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Stella by Starlight

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2015)

When the Ku Klux Klan’s unwelcome reappearance rattles Stella’s segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice in this New York Times bestselling Depression-era “novel that soars” (The New York...


The Boy in the Black Suit

by Jason Reynolds Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 06, 2015)

A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book.

Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able...


The Wainscott Weasel

by Tor Seidler & Fred Marcellino Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 11, 2014)

A daring rescue, undying loyalty, and true love fill the pages of Tor Seidler’s beloved tale, rightfully compared to Charlotte’s Web by The New York Times.

Bagley isn’t your typical trouble-making weasel—and...


Phineas L. MacGuire . . . Gets Cooking!

by Frances O'Roark Dowell & Preston McDaniels Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 04, 2014)

Chemistry in the kitchen? Phineas L. MacGuire applies his science skills to culinary creations in this food-tastic tale from the bestselling author of Chicken Boy.

Phineas L. MacGuire—scientist extraordinaire—has...


The Dragon in the Ghetto Caper

by E.L. Konigsburg Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)

Andy's not your average resident of exclusive Foxmeadow -- whenever he sits down to draw something, it turns out to be a dragon. And he wants to be a detective when he grows up -- not just an ordinary, everyday...


Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William Mckinley, And Me, Elizabeth

by E.L. Konigsburg Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)

2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the beloved classic Jennifer, Hecatate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth is an only child, new in town, and the shortest kid in her class. She’s...


The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

by Uma Krishnaswami & Abigail Halpin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)

Rose petal milk shakes and a world of surprises awaits Dini when her family moves to India in this spirited novel with Bollywood flair.

Eleven-year old Dini loves movies—watching them, reading about them, trying...


Altogether, One at a Time

by E.L. Konigsburg, Gary E. Parker, Mercer Mayer & Laurel Schindelman et al. Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 10, 2011)

Four funny and perceptive short stories in which young people cope with difficult situations and in doing so learn something that changes their lives.


Lulu and the Brontosaurus

by Judith Viorst & Lane Smith Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 14, 2010)

Now in paperback, an illustrated chapter book from industry legends Judith Viorst and Lane Smith!

I’m gonna, I'm gonna, I'm gonna, gonna, get

a bronto-bronto-bronto-bronto-saurus for a pet!

Lulu is so accustomed...


Mean Margaret

by Tor Seidler & Jon Agee Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 07, 2014)

Unconditional kindness is the key in this National Book Award Finalist from the author of The Wainscott Weasel about nontraditional families, adoption, love—and a little peace and quiet.

Margaret is a mean,...


The Case of the Weird Blue Chicken: The Next Misadventure

Chicken Squad #2

by Doreen Cronin & Kevin Cornell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 30, 2014)

The Chicken Squad is back for their second (mis)adventure, and this time they’re solving the mystery of a kidnapped…HOUSE? A hilarious, “easy to read” (Booklist) chapter book from the bestselling author...


Kat, Incorrigible

Kat, Incorrigible #1

by Stephanie Burgis Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

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....


Where Things Come Back

by John Corey Whaley Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 03, 2011)

Winner of the 2012 Michael L. Printz and William C. Morris Awards, this poignant and hilarious story of loss and redemption “explores the process of grief, second chances, and even the meaning of life” (...


Anybody Shining

by Frances O'Roark Dowell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 07, 2014)

Can one mistake destroy the chance of a lifetime? A girl discovers there are many ways of being true in this magnificent ode to handwritten letters and the shining power of friendship from the author of Dovey...


Violet Mackerel's Pocket Protest

by Anna Branford & Elanna Allen Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

In this sixth story of the Violet Mackerel series, Violet and Rose start a very small protest to make a very big impact.

Violet and Rose have shared their best secrets under the big oak tree in Clover Park. And...


Half a World Away

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal (Kira-Kira) and the National Book...


