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Incinerator

By: Niall Leonard

Incinerator is the pulse-pounding sequel to Crusher, Niall Leonard's debut YA novel and an Edgar Award finalist for Best Young Adult Novel.Following the bloody deaths of his mother and father, Finn Maguire...

Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits

By: Michael D. Beil

Lantern Sam is the wise-cracking, sarcastic, talking cat (for those who can hear him, that is) who lives onboard the Lake Erie Shoreliner train and is one of the best detectives no one knows about. He...

Say It Ain't So

By: Josh Berk

Lenny, Mike, and Other Mike are back in school for the glory that is seventh grade, and this year, Mike is determined to make catcher on the middle-school team. When Mike's hard work pays off and he wins...


Kissing in Italian

By: Lauren Henderson

Travel, romance, intrigue, and fun, set against the backdrop of the glorious Italian countryside! From the author of Kiss Me Kill Me.In addition to her summer studies program, Violet loves the friendships...

Strike Three, You're Dead

By: Josh Berk

An Edgar Award FinalistLenny Norbeck is a die-hard baseball lover. Unfortunately, he's no player himself (according to him, he's "the worst there ever was.") But he'd make a heck of an announcer. He gets...

The Mirk and Midnight Hour

By: Jane Nickerson

A Southern girl. A wounded soldier. A chilling force deep in the forest. All collide at night’s darkest hour.   Seventeen-year-old Violet Dancey has been left at home in Mississippi with a laudanum-addicted...


Ballpark Mysteries #8: The Missing Marlin

By: David A. Kelly
illustrated by: Mark Meyers

It's the eighth inning! The Missing Marlin is book #8 in our early chapter book mystery series, where each book is set in a different American ballpark!Mike and Kate are in Miami visiting Kate's Uncle...

The Glass Casket

By: McCormick Templeman

Death hasn't visited Rowan Rose since it took her mother when Rowan was only a little girl. But that changes one bleak morning, when five horses and their riders thunder into her village and through the...

A to Z Mysteries Super Edition #6: The Castle Crime

By: Ron Roy
illustrated by: John Steven Gurney

In the sixth A to Z Mysteries Super Edition, Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose go to London! The kids see Big Ben, ride the London Eye, and tour Madame Tussauds wax museum. Then big news hits—someone has...


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The Living Reading Group Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Matt de la Peña

Shy took the summer job to make some money. In a few months on a luxury cruise liner, he'll rake in the tips and be able to help his mom and sister out with the bills. And how bad can it be? Bikinis, free...

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Premeditated Book Talk

By: Josin McQuein

BOOK TALK
Dinah’s cousin Claire just tried to kill herself. When Dinah figures out that it was because of a boy and the terrible things that he did, Dinah decides to exact revenge on behalf of Claire....

The Midnight Dress Book Talk

By: Karen Foxlee

BOOK TALK
Rose and her father never stay in one place very long. Barely long enough for social services to track them, and definitely not long enough to fit in and make friends. But all that changes...


Loud Awake and Lost Book Talk

By: Adele Griffin

BOOK TALK
Six weeks before her car plunged into the icy waters under the Bowditch Bridge, 17-year-old Ember Leferrier started taking charge of her future. Eight months after the accident, Ember can’t...

Ashtown Burials Series Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: N. D. Wilson

Fans of both Percy Jackson and Indiana Jones will be captivated by the lost civilizations, ancient secrets, and buried treasure found in the third book of the Ashtown Burials series, an action-packed adventure...

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Mister Max and the Book of Lost Things Book Talk

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

BOOK TALK
Max’s parents are actors and when they receive an offer to travel to India to perform for the Maharajah, the family immediately makes a plan for the voyage.  However, for some unknown...


Sammy Keyes and the Killer Cruise Book Talk

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

BOOK TALK
Cruises are supposed to be relaxing trips where you eat amazing food and visit exotic locations, right?  Wrong.  Leave it to Sammy and Marissa to get mixed up in the drama surrounding...

Mister Max Reader’s Readers Theater Activity kit and Educator Guide with CCSS tie-ins

By: Cynthia Voigt
illustrated by: Iacopo Bruno

Newbery medalist Cynthia Voigt presents a rollicking mystery in three acts!

Max's parents are missing. They are actors, and thus unpredictable, but sailing away, leaving Max with only a cryptic...

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The Great Trouble

By: Deborah Hopkinson

Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a "mudlark," he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He's being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man...

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Far Far Away Reading Group Guide

By: Tom McNeal

A National Book Award Finalist
An Edgar Award Finalist

A dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman.
Jeremy Johnson Johnson hears voices. Or, specifically, one...

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Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library

By: Chris Grabenstein

Kyle Keeley is the class clown, popular with most kids, (if not the teachers), and an ardent fan of all games: board games, word games, and particularly video games. His hero, Luigi Lemoncello, the most...

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Summer Reading Brochure

It’s been several months since Lina and Doon escaped the dying city of Ember and, along with the rest of their people, joined the town of Sparks. Now, struggling through the harsh winter aboveground,...

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