• High School

    • I Once Was a Monkey
      Lee, Jeanne M.
      I Once Was a Monkey
      Lee, Jeanne M.
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 30, 2016
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality
      A colorful introduction to Buddhist fablesA monkey, caught in a monsoon, finds shelter in a cave amid the rubble of a temple. The monkey is not alone. A lion, a jackal, a turtle, and a dove bicker in the cramped space, until a statue of Buddha comes to life. "Hush, children, hush." Buddha says. "I will tell you a story to pass the time." From the tale of the clever monkey outwitting a hungry crocodile to that of a bird and turtle rescuing a friend, the six amusing parables told by the Buddha will introduce young readers to the famous cycle of fables in Buddhist literature known as the Jatakas, or birth stories, which Buddha originally told to his disciples to illustrate his teachings. Joined with stunning linocut illustrations, Jeanne M. Lee's I Once Was a Monkey form a book notable for both its beauty and its wisdom.… More
    • Keeper of the Night
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      Keeper of the Night
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Isabel, a thirteen-year-old girl living on the island of Guam, and her family try to cope with the death of Isabel's mother who committed suicide.… More
    • Turn of the Screw
      James, Henry
      Turn of the Screw
      James, Henry
      eBook
      Publisher: Plympton Inc
      Published: October 1, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Classics
    • Make the Impossible Possible
      Strickland, Bill
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: December 31, 2007
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Psychology
      “Success is the point where your most authentic talents, passion, values, and experiences intersect with the chance to contribute to some greater good.”--Bill StricklandAccording to MacArthur Fellowship “genius” award winner Bill Strickland, a successful life is not something you simply pursue, it is something that you create, moment by moment. It is a realization Strickland first came to when, as a poor kid growing up in a rough neighborhood of Pittsburgh, he encountered a high school ceramics teacher who took him under his wing and went on to transform his life.Over the past thirty years, Bill Strickland has been transforming the lives of thousands of people through the creation of Manchester Bidwell, a jobs training center and community arts program. Working with corporations, community leaders, and schools, he and his staff strive to give disadvantaged kids and adults the opportunities and tools they need to envision and built a better, brighter future. Strickland believes that every one of us has the potential for remarkable achievement. Every one of us can accomplish the impossible in our lives if given the right inspiration and motivation to do so. We all make ourselves “poor” in one way or another when we accept that we are not smart enough, experienced enough, or talented enough to accomplish something. Bill Strickland works with the least advantaged among us, and if he can help them achieve the impossible in their lives, think what each of us can do.Among Bill Strickland’s beliefs:People are born into this world as assets, not liabilities. It’s all in the way we treat people (and ourselves) that determines a person’s outcomeThe sand in the hourglass flows only one way. Stop going through the motions of living--savor each and every day. Life is here and now, not something waiting for you in the future.You don’t have to travel far to change the life you’re living. Bill grew up in the Pittsburgh ghetto, four blocks from where he came to build one of the foremost job training centers in the world. He now speaks before CEOs and political leaders, church congregations and civic leaders. You only need to change your thinking to remake your world.Through lessons from his own life experiences, and those of countless others who have overcome their circumstances and turned their lives around, Make the Impossible Possible shows how all of us can build on our passions and strengths, dream bigger and set the bar higher, achieve meaningful success and help mentor and inspire the lives of others.… More
    • All the Feels
      Stone, Danika
      All the Feels
      Stone, Danika
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 7, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      When an avid fangirl's favorite character in the Starveils movie series is killed off, she and her best friend, an aspiring actor and Steampunk enthusiast, decide to fight back by launching an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life—and end up changing everything. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Ghost Town
      Beacon Street Girls
      Bryant, Annie
      Ghost Town
      Beacon Street Girls
      Bryant, Annie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 8, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 14-17, Fiction, Horror
      Thanks to Charlotte's travel-writer dad, the Beacon Street Girls are headed to a luxe resort in Montana. But when their dream vacation turns into a snowy nightmare, the BFFs are split up. While Katani and Isabel enjoy room service and hanging out with country music superstar twins Nik and Sam, Charlotte, Maeve, and Avery are stranded with Mr. Ramsey in a haunted old ghost town. Whether snowboarding and chilling with celebrities or solving an old-fashioned mystery with ghosts, wolves, and romance, the BSG find fun and adventure in the Wild West.… More
    • Midwinterblood
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Midwinterblood
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Short Stories
      Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined--this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice. An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 … More
