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Juniper Berry

by M. P. Kozlowsky & Erwin Madrid

Juniper Berry's parents are the most beloved actor and actress in the world—but Juniper can't help but feel they haven't been quite right lately. And she and her friend Giles are determined to find out why....

My So-Called Ruined Life

by Melanie Bishop

Having lost her parents to murder and the judicial system, Tate McCoy tries to take control of her seventeenth summer.

When Wings Expand

by Mehded Maryam Sinclair

A raw and emotional journal charting the death of Nur's mother to cancer.

Winner of the Unpublished Muslim Writer's Award 2011.

Stealing Heaven

by Elizabeth Scott

My name is Danielle. I'm eighteen. I've been stealing things for as long as I can remember.

Dani has been trained as a thief by the best—her mother. Together, they move from town to town, targeting wealthy...

Two Under Par

by Kevin Henkes

It seemed to ten-year-old Wedge that most of the time nothing made sense anymore. Suddenly he had a brand-new stepfather and a five-year-old stepbrother, Andrew. He lived in a new house, far from his friends,...

Billy and the Birdfrogs

by B.B. Wurge

Roald Dahl meets Lemony Snicket in this fantastical comic adventure beneath the streets of New York.

Truths I Learned from Sam

by Kristin Butcher

Despite initial misgivings, it's the best summer of 17-year-old Dani's life. Staying in a small community while her mother honeymoons in Europe, Dani finds her days filled with riding, reading, rodeo, and romance....


by Isol & Elisa Amado

A funny story about a seemingly impossible child and his desperate parents, who enlist the help of a specialist with unexpected results …

Toribio is two years old and his parents love him very much, but some...

Two Drops of Brown in a Cloud of White

by Saumiya Balasubramaniam & Eva Campbell

A child’s joy on a snowy day finally helps her mother feel at home in their new country

A little girl and her mother walk home from school on a snowy winter day.

“So much snow,” says Ma. “So monochromatic.”...

Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Kerascoët

James Patterson's newest hilarious heroine returns in Jacky Ha-Ha: My Life Is a Joke, the sequel to the smash hit Jacky Ha-Ha---a #1 New York Times bestseller!

Jacky Hart has found a hidden talent in the performing...

Lion Needs a Haircut

by Hyewon Yum

This relatable story from award-winning author-illustrator Hyewon Yum explores the universal fear of first haircuts with honesty, tenderness, and humor


Little lion needs a haircut. But he doesn?t want one!...

The Girl with More Than One Heart

by Laura Geringer Bass

There are times we all feel we need more than one heart to get through. When Briana?s father dies, she imagines she has a new heart growing inside her. It speaks to her in her Dad?s voice. Some of its commands...

Elizabeth and Zenobia

by Jessica Miller & Yelena Bryksenkova

Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company. And Zenobia?s company can be very trying! When Elizabeth?s father takes...

Mama's Work Shoes

by Caron Levis & Vanessa Brantley-Newton

All about the adjustment a toddler makes when her mother returns to work, this humorous picture book takes on a big emotional milestone with a light hand.


Perry knows all of Mama’s shoes. She knows that...


by Robie Harris & Natascha Rosenberg


A baby!

That?s you, baby, you!

That?s who!


Who? explores the relationships babies form with the people and things they love the most. The text?s repetitive verse and melodic voice will captivate babies...

The Best Mother

by Cynthia Surrisi & Diane Goode

When Maxine wakes up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, she wonders if the problem might be her mother. What if she could try out a new mom who doesn?t make her brush her teeth or comb her hair? Enlisting...

My Dad Is Amazing

by Hello!Lucky

My Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing?, featuring a mythical yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are.

My Mom Is Magical! (A Hello!Lucky Book)

by Hello!Lucky

My Mom Is Magical, featuring a magical unicorn, and My Dad Is Amazing, featuring a mythical yeti, are joyful tributes to just how amazing parents (and their kids!) are.

Charlie Builds

by Bob Bianchini

Charlie and his dad build everything together. They build sandcastles at the beach, they build blocks in Dad’s office, and they even build a doghouse for Rocky and a tree house high above the backyard. But...

Charlie Rides

by Bob Bianchini

Charlie loves things that go—planes, trains, bicycles, scooters, and even spaceships! He also loves to share in the fun of each mode of transportation with his dad. But, for Charlie, the best ride of all is...