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Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story

by Susan Tan & Dana Wulfekotte Roaring Brook Press (March 26, 2019)

Cilla Lee-Jenkins returns to pursue her dreams of becoming a successful author while dealing with her Chinese-American family in Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story by writer Susan Tan and illustrator Dana Wulfekotte....

The Eleventh Trade

by Alyssa Hollingsworth Roaring Brook Press (September 18, 2018)

From debut author Alyssa Hollingsworth comes a story about living with fear, being a friend, and finding a new place to call home.

They say you can't get something for nothing, but nothing is all Sami has. When...


by Paul Tillery, Iv & Meg Wittwer Roaring Brook Press (September 18, 2018)

Cancel your dinner plans and dig in to Thundercluck! by Paul Tillery IV and Meg Wittwer. This is the first book in a hilarious new series stuffed with Norse mythology, black-and-white illustrations by the dozen,...

Worth a Thousand Words

by Brigit Young Roaring Brook Press (August 14, 2018)

Whether it’s earrings, homework, or love notes, Tillie “Lost and Found” Green and her camera can find any lost thing—until a search for a missing person forces her to step out from behind the lens.


Nowhere Boy

by Katherine Marsh Roaring Brook Press (August 07, 2018)

"A resistance novel for our time." - The New York Times

"A hopeful story about recovery, empathy, and the bravery of young people." - Booklist

"This well-crafted and suspenseful novel touches on the topics of...

Chadwick's Epic Revenge

by Lisa Doan & Natalie Andrewson Roaring Brook Press (June 26, 2018)

The victim of endless pranks turns the tables on his nemesis—Chadwick Musselman decides it’s time to get revenge in this hilarious school story.

Chadwick Musselman has spent years being terrorized by Terry...

Raffie on the Run

by Jacqueline Resnick & Joe Sutphin Roaring Brook Press (February 13, 2018)

The Cricket in Times Square meets Finding Nemo—a subway rat must cross New York City to bring his lost little brother home.

Raffie Lipton lives a rat’s dream life. In his family’s subway station home,...

Stella Diaz Has Something to Say

by Angela Dominguez Roaring Brook Press (January 16, 2018)

In her first middle-grade novel, award-winning picture book author and illustrator Angela Dominguez tells a heartwarming story based on her own experiences growing up Mexican-American.

Stella Diaz loves marine...

Laura Ingalls Is Ruining My Life

by Shelley Tougas Roaring Brook Press (October 10, 2017)

A life on the prairie is not all its cracked up to be for one girl whose mom takes her love of the Little House series just a bit too far.

Charlotte’s mom has just moved the family across the country to live...


by Pam Smy Roaring Brook Press (August 29, 2017)

Parallel stories set in different times, one told in prose and one in pictures, converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned Thornhill Institute next door.

1982: Mary is a lonely orphan at the Thornhill...

The Real Us

by Tommy Greenwald & J. P. Coovert Roaring Brook Press (August 08, 2017)

Laura Corbett and Damian White are loners, and not by choice. Kids make fun of smart, sarcastic Laura for her weight and artistic Damian for his tendency to sweat through his shirts. Calista Getz, however—well,...

Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire

by Susan Tan & Dana Wulfekotte Roaring Brook Press (March 28, 2017)

“Meeting Cilla felt like making a new best friend.” —Grace Lin, bestselling author of Newbery Honor book Where the Mountain Meets the Moon

Priscilla "Cilla" Lee-Jenkins is on a tight deadline. Her baby...

My Pet Human Takes Center Stage

by Yasmine Surovec Roaring Brook Press (March 21, 2017)

The adorable My Pet Human series continues at school, where Oliver and Freckles star in the pet club's talent show.

Freckles is new at her elementary school, and Oliver wants to be sure she finds her niche. So...

Friday Barnes Under Suspicion

by R. A. Spratt & Phil Gosier Roaring Brook Press (August 09, 2016)

“A must-have series for middle-grade readers.” —Booklist

Friday Barnes, girl detective, is... under arrest?!

Getting arrested was the last thing Friday expected after solving the swamp-yeti mystery at her...

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Not Growing Up

by Tommy Greenwald, J. P. Coovert & Lauren Burniac Roaring Brook Press (August 09, 2016)

Yes! Graduation day is finally here!

Charlie Joe has been waiting for this moment his entire middle school career. This might even be the best day of his life. No more teachers! No more books! Just make it through...

Saving Montgomery Sole

by Mariko Tamaki Roaring Brook Press (April 19, 2016)

A beautiful and offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One Summer.

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school...

Bone by Bone by Bone

by Tony Johnston Roaring Brook Press (March 29, 2016)

FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN WHITE AND BLACK in 1950s Tennessee. Tony Johnston draws on her own childhood memories to limn a portrait of a sensitive and compassionate boy fighting for a friendship his father forbids.


