by Schmidt, Gary D. J SCHMIDT

A Long Road On A Short Day

On a short winter day, Samuel and his father enter into a series of trades with neighbors and strangers until they come home with a brown-eyed milk cow for Mama.…

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by Yohalem, Eve J YOHALEM

The Truth According To Blue

"Thirteen-year-old Blue Broen teams up with her diabetic alert dog and the spoiled daughter of a vacationing movie star on a treasure hunt to find her family's ancestral fortune"--…

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by Sachar, Louis J SACHAR
by Sachar, Louis J SACHAR

Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger

Unusual things continue to happen in the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.…

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by Gino, Alex J GINO
by Hiaasen, Carl J HIAASEN

Flush

With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah Underwood and his younger sister, Abbey, must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.…

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by Pennypacker, Sara J PENNYPA

Waylon! : The Most Awesome Of All

"Waylon gives up a chance to meet Neil DeGrasse Tyson to help his sister, his father, and a friend when they need him most, but gains a much greater reward." --…

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J HERO

The Hero Next Door

A collection of short stories by diverse authors that explores acts of bravery by heroes trying to make the world a better place.…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY
by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Amy's Very Merry Christmas

As Christmas nears, Amy and her friends in the Critter Club try to find a home for two adorable guinea pigs.…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Ellie And The Good-luck Pig

After winning the lead role in a play, acing a spelling test, and finding money, second-grader Ellie wonders if the Critter Club animal shelter's newest animal--a little pink pig--is bringing her good luck.…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY
by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Marion Takes Charge

When Marion finally gets the chance to babysit her little sister, she finds that the task is harder than she expected, especially when she gets called to the Critter Club to help with a stray cat and must bring Gabby along.…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY
by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY
by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Liz's Night At The Museum

Liz's dream of a sleepover at the Santa Vista Art & History Museum turns into a nightmare when strange noises and shadows fill the night.…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY
by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

Marion And The Girls' Getaway

When Marion and the other members of the Critter Club plan a ski weekend, they meet a snow bunny on the slopes, but Marion's kitten, Ollie, scares the bunny away.…

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by Bird, James J BIRD

Fighting Words

"Ten-year-old Della can rely on her older sister, Suki, for anything, but when Suki attempts suicide, Della must seek help and speak out about the sexual abuse they've both suffered at the hands of their mother's boyfriend"-- Provided by publisher.…

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by Castillo, Lauren J CASTILL

Our Friend Hedgehog : The Story Of Us

When a storm separates Hedgehog from her lifelong friend, Mutty, she bravely sets out to find him and makes some very good new friends in the process.…

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by Kelkar, Supriya J KELKAR
by Maldonado, Torrey J MALDONA

What Lane?

"Biracial sixth-grader Stephen questions the limitations society puts on him after he notices the way strangers treat him when he hangs out with his white friends and learns about the Black Lives Matter movement." --…

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by Messner, Kate J MESSNER

Chirp

Moving to Vermont the summer after seventh grade, a young gymnast hides a secret as she makes new friends and investigates her grandmother's claim that someone is trying to destroy her cricket farm.…

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by Pinkney, Andrea Davis J PINKNEY

Loretta Little Looks Back : Three Voices Go Tell It : A Monologue Novel

Loretta, Roly, and Aggie B. Little relate their Mississippi family's struggles and triumphs from 1927 to 1968 while struggling as sharecroppers, living under Jim Crow, and fighting for Civil Rights.…

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by Ohlin, Nancy J OHLIN
by Respicio, Mae J RESPICI
by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Vs. The Super Bully

Mia is excited about her first superspeed training class, but a bully on her relay team leads her to lose her shadow and, worse, to snap at her friends.…

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by West, Kara J WEST
by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Breaks Down Walls

Unable to control her super-strength, Mia accidentally causes mayhem at school and must rely on her friends to help her repair things.…

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by West, Kara J WEST
by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem And The Super Family Field Day

Joining other students and their parents for family field day at PITS, Mia joins in potato sack races, a game of tug-of-war and a hula hoop ring toss that becomes increasingly dangerous as the region's most skilled superheroes compete to win.…

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by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem And The Super Switcheroo

After a weird storm, Mia's superpowers are transferred to her best friend, Eddie, and she gets to train him to use them at her secret school.…

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by West, Kara J WEST
by West, Kara J WEST
by Wolk, Lauren J WOLK

Echo Mountain

When twelve-year-old Ellie and her family lose livelihood and move to a mountain cabin in 1934, she quickly learns to be an outdoors woman and, when needed, a healer.…

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by Barkley, Callie J BARKLEY

