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Blood Runner

by James Riordan

Samuel's parents and young sister, innocent bystanders during an uprising, are killed by South African police. Samuel is sent to live with his uncle, a tribal chief in the Bantu homeland, while his brother vows...


Red River Rising

by B. J. Bayle

In 1813, Angus, a young Scot, and his family endure hardships as they attempt to start a new life in Canada. As they struggle to survive, they find themselves caught up in the rivalry between two fur-trading...


Light Years

by Tammar Stein

He went to school to learn how to kill me. The Israeli girl who ruined his life. Seven people were killed instead. A single mother of two. A computer programmer. Two college students. A grandmother and her four-year-old...


Letters to Missy Violet

by Barbara Hathaway

A heartwarming coming-of-age story set in the rural South.

With her friend Missy Violet away in Florida, Viney has big shoes to fill. While there are ailing neighbors to comfort, Viney’s favorite teacher has...


Shadow Spinner

by Susan Fletcher

Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesting enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad...


Fair-Weather Friends

by ReShonda Tate Billingsley

Welcome to the club....

The Theta Ladies are the hottest new high school sorority, and Camille wants in! After seeing the girls perform a fantastic show at her school, Camille's dreaming of donning the pink...


Anne's House of Dreams

by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Anne's House of Dreams begins with Anne and Gilbert's wedding, which takes place in the Green Gables orchard. After the wedding, they move to their first home together, which Anne calls their house of dreams....


Nikki and Deja: Wedding Drama

by Karen English & Laura Freeman

The fifth book in the acclaimed series by Coretta Scott King Honor-Award winner Karen English about Nikki and Deja, two African American third grade girls who are best friends--and this time they're attending...


The Icarus Project

by Laura Quimby

More than anything, Maya wants to discover something incredible. Her parents are scientists: Her mother spends most of her time in tropical rainforests, uncovering ancient artifacts, and her dad is obsessed...


The Cay

by Theodore Taylor

Read Theodore Taylor’s classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner The Cay.

   Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he’s...


More Stories Julian Tells

by Ann Cameron & Ann Strugnell

"Reflecting incidents true to children (making a bet with a friend, sending a message in a bottle, attempting to be brave), these stories are the sort that will make children ask for more."--School Library Journal...


The Stories Julian Tells

by Ann Cameron & Ann Strugnell

Julian is a quick fibber and a wishful thinker. And he is great at telling stories. He can make people—especially his younger brother, Huey—believe just about anything. Like the story about the cats that...


Julian's Glorious Summer

by Ann Cameron

Bicycles–shiny, whizzing, wobbly bicycles–scare Julian more than lions or tigers. But how can he tell that to his best friend, Gloria? She can already ride with no hands. So instead of telling the truth,...


Zoe Sophia in New York: The Mystery of the Pink Phoenix Papers

by Claudia Mauner & Elisa Smalley

When Zoe Sophia's favorite person in the world, her great aunt Dorothy Pomander, comes to New York, she and Zoe Sophia quickly become embroiled in a mystery as they do research for Dorothy Pomander's new book....


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances

by Lenore Look & Leuyen Pham

Here's the fourth 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 beginning and reluctant readers.

Alvin, an Asian American...


The Mice of Bistrot des Sept Frères

by Marie LeTourneau

This story serves up a delightful recipe for a children's book: take one adorable tale of Parisian mice who want to win the prize for the best cheese soup in France, add a full serving of the whimsical illustrations...


Words in the Dust

Shadows of Caesar's Creek

by Sharon M. Draper & Jesse Joshua Watson

In the third mystery of the series, Ziggy and friends are excited about their overnight camping trip to Caesar's Creek State Park--named after a Shawnee chief. Their camp counselor is a descendant of Caesar,...


Shadows of Caesar's Creek

by Sharon M. Draper & Jesse Joshua Watson

In the third mystery of the series, Ziggy and friends are excited about their overnight camping trip to Caesar's Creek State Park--named after a Shawnee chief. Their camp counselor is a descendant of Caesar,...


Sarny

by Gary Paulsen

Many readers of Nightjohn have wanted to know what happened to Sarny, the young slave whom Nightjohn taught to read. Here is Sarny's story, from the moment she leaves the plantation in the last days of the Civil...