by Watson, Tom, J WATSON

Stick Dog Crashes a Party

Stick Dog and his hungry pals have found plenty of tasty treats at Picasso Park before. But it's never looked like it does on this dark, dark night. Strings of white lights, colorful fireworks, and an endless buffet of amazing food have transformed the park into a food-snatching wonderland. There's a party going on, an…

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by Auxier, Jonathan J AUXIER

Sweep : the Story of a Girl and Her Monster

In nineteenth-century England, after her father's disappearance Nan Sparrow, ten, works as a "climbing boy," aiding chimney sweeps, but when her most treasured possessions end up in a fireplace, she unwittingly creates a golem.--…

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by Messner, Kate J MESSNER

D-day : Battle on the Beach

Ranger, a time-traveling golden retriever with search-and-rescue training, heads to Normandy on the morning of the D-Day invasion where he meets Leo, a Jewish boy who is hiding with a local farmer, and Walt, a young American soldier fighting to free France from the Nazis.…

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by Neuschwander, Cindy J516.15 NEUSCHW

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table : a Math Adventure

Assisted by his knight, Sir Cumference, and using ideas offered by his wife and son, King Arthur finds the perfect shape for his table.…

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by Hashimi, Nadia J HASHIMI

The Sky at Our Feet

Jason has just learned that his Afghan mother has been living illegally in the United States since his father was killed in Afghanistan. Although Jason was born in the US, it's hard to feel American now when he's terrified that his mother will be discovered -- and that they will be separated. When he sees his mother be…

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by Teele, Elinor J TEELE

The Treasure of Mad Doc Magee

"The small, run-down town of Eden is the only place Jenny Burns has ever called home. The roots of the trees are in her bones, the air of the mountains is in her breath, the lakes and rivers are in her blood. And that's why, when her father loses his job and tells Jenny that they may have to move on from Eden, she know…

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by Watson, Jude J WATSON

A Warp in Time

After surviving an airplane crash in the Arctic, Molly, Yoshi and the rest of her friends meet a group of musicians who also crashed in the same area and have been camped out in the forest hoping for a rescue. They discover that there are more than just monsters in the rift.…

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by Anderson, Sophie J ANDERSO

The House with Chicken Legs

"All 12-year-old Marinka wants is a friend. A real friend. Not like her house with chicken legs. Sure, the house can play games like tag and hide-and-seek, but Marinka longs for a human companion. Someone she can talk to and share secrets with. But that's tough when your grandmother is a Yaga, a guardian who guides the…

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by Hale, Shannon J HALE

The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

When a goo monster crashes the science fair, the Princess in Black is on the job, and with the help of the Princess in Blankets, sets out to save the science fair.…

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by Keene, Carolyn J KEENE

Boo Crew

When every kid in town auditions for a television talent show, Nancy, Bess, and George must uncover who is sabotaging the auditions.…

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by Mlynowski, Sarah J MLYNOWS

Weather or Not

When Willa's upside-down magic rains, it pours. Clouds form under ceilings. Classrooms get flooded. Umbrellas must always be nearby, just in case Willa has an outburst. Willa hates being the source of such sogginess. Even worse, the more she rains, the badder she feels ... and the badder she feels, the more she rains. …

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by Hahn, Mary Downing J HAHN

The Girl in the Locked Room : a Ghost Story

Told in two voices, Jules, whose father is restoring an abandoned house, and a girl who lived there a century before begin to communicate and slowly, the girl's tragic story is revealed.…

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by McAnulty, Stacy J MCANULT

Goldie Blox and the Best Friend Fail

"When Goldie Blox lets down her BFF Ruby Rails, she is determined to make it up by throwing her friend the best birthday bash ever"--…

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by Beatty, Robert, J BEATTY

Willa of the Wood

In the late 1800s, a twelve-year-old nightspirit living in the Great Smoky Mountains despairs as homesteaders destroy her forest habitat, until a chance encounter with a "day-folk" man changes everything she thought she knew about her people--and their greatest enemy.…

