Lalani of the Distant Sea

There are stories of extraordinary children who are chosen from birth to complete great quests and conquer evil villains This is no such story Sometimes, you are an ordinary child Sometimes, you have to choose yourself This is the story of Lalani Sarita, a twelve year old girl who lives on the i

My Jasper June

This book is a treasure a touching story of friendship, loss, and finding beauty in the everyday, with characters who stay with you long after you ve turned the final page I absolutely loved it R J Palacio, New York Times bestselling author of Wonder Laurel Snyder, author of Orphan Island, ret

The Tea Dragon Festival

Rinn has grown up with the Tea Dragons that inhabit their village, but stumbling across a real dragon turns out to be a different matter entirely Aedhan is a young dragon who was appointed to protect the village but fell asleep in the forest eighty years ago With the aid of Rinn s adventuring uncl

Beverly, Right Here

Revisiting once again the world of Raymie Nightingale, two time Newbery Medalist Kate DiCamillo turns her focus to the tough talking, inescapably tenderhearted Beverly Beverly put her foot down on the gas They went faster still This was what Beverly wanted what she always wanted To get away T


New York Times bestselling author Margaret Peterson Haddix, the master of cliffhangers, delivers a pulse pounding mystery perfect for fans of Jacqueline West and Kat Yeh, full of secrets, surprises, and the power of family One minute they re there laughing and having fun at the house next door Th

All the Impossible Things

Red s inexplicable power over the wind comes from her mother Whenever Ruby Red Byrd is scared or angry, the wind picks up And being placed in foster care, moving from family to family, tends to keep the skies stormy Red knows she has to learn how to control it, but can t figure out how This ti

Max Einstein: Rebels With A Cause (Max Einstein, #2)

A fast paced, science filled caper The Wall Street JournalMax Einstein is the first and only children s adventure series officially approved by the Albert Einstein Archives Max Einstein s typical day is not your average 12 year old s She TEACHES classes at a New York college Dodges KIDNA

Just Because

Curious minds are rewarded with curious answers Why is the ocean blue What is the rain What happened to the dinosaurs It might be time for bed, but one child is too full of questions about the world to go to sleep just yet.

How to Raise a Reader

An indispensable guide to welcoming children from babies to teens to a lifelong love of reading, written by Pamela Paul and Maria Russo, editors of The New York Times Book Review Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are How about curling up for hours on end to discover the s

White Bird: A Wonder Story

In Auggie Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian s grandmother, Grandm re Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandm re s story as a young Jewish girl hidden away by a family in Nazi occupied France during World War II Her experience demonstrates the

Boy-Crazy Stacey

Stacey and Mary Anne are baby sitting for the Pike family for two weeks at the New Jersey shore Things are great in Sea City There s a gorgeous house right on the beach, a boardwalk, plenty of sun and sand and the cutest boy Stacey has ever seen Mary Anne thinks that Stacey should leave Scott

Guest: A Changeling Tale

From the master of spookiness, Mary Downing Hahn When malicious sprites called the Kinde Folke snatch Mollie s baby brother and replace him with a hideous changeling, Mollie travels through eerie, perilous lands to save him When her adorable baby brother is replaced by an ugly, ill tempered change

Sunny Rolls the Dice

Too cool for school or the least groovy girl in the grade Sunny s just made it to middle school and it s making her life very confusing All her best friend Deb wants to talk about is fashion, boys, makeup, boys, and being cool Sunny s not against any of these things, but she also doesn