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Frankie Sparks and the Talent Show Trick

by Megan Frazer Blakemore & Nadja Sarell Aladdin (June 18, 2019)

Frankie Sparks uses her inventing skills to help her friend overcome stage fright in this second chapter book in the STEM inspired Frankie Sparks, Third-Grade Inventor series.

It’s time for the annual school...


Professor Renoir's Collection of Oddities, Curiosities, and Delights

by Randall Platt HarperCollins (June 04, 2019)

A gripping historical fiction friendship story that will grab everyone by the heartstrings and never let go.

A giant, a dwarf, and three doomed circus animals . . .

By her fourteenth birthday, Babe Killingsworth...


Let Me Hear a Rhyme

by Tiffany D. Jackson Katherine Tegen Books (May 21, 2019)

In this striking new novel by the critically acclaimed author of Allegedly and Monday’s Not Coming, Tiffany D. Jackson tells the story of three Brooklyn teens who plot to turn their murdered friend into a...


No Ballet Shoes In Syria

by Catherine Bruton Nosy Crow (April 25, 2019)

Aya is eleven years old and has just arrived in Britain with her mum and baby brother, seeking asylum from war in Syria. When Aya stumbles across a local ballet class, the formidable dance teacher spots her...


Nova in New York

by Katherine Richards Orca Book Publishers (January 29, 2019)

Seventeen-year-old Nova Abbott grew up dancing barefoot in the backyard with her aunt Ivy, whose dreams of becoming a professional ballerina were cut short by cystic fibrosis. Nova is invited to attend a prestigious...


Harper and the Fire Star

by Cerrie Burnell & Laura Ellen Anderson Sky Pony (October 09, 2018)

Harper and her friends want to help the Wild Conductor win back his place in the magical Circus of Dreams. They put on a wondrous show, but their plan goes horribly wrong. Instead of the Wild Conductor, the...


The Phantom Portrait

by Sarah Todd Taylor & Nicola Kinnear Nosy Crow (September 06, 2018)

Max is ready to solve another case! The entire theatre company have travelled to Lord Fawley's castle to put on a show for his daughter's Halloween birthday ball! Rehearsals start well, but soon some ghostly...


Smoke and Mirrors

by K. D. Halbrook Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 04, 2018)

“Rewarding.” —BCCB (starred review)

A Wrinkle in Time–inspired adventure…Halbrook’s writing is artful.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This is a story to savor.” —Kathi Appelt, National Book Award finalist...


Raw Talent

by Jocelyn Shipley Orca Book Publishers (August 28, 2018)

Fourteen-year-old Paisley loves to sing. She dreams of being a pop star just like her idol, Denzi, who also grew up in the small town of Stonehill. The problem is, Paisley suffers from severe stage fright. She...


Offbeat

by Megan Clendenan Orca Book Publishers (August 28, 2018)

Fourteen-year-old Rose is sure she's going to become a folk-music sensation, with her best friend, Shilo, at her side. But first she needs to convince her mom to keep paying for her expensive violin lessons....


Boyband of the Apocalypse: Washed Up

by Tom Nicoll & David O'Connell Stripes Publishing (June 04, 2018)

Just when Sam thinks life has returned to normal he’s bundled into a black van by agents of the Apocalypse Intelligence Agency who send him off the remote jungle island of Fin del Mundo to appear on a survival...


Showtime (Dance Trilogy, Book 3)

Dance Trilogy #3

by Jean Ure HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (May 03, 2018)

The final instalment in this inspiring series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams.

From best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as “funny, funky, feisty...


Casting Lily

by Holly Bennett Orca Book Publishers (March 13, 2018)

Fourteen-year-old Ava is thrilled when she lands a part in a play based on the true story of orphans sent to Canada in the 1800s to work on farms. But is she good enough to hold her own in a professional production?...


Max the Detective Cat: The Disappearing Diva

by Sarah Todd Taylor & Nicola Kinnear Nosy Crow (March 01, 2018)

Max, chief mouse-hunter at the Theatre Royal, is up to his whiskers in his first mystery! Max is a pampered cat, used to the finer things in life, until a fun mouse chase goes badly wrong and he finds himself...


Sing Like Nobody's Listening

by Allison Gutknecht Aladdin (January 16, 2018)

In the tradition of Pitch Perfect, two best friends battle it out for a capella group supremacy in this hilarious M!X novel.

Wylie Tennyson and Jada Emmett have been best friends forever. They have done everything...


Shai & Emmie Star in Dancy Pants!

Shai & Emmie #2

by Quvenzhané Wallis, Nancy Ohlin & Sharee Miller Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 09, 2018)

From Academy Award–nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis comes the second story in a brand-new series about best friends Shai and Emmie, two third-graders destined for superstardom.

Shai Williams—third-grader...