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Everlasting Nora

After surviving a fire in which her father dies, Nora and her mother live in a cemetery, but when her mother disappears and a loan shark steals her savings, Nora finds support from her cemetery neighbors to earn some money and search for her mother.…

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by Bruchac, Joseph, J BRUCHAC

Two Roads

In 1932, twelve-year-old Cal must stop being a hobo with his father and go to a Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding school, where he begins learning about his history and heritage as a Creek Indian.…

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by McDonald, Megan J MCDONAL

Judy Moody and the Right Royal Tea Party

When Judy learns that some of her ancestors lived in England and are possibly related to the Queen, her nemesis Jessica Finch finds more surprise relatives that Judy wishes she could hide in a dungeon somewhere.…

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by Miller, Jessica, J MILLER

Elizabeth and Zenobia

When timid Elizabeth's father takes her and her fearless friend, Zenobia, to his family home, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost there, and then Elizabeth learns she had an aunt who disappeared from the house years ago.…

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by Nielsen, Jennifer A. J NIELSEN

Deadzone

Seven of the eight survivors of the Aero Horizon crash have made it out of the deadly jungle, but the desert into which they have emerged has its own dangers, and they have very little food or water left and no sign of civilization anywhere--meanwhile, one of the survivors is changing, and that may be the greatest thre…

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by Humphrey, Anna J HUMPHRE

Mega Bat

When Daniel Misumi moves into a new home, far away from his old friends, he discovers a tiny talking bat in his room who also finds himself far from the home that he knew.…

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by Edge, Christopher J EDGE

The Jamie Drake Equation

How amazing would it be to have a dad who's an astronaut? To see him go on rocket launches, live in zero gravity, and fly through space like a superhero? Jamie Drake knows. His dad is orbiting Earth in the International Space Station. Jamie thinks it's cool, and he's proud of his dad, but he also really misses him. Han…

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by George, K. J GEORGE

Anne Arrives

Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert need help on their farm, so they've adopted what they hope will be a sturdy, helpful boy. Instead, Matthew finds Anne awaiting him at the train station -- imaginative, brash, redheaded Anne-with-an-e. With her place at the Cuthberts' at risk -- particularly if nosy neighbor Mrs. Lynde has a…

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by Wiley, Jesse, J WILEY

The Search for Snake River

A family must survive the dangerous ford of the wild Snake River along the Oregon Trail, in a book where the reader's choices determine the outcome of the expedition.…

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by Baldwin, Cindy J BALDWIN

Where the Watermelons Grow

Twelve-year-old Della Kelly of Maryville, North Carolina, tries to come to terms with her mother's mental illness while her father struggles to save the farm from a record-breaking drought.…

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by Kim, Patti, J KIM

I'm Ok

Ok, a Korean American boy, tries a get rich quick scheme of starting a hair braiding business and winning the school talent competition to hide the fact that he is struggling with the loss of his father and the financial hardships he and his mother must now bear.--…

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by Riordan, Rick J RIORDAN

9 from the Nine Worlds

"Beloved characters from the Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard series star in these hilarious and inventive new short stories, each set in a different one of the Nine Worlds from Norse mythology"--…

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by Hinojosa, Stacy, J HINOJOS

Guardians of the Taiga

Stacy was raised by wolves. She's never needed humans to survive and, from what she sees of humans, they're dangerous and unpredictable. For as long as she can remember, Stacy's pack of six powerful, playful wolves--Addison, Basil, Everest, Noah, Tucker and Wink--have been her only family. Together, Stacy's pack patrol…

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by Webb, Holly J WEBB

The Forgotten Puppy

"Emi has wanted a dog for as long as she can remember. So when she gets Miki, a little Shiba Inu puppy, Emi wants to take her everywhere. There's just one problem - she has to leave Miki behind on the weekends she spends with Dad. Miki can't understand why Emi keeps going away! When one of the trips seems longer than u…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Ellie Steps Up to the Plate

