignomus Crown. After fleeing for her life, Robyn has no choice but to join a band of strangers-misfit kids, each with their own special talent for mischief. Setting out to right the wrongs of Crown's merciless government, they take their outlaw status in stride. But Robyn can't rest until she finds her parents. As she pieces together clues from the night they disappeared, Robyn learns that her destiny is tied to the future of Nott City in ways she never expected. Kicking off a new series with an unforgettable heroine, readers will be treated to feats of courage and daring deeds as Robyn and her band find their way in this cruel, new world. … More
    • Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      Bad Magic
      The Bad Books
      Bosch, Pseudonymous
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Believing that magic is fake and cheesy, young Clay is shocked when he is wrongly blamed for vandalism when words from his journal magically appear on a wall at school, an occurrence that causes Clay to be sent to a camp for troubled kids on a remote volcanic island where he encounters more magic than he ever thought possible. By the best-selling author of the Secret Series. Simultaneous eBook. 100,000 first printing.… More
    • Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Hidden
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 12, 2002
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Luke has never been to school. He's never had a birthday party, or gone to a friend's house for an overnight. In fact, Luke has never had a friend. Luke is one of the shadow children, a third child forbidden by the Population Police. He's lived his entire life in hiding, and now, with a new housing development replacing the woods next to his family's farm, he is no longer even allowed to go outside. Then, one day Luke sees a girl's face in the window of a house where he knows two other children already live. Finally, he's met a shadow child like himself. Jen is willing to risk everything to come out of the shadows -- does Luke dare to become involved in her dangerous plan? Can he afford not to?… More
    • Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel
      Lopez, Diana
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 11, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins. She's jealous that her genius little sister skipped two grades. And she's passionate about the crushes on her Boyfriend Wish list. And when Erica's mom is diagnosed with breast cancer, she feels worried and doesn't know what she can do to help. When her family visits a cuarto de milagros , a miracle room in a famous church, Erica decides to make a promesa to God in exchange for her mom's health. As her mom gets sicker, Erica quickly learns that juggling family, friends, school, and fulfilling a promesa is stressful, but with a little bit of hope and a lot of love, she just might be able to figure it out. Confetti Girl author Diana Lopez returns with this sweet, funny, and utterly honest story about being a girl in a world full of good (and bad) surprises. … More
    • Clara Lee and the Apple Pie Dream
      Han, Jenny
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: January 14, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Meet Clara Lee. Likes: her best friends, her grandpa, her little sister (when she's not being annoying, which is almost always), candy necklaces, and the Apple Blossom Festival. Dislikes: her little sister (when she's being annoying, which is almost always), her mom's yucky fish soup, and bad dreams (even though Grandpa says they mean good luck). After a bad dream, Clara Lee has a whole day of good luck. But when her luck changes, she upsets her friends and family. Will Clara Lee have good luck again in time to try out for the Little Miss Apple Pie pageant? Clara Lee is a delightful character from acclaimed author Jenny Han. This charming, humorous chapter book is perfect for fans of Clementine and Judy Moody! … More
  • Action & Adventure

    • Middle School Survival Kit
      McMann, Lisa, Patten, E. J., Nesbo, Jo, Avi, MacLachlan, Patricia
      Middle School Survival Kit
      McMann, Lisa, Patten, E. J., Nesbo, Jo, Avi, MacLachlan, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      This free eSampler packed with action and adventure is a must for middle school! Be sure and snag this free eSampler to help you survive middle school with some action and adventure! This collection features excerpts from: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo; The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile by E.J. Patten; City of Orphans by Avi; Waiting for Magic by Patricia McLachlan; and Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce.… More
    • Underneath
      Appelt, Kathi
      Underneath
      Appelt, Kathi
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 24, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-14, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A calico cat, about to have kittens, hears the lonely howl of a chained-up hound deep in the backwaters of the bayou. She dares to find him in the forest, and the hound dares to befriend this cat, this feline, this creature he is supposed to hate. They are an unlikely pair, about to become an unlikely family. Ranger urges the cat to hide underneath the porch, to raise her kittens there because Gar-Face, the man living inside the house, will surely use them as alligator bait should he find them. But they are safe in the Underneath...as long as they stay in the Underneath. Kittens, however, are notoriously curious creatures. And one kitten’s one moment of curiosity sets off a chain of events that is astonishing, remarkable, and enormous in its meaning. For everyone who loves Sounder , Shiloh , and The Yearling , for everyone who loves the haunting beauty of writers such as Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Flannery O’Connor, and Carson McCullers, Kathi Appelt spins a harrowing yet keenly sweet tale about the power of love—and its opposite, hate—the fragility of happiness and the importance of making good on your promises.… More
    • George's Secret Key to the Universe
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      George's Secret Key to the Universe
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Literary Fiction
      In their bestselling book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand and funny adventure that explains fascinating information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, his daughter, and their super-computer named Cosmos. George's Secret Key to the Universe was a New York Times bestseller and a selection of Al's Book Club on the Today show.… More
    • Return to the Cave of Time
      U-ventures
      Packard, Edward
      Return to the Cave of Time
      U-ventures
      Packard, Edward
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Turn the pages, turn back time—and turn your fate. U-Ventures®: Edward Packard’s classics, revised and expanded for today’s readers! The best in interactive adventure fiction—challenging, stimulating, and tremendous good fun! Also at the App Store on iTunes. In Return to the Cave of Time , you should understand that there are some strange things about time—and you’re about to learn what they are. Walk into the Cave of Time and don’t turn back. Keep going. Yes, it’s dark and your hands feel clammy. The passageway you’re in may only be half an inch wider than you are. But keep going. You are about to see the beginning of time, the end of time…and some wild times in between. There’s no telling what can happen to you, but here’s hoping you’ll know what to do when the time is right….… More
    • Cricket in Times Square
      Chester Cricket and His Friends
      Selden, George
      Cricket in Times Square
      Chester Cricket and His Friends
      Selden, George
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 25, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Classics, Adventure
      After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the falling newsstand, Tucker, a fast-talking Broadway mouse, and Tucker's sidekick, Harry the Cat. The escapades of these four friends in bustling New York City makes for lively listening and humorous entertainment. And somehow, they manage to bring a taste of success to the nearly bankrupt newsstand. Join Chester Cricket and his friends in this classic children's book by George Selden, with illustrations by Garth Williams. The Cricket in Times Square is a 1961 Newbery Honor Book. … More
    • Snow
      Fog, Snow, and Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Snow
      Fog, Snow, and Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
      A young girl at a Maine school struggles to prove that her guardians aren't just manipulative—they're downright evil . . . After a spending Christmas vacation on Burning Fog Isle, Christina dreads going back to school and to her home away from home at the creepy Schooner Inne, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington, the principal and his wife. They have everyone convinced that Christina's dramatic stories of last semester were just far-fetched yarns. And without any real proof, it's her word against theirs. To make matters worse, Michael, Benji, and Anya—her fellow islanders at the boarding house—still seem to have no idea what's going on. Even Dolly, Christina's best friend from the island, can't see what the Shevvingtons are up to. The couple is winning whatever sick psychological game they're playing. But when a supernatural presence lures Christina down into the basement, the Shevvingtons might turn out to be the least of her... … More
    • Into the Abyss
      Tom Swift, Young Inventor
      Appleton, Victor
      Into the Abyss
      Tom Swift, Young Inventor
      Appleton, Victor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 16, 2008
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure
      Tom, Bud, and Yo watch Mr. Swift test his new underwater vehicle, the Verne-1, which places seismometers on the ocean bottom, but when a sudden storm hits and they lose contact with the Verne-1, Tom must discover what happened.… More
    • Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry
      Mann, Jennifer Ann
      Sunny Sweet Is So Not Sorry
      Mann, Jennifer Ann
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Adventure
      We've all woken up on the wrong side of the bed... but have you ever woken up actually stuck to the bed? Fifth grader Masha Sweet wakes one morning to discover that her evil-genius little sister, Sunny, has glued plastic flowers onto Masha's head. When it seems that nothing will get the flowers out, Masha's mother lets her stay home alone for the day--she can't leave the house like this! But when her neighbor, Mrs. Song, has a bike accident, Masha has to rush to the rescue and soon finds herself (and her giant flower bouquet headpiece) at the hospital with an unlikely cast of characters. What starts as a "my sister is a pest!" tale, quickly evolves into a much bigger, zanier adventure. But as the events snowball, Masha keeps one thing in mind: Sunny Sweet is going to be so sorry!… More
