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Thank You, Lucky Stars

By: Beverly Donofrio

It’s the first day of fifth grade, and Ally is psyched. She and her best friend, Betsy, are in the same class, and have already planned on singing in the annual talent show together. But it’s...

The First Rule of Little Brothers

By: Jill Davis
illustrated by: Sarah McMenemy

HE WANTS TO FOLLOWyou, play with you, act like you, do what you do, and be wherever you are. It’s like he’s trying to become you! Hey, wait—is that the plan?If they’re big, if they’re...

Happy Families

By: Tanita S. Davis

Teenage twins Ysabel and Justin Nicholas are lucky. Ysabel's jewelry designs have already caught the eyes of the art world and Justin's intelligence and drive are sure to gain him entrance into the most...


The Night Before Christmas

By: Roger Duvoisin and Clement C. Moore

Rediscover a Christmas treasure—unavailable for decades—from beloved Caldecott Medal–winning illustrator Roger Duvoisin.   With glorious illustrations by Caldecott Medal–winning...

Count on the Subway

By: Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender
illustrated by: Dan Yaccarino

1 MetroCard, Momma and me.Down 2 flights—to catch the 3.4 turnstiles, singers 5.A rumble, a screech . . . the train arrives!This bright, young counting book is a delightful trip through the New York...

Little White Lies

By: Katie Dale

Fans of Pretty Little Liars will be ensnared in this tale of deceit. Christian is hiding terrible secrets from his girlfriend, Lou. But Lou has told lies as well. What if their accidental meeting wasn’t...


My Near-Death Adventures (99% True!)

By: Alison DeCamp

It is 1895. Stan is on a mission to find his long-lost father in the logging camps of Michigan. And he's embellishing all of it in his stupendous scrapbook. There are many things that 11-year-old Stanley...


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Someone Else’s Life

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When Rosie’s mum, Trudie, passes away from a genetic disease, Rosie is torn about whether or not she should take the test to find out if she has the gene for developing Huntington’s...

Happy Families

By: Tanita S. Davis

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Two smart kids. Twins – a boy and a girl even. Home in the suburbs. Good schools and jobs. The Nicholas family was living the American Dream. At least that’s what sophomore twins...

A Million Miles from Boston

By: Karen Day

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Lucy can’t wait for summer at the Point!  Her family spends every summer in this idyllic and sacred spot on the coast of Maine. Ever since her mom died from cancer when Lucy was six,...


The Books of Matt de la Pena

By: Matt de la Pena

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Revolution

By: Jennifer Donnelly

Readers of If I Stay and Elizabeth George will love Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly, author of the award-winning novel A Northern Light. Revolution artfully weaves two girls’ stories into one unforgettable...

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You Against Me

By: Jenny Downham

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A story that deals with sensitive issues of assault, this brave and unflinching novel is an honest and realistic portrayal when love comes between family bonds.  When Mikey’s sister claims...


You Against Me

By: Jenny Downham

If someone hurts your sister and you're any kind of man, you seek revenge.
If your brother's accused of a crime but says he didn't do it, you defend him.

When Mikey's sister claims a boy...

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Before I Die

By: Jenny Downham

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What would be on your "Things to Do Before I Die List" if you had to write one? Sixteen-year-old Tessa realizes that her Leukemia isn't going to get any better and she needs to start making...

The City of Ember

By: Jeanne DuPrau

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Imagine living in a city that is running out of everything -- food, medicine, even electricity. Ember has no natural lighting -- only streetlamps that continually go out, thrusting the entire...