• High School

    • Langston Hughes : Young Black Poet
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Dunham, Montrew
      Langston Hughes : Young Black Poet
      Childhood of Famous Americans
      Dunham, Montrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 30, 2008
      Categories: Adult, Fiction, Poetry
      Focuses on the early years of the well-known poet, Langston Hughes, whose writings reflect the everyday experiences of African Americans.… More
    • Other Half of Me
      Emily Franklin
      Other Half of Me
      Emily Franklin
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 7, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age: How do you define family? Jenny Fitzgerald is an artist who never fit in with her sports-obsessed parents and siblings. Still, she loves her family—even if she doesn’t relate to them. Even if, unlike her younger siblings, Jenny’s father is Donor 142. She’s always known the truth, but before now, it hasn’t seemed to matter much. But this summer—her sixteenth—is different. Where does Jenny really belong? Her parents don’t understand her artwork (and her boss at the studio isn’t even convinced she has talent), her twin sisters are so close it hurts (and it’s good at hurting Jenny), and she’s not entirely sure why she has a crush on jock Tate Brodeur (not that he’s noticed her . . . yet). To find her true self, Jenny begins to search for the one person who might really understand her—someone biologically connected. With Tate’s help, Jenny consults the Donor Sibling Registry, and before she knows it, she has discovered a half sibling. Alexa is witty, impulsive, and desperate to meet. Jenny’s convinced her genetic other half is the key to having a family, but when Alexa shows up unannounced, Jenny’s world changes in ways she never could have predicted.… More
    • Young Widows Club
      Coutts, Alexandra
      Young Widows Club
      Coutts, Alexandra
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: November 10, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      Running away to marry her musician boyfriend and escape her claustrophobic high school life, Tam is shattered by sudden widowhood and is forced to return home, reinvent herself and reach out to others while struggling with grief. Simultaneous eBook.… More
    • Songs About a Girl
      Russell, Chris
      Songs About a Girl
      Russell, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 30, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Pure wish fulfillment for anyone who hasn’t gotten over the One Direction breakupCharlie Bloom is happiest behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. When former classmate Olly Samson gets in touch out of the blue, asking her to take backstage pictures of his new band, she takes him up on it. Charlie dreams of becoming a photographer, and it’ll be good experience.But Olly’s band, Fire&Lights, isn’t playing ordinary gigs. They’re stars on the rise, the hottest boy band in the country—and Charlie is immediately catapulted into the band’s surreal world of paparazzi, sold-out arenas, and screaming fans. Soon enough, she becomes caught between Olly and Fire&Lights’ gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West. As the boys’ rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles on a secret about the band—and herself—hidden within the lyrics of their new #1 single.Music. Fame. Heartbreak: Chris Russell's Songs about a Girl is the perfect next read for anyone who has ever wanted to say, “I'm with the band.”… More
    • Scrapes With Snakes : True Stories of Adventures With Animals
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, Barr, Brady
      Scrapes With Snakes : True Stories of Adventures With Animals
      National Geographic Kids Chapters
      Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, Barr, Brady
      eBook
      Publisher: Random House Digital Dist
      Published: February 10, 2015
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Science, Nature
      Join National Geographic expert and TV personality Brady Barr on some wild adventures with snakes! Readers won't believe their eyes as they read Barr's hilarious—and completely true!—accounts of his interactions with some of the biggest, weirdest, and craziest snakes on Earth. Filled with engaging photos, fast facts, and fascinating sidebars, readers won't want to put this book down.… More
    • Shut Out
      Keplinger, Kody
      Shut Out
      Keplinger, Kody
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: September 5, 2011
      Categories: Young Adult, 14-17, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      The battle of the sexes is on. Most high school sports teams have rivalries with other schools. At Hamilton High, it's a civil war: the football team versus the soccer team. And for her part,Lissa is sick of it. Her quarterback boyfriend, Randy, is always ditching her to go pick a fight with the soccer team or to prank their locker room. And on three separate occasions Randy's car has been egged while he and Lissa were inside, making out. She is done competing with a bunch of sweaty boys for her own boyfriend's attention. Lissa decides to end the rivalry once and for all: She and the other players' girlfriends go on a hookup strike. The boys won't get any action from them until the football and soccer teams make peace. What they don't count on is a new sort of rivalry: an impossible girls-against-boys showdown that hinges on who will cave to their libidos first. And Lissa never sees her own sexual tension with the leader of the boys, Cash Sterling, coming. … More