    • Week Without Tuesday
      Tuesday Mcgillycuddy Adventures
      Banks, Angelica
      Week Without Tuesday
      Tuesday Mcgillycuddy Adventures
      Banks, Angelica
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 2, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
      A charming adventure full of magic and mystery, set in the land where stories come from. Something is broken in the land of story. Real and imaginary worlds are colliding—putting everything and everyone in grave peril. Tuesday and Baxterr, at the request of the Librarian, and with the help of Vivienne Small, venture to find the Gardener—the one person who can stop this catastrophe. On their way, they'll meet friends and foes, and discover strengths they didn't know they had. Will they be able to save the land of story? A Week Without Tuesday by Angelica Banks, with illustrations by Stevie Lewis, is the charming sequel to Finding Serendipity , a middle grade novel full of all the magic, mystery, and adorable illustrations readers have come to expect from this series. This title has Common Core connections. "All the worlds are fully rendered and themes of imagination, courage, family, sacrifice, and friendship are... … More
    • Wild Robot
      The Wild Robot
      Brown, Peter
      Wild Robot
      The Wild Robot
      Brown, Peter
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 19, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction
      Initializing for the first time on a remote island where she is all alone, Roz the robot learns survival strategies from the island's hostile animals and finally gains acceptance when she cares for an orphaned gosling. By the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Creepy Carrots!. Simultaneous eBook. 35,000 first printing.… More
  • Biographies

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

    • Captain America
      Marvel
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 12, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      A deluxe junior novel based on the new movie, Captain America: Civil War!© 2016 Marvel. All Rights Reserved.… More
    • Dam Keeper 2 : World Without Darkness
      Dam Keeper
      Tsutsumi, Dice, Kondo, Robert
      Dam Keeper 2 : World Without Darkness
      Dam Keeper
      Tsutsumi, Dice, Kondo, Robert
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 10, 2018
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Based on the Oscar-nominated animated short film of the same name, The Dam Keeper is a lush, vibrantly drawn graphic novel trilogy by Tonko House cofounders Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi. World Without Darkness is the second volume in the series. Beyond the dam lies certain death—this is something every citizen of Sunrise Valley knows well. Yet, when a poisonous black tidal wave carries Pig, Fox, and Hippo over the dam and into the wastelands, they don’t find death. Instead they find bustling cities, each with their own dams. Pig can't help but wonder, who is the mysterious dam keeper behind it all?But he doesn't have time to unravel this mystery. The wave of deadly black fog will return to Sunrise Valley in four days, and its dam can't withstand another assault. In a stolen truck and with a deranged lizard leading the way, Pig and his friends are in a race against the clock. but can they reach home in time?… More
    • Little Robot
      Hatke, Ben
      Little Robot
      Hatke, Ben
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction
      When a little girl finds an adorable robot in the woods, she presses a button and accidentally activates him for the first time. Now, she finally has a friend. But the big, bad robots are coming to collect the little guy for nefarious purposes, and it's all up to a five-year-old armed only with a wrench and a fierce loyalty to her mechanical friend to save the day!#1 New York Times Bestselling author Ben Hatke brings his signature sweetness to a simple, moving story about friendship and overcoming fears that will appeal to readers of all ages.… More
    • Geronimo Stilton 19 : Lost in Translation
      Geronimo Stilton
      Stilton, Geronimo
      Geronimo Stilton 19 : Lost in Translation
      Geronimo Stilton
      Stilton, Geronimo
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 12, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      During Napoleon's 1798 campaign in Egypt, Lieutenant Pierre-François Bouchard found the Rosetta Stone. But he doesn't know that Pirate Cats have already replaced the original piece with their own version. Now it's up to Geronimo and friends find the real Stone and give it back to history!… 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
    • Big Bad Fox
      Renner, Benjamin
      Big Bad Fox
      Renner, Benjamin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 20, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Fox? No one, it seems.The fox dreams of being the terror of the barnyard. But no one is intimidated by him, least of all the hens—when he picks a fight with one, he always ends up on the losing end. Even the wolf, the most fearsome beast of the forest, can’t teach him how to be a proper predator. It looks like the fox will have to spend the rest of his life eating turnips.But then the wolf comes up with the perfect scheme. If the fox steals some eggs, he could hatch the chicks himself and raise them to be a plump, juicy chicken dinner. Unfortunately, this plan falls apart when three adorable chicks hatch and call the fox Mommy.Beautifully rendered in watercolor by Benjamin Renner, The Big Bad Fox is a hilarious and surprisingly tender parable about parenthood that's sure to be a hit with new parents (and their kids too).… More
    • Beast Boy Bro-down
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      Beast Boy Bro-down
      Teen Titans Go!
      Korte, Steve
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 17, 2016
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      Join in on the hilarious misadventures of the DC Universe's junior superheroes!TM & © DC Comics. (s16)… More
    • Castle in the Stars 2
      Castle in the Stars
      Alice, Alex
      Castle in the Stars 2
      Castle in the Stars
      Alice, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 4, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-11, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Steampunk
      What if man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969? In The Moon-King, the second volume in this breath-taking fantasy graphic novel series, Alex Alice draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolor world of adventure and wonder to enchant adults and younger readers alike.In anticipation of their maiden voyage, Seraphin and the Knights of Aether had prepared for everything—except treason. The villainous chamberlain wants to overthrow King Ludwig and claim the electro-aetheric technology for Prussia. The only escape for the king and his companions lies in the frosty skies above Bavaria.The aethership’s first flight is asuccess, but their respite is short-lived. As long as the chamberlain is free to spread his lies, these travelers will find no safe harbor. To save the king’s throne, they must push the ship even farther—out of the sky . . . and into the stars!… More
    • Silkie Time
      Teen Titans Go!: Passport to Reading, Level 3
      Belle, Magnolia
      Silkie Time
      Teen Titans Go!: Passport to Reading, Level 3
      Belle, Magnolia
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 7, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      Learn about the Teen Titans' mascot and everybody's favorite worm, Silkie! Passport to Reading Level 2 TM & © DC Comics. (s17)… More
    • 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

    • Let the Games Begin!
      The Kingdom of Wrenly
      Quinn, Jordan
      Let the Games Begin!
      The Kingdom of Wrenly
      Quinn, Jordan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      In this seventh chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series, Clara sets out to prove that girls can be knights too. The diverse subjects of Wrenly have traveled far and wide to participate in the kingdom’s Grand Tournament. Dragons will fly, trolls will juggle, and knights will duel. But when a snobby squire declares that girls can’t be knights, it’s time for Clara to prove that she can do anything she sets her mind to! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • It's All Downhill from Here
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      It's All Downhill from Here
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 16, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      This is one ghost who is determined to get his way...no matter what the price. Maggie Kim’s parents have always dreamed of operating their own hotel, so when the historic Wharton Mansion goes up for sale, they see it as the perfect opportunity to open their own ski lodge. This weekend, Maggie and her family are going to check the place out and perhaps even buy it on the spot. But Maggie doesn’t want to move to a run-down old mansion all the way up on a desolate mountain—and the ghost that lives there doesn’t want her there either . . . a ghost that will stop at nothing to get his way. This haunting horror story is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Princess of the Silver Woods
      Twelve Dancing Princesses
      George, Jessica Day
      Princess of the Silver Woods
      Twelve Dancing Princesses
      George, Jessica Day
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 11, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Fantasy, Suspense/Thriller
      When Petunia, the youngest of King Gregor's twelve dancing daughters, is invited to visit an elderly friend in the neighboring country of Westfalin, she welcomes the change of scenery. But in order to reach Westfalin, Petunia must pass through a forest where strange two-legged wolves are rumored to exist. Wolves intent on redistributing the wealth of the noble citizens who have entered their territory. But the bandit-wolves prove more rakishly handsome than truly dangerous, and it's not until Petunia reaches her destination that she realizes the kindly grandmother she has been summoned to visit is really an enemy bent on restoring an age-old curse. The stories of Red Riding Hood and Robin Hood get a twist as Petunia and her many sisters take on bandits, grannies, and the new King Under Stone to end their family curse once and for all. … More
    • Rules for Ghosting
      Paquette, A.j.
