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A Million Miles from Boston

By: Karen Day

School's out! That means Lucy is off to her favorite place: Pierson Point, Maine, where she spends summers with her family. And as she tries to forget her worries about starting middle school and about...

A Summer Life

By: Gary Soto

Gary Soto writes that when he was five "what I knew best was at ground level." In this lively collection of short essays, Soto takes his reader to a ground-level perspective, resreating in vivid...

A Swift Pure Cry

By: Siobhan Dowd

Ireland 1984.After Shell's mother dies, her obsessively religious father descends into alcoholic mourning and Shell is left to care for her younger brother and sister. Her only release from the harshness...


Alida's Song

By: Gary Paulsen

A remarkable novel about one of the most important, and loving, relationships in Gary Paulsen's life.The wonderful grandmother seen through the eyes of a young boy in The Cookcamp reaches out to him at...

All the Earth, Thrown to the Sky

By: Joe R. Lansdale

Jack Catcher's parents are dead—his mom died of sickness and his dad of a broken heart—and he has to get out of Oklahoma, where dust storms have killed everything green, hopeful, or alive....

Almost Perfect

By: Brian Katcher

You only hurt the ones you love.Logan Witherspoon recently discovered that his girlfriend of three years cheated on him. But things start to look up when a new student breezes through the halls of his...


Among Friends

By: Caroline B. Cooney

The fall of the Awesome Threesome is the talk of the junior class. The three friends—Jennie, Emily, and Hillary—thought they’d be a trio forever. But what with Jennie’s relentless...

Anastasia Krupnik

By: Lois Lowry

To Anastasia Krupnik, being ten is very confusing. For one thing, she has this awful teacher who can't understand why Anastasia doesn't capitalize or punctuate her poems. Then, there's Washburn Cummings,...

Anatomy of a Boyfriend

By: Daria Snadowsky

An unflinching account of love, sex, and heartbreak—this generation's answer to Judy Blume's Forever.