    • Emerald Green
      The Ruby Red Trilogy
      Gier, Kerstin
      Emerald Green
      The Ruby Red Trilogy
      Gier, Kerstin
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 8, 2013
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Gwen has a destiny to fulfill, but no one will tell her what it is. She’s only recently learned that she is the Ruby, the final member of the time-traveling Circle of Twelve, and since then nothing has been going right. She suspects the founder of the Circle, Count Saint-German, is up to something nefarious, but nobody will believe her. And she’s just learned that her charming time-traveling partner, Gideon, has probably been using her all along. Emerald Green is the stunning conclusion to Kerstin Gier's Ruby Red Trilogy, picking up where Sapphire Blue left off, reaching new heights of intrigue and romance as Gwen finally uncovers the secrets of the time-traveling society and learns her fate. … More
    • Love Letters to the Dead
      Dellaira, Ava
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: April 1, 2014
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction
      It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook full of letters to people like Janis Joplin, Amy Winehouse, Amelia Earhart, Heath Ledger, and more -- though she never gives a single one of them to her teacher. She writes about starting high school, navigating new friendships, falling in love for the first time, learning to live with her splintering family. And, finally, about the abuse she suffered while May was supposed to be looking out for her. Only then, once Laurel has written down the truth about what happened to herself, can she truly begin to accept what happened to May. And only when Laurel has begun to see her sister as the person she was -- lovely and amazing and deeply flawed -- can she begin to discover her own path in this stunning debut from Ava Dellaira, Love Letters to the Dead . … More
    • Operation Prom Date
      Madsen, Cindi
      Operation Prom Date
      Madsen, Cindi
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: March 13, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance, Humorous Fiction
      Kate ships tons of fictional couples, but IRL her OTP is her and Mick, the hot quarterback she’s crushed on since, like, forever. With only one semester left of senior year, it’s now or never if she wants to land him in time for prom. Since she’s flirtationally challenged, she enlists Cooper Callihan, the guy who turned popular seemingly overnight but who used to be a good friend.Cooper lives and breathes rowing, but his partner just broke his wrist. When he remembers Kate’s good with a set of oars, he strikes a deal: help him train, and he’ll make sure her crush notices her. Only he didn’t know how addicting spending time with her would be. Or how the more successful the Operation is, the more jealousy he experiences. The mission has been set. The troops have their marching orders. But what if the target is the wrong guy all along?Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains stargazing, accidental swimming, and poker swindling. This kissing practice will melt your ereader...and give you a new couple to ship.… More
    • Walk the Walk
      Deutschman, Alan
      Walk the Walk
      Deutschman, Alan
      eBook
      Publisher: Penguin USA
      Published: September 3, 2009
      Categories: Adult, Nonfiction, Management & Leadership, Social Sciences
      "One of the best leadership books of the year." -strategy+business Leadership is the art of transforming how people think, feel, and act. Though some experts make it seem complicated, it really has only two elements: what you say and what you do. And according to Alan Deutschman, most leaders focus too much on words and not nearly enough on setting an example. Deutschman profiles a wide range of leaders (in business, education, the military, and nonprofits) who always walked the walk, especially when times got tough. In a skeptical world, that gave them more credibility than even the best possible speeches. Deutschman also shows the devastating consequences of not walking the walk, even on seemingly minor matters. Consider how the CEOs of GM and Chrysler hurt their chances of a government bailout by flying their private jets to Washington. The eye-opening examples in Walk the Walk will inspire leaders at all levels.… More
  • Middle Grades

    • Lassie Come-home
      Ann M. Martin, Inc., Knight, Eric
      Lassie Come-home
      Ann M. Martin, Inc., Knight, Eric
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: October 13, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 9-12, Fiction, Adventure, Classics
