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A Matter-of-Fact Magic Book: The Would-Be Witch

By: Ruth Chew

For decades, Ruth Chew’s classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with...

My Sister's Hair

By: Sally Crabtree and Roberta Mathieson;illustrated by Jane Cabrera

In this adorable picture book, a boy imagines the type of hair his baby sister is going to have. As the reader turns the die-cut pages, wacky hairstyles change around the constant face of the baby sister!...

Giddy-Up, Daddy! Read & Listen Edition

By: Troy Cummings

Giddy-Up, Daddy! is the newest imaginative picture book from celebrated cartoonist Troy Cummings. When rootin'-tootin' Daddy the "horse" is eyeballed by some rotten rustlers, it's all the kids...

Big Egg

By: Molly Coxe

One morning Hen wakes up and finds a gigantic egg in her nest. Whose ege can it be? Here's a hint, Hen--it doesn't belong to that wily Fox!


By: Audrey Couloumbis

A heartwarming holiday story from Audrey Couloumbis, the Newbery Honor–winning author of Getting Near to Baby. With beautiful writing and an endearing young narrator so honest and full of hope...

Cheesie Mack Is Not Exactly Famous

By: Steve Cotler
illustrated by: Douglas Holgate

Readers of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Secret series will love Cheesie’s wacky lists, drawings, and made-up words as he tells the story of the time he became famous! Sort of.   Cheesie and...

China's Son

By: Da Chen

A candid memoir about growing up during the Chinese Cultural Revolution, adapted by the author from his Colors of the Mountain, published by Random House.Da Chen was born in China in 1962. The grandson...

Alyzon Whitestarr

By: Isobelle Carmody

Are Alyzon’s new abilities a blessing . . . or a curse?Alyzon Whitestarr doesn't take after her musically talented father or her nocturnal, artistic mother. In fact, she’s the most normal member...

Julian, Dream Doctor

By: Ann Cameron

It's Dad's birthday, and Julian wants to get a special present. Something Dad has always dreamed about. But Dad's dream is prettyunusual, not to mention scary. Now that Julian has figured out what his...


Texas Gothic

By: Rosemary Clement-Moore

In the Goodnight family, magic is a way of life. Well, for all of them except Amy who hates any association with it.  All it has done is complicate her life, so when Aunt Hyacinth...


By: Mick Cochrane

Fifteen-year-old Fitzgerald (Fitz) has a hole in his life. He lives with, loves and respects his single mom, but he can’t let go of wondering who his dad is or why he’s not part of Fitz’s...

The Lost Songs

By: Caroline B. Cooney

When Lutie Painter decides to cut class and take the city bus north instead of the school bus west, her aunt and uncle have no way of preventing her from heading straight into...

Driver’s Ed

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Getting a driver's license is the one thing that would make Remy's and Morgan's lives nearly perfect. And it seems as if it's going to be easy and fun. After all,...

Burning Up

By: Caroline B. Cooney

Thematic Connections
Family & Relationships
Grades 7 up
Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare discovers dark...

The FitzOsbornes at War

By: Michelle Cooper

Escaping to England when their home on a remote island was attacked by the Nazis, the Montmaray family dodges bombs, endures blackouts, experiences rationing, and witnesses the Blitz. ...


By: Audrey Couloumbis
illustrated by: Julia Denos

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For as long as ten-year-old Lexie can remember, she’s spent every summer on the shore with her parents.  Together, they’d comb the beach for treasure, swim in the ocean, and eat food...


By: Audrey Couloumbis

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Not Exactly a Love Story

By: Audrey Couloumbis

It started with a midnight phone call. An obscene one – sort of.  And continued to develop into, well, if not exactly a love story, a secret friendship. When the high school jock Biff...

The Mighty Miss Malone Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

"We are a family on a journey to a place called wonderful" is the motto of Deza Malone's family. Deza is the smartest girl in her class in Gary, Indiana, singled out by teachers for a special path in life....

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Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...


By: Karen Cushman

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