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The Mind's Eye

by Paul Fleischman

Eighty-eight-year old Elva and Courtney, an attractive sixteen-year-old with a severed spinal cord, lie in adjacent beds in a grim Bismarck, North Dakota convalescent home. Ignored by the world, the only resource...


Second Impact

by David Klass & Perri Klass

Kendall is football town, and Jerry Downing is the high school's star quarterback, working to redeem himself after he nearly killed a girl in a drunk driving accident last year. Carla Jenson, lead reporter for...


Queen of Hearts

by Martha Brooks

On the prairies of Canada during World War II, a girl and her two young siblings begin a war of their own. Stricken with tuberculosis, they are admitted to a nearby sanatorium. Teenager Marie Claire is headstrong,...


Cold Hands, Warm Heart

by Jill Wolfson

Dani was born with her heart on the wrong side of her body. In her fifteen years of life, she's had more doctor's appointments, X-rays, and tests, and eaten more green hospital Jell-O than she cares to think...


To Spoil the Sun

by Joyce Rockwood

A classic about the devastation of smallpox is back in hardcover after many years

"'You cannot imagine what it [smallpox] is like. It falls on everyone and soon there is no one who can stand. It is like a fire...


Ivy Aberdeen's Letter to the World

by Ashley Herring Blake

In the wake of a destructive tornado, one girl develops feelings for another in this stunning, tender novel about emerging identity, perfect for fans of The Thing About Jellyfish.

When a tornado rips through...


Mayday

by Karen Harrington

In the tradition of Counting By 7s and The Thing About Jellyfish, a heartwarming coming-of-age story about grief, family, friendship, and the importance of finding your voice

Wayne Kovok lives in a world of...


Caleb and Kit

by Beth Vrabel

From award-winning author Beth Vrabel comes a powerfully moving story about a magical friendship, coping with disability, and the pains of growing up and growing apart.

Twelve-year-old Caleb is shorter, frailer,...


My Mommy Medicine

by Edwidge Danticat & Shannon Wright

My Mommy Medicine is a picture book about the comfort and love a mama offers when her child isn't feeling well, from renowned author Edwidge Danticat.

Whenever I am sick,

Or just feel kind of gloomy or sad,

I can...


Something for You

by Charlie Mylie

Something for You is a touching picture book about lending a hand and the gift of friendship, from debut author-illustrator Charlie Mylie, whom Brian Selznick has heralded as "a major new talent in children's...


How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear?

by Vanessa Bayer & Rosie Butcher

From debut children's author Vanessa Bayer and illustrator Rosie Butcher, How Do You Care for a Very Sick Bear? is a sweet picture book with advice for children--and adults--for dealing with a sick friend.

You...


Game Changer

by Tommy Greenwald

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

Thirteen-year-old Teddy Youngblood is in a coma fighting for his life after an unspecified football injury at training camp. His family and friends flock to his bedside to support...


El Deafo

by Cece Bell

New York Times Bestseller

A 2015 Newbery Honor Book Going to school and making new friends can be tough. But going to school and making new friends while wearing a bulky hearing aid strapped to your chest? That...


The Day Grandpa Bunny Forgot Ben's Name

by Isla Wynter

Grandpa Bunny is behaving strangely.

He forgets where he put the carrots.

He sits in a flower pot and doesn’t know why.

And one day, he even forgets Ben’s name.

What is going on with Grandpa Bunny?

The doctor...


The Great Googlini

by Sara Cassidy & Charlene Chua

Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble...


The Great Googlini

by Sara Cassidy & Charlene Chua

Filip, the ten-year-old son of Croatian immigrants, lives in a boring suburb of the big city, where he passes his time either at school or in his cozy kitchen, googling everything from dinosaurs to the Hubble...


Kasey & Ivy

by Alison Hughes

Through twenty-six letters to her friend Nina, twelve-year-old Kasey chronicles the often humorous observations and impressions of her unexpected, month-long stay in a geriatric ward for the treatment of a rare...


Wheels for Walking

by Sandra Richmond

Sally and Brian are in love. But at the end of a wonderful ski weekend together, a car accident leaves Sally fully paralyzed for life.

This powerful, honest book tells of Sally's struggle immediately following...


No Ordinary Day

by Deborah Ellis

Shortlisted for the SYRCA 2013 Diamond Willow Award, selected as an American Library Association 2012 Notable Children's Book, a Booklist Editors’ Choice, nominated for the OLA Golden Oak Tree Award, and a...


Roller Boy

by Marcia Strykowski

Mateo always assumed he’d make the baseball team with his buddy Jason, but when only Jason makes the team, his mood sinks low. So low, he knows he has to do something about it. But what? What can he be good...