When Ellie joins a softball team, she quickly realizes that the sport is harder than it looks! Is she meant only for the stage, not the field? And what happens when Ellie goes searching in the woods near the field for a stray ball and finds an injured baby deer?!…

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by Muncaster, Harriet J MUNCAST

Isadora Moon Has a Birthday

Half-fairy, half-vampire Isadora Moon wants a normal human birthday party, but will her parents be able to meet her request?…

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by Holm, Jennifer L. J HOLM

The Third Mushroom

When thirteen-year-old Ellie's Grandpa Melvin, a world-renowned scientist in the body of a fourteen-year-old boy, comes for an extended visit, he teaches her that experimenting--and failing--is part of life.…

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by DeStefano, Lauren J DESTEFA

Dreaming Dangerous

At Brassmere Academy for the Extraordinary, twelve-year-old Plum and her best friends share adventures in dreams each night, but when Artem disappears they discover alarming secrets about Brassmere and its intentions.…

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by Calandrelli, Emily J CALANDR

Ada Lace and the Impossible Mission

Eight-year-old Ada uses new skills she learned from Milton to see if he sabotaged the social studies project Nina and the two of them worked on together.…

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by Watson, Tom, J WATSON

Stick Dog Craves Candy

Stick Dog and the gang are on their usual hunt for food, but there is something unusual going on. Little humans are dressed up as creepy witches and spooky ghosts, all carrying big orange buckets! Their search leads them to something unexpected and delicious and sweet -- candy! Once they get a taste, they will stop at …

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Liz and the Nosy Neighbor

Liz is excited to start her class project of an animal habitat diorama, but finds that her new neighbor and classmate is too nosy.…

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by Hamburg, Jennifer J HAMBURG

Hazy Bloom and the Pet Project

"Hazel 'Hazy' Bloom uses her tomorrow power--her ability to see visions of things that happen one day in the future--to try to convince her parents she's ready for a pet iguana"--…

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by Stokes, Maura Ellen J STOKES

Fadeaway

Fourteen-year-old Sam is struggling to get by without her best friend, Reagan, who died suddenly the summer before high school, but Regan's "reappearance" only helps temporarily.…

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by DiCamillo, Kate J DICAMIL

Louisiana's Way Home

Louisiana Elefante's granny wakes her up in the middle of the night and tells her they need to leave home immediately, and this time Granny intends for them never to return.…

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by Webb, Holly J WEBB

The Homesick Puppy

Megan is really excited about moving. She can't wait to take her lively yellow Labrador puppy, Kiki, for walks in the woods near their new house. But Mom and Dad are worried that Ellie is getting in the way, so Grandma offers to take her to stay during the move. Megan and Kiki have never been separated before. Megan mi…

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by Gino, Alex J GINO

You Don't Know Everything, Jilly P!

When her new baby sister is born deaf, Jilly makes an online connection with a fellow fantasy fan, who happens to be black and deaf, and begins to learn about the many obstacles that exist in the world for people who are different from her.…

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by Stine, R. L. J STINE

The Ghost of Slappy

Slappy's back as a ghost! And this time, the only thing you'll play is hide-and-go-shriek!…

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by Martin, Ann M., J MARTIN

Missy Piggle-wiggle and the Sticky-fingers Cure

Even though she, her upside-down house, and its animal occupants are under quarantine with the Winter Effluvia, Missy Piggle-Wiggle manages to dispense cures to the misbehaving children of Little Spring Valley.…

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by Federle, Tim J FEDERLE

Nate Expectations

When E.T.: The Musical closes, Nate reluctantly returns home to begin high school and, with his best friend, Libby, makes a project of turning Dickens' Great Expectations into a musical.…

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by Hautman, Pete, J HAUTMAN

Otherwood

Stuey and Elly Rose, who are both nine years old and enjoy exploring the nearby woods, become best friends until a family secret results in Elly's disappearance.…

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by Baldwin, James, J BALDWIN

