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What's My Name in Hawaii?

by Louise Bonner & Ray Lanterman

What's My Name in Hawaii? is the story of a little Japanese boy's search for a name. He needs a new one because he is about to become an American citizen in Hawaii, where his parents have come to live from faraway...


A Pet for Kei-Chan

by Nancy Nash

This is a picture-story of a little Japanese girl, and her touching search for a friend.


Tatsu the Dragon

by Helen Van Aken & Yoshie Noguchi

Tatsu wasn't a real dragon. Jiro and Zenji made him for a festival parade, out of bamboo hoops and cloth. But as soon as he was finished, he began to feel like a real dragon, even though he didn't have any wings....


Aunty Pinau's Banyan Tree

by Helen Berkey & Ramond Lanterman

Within the pages of this entertaining children's story, we meet many people, each authentically reflecting some side of Hawaii's multi-racial background. We catch the real flavor of Hawaii's countryside and...


Street Pharm

by Allison van Diepen

Ty Johnson knows survival. Since inheriting his pop’s business at sixteen, Ty’s developed smarts, skills, and mad discipline. The supply game’s in his blood. And life is pretty sweet when you’re on top....


A Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

by Brenda Woods

If you could get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for anything at all, what would it be? This writing assignment, given out in Ms. Hart?s tenth-grade creative writing class, sparks a group of nine students...


Maizon at Blue Hill

by Jacqueline Woodson

Maizon takes the biggest step in her life when she accepts a scholarship to boarding school and says good-bye to her grandmother and her best friend, Margaret. Blue Hill is beautiful, and challenging-but there...


The Veil Weavers: Veil of Magic Book 3

by Maureen Bush

Josh and Maddy must go on a quest to find out how to fix the Veil of Magic, and protect and strengthen the magical world's inhabitants for all time.


Between Madison and Palmetto

by Jacqueline Woodson

Margaret and Maizon are back together on Madison Street, but their friendship is different now. Margaret needs more time alone, and it's not just the two of them any more-their new neighbor and classmate, Caroline,...


Oh, Dear!

by Peggy Lincoln

Synopsis:

Oh, Dear! What will they do? The characters in this imaginative children's book are either animals or humans who face an imminent dilemma.

How they choose to manage the problem is up to them. They...


Escape Under the Forever Sky

by Eve Yohalem

Loosely based on real-life events, this suspenseful story, by a debut novelist, is also funny and touching and will have readers riveted from start to finish. Lucy's mother is the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia,...


Ice Storm

by Penny Draper

The deadly ice storm that struck Eastern Canada and the US in January of 1998 has a drastic effect on the lives of two 12-year-old cousins, one a figure-skating "princess" from Montreal, and the other her down-to-earth...


Going Home

by Nicholasa Mohr

In this sequel to Felita, Felita's going to Puerto Rico! It's like a dream to her, although she'll miss her friends. But Felita's summer isn't at all what she expected. Her uncle's small village is boring, and...


The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic

by Uma Krishnaswami & Abigail Halpin

Dini is back from India—with Bollywood star Dolly in tow! But life in the States isn’t all rose petal milk shakes…

Dini and Maddie, very best friends, are back in the same country at the same time! Better...


Lena

by Jacqueline Woodson

A compelling story of survival from a three-time Newbery Honor winning author

At the end of I Hadn't Meant to Tell You This, Lena and her younger sister, Dion, set off on their own, desperate to escape their...


Hush

by Jacqueline Woodson

A powerfully moving novel from a three-time Newbery Honor-winning author

Evie Thomas is not who she used to be. Once she had a best friend, a happy home and a loving grandmother living nearby. Once her name...


Behind You

by Jacqueline Woodson

A moving story of love and loss from a three-time Newbery winning author

You are so light you move with the wind and the snow. . . . And it lifts you up-over a world of sadness and anger and fear. Over a world...


The Twenty-One Balloons (Puffin Modern Classics)

by Pene du Bois, William

Professor William Waterman Sherman just wants to be alone. So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air balloon the likes of which no one has ever seen. But when he is...


Locomotion

by Jacqueline Woodson

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Pardon My French

by Cathy Hapka

Seventeen-year-old Nicole dreams of spending the rest of her life with her boyfriend Nate. So when she finds herself on her way to Paris to study abroad without him, she’s less than thrilled. Paris is filled...