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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...


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...


Molly Moon's Incredible Book of Hypnotism

by Georgia Byng

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Hypnotism

Molly Moon is no ordinary orphan. When she finds a mysterious old book on hypnotism, she discovers she can make people do whatever she wants. But a sinister stranger...


Molly Moon's Hypnotic Time Travel Adventure

by Georgia Byng

Molly Moon meets . . . Molly Moon? In this third book in the wildly popular New York Times bestselling series, mesmerizing orphan Molly Moon and her fabulouspug, Petula, are off to India, where they discover...


Molly Moon Stops the World

by Georgia Byng

Molly Moon is back -- and this time she's hypnotizing her way to the Academy Awards in Los Angeles. Along with Rocky and Petula the pug,Molly is tracking the sinister activities of American billionaire Primo...


Molly Moon, Micky Minus, & the Mind Machine

by Georgia Byng

She knows what you're thinking . . . no really,She knows what you're thinking.

Molly Moon is back from the future—and this time, she can read minds.


Billy Creekmore

by Tracey Porter

He is a motherless child,

a coal miner,

a circus star,

a con artist,

a seer,

a hero,

and a survivor.

This is the tale of Billy Creekmore, a young boy with mystifying powers and the gift of storytelling. But his...


Anne of Green Gables Complete Text

by L. M. Montgomery

Get ready for the new Anne of Green Gables Netflix series!

Marilla and Mathew Cuthbert had planned to adopt a boy to help out around Green Gables farm. But waiting for Mathew at the train station is freckle-faced,...


Finding Katie: The Diary of Anonymous, A Teenager in Foster Care

by Beatrice Sparks

This appealing teen read tells the story of Katie, a teen from an abused home, and her journey through foster care.

Katie is always surrounded by wealth, but feels terribly alone because of the secret horror...


A Lion to Guard Us

by Clyde Robert Bulla & Michele Chessare

The inspiring classic that The New Yorker called "an exciting tale [with] top-notch writing," about one girl facing harsh conditions and huge responsibility as she brings her family to the American colonies. ...


Dave at Night

by Gail Carson Levine

If nobody wants him, that's fine.He'll just take care of himself.

When his father dies, Dave knows nothing will ever be thesame. And then it happens. Dave lands in an orphanage—the cold and strict Hebrew Home...


Molly Moon & the Monster Music

by Georgia Byng

Molly has developed even more amazing powers in the sixth and final hypnotic installment of the New York Times bestselling Molly Moon series—perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch!

Molly...


Jason’s Why

Ellie the Beautiful Butterfly

by Lisa Wooldridge & Riley Murphree

Not fitting in or losing a close family member or friend can be hard on a small sweet butterfly. But as this delightful book demonstrates when two misfit butterflies meet, each saddened by life's circumstances they...


Hurricane Heat

by Steven Barwin

Everything stops making sense for southpaw Travis Barkley when his parents die in a car crash and he is separated from his sister, Amanda. After years of being in the foster-care system, Travis receives a puzzling...


Middle of Nowhere

by Caroline Adderson

Winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, shortlisted for the CLA Book of the Year for Children Award and the Manitoba Young Readers' Choice Award, and selected as an OLA Best Bet for 2012...


I'll Be Watching

by Pamela Porter

Shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

In a small prairie town like Argue, Saskatchewan, everyone knows everybody else’s business. Everyone knows that the Loney family has been barely...


Sawdust in His Shoes

by Eloise Jarvis McGraw

Award-winner: Author is a 3-time Newbery Honor winner.

Nostalgia market: Classic literature in a classic package appeals to gift buyers and fans of childhood read-aloud titles.

Northwest regional interest: Author...


I'll Love You Tomorrow

by Welby Thomas Cox, Jr.

At the turn of the century, there were many orphans, due in part to the fact that abortion was illegal, so women who had been indiscriminate or had other issues gave their children to the Catholics to raise...