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A Blind Spot for Boys

by Justina Chen Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 12, 2014)

"A great photo knocks your heart open. So give some thought to that. What knocks your heart open."

Sixteen-year-old Shana is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time...


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...


Bird

by Crystal Chan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2014)

Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut that School Library Journal calls “a powerful story about loss and moving on.”...


Secret Agents Jack and Max Stalwart

by Elizabeth Singer Hunt, Brian Williamson & MacLeod Andrews Running Press Kids (July 25, 2017)

For fans of the award-winning SECRET AGENT JACK STALWART series comes a must-read new chapter book series! Now Jack teams up with his older brother, Max, to solve new international mysteries, using their special...


The Jumbie God's Revenge

by Tracey Baptiste Algonquin Young Readers (September 03, 2019)

Thunder rumbles, lightning strikes, danger appears . . .

When an out-of-season hurricane sweeps through Corinne’s seaside village, Corinne knows it’s not an ordinary storm. At first Corinne believes Mama...


The Jumbies

by Tracey Baptiste Algonquin Young Readers (April 28, 2015)

A spine-tingling tale rooted in Caribbean folklore about an ordinary girl who must use her extraordinary bravery--and a bit of magic--to save her island home from jumbies, the scary spirits that haunt the forest....


Rise of the Jumbies

by Tracey Baptiste Algonquin Young Readers (September 19, 2017)

Deep beneath the waves, a great enemy awakens . . .

Corinne LaMer defeated the wicked jumbie Severine months ago, but things haven’t exactly gone back to normal in her Caribbean island home. Everyone knows...


Hurricane

by Terry Trueman HarperCollins (July 24, 2012)

The powerful story of a boy's fear and courage in the face of a force of nature too huge to even imagine.

Based on Hurricane Mitch's devastation of Honduras in 1998, Terry Trueman's acclaimed Hurricane is a...


What Will I See In Brazil? Geography for Kids | Children's Explore the World Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (July 15, 2017)

Pack your imaginary bags and let’s go to Brazil! There are many things to see in Brazil, and this book will showcase some of the most popular. Just think of reading a low-cost, no-passport required means to...


The History Mystery

by Ana María Machado Little Island Books (December 01, 2012)

Sonia, Pedro and their classmates are baffled. Mysterious messages keep popping up on their computers, on their mobile phones, on websites they visit, even on a radio programme they listen to. It is a voice...


Shadow of a Bull

by Maia Wojciechowska & Alvin Smith Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 19, 2012)

Maia Wojciechowska's 1965 Newbery Medal winner about a young boy struggling with his father's legacy.

Manolo was only three when his father, the great bullfighter Juan Olivar, died. But Juan is never far from...


Trails of Treachery

by Carolyn Keene Aladdin (May 29, 2012)

Leave it to Nancy Drew to be on the case no matter where she is....

Nancy and Bess travel to Costa Rica with George as she prepares to participate in La Ruta de los Conquistadores, a 3-day mountain bike race....


Forest World

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 29, 2017)

From Young People’s Poet Laureate and award-winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively middle grade novel in verse that tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba...


Mystery of Lazy Loggerhead -  Brazil 2

by Lisa Travis & Adam Turner WorldTrek Publishing (January 15, 2017)

Welcome to Brazil!

Sofia and Júlia visit the coast of Brazil. It’s fun in the sun until they notice mysterious markings in the golden sands. Someone or something is after the loggerhead sea turtles. But...


Lola Levine and the Vacation Dream

Mystery of the Troubled Toucan (Pack-n-Go Girls Adventures - Brazil 1)

by Lisa Travis, Adam Turner & Janelle Diller WorldTrek Publishing (November 19, 2015)

Welcome to Brazil!

Nine-year-old Sofia Diaz’s world is coming apart. So is the rickety old boat that carries her far up the Rio Negro river in Brazil. Crocodiles swim in the dark waters. Spiders scurry up...


Voices in First Person

by Flavio Morais, Lori Marie Carlson & Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 05, 2008)

WANTING TO BELONG. WANTING TO GO HOME. LOVE. REGRET. FAMILY LEGENDS. DREAMS. REVENGE. ENGLISH. SPANISH.

This eclectic, gritty, and groundbreaking collection of short monologues features twenty-one of the most...


The Only Road

by Alexandra Diaz Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (October 04, 2016)

PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK

ALA NOTABLE BOOK

“An important, must-have addition to the growing body of literature with immigrant themes.” —School Library Journal (starred review)

Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the...


Lion Island

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2016)

In this “beautifully written, thought provoking” (School Library Journal, starred review) novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African,...


Laughing Out Loud, I Fly

by Juan Felipe Herrera & Karen Barbour HarperCollins (February 23, 2016)

From U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera, here are stirring poems that read like music. Awarded the Pura Belpré Honor for this book, Herrera writes in both Spanish and English about the joy and laughter...


The Temptress Four

by Gaby Triana HarperCollins (February 17, 2009)

Four best friends, one graduation cruise, a week of partying.

Eight days of strife and storms . . .

It's supposed to be the best eight days of their lives.

Bonds will be broken...

But when a fortune-teller predicts...