Star Quality

Dance Trilogy #2

by Jean Ure HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (December 28, 2017)

The second story in a new series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams from best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as “funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic...


Moving Forward

by Julie Glynn Miller AuthorSource (December 13, 2017)

Kylie Rae Daniels is a young girl with so much going for her—until she had to move away from everything she ever knew in Sacramento, California, to the unknown of Seatlle, Washington. Faced with a new school,...


Tom and Tilly's Christmas Play

by Helen Thomas & Hilton Thomas Grubooks (December 01, 2017)

Children's fiction. Twins, Sam and Sarah take part in the church Nativity play. Their pet lambs Tom and Tilly also take part. The story includes suspense, taking part in a group activity, and handling a baby....


Getting the Brush Off

by Mere Joyce Orca Book Publishers (November 14, 2017)

Two years ago, sixteen-year-old Sydney Hart was kicked out of the prestigious Burke Academy when her mother could no longer afford the tuition. She lost a promising future in the arts, as well as her best friend,...


POV

by Ted Staunton Orca Book Publishers (October 10, 2017)

When first-year film student Spencer O'Toole is asked to make a music video for a band, he leaps at the chance. But Jerry, Spencer's dad, shows up, and somehow the band assumes he's in charge, despite the fact...


Shai & Emmie Star in Break an Egg!

Shai & Emmie #1

by Quvenzhané Wallis, Nancy Ohlin & Sharee Miller Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 03, 2017)

From Academy Award–nominated actress Quvenzhané Wallis comes the first story in a brand-new series about best friends Shai and Emmie, two third graders destined for superstardom.

Shai Williams was born to...


Boyband of the Apocalypse

by Tom Nicoll Stripes Publishing (September 04, 2017)

Sam reluctantly attends a boy band concert only to find himself locked in a cupboard. There he overhears the band’s plot to destroy the world before disintegrating their own lead singer! Now Sam must take...


Best. Night. Ever.

by Rachele Alpine, Ronni Arno, Alison Cherry & Stephanie Faris et al. Aladdin (August 15, 2017)

Love Actually meets Adventures in Babysitting in this “fun, fresh” (Kirkus Reviews) novel written by seven authors about seven classmates who are preparing for a crazy night at their middle school dance....


What Portia Peach Won't Eat

by Lynn Costelloe Crimson Cloak Publishing (August 01, 2017)

Portia Peach hates nourishing food, and her despairing family fear for her health.  When Great-Aunt Doreen takes Portia to visit relatives at a circus, Portia discovers an ambition to be a circus performer...


Biographies for Kids - All about Michael Jackson: The King of Pop and Style - Children's Biographies of Famous People Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s get to know Michael Jackson and his craft. This cool educational resource will help your child learn about the King of Pop while picking up new vocabulary, too. Sure, movies are available but reading...


My First Book of Musical Instruments: Saxophones, Ukuleles, Clarinets, Bongos and More - Baby & Toddler Color Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Music is a highly relaxing and motivating activity to young learners. But more than these, music boosts the brain power by stimulating the parts of the brain that are responsible for math, emotional and reading...


One Amazing Elephant

by Linda Oatman High HarperCollins (February 14, 2017)

A poignant middle grade animal story from talented author Linda Oatman High that will appeal to fans of Katherine Applegate’s The One and Only Ivan. In this heartwarming novel, a girl and an elephant face...


Rose Campion and the Curse of the Doomstone

by Lyn Gardner Nosy Crow (February 02, 2017)

Business has never been better for Campion's Palace of Variety and Wonders - and the music hall is about to open its doors to its biggest act yet: the Illustrious Gandini, the stage magician known as the Great...


Born to Dance

Dance Trilogy #1

by Jean Ure HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (January 26, 2017)

The first in a brand-new series about dancing, friendship and following your dreams from best-loved author Jean Ure, whose books are described by Jacqueline Wilson as “funny, funky, feisty - and fantastic...


AbrakaPOW

by Isaiah Campbell & Dave Perillo Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (November 08, 2016)

Based on a true World War II story, Isaiah Campbell tells a charming mystery about a mishap at a magic show at a POW camp—featuring magic trick how-to diagrams throughout.

Try as she might, cheeky middle schooler...


Out of Tune

by Gail Nall Aladdin (November 08, 2016)

A country music hopeful puts her Nashville dreams on hold when she moves into an RV to travel across the country with her family in this charming M!X novel from the author of Breaking the Ice.

When twelve-year-old...


Train Wreck

by Kathleen Duey & Karen A. Bale Aladdin (November 08, 2016)

Can two kids survive the events that follow a dangerous circus train wreck? Find out in this eighth riveting tale of historical fiction, part of the Survivors series.

Kansas, 1892.

The circus is the first home...


