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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,...


Lies I Told

by Michelle Zink HarperTeen (April 07, 2015)

Grace Fontaine has everything: beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family. But it's all a lie.

Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art, and anything...


Anne of Green Gables

by L. M. Montgomery & Katherine Paterson Aladdin (March 27, 2012)

Anne Shirley is unforgettable, and this beautifully packaged edition of L.M. Montgomery’s classic novel is as memorable as its heroine.

When Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables, she surprises everyone: first...


Girl in Reverse

by Barbara Stuber Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 13, 2014)

Being adopted isn't easy--especially when you're seen as a national enemy. A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks.

When Lily was three,...


When the Black Girl Sings

by Bil Wright Simon Pulse (April 07, 2009)

Lahni Schuler is the only black student at her private prep school. She's also the adopted child of two loving, but white, parents who are on the road to divorce. Struggling to comfort her mother and angry with...


The Little Leftover Witch

by Florence Laughlin Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 27, 2013)

A little lost witch undergoes a magical transformation when she's loved by a human family in this heartwarming story.

When Felina, a little witch, breaks her broom on Halloween and can't fly home, she is stuck...


The Callender Papers

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2013)

Think carefully. That's the advice Jean Wainwright always gets from her beloved Aunt Constance, Jean's guardian and headmistress at the boarding school where she lives. It's advice that proves valuable when...


Where I'd Like To Be

by Frances O'Roark Dowell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2013)

A ghost saved twelve-year-old Maddie's life when she was an infant, her Granny Lane claims, so Maddie must always remember that she is special. But it's hard to feel special when you've spent your life shuffled...


The Secret Room

by Antonia Michaelis Sky Pony (December 18, 2012)

Achim is eleven years old when he moves from the orphanage to the house by the sea. Here everything is strange and new. But one day he discovers an unusual door that leads to a circular room with walls made...


Dog Whisperer: The Ghost

by Nicholas Edwards Square Fish (November 12, 2012)

In the third book of Nicholas Edwards's the Dog Whisperer series, Emily and her dog, Zack learn they can do more than read each other's mind- they can see ghosts!

From the day Emily rescued her dog Zack, they...


Pepper

by Danielle Inc. Findlay & Sean and Cody Domnizelles Publications Inc. (February 21, 2013)

Mr. and Mrs. Greene get the surprise of a lifetime when they discover a baby girl in their prized pepper patch. Pepper blossoms into a beautiful girl with fiery red hair, emerald eyes and a kind and caring spirit....


Bouncing Back

by Scott Ostler Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 07, 2019)

Packed with humor and thrilling sports action, this "wonderful story of friendship and the unique ability of kids to overcome a challenge" (#1 New York Times bestselling author Mitch Albom) "will get in your...


My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar

by James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou & Cassandra Morris Hachette Book Group (March 18, 2013)

From blockbuster author James Patterson comes the third installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Middle School series!

Georgia Khatchadorian plans to excel at Hills Village Middle School in all the places...


Tractor Mac Family Reunion

by Billy Steers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 04, 2015)

Tractor Mac loves that he is the only tractor in his farm family. Then one day, his friend Iron Dave the train brings him to a tractor dealership and shows him a whole lot full of big red tractors that look...


Won Ton

by Lee Wardlaw & Eugene Yelchin Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 14, 2011)

Nice place they got here.

Bed. Bowl. Blankie. Just like home!

Or so I've been told.

Visiting hours!

Yawn. I pretend not to care.

Yet -- I sneak a peek.

So begins this beguiling tale of a wary shelter cat and...


Emily of New Moon

by Lucy Maud Montgomery Start Publishing Llc (April 14, 2020)

After Emily Star’s father died, making her an orphan, Emily was shipped off to New Moon Farm, owned by her mother’s snobbish relatives. Convinced she will hate her new life, Emily reluctantly tries to get...


The Only Black Girls in Town

by Brandy Colbert & Jeanette Illidge Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 10, 2020)

Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert's debut middle-grade novel about the only two black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past. Beach-loving surfer...


Brave Like That

by Lindsey Stoddard & Andrew Eiden HarperCollins (June 02, 2020)

Find yourself. Find your place. Find your brave.

