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By Ben Philippe. 2019
Norris Kaplan is clever, cynical, and quite possibly too smart for his own good. A Black French Canadian whose family… just moved to Austin, Texas, Norris finds himself cataloging everyone he meets: the Cheerleaders, the Jocks, the Loners, and even the Manic Pixie Dream Girl. He's amusing himself until it's time to go back to Canada. But soon those labels become actual people: loner Liam, who makes it his mission to befriend Norris; Madison the beta cheerleader, who is so nice that it has to be a trap. And Aarti the Manic Pixie Dream Girl might be a real love interest in the making. When Norris screws everything up royally on prom night, will he be able to stop hiding behind his snarky opinions, and start living his life? For junior and senior high readers. 2019.
By Gordon Korman. 2019
By John Churchman, Jennifer Churchman. 2018
A fourth book by the authors of the media sensation and instant New York Times bestseller The Sheepover, featuring an… adventurous young alpaca who discovers new foods growing around the farm. Poppy the alpaca is excited to discover new plants, fruits, and vegetables growing around Moonrise Farm. She tries dandelions in the spring, strawberries in the summer, pumpkins in the fall, and so much more! But when a frost arrives, Poppy can't find any more tasty treats. What happened to the mint and flowers? Where did the apples and squash go? What will she eat for lunch? Lucky for Poppy, someone has filled the barn to the brim with a surprise that she and her animal friends can eat all winter long.Alpaca Lunch encourages healthy eating and trying new foods as the animals explore an array of colorful fruits and vegetables--some that kids may never have seen before! This charming story by John and Jennifer Churchman features real animals on their bustling Vermont farm including a herd of adorable alpacas, as well as fan favorites from The SheepOver, Brave Little Finn, and A Farm for Maisie.
By Christopher Paul Curtis. 2017
The Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree about the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of Bud,… Not Buddy, a Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott Award Winner.Enter the hilarious world of ten-year-old Kenny and his family, the Weird Watsons of Flint, Michigan. There's Momma, Dad, little sister Joetta, and brother Byron, who's thirteen and an "official juvenile delinquent."When Byron gets to be too much trouble, they head South to Birmingham to visit Grandma, the one person who can shape him up. And they happen to be in Birmingham when Grandma's church is blown up.AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOKAN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOKAN IRA YOUNG ADULT'S CHOICEA NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW BEST BOOKNAMED TO MULTIPLE STATE AWARD LISTS"Every so often a book becomes a modern classic almost as soon as it arrives on bookshelves. That happened in the mid-'90s when Christopher Paul Curtis released his first book, The Watsons Go to Birmingham — 1963." —NPRFrom the Hardcover edition.
By Betsy Duffey. 1999
How much trouble can two third graders and one pint-sized alien get into? Plenty, as well as plenty of slapstick… fun! It's just an ordinary school day when third-graders Lexie and J. P. see an unusual sign on the bulletin board.
By Katharine Weeks Folkes. 2018
By Kate DiCamillo. 2018
By Constance C. Greene. 1981
Fex can't resist a double dare--even if it means double trouble Eleven-year-old Fex O'Toole can't say no to a double… dare--even when it means trouble with his friends and the principal. But when the same kids who like to test Fex dare a four-year-old to jump into a river, Fex realizes the cost of not being able to say no.
By Jennifer Mason. 2016
By Laura Dower. 2003
It's Madison vs. Egg when the school computer contest turns competitive!Madison assumes that she and her best guy friend, Egg,… will partner up for the "I Can Do That!" computer contest to create a web page for homework help. So when Egg chooses Chet as his partner, Maddie feels hurt. Their love of computers has always bonded them together. Fiona offers to be Madison's partner, and Egg throws down a challenge: He double dares the girls to try to win against the boys. Madison embraces the challenge--she really wants to show off her computer skills. Or does she just want to beat Egg at his own game?
By Brandy Colbert. 2017
A stunning novel on love, loss, identity, and redemption, from Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Brandy Colbert. When Suzette comes… home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn't sure if she'll ever want to go back. L.A. is where her friends and family are (along with her crush, Emil). And her stepbrother, Lionel, who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, needs her emotional support.But as she settles into her old life, Suzette finds herself falling for someone new...the same girl her brother is in love with. When Lionel's disorder spirals out of control, Suzette is forced to confront her past mistakes and find a way to help her brother before he hurts himself--or worse. <br> <b>Winner of the 2018 Stonewall Book Award</b>
By Laura Dower. 2005
When Far Hills Junior High becomes the subject of a documentary, everyone is star struck--except MadisonMaddie's friends all think her… mom has a glamorous job, but Maddie has mixed feelings. She thinks it's neat that her mom makes important movies about things like gorillas and travels to exciting places. But ever since the Big D, her mother works more than ever.When her mom's film crew shows up at Far Hills to document middle school life, everyone wants a piece of the limelight--everyone but Maddie. It's hard having Mom at school--especially when she never has time for Madison at home. Can Maddie remind her mom to make time for her, too?
