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The Tiger Rising

by Kate Dicamillo

The National Book Award finalist from the best-selling author of BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE. Walking through the misty Florida woods one morning, twelve-year-old Rob Horton is stunned to encounter a tiger - a real-life,...


Jane Jones: Worst. Vampire. Ever.

by Caissie St. Onge

For Jane Jones, being a vampire is nothing like you read about in books. In fact, it kind of sucks. She's not beautiful, she's not rich, and she doesn't "sparkle." She's just an average, slightly nerdy girl...


Shifty

by Lynn E. Hazen

Fifteen-year-old Shifty knows all about moving around and next to nothing about where he came from. When he's assigned to a new foster home and family, he tries hard to keep cool and stay out of trouble. But...


Starbird Murphy and the World Outside

by Karen Finneyfrock

In her sixteen years of life, Starbird has never touched a dollar bill. She's never been in a car. She's never used a cell phone.

That's because Starbird has always lived on the Free Family Farm, a commune...


Mending Horses

by M. P. Barker

Irish immigrant Daniel Linnehan is no longer an indentured servant. New friends and a new direction in life lead him to work as a peddler on the road and then in a traveling circus, where Daniel heals and trains...


Crossing the Tracks

by Barbara Stuber

At fifteen, Iris is a hobo of sorts—no home, no family, no plan. Her mother died when she was six, and her selfish father hires her out as a companion to a country doctor’s elderly mother. Iris, stuck in...


Mishan's Garden

by James Vollbracht & Janet Brooke

In a village high above the clouds, where nobody's happy and nothing grows, a little girl dreams of a garden flourishing behind her father's house. Every day the cynical villagers watch and mock the little girl....


Outside Beauty

by Cynthia Kadohata

"My mother had four daughters by four different men."

There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: She's a sexpot. Helen Kimura collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of...


Swoon

by Nina Malkin

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut . . . until Dice’s perfect, privileged...


Entangled

by Amy Rose Capetta

In this intriguing YA sci-fi novel, Cade discovers that the only thing harder than being all alone in the universe is being Entangled.


Nikki and Deja: Substitute Trouble

by Karen English & Laura Freeman

In this sixth book in the acclaimed series about Nikki and Deja, two African American third grade girls who are best friends, a substitute teacher takes over the classroom, with disastrous results!


The Secret Ingredient

by Stewart Lewis

   Sixteen-year-old Olivia loves living in Silverlake, Los Angeles, with her dads, Bell and Enrique, and her brother, Jeremy. But when Olivia discovers that Bell's restaurant, FOOD, is in trouble, she applies...


The Paradox of Vertical Flight

by Emil Ostrovski

Hilarious, deeply moving, mind-bending, original, romantic, and surprising, this debut teen novel by Emil Ostrovski will appeal to fans of John Green, Chris Crutcher, and Andrew Smith. Gary Shteyngart, author...


Black Helicopters

by Blythe Woolston

A teenage girl. A survivalist childhood. And now a bomb strapped to her chest. See the world through her eyes in this harrowing and deeply affecting literary thriller. Ever since Mabby died while picking beans...


Northward to the Moon

by Polly Horvath

In this beautiful follow-up to the highly acclaimed My One Hundred Adventures, Jane and her family have moved to Canada . . . but not for long. When her stepfather, Ned, is fired from his job as a high school...


Greetings from Nowhere

by Barbara O'Connor

Aggie isn’t expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping up with the bills and repairs has become next...


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...


Lost Voices

by Sarah Porter

The first book in a trilogy, Lost Voices is a captivating and wildly original tale about finding a voice, the healing power of friendship, and the strength it takes to forgive.


Nikki and Deja: Election Madness

by Karen English & Laura Freeman

When Deja launches her campaign to become president of Carver Elementary, she can't see beyond her goal to notice her best friend Nikki is upset. This fourth book in the Nikki & Deja series tackles a rough...


Happy Families

by Tanita S. Davis

Teenage twins Ysabel and Justin Nicholas are lucky. Ysabel's jewelry designs have already caught the eyes of the art world and Justin's intelligence and drive are sure to gain him entrance into the most prestigious...