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The Wainscott Weasel

by Tor Seidler & Fred Marcellino Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 11, 2014)

A daring rescue, undying loyalty, and true love fill the pages of Tor Seidler’s beloved tale, rightfully compared to Charlotte’s Web by The New York Times.

Bagley isn’t your typical trouble-making weasel—and...


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,...


I Wonder About Allah: Book One

by Ozkan Oze & Selma Ayduz The Islamic Foundation (June 02, 2014)

A book that answers some of the cunning questions children ask about God (Allah).


Pay It Forward

by Catherine Ryan Hyde Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 19, 2014)

The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition.

Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old...


Hold Me Tight

by Lorie Ann Grover Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 11, 2010)

"I'm leaving."

Dad's words come as a complete shock to Essie. How can he just walk out on her and the family, especially when Mom is pregnant?

Essie keeps her dad's leaving a secret. Then Essie's classmate, Chris...


The Battle of Jericho

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

WARRIORS ROCK!

Sixteen-year-old Jericho is psyched when he and his cousin and best friend, Josh, are invited to pledge for the Warriors of Distinction, the oldest and most exclusive club in school. Just being...


This Side of Salvation

by Jeri Smith-Ready Simon Pulse (April 01, 2014)

David confronts his desires and his demons in this novel about what it means to be left behind—literally, figuratively, and spiritually—from the author of the Shade trilogy.

Everyone mourns differently. When...


Nothing

by Janne Teller & Martin Aitken Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 09, 2010)

When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks....


Extra Innings

by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 18, 2014)

Batter up! Football, basketball, and now baseball—is there anything the Barber brothers won’t try their best to do? The Barbers join the baseball team in this home-run adventure from NFL superstars and bestselling...


A Fine White Dust

by Cynthia Rylant Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 01, 2002)

How much do you have to give up to find yourself?

When Pete first sets eyes the Man, he's convinced he's an ax murderer. But at the revival meeting, Pete discovers that the Man is actually a savior of souls,...


The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

by Betty G. Birney & Matt Phelan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders...


Burned

by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books (June 20, 2008)

I do know things really began to spin out of control after my first sex dream.

It all started with a dream. Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience....


The Secret Life of Prince Charming

by Deb Caletti Simon Pulse (April 07, 2009)

Quinn teams up with the half-sister she’s never met to right their father’s wrongs in this thoughtful, funny, and layered novel by National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor medal winner Deb Caletti....


Jump Shot

by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (November 05, 2013)

The Barber brothers know their way around a football field—but can they succeed on the basketball court? Find out in this slam dunk with “lively basketball action and life lessons aplenty (Kirkus Reviews...


Treasures of the Heart

by Carol W. Hazelwood eBookIt.com (September 02, 2013)

Troubled sixteen-year-old Beth Sorenson spends the summer in Mexico with her godmother, Dr. Lucia Delgado, an archeologist. She saves a baby armadillo she names Chema. Through a Mexican veterinarian she begins...


The Lemonade Ripple

by Paul Reichert Sky Pony (June 01, 2012)

When Caroline watches her disabled friend Shannon struggling with an old, rusty, squeaking, and wobbling wheelchair, she decides to use her grandmother’s secret recipe to make and sell lemonade to raise money...


Dear Killer

by Katherine Ewell Katherine Tegen Books (April 01, 2014)

Full of "can't look away" moments, Dear Killer is a psychological thriller perfect for fans of gritty realistic fiction such as Dan Wells's I Am Not a Serial Killer and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, as well...


Zero Tolerance

by Claudia Mills Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (June 18, 2013)

Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in the knife...


Shiloh Season

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 02, 2013)

Marty gets to keep Shiloh! He wasn’t able to rescue all the dogs that Judd Travers mistreated, but at least Shiloh is safe . . . right?

Not necessarily, it turns out. With hunting season approaching, Judd...


Saving Shiloh

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 02, 2013)

Marty Preston wonders why it is that despite Judd Traver's attempts to redeem himself everyone is still so willing to think the worst of him. Marty's friend David is sure that Judd will be named as the murderer...


