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Unclaimed Baggage

by Jen Doll Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 18, 2018)

*A New York Times Staff Pick*

*An NPR Best Book of 2018*

*A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of 2018*

In Jen Doll's young adult debut novel, Unclaimed Baggage, Doris—a lone liberal in a conservative small town—has mostly...


Jasmine Toguchi, Flamingo Keeper

Jasmine Toguchi #4

by Debbi Michiko Florence & Elizabet Vukovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 03, 2018)

*A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018*

Jasmine's best friend, Linnie, has just gotten a puppy. And now Jasmine wants a pet of her own—a flamingo! So when her grandmother sends Jasmine a daruma doll as...


Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

Jasmine Toguchi #3

by Debbi Michiko Florence & Elizabet Vukovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 03, 2018)

*A Chicago Public Library Best Book of 2018*

*A CYBILS Easy Reader and Early Chapter Book Award Winner*

It’s talent show time at school, and eight-year-old Jasmine Toguchi is excited to show her stuff. But...


Hazy Bloom and the Pet Project

by Jennifer Hamburg & Jenn Harney Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (February 27, 2018)

After wacky third grader Hazy Bloom starts seeing visions of things that will happen one day in the future, she hopes her "tomorrow power" will help her get the pet she's always dreamed of in this hilarious...


The Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen

by Catherine Lloyd Burns Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (August 22, 2017)

Catherine Lloyd Burns's The Half-True Lies of Cricket Cohen is an outlandish tale of a grandmother and her granddaughter whose us-against-the-world friendship teaches them both about what it means to tell the...


Jasmine Toguchi, Mochi Queen

Jasmine Toguchi #1

by Debbi Michiko Florence & Elizabet Vukovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 11, 2017)

A Junior Library Guild Fall 2017 Selection

An Amazon's Best Children's Books of 2017

A Beverly Clearly Children's Choice Award Nominee

An Evanston Public Library's 101 Great Books for Kids List 2017

A Chicago Public...


Jasmine Toguchi, Super Sleuth

Jasmine Toguchi #2

by Debbi Michiko Florence & Elizabet Vukovic Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (July 11, 2017)

The second heartfelt story of friendship and sisterhood in this charming new chapter book series, starring a Japanese-American girl!

It's a big weekend for Jasmine Toguchi! She's excited to celebrate Girl's Day...


Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery

by Jill Diamond & Lesley Vamos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 18, 2016)

Perfect for readers outgrowing Ivy & Bean and the Nancy Clancy books!

BFFs Lou Lou Bombay and Peacock Pearl love their PSPP (Post-School Pre-Parents) tea parties on Friday afternoons, where they recap the school...


Gertie's Leap to Greatness

by Kate Beasley Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 04, 2016)

For fans of Three Times Lucky and The Penderwicks, this endearing new classic spins together sparkling humor, sizzle-pop writing, and a sassy main character with an unforgettable voice.

Gertie Reece Foy is 100%...


Nellie and the Bandit

by Eileen Ross & Erin E. Kono Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 27, 2016)

A feisty sheriff's daughter must save the day

When Desperado Dan, the meanest bandit in the West, breaks out of jail, Nellie knows exactly what to do. She has to warn her pa, who is the local sheriff. Along the...


The Trouble in Me

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 01, 2015)

This fiery autobiographical novel captures a pivotal week or two in the life of fourteen-year-old Jack Gantos, as the author reveals the moment he began to slide off track as a kid who in just a few years would...


The Good, the Bad & the Beagle

by Catherine Lloyd Burns Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 14, 2014)

Set in a Manhattan, this is the story of feisty eleven-year-old Veronica Morgan, who believes that a furry lemon beagle from the neighborhood pet store will be the solution to the endless worries she has about...


The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 02, 2014)

The fifth and final book in the groundbreaking Joey Pigza series brings the beloved chronicle of this wired, wacky, and wonderful boy to a crescendo of chaos and craziness, as everything goes topsy-turvy for...


From Norvelt to Nowhere

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (September 24, 2013)

This rocket-paced follow-up to the Newbery Medal–winning novel Dead End in Norvelt opens deep in the shadow of the Cuban missile crisis. But instead of Russian warheads, other kinds of trouble are raining...


The Barftastic Life of Louie Burger

by Jenny Meyerhoff & Jason Week Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (June 04, 2013)

Fifth grader Louie Burger figures that with a goofy name like his, he must be destined to be a king of comedy like his idol Lou Lafferman. But he's only ever performed his stand-up act in his closet, where he...


How Oliver Olson Changed the World

by Claudia Mills & Heather Maione Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 25, 2011)

Oliver Olson's teacher is always saying that one person with a big idea can change the world. But how is Oliver supposed to change the world when his parents won't let him do anything on his own—not his class...


The Masterwork of a Painting Elephant

by Michelle Cuevas & Ed Young Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 11, 2011)

Ever since he was an infant, Pigeon Jones has lived on the back of an artistically gifted white elephant named Birch. Birch is a loving father, but that doesn't stop Pigeon from wondering about the human parents...


Fractions = Trouble!

by Claudia Mills & G. Brian Karas Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (June 21, 2011)

If Wilson Williams thought multiplication was difficult, he is finding fractions impossible. And when his parents hire a math tutor for him, he is sure he's the only kid in the history of Hill Elementary to...


The Devil's Storybook

by Natalie Babbitt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 12, 2010)

The Devil's Storybook is a 1974 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and a 1975 National Book Award Finalist for Children's Books.

An ALA Notable Book

Chosen by School Library Journal...


The Devil's Other Storybook

by Natalie Babbitt Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (October 12, 2010)

The Devil is back, just as full of vanity and other human feelings as he was in Natalie Babbitt's first collection, The Devil's Storybook.


Jack Tumor

by Anthony Mcgowan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 27, 2009)

Hector is being hectored by an unlikely bully: a talking brain tumor. And it's not just a talking brain tumor. It's a know-it-all, pain-in-the-arse, jibber-jabbering brain tumor that names itself Jack, and insists...