    • Purple Emperor
      The Faerie Wars Chronicles
      Brennan, Herbie
      Purple Emperor
      The Faerie Wars Chronicles
      Brennan, Herbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Horror, Fantasy
      Henry Atherton, his faerie prince friend Pyrgus, and Pyrgus's fearless sister, Holly Blue, return in this fantastic adventure to save the Faerie Realm from the evil Hairstreak and his henchmen, Chalkhill and Brimstone. With the help of forest faeries, some silk mistresses, a sewer-dwelling creature of unknown dimensions, and additional creatures magical and otherwise, the three intrepid young friends find their way from exile back to the home they all would die to preserve and protect. … More
    • Maggie Bean Stays Afloat
      Rayburn, Tricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 27, 2009
      Categories: Young Adult, 14-17, Fiction
      In the sequel to The Melting of Maggie Bean, Maggie gets a job as a junior counselor at a summer camp, but with her new-found confidence thanks to her weight control, she soon neglects the people she cares about the most. Original.… More
    • Zora and Me
      Simon, T. R., Bond, Victoria
      Zora and Me
      Simon, T. R., Bond, Victoria
      eBook
      Publisher: Candlewick Pr Inc
      Published: October 26, 2010
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      Winner of the 2011 John Steptoe New Talent (Author) Award! Racial duplicity threatens an idyllic African American community in the turn-of-the-century South in a dazzling debut inspired by the early life of Zora Neale Hurston. Whether she’s telling the truth or stretching it, Zora Neale Hurston is a riveting storyteller. Her latest creation is a shape-shifting gator man who lurks in the marshes, waiting to steal human souls. But when boastful Sonny Wrapped loses a wrestling match with an elusive alligator named Ghost — and a man is found murdered by the railroad tracks soon after — young Zora’s tales of a mythical evil creature take on an ominous and far more complicated complexion, jeopardizing the peace and security of an entire town and forcing three children to come to terms with the dual-edged power of pretending. Zora’s best friend, Carrie, narrates this coming-of-age story set in the Eden-like town of Eatonville, Florida, where justice isn’t merely an exercise in retribution, but a testimony to the power of community, love, and pride. A fictionalization of the early years of a literary giant, this astonishing novel is the first project ever to be endorsed by the Zora Neale Hurston Trust that was not authored by Hurston herself.… More
  • Middle Grades

    • Tadpole
      White, Ruth
      Tadpole
      White, Ruth
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 11, 2003
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction
      A funny and moving story set in Kentucky It’s the beginning of summer 1955, and though her family is struggling financially, Carolina’s mama still indulges her four daughters’ whims, like springing for all of them to get permanents. Each of her older sisters seems to have cut out a niche for herself, but Carolina Collins is still trying to find her own special place in life. The girls’ hardship is softened by the sudden appearance of their favorite cousin, Tadpole, a charismatic thirteen-year-old with a knack for guitar playing. Tad sees in Carolina a spirit and talent that no one has noticed before, and he predicts that she “is gonna surprise everybody one of these days.” The Collinses soon learn the real reason for Tad’s visit, however, and the weeks that follow are filled with dread that his abusive guardian will come and take him away. But Tad is not the sort of boy to succumb to a bully, and he and Carolina both have surprises in store for everyone. A Junior Library Guild Selection Tadpole is a 2004 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. … More
    • Smurfs Graphic Novels 22
      Smurfs Graphic Novels
      Peyo
      Smurfs Graphic Novels 22
      Smurfs Graphic Novels
      Peyo
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: July 11, 2017
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels
      All’s not well in Smurfs Village. Someone is actually proposing to build an actual wall around the Smurfs Village! Can you imagine any smurf saying such a crazy thing? Well, it all started when Papa Smurf observed that his Smurfs were fighting with each other and he concluded something needed to be done. And that’s when the trouble started. Papa Smurf creates negative versions of all the Smurfs. They’re just like the regular Smurfs except their clothes are a little darker and they don’t have any of the good qualities of the real Smurfs. For example, a black-haired Smurfette has all of Smurfette’s bad habits, and none of what’s good about Smurfette! When the Smurfs meet the so-called “Grey Smurfs,” they want to be friends. But the Grey Smurfs are only interested in going to war against the Smurfs, conquering them, and turning them all into their slaves. Can Papa Smurf fix this mess he created?… More
    • Clue of the Gold Doubloons
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Clue of the Gold Doubloons
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      Nancy and George are thrilled to take part in the filming of a pirate movie onboard the Swift Adventure , a reproduction of a centuries-old sailing ship. Twin brothers Andrew and Daniel Wagner are producing the low-budget film, and they’ve asked their friends to help out. With Nancy as assistant director and George set to play a notorious female pirate, the girls can’t wait to jump in. But a series of robberies at the hotel where the cast and crew are staying, plus the discovery of gold doubloons at the crime scenes, has almost everyone in the production under suspicion. Could the robberies be a publicity stunt staged by one of the brothers? An angry crew member trying to sabotage the film? With her own safety in jeopardy, Nancy needs to figure out who in a big cast of characters is masterminding this criminal production.… More