      Rules for Ghosting
      Paquette, A.j.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: July 26, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy
      Twelve-year-old Dahlia has always lived at Silverton Manor-having spent fifty years as its resident ghost. When Oliver Day and his family show up as house-sitters the day Mrs. Tibbs, a Liberator sent by the Spectral Investigative Council, arrives to teach Dahlia the proper rules for ghosting, Dahlia can't wait to make new friends. But the unscrupulous ghost hunter, Rank Wiley, and the crooked town councilman, Jock Rutabartle, plan to rid Silverton Manor of its ghosts and sell it to the highest bidder. With her home and friendships at stake Dahlia may have to break the rules of ghosting as quickly as she learns them to solve the mystery of her death and save the manor. Equal parts charming and eerie, this ghostly caper hits all the right notes for the middle-grade audience. … More
    • Eyes Like Stars
      Theatre Illuminata
      Mantchev, Lisa
      Eyes Like Stars
      Theatre Illuminata
      Mantchev, Lisa
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 7, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      The fantastic first novel in Lisa Mantchev's Theatre Illuminata trilogy Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. The actors are bound to the Théâtre by The Book, an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Bertie is not one of the actors, but they are her family. And she is about to lose them all because The Book has been threatened, and along with it the Théâtre. It's the only home Bertie has ever known, and she has to find a way to save it. But first, there's the small problem of two handsome men, both vying for her attention. Nate, a dashing pirate who will do anything to protect Bertie, and Ariel, a seductive air spirit. The course of true love never did run smooth. . . . With Eyes LIke Stars , Lisa Mantchev has written a debut novel that is dramatic, romantic, and witty, with an irresistible and irreverent cast of characters who are sure to enchant the audience. … More
    • City of Secrets
      Stravaganza
      Hoffman, Mary
      City of Secrets
      Stravaganza
      Hoffman, Mary
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: February 1, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Fantasy
      The latest installment in the critically acclaimed Stravaganza series begins with Matt, the new Stravagante. Despite having a beautiful and very smart girlfriend, Matt is insecure because he is dyslexic. He discovers that he is capable of traveling between two worlds when a leather-bound book transports him from his home in England to Talia, the parallel-world version of Italy, where he meets a fellow-Stravagante named Luciano?who is hiding from the powerful di Chimici family. Luciano has just killed the head of that family in a duel, and is in grave danger. Banding together, Matt and Luciano must resist the di Chimici family, who are on the verge of making a terrifying breakthrough into our world. … More
    • Whisper
      The Riverman Trilogy
      Starmer, Aaron
      Whisper
      The Riverman Trilogy
      Starmer, Aaron
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 17, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Twelve-year-old Alistair continues his quest to find his missing friend Fiona in Aquavania, a world where wishes can nearly come true, but he learns that the Whisper, once a boy named Charlie from his own world, has plans for Alistair and has used Fiona to try to lure him in. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Book of Three
      The Chronicles of Prydain
      Alexander, Lloyd
      Book of Three
      The Chronicles of Prydain
      Alexander, Lloyd
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 16, 2006
      Categories: Young Adult, 8-12, Fiction, Fantasy
      Since The Book of Three was first published in 1964, young readers have been enthralled by the adventures of Taran the Assistant Pig-keeper and his quest to become a hero. Taran is joined by an engaging cast of characters that includes Eilonwy, the strong-willed and sharp-tongued princess; Fflewddur Fflam, the hyperbole-prone bard; the ever-faithful Gurgi; and the curmudgeonly Doli--all of whom become involved in an epic struggle between good and evil that shapes the fate of the legendary land of Prydain.Released over a period of five years, Lloyd Alexander's beautifully written tales not only captured children's imaginations but also garnered the highest critical praise. The Black Cauldron was a Newbery Honor Book, and the final volume in the chronicles, The High King, crowned the series by winning the Newbery Medal for "the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children."Henry Holt is proud to present this classic series to a new generation of young readers. Jackets have been handsomely redesigned while retaining the original art of Caldecott Medal-winning artist Evaline Ness. Each retypeset volume now includes a pronunciation guide prepared by Lloyd Alexander. A companion book of short stories, The Foundling and Other Tales of Prydain, is also available in hardcover for the first time in twenty years.In their more than thirty years in print, the Chronicles of Prydain have become the standard of excellence in fantasy literature for children. This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Pyromantic
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      Pyromantic
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 21, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
      Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn't set her free—she's still Coterie. Her new boss seems like an improvement, but who knows if he'll stay that way? The Coterie life changes people. And since Ava's currently avoiding her friends after (disastrously) turning down a date with Lock, well, everything kind of sucks. And that's not even taking into account the feelings she might have for him.But when a mysterious illness starts to affect magical beings, it's up to Ava and her team to stop its spread . . . or else one of them might be next.… More
    • Return to the Cave of Time
      U-ventures
      Packard, Edward
      Return to the Cave of Time
      U-ventures
      Packard, Edward
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Turn the pages, turn back time—and turn your fate. U-Ventures®: Edward Packard’s classics, revised and expanded for today’s readers! The best in interactive adventure fiction—challenging, stimulating, and tremendous good fun! Also at the App Store on iTunes. In Return to the Cave of Time , you should understand that there are some strange things about time—and you’re about to learn what they are. Walk into the Cave of Time and don’t turn back. Keep going. Yes, it’s dark and your hands feel clammy. The passageway you’re in may only be half an inch wider than you are. But keep going. You are about to see the beginning of time, the end of time…and some wild times in between. There’s no telling what can happen to you, but here’s hoping you’ll know what to do when the time is right….… More
  • Historical Fiction

    • How the Hangman Lost His Heart
      Grant, K. M
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      What's a nice girl like Alice doing with a hangman called Dan Skinslicer? He likes a good clean killing and a hearty supper afterwards. She likes pretty dresses and riding a well-bred horse. But fate throws them together on a mission of mercy--to save Alice's poor uncle Frank's head and restore his dignity. Soon they find themselves on the run from every soldier in London. It could be their necks next! … More
    • Musician's Daughter
      Dunlap, Susanne
      Musician's Daughter
      Dunlap, Susanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself offers her a position as his assistant, it gives Theresa access to life in the palace-and to a world of deceit. Theresa uncovers blackmail and extortion even as she discovers courage and honor in unexpected places: from a Gypsy camp on the banks of the Danube, to the rarefied life of the imperial family. And she feels the stirrings of a first, tentative love for someone who is as deeply involved in the mystery as she is.… More
    • Much Ado About Anne
      The Mother-daughter Book Club
      Frederick, Heather Vogel
      Much Ado About Anne
      The Mother-daughter Book Club
      Frederick, Heather Vogel
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 25, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Romance
      The mother-daughter book club is back! This year the mothers have a big surprise in store for Emma, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan: They've invited snooty Becca Chadwick and her mother to join the book club! But there are bigger problems when Jess finds out that her family may have to give up Half Moon Farm. In a year filled with skating parties, a disastrous mother-daughter camping trip, and a high-stakes fashion show, the girls realize that it's only through working together -- Becca included -- that they can save Half Moon Farm. Acclaimed author Heather Vogel Frederick captures the magic of friendship and the scrapes along the way in this sequel to The Mother-Daughter Book Club, which will enchant daughters and mothers alike.… More
    • All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens
      Whelan, Gloria
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 2, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Rosalind is caught between two worlds as Gandhi’s nonviolent revolution takes hold in this companion to Small Acts of Amazing Courage that “seamlessly weaves history and culture into a novel that stands on its own” ( Booklist ). Rosalind inhabits two worlds in 1920s India. There is the world of her heritage—English to the core, with her strict father who is a major in the British Indian Army, her grieving mother, and a tutor to educate her within the walls of the luxurious estate her family occupies. And then there is the world of her homeland—or the land that feels like home, anyway. The world where followers of Gandhi surround her, and the streets are full of poverty and the whispers of independence. The two worlds are colliding, and despite what Rosalind has been raised to think, she begins to resent the heavy hand of British rule. When her father’s military position provides Rosalind the opportunity to meet the Prince of Wales, she has the chance to tell him about the injustice she witnesses in the streets of India. Rosalind desperately wants to do what is right, but will she have the courage? And what will be the consequence?… More
    • Cracker! : The Best Dog in Vietnam
      Kadohata, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 20, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-14, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Trained to sniff out bombs and traps, Cracker the German Shepherd is prepared for action in Vietnam, but when she is teamed up with Rick, a young man whose family doubts he can handle infantry life, the new soldier must find a way to build trust between the two so that they can do their jobs well and make it back alive. Reprint.… More
    • Shooting Kabul
      Senzai, N. H.
