• General fiction (Children's/YA)
      March 2017

      Princess Truly in I Am Truly

      by Kelly Greenawalt

      Dream big with Princess Truly, an adorable new diverse character who knows she can be anything she wants to be! Princess Truly is strong and confident, beautiful and brave, bright and brilliant. She can do anything she sets her mind to... I can fly to the moon And dance on the stars. I can tame wild lions... And race fast cars. Brimming with warmth and color, Princess Truly's rhythmic rhyming adventures are a celebration of individuality, girl power, and diversity. Her heartfelt story is a reminder to young girls everywhere that they can achieve anything if they put their minds to it...and dream big!

    • Adventure stories (Children's/YA)
      December 2016

      Horizon #1

      by Scott Westerfeld

      This harrowing tale of supernatural suspense kicks off a new series from the visionary mind of #1 New York Times bestselling author Scott Westerfeld. When a plane crash-lands in the arctic, eight young survivors step from the wreckage expecting to see nothing but ice and snow. Instead they find themselves lost in a strange jungle with no way to get home and little hope of rescue. Food is running out. Water is scarce. And the jungle is full of threats unlike anything the survivors have ever seen before--from razor-beaked shredder birds to carnivorous vines and much, much worse. With danger at every turn, these eight kids must learn to work together to survive. But cliques and rivalries threaten to tear them apart. And not everyone will make it out of the jungle alive. BONUS! In the Horizon multiplatform experience, you're not just reading about the castaways, you're one of them. Join the race for survival in the FREE game, available on your browser and as an app.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      January 2017

      Spunky Little Monkey

      by Bill Martin Jr.// Illustrator Michael Sampson

      Sleepy little monkeys everywhere will clap, stomp, shake, and cheer while chanting this rhythmic, energetic dance song based on a popular playground game. And as they move their heads, hands, hips, and feet -- everyone will be bursting with energy and ready to start a new day! With humor, high energy, and Bill Martin Jr's trademark rhythm and rhyme, young readers will learn to name parts of the body. And the book makes a perfect exercise warm-up to start off a busy day of school!

    • Humorous stories (Children's/YA)
      July 2017

      Billy Bloo is Stuck in Goo

      by Jennifer Hamburg

      A rollicking read-aloud that combines the wonderful whimsy, colorful cast, and jovial jokes of cumulative classics like I KNOW AN OLD LADY and Dr. Seuss's AND TO THINK I SAW IT ON MULBERRY STREET. Billy Bloo is stuck in goo. Who will help him, tell me who? Who'll unstick him from this goo? Would you? With madcap mania, a troupe of merry volunteers attempt to rescue poor Billy Bloo, only to find themselves stuck in goo too! Oh, what to do? This spry, slapstick comedy of errors will have you rolling with laughter (but hopefully not into any goo!).

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      January 2017

      The Rooster Who Would Not Be Quiet!

      by Carmen Agra Deedy/Illustrator Eugene Yelchin

      La Paz is a happy, but noisy village. A little peace and quiet would make it just right. So the villagers elect the bossy Don Pepe as their mayor. Before long, singing of any kind is outlawed. But there's one noisy rooster who doesn't give two mangos about this mayor's silly rules. Carmen Deedy's masterfully crafted allegory and Eugene Yelchin's bright, whimsical mixed-media paintings celebrate the spirit of freedom and the courage of those who are born to sing at any cost.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      March 2017

      Old Turtle: Questions of the Heart

      by Douglas Wood/Illustrator Greg Ruth

      Why are we here? What is the purpose of life? How do we find happiness? Once again, Old Turtle’s wise answers offer readers of all ages inspiration, solace, and the most important gift of all -- hope. This companion is sure to delight fans of the original book while it simultaneously speaks to the concerns of the world today.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      December 2016

      Penguin Day

      by Nic Bishop

      In many ways, Rockhopper penguin families are just like ours. Penguin parents take good care of their children, but even little ones get tired of waiting for dinner, and sometimes they wander off... Luckily, penguin parents always save the day! Following in the vein of his bestselling, award-winning book Red-Eyed Tree Frog, now Nic takes a close-up look at caring, and sometimes comical, penguin families.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      March 2017

      I Will Love You

      by Alyssa Satin Capucilli/Illustrator Lisa Anchin

      Capucilli's text is lyrical, touching, and makes for a great read-aloud, while illustrator Lisa Anchin brings this story to life through magical, detailed landscapes and precious mother/daughter moments. Every parent wants to reassure they will always be loved. Like Nancy Tillman's On the Night You Were Born, this book is sure to become a tried-and-true bedtime story.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      February 2017

      Are We Still Friends?

      by Ruth Horwitz/Illustrator Blanca Gomez

      Beatrice and Abel are the finest of friends. Beatrice raises bees. Abel grows apples. They make a perfect pair in every season, and so do the bees and the trees. Until one spring morning, Abel startles a bee-ZING!-and gets stung. WHEE HEE HEE! he cries. But Beatrice hears only the silly sounds and laughs. OUCH! Is their friendship strong enough to weather the misunderstanding?

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      February 2017

      Mutant Rat Attack! (The Spy Next Door #1)

      by Cooper Jay

      Nothing exciting ever happens to boring Dex at his boring home or at boring school. Then one day, a mystery man convinces Mr. McFur to feed Pretty radioactive gamma broccoli, which turns the rat into a rabid rodent the size of a hippo and launches Dex into an underground world of kid spies and rat gas power. Can Dex shed the boring to become the most unlikely hero in spy history?