All About Ellie

When she wins the lead role in a school play, second-grader Ellie neglects her friends in the Critter Club and their new animal shelter.…

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by Barrows, Annie J BARROWS
by Barrows, Annie J BARROWS

Ivy + Bean Take The Case

After watching a movie about a detective on the television, Bean decides to set up shop as a private investigator--and she and Ivy start looking for mysteries to solve.…

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by Barrows, Annie J BARROWS

Ivy + Bean Doomed To Dance

Second-grade best friends Ivy and Bean beg for ballet lessons, then, when they are cast as squids in their first recital, scheme to find a way out of what seems to be boring, hard, and potentially embarrassing.…

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by Colfer, Eoin J COLFER

The Fowl Twins : Deny All Charges

Taking the Fowl jet without permission before it mysteriously explodes over Florida, the Fowl twins are placed under house arrest until Myles's questions about what really happened lead to an astonishing abduction.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER
by Messenger, Shannon J MESSENG
by West, Kara J WEST

Mia Mayhem Learns To Fly!

"With help from her best friend and the super academy's most talented flier, Mia learns how to fly!"--…

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by Blankman, Anne J BLANKMA
by Blecher, Jennifer J BLECHER

Stick With Me

When twelve-year-olds Izzy and Wren are thrown together by unusual circumstances, they find solace and solutions to nagging problems in their newly-formed friendship.…

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI
by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI
by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI
by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

A Thousand Questions

Told in two voices, eleven-year-olds Mimi, who is visiting her wealthy grandparents in Karachi, Pakistan, for the first time and Sakina, daughter of the grandparents' cook, form an unexpected friendship.--…

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by Hoang, Van. J HOANG
by Peirce, Lincoln J PEIRCE
by Peirce, Lincoln J PEIRCE

Big Nate Lives It Up

"As his school's centennial is coming up, Big Nate is stuck showing the dorky new kid around"--…

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by Pichon, Liz J PICHON

Extra Special Treats (not)

Tom Gates is happy about a day off from school because of the snow, but not so happy about the upcoming family portrait for his grandparents' fiftieth wedding anniversary.…

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by Sachar, Louis J SACHAR

Wayside School Gets A Little Stranger

Unusual things continue to happen in the classroom on the thirtieth floor of Wayside School, which was accidentally built sideways with one classroom on each story.…

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J ANCESTO

Ancestor Approved : Intertribal Stories For Kids

Edited by award-winning and bestselling author Cynthia Leitich Smith, this collection of intersecting stories by both new and veteran Native writers bursts with hope, joy, resilience, the strength of community, and Native pride.…

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by Soontornvat, Christina J SOONTOR
by Tsang, Katie J TSANG
by McCaughrean, Geraldine J MCCAUGH

The Canterbury Tales

A retelling of Geoffrey Chaucer's famous work in which a group of pilgrims in fourteenth-century England tell each other stories as they travel on a pilgrimage to the cathedral at Canterbury.…

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by Cleary, Beverly J CLEARY

Runaway Ralph

Ralph runs away looking for freedom but winds up a prisoner at a summer camp.…

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by Hunter, Erin J HUNTER

Darkness Within

"Exiled after a battle that left all five Clans devastated, ThunderClan's deputy, Squirrelflight, reveals the identity of the fake Bramblestar and fights for the return of the real one"--…

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by LaReau, Kara J LAREAU
by Peirce, Lincoln J PEIRCE

Big Nate On A Roll

Middle-schooler Nate Wright vies against his rival, the "perfect" Artur, to win the grand prize of a customized skateboard in their scout troop contest.…

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by Pichon, Liz J PICHON

Excellent Excuses (and Other Good Stuff)

No school for two weeks gives Tom time to do important things, such as inventing new ways to annoy his sister Delia.…

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by Andrews, Christiane M. J ANDREWS
by Bachmann, Stefan J BACHMAN
by Barnett, Mac J BARNETT
by Barnett, Mac J BARNETT

Mac Cracks The Code

To crack a secret code, Mac follows the clues to France and Japan where he must use his gaming skills and defeat his enemy, the KGB Man.…

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by Barnett, Mac J BARNETT
by Barron, Rena J BARRON
by Bruel, Nick J BRUEL

Bad Kitty Goes On Vacation

Kitty temporarily sets aside her plans for world domination to accompany her beloved Uncle Murray to Love Love Angel Kitty World, which proves to be adventurous in unexpected ways.…

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by Bunce, Elizabeth C. J BUNCE

