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The Wainscott Weasel

by Tor Seidler & Fred Marcellino Atheneum Books for Young Readers (November 11, 2014)

A daring rescue, undying loyalty, and true love fill the pages of Tor Seidler?s beloved tale, rightfully compared to Charlotte?s Web by The New York Times.

Bagley isn?t your typical trouble-making weasel?and...


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, cranky...


I Wonder About Allah: Book One

by Ozkan Oze & Selma Ayduz The Islamic Foundation (June 02, 2014)

A book that answers some of the cunning questions children ask about God (Allah).


Pay It Forward

by Catherine Ryan Hyde Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (August 19, 2014)

The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition.

Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old...


Hold Me Tight

by Lorie Ann Grover Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 11, 2010)

"I'm leaving."

Dad's words come as a complete shock to Essie. How can he just walk out on her and the family, especially when Mom is pregnant?

Essie keeps her dad's leaving a secret. Then Essie's classmate, Chris...


The Battle of Jericho

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

WARRIORS ROCK!

Sixteen-year-old Jericho is psyched when he and his cousin and best friend, Josh, are invited to pledge for the Warriors of Distinction, the oldest and most exclusive club in school. Just being...


This Side of Salvation

by Jeri Smith-Ready Simon Pulse (April 01, 2014)

David confronts his desires and his demons in this novel about what it means to be left behind?literally, figuratively, and spiritually?from the author of the Shade trilogy.

Everyone mourns differently. When...


Nothing

by Janne Teller & Martin Aitken Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 09, 2010)

When Pierre-Anthon realizes there is no meaning to life, the seventh-grader leaves his classroom, climbs a tree, and stays there. His classmates cannot make him come down, not even by pelting him with rocks....


Extra Innings

by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (February 18, 2014)

Batter up! Football, basketball, and now baseball?is there anything the Barber brothers won?t try their best to do? The Barbers join the baseball team in this home-run adventure from NFL superstars and bestselling...


A Fine White Dust

by Cynthia Rylant Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 01, 2002)

How much do you have to give up to find yourself?

When Pete first sets eyes the Man, he's convinced he's an ax murderer. But at the revival meeting, Pete discovers that the Man is actually a savior of souls,...


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...


Burned

by Ellen Hopkins Margaret K. McElderry Books (June 20, 2008)

I do know things really began to spin out of control after my first sex dream.

It all started with a dream. Nothing exceptional, just a typical fantasy about a boy, the kind of dream that most teen girls experience....


The Secret Life of Prince Charming

by Deb Caletti Simon Pulse (April 07, 2009)

Quinn teams up with the half-sister she’s never met to right their father’s wrongs in this thoughtful, funny, and layered novel by National Book Award finalist and Printz Honor medal winner Deb Caletti....


Jump Shot

by Tiki Barber, Ronde Barber & Paul Mantell Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (November 05, 2013)

The Barber brothers know their way around a football field?but can they succeed on the basketball court? Find out in this slam dunk with ?lively basketball action and life lessons aplenty (Kirkus Reviews)? from...


Treasures of the Heart

by Carol W. Hazelwood eBookIt.com (September 02, 2013)

Troubled sixteen-year-old Beth Sorenson spends the summer in Mexico with her godmother, Dr. Lucia Delgado, an archeologist. She saves a baby armadillo she names Chema. Through a Mexican veterinarian she begins...


The Lemonade Ripple

by Paul Reichert Sky Pony (June 01, 2012)

When Caroline watches her disabled friend Shannon struggling with an old, rusty, squeaking, and wobbling wheelchair, she decides to use her grandmother's secret recipe to make and sell lemonade to raise money...


Bentel Family Trust

by Erica Bentel Bentel Family Trust (May 31, 2013)

It starts with a few good friends.It starts over nachos and garlic bread.It starts so small the world doesn't even feel a ripple. From Perth, Australia to - Sydney - Delhi - New York - Israel - the West Bank...


Zero Tolerance

by Claudia Mills Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 17, 2013)

Seventh-grader Sierra Shepard has always been the perfect student, so when she sees that she accidentally brought her mother's lunch bag to school, including a paring knife, she immediately turns in the knife...


Shiloh Season

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 02, 2013)

Marty gets to keep Shiloh! He wasn?t able to rescue all the dogs that Judd Travers mistreated, but at least Shiloh is safe . . . right?