This uplifting tale, which award-winning author Leslie Connor dubbed "a perfectly paced journey of the heart" is perfect for fans of Lisa Graff and Lynda Mullaly...


Bad Bella

by Ali Standish & Kathleen McInerney HarperCollins (September 24, 2019)

"Bella, Bella, Bella!  A wonderful, funny, heartfelt tale of a very good 'bad' dog, and her enduring quest for that thing we all seek:  a place to call home.  I loved this book!  I love Bella!" --Garth Stein, ...


I Can Make This Promise

by Christine Day & Kyla Garcia Quill Tree Books (October 01, 2019)

In her debut middle grade novel--inspired by her family's history--Christine Day tells the story of a girl who uncovers her family's secrets--and finds her own Native American identity.

All her life, Edie has...


Half a World Away

by Cynthia Kadohata & Kirby Heyborne Simon & Schuster Audio (October 28, 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...


Mean Margaret

by Tor Seidler & Simon Jones Simon & Schuster Audio (March 03, 2015)

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,...


Patina

by Jason Reynolds & Heather Alicia Simms Simon & Schuster Audio (August 29, 2017)

2018 Audie Award Finalist for Middle Grade

A YALSA 2018 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults Selection

ALSC 2018 Notable Children’s Recordings List

A New York Times Notable Children’s Book

A newbie to the track...


The King of Slippery Falls

by Sid Hite & Patrick Lawlor Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

Lewis lives in the small town of Slippery Falls, Idaho, where for some time he has dreamed of catching an enormous trout that lives in a small pool behind a waterfall. But on Lewis’ sixteenth birthday, his...


Wolfie the Bunny

by Ame Dyckman, Zachariah Ohora & Mary Elaine Monti Little, Brown Young Readers (June 07, 2016)

Families of all kinds will delight in this sweet tale of new babies, sibling rivalry, bravery, unconditional love...and veggies!

The Bunny family has adopted a wolf son, and daughter Dot is the only one who...


The Carolyne Letters

by Abigail B. Calkin Familius (July 18, 2013)

Amelia: young, naive, in love. Geoff: charming, narcissistic, intelligent. In a decidedly European affair, a young couple consummates a courtship destined for differences. The resultant pregnancy provides a...


The Only Black Girls in Town

by Brandy Colbert Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 24, 2020)

Award-winning YA author Brandy Colbert's debut middle grade novel about the only two black girls in town who discover a collection of hidden journals revealing shocking secrets of the past.

Beach-loving surfer...


Bouncing Back

by Scott Ostler Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 08, 2019)

Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica and Tim Green, Bouncing Back brings readers onto the wheelchair basketball court in a story brimming with heart, humor, and thrilling sports action.

Back in his old basketball...


The Whale

by Cynthia Rylant & Preston McDaniels Beach Lane Books (July 17, 2012)

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the second book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family helps reunite a baby beluga...


TWIN TAILS: Song of The Siren

by Cillyart (Cindy M Bowles) & Cillyart (Cindy M Bowles) Cindy M Bowles dba CILLYart4U (October 01, 2017)

Discovering that their allergy to the sea has a mystical link to their past, Marina and Perla have already begun to embrace their uniqueness. However, the shrill wailing coming from the ocean that only they...


White Lies

by Mark O'Sullivan Little Island Books (March 18, 2010)

Nance, a young black girl, is trying to piece together the true story of her adoption, beginning with a newly-discovered photograph of herself as a baby. OD, her boyfriend, is struggling to cope with his crumbling...


TWIN TAILS of Mason Beach

by Cindy M (Cillyart) Bowles Cindy M Bowles dba CILLYart4U (June 01, 2017)

What led Mateo and Marnie Perez to the greatest treasure they could hope for?

Twin baby girls come into their life in the most extraordinary way, but they soon find out that their discovery is even more mystical...


Patina

by Jason Reynolds Atheneum/Caitlyn Dlouhy Books (August 29, 2017)

The sequel to National Book Award Finalist Ghost and a New York Times bestseller

A newbie to the track team, Patina must learn to rely on her teammates as she tries to outrun her personal demons in this follow-up...


