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Courage for Beginners

by Karen Harrington Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 12, 2014)

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she'd magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of...


I Kill the Mockingbird

by Paul Acampora Roaring Brook Press (May 19, 2014)

When Lucy, Elena, and Michael receive their summer reading list, they are excited to see To Kill A Mockingbird included. But not everyone in their class shares the same enthusiasm. So they hatch a plot to get...


Pies & Prejudice

The Mother-Daughter Book Club #4

by Heather Vogel Frederick Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 14, 2010)

Right before the start of their freshman year, Emma's family unexpectedly moves to England. The book club is stunned, but thanks to videoconferencing, they can keep the club alive. They decide to tackle Jane...


Dear Pen Pal

The Mother-Daughter Book Club #3

by Heather Vogel Frederick Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 22, 2009)

The third book in the Mother-Daughter Book Club series by Heather Vogel Frederick follows the girls for a new year of humor and friendship.


Sure Signs of Crazy

by Karen Harrington Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 20, 2013)

A poignant and powerful coming of age story perfect for fans of Wonder and The Thing about Jellyfish

You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry...


Kelsey Green, Reading Queen

by Claudia Mills & Rob Shepperson Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 03, 2013)

Kelsey Green is the best reader in the third grade--well, maybe tied for best with know-it-all Simon Ellis. When the principal Mr. Boone announces a school-wide reading contest, complete with a pizza party for...


Destiny, Rewritten

by Kathryn Fitzmaurice Katherine Tegen Books (February 27, 2013)

This sweet contemporary story about poetry, family, and determining your own destiny is perfect for fans of books by Wendy Mass, Joan Bauer, Sharon Creech, and Rebecca Stead.

Eleven-year-old Emily Elizabeth...


The Time of Green Magic

by Hilary McKay Margaret K. McElderry Books (July 28, 2020)

“Possibly the finest writer of our time.” --Elizabeth Wein, New York Times bestselling author of Code Name Verity

From award-winning author Hilary McKay comes a beautiful, enchanting story about a girl adjusting...


A True and Faithful Narrative

by Katherine Sturtevant Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (April 17, 2006)

In Restoration London, sixteen-year-old Meg Moore is something of an anomaly. Unlike other girls her age, Meg pores over books. She spends long hours conversing with the famous authors and poets who visit her...


Steinbeck's Ghost

by Lewis Buzbee Feiwel & Friends (September 01, 2008)

It's been two months since Travis's family moved to a development so new that it seems totally unreal. His parents are working harder now, to pay for it all, and Travis is left to fend for himself.

There's one...


Laugh Out Loud

by James Patterson, Chris Grabenstein & Jeff Ebbeler jimmy patterson (August 27, 2017)

Get ready to Laugh Out Loud (a lot!) with James Patterson's illustrated middle grade story of a twelve-year-old boy starting his own book company for kids.

Jimmy loves reading so much that he's inspired to start...


Lost in the Library

by Josh Funk & Stevie Lewis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (August 27, 2018)

Steadfast Fortitude and curious Patience are waiting every morning to greet visitors of the Library.

That is until, one early morning, when Fortitude finds Patience is missing. The city is about to awake, and...


The Story Seeker

by Kristin O'Donnell Tubb & Iacopo Bruno Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (January 27, 2020)

Inspired by the true story of a girl who lived in the library, Kristen O'Donnell Tubb's The Story Seeker continues The Story Collector series with a heartwarming middle grade mystery that captures the illustrious...


Bearnard's Book

by Deborah Underwood & Misa Saburi Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 04, 2019)

Bearnard's Book by writer Deborah Underwood and illustrator Misa Saburi is a charming picture book about a bear who discovers that to shine in his own story, he just needs to be himself.

When Bearnard gets an...


King Alice

by Matthew Cordell Feiwel & Friends (September 24, 2018)

Matthew Cordell, Caldecott Medal-winning author and illustrator of Wolf in the Snow, delivers yet another warm and delightful picture book in King Alice.

Alice and her family are stuck indoors on a snowy day....


Doris the Bookasaurus

by Diana Murray & Yuyi Chen Imprint (July 02, 2017)

Hooray for books! They make me ROAR!

Doris the Bookasaurus thinks books are mega-dino-tastic! They make her spiky tail wiggle and her imagination soar.

Her boisterous little brothers, Max and T.J., do not agree....


The Midnight Library

by Kazuno Kohara Roaring Brook Press (June 16, 2014)

Perfect for bedtime reading, pay a visit to the Midnight Library where you can snuggle up for a nighttime story.

