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Desolation Canyon

by Jonathan London & Sean London WestWinds Press (February 10, 2015)

This rapid-paced story for young readers from best-selling author Jonathan London churns with heart-stopping adventure as rafting novice Aaron confronts more than just white water on a life-changing trip in...


Home of the Brave

by Katherine Applegate Feiwel & Friends (December 23, 2014)

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and...


Bursting at the Seams

by Chloe Taylor & Nancy Zhang Simon Spotlight (December 16, 2014)

Zoey’s aunt is throwing a surprise wedding, and wants Zoey to make her dress! Can Zoey keep it a secret until the big day? Includes “Sew Zoey” blog posts and fashion illustrations.

In the tenth book in...


Peggy Henderson Adventures 3-Book Bundle: Bone Deep / Broken Bones / Reading the Bones

by Gina McMurchy-Barber Dundurn (September 23, 2014)

This special three-book bundle collects the Peggy Henderson Mysteries, in which the teen bone expert uncovers and solves historical mysteries in British Columbia.


This Thing Called the Future

by J.L. Powers Cinco Puntos Press (April 12, 2011)

AIDS and South Africa. Khosi, a 14-year-old girl, yearns for this thing called the future. Does she want too much?


Bullies & Warriors

by Tim Tipene Libro International (December 02, 2012)

Going to school is a misery for Sean. Whatever he does to avoid the school bully, Mark Thomas and his mates always catch up with him. Then the students join Warrior Kids, a programme that teaches leadership...


In the Bag

by Jim Carrington Bloomsbury Publishing (February 07, 2011)

Joe and Ash are best friends. Ash is the leader, Joe the one who follows. Then one night after a party, Joe and Ash come a across a holdall, seemingly abandoned by the side of the road. They open it up . . ....


MosiÂ?s War

by Cathy MacPhail Bloomsbury Publishing (May 09, 2013)

Patrick is happy living with his mum. She lets him do what he wants, pretty much, and it's only when his granny comes to stay that he has to get down to his homework and go to bed early. Then Patrick meets Mosi,...


Face

by Benjamin Zephaniah Bloomsbury Publishing (July 04, 2011)

In this startling debut novel from Benjamin Zephaniah, the author tackles the moving and compelling story of a young man, Martin, whose life is completely changed when his face is badly scarred in a joyriding...


Helicopter Man

by Elizabeth Fensham Bloomsbury Publishing (August 01, 2011)

Pete's dad is being pursued by a secret organisation and both their lives are in danger. That's why they never stay in the same place long, and always stay out of sight. Pete knows he leads an unusual life for...


A Beautiful Lie

by Irfan Master Bloomsbury Publishing (January 04, 2011)

An extraordinarily rich debut novel, set in India in 1947 at the time of Partition. Although the backdrop is this key event in Indian history, the novel is even more far-reaching, touching on the importance...


Holly

by Mary Hooper Bloomsbury Publishing (January 31, 2013)

'Holly. I hope you won't mind me buying you this. I think it's the sort of thing you'll like. Am I right? And I think it matches your eyes. This comes with best wishes from (and I know it's corny). A Friend.'...


Zara

by Mary Hooper Bloomsbury Publishing (October 11, 2012)

Zara and Ella were both two weeks late for the start of the school year. Ever since then they've been best friends. They're always fooling around finding out the star signs of boys they fancy, reading out their...


Megan 3

by Mary Hooper Bloomsbury Publishing (September 13, 2012)

It is Jack's , Megan's son, first birthday party and the atmosphere is very tense. But Megan is being distracted by the unusual amount of telephone calls that her mother is getting. Surely Mum hasn't got a boyfriend...


The Ghost of the Trenches and other stories

by Helen Watts & Taffy Thomas Bloomsbury Publishing (April 24, 2014)

As the Great War raged, and in its aftermath, people created hundreds of legends and stories round it, to speak of the sadness, the heroism, the deaths. Author Helen Watts and storyteller Taffy Thomas bring...


My Super-Spy Diary

by Emily Gale & Joelle Dreidemy Aladdin (November 04, 2014)

Eliza Boom—assistant inventor, junior spy, and full-on fantastic—investigates a case of puppy love in this second book of a chapter book series packed with jokes, doodles, and dear-diary secrets!