The Bodies of the Ancients

by Lydia Millet Big Mouth House (December 19, 2016)

In the third and final installment in the thrilling Dissenters series, the Sykes family are hoping to enjoy a normal Cape Cod summer. But there are strong and surprising forces lined up against them and there...


Dog Whisperer: The Rescue

by Nicholas Edwards Square Fish (April 26, 2009)

An adopted girl, an abandoned dog -- together, can they save lives?

12-year old Emily has dreams of drowning. Night after night, she's being sucked under -- until the third night. She realizes it's not just a...


Anne of Avonlea

by L. M. Montgomery & Jane Leslie Conly Aladdin (March 06, 2012)

L.M. Montgomery published Anne of Green Gables, her first novel about Anne Shirley, in 1908, and went on to write seven more books about the impulsive, romantic dreamer with a redheaded temper. In this second...


Dog Whisperer: Storm Warning

by Nicholas Edwards Square Fish (December 05, 2011)

Emily and her dog, Zack, have a special bond. But it's more than that--they can read each other's minds. Even more surprising, Zack knows when people are in trouble. Now, Emily and Zack are able to use their...


Get Real

by Betty Hicks Roaring Brook Press (April 13, 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,...


The Crying Rocks

by Janet Taylor Lisle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 16, 2017)

From Newbery Honor author Janet Taylor Lisle comes a lyrical story about one girl's discovery of her startling past--and her search to understand her complicated present.

Joelle's height and dark skin set her...


Hattie Peck

by Emma Levey Sky Pony (March 15, 2016)

Poor Hattie Peck simply loves eggs, but she has only ever laid one egg—and it never hatched. Eggs are all she thinks about, all she dreams about. No egg is too big; no egg is too small. So if she can’t lay...


My So-Called Family

by Courtney Sheinmel Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 21, 2008)

Leah Hoffman-Ross just moved to New York and she wants her new friends to think she's a typical thirteen-year-old. But Leah has a secret: She doesn't have a father; she has a donor. Before Leah was born, her...


Spelldown

by Karon Luddy Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 17, 2008)

Thirteen-year-old Karlene Bridges is the best speller in her family, her hometown, and maybe even all of Shirley County, South Carolina. The trouble is, every time she makes it to the final round of a spelling...


Middle School: My Brother Is a Big, Fat Liar

by James Patterson, Lisa Papademetriou & Neil Swaab jimmy patterson (March 17, 2013)

From blockbuster author James Patterson comes the third installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling Middle School series!

Georgia Khatchadorian-the sister of Rafe, the star of the first two Middle School...


Despicable Me: The Junior Novel

by Annie Auerbach Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 18, 2010)

A smart, funny junior novelization of Despicable Me, an animated movie about "world's greatest villain" Gru, coming from Universal Studios in Summer 2010! Includes a color insert of stills from the film!


Found

by Margaret Peterson Haddix Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 22, 2008)

Thirteen-year-old Jonah has always known that he was adopted, and he's never thought it was any big deal. Then he and a new friend, Chip, who's also adoped, begin receiving mysterious letters. The first one...


The Accidental Orphan

by Constance Horne Dundurn (March 01, 1998)

Ellen, 11, becomes a stowaway aboard a steamship bound for Canada in 1885 an unwilling member of a band of orphans headed for new families on the Prairies.


The Eagle

by Cynthia Rylant & Preston McDaniels Beach Lane Books (March 15, 2016)

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the third book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family discovers the beauty of...


The Turtle

by Cynthia Rylant & Preston McDaniels Beach Lane Books (March 15, 2016)

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the fourth book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family rescues a trapped turtle....


The Octopus

by Cynthia Rylant & Preston McDaniels Beach Lane Books (March 15, 2016)

Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant brings the peaceful sounds, sights, and characters of the coast vividly to life in the fifth book of the Lighthouse Family series, in which the family explores the shore with...


The Adventures of Lettie Peppercorn

by Sam Gayton & Poly Bernatene Margaret K. McElderry Books (February 02, 2016)

An alchemist peddles a new magical invention--and the key that could unlock Lettie Peppercorn's family secrets--in this quirky "tale of self-discovery, family, and friendship" (The Independent).

Lettie Peppercorn...