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4th Hardback Book List

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9781250000000Griffiths, Andy13-Story TreehouseFeiwel & Friends4/16/13560Who wouldn't want to live in a treehouse? Especially a 13-story treehouse that has a bowling alley; a see-through swimming pool; a tank full of sharks; a library full of comics; a secret underground laboratory; a games room; self-making beds; vines you can swing on; a vegetable vaporiser and a marshmallow machine that follows you around and automatically shoots your favourite flavoured marshmallows into your mouth whenever it discerns you're hungry. Life would be perfect for Andy and Terry if it
9781250000000Griffiths, Andy26-Story TreehouseFeiwel & Friends4/1/14770The sequel that "Publishers Weekly" said "can't arrive soon enough" is here! Welcome back to the Treehouse!
9781250000000Griffiths, Andy39-Story TreehouseFeiwel & Friends4/7/15610Terry Denton is known for his humorous illustration style and has worked with Andy on the Treehouse series and the JUST! books among others. He lives by the sea in Australia with his wife; three kids; and a pop-up toaster that only toasts on one side.
9781250000000Griffiths, Andy52-Story TreehouseFeiwel & Friends4/5/16590Terry Denton is known for his humorous illustration style and has worked with Andy on the Treehouse series and the JUST! books among others. He lives by the sea in Australia with his wife; three kids; and a pop-up toaster that only toasts on one side.
9781250000000Griffiths, Andy65-Story TreehouseFeiwel & Friends4/4/17610Terry Denton is known for his humorous illustration style and has worked with Andy on the Treehouse series and the JUST! books among others. He lives by the sea in Australia with his wife; three kids; and a pop-up toaster that only toasts on one side.
9781250000000Griffiths, Andy91-Story TreehouseFeiwel & Friends7/10/18Terry Denton is known for his humorous illustration style and has worked with Andy on the Treehouse series and the JUST! books among others. He lives by the sea in Australia with his wife; three kids; and a pop-up toaster that only toasts on one side.
9780530000000Jamieson, VictoriaAll's Faire in Middle SchoolDial Books9/5/17460Victoria Jamieson is the creator of the Newbery Honor winner Roller Girl. She received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and worked as a children's book designer before moving to Portland; Oregon and becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship; and has lived in Australia; Italy; and Canada. She maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow; skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league and has
9781100000000Palacio, R. J.Auggie & Me: Three Wonder StoriesAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers8/18/15680This followup to Wonder (BCCB 3/12) brings together three stories; each previously published as e-books; that offer a different perspective to the experiences of Auggie; the fifth-grader with craniofacial deformity. The first story; "The Julian Chapter;" is narrated by Auggie's bully; Julian; and gives his take on events; the second; "Pluto;" follows Auggie's childhood friend Chris and the changes in the boys' friendship as they grow older; the final story; "Shingaling;" treats the transitions o
9780770000000Gratz, AlanBan This BookStarscape Books8/29/17Grades 3-6 For biracial fourth-grader Amy Anne Ollinger; the school library is a quiet respite from her boisterous house; with two little siblings who often take center stage. But when her favorite book; From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; disappears because a classmate's mom thought it was inappropriate; she takes action by running a banned-book library out of her locker. As the stakes escalate; so does Amy's risk-taking; deepening bonds with her classmates as they fight again
9780390000000Buyea, RobBecause of Mr. TeruptDelacorte Press10/12/10560Seven fifth-graders greet the new school year with trepidation; but they soon have their jitters put to rest by their new teacher; Mr. Terupt. With creative assignments and a jokey disciplinary style; he engages the kids individually; challenging the mathematically smart boy; playfully upbraiding the mischievous joker; paying attention to the quiet girl; etc. He even; finally; comes down hard on the mean girl; letting her know in no uncertain terms that her attempts to start girl wars among her
9780550000000Mcdonough, Yona ZeldisBicycle SpyScholastic Press9/27/16Yona Zeldis McDonough is the award-winning author of twenty-seven books for children and seven novels for adults. Her essays; articles; and short fiction have appeared in numerous national and literary publications. She is also the fiction editor of Lilith magazine. McDonough lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two children.
9780400000000Rose, Caroline StarrBlue BirdsG.P. Putnam's Sons Books For Young Readers3/10/15700Twelve-year-old Alis crosses the Atlantic Ocean with her father and her pregnant mother; leaving London?s filth and smoke behind her. The Virginia coast enchants her with its fresh air; beautiful flowers; and freedom to roam. Even the deserted village which the colonists appropriate and the absence of Alis?s beloved Uncle Samuel; whom she had expected to meet her; have little effect on her exhilaration. Wandering in the woods; she accidentally drops a small carved bird made for her by her uncle.
9781630000000Chambliss Bertman, JenniferBook ScavengerHenry Holt & Company6/2/15810Twelve-year-old Emily is an avid player of Book Scavenger; the hidden-book game masterminded by publishing legend Garrison Griswold. When her family moves to San Francisco; home of Griswold's Bayside Press; she hopes it will position her favorably for the new game he's about to launch. But then Griswold is mugged and left in a coma; and the book he was carryinga new edition of the Edgar Allan Poe short story The Gold-Bug is missing. At the site of the mugging; Emily and her new friend and fellow
9780810000000Engle, MargaritaBravo!: Poems about Amazing HispanicsHenry Holt & Company3/14/171150This book features the lives of a variety of Latinos who faced life's challenges with aplomb and in their own ways. Celebrated Cuban-American author Engle presents the lives of some well-known Latinos such as the musician Tito Puente; labor union organizer Cesar Chavez; and National Baseball Hall of Fame player Roberto Clemente. Others are not as familiar to children today but still left their marks on our country: Father Felix Varela; who became an advocate of equal rights for Irish immigrants;
9780390000000Curtis, Christopher PaulBud, Not BuddyDelacorte Press9/7/99950Ten-year-old Bud; a motherless boy living in Flint; Michigan; during the Great Depression; escapes a bad foster home and sets out in search of the man he believes to be his father--the renowned bandleader; Herman E. Calloway.
9780030000000Sperry, ArmstrongCall It CourageSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers5/1/68830The New York Times

"Whether this author is telling of clipper ships; of the days of the covered wagon; of the South Sea Islands; he writes always with imagination and integrity. Like all hero legends Mafatu's story has a strength and simplicity that appeals to a wide range in age and it is beautifully told. Mr. Sperry's fine drawings have the same spirit of adventure as the story and enhance the feeling of tropical seas and jungle given in the text. The story reads aloud well and will be usefu

9780550000000Kibuishi, KazuCloud SearchersGraphix9/29/15Praise for the Amulet series:

"Five -- no; three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." -- Jeff Smith; creator of BONE
"Stellar artwork; imaginative character design; moody color and consistent pacing." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"A must for all fantasy fans." -- "Kirkus Reviews"

