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The Only Ones

By: Aaron Starmer

"Call it coincidence, call it fate. This is the place you come. There's no one else. This is the entire world."These words welcome Martin Maple to the village of Xibalba. Like the other children who've...

When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

This remarkable novel holds a fantastic puzzle at its heart. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know where it's safe to go, and...

Better Than Yesterday

By: Robyn Schneider

At the elite Hilliard Preparatory School, the competition is fierce, the gossip is worse, and Blake Dorsey has just arrived back on campus after an unexplained two-year absence.Skylar Banks has a hunch...


By: Brie Spangler

A witty, wise, and heart-wrenching reimagining of Beauty and the Beast that will appeal to fans of Rainbow Rowell and David Levithan.   Tall, meaty, muscle-bound, and hairier than most throw rugs,...

Imogene's Antlers

By: David Small

Illus. in full color. Imogene awakens one morning to find she has grown antlers.

Beachy and Me

By: Bob Staake

Bob Staake’s tale of a whale of a friendship!   Something big had come ashore. It seemed to have a tail. Pixie now was staring at . . . a giant washed-up whale!   Pixie Picklespeare lives...


By: Maggie Smith

Paisley has been sitting on the shelf at Big & Little Toys too long. He’s seen other animals come and go, but somehow he’s never found his perfect match. And so, taking matters into his...

Richard Scarry's The Bunny Book

By: Patsy Scarry
illustrated by: Richard Scarry

A favorite Richard Scarry Little Golden Book is now in print in a gorgeous Big Golden Book edition!   Long a popular Little Golden Book, the tale of a large bunny family wondering what their baby...

School for Bandits

By: Hannah Shaw

Ralph Raccoon looks perfectly normal. But he doesn't act normal at all. He's disturbingly well behaved, clean and tidy, shockingly polite, and he even brushes his teeth!  Mr. and Mrs. Raccoon are...


Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey

By: Graham Salisbury
illustrated by: Jacqueline Rogers

When new student, Benny Obi, shows up in Calvin’s fourth grade class, everyone thinks he’s a little strange. He dresses differently, has different ideas, brags about knowing...


By: Kate Saunders

On her way to a posh boarding school, Flora wakes up from a nap to find herself transported to St. Winifred’s School in 1935 where life is much more difficult than her 21st century lifestyle. ...

The Unbearable Book Club for Unsinkable Girls



 Chic Lit: A genre of literature that appeals mainly to teen girls, focusing on high school problems including, but not limited to, boys and families.
Alternative Narrative:...

The Alchemyst

By: Michael Scott

Josh and Sophie, 15-year-old twins, take summer jobs across the street from one another, one in a bookstore and one in a coffee shop. But the arrival of a sinister man in a sleek, dark car...

Ice Island

By: Sherry Shahan

Tatum moves around Alaska with her parents as they work different jobs while saving money to build their own lodge.  Tatum’s dream is to race her own dogsled in the Iditarod with her...

The Lucky Kind

By: Alyssa B. Sheinmel

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Nick thinks he’s found the girl of his dreams.  When Eden Reiss actually gives him the time of day and they begin spending time together, he thinks all is right with his world.  Then...

The Georges and the Jewels

By: Jane Smiley

Abby loves the horses her dad raises. She loves feeding them. She loves training them. She loves keeping them clean. What she doesn't love is that her dad won't let her name any of them....

When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

Albert Einstein said, "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." When You Reach Me is just the kind of book that you will experience - mysterious, with strange...

Liar & Spy

By: Rebecca Stead

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building...

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The Emerald Atlas

By: John Stephens

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Three ancient lost books of magic, and three abandoned children wandering from one orphanage to another… what could they possibly have in common? Kate has only a vague memory of the night...