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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...


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...


The Inventors at No. 8

by A. M. Morgen & Polly Lee Hachette Book Group (May 08, 2018)

Brimming with mystery and treasure, this action-packed tale sends a boy in need of luck and girl in need of a friend on an adventure that will change their lives forever.

Meet George, the third Lord of Devonshire...


The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Adam McCarthur Hachette Book Group (May 07, 2018)

Everybody's favorite kid comic, Jamie Grimm, is out to conquer the world--with laughter, of course!

Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's reached the top--he has his own smash hit TV show and he's...


I Funny

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Frankie Seratch Hachette Book Group (December 10, 2012)

Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt,...


I Even Funnier

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Frankie Seratch Hachette Book Group (December 09, 2013)

The second installment of James Patterson's hilarious #1 bestselling I Funny series!

In this follow up to the #1 New York Times bestseller I Funny, middle schooler Jamie Grimm has big dreams of being the best...


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

by Ashley Herring Blake Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 25, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin...


Dog Diaries

by James Patterson, Steven Butler & Richard Watson jimmy patterson (December 02, 2018)

When rule-breaking Rafe has to train his mischievous mutt at obedience school, things are about to get really ruff in this Middle School book for kids and animal lovers everywhere!

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I've...


The Magic Misfits: The Second Story

by Neil Patrick Harris, Lissy Marlin & Kyle Hilton Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 24, 2018)

From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series--with even more tricks up its sleeve.

Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was...


The Nerdiest, Wimpiest, Dorkiest I Funny Ever

by James Patterson & Chris Grabenstein jimmy patterson (May 06, 2018)

After winning a national funny-kid competition and starring in his own TV show, kid comic Jamie Grimm is out to conquer the world -- with laughter, of course!

Comedian Jamie Grimm can't help feeling like he's...


The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?

by Josh Lacey & Garry Parsons Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (July 17, 2017)

Dragons plus Halloween equal mayhem in the seventh book of the hilarious, high-flying Dragonsitter series!

Halloween night is full of strange creatures: witches, vampires, ghosts - and dragons! Eddie and Emily...


I Funny: School of Laughs

by James Patterson & Jomike Tejido jimmy patterson (April 02, 2017)

To save his school library, Jamie Grimm teaches other kids how to tell jokes in a comedy class -- but it's tougher than he expects in this funny book for kids of all ages.

Teaching other kids how to be funny...


Nothing Up My Sleeve

by Diana Lopez Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 18, 2016)

From beloved author Diana López comes an exciting middle grade story about three friends, a magic competition, and how far they'll go to succeed.

Sixth graders Dominic, Loop, and Z stumble upon a new magic...


The Magic Misfits

by Neil Patrick Harris, Kyle Hinton & Lissy Marlin Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (November 20, 2017)

A New York Times bestseller and USA Today bestselling book! From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical first book in a new series with plenty of tricks up its sleeve.

When street magician...


Summer at Meadow Wood

by Amy Rebecca Tan & Kelsey Navarro HarperCollins (May 19, 2020)

From the author of A Kind of Paradise comes a beautiful and heartfelt middle grade novel for fans of Ali Standish and Sally J. Pla, about a girl who finds comfort in the warm traditions and unexpected friendships...


Five Things About Ava Andrews

by Margaret Dilloway & Joy Osmanski Balzer + Bray (June 09, 2020)

From Margaret Dilloway, author of Summer of a Thousand Pies, comes a heartfelt and funny story about a shy eleven-year-old who learns to manage her anxiety through improv classes--and discovers her activist...


Hazel's Theory of Evolution

by Lisa Jenn Bigelow & Kathleen McInerney HarperCollins (October 08, 2019)

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award!

The Thing About Jellyfish meets Raymie Nightingale in this tender middle grade novel from Lisa Jenn Bigelow, acclaimed author of Drum Roll, Please.

Hazel knows a lot about...


The Land of Forgotten Girls

by Erin Entrada Kelly & Lulu Lam Greenwillow Books (March 01, 2016)

In this acclaimed novel from Newbery Medalist Erin Entrada Kelly, two sisters from the Philippines, abandoned by their father and living in impoverished circumstances in Louisiana, fight to make their lives...