9780060000000De Los Santos, MarisaConnect the StarsHarperCollins9/22/15840When thirteen-year-olds T.E. and Audrey meet at a wilderness camp in the desert; they think their quirks are enough to prevent them from ever having friends. But as they trek through the challenging and unforgiving landscape; they learn that they each have what it takes to make the other whole--;Provided by publisher.
9780810000000KinneyDairy of a Wimpy Kid Roderick Rules
9780810000000KinneyDairy of A Wimpy Kid The Ugly Truth (or another in the series)
9780690000000Cleary, BeverlyDear Mr. HenshawHarperCollins8/22/83910When fourth-grader Leigh Botts asks Mr. Henshaw to write to him personally; he gets more than he bargained for. Mr. Henshaw's letters are full of questions; and Leigh is getting tired of answering them. But as he continues his correspondance with his favorite author; he not only gets plenty of tips on writing; he finds a wise and thoughtful friend whom he can tell his troubles.
9780810000000KinneyDiary of a Wimpy Kid
9781420000000KinneyDiary of A Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever
9781420000000Russell, Rachel RenaeeDork Diaries 1: Tales from a Not-So-Fabulous LifeAladdin Paperbacks6/2/09890When her father barters enrollment in a prestigious private school in exchange for his bug-extermination services; Nikki suddenly finds her life in turmoil. At Westchester Country Day; Nikki encountersüber-snobbish MacKenzie; the archetypal mean girl and her pack of"CCP"—Nikki's acronym for the cute; cool and popular—friends. Nikki chronicles all of her new-girl angst and trepidations as well as her fledgling crush in her diary. Russell's narrative deftly
9781480000000Russell, Rachel RenDork Diaries 10: Tales from a Not-So-Perfect Pet SitterAladdin Paperbacks10/20/15670Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court.) Rachel lives in Chantilly; Virginia.
9781530000000Russell, Rachel RenDork Diaries 12: Tales from a Not-So-Secret Crush CatastropheAladdin Paperbacks10/17/17680Rachel Renée Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court.) Rachel lives in Chantilly; Virginia.
9781420000000Russell, Rachel RenDork Diaries 2: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party GirlAladdin Paperbacks6/8/10840Russell's sequel to Dork Diaries is packed with adorable art and tons of laughs as she Òcaptures the winsome vulnerabilities of a girl perched on the cusp of teenhoodÓ (Kirkus Reviews).
9781440000000Russell, Rachel RenDork Diaries 9: Tales from a Not-So-Dorky Drama QueenAladdin Paperbacks6/2/15720Rachel Renee Russell is an attorney who prefers writing tween books to legal briefs. (Mainly because books are a lot more fun and pajamas and bunny slippers aren't allowed in court.) Rachel lives in Chantilly; Virginia.
9780550000000Kibuishi, KazuEscape from LucienGraphix9/29/15Praise for the Amulet series:
"Five -- no; three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." -- Jeff Smith; creator of BONE
"Stellar artwork; imaginative character design; moody color and consistent pacing." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"A must for all fantasy fans." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
9780380000000Grabenstein, ChrisEscape from Mr. Lemoncello's LibraryRandom House Books for Young Readers6/25/13720World-renowned game developer Luigi L. Lemoncello returns to his humble Alexandriaville roots to reestablish a public library in his old hometown. The grand opening of the new building; renovated from a defunct bank; is initially limited to a group of twelve-year-old winners of an essay contest; and avid gamer Kyle Keeley is among them. The kids enjoy an overnight lock-in; which leaves them free to roam around the whimsical facility; but the real fun comes in the morning; when the kids take part
9781480000000Rundell, KatherineExplorerSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers9/12/17600Left stranded in the Amazon jungle when their plane crashes on their way back to England from Manaus; Brazil; four children struggle to survive for days until one of them finds a map that leads them to a ruined city and a secret hidden among the vines.
9780550000000Kibuishi, KazuFirelightGraphix2/23/16410Praise for the Amulet series
"Five -- no; three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." -- Jeff Smith; creator of BONE
"Stellar artwork; imaginative character design; moody color and consistent pacing." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"A must for all fantasy fans." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
9780430000000Perez, Celia C.First Rule of PunkViking Books for Young Readers8/22/17670Twelve-year-old Maraia Luisa O'Neill-Morales (who really prefers to be called Malau) reluctantly moves with her Mexican-American mother to Chicago and starts seventh grade with a bang--violating the dress code with her punk rock aesthetic and spurning the middle school's most popular girl in favor of starting a band with a group of like-minded weirdos.
9780540000000Wiesner, DavidFish GirlClarion Books3/7/17460The triple Caldecott winner David Wiesner brings his rich visual imagination and trademark artistry to the graphic novel format in a unique coming-of-age tale that begins underwater. A young mermaid; called Fish Girl; in a boardwalk aquarium has a chance encounter with an ordinary girl. Their growing friendship inspires Fish Girl's longing for freedom; independence; and a life beyond the aquarium tank. Sparkling with humor and brilliantly visualized; Fish Girl's story will resonate with every yo
9780400000000Hunt, Lynda MullalyFish in a TreeNancy Paulsen Books2/5/15550The title describes just how Ally feels in school?as alone and out of place as a fish in a tree. It is her seventh school in seven years; thanks to her father?s military career; and things are the same as in all the previous schools. It is not the frequent moves but rather her not-so-secret problem that haunts Ally. Reading is nearly impossible for her; as the letters move on the page and give her headaches. For years; teachers have accused her of just not trying hard enough; and she covers her
9781100000000Oh, EllenFlying Lessons & Other StoriesCrown Books for Young Readers1/3/17800Grades 4-7 *Starred Review* This collaboration with We Need Diverse Books has no single overarching theme. Instead; its 10 award-winning contributors bring their own diversity to individual; idiosyncratic stories that reflect a variety of themes and subjects. The book is dedicated to the late Walter Dean Myers; who is well represented in the collection with his satisfying story about a physically challenged boy; his father; and wheelchair basketball. Though the stories are roundly excellentautho
9780550000000Korman, GordonSlackerScholastic Press4/26/16710When eighth-grader Cameron Boxer creates the Positive Action Group at school he intends it as a diversion to fool his parents; teachers; and sister into letting him continue to concentrate on his video-gaming--but before he knows it other kids are taking it seriously; and soon he finds himself president of the P.A.G.; and involved in community service; so the boy who never cared about anything is now the center of everything; whether he likes it or not.
9780530000000Hilton, MarilynFull Cicada MoonDial Books9/8/15790Perhaps a few books manage to capture tweendom's chaos; but too few catch its poetry. Hilton offers readers the indelible character of Mimi; a half-Japanese; half-black seventh-grader who travels with her mom; Emiko; from their old home in Berkeley; California; to Vermont; where her dad; James; works as a college professor. She's the new kid at her school during the second half of the 1969 school year-around the time the U.S. starts withdrawing troops from Vietnam and lands on the moon. As Mimi
9780380000000Sachar, LouisFuzzy MudDelacorte Press8/4/15700Two middle-grade kids take a shortcut home from school and discover what looks like fuzzy mud but is actually a substance with the potential to wreak havoc on the entire world.
9781630000000Grimes, NikkiGarvey's ChoiceWordsong10/4/16620Written in poignantly poetic tanka verse; Grimes' newest follows a young black boy searching for his own unique voice; lost among his father's wishes and society's mischaracterizations. This compassionate; courageous; and hopeful novel explores the constraints placed on black male identity and the corresponding pains and struggles that follow when a young black boy must confront these realities both at home and in school. Garvey has a complicated yet caring relationship with his family: "Mom's g
9780550000000Telgemeier, RainaGhostsGraphix9/13/16300Telgemeier presents modern magical realism in a graphic novel format. Almost-sixth-grader Catrina and her family move north from sunny Southern California to the foggy (fictional) town of Bahia de la Luna -- in part to make breathing easier for Cat's little sister Maya; who has cystic fibrosis. The sisters meet their ghost-obsessed neighbor Carlos; who teaches them about the town's traditions (the townspeople are serious about Dia de los Muertos and all things supernatural) and sparks a renewed
9781620000000Barnhill, KellyGirl Who Drank the MoonAlgonquin Young Readers8/9/16640The people of the Protectorate leave a baby in the forest as an annual sacrifice to appease a wrathful witch. The witch Xan; not actually wrathful and mighty confused by the squalling children she finds yearly in the woods; takes the babes to the New Cities; where she places them with loving families. Little Luna is different; however: Xan takes the girl home to raise herself after she accidentally "enmagicks" Luna with moonlight. Growing up with a tiny; mischievous dragon for a friend; a sage o
9781340000000Thompson, LisaGoldfish BoyScholastic Press2/28/17750Lisa Thompson's debut novel is a page-turning mystery with an emotionally-driven; complex character study at its core -- like Rear Window meets The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Matthew Corbin suffers from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder. He hasn't been to school in weeks. His hands are cracked and bleeding from cleaning. He refuses to leave his bedroom. To pass the time; he observes his neighbors from his bedroom window; making mundane notes about their h

