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The Grand Plan to Fix Everything

by Uma Krishnaswami & Abigail Halpin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)

Rose petal milk shakes and a world of surprises awaits Dini when her family moves to India in this spirited novel with Bollywood flair.

Eleven-year old Dini loves movies—watching them, reading about them, trying...


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...


Double Dutch

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

Delia loves Double Dutch. And she's good at it. Really good. So good that her team has a chance to win the World Double Dutch Championships this year -- Delia is sure of it. What she is less sure of is her chance...


Darkness Before Dawn

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

Hope shines in the face of fear in this conclusion to Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

In her senior year, things are finally looking a little brighter for Keisha. Still haunted by the...


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...


I Lived on Butterfly Hill

by Marjorie Agosin & Lee White Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 04, 2014)

An eleven-year-old’s world is upended by political turmoil in this “lyrically ambitious tale of exile and reunification” (Kirkus Reviews) from an award-winning poet, based on true events in Chile.

Celeste...


Betrayed!

by Patricia Calvert Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 15, 2011)

Some men aren't meant for safe pastures.

Home cooking, a warm bed, family -- all these things Tyler's father, Black Jack Bohannon, gave up for an unknown destiny. Now, at fourteen, Tyler is following in his father's...


The Big Wander

by Will Hobbs Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 08, 2008)

A Summer To Remember

Fourteen-year-old Clay Lancaster has been dreaming for years of the adventure he calls The Big Wander -- a summer in the Southwest with his older brother, Mike, searching for their uncle...


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....


When I Was the Greatest

by Jason Reynolds & Michael Frost Atheneum Books for Young Readers (January 07, 2014)

In Bed Stuy, New York, a small misunderstanding can escalate into having a price on your head—even if you’re totally clean. This gritty, triumphant debut that Publishers Weekly calls “a funny and rewarding...


The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic

by Uma Krishnaswami & Abigail Halpin Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 13, 2013)

Dini is back from India—with Bollywood star Dolly in tow! But life in the States isn’t all rose petal milk shakes…

Dini and Maddie, very best friends, are back in the same country at the same time! Better...


The Milk of Birds

by Sylvia Whitman Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 16, 2013)

This timely, heartrending novel tells the moving story of a friendship between two girls: one an American teen, one a victim of the crisis in Darfur.

Know that there are many words behind the few on this paper…...


Miss Spitfire

by Sarah Miller Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 27, 2009)

Annie Sullivan was little more than a half-blind orphan with a fiery tongue when she arrived at Ivy Green in 1887. Desperate for work, she’d taken on a seemingly impossible job—teaching a child who was deaf,...


The Egypt Game

by Zilpha Keatley Snyder & Alton Raible Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 23, 2012)

The first time Melanie Ross meets April Hall, she’s not sure they have anything in common. But she soon discovers that they both love anything to do with ancient Egypt. When they stumble upon a deserted storage...


Copper Sun

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 19, 2012)

Stolen from her village, sold to the highest bidder,

fifteen-year-old Amari has only one thing left of her own -- hope.

Amari's life was once perfect. Engaged to the handsomest man in her tribe, adored by her...


Shadow of a Bull

by Maia Wojciechowska & Alvin Smith Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 19, 2012)

Maia Wojciechowska's 1965 Newbery Medal winner about a young boy struggling with his father's legacy.

Manolo was only three when his father, the great bullfighter Juan Olivar, died. But Juan is never far from...


Forest World

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 29, 2017)

From Young People’s Poet Laureate and award-winning author Margarita Engle comes a lively middle grade novel in verse that tells the story of a Cuban-American boy who visits his family’s village in Cuba...


Shadow Spinner

by Susan Fletcher Atheneum Books for Young Readers (October 18, 2011)

Every night, Shahrazad begins a story. And every morning, the Sultan lets her live another day -- providing the story is interesting enough to capture his attention. After almost one thousand nights, Shahrazad...


Dancing Home

by Alma Flor Ada & Gabriel M. Zubizarreta Atheneum Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011)

In this timely tale of immigration, two cousins learn the importance of family and friendship.

A year of discoveries culminates in a performance full of surprises, as two girls find their own way to belong.

Mexico...


Extra Credit

by Andrew Clements & Mark Elliott Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 13, 2012)

It isn’t that Abby Carson can’t do her schoolwork. She just doesn’t like doing it. And in February a warning letter arrives at her home. Abby will have to repeat sixth grade—unless she meets some specific...


Letters from the Corrugated Castle

by Joan W. Blos Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 03, 2008)

Dear Cousin Sallie,

I begin with words I never thought to write:

I am not an orphan!

Thirteen-year-old Eldora has always believed that her mother died when she was very little, and for nine years she has...


My Name Is Maria Isabel

by Alma Flor Ada & K. Dyble Thompson Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 15, 2009)

A third grader realizes the importance of her name in this classic story of heritage and self-identity.

For María Isabel Salazar López, the hardest thing about being the new girl in school is that the teacher...


