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Polly's Absolutely Worst Birthday Ever

By: Frances Thomas

Things couldn’t get any worse for poor Polly. It’s her ninth birthday, and she’s stricken with the chicken pox and quarantined for a week. Why did she have to get the chicken pox now...

Some Kind of Pride

By: Maria Testa

Named after the mighty Babe Ruth, Ruth DiMarco has some big shoes to fill. But she’s already on her way to achieving her dream of becoming a major-league baseball player. Eleven-year-old Ruth is...

The Junkyard Dog

By: Erika Tamar

A moving middle-grade novel about a girl's struggle to save the life of a starving junkyard dog comes to Knopf Paperbacks.  In a starred review, Publishers Weekly said, "Tamar produces a...


Too Cool for This School

By: Kristen Tracy

A terrific novel about middle school friendship, family, fitting in, and finding out who you are when no one's looking. Lane Cisco loves, loves, loves her life at Rio Chama Middle School—until...

What Can You Do with a Paleta / ¿Qué Puedes Hacer con una Paleta?

By: Carmen Tafolla
Illustrated by: Magaly Morales

As she strolls through her barrio, a young girl introduces readers to the frozen, fruit-flavored treat that thrills Mexican and Mexican-American children.   In this bilingual paperback edition, discover...

Cute & Cuter

By: Michael Townsend

Cute kittens, cute puppies, and more! An explosion of cuteness tailor-made for "I Can Has Cheezburger" fans. Janie Jane's life takes a turn for the cute when she receives an adorable puppy as a birthday...


The Language Inside

By: Holly Thompson

A nuanced novel in verse that explores identit, friendship, love, loss, and home in a multicultural world.For Emma Karas, Japan is home. It is where she has lived almost her entire life. But when her mother...

Brave Junior Novelization (Disney/Pixar Brave)

By: Irene Trimble
illustrated by: RH Disney

Pixar Animation Studio's 13th animated feature film, DisneyPixar Brave, is an epic adventure set in the rugged and mysterious Highlands of Scotland. Determined to carve her own path in life, a skilled...

A Perfect Christmas Paint (Barbie)

By: Mary Tillworth
illustrated by: Golden Books

Little girls will love this holiday-themed painting book based on the new direct-to-DVD movie, Barbie(TM): A Perfect Christmas. With eight festive colors of paint and a paintbrush, it's the perfect stocking...


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The Little Woods

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At ten, Cally Wood’s sister vanished in the woods outside the prestigious boarding school St. Bede’s. At seventeen, Cally transfers to the school to discover the truth. Since her sister’s...

Badd

By: Tim Tharp

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Ceejay and her older brother Bobby have always been close. They both feel like they were born into the wrong family. They enjoyed being badasses together in high school… not in a mean...

The Lily Pond

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

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Nellie and Stephie have been away from their parents for over a year, and they have finally adjusted to life on the Swedish island where they now live.  Stephie is thrilled...


Different Perspectives on World War II


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A Faraway Island

By: Annika Thor
translated from the Swedish by: Linda Schenck

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The streets of Vienna are swarming with Nazi soldiers and Jewish families aren't safe. Stephie and Nellie Steiner are sent to Sweden to await their parents' escape to Amsterdam, where they...

One Came Home

By: Amy Timberlake

A Newbery Honor Book

An ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book

Winner of the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel

“An adventure, a mystery, and a love song to...

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Bessica Lefter Bites Back

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Being the school mascot is supposed to be fun, exciting and lead to a new life of being popular. Unfortunately for Bessica, the results aren’t exactly what she was hoping for.  She soon...