9780550000000Johnson, VarianGreat Greene HeistArthur A. Levine Books5/27/14660Who knew a student council election could get so complicated? After pulling off a few legendary middle-school pranks; Jackson Greene has sworn off his scheming ways. But he gets pulled back in; in order to help Gaby de la Cruz -- Jackson's "ex-friend; who happens to be a girl who wasn't your girlfriend but who could have been your girlfriend if you hadn't got caught kissing" another girl -- who is running for student council president against spoiled; cocky Keith Sinclair. The third-person point
9781480000000Dee, BarbaraHalfway NormalAladdin Paperbacks9/5/17620Twelve-year-old cancer survivor Norah struggles to fit in at middle school after two years of treatment; but she finds her voice with the help of new friend Griffin; who shares her love of mythology.
9781420000000Pinkney and PinkneyHand in Hand
9780550000000Lord, CynthiaHandful of StarsScholastic Press5/26/15When her blind dog slips his collar; twelve-year old Lily meets Salma Santiago; a young Hispanic girl whose migrant family are in Maine for the blueberry-picking season; and; based partly on their mutual love of dogs; the two forge a friendship while painting bee boxes for Lily's grandfather--but as the Blueberry Queen pageant approaches Lily and Selma are confronted with some of the hard truths of prejudice and migrant life.
9780550000000Tarpley, NatashaHarlem CharadeScholastic Press1/31/17800WATCHER. SHADOW. FUGITIVE.
Harlem is home to all kinds of kids. Jin sees life passing her by from the window of her family's bodega. Alex wants to help the needy one shelter at a time; but can't tell anyone who she really is. Elvin's living on Harlem's cold; lonely streets; surviving on his own after his grandfather was mysteriously attacked.
When these three strangers join forces to find out what happened to Elvin's grandfather; their digging leads them to an enigmatic artist whose miss
9780060000000Kelly, Erin EntradaHello, UniverseGreenwillow Books3/14/17690Virgil Salinas is shy and bullied at school. Since he doesn't know his multiplication tables; his nasty classmate Chet Bullens; a.k.a. the Bull (your standard-issue middle-school bully); repeatedly calls him retardo. Valencia Somerset; who goes to the resource room with Virgil; feels like an outsider because she's deaf: on my tenth birthday; this girl Roberta gave me a book called Famous Deaf People from History. I would have never given Roberta a book called Famous Blond People or Famous People
9780060000000Shetterly, Margot LeeHidden Figures Young Readers' EditionHarperCollins11/29/161120The talented black women working at NASA's Langley facility in the mid-twentieth century started as mathematics "human computers;" but persisted through racism and sexism to make significant contributions as engineers; analysts; and programmers. Shetterly's outstanding young readers' edition of her similarly titled adult book highlights the intersecting worlds of educated; middle-class southern African Americans and Cold War space program scientists. Reading list; timeline. Glos.; ind. (Copyrigh
9780550000000Gemeinhart, DanHonest TruthScholastic Press1/27/15550With only his faithful dog; Beau; for company; Mark; a boy with recurrent cancer; runs away from home to fulfil his dream of climbing Mount Rainier. Told in alternating first-person voices; Gemeinhart's heart-rending yet suspenseful novel tells the equally gripping stories of the boy who went to the mountain and the girl who stayed behind. In certain respects; the story of Mark's best friend; Jessie; who spends the novel waiting; hoping and worrying; is the more morally complex of the two. Even
9780550000000Acampora, PaulHow to Avoid ExtinctionScholastic Press9/27/16610Since the death of his grandfather; Leo's number one chore has been to chase after his grandmother who seems to wander away from home every few days. Now; Gram's decided to roam farther than ever. And despite his misgivings; Leo's going along for the ride. With his seventeen-year-old cousin; Abbey; and an old; gassy dog named Kermit; Leo joins Gram in a big; old Buick to leave their Pennsylvania home for a cross-country road trip filled with fold-out maps; family secrets; new friends; and dinosa
9780060000000Hernandez, LaurieI Got This: To Gold And BeyondHarperCollins1/24/171020Gold medal-winning Olympic gymnast and Dancing with the Stars winner Laurie Hernandez shares her story in her own words in this debut book for fans of all ages.
9780800000000GradyI Lay My Stitches Down
9780060000000Lai, ThanhhaInside Out & Back AgainHarperCollins2/22/11800Told in compelling free verse."
9780060000000Libenson, TerriInvisible EmmieBalzer & Bray/Harperteen5/2/17This is middle grade fiction at its best. A fantastic debut novel with plenty of laughs and tons of heart. Invisible Emmie is unforgettable! --Lincoln Peirce; author of Big Nate"
9781480000000De La Cruz, MelissaIsle of the Lost: A Descendants NovelDisney-Hyperion5/5/15770Melissa de la Cruz ( is the author of many best-selling novels; including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods; Masquerade; Revelations; The Van Alen Legacy; Keys to the Repository; Misguided Angel; Bloody Valentine; Lost in Time; and Gates of Paradise. She lives in Los Angeles; California with her husband and daughter.
9780690000000Hobbs, WillJason's GoldHarperCollins9/29/99860When news of the discovery of gold in Canada's Yukon Territory in 1897 reaches fifteen-year-old Jason; he embarks on a 10;000-mile journey to strike it rich.
9780060000000Fleischman, PaulJoyful Noise: Poems for Two VoicesHarperCollins3/1/88Written to be read aloud by two voices; here are poems--funny; sad; loud; and quiet--that resound with a booming; boisterous; joyful noise. "This marvelous; lyrical evocation of the insect world demands accolades. . . . There are 14 poems in the handsomely designed volume; with wonderfully interpretive illustrations. Each selection is a gem; polished to perfection".--The Horn Book. Newbery Award; ALA Notable Children's Book; ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
9781620000000Baptiste, TraceyJumbiesAlgonquin Young Readers4/28/15680When eleven-year-old Corinne stumbles into the forest on her Caribbean island home; she rouses a jumbie--a malevolent spirit--who emerges to wreak havoc. Corinne must call on her courage and her friends and use ancient magic to stop the jumbie and save the island.
9780550000000Kibuishi, KazuLast CouncilGraphix9/29/15400Praise for the Amulet series:
"Five -- no; three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." -- Jeff Smith; creator of BONE
"Stellar artwork; imaginative character design; moody color and consistent pacing." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"A must for all fantasy fans." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
9780060000000Edwards, JulieLast of the Really Great Whangdoodles (Anniversary)HarperCollins9/8/99620With help from an eccentric professor who gives their imaginations special intensive training; three children succeed in locating the last of the great Whangdoodles and granting his heart's desire. Julie Andrews Edwards; star of stage and screen; has written a unique and beloved story that has become a modern classic.
9780320000000Patterson, JamesLaugh Out LoudJimmy Patterson8/28/17680James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community at the 2015 National Book Awards. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers; and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading; Patterson created a children's book imprint; JIMMY Patterson; whose mission is simple: "We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say; 'PLEASE GIVE ME
9780150000000Winter, JeanetteLibrarian of Basra: A True Story from IraqHoughton Mifflin1/1/05640Winter's picture book describes Alia Muhammad Baker's attempt to save her library's collection when war comes to the Iraqi city of Basra in 2003. The illustrations represent the terrors of war realistically but not graphically. This tale provides a good way to talk about war and demonstrates the quiet heroism of fighting for something important without using violence. (Copyright 2005 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780400000000Holm, Jennifer L.Lights, Camera, Middle School!Random House Books for Young Readers7/4/17420Popular graphic novel star Babymouse starts middle school in the first title of a new series. She wants to stand out; so she joins the film club to write and direct a sweeping cinematic epic. Will making the film of her dreams turn into a nightmare? Illustrations. 5 1/2 x 8 5/16.
9780550000000Watson, JudeLoot: How to Steal a FortuneScholastic Press6/24/14560When Alfie McQuinn; the notorious jewel thief; is killed on a job; his last words to his son; March; are to find jewels and this instruction leads the boy to Jules; the twin sister he never knew he had--and the perfect partner to carry on the family business.
9780400000000Clements, AndrewLosers ClubRandom House Books for Young Readers8/1/17860There's a pattern we've come to expect from Clements's middle-grade novels (beginning with Frindle; rev. 11/96): a kid gets a big idea and sees it through to results neither he (usually he) nor readers expect. Here; all sixth-grader Alec wants to do is read. When forced by the afterschool program to join or create a club; he comes up with the Losers Club; whose name he feels will sufficiently put off any intruders into his dream of solitary reading bliss. But there's a catch: the rules require h
9780400000000Behar, RuthLucky Broken GirlNancy Paulsen Books4/11/17670Ruthie Mizrahi faces challenges big and small from trying to convince her New York teacher that she should be in the smart class despite her difficulty with English as a Cuban refugee to her passionate desire for go-go boots; which will help her look glamorous among her friends. But; when a car accident leaves Ruthie bedridden in a body cast for nearly a year; she starts to see the world differently. She makes heartfelt connections with incredible people; such as her friend Ramu; who must r
9780690000000Clements, AndrewLunch Money (Repackage)Atheneum Books for Young Readers7/1/05840Twelve-year-old Greg; who has always been good at moneymaking projects; is surprised to find himself teaming up with his lifelong rival; Maura; to create a series of comic books to sell at school.
9780060000000Korman, GordonMastermindsBalzer & Bray/Harperteen2/3/15730With no unemployment; no homelessness and no crime; Serenity; New Mexico; is the perfect town. Or is it?When 13-year-old Eli Frieden attempts to bike past the town limits for the first time; he is struck with paralyzing nausea and pain that makes him wonder if Serenity is less of a paradise and more of a prison. When Malik Bruder; his classmate; discovers that the major employer; a traffic-cone factory; is just a front for something more sinister; the two boys; along with friends Hector Amani an
9780060000000Korman, GordonMasterminds: Criminal DestinyBalzer & Bray/Harperteen2/2/16720The kids from Project Osiris are on the run. Eli; Tori; Amber; and Malik; cloned from the DNA of criminal masterminds; have escaped from their illegal laboratory community of Serenity; New Mexico. Determined to expose the iniquities of Project Osiris; they first seek out Tamara Dunleavy; the reclusive billionaire who funded the experiment. When Dunleavy refuses to help; the quartet decides to find one of their criminal s parents; hoping he will reveal the truth about Project Osiris. Hunted
9780550000000King, Amy SarigMe and Marvin GardensArthur A. Levine Books1/31/17The track was part hoof and part paw. It was part dog and part pig. It made no sense; this track. I looked for others and when there were no others; I figured someone must have been playing a joke on me.