All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook

by Leslie Connor, Michael Crouch & Kathleen McInerney Katherine Tegen Books (March 01, 2016)

Junior Library Guild Selection * Kids' Indie Next List Pick

From Leslie Connor, award-winning author of Waiting for Normal and Crunch, comes a soaring and heartfelt story about love, forgiveness, and how innocence...


City Spies

by James Ponti & Lisa Flanagan Simon & Schuster Audio (March 10, 2020)

In this thrilling new series that Stuart Gibbs called “a must-read,” Edgar Award winner James Ponti brings together five kids from all over the world and transforms them into real-life spies--perfect for...


Dog Diaries: Mission Impawsible

by James Patterson & Steven Butler Jimmy Patterson (March 30, 2020)

Grab your sunglasses and apply sunscreen, because summer is here and Junior is getting his very own doggy vacation! It's me, Junior, back again with another TAIL-WAGGING tale of mischief-making! I'll tell you...


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

by Ashley Herring Blake & Chloe Cannon Little, Brown Young Readers (March 26, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnecting with her lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin...


Six Impossible Things

by Fiona Wood & David Atlas Little, Brown Young Readers (August 11, 2015)

In this charming story of one guy's efforts to get it together when his life is falling apart, award-winning author Fiona Wood introduces an irresistible voice and a delightfully awkward character who is impossible...


Lotterys Plus One, The

by Emma Donoghue & Therese Plummer Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

The bestselling author of the adult novel Room bursts onto the children's book scene with this cross between Little Miss Sunshine, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Modern Family. Sumac Lottery is nine years old and...


Lotterys More or Less, The

by Emma Donoghue & Therese Plummer Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

The eagerly awaited sequel to The Lotterys Plus One! Sumac Lottery is the keeper of her family's traditions -- from Pow Wow to Holi, Carnival to Hogmanay, Sumac's on guard to make sure that no Lottery celebration...


Key to Extraordinary, The

by Natalie Lloyd & Kate Simses Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

The highly anticipated new stand-alone novel from rising star Natalie Lloyd! There's a lot Emma wants to tell her mother about: her job leading cemetery walking tours, her new drum set, and the fact that the...


Dear Primo

by Duncan Tonatiuh Abrams Books for Young Readers (November 24, 2015)

From first-time Mexican author and illustrator Duncan Tonatiuh comes the story of two cousins, one in America and one in Mexico, and how their daily lives are different yet similar. Charlie takes the subway...


Freeing Finch

by Ginny Rorby Starscape (September 30, 2019)

From Ginny Rorby, the author of Hurt Go Happy, winner of ALA's Schneider Family Book Award, comes Freeing Finch, the inspiring story of a transgender girl and a stray dog who overcome adversity to find love,...


Eustace & Clyde

by Marina Aizen Sky Pony (June 06, 2017)

Eustace and Clyde couldn't be more different. Eustace likes to laze around. Clyde likes adventure. But they care about each other deeply. So when their home in the tree becomes too loud and crowded, the koalas...


The Simple Art of Flying

by Cory Leonardo Aladdin (February 12, 2019)

“Delightfully quirky.” --Kirkus Reviews

Perfect for fans of The One and Only Ivan, this irresistible debut novel combines plucky humor and a whole lot of heart in a story about the true meaning of family....


The Mighty Heart of Sunny St. James

by Ashley Herring Blake Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (March 26, 2019)

Twelve-year-old Sunny St. James navigates heart surgery, reconnections with a lost mother, first kisses, and emerging feelings for another girl in this stunning, heartfelt novel--perfect for fans of Ali Benjamin...


What About Friends?

by Robin Weaver & Tony Weaver Habitats and Homesteads (February 04, 2018)

“Thinking About Homeschool?” Our book series tells the story during a year of homeschooling. Each book is narrated from a different kid’s point of view. As you get to know the diversity of kids and parents,...


The Magic Misfits: The Second Story

by Neil Patrick Harris Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (September 25, 2018)

From award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris comes the magical second book in the NY Times bestselling series with even more tricks up its sleeve!Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different....


