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Lulu's Mysterious Mission

by Judith Viorst & Kevin Cornell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 08, 2014)

This irresistible illustrated chapter book starring Judith Viorst?s Lulu is full of hilarious hijinks, delightful twists, and a top-secret mission!

Eeny meeny miney mo,

That babysitter?s got to go.

Lulu has put...


Indie Girl

by Kavita Daswani Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

FIFTEEN-YEAR-OLD INDIE KONKIPUDDI HAS ALWAYS DREAMED OF BECOMING A FASHION REPORTER. She'd do anything to land an internship with glamorous Celebrity Style magazine -- even babysit publisher Aaralyn Taylor's...


Milton Hershey: Young Chocolatier

by M.M. Eboch & Meryl Henderson Aladdin (July 01, 2008)

Did you know that the man behind Hershey's chocolate used to work in an ice cream parlor? Or that he had to try over and over again to get his now-famous chocolate to taste as delicious as it does today? Milton...


Famous Last Words

by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (July 01, 2013)

In Famous Last Words by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, sixteen-year-old Samantha D'Angelo has death on the brain. Her summer internship at the local newspaper has her writing obituaries instead of soaking up the...


Destiny, Rewritten

by Kathryn Fitzmaurice Katherine Tegen Books (February 27, 2013)

This sweet contemporary story about poetry, family, and determining your own destiny is perfect for fans of books by Wendy Mass, Joan Bauer, Sharon Creech, and Rebecca Stead.

Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth...


The Paperboy

by Pilkey & Dav Pilkey Orchard Books (February 23, 2016)

Bestselling author Dav Pilkey's timeless Caldecott Honor book about a boy, his dog, and the solitude they share before the world wakes up, now in a vibrantly remastered jacketed hardcover edition. In the still...


Cleo Edison Oliver, Playground Millionaire

by Sundee T. Frazier Arthur A. Levine Books (January 26, 2016)

Cleopatra Edison Oliver has always been an entrepreneur, just like her inspiration, successful businesswoman Fortune A. Davies. So when Cleo's fifth-grade teacher assigns her class a "Passion Project," Cleo...


Petal Pushers #3: Best Buds

by Catherine R. Daly Scholastic Paperbacks (July 01, 2011)

Everything's coming up roses for this new series! The Bloom family--owners of everyone's favorite flower store, Petal Pushers--is back! It's summertime, and twelve-year-old Del--the oldest, and most responsible,...


Petal Pushers #4: Coming Up Roses

by Catherine R. Daly Scholastic Paperbacks (September 01, 2011)

Pushing petals is their business. But it's up to one girl to keep things from wilting! Del Bloom and her family are busy preparing flowers for the town's Homecoming festivities. And Del is also preparing to...


Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power

by Sundee T. Frazier Arthur A. Levine Books (January 31, 2017)

Cleopatra Edison Oliver has a brand new business: Passion Clips. She and her best friend Caylee are going to take the world by storm with their personalized barrettes. All they need now is their big break. So...


Sequins, Secrets, and Silver Linings

by Sophia Bennett Scholastic Inc. (February 01, 2012)

Three trendy British BFFs help a brilliant Ugandan girl in this heartfelt fashion fairy tale! Once upon a time in London town, there were three fab "birds": Nonie's a freak for fashion. Eco-conscious Edie blogs...


Submarine Outlaw

by Philip Roy Ronsdale Press (September 01, 2008)

Submarine Outlaw takes young adult readers on a unique journey when Alfred, a young boy who wants to be an explorer ? not a fisherman, as his family demands ? teams up with a junkyard genius to build a submarine...


Billboard Express

by Sigmund Brouwer & Cindy Morgan Orca Book Publishers (October 18, 2016)

Elle has come to Nashville to become a star. She has what it takes, but her agent and all the label executives want to change everything about her?her hair, her body, her clothes and, most important, her music....


Across the Floor

by Natasha Deen Orca Book Publishers (August 30, 2016)

Luc Waldon always figured he knew what his passion was: football. He lives it, he breathes it—and he thinks he has what it takes to go all the way to the NFL. So when his football coach orders him to sign...


Learning the Ropes

by Monique Polak Orca Book Publishers (May 01, 2015)

Mandy dreams of a career in the circus, working as an aerialist who specializes in rope climbing. When she is accepted into the prestigious Montreal Circus College summer program, she feels that she is finally...