True Colours

by Lucy Lemay Cellucci Napoleon and Co (September 01, 2010)

Fifteen-year-old Zoe prefers the company of animals. A self-professed advocate for their rights, Zoe is not above taking matters into her own hands. But the stakes are raised when she finds herself at the centre...


The Last Superhero

by Kristin Butcher Napoleon and Co (April 01, 2010)

Jas, a Grade Seven boy, puts all his energy into completing artwork for an adventure comic. But when he meets Wren, an eccentric, crusading classmate, his efforts are derailed. When she sees things wrong, she...


Vivian Untangled

by Sarah Hartt-Snowbell Napoleon and Co (May 01, 2006)

New Year's 1955 is coming up fast, and eleven-year-old Vivian is determined to buy a snazzy new diary. The diary is soon put to good use, as Vivian must untangle the web of problems in her life, including a...


Chloe the Jumbo Jet: A Problem of Olympic Proportions

by Ciandress Jackson eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

In this introductory edition to the Chloe the Jumbo Jet Book Series, Chloe and pals go on their first mission as new jumbo jets at Wheels Up International Airport. Travel across the pond with Chloe and friends...


Larry and the Meaning of Life

by Janet Tashjian Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (September 16, 2008)

Josh Swensen (otherwise known as Larry) can't seem to get off the couch. His usual overactive imagination and save-the-world mindset have all but vanished, and his best friend Beth is seriously worried.When...


Makeovers by Marcia

by Claudia Mills Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (March 09, 2005)

Pretty is as pretty does

Pretty, popular Marcia Faitak is not her usual self. Over the summer she gained five pounds, and when school begins, Marcia, desperate for an invitation from Alex Ryan to the October...


How to Steal a Dog

by Barbara O'Connor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (April 27, 2009)

Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out...


That's Not the Monster We Ordered

by Tara Black, Richard Fairgray & Terry Jones Sky Pony (September 06, 2016)

The day the Turner family gets their very own monster is a momentous event in the neighborhood. Everyone gathers for the occasion. The monster can roar louder than a lion, leap down the stairs better than any...


The Amber Amulet

by Craig Silvey Sky Pony (January 02, 2018)

Meet twelve-year-old Liam McKenzie, who patrols his suburban neighborhood as the Masked Avenger—a superhero with powers so potent not even he can fully comprehend their extent.

Along with his sidekick, Richie...


Heal the Earth

by Julian Lennon, Bart Davis & Smiljana Coh Sky Pony (April 03, 2018)

Take a journey to help the Earth in the second book of the New York Times bestselling trilogy by Julian Lennon!

Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that can go wherever you want. This time, Lennon’s...


Touch the Earth

by Julian Lennon, Bart Davis & Smiljana Coh Sky Pony (April 11, 2017)

A New York Times bestseller that TODAY calls “beautiful” and “stunning!”

This interactive book immerses children in a fun and unique journey. Jump aboard the White Feather Flier, a magical plane that...


Crossing the Line

by Bibi Belford Sky Pony (August 22, 2017)

For readers of The Lions of Little Rock and P. S. Be Eleven, an award-winning middle grade novel inspired by the true events leading up to the 1919 Chicago race riots.

Some people think there’s a line, and...


The Alyssa Chronicle

by Michael Strelow Our Street Books (October 26, 2018)

'The old couple had whirled into my life. I could never have seen then how large the whirling, how big the circles.' In The Princess Gardener, Princess Eugenie swapped places with Alyssa, a farm girl of her...


Fast Break

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 16, 2019)

In the sixth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, young Derek bites off more than he can chew when he decides to enter the school...


End Zone

by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 28, 2012)

The Hidden Valley Eagles have high hopes for the football championship in this novel from NFL superstars and bestselling authors Tiki and Ronde Barber.

Tiki and Ronde are ready to end junior high with a win—a...


The Princess Gardener

by Michael Strelow Our Street Books (April 27, 2018)

The Princess Gardener is the story of a young girl who is a princess by accident of birth. Her passion lies outside the castle, tending the gardens. But castle duties call more and more often, and her parents...