Not necessarily, it turns out. With hunting season approaching, Judd has...


Saving Shiloh

by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Atheneum Books for Young Readers (April 02, 2013)

Marty Preston wonders why it is that despite Judd Traver's attempts to redeem himself everyone is still so willing to think the worst of him. Marty's friend David is sure that Judd will be named as the murderer...


True Colours

by Lucy Lemay Cellucci Napoleon and Co (September 01, 2010)

Fifteen-year-old Zoe prefers the company of animals. A self-professed advocate for their rights, Zoe is not above taking matters into her own hands. But the stakes are raised when she finds herself at the centre...


The Last Superhero

by Kristin Butcher Napoleon and Co (April 01, 2010)

Jas, a Grade Seven boy, puts all his energy into completing artwork for an adventure comic. But when he meets Wren, an eccentric, crusading classmate, his efforts are derailed. When she sees things wrong, she...


Vivian Untangled

by Sarah Hartt-Snowbell Napoleon and Co (May 01, 2006)

New Year's 1955 is coming up fast, and eleven-year-old Vivian is determined to buy a snazzy new diary. The diary is soon put to good use, as Vivian must untangle the web of problems in her life, including a...


Chloe the Jumbo Jet: A Problem of Olympic Proportions

by Ciandress Jackson eBookIt.com (February 21, 2013)

In this introductory edition to the Chloe the Jumbo Jet Book Series, Chloe and pals go on their first mission as new jumbo jets at Wheels Up International Airport. Travel across the pond with Chloe and friends...


The Campaign

by Laurie Friedman Running Press Kids (August 31, 2020)

For readers interested in social and political justice comes a new middle grade fiction series about student council, elections, and running a fair and honest campaign

Amanda Adams has always dreamed of running...


Micah's Super Vlog: Just Chill

by Andy McGuire & Girish Manuel JellyTelly Press (October 07, 2019)

In the fourth book of the Micah's Super Vlog series based on JellyTelly's popular animated web show, Micah and his friends learn about identity and what it means to be compassionate.

There's a new kid in school....


Micah's Super Vlog: To Sketch a Thief

by Andy McGuire & Girish Manuel JellyTelly Press (October 07, 2019)

In the third book of the Micah's Super Vlog series based on JellyTelly's popular animated web show, Micah and his friends learn the importance of honesty and of believing the best about each other.

When Armin's...


The Belonging Tree

by Maryann Cocca-Leffler & Kristine A. Lombardi Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 17, 2020)

The Belonging Tree is a thoughtful picture book about respect, inclusion, and acceptance in a woodland community of animals from writer Maryann Cocca-Leffler and illustrator Kristine A. Lombardi.

Life was ordinary...


Larry and the Meaning of Life

by Janet Tashjian Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 15, 2008)

Josh Swensen (otherwise known as Larry) can't seem to get off the couch. His usual overactive imagination and save-the-world mindset have all but vanished, and his best friend Beth is seriously worried.When...


Makeovers by Marcia

by Claudia Mills Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (March 08, 2005)

Pretty is as pretty does

Pretty, popular Marcia Faitak is not her usual self. Over the summer she gained five pounds, and when school begins, Marcia, desperate for an invitation from Alex Ryan to the October...


How to Steal a Dog

by Barbara O'Connor Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (April 26, 2009)

Half of me was thinking, Georgina, don't do this. Stealing a dog is just plain wrong. The other half of me was thinking, Georgina, you're in a bad fix and you got to do whatever it takes to get yourself out...


The Great Realization

by Tomos Roberts (Tomfoolery) HarperCollins (September 01, 2020)

Selected by Today as a book "to ease kids' anxiety about coronavirus."

We all need hope. Humans have an extraordinary capacity to battle through adversity, but only if they have something to cling onto: a belief...


Micah's Super Vlog: The Big Fail

by Andy McGuire & Girish Manuel JellyTelly Press (June 03, 2019)

When deciding whether to keep up the lie of his "A paper," will Micah admit his mistakes or risk losing his friends?

Based on the popular JellyTelly show, Micah's Super Vlog, book two in this series finds Micah...


Micah's Super Vlog: Micah's Got Talent?

by Andy McGuire & Girish Manuel JellyTelly Press (June 03, 2019)

There's a talent show at school and the prize is too good for Micah to pass up. Will he discover his talent in time to win?

