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Calico Girl

by Jerdine Nolen

From the award-winning author of Eliza’s Freedom Road comes the powerful tale of a slave girl’s triumphant journey to freedom with her family during the Civil War.

Twelve-year-old Callie Wilcomb and her family...


Grizzly Peak

by Jonathan London & Sean London

Aaron's latest adventure takes him river kayaking with his dad and tests his perseverance, patience and survival skills in encounters with bears, moose, and life-threatening accidents. For more of Aaron's Wilderness...


Stef Soto, Taco Queen

by Jennifer Torres

A heartwarming and charming debut novel about family, friends, and finding your voice all wrapped up in a warm tortilla.

Estefania "Stef" Soto is itching to shake off the onion-and-cilantro embrace of Tia Perla,...


Mystery of Lazy Loggerhead -  Brazil 2

by Lisa Travis & Adam Turner

Welcome to Brazil!

Sofia and Júlia visit the coast of Brazil. It’s fun in the sun until they notice mysterious markings in the golden sands. Someone or something is after the loggerhead sea turtles. But...


Commander in Cheese #4: The Birthday Suit

by Lindsey Leavitt & Ag Ford

It's President's Day and the Squeakerton mice have BIG plans to celebrate our nation's leaders...and their favorite mouse! 

 

When a human has a birthday, mice get to eat a BIG cake! When a mouse has a birthday,...


Let's Clap, Jump, Sing & Shout; Dance, Spin & Turn It Out!: Games, Songs, and Stories from an African American Childhood

by Patricia C. Mckissack & Brian Pinkney

"Part songbook, part research text, this work is perfect for families to share together or for young scholars who seek to discover an important piece of cultural history."— School Library Journal, starred...


Flying Lessons & Other Stories

by Ellen Oh

Whether it is basketball dreams, family fiascos, first crushes, or new neighborhoods, this bold anthology—written by the best children’s authors—celebrates the uniqueness and universality in all of us....


Pollyana

by Eleanor H. Porter

Pollyanna Whittier, is a young orphan who goes to live in Beldingsville, Vermont, with her wealthy but stern Aunt Polly. Pollyanna's philosophy of life centers on what she calls "The Glad Game", an optimistic...


Princess Leilani and the Lanu Tree

by Juliann Anesi & Genielysse Reyes

This is the fifth story of the Guardian Princess book series 

In this coming-of-age story, Leilani is a girl training to become a healer. With her little brother, Kea, by her side, she is determined to heal...


Journey's End

by Rachel Hawkins

New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hawkins brings us a riveting middle grade fantasy-adventure, perfect for fans of Lisa Graff.

 

The town of Journey's End may not literally be at the end of the world,...


Ryan Quinn and the Rebel's Escape

by Ron McGee & Chris Samnee

Ryan Quinn and the Rebel’s Escape is the first fast-paced, sensational novel in a trilogy about a New York City teenager who could give James Bond and Jason Bourne a run for their money. Fans of Alex Rider...


Lou Lou and Pea and the Mural Mystery

by Jill Diamond & Lesley Vamos

Perfect for readers outgrowing Ivy & Bean and the Nancy Clancy books!

BFFs Lou Lou Bombay and Peacock Pearl love their PSPP (Post-School Pre-Parents) tea parties on Friday afternoons, where they recap the school...


Commander in Cheese #3: Have a Mice Flight!

by Lindsey Leavitt & Ag Ford

If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That’s because Ava and Dean and the rest of their family live in the White House.

 

Ava loves airplanes....


Midnight Without a Moon

by Linda Williams Jackson

Rose Lee Carter, an African-American girl, dreams of life beyond the Mississippi cotton fields during the summer of 1955. Her world is rocked when an African-American boy, Emmett Till, is killed for allegedly...


Cassie and Jasper: Kidnapped Cattle

by Bryn Fleming

Book Three in theRange Riders Series is the most exciting yet, as Cassie and Jasper conquer the elements, outwit rustlers, and rope, ride, and rescue like never before.


Something Inbetween

by Melissa de la Cruz

‘This is an important, powerful contemporary YA that you won’t regret reading’

- Buzzfeed When your country doesn’t want you there, how do you know where you belong?

Jasmine de los Santos has been...


Ashes

by Laurie Halse Anderson

Return to the American Revolution in this blistering conclusion to the trilogy that began with the bestselling National Book Award Finalist Chains and continued with Forge, which The New York Times called “a...


The Only Road

by Alexandra Diaz

PURA BELPRÉ HONOR BOOK

ALA NOTABLE BOOK

“Powerful and timely.” —Booklist (starred review)

Twelve-year-old Jaime makes the treacherous and life-changing journey from his home in Guatemala to live with his...


Clever

by Penny R. Burk

Mom, Rose, Sammy, and their dog Jelly have no idea what’s in store for them when they meet Clever, a very well-spoken bird. Clever wants to go back to his home that’s “just across the river,” and the...


Amanda on the Danube: The Sounds of Music

by Darlene Foster

Twelve year old Amanda Ross finds herself on an elegant riverboat with her bestie, Leah, cruising down the beautiful Danube, passing medieval castles, luscious green valleys and charming villages. When she is...