There is a little library that only opens at night. In the library there is a little librarian--and...


The Winterhouse Mysteries

by Ben Guterson & Chloe Bristol Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (December 30, 2019)

Danger, intrigue, and the power of family combine in The Winterhouse Mysteries, the fast-paced conclusion to Ben Guterson and Chloe Bristol's illustrated, enchanting Winterhouse middle grade trilogy.

It's springtime...


Ronan the Librarian

by Tara Luebbe, Becky Cattie & Victoria Maderna Roaring Brook Press (April 20, 2020)

This humorous picture book from sister duo Tara Luebbe and Becky Cattie and illustrator Victoria Maderna follows Ronan the Barbarian as he grows from being just a rough-and-tumble warrior to Ronan the Librarian...


This Book of Mine

by Sarah Stewart & David Small Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 26, 2019)

A dazzling depiction of the connection between diverse readers of all ages and their books, from beloved author-illustrator team Sarah Stewart and David Small.

This Book of Mine is a celebration of the power...


Wish You Were Eyre

The Mother-Daughter Book Club #6

by Heather Vogel Frederick Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 23, 2012)

The Mother-Daughter Book Club says bon voyage to Concord and bonjour to France!

It's a dream come true for Megan, who's jet-setting to Paris for Fashion Week with Gigi. Meanwhile, back in Concord, Mrs. Wong decides...


Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library

by James Dean & James Fouhey HarperFestival (July 14, 2020)

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator James Dean shows us how much fun reading can be in Pete the Cat Checks Out the Library.

It's Pete the Cat's first time at the library. He gets a fun tour of...


Middle School: Master of Disaster

by James Patterson, Chris Tebbetts, Michael Crouch & Caitlin Kelly Jimmy Patterson (February 17, 2020)

In this blockbuster installment of the bestselling Middle School series, Rafe and all the favorite characters from James Patterson's books for kids get caught up in a hilarious adventure--together for the first...


Courage for Beginners

by Karen Harrington & Casey Holloway Little, Brown Young Readers (August 12, 2014)

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she'd magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of...


Sure Signs of Crazy

by Karen Harrington & Cassandra Morris Little, Brown Young Readers (May 20, 2014)

A poignant and powerful coming of age story perfect for fans of Wonder and The Thing about Jellyfish

You've never met anyone exactly like twelve-year-old Sarah Nelson. While most of her friends obsess over Harry...


Magician's Hat, The

by Malcolm Mitchell & David de Vries Scholastic Inc. Audio (August 01, 2019)

Super Bowl champion and literacy crusader Malcolm Mitchell presents the story of a magician who reveals an awe-inspiring treasure from his bag of tricks -- books that make every kid's dream come true! This is...


Under a Pig Tree

by Margie Palatini & Chuck Groenink Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 13, 2015)

The publisher and author of Under a Pig Tree seem to be having communication issues. The author has written a clear, no-nonsense history of figs. But the publisher is sure she meant pigs. After all, what’s...


Willow the Armadillo

by Marilou Reeder & Dave Mottram Abrams Books for Young Readers (April 27, 2020)

A heartfelt story that celebrates picture books and reminds us real heroes come in all shapes and sizes

 

Willow the Armadillo loves picture books. More than anything, she wants to be the hero in a picture...


Justine McKeen, Pooper Scooper

by Sigmund Brouwer & David Whamond Orca Book Publishers (November 01, 2012)

Meet Justine McKeen, the Queen of Green. She talks a little too much, bosses a little too much, and tells the truth, just not all at once. She's trying to save the planet, one person at a time, and when she...


Pineapple Sugar

by C.P. Brown Darby and Allen Publishing Company (February 20, 2016)

Twelve-year-old Safiri Fields has always been taught to see the positive side of everything in life - especially when bad things happen. Every Thanksgiving, for as long as she can remember, her Mama, Josephine...


Fakespeare: Something Stinks in Hamlet

by M.E. Castle & Daniel Jennewein Imprint (May 22, 2017)

Three kids get lost inside Shakespeare's book and must help Hamlet finish his story in order to return home in this silly middle school series!

Dear Reader,

You are reading this because you expressed interest...


Fakespeare: Star-Crossed in Romeo and Juliet

by M.E. Castle & Daniel Jennewein Imprint (May 22, 2017)

Three kids get lost inside Shakespeare's book and must help Romeo and Juliet finish their story in order to return home in this silly middle school series!

Dear Reader,

You are reading this because you expressed...