When Einstein,...


Birthday Vicious

by Melissa de la Cruz Aladdin (November 04, 2014)

Ashley Spencer’s birthday is an occasion for serious scheming in the third book in The Ashley Project series from bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

Ashley Spencer, Ashley “Lili” Li, Ashley “A. A.”...


Between Here and Forever

by Elizabeth Scott Simon Pulse (May 24, 2011)

A heartbreaking and romantic coming-of-age novel from the author of Perfect You and Living Dead Girl.

“I miss her, but not like I should. I want her to wake up so I don't have to be tied to her forever.”...


You Got Me Twisted

by Gloria Dotson-Lewis Wahida Clark Presents Publishing, LLC (November 21, 2012)

Makenzie does not hesitate to throw bows, blows, or whatever else she can find if you cross her the wrong way. Either you'll give her respect or she'll take it. Her ex-boyfriend, Jordan, finds out the hard way...


Altogether, One at a Time

by E.L. Konigsburg, Mercer Mayer, Gail E. Haley & Gary E. Parker 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.


The Dungeoneers

by John David Anderson Walden Pond Press (June 23, 2015)

An action-packed, funny, and unexpected middle grade fantasy-adventure from the acclaimed author of Sidekicked.

The world is not a fair place, and Colm Candorly knows it. While his parents and eight sisters seem...


Pack of Dorks

by Beth Vrabel Sky Pony (October 14, 2014)

Lucy knows that kissing Tom Lemmings behind the ball shed will make her a legend. But she doesn’t count on that quick clap of lips propelling her from coolest to lamest fourth grader overnight. Suddenly Lucy...


The Troubles of Johnny Cannon

by Isaiah Campbell Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 14, 2014)

“A boy with a highly original voice winces his way into the bewildering world of adults during a neglected moment in American history” (Newbery Medalist Richard Peck) in this heroic coming-of-age novel.

Johnny...


The Summer of Firsts and Lasts

by Terra Elan McVoy Simon Pulse (May 03, 2011)

Now in paperback, a sweet and sexy novel about summer romance and sisterly bonds, from the author of Pure and After the Kiss.

Three sisters. One life-changing summer.

Calla loves summer because summer means Duncan....


Compulsion

by Heidi Ayarbe Balzer + Bray (May 03, 2011)

Today has to be perfect.

Magic.

I look at the clock.

10:14 AM.

Ten fourteen. One plus one is two plus four is six plus ten is sixteen minus one is fifteen minus two is thirteen. OK.

I turn from the clock and walk...


A Change of Lace

by Chloe Taylor & Nancy Zhang Simon Spotlight (October 14, 2014)

As a new school year begins, everyone and everything starts to change. Can Zoey keep up? Includes “Sew Zoey” blog posts and fashion illustrations.

In the ninth book in the Sew Zoey series, quite a few people...


Ambassador

by William Alexander Margaret K. McElderry Books (September 23, 2014)

Gabe Fuentes is in for the ride of his life when he becomes Earth’s ambassador to the galaxy in this alien sci-fi adventure from the National Book Award–winning author of Goblin Secrets.

Gabe Fuentes is reading...


Revenge of the Bully

by Scott Starkey Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (September 23, 2014)

Rodney Rathbone must protect his reputation as a reluctant hero when he takes on team sports—and a football bully—in this laugh-out-loud follow-up to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying and Call...


None of the Above

by I. W. Gregorio Balzer + Bray (April 07, 2015)

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above...


Lost Boy

by Tim Green HarperCollins (March 03, 2015)

From New York Times bestselling author Tim Green comes a captivating baseball story about one brave boy’s search for a miracle. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica.

Ever since Ryder could remember, it's always...


Made You Up

by Francesca Zappia Greenwillow Books (May 19, 2015)

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. For fans of Silver Linings Playbook and Liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story...


Blackbird Fly

by Erin Entrada Kelly & Betsy Peterschmidt Greenwillow Books (March 24, 2015)

Future rock star or friendless misfit? That’s no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers;...


Listen, Slowly

by Thanhha Lai HarperCollins (February 17, 2015)

This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family....


