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I'm Not.

By: Pam Smallcomb
illustrated by: Robert Weinstock

Evelyn is lots of things. Circus performer. Antarctic explorer. I'm not.Here is the perfect book for children who feel like their outgoing friend is oh-so-talented . . . and they're not. Our shy narrator...

Anatomy of a Single Girl

By: Daria Snadowsky

Unlike with my ex, sex with Guy is fun and so hot! Seriously. I never thought it could feel so good. Guy is sexy, and he knows what he’s doing. But I like being in control too, trying new positions...

Love, Stargirl

By: Jerry Spinelli

LOVE, STARGIRL picks up a year after Stargirl ends and reveals the new life of the beloved character who moved away so suddenly at the end of Stargirl. The novel takes the form of "the world's longest...

A Chance to Shine

By: Steve Seskin

Joe smelled kind of funny. He was a little bit weird.He wore trash can shoes, had a scraggly beard.He'd talk to the pigeons in front of Dad's store.I often wondered what he was sitting there for. Through...

Don't Laugh at Me

By: Steve Seskin

Do you wear glasses? Ever been picked last for the team? Afraid you’ll be called on in class?Don’t laugh at me. Don’t call me names.Have you laughed at someone else for the same reasons?...

Today I Will

By: Jerry Spinelli

Reassuring advice for every day of the year From an esteemed husband-and-wife team comes a book of daily advice and insight. In dated entries meant to be read one per day, the Spinellis open with a brief...

The Dandelion's Tale

By: Kevin Sheehan
illustrated by: Rob Dunlavey

In this poignant story about the friendship between a dandelion and a sparrow, young readers are given a reassuring, yet emotionally powerful introduction to the natural cycle of life. One fine summer...

The Stone Girl

By: Alyssa Sheinmel

She feels like a creature out of a fairy tale; a girl who discovers that her bones are really made out of stone, that her skin is really as thin as glass, that her hair is brittle as straw, that her tears...


Black Box

By: Julie Schumacher

WHEN DORA, ELENA’S older sister, is diagnosed with depression and has to be admitted to the hospital, Elena can’t seem to make sense of their lives anymore. At school, the only people who acknowledge...

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The Alchemyst

By: Michael Scott

Josh and Sophie, 15-year-old twins, take summer jobs across the street from one another, one in a bookstore and one in a coffee shop. But the arrival of a sinister man in a sleek, dark car...


By: Rachel Shukert

After being “discovered,” Margaret leaves the safety of her home in Pasadena and the snobby finishing school she attends for the glitz of Hollywood.  She arrives an innocent hopeful,...

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin

By: Liesl Shurtliff

Have you ever wondered where Rumpelstiltskin came from? Or who his parents were? Or how he acquired the magic to turn straw into gold? Rump’s story begins when he is living with his grandmother...

Jasper Jones

By: Craig Silvey

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Jasper Jones has just stumbled onto a corpse, who happens to be his secret girlfriend. Jasper, the town bad boy, is sure he will be blamed for Laura’s death. His only hope comes in the...

The Georges and the Jewels

By: Jane Smiley

Abby loves the horses her dad raises. She loves feeding them. She loves training them. She loves keeping them clean. What she doesn't love is that her dad won't let her name any of them....

Bigger than a Bread Box

By: Laurel Snyder

It shouldn’t be happening.  I shouldn’t be looking at my father from the passenger seat of my mother’s car and waving goodbye.  I can’t leave Dad.  I can’t leave...

Stargirl and Love, Stargirl

By: Jerry Spinelli

**Just announced: STARGIRL will be adapted for film by screenwriter Kristin Hahn and director Catherine Hardwicke.**

Stargirl. From the day she arrives at quiet Mica High in a burst of color...

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Hokey Pokey

By: Jerry Spinelli

Jack is the leader of Hokey Pokey, a land where there are no grownups and kids rule.   His prize position is his bike, called Scramjet, and he races through Hokey Pokey and up and down...


By: Bob Staake

"Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying,...

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When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

Albert Einstein said, "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." When You Reach Me is just the kind of book that you will experience - mysterious, with strange...


By: Tammar Stein

With a rabbi for a father and a former nun for a mother, Miriam probably understands what spirituality means better than most teenagers. However, when she is visited by angels and has prophetic...