• High School

    • Where You'll Find Me
      Friend, Natasha
      Where You'll Find Me
      Friend, Natasha
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 8, 2016
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      Struggling to cope with her former best friend's abandonment and her mother's suicide attempt, an eighth-grade girl works to reconnect with her estranged father and a new stepsibling while finding friends in unexpected places. By the award-winning author of For Keeps. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Speak
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      Speak
      Anderson, Laurie Halse
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 10, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction
      The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature. … More
    • Winner's Game
      Milne, Kevin Alan
      Winner's Game
      Milne, Kevin Alan
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: March 4, 2014
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Women's Fiction, Literary Fiction
      The Bennett family, ripped apart by their daughter's life-threatening illness, wait for the news of a donor at the family vacation home on the Oregon coast where they discover a game devised by their great grandparents that brings them back together until tragedy strikes. Original. 30,000 first printing.… More
    • Gumbo : Celebration of African American Writers
      Golden, Marita, Harris, E. Lynn
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: January 14, 2003
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Short Stories
      A literary rent party to benefit the Hurston/Wright Foundation of African-American fiction, with selections to savor from bestselling authors as well as talented rising stars.Not since Terry McMillan’s Breaking Ice have so many African-American writers been brought together in one volume. A stellar collection of works from more than fifty hot names in fiction, Gumbo represents remarkable synergy. Edited by bestselling luminaries Marita Golden and E. Lynn Harris, this collection spans new and previously published tales of love and luck, inspiration and violation, hip new worlds and hallowed heritage from voices such as:• Edwidge Danticat• Eric Jerome Dickey• Kenji Jasper• John Edgar Wideman• Terry McMillan• David Anthony Durham• Bertice Berry…and many, many moreAlso featuring original stories by Golden and Harris themselves, Gumbo heralds the debut of the Hurston/Wright Legacy Awards for Published Black Writers (scheduled for October 2002), and all advances and royalties from the book will support the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Combining authors with a variety of flavorful writing, Gumbo will have readers clamoring for second helpings.From the Trade Paperback edition.… More
    • Allies & Assassins
      Allies & Assassins
      Somper, Justin
      Allies & Assassins
      Allies & Assassins
      Somper, Justin
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: May 27, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Adventure, Historical Fiction
      Ascending the throne of Archenfield after the murder of his brother, 16-year-old Jared feels unprepared to face a powerful and dangerous court and wonders who among his 12 advisers may have been responsible for killing his brother. A first young adult book. Simultaneous eBook. 30,000 first printing.… More
    • Evertrue : An Everneath Novel
      Everneath
      Ashton, Brodi
      Evertrue : An Everneath Novel
      Everneath
      Ashton, Brodi
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: January 21, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Folklore
      Nikki and Jack fight Nikki's transformation into an Everliving by forging an unlikely alliance with Cole and travel to the Underworld, where a vengeful Queen schemes to prevent their destruction of the Everneath.… More
    • Goose Girl
      Books of Bayern
      Hale, Shannon
      Goose Girl
      Books of Bayern
      Hale, Shannon
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy, Folklore, Romance
      Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, spends the first years of her life under her aunt's guidance learning to communicate with animals. As she grows up Ani develops the skills of animal speech, but is never comfortable speaking with people, so when her silver-tongued lady-in-waiting leads a mutiny during Ani's journey to be married in a foreign land, Ani is helpless and cannot persuade anyone to assist her. Becoming a goose girl for the king, Ani eventually uses her own special, nearly magical powers to find her way to her true destiny. Shannon Hale has woven an incredible, original and magical tale of a girl who must find her own unusual talents before she can become queen of the people she has made her own. Look out for the other books in this series: Enna Burning , River Secrets , and Forest Born ! … More
    • Saving Juliet
      Selfors, Suzanne
      Saving Juliet
      Selfors, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: December 1, 2008
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Mimi Wallingford, Great Granddaughter of Adelaide Wallingford, has the life that most girls dream about, playing Juliet opposite teen heartthrob Troy Summer on Broadway in Shakespeare's famous play. Unfortunately, she has no desire to be an actress, a fact her mother can't seem to grasp. But when she and Troy are magically thrust into Shakespeare's Verona, they experience the feud between the Capulets and Montagues first hand. Mimi realizes that she and Juliet have more in common than Shakespeare's script--they are both fighting for futures of their own choosing. Mimi feels compelled to help her and with Troy's unexpected help, hopes to give Shakespeare's most famous tragedy a happily-ever-after-ending. … More
    • Vodnik
      Moore, Bryce
      Vodnik
      Moore, Bryce
      eBook
      Publisher: Lee & Low Books
      Published: March 20, 2012
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Fiction, Fantasy
      When Tomas moves with his family to Slovakia, the Slovakian creatures from his youth come to life.… More
    • Plunking Reggie Jackson
      Bennett, James W.