The noise made the hair on my arms and legs stand straight up. I thought it was Tommy and his friends because I didn't believe stories about ghosts -- not even the one about spirits who were angry at the developers for growing houses i
9780400000000Brooks, MaxMinecraft: The Island: An Official Minecraft NovelDel Rey Books7/18/17790An official tie-in to the globally popular video game traces the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft who must survive a harsh environment while unraveling the secrets of a mysterious island.
9781480000000Russell, Rachel ReneeMisadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker HeroAladdin Paperbacks6/7/16660This is Max Crumbly's first experience in public school; and so far he's vomited on bully Doug "Thug" Thurston; forfeited a race due to his insistent bladder; and been locked in his locker--but it's still better than home-schooling with Grandma.Humiliation's a bummer; but cute Erin Madison seems friendly; so the asthmatic; white eighth-grader perseveres. Max laboriously introduces his quirks (chiefly a preoccupation with bathroom functions; but he also likes comic books and rap); his supporting
9780400000000Holm, Jennifer L.Miss CommunicationRandom House Books for Young Readers7/24/18600Praise for Lights; Camera; Middle School!
"A smooth transition into a fresh format that should both resonate with existing fans and entice new ones." --Kirkus Reviews
"Babymouse's bravado and wild romps of imagination (captured in boisterous comics sequences) keep the spotlight directly on her."--Publishers Weekly
"You can practically hear legions of delighted fans chorus along as [Babymouse] delivers her signature response: 'Typical!'" --Booklist

