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Mean Margaret

by Tor Seidler & Jon Agee Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 07, 2014)

Unconditional kindness is the key in this National Book Award Finalist from the author of The Wainscott Weasel about nontraditional families, adoption, love—and a little peace and quiet.

Margaret is a mean,...


Where Things Come Back

by John Corey Whaley Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 03, 2011)

Winner of the 2012 Michael L. Printz and William C. Morris Awards, this poignant and hilarious story of loss and redemption “explores the process of grief, second chances, and even the meaning of life” (...


Half a World Away

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 02, 2014)

A kid who considers himself an epic fail discovers the transformative power of love when he deals with adoption in this novel from Cynthia Kadohata, winner of the Newbery Medal (Kira-Kira) and the National Book...


Genesis Alpha

by Rune Michaels Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 26, 2011)

Josh worships his older brother, Max. They look alike, they talk alike, and they both have the same interests, including their favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Genesis Alpha. But Josh...


Nerd Camp

by Elissa Brent Weissman Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 26, 2011)

Pack your sleeping bag, grab your calculator, and celebrate geekdom with this humorous and empowering middle grade novel by the acclaimed author of Standing for Socks. Nerd Camp, here we come!

Ten-year-old Gabe...


Forged by Fire

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 05, 2011)

The flame of love burns bright in the second book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

When Gerald was a child he was fascinated by fire. But fire is dangerous and powerful, and tragedy...


The Map Trap

by Andrew Clements & Dan Andreasen Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 22, 2014)

This map-tastic middle grade story from Andrew Clements gives the phrase “uncharted territory” a whole new meaning!

Alton Barnes loves maps. He’s loved them ever since he was little, and not just for the...


Found Things

by Marilyn Hilton Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 15, 2014)

Experience the wonder of the river in this “quietly powerful story” (Kirkus Reviews) where family is lost, friends are found, and hope runs in the current.

One morning, River Rose Byrne wakes up talking like...


A Hitch at the Fairmont

by Jim Averbeck & Nick Bertozzi Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 24, 2014)

An intrepid boy teams up with Alfred Hitchcock himself in this rollicking mystery rife with action, adventure, intrigue, and all the flavor of film noir.

After the mysterious death of his mother, eleven-year-old...


Infinite Sky

by C. J. Flood Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 20, 2014)

True love is never lost—but how much loss can it endure? Iris confronts the complexities of family and prejudice in this exquisite and searing debut novel whose “understated, gently embellished prose cuts...


Nerd Camp 2.0

by Elissa Brent Weissman & Drew Willis Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 06, 2014)

Gabe’s happily headed back to Nerd Camp—but can he handle a cool-kid invasion?

For Gabe, the equation for summer bliss equals six glorious weeks of rigorous learning immersion at the Summer Center for Gifted...


Touching Snow

by M. Sindy Felin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 22, 2011)

M. Sindy Felin’s National Book Award finalist is in paperback for the first time. Karina has plenty to worry about on the last day of seventh grade: finding three Ds and a C on her report card again, getting...


Also Known as Elvis

by James Howe Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 15, 2014)

Skeezie Tookis navigates a pivotal summer of first crushes and tough choices in this conclusion to the bestselling and acclaimed quartet that began with The Misfits.

Skeezie Tookis, also known as Elvis, isn’t...


Learning Not to Drown

by Anna Shinoda Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 01, 2014)

“Anna Shinoda’s deeply informed story is not to be missed.” —Dr. Drew Pinsky, Celebrity Rehab and Teen Mom

Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted...


Noggin

by John Corey Whaley Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 08, 2014)

2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

Travis Coates has a good head…on someone else’s shoulders. A touching, hilarious “tour de force of imagination and empathy” (Booklist, starred review) from John Corey...


Ancient, Strange, and Lovely

by Susan Fletcher Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 21, 2010)

In a slightly futuristic, polluted world, fourteen-year-old Bryn watches an ancient egg hatch, and her life changes forever. Like her family before her, Bryn can “ken” with birds, so at first she doesn’t...


