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Come a Stranger

by Cynthia Voigt

A dashed dream leads to a rash decision in the fifth installment of Cynthia Voigt’s Tillerman cycle.

Mina Smiths lives to dance, so her scholarship to ballet camp seems like a dream come true. She doesn’t...


The Berenstain Bears Chapter Book: The Great Ant Attack

by Stan & Jan Berenstain

The Bear Family thinks they're going out for a lovely afternoon picnic…but little do they know that they're in for a sharp surprise, including some bites to the behind! After a science experiment gone wrong...


The Berenstain Bears Chapter Book: The Red-Handed Thief

by Stan & Jan Berenstain

After a series of crimes sweeps the Bear Country School, the cubs begin to jump to conclusions. With a gentle reminder from their teacher that no one is guilty until proven innocent, the cubs try to keep their...


The Berenstain Bears Chapter Book: Ride Like the Wind

by Stan & Jan Berenstain

When Sister Bear begins taking riding lessons, she is thrilled to get on the fastest horse and go for an exciting ride. But when Sister is paired with a mild-tempered old mare named Bess, she's a bit wary. Will...


The Ruining

by Anna Collomore

Annie Phillips is thrilled to leave her past behind and begin a shiny new life on Belvedere Island, as a nanny for the picture-perfect Cohen family. In no time at all, she falls in love with the Cohens, especially...


Dreamrider

by Barry Jonsberg

From the author of The Whole Business with Kiffo and the Pitbull and It's not all about YOU, Calma comes an intense, confronting, unforgettable novel to challenge our assumptions about bullying, coping strategies...


Dangerous Planet: Natural Disasters That Changed History

by Bryn Barnard

Did a meteorite wipe out the dinosaurs and allow for human evolution? Did an earthquake usher in the rise of Greek civilization? Did a snowstorm help create the New York subway? The answer to all these questions...


The Runner

by Cynthia Voigt

You can run from something, or toward something—but can you do both at the same time? Book four in the Newbery-winning cycle from Cynthia Voigt.

Bullet Tillerman runs. He runs to escape the criticism of his...


Homecoming

by Cynthia Voigt

The iconic start to the timeless, Newbery-winning series from Cynthia Voigt.

“It’s still true.” That’s the first thing James Tillerman says to his older sister, Dicey, every morning. It’s still true...


Cleavage: Breakaway Fiction for Real Girls

by Deb Loughead & Jocelyn Shipley

Stories a girl can get a grip on! A brash new collection of fifteen original stories about girls who challenge convention, and girls who wish they could. These young women make usthink about taking pride in...


Diary of a Witness

by Catherine Ryan Hyde

One day, something’s going to snap. . . .

Ernie doesn't have a lot of friends at school. Just Will. They have stuff in common—like fishing. But more important, they have common enemies: the school jocks,...


Bucking the Sarge

by Christopher Paul Curtis

Luther T. Farrell has got to get out of Flint, Michigan.

As his best friend Sparky says, “Flint’s nothing but the Titanic.”

And his mother, a.k.a. the Sarge, says, “Take my advice and stay off the sucker...


Scout

by Christine Ford

Cecelia prides herself on being the lookout in the woods behind her Texas home. After all, a person as skinny and gullible as Redbud, the new kid at school, needs someone to watch over him. Besides, with Pop...


Walking Naked

by Alyssa Brugman

There are those who are popular.

There are those who are outcasts.

And there are those who must choose between the two.

Megan Tuw has always been popular. As a leader of her high school’s most cliquish group,...


The War Between the Classes

by Gloria Miklowitz

What are Amy and Adam going to do about their love life? Neither Amy's traditionalist Japanese parents nor Adam's snobby, upper-class mother will accept their relationship. To make things worse, Amy and Adam...


The Call of the Bully: A Rodney Rathbone Novel

by Scott Starkey

Rodney Rathbone is back in this sequel to How to Beat the Bully Without Really Trying—but will his superstar reputation survive summer camp?

Rodney’s parents surprise him by signing him up for summer camp—pitting...


Ben, His Helmet and the Teacher Switch

by Nelle Frances

(9-12 yrs) recounts the tale of how Ben copes with a Substitute Teacher and introduces the concept of Social Stories™. This book also includes a range of puzzle pages. "Ben overhears some news that sets his...


Ben, His Helmet and Bees in Your Bonnet

by Nelle Frances

(9-12 yrs) is about school Sports Day and the Asperger child. The book also includes a range of puzzle pages that children love to solve. "Ben is confused! Mr. Pellum thinks he has a 'bee in his bonnet' but...


Ben, His Helmet and Hats Off

by Nelle Frances

(5-9 yrs) is about Ben attending Assembly/Parade and the sensory minefield this can be for children with Asperger's Syndrome. Once again his helmet comes to the rescue. "... he found he heard a lot more at this...


Ben, His Helmet and the Crashing Cymbals

by Nelle Frances

(5-9 yrs) tells the story of Ben going to a music lesson, being overloaded from the noise, and successfully finding a way to overcome this challenging situation. "... when the cymbals crashed, Ben got a fright!...