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Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel

by Diana Lopez Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (June 11, 2013)

It's summer before eighth grade, and Erica "Chia" Montenegro is feeling so many things that she needs a mood ring to keep track of her emotions. She's happy when she hangs out with her best friends, the Robins....


Pandemic

by Yvonne Ventresca Sky Pony (May 06, 2014)

The 2015 SCBWI Crystal Kite Winner for the Atlantic region!

Even under the most normal circumstances, high school can be a painful and confusing time. Unfortunately, Lilianna's circumstances are anything but...


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" job that...


Break

by Hannah Moskowitz Simon Pulse (August 25, 2009)

Jonah is on a mission to break every bone in his body. Everyone knows that broken bones grow back stronger than they were before. And Jonah wants to be stronger--needs to be stronger--because everything around...


Positively

by Courtney Sheinmel Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 15, 2009)

Since the day Emerson Pressman and her mother were diagnosed as HIV positive, nothing has been the same. When her mother dies of AIDS, Emmy has to go live with the father and stepmother she barely knows, and...


The Mind's Eye

by Paul Fleischman Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 16, 2013)

Eighty-eight-year old Elva and Courtney, an attractive sixteen-year-old with a severed spinal cord, lie in adjacent beds in a grim Bismarck, North Dakota convalescent home. Ignored by the world, the only resource...


Second Impact

by David Klass & Perri Klass Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 05, 2013)

Kendall is football town, and Jerry Downing is the high school's star quarterback, working to redeem himself after he nearly killed a girl in a drunk driving accident last year. Carla Jenson, lead reporter for...


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...


Queen of Hearts

by Martha Brooks Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 01, 2011)

On the prairies of Canada during World War II, a girl and her two young siblings begin a war of their own. Stricken with tuberculosis, they are admitted to a nearby sanatorium. Teenager Marie Claire is headstrong,...


Out at Second

by Matt Christopher & Joshua Swanson Hachette Book Group (February 08, 2011)

When the Grizzlies' shortstop is sidelined two days before the playoffs, catcher Manny Griffin and second baseman Stu Fletcher decide to help his replacement, Sean, become a better player. During practice, Sean...


Cold Hands, Warm Heart

by Jill Wolfson Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 30, 2009)

Dani was born with her heart on the wrong side of her body. In her fifteen years of life, she's had more doctor's appointments, X-rays, and tests, and eaten more green hospital Jell-O than she cares to think...


To Spoil the Sun

by Joyce Rockwood Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 31, 2003)

A classic about the devastation of smallpox is back in hardcover after many years

"'You cannot imagine what it [smallpox] is like. It falls on everyone and soon there is no one who can stand. It is like a fire...


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

by Ashley Herring Blake Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 25, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin...


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

by Ashley Herring Blake Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 05, 2018)

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.

When a tornado rips through...


Mayday

by Karen Harrington Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 23, 2016)

In the tradition of Counting By 7s and The Thing About Jellyfish, a heartwarming coming-of-age story about grief, family, friendship, and the importance of finding your voice

Wayne Kovok lives in a world of...


Caleb and Kit

by Beth Vrabel Running Press Kids (September 11, 2017)

From award-winning author Beth Vrabel comes a powerfully moving story about a magical friendship, coping with disability, and the pains of growing up and growing apart.

Twelve-year-old Caleb is shorter, frailer,...


My Mommy Medicine

by Edwidge Danticat & Shannon Wright Roaring Brook Press (February 25, 2019)

My Mommy Medicine is a picture book about the comfort and love a mama offers when her child isn't feeling well, from renowned author Edwidge Danticat.

Whenever I am sick,

Or just feel kind of gloomy or sad,

I can...


Something for You

by Charlie Mylie Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (November 25, 2019)

Something for You is a touching picture book about lending a hand and the gift of friendship, from debut author-illustrator Charlie Mylie, whom Brian Selznick has heralded as "a major new talent in children's...


How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?

by Vanessa Bayer & Rosie Butcher Feiwel & Friends (June 03, 2019)

From debut children's author Vanessa Bayer and illustrator Rosie Butcher, How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear? is a sweet picture book with advice for children--and adults--for dealing with a sick friend.

You...


Minus Me

by Ingelin Røssland Rock the Boat (July 02, 2015)

It’s not always easy to become the person you want to be.

When Linda discovers that she has a life-threatening heart condition, she refuses to be wrapped in cotton wool. Determined to experience everything...


Pete the Kitty Goes to the Doctor

by James Dean, Kimberly Dean & James Fouhey HarperCollins (July 14, 2020)

From New York Times bestselling author/illustrator team Kimberly and James Dean comes a new I Can Read story featuring everyone's favorite kitty, Pete the Kitty! This My First I Can Read book is an excellent...


Pete the Kitty and the Case of the Hiccups

by James Dean & James Fouhey HarperCollins (July 14, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author and artist James Dean shares a fun-filled I Can Read story featuring Pete the Kitty--the very first Pete the Kitty I Can Read! This My First I Can Read book is an excellent...


Mogie

by Kathi Appelt & Laurel Kathleen Simon & Schuster Audio (October 07, 2014)

Mogie is a real-life Labradoodle with a special talent: he always knows just what a sick kid needs! Get to know this passionate pup with this story by a Newbery Honoree.

Give that dog a puddle and he'd splash....