      Shooting Kabul
      Senzai, N. H.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 22, 2010
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Fadi never imagined he’d start middle school in Fremont, California, thousands of miles from home in Kabul—and half a world away from his missing six-year-old sister, Mariam. Adjusting to life in the United States isn’t easy for Fadi’s family, and as the events of September 11 unfold, the prospects of locating Mariam in war-torn Afghanistan seem slim. When a photography competition with a grand prize of a trip to India is announced, Fadi sees his chance to return to Afghanistan and find his sister. But can one photo really bring Mariam home? Based in part on Ms. Senzai’s husband’s own experience fleeing Soviet-controlled Afghanistan in 1979, Shooting Kabul is a powerful story of hope, love, and perseverance.… More
    • Heart Calls Home
      Hansen, Joyce
      Heart Calls Home
      Hansen, Joyce
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      Living in the past . . . When Obi left South Carolina, he was a runaway slave. Five years later, in 1866, he has returned as a freed man and a Union Army officer, determined to find the only family he has ever known: his beloved Easter and Jason, the young boy they looked after on the plantation. Obi makes his way to New Canaan, a settlement of former slaves, where he learns that Easter is studying in the North. Obi wastes no time in writing to Easter, professing his love and proposing marriage. But it doesn't take long before the two realize that they have changed and have different dreams. Is their love still strong enough to begin a new life together? Or are they just living in the past?… More
    • Academie
      Dunlap, Susanne
      Academie
      Dunlap, Susanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Historical Fiction
      When Eliza Monroe - daughter of the future president of the United States - discovers that her mother is sending her to boarding school outside of Paris, she is devestated. But Eliza is quickly reconciled to the idea when she discovers who her fellow pupils will be: Hortense de Beauharnais, daughter of Josephine Bonaparte; and Caroline Bonaparte, youngest sister of the famous French general. It doesn't take long for Eliza to figure out that the two French girls are mortal enemies - and that she's about to get caught in the middle of their schemes. Loosely based on fact (the three girls really did attend finishing school at the same time), Eliza's coming of age provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives and histories, loves and hopes of three young women against the backdrop of one of the most volatile and exciting periods in French history. … More
    • Bell's Breakthrough
      Blast to the Past
      Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody
      Bell's Breakthrough
      Blast to the Past
      Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 31, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
      Abigail is getting restless. It’s been three weeks and she hasn't time traveled once! Luckily it’s Monday again, so when Mr. Caruthers asks the class, “What if Alexander Graham Bell quit and never invented the telephone?” Abigail knows it’s time to go back to the past—this time, to 1876! But when the kids find Professor Bell, he has given up on the telephone. In fact, he is hard at work on a new invention! Abigail and her friends have to get him back on track, but can they make a connection with the most stubborn inventor they’ve ever met?… More
    • Hammer of Witches
      Mlawski, Shana
      Hammer of Witches
      Mlawski, Shana
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: April 20, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      In this YA historical fantasy, a teen from Spain finds himself aboard a ship sailing to the "New World" with Christopher Columbus.… More
  • Humor

    • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: April 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Megan McDonald’s story — as featured in Judy’s uber-cool movie — is back in a must have edition illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. RARE! Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for a race involving tightrope walking, Scream Monster riding, and way more! Add in a treasure hunt for Judy’s teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice cream truck, and a dash of Bigfoot, and what have you got? The Judy Moodiest summer ever!… More
    • Just Another Day in My Insanely Real Life
      Mix
      Dee, Barbara
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 19, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      With her father "out of the picture" and her mother working long hours, twelve-year-old Cassie unconsciously describes her anger and confusion in a fantasy novel she is writing for school. Reprint.… More
    • Moon by Night
      Austin Family
      L'Engle, Madeleine
      Moon by Night
      Austin Family
      L'Engle, Madeleine
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 2, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      Vicky Austin's camping trip becomes most interesting when she meets a new boy at the campsite.… More
    • Ghost of a Chance
      Girl Meets Ghost
      Barnholdt, Lauren
      Ghost of a Chance
      Girl Meets Ghost
      Barnholdt, Lauren
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-14, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Fantasy, Horror
      Kendall takes drastic action when she encounters ghostly overwhelm in the third book in a tween series that Kirkus Reviews calls “bright, bubbly fun.” Kendall feels like she’s losing at life. The only people who will talk to her are ghosts, and she’s exhausted from trying to fix their problems. Meanwhile, Brandon thinks she’s a liar, her best friend thinks she’s sneaking around with another boy, and her dad is getting serious with a new girlfriend. Kendall can’t cope with anything else! Desperate for answers, she decides to visit the one person who might have them—the one person she never wanted to see again. Will her mom be able to help, or will Kendall be stuck without a wisp of hope?… More
    • Escape of the Mini-mummy
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      Escape of the Mini-mummy
      Who Shrunk Daniel Funk?