A Teacher's Promise

by Rachel Robertson & Priscilla Prentice Redleaf Lane (December 31, 2015)

In every classroom, there is a person who cares about the way children learn, grow, and feel—the teacher! The affirming verses and fanciful illustrations in A Teacher's Promise express what all teachers wish...


Much Ado About Anne

The Mother-Daughter Book Club #2

by Heather Vogel Frederick Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (August 25, 2009)

The mother-daughter book club is back!

This year the mothers have a big surprise in store for Emma, Jess, Cassidy, and Megan: They've invited snooty Becca Chadwick and her mother to join the book club!

But...


Blueberry Pancakes Forever

by Angelica Banks Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 06, 2017)

In this third adventure from the author of Finding Serendipity, Tuesday McGillycuddy must grapple with a new villain in the Land of Story.

After an unthinkable loss, time seems to freeze for Tuesday and her mother,...


Lucy Maud and Me

by Mary Frances Coady Dundurn (April 01, 1999)

In 1942, 12-year-old Laura is stunned to discover that the reclusive woman who lives across the street is Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of her favourite novels.


Shakespeare's Secret

by Elise Broach Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (April 30, 2005)

Hero changed into a T-shirt, grabbed a book, and padded barefoot into her sister's room. The large windows overlooked the backyard. She could see the moonlight streaming over the trees and bushes, making long,...


Finding Serendipity

by Angelica Banks & Stevie Lewis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 02, 2015)

A magical journey into the land where stories come from

"[A] sweet-toned, summer-fun story." --The New York Times Book Review

When Tuesday McGillycuddy and her beloved dog, Baxterr, discover that Tuesday's mother--the...


The Lord of the Hat

by Obert Skye Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (October 05, 2015)

In Book 5 in the Creature from My Closet series, Rob Burnside is visited by an especially strange closet creature!

Rob Burnside thinks he's getting the hang of things. It almost seems as if he has learned all...


Batneezer

by Obert Skye Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 12, 2016)

For the first time, Rob Burnside knows when his closet is about to open--but he's not prepared for what emerges. A mash-up of Ebenezer Scrooge and Lego Batman, this new visitor's unusual antics are only one...


A Week without Tuesday

by Angelica Banks & Stevie Lewis Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (February 01, 2016)

A charming adventure full of magic and mystery, set in the land where stories come from.

Something is broken in the land of story. Real and imaginary worlds are colliding--putting everything and everyone in grave...


A Properly Unhaunted Place

by William Alexander & Kelly Murphy Margaret K. McElderry Books (August 22, 2017)

From National Book Award-winning author William Alexander comes “a fun and fast-paced supernatural mystery with secret depths” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).

Rosa Ramona Díaz has a very special talent....


Gnome-a-geddon

by K. A. Holt & Colin Jack Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 02, 2017)

Buck discovers that his favorite book series might be less fictional than he thought in this “silly, clever, [and] fun” (BCCB) middle grade adventure.

Harry Potter. Percy Jackson. Custard the Gnome.

Buck is...


Dragon's Green

by Scarlett Thomas Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 30, 2017)

“This middle grade series starter is tailor-made for Harry Potter’s fans.” --Kirkus Reviews

For fans of the Land of Stories and the Wings of Fire Series, this first enchanting adventure from acclaimed novelist...


Courage for Beginners

by Karen Harrington Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (August 12, 2014)

Twelve-year-old Mysti Murphy wishes she were a character in a book. If her life were fictional, she'd magically know how to deal with the fact that her best friend, Anibal Gomez, has abandoned her in favor of...


The Language of Stars

by Louise Hawes Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 31, 2016)

Sarah is forced to take a summer poetry class as penance for trashing the home of a famous poet in this fresh novel about finding your own voice.

Sarah's had her happy ending: she's at the party of the year with...


I Want to Eat Your Books

by Karin Lefranc & Tyler Parker Sky Pony (October 06, 2015)

He's limping strangely down the hall with outstretched arms and a groaning drawl. A zombie! Could it really be? You race to class, but turn to see he's sitting in the desk right next to you!

But odds are you'll...


Home for the Holidays

The Mother-Daughter Book Club #5

by Heather Vogel Frederick Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 04, 2011)

Join the mother-daughter book club for a holiday season with all the trimmings!

This year, the girls are everywhere but home for the holidays. From a tropical cruise to a ski trip to Switzerland, it promises...


The Mother-Daughter Book Club

The Mother-Daughter Book Club #1

by Heather Vogel Frederick Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

Acclaimed author Heather Vogel Frederick will delight daughters of all ages in a novel about the fabulousness of fiction, family, and friendship.

The book club is about to get a makeover....

Even if Megan would...