by Birdsall, Jeanne J BIRDSAL

The Penderwicks at Last

The Penderwick family return to Arundel for Rosalind's wedding, but Lydia, who has only heard stories of the grand estate, is eager to explore the place where her older siblings had endless adventures.…

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by Harvey, Jacqueline J HARVEY

Alice-miranda in Hollywood

Lights, camera, action! Yeehaw! Alice-Miranda and her friends are off to Hollywood to take part in Lawrence Ridley's new movie. It's a western with a twist, and they'll be shooting some scenes on location at the picturesque Grand Canyon. Everyone's excited to get a sneak peek of the glitz and glamour of show business -…

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by Rylant, Cynthia J RYLANT

Rosetown

In 1972, Flora Smallwood, nine, copes with her parents' separation with the help of her friends, Yury and Nessie, a new pet, and the familiar routines of life in Rosetown, Indiana.…

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by Tobin, Paul, J TOBIN

How to Tame a Human Tornado

On Friday the thirteenth Nate, trying to avoid the Red Death Society, has concealed his experiments throughout the town of Polt but soon things are going very, very wrong.…

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by Krisp, Caleb J KRISP

Bring Me the Head of Ivy Pocket

With the Clock Diamond in hand, Ivy Pocket races to rescue her best friend from a parallel world, but she must elude a man in a white suit who is following her everywhere and the Butterfields, who have hatched another plot to lock Ivy away.…

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by Chadda, Sarwat. J CHADDA

The Dragon's Eye

After being smuggled to a remote palace, four young Greencloaks and their spirit animals discover someone has been manipulating Erdas's leaders to uncover a relic believed to have the power to flood the world.…

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by Kadohata, Cynthia J KADOHAT

Checked

To help his dog through cancer treatment, Conor gives up hockey and finds himself considering who he is without the sport that has defined him, and connecting more with his family and best friend.…

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by Webb, Holly J WEBB

Alone in the Night

"Jasmine is thrilled when her neighbors ask her to cat-sit while they go away for Christmas. Now she'll be able to spend her entire vacation with their beautiful cat named Star. Star loves playing with Jasmine, and soon the pair are inseparable. But what Jasmine doesn't know is that Star has a secret. Although it is co…

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by Clarke, Cat, J CLARKE

The Pants Project

Eleven-year-old Liv fights to change the middle school dress code requiring girls to wear a skirt and, along the way, finds the courage to tell his moms he is meant to be a boy.…

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by Grabenstein, Chris J GRABENS

Beach Party Surf Monkey

"P.T. and Gloria try to save the Wonderland again by getting a teen singing sensation to shoot a movie at the motel"--…

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Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein : Based on a True Story

For forty-two days in 1991, eleven-year-old Ali Fadhil and his family struggle to survive as Basra, Iraq, is bombed by the United States and its allies.…

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by Blabey, Aaron J BLABEY

The Bad Guys in Alien Vs. Bad Guys

A creature with tons of teeth and way too many butts is stealing the Bad Guys one by one.--Provided by Publisher.…

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by Jules, Jacqueline, J JULES

Picture Perfect

Sofia feels that because she looks so much like her older sisters, nobody notices her--so when school picture day comes around she comes up with a way to stand out.…

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by Jules, Jacqueline, J JULES

The Secret Recipe

Sofia helps her grandmother make her special rice pudding, but there is a mix-up in the recipe.…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Waking the Rainbow Dragon

Drake has a dream about a new dragon that is somehow trapped in a cave, so Drake, Ana and their two dragons set off to find the Rainbow Dragon's dragon master, Obi, and together they must rescue Rainbow dragon, Dayo, from Kwaku, a giant spider, who spins a deadly web.…

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by Geringer, Laura, J GERINGE

The Girl with More Than One Heart

Briana, devastated by the sudden death of her dad, imagines she has a new heart growing deep inside her belly that gives advice in her father's voice, providing her with the support she needs to navigate through her grief.…

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King & Kayla and the Case of the Mysterious Mouse

When King's favorite blue ball goes missing, he and Kayla must put together clues to figure out where it went.…

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by Miles, Ellen J MILES

Angel

Going to considerable lengths to rescue a dog stranded in the woods, Lizzie helps her parents foster the adorable Havanese, whose playful nature and difficult experiences make finding her a forever home particularly challenging.…