      Oliver, Lin
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 9, 2008
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Adventure, Humorous Fiction
      With the ability to shrink down to a very small size, Daniel Funk and his twin brother, Pablo, can get into just about anything, but when Pablo stumbles into his best friend's diorama, Daniel has to get him out of there before the ancient Egyptian display becomes a modern-day disaster. Reprint.… More
    • Frankie Stein and the New Ghoul in School
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      Frankie Stein and the New Ghoul in School
      Monster High Diaries
      Monstrata, Nessi
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: November 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Fantasy, Humorous Fiction, Horror
      Frankie Stein learns lessons in acceptance and friendship when she tangles with a Monster High newcomer. TV tie-in. Simultaneous eBook. 50,000 first printing.… More
    • Laugh Your Rabbids Off! : A Rabbids Joke Book
      Rabbids Invasion
      Mccarthy, Rebecca
      Laugh Your Rabbids Off! : A Rabbids Joke Book
      Rabbids Invasion
      Mccarthy, Rebecca
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: July 22, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Laugh alert! This illustrated joke book starring the curious, fearless, crazy Rabbids will have you cracking up! Hold on to your plungers…Hide your toilet brushes…Because the Rabbids are coming! They’ve already started to invade the planet we humans call home, and now they’re taking over this joke book! Get ready to guffaw as they invade the funny farm, the gym class jokes, and even the potty humor pages! Rabbid or not, here they come! This book includes black-and-white (and Rabbid all over!) illustrations throughout. Rabbids TM & © 2014 Ubisoft Entertainment.… More
    • Geektastic : Stories from the Nerd Herd
      Castellucci, Cecil, Black, Holly
      Geektastic : Stories from the Nerd Herd
      Castellucci, Cecil, Black, Holly
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: August 1, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Humorous Fiction, Short Stories
      Acclaimed authors Holly Black ( Ironside ) and Cecil Castellucci (Boy Proof ) have united in geekdom to edit short stories from some of the best selling and most promising geeks in young adult literature: M.T. Anderson, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, John Green, Tracy Lynn, Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Barry Lyga, Wendy Mass, Garth Nix, Scott Westerfield, Lisa Yee, and Sara Zarr. With illustrated interstitials from comic book artists Hope Larson and Bryan Lee O'Malley, Geektastic covers all things geeky, from Klingons and Jedi Knights to fan fiction, theater geeks, and cosplayers. Whether you're a former, current, or future geek, or if you just want to get in touch with your inner geek, Geektastic will help you get your geek on! … More
    • Drama Queen
      Rayban, Chloe
      Drama Queen
      Rayban, Chloe
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: August 2, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      When Jessica's parents split up, she is confused. Jessica can't understand how people can fall out of love any more than she can understand how her best friend can fall in love with a boy called Cedric who wears a luminous anorak, when Jessica herself will settle for nothing less than complete perfection. And what about her art teacher, Mrs. Mills? How can she be single when she's so pretty without her glasses? Jessica can see that her help is needed and just like a modern day Emma, sets about interfering with the love lives of those closest to her. This is a very funny, touching exploration of a teenager getting to grips with the complicated rules of attraction, and quietly dealing with much bigger themes of family, friendship, and responsibility. … More
    • Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things
      Alvin Ho
      Look, Lenore
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: July 8, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Here's the first book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an Asian American second grader, is afraid of everything—elevators, tunnels, girls, and, most of all, school. He’s so afraid of school that, while he’ s there, he never, ever, says a word. But at home he’s a very loud superhero named Firecracker Man, a brother to Calvin and Anibelly, and a gentleman-in-training, so he can be just like his dad. From Lenore Look and New York Times bestselling illustrator LeUyen Pham comes a drop-dead-funny and touching series with a truly unforgettable character.“Shares with Diary of a Wimpy Kid the humor that stems from trying to manipulate the world.” —Newsday “Alvin’s a winner.” —New York PostFrom the Hardcover edition.… More
  • Mysteries

    • Judy Moody and Stink : The Big Bad Blackout
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A latest full-color adventure in the series that includes The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure finds Judy, Stink and the whole Moody family riding out a hurricane-induced blackout in their basement while playing musical board games and telling stories with Grandma Lou.… More
    • We Hold These Truths
      Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School
      Clements, Andrew
      We Hold These Truths
      Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 17, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery
      Time is almost out for the Keepers of the School in this fifth Keepers adventure from Andrew Clements, the master of the school story. The Keepers of the School—known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert—have one last chance to save their school before it’s torn down to make room for a seaside amusement park. But their nemeses, Janitors Lyman and Wally, are just as determined to keep the kids out of the way and the demolition on schedule. One way or the other, this battle is about to come to a head. When all is said and done, will the school still be standing? Or will everything the Keepers have fought for be destroyed? … More
    • Etiquette & Espionage
      Finishing School
      Carriger, Gail
      Etiquette & Espionage
      Finishing School
      Carriger, Gail
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Espionage
      It's one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It's quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School. New York Times bestselling author Gail Carriger makes her young adult debut with Ettiquette & Espionage , the first book in the Finishing School series. … More
    • My Lost and Found Life
      Bowsher, Melodie
      My Lost and Found Life
      Bowsher, Melodie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: November 30, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Mystery
      Ashley Mitchell thinks she has the perfect life: popularity, a hot boyfriend, and great fashion sense. But Ashley's world falls apart when her mother is accused of embezzling a million dollars, and no one can find her. Before she can say Dolce & Gabbana, Ashley's life goes from perfect to pathetic. With questions growing about her mother and her money quickly disappearing, Ashley is forced to make some drastic changes in her life. With nowhere else to go, she moves into an old camper behind a gas station and takes a job in a quirky San Francisco coffee shop where she wouldn't have been caught dead a month ago. But life at Mad Malcolm's Cyber Café isn't what she expected. At the Madhouse she finds friends, confidence, and courage to start putting her life back together. But will Ashley ever have the chance to share her new life with her mother? This heartfelt coming of age story will resonate with every daughter who ever took her mother for granted, and every young woman who must step out on her own and not just survive, but thrive. … More
    • Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place
      Berry, Julie
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 23, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 10-14, Fiction, Mystery
      There's a murderer on the loose--but that doesn't stop the girls of St. Etheldreda's from attempting to hide the death of their headmistress in this rollicking farce. The students of St. Etheldreda's School for Girls face a bothersome dilemma. Their irascible headmistress, Mrs. Plackett, and her surly brother, Mr. Godding, have been most inconveniently poisoned at Sunday dinner. Now the school will almost certainly be closed and the girls sent home--unless these seven very proper young ladies can hide the murders and convince their neighbors that nothing is wrong. Julie Berry's The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place is a smart, hilarious Victorian romp, full of outrageous plot twists, mistaken identities, and mysterious happenings. … More
    • Three-ring Terror
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      Three-ring Terror
      Hardy Boys
      Dixon, Franklin W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 11, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Mystery
      The Hardy boys never dreamed they'd be swinging for their lives on the circus's flying trapeze, but that's exactly what happens when their pal Chet Morton discovers a college for clowns. But Frank and Joe have no time for clowning around, for they've intercepted a coded message that may turn the greatest show on earth into a carnival of crime.… More
    • George's Secret Key to the Universe
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      George's Secret Key to the Universe
      George's Secret Key
      Hawking, Lucy, Hawking, Stephen W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, Literary Fiction
      In their bestselling book for young readers, noted physicist Stephen Hawking and his daughter, Lucy, provide a grand and funny adventure that explains fascinating information about our universe, including Dr. Hawking's latest ideas about black holes. It's the story of George, who's taken through the vastness of space by a scientist, his daughter, and their super-computer named Cosmos. George's Secret Key to the Universe was a New York Times bestseller and a selection of Al's Book Club on the Today show.… More
    • Musician's Daughter
      Dunlap, Susanne
      Musician's Daughter
      Dunlap, Susanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself offers her a position as his assistant, it gives Theresa access to life in the palace-and to a world of deceit. Theresa uncovers blackmail and extortion even as she discovers courage and honor in unexpected places: from a Gypsy camp on the banks of the Danube, to the rarefied life of the imperial family. And she feels the stirrings of a first, tentative love for someone who is as deeply involved in the mystery as she is.… More
    • Pyromantic
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      Pyromantic
      Firebug
      McBride, Lish
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 21, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery
      Ava is having a rough time. Getting rid of Venus didn't set her free—she's still Coterie. Her new boss seems like an improvement, but who knows if he'll stay that way? The Coterie life changes people. And since Ava's currently avoiding her friends after (disastrously) turning down a date with Lock, well, everything kind of sucks. And that's not even taking into account the feelings she might have for him.But when a mysterious illness starts to affect magical beings, it's up to Ava and her team to stop its spread . . . or else one of them might be next.… More