      Plunking Reggie Jackson
      Bennett, James W.
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 7, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction
      His brother dead, a baseball star struggles to fill his footsteps Coley Burke’s brother, Patrick, taught him how to throw a baseball, how to get girls, and how to keep their overbearing father off his back. Everything came easily to Patrick, whose natural talent on the baseball diamond had him set up for a career in the major leagues—right until the drunk-driving accident that ended his life. With Patrick gone, Coley is lost. His grades are slipping, and if he doesn’t get them back up, he won’t be allowed to play baseball this season. No baseball means no scholarship, and no scholarship means he will never play in the majors. For Coley’s father, that kind of failure is unacceptable.   As the pressure overwhelms him, Coley looks for a way out. With his girlfriend, Bree, by his side, he runs away from home. Coley has the potential to be a great ballplayer—but first he’ll have to learn who he is off the diamond. … More
  • Middle Grades

    • Vandemark Mummy
      Voigt, Cynthia
      Vandemark Mummy
      Voigt, Cynthia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 26, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-15, Nonfiction
      A mummy has gone missing! It’s not a terribly valuable mummy, but its disappearance spells big trouble for Phineas and Althea’s father, who is the curator of a small collection of Egyptian antiquities bequeathed to the college where he works. A whispered phone call leads Phineas and Althea to the vandalized mummy without revealing the identity of the thief. Then someone far more important to Phineas than a fifteen-hundred-year-old mummy vanishes. In spite of what the police think, he knows his sister would not have run away, and he knows she’s in grave danger. But can he unravel the mystery in time to save her life?… More
    • Treasure of Way Down Deep
      White, Ruth
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: August 27, 2013
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Mystery, Historical Fiction
      When Ruby Jolene Hurley sees the shadow of her dead pet goat Jethro dancing on his grave, that's the first hint that something strange is going on in Way Down Deep. Then on Halloween night, Miss Arbutus senses an evil wind blowing into town, and bad things start to happen. The coal mine shuts down, one hundred men lose their jobs, and all of Way Down feels the pinch. Ruby thinks the answer to their problems is the treasure that Archibald Ward, the town's founder, supposedly buried more than two hundred years ago. Most people say the treasure is just a myth, but Ruby is determined to prove the naysayers wrong and save the day.… More
    • Fortune-teller's Secret
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      Fortune-teller's Secret
      Nancy Drew
      Keene, Carolyn
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: December 4, 2012
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Mystery
      When she learns that the recently widowed Mrs. Kittredge is making regular visits to a fortune-teller and turning over large sums of money to Madame Destiny, Nancy decides to investigate.… More
    • Yolonda's Genius
      Fenner, Carol
      Yolonda's Genius
      Fenner, Carol
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 27, 2002
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      Moving from Chicago to a small town, cool and streetwise fifth-grader Yolonda struggles to adapt to her new school and to persuade her mother and other adults that her little brother, Andrew, is a harmonica genius. By the author of Randall's Wall.… More
    • Little Creatures
      Angelwings
      Napoli, Donna Jo
      Little Creatures
      Angelwings
      Napoli, Donna Jo
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-9, Fiction
      Wanting to capture the bugs to keep them near, Simone ends up hurting them because they aren't meant to be trapped, thus the Little Angel of Freedom has to make a special trip to teach Simone the right way of appreciating the insects that she loves so dear. Original.… More
    • Are You Still There
      Scheerger, Sarah Lynn
      Are You Still There
      Scheerger, Sarah Lynn
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 15, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      When a bomb is found in her school, AP student and perfect daughter Gabi is invited to work on the crisis hotline, a position that draws her into a suspenseful game of cat and mouse with the bomber.… More
    • Among the Free
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      Among the Free
      Shadow Children
      Haddix, Margaret Peterson
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 1, 2006
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      ENOUGH GAMES. Luke Garner is a third-born in a restrictive society that allows only two children per family. Risking his life, he came out of hiding to fight against the Population Police laws. Now, in the final volume of Margaret Peterson Haddix's suspenseful Shadow Children series, Luke inadvertently sets off a rebellion that results in the overthrow of the government. The people are finally free. But who is in charge now? And will this new freedom be everything they had hoped?… More