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by Webb, Holly J WEBB

Lost in the Storm

Ella's kitten, Fluff loves to play outside especially when it's snowing. Suddenly, a blizzard sets in, and Fluff can't find her way home. Will Ella ever be reunited with her kitten?…

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by Citro, Asia J CITRO

Dragons and Marshmallows

A girl, Zoey, and her cat, Sassafras, use science experiments to help a dragon with a problem.…

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by Osborne, Mary Pope J OSBORNE

A Big Day for Baseball

"Jack and Annie use the magic tree house to travel back in time to 1947 Brooklyn, New York, where they pretend to be batboys at Jackie Robinson's first game with the Brooklyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves"--…

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by Reynolds, Jason J REYNOLD

Sunny

Sunny, the Defenders' best runner, only runs for his father, who blames Sunny for his mother's death, but with his coach's help Sunny finds a way to combine track and field with his true passion, dancing.…

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by Webb, Holly J WEBB

Teddy in Trouble

Katie can't believe it when her parents agree that she can have a puppy. And when she sees the lively puppy named Teddy, she's sure her family will fall in love with him, just as she has.…

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by Stilton, Geronimo J STILTON

The Dragon Crown

When his cousin is captured by the king of the dragons, Geronimo must deliver the Crown of the Seven Rubies to free him.…

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by August, John, J AUGUST

Arlo Finch in the Valley of Fire

When Arlo Finch moves to Pine Mountain, Colorado, he has no idea what's in store for him in this tiny town full of mystery and magic. When he joins the Rangers, Pine Mountain's version of the Boy Scouts, it leads him into adventures he never thought possible. Wilderness and magical powers collide throughout the beautif…

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by Almond, David, J ALMOND

The Tale of Angelino Brown

When Bert discovers a tiny boy angel in his pocket, he takes the angel home to his wife and they happily raise him as their own son.…

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by Garretson, Dee. J GARRETS

The Detour of the Elephants

After solving riddles from the secretive Reddimus Society to figure out their destination, the four Alden siblings fly to China, where they deliver an artifact at the Great Wall, but when they are next rushed to an elephant sanctuary in Thailand, the Aldens suspect they have been tricked and take extra precautions agai…

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by Stilton, Geronimo J STILTON

The Invisible Planet

Discovering a planet that bafflingly appears and disappears, Spacemouse Geronimo Siltonix lands his MouseStar 1 ship to investigate and encounters a race of mysterious, secret-keeping aliens.…

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by Tarshis, Lauren J TARSHIS

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776

The battlefield was soaked in blood. Screams of injured soldiers rang through the air. Eleven-year-old Nathaniel Knox knelt behind a rock, his gun clutched in his shaking hands. Nate had been heading to New York City to find his father. But now he was trapped in a terrible gunfight between American and British troops. …

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by Maddox, Jake, J MADDOX

Catching Confidence

Twelve-year-old Ana Flores has never really taken to sports, but when she observes the women's softball team practice at the college where her mother is going to teach, she is intrigued and decides to try out for a local team; unfortunately it is harder than it looks--but with some help from one of the college girls, C…

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by Stilton, Thea J STILTON

Thea Stilton and the Frozen Fiasco

When one of the Thea Sisters' favorite mystery writers goes missing, the five mice travel to the author's native Iceland, where they reconstruct the dangerous plot of his latest novel in the icy terrain to piece together clues.…

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by Alexander, Kwame J ALEXAND

Rebound

In the summer of 1988, twelve-year-old Chuck Bell is sent to stay with his grandparents, where he discovers jazz and basketball and learns more about his family's past.…

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by Mlynowski, Sarah J MLYNOWS

Two Peas in a Pod

Abby is feeling slighted by not being chosen festival leader at school, and her brother Jonah thinks that a trip through the magic mirror is just what she needs--but when they find themselves in a strange version of the Princess and the pea, and Abby is tagged as the princess, who will be the next ruler of the Kingdom …

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by Huddleston, Tom J HUDDLES

The Rescue

Milo and Lina Graf have located the mysterious Wild Space planet where their parents are being held. They must infiltrate a secret base to free them. With an entire legion of Imperial troops to contend with, can the children at last succeed in the rescue?…