Eye Sore

by Melanie Jackson Orca Book Publishers (May 01, 2015)

The last thing Chaz wants is to spend his summer working on his father?s Eye, a Ferris wheel with glass-bottomed gondolas set up to view scenic North Vancouver. For one thing, Chaz would prefer to pursue his...


Out of the Deeps

by Anne Carter & Nicholas Debon Orca Book Publishers (October 01, 2008)

Like many children throughout Canada's history, Savino had to quit school when he was twelve to work and help his family. In Out of the Deeps, Savino spends his first day at the mine working alongside his father...


Hold the Pickles

by Vicki Grant Orca Book Publishers (March 01, 2012)

Dan Hogg is thrilled when his uncle offers him some work at a food fair, because he wants money to hire a professional trainer to help him with his scrawny physique. His excitement vanishes when he learns that...


Marked

by Norah McClintock Orca Book Publishers (March 01, 2008)

When Colin accepts the job to clean up the graffiti in an upscale neighborhood he worries that he might be targeted by gangs. But he didn't expect to become a suspect in a series of robberies. Every time he...


After Peaches

by Michelle Mulder Orca Book Publishers (October 01, 2009)

Ten-year-old Rosario Ramirez and her family are political refugees from Mexico, trying to make a new life in Canada. After being teased at school, Rosario vows not to speak English again until she can speak...


Any Pet Will Do

by Nancy Shouse Orca Book Publishers (April 01, 2005)

Jeremy longs for a pet, but he doesn't know what kind of pet to get. When his parents agree that he can start a pet-sitting business in order to try out a variety of species, Jeremy has no idea what adventures...


Caught in the Act

by Deb Loughead Orca Book Publishers (October 01, 2013)

Dylan and his friends attract the attention of the police when a summer bonfire gets out of control. Dylan almost loses a job opportunity at a local inn because of his antics, but he is saved by the lies of...


Powerslide

by Jeff Ross Orca Book Publishers (September 01, 2011)

Casey Finnegan is a talented skateboarder. He lives to skate. At the end of his final year of high school, Casey is wondering what to do with his life. He hasn't applied to any colleges, and other than skateboarding,...


Tampered

by Michele Martin Bossley Orca Book Publishers (September 01, 2013)

Trevor has started his first job at Ashton's Fresh Marketplace, where someone has been tampering with the food. Cayenne has been sprinkled on cookies, garlic put in coffee, and plastic insects hidden in fruit...


Glass Ceiling

Gender Chaos

One of a Kind

Cabin Girl

by Kristin Butcher Orca Book Publishers (March 31, 2014)

Sixteen-year-old Bailey is working at her first summer job, as a cabin girl at a fly-in fishing camp at Witch Lake. She struggles with the job at first but enjoys hearing the stories of the area, including the...


The Newspaper Club: The Cubs Get the Scoop

by Beth Vrabel Running Press Kids (September 14, 2020)

Tag along with a rambunctious group of kid reporters as they fight for their right to run a newspaper in this exciting book from an award-winning author.

The Cub Report is up and running and getting great response...


The Newspaper Club

by Beth Vrabel & Paula Franco Running Press Kids (March 09, 2020)

Learn what it means to be a journalist in this fun, fast-paced new middle grade series about a club of kid reporters by an award-winning author.

Nellie Murrow -- the daughter of two (former) newspaper reporters...


The Espressologist

by Kristina Springer Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 26, 2009)

What's your drink of choice? Is it a small pumpkin spice latte? Then you're lots of fun and a bit sassy. Or a medium americano? You prefer simplicity in life. Or perhaps it's a small decaf soy sugar-free hazelnut...


Annie B., Made for TV

by Amy Dixon Running Press Kids (June 04, 2018)

For every kid who's ever come in second place, this is a middle grade story about chasing your dreams.

Eleven-year-old Annie Brown is used to being on the losing end of comparisons to her almost-always best...


Today I'm a Construction Worker

by Marisa Polansky & Maxine Lee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 29, 2018)

The Today I'm a . . . shaped board book series takes young children on a week in the life of different aspirational careers. In Today I'm a Construction Worker, kids will follow Jack, and get to see the various...


Today I'm a Dancer

by Marisa Polansky & Maxine Lee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 29, 2018)

The Today I'm a . . . shaped board book series takes young children on a week in the life of different careers. In Today I'm a Dancer, kids will follow Ellie, and see the various dances she learns including...