Bird

by Crystal Chan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2014)

Entrenched secrets, mysterious spirits, and an astonishing friendship weave together in this extraordinary and haunting debut that School Library Journal calls “a powerful story about loss and moving on.”...


Kira-Kira

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining

Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time....


The Complete History of Why I Hate Her

by Jennifer Richard Jacobson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 27, 2010)

Nola wants nothing more than a summer on her own—and a job at an upscale Maine coast resort sounds ideal. She’ll have plenty of beach time between waitressing, some freedom from stresses back home, and the...


Every Little Thing in the World

by Nina De Gramont Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 23, 2010)

When sixteen-year-old Sydney Biggs’s pregnancy test shows the telltale plus sign, she confides in only her best friend Natalia, and Natalia promptly “borrows” her mother’s car so Sydney can confront...


Weedflower

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

Twelve-year-old Sumiko feels her life has been made up of two parts: before Pearl Harbor and after it. The good part and the bad part. Raised on a flower farm in California, Sumiko is used to being the only...


Lowji Discovers America

by Candace Fleming Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2008)

Dear Jamshed,

America is not so different from what we thought. I told you I wouldn't see a single cowboy riding across the plain, and I haven't.

I have not even seen a plain.

Still, there are some silver...


Changes in Latitudes

by Will Hobbs Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

Trouble In Paradise

Sixteen-year-old Travis is looking for a good time. A vacation in Mexico with his mother, sister, and little brother might cramp his style, but he's willing to take that risk for a chance...


A Million Shades of Gray

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 05, 2010)

A boy and his elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village immediately after the Vietnam war.


The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs

by Betty G. Birney & Matt Phelan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

Life in Sassafras Springs has always been predictable, boring even, but one afternoon that changes when Eben McAllister's pa challenges him to find Seven Wonders in Sassafras that rival the real Seven Wonders...


We Hold These Truths

by Andrew Clements & Adam Stower Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 17, 2013)

Time is almost out for the Keepers of the School in this fifth Keepers adventure from Andrew Clements, the master of the school story.

The Keepers of the School—known to their friends as Ben, Jill, and Robert—have...


The Last Invisible Boy

by Evan Kuhlman & J. P. Coovert Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 24, 2009)

MY NAME IS FINN GARRETT AND THIS IS MY STORY.

I don't want to give anything away, so I'll tell you what you could probably guess from looking at the cover and flipping through the book.

1. It's about an invisible...


Outside Beauty

by Cynthia Kadohata Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 22, 2009)

"My mother had four daughters by four different men."

There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: She's a sexpot. Helen Kimura collects men (and loans, spending money, and gifts of...


Wrecked

by E. R. Frank Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2008)

A tragic car wreck leads to PTSD and therapeutic salvation in this novel from the author of America, which Kirkus Reviews deemed “a work of sublime humanity.”

Anna is involved in a horrific accident one night...


A Blue-Eyed Daisy

by Cynthia Rylant Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 30, 2008)

an amazing year

Ellie Farley's father, Okey, drinks too much, mostly because he hasn't been able to work since he was injured in a mining accident. He hasn't been able to hunt, either, so it's strange when he...


William S. and the Great Escape

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 15, 2009)

Twelve-year-old William S. Baggett is one of eight Baggett children, and he is ready to escape his negligent family. Since his very first day of school in 1931, he has been saving up money to run away. That’s...


The True Gift

by Patricia Maclachlan & Brian Floca Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 06, 2009)

Experience the magic of authentic giving in this holiday classic from the Newbery Award–winning author of Sarah, Plain and Tall.

All year long Lily and Liam look forward to the holidays at their grandparents’...


Here's How I See It--Here's How It Is

by Heather Henson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 28, 2009)

here's how i see it

Rave reviews, an endless request for autographs, my name in lights on Broadway.

here's how it is

The audience is half empty, I spend zero time onstage, my dad's midlife crisis is about...


Edward's Eyes

by Patricia Maclachlan Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 24, 2009)

Jake is a part of an extraordinary family.

He has a life filled with art, music, and long summer nights on the Cape. He has hours and days and months of baseball. But, more than anything in this world, Jake...