White Lies

by Mark O'Sullivan Little Island Books (March 18, 2010)

Nance, a young black girl, is trying to piece together the true story of her adoption, beginning with a newly-discovered photograph of herself as a baby. OD, her boyfriend, is struggling to cope with his crumbling...


Taking Flight

by Sheena Wilkinson Little Island Books (September 01, 2010)

‘Beyond the fence everything is dark, but in here is our own lit-up world. Just me and Flight. Our breath snakes into the night like the aftermath of a firework.’ The only riding fifteen-year-old Declan...


Grounded

by Sheena Wilkinson Little Island Books (April 01, 2012)

Declan loves Seaneen, but his ambition to work at a top showjumping yard is stronger than anything he’s ever felt before. So when Declan is offered his dream job in Germany, he should be thrilled. There’s...


Thin Ice

by Mikael Engström Little Island Books (April 01, 2011)

Where would you rather live – in a lonely flat with your drunk father, only bearable when your big brother is home? Or in a small, snowy village with a frozen lake, where your aunt burns books to keep the...


The Inventors at No. 8

by A. M. Morgen Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (May 08, 2018)

Brimming with mystery and treasure, this action-packed tale sends a boy in need of luck and girl in need of a friend on an adventure that will change their lives forever. Meet George, the third Lord of Devonshire...


From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

by Kai Cheng Thom, Kai Yun Ching & Wai-Yant Li Arsenal Pulp Press (October 16, 2017)

A children’s picture book that incorporates lush visual storytelling with poetic language to tell the tale of a magical gender variant child who brings transformation and change to the world around them with...


Out of Order

by Betty Hicks Roaring Brook Press (April 13, 2015)

One million American children become part of blended family every year. What happens to stepsiblings when the oldest child suddenly becomes the middle child, and the youngest even younger? Out of Order delivers...


The Dragonsitter: Trick or Treat?

The Jungle Book: With Linked Table of Contents

by Rudyard Kipling Dancing Unicorn Books (August 24, 2016)

The tales in the book (and also those in The Second Jungle Book which followed in 1895, and which includes five further stories about Mowgli) are fables, using animals in an anthropomorphic manner to give moral...


Chasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits)

by Katie McGarry MIRA Ink (August 25, 2016)

Available by popular demand, the latest installment of the beloved, award-winning Pushing the Limits series

Tough and independent, seventeen-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It's common...


The End of the Wild

by Nicole Helget Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (April 11, 2017)

A modern, beautifully written story set against the backdrop of the controversial issue of fracking that explores the timely themes of poverty, environmental protection, what makes a family, and finding your...


Crossing the Tracks

by Barbara Stuber Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 06, 2010)

At fifteen, Iris is a hobo of sorts--no home, no family, no plan. Her mother died when she was six, and her selfish father hires her out as a companion to a country doctor's elderly mother. Iris, stuck in the...


Swoon

by Nina Malkin Simon Pulse (May 19, 2009)

Torn from her native New York City and dumped in the land of cookie-cutter preps, Candice is resigned to her posh, dull fate. Nothing ever happens in Swoon, Connecticut . . . until Dice's perfect, privileged...


All the Things You Are

by Courtney Sheinmel Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (June 14, 2011)

A girl's perfect life falls apart when her mother is arrested for a white collar crime in this novel School Library Journal calls "realistic yet positive."

Carly Wheeler lives a charmed life. Her mother is a...


Swear

by Nina Malkin Simon Pulse (October 18, 2011)

A promise broken. A bond betrayed. What do you do when an oath of devotion threatens to destroy the one you love? "The drama is high" (Booklist) in this paranormal sequel to Swoon.

It's been six months since...


Six Impossible Things

by Fiona Wood Poppy (August 11, 2015)

In this charming story of one guy's efforts to get it together when his life is falling apart, award-winning author Fiona Wood introduces an irresistible voice and a delightfully awkward character who is impossible...


Red Butterfly

by A.L. Sonnichsen & Amy June Bates Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (February 03, 2015)

A young orphaned girl in modern-day China discovers the meaning of family in this "heartbreaking, heartwarming, and impressive debut" (Publishers Weekly, starred review) told in verse, in the tradition of Inside...