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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...


The Perfect Place

by Teresa E. Harris

When Treasure's dad disappears and Mom sets out to track him down, twelve-year-old Treasure and her little sister Tiffany are stuck with their Great-Aunt Grace, whose many rules make for a miserable living...


Mommy's Belly has a Boo Boo

by Christina Bloch

Mommy's Belly Has a Boo Boo lightly describes the process of surrogacy. It promotes love and appreciation for both families and explains to the child the experience that occurred before they were born. Mommy's...


Cat in the City

by Julie Salamon & Jill Weber

A tender and beautifully illustrated debut children's book from a New York Times bestselling team

A city savvy stray cat named Pretty Boy has always managed to make it on his own. He's as vain as they come, and...


Where I Belong

by Mary Downing Hahn

Alienated, bullied, a classic underachiever, 12-year-old Brendan retreats into his fantasy world and then faces the long and demanding journey to a real world where he belongs.


My Cousin's Keeper

by Simon French

When the odd new kid at school turns out to be his cousin, Kieran feels embarrassed and resentful. But how far will he let the bullying go? Eleven-year-old Kieran wants to be part of the "in" group at school....


Blind

by Rachel DeWoskin

When Emma Sasha Silver loses her eyesight in a nightmare accident, she must relearn everything from walking across the street to recognizing her own sisters to imagining colors. One of seven children, Emma used...


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...