      Lassie is Joe's prize collie and constant companion. But when Joe's father loses his job, Lassie must be sold. Three times she escapes from her new owner, and three times she returns home to Joe, until finally she is taken to the remotest part of Scotland—too far a journey for any dog to make alone. But Lassie is not just any dog. First published in 1940, Lassie Come-Home has become one of the best-loved dog stories in the world. This beautiful 75th anniversary edition showcases the original text and illustrations with a striking new jacket design and a new introduction from bestselling author Ann M. Martin. … More
    • Last Holiday Concert
      Clements, Andrew
      Last Holiday Concert
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 12, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Hart Evans, the most popular kid in the fifth grade, has to find a way to save the job of school choir director Mr. Meinert from budget cuts, in a moving holiday story from the author of Frindle. 100,000 first printing.… More
    • Step It Up
      Dance Divas
      Berk, Sheryl
      Step It Up
      Dance Divas
      Berk, Sheryl
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: September 9, 2014
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction
      Trouble is brewing between the divas just before their big upcoming Dance Fusion competition. Liberty is stepping on Rochelle's toes (figuratively and literally!). Anya and Bria can't agree on costumes for their duet. And Scarlett and Gracie are bickering over what to name their new kitten (Scarlett wants "Baryshnikov" but Gracie likes "Mustard"). Miss Toni is mad, mad, mad--but she has an idea to fix the problem: a camping retreat, where these girls will have to learn the true meaning of teamwork or be left out in the dark. … More
    • Binny in Secret
      McKay, Hilary
      Binny in Secret
      McKay, Hilary
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 16, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-13, Fiction
      School has started, and secrets and adventures await Binny and her family in this delightful sequel to Binny for Short , which Publishers Weekly called “a well-crafted story that balances moments of hilarity with poignancy” (starred review). Binny’s blissful summer is over and school is beginning. And it’s horrible. From the awful secondhand uniforms to the stuck-up kids, who call her a grockle, Binny hates everything about school and the kids who torment her. When a storm damages the roof of their home, Binny and her family must move to a rental home out in the country. Binny, her sensible older sister Clem, and her rambunctious brother James (and his chickens) begin adjusting to a new household. Then one of James’s beloved chickens vanishes. What kind of creature is lurking in the undergrowth? And does it need Binny’s protection? Brilliantly written and full of heart, this humorous story is interwoven with the adventures of three children from 1913—Ed, Peter, and Clary—who lived at the house previously. The stories of both sets of children come together as Binny discovers that secrets in the past and the present have connections she never suspected.… More
    • Kat Incorrigible
      Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson,
      Burgis, Stephanie
      Kat Incorrigible
      Unladylike Adventures of Kat Stephenson,
      Burgis, Stephanie
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 5, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-14, Fiction, Fantasy
      In nineteenth-century England, twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson knows she was born to be a magical Guardian and protector of Society—if she can find true acceptance in the secret order that expelled her mother. She’s ready to upend the rigid Order of the Guardians, whether the older members like it or not. And in a Society where magic is the greatest scandal of all, Kat is determined to use her powers to help her two older sisters find their own true loves, even if she has to turn highwayman, battle wild magic, and confront real ghosts along the way! History seamlessly merges with fantasy in this humorous and lively novel.… More
    • Jasmine Helps a Foal
      Pony Tails
      Bryant, Bonnie
      Jasmine Helps a Foal
      Pony Tails
      Bryant, Bonnie
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: September 9, 2014
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction
      With a new baby around, Jasmine feels invisible—until a foal needs her help Jasmine is thrilled about becoming a big sister. She’s even been practicing with a doll her parents gave her. But when baby Sophie comes, her parents seem to forget all about Jasmine. Pine Hollow Stables has also welcomed a new baby—an adorable foal with sweet eyes and soft hair, who needs a ton of love and attention. And Jasmine is up to the challenge. … More
    • Raven Rocks!
      Teen Titans Go!
      Bright, J. E.
      Raven Rocks!
      Teen Titans Go!
      Bright, J. E.
      eBook
      Publisher: Hachette Book Group USA
      Published: October 6, 2015
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Adventure
      An uproarious chapter book based on the popular television series follows the adventures of half-demon Teen Titan Raven, whose shadowy past and supernatural dark powers shape her relationships and efforts to fight crime. Original. Simultaneous eBook. TV tie-in. 35,000 first printing.… More
    • Villain School : Good Curses Evil
      Sanders, Stephanie S.
