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The Beautiful Between

By: Alyssa Sheinmel

If high school were a fairy-tale kingdom, Connelly Sternin would be Rapunzel, locked not in a tower by a wicked witch but in a high-rise apartment building by the SATs and college applications—and...

Nate the Great and the Missing Key

By: Marjorie Weinman Sharmat
illustrated by: Marc Simont

Beginning readers are introduced to the detective mystery genre in these chapter books. Perfect for the Common Core, kids can problem-solve with Nate, using logical thinking to solve mysteries! Annie...

Under the Blood-Red Sun

By: Graham Salisbury

Tomi was born in Hawaii. His grandfather and parents were born in Japan, and came to America to escape poverty.World War II seems far away from Tomi and his friends, who are too busy playing ball on their...


The Witch of Blackbird Pond

By: Elizabeth George Speare

Kit Tyler must leave behind shimmering Caribbean islands to join the stern Puritan community of her relatives. She soon feels caged, until she meets the old woman known as the Witch of Blackbird Pond....

Expiration Date: Never

By: Stephanie Spinner and Terry Bisson

Gemini Jack is back in his shop at the Middle Valley Mall, and once again he’s hoping twins Tod and Tessa can help him with problems on his home planet. But Tod and Tessa have problems of their own....

The Big Case (Disney Zootopia)

By: Bill Scollon
illustrated by: The Disney Storybook Art Team

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where no matter what you are,...


Skating Shoes

By: Noel Streatfeild

The beloved Noel Streatfeild classic back in print!It's a stroke of great luck when Harriet Johnson’s doctor prescribes skating after an illness that has left her feeling frail and listless. For...

Marvin Redpost #8: A Magic Crystal?

By: Louis Sachar

This chapter book in Newbery Honor–winning and bestselling author Louis Sachar’s Marvin Redpost series is getting magical…or is it?   Marvin Redpost has a girlfriend—not...

Mamba Point

By: Kurtis Scaletta

When his dad gets a job at the U.S. embassy in Liberia, twelve-year-old Linus Tuttle knows it's his chance for a fresh start. Instead of being his typical anxious self, from now on he'll be cooler and...


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Calvin Coconut: Kung Fooey

By: Graham Salisbury
illustrated by: Jacqueline Rogers

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When new student, Benny Obi, shows up in Calvin’s fourth grade class, everyone thinks he’s a little strange. He dresses differently, has different ideas, brags about knowing...

Calvin Coconut

By: Graham Salisbury

A humorous chapter book about a fourth-grade boy, full of the fun of growing up in Hawaii.
 
Calvin Coconut lives near the beach in Kailua, Hawaii, with his mom and his little sister. All...

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Under the Blood-Red Sun & Eyes of the Emperor

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Beswitched

By: Kate Saunders

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On her way to a posh boarding school, Flora wakes up from a nap to find herself transported to St. Winifred’s School in 1935 where life is much more difficult than her 21st century lifestyle. ...

The Warlock

By: Michael Scott

Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And he might still be alive today! Discover the truth in Michael Scott’s New York Times bestselling...

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The Alchemyst

By: Michael Scott

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Josh and Sophie, 15-year-old twins, take summer jobs across the street from one another, one in a bookstore and one in a coffee shop. But the arrival of a sinister man in a sleek, dark car...


Jasper Jones

By: Craig Silvey

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Jasper Jones has just stumbled onto a corpse, who happens to be his secret girlfriend. Jasper, the town bad boy, is sure he will be blamed for Laura’s death. His only hope comes in the...

True Blue

By: Jane Smiley

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Abby loves everything about horses; riding, training, feeding, and grooming.  She is thrilled when she has the opportunity to buy her first horse, but she has no idea the ghost...

The Georges and the Jewels

By: Jane Smiley

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Abby loves the horses her dad raises. She loves feeding them. She loves training them. She loves keeping them clean. What she doesn't love is that her dad won't let her name any of them....


Stargirl and Love, Stargirl

By: Jerry Spinelli

A modern-day classic and New York Times bestseller that celebrates the power of individuality and personal expression from beloved Newbery Medalist Jerry Spinelli.

Stargirl. From the day she...

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Milkweed

By: Jerry Spinelli

A stunning novel of the Holocaust from Newbery Medalist, Jerry Spinelli

He's a boy called Jew. Gypsy. Stopthief. Filthy son of Abraham.

He's a boy who lives in the streets of Warsaw....

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Hokey Pokey

By: Jerry Spinelli

Welcome to Hokey Pokey. A place and a time, when childhood is at its best: games to play, bikes to ride, experiences to be had. There are no adults in Hokey Pokey, just kids, and the laws governing Hokey...

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Don’t You Wish

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Money, looks and popularity are the ticket to happiness in high school, or at least that’s what Pittsburgh plain Jane, Annie Nutter thinks. But when one of her dad’s crazy experiments...

Bluebird

By: Bob Staake

"Like nothing you have seen before," raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying,...

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When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

Winner of the 2010 John Newbery Medal

Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever.

By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New...

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When You Reach Me

By: Rebecca Stead

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Albert Einstein said, "The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious." When You Reach Me is just the kind of book that you will experience - mysterious, with strange...

Liar & Spy

By: Rebecca Stead

The instant New York Times bestseller from the author of the Newbery Medal book When You Reach Me: a story about spies, games, and friendship. Seventh grader Georges moves into a Brooklyn apartment building...

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Liar & Spy

By: Rebecca Stead

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Georges is in the seventh-grade when his world turns upside down.  His father loses his job and the family moves from their house into an apartment. He loses his best friend to the “cool...