Just a Drop of Water

by Kerry O'Malley Cerra Sky Pony (September 02, 2014)

Ever since he was little, Jake Green has longed to be a soldier and a hero like his grandpa, who died serving his country. Right now, though, he just wants to outsmart—and outrun—the rival cross country team,...


Invasion of the Overworld

by Mark Cheverton Sky Pony (August 26, 2014)

A New York Times Best Seller!

The world of Minecraft comes to life in this thrilling adventure!

Gameknight999 loved Minecraft, but above all else, he loved to grief—to intentionally ruin the gaming experience...


Play Me Backwards

by Adam Selzer Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 26, 2014)

A committed slacker enlists the help of his best friend (who may or may not be the devil) to get his act together in this “timelessly true to life” (Booklist) novel filled with humor, awkwardness, and honesty,...


Courage for Beginners

by Karen Harrington Little, Brown Books for 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 Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea

by Eileen Beha & Sarah Jane Wright Beach Lane Books (August 26, 2014)

A charming sock monkey reunites a fractured family in this simply remarkable novel in the tradition of The Velveteen Rabbit and The Penderwicks.

Meet Throckmorton S. Monkey. He’s everything a sock monkey is...


Earthquake

by Kathleen Duey & Karen A. Bale Aladdin (July 22, 2014)

Can two kids survive the biggest disaster of 1906? Find out in this gripping tale of historical fiction, part of the Survivors series.

Brendan O’Connor is delivering pastries to the bustling businesses and...


Destroy

by Jason Myers Simon Pulse (July 29, 2014)

Discover how Jason Myers’s fan favorite character, internationally bestselling author James Morgan, got his start in this digital enovella set in the world of Exit Here.

In Destroy, James deals with writer’s...


What Erika Wants

by Bruce Clements Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (June 24, 2014)

Drawing the line between what we want and what other people want for us

A woman with a forehead full of acne scars and a New York edge to her voice crosses the courthouse floor with her hand out. "Erika? I'm...


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...


Kate's Story, 1914

by Adele Whitby Simon Spotlight (June 24, 2014)

There are more family secrets waiting to be discovered at Vandermeer Manor in America in the second book of a historical fiction mystery series.

It’s the end of June in 1914, and Beth Etheridge is traveling...


Future Flash

by Kita Helmetag Murdock Sky Pony (June 03, 2014)

For as long as she can remember, Laney’s been having “future flashes”—visions of the future that she sees when she makes physical contact with another person. Left on a doorstep as a baby, Laney’s past...


Social Order

by Melissa de la Cruz Aladdin (June 03, 2014)

Lauren Page is well on her way to becoming an Ashley in the second book in The Ashley Project series from bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

Meet the Ashleys: Ashley Spencer—the queen bee; Ashley “Lili”...


Dark Secrets 2

by Elizabeth Chandler Simon Pulse (March 08, 2011)

In No Time to Die, the drama is deadly. Jenny is going undercover for the summer at the theater camp where her sister, Liza, was murdered just a year earlier. Though Jenny is still grieving the loss of her sister...


Dark Secrets 1

by Elizabeth Chandler Simon Pulse (March 08, 2011)

Two girls haunted by the past...and destined to relive it

In Legacy of Lies, Megan has to stay with the uptight grandmother she wants nothing to do with. She's determined to get through the visit without any...


The Last Forever

by Deb Caletti Simon Pulse (April 01, 2014)

Beginnings and endings overlap in this “surprising story about love, loss, and putting down roots” (Booklist, starred review) from National Book Award finalist Deb Caletti.

Nothing lasts forever, and no one...


Zero Fade

by Chris L Terry Curbside Splendor Publishing (September 16, 2013)

Inner-city teenager Kevin Phifer is grounded and battles with girls, bullies, so-called friends, his gay uncle, and wack haircuts.


A Tangled Thread

by Chloe Taylor & Nancy Zhang Simon Spotlight (March 18, 2014)

Zoey does her best to do it all—but this time her fashion plate might be too full! Includes “Sew Zoey” blog posts and fashion illustrations.

Zoey Webber would do—and sew—anything for her friends, so...