Little Man, Little Man : a Story of Childhood

Four-year-old TJ spends his days on his lively Harlem block playing with his best friends WT and Blinky and running errands for neighbors. As he comes of age as a "Little Man" with big dreams, TJ faces a world of grown-up adventures and realities. Baldwin's only children's book celebrates and explores the challenges an…

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by Anna, Holly, J ANNA

Pop Goes the Bubble Trouble

"When bubble creatures start disappearing from the World of Make-Believe, Daisy and Posey are on the case!"--…

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by Ignatow, Amy. J IGNATOW

Odds & Ends : the Adventures of the Not-so-fantastic Four

While the Odds crew tries to manage their bizarre superpowers, several of their less-than-gifted classmates have become town celebrities thanks to their suspiciously good exam results, prompting Jay and Nick to investigate.…

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The Legend of the Howling Werewolf

"The Aldens are helping out at a harvest festival in a town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. But something in the hills is scaring people away! Are the local rumors about a werewolf true?"--Back cover.…

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by Miles, Ellen J MILES

Bitsy

Bitsy the Morkie (maltese-yorkie mix) may be the tiniest dog Charles has ever seen. But she thinks she's a big girl and she's full of sassy attitude. Can the Petersons find her a perfect forever home?…

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by Saeed, Aisha J SAEED

Amal Unbound

"Twelve-year-old Amal's dream of becoming a teacher one day is dashed in an instant when she accidentally insults a member of her Pakistani village's ruling family. As punishment for her behavior, she is forced to leave her heartbroken family behind and go work at their estate. Amal is distraught but has faced setbacks…

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by White, J. A. J WHITE

Nightbooks

Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a…

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by Barnett, Mac J BARNETT

Mac Undercover

One day, Mac (smartest boy in his class in a small town in California) receives a telephone call from the Queen of England, recruiting him to find the crown jewels (well, actually just the Coronation Spoon) and so Mac embarks on his first adventure as a secret agent--with the assurance that the Queen will give him a no…

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by Bowling, Dusti J BOWLING

24 Hours in Nowhere

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere's biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the bes…

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by Elliott, Zetta J ELLIOTT

Dragons in a Bag

In Brooklyn, nine-year-old Jax joins Ma, a curmudgeonly witch who lives in his building, on a quest to deliver three baby dragons to a magical world, and along the way discovers his true calling.…

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by Levine, Gail Carson J LEVINE

Ogre Enchanted

"Healer Evora is turned into a hideous ogre by the fairy Lucinda after rejecting a proposal, and has only a few months to find a love to reverse the curse"--…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Shine of the Silver Dragon

Diego is under the spell of the wizard Maldred who wants to control the Naga, an enormous dragon that lives deep within the Earth, and plans to use Diego to steal the two keys necessary for that purpose; the first key is guarded by Argent, the silver dragon, and Jean his dragon master, so Drake, Bo, Carlos, and their d…

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by Sheinmel, Courtney J SHEINME

Broken Birthday

"Stella and her family have special plans to celebrate her ninth birthday but everything changes when Stella falls and breaks her leg at school"--…

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by Turnage, Sheila. J TURNAGE

The Law of Finders Keepers

"A rumor that Blackbeard's buried treasure is somewhere near Tupelo Landing causes pirate fever to sweep through town just as clues about Mo's Upstream Mother surface and the Desperado Detectives--aka Mo LoBeau and her best friends Dale and Harm--take on the most important case of Mo's life"--…

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by Fisher, Isla, J FISHER

Marge in Charge

"Meet Marge, the mischievous babysitter with rainbow hair who loves to make a mess and bend the rules ... At dinnertime Chef Marge cooks up chocolate soup, and at school Marge the Musician conducts a chaotic concert in the playground! In these three stories, Jake and Jemima have brilliant fun with their new babysitter,…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Roar of the Thunder Dragon

Lalo the baby lightning dragon has been taken by Eko, a rogue Dragon Master, who ran away with her thunder dragon years before--now she is back looking to make allies of the other dragon masters, and so gain control over all of the dragons in Griffith.…