9780550000000Grabenstein, ChrisMr. Lemoncello's Great Library RaceRandom House Books for Young Readers10/10/17750Sequel to: Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics.
9780690000000O'brien, Robert C.Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMHAtheneum Books for Young Readers3/1/71790This 1972 Newberry Medal winner has delighted children and adults alike for decades; both as a million-plus copy bestseller and the popular animated film; The Secrets of NIMH. Now; for the millennium; this perennial favorite has an endearing new cover that will enchant both old fans and those with the pleasure of discovering the book for the first time.
9780060000000Anderson, John DavidMs. Bixby's Last DayWalden Pond Press6/21/16800This surprising; inspiring; and relatable book is perfect for boys and girls who loved Wonder and will make you fondly remember your favorite teacher."
9780320000000Townsend, JessicaNevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan CrowLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers10/31/17790Readers will feel as though Harry Potter is meeting Alice in Wonderland in this first of a new series.Morrigan Crow; a pale; white child; was born cursed. She's the town scapegoat; blamed for everything bad that happens in Jackalfax. All cursed children are expected to live for 12 years; and as Morrigan is about to turn 11; she has one year until she dies on Eventide; when the old Age gives way to the new. Unfortunately; experts have incorrectly predicted the length of this Age; and Morrigan wil
9780550000000Xu, RuNewsprintsGraphix1/31/17330Ru Xu grew up in Indianapolis and received a degree in Sequential Art from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She is the creator of the popular webcomic Saint for Rent; and NewsPrints is her first graphic novel. Her favorite things include historical fiction; fat birds; and coffee-flavored ice cream. Visit Ru online at and on Twitter at @ruemxu.
9780550000000Nielsen, Jennifer A.Night DividedScholastic Press8/25/15With the rise of the Berlin Wall; twelve-year-old Gerta finds her family suddenly divided. She; her mother; and her brother Fritz live on the eastern side; controlled by the Soviets. Her father and middle brother; who had gone west in search of work; cannot return home. Gerta knows it is dangerous to watch the wall; to think forbidden thoughts of freedom; yet she can't help herself. She sees the East German soldiers with their guns trained on their own citizens; she; her family; her neighbors an
9780060000000Applegate, KatherineOne and Only IvanHarperTorch1/17/12570Will capture readers hearts and never let go. A must have. --School Library Journal (starred review)"
9781420000000Hale, NathanOne Trick PonyAmulet Books3/14/17260The aliens have arrived. And they're hungry for electricity. In the Earth of the future; humans are on the run from an alien force--giant blobs who suck up electrical devices wherever they can find them. Strata and her family are part of a caravan of digital rescuers; hoping to keep the memory of civilization alive by saving electronics wherever they can. Many humans have reverted to a pre-electrical age; and others have taken advantage of the invasion to become dangerous bandits and outlaws. Wh
9780060000000Snyder, LaurelOrphan IslandWalden Pond Press5/30/17650When the bell rings and the green boat emerges from the mist; gliding up into the cove; Jinny knows that it is time: time for her beloved Deen to leave and for a new child to take his place.Now Jinny will become the Elder; and the balance of life on the island will be maintained. The ragtag bunch of nine orphans--each one "boat" (year) apart in age--are the sole human residents of a benevolent wilderness; busy chasing wild kittens and harvesting honey from docile bees; reading from a stockpile o
9781620000000Parrots over Puerto Rico
9780390000000Giff, Patricia ReillyPictures of Hollis WoodsWendy Lamb Books9/10/02650Twelve-year-old foster child Hollis Woods; troublesome and artistic; has run away from the family she adores. The mystery surrounding her sudden departure--why would she leave a home where she is; at last; happy and wanted?--propels this story about the importance of self-expression and of belonging. Despite some heavy-handed symbolism; this is a remarkably well-observed novel; weaving gracefully back and forth in time. (Copyright 2003 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.
9780400000000Polacco, PPink and Say
9780550000000Kibuishi, KazuPrince of the ElvesGraphix9/29/15400Praise for the Amulet series:
"Five -- no; three pages into Amulet and you'll be hooked." -- Jeff Smith; creator of BONE
"Stellar artwork; imaginative character design; moody color and consistent pacing." -- "Publishers Weekly"
"A must for all fantasy fans." -- "Kirkus Reviews"
9781630000000Hale, ShannonReal FriendsFirst Second5/2/17290Shannon Hale's mother says she was a storyteller from birth; jabbering endlessly in her carriage as the two strolled through the neighborhood; once she could form complete sentences; she made up stories; bribing her younger siblings to perform them in mini plays. When she was ten; she began writing books; mostly fantasy stories where she was the heroine; and she continued writing secretly for years while pursuing acting in stage and improv comedy. After detours studying in Mexico; the U. K.; and
9780320000000Pinkney, Andrea DavisRed PencilLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers9/16/14620The first part of this vivid verse novel; set from September 2003 to March 2004; celebrates twelve-year-old Amira's life on her family farm in Darfur; Sudan. After a violent attack by the Sudanese militia; Amira and her family become refugees. Pinkney uses onomatopoeia; rhythm; and prismatic imagery to describe Amira's feelings. Evans's spare illustrations provide valuable visual context and a much-needed sense of buoyancy. Glos. (Copyright 2015 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights
9781340000000Korman, GordonRestartScholastic Press5/30/17730Will a bully always be a bully? That's the question eighth-grade football captain Chase Ambrose has to answer for himself after a fall from his roof leaves him with no memory of who and what he was. When he returns to Hiawassee Middle School; everything and everyone is new. The football players can hardly wait for him to come back to lead the team. Two; Bear Bratsky and Aaron Hakimian; seem to be special friends; but he's not sure what they share. Other classmates seem fearful; he doesn't know w
9781480000000De La Cruz, MelissaReturn to the Isle of the LostDisney-Hyperion5/24/16820Ominous portents in Auradon send the offspring of four Disney villains home--to discover that their evil parents have disappeared.De la Cruz picks up the plotline roughly where it left off at the end of the 2015 TV film Descendants. Spurred by mysteriously delivered threats and also the discovery of an Anti-Heroes Club posting to a surreptitious Dark Web; Mal; Evie; Jay; and Carlos (more-or-less reformed children of; respectively; Maleficent; Snow White's Evil Queen; Jafar; and Cruella de Vil) s
