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Madapple

By: Christina Meldrum

THE SECRETS OF the past meet the shocks of the present.Aslaug is an unusual young woman. Her mother has brought her up in near isolation, teaching her about plants and nature and language—but not...

Magic in Manhattan: Bras & Broomsticks and Frogs & French Kisses

By: Sarah Mlynowski

Bras & Broomsticks and Frogs & French Kisses now available in one volume!What if all your wishes could come true?In Bras & Bromsticks, fourteen-year-old Rachel learns the outrageously...

manicpixiedreamgirl

By: Tom Leveen

Sometimes the most dramatic scenes in a high school theater club are the ones that happen between the actors and crew off stage.Seventeen-year-old Tyler Darcy's dream of being a writer is starting to feel...


Mare's War

By: Tanita S. Davis

Meet Mare, a World War II veteran and a grandmother like no other. She was once a willful teenager who escaped her less than perfect life in the deep South and lied about her age to join the African American...

Markus Zusak: The Book Thief & I Am the Messenger

By: Markus Zusak

Two powerful modern classics from #1 New York Times bestselling author Markus Zusak. The Book Thief affirms the ability of books to feed the soul even in the bleakest of times in a...

Mastiff

By: Tamora Pierce

The Legend of Beka Cooper gives Tamora Pierce's fans exactly what they want—a smart and savvy heroine making a name for herself on the mean streets of Tortall's Lower City—while offering plenty...


Maybe

By: Brent Runyon

Maybe everything will be different here. Maybe I should drive away and never come back. Maybe my brother didn't mean to. Maybe my brother was right. Maybe I can get someone to have sex with me. Maybe no...

Meant to Be

By: Lauren Morrill

Meant to be or not meant to be . . . that is the question. It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. Straight-A...


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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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Along the River

By: Adeline Yen Mah

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China: Land of Dragons and Emperors

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A fascinating book about the history and culture of China.

The history of China spans thousands of years. Journey through China in this fascinating and absorbing book: discover the land of dragons...

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Chinese Cinderella

By: Adeline Yen Mah

A riveting memoir of a girl's painful coming-of-age in a wealthy Chinese family during the 1940s.

A Chinese proverb says, "Falling leaves return to their roots." In Chinese Cinderella, Adeline...

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Along the River

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CC suffers a head injury and drifts in and out of consciousness.  There is a reoccurring dream that haunts her and under hypnosis, she becomes Mei-Lan, a girl who lived 800 years ago during...

Stealing Magic: A Sixty-Eight Rooms Adventure

By: Marianne Malone
illustrated by: Greg Call

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Ruthie and Jack find themselves visiting and revisiting the miniature Thorne Rooms in Chicago’s Art Institute.  During their clandestine visits, they discover that items from the dollhouse-like...


Novels in Verse

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Flesh and Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy

By: Al Marrin

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Have you ever wondered why we have fire drills in school? What about the lighted EXIT signs over school doors, fire extinguishers in every classroom, and panic bars on exit doors?...

Black Gold

By: Albert Marrin

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Oddfellow’s Orphanage

By: Emily Winfield Martin

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Delia suddenly finds herself at Oddfellow’s Orphanage. She doesn’t speak so she writes her words down in a notebook.  Everyone here has something unique about them: from...

Don’t Expect Magic

By: Kathy McCullough

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Delaney Collin’s life has been anything but Bippity-Boppity-Boo lately. After her mother’s death from cancer, Delaney is moved from New Jersey to California to live with...

Reaching Through Time: Three Novellas

By: Lurlene McDaniel

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A strange man tempts Sarah to stay on his fabulous estate. The problem is she can’t remember how she got there.  A summer job on Sandstone Mountain for Drake, a teen ridiculed for his...


Never Forgotten

By: Patricia C. McKissack

A 2012 Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book

This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane...

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Acceleration

By: Graham McNamee

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Talk about a summer job! Duncan is spending his summer underground the Toronto subway system working in the Lost and Found Department. Bored to tears, he begins looking through the items...

The Decoding of Lana Morris

By: Laura and Tom McNeal

Sixteen-year-old Lana Morris wishes her life were different, that she were somewhere else, someone else. Her foster mother wants her gone, she's stuck taking care of the other kids in the house, she longs...

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Dark Water

By: Laura McNeal

Fifteen-year-old Pearl DeWitt and her mother live in Fallbrook, California, where it’s sunny 340 days of the year, and where her uncle owns a grove of 900 avocado trees. Uncle Hoyt hires migrant...

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You Don’t Know About Me

By: Brian Meehl

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Having moved sixteen times in his sixteen years, Bill Allbright is used to the road--but not the one he's about to take. His Bible-beating, Jesus-loving mom has moved them to...

Discovering Family Stories and Histories


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The War Between the Classes

By: Gloria Miklowitz

What are Amy and Adam going to do about their love life? Neither Amy's traditionalist Japanese parents nor Adam's snobby, upper-class mother will accept their relationship. To make things worse, Amy and...

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Discovering Wes Moore

By: Wes Moore

WES MOORE, a U.S. Army combat veteran, has created and is the host of Coming Back with Wes Moore, which will air on PBS starting in May. In three moving episodes, Moore follows the lives of soldiers as...

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Dia de los Ninos / Dia de los Libros

By: Pat Mora
illustrated by: Raul Colon

A Common Core Exemplar Text by an award-winning author-illustrator team

Tomás is a son of migrant workers. Every summer he and his family follow the crops north from Texas to Iowa, spending...

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Trash

By: Andy Mulligan

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