    • Sky Raiders
      Five Kingdoms
      Mull, Brandon
      Sky Raiders
      Five Kingdoms
      Mull, Brandon
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 14, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, Adventure
      A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.… More
    • Mystery at Lilac Inn
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Mystery at Lilac Inn
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: October 1, 1930
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Women Detectives
      Nancy and her friend Helen visit their friend Emily Willouby at the Lilac Inn, which Emily now owns, to help her plan her wedding. Emily plans on selling inherited diamonds in order to help fix up the Lilac Inn. However, Nancy soon learns that someone has been impersonating her and making expensive purchases under her name. Soon after, Emily's diamonds are stolen! Can Nancy find the thieves and recover the missing diamonds?… More
    • Fizzlebert Stump
      A. F. Harrold
      Fizzlebert Stump
      A. F. Harrold
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: June 7, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      'There are many boys in the world, all slightly different from one another, and most of them are referred to by names. These are often John or Jack or Desmond, but sometimes they are James or Philip or Simon. Once, and once only, there was a boy whose name was Fizzlebert.' Fizzlebert Stump lives in a travelling circus. But although he gets to hang around with acrobats, play the fool with clowns, and put his head in a lion's mouth every night, he's the only kid there - and he's bored. But then Fizz decides to join a library, and life suddenly gets a lot more exciting, when a simple library card application leads to him being kidnapped by a pair of crazed pensioners! Will he ever see the circus again? … More
    • Nerd Camp 2.0
      Willis, Drew, Weissman, Elissa Brent
      Nerd Camp 2.0
      Willis, Drew, Weissman, Elissa Brent
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 6, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction
      Gabe’s happily headed back to Nerd Camp—but can he handle a cool-kid invasion? For Gabe, the equation for ideal summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of vigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted Enrichment—aka, Nerd Camp. Last year was amazing, and this summer will be even better. At least, that’s what Gabe thinks until a new variable is introduced: Zack, Gabe’s cool stepbrother, was supposed to attend a camp nearby, but in the aftermath of a recent wildfire, Zack’s camp and nerd camp will be sharing territory. As these two very different worlds collide, will both camps—and both stepbrothers—survive the summer?… More
    • All the Feels
      Stone, Danika
      All the Feels
      Stone, Danika
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 7, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      When an avid fangirl's favorite character in the Starveils movie series is killed off, she and her best friend, an aspiring actor and Steampunk enthusiast, decide to fight back by launching an online campaign to bring her beloved hero back to life—and end up changing everything. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Midwinterblood
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      Midwinterblood
      Sedgwick, Marcus
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 5, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-17, Fiction, Fantasy, Short Stories
      Seven stories of passion and love separated by centuries but mysteriously intertwined--this is a tale of horror and beauty, tenderness and sacrifice. An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. What binds these stories together? What secrets lurk beneath the surface of this idyllic countryside? And what might be powerful enough to break the cycle of midwinterblood? From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love. A Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book of 2013 A Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book of 2013 … More
    • Keeper of the Night
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      Keeper of the Night
      Holt, Kimberly Willis
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: September 27, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Isabel, a thirteen-year-old girl living on the island of Guam, and her family try to cope with the death of Isabel's mother who committed suicide.… More
  • Early Grades

    • Friendship Riddle
      Blakemore, Megan Frazer
      Friendship Riddle
      Blakemore, Megan Frazer
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: May 5, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Espionage, Mystery
      With nods to classic fantasy expertly woven into this surprising and emotionally-charged journey through the ups and downs of middle school, Megan Frazer Blakemore proves that even the bravest heroes need true friends by their side. Ruth Mudd-O'Flaherty has been a lone wolf at her new middle school ever since her best friend, Charlotte, ditched her for "cooler" friends. Who needs friends when you have fantasy novels? Roaming the stacks of her town's library is enough for Ruth. Until she finds a note in an old book...and in that note is a riddle, one that Ruth can't solve alone. With a tantalizing set of clues before her, Ruth must admit she needs help, the kind that usually comes from friends. Lena and Coco, two kids in her class could be an option, but allowing them in will require courage, and Ruth must decide: Is embarking on this quest worth opening herself up again? … More
