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Darby

by Jonathon Scott Fuqua

"From my back porch, I can see where my best friend lives. Evette's tenant house sits on my daddy's property . . . but on account of her being black and me being white, she hardly ever comes in my house, and...


The Story of Hurry

by Emma Williams & Ibrahim Quraishi

After a major invasion of the Gaza Strip in late 2008, twenty-year-old Mahmoud Barghout decided to become a zookeeper. He saw that the children around him were exhausted by war, and so to provide respite, he...


The Princess and the Foal

by Stacy Gregg

The inspiring novel about real life princess and equestrienne Haya of Jordan.

Princess Haya loves her family more than anything--especially her mother who brings light and happiness into King Hussein's house....


The Secret Sky: A Novel of Forbidden Love in Afghanistan

by Atia Abawi

An eye-opening, heart-rending tale of love, honor and betrayal from veteran foreign news correspodent Atia Abawi

Fatima is a Hazara girl, raised to be obedient and dutiful. Samiullah is a Pashtun boy raised...


Treasure Hunters: Danger Down the Nile

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Juliana Neufeld

The sequel to James Patterson's bestselling series launch Treasure Hunters is another hilarious, hair-raising and highly-illustrated adventure for the First Family of Action!

Bick Kidd and his globe-trotting...


The Zero Degree Zombie Zone

by Patrik Henry Bass & Jerry Craft

In the spirit of Tony Abbott's UNDERWORLD books, comes the new kid on the block - Barkari Katari Johnson! Shy fourth-grader Bakari Katari Johnson is having a bad day. He's always coming up against Tariq Thomas,...


Cartwheeling in Thunderstorms

by Katherine Rundell & Melissa Castrillón

Even a life on the untamed plains of Africa can’t prepare Wilhelmina for the wilds of an English boarding school in this lovely and lyrical novel from the author of Rooftoppers, which Booklist called “a...


Flat Stanley's Worldwide Adventures #12: Escape to California

by Jeff Brown & Macky Pamintuan

Flat Stanley is back to save the day in the twelfth exciting Worldwide Adventures chapter book, just in time to celebrate his fiftieth anniversary! This time, we follow Flat Stanley as he explores San Francisco,...


A Blind Spot for Boys

by Justina Chen

"A great photo knocks your heart open. So give some thought to that. What knocks your heart open."

Sixteen-year-old Shana is officially on a Boy Moratorium. After a devastating breakup, she decides it's time...


The Genius Files 4-Book Collection

by Dan Gutman

With the real-kid humor that has earned Dan Gutman millions of fans around the world, and featuring weird-but-true American tourist destinations, The Genius Files is a one-of-a-kind mix of geography and fun....


Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions

by Lenore Look & Leuyen Pham

Here’s the sixth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American...


The Mystery in the Forbidden City

by Harper Paris & Marcos Calo

Ethan and Ella find an ancient map and explore a Chinese palace in the fourth book of Greetings from Somewhere, a chapter book series about mystery, travel, and adventure.

From the Great Wall to the dumplings,...


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...


The Girls of Gettysburg

by Bobbi Miller

This gripping historical novel of the Civil War is told from the viewpoints of three girls: thirteen-year-old Annie Gordon, who disguised as a boy, joins the Portsmouth Rifles of the 9th Virginia Infantry as...


Krabat and the Sorcerer's Mill

by Otfried Preussler & Anthea Bell

New Year’s has passed. Twelfth Night is almost here. Krabat, a fourteen-year-old beggar boy dressed up as one of the Three Kings, is traveling from village to village singing carols. One night he has a strange...


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...