    • Adventure stories (Children's/YA)
      March 2017

      Hear the Wolves

      by Victoria Scott

      It's survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott! Sloan is a hunter. So she shouldn't be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing in one ear in a blizzard, it's been hard to talk to people, and near-impossible to go anywhere or do anything without her dad or big sister within eyesight - it makes her too scared to be on her own. When they leave her home alone for what should only be two nights, she's already panicked. Then the snow starts falling and doesn't stop. One of her neighbors is hurt in an accident. And the few people still left in Rusic need to make it to the river and the boat that's tied there - their only way to get to a doctor from their isolated Alaska town. But the woods are icy cold, and the wolves are hungry. Sloan and her group are running out of food, out of energy, and out of time. That's when the wolves start hunting them. . . .

    • Historical fiction (Children's/YA)
      March 2017

      Army Brats

      by Daphne Benedis-Grab

      Think The Penderwicks on an army base! When the Bailey family moves to an army base, Tom, Charlotte, and Rosie have lots to do! They get to make new friends, visit the huge pool, and, unfortunately, need to deal with the base bully. As they explore their new home, they quickly realize there is a mystery on the base: an abandoned building long-rumored to be haunted. But when they go to investigate, they don't find a ghost, just lots of weird equipment--and a suspicious man sneaking around inside. They know it's up to them figure out the base's secrets--and prove to everyone that no bully can keep the Bailey kids down. Army Brats is a fun, antic-filled middle grade romp about friendships, bravery, and being true to yourself. It pairs an appealing setting with the talents of Daphne Benedis-Grab, who can skillfully handle multiple perspectives and the complex dynamics between friends and siblings.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      March 2017

      Reformed

      by Justin Weinberger

      The word troublemaker has never been used to describe Ian Hart. Nice, shy . . . clueless, if you ask the girls in his class. Which is exactly why he gets along with Devon Crawford. But after one of Devon's pranks goes terribly awry on the last day school, Ian finds himself shipped off to the scariest place on earth -- bully reform school -- where the pranks are more twisted, the bullies are more brutal, and good kids like Ian don't stand a chance.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      January 2017

      The Homework Strike

      by Greg Pincus

      Gregory K. has too much homework. But no matter what he does, there's never enough time to finish all his homework. It just isn't fair. So Gregory goes on a total, complete homework strike. No worksheets, no essays, no projects. His friends think he's crazy. His parents are worried about his grades. And his principal just wants him to stop making trouble. Can Gregory rally his fellow students, make his voice heard, and still pass seventh grade? Find out in this book for anyone who thinks school is stressful, gets headaches from homework, or just wants to be heard.

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      January 2017

      Cleo Edison Oliver in Persuasion Power

      by Sundee T. Frazier

      Cleopatra Edison Oliver has a brand new business: She and her best friend are going to take the world by storm with their personalized barrettes. But when Cleo's customers get fed up with her direction, she might lose her friends and her chance to shine. Meanwhile, Cleo wants to meet her birth parents, but she's starting to wonder if they will ever want to meet her. Can she win back her friends, take her business to the next level, and find the family she's been looking for?

    • Children's & young adult fiction & true stories
      March 2017

      Overturned

      by Lamar Giles

      Nikki Tate's dad has been sitting on death row for half her life, but Nathan Tate has always maintained his innocence. When Nathan returns home from prison he is paranoid and quick to anger... But when he disappears, Nikki realizes that Nathan was working to find out the truth of what happened to John Reedy and that someone wanted to stop him. As Nikki picks up the investigation, she soon finds herself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse, and she's playing for the biggest ante ever ... her life.

    • Romance & relationships stories (Children's/YA)
      January 2017

      Whenever I'm With You

      by Lydia Sharp

      Gabi despairs when her dad moves them to Alaska--but there she meets Kai. They have an immediate connection, sharing kisses while the midnight sun glitters. Then one day, he disappears. So Gabi convinces Hunter to join her on wild road trip north--a trip that will challenge them physically and emotionally, as they try to convince the boy they love to return home. Into the Wild meets Paper Towns in this contemporary romance/adventure.

    • Animal stories (Children's/YA)
      January 2017

      Bird & Squirrel On Fire

      by James Burks

      It's been a long, crazy trip around the world. Now the duo is back in their beloved forest, and Bird wants to throw a party! But Squirrel isn't in the mood to celebrate. His house needs a good cleaning, the river has been dammed up by a pesky beaver, and the forest animals are jittery about a growing menace. Will the dam dry out the forest? Will the mysterious new danger ruin the party? Will Bird finally convince Squirrel to let go and just have a good time? Find out in their hilarious new adventure!

    • Adventure stories (Children's/YA)
      January 2017

      NewsPrints

      by Ru Xu

      Blue is an orphan who disguises herself as a newsboy. There's a war going on, and girls are expected to help the struggling economy by selling cookies. But Blue loves living and working at the Bugle, the only paper in town that tells the truth. And what's printed in the newspapers now matters more than ever. But Blue struggles with her secret but when she meets and befriends Crow, a boy who is also not what he seems, together they seek the freedom to be their true selves... and to save each other.

    • Romance & relationships stories (Children's/YA)
      January 2017

      Playing Cupid: A Wish Novel

      A Wish Novel

      by Jenny Meyerhoff

      Clara Martinez knows what it takes to make a good match. So when her school assigns a project to create a business from scratch, Clara decides to start a matchmaking service for her fellow classmates. But things get complicated when Clara starts receiving mysterious notes and sweet gifts in her locker. Clara has a secret admirer! But she has no clue who it could be...

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