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by George, K. J GEORGE

Better Together

Spring is here and the animal staff at the Heartwood Hotel are busy arranging a series of festivals and competitions to drum up business and to show its patrons that Heartwood is the greatest hotel in Fernwood Forest.…

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by Johnson, Varian J JOHNSON

The Parker Inheritance

Twelve-year-old Candice Miller is spending the summer in Lambert, South Carolina, in the old house that belonged to her grandmother, who died after being dismissed as city manager for having the city tennis courts dug up looking for buried treasure--but when she finds the letter that sent her grandmother on the treasur…

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by Kessler, Liz J KESSLER

Emily Windsnap and the Falls of Forgotten Island

Emily is headed to a tropical island for a relaxing vacation with friends and family. And this time, Emily promises her best friend, Shona, there will be absolutely no adventure just plenty of fun. But somehow excitement always seems to find Emily, and before she knows it, she ends up on the other side of a powerful wa…

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by Charles, Tami J CHARLES

Like Vanessa

It is 1983 and Vanessa Martin, a thirteen-year-old African American girl in Newark's public housing, dreams of following in the footsteps of the first black Miss America, Vanessa Williams; but the odds are against her until a new teacher at school organizes a beauty pageant and encourages Vanessa to enter.…

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by Smith, S. D. J SMITH

Ember Rising

A harrowing adventure inside enemy territory. Heather and Picket are plunged into the darkness of Morbin's shadow, fighting to bear the flame of the cause and light the way for rabbitkind's upright insurrection.…

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The Book of Boy

In 1350, a boy with a large hump on his back becomes the servant of a shadowy pilgrim on his way to Rome, who pulls the boy into a dangerous expedition across Europe to gather the seven precious relics of Saint Peter.--Provided by Publisher.…

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by Anna, Holly, J ANNA

The Not-so-pretty Pixies

"In this fourth adventure, Daisy and Posey help a pretty pixie named Twee get to the bottom of a not-so-pretty problem"--…

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by Connor, Leslie J CONNOR

The Truth As Told by Mason Buttle

As he grieves his best friend Benny's death, Mason and his friend Calvin, who are targeted by the neighborhood bullies, create an underground haven for themselves, but when Calvin goes missing Mason finds himself in trouble.…

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by Jules, Jacqueline, J JULES

The Beach Trip

The Martinez family is headed for a weekend at the beach, along with their friends, but Sofia has packed so many games that she does not have room for clothes.…

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by Kirby, Lee J KIRBY

Super Turbo and the Fire-breathing Dragon

There's a new class pet at Sunnyview Elementary. And since all the students seem so excited about this new pet, Turbo can't wait to meet her. Until he realizes that she's a fire-breathing dragon! Now the Superpet Superhero League must figure out what this new pet is really doing in the school. And if she's evil ... can…

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by Daneshvari, Gitty J DANESHV

The League of Unexceptional Children : the Kids Who Knew Too Little

"Utterly average twelve-year-olds Jonathan Murray and Shelley Brown, agents with the League of Unexceptional Children, travel to Europe to infiltrate a secret society and save the day one last time"--…

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by Quill, Penumbra J MY

The Tail of the Timberwolf

"Sweetie Bell and the other Cutie Mark Crusaders can't wait for Zipporwhill's birthday party! When the big day arrives, things are going great, that is ... until an angry Timberwolf appears! But where did the Timberwolf come from in the first place? And why did it seem more interested in candy than in any of the ponies…

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by Jules, Jacqueline, J JULES

My Vida Loca

Sofia's adventures and disasters continue in this compilation of three previously published books.…

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by Wilson, Nathan D. J WILSON

The Door Before

When Hyacinth Smith moves with her family to a new house, she discovers new friends and powerful enemies, and that her power with trees opens ways between worlds.…

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by Whitesides, Tyler, J WHITESI

The Wishmakers

Ace unwittingly releases a genie from a peanut butter jar and gets unlimited wishes that he must learn to use with their consequences before all the world's cats and dogs turn into zombies who will eat mankind.…

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by Kingfisher, T. J KINGFIS

Summer in Orcus

"Summer is a perfectly ordinary 11 year old girl with a perfectly ordinary, needy, over protective single mother. Summer loves her mother and would never dream of running away, but wonders deep down if it wouldn't be nice to escape for a little while and do something adventurous...maybe? Baba Yaga comes along in her ma…