    • Sir Small and the Dragonfly
      Step into Reading
      O'Connor, Jane
      Sir Small and the Dragonfly
      Step into Reading
      O'Connor, Jane
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: December 18, 2013
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Illus. in full color. "The tallest person is no taller than a toothpick in the town of Pee Wee, and when Lady Teena is abducted by a dragonfly, a tiny knight, riding his trusty ant, rescues the miniature maiden. This is a hit--an engagingly humorous storyline (set in very large type) features simple words and only a sentence or two per page."--Booklist.… 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
    • Super Sasquatch Showdown
      Sasquatch and Aliens
      Harper, Charise Mericle
      Super Sasquatch Showdown
      Sasquatch and Aliens
      Harper, Charise Mericle
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: February 3, 2015
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction, Folklore, Humorous Fiction
      When Morgan and Lewis receive a cryptic letter and a key from Mr. Lee, they get to enter his garage studio and see his life-like costume creations. Is the alien they meet there just another one of Mr. Lee's movie robots or is it a bonafide extraterrestrial? Morgan and Lewis must uncover the details to solve the mystery while they also try to convince their town that the Sasquatch footprint located in the woods is the real deal and not a fake made by Mr. Lee's Sasquatch robot. Yes - robots, aliens, and Sasquatches abound and the big question through it all for Morgan and Lewis is - what is real and what's pretending to be real. With so much at stake, they must be able to tell their friends from their foes. … More
    • City Shapes
      Murray, Diana
      City Shapes
      Murray, Diana
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: June 21, 2016
      Categories: Children, 0-8, Fiction
      Designed for particular appeal to kids growing up in urban environments, a vibrantly illustrated introduction to the shapes that can be found in a bustling city promotes early recognition skills by encouraging youngsters to use their imaginations while looking more closely at their environments. Simultaneous eBook. 20,000 first printing.… More
    • Tale of Two Sisters
      Mermaid Tales
      Dadey, Debbie
      Tale of Two Sisters
      Mermaid Tales
      Dadey, Debbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 27, 2015
      Categories: Children, 5-8, Fiction, Fantasy, Science Fiction
      When Echo, who is tired of sharing everything with her sister Crystal, finds an artifact from the human world, she and Crystal fight over ownership and are forced by their mother to get along.… More
    • Green Christmas!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      Green Christmas!
      Galaxy Zack
      O'Ryan, Ray
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 1, 2013
      Categories: Children, 5-7, Fiction, Science Fiction
      Zack wants to go back to Earth for a white Christmas—but it turns out a green Christmas is just as cool! Christmas is just a few days away and Zack Nelson can’t wait to get back to Earth and spend it with his relatives in Vermont. He’s looking forward to sledding and having a white Christmas! But when a cosmic storm hits Nebulon, the Nelsons have to cancel their travel plans and spend Christmas on their new home planet. Zack is distraught....until the storm hits. What are those green flakes falling from the sky? Could they be...snow? A white Christmas would have been nice, but maybe a green one is even better! With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Galaxy Zack chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • True Colors
      Sparkle Spa
      Dower, Laura
      True Colors
      Sparkle Spa
      Dower, Laura
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 7, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-10, Fiction
      An untimely broken arm challenges Brooke during a busy time at the Sparkle Spa that is further complicated by a new manicurist and Brooke's sneaky sister. Simultaneous.… More
    • Saving the Team
      The Kicks
      Morgan, Alex
      Saving the Team
      The Kicks
      Morgan, Alex
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 7, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction
      From star soccer player and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan comes the New York Times bestselling first book in an empowering, fun-filled middle grade series about believing in yourself and working as a team. Twelve-year-old Devin loves to play soccer. If she hadn’t just left Connecticut to move across the country, she would have been named seventh-grade captain on her school soccer team. But now that Devin is starting seventh grade in Kentville, California, all bets are off. After all, some of the best players on the US national team come from California. She’s sure to have stiff competition. Or so she thinks. When Devin shows up for tryouts, she discovers that the Kentville Kangaroos—otherwise known as the Kicks—are an absolute mess. Their coach couldn’t care less whether the girls win or lose. And Devin is easily one of the most talented players. The good news is, Devin quickly makes friends with funny, outgoing Jessi; shy but sweet Zoe; and klutzy Emma. Can Devin and her newfound friends pull together and save the team from itself? … More
    • Tiger-skin Rug
      Rose, Gerald
      Tiger-skin Rug
      Rose, Gerald
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: October 6, 2011
      Categories: Children, 0-4, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      A classic picture book reissued 32 years after first publication A thin, lonely tiger sees his chance for a happy life with a rajah and his family and so he swaps places with a rug. All goes quite well . . . for a while!… More