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By: Patricia MacLachlan

Larkin's family welcomes Sophie into their home, caring for her and teaching her games and new words. They come to love this baby as their own, all the while knowing that eventually Sophie's mother will...

Baby's House

By: Gelolo McHugh

“Here is Baby's door. Let’s open it.” Preschoolers will enjoy taking a tour of every room in Baby’s house, where they will recognize colorful objects they know from their own...

Babymouse #3: Beach Babe

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

NEW YORK TIMES bestselling and Newbery Honor winning author Jennifer Holm teams up with Matthew Holm to bring you a fully illustrated graphic novel series packed with humor and kid appeal—BABYMOUSE!...

Bad Luck Girl

By: Sarah Zettel

Fans of Libba Bray's The Diviners will love the blend of fantasy and jazz-hot Chicago in this stylish series.After rescuing her parents from the Seelie king at Hearst Castle, Callie is caught up in the...

Bad to the Bone: A Nannies Novel

By: Melody Mayer

Put on your bikini and dive into The Nannies!Esme is back at the Goldhagens’ ritzy estate, trying to juggle being a nanny and a celebrity tattoo artist. She’s trying to juggle guys as well....


By: Tim Tharp

Ceejay has never been pretty or popular, but she knows who she is: she's younger sister to Bobby, the most charming bad boy in town. Bobby's a bit wild, but with his big heart and sense of fun, everybody...


By: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

From the author of Good Night, Monkey Boy, the hilarious tale of a haircut gone awry!One day Josh had a big, brown bag idea: to wear a paper bag over his head. He thought it was a good idea. His mother...

Ballpark Mysteries #10: The Rookie Blue Jay

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Mark Meyers

Batter up! Ballpark Mysteries combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early chapter book readers!   Mike and Kate can’t wait to watch their rookie hero Dusty Martin in action. But...

Ballpark Mysteries #11: The Tiger Troubles

By: David A. Kelly
Illustrated by: Mark Meyers

Batter up! Ballpark Mysteries® combine baseball action with exciting whodunits for early–chapter book readers!   Someone is blackmailing the Detroit Tigers’ famous slugger, Tony!...



By: Tim Tharp

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 Beautiful and the Cursed

By: Page Morgan

Young girls from affluent families have been disappearing off the streets of Paris at an alarming rate. So, when Ingrid Waverly and her sister, Gabby, accompanying their mother to the ruins...

Before I Die

By: Jenny Downham

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...

Behind the Bookcase

By: Mark Steensland
illustrated by: Kelly Murphy

After her Grandma Winnie's death, Sarah finds herself forced to spend the summer at the old woman's house while her parents attempt to fix the place up enough to sell it.  But, for Sarah,...

Beholding Bee

By: Kimberly Newton Fusco

Orphan. Outcast. Freak. Bee is all of those things. She is taunted by almost everyone because of the birthmark on her face. There are no options for a home or family. She has lived her entire...

Belle Epoque

By: Elizabeth Ross

The novel is set in the Belle Époque period in Paris, France; a forty year span of peace and prosperity. It is in this setting that Maude Pinchon, a girl from the French countryside, flees...

Belle Prater’s Boy

By: Ruth White

In this vivid coming-of-age story, two cousins develop a real friendship while discovering the truths about their families and themselves.

The Berenstain Bears

By: Stan & Jan Berenstain
illustrated by: the authors

What fun! What excitement! What a nuisance. At least that's the way Sister Bear feels. If it isn't being fed, burped, or diapered, it's being dandled, cuddled, or kitchy-kitchy-kooed. Yes, Sister's pretty...

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Bessica Lefter Bites Back


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...

Black Box

By: Julie Schumacher

WHEN DORA, ELENA’S older sister, is diagnosed with depression and has to be admitted to the hospital, Elena can’t seem to make sense of their lives anymore. At school, the only people who acknowledge...

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The Book Thief

By: Markus Zusak

What would your life story be if Death was the narrator? Looking back, Leisel Meminger's story is simple, really--foster child, reader, thief. But it is also complex. Living under Nazi rule...

The Book Thief Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Markus Zusak

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

It is 1939. Nazi...

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The Books of Dana Reinhardt

By: Dana Reinhardt

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The Books of Matt de la Pena

By: Matt de la Pena

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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

By: John Boyne

“Powerful and unsettling. . . . As memorable an introduction to the subject as The Diary of Anne Frank.” —USA Today
Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school...

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Brendan Buckley’s Sixth-Grade Experiment

By: Sundee T. Frazier

Science competitions, an almost-girlfriend, fights with his best friend… Brendan Buckley’s debut into middle school isn’t going exactly as he planned.  First, he isn’t sure his...

Brendan Buckley’s Universe and Everything in It

By: Sundee Frazier

Winner of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe New Talent Author Award, the story of a biracial boy who is into science and discovers that he shares this passion with a grandfather he never knew.


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Bucking the Sarge

By: Christopher Paul Curtis

Ever feel like your parents give you too much responsibility? Try being 15-year-old Luther T. Farrell. His own mother, who Luther refers to as Sarge, manipulates the system, manages slum...


By: Elana K. Arnold

High school track star Ben is leaving behind everything he knows in a week. His small town of Gypsum, Nevada which is shutting down now that the factory closed. His two best friends, Hog...

Burning Up

By: Caroline B. Cooney

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Family & Relationships
Grades 7 up
Fifteen-year-old Macey Clare discovers dark...