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by Miles, Ellen J MILES

Spirit

"While walking in a snowstorm, Lizzie sees two dark eyes and a little black nose. It's Spirit, a white German shepherd puppy! Spirit's owners found new homes for all of his brothers and sisters, but they still don't have a place for him. Can Lizzie find a forever home for this helpful little pup?"--Page 4 of cover.…

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by Patterson, James, J PATTERS

The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever

Comedian Jamie Grimm, accompanied by Uncle Frank, New Aunt Flora, and friends, circles the globe as host of regional competitions, then competes, himself, in the Planet's Funniest Kid Worldwide contest.--Provided by Publisher.…

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by Anderson, AnnMarie J ANDERSO

Attack of the Plants

"Next stop...The Magic School Bus heads to the Galapagos Islands to learn about invasive species! Seat belts, everyone! The class returns from summer break to find their beloved Ms. Frizzle has been promoted and her younger sister, Fiona Frizzle, is taking her place. But Arnold is worried. What if the new Ms. Frizzle m…

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by Cummings, Troy J CUMMING

Battle of the Boss-monster

In the year since Alexander and his father moved to Stermont, he and his friends in the Super Secret Monster Patrol of Stermont Elementary have defeated all kinds of monsters, but now they face their greatest challenge, the boss-monster who has kidnapped fellow monster fighter Ms. Vanderpants and stolen the Notebook of…

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by Landy, Derek J LANDY

Death Bringer

The Necromancers no longer need Valkyrie to be their Death Bringer, and that's a good thing. The catch? They don't need her any more because they've found their Death Bringer already, the person who will dissolve the doors between life and death. And that's a very, very bad thing ...…

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Sarai in the Spotlight

When a new girl named Christina moves to town, Sarai tries to make friends with her, but finds that they have very little in common.…

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by Lee, J. M. J LEE

Midnight at the Haunted Hotel

The Boxcar Children are investigating strange events at a hotel that some people say is haunted, and it seems like every room holds a new surprise. In this interactive, choose-your-path mystery, readers will put their sleuthing skills to the test, making decisions that will either help the Aldens crack the case or lead…

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by Mull, Brandon, J MULL

Wrath of the Dragon King

Seth and Kendra, newly appointed caretakers of Wyrmroost, soon find themselves in a fight for their lives when the dragons, led by Celebrant, rebel.…

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by Stine, R. L. J STINE

Escape from Shudder Mansion

Riley Shiner is obsessed with a video game based on a real haunted house in his neighborhood. He has played the game so often he knows it by heart, but there's a level he just can't seem to beat. Riley and his twin sister Scarlet know the haunted house is full of monsters and evil spirits, but decide to spend the night…

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by Luper, Eric J LUPER

The Risky Rescue

When Evan and Cleo sneak into the enchanted library at night they find that Locke has already forced his way into a book, and when they follow they find themselves in a plane that promptly crashes into the Amazon rainforest--and with the help of a boy named Gabriel, (and a friendly sloth) they have to survive the jungl…

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by Muncaster, Harriet J MUNCAST

Isadora Moon Goes to the Ballet

Isadora Moon, a half-fairy, half-vampire, goes on school trip to her first ballet, with her parents as chaperones and Pink Rabbit at her side.…

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by Chesterfield, Sadie, J CHESTER

Fluttershy Balances the Scales

After receiving a message from Skystar, the princess of the seaponies, Fluttershy and her best friends head to Seaquestria for an underwater vacation.…

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by Anderson, AnnMarie J629.43 ANDERSO

Satellite Space Mission

"In another installment of The Magic School Bus Rides Again Branches series, Keesha will do whatever it takes to nail her space camp application. In her efforts to get the perfect picture on the class outer space field trip, she accidentally disrupts satellites in orbit!"--…

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by Bradbury, Jennifer J BRADBUR