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by Balliett, Blue, J BALLIET

Out of the Wild Night

Mary W. Chase died on Nantucket Island just over one hundred years ago, but she is still there, in the house she once lived in, and she wants to keep it that way-- but first she must somehow contact a group of children who are interested in preserving historic homes on the island.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

Code of Honor

"After an act of betrayal rocks the Bravelands, baboon Thorn must find a way to confront treachery in his own troop, while elephant Sky searches for answers and lion Fearless contends with the usurper who conquered his father's pride"--…

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King & Kayla and the Case of the Secret Code

When a mysterious letter written in code arrives at King's house for his human, Kayla, he follows the trail of the person who left it.…

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by Durst, Sarah Beth J DURST

The Stone Girl's Story

A girl made of stone, forever twelve years old, has outlasted the father who carved her and gave her life, but now the magical marks that animate her are fading and she must leave her mountain home and find help in the valley below if she wants her story--and those of her family--to continue.--Provided by Publisher.…

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by Gidwitz, Adam J GIDWITZ

The Basque Dragon

"Elliot and Uchenna join Professor Fauna on another adventure--a trip to the Basque country where they have to save a herensuge from the billionaire Schmoke Brothers"--…

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by Watkins, Steve, J WATKINS

Sink or Swim

In January 1942, twelve-year-old Colton is on his family's fishing boat in the Atlantic with his older brother Danny when the boat is capsized by a Nazi U-boat, and Danny is severely injured; realizing how close the enemy is, Colton takes his brother's enlistment papers and joins the Navy, determined to do his part to …

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by Riordan, Rick J RIORDAN

The Burning Maze

The Greek god Apollo, cast down to earth as the ungifted human teenager Lester Papadopoulos, and his demigod friends must go through the Labyrinth to find the third emperor--and an Oracle who speaks in word puzzles--somewhere in the American Southwest.…

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by Cronin, Doreen J CRONIN

Gimme Shelter : Misadventures and Misinformation

The Chicken Squad uncovers mysterious remains while digging a meteor/storm shelter, and they stop work to investigate just as a big storm is approaching.…

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by Smith, S. D. J SMITH

The Last Archer

"A Green Ember story set during Heather and Picket's arrival at Cloud Mountain, The Last Archer follows the journey of Jo Shanks. Jo is a gifted archer with a burden on his back and a fire within. Eager to see the Longtreaders receive justice, he travels from his Halfwind Citadel home to a Cloud Mountain poised on the …

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by Jules, Jacqueline, J JULES

Lights out

When a storm causes a neighborhood blackout, Sofia and her father come up with a plan for the perfect family night without electricity.…

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by Gerber, Alyson, J GERBER

Braced

When twelve-year-old Rachel learns that her scoliosis has worsened and she will need to wear a back brace to keep her spine straight, she is devastated; afraid that she will not be able to play soccer, and terrified that she will not be able to hide her condition from her friends and classmates--but her mother is deter…

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by Quill, Penumbra J QUILL

Schoolhouse of Secrets

"At the Ponyville Schoolhouse, there's a new student! She's a young Unicorn named Lilymoon, and she's ... well ... different. She never smiles, her cutie mark is a spooky moon on top of a spell book, and she clearly seems to have no interest in making friends with anypony! One day, strange things start happening around…

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by Blabey, Aaron J BLABEY

The Bad Guys in Intergalactic Gas

"The bad news? The world is ending. The good news? The Bad Guys are back to save it! Sure, they might have to "borrow" a rocket. And there might be something nasty in one of the spacesuits. And Mr. Piranha miiiiight have eaten too many bean burritos. Surviving this mission may only be one small step for man, but it's o…

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by Anna, Holly, J ANNA

The Ice Castle

"In this fifth adventure, Daisy and Posey go on a winter adventure in the World of Make-Believe"--…

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by Jules, Jacqueline, J JULES

Singing Superstar

Sofia's family does not want to hear her singing anymore, so she must find the appropiate place to use her new superstar-sing box machine.…

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by LaFleur, Suzanne M. J LAFLEUR