Genesis Alpha

by Rune Michaels Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 26, 2011)

Josh worships his older brother, Max. They look alike, they talk alike, and they both have the same interests, including their favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Genesis Alpha. But Josh...


Nerd Camp

by Elissa Brent Weissman Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 26, 2011)

Pack your sleeping bag, grab your calculator, and celebrate geekdom with this humorous and empowering middle grade novel by the acclaimed author of Standing for Socks. Nerd Camp, here we come!

Ten-year-old Gabe...


Blair's Nightmare

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)

A giant Irish wolfhound might be the dog of David’s dreams in the third book in the Stanley Family series, a companion to The Headless Cupid, from three-time Newbery Honor winner Zipha Keatley Snyder.

With...


The Amazing Wilmer Dooley

by Fowler DeWitt & Rodolfo Montalvo Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)

Student scientist Wilmer Dooley and his friends—and enemies—are back with another hilarious mystery to solve in this zany, action-packed sequel to The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School.

Wilmer Dooley...


Girl Defective

by Simmone Howell & Henry Beer Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

In the tradition of High Fidelity and Empire Records, this is the literary soundtrack to Skylark Martin’s strange, mysterious, and extraordinary summer.

This is the story of a wild girl and a ghost girl; a...


The Boy I Love

by Nina De Gramont Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

When the boy you love asks you to keep his greatest secret, do you? A thought-provoking, achingly complex novel about prejudice and the many meanings of love from Nina de Gramont, author of Meet Me at the River...


Forged by Fire

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite...


Double Dutch

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

Delia loves Double Dutch. And she's good at it. Really good. So good that her team has a chance to win the World Double Dutch Championships this year -- Delia is sure of it. What she is less sure of is her chance...


The Battle of Jericho

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

WARRIORS ROCK!

Sixteen-year-old Jericho is psyched when he and his cousin and best friend, Josh, are invited to pledge for the Warriors of Distinction, the oldest and most exclusive club in school. Just being...


Darkness Before Dawn

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

Has Keisha found happiness at last?

In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha. Still haunted by the suicide of her ex-boyfriend, Andy, she finds comfort in the attentions of...


The Trouble with May Amelia

by Jennifer L. Holm & Adam Gustavson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

The long-awaited and highly anticipated sequel to the Newbery Honor winner Our Only May Amelia, by the bestselling and cherished author Jennifer Holm.

May Amelia Jackson captured readers’ hearts in the Newbery...


The Map Trap

by Andrew Clements & Dan Andreasen Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 22, 2014)

This map-tastic middle grade story from Andrew Clements gives the phrase “uncharted territory” a whole new meaning!

Alton Barnes loves maps. He’s loved them ever since he was little, and not just for the...


Found Things

by Marilyn Hilton Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 15, 2014)

Experience the wonder of the river in this “quietly powerful story” (Kirkus Reviews) where family is lost, friends are found, and hope runs in the current.

One morning, River Rose Byrne wakes up talking like...


A Hitch at the Fairmont

by Jim Averbeck & Nick Bertozzi Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 24, 2014)

An intrepid boy teams up with Alfred Hitchcock himself in this rollicking mystery rife with action, adventure, intrigue, and all the flavor of film noir.

After the mysterious death of his mother, eleven-year-old...


Infinite Sky

by C. J. Flood Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 20, 2014)

True love is never lost—but how much loss can it endure? Iris confronts the complexities of family and prejudice in this exquisite and searing debut novel whose “understated, gently embellished prose cuts...


Violet Mackerel's Possible Friend

by Anna Branford & Elanna Allen Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

The charming Violet Mackerel must overcome self-doubt to make a new friend in this fifth illustrated chapter book of a delightful series.

Violet Mackerel hopes and hopes that her new next door neighbor, Rose,...


Nerd Camp 2.0

by Elissa Brent Weissman & Drew Willis Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

Gabe’s happily headed back to Nerd Camp—but can he handle a cool-kid invasion?

