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Desolation Canyon

by Jonathan London & Sean London

This rapid-paced story for young readers from best-selling author Jonathan London churns with heart-stopping adventure as rafting novice Aaron confronts more than just white water on a life-changing trip in...


Home of the Brave

by Katherine Applegate

Kek comes from Africa. In America he sees snow for the first time, and feels its sting. He's never walked on ice, and he falls. He wonders if the people in this new place will be like the winter – cold and...


Bursting at the Seams

by Chloe Taylor & Nancy Zhang

Zoey’s aunt is throwing a surprise wedding, and wants Zoey to make her dress! Can Zoey keep it a secret until the big day? Includes “Sew Zoey” blog posts and fashion illustrations.

In the tenth book in...


Peggy Henderson Adventures 3-Book Bundle: Bone Deep / Broken Bones / Reading the Bones

by Gina McMurchy-Barber

This special three-book bundle collects the Peggy Henderson Mysteries, in which the teen bone expert uncovers and solves historical mysteries in British Columbia.


This Thing Called the Future

by J.L. Powers

AIDS and South Africa. Khosi, a 14-year-old girl, yearns for this thing called the future. Does she want too much?


You Got Me Twisted

by Gloria Dotson-Lewis

Makenzie does not hesitate to throw bows, blows, or whatever else she can find if you cross her the wrong way. Either you'll give her respect or she'll take it. Her ex-boyfriend, Jordan, finds out the hard way...


The Dungeoneers

by John David Anderson

An action-packed, funny, and unexpected middle grade fantasy-adventure from the acclaimed author of Sidekicked.

The world is not a fair place, and Colm Candorly knows it. While his parents and eight sisters seem...


Pack of Dorks

by Beth Vrabel

Lucy knows that kissing Tom Lemmings behind the ball shed will make her a legend. But she doesn’t count on that quick clap of lips propelling her from coolest to lamest fourth grader overnight. Suddenly Lucy...


Compulsion

by Heidi Ayarbe

Today has to be perfect.

Magic.

I look at the clock.

10:14 AM.

Ten fourteen. One plus one is two plus four is six plus ten is sixteen minus one is fifteen minus two is thirteen. OK.

I turn from the clock and walk...


A Change of Lace

by Chloe Taylor & Nancy Zhang

As a new school year begins, everyone and everything starts to change. Can Zoey keep up? Includes “Sew Zoey” blog posts and fashion illustrations.

In the ninth book in the Sew Zoey series, quite a few people...


None of the Above

by I. W. Gregorio

A groundbreaking story about a teenage girl who discovers she's intersex . . . and what happens when her secret is revealed to the entire school. Incredibly compelling and sensitively told, None of the Above...


Lost Boy

by Tim Green

From New York Times bestselling author Tim Green comes a captivating baseball story about one brave boy’s search for a miracle. Perfect for fans of Mike Lupica.

Ever since Ryder could remember, it's always...


Made You Up

by Francesca Zappia

Reality, it turns out, is often not what you perceive it to be—sometimes, there really is someone out to get you. For fans of Silver Linings Playbook and Liar, this thought-provoking debut tells the story...


Blackbird Fly

by Erin Entrada Kelly & Betsy Peterschmidt

Future rock star or friendless misfit? That’s no choice at all. In this acclaimed novel by Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, twelve-year-old Apple grapples with being different; with friends and backstabbers;...


Listen, Slowly

by Thanhha Lai

This remarkable and bestselling novel from Thanhha Lai, author of the National Book Award–winning and Newbery Honor Book Inside Out & Back Again, follows a young girl as she learns the true meaning of family....


Just a Drop of Water

by Kerry O'Malley Cerra

Ever since he was little, Jake Green has longed to be a soldier and a hero like his grandpa, who died serving his country. Right now, though, he just wants to outsmart—and outrun—the rival cross country team,...


Invasion of the Overworld

by Mark Cheverton

A New York Times Best Seller!

The world of Minecraft comes to life in this thrilling adventure!

Gameknight999 loved Minecraft, but above all else, he loved to grief—to intentionally ruin the gaming experience...


The Secrets of Eastcliff-by-the-Sea

by Eileen Beha & Sarah Jane Wright

A charming sock monkey reunites a fractured family in this simply remarkable novel in the tradition of The Velveteen Rabbit and The Penderwicks.

Meet Throckmorton S. Monkey. He’s everything a sock monkey is...


Destroy

by Jason Myers

Discover how Jason Myers’s fan favorite character, internationally bestselling author James Morgan, got his start in this digital enovella set in the world of Exit Here.

In Destroy, James deals with writer’s...


What Erika Wants

by Bruce Clements

Drawing the line between what we want and what other people want for us

A woman with a forehead full of acne scars and a New York edge to her voice crosses the courthouse floor with her hand out. "Erika? I'm...