    • Snow
      Fog, Snow, and Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      Snow
      Fog, Snow, and Fire
      Cooney, Caroline B.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: August 7, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Adventure
      A young girl at a Maine school struggles to prove that her guardians aren't just manipulative—they're downright evil . . . After a spending Christmas vacation on Burning Fog Isle, Christina dreads going back to school and to her home away from home at the creepy Schooner Inne, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Shevvington, the principal and his wife. They have everyone convinced that Christina's dramatic stories of last semester were just far-fetched yarns. And without any real proof, it's her word against theirs. To make matters worse, Michael, Benji, and Anya—her fellow islanders at the boarding house—still seem to have no idea what's going on. Even Dolly, Christina's best friend from the island, can't see what the Shevvingtons are up to. The couple is winning whatever sick psychological game they're playing. But when a supernatural presence lures Christina down into the basement, the Shevvingtons might turn out to be the least of her... … More
  • Science Fiction

    • Timeriders
      Scarrow, Alex
      Timeriders
      Scarrow, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 31, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller, Science Fiction
      Maddy should have died in a plane crash. Liam should have died at sea when the Titanic sank. Sal should have died in a tragic fire. But a mysterious man whisked them away to safety. Maddy, Liam, and Sal quickly learn that time travel is no longer just a h… More
    • Boy at the End of the World
      Van Eekhout, Greg
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: June 21, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Science Fiction
      Fisher is the last boy on earth-and things are not looking good for the human race. Only Fisher made it out alive after the carefully crafted survival bunker where Fisher and dozens of other humans had been sleeping was destroyed. Luckily, Fisher is not totally alone. He meets a broken robot he names Click, whose programmed purpose-to help Fisher "continue existing"-makes it act an awful lot like an overprotective parent. Together, Fisher and Click uncover evidence that there may be a second survival bunker far to the west. In prose that skips from hilarious to touching and back in a heartbeat, Greg van Eekhout brings us a thrilling story of survival that becomes a journey to a new hope-if Fisher can continue existing long enough to get there. … More
    • Annoying Crush
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      Annoying Crush
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 16, 2014
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Testing out his father's Super Advanced Robotic Assistant, SARA, Zack is impressed by the robot's helpfulness until it develops an inconvenient crush on him. By the author of A Green Christmas! Simultaneous.… More
    • Icons
      Stohl, Margaret
      Icons
      Stohl, Margaret
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      A first installment in a new series set in near-future Los Angeles follows the adventures of four teens who uncover a conspiracy that shaped their shared pasts, a finding that compels them to fight their oppressive and enigmatic government. By the co-author of the best-selling Beautiful Creatures series. 75,000 first printing. Simultaneous with paperback large print.… More
    • Future Shock
      Briggs, Elizabeth
      Future Shock
      Briggs, Elizabeth
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 5, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction
      A remarkable teen with a photographic memory must alter a dark future she has seen with her own eyes in this "cyberpunk tour de force thrill ride" ( VOYA ). Elena Martinez has hidden her eidetic memory all her life—or so she thinks. But when powerful tech giant Aether Corporation selects her for a top-secret project, she can't say no. All she has to do is participate in a trip to the future to bring back data, and she'll be set for life. Elena joins a team of four other teens with special skills, including Adam, a science prodigy with his own reason for being there. But when the time travelers arrive in the future, something goes wrong, and they break the only rule they were given: Do not look into their own fates. Now they have twenty-four hours to get back to the present and find a way to stop a seemingly inevitable future from unfolding. With time running out and deadly secrets uncovered, Elena must use her memory, street smarts, and a... … More
    • Natural Selection
      Lo, Malinda
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 3, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Science Fiction, LGBTQ Fiction
      I was born on Earth, not Kurra. I'm not human,even though I try to be. My people, the Imria, think I'm a little unusual because of that. They call me an Earthsider: as if I've crossed a line, chosen a side. Gone native. Before she met her girlfriend Reese, before she knew the role she would play in the fate of two worlds, Amber was a fifteen-year-old Imrian torn between two identities. Imrian by blood, Amber was forced to hide her true self to pass as human during the time she spent on earth. And even when she returns to Kurra, her human experiences, including first love and heartache, still separate her from her fellow Imrians. But when Amber undergoes kibila , a traditional Imrian coming-of-age ceremony during which Amber will choose her name and identity for the next fifteen years, she will be forced to either accept her role in both worlds or forge her own path. Malinda Lo's digital exclusive novella companion to Adaptation and Inheritance takes readers on a journey through Amber's past, giving fans a glimpse into her life on Kurra and a deeper understanding of one of Adaptation 's most compelling characters. … More
    • Lizard Radio
      Schmatz, Pat
      Lizard Radio
      Schmatz, Pat
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: September 8, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Dystopian SF, LGBTQ Fiction
      Fifteen-year-old bender Kivali, who was deposited on Earth as an infant by mysterious saurians, must discover her true identity in a futuristic society run by an all-powerful government.… More
    • Among the Brave
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Brave
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-13, Fiction, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      In the aftermath of a crisis that threatens the safety of all shadow children -- illegal third-borns in a society that allows only two children per family -- Trey's friends expect him to take charge -- a function he doesn't want or think he can do. Trey's new role leads him to travel with Luke Garner's brother, Mark, to Population Police headquarters. There he impersonates an officer to try to rescue Luke, who has been taken prisoner. The nonstop adventure puts all three boys in danger and risks exposing the underground movement to help all shadow children. In this, the fifth book in the Shadow Children series, Margaret Peterson Haddix returns to the futuristic setting and compelling characters she created in Among the Hidden. With an adrenaline-fueled plot and surprising twists, Haddix has again crafted a story that is suspenseful until the last page.… More
    • School of Fear
      School of Fear
      Daneshvari, Gitty
      School of Fear
      School of Fear
      Daneshvari, Gitty
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2009
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Science Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
      Everyone is afraid of something... Madeleine Masterson is deathly afraid of bugs, especially spiders. Theodore Bartholomew is petrified of dying. Lulu Punchalower is scared of confined spaces. Garrison Feldman is terrified of deep water. With very few options left, the parents of these four twelve year-olds send them to the highly elusive and exclusive School of Fear to help them overcome their phobias. But when their peculiar teacher, Mrs. Wellington, and her unconventional teaching methods turn out to be more frightening than even their fears, the foursome realize that this just may be the scariest summer of their lives.… More
    • Bell's Breakthrough
      Blast to the Past
      Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody
      Bell's Breakthrough
      Blast to the Past
      Deutsch, Stacia, Cohon, Rhody
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 31, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Science Fiction
      Abigail is getting restless. It’s been three weeks and she hasn't time traveled once! Luckily it’s Monday again, so when Mr. Caruthers asks the class, “What if Alexander Graham Bell quit and never invented the telephone?” Abigail knows it’s time to go back to the past—this time, to 1876! But when the kids find Professor Bell, he has given up on the telephone. In fact, he is hard at work on a new invention! Abigail and her friends have to get him back on track, but can they make a connection with the most stubborn inventor they’ve ever met?… More
  • Fiction

    • I'll Meet You There
      Demetrios, Heather
      I'll Meet You There
      Demetrios, Heather
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 3, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom--that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she's ever worked for is on the line. Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise--a quirky motel off California's dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper. … More
    • Total Knockout : Tale of an Ex-class President
      Mix
      Morris, Taylor
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 6, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      There's nothing ordinary about Lucia Latham - she gets straight A's, she's been middle school Class President for two years running and she's a great boxer - nothing is more fun than a good old sparring match with best friend Cooper, especially since she usually wins. In short, there are few things Lucia tackles that don't turn out exactly how she wants them. So at the beginning of her 8th grade year, Lucia has no reason to believe that things won't continue being easy - until she sticks her foot in her mouth in a HUGE way. Then it seems her carefully constructed world is crashing down around her. Can she regain her super star status or will she be forced to lower her expectations?… More
    • New Friend
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      New Friend
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 20, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      In this first of a charming series about a little mouse and her forest friends, Sophie Mouse must convince her classmates—and herself—that a new student is nothing to fear. Even if he is a snake! Readers will delight in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse! In the first book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, springtime has arrived at Silverlake Forest! The animals are coming out of their homes, buds are blooming on the trees, and the air smells of honeysuckles and tree bark. Sophie Mouse can’t wait to go back to school after the long winter break. Even better, there’s a new student in class—Sophie loves meeting new animals! But the class gasps when Owen enters: he’s a snake! No one is brave enough to sit near him, or play with Owen at recess, or even talk to him. Can Sophie help her friends understand that Owen’s not scary after all? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • With a Name Like Love