Based on the popular JellyTelly show, Micah's Super Vlog, in book one of this series...


Explorers

by Matthew Cordell Feiwel & Friends (September 23, 2019)

From Caldecott Medalist Matthew Cordell, Explorers is a new picture book about an extraordinary trip to a museum.

When a family goes to a local museum, a boy notices a homeless man sitting outside, making brightly...


Pie Is for Sharing

by Stephanie Parsley Ledyard & Jason Chin Roaring Brook Press (May 14, 2018)

A picnic, a beach, a pie cut into pieces and shared with good friends.

Pie is for sharing.

It starts off round, and you can slice it into as many pieces as you want. What else can be shared? A ball, of course....


Finding Kindness

by Deborah Underwood & Irene Chan Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 28, 2019)

From New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Underwood comes Finding Kindness, a heartfelt picture book illustrated by Irene Chan.

Celebrate kindness in all its many forms. This is a powerful story of community,...


They Came

by Mark Tatulli Roaring Brook Press (July 09, 2018)

Mark Tatulli, a comic artist and the creator of Lio and Heart of the City, uses bold colors and modern art in They Came, a charming tale about acceptance, sharing, and speaking up for what is right.

When a spaceship...


Be Kind

by Pat Zietlow Miller & Jen Hill Roaring Brook Press (February 05, 2018)

A New York Times bestseller!

?These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.? ?The New York Times Book Review

When Tanisha...


Carl and the Puppies

by Alexandra Day Square Fish (May 09, 2011)

Mama Dog needs a rest. Carl offers to watch her puppies. Will he be able to keep three playful puppies out of trouble?

Alexandra Day's beloved babysitter, Carl the dog, stars in this brand-new story created...


Everyone Loves Bacon

by Kelly DiPucchio & Eric Wight Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 31, 2015)

Egg loves Bacon.

Lettuce loves Bacon.

Waffle loves Bacon.

Bacon is sizzling with popularity.

And pretty much everyone thinks he is the best.

That is-until Bacon's fame goes to his head. He's so busy soaking up...


The Shady Tree

by Demi Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 24, 2016)

A beautiful companion to Demi's classic The Empty Pot.

In this new Chinese fable, Ping returns and deals with the selfish and greedy Tan Tan, who owns a beautiful house and a beautiful shady tree, but who does...


Black Is a Rainbow Color

by Angela Joy & Ekua Holmes Roaring Brook Press (January 13, 2020)

A child reflects on the meaning of being Black in this moving and powerful anthem about a people, a culture, a history, and a legacy that lives on.

Red is a rainbow color.

Green sits next to blue.

Yellow, orange,...


Listen

by Holly M. McGhee & Pascal Lemaitre Roaring Brook Press (September 02, 2019)

A Brain Pickings Favorite Children's Book of 2019

Experience the power of listening to your heart, paying attention, love, and empathy in Listen, a simple and tender picture book by Holly M. McGhee and Pascal...


Summer

by Cao Wenxuan & Yu Rong Imprint (May 06, 2019)

Summer is a poetic, inspirational picture book about the power of kindness from two of China's most acclaimed creators--and children will discover a surprise as they turn the pages!

During a hot summer day in...


Hello, Fall!

by Deborah Diesen & Lucy Fleming Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (July 30, 2018)

A grandfather and his granddaughter welcome fall in this sweet, whimsical story about finding beauty and wonder in every moment.

Fall is here! Colorful leaves whisper to each other. Geese honk as they flock...


Pete the Kitty and the Groovy Playdate

I Promise

by LeBron James & Gloria James HarperCollins (August 11, 2020)

An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! An Instant Indie Bestseller! An Amazon Best Book of the Month! 

A great gift for tiny go-getters and big dreamers!

NBA champion and superstar LeBron James pens a slam-dunk...


Fables

by Arnold Lobel & Mark Linn-Baker HarperCollins (October 20, 2009)

Winner of the Caldecott Medal

A pig flying through marshmallow clouds? A camel pirouetting through the desert? Where else could a reader find such marvelous things but in a fable? From the author-illustrator...


School of the Dead

by Avi & Michael Crouch HarperCollins (June 21, 2016)

In this spine-tingling story from Newbery Medal winner Avi, a boy must solve the mystery of the ghost haunting him.

For most of Tony Gilbert's life, he has thought of his uncle as "Weird Uncle Charlie." That...