By Laura Dower. 2003
Maddie would be excited for the overnight field trip in the woods--if only she'd been camping before!Madison is feeling like… an outsider. Far Hills Junior High's seventh grade is headed on an overnight camping field trip. Maddie has been on sleepovers before, but never to sleep-away camp--and it is a whole different world. There are going to be activities like climbing the tower and even a talent show. Plus, there's one big challenge for Madison: no laptops! Luckily Maddie has a new journal, her best friends, and determination to make it through this adventure in the woods.
By Laura Dower. 2001
Madison must balance a confusing class election with thoughts of her first crushMadison Finn couldn't be happier when she's picked… to work on Far Hills Junior High's election website. She can't wait to focus on the website instead of her parents' divorce and her first-ever crush. When her best friend Aimee decides to give their nemesis, Poison Ivy, some competition for class president, Madison knows the election will get heated. But Madison never thought that a cyber crasher would mess with the site's candidate profiles. Worst of all, everyone thinks Madison is to blame. Now that she's in the hot seat, she'd better fix it--fast!
By Diane Hoh. 1995
Four friends become the prisoners of a crazed killer who decides who will live--and who will die Molloy, Lynne, Daisy,… and Toni are headed for summer school at Salem University, where they'll officially be freshmen in the fall. But their journey takes an unexpected detour when they're stranded by a violent storm. They take refuge at the deserted Nightingale Hall, an off-campus dorm haunted by a tragic past.What the four girls don't know is that someone else has taken shelter there: a psychopath who's on the run after murdering a prominent psychiatrist.The electricity is off. The phones are dead. Someone has locked the doors from the inside and nailed all the windows shut. There's no escape for Molloy and her friends, who are at the mercy of a madman with no intention of letting any of them leave--at least not alive.This ebook features an illustrated biography of Diane Hoh including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author's personal collection.
By Laura Dower. 2004
When Madison's friends become the victims of online gossip, Maddie must find the culprit--before she's blamed for telling secretsMadison seems… to be out of the loop these days. News travels so fast around school and online, and Madison is the last to know anything. A new online bulletin board called The Wall has captured the attention of Maddie and her friends. On The Wall, anonymous postings about people keep popping up--and they can be pretty mean. When secrets told in confidence appear on the site under a fake screen name that looks like Madison's, she finds herself in the hot seat. Who could be so deceptive and hurtful? Maddie is determined to find the culprit and give her a taste of her own medicine.
By Norman Bridwell. 1999
There s so much to do in school and Clifford the Small Red Puppy wants to try it all… From finger-painting to making cookies Clifford has many hilarious misadventures that make him even more loveable than ever
By Holly Goldberg Sloan. 2013
In the tradition of Out of My Mind, Wonder, and Mockingbird, this is an intensely moving middle grade novel about… being an outsider, coping with loss, and discovering the true meaning of family.Willow Chance is a twelve-year-old genius, obsessed with nature and diagnosing medical conditions, who finds it comforting to count by 7s. It has never been easy for her to connect with anyone other than her adoptive parents, but that hasn't kept her from leading a quietly happy life . . . until now. Suddenly Willow's world is tragically changed when her parents both die in a car crash, leaving her alone in a baffling world. The triumph of this book is that it is not a tragedy. This extraordinarily odd, but extraordinarily endearing, girl manages to push through her grief. Her journey to find a fascinatingly diverse and fully believable surrogate family is a joy and a revelation to read."Holly Goldberg Sloan writes about belonging in a way I've never quite seen in any other book. This is a gorgeous, funny, and heartwarming novel that I'll never forget."--John Corey Whaley, author of Where Things Come Back"Willow Chance subtly drew me into her head and her life, so much so that I was holding my breath for her by the end. Holly Goldberg Sloan has created distinct characters who will stay with you long after you finish the book."--Sharon Creech, Newbery Award-winning author of Walk Two Moons"In achingly beautiful prose, Holly Goldberg Sloan has written a delightful tale of transformation that's a celebration of life in all its wondrous, hilarious and confounding glory. Counting by 7s is a triumph."--Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette
By Janet Tashjian, Jake Tashjian. 2017
Book 6 in the bestselling My Life series! Derek Fallon has expanded his taste in cartoons to the world of… manga and anime. Together with his friends Carly, Matt, and Umberto, Derek has fun learning about all the cool aspects of ninja culture. When someone starts vandalizing their school with graffiti of a mischievous troll-like figure, these ninjas-in-training are convinced they'll be able to crack the case. But it turns out that being a ninja is a lot more work than they thought, and this adventure brings about new opportunities for Derek to embarrass himself. For once, can he be the hero that saves the day?A Christy Ottaviano Book
By Dan Gutman, Jim Paillot. 2015
<P>Miss Brown will help the kids do creative projects, like building a bridge out of toothpicks and designing a remote… control car. But the kids are up against some tough competition. They will have to compete against the students of Dirk School to win the grand prize: a free trip to PizzaWorld! <P>Perfect for reluctant readers and word lovers alike, Dan Gutman's hugely popular My Weird School series has something for everyone. Don't miss the hilarious adventures of A.J. and the gang.