Outside in

In the jungle outside the growing city of Chandigarh, twelve-year-old street child Ram discovers a hidden rock garden, befriends its creator--a factory worked named Nek--and tries to save Nek's garden when it is threatened with destruction.…

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by Mlynowski, Sarah J MLYNOWS

Seeing Red

Abby tries to use the magic mirror to get to her friend's house, but she ends up with her brother in the tale of Little Red Riding Hood; where, having accidently knocked out the Huntsman, they set out to save Red (named Lali) and her rather unpleasant grandmother themselves--but end up having to save the wolf (who actu…

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by Greenwald, Tom, J GREENWA

Game Changer

While thirteen-year-old Teddy fights for his life after a football injury at training camp, his friends and family gather to support him and discuss events leading to his coma. Told through dialogue, text messages, newspaper articles, transcripts, an online forum, and Teddy's inner thoughts.…

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by Reynolds, Jason J REYNOLD

Lu

"Lu knows he can lead Ghost, Patina, Sunny, and the team to victory at the championships, but it might not be as easy as it seems. Suddenly, there are hurdles in Lu's way--literally and not-so-literally--and Lu needs to figure out, fast, what winning the gold really means"--…

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by Viorst, Judith J VIORST

Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Lulu's parents refuse to give in when she demands a brontosaurus for her birthday and so she sets out to find her own, but while the brontosaurus she finally meets approves of pets, he does not intend to be Lulu's.…

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by Cartaya, Pablo J CARTAYA

Marcus Vega Doesn't Speak Spanish : a Novel

After a fight at school leaves Marcus facing suspension, Marcus's mother takes him and his younger brother, who has Down syndrome, to Puerto Rico to visit relatives they do not remember or have never met, and while there Marcus starts searching for his father, who left their family ten years ago and is somewhere on the…

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by Magoon, Kekla J MAGOON

The Season of Styx Malone

Caleb Franklin and his younger brother, Bobby Gene, spend an extraordinary summer their new, older neighbor, Styx Malone, a foster boy from the city.…

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by Webb, Holly J WEBB

A Kitten Named Tiger

When their new adventurous kitten goes missing, Ava must summon all her courage to rescue him.…

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by Milford, Kate J MILFORD

Bluecrowne : a Greenglass House Story

Lucy Bluecrowne is beginning a new life ashore with her stepmother and half brother, though she's certain the only place she'll ever belong is with her father on a ship of war as part of the crew. She doesn't care that living in a house is safer and the proper place for a twelve-year-old girl; its boring. But then two …

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by Krulik, Nancy E. J KRULIK

Someone's Got a Screw Loose

An invitation to a birthday party becomes a recipe for disaster when Java's secret is nearly exposed by a nosy reporter.…

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by Lubar, David J LUBAR

Check out the Library Weenies : and Other Warped and Creepy Tales

Thirty-one creepy stories about vampires, transmutations, dreadful fairylands, and other terrifying things. Includes author's notes on how he got his ideas for these stories.…

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Sarai and the Meaning of Awesome

When Sarai's grandparents are forced to move, she hatches a plan with her younger sisters to buy back the house.…

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by Wiley, Jesse, J WILEY

The Road to Oregon City

"The end of the Oregon Trail is near, young pioneer--the fourth and final leg of your journey starts here. But, do you have the grit to make it to Oregon City? The wild frontier is full of risks and unpredictable surprises! This is the final installment of four books that will take you all the way to Oregon Territory--…

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by Schusterman, Michelle J SCHUSTE

Olive and the Backstage Ghost

"Olive discovers an old theater where she'll finally have a chance to shine on stage, but this theater--and its mysterious owner--are hiding dark secrets"--…

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by Kent, Deanna, J KENT

Snazzy Cat Capers

Life is short. Diamonds are fur-ever. Internationally famous cat burglar Ophelia von Hairball V adores jewels--the only thing she loves more is a challenge. She's never met a safe she couldn't crack. Now the Furry Feline Burglary Institute (FFBI) offers her the ultimate caper: steal the giant Himalayan diamond and win …