      eBook
      Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
      Published: August 30, 2011
      Categories: Children, 9-12, Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
      Twelve-year-old Rune Drexler is struggling in his classes at Master Dreadthorn's School for Wayward Villains and will be exiled unless he and his friends, Countess Jezebel Dracula and Big Bad Wolf Junior, can succeed at a nearly impossible Plot.… More
    • Other Half of Me
      Emily Franklin
      Other Half of Me
      Emily Franklin
      eBook
      Publisher: Open Road Media
      Published: April 7, 2015
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      A New York Public Library Book for the Teen Age: How do you define family? Jenny Fitzgerald is an artist who never fit in with her sports-obsessed parents and siblings. Still, she loves her family—even if she doesn’t relate to them. Even if, unlike her younger siblings, Jenny’s father is Donor 142. She’s always known the truth, but before now, it hasn’t seemed to matter much. But this summer—her sixteenth—is different. Where does Jenny really belong? Her parents don’t understand her artwork (and her boss at the studio isn’t even convinced she has talent), her twin sisters are so close it hurts (and it’s good at hurting Jenny), and she’s not entirely sure why she has a crush on jock Tate Brodeur (not that he’s noticed her . . . yet). To find her true self, Jenny begins to search for the one person who might really understand her—someone biologically connected. With Tate’s help, Jenny consults the Donor Sibling Registry, and before she knows it, she has discovered a half sibling. Alexa is witty, impulsive, and desperate to meet. Jenny’s convinced her genetic other half is the key to having a family, but when Alexa shows up unannounced, Jenny’s world changes in ways she never could have predicted.… More
    • Songs About a Girl
      Russell, Chris
      Songs About a Girl
      Russell, Chris
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: May 30, 2017
      Categories: Young Adult, 12-17, Fiction, Romance
      Pure wish fulfillment for anyone who hasn’t gotten over the One Direction breakupCharlie Bloom is happiest behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. When former classmate Olly Samson gets in touch out of the blue, asking her to take backstage pictures of his new band, she takes him up on it. Charlie dreams of becoming a photographer, and it’ll be good experience.But Olly’s band, Fire&Lights, isn’t playing ordinary gigs. They’re stars on the rise, the hottest boy band in the country—and Charlie is immediately catapulted into the band’s surreal world of paparazzi, sold-out arenas, and screaming fans. Soon enough, she becomes caught between Olly and Fire&Lights’ gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West. As the boys’ rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles on a secret about the band—and herself—hidden within the lyrics of their new #1 single.Music. Fame. Heartbreak: Chris Russell's Songs about a Girl is the perfect next read for anyone who has ever wanted to say, “I'm with the band.”… More
  • Early Grades

    • Olivia Saves the Circus
      Falconer, Ian
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: November 16, 2010
      Categories: Children, 0-4, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Olivia remembers her trip to the circus very well. The performers were out sick, so she had to do everything. She... rode on a unicycle jumped on a trampoline juggled five balls tamed lions flew through the air Step into the ring with Olivia, where the lights are dim, the color soft, and a little girl's imagination is the main attraction. Now available as an eBook with audio!… More
    • What Is Baby Gorilla Doing?
      Nippert-Eng, Christena
      What Is Baby Gorilla Doing?
      Nippert-Eng, Christena
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: June 13, 2017
      Categories: Children, 5-6, Nonfiction, Nature
      Baby gorilla plays, looks, sits, smells, tastes, climbs, claps, smiles, and sleeps—just like the young readers of this book. Beautiful photographs capture an adorable baby gorilla in action. A gentle bedtime ending rounds out this action-word concept book.… More
    • Cat Nap
      Yuly, Toni
      Cat Nap
      Yuly, Toni
      eBook
      Publisher: Macmillan
      Published: January 26, 2016
      Categories: Children, 0-4, Fiction
      A lighthearted celebration of opposites by the creator of Early Bird features an exuberant Kitten who does not want to settle down when a sleepy Cat declares it is naptime.… More
    • Mystery of the Gold Coin
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      Mystery of the Gold Coin
      Greetings from Somewhere
      Paris, Harper
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: January 7, 2014
      Categories: Children, 5-9, Fiction, Mystery
      In the first book of this new chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure, twins Ethan and Ella must find a missing coin before they move away from their hometown! When Ethan and Ella learn that their mother has accepted the position of travel writer for The Brookeston Times , they are not happy. Move away from Brookeston? Say good-bye to all their friends? What could be worse? Their mom and dad promise them that this will be a great experience, but that doesn’t make the kids feel any better. The day before they are set to leave, their beloved Grandpa Harry stops by. As a gift, he gives Ella a pretty journal since he knows she loves to write, and he gives Ethan a gold coin that Ethan decides he will always keep in his pocket. But the morning of their departure, Ethan realizes he's lost the coin! Together, he and Ella must retrace their steps from the day before. Will they solve the mystery of the missing coin before it’s time to head to the airport? With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Greetings from Somewhere chapter books are perfect for beginning readers.… More
