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Upstream

By: Melissa Lion

Marty’s small town in Alaska is the most beautiful place in the world. There she and her beloved boyfriend, Steven, can walk through fields of fireweed, explore the wild, and tie pink floozy fishing...

How to Be a Baby . . . by Me, the Big Sister

By: Sally Lloyd-Jones
Illustrated by: Sue Heap

The New York Times praised this best-selling picture book as "adorable, original, well-illustrated and fabulous." In this first book in the How-To Series (which includes How To Get Married and How to Get...

B for Buster

By: Iain Lawrence

Nicknamed after his hometown of Kakabeka, Canada, Kak dreams of flying with the Allied bombers in World War II. So at 16, underage and desperate to escape his abusive parents, he enlists in the Canadian...


Love, Aubrey

By: Suzanne LaFleur

A beautifully written and deeply moving middle-grade novel with characters to cherish and a story that deals with tragedy and loss in a fresh way. Aubrey has suffered an unbelievable loss, and goes to...

Frog Girl

By: Paul Owen Lewis

When the frogs suddenly vanish from a village on the Northwest Coast, a nearby volcano awakens and a brave young girl is called on a dangerous adventure. In the underwater world of the Frog people, the...

How They Met and Other Stories

By: David Levithan

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a confection from David Levithan that is sure to have fans of Boy Meets Boy eager to devour it. Here are 18 stories, all about love, all kinds of love. From...


Number the Stars

By: Lois Lowry

Ten-year-old Annemarie Johansen and her best friend Ellen Rosen often think of life before the war. It's now 1943 and their life in Copenhagen is filled with school, food shortages, and the Nazi soldiers...

The Latent Powers of Dylan Fontaine

By: April Lurie

A MOTHER WHO split for another man.A father who works 24/7.An older brother who excels at everything—and smokes a lot of weed.A best friend, of the feminine persuasion, who only wants to be a friend,...

An Acceptable Time

By: Madeleine L'Engle

A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.Why has a time gate opened...


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The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan

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Seniors must write about a tragedy for their required English paper at Irving High School. The first day on campus, Duncan arrives to find a stack of CD’s and a note left to him...

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

By: Joe R. Lansdale

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Fans of the legendary Joe R. Lansdale will want to buckle up as they take a road trip with Jack Catcher.  When Jack’s mom dies of sickness and his father of a broken heart,...

Diva

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Enter the world of speakeasies, Ivy League colleges, flappers, and romance and discover life in the Roaring Twenties.  The lives of Gloria, Lorraine, and Clara are inexplicably tied together...


The Friendship Doll

By: Kirby Larson

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Meet Miss Kanagawa, a hand-crafted doll sent from Japan as an ambassador of friendship with fifty-seven other Japanese dolls in 1927, traveling across the United States to visit museums...

Hattie Big Sky

By: Kirby Larson

This Newbery Honor winning, New York Times bestseller celebrates the true spirit of independence on the American frontier.

For most of her life, sixteen-year-old Hattie Brooks has been...

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Hattie Ever After

By: Kirby Larson

After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces...

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Every You, Every Me

By: David Levithan
photographs by: Jonathan Farmer

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Evan thought he was dealing with the loss of Ariel, his best friend, the best he could. Despite the lack of sleep and guilty conscience at least he had Jack, Ariel’s boyfriend,...

Flutter

By: Gina Linko

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To discover how to heal, first Emery has to break out of the hospital, where doctors, including her neurologist father, have been studying her like a lab rat. Her situation hasn’t always...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

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Poor Alvin! Misunderstandings abound in Alvin’s latest adventures as he faces daunting life events that test his nerves. Alvin’s mom is expecting a baby and when he shows “sympathetic”...