For Gabe, the equation for summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of rigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted...


Call Me By My Name

by John Ed Bradley Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

From former football star and bestselling author John Ed Bradley comes a searing look at love, life, and football in the face of racial adversity. “Heartbreaking,” says Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak...


Touching Snow

by M. Sindy Felin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 22, 2011)

M. Sindy Felin’s National Book Award finalist is in paperback for the first time. Karina has plenty to worry about on the last day of seventh grade: finding three Ds and a C on her report card again, getting...


Shift

by Jennifer Bradbury Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 06, 2010)

Some friends fade away….Others disappear. Now in paperback, a riveting mystery that will “keep the pages turning” (Chris Crutcher, author of Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes).

Imagine you and your best friend...


Let My People Go

by Patricia C. Mckissack, Fredrick L. McKissack & James E. Ransome Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 29, 2014)

"Come join me as I take you back to Charleston, South Carolina, to my father's forge in the early 1800's. Sit with me on the woodpile as he tells a tale of faith, hope, or love."

In this extraordinary collection,...


Also Known as Elvis

by James Howe Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 15, 2014)

Skeezie Tookis navigates a pivotal summer of first crushes and tough choices in this conclusion to the bestselling and acclaimed quartet that began with The Misfits.

Skeezie Tookis, also known as Elvis, isn’t...


Lulu's Mysterious Mission

by Judith Viorst & Kevin Cornell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 08, 2014)

This irresistible illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst’s Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret mission!

Eeny meeny miney mo,

That babysitter’s got to go.

Lulu has...


The Chicken Squad: The First Misadventure

Chicken Squad #1

by Doreen Cronin & Kevin Cornell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 08, 2014)

They might be chicks, but they sure aren’t chicken, and they’re on a mission. And on this, their first (mis)adventure “in this delightful spinoff of the J.J. Tully series” (Kirkus Reviews), the Chicken...


Learning Not to Drown

by Anna Shinoda Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 01, 2014)

Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many.

There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare...


Noggin

by John Corey Whaley Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 08, 2014)

2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. A touching, hilarious “tour de force of imagination and empathy” (Booklist, starred review) from John Corey...


More of Monkey & Robot

by Peter Catalanotto Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 18, 2014)

Monkey and Robot are the best of friends—and they have the best of adventures! This chapter book includes four (more!) playful stories.

Monkey always gets in the wildest messes. And Robot is always there to...


Every Living Thing

by Cynthia Rylant & S.D. Schindler Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 22, 2011)

Here are twelve deeply moving short stories from the perceptive pen of Cynthia Rylant. Each captures the moment when someone's life changes -- when an animal causes a human being to see things in a different...


Deadly

by Julie Chibbaro & Jean-Marc Superville Sovak Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 22, 2011)

Join the search for Typhoid Mary in this early twentieth-century CSI. Now in paperback!

Prudence Galewski doesn’t belong in Mrs. Browning’s esteemed School for Girls. She doesn’t want an “appropriate”...


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 04, 2014)

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste...


Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

by Susan Fletcher Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 21, 2010)

In a slightly futuristic, polluted world, fourteen-year-old Bryn watches an ancient egg hatch, and her life changes forever. Like her family before her, Bryn can “ken” with birds, so at first she doesn’t...


Betrayed!

by Patricia Calvert Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 15, 2011)

Some men aren't meant for safe pastures.

Home cooking, a warm bed, family -- all these things Tyler's father, Black Jack Bohannon, gave up for an unknown destiny. Now, at fourteen, Tyler is following in his father's...


Nothing

by Janne Teller & Martin Aitken Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 09, 2010)

When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks....


The House of the Scorpion

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2002

by Nancy Farmer Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

MATTEO ALACRáN WAS NOT BORN; HE WAS HARVESTED.

His DNA came from El Patrón, lord of a country called Opium -- a strip of poppy fields lying between the United States and what was once called Mexico. Matt's...