9781480000000De La Cruz, MelissaRise of the Isle of the Lost: A Descendants NovelDisney-Hyperion5/23/17770King Triton's trident has passed through the barrier that surrounds the Isle of the Lost and keeps the villains in and the magic out. Now that boundary has been pierced and villains are on the move.
9781440000000Mull, BrandonRogue KnightAladdin Paperbacks11/18/14630When the hunt for his lost friends leads Cole Randolph to the kingdom of Elloweer; he and new friends Mira; Twitch; and Jace team up with the resistance movement to search for Mira's sister; Honor; but enemies abound and Cole and Mira must use a new kind of magic to protect themselves.
9781100000000Taylor, Mildred D.Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (Anniversary)Dial Books1/5/16Introduction by Jacqueline Woodson. This anniversary edition of the Newbery Medal book and second novel in the Logan family saga contains a new introduction by Jacqueline Woodson; Mildred Taylor's twenty-fifth-anniversary-edition foreword; reproductions of Taylor's family photos on the endpapers; and stunning cover art and an opening color plate by Kadir Nelson. (Copyright 2016 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780530000000Jamieson, VictoriaRoller GirlDial Books3/10/15440Victoria Jamieson received her BFA in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design. She worked as a children's book designer before moving to Portland and becoming a freelance illustrator. She has also worked as a portrait artist aboard a cruise ship; and has lived in Australia; Italy; and Canada. She maintains a not-so-secret identity as Winnie the Pow; skater with the Rose City Rollers roller derby league.
9780550000000Weeks, SarahSave Me a SeatScholastic Press5/10/16780Sarah Weeks was born and raised in the United States. She is the author of numerous award-winning novels; including Save Me a Seat with Gita Varadarajan; Honey; Pie; So B. It; Oggie Cooder; and Oggie Cooder: Party Animal. She lives in New York and teaches in the MFA program at the New School in New York City. She can be found on the Web at
Gita Varadarajan was born and raised in India. She has worked with children all over the wor
9781340000000Gemeinhart, DanScar IslandScholastic Press1/3/17610Twelve-year-old Jonathan Grisby has been sent to the Slabhenge Reformatory School for Troubled Boys; a former lunatic asylum which is currently run by a sadist who enjoys punishing the boys and setting them against each other; but when a lightning strike kills all the adults the boys find themselves suddenly free--and trapped on Scar Island which seems to be sinking into the ocean.
9781340000000DasGupta, SayantaniSerpent's SecretScholastic Press2/27/18Up until her twelfth birthday; Kiranmala considered herself an ordinary sixth-grader in Parsippany; New Jersey; but then her parents disappear and a drooling rakkhosh demon shows up in her kitchen; and soon she is swept into another dimension; full of magic; winged horses; talking birds (very annoying); and cute princes--and somehow Kiranmala needs to sort it all out; find her parents; and basically save the world.
9781620000000Messner, KateSeventh WishBloomsbury U.S.A. Children's Books6/7/16720While ice fishing; Charlie catches a talking; emerald-eyed fish who offers her a wish in exchange for its release. More wishes follow; with increasingly unexpected results; until Charlie determines how to help her family when her college-student sister; Abby; becomes addicted to heroin. This magical-realism story is a thoughtful take on the opiate crisis's reach and one family's struggle to cope. (Copyright 2016 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781440000000Senzai, N. H.Shooting KabulSimon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books6/22/10800This hard-hitting; emotionally nuanced first novel views the experiences of a family of Afghan refugees through the lens of 11-year-old Fadi. Fadi's U.S. educated parents repatriated to Afghanistan; only to have the Taliban impose order; ending his mother's career; necessitating homeschooling for the children; and creating a dangerous; oppressive environment. When his mother's health finally forces the family to leave; Senzai portrays the high cost of escape as not just economic (;000; "the fami
9780550000000Telgemeier, RainaSistersGraphix8/26/14290Two sisters who are constantly at odds take a family road trip that covers more ground-both literally and figuratively-than they expect.After begging her parents for a sister; Raina gets more than she bargained for once Amara is born. From the moment she was brought home; Amara hasn't been quite the cuddly playmate that Raina had hoped. As the years pass; the girls bicker constantly and apparently couldn't be more unalike: Raina spends her time indoors underneath her headphones; and Amara loves
9780610000000Hopkinson & RansomeSky Boys
9781440000000Mull, BrandonSky RaidersAladdin Paperbacks3/11/14610Whisked through a portal to The Outskirts; an in-between world; sixth-grader Cole must rescue his friends and find his way back home--before his existence is forgotten.;Ages 8-12.
9780450000000Bauer, JoanSoarViking Books for Young Readers1/5/16510When Jeremiah's mother abandoned baby Jeremiah in the workplace of computer guru Walt Lopper; she seemed to know what she was doing. Walt legally adopted the boy and has never had a moment of regret raising him over the past eleven years-even when a childhood virus left Jeremiah with cardiomyopathy and sent him into a spiral of medical interventions; including a heart transplant at ten years old. Two years later; Jeremiah's health has improved; and his obsession with baseball (enthusiastically n
9780060000000Pla, Sally J.Someday BirdsHarperCollins1/24/17700While serving as a journalist in Afghanistan; a widowed father of four is injured; leaving him hospitalized and his children without a parent.Though the siblings share the same light-brown skin and dark hair their Mexican mother had; each faces the uncertain future differently. Twelve-year-old Charlie loses himself in his obsession with birds and his OCD rituals. Fifteen-year-old Davis finds solace in her quest for romance. Joel and Jake; 10-year-old twins; distract themselves with video games a
9781440000000Gibbs, StuartSpace CaseSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers9/16/14750When Dr. Holtz's body is discovered just outside the lunar colony; everyone assumes he made a mistake putting on his spacesuit-but 12-year-old Dashiell "Dash" Gibson has reason to believe this was no accident.Earth's first space base has been a living hell for Dash. There's not much to do on the moon besides schoolwork and virtual-reality gaming; and there's only a handful of kids his age up there with him. The chance to solve a murder is exactly the type of excitement Dash needs. As clues are f
9781480000000Gibbs, StuartSpaced OutSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers4/5/16750The moon base commander has gone missing and Dash Gibson is on the case in the second mind-boggling mystery of the Moon Base Alpha series from the New York Times bestselling author of Belly Up and Spy School.