Cyclone

by Doreen Cronin & Candace Thaxton Simon & Schuster Audio (August 29, 2017)

Nora’s whole world plummets faster than the Cyclone roller coaster when her cousin Riley falls into a coma that Nora thinks is her fault in this warm, big-hearted debut middle grade novel from #1 New York...


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

by Ashley Herring Blake & Chloe Cannon Little, Brown Young Readers (March 06, 2018)

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.

When a tornado rips through...


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

by Ashley Herring Blake & Chloe Cannon Little, Brown Young Readers (March 26, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin...


Courage for Beginners

by Karen Harrington & Casey Holloway Little, Brown Young Readers (August 12, 2014)

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she'd magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of...


The Truth According to Blue

by Eve Yohalem & Ariana Cordero Little, Brown Young Readers (May 12, 2020)

A heartfelt middle grade adventure about one girl's search for sunken treasure, friendship, and her place in the world.

Thirteen-year-old Blue Broen is on the hunt for a legendary ship of gold, lost centuries...


Game Changer

by Tommy Greenwald Amulet Books (September 10, 2018)

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Thirteen-year-old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp. His family and friends flock to his bedside to support...


El Deafo

by Cece Bell Amulet Books (September 01, 2014)

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book & New York Times bestseller!

Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest?...


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 Great Googlini

by Sara Cassidy & Charlene Chua Orca Book Publishers (October 02, 2018)

Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble...


Kasey & Ivy

by Alison Hughes Orca Book Publishers (March 20, 2018)

Through twenty-six letters to her friend Nina, twelve-year-old Kasey chronicles the often humorous observations and impressions of her unexpected, month-long stay in a geriatric ward for the treatment of a rare...


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

by Ashley Herring Blake Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnections with a lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin...


Caleb and Kit

by Beth Vrabel Running Press (September 12, 2017)

From award-winning author Beth Vrabel comes a powerfully moving story about a magical friendship, coping with disability, and the pains of growing up and growing apart.

Twelve-year-old Caleb is shorter, frailer,...


I got a pink cast

by Olukemi Akinrinola Agape Inc (November 28, 2017)

Children love to play in playgrounds. Monkey bars, swings, see-saws and other playground attractions give them a sense of freedom and excitement as they push themselves to the limits of their young bodies.

But...


Sarey by Lantern Light

by Susan Beckhorn Down East Books (January 01, 2003)

This is a moving story with likeable and vividly drawn characters, simple but important values, and an insightful portrayal of the world seen through the eyes of a child with dyslexia.


The Deadliest Diseases in History - Biology for Kids | Children's Biology Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Did you know that some of the common diseases today were once very deadly because of the lack of proper knowledge against them? Take a step back in time and review some of the deadliest diseases in history....


Fighting the Big C : What Cancer Does to the Body - Biology 6th Grade | Children's Biology Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

What is cancer and why do so many people succumb to it? This biology book for sixth graders will discuss what happens to the body when cancer cells attack. Where does cancer come from and how can you beat it?...


Germ Smart! Infectious Diseases for Kids | Children's Biology Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (June 15, 2017)

Get smart about germs to escape them at all possibilities. This book will outline some of the most common infectious diseases known to man. Being equipped with the knowledge included in this book will help improve...


My Father's Words

by Patricia Maclachlan Katherine Tegen Books (October 02, 2018)

Patricia MacLachlan, beloved author of the Newbery Medal-winning Sarah, Plain and Tall, has crafted another lyrical and touching novel for young readers about finding hope after the loss of a loved one. This...


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

by Ashley Herring Blake Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 06, 2018)

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.

When a tornado rips through...


Kiss Away My Fears

by Laurie S Johnson Laurie S. Johnson - Backpack Books, LLC (July 04, 2016)

Kiss Away My Fears is a compassionate and sensitive rhyme for parents of a critically or chronically ill child. This story is a gentle and heartfelt reminder of hope and love.


Blob

by David Walliams HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (February 23, 2017)

This is the story of how a boy called Bob meets a blobfish fish called Blob…

And so begins a funny and heartwarming story of a very unusual friendship – and some very strange animals. An astonishingly brilliant...


Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt (Book Analysis)

by Bright Summaries BrightSummaries.com (October 07, 2015)

Unlock the more straightforward side of Oscar and the Lady in Pink with this concise and insightful summary and analysis!

This engaging summary presents an analysis of Oscar and the Lady in Pink by Éric-Emmanuel...


What is Cancer? Kids Book About Cancer

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

What is the Big C and why is everyone is afraid of it? This educational resource will explain what cancer is and what it is not. The information may not be as comprehensive as doctors would explain it, but it...


Can I Catch a Cold from the Cold? | A Children's Disease Book (Learning About Diseases)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Teach your children how to protect themselves for whenever you will be away from them. May it be for their everyday and practical protection or for their long-term medical career path, this book will serve as...


What Makes People Sick and Will I Catch It? | A Children's Disease Book (Learning about Diseases)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

How do you empower children against diseases? You give them the facts, of course! Learning about diseases has never been so easy with the help of this learning book. Read about germs and viruses and how they...


Why a Cold Can Make You Hot | A Children's Disease Book (Learning About Diseases)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Have you ever had a cold? At the end of this book, you'll know who to blame! This learning book will give you the chance to explain the science behind your child’s temporary sickness. Since it has been created...


If I Get Sick, Will I Die? | A Children's Disease Book (Learning about Diseases)

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Sickness does not always lead to deaths. There are common diseases that can be cured through rest, balanced nutrition, fluids and medicines. But there are also illnesses that are really serious; they would warrant...