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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?


My Super-Spy Diary

by Emily Gale & Joelle Dreidemy

Eliza Boom—assistant inventor, junior spy, and full-on fantastic—investigates a case of puppy love in this second book of a chapter book series packed with jokes, doodles, and dear-diary secrets!

When Einstein,...


Birthday Vicious

by Melissa de la Cruz

Ashley Spencer’s birthday is an occasion for serious scheming in the third book in The Ashley Project series from bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz.

Ashley Spencer, Ashley “Lili” Li, Ashley “A. A.”...


Between Here and Forever

by Elizabeth Scott

A heartbreaking and romantic coming-of-age novel from the author of Perfect You and Living Dead Girl.

“I miss her, but not like I should. I want her to wake up so I don't have to be tied to her forever.”...


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...


Altogether, One at a Time

by E.L. Konigsburg, Mercer Mayer, Gail E. Haley & Gary E. Parker et al.

Four funny and perceptive short stories in which young people cope with difficult situations and in doing so learn something that changes their lives.


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...


The Troubles of Johnny Cannon

by Isaiah Campbell

“A boy with a highly original voice winces his way into the bewildering world of adults during a neglected moment in American history” (Newbery Medalist Richard Peck) in this heroic coming-of-age novel.

Johnny...


The Summer of Firsts and Lasts

by Terra Elan McVoy

Now in paperback, a sweet and sexy novel about summer romance and sisterly bonds, from the author of Pure and After the Kiss.

Three sisters. One life-changing summer.

Calla loves summer because summer means Duncan....


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...


Ambassador

by William Alexander

Gabe Fuentes is in for the ride of his life when he becomes Earth’s ambassador to the galaxy in this alien sci-fi adventure from the National Book Award–winning author of Goblin Secrets.

Gabe Fuentes is reading...


Revenge of the Bully

by Scott Starkey

Rodney Rathbone must protect his reputation as a reluctant hero when he takes on team sports—and a football bully—in this laugh-out-loud follow-up to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying and Call...


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...