      Hilmo, Tess
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      One of School Library Journal 's Best Fiction Books of 2011 When Ollie's daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit-- it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But on their first day in town, Ollie meets Jimmy Koppel, whose mother is in jail for murdering his father. Jimmy insists that his mother is innocent, and Ollie believes him. Still, even if Ollie convinces her daddy to stay in town, how can two kids free a grown woman who has signed a confession? Ollie's longing for a friend and her daddy's penchant for searching out lost souls prove to be a formidable force in this tiny town where everyone seems bent on judging and jailing without a trial. … More
    • How the Hangman Lost His Heart
      Grant, K. M
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      What's a nice girl like Alice doing with a hangman called Dan Skinslicer? He likes a good clean killing and a hearty supper afterwards. She likes pretty dresses and riding a well-bred horse. But fate throws them together on a mission of mercy--to save Alice's poor uncle Frank's head and restore his dignity. Soon they find themselves on the run from every soldier in London. It could be their necks next! … More
    • It's All Downhill from Here
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      It's All Downhill from Here
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 16, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      This is one ghost who is determined to get his way...no matter what the price. Maggie Kim’s parents have always dreamed of operating their own hotel, so when the historic Wharton Mansion goes up for sale, they see it as the perfect opportunity to open their own ski lodge. This weekend, Maggie and her family are going to check the place out and perhaps even buy it on the spot. But Maggie doesn’t want to move to a run-down old mansion all the way up on a desolate mountain—and the ghost that lives there doesn’t want her there either . . . a ghost that will stop at nothing to get his way. This haunting horror story is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • Judy Moody and Stink : The Big Bad Blackout
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A latest full-color adventure in the series that includes The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure finds Judy, Stink and the whole Moody family riding out a hurricane-induced blackout in their basement while playing musical board games and telling stories with Grandma Lou.… More
    • Musician's Daughter
      Dunlap, Susanne
      Musician's Daughter
      Dunlap, Susanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself offers her a position as his assistant, it gives Theresa access to life in the palace-and to a world of deceit. Theresa uncovers blackmail and extortion even as she discovers courage and honor in unexpected places: from a Gypsy camp on the banks of the Danube, to the rarefied life of the imperial family. And she feels the stirrings of a first, tentative love for someone who is as deeply involved in the mystery as she is.… More
    • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: April 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Megan McDonald’s story — as featured in Judy’s uber-cool movie — is back in a must have edition illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. RARE! Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for a race involving tightrope walking, Scream Monster riding, and way more! Add in a treasure hunt for Judy’s teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice cream truck, and a dash of Bigfoot, and what have you got? The Judy Moodiest summer ever!… More
    • Middle School Survival Kit
      McMann, Lisa, Patten, E. J., Nesbo, Jo, Avi, MacLachlan, Patricia
      Middle School Survival Kit
      McMann, Lisa, Patten, E. J., Nesbo, Jo, Avi, MacLachlan, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      This free eSampler packed with action and adventure is a must for middle school! Be sure and snag this free eSampler to help you survive middle school with some action and adventure! This collection features excerpts from: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo; The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile by E.J. Patten; City of Orphans by Avi; Waiting for Magic by Patricia McLachlan; and Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce.… More
  • Informational Books

    • Extra Credit
      Clements, Andrew
      Extra Credit
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction
      As letters flow back and forth--between the prairies of Illinois and the mountains of Afghanistan, across cultural and religious divides--sixth-grader Abby, ten-year-old Amira, and eleven-year-old Sadeed begin to speak and listen to each other.… More
    • In Defiance of Hitler : The Secret Mission of Varian Fry
      McClafferty, Carla Killough
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 22, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Nonfiction, History
      On August 4, 1940, an unassuming American journalist named Varian Fry made his way to Marseilles, France, carrying in his pockets the names of approximately two hundred artists and intellectuals - all enemies of the new Nazi regime. As a volunteer for the Emergency Rescue Committee, Fry's mission was to help these refugees flee to safety, then return home two weeks later. As more and more people came to him for assistance, however, he realized the situation was far worse than anyone in America had suspected - and his role far greater than he had imagined. He remained in France for over a year, refusing to leave until he was forcibly evicted. At a time when most Americans ignored the World War II atrocities in Europe, Varian Fry engaged in covert operations, putting himself in great danger, to save strangers in a foreign land. He was instrumental in the rescue of over two thousand refugees, including the novelist Heinrich Mann and the artist Marc Chagall. … More
    • Science Comics Sharks : Nature's Perfect Hunter
      Science Comics
      Flood, Joe
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 17, 2018
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Science, Nature
      For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans. Dive in for an intimate look at the dynamic hammerhead, infamous great white, primordial megalodon, and the gentle nurse shark, the rare species that will let a scuba diver pet them! This book is filled to the gills with jaw-dropping illustrations and razor-sharp facts that shed light on these fascinating creatures of the deep, including their undersea terrain, cunning adaptability, and staggering variety. Every volume of Science Comics offers a complete introduction to a particular topic—dinosaurs, coral reefs, the solar system, volcanoes, bats, flying machines, and more. These gorgeously illustrated graphic novels offer wildly entertaining views of their subjects. Whether you're a fourth grader doing a natural science unit at school or a thirty year old with a secret passion for airplanes, these books are for you!… More
    • Jokes to Tell the Queen
      Bloomsbury Publishing
      Jokes to Tell the Queen
      Bloomsbury Publishing
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: June 29, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Humorous Nonfiction
      Where does the Queen keep her armies? Up her sleevies! Laugh your way through this hilarious book packed with hundreds of splendidly silly jokes on every topic under the sun, such as animals, school and family, plus plenty of good old knock, knock jokes and lots of royalty themed jokes. Handy practical tips will advise you on crucial regal accomplishments, such as how to perfect the royal wave and how to pull off headscarf chic when walking one's corgis. Interactive elements include devising your Fantasy Royal Family and designing your own palace. A bonus fact section at the back of the book contains fascinating and little-known facts about the Queen and the Royal Family - did you know that Buckingham Palace has its own cinema, post office, chapel, swimming pool, staff cafeteria and doctor's surgery?… More
    • Tuesday Me Arropa/ Tuesday Tucks Me In : Tuesday Tucks Me in
      Montalván, Luis Carlos
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 8, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Nonfiction, Foreign Language Study, Nature, Pets
      Del autor de su libro de memorias, Hasta Martes. Un guerrero herido y el Golden Retriever que lo salvó, nos llega una historia de amor eterno entre un soldado veterano de guerra y su inseparable amigo, Tuesday. En Español.Todas las mañanas, Tuesday ayuda a Luis a ponerse los zapatos, primero uno y luego el otro. Le recuerda tomarse las medicinas y le acerca el bastón. Pero he aquí lo curioso: Tuesday no es una persona, ¡es un perro de asistencia!Cuando Luis regresó a casa después de la guerra, todo cambió completamente y las cosas más corrientes lo asustaban. Por suerte, tenía a Tuesday, que se mantenía a su lado ayudándolo paso a paso.Dondequiera que Luis vaya, Tuesday está a su lado, listo para proteger a su amigo. Y no es solamente Tuesday quien cuida a Luis. Luis también cuida a Tuesday. Lo lleva a pasear al parque, le limpia las patas ¡y hasta le cepilla los dientes!Tuesday Me Arropa: Un vínculo de fidelidad entre un soldado y su perro de asistencia is the Spanish language edition of Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog, which was originally published in English. As narrated by Tuesday, Tuesday Tucks Me In is a day in the life of this service dog extraordinaire and tail-wagging ambassador for all things positive and uplifting in the world. The book takes us through a typical day of adventures, starting with Tuesday waking military veteran Luis Carlos Montalván in the morning and greeting him with dog breath in the face, and then ending with Tuesday cuddling up to Luis on their bed, the last moment they spend together before sleep.This picture book by the author of the memoir Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him is full of colorful photographs of Tuesday and Luis as they go through their day in New York City.… More
    • Brazen : Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World
      Bagieu, Pénélope
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 6, 2018
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, History, Biography & Memoir
      Throughout history and across the globe, one characteristic connects the daring women of Brazen: their indomitable spirit. With her characteristic wit and dazzling drawings, celebrated graphic novelist Pénélope Bagieu profiles the lives of these feisty female role models, some world famous, some little known. From Nellie Bly to Mae Jemison or Josephine Baker to Naziq al-Abid, the stories in this comic biography are sure to inspire the next generation of rebel ladies.This title has Common Core connections.… More
    • Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      Mia Hamm
      Great Americans in Sports
      Christopher, Matt
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 1, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Sports