The Inn Between

by Marina Cohen Roaring Brook Press (March 22, 2016)

Eleven-year-old Quinn has had some bad experiences lately. She was caught cheating in school, and then one day, her little sister Emma disappeared while walking home from school. She never returned.

When Quinn's...

Pete Milano's Guide to Being a Movie Star

by Tommy Greenwald & Rebecca Roher Roaring Brook Press (February 16, 2016)

Pete Milano has always been the class clown and proud of it. What's the point of having friends if you can't make them laugh, right? Even if doing so does have the unfortunate side effect of constantly getting...


by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni Roaring Brook Press (January 26, 2016)

The hero of the Brotherhood of the Conch series, now fifteen, is settling back into his life as an apprentice in the lush Silver Valley, nestled high in the Himalayas. There he continues to learn the secret...

The Notorious Izzy Fink

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (January 26, 2016)

Sam Glodsky lives among the rough-and-tumble gangs on the streets of New York's Lower East Side. When 13-year-old Sam falls in with fearsome gangster Monk Eastman, he joins an outrageous scheme to rescue Eastman's...

Friday Barnes, Girl Detective

by R. A. Spratt & Phil Gosier Roaring Brook Press (January 19, 2016)

Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was an eleven-year-old girl!

When Friday Barnes, girl genius, solves a bank robbery, she uses the reward money to send herself to Highcrest Academy, the most exclusive boarding school...

Finders Keepers

by Shelley Tougas Roaring Brook Press (September 01, 2015)

From the author of The Graham Cracker Plot, a story about two friends playing finders keepers for the missing loot of Al Capone.

Christa spends every summer at the most awesome place in the whole world: her family's...

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Planet Girl

by Tommy Greenwald & J. P. Coovert Roaring Brook Press (August 25, 2015)

There's a crisis at Eastport Middle School! It appears that everyone has a boyfriend or girlfriend except . . . Charlie Joe Jackson??!? Yup-he's the only single guy out of all his friends. How is this possible?...

Penina Levine Is a Potato Pancake

by Rebecca O'Connell & Majella Lue Sue Roaring Brook Press (August 11, 2015)


In this Hanukkah story, Penina finds that a glass of cold milk and a hot potato pancake go a long way. Penina Levine is the only member of her family who isn't looking forward to Hanukkah....

Penina Levine Is a Hard-boiled Egg

by Rebecca O'Connell & Majella Lue Sue Roaring Brook Press (August 11, 2015)

Penina Levine has a bossy best friend, a tattletale sister, crazy parents, and a big, fat zero on her school assignment. It was a stupid assignment, completely impossible, totally unfair. She's never going to...

Bright Lights, Dark Nights

by Stephen Emond Roaring Brook Press (August 11, 2015)

A story about first love, first fights, and finding yourself in a messed up world, from the acclaimed author of Happyface.

Walter Wilcox has never been in love. That is, until he meets Naomi, and sparks, and...

My Pet Human

by Yasmine Surovec Roaring Brook Press (August 04, 2015)

From queen cat lady Yasmine Surovec comes a cuddly new chapter book series about a cat in need of a pet human. Oliver is an independent kitty. He has his run of the neighborhood and looks at his animal friends...

The Maloneys' Magical Weatherbox

by Nigel Quinlan Roaring Brook Press (July 28, 2015)

Neil and Liz Maloney have a secret: Their father is the keeper of the Weatherbox, a magical phone booth that rings four times a year, signaling the changing of the seasons. But this summer when the family gathers...

Return to Augie Hobble

by Lane Smith Roaring Brook Press (May 05, 2015)

Augie Hobble lives in a fairy tale—or at least Fairy Tale Place, the down-on-its-luck amusement park managed by his father. Yet his life is turning into a nightmare: he's failed creative arts and has to take...

The Meanest Girl

by Debora Allie Roaring Brook Press (April 21, 2015)

"I hand her a note. Her eyes widen. Chelsea lives for this stuff. She whispers, 'What will you wear?' What will I wear? It wasn't exectly my first thought! Like, first of all, who wrote it? Who's in love with...

Poison Ivy

by Amy Goldman Koss Roaring Brook Press (April 14, 2015)

"IwithVY: I told Ms. Gold about how The Evil Three have been after me, feeding off me since fourth grade.

MARCO: It isn't a very pretty story, so if you're looking for 'nice,' you better ask someone else.


Get Real

by Betty Hicks Roaring Brook Press (April 14, 2015)

Dez is unusually neat. Her mom and dad are unusually messy. They like Cheez Whiz and swamps. Dez likes elegant food and grand pianos. How can she even be related to them? And how can Dez help her best friend,...


by Deborah Lynn Jacobs Roaring Brook Press (April 14, 2015)

SHIFTING BETWEEN MULTIPLE REALITIES A teenage girl consumed by guilt over her brother's death tries to find a universe in which he is still alive.