    • Screaming Mummies of the Pharaoh's Tomb II
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      Screaming Mummies of the Pharaoh's Tomb II
      Tales from the House of Bunnicula
      Howe, James
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 15, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Horror, Humorous Fiction
      Howie Monroe, the wire-haired dachshund, and his friend Delilah collaborate on writing a novel, trying to win the coveted Newbony Award. Reprint.… More
    • Edge
      Cadnum, Michael
      Edge
      Cadnum, Michael
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 29, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-14, Fiction, Suspense/Thriller
      A teenage boy searches for revenge on the streets of Oakland The battle is nearly over. The outsiders—who came to Oakland looking for excitement—are about to get back on the highway and go home. But they hurt 1 of Zach’s friends, and he can’t let that stand. He hurls a chunk of concrete at their car, starting a fight that turns into a riot. The police flood the streets with teargas, and Zach gets lost in the chaos. In the melee, he finds something someone left behind—something that will poison his life. It’s a .38 pistol, and once he picks it up, he can’t let it go.   Zach hates violence, but since he quit high school, he feels its power creeping into his life every day. When his father is shot during a robbery, Zach’s newly found pistol gives him the power to take revenge—if his heart will let him pull the trigger. … More
    • Return of the Gypsy Witch
      Hart, Alison
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 11, 2010
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery
      It all started with one mysterious briefcase.... When Allie's father dies, her half sister, Kat, is left in charge of his detective agency -- and of Allie. Despite the many changes in her life, Allie can't help being excited by the possibility of being close to some real private-eye adventures, the kind she is always daydreaming about. So when a man comes to the agency asking Kat to guard his briefcase, it looks like Allie will get her chance to investigate. But when Allie breaks into the briefcase, she makes a shocking discovery. And when she begins asking around, she realizes she may have taken on more than she bargained for. Whoever wants the briefcase kept safe desperately needs the agency's help, and whoever wants them uncovered will do anything to find them....… More
  • Early Grades

    • Secret Sea Horse
      Mermaid Tales
      Dadey, Debbie
      Secret Sea Horse
      Mermaid Tales
      Dadey, Debbie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: September 17, 2013
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Fantasy
      Echo Reef loves sea horses so much, she wants one for a pet…no matter what! Of all the creatures in the ocean, sea horses are Echo Reef’s favorite. They’re sweet and gentle and they glide through the water so gracefully. When Echo discovers that Rocky Ridge, one of her Trident Academy classmates, has his own pet sea horse, she wants one right away. Not everyone agrees sea horses should be pets, however—perhaps they are happiest when swimming freely. But Echo thinks that if Rocky can make a sea horse happy, she can too! Can’t she?… More
    • Oz, the Complete Collection : Oz, the Complete Collection, Oz, the Complete Collection, Oz, the Complete Collection, Oz, the Complete Collection, Oz, the Complete Collection
      Oz, the Complete Collection
      Baum, L. Frank
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: March 5, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Classics, Adventure, Fantasy
      The definitive Oz experience: Immerse yourself in the wonder of Oz in this eBook collection of fifteen titles from L. Frank Baum’s cherished American fairy tale series. This eBook collection includes fifteen classic and beloved Oz tales in five volumes: Volume 1: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz , The Marvelous Land of Oz , Ozma of Oz Volume 2: Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz , The Road to Oz , The Emerald City of Oz Volume 3: The Patchwork Girl of Oz , Tik-Tok of Oz , The Scarecrow of Oz Volume 4: Rinkitink in Oz , The Lost Princess of Oz , The Tin Woodman of Oz , Volume 5: The Magic of Oz , Glinda of Oz , The Royal Book of Oz … More
    • Wig in the Window
      Kittscher, Kristen
      Wig in the Window
      Kittscher, Kristen
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: June 18, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      Fans of the humor and clever clues in the Sammy Keyes books will enjoy The Wig in the Window , first in Kristen Kittscher’s funny middle-grade mystery series.   Best friends and seventh graders Sophie Young and Grace Yang have made a game out of spying on their neighbors. On one of their midnight stakeouts, they witness a terrifying, bloody scene at the home of their bizarre middle-school counselor Dr. Charlotte Agford (also known as Dr. Awkward).   At least, they think they do. The truth is that Dr. Agford was only making her famous pickled beets. But when Dr. Agford begins acting even weirder than usual, Sophie and Grace become convinced that she’s hiding something—and they’re determined to find out what it is.   Soon the girls are breaking secret codes, being followed by a strange blue car, and tailing strangers with unibrows and Texas accents. But as their investigation heats up, Sophie and Grace start to crack under the pressure. Will solving the case destroy their friendship? … More