    • Evil Spy School
      Spy School
      Gibbs, Stuart
      Evil Spy School
      Spy School
      Gibbs, Stuart
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 21, 2015
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Espionage
      When Ben gets kicked out of the CIA’s spy school, he enrolls with the enemy. From New York Times bestselling author, Stuart Gibbs, this companion to the Edgar Award–nominated Spy School and Spy Camp is rife with action, adventure, and espionage. During a spy school game of Capture the Flag, twelve-year-old Ben Ripley somehow accidentally shoots a live mortar into the principal’s office—and immediately gets himself expelled. Not long after going back to the boring old real world, Ben gets recruited by evil crime organization SPYDER. And he accepts. As a new student in SPYDER’s evil spy school, which trains kids to become bad guys with classes like Counter Counterespionage and Laying Low 101, Ben does some secret spying of his own. He’s acting as unofficial undercover agent, and it becomes quickly apparent that SPYDER is planning something very big—and very evil. Ben can tell he’s a key part of the plan, but he’s not quite sure what the plan is . Can Ben figure out what SPYDER is up to—and get word to the good guys without getting caught—before it’s too late?… More
    • Ares and the Spear of Fear
      Heroes in Training
      Williams, Suzanne, Holub, Joan
      Ares and the Spear of Fear
      Heroes in Training
      Williams, Suzanne, Holub, Joan
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: August 5, 2014
      Categories: Children, 6-9, Fiction, Folklore, Adventure
      Ares, Zeus, and the other Olympians encounter a huge snake and a sharp challenge in this Heroes in Training adventure. After overcoming many challenges, Zeus and his fellow Olympians arrive at the temple at Delphi—only to find a giant snake guarding the entrance! Beyond the python, Pythia appears. Trapped in the temple by the python’s magic and mere presence, Pythia urges the Olympians not to worry about her, for they are urgently needed on another quest. The Olympians are now out to find the Spear of Fear. A group of Amazonian women currently have it, but it really belongs to Ares, the God of War. Ares is thrilled to know the next quest is about him—but soon realizes that when it comes to the powerful spear, he has a LOT to learn...… More
    • Fly Away
      MacLachlan, Patricia
      Fly Away
      MacLachlan, Patricia
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: April 8, 2014
      Categories: Children, 7-9, Fiction, Poetry
      From the Newbery Award–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall comes a story about one brave girl who saves her family from losing everything. Everyone in Lucy’s family sings. Opera. Rap. Lullabies. Everyone, except Lucy. Lucy can’t sing; her voice just won’t come out. Just like singing, helping Aunt Frankie prepare for flooding season is a family tradition—even if Frankie doesn’t want the help. And this year, when the flood arrives, danger finds its way into the heart of Lucy’s family, and Lucy will need to find her voice to save her brother.… More
    • Flame of Olympus
      Pegasus
      O'Hearn, Kate
      Flame of Olympus
      Pegasus
      O'Hearn, Kate
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: May 22, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Folklore
      A young girl, a winged horse, and an Olympian war make for an adventurous start to an exciting trilogy. When Pegasus crashes onto a Manhattan roof during a terrible storm, thirteen-year-old Emily’s life changes forever. Suddenly allied with a winged horse she’d always thought was mythical, Emily is thrust into the center of a fierce battle between the Roman gods and a terrifying race of multiarmed stone warriors called the Nirads. Emily must team up with a thief named Paelen, the goddess Diana, and a mortal boy named Joel in order to return Pegasus to Olympus and rescue the gods from a certain death. Along the way, Emily and her companions will fight monsters, run from a government agency that is prepared to dissect Pegasus, and even fly above the Manhattan skyline—all as part of a quest to save Olympus before the Olympic flame burns out.… More
    • Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures : The African Safari Discovery
      Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures
      Brown, Jeff
      Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures : The African Safari Discovery
      Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures
      Brown, Jeff
      eBook
      Publisher: HarperCollins
      Published: December 21, 2010
      Categories: Children, 6-10, Fiction, Humorous Fiction
      Stanley?s not the only flat one! When a flat skull is discovered in Africa, Stanley Lambchop decides to travel there with his brother, Arthur, and their father, George. Maybe studying the skull will give them clues to Stanley's flatness. But once in Africa, the Lambchops are in for more adventure than they bargained for. From lions to zebras to elephants, it's the safari of a lifetime! … More
    • Last Holiday Concert
      Clements, Andrew
      Last Holiday Concert
      Clements, Andrew
      eBook
      Publisher: Simon & Schuster
      Published: June 12, 2012
      Categories: Children, 8-12, Fiction, Literary Fiction
      Hart Evans, the most popular kid in the fifth grade, has to find a way to save the job of school choir director Mr. Meinert from budget cuts, in a moving holiday story from the author of Frindle. 100,000 first printing.… More