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The War that Saved My Life

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Newbery Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award (Middle School)

Wall Street Journal Best Children's Books of 2015

New York Public Library's 100 Books for Reading and Sharing ...


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...


Heidi

by Johanna Spyri, Lydia Halverson & Gail Herman

The story of Heidi was written over one hundred years ago, however, it is far from a period piece. In the Swiss Alps, where it is set, a hundred years is just the blink of an eye. We see in her the daughter...


Throwaway Girl

by Kristine Scarrow

Since she was thirteen years old, Andy Burton has learned about survival at Haywood House, a group home for girls. Now almost eighteen, Andy must find a new home. Can she build a life for herself and find happiness?...


The Girl in the Torch

by Robert Sharenow

The Invention of Hugo Cabret meets True Grit in this heartfelt novel of resilience, hope, and discovering a family where you least expect it, from award-winning author Robert Sharenow.

At the dawn of the twentieth...


Anyone but Ivy Pocket

by Caleb Krisp & Barbara Cantini

Are you ready for Ivy Pocket? A darkly whimsical and wickedly funny tale of a twelve-year-old maid of no importance who finds herself at the very heart of a conspiracy involving mischief, ghosts, and murder....


Liars, Inc.

by Paula Stokes

A dark and twisted psychological tale, which Kirkus Reviews called "captivating to the very end" in a starred review—perfect for fans of I Hunt Killers and Gone Girl.

Max Cantrell has never been a big fan of...


Anne's House of Dreams

by L. M. Montgomery

Anne and Gilbert join in domestic harmony in this artfully packaged edition of the fourth book in the Anne of Green Gables series.

Anne is marrying Gilbert Blythe! While she’s deliriously happy to finally be...


The Boy in the Box: Master Melville's Medicine Show

by Cary Fagan

A charming, humor- and heart-filled middle grade story of a misfit boy who finds an unexpected second life after being kidnapped by a colorful traveling medicine show.


The Firebird Mystery: A Steampunk Detective Novel

by Darrell Pitt

Commended, The Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year for Younger Readers, 2015.

Welcome to London. A city of fog and snow, filled with airships, steamcars and metrotowers soaring into space....


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...


Anne of the Island

by L. M. Montgomery

Anne Shirley is off to college in this artfully packaged edition of the third book in the Anne of Green Gables series.

Anne is finally off to Redmond College! While she’s sad to be leaving Marilla and the twins,...


Final Crossing

by Sean Rodman

Will and Big O are brothers, on the run and trying to stay together. Breaking into cars for small change, they stumble across a kidnap victim and end up in a fight for their lives.


The One Safe Place

by Tania Unsworth

When his grandfather dies, Devin goes to the city. There, he finds children, just like him, living on the streets. An act of kindness earns Devin an invitation to a home for abandoned children, but it’s soon...


Up Country

by Alden R. Carter

A 100 "Best of the Best" ALA Best Books for Young Adults of the Last 25 Years, Up Country is a heart-wrenching, powerful story from an exceptionally talented writer. 

Carl knows he's playing with fire every...


Quaking

by Kathryn Erskine

Goth girl Matt lives her life by simple rules: Stay under the radar, never go by Matilda (only Matt), and don?t let anyone get too close. But everything changes when she moves in with a peaceful Quaker family...


Bike Thief

by Rita Feutl

Injured in a car accident that killed his parents, Nick and his sister are in foster care. Forced into stealing bikes to repay a debt, Nick gets involved with a violent criminal gang.


Breathing Fire

by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang

Running away from her foster home, Ally finds herself on the busking circuit, performing as a juggler and fire breather.


A Death-Struck Year

by Makiia Lucier

A deadly pandemic, a budding romance, and the heartache of loss make for a stunning coming-of-age teen debut about the struggle to survive during the 1918 flu.


The Unspoken

by Thomas Fahy

"In five years' time, your greatest fear will consume you. It will rob you of your last breath."

Five years ago six children who lived with their families in Jacob Crawley's Divine Path religious cult escaped...