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Before You

by Amber Hart

"Beautiful . . . will settle deep in your heart." --Sophie Jordan

It will haunt me. It will claim me. It will shatter me. And I don't care.

Faith Watters has a picture-perfect life. She's captain of the dance...


One Bird

by Kyoko Mori

I try to see him among a migrating flock--he will take the loneliness of my room on his long journey; each whistling note he makes will be a little of my sadness falling over the ocean, to be swallowed in the...


Chook Chook: Saving the Farm

by Wai Chim

The third book in the Chook Chook series set against the backdrop of rural China

It’s Chinese New Year, and for Mei and her family things are looking grim. It’s been another bad harvest and a disappointing...


Follow the Drinking Gourd

by Jeanette Winter

Illus. in full color. "Winter's story begins with a peg-leg sailor who aids slaves on their escape on the Underground Railroad. While working for plantation owners, Peg Leg Joe teaches the slaves a song about...


The Prince of Venice Beach

by Blake Nelson

Robert "'Cali" Callahan is a teen runaway, living on the streets of Venice Beach, California. He's got a pretty sweet life: a treehouse to sleep in, a gang of surf bros, a regular basketball game...even a girl...


Father's Chinese Opera

by Rich Lo

The Chinese opera is anything but boring. Songs, acrobatics, acting, and costumes make the opera a truly spectacular show to behold. Spending a summer backstage at his father’s Chinese opera, a young boy is...


Sacagawea's Strength

by Stacia Deutsch, Rhody Cohon & David Wenzel

Abigail and her friends are in the middle of a Monday afternoon group project when Mr. C tells them it’s time to jump back to the past. They’re super-excited, even though this time things are more complicated...


How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World

by Marjorie Priceman

Illus. in full color. An apple pie is easy to make...if the market is open. But if the market is closed, the world becomes your grocery store. This deliciously silly recipe for apple pie takes readers around...


Books Always Everywhere

by Jane Blatt

Babies and toddlers join in an exuberant celebration of books of all shapes and sizes in this charming picture book. For little kids, books can be anything from a chair, to a tower, to a hat. But once little...


Girl in Reverse

by Barbara Stuber

Being adopted isn’t easy—especially when you’re seen as a national enemy. A teen seeks the roots of her identity in this stirring novel from the acclaimed author of Crossing the Tracks.

When Lily was three,...


Stonecutter

by Jon J. Muth & John Kuramoto

This adaptation of a Chinese folktale begins with a man's dissatisfaction with his life. Weary of being a stonecutter, he becomes many things in his quest for authority, each time finding that greater power...


Wish You Were Italian: An If Only novel

by Kristin Rae

The summer before senior year of high school. It�s supposed to be one of the biggest summers of her life, but Pippa is headed to an art program she has no interest in. The one saving grace is it�s in Italy....


The Year of the Fortune Cookie

by Andrea Cheng & Patrice Barton

The third chapter book sequel to The Year of the Book and The Year of the Baby, eleven-year-old Anna takes a trip to China and learns more about herself and her Chinese heritage.


The Change Your Name Store

by Leanne Shirtliffe & Tina Kügler

Who am I? It’s a question a lot of children seem to ask themselves, at which point being “them” simply isn’t enough. They want to be someone better. Many kids want to change their names. This is what...


A Time to Dance

by Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman's inspiring story of a young girl's struggle to regain her passion and find a new peace is told lyrically through verse that captures the beauty and mystery of India and the ancient bharatanatyam...


Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #11: Framed in France

by Jeff Brown & Macky Pamintuan

Flat Stanley is back to save the day in another exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary! This time, he explores Paris, France. And not only will kids love...


Ice Whale

by Jean Craighead George & John Hendrix

From the most celebrated children's nature writer of our time comes a posthumous new novel in the tradition of her Newbery award-winning Julie of the Wolves

In 1848 in Barrow, Alaska, a young Eskimo boy witnesses...


Steal Away Home

by Lois Ruby

When twelve-year-old Dana Shannon starts to strip away wallpaper in her family's old house, she's unprepared for the surprise that awaits her. A hidden room—containing a human skeleton! How did such a thing...


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

by Marjorie Agosin

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this searing novel from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste Marconi is a dreamer. She lives peacefully among friends and...


The Tyrant's Daughter

by J.C. Carleson

THERE: In an unnamed Middle Eastern country, fifteen-year-old Laila has always lived like royalty. Her father is a dictator of sorts, though she knows him as King—just as his father was, and just as her little...