Voices in First Person

by Flavio Morais, Lori Marie Carlson & Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 05, 2008)

WANTING TO BELONG. WANTING TO GO HOME. LOVE. REGRET. FAMILY LEGENDS. DREAMS. REVENGE. ENGLISH. SPANISH.

This eclectic, gritty, and groundbreaking collection of short monologues features twenty-one of the most...


Beardance

by Will Hobbs Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 08, 2008)

Saving The Last Grizzlies

As this action-packed sequel to Bearstone opens, Cloyd Atcitty and his rancher friend Walter Landis are heading back into the mountains, this time chasing the old man's dream of finding...


Dark Dude

by Oscar Hijuelos Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 12, 2009)

He didn't say good-bye. He didn't leave a phone number. And he didn't plan on coming back - ever.

In Wisconsin, Rico could blend in. His light hair and lighter skin wouldn't make him the "dark dude" or the...


Ruby Lu, Star of the Show

by Lenore Look & Stef Choi Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 08, 2011)

Ruby Lu returns—in paperback! Can this spunky middle-grader solve her family’s money troubles?

Ruby is starting third grade, and she can’t wait! She’ll get to join fun clubs, learn cursive, and play in...


Kokopelli's Flute

by Will Hobbs Atheneum Books for Young Readers (September 08, 2008)

THE MAGIC HAD ALWAYS BEEN THERE.

Tep Jones has always felt the magic of Picture House, an Anasazi cliff dwelling near the seed farm where he lives with his parents. But he could never have imagined what would...


Tears of a Tiger

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 01, 2006)

Andy tackles his guilt and grief in the first book of Sharon M. Draper’s award-winning Hazelwood High trilogy.

Tigers don’t cry—or do they? After the death of his longtime friend and fellow Hazelwood Tiger...


Romiette and Julio

by Sharon M. Draper Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 07, 2010)

Do you feel the soul of another calling to

you? Do you know in your heart that your

destiny and his wore meant to merge In

the cosmos? We can help you find him.

When Romiette Cappelle and her best friend, Destiny,...


Ask Me No Questions

by Marina Budhos Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

"You forget. You forget you don't really exist here, that this isn't your home."

Since emigrating from Bangladesh, fourteen-year-old Nadira and her family have been living in New York City on expired visas,...


Tell Us We're Home

by Marina Budhos Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 04, 2010)

Jaya is from Trinidad, Maria is from Mexico, and Lola is from Slovakia. The girls couldn’t be more different, except for two things: They’re all the daughters of maids and nannies in their prosperous suburban...


The Lost Crown

by Sarah Miller Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 14, 2011)

Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia.  Like the fingers on a hand--first headstrong Olga; thenTatiana, the tallest; Maria the most hopeful for a ring; and Anastasia, the smallest. These are the daughters of...


Wild Wings

by Gill Lewis & Yuta Onoda Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 24, 2011)

This “vividly imagined and well-written novel” (Booklist, starred review) tells a gripping story about a boy from Scotland and a girl from West Africa who join together to save a migrating Osprey—and end...


Bearstone

by Will Hobbs Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 20, 2008)

A Dramatic Tale of Grizzlies and Gold

Fourteen-year-old Cloyd Atcitty has been skipping school for years. He's run away from a group home for Native American boys, and is now being sent to work for Walter Landis,...


Ruby Lu, Brave and True

by Lenore Look & Anne Wilsdorf Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

Most days the best thing about being Ruby is everything. Like when she's the star of her own backyard magic show. Or when she gives a talk at the school safety assembly on the benefits of reflective tape. Or...


Ruby Lu, Empress of Everything

by Lenore Look & Anne Wilsdorf Atheneum Books for Young Readers (June 23, 2008)

When Ruby's cousin Flying Duck emigrates from China to live with her, Ruby decides the best thing about Flying Duck is that she is a great new friend. BUT the worst thing about Flying Duck is that now, no one...


Lion Island

by Margarita Engle Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 30, 2016)

In this “beautifully written, thought provoking” (School Library Journal, starred review) novel in verse, award-winning author Margarita Engle tells the story of Antonio Chuffat, a young man of African,...


You Can Fly

by Carole Boston Weatherford & Jeffery Boston Weatherford Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 03, 2016)

In this “masterful, inspiring evocation of an era” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), award-winning author Carole Boston Weatherford “wields the power of poetry to tell [the] gripping historical story”...


Moon Bear

by Gill Lewis & Alessandro Gottardo Atheneum Books for Young Readers (March 17, 2015)

Both torn from their homes in Laos, a boy and a moon bear cub form a deep bond in this “moving and memorable” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) tale of impossible odds and resilient hope, based on true and...


Beast

by Donna Jo Napoli Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 24, 2015)

Meet the Beast -- before there was Beauty

Orasmyn is the prince of Persia and heir to the throne. His religion fills his heart and his mind, and he strives for the knowledge and leadership his father demonstrates....


Iqbal

by Francesco D'Adamo & Ann Leonori Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises,...


Redemption

by Julie Chibbaro Atheneum Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

The wet earth smells of mushroom and loam. I race through the trees. Branches reach for my eyes and tangle my hair. My kirtle rips, but I still run, faster through the woodland, escaping the murderous men who...