Premeditated Myrtle : A Myrtle Hardcastle Mystery

When twelve-year-old aspiring detective Myrtle Hardcastle learns her neighor in quiet Swinburne, England, a breeder of rare flowers, has died she is certain it was murder and that she must find the killer.--…

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by Calonita, Jen J CALONIT
by Calonita, Jen J CALONIT

Wished

Maxine, with the help of an over-enthusiastic genie, makes a wish that has everyone at the Fairy Tale Reform School focusing on producing a musical rather than figuring out how to combat Rumpelstiltskin.…

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by Cervantes, Jennifer J CERVANT
by Chadda, Sarwat J CHADDA

City Of The Plague God

"Thirteen-year-old Sikander Aziz has to team up with the hero Gilgamesh in order to stop Nergal, the ancient god of plagues, from wiping out the population of Manhattan in this adventure based on Mesopotamian mythology"--…

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by Chhibber, Preeti J CHHIBBE

Avengers Assembly : Orientation

Kamala Khan, Miles Morales, Doreen Green, America Chavez, and other young Marvel heroes join forces to defeat . . . the academic decathlon? Welcome to the Avengers Institute!.…

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by Darraj, Susan Muaddi J DARRAJ

Farah Rocks Summer Break

Eleven-year-old Farah spends much of her summer trying to earn money to attend an enrichment camp at her new school, but someone is sabotaging her by taking down her fliers. Includes instructions for growing crystals and glossaries.…

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by Davis, Tanita S. J DAVIS

Serena Says

"After her best friend, JC, has a kidney transplant, Serena feels that they are falling out of touch, especially as JC makes a new best friend in the hospital"--…

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by Faruqi, Saadia J FARUQI

A Place At The Table

Sixth-graders Sara, a Pakistani American, and Elizabeth, a Jewish girl, connect in an after school cooking club and bond over food and their mothers' struggles to become United States citizens.…

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by Giles, L. R. J GILES

The Last Mirror On The Left

Otto and Sheed, The Legendary Alston Boys of Logan County, are ordered by Missus Nedraw to bring a fugitive to justice in a world that mirrors their own but has its own rules.…

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by Hermon, Daka J HERMON
by Jung, Mike J JUNG
by Kadohata, Cynthia J KADOHAT

Saucy

When eleven-year-old Becca, a quadruplet, finds a sick piglet on the side of the road, her life is changed forever.…

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by Lang, Heidi J LANG

Whispering Pines

"When otherworldly forces descend on their town of Whispering Pines, conspiracy theorist Rae, who's searching for her lost father, and Caden, who's haunted by the ghost of his brother, must band together to save their home"--…

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by Levine, Gail Carson J LEVINE
by Darraj, Susan Muaddi J DARRAJ

Farah Rocks New Beginnings

Feeling guilty over the house fire she might have started, Farah Hajjar channels her energy into starting a creative writing club at the Magnet Academy where she is a new sixth-grader. Includes writing prompts and glossaries.…

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by Medina, Juana J MEDINA
by Meriano, Anna J MERIANO
by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

The Haunted House Next Door

When supernatural things start happening in the house timid Andres and his parents just moved into, next-door-neighbor Desmond Cole, eight, comes to the rescue.…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO
by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

Escape From The Roller Ghoster

Desmond and Andres try to enjoy their day at the local theme park while being pursued by ghosts.…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun

Desmond and Andres attend a school dance at Kersville Elementary that is complicated by reluctant dancers, over-loud music, teacher supervision, and ghouls on the dance floor.…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO
by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

Campfire Stories

Desmond, Andres, and their ghost-friend Zax take turns trying to tell the scariest story of all while gathered around the campfire on a camping trip.…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

The Sleepwalking Snowman

Desmond and Andres face a snowman that was built by a schoolmate but seems to have a mind of its own, as well as a snowball-throwing bully.…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

Major Monster Mess

When Andres discovers that he has had a monster encounter without knowing it as strange things start happening in the school cafeteria, he and Desmond investigate.…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

The Scary Library Shusher

When Desmond and Andres go to the Kersville Library for a school assignment, they encounter a ghost who insists they be quiet.…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

Night Of The Zombie Zookeeper

Desmond and Andres face a zombie during a school field trip to the zoo.…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

Surf's Up, Creepy Stuff!

"Desmond and Andres battle beach bullies who also happen to be creepy monsters"--…

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by Miedoso, Andres J MIEDOSO

Ghosts Don't Ride Bikes, Do They?