Shakespeare Retold

by E. Nesbit & Antonio Javier Caparo HarperCollins (October 18, 2016)

A beautifully illustrated collection of prose retellings of seven Shakespeare plays will bring the Bard to life for young readers. Not only is this a beautiful keepsake edition, full of gorgeous illustrations...


Tell Me Something Real

by Calla Devlin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2016)

Three sisters struggle with the bonds that hold their family together as they face a darkness settling over their lives in this “one of a kind” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) debut novel that’s a finalist...


Finding Abbey Road

by Kevin Emerson Katherine Tegen Books (August 02, 2016)

Kevin Emerson’s Exile trilogy combines the swoon-worthy romance of a Susane Colasanti novel with the rock ’n’ roll of Eleanor & Park. Packed with mystery and music, Kevin Emerson’s final volume in the...


VIP: Battle of the Bands

by Jen Calonita & Kristen Gudsnuk Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (July 26, 2016)

Mackenzie "Mac" Lowell is living a dream come true on tour with her favorite boy band. Spending time on the road with Perfect Storm hasn't been what Mac expected, though-it's even BETTER!

But with screaming...


The Way Back Home

by Alecia Whitaker Poppy (July 19, 2016)

Music sensation Bird Barrett is hitting the road, headlining her first national tour after the launch of her second album. Singing to sold-out crowds can mess with a girl's sense of perspective, though. Luckily,...


Monster Circus

by Kristine Valenzuela & Matt Green DoctorZed Publishing (June 21, 2016)

From the creators of A Secret Sydney and A Secret London. Roll Up! Roll Up! Roll Up! The Monster Circus is in town! Cuddly Monsters. Hairy Monsters. Big Monsters. Small Monsters. Flying out of cannons and riding...


Girl vs. Boy Band

by Harmony Jones Bloomsbury Publishing (June 02, 2016)

Talented but painfully shy Lark secretly writes feisty, heartfelt songs about school, crushes on boys, not getting along with her mum and missing her dad who lives in Nashville. But her songwriting becomes harder...


Girl about Town

by Adam Shankman & Laura L. Sullivan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 19, 2016)

“Cinematic pacing, a compelling whodunit, and the glitzy aura of golden age Hollywood combine in this star-studded novel” (Booklist) from acclaimed film producer/director Adam Shankman and coauthor Laura...


Under the Dusty Moon

by Suzanne Sutherland Dundurn (January 23, 2016)

Victoria Mahler, the only daughter of rocker Micky Wayne, spends an accidentally eventful summer climbing out from under her mom's shadow and embracing her love of video games. Will Vic figure out who she is...


Playing Juliet

by JoAnne Stewart Wetzel Sky Pony (November 03, 2015)

Beth Sondquist, age twelve and a half, dreams of playing the part of Juliet. For now she’s just the cat in Cinderella, but one day, she’s determined to become a real actress. But all her hopes for an acting...


Truly Madly Famously

by Rebecca Serle Poppy (October 13, 2015)

Soon to be a series on Freeform, formerly ABC Family, starring Bella Thorne.

"A must-read for anyone curious about life and love behind the scenes."--Bella Thorne, actor and author of Autumn Falls, on Famous...


Monster High: Boo York, Boo York: The Junior Novel

by Mattel Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 01, 2015)

Cleo De Nile is so excited to visit Boo York that she's practically bursting out of her bandages! She's bringing her sweetie, Deuce Gorgon, and her beast ghoulfriends, plus a new fiend, pop sensation Catty Noir....


The Wanderers

by Kate Ormand Sky Pony (September 01, 2015)

A Unique Twist on Shape-Shifters with Fast-Paced Action, Thrilling Adventure, Mystery, and a Bit of Romance

Flo lives an eccentric life—she travels with a popular circus in which the main acts star orphaned...


Resonance

by Erica O'Rourke Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 21, 2015)

As a Walker between worlds, Del is responsible for the love of her life—and the fate of millions—in this thrilling sequel to Dissonance. As School Library Journal raves, “O’Rourke brilliantly builds...


Operation Pucker Up

by Rachele Alpine Aladdin (July 21, 2015)

First kisses are always nerve-racking—but especially when they’re onstage! Can Grace find a real-life Prince Charming before she has to lock lips in front of a crowd?

When Grace Shaw finds out she’s been...


Map to the Stars

by Jen Malone HarperTeen (July 14, 2015)

Can one down-to-earth girl plus a very famous boy and a whole lot of paparazzi ever add up to a perfect Hollywood ending?

Seventeen-year-old Annie Shelton isn't sure why her mom thinks moving to Hollywood will...


My Little Brony

by K. M. Hayes Skyhorse (May 26, 2015)

Drew Morris doesn’t just feel like an outsider in his football-crazed Texas town—he actually is. He sucks at sports, even though his dad is the high school football coach. And his supposed “teen growth spurt”...