Today I'm a Veterinarian

by Marisa Polansky & Maxine Lee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 29, 2018)

The Today I'm a . . . shaped board book series takes young children on a week in the life of different aspirational careers. In Today I'm a Veterinarian, kids will follow Dr. Emma, and get to see the various...


Construction Kitties

by Judy Sue Goodwin Sturges & Shari Halpern Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 04, 2013)

Preschoolers can join the Construction Kitties for a busy day on the job. From sunup to sundown, these friendly felines work hard as they operate dump trucks, bulldozers, and backhoes. But it's not all work?a...


The Village Garage

by G. Brian Karas Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (June 07, 2010)

Through the year and no matter the weather, workers at the Village Garage are always busy. With the help of their trusty trucks, they clean the streets of sticks and leaves in the spring; patch potholes in preparation...


The Construction Crew

by Lynn Meltzer & Carrie Eko-Burgess Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (November 07, 2011)

The construction gang is tearing down an old building and laying the foundation for a new home. Workers use all kinds of trucks and tools to get the job done. And just in time for a family to move in.

The alliterative...


Working Mummies

by Joan Horton & Drazen Kozjan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 16, 2012)

Get ready for giggles and ghouls in this celebration of hard-working mommies who also happen to be mummies. Here you'll find a doctor mum curing raspy spooks with coffin syrup and a fang-filling dentist completely...


Good Morning, City

by Pat Kiernan & Pascal Campion Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (November 14, 2016)

It's dark and quiet.

The moon still glimmers in the sky.

While the baker, the ferry boat captain, and the TV anchorman are busy at work, most people are cozily snuggled in bed. Then dawn's first light peeks through...


Today I'm a Race Car Driver

by Marisa Polansky & Maxine Lee Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 29, 2018)

The Today I'm a . . . shaped board book series takes young children on a week in the life of different careers. In Today I'm a Race Car Driver, kids will follow Leo, a racecar driver, and get to see the various...


Firebears, the Rescue Team

by Rhonda Gowler Greene & Dan Andreasen Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (May 27, 2013)

DING-LING-LING!

Through the hole.

Hurry, slip-slide down the pole!

Who are the rescue heroes of Fire Station Number Eight? The Firebears!

Sound the siren, grab the hoses, stretch those ladders. Rescue! With Firebears...


Pinkalicious and the Babysitter

by Victoria Kann & Clara Young HarperCollins (August 11, 2020)

Readers can watch Pinkalicious and Peterrific on the funtastic PBS Kids TV series Pinkalicious & Peterrific!

#1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Kann brings young readers a Pinkalicious I Can Read...


At the Firehouse (A Tinyville Town Book)

by Brian Biggs Abrams Appleseed (March 11, 2019)

In Tinyville Town: At the Firehouse, join Dexter and Firefighter Charlie on a guided tour of the Tinyville Town firehouse. See where the firefighters store their gear, where they eat and rest, and find out...


I'm a Mail Carrier (A Tinyville Town Book)

by Brian Biggs Abrams Appleseed (March 05, 2018)

In Tinyville Town: I'm a Mail Carrier, Rita the mail carrier makes sure everyone gets their mail, rain or shine. 

The Tinyville Town series is set in a cozy community where the people are kind, everyone says...


I'm a Police Officer (A Tinyville Town Book)

by Brian Biggs Abrams Appleseed (July 31, 2017)

From New York Times–bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs comes the third board book in the collectible Tinyville Town series.

Taking us through a day in the life of another community hero, I’m a...


I'm a Librarian (A Tinyville Town Book) (Read-Along)

by Brian Biggs Abrams Appleseed (March 06, 2017)

The Tinyville Town preschool series stacks up in a whole new way with the addition of the fourth volume, I’m a Librarian—the latest book to feature one of the many diverse residents of the charming town....


Gets to Work! (A Tinyville Town Book)

by Brian Biggs Abrams Appleseed (September 05, 2016)

The Tinyville Town series, new from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs, launches with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the...


I'm a Firefighter (A Tinyville Town Book)

by Brian Biggs Abrams Appleseed (September 05, 2016)

The Tinyville Town series, new from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs, launches with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the...


I'm a Veterinarian (A Tinyville Town Book)

by Brian Biggs Abrams Appleseed (September 05, 2016)

The Tinyville Town series, new from New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Brian Biggs, launches with three books: Tinyville Town Gets to Work!, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the...