Threads of Blue

Mathilde escapes war-torn Sofarende and reunites with Megs and the other children who are working for the army to retake Sofarende from the enemy, but Mathilde must come to terms with her past treasonous actions and determine what she must do in order to prove her friendship to Megs.…

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Jasmine Toguchi, Drummer Girl

Jasmine worries that she will be the only one with no talent to share in the school talent show until her mother brings out her taiko drum.…

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by Anna, Holly, J ANNA

Daisy Dreamer and the World of Make-believe

"Daisy Dreamer's totally true imaginary friend, Posey, invites her to explore his amazing world of make believe"--…

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by Mlynowski, Sarah J MLYNOWS

Abby in Wonderland

Instead of the usual fairy tale, Abby finds herself in the middle of a book, Alice in Wonderland, with two of her friends, plus bossy Penny (who is definitely not a friend), and in order to get back to reality she must solve a curious riddle, find one of her friends who is missing, and somehow avoid getting her head cu…

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by Stilton, Geronimo J STILTON

Cyber-thief Showdown

When he begins receiving packages containing useless things he did not order, Geronimo Stilton discovers that someone on the Internet has stolen his identity, a dilemma that compels him to enlist the help of computer expert Professor Margo Bitmouse, who helps Geronimo track down the hacker.…

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The Island at the End of Everything

When the Philippine government takes over Culion, an island for people with leprosy, Ami is put in an orphanage on another island, where she finds a friend willing to help her return before her mother dies.…

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by Deen, Natasha J DEEN

Lark and the Diamond Caper

"In this early chapter book, Lark and her brother, Connor, find the culprit when a pair of diamond earrings goes missing from the general store."--…

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by Haas, Jessie J HAAS

Rescue

When Chess moves near Joni, their differing opinions have Joni defending her family's farm, and she must find the courage to stand up to Chess when she decides to "rescue" the minature horses from a nearby farm.…

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by Noth, Paul, J NOTH

How to Sell Your Family to the Aliens

Ten-year-old Hap's grandmother has experimented on his family and confined them to the basement of a mansion paid for by his father's inventions, but his plan to sell her to aliens goes awry.…

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by Callender, Kheryn J CALLEND

Hurricane Child

Born on Water Island in the Virgin Islands during a hurricane, which is considered bad luck, twelve-year-old Caroline falls in love with another girl--and together they set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother.…

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by Weiner, Jennifer J WEINER

Little Bigfoot, Big City

After discovering that she is not human, twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair is on a mission to find out who and what she is, but she must do it alone because her best friend Millie Maximus, an undersized Bigfoot who lives in the forest near Alice's school in upstate New York, is focused on fulfilling her dream to sing for a…

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by Crowe, Sara, J CROWE

Bone Jack

Ash Tyler hopes to make his psychologically scarred father proud by training for his town's Stag Chase, but when he meets the mysterious Bone Jack, dark energies take root and the world as he knows it is upended.…

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by Anna, Holly, J ANNA

The Wishing-well Spell

When Daisy Dreamer's imaginary friend, Posey, repairs a wishing well, suddenly every wish made since it was broken comes true.…

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by Cody, Matthew J CODY

How to Merit in Monsters

"The Strange Scouts protect nature's most valuable resource--monsters! Troop D (or Troop "Dweeb" as some of the other scouts like to say) are the newest recruits to the Strange Scouts, and they're on a mission to rescue the legendary Bigfoot, whose water supply has been contaminated. Luckily, with the help of their sco…

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by Bigelow, Lisa Jenn J BIGELOW

Drum Roll, Please

Melly only joined the school band because her best friend, Olivia, begged her to. But to her surprise, quiet Melly loves playing the drums. Its the only time she doesnt feel like a mouse. Now she and Olivia are about to spend the next two weeks at Camp Rockaway, jamming under the stars in the Michigan w…

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by MacLachlan, Patricia J MACLACH

Just Dance

On a farm in the middle of the prairie, ten-year-old Sylvie struggles to understand why her mother gave up singing on stage while she sets off on an adventure of her own as the town reporter.…

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by Stevens, Robin, J STEVENS

Jolly Foul Play : a Wells & Wong Mystery

"Daisy and Hazel must solve another murder at Deepdean when a bullying Head Girl turns up dead on Bonfire Night"--…

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by Kelly, Jacqueline J KELLY

