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Half and Half

By: Lensey Namioka

FIONA CHENG IS half and half: Her father is Chinese and her mother is Scottish. Fiona looks more like her father than her mother, so people always expect her to be more interested in her Chinese half than...

Halfway to the Sky

By: Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

From the Newbery Honor and Schneider Award-winning author of The War that Saved My Life comes Halfway to the Sky, a compelling novel perfect for fans of Rain Reign.   Twelve-year-old Dani is...

Halloween ABC's

By: Sarah Albee

Hammer of the Gods

By: Novelization by John Whitman

Loki, the trickster god of Norse legends, lies chained to a rock, tortured by the venomous fangs of a serpent as punishment for offending Thor. Alex enters the myth as Loki’s son, Vali, and refuses...

Hana's Suitcase

By: Karen Levine

This award-winning true Holocaust story, newly updated, connects generations through one woman’s quest to find the truth behind a mysterious suitcase.   In March 2000, Fumiko Ishioka, the curator...

Hands Off!

By: Francine Pascal

Elizabeth knows they're plotting something.It's so obvious.Jessica barely even talked to Salvador before, and now she calls him all the time. To discuss Elizabeth's love life!I know they're jealous, but...

Hanging by a Thread

By: Sophie Littlefield

“Dark secrets, a dangerous romance, and a chilling murder mystery I won’t soon forget.” —Stacey Jay, author of Juliet Immortal In a town where appearance means everything,...

Happy Birthday To You

By: Dr. Seuss

Happy Birthday to You!

By: Dr. Seuss

Today is your birthday! Today you are you!...There is no one alive that is you-er than you! Six pages of rollicking pop-ups animate this simple adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic. It's the best-of-the-best...


Anthony Burns

By: Virginia Hamilton

Anthony Burns:
The Defeat and Triumph of a Fugitive Slave
Virginia Hamilton
Grades 7-10
Anthony Burns may be considered an obscure person in American history,...



Lacey, her dad, and two brothers leave the house just like every other Saturday to go eat breakfast, when a crazy woman hits their car and Lacey's life forever changes when her father dies....


By: Joanne Harris

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Alice-Miranda on Vacation


After her first term at Winchesterfield-Downsdordvale Academy for Proper Young Ladies, Alice-Miranda takes her friend Jacinta home for the holiday break.  The girls have great plans and...

10 Lucky Things That Have Happened to Me Since I Nearly Got Hit by Lightning

By: Mary Hershey

So my Dad was sent to prison, big deal. It's not like he killed someone or anything. He just stole some money. Okay, a lot of money. Even so, that doesn't mean me, Maxey, or my mom had anything...


By: Carl Hiaasen

Wahoo Cray’s father, an animal wrangler, hasn’t worked since a dead iguana fell from a tree and hit him in the head, causing a concussion. Now, Expedition Survival, the famous reality-TV...


By: Carl Hiaasen

The hysterical #1 New York Times bestseller from Newbery honoree Carl Hiaasen featuring gators, snakes, bats that bite, and reality show hosts gone wild!
When Wahoo Cray’s dad—a...

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Rumble Fish

By: S.E. Hinton

Rusty-James is the toughest guy in the group of high-school kids who hang out and shoot pool down at Benny's, and he enjoys keeping up his reputation. What he wants most of all is...

1001 Cranes

By: Naomi Hirahara

Angie was looking forward to a summer of fun in the sun with friends, lazy days at the beach, and ice cream cones. Unfortunately, Angie's mom has different plans for her daughter. Angie...

The Whole Story of Half a Girl

By: Veera Hiranandani

Life is good for fifth grader Sonia Nadhamuniai. There are only two weeks until summer, when she can spend more time with best friend, Sam, and they can plan for next year’s play at their...


By: Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

When Kat suddenly finds herself an orphan, she is forced to leave her friends and the life she knows and loves in California to join a grandfather she barely knows in Arkansas. ...

Squish #1: Super Amoeba

By: Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm

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It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  No, it’s…it’s…it’s Squish, Super Amoeba!  Join Squish, his amoeba friend, Pod, the very cute paramecium, Peggy, and the most evil amoeba of...

Eighth Grade Is Making Me Sick

By: Jennifer L. Holm
illustrated by: Elicia Castaldi

Ginny has big plans for eighth grade, and none of them involve her stepdad losing his job or a new baby on the way.  She's going to try out for cheerleading, join the Virtual Vampire Vixens,...


By: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
illustrated by: Luis V. Rey

The perfect gift for ALL dinosaur fans!
WRITTEN BY A PROFESSIONAL paleontologist for young readers, this award-winning guide to the complete Dinosauria—an NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book—is...

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Mr. and Mrs. Bunny–Detectives Extraordinaire!

By: Mrs. Bunny (translated from the Rabbit by Polly Horvath)
illustrated by: Sophie Blackall

When Madeline’s flighty parents are kidnapped, Madeline goes to her even crazier Uncle with the ransom note.  He tries to solve the secret code in the ransom note, but has no luck. ...

One Year in Coal Harbor

By: Polly Horvath

Readers rejoice—Primrose Squarp is back! The wise and curious heroine of the Newbery Honor Book Everything on a Waffle is facing another adventure-filled year in Coal Harbor.

Even though...

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One Year in Coal Harbor

By: Polly Horvath

Primrose Squapp has her hand in just about everything that happens in Coal Harbor, including the romance between her uncle and the beautiful Miss Bowzer, the arrival of Ked, the new foster...

Calli Be Gold

By: Michele Weber Hurwitz

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Have you ever felt like your best just wasn’t good enough?  Calli sure has.  The youngest in a family of three kids whose motto is “Be Gold,” Calli just doesn’t fit in.  Her...

Diary of a Witness

By: Catherine Ryan Hyde

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