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Mean Margaret

by Tor Seidler & Jon Agee

Unconditional kindness is the key in this National Book Award Finalist from the author of The Wainscott Weasel about nontraditional families, adoption, love—and a little peace and quiet.

Margaret is a mean,...


Forged by Fire

by Sharon M. Draper

When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy strikes. His substance-addicted mother is taken from him. Then he loses the loving generosity of a favorite...


Before Midnight

by Cameron Dokey & Mahlon F. Craft

"ONCE UPON A TIME"

IS TIMELESS

Etienne de Brabant is brokenhearted. His wife has died in childbirth, leaving him alone with an infant daughter he cannot bear to name. But before he abandons her for king and...


Mystery of the Island Jewels

by Joyce A. Stengel

On the search for an ancient treasure...

On a cruise to the Caribbean, fourteen­year­old Cassie Hartt hopes to reconnect with her father, who she hasn't seen since her parents' divorce. But spending time...


Five Little Peppers and How They Grew

by Margaret Sidney & Ann M. Martin

Five Little Peppers and How They Grew was originally serialized in an 1880 edition of Wide Awake, a children's magazine. The publisher of the magazine, Daniel Lothrop, loved the Pepper stories so much that he...


Katie Sprinkles & Surprises

by Coco Simon

The Cupcake Club comes to Katie’s defense when a surprise at school leads to unfair gossip.

When Katie’s mom says it’s time for Katie to meet her new boyfriend, Katie is excited and nervous. She thinks...


Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia Maclachlan

This beloved Newbery Medal–winning book is the first of five books in Patricia MacLachlan's chapter book series about the Witting family.

Set in the late nineteenth century and told from young Anna's point...


Ivy in the Shadows

by Chris Woodworth

After Ivy's stepfather disappears, Ivy's mama begins waitressing at Dining Divinely to make ends meet. She also takes in a boardertwelve-year-old Caleb, who's the same age as Ivy and is the weirdest guy she's...


You Don't Know Me

by David Klass

Moving, wholly involving, original, and emotionally true, You Don't Know Me is a multilayered young adult novel that presents a winning portrait of an understandably angst-ridden adolescent.

John ("My father...


The Ghosts of Blackbottle Rock

by Martyn Beardsley

In a small Cornish fishing village, Charlie spots a man destroying old genealogical records and he suspects the stranger's activity might be linked to a bigger crime than simple vandalism. Later, when he meets...


Cheers, Chocolate and Other Disasters

by Mikki Sadil

Disasters strike in many different forms. Thirteen year old AJ Devlin believes she has a great life with a good family, two BFFs, a love for cheerleading, and a Champion Quarter Horse mare. When a new girl arrives...


Spoiled Rotten

by Dayle Gaetz

Jessica loves her yearly backpacking trip with her father, but this year everything has changed. This year Jessica has to share her vacation with her new stepmother and her spoiled new stepsister, Amy. Jessica...


Dirk Daring, Secret Agent

by Helaine Becker

When eleven-year-old Darren Dirkowitz’s evil stepbrother (code name: Waldo) gets hold of Darren’s tippity-top-secret spy journal, he threatens to expose it to the entire Preston Middle School student body....


The Sled

by J. Craig Williams, Christine B. Williams & Amelia Bernstein

The Sled tells the Christmas story of how our heroine, Naomi, struggles to save Santa from the frozen icicles hurled by the Frost King to freeze everything Christmas.  Together with Duchess the Sled Dog, a...


Running for Water and Sky: A Novel

by Sandra Kring

When 17-year-old Bless Adler visits a local psychic, the woman describes a vision of Bless's boyfriend, Liam, lying in a pool of blood-sending Bless on a 14-block sprint to reach Liam before she loses the only...


Applewhites Coast to Coast

by Stephanie S. Tolan & R. J. Tolan

This third story about the madcap family introduced in Stephanie Tolan’s Newbery Honor Book Surviving the Applewhites features even more outlandish adventures and will appeal to fans of the Applewhites and...


Ben and the Sudden Too-Big Family

by Colby Rodowsky

Ben's philosophy of life is that there are two categories of things that happen, the all-right stuff and the not-all-right stuff. Ben has always lived with just his dad, Mitch, which definitely falls into the...


Team Awkward

by Katy Birchall

In this hilarious second novel in The It Girl trilogy, painfully shy Anna’s awkward adventures continue as she decides to find the “thing” she’ll be famous for.

There are good ways of starting school...


Bait

by Alex Sanchez

After Diego lands himself on probation for fighting, he doesn’t trust his probation officer, Mr. Vidas. But as he begins to open up, Diego realizes that he needs Mr. Vidas’s help to get his anger under control....


To Catch a Prince

by Gillian McKnight

Helene Masterson and Alexis Worth are stepsisters and best friends. When Helene lands a summer internship in London, Alexis tags along. To make their summer more interesting, the girls make a bet that one of...