      Presents the life, soccer career, and accomplishments of one of the top female soccer players in the U.S.… More
    • Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      Facing the Lion : Growing Up Maasai on the African Savanna
      Viola, Herman J., Lekuton, Joseph Lemasolai
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: September 30, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir
      Joseph Lemasolai Lekuton gives American kids a firsthand look at growing up in Kenya as a member of a tribe of nomads whose livelihood centers on the raising and grazing of cattle. Readers share Lekuton's first encounter with a lion, the epitome of bravery in the warrior tradition. They follow his mischievous antics as a young Maasai cattle herder, coming-of-age initiation, boarding school escapades, soccer success, and journey to America for college. Lekuton's riveting text combines exotic details of nomadic life with the universal experience and emotions of a growing boy.… More
    • Tasting the Sky : A Palestinian Childhood
      Barakat, Ibtisam
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 20, 2007
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Biography & Memoir, Asian History
      Set in Ramallah during the aftermath of the 1967 Six-Day War, this poignant glimpse into a little-known culture traces the author's life, from her tragic childhood as a Palestinian refugee to her joyous discovery of the Arabic alphabet, which led to her passion for language and writing. 15,000 first printing.… More
    • Anne Frank in the Secret Annex
      House, Anne Frank
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 12, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Nonfiction, Asian History, Biography & Memoir, Military History
      This detailed account of the Amsterdam annex where Anne Frank wrote her diary includes the stories of those who helped her and those who hid with her. For two years during the Second World War, young, Jewish Anne Frank lived in hiding from the Nazis. Everything she experienced, thought, and felt, she confided in her diary. She was just as frank in her descriptions of the seven other people in the Annex and of the five helpers who endangered their own lives to look after them. Years later, Anne Frank’s diary became world famous. The Secret Annex was so well set up that the hiders survived there for over two years. Who were these people, how did they meet, and what happened to them?   This book shows the background and organization of the Annex and the personal stories of all involved, as well as their relationships and their fates. It also offers many never-before-published photographs. The result is an extraordinary group portrait that stays with the reader long after the last page is turned.… More
  • All Middle Grades

    • How the Hangman Lost His Heart
      Grant, K. M
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: October 1, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction, Historical Fiction
      What's a nice girl like Alice doing with a hangman called Dan Skinslicer? He likes a good clean killing and a hearty supper afterwards. She likes pretty dresses and riding a well-bred horse. But fate throws them together on a mission of mercy--to save Alice's poor uncle Frank's head and restore his dignity. Soon they find themselves on the run from every soldier in London. It could be their necks next! … More
    • I'll Meet You There
      Demetrios, Heather
      I'll Meet You There
      Demetrios, Heather
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 3, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      If seventeen-year-old Skylar Evans were a typical Creek View girl, her future would involve a double-wide trailer, a baby on her hip, and the graveyard shift at Taco Bell. But after graduation, the only thing standing between straightedge Skylar and art school are three minimum-wage months of summer. Skylar can taste the freedom--that is, until her mother loses her job and everything starts coming apart. Torn between her dreams and the people she loves, Skylar realizes everything she's ever worked for is on the line. Nineteen-year-old Josh Mitchell had a different ticket out of Creek View: the Marines. But after his leg is blown off in Afghanistan, he returns home, a shell of the cocksure boy he used to be. What brings Skylar and Josh together is working at the Paradise--a quirky motel off California's dusty Highway 99. Despite their differences, their shared isolation turns into an unexpected friendship and soon, something deeper. … More
    • It's All Downhill from Here
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      It's All Downhill from Here
      You're Invited to a Creepover
      Night, P. J.
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 16, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Folklore
      This is one ghost who is determined to get his way...no matter what the price. Maggie Kim’s parents have always dreamed of operating their own hotel, so when the historic Wharton Mansion goes up for sale, they see it as the perfect opportunity to open their own ski lodge. This weekend, Maggie and her family are going to check the place out and perhaps even buy it on the spot. But Maggie doesn’t want to move to a run-down old mansion all the way up on a desolate mountain—and the ghost that lives there doesn’t want her there either . . . a ghost that will stop at nothing to get his way. This haunting horror story is rated a Level 4 on the Creep-o-Meter.… More
    • With a Name Like Love
      Hilmo, Tess
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      One of School Library Journal 's Best Fiction Books of 2011 When Ollie's daddy, the Reverend Everlasting Love, pulls their travel trailer into Binder to lead a three-day revival, Ollie knows that this town will be like all the others they visit-- it is exactly the kind of nothing Ollie has come to expect. But on their first day in town, Ollie meets Jimmy Koppel, whose mother is in jail for murdering his father. Jimmy insists that his mother is innocent, and Ollie believes him. Still, even if Ollie convinces her daddy to stay in town, how can two kids free a grown woman who has signed a confession? Ollie's longing for a friend and her daddy's penchant for searching out lost souls prove to be a formidable force in this tiny town where everyone seems bent on judging and jailing without a trial. … More
    • Judy Moody and Stink : The Big Bad Blackout
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A latest full-color adventure in the series that includes The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure finds Judy, Stink and the whole Moody family riding out a hurricane-induced blackout in their basement while playing musical board games and telling stories with Grandma Lou.… More
    • Musician's Daughter
      Dunlap, Susanne
      Musician's Daughter
      Dunlap, Susanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: April 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Historical Fiction, Mystery
      Amid the glitter and glamour of musical and court life in 18th century Vienna, fifteen-year-old Theresa Maria Shurman is trying to solve a brutal mystery. Who killed her father, an acclaimed violinist, and stole his valuable Amati violin? When Haydn himself offers her a position as his assistant, it gives Theresa access to life in the palace-and to a world of deceit. Theresa uncovers blackmail and extortion even as she discovers courage and honor in unexpected places: from a Gypsy camp on the banks of the Danube, to the rarefied life of the imperial family. And she feels the stirrings of a first, tentative love for someone who is as deeply involved in the mystery as she is.… More
    • Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer
      Judy Moody
      McDonald, Megan
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: April 10, 2012
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Megan McDonald’s story — as featured in Judy’s uber-cool movie — is back in a must have edition illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. RARE! Roar! It’s not bad enough that Mom and Dad are heading to California, leaving Judy and Stink with Aunt Awful (er, Opal), but now two of Judy’s friends are going Splitsville, too. Just when it looks like her summer is going to be BOR-ing- eureka! — Judy comes up with the most thrill-a-delic plan ever. Get ready for a race involving tightrope walking, Scream Monster riding, and way more! Add in a treasure hunt for Judy’s teacher, a midnight stakeout, a runaway ice cream truck, and a dash of Bigfoot, and what have you got? The Judy Moodiest summer ever!… More
    • Middle School Survival Kit
      McMann, Lisa, Patten, E. J., Nesbo, Jo, Avi, MacLachlan, Patricia
      Middle School Survival Kit
      McMann, Lisa, Patten, E. J., Nesbo, Jo, Avi, MacLachlan, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 4, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure
      This free eSampler packed with action and adventure is a must for middle school! Be sure and snag this free eSampler to help you survive middle school with some action and adventure! This collection features excerpts from: Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder by Jo Nesbo; The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; The Hunter Chronicles: Return to Exile by E.J. Patten; City of Orphans by Avi; Waiting for Magic by Patricia McLachlan; and Nicholas St. North and the Battle of the Nightmare King by William Joyce.… More
    • Let the Games Begin!
      The Kingdom of Wrenly
      Quinn, Jordan
      Let the Games Begin!
      The Kingdom of Wrenly
      Quinn, Jordan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 10, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      In this seventh chapter book in the fantastical Kingdom of Wrenly series, Clara sets out to prove that girls can be knights too. The diverse subjects of Wrenly have traveled far and wide to participate in the kingdom’s Grand Tournament. Dragons will fly, trolls will juggle, and knights will duel. But when a snobby squire declares that girls can’t be knights, it’s time for Clara to prove that she can do anything she sets her mind to! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, The Kingdom of Wrenly chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • New Friend
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      New Friend
      The Adventures of Sophie Mouse
      Green, Poppy
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 20, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      In this first of a charming series about a little mouse and her forest friends, Sophie Mouse must convince her classmates—and herself—that a new student is nothing to fear. Even if he is a snake! Readers will delight in The Adventures of Sophie Mouse! In the first book of The Adventures of Sophie Mouse, springtime has arrived at Silverlake Forest! The animals are coming out of their homes, buds are blooming on the trees, and the air smells of honeysuckles and tree bark. Sophie Mouse can’t wait to go back to school after the long winter break. Even better, there’s a new student in class—Sophie loves meeting new animals! But the class gasps when Owen enters: he’s a snake! No one is brave enough to sit near him, or play with Owen at recess, or even talk to him. Can Sophie help her friends understand that Owen’s not scary after all? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Adventures of Sophie Mouse chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More