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What Erika Wants

by Bruce Clements Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 23, 2014)

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...


Love Letters to the Dead

by Ava Dellaira Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 31, 2014)

It begins as an assignment for English class: Write a letter to a dead person. Laurel chooses Kurt Cobain because her sister, May, loved him. And he died young, just like May did. Soon, Laurel has a notebook...


Everything Beautiful in the World

by Lisa Levchuk Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 12, 2013)

Lately I feel like an astronaut out on a space walk - constantly praying the tube attaching me to the ship doesn't snap and send me flying into outer darkness.

The only good thing about having a mother with...


Ivy in the Shadows

by Chris Woodworth Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (February 04, 2013)

After Ivy's stepfather disappears, Ivy's mama begins waitressing at Dining Divinely to make ends meet. She also takes in a boarder--twelve-year-old Caleb, who's the same age as Ivy and is the weirdest guy she's...


Twists and Turns

by Janet McDonald Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (September 04, 2006)

Janet McDonald introduces readers to two sisters who discover that all you have to do is stick together to handle life's many twists and turns.

It may have taken them an extra year or two to do it, but the Washington...


The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs

by Jack Gantos Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 23, 2008)

On an unseasonably warm Easter Sunday, a young girl named

Ivy discovers a chilling secret in the basement of the Rumbaugh

pharmacy across the street from the hotel where she lives with

her mother. The discovery...


A Dog-Friendly Town

by Josephine Cameron Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 03, 2020)

Josephine Cameron's A Dog-Friendly Town is a delightful middle-grade cozy caper sure to excite dog-lovers and gentle mystery readers alike!

Twelve-year-old Epic McDade isn't ready for middle school. He'd rather...


Quintessence

by Jess Redman Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 27, 2020)

Quintessence is an extraordinary story from Jess Redman about friendship, self-discovery, interconnectedness, and the inexplicable elements that make you you.

Find the Elements. Grow the Light. Save the Starling....


The House of Djinn

by Suzanne Fisher Staples Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 31, 2008)

Suzanne Fisher Staples returns to modern-day Pakistan to reexamine the juxtaposition of traditional Islamic values with modern ideals of love, in this commanding standalone sequel to Shabanu: Daughter of the...


Beethoven in Paradise

by Barbara O'Connor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (September 09, 1999)

Set in a trailer park called Paradise

"You're just wasting your God-given talents if you don't get yourself something besides a little ole harmonica to play." Wylene made it sound so easy. Martin had always like...


Greetings from Nowhere

by Barbara O'Connor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 17, 2008)

Aggie isn't expecting visitors at the Sleepy Time Motel in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since her husband died, she is all alone with her cat, Ugly, and keeping up with the bills and repairs has become next to...


Celine

by Brock Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (September 07, 2003)

"Show a little maturity," he said, which I've doped out to mean: Pass all your courses, avoid detection in all crimes and misdemeanors, don't get pregnant.

Celine's father has left her with these instructions....


Defect

by Will Weaver Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 23, 2007)

Maybe it was bad karma. Maybe it was just bad luck. Whatever the reason, fifteen-year-old David was born defective. His bug eyes, pinched face, and hearing aids are obvious, but there is a secret David keeps...


The Twenty-four Days Before Christmas

The Austin Family Chronicles #3

by Madeleine L'Engle & Jill Weber Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (November 03, 2011)

Vicky Austin's family does one special thing each day of December to prepare for Christmas. This year, they're also preparing for the birth of a new brother or sister, due after the New Year. Vicky is worried...


Time's Memory

by Julius Lester Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 20, 2006)

A boy sent by an African god to tend the spirits of the dead struggles to fulfill his duty from within the bonds of slavery in Time's Memory, by National Book Award finalist Julius Lester.

Amma is the creator...


My Brother's Shadow

by Monika Schroder Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (September 26, 2011)

As World War I draws to a close in 1918, German citizens are starving and suffering under a repressive regime. Sixteen-year-old Moritz is torn. His father died in the war and his older brother still risks his...


A Scary Scene in a Scary Movie

by Matt Blackstone Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 04, 2011)

Rene, an obsessive-compulsive fourteen year old, smells his hands and wears a Batman cape when he's nervous. If he picks up a face-down coin, moves a muscle when the time adds up to thirteen (7:42 is bad luck...