Sticky notes rim the mirror in rainbow colors. REMEMBER. DON'T...

Second Fiddle

by Siobhan Parkinson Roaring Brook Press (March 31, 2015)

Aspiring writer Mags Clarke has just moved with her mother to a new area after the death of her father. Because her feet are usually firmly planted on the ground, Mags is cautious about befriending Gillian,...

Something Invisible

by Siobhan Parkinson Roaring Brook Press (March 31, 2015)

Eleven-year-old Jake likes thinking, encyclopedias, and football. And fish. Although he's not so sure about everything else--especially girls, or little sisters, or stepdads. But an unlikely friendship with...

Palmers Gate

by Barry Varela Roaring Brook Press (March 31, 2015)

Set in a small working-class town near the South Jersey shore, Palmers Gate describes 11-year-old Robby Cleff's attempts to understand and befriend the classmate who lives next door. Colleen Gardner is a childlike,...

Lizard People

by Charlie Price Roaring Brook Press (March 24, 2015)

YOU MEET THE NICEST PEOPLE IN THE LOBBY OF A PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL. The author of Dead Connection proves that what goes on in our minds just may be the scariest thing of all.

Ben Mander's junior year is derailed...

Katie Friedman Gives Up Texting! (And Lives to Tell About It.)

by Tommy Greenwald & J. P. Coovert Roaring Brook Press (February 17, 2015)

When a text goes wrong, Katie Friedman learns the hard way that sometimes you need to disconnect to connect.

Here are a few things you need to know about Katie Friedman:

1. Katie is swearing off phones for life!...

The Scandalous Sisterhood of Prickwillow Place

by Julie Berry Roaring Brook Press (September 23, 2014)

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...

The Graham Cracker Plot

by Shelley Tougas Roaring Brook Press (September 02, 2014)

Meet Daisy Bauer and her sometimes best friend, Graham, who are determined to break Daisy's dad out of prison in this hilarious middle-grade debut.

No one believes her, but Daisy Bauer knows her dad has been...

Charlie Joe Jackson's Guide to Making Money

by Tommy Greenwald & J. P. Coovert Roaring Brook Press (August 26, 2014)

Charlie Joe's weekly allowance just isn't cutting it and he desperately needs money to buy a Botman, the latest gadget to sweep his middle school. Only catch is, he wants to earn the money by doing the least...

Head Case

by Sarah Aronson Roaring Brook Press (June 24, 2014)

ONE MISTAKE. ONE BAD NIGHT. ONE TOO MANY DRINKS. Sarah Aronson's Head Case is a powerful and heartbreaking debut novel about a guy who had it all...until he drank that fifth beer and got into the car.

Frank Marder...

The Train Jumper

by Don Brown Roaring Brook Press (June 24, 2014)

OUT OF WORK AND OUT OF LUCK. In Don Brown's The Train Jumper Ed "Collie" Collier encounters hobos, misers, racists, and even some kindness while riding the rails during the Great Depression.

Collie leaves home...

The Treasure Keepers

by Chris Mould Roaring Brook Press (May 27, 2014)

The Treasure Keepers is the sixth book in and conclusion to this darkly funny series, Something Wickedly Weird. It has it all: eerie black-and-white illustrations by author Chris Mould, swashbuckling pirates,...

I Kill the Mockingbird

by Paul Acampora Roaring Brook Press (May 20, 2014)

When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get...

Track Attack

by Betty Hicks & Simon Gane Roaring Brook Press (May 13, 2014)

Jazz loves being on the track team! And her dad is her biggest fan -- maybe too big a fan. He argues with the coach, yells at the ref, and screams his head off at every meet. Jazz loves her dad, but can she...


by Jacqueline Wilson & Nick Sharratt Roaring Brook Press (May 06, 2014)

Cookie is plain and shy, not the confident, popular girl her father wanted when he named her Beauty Cookson. Her mother helps her cook up a clever scheme to change her image--but, as usual, Dad doesn't approve,...

You Only Live Once

Snap Decision #2

by Bridie Clark Roaring Brook Press (April 15, 2014)

You survived your freshman year at Kings Academy, the prestigious prep school in the New Hampshire hills, but hold the slow clap—turns out sophomore year's the real grinder. You'll have to deal with the stress...

Drama Queens in the House

by Julie Williams Roaring Brook Press (March 25, 2014)

All of Jessie's world is a stage, and she's determined to become a player, in Drama Queens in the House by Julie Williams.

Sixteen-year-old Jessie Jasper Lewis doesn't remember a time in her life when she wasn't...