A Prickly Problem

In this story in the Calpurnia Tate, Girl Vet chapter book series, Callie must help the family dog out of a prickly situation. When the Tate family dog, Ajax, has a run-in with a porcupine, things get prickly--and dangerous--quickly. It'll take Callie's quick thinking and doctoring, along with a little help from Dr. Pr…

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by Grabenstein, Chris J GRABENS

Beach Party Surf Monkey

Word gets out that the hottest teen idols in Hollywood (plus current YouTube sensation Kevin the Monkey!) will be filming the movie Beach Party Surf Monkey right in St. Pete's Beach, Florida. P.T. and his friend Gloria know that the Wonderland would be the perfect location. Now they just have to convince the producers!…

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by Morgen, A. M. J MORGEN

The Inventors at No. 8

Twelve-year-olds George, the very unlucky third Lord of Devonshire, and his neighbor, scientist Ada Byron, join forces against a nefarious group of criminals who steal the map to a priceless family heirloom.--Provided by Publisher.…

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by Gibbs, Stuart, J GIBBS

Waste of Space : a Moon Base Alpha Novel

In 2041 on Moon Base Alpha, thirteen-year-old Dash must solve the mystery of how Lars was poisoned before the base loses oxygen, forcing the colonists to return to Earth.…

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by Chokshi, Roshani J CHOKSHI

Aru Shah and the End of Time

Twelve-year-old Aru stretches the truth to fit in at her private school, but when she is dared to prove an ancient lamp is cursed, she inadvertently frees an ancient demon.…

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by Flintham, Thomas J FLINTHA

Super Rabbit Boy Vs. Super Rabbit Boss!

Super Rabbit Boy falls down a pipe and discovers himself in a mirror reality where everyone good is now evil, including his mirror self, Super Rabbit Boss, and he must make friends with King Viking (now one of the good guys) and somehow defeat his alter ego in order to save this world--and somehow find a way back to hi…

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by Messner, Kate J MESSNER

Breakout

From multiple perspectives, tells of a time capsule project and the middle schoolers who contribute, including future journalist Nora Tucker and newcomer Elidee Jones, whose brother is in the local prison.…

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by Korman, Gordon J KORMAN

Restart

Chase does not remember falling off the roof, in fact he does not remember anything about himself, and when he gets back to middle school he begins to learn who he was through the reactions of the other kids--trouble is, he really is not sure he likes the Chase that is being revealed, but can he take the opportunity am…

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by McAnulty, Stacy J MCANULT

The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

A lightning strike made Lucy, twelve, a math genius but, after years of homeschooling, her grandmother enrolls her in middle school and she learns that life is more than numbers.…

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by Dilloway, Margaret J DILLOWA

Xander and the Dream Thief

"To rid himself of nightmares, twelve-year-old Xander summons the baku, a mythical creature that eats dreams, but he goes too far and jeopardizes all his dreams as well as the dreams of his family and friends"--…

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by Hayes, Arden J HAYES

Rainbow Dash Brings the Blitz

When Rainbow Dash's favorite new sport, Blitzball, finally starts a league at Canterlot High, she can't wait to try out! Even though she's the best player on the field, the new head coach, Blitzball champion Comet Chaser, has a rule: no girls allowed! But Rainbow Dash isn't about to let that get in her way. She and all…

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by Alvarez, Jennifer Lynn J ALVAREZ

Across the Dark Water

Believing they have tamed all the wild winged horses, stable groom Rahkki and his Sandwen clanmates are stunned when a wild herd flies over their village, but this herd has crossed the ocean hoping to settle in a free land, unaware of the Sandwens.…

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by Jules, Jacqueline, J JULES

The Missing Mouse

Sofia is temporarily entrusted with Snowflake the class mouse--but he escapes, and she and her sisters must figure out a way to catch him.…

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by Mass, Wendy, J MASS

Bob

Visiting her grandmother in Australia, Livy, ten, is reminded of the promise she made five years before to Bob, a strange, green creature who cannot recall who or what he is.…

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by Maddox, Jake, J MADDOX

Aerials and Envy

Eighth-grader Tamaya Jackson is captain on her gymnastics team, but she sometimes feels like her coach spends a lot more time with the other gymnasts, and that she is expected to do more with less help--and an interview with the local TV station only makes matters worse when it focuses on her and makes her teammates je…