Falling

by Doug Wilhelm Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (April 06, 2007)

Everyone expected fifteen-year-old Matt Shaw to be Jeffords Junior High's star basketball player. But Matt never went out for the team. He won't even touch a ball anymore, and he hardly talks to anyone. No one...


Standing Against the Wind

by Traci L. Jones Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 21, 2010)

Patrice Williams was happy living in Georgia with her grandmother, who called her "cocoa grandbaby." Then her mother lured her to Chicago and ended up in jail. Now Patrice lives with her Auntie Mae, and her...


The Brothers Story

by Katherine Sturtevant Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (November 09, 2009)

Teenage twins Kit and Christy have grown up amid grinding poverty in their Essex village. As Christy has been "simple" from birth, Kit is literally his brother's keeper. But the latest hardships visited upon...


Queen of Secrets

by Jenny Meyerhoff Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 21, 2010)

This year, Essie Green's life is going to be different. She's made the cheerleading squad and caught the eye of the captain of the football team. However, she didn't expect her estranged cousin to join the football...


You Don't Know Me

by David Klass Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 31, 2007)

Moving, wholly involving, original, and emotionally true, You Don't Know Me is a multilayered young adult novel that presents a winning portrait of an understandably angst-ridden adolescent.

John ("My father...


Camilla

by Madeleine L'Engle Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (April 26, 2009)

Experience this story of first love by A Wrinkle in Time author Madeleine L'Engle. This classic novel is now a major motion picture, Camilla Dickinson.

Fifteen-year-old Camilla Dickinson has led a sheltered...


The Possibilities of Sainthood

by Donna Freitas Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 16, 2010)

Antonia Lucia Labella has two secrets: at fifteen, she's still waiting for her first kiss, and she wants to be a saint. An official one. Seem strange? Well, to Antonia, saints are royalty, and she wants her...


How to Make Friends with the Sea

by Tanya Guerrero Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 30, 2020)

Tanya Guerrero's How to Make Friends with the Sea is a middle grade debut novel set in the Philippines about a young boy's challenges with anxiety while his mother fosters an orphaned child with a facial anomaly....


A Galaxy of Sea Stars

by Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (February 03, 2020)

A Galaxy of Sea Stars is Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo's second middle-grade novel--a heartwarming story about family, loyalty, and the hard choices we face in the name of friendship.

Sometimes, the truth isn't easy...


Puddle

by Hyewon Yum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 07, 2016)

One rainy day, a little boy is upset because he can't go out and play. His mom comes up with a way to keep him entertained--by drawing a picture of herself and him going outside, playing in the rain, and splashing...


Mom, It's My First Day of Kindergarten!

by Hyewon Yum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 02, 2012)

It's a child's first day of kindergarten, but who is worried about all the new people and the different things he'll meet--the child? No! The mother. In a refreshing reversal of roles, the child takes it upon...


A Fire Truck Named Red

by Randall de Sève & Bob Staake Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 02, 2016)

A young boy has his heart set on a brand-new toy fire truck, so he is disappointed when he gets his grandfather's rusty old fire truck, Red, instead. But working together, the boy and his grandfather patch Red...


Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas

by Pamela Ehrenberg & Anjan Sarkar Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 09, 2017)

In this sweet and humorous picture book, Queen of the Hanukkah Dosas, a multi-cultural family (Mom's Indian; Dad's Jewish) celebrate Hanukkah while incorporating traditional Indian food.

Instead of latkes, this...


Rotten Ralph's Rotten Family

by Jack Gantos & Nicole Rubel Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (April 07, 2014)

Rotten Ralph's owner, Sarah, is fed up with her red rascal's behavior. Ralph is tired of Sarah trying to change him. He misses his cat family, which never made him alter a thing about himself. But in this gag-...


The Twins' Blanket

by Hyewon Yum & Helen Litchfield Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 15, 2011)

This ebook includes audio narration.

One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011

These look-alike twins have always shared everything--their room, their toys, a crib, and, since the day they were...


Spinky Sulks

by William Steig & Meryl Streep Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 29, 2013)

This ebook includes audio narration.

Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his hammock. His brother and sister try to make amends. His mom even brings him a beautiful tray of...


The Toy Brother

by William Steig Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 02, 2016)

Yorick Bede has always considered his younger brother, Charles, a first-rate pain in the pants, and Charles thinks the same of Yorick. One day Yorick plays with his alchemist father's potions, and he accidentally...