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Dactyl Hill Squad. Book One

It is the summer of 1863, and as the Civil War rages between dinosaur-mounted armies down south, and a tense New York City seems on the brink of exploding into riots, Magdalys Roca and the other children at the Colored Orphan Asylum are trying to survive; but when she receives a letter telling her that her brother Mont…

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by Van Eekhout, Greg J VAN EEK

Voyage of the Dogs

"SOS. Lopside the rescue mutt and his canine crew are working alongside their humans onboard the spaceship Laika. We are the dogs. Then the dogs are abandoned, millions of miles from civilization, and survival seems impossible. We are alone. But these are all good dogs--and good dogs always complete their mission." -ba…

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by Selfors, Suzanne J SELFORS

Wedgie & Gizmo Vs. the Toof

While Gizmo continues his quest to take over the world, Wedgie and his best friend, a micro-pig who lives next door, team up to stop him.…

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by Binns, Barbara. J BINNS

Courage

"Ever since T'Shawn's dad died, his mother has been struggling to keep the family afloat. So when he's offered a spot on a prestigious diving team at the local private swim club, he knows that joining would only add another bill to the pile. But T studies hard and never gets into trouble, so he thinks his mom might be …

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by Pierce, Tamora J PIERCE

The Realms of the Gods

While in the mystical realms of the gods along with Numair, Daine learns the secrets of her past and the implications for her future as she and Numair are compelled to return to the mortal world of Tortall to help fight against the immortals.…

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by Woodson, Jacqueline J WOODSON

Harbor Me

"When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world"--…

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by Wiley, Jesse, J WILEY

Danger at the Haunted Gate

"It's 1850, and you are continuing on the treacherous Oregon Trail. In this second book of four, you need to get to Devil's Gate, the halfway mark on your 2,000-mile journey West. Keep watch! Danger awaits you on your way to those eerie cliffs. Which path will you choose in the face of danger? With more than twenty pos…

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by Cline-Ransome, Lesa J CLINE

Finding Langston

Discovering a book of Langston Hughes' poetry in the library helps Langston cope with the loss of his mother, relocating from Alabama to Chicago as part of the Great Migration, and being bullied.…

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Sam the Man & the Secret Detective Club Plan

Second-grader Sam starts a detective club at school and, because there are no mysteries to solve, gets permission to seek the owners of three items from the lost and found closet.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

Crowfeather's Trial

When a new danger rises in the WindClan territory, warrior Crowfeather, who is caught in a conflict between his son and his clanmates, must conquer the ghosts of his past to make way for the Clan's future.…

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The Darkdeep

Middle-schoolers Nico, Tyler, Ella, and Opal discover a hidden island in a forbidden cove that appears uninhabited, but something ancient has awakened knowing their wishes, dreams, and darkest secrets.…

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by Gravel, Elise J GRAVEL

Olga and the Smelly Thing from Nowhere

Discovering a smelly creature in her garbage can that she names after herself, Olga befriends and studies the eccentric Olgamus using the scientific method, the practices of Jane Goodall, and other scientific concepts.…

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The Heat is on

The second week of Next Best Junior Chef features family and traditions, as Caroline, Oliver, and Rae, ages eleven to twelve, face more challenges and another elimination.…

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by Landy, Derek J LANDY

Mortal Coil

Skulduggery Pleasant and Valkyrie Cain are back just in time to see their whole world get turned upside down. With Valkyrie struggling to protect her dark secret, Skulduggery and the gang are more vulnerable than ever, just as a plague of body-snatching Remnants are released upon the world.…

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by Shovan, Laura J SHOVAN

Takedown

Told in separate voices, sixth-graders Mikayla, a wrestler like her brothers, and Lev, part of the Fearsome Threesome, become good wrestling partners and friends, but there can be only one winner at the State competition.…