    • Franklin's Valentines : A Classic Franklin Story
      Classic Franklin Stories
      Clark, Brenda, Paulette Bourgeois
      Franklin's Valentines : A Classic Franklin Story
      Classic Franklin Stories
      Clark, Brenda, Paulette Bourgeois
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: January 24, 2012
      Categories: Children, 3-8, Fiction, Folklore, Literary Fiction
      In this Franklin Classic Storybook, it's Valentine's Day and Franklin can't wait to give his friends the cards he has made. But when he gets to school, he discovers that they're missing. Franklin is heartbroken and worried that now his friends won't want to give him any cards. Big hearts prevail and Franklin soon learns that he has very good friends - and that he can be a good friend, too.… More
    • Christmas Baby
      Bauer, Marion Dane
      Christmas Baby
      Bauer, Marion Dane
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 16, 2010
      Categories: Children, 5-7, Fiction, Religious Fiction
      When a baby was born in the manger, Mary and Joseph rejoiced. The angels sang, and kings journeyed to bring gifts. When you came into the world, there was a celebration too - because every new baby is a small miracle.… More
    • Polar Bear Math : Learning About Fractions from Klondike and Snow
      Nagda, Ann Whitehead, Bickel, Cindy
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Children, 5-7, Nonfiction, Nature, Mathematics
      That night Cindy took the tiny cubs home with her. She didn't sleep at all-she was too busy feeding milk to the twins, cleaning them, and checking on every little cry. When dawn came, the small bears were still clinging to life. Children learn about fractions while following the Denver Zoo's baby polar bears, Klondike and Snow, in Polar Bear Math Early one morning at the Denver Zoo, a polar bear gives birth to two tiny babies, then abandons them. The zoo staff must raise the babies, but there are many things they don't know. What foods are best? How much should the cubs eat? Once they figure out the answers, the cubs quickly become healthy, happy young bears. Young readers follow Klondike and Snow as they grow from fragile newborns to large, lively bears, and along the way they'll learn about fractions. … More
    • Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
      First Time Books
      Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain
      Berenstain Bears and the Messy Room
      First Time Books
      Jan Berenstain, Stan Berenstain
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital
      Published: October 27, 2010
      Categories: Children, 3-8, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Come for a visit in Bear Country with this classic First Time Book® from Stan and Jan Berenstain. Mama and Papa are frustrated that Brother and Sister can’t seem to pick up after themselves. Will the cubs ever learn to clean up their messes? This beloved story is a perfect way to teach children about tidying up, organization, and taking good care of their belongings.… More
    • Sasquatch Escape
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      Sasquatch Escape
      The Imaginary Veterinary
      Selfors, Suzanne
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: April 2, 2013
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Spending the summer in his grandfather's rundown town, ten-year-old Ben meets an adventurous local girl and together they learn that the town's veterinarian runs a secret hospital for imaginary creatures.… More
    • Splashdance : A Picture Book
      Starin, Liz
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 21, 2016
      Categories: Children, 6-7, Fiction
      Picture Book Winner of the 2016 Social Justice Literature AwardUrsula, a bear, and Ricardo, a human, are preparing for the water ballet competition, where the prize is a million dollars! But a new regulation at the community pool--no bears--leaves Ursula cut from the contest. Luckily, she encounters a group of undaunted animal swimmers at a local pond, and Ursula and her new team figure out a way to participate in the competition and make sure everyone is welcome at the pool once and for all. Filled with deadpan humor, adorable animals, and big themes about social justice and inclusion, Liz Starin's picture book Splashdance is a fun and splashy summer story with a lot of heart.… More
    • Case of the Missing Cats : Book 1
      Jones, Gareth P.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc
      Published: September 13, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-10, Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Humorous Fiction
      When Dirk Dilly gets a call from Holly asking him to help her find her missing cat, he thinks that the case will be very tedious. However, soon he and the intrepid Holly are engaged in a life or death struggle in which the missing cats play only a small part.… More