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Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book ReviewSammy should have known better than to think 8th grade would be easier than 7th. It's...

Fact of Life #31

By: Denise Vega

Fact of Life #1: This is YA at its funniest, soulful best!Fact of Life #48: Kat’s mom is No-Last-Name Abra, the best home-birth midwife in Colorado. But with her own daughter, Abra can’t stop...

Sammy Keyes and the Art of Deception

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book Review The artsy crowd thinks Sammy Keyes has a lot of nerve showing up at a fancy reception...


Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book ReviewSammy knew that getting to know her new rockstar dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable....

Likely Story: Red Carpet Riot

By: David Van Etten

It’s award night—will Mallory make it down the red carpet?When we last left Mallory, her first show had just aired to rave ratings; her conniving mother was engaged to her dreaded producer...

The Bad Birthday Idea

By: Madeline Valentine

Ben likes to play with robots. His little sister, Alice, would like to play with Ben. But when she and her doll try to join Ben's games, Ben says, "No dolls allowed. This is a robot game." That's why...


Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book ReviewSammy knew that getting to know her new rockstar dad on a cruise would be a little uncomfortable....

Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)" —Midwest Children's Book ReviewIn this pivotal book in the Sammy Keyes series, Sammy tackles the persistent mysteries...

My Chemical Mountain

By: Corina Vacco

   Rocked by his father's recent death and his mother's sudden compulsion to overeat, Jason lashes out by breaking into the abandoned mills and factories that plague his run-down town. Always...


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Moon Over Manifest

By: Clare Vanderpool

BOOK TALK
 
When Abilene’s father puts her on a train headed for his boyhood home in Manifest, Kansas, she is none to happy, but her unhappiness turns to downright disappointment and abandonment...

Navigating Early

By: Clare Vanderpool

“Just the sort of book that saves lives by igniting a passion for reading.” —James Patterson
 
“Reminiscent of Huckleberry Finn.” —The Wall Street Journal
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Young Fredle

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Louise Yates

BOOK TALK
Young Fredle has gotten himself in trouble again. His mouse instincts led him to a delicious but dangerous treat, which ultimately changes his life forever. Fredle, a kitchen mouse, is now...