This Is My Home, This Is My School

by Jonathan Bean Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 26, 2015)

Drawing from his own childhood experiences, Jonathan Bean takes the autobiographically inspired family he introduced in Building Our House through the special rhythms and routines of a homeschooling day. For...


The Twins' Blanket

by Hyewon Yum Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 15, 2011)

One of School Library Journal's Best Picture Books of 2011

These look-alike twins have always shared everything--their room, their toys, a crib, and, since the day they were born, a blanket. But as they grow...


The Chandeliers

by Vincent X. Kirsch Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 06, 2012)

Night after night, little Rufus Chandelier watches from the wings while the rest of his family puts on "the greatest show in town." But Rufus isn't quite big enough to be a part of the show. Until the night...


Tibet Through the Red Box

by Peter Sís Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 14, 2014)

A father's diary, an artist's memoir.

By the author of the best-selling Three Golden Keys.

While my father was in China and Tibet, he kept a diary, which was later locked in a red box. We weren't allowed to touch...


Bloom

by Deborah Diesen & Mary Lundquist Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 06, 2017)

From the New York Times Bestselling author of The Pout-Pout Fish series

Dig holes in the autumn soil.

Drop the bulbs in one by one.

Cover them with dirt.

Come spring, the bulbs will flower!

In this lushly illustrated...


The Money We'll Save

by Brock Cole Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 10, 2011)

One of Horn Book's Best Picture Books of 2011

When Pa brings a turkey poult home to fatten for Christmas dinner, he assures Ma that it will be no trouble since it can live in a box by the stove and eat table...


Spinky Sulks

by William Steig Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 29, 2013)

William Steig's Spinky Sulks is a 1988 New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of the Year and Outstanding Book of the Year.

Spinky is convinced that his family hates him and goes off to sulk in his...


Sweet Baby Feet

by Margaret O'Hair & Tracy Dockray Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (November 12, 2012)

Snuggly Baby,

Oh, so sweet.

Love those

Bouncy Baby Feet!

Who can resist Baby's feet? In a gently humorous tale, follow along as Baby wakes up, gets dressed, eats breakfast, paints, runs, takes a bath, and exhausts...


Hug It Out!

by Louis Thomas Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 02, 2017)

A fresh, funny take on sibling rivalry and conflict resolution, as two sparring siblings are forced to "hug it out."

Mom has had enough of Woody and Annie's incessant fighting. When her pleas for sharing and...


Everything You

by Elizabeth McPike & Jay Fleck Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (December 04, 2017)

A lyrical, heartfelt picture book celebrating the love between parents and their children.

When a new baby comes into the world, that baby becomes everything cuddly, everything kisses, everything love...everything...


One Family

by George Shannon & Blanca Gomez Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 25, 2015)

Just how many things can "one" be?

One box of crayons.

One batch of cookies.

One world.

One family.

From veteran picture book author George Shannon and up-and-coming artist Blanca Gomez comes a playful, interactive...


Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using the Potty

by Laura Gehl & Joyce Wan Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (February 12, 2018)

Peep says it's time for Egg to start using the potty. But Egg does not want to use the potty--and no amount of lemonade-drinking, running water, or toilet-paper tutus can change that! When things start to get...


Tractor Mac Family Reunion

by Billy Steers Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (May 04, 2015)

Tractor Mac loves that he is the only tractor in his farm family. Then one day, his friend Iron Dave the train brings him to a tractor dealership and shows him a whole lot full of big red tractors that look...


Brown Baby Lullaby

by Tameka Fryer Brown & A. G. Ford Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (January 13, 2020)

With Spanish words sprinkled throughout and featuring warm art by New York Times-bestselling and NAACP-Award-winning illustrator AG Ford, Tameka Fryer Brown's Brown Baby Lullaby is the perfect new baby or baby...


Food Truck Fest!

by Alexandra Penfold & Mike Dutton Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 12, 2018)

A colorful, whimsical picture book about everyone's favorite kitchens-on-wheels: food trucks!

Join the members of one family as they head to the Food Truck Fest! They gather their things, cross the bridge, and...


How to Build a Snow Bear

by Eric Pinder & Stephanie Graegin Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (September 12, 2016)

Thomas wants to build the biggest and best snowman ever. Since he can't do it alone, he'll need a helping hand--or a paw. But little bears love to hibernate. How do you wake up a snoozing bear? By tickling it?...