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Throwaway Girl

by Kristine Scarrow Dundurn (October 01, 2014)

Since she was thirteen years old, Andy Burton has learned about survival at Haywood House, a group home for girls. Now almost eighteen, Andy must find a new home. Can she build a life for herself and find happiness?...


The Girl in the Torch

by Robert Sharenow Balzer + Bray (May 26, 2015)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets True Grit in this heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it, from award-winning author Robert Sharenow.

At the dawn of the twentieth...


Liars, Inc.

by Paula Stokes HarperTeen (March 24, 2015)

A dark and twisted psychological tale, which Kirkus Reviews called "captivating to the very end" in a starred review—perfect for fans of I Hunt Killers and Gone Girl.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of...


Anne's House of Dreams

by L. M. Montgomery Aladdin (September 23, 2014)

Anne and Gilbert join in domestic harmony in this artfully packaged edition of the fourth book in the Anne of Green Gables series.

Anne is marrying Gilbert Blythe! While she's deliriously happy to finally be...


The Prince of Venice Beach

by Blake Nelson Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 03, 2014)

Robert "'Cali" Callahan is a teen runaway, living on the streets of Venice Beach, California. He's got a pretty sweet life: a treehouse to sleep in, a gang of surf bros, a regular basketball game...even a girl...


Anne of the Island

by L. M. Montgomery Aladdin (May 20, 2014)

Anne Shirley is off to college in this artfully packaged edition of the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series.

Anne is finally off to Redmond College! While she's sad to be leaving Marilla and the twins,...


The Unspoken

by Thomas Fahy Simon Pulse (July 07, 2009)

"In five years' time, your greatest fear will consume you. It will rob you of your last breath."

Five years ago six children who lived with their families in Jacob Crawley's Divine Path religious cult escaped...


After the River the Sun

by Dia Calhoun & Kate Slater Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 09, 2013)

Will Eckhart find the courage to rise from his past--and climb to his future? This quest for home is a stunning companion to Eva of the Farm.

When Eckhart Lyon arrives at Sunrise Orchard, all he wants to do is...


Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism

by Georgia Byng HarperCollins (November 30, 2010)

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hypnotism

Molly Moon is no ordinary orphan. When she finds a mysterious old book on hypnotism, she discovers she can make people do whatever she wants. But a sinister stranger...


Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure

by Georgia Byng HarperCollins (October 19, 2010)

Molly Moon meets . . . Molly Moon? In this third book in the wildly popular New York Times bestselling series, mesmerizing orphan Molly Moon and her fabulouspug, Petula, are off to India, where they discover...


Molly Moon Stops the World

by Georgia Byng HarperCollins (October 19, 2010)

Molly Moon is back—and this time she's hypnotizing her way to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles!

Along with Rocky and Petula the pug, Molly is tracking the sinister activities of American billionaire Primo...


Molly Moon, Micky Minus, & the Mind Machine

by Georgia Byng HarperCollins (October 19, 2010)

She knows what you're thinking . . . no really,She knows what you're thinking.

Molly Moon is back from the future—and this time, she can read minds.


Billy Creekmore

by Tracey Porter HarperCollins (June 15, 2010)

He is a motherless child,

a coal miner,

a circus star,

a con artist,

a seer,

a hero,

and a survivor.

This is the tale of Billy Creekmore, a young boy with mystifying powers and the gift of storytelling. But his...


Anne of Green Gables Complete Text

by L. M. Montgomery HarperFestival (June 08, 2010)

Get ready for the new Anne of Green Gables Netflix series!

Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert had planned to adopt a boy to help out around Green Gables farm. But waiting for Mathew at the train station is freckle-faced,...


Finding Katie: The Diary of Anonymous, A Teenager in Foster Care

by Beatrice Sparks HarperCollins (May 18, 2010)

This appealing teen read tells the story of Katie, a teen from an abused home, and her journey through foster care.

Katie is always surrounded by wealth, but feels terribly alone because of the secret horror...


A Lion to Guard Us

by Clyde Robert Bulla & Michele Chessare HarperCollins (June 25, 2013)

The inspiring classic that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale [with] top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the American colonies. ...


