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If I Grow Up

by Todd Strasser

"WHEN YOU GREW UP IN THE PROJECTS, THERE WERE NO CHOICES. NO GOOD ONES, AT LEAST."

In the Frederick Douglass Project where DeShawn lives, daily life is ruled by drugs and gang violence. Many teenagers drop...


Sarah, Plain and Tall

by Patricia Maclachlan

"Did Mama sing every day?" Caleb asks his sister Anna.

"Every-single-day," she answers. "Papa sang, too."

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


The Clique #2: Best Friends for Never: A Clique Novel

The Clique #2

by Lisi Harrison

In the second book starring Westchester County's most privileged middle schoolers, the Clique declares Massie a hero for hosting the first boy/girl Halloween party of 8th grade. Massie's already hired Landon...


The Canning Season

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2003

by Polly Horvath

Love under trying circumstances

One night out of the blue, Ratchet Clark's ill-natured mother tells her that Ratchet will be leaving their Pensacola apartment momentarily to take the train up north. There she...


Bookmark Days

by Scot Gardner

Avril falls in love for the first time with the boy next door ... problem is, his family and hers are bitter enemies.

'I've been driving the ute and the tractor since I was eleven. I get to sleep under the stars,...


The Clique #14: A Tale of Two Pretties: A Tale of Two Pretties

The Clique #14

by Lisi Harrison

Massie Block has long led the Pretty Committee--through boy drama, clique mutinies, and jealous wannabe attacks--while always in ah-dorable outfits. Over the past thirteen novels, avid fans of Massie, Alicia,...


The Clique #13: My Little Phony: My Little Phony

The Clique #13

by Lisi Harrison

Sugar, spice, and everything lice.

Massie Block: The holidays are just around the corner, and the only thing Massie doesn't want for Christmas is a lip-kiss from her ninth-grade crush, Landon. Not that she'd...


Clique Summer Collection #4:Kristen: Kristen

by Lisi Harrison

Kristen sets sail on the Love Boat... With the rest of the Pretty Committee scattered across the globe, Kristen is stuck in summer school at OCD, making good on her scholarship commitments. No sleepover horse...


The Clique #3: The Revenge of the Wannabes: The Revenge of the Wannabes

The Clique #3

by Lisi Harrison

Weeks before Christmas. Alicia and Olivia are on their way to Manhattan so the Teen People editors can do a story on them about winning the Octavian Country Day uniform design contest. When Massie finally processes...


The Clique #4: Invasion of the Boy Snatchers: Invasion of the Boy Snatchers

The Clique #4

by Lisi Harrison

The holidays are over and Massie's room is chock-full of new things from Santa: jeans, sweater, and a new . . . roommate? Once Claire unpacks, Massie's room feels more crowded than a Zac Posen sample sale. But...


The Clique #6: Dial L for Loser: Dial L for Loser

The Clique #6

by Lisi Harrison

THE CLIQUE is back...

Massie Block: With her glossy brunette bob and Whitestrip smile, Massie is the uncontested ruler of The Clique and the rest of the social scene at Octavian Country Day, an exclusive private...


Gossip Girl #1: The Carlyles: The Carlyles

Gossip Girl, The Carlyles #1

by Cecily von Ziegesar

Get out your platinum Montblanc pens, Chloe satchels, and cashmere cardigans: it's a brand new year on the Upper East Side and the notorious Carlyle triplets are taking Manhattan by storm. It's going to be another...


Who What Wear!: The Allegra Biscotti Collection

Apple Picking Time

by Michele B. Slawson

In the rich, warm colors of autumn, here's a slice of American history as we watch Anna and her extended family help with the town's traditional fall apple harvest. Now available in paperback.  

From the Hardcover...


Oink A Love Story

by Patricia Betters

Patricia Betters wrote Oink, A Love Story based on her childhood growing up on a farm in Ridgway, Colorado during the 1940s and 1950s. Patty rode her horse, Babe, every day, to get to the one-room schoolhouse,...


The Tinkers' Fortune

by B. D. Otley

Plying his trade through the towns and villages, a good-natured travelling tinker and his family present an unusual sight. The family's cow is harnessed between the shafts of the cart, and Tom Tinker sings as...


Petals in the Ashes

by Mary Hooper

I could barely explain how much I wanted to go back to London, for I hardly understood myself. I'd hated the stinking city when we'd left, could hardly bear to think on its name, but now the plague had disappeared...


The Mitten String

by Jennifer Rosner & Kristina Swarner

An original Jewish folktale about a girl who knits, a deaf woman, and a piece of blue yarn.

        When her family invites a deaf woman and her baby to stay, Ruthie, a talented knitter of mittens, wonders...


Cowboy Small

by Lois Lenski

Cowboy Small takes good care of his horse, Cactus. In return, Cactus helps Cowboy Small get work done on the range. Together they round up cattle for branding and live the good life. At night, Cowboy Small eats...


Penny Dreadful

by Laurel Snyder & Abigail Halpin

The perfect book for girls and boys who look to find adventure and magic in surprising places!

What if you were really bored with your life? What would you wish for?

Penelope Grey wishes for something—anything!—interesting...