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by Kelly, Erin Entrada J KELLY

You Go First

Charlotte, twelve, and Ben, eleven, are highly-skilled competitors at online Scrabble and that connection helps both as they face family issues and the turmoil of middle school.…

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Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

"Twelve-year-old Ivy Aberdeen's house is destroyed in a tornado, and in the aftermath of the storm, she begins to develop feelings for another girl at school"--…

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by Grosso, Mike J GROSSO

I Am Drums

"A single-minded twelve-year-old drummer, challenged by her school's budget cuts and her family's financial woes, must find a way to keep her dreams of drumming alive"--…

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by George, Jessica Day, J GEORGE

The Rose Legacy

Orphaned Anthea Cross hopes to finally find a home with her long-lost uncle, but she soon learns not only that he secretly breeds forbidden horses, but that she can communicate with them.--Provided by Publisher.…

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by Applegate, Katherine J APPLEGA

The Last

"Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe …

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by Gidwitz, Adam J GIDWITZ

The Creature of the Pines

After encountering a Jersey Devil while on a field trip to the Pine Barrens, Elliot and his new friend Uchenna help their weird teacher Professor Fauna rescue the mythological creature from a pair of greedy billionaire brothers.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

River of Fire

After moons of division and strife, the ShadowClan is in danger of falling apart.…

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by Jules, Jacqueline, J JULES

The Marigold Mess

Instead of the usual dusting Sofia volunteers to wash the car--but when she leaves the hose on her mother's marigolds get flooded and she calls on her sisters to save the situation.…

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by Sutherland, Tui, J SUTHERL

The Lost Continent

For centuries there have been rumors of another continent on the dragons' planet -- another land far across the ocean, populated by tribes of dragons very different from those we know. But there's never been any evidence, and most dragons dismissed the rumors as fairy tales. Until now. Because it turns out the stories …

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by Gutman, Dan J GUTMAN

The Pompeii Disaster

Sent back in time to 79 AD, on a mission to photograph the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, the Flashback Four race to get their picture.…

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by Anna, Holly, J ANNA

Sparkle Fairies and the Imaginaries

"Daisy Dreamer's totally true imaginary friend Posey invites her and her best friends Lily and Jasmine to the World of Make-Believe"--…

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by Messner, Kate J MESSNER

The Exact Location of Home

Believing his long-absent father is missing and leaving clues behind through geocaching, Zig, thirteen, relies on his love of electronics, a garage sale GPS unit, and his best friend, Gianna, to search for answers.…

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by Frank, Steven, J FRANK

Armstrong & Charlie

"During the pilot year of a Los Angeles school system integration program, two sixth grade boys, one black, one white, become best friends as they learn to cope with everything from first crushes and playground politics to the loss of loved ones and racial prejudice in the 1970s"--…

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by Kerley, Barbara J KERLEY

Following Baxter

When Professor Reese moves in next door, eleven-year-old Jordie enjoys helping her new neighbor take care of her dog and assisting in her laboratory, but she is not sure what to do when the professor goes missing.…

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by Citro, Asia J CITRO

Monsters and Mold

A girl, Zoey, and her cat, Sassafras use science experiments to help a monster with a problem.…

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by Taylor, Mildred D. J TAYLOR

Let the Circle Be Unbroken

Four black children growing up in rural Mississippi during the Depression experience racial antagonisms and hard times, but learn from their parents the pride and self-respect they need to survive.…

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by Harper, Benjamin J HARPER

Bug Girl

"A girl who loves bugs discovers she has some of their super-hero like abilities when an evil scientist tries to take over her hometown"--…

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by Lien, Henry, J LIEN

Peasprout Chen : Future Legend of Skate and Sword

"Peasprout Chen dreams of becoming a legend of wu liu, the deadly and beautiful art of martial arts figure skating. As the first students from the rural country of Shin to attend Pearl Famous Academy of Skate and Sword, Peasprout and her little brother, Cricket, have some pretty big skates to fill. They soon find thems…

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by Zee, Ginger J ZEE

Chasing Helicity

Thirteen-year-old Helicity, not a victim of a horrific tornado but a survivor, connects with a local meteorologist and other stormchasers who support her plan to become one of them.--Provided by Publisher.…

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