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Jefferson's Children

By: Shannon Lanier and Jane Feldman with Photographs by Jane Feldman

From the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and his African-American slave Sally Hemmings comes an anthology of Jefferson’s living descendants. Perfect for fans of Unbroken and The...

Dim Sum for Everyone!

By: Grace Lin

In English, dim sum means “little hearts,” or “touches the heart,” but to this young girl, dim sum means delicious. On a visit to a bustling dim sum restaurant, a family picks their...

Ghost Boy

By: Iain Lawrence

Harold Kline is an albino—an outcast. Folks stare and taunt, calling him Ghost Boy. It’s been that way for all of his 14 years. So when the circus comes to town, Harold runs off to join it....


By: Tom Leveen

For aspiring artist Amanda Walsh, who only half-jokingly goes by the nickname Zero, the summer before college was supposed to be fun—plain and simple. Hanging out with her best friend Jenn, going...

Many Waters

By: Madeleine L'Engle

A touch of computer keys, a blast of heat, and suddenly the Murry twins, Sandy and Dennys, are gasping in a shimmering desert land.

Commander in Cheese #2: Oval Office Escape

By: Lindsey Leavitt
illustrated by: AG Ford

Is the White House big enough for a family of mice . . . and a C-A-T?   If you are a mouse, then you might know about Ava and Dean Squeakerton. They are kind of famous, for mice. That’s because...

Attaboy, Sam!

By: Lois Lowry


By: Sophie Littlefield

Hailey Tarbell is no typical girl. As one of the Banished who arrived from Ireland generations ago, Hailey has the power to heal—and, as she recently learned, to create zombies if she heals someone...

An Acceptable Time

By: Madeleine L'Engle

A flash of lightning, quivering ground, and, instead of her grandparents' farm, Polly sees mist and jagged mountains -- and coming toward her, a group of young men carrying spears.Why has a time gate opened...


The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan


Seniors must write about a tragedy for their required English paper at Irving High School. The first day on campus, Duncan arrives to find a stack of CD’s and a note left to him...

Hattie Ever After

By: Kirby Larson

After leaving Uncle Chester's homestead claim, orphan Hattie Brooks throws a lasso around a new dream, even bigger than the Montana sky. She wants to be a reporter, knowing full well that a few pieces...

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Mystic City

By: Theo Lawrence

Aria Rose belongs to a politically-famous family and finds herself engaged to the son of a rival political family.  Unfortunately, she has no memory of him or the many secret meetings they...

Every Day

By: David Levithan

He calls himself “A”.  Each morning he awakens in a different body and does his best to figure out how to behave so as not to cause harm to that person’s relationships.  Relationships…...

Alvin Ho: Allergic to Dead Bodies, Funerals, and Other Fatal Circumstances

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

He’s conquered birthday parties, he’s spent the night in the wild, but when Alvin Ho volunteers to go with GungGung to his best friend’s funeral (gulp), he has to come...

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


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 Babies, Burglars, and Other Bumps in the Night

By: Lenore Look
illustrated by: LeUyen Pham

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”...

The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger


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