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by West, Tracey, J WEST

Chill of the Ice Dragon

The Dragon Masters are still reeling from the desertion of Rori and her fire dragon Vulcan, when Mina, a Dragon Master from the far north, arrives with a problem--King Lars needs a fire dragon to defeat the Ice Giant who has frozen his kingdom; and so the Dragon Masters set out to find Rori and convince her to help.…

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by Webb, Holly J WEBB

The Stolen Kitten

"Olivia is delighted when her family adopts a beautiful little kitten. She can't wait to show Smokey off to all her friends, and neither can her older brother, Ben. When Ben invites his friend Rob over to their house, Olivia is worried that the rowdy boys will upset Smokey. Her fears come true when later that evening, …

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by Cervantes, Angela, J CERVANT

Me, Frida, and the Secret of the Peacock Ring

When Lizzie and Gael share an irresistible challenge, to find the peacock ring that once belonged to artist Frida Kahlo, Paloma decides it is the perfect way to honor her father.…

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by Selfors, Suzanne J SELFORS

Wedgie & Gizmo Vs. the Great Outdoors

Wedgie and Gizmo's humans are taking their first family vacation--to a campground by a lake! And their pets are too destructive to stay home alone. Wedgie the corgi is super-excited. He can't wait to chase squirrels and poop in the woods! But Gizmo, the evil genius guinea pig, has no time for games. He must convince th…

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by Zhang, Kat, J ZHANG

The Memory of Forgotten Things

"Twelve-year-old Sophia has never told anyone about her unusual memories--snapshots of a past that never happened. She becomes convinced that the upcoming solar eclipse will grant her the opportunity to make her alternate life come true, to enter a world where her mother never died. With the help of two misfit boys, sh…

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by Anderson, M. T. J ANDERSO

Apex Predator

Seeing that the way home is across a deep water basin, Molly and the other survivors need to work together to build improvised boats, but on the far shore exists a terrible predator, and growing dissent threatens to splinter the group from within.…

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Island War

"In 1942 13-year-olds Izzy and Matt become trapped on an Japanese-occupied Aleutian island when the rest of the American population is evacuated and must survive on their own for the duration of World War II"--…

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by Stevens, Robin, J STEVENS

Mistletoe and Murder

"On a Christmas holiday to Cambridge, Daisy and Hazel get caught up in another murder investigation, and a competition with rival detectives"--…

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by Birney, Betty G. J BIRNEY

Humphrey's Big Birthday Bash

"The students in Room 26 are throwing a birthday party, and Humphrey is surprised when he finds out who it's for!"--…

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by Arden, Katherine J ARDEN

Small Spaces

"After suffering a tragic loss, eleven-year-old Ollie only finds solace in books. So when she happens upon a crazed woman at the river threatening to throw a book into the water, Ollie doesn't think--she just acts, stealing the book and running away. As she begins to read the slender volume, Ollie discovers a chilling …

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by Phelan, Matt J PHELAN

Knights Vs. Dinosaurs

With the realm at peace and few dragons about, the Knights of the Round Table are bored, so Merlin sends them to face the most terrible lizards of all--dinosaurs.…

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by Stilton, Geronimo J STILTON

No Time to Lose : the Fifth Journey Through Time

Professor von Volt plans to send Geronimo and his time traveling friends back to King Solomon's court to borrow a ring that supposedly will restore harmony to Mouse Island and balance the environment--but they soon find themselves taking an unplanned detour through Napoleon's court, a Viking village, and the Minotaur's…

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by Wiley, Jesse, J WILEY

The Race to Chimney Rock

It's 1850, and you are setting off on the treacherous Oregon Trail. In this first book of four, your goal is to get you and your family to Chimney Rock on time. But many dangers await you on the journey ahead. Wild animals, natural disasters, sickness, and other obstacles stand between you and your destination. Which p…

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by Llewellyn, Tom J LLEWELL

The Bottle Imp of Bright House

Thirteen-year-old Gabe buys a bottle bearing an imp that will grant his every wish, but someone else will pay the price and, if he dies while owning the bottle, he will lose his soul.…

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