There's nowhere to hide on the world's first moon base. After all; it's only the size of a soccer field. So when Nina Stack; the commander of Moon Base Alpha; mysteriously vanishes; the Moonies are at a total loss.

Though he may be just twelve years old; Dashiel

9780060000000Cottrell Boyce, FrankSputnik's Guide to Life on EarthWalden Pond Press6/20/17530When narrator Prez Mellows; who is electively mute and living in temporary care until Granddad can get himself sorted out; opens the front door of his foster family's house; there stands a stranger wearing goggles; a too-big sweater; a leather helmet; and a kilt; with a massive pair of scissors stuffed in his belt like a sword. His name: Sputnik. To Prez; he looks like a boy; to everyone else; like a dog. But Prez soon learns that Sputnik is an alien who can read minds and play with the laws of
9781440000000Draper, Sharon M.Stella by StarlightAtheneum Books for Young Readers1/6/15740Written as a fictional tribute to her grandmother; Draper has crafted a historical tale that addresses racial inequalities of the Depression era. Ten-year-old Stella resides in the small (imagined) town of Bumblebee; North Carolina; with her mother; father; and younger brother Jojo. Stella struggles with school and attempts to improve her writing skills by keeping a diary. Stella sneaks out at night to write about her life and her observations of the changing world around her small African Ameri
9781620000000Bowman, Donna JanellStep Right Up: How Doc and Jim Key Taught the World about KindnessLee & Low Books10/15/16910William "Doc" Key was a self-taught veterinarian; businessman; and patent medicine salesman who was born into slavery in 1833 and became a free man after the Civil War. In 1889 his beloved horse Lauretta gave birth to the colt Jim; a sickly creature that nevertheless showed remarkable intelligence. With Doc's gentle; noncoercive training; Jim learned to read; spell; write; and do sums; and thus became the star of Doc's traveling shows. As their fame grew; the two teamed up with the country's new
9780440000000Kibuishi, KazuStonekeeperGraphix1/1/08310Kibuishi; the creator of the action-packed Daisy Kutter series; sets his sights on a slightly younger crowd here. This first volume in the new Amulet graphic novel series introduces Emily; who has relocated to a strange house in the woods; where she finds a magical amulet left behind by her great grandfather. Soon after; she and her brother engage in a wild adventure to learn the secrets of the amulet and save their mother. Emily is ashigh-spirited a heroine as you are likely to find; and; prope
9780440000000GraphixStonekeeper's CurseGraphix9/1/09340The quest to find a cure for her poisoned mother sets young Emily to battling not only minions of the evil Elf King but also the enticements of the power-hungry magical amulet that has fallen into her possession. Taking up the tale where he left off in Book 1: The Stonekeeper (2008); Kibuishi contrives to fill spacious; cleanly separated sequential panels with nonstop and (usually) easy-to-follow action; lots of sound effects (SZRAK! FWOOM! TOK! SZRAK! FWOOM!!!) and; around Emily's human fa
9781440000000Russell, Rachel RenTales from a Not-So Happy HeartbreakerAladdin Paperbacks6/4/13690The sixth book in the series offers more of the same: Nikki is still crushing on Brandon and hating Mackenzie; her nemesis who also has a crush on Brandon. Miscommunication creates drama leading up to the Sweetheart Dance. Filled with "squee!;" "OMG!;" large font; and lots of twee illustrations; this story of eighth grader Nikki will likely appeal to a tween audience. (Copyright 2014 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781440000000Russell, Rachel RenTales from a Not-So Smart Miss Know-It-AllAladdin Paperbacks10/2/12750When Miss Know-It-All's inbox overflows with pleas for guidance; Nikki Maxwell; the school newspaper advice columnist; turns to her best friends for help.;Middle School.
9781480000000Russell, Rachel RenTales from a Not-So-Friendly FrenemyAladdin Paperbacks11/15/16740With Nikki Russell and Erin Russell. As the result of a weeklong student exchange program; eighth grader Nikki Maxwell winds up at the same school as her archenemy Mackenzie. But this time; the girls team up to take down an even meaner queen bee. This eleventh installment rushes through its drama-filled plot; though a subplot centering on Nikki's sister working toward a cooking badge in Scouts earns a few laughs. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781440000000Russell, Rachel RenTales from a Not-So-Glam TV StarAladdin Paperbacks6/3/14710The New York Times-bestselling series continues! A reality TV crew is going to follow Nikki Maxwell and her friends for a whole month as they record their song together. But will the excitement also cause unexpected problems? 5 1/2 x 8.
9781440000000Russell, Rachel RenTales from a Not-So-Graceful Ice PrincessAladdin Paperbacks6/5/12750When her crush Brandon reveals that the animal shelter where he volunteers is in danger of being closed; Nikki and her friends enter an ice skating competition to help raise money; an effort that is compromised by an interfering Mackenzie.
9781420000000Barnett, MacTerrible TwoHarry N. Abrams1/13/15620When master prankster Miles Murphy moves to sleepy Yawnee Valley; he challenges the local; mystery prankster in an epic battle of tricks but soon the two join forces to pull off the biggest prank ever seen.
9781420000000Barnett, MacTerrible Two Get WorseAmulet Books1/12/16650When pranking perfection meets the seemingly unprankable foe; who gets the last laugh? Terrible Two Niles and Miles have been merrily pranking their favorite targets; Principal Barkin and his dim; loathsome son Josh; at school and in town all autumn long. Fed up with the plague of pranks; former Principal Barkin (father of the current one) stages a coup d'etat at a school board meeting and takes back his old job. This new-old Principal Barkin is draconian in his control of the school. He hangs a
9780550000000Kerley, BarbaraThose Rebels, John & TomScholastic Press1/1/12960What To Do About Alice?

A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

A Parents' Choice Award Winner
Texas Bluebonnet Award Masterlist

"Kerley reveals the essence of Alice in an upbeat account of her life." -- The New York Times

*"Spectacular art." -- Booklist; starred review

*"A gleeful celebration of a fully; unapologetically led life." -- Kirkus Reviews; starred review

