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Camille McPhee Fell Under the Bus

By: Kristen Tracy

Imagine being Camille McPhee. She has low blood sugar, so she carries extra food in a cooler. Would you want to do that?Didn't think so.And you wouldn’t want to fall under the school bus. That happened...

The Reinvention of Bessica Lefter

By: Kristin Tracy

After an unfortunate incident at the hair salon, Bessica is not allowed to see her best friend, Sylvie. That means she's going to start middle school a-l-o-n-e. Bessica feels like such a loser. She wants...

Bessica Lefter Bites Back

By: Kristen Tracy

"Will have readers laughing aloud," says Booklist of this funny novel set in middle school. Now that Bessica’s the half mascot at her middle school and made some new friends, she finally feels like...

Knights of the Hill Country

By: Tim Tharp

In a small Oklahoma town, one star linebacker must decide what kind of man he wants to be--both on and off the field.Welcome to Kennisaw--where Friday night high school football ranks right up there with...

The Spectacular Now

By: Tim Tharp

This National Book Award Finalist is now a major motion picture -- one of the most buzzed-about films at Sundance 2013, starring Shailene Woodley (star of The Fault in our Stars and Divergent) and Miles...

Too Cool for This School

By: Kristen Tracy

A terrific novel about middle school friendship, family, fitting in, and finding out who you are when no one's looking. Lane Cisco loves, loves, loves her life at Rio Chama Middle School—until...

Autumn Falls

By: Bella Thorne

New friends, new enemies . . . can a magical journal change Autumn's crazy life? With her fiery red hair, new-girl outsider status, and tendency to be a total klutz, Autumn Falls definitely isn’t...


The Cay

By: Theodore Taylor

When a freighter to the United States is torpedoed during World War II, an 11-year-old boy is blinded and stranded with an elderly black man who teaches him survival...

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By: Tim Tharp

Ceejay and her older brother Bobby have always been close. They both feel like they were born into the wrong family. They enjoyed being badasses together in high school… not in a mean...


By: Holly Thompson

A classmate commits suicide and Kana must face the reason.  Some friends had mistreated the girl, but what did that have to do with Kana? Her parents want her to reflect on her behavior, so they ship...

The Lily Pond

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

Nellie and Stephie have been away from their parents for over a year, and they have finally adjusted to life on the Swedish island where they now live.  Stephie is thrilled...

A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

The streets of Vienna are swarming with Nazi soldiers and Jewish families aren't safe. Stephie and Nellie Steiner are sent to Sweden to await their parents' escape to Amsterdam, where they...

One Came Home

By: Amy Timberlake

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to...

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The Door in the Forest

By: Roderick Townley

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Is being able to only tell the truth a curse or a gift? For Daniel, it seems as though it’s both. Other kids don’t want to play with him because he always tattles the truth...

Bessica Lefter Bites Back


Being the school mascot is supposed to be fun, exciting and lead to a new life of being popular. Unfortunately for Bessica, the results aren’t exactly what she was hoping for.  She soon...