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Trash

By: Andy Mulligan

In an unnamed Third World country, in the not-so-distant future, three “dumpsite boys” make a living picking through the mountains of garbage on the outskirts of a large city. One unlucky-lucky...

The Carpenter's Gift

By: David Rubel
illustrated by: Jim LaMarche

This new classic Christmas gift book "brings together two great traditions: the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and the neighbor-helping-neighbor program of Habitat for Humanity." Opening in Depression-era...

To Come and Go Like Magic

By: Katie Pickard Fawcett

Twelve-year-old Chili Sue Mahoney has never been outside of her small Appalachian town. Mercy Hill, Kentucky, is home, with its meadows full of flowers, nights full of fireflies, grand mountains surrounding...


I Will Save You

By: Matt de la Peña

Kidd is running from his past and his future. No mom, no dad, and there’s nothing for him at the group home but therapy. He doesn’t belong at the beach where he works either, unless he finds...

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...

Turtle in Paradise

By: Jennifer L. Holm

In Jennifer L. Holm's New York Times bestselling, Newbery Honor winning middle grade historical fiction novel, life isn't like the movies. But then again, 11-year-old Turtle is no Shirley TempleShe's smart...


Slumgirl Dreaming

By: Rubina Ali, in collaboration with Anne Berthod and Divya Dugar

My name is Rubina Ali. I don't know when my birthday is, and nor does my father, but I do know that I am nine years old.Young Rubina is a one-in-a-million star. Plucked from among five hundred slumkids...