The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy)<
9780760000000Dicamillo, KateTiger Rising (Signature)Candlewick Press (MA)2/8/11590Rob; who passes the time in his rural Florida community by wood carving; is drawn by his spunky but angry friend Sistine into a plan to free a caged tiger.
9781440000000Mull, BrandonTime JumpersAladdin Paperbacks3/13/18Trapped in a world where magic is powerful and dreams are real; Cole's epic adventure comes to a close in book five of the New York Times-bestselling series from the author of the Fablehaven and Beyonders series. 5 1/2 x 8 5/16.
9780760000000Pastis, StephanTimmy Failure: Now Look What You've DoneCandlewick Press (MA)2/25/14470Timmy is back; clueless as ever; his sleuthing even clumsier than in the first installment. Timmy and his polar bear sidekick; Total; haplessly plow through the shenanigans thwarting Timmy's domination of the school detective competition. Great-aunt Coriander and her own wacky aspirations add a new layer to the winning combination of sardonically humorous text and pen-and-ink cartoons that has won Timmy many fans. (Copyright 2014 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9780760000000Pastis, StephanTimmy Failure: The Book You're Not Supposed to HaveCandlewick Press (MA)9/1/16610Who could ban the world's greatest detective from detecting? In a word: mom. After the fiasco that was his last case (and Timmy Failure may not admit it; but which of his cases wasn't a fiasco?); his mother banned him from running his detective least until the end of the school year. Thanks to a teacher's strike; the school year gets extended; but Timmy has too many important cases (not really) to wait. He sets up shop in the garden-shed section of the local Home Despot; and while
9780320000000Rhodes, Jewell ParkerTowers FallingLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers7/12/16410Praise for "Towers Falling"
"History made personal--and what a person! Deja's voice is real and memorable; her compelling story one of hope unmarred by sentimentality."
"Linda Sue Park; Newbery Medalist and" New York Times" bestselling author""
9780370000000Babbitt, NatalieTuck Everlasting (Anniversary)Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)1/20/15Ten-year-old Winifred Foster's accidental encounter with the uncommon Tuck family; their hidden spring; and their extraordinary secret transforms her life and leads her to make a noteworthy decision.
9780530000000Beasley, CassieTumble & BlueDial Books8/29/17680Way back when; there were strange things done in the Okefenokee Swamp. A plot was set in motion by two bad people; horse thief Walcott Montgomery and murderer Almira LaFayette. Their descendants; especially a couple of middle graders; Blue and Tumble; are doomed to play out the end of this tale of curses; courage; trickery; family feuds; and alligators. Blue; abandoned by his father; ends up at the home of his grandmother. His fate is that he seems destined to be a loser for life since he's unab
9781630000000Chambliss Bertman, JenniferUnbreakable CodeHenry Holt & Company4/25/17840When their teacher; Mr. Quisling; begins a furtive book quest that results in fires around San Francisco; puzzle aficionados Emily and James (Book Scavenger) try to discover who's setting the fires; while simultaneously solving a Mark Twainrelated "unbreakable code" to find treasure. Cryptographers and mystery lovers will enjoy following the clues as the smart plot and whom-to-trust character development keeps readers guessing. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights
9781620000000AviUnexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts: Being an Absolutely Accurate Autobiographical Account of My Follies, Fortune, and FateAlgonquin Young Readers5/16/17810In 1724; twelve-year-old Oliver takes to the road and is forced into becoming a highwayman. Inexorably leading to London; Oliver's odyssey lands him in Newgate Prison--where he; older sister Charity; and their father each await trial. Inaugurating a new series; this Oliver Twistlike tale stands alone as a page-turning adventure full of cliffhangers; lush descriptions; and neatly woven-in historical details. (Copyright 2017 by The Horn Book; Incorporated; Boston. All rights reserved.)
9781480000000Gibbs, StuartWaste of SpaceSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers4/24/18Stuart Gibbs is the author of the FunJungle series; as well as the New York Times bestselling Spy School and Moon Base Alpha series. He has written the screenplays for movies like See Spot Run and Repli-Kate; worked on a whole bunch of animated films; developed TV shows for Nickelodeon; Disney Channel; ABC; and Fox. Stuart lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles. You can learn more about what he's up to at
9780320000000Lin, GraceWhen the Sea Turned to SilverLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers10/4/16750When her grandmothers kidnapped; a shy girl living in ancient China embarks on a magical journey to find her.Pinmei lives with her grandmother; Amah; a revered storyteller; and Yishan; a boy with a secret; on Never-Ending Mountain. When soldiers of the cruel Tiger Emperor abduct Amah and burn her hut; Pinmei hides in a huge vat. Learning the emperor wants a Luminous Stone; Pinmei and Yishan set out to find it to barter for Amahs release. As their quest unfolds; Pinmei tells Amahs stories; which
9780320000000Lin, GraceWhere the Mountain Meets the MoonLittle, Brown Books for Young Readers7/1/09810To change her family's fortunes; a poor Chinese girl embarks on a fantastical quest to discover she already has everything she needs to be happy. Minli and her parents live in the shadow of Fruitless Mountain; where they toil endlessly. Bitter and resentful; Minli's mother complains when her husband fills Minli's imagination with enchanting tales of Never-Ending Mountain and the Old Man of the Moon."Eager for adventure;" Minli sets out alone seeking advice from the Old M
9781580000000Barton, ChrisWhoosh!: Lonnie Johnson's Super-Soaking Stream of InventionsCharlesbridge Publishing5/3/16820What do a computer memory power backup system and a squirt gun on steroids have in common? Inventor Lonnie Johnson. An avid tinkerer since childhood; Johnson had become the only black high school student by 1968 to advance to the science-fair competition held at the University of Alabama; where his robot Linex took first place. After graduating from Tuskegee; he worked for NASA on the backup power system for the Galileo mission to Jupiter; and then went solo as an inventor. While working on a co
9780370000000Defelice, Cynthia C.Wild LifeFarrar Straus Giroux5/10/11860When twelve-year-old Eric's parents are deployed to Iraq; he goes to live with grandparents he hardly knows in small-town North Dakota; but his grandfather's hostility and the threat of losing the dog he has rescued are too much and Eric runs away.
9781440000000Lewis, GillWild WingsAtheneum Books for Young Readers5/24/11600Wild Wings

By Gill Lewis

Though Callum first sees Iona as an intruder on his family's farmland; she reveals a secret that overcomes his reluctance to befriend her: she's discovered a rare osprey aerie. For months; they watch a pair of raptors and their chicks until it's nearly time for the birds' migration to Africa. Keeping his closeness with Iona as deep a secret as the endangered ospreys' nest; Callum begins to draw away from his other friends at school. After a shockin

9780370000000O'connor, BarbaraWishFarrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)8/30/16850With her father in the county jail and her mother unable to get her feet on the ground; eleven-year-old Charlie is sent away to live with Aunt Bertha and Uncle Gus; two heretofore-unknown relatives living in western North Carolina. Mad as all get-out; Charlie expresses her anger with that old triumvirate of fighting; sassing; and holding pity parties. And she wishes. Every day. The same wish: to go home. But it doesn't come true. Far from abandoned; however; Charlie has a lot going for her. A ne
9781250000000Applegate, KatherineWishtreeFeiwel & Friends9/26/17590Red is a gregarious; 216-ring-old northern red oak. "Maybe we've met? Oak tree near the elementary school? Big; but not too? Sweet shade in the summer; fine color in the fall?" Although most trees are "not big on chitchat;" Red has a story to tell--in addition to his given name; Red is also known as a "wishtree." The original wishtree story is rooted in 1848; when a newly emigrated Irish girl introduced to Red her homeland's custom of tying a wish on a tree. But the "branches" of the story take
9781340000000Ostertag, MollyWitch BoyGraphix10/31/17490Thirteen-year-old Aster is of age to find the animal that will deem him worthy to take its shape as a shape-shifter. There's just one problem. Aster doesn't want to shape-shift--he wants to do witchery; which is forbidden for boys.Aunt Vervain teaches witchery to the girls; and Aster hides; taking careful notes--but he's caught. His mother tells him a family secret: his grandmother's male twin was attracted to witchery. After dabbling in forbidden magic; he morphed into something terrible; cause
9780380000000Palacio, R. J.WonderAlfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers2/14/12790Ten-year-old Auggie Pullman; who was born with extreme facial abnormalities and was not expected to survive; goes from being home-schooled to entering fifth grade at a private middle school in Manhattan; which entails enduring the taunting and fear of his classmates as he struggles to be seen as just another student.
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived Hurricane KatrinaTurtleback Books3/3/11590
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the Battle of GettysburgTurtleback Books2/1/13660
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the Bombing of Pearl HarborTurtleback Books10/1/11620
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the Nazi InvasionTurtleback Books2/25/14740
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the Japanese TsunamiTurtleback Books8/27/13650
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the Great Chicago FireTurtleback Books2/24/15730
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the San Francisco EarthquakeTurtleback Books3/1/12610
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the Destruction of PompeiiTurtleback Books8/26/14700
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916Turtleback Books9/1/10610
9780610000000Tarshis, LaurenI Survived the Sinking of the TitanicTurtleback Books6/1/10590