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Unforsaken

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...

Daddy Calls Me Doodlebug

By: J. D. Lester

What do you call your little one?This charming board book companion title to Mommy Calls Me Monkeypants showcases daddies' nicknames for their babies. It captures the love and playfulness of father and...

Banished

By: Sophie Littlefield

There isn’t much worth living for in Gypsum, Missouri—or Trashtown, as the rich kids call the run-down neighborhood where sixteen-year-old Hailey Tarbell lives. Hailey figures she’ll...


Red Spikes

By: Margo Lanagan

“Lanagan solidifies her reputation as mistress of the strange.”—The Bulletin Margo Lanagan's electrifying stories take place in worlds not quite our own, and yet each one illuminates...

Dragon Egg

By: Mallory Loehr
illustrated by: Hala Wittwer

A BIG EGG TOTTERS, tips, and falls out of its nest. It rolls down a hill, past a castle, and through a town. Along the way, curious people and animals gather to watch. When the egg finally cracks open,...

Are We There Yet?

By: David Levithan

Sixteen-year-old Elijah is completely mellow and his 23-year-old brother Danny is completely not, so it's no wonder they can barely tolerate one another. So what better way to repair their broken relationship...


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....

Autumn Street

By: Lois Lowry

Elizabeth is forced to grow up when her father goes to fight in World War II. Her family moves in with her grandfather, and a special friend is struck by tragedy.An ALA Notable Children's Book.


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The Tragedy Paper

By: Elizabeth LaBan

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 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”...

The Giver, Gathering Blue, and Messenger

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