Emajen

by Ashley Ledigo Our Street Books (March 30, 2018)

Emajen is a world, similar to Earth. Doodland is a world where all the sketches that human beings doodle spring to life. Crevitos is a cruel and beautiful Creation, with multi-world domination and devastation...


Lua the Llama and the Mountain of Joy

by Alison A Birks & Linda Weston Self employed (December 20, 2017)

Lua the Llama has a dream and sets out on a spiritual journey of self-discovery to find out who she really is. Under the guidance of the old healer don Paqo, she finds the nature of her true self and her place...


Superpowers of the Shy Girl

by Amy C Gorman Shy Girl Publishing, LLC (February 13, 2018)

Jenny Watts has always been shy. So much that her parents introduce her as their shy one. But heading into 5th-grade, Jenny has a plan. This year she’s going to be confident and popular. But sometimes even...


Amazing Annabelle-Thank You, Veterans!

by Linda Taylor & Kyle Horne Touch Point Productions & Publishing (December 29, 2017)

Amazing Annabelle Learns Sensitivity toward Others

During a Social Studies activity, Annabelle Copeland is paired with fellow student, Victoria, who’s a little boastful and conceited. Annabelle takes the...


Amazing Annabelle and the Fall Festival

by Linda Taylor & Kyle Horne Touch Point Productions & Publishing (December 29, 2017)

Amazing Annabelle Learns To Trust Her Friends

Annabelle Copeland welcomes being a Youth Committee member for the Fall Festival at Melville School, where she attends the third grade. As she works on her contribution...


Amazing Annabelle and the Apple Celebration

by Linda Taylor & Kyle Horne Touch Point Productions & Publishing (December 29, 2017)

Amazing Annabelle and “Operation Kindness”

Annabelle Copeland is excited about the new school year. She wants to be the very best at everything she sets out to accomplish. Mrs. Mitchell, her third grade...


The Dump Man's Treasures

by Lynn Plourde & Mary Beth Owens Down East Books (May 06, 2008)

Mr. Pottle, who oversees the town dump, cannot bear to destroy books, so he recycles them for the community to enjoy. When Mr. Pottle falls and the community's children deliver books to him to speed his recovery,...


Lilly Child

by Sarah Colegrove & Raina Pratt Sarah Colegrove (May 25, 2016)

This is a story about true beauty and the freedom to be unique. It will inspire children to embrace the power of their own beauty, even if that looks different than others around them.

The Festival of Art has...


The Night I Rode on Santa's Sleigh

by Cynthia MacGregor & Karda Zenko Crimson Cloak Publishing (November 07, 2017)

During a Christmas party at the North Pole for the children of Santa’s toymaking team, one child misses out on the chance to win prizes because he opts to help Santa search for a missing pet.  As a reward,...


Little Bear's Trial

by Roger Bone & Veronica Castle Crimson Cloak Publishing (December 31, 2017)

A Native American child must make a journey alone for his coming-of-age trial. Journey with him as he learns great values like wisdom, strength, and compassion in this wonderful tale.

Little Bear's father asks...


Curveball

by Derek Jeter & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (April 17, 2018)

In the fifth book in the New York Times bestselling middle grade series inspired by the life of iconic New York Yankee Derek Jeter, Derek spends the summer with his grandparents in Pequannock Township, New Jersey....


The Little Girl in the Moon: The Big Idea

by Diann Floyd Boehm, Anne Louise O'Connell & Graham Booth OC Publishing (September 21, 2017)

Every night the little girl in the moon watches the earth from afar just like the earthlings gaze at the moon and wish upon the stars. One night she sees so many wishes not quite reaching the stars and she tells...


What Katy Did

by Susan Coolidge Dancing Unicorn Books (June 13, 2017)

What Katy Did, follows the adventures of the Carr family, who live in the fictional lakeside Ohio, in the 1860s. Katy is a awkward and untidy tomboy, forever getting into scrapes. She wishes to be beautiful...


Under the Lilacs

by Louisa May Alcott Dancing Unicorn Books (June 05, 2017)

She gladly saw them ramble off together, leaving her time to stitch happily at certain dainty bits of sewing, write voluminous letters, or dream over others quite as long, swinging in her hammock under the lilacs....