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When You Reach Me

by Rebecca Stead

Winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal

Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know...

Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World

by Katherine Hannigan

Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun.

That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook.

Then some not-so-great things happen...

The Trouble with Chickens

by Doreen Cronin & Kevin Cornell

J.J. Tully is a former search-and rescue dog who is trying to enjoy his retirement after years of performing daring missions saving lives. So he’s not terribly impressed when two chicks named Dirt and Sugar...

The Cricket in Times Square

by George Selden & Garth Williams

After Chester lands, in the Times Square subway station, he makes himself comfortable in a nearby newsstand. There, he has the good fortune to make three new friends: Mario, a little boy whose parents run the...

If I Grow Up

by Todd Strasser


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...

Grandfather's Dance

by Patricia Maclachlan

Jack leans back on Grandfather's shoulder. Aunt Mattie's knitting needles click in the dark. The moon rises. The candle flickers in the gentle prairie wind.

I close my eyes to keep everything there.

Could anything...

Misty of Chincoteague

by Marguerite Henry & Wesley Dennis

Nobody could capture the Phantom. She was the wildest mare on Assateague Island. They said she was like the wind, that the white “map” on her shoulders was her mark of freedom.

Paul and Maureen Beebe had...

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,...

Freedom Train

by Evelyn Coleman & David Riley

Now in paperback, an enthralling account of a young boy’s struggle to help freedom triumph over fear in the 1940s American South.

It’s 1947, and twelve-year-old Clyde Thomason is proud to have an older brother...


by Alison Hart

Here is the much-begged-for sequel to Shadow Horse. With a feisty female protagonist, a little romance, a lot of mystery, and a barnful of animals just waiting to be loved, this young adult horse mystery novel...

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...

The It Girl #6: Tempted: Tempted

It Girl #6

by Cecily von Ziegesar

When Jenny Humphrey confessed to a crime she didn't commit-starting the rampant fire that burned down Miller Farm-she thought her life at elite Waverly Academy was over. But her last-minute escape from expulsion...

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

The Clique #1

by Lisi Harrison

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

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...

Gossip Girl #3: All I Want is Everything: A Gossip Girl Novel

Gossip Girl #3

by Cecily von Ziegesar

It's Chrismastime and Blair and Serena are best friends again and up to their old tricks--partying hard and breaking hearts from Park Avenue to the Caribbean. Blair's mom and Cyrus are having their honeymoon...