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...


Molly Moon & the Monster Music

by Georgia Byng HarperCollins (February 26, 2013)

Molly has developed even more amazing powers in the sixth and final hypnotic installment of the New York Times bestselling Molly Moon series—perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch!

Molly...


The Forest of Stars

by Heather Kassner & Iz Ptica Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 03, 2020)

In this mysterious and mesmerizing fantasy novel, perfect for fans of Splendor and Glooms and Circus Mirandus, a windswept girl who can float among the stars searches for her long-lost father at a shadow-filled...


Defect

by Will Weaver Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 23, 2007)

Maybe it was bad karma. Maybe it was just bad luck. Whatever the reason, fifteen-year-old David was born defective. His bug eyes, pinched face, and hearing aids are obvious, but there is a secret David keeps...


Then

by Morris Gleitzman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 09, 2011)

Felix and Zelda have escaped the train to the death camp, but where do they go now? They're two runaway kids in Nazi-occupied Poland. Danger lies at every turn of the road.

With the help of a woman named Genia...


The Inventors at No. 8

by A. M. Morgen & Polly Lee Hachette Book Group (May 08, 2018)

Brimming with mystery and treasure, this action-packed tale sends a boy in need of luck and girl in need of a friend on an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Meet George, the third Lord of Devonshire...


The Midnight Palace

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Jonathan Davis & Lucia Graves Hachette Book Group (May 01, 2011)

Set in Calcutta in the 1930s, The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat. Despite monsoon-force rains and terrible...


She Thief

by Daniel Finn Feiwel & Friends (April 12, 2010)

The girl, Baz, and the boy, Demi, are master pickpockets. They weave through rich neighborhoods to slip bags off shoulders and wallets out of pockets before disappearing into the crowd. Their loot goes to Fay,...


The Adventurer's Guide to Treasure (and How to Steal It)

by Wade Albert White Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 07, 2019)

Fantasy gets a clever refresh in the final book of this witty, action-packed, and hilarious middle grade adventure trilogy.

At Saint Lupin's Completely Ordinary School Where Nothing Bizarre Ever Happens Most...


The Adventurer's Guide to Dragons (and Why They Keep Biting Me)

by Wade Albert White Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 04, 2017)

Get ready for dragons, robots, and an even more dangerous quest in this hilarious, unputdownable sequel to The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes.

Anne, Penelope, and Hiro are nominated for Best Illegal...


The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes

by Wade Albert White Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 12, 2016)

A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren't as innocent as they look, and nothing is quite what it seems.

Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she...


How to Make Friends with the Sea

by Tanya Guerrero Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 30, 2020)

Tanya Guerrero's How to Make Friends with the Sea is a middle grade debut novel set in the Philippines about a young boy's challenges with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly....


The Winterhouse Mysteries

by Ben Guterson & Chloe Bristol Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 30, 2019)

Danger, intrigue, and the power of family combine in The Winterhouse Mysteries, the fast-paced conclusion to Ben Guterson and Chloe Bristol's illustrated, enchanting Winterhouse middle grade trilogy.

It's springtime...


Vivaldi and the Invisible Orchestra

by Stephen Costanza Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 27, 2012)

Every day, Antonio Vivaldi composes a new orchestral piece, and every day, the orphan Candida transcribes Vivaldi's masterpiece into sheet music for the Invisible Orchestra. Nobody notices Candida or appreciates...


The Girl and the Witch's Garden

by Erin Bowman Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2020)

“As enchanting as it is wise, the true magic of this secret garden story is in its unflinching, heart-wrenching exploration of grief, belonging, and inner strength. Once I stepped into the witch’s garden...


Chengli and the Silk Road Caravan

by Hildi Kang Tanglewood (September 08, 2011)

Chengli is an orphaned errand boy who lives in Chang'an China in 630 A.D. His mother has died from illness and his father is presumed dead after disappearing into the desert when Chengli was a baby. Now thirteen,...