Roxie and the Hooligans

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor & Alexandra Boiger Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 05, 2013)

Do not panic.

Lord Thistlebottom's Book of Pitfalls and How to Survive Them has taught Roxie Warbler how to handle all sorts of situations. If Roxie's ever lost in the desert, or buried in an avalanche, or caught...


Now I'll Tell You Everything

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 15, 2013)

It’s Alice—for the rest of her life! Yes, the very last Alice book, and it reveals every last bit you’d want to know about Alice, including whether she spends the rest of her life with Patrick! “This...


The Lord of Opium

by Nancy Farmer Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2013)

As the teenage ruler of his own country, Matt must cope with clones and cartels in this “electric blend of horrors and beauty” (Publishers Weekly), the riveting sequel to the modern classic House of the...


Violet Mackerel's Personal Space

by Anna Branford & Elanna Allen Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2013)

Is it possible to leave a piece of you wherever you go? Violet Mackerel thinks so in this fourth illustrated chapter book of a charming series.

Violet Mackerel believes that wherever you leave something small,...


The Sound of Your Voice, Only Really Far Away

by Frances O'Roark Dowell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 27, 2013)

Marylin and Kate find that boys can be just as complicated as friendship in this conclusion to the bestselling Secret Language of Girls trilogy, a “quietly perceptive tour de force” (Kirkus Reviews) from...


After the River the Sun

by Dia Calhoun & Kate Slater Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 09, 2013)

Will Eckhart find the courage to rise from his past—and climb to his future? This quest for home is a stunning companion to Eva of the Farm.

When Eckhart Lyon arrives at Sunrise Orchard, all he wants to do...


The Thing About Luck

National Book Award for Young People's Literature 2013

by Cynthia Kadohata & Julia Kuo Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 04, 2013)

There is bad luck, good luck, and making your own luck—which is exactly what Summer must do to save her family in this winner of the National Book Award by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Kadohata.

Summer knows that...


Violet Mackerel's Natural Habitat

by Anna Branford & Elanna Allen Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 21, 2013)

Violet is back with a little bit of helpfulness and a whole lot of heart in this third book of the effervescent Violet Mackerel series.

Violet is the smallest in her family, and has a special affinity for Small...


A Gathering of Days: A New England Girl's Journal, 1830-1832

by Joan W. Blos Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 14, 2013)

I, Catherine Cabot Hall, aged 13 years, 6 months, 29 days…do begin this book.

So begins the journal of a girl coming of age in nineteenth-century New Hampshire. Catherine records both the hardships of pioneer...


The Callender Papers

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2013)

Think carefully. That’s the advice Jean Wainwright always gets from her beloved Aunt Constance, Jean’s guardian and headmistress at the boarding school where she lives. It’s advice that proves valuable...


Building Blocks

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2013)

What would it be like to be older than your father?

Brann Connell is sick of hearing his parents argue all the time. Seems to Brann his dad could stand up for himself more, instead of building a wall of excuses...


Where I'd Like To Be

by Frances O'Roark Dowell Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2013)

A ghost saved twelve-year-old Maddie’s life when she was an infant, her Granny Lane claims, so Maddie must always remember that she is special. But it’s hard to feel special when you’ve spent your life...


Sons from Afar

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 19, 2013)

Will a common cause unite two brothers—or drive them further apart? Find out in the sixth installment of Cynthia Voigt’s Tillerman cycle.

If James and Sammy Tillerman agree on anything, it’s that they have...


Seventeen Against the Dealer

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 19, 2013)

Do you have to lose everything to see what truly matters? Find out in the seventh and final installment of Cynthia Voigt’s Tillerman cycle.

Dicey Tillerman has big dreams. She’s started a boatbuilding business,...


Come a Stranger

by Cynthia Voigt Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 19, 2013)

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 Whole Stupid Way We Are

by N. Griffin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 05, 2013)

What happens when everything you’ve got to give isn’t enough to save someone you love? This transformative portrayal of “injustice, frustration, and rage is wrenching and difficult to forget” (Publishers...