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The Substitute

By: Marilyn Kaye

Amy never knew whom Mr. Devon worked for--the organization that's after her, or some other secret government agency. All she knew was that he seemed to be her ally. He always appeared just when she needed...

The Uncivil War

By: Sheila Solomon Klass

Spite Fences

By: Trudy Krisher

Thirteen-year-old Maggie Pugh has lived in Kinship, Georgia, all her life.In all that time almost nothing has changed. If you are poor, you live on thewest side of town. If you are rich, you live on the...

Almost Perfect

By: Brian Katcher

Whether you’re trans, gay, lesbian, bi, queer, questioning, or straight, this winner of the Stonewall Children’s & Young Adult Literature Award will make you marvel at the beauty of human...

War of the Clones

By: Marilyn Kaye

Read the exclusive tell-all about human clones in our midst!Amy knows better than to believe a tabloid newspaper’s far-fetched headlines. But when one of these rags begins a series of reports on...


By: Marilyn Kaye

Amy’s encounter with dinosaurs and cave dwellers—and aliens—was pretty wild. Now her quest to stop the spread of the infectious bacteria gets even more bizarre as she agrees to take another...

Missing Pieces

By: Marilyn Kaye

Something weird is happening to talented students at Parkside Middle School. It's as if someone -- or something -- is stealing what makes each of them special. And it starts with the jocks. The star quarterback...

In Search of Andy

By: Marilyn Kaye

Amy is off to Paris--the City of Light! She can't wait to go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, to walk along the River Seine, and to see the glass pyramids outside the Louvre museum. But there's one sight...

Pursuing Amy

By: Marilyn Kaye

Now that she's discovered the secret about her past, Amy Candler is trying to deal with the reality of who she is. Having an overprotective mother doesn't help. So Amy is thrilled when her mom is swept...


Mountains Beyond Mountains

By: by Tracy Kidder, adapted for young people by Michael French

Mountains Beyond Mountains introduces Dr. Paul Farmer, a remarkable man who spends his time treating the illnesses of the poor and disenfranchised.  Working in impossible circumstances,...