Enchanter's Child, Book One: Twilight Hauntings

by Angie Sage & Fiona Hardingham Katherine Tegen Books (March 31, 2020)

Angie Sage, New York Times bestselling author of the Septimus Heap series, crafts a fantasy world where enchantment is illegal, Oracles knit octopuses, wizards run around in soggy underpants, and one girl...


Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth

by Frank Cottrell Boyce & Peter Capaldi Walden Pond Press (August 27, 2019)

A one-of-a-kind story of heart, humor, and finding one's place in the universe.

Prez knows that the best way to keep track of things is to make a list. That's important when you have a grandfather who is constantly...


Curiosity House: The Screaming Statue

by Lauren Oliver, H. C. Chester & Greg Steinbruner HarperCollins (May 03, 2016)

In this second book in the exceptional Curiosity House series by bestselling author Lauren Oliver and shadowy recluse H. C. Chester, four extraordinary children must avenge their friend's death, try to save...


The Nobodies

by N. E. Bode & Oliver Platt HarperCollins (June 14, 2005)

This book promises weird surprises! Multiple jujitsu-like plot twists! An escaped rhinoceros! A girl whose braids turn into snakes! So go on, snap to it! Read the book already! You might just learn the secret...


90 Miles to Havana

by Enrique Flores-Galbis Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2013)

Winner of a Pura Belpré Award, this middle grade Cuban American coming-of-age novel is inspired by the author's own experience.

When Julian's parents make the heartbreaking decision to send him and his two...


The Christmas Doll

by Elvira Woodruff & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Lucy Wolcott and her younger sister Glory are two young orphans who have no one in the world but each other. Every day, they labor from dawn to dusk in the bleak, cold shelter of a public workhouse in old London...


Me and Billy

Pollyanna

by Eleanor H. Porter & S. Patricia Bailey Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

"Oh, Aunt Polly, I don't know how to be glad enough that you let me come to live with you!"

As soon as the orphaned Pollyanna arrives in Beldingsville to live with her strict and dutiful maiden aunt, she begins...


A Little Princess

by Frances Hodgson Burnett & Johanna Ward Blackstone Publishing (September 16, 2012)

Sara Crewe is the brightest, richest, and most generous girl in Miss Minchin's school for girls, and her father gives her everything she might desire. But when her beloved father dies, Sara's friends and prized...


The Orphan of Ellis Island

by Elvira Woodruff & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Dominic Cantori is an orphan. Ashamed of his situation, he avoids making friends for fear of exposing his terrible secret. One day on a class trip to Ellis Island, a tour guide asks everyone about their families....


Chipper

Pavi Sharma's Guide to Going Home

by Bridget Farr & Ariana Cordero Little, Brown Young Readers (September 17, 2019)

The Fosters meets The Great Gilly Hopkins in this moving novel of a young girl who as sets off on an important mission to save a fellow foster kid from the home that still haunts her nightmares.

Twelve-year-old...


The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes

by Wade Albert White & Linda Henning Little, Brown Young Readers (September 13, 2016)

A thrilling debut novel where fantasy and science fiction meet, dragons aren't as innocent as they look, and nothing is quite what it seems.

Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she...


Tin

Give and Take

by Elly Swartz Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 14, 2019)

Elly Swartz's Give and Take is a touching middle grade novel about family, friendship, and learning when to let go.

Family has always been important to twelve-year-old Maggie: a trapshooter, she is coached by...


Worse Than Weird

by Jody J. Little HarperCollins (March 10, 2020)

Readers who love Leslie Connor and Ann M. Martin will adore this story of a citywide scavenger hunt and a girl who learns that family—and weirdness—is relative.

Summer Coding Camp

Incoming 7th graders only...


The One Safe Place

by Tania Unsworth Algonquin Young Readers (April 29, 2014)

“What is this place?”

In a drought-stricken world, Devin and his grandfather have barely scraped out a living on their isolated farm. When his grandfather dies, Devin knows he can’t manage alone and heads...


Hurricane Heat

by Steven Barwin Orca Book Publishers (May 01, 2013)

Everything stops making sense for southpaw Travis Barkley when his parents die in a car crash and he is separated from his sister, Amanda. After years of being in the foster-care system, Travis receives a puzzling...