After Andres discovers a haunted bike park, he calls best friend Desmond, a ghost investigator.…

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by Moonheart, Ella J MOONHEA

Frost And Snowdrop The Stray Kittens

Kitty is determined to help two stray kittens to find their owner but, with a hungry fox in the neighborhood and snow on the way, she will have to move fast.…

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by Moonheart, Ella J MOONHEA

Bobby The Show-off Cat

When Kitty Kimura magically transforms into a cat, she decides to help a boastful feline who is trying to hide his homelessness.…

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by Moonheart, Ella J MOONHEA
by Moonheart, Ella J MOONHEA

Star The Little Farm Cat

While visiting her aunt and uncle's farm, Kitty uses her ability to transform into a cat to find out why her cousin, Max, is so unfriendly and helps with a mouse problem.…

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by Moonheart, Ella J MOONHEA

Sooty The Birthday Cat

After learning that Sooty, a local cat, does not know what a birthday party is, Kitty decides to throw one for him, although her visiting cousin Max is already keeping her very busy.…

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by Moonheart, Ella J MOONHEA

Shadow The Lonely Cat

As Guardian of the Cat Council, eight-year-old Kitty, in her cat form, tries to help Shadow, a cat that recently became unsociable.…

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by Moonheart, Ella J MOONHEA

Scout The School Cat

As the new school year starts and many students worry about making friends, Kitty Kimura, a human girl who can transform into a cat, tries to help an unhappy kindergartener and find a missing kitten.…

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by Nuurali, Siman J NUURALI

Sadiq And The Bridge Builders

A young Somali American and his classmates design a model city to withstand floods, using river walls, floodgates, gutters, and rain gardens.…

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by Nuurali, Siman J NUURALI

Sadiq And The Ramadan Gift

As Ramadan nears, Sadiq and his friends form the Money Makers Club to plan a community fundraiser, an iftar, but when Zaza stops participating, Sadiq gets upset with him.…

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by Nuurali, Siman J NUURALI

Sadiq And The Explorers

After a family hike in a nearby park, Sadiq forms the Explorers Club with his friends, who then help a neighbor create a nature-themed scavenger hunt for the Fourth of July celebration.…

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by Nuurali, Siman J NUURALI

Sadiq And The Perfect Play

When Sadiq and his friends form a theater club Sadiq, as director, thinks he must do everything until the director of his big sister Aliya's show tells him about delegating. Includes glossary, discussion questions, and writing prompts.…

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by Nuurali, Siman J NUURALI
by Nuurali, Siman J NUURALI
by Nuurali, Siman J NUURALI

Sadiq And The Pet Problem

Sadiq's third grade class decides that they want a classroom pet, and their teacher, Ms. Battersby, is okay with the idea, so the students form a club to decide what kind of pet to get, and to research how to take care of it.…

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by Nuurali, Siman J NUURALI
by Oliver, Lin J OLIVER

Danger! Tiger Crossing

Ten-year-old Tiger and his new friend, Luna, are drawn into a copy of Henri Rousseau's painting, Surprised!, through a magical golden frame by which their neighbor's son disappeared fifty years earlier.…

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by Oliver, Lin J OLIVER
by Oliver, Lin J OLIVER
by Sass, A. J. J SASS

Ana On The Edge

Twelve-year-old figure skater Ana strives to win her competitions while learning about gender identity--Ana's own and that of a new friend--and how to navigate the best path forward.--…

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by Savage, J. Scott J SAVAGE
by Simukka, Salla J SIMUKKA

Sisterland

From a world where winter never seems to end, eleven-year-old Alice falls into a land of summer, meets her soul-sister Marissa, and works with her to overcome powerful Queen Lili.…

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by Springer, Nancy J SPRINGE

The Case Of The Cryptic Crinoline

In late nineteenth-century London, fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes, much younger sister of detective Sherlock Holmes, turns to Florence Nightingale for help when her investigation into the disappearance of a Crimean War widow grows cold.…

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by Springer, Nancy J SPRINGE

The Case Of The Gypsy Good-bye

After fourteen-year-old Enola Holmes seeks the missing Duquessa Del Campo in the seedy underbelly of nineteenth-century London, she finally reaches an understanding with her brothers Sherlock and Mycroft.…

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by Rivera, Lilliam J RIVERA

Goldie Vance : The Hocus-pocus Hoax

A sequel to "The Hotel Whodunit" finds Goldie teaming up with Derek, an overeager part-time magician and detective to uncover a saboteur who is targeting a magical arts convention being hosted at the Crossed Palms hotel.…

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by Barnett, Mac J BARNETT
by Anna, Holly J ANNA
by Lee, Lyla J LEE

Mindy Kim And The Lunar New Year Parade

Mindy is excited to go to the Lunar New Year parade in her new town with her father and her friend Sally.…

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