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The Treasure Map of Boys

By: E. Lockhart

From E. Lockhart, author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestseller We Were Liars, which John Green called "utterly unforgettable," comes The Treasure Map of Boys, the third book in the...

A House Like a Lotus

By: Madeleine L'Engle

When sixteen-year-old Polly O'Keefe journeys to Athens, she feels confused and betrayed.The past eight months at home were different from any other time in her life. She met the brilliant, wealthy Maximiliana...


By: Lois Lowry

Littlest One is a tiny creature slowly learning her job of giving dreams to humans. Each night she and her teacher, Thin Elderly, visit an old woman’s home where she softly touches beloved objects,...

A Ring of Endless Light

By: Madeleine L'Engle

Vicky Austin is filled with strong feelings as she stands near Commander Rodney's grave while her grandfather, who himself is dying of cancer, recites the funeral service. Watching his condition deteriorate...

The Realm of Possibility

By: David Levithan

This collection of linked poems from David Levithan, the author of the New York Times bestseller Every Day and the groundbreaking classic Boy Meets Boy and the co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson (with...

A Swiftly Tilting Planet

By: Madeleine L'Engle

Meg Murry O'Keefe and her family are just sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner when her father gets a phone call from the White House about a madman's threat of nuclear war. Only an old Irish rune seems...

Boy Meets Boy

By: David Levithan

This is the story of Paul, a sophomore at a high school like no other: The cheerleaders ride Harleys, the homecoming queen used to be a guy named Daryl (she now prefers Infinite Darlene and is also the...

The Full Spectrum

By: David Levithan and Billy Merrell

Teens are more aware of sexuality and identity than ever, and they’re looking for answers and insights, as well as a community of others. In order to help create that community, YA authors David...

Frog Girl

By: Paul Owen Lewis

Frogs have been stolen, an earthquake rumbles, a village is in peril. To restore calm to her land, a girl must delve beneath the surface of a lake, deep into a spirit world. What she finds will thrill...


The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan


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

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,...



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

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,...


By: Gina Linko

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

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”...