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Click Here to Start (A Novel)

By: Denis Markell

Young fans of Ernie Cline's Ready Player One will love this classic video game inspired mystery filled with elements of Escape from Mr. Lemoncello's Library and From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E....

Up From the Sea

By: Leza Lowitz

A powerful novel-in-verse about how one teen boy survives the March 2011 tsunami that devastates his coastal Japanese village   “Successfully captures the raw emotions of loss, grief, and what...

Climbing Everest (Totally True Adventures)

By: Gail Herman
illustrated by: Michele Amatrula

Could you climb the world’s highest mountain? Thrill seekers and young explorers will love this inspiring Totally True Adventure.   The peak of Mount Everest is the highest place on Earth—and...


5 to 1

By: Holly Bodger

Part Homeless Bird and part Matched, this is a dark look at the near future told through the alternating perspectives of two teens who dare to challenge the system. In the year 2054, after decades of gender...

China: Land of the Emperor's Great Wall

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce; illustrated Carlo Molinari

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House® #14: Day of the Dragon King, they had lots of questions. Who was the Dragon King?...

Ninjas and Samurai

By: Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce
illustrated by: Sal Murdocca

Track the facts with Jack and Annie!   When Jack and Annie came back from their adventure in Magic Tree House #5: Night of the Ninjas, they had lots of questions. What did it mean to be a ninja or...


Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes #3: Jackal

By: Jeff Stone

Jake explores his super-smart, sneaky Jackal side in the final installment of this high-octane, page-turning series!   After all the excitement and danger he and his friends survived in California,...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and Other Tourist Attractions

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

Here’s the sixth book in the beloved and hilarious Alvin Ho chapter book series, which has been compared to Diary of a Wimpy Kid and is perfect for both beginning and reluctant readers. Alvin, an...

The Name Jar

By: Yangsook Choi
illustrated by: the author

The new kid in school needs a new name! Or does she?Being the new kid in school is hard enough, but what about when nobody can pronounce your name? Having just moved from Korea, Unhei is anxious that American...


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Youngifications Guide

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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”...

Mountains Beyond Mountains

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

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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,...


Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking, and Other Natural Disasters

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Alvin Ho is back with an updated list of fears and phobias. This time, his father insists on taking him camping...in a tent...in the woods...with a pit for a toilet! He tries to talk his...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Birthday Parties, Science Projects, and Other Man-made Catastrophes

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Alvin doesn’t really like birthday parties. They are unpredictable and you have to be on your best behavior the whole time. He did want to get invited to Hobson’s party though because...

Along the River

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CC suffers a head injury and drifts in and out of consciousness.  There is a reoccurring dream that haunts her and under hypnosis, she becomes Mei-Lan, a girl who lived 800 years ago during...


1001 Cranes

By: Naomi Hirahara

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Angie was looking forward to a summer of fun in the sun with friends, lazy days at the beach, and ice cream cones. Unfortunately, Angie's mom has different plans for her daughter. Angie...

Celebrating Chinese Culture

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The Five Ancestors

By: Jeff Stone

“Tiger clips along at a lightning pace!”—Eoin Colfer

Twelve-year-old Fu and his temple brothers Malao, Seh, Hok, and Long don’t know who their parents were. Raised from...

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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...

Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

By: Adeline Yen Mah

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