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Stella's Starliner
Stella's Starliner
Written by Rosemary Wells, Illustrated by Rosemary Wells
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763614959
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Stella's Starliner

Written by Rosemary Wells
Illustrated by Rosemary Wells


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $15.99

Though she is teased about her silver trailer home, a little girl never loses sight of life’s true gifts in Rosemary Wells’s sensitive, ultimately uplifting story.

Stella lives in a sparkling home on wheels that’s as silver as a comet in the sky. Inside are lots of cupboards and hiding places, and... Read more >
A Tinfoil Sky
A Tinfoil Sky
Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781770495104
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A Tinfoil Sky

Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $9.99

Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough, whether it’s on the streets or in the apartment of an abusive man.When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going to go home to her mother’s, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a... Read more >
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The Lost Songs
The Lost Songs
Written by Caroline B. Cooney
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385739672
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The Lost Songs

Written by Caroline B. Cooney


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $8.99

Caroline B. Cooney, author of the bestseller The Face on the Milk Carton, delves deep into a Southern community, comprised of various ethnicities and diverse economic backgrounds, to reveal and explore issues that can divide as well as unite people. Lutie has lived in her town her entire life, loving her... Read more >
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Only Ever Always
Only Ever Always
Written by Penni Russon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385743525
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Only Ever Always

Written by Penni Russon


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $16.99

Have you ever woken from a dream feeling it was more real than your world? Could there be someone exactly like you living another life? Claire lives in an ordinary world where everything is whole. But now she feels broken into pieces as her world is suddenly shattered with grief. The... Read more >
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Only Ever Always
Only Ever Always
Written by Penni Russon
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780449816684
Our Price: $9.99
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Only Ever Always

Written by Penni Russon


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $9.99

Have you ever woken from a dream feeling it was more real than your world? Could there be someone exactly like you living another life? Claire lives in an ordinary world where everything is whole. But now she feels broken into pieces as her world is suddenly shattered with grief. The... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a hardcover library binding.
Only Ever Always
Only Ever Always
Written by Penni Russon
Format: Hardcover Library Binding
ISBN: 9780375991196
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Only Ever Always

Written by Penni Russon


Format: Hardcover Library Binding, 176 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $19.99

Have you ever woken from a dream feeling it was more real than your world? Could there be someone exactly like you living another life? Claire lives in an ordinary world where everything is whole. But now she feels broken into pieces as her world is suddenly shattered with grief. The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Alegrķa Plena
Alegrķa Plena
Written by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763658861
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Alegrķa Plena

Written by Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline


Format: Trade Paperback, 32 pages
On Sale: September 25, 2012
Price: $6.99

"With spot-on storytelling rhythms and pacing, Newbery Medalist DiCamillo spins a tale of compassion and holiday warmth." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Frances can’t stop thinking about the organ grinder and monkey on the corner, especially after she sees them sleeping outside on the cold street at midnight. When the day of... Read more >
The Golden Ghost
The Golden Ghost
Written by Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by Peter Ferguson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375866197
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The Golden Ghost

Written by Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrated by Peter Ferguson


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $4.99

Delsie knew it wasn't a good idea to dare her best friend Todd to explore the abandoned houses by the old mill. But she couldn't back down after the words slipped out of her mouth. Together the two friends bike to the mill and try the door of each abandoned house... Read more >
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A Tinfoil Sky
A Tinfoil Sky
Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781770492776
Our Price: $17.95
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A Tinfoil Sky

Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $17.95

Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough, whether it’s on the streets or in the apartment of an abusive man.When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going to go home to her mother’s, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a... Read more >
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A Tinfoil Sky
A Tinfoil Sky
Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781770492943
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A Tinfoil Sky

Written by Cyndi Sand-Eveland


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $9.99

Mel and her mother, Cecily, know what it’s like to live rough, whether it’s on the streets or in the apartment of an abusive man.When Cecily announces that they’ve had enough and that they are going to go home to her mother’s, Mel dreams of security, a comfortable bed, and a... Read more >
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The Lost Songs
The Lost Songs
Written by Caroline B. Cooney
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385739665
Our Price: $17.99
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The Lost Songs

Written by Caroline B. Cooney


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $17.99

The day Lutie Painter takes the city bus north instead of the school bus west, cutting class for the first time ever, her aunt and uncle have no idea what she is up to. They cannot prevent her from riding into danger.
     That same morning, Lutie's pastor, Miss Veola, whispers as... Read more >
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The Lost Songs
The Lost Songs
Written by Caroline B. Cooney
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375898051
Our Price: $7.99
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The Lost Songs

Written by Caroline B. Cooney


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $7.99

The day Lutie Painter takes the city bus north instead of the school bus west, cutting class for the first time ever, her aunt and uncle have no idea what she is up to. They cannot prevent her from riding into danger.
     That same morning, Lutie's pastor, Miss Veola, whispers as... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Trash
Trash
Written by Andy Mulligan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385752169
Our Price: $8.99
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Trash

Written by Andy Mulligan


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $8.99

In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city.

One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
The Golden Ghost
The Golden Ghost
Written by Marion Dane Bauer, Illustrated by Peter Ferguson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375898181
Our Price: $4.99
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The Golden Ghost

Written by Marion Dane Bauer
Illustrated by Peter Ferguson


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $4.99

Delsie knew it wasn't a good idea to dare her best friend Todd to explore the abandoned houses by the old mill. But she couldn't back down after the words slipped out of her mouth. Together the two friends bike to the mill and try the door of each abandoned house... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Exposure
Exposure
Written by Mal Peet
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780763652913
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Exposure

Written by Mal Peet


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $8.99

Winner of the 2009 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet takes a searing look at the world of soccer and pop-celebrity culture — and the lives of three street kids caught in its glare.


When a black South American soccer star signs on to a team in the country's racist... Read more >
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Trash
Trash
Written by Andy Mulligan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780375898433
Our Price: $7.99
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Trash

Written by Andy Mulligan


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $7.99

In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city.

One unlucky-lucky day, Raphael finds something very special and very mysterious. So mysterious that he decides to keep it, even when the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
Great Joy (midi edition)
Great Joy (midi edition)
Written by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763649968
Our Price: $8.99
 Quantity: 1 
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Great Joy (midi edition)

Written by Kate DiCamillo
Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline


Format: Hardcover, 32 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $8.99

“Newbery Medalist DiCamillo spins a tale of compassion and holiday warmth.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

It is just before Christmas when an organ grinder and monkey appear on the street outside Frances’s apartment. When it’s quiet she can hear their music, and when she looks out her window at midnight, she sees them... Read more >
Sorta Like A Rock Star
Sorta Like A Rock Star
Written by Matthew Quick, Read by Cynthia Holloway
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307738127
Our Price: $17.00

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Sorta Like A Rock Star

Written by Matthew Quick
Read by Cynthia Holloway


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: April 13, 2010
Price: $17.00

“This special book dares us to embrace audacious hope. Amber Appleton is my hero.”
—Sara Zarr, author of Once Was Lost and National Book Award finalist Story of a Girl
 
Amber Appleton lives in a bus. Ever since her mom’s boyfriend kicked them out, Amber, her mom, and her totally loyal dog, Bobby... Read more >
Exposure
Exposure
Written by Mal Peet
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763639419
Our Price: $18.99
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Exposure

Written by Mal Peet


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
On Sale: October 13, 2009
Price: $18.99

Winner of the 2009 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize

Carnegie Medalist Mal Peet takes a searing look at the world of soccer and pop-celebrity culture — and the lives of three street kids caught in its glare.


When a black South American soccer star signs on to a team in the country's racist... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Secrets of Greymoor
Secrets of Greymoor
Written by Clara Gillow Clark
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780763632496
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Secrets of Greymoor

Written by Clara Gillow Clark


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $15.99

In this nineteenth-century mystery, a spunky girl strives to decipher a code in order to recover her family’s lost fortune.

No one ever talks about Hattie’s grandfather, who’s been hidden in the Utica Insane Asylum ever since he squandered Grandmother’s fortune and started hearing voices in the walls. When a telegram arrives... Read more >
Sweet Valley High #5: All Night Long
Sweet Valley High #5: All Night Long
Written by Francine Pascal
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780440422730
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Sweet Valley High #5: All Night Long

Written by Francine Pascal


Format: Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2008
Price: $5.99

Jessica Wakefield has charmed many guys in her lifetime. But she’s never met a challenge like Scott Daniels. And she’s determined to prove that she may be a junior in high school, but not when it comes to love. But when Elizabeth discovers that Jessica never came home from an all-night... Read more >
Sweet Valley High #6: Dangerous Love
Sweet Valley High #6: Dangerous Love
Written by Francine Pascal
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780440422747
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Sweet Valley High #6: Dangerous Love

Written by Francine Pascal


Format: Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2008
Price: $5.99

Elizabeth Wakefield has never had a problem with rules. But when Todd gets a new motorcycle, Liz is torn. Her parents have forbidden her from ever getting on a bike. But everyone else is ecstatic over Todd’s new ride—especially the girls. As her jealousy threatens to consume her, Liz has a... Read more >
Sweet Valley #3: Playing with Fire
Sweet Valley #3: Playing with Fire
Written by Francine Pascal
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780440422648
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Sweet Valley #3: Playing with Fire

Written by Francine Pascal


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $5.99

JESSICA WAKEFIELD DEMANDS attention in any crowd, from every boy. After obsessing over him for weeks, she finally lands the perfect guy: Bruce Patman. And she falls hard and fast. There’s nothing she won’t do for him. . . .But Elizabeth soon notices a change in her twin. Jessica’s usual charm,determination... Read more >
Sweet Valley High #4: Power Play
Sweet Valley High #4: Power Play
Written by Francine Pascal
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780440422655
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Sweet Valley High #4: Power Play

Written by Francine Pascal


Format: Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $5.99

JESSICA WAKEFIELD IS used to setting off sparks. But when she starts a new, highly selective club—the Sweet Valley High Beautification Committee—she begins a war with her twin sister.

Elizabeth knows that Jessica has more on her mind than simply cleaning up the SVH campus. It’s obvious that the Beauties are out... Read more >
Sweet Valley High #1: Double Love
Sweet Valley High #1: Double Love
Written by Francine Pascal
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780440422624
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Sweet Valley High #1: Double Love

Written by Francine Pascal


Format: Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $5.99

WELCOME TO SWEET Valley High—a world of good girls and bad girls, hot boys with fast cars, perfect tans and natural highlights . . . all under the Southern California sun.
Twin girls, identical in every way—yet they couldn